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High level of HIV diagnoses in New Zealand persists in 2015

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 9:00 am | University of Otago

224 people were diagnosed with HIV in New Zealand in 2015 — a similarly high figure to last year — according to data released today by the AIDS Epidemiology Group based at the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at the University of Otago. More >>

Parasitic infection helps sea snails survive acidified water

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 4:23 pm | University of Otago

Flatworm-infected sea snails survive better in more acidified seawater than non-infected ones, surprising new University of Otago research has found. More >>

What drives urban change in Dunedin and other NZ cities?

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 3:13 pm | University of Otago

The first of five public seminars around the country will be held in Dunedin this Wednesday to present research and views on what drives urban change in New Zealand — problems and solutions. More >>

Novel nicotine inhaler doubles smoking quit rates

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 9:38 am | University of Otago

A study by researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington shows that smokers who used a nicotine inhaler were twice as likely to quit smoking as smokers using a placebo inhaler. More >>

New Dean for University of Otago’s Christchurch campus

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 9:30 am | University of Otago

Tuesday 17 April, 2016 New Dean for University of Otago’s Christchurch campus. Professor David Murdoch has been selected as the next Dean of the University of Otago’s Christchurch campus. He will replace incumbent Dean, Professor Peter Joyce, who retires ... More >>

Dietary intake differs in baby-led weaned infants

Friday, 13 May 2016, 9:58 am | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers have undertaken the first-ever study looking at what infants eat when they follow baby-led weaning and found that they have a lot of healthy eating habits, but also some less healthy ones. More >>

Otago studies supported by Health Research Council

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 12:34 pm | University of Otago

Health Research Council ‘Emerging Researcher First Grants’ have been won by two up-and-coming University of Otago, Christchurch researchers. More >>

Evidence found against ancient “killer walrus” theory

Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 4:02 pm | University of Otago

Further evidence found against ancient “killer walrus” theory An Otago-led team of scientists using techniques from the field of dentistry is shedding new light on the evolution of walruses, fur seals and sea lions. The researchers have cast ... More >>

Could vitamin C treat intensive care patients with sepsis?

Friday, 6 May 2016, 9:19 am | University of Otago

A Christchurch researcher is doing New Zealand’s first study of vitamin C's potential as a treatment for intensive care patients with sepsis. More >>

Positive results from investment in health of young Māori

Friday, 29 April 2016, 12:27 pm | University of Otago

New Zealand is making gains at improving underlying factors affecting the health of Māori children and young people, a new report by the University of Otago-based NZ Child and Youth Epidemiology Service shows. More >>

University of Otago appoints next Dean of Pharmacy

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 2:02 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago appoints next Dean of Pharmacy A leading researcher from Canada has been appointed as the next Dean of the University of Otago’s School of Pharmacy. Dr Carlo Marra is currently Dean and Professor at the School of Pharmacy at Memorial ... More >>

NZ and Aus e-government responsiveness scores poorly

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 10:04 am | University of Otago

Central government agencies on both sides of the Tasman have scored poorly in a University of Otago study of e-government responsiveness published online by Government Information Quarterly, the top ranked journal in the field. More >>

Insulating houses keeps children out of hospital

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 12:19 pm | University of Otago

A new study from the University of Otago, Wellington has found that retrofitting insulation to current 2008 standards in existing houses reduces hospitalisation rates for all children by six percent. Department of Public Health researchers analysed ... More >>

Much healthier low-cost bread possible

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 10:23 am | University of Otago

Bread design could be substantially improved to better protect heart health according to new research. A team at the University of Otago, Wellington studied bread design from the perspective of reducing risk of heart disease, while keeping ingredient ... More >>

Dunedin Study TV documentary wins prestigious award

Friday, 22 April 2016, 11:09 am | University of Otago

A television documentary on the University of Otago’s internationally lauded Dunedin Study has won a silver world medal in a prestigious international competition. More >>

NZ contributes to global report

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 4:57 pm | University of Otago

A world-first study into the health and wellbeing of more than 154 million Indigenous and tribal peoples globally was launched today simultaneously in Melbourne and London, by Australia’s Lowitja Institute and the Lancet journal. More >>

Otago ranked as NZ’s top high-quality research contributor

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 11:59 am | University of Otago

The University of Otago leads all research institutions in New Zealand in the publication of high-quality scientific research papers, according to newly published rankings by the Nature Publishing Group. More >>

Impact of news and social media on global politics

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 10:27 am | University of Otago

This year’s University of Otago Foreign Policy School will bring together an impressive line-up of national and overseas speakers to explore the complex and evolving interaction between states and “old” and “new” forms of media. More >>

Making something from (almost) nothing in the ICU

Monday, 18 April 2016, 10:19 am | University of Otago

The University of Otago, Christchurch’s final public health lecture for 2016. More >>

Latest Lottery grants fund wide range of health research

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 12:29 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers have been awarded around $1.7M in funding from the Lottery Grants Board to support studies focusing on improving New Zealanders’ health. More >>



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