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Three leading Otago researchers awarded national medals

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:46 pm | University of Otago

The outstanding achievements of three University of Otago researchers were recognised through the bestowing of prestigious national medals at last night’s 2014 Research Honours Dinner. The trio were among 13 New Zealand researchers to be honoured at ... More >>

Belfast researcher to become Otago Professor of Theology

Monday, 24 November 2014, 11:53 am | University of Otago

Dr David Tombs, a leading public theology and reconciliation researcher working in Northern Ireland, will take up the University of Otago’s Howard Paterson Chair in Theology and Public Issues in January. The Chair is part of the University’s ... More >>

Influenza estimated to kill about 400 NZers each year

Monday, 24 November 2014, 11:37 am | University of Otago

New Zealand has an average of 401 influenza-associated deaths each year according to estimates published for the first time. This is an average annual mortality rate of 10.6 per 100,000 population. More >>

Ancient NZ ‘Dawn Whale’ identified by Otago researchers

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 10:44 am | University of Otago

University of Otago palaeontologists are rewriting the history of New Zealand’s ancient whales by describing a previously unknown genus of fossil baleen whales and two species within it. More >>

Poor credit rating linked to poor cardiovascular health

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 9:17 am | University of Otago

Poor credit rating linked to poor cardiovascular health A credit score doesn’t only boil down a person’s entire financial history to a single number and somehow predict their credit-worthiness, it might also be saying something about a person’s ... More >>

Neuroscientists reveal mechanism crucial to male brains

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 11:57 am | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers have discovered that neural circuitry they previously showed was vital to triggering ovulation and maintaining fertility also plays a key role in moulding the male brain. More >>

Agreement acknowledges important and enduring relationship

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 10:25 am | University of Otago

The signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between Kōkiri Marae Seaview and Tū Kotahi Māori Asthma Trust and the University of Otago next week will formalise a relationship that began more than 30 years ago. Since 1999, health and social services provider, ... More >>

‘One Health’ approach to infection

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 3:27 pm | University of Otago

Infectious diseases and other health concerns arising at the interface between people, animals, and the environment, are the focus of the 7th annual conference of the Otago International Health Research Network (OIHRN) that begins tomorrow. Hosted by the ... More >>

Study shows more “quit” stimulus needed on cigarette packs

Monday, 10 November 2014, 1:02 pm | University of Otago

Monday 10 Novbember 2014 New research from the University of Otago, published recently in the prestigious BMJ-owned journal Tobacco Control, suggests tobacco plain packaging would be enhanced by clearer and more visually striking Quitline information. Professor ... More >>

Moa were exterminated by a low-density human population

Monday, 10 November 2014, 10:45 am | University of Otago

A new study involving University of Otago researchers suggests that moa were completely extinct by the time New Zealand’s human population had grown to two and half thousand people at most. More >>

Strong link between selenium levels and depression

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 10:31 am | University of Otago

A new University of Otago study has found that selenium levels that are both too high in the body, and worse, too low, can place young people at greater risk of depression. More >>

Smokers with Rheumatoid Arthritis face barriers to quitting

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 12:32 pm | University of Otago

Smokers who suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) may need more targeted support to successfully quit a habit that will likely worsen their disease, latest University of Otago research suggests. More >>

Prestigious Marsden Fund backs world-class Otago research

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 12:12 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers have gained more than $13.9M in new government funding to pursue 22 world-class research projects at the forefront of their disciplines. More >>

Saturated fat is still the enemy

Sunday, 26 October 2014, 11:05 am | University of Otago

A group of University of Otago researchers is warning that the promotion of low carb/high fat diets risks harming public health. More >>

Finance company failure in New Zealand was predictable

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:18 pm | University of Otago

Thursday 23 October 2014 Annual reports and other public disclosures contained enough information to predict more than 80% of New Zealand finance company failures that occurred during the recent financial crisis, a study led by the University of Otago ... More >>

Primitive microbes stole bacterial genes on surprising scale

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 10:03 am | University of Otago

A University of Otago researcher is part of an international team that has discovered that horizontal gene transfer (HGT) played a surprisingly large role in the evolution of primitive microbes known as archaea. More >>

Low-risk patients will benefit from active surveillance

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 10:04 am | University of Otago

Low-risk prostate cancer patients will benefit from active surveillance guidelines New guidelines for active surveillance of prostate cancer will improve health outcomes for those with low grade diagnoses, according to two University of Otago, Wellington ... More >>

Otago researchers seek parents for survey of school costs

Friday, 26 September 2014, 12:21 pm | University of Otago

According to the Education Act, all New Zealand children have a right to free primary and secondary education[i]. New Zealand isn't unusual in this regard. The majority of the world's children have a right to a basic education according to the laws of ... More >>

Study proves low-cost home modifications prevent falls

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 5:33 pm | University of Otago

Falls in the home could be reduced by a quarter according to the results of a new study just published online in top international medical journal The Lancet . More >>

Cannabis smoking may increase risk of lung cancer

Friday, 19 September 2014, 12:16 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers have contributed to evidence that cannabis smoking may increase the risk of lung cancer in heavy users. An international collaborative study of the International Lung Cancer Consortium, involving the Hugh Adam Cancer ... More >>



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