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Proposal for National School of Rural Health

Friday, 16 November 2018, 3:33 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago remains committed to the collaborative proposal for a National Interprofessional School of Rural Health. More >>

Otago scientists’ contributions recognised nationally

Friday, 16 November 2018, 10:13 am | University of Otago

Three University of Otago scientists have been recognised for their significant contributions to New Zealand’s science community with awards from the New Zealand Association of Scientists. More >>

Otago study finds mindfulness apps can improve mental health

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 9:47 am | University of Otago

A University of Otago study has found that using mindfulness meditation applications (apps) on phones is associated with improvements in people’s mental health. In a randomised, controlled trial, mindfulness app users reported modest improvements ... More >>

Boost in training health professionals rurally

Friday, 9 November 2018, 11:24 am | University of Otago

The National Interprofessional School of Rural Health that has been proposed recently is not a separate education provider, but rather an “enabling body” that would lever off the expertise of the existing tertiary institutions to undertake more teaching ... More >>

University of Otago celebrates Marsden Fund success

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 9:18 am | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers are celebrating their most successful Marsden Fund round ever, securing $28.5 million (excluding GST) for 41 world-class research projects. More >>

Driving anxiety experienced by many older adults

Monday, 5 November 2018, 9:15 am | University of Otago

Driving anxiety is experienced by many older adults in New Zealand, especially among women and those aged over 70, recent collaborative research shows More >>

Computer scientist wins Fellowship for AR development

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 9:10 am | University of Otago

University of Otago computer scientist Stefanie Zollman has won the L’Orėal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship, which recognises outstanding female scientists globally. Researching the wide world of augmented reality, Dr Zollmann’s $25,000 fellowship ... More >>

Secrets of mighty cancer killing virus unlocked

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 8:57 am | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers have used high-resolution electron microscopy images to reveal how an anti-cancer virus interacts with tumor cells, increasing its potential to save lives. More >>

WWI cast a long shadow over New Zealanders’ health

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 8:41 am | University of Otago

World War I cast such a long shadow over New Zealand that the health and social impacts continued through to the next generation, public health researchers say. More >>

Increasing alcohol tax could benefit health, study finds

Monday, 29 October 2018, 9:48 am | University of Otago

Increasing the excise tax on alcohol would likely result in fewer people dying or being injured in vehicle crashes – and generate savings for society, according to a just-published New Zealand study. The modelling study reports that raising the ... More >>

Study investigates link between loneliness and age

Saturday, 27 October 2018, 12:32 pm | University of Otago

Loneliness is associated with reduced quality of life and morbidity and mortality and typically worsens with aging. Loneliness may be considered a public health hazard because of its association with a wide range of conditions, including hypertension, ... More >>

Stock-take of AI in government a great start

Friday, 26 October 2018, 4:40 pm | University of Otago

Stock-take of AI in government a great start but New Zealand has a long way to go University of Otago academics applaud the first ever stock-take report into government agencies' use of algorithms launched on Thursday by Statistics New Zealand and the ... More >>

Kiwis failing with sun protection

Friday, 26 October 2018, 10:08 am | University of Otago

An alarming proportion of New Zealanders are neither wearing hats nor seeking shade to protect themselves from the sun, University of Otago research reveals. More >>

Research finds relationship property law needs modernising

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 10:15 am | University of Otago

Some aspects of the law determining how relationship property is divided when a couple splits is out of touch with contemporary New Zealand and should change to reflect cur-rent values, University of Otago researchers believe. More >>

Irish Famine victims were heavy smokers, new research shows

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 9:50 am | University of Otago

Irish Famine victims were heavy smokers which caused badly rotten teeth, researchers from the University of Otago and Queen’s University Belfast, in Ireland, have discovered. The research was carried out on the teeth of 363 adult victims of the Great Irish ... More >>

Flavoured capsule cigarettes pose a threat to smokefree goal

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 9:39 am | University of Otago

New research from ASPIRE2025, a University of Otago research theme, challenges tobacco companies’ claims they are working towards a smokefree world and suggests young people are vulnerable to tobacco companies’ product innovations. More >>

New 5-yearly HPV screening policy in Australia

Monday, 22 October 2018, 6:39 pm | University of Otago

The new 5-yearly HPV screening policy in Australia may reduce protection from cervical cancer More >>

New test may help rule out heart attack within 15 minutes

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 9:41 am | University of Otago

A preliminary study of a new, quick and accurate, bedside blood test performed in Emergency Departments (ED) could help reduce the time it takes to rule out heart attacks. The study findings have been published this morning in the Journal of the ... More >>

Otago researcher takes genomic sequencing to the farm

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 10:07 am | University of Otago

In a world first, international scientists including a University of Otago researcher, have used whole genome sequencing to help diagnose a plant pathogen destroying crops on African farms, potentially paving the way for preventing crop failures, vital ... More >>

Diet has little influence on precursor to gout

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 11:54 am | University of Otago

Dietary factors have a far smaller influence on urate levels (a precursor to gout) than previously envisaged, new University of Otago research reveals. More >>



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