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Study describes what helps and hinders Māori success

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 12:54 pm | University of Otago

Māori university graduates describe whānau (family) support as the top factor that helped them to complete their qualifications, while family responsibilities and commitments made completion of their studies more difficult, according to research ... More >>

Evidence supports roll-out of home safety measures

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 2:41 pm | University of Otago

New evidence from the University of Otago, Wellington, shows that government social investment in safer housing would be justified to prevent falls. More >>

next-generation sanitisers to control bovine mastitis

Friday, 17 March 2017, 10:35 am | University of Otago

Researchers from the Universities of Otago and Auckland have teamed up with a leading New Zealand animal health innovator, Deosan, to develop new sanitisers for mastitis management. The development and implementation of new sanitisers will continue to ... More >>

Otago’s flagship research centres confirmed

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 10:19 am | University of Otago

The University of Otago has reconfigured the line-up of its flagship research centres after a rigorous evaluation process. More >>

Otago key partner in Asia-Pacific ties-strengthening plans

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 2:34 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago is a key partner in three inaugural Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPEs) announced today by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith. More >>

Major support for Otago health research

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 11:47 am | University of Otago

Thursday 9 March 2017 Major support for Otago health research provided through latest lottery grants University of Otago researchers have gained more than $2.6M in funding from the Lottery Grants Board to support studies aimed at improving the health status ... More >>

Otago researchers gain control over single atoms

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 2:20 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago physicists have found a way to control individual atoms, making them appear wherever they want them to. More >>

Exhibition: Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 2:23 pm | University of Otago

Martin Luther (1483-1546) was a friar and Professor of Theology at the University of Wittenberg, Germany. While undertaking scriptural studies, Luther arrived at an essential tenet: the Bible alone was the source to salvation and true Christianity. ... More >>

Specific immune cells predict bowel cancer outcomes

Monday, 6 March 2017, 10:15 am | University of Otago

A pilot study by University of Otago researchers suggests that people with colorectal cancer that have a certain type of immune cell in their tumour may have increased survival rates. More >>

Sigmoidoscopy test greatly reduces risk of bowel cancer

Friday, 3 March 2017, 2:55 pm | University of Otago

A world expert in cancer screening based at the University of Otago says new evidence from the United Kingdom strongly supports the introduction of flexible sigmoidoscopy screening for bowel cancer in New Zealand rather than the currently planned screening ... More >>

Treatments better than antibiotics need developing “now”

Friday, 3 March 2017, 9:44 am | University of Otago

New Zealanders should not be complacent because we have fewer antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens than elsewhere in the world, a University of Otago expert says. More >>

Downward trend in disaster events causing mass deaths in NZ

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 4:40 pm | University of Otago

Fewer New Zealanders are now dying in large-scale disaster events but that is not the case across the Tasman, a University of Otago, Wellington, study has found. More >>

Otago discovery sheds new light on several disease processes

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 11:09 am | University of Otago

New light on a key factor involved in diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, gastric cancer and melanoma has been cast through latest University of Otago research carried out in collaboration with Australian scientists. More >>

New light cast on past human responses to climate change

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 10:12 am | University of Otago

Researchers from the University of Otago, the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and the University of Oxford are casting new light on past human responses to climate change. More >>

Cold homes harm NZ youth health and schooling

Monday, 13 February 2017, 10:11 am | University of Otago

A new study from the University of Otago, Wellington has found that young people are experiencing increased health problems, stress, and adverse social effects from cold housing. More >>

App helps health professionals learn medical terms in Te Reo

Friday, 10 February 2017, 9:50 am | University of Otago

Learning Te Reo relevant to a health environment is now easy thanks to an innovative App and interactive game developed at the University of Otago, Christchurch. More >>

Researchers awarded funds to tackle diabetes

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 12:19 pm | University of Otago

Diabetes is one of New Zealand’s fastest growing long-term health conditions with enormous costs for individuals, the health care system and society. More >>

More fresh fruit and vegetables for well-being

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 3:22 pm | University of Otago

Lifting your intake of fruit and vegetables can make a difference to the way you feel in just a couple of weeks, a University of Otago study has found More >>

Public health leaders speaking in Wellington

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 12:22 pm | University of Otago

The 21st Public Health Summer School starts at the University of Otago, Wellington today. As part of the Public Health Summer School, the university will host four evening talks by leading international public health experts throughout February. More >>

Inbreeding threatens Long Island’s little spotted kiwi

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 10:45 am | University of Otago

A population of rare little spotted kiwi (LSK) that was thought to be thriving in a Marlborough island sanctuary is actually seriously threatened by the silent effects of inbreeding, new research led by a University of Otago scientist suggests. More >>

 

 

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