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Otago selects leading historian as next Head of Humanities

Friday, 31 July 2015, 12:56 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago has selected Professor Tony Ballantyne as its next Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities). Professor Ballantyne is currently Head of Otago’s Department of History and Art History and Director of the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture. Announcing ... More >>

Benefits of 20 years of tobacco tax increases modelled

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 9:21 am | University of Otago

Continuing annual 10% tobacco tax increases in New Zealand until 2031 should lead to health gains, net health-system cost savings and modest reductions of about 2% to 3% in health inequalities between Māori and non-Māori, according to a new study ... More >>

Young people lack knowledge to help lift organ donation

Friday, 24 July 2015, 9:25 am | University of Otago

New University of Otago research published in the New Zealand Medical Journal shows that the young “organ donors of the future” lack the knowledge that could help lift New Zealand’s rates of organ donation. More >>

University of Otago honours Chemistry research leader

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 10:15 am | University of Otago

University of Otago honours Chemistry research leader Professor Sally Brooker, an internationally leading inorganic chemistry researcher who designs and creates innovative molecules that could underpin future technologies, is the latest recipient of the ... More >>

Researchers devise new way to monitor‘health of ice shelves

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 9:37 am | University of Otago

Tuesday 21 July 2015 Otago researchers devise new way to monitor ‘health’ of ice shelves More >>

How bacteria sweet-talk their way into plants

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 10:46 am | University of Otago

Thursday 9 July 2015 Researchers discover how bacteria sweet-talk their way into plants A University of Otago researcher is part of an international team of scientists that has discovered how legumes, which include important agricultural species such ... More >>

Rats that get regular exercise are more productive

Friday, 3 July 2015, 12:26 pm | University of Otago

Regular exercise may help keep you on top of your to-do list at work, latest University of Otago research suggests. More >>

Christchurch Māori health researcher on HRC board

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 3:16 pm | University of Otago

Associate Professor Suzanne Pitama (Ngāti Kahungunu) from the University of Otago, Christchurch has been appointed to the Health Research Council’s Board and to the position of Chair on its Māori Health Committee, replacing Professor Linda Tuhiwai ... More >>

Long-acting reversible contraceptives for youths advocated

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 11:55 am | University of Otago

Tuesday 30 June 2015 Long-acting reversible contraceptives for adolescents advocated Senior lecturers in bioethics, and obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Otago have called for a free, universal LARC (long-acting reversible contraceptive) ... More >>

NZ children still suffer rickets from lack of Vitamin D

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 9:30 am | University of Otago

Vitamin D deficiency continues to cause rickets in young New Zealanders, new University of Otago research has found. The researchers say that their finding suggests that at-risk mothers and children should be better targeted for Vitamin D supplementation. ... More >>

Chemicals and cancer

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 4:23 pm | University of Otago

Mixtures of common chemicals used in our environment may act in concert with each other in the human body to cause the development of cancer. This is the overall finding of ground-breaking new research by an international task force that included New ... More >>

Self-management techniques helping suicidal people

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 10:00 am | University of Otago

Self-management techniques need to be more widely acknowledged by mental health professionals as an option to help people who felt suicidal and better support provided to help them develop their own self-management strategies, according to new University of ... More >>

National Poisons Centre continues to deliver Poisonsline

Friday, 19 June 2015, 12:44 pm | University of Otago

National Poisons Centre continues to deliver Poisonsline Friday 19 June 2015 Staff at the National Poisons Centre based at the University of Otago are delighted to learn that the Ministry of Health has chosen Homecare Medical as the preferred provider ... More >>

Contraception needed for women at risk

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 10:33 am | University of Otago

Women with near-fatal illnesses during pregnancy have been leaving New Zealand hospitals without the contraception that could prevent future serious harm to their health, a study by University of Otago, Wellington, has found. More >>

Finding new ways to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Monday, 8 June 2015, 10:04 am | University of Otago

Christchurch-based scientists have been awarded $4.8 million in Health Research Council (HRC) funding to find new ways to diagnose and treat bacterial infections. More >>

Ganges river dolphin distant cousin of ancient NZ one

Tuesday, 2 June 2015, 3:50 pm | University of Otago

Tuesday 2 June 2015 Ganges river dolphin distant cousin of ancient New Zealand one A newly described ancient marine dolphin fossil from the Waitaki region is of the same superfamily as the endangered Ganges river dolphin, according to University ... More >>

Interconnecting distant NZ windfarms could be boon for grid

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 10:23 am | University of Otago

Wednesday 27 May 2015 Interconnecting distant NZ windfarms could be boon for grid Variable winds—even in New Zealand’s most blustery locations—make it difficult for windfarms to contribute more fully to the national grid, but now University of ... More >>

Christchurch doctor finds much-needed answers

Friday, 22 May 2015, 11:02 am | University of Otago

The first definitive summary of the best and safest treatments for kidney disease and diabetes patients has been compiled by Christchurch doctor and researcher Associate Professor Suetonia Palmer. More >>

Legal issues at stake in Lecretia Seales’ court case probed

Friday, 22 May 2015, 10:25 am | University of Otago

There is a very strong case that existing New Zealand law does not preclude a doctor providing a mentally competent, terminally ill patient with the means to achieve a peaceful death, according to a University of Otago law professor and a US lawyer ... More >>

Otago appoints first Professor of Earthquake Science

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 12:27 pm | University of Otago

A leading New Zealand seismologist has been appointed as the University of Otago’s inaugural Professor of Earthquake Science. More >>



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