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Quake hazard to the South from Akatore Fault hard to assess

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 2:03 pm | University of Otago

One of the closest active geological faults to Dunedin is not giving up its secrets easily. That is worrying when it comes to assessing the potential earthquake hazard the Akatore Fault poses to residents in Dunedin and around the region. More >>

New Zealand fish and chips hold human DNA clues

Monday, 24 April 2017, 4:53 pm | University of Otago

Before you pop that piece of battered fish in your mouth, be aware it might just hold the key to understanding the origins of a form of DNA memory critical to human development. More >>

Turning Healthcare around

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 10:25 am | University of Otago

How many times have you told your story over and over again to health professionals? Poor communication between clinicians can turn health care into a bad experience. More >>

New Zealand’s only Online MBA ranked among the world’s best

Friday, 7 April 2017, 12:50 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago’s Online MBA, the only one in New Zealand, has been ranked fourth best in the world by London-based CEO Magazine. Other top business schools with online MBAs in the rankings include the IE Business School in Spain in third ... More >>

New Associate Dean Māori appointed to Otago Business School

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 9:54 am | University of Otago

Ngāi Tahu’s Dr Katharina Ruckstuhl has been appointed as the new Associate Dean Māori in the University of Otago Business School. She takes up her role on 26 April. Business School Dean, Professor Robin Gauld, said Dr Ruckstuhl brings a wealth of ... More >>

New diagnostic model for psychiatric disorders proposed

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 1:15 pm | University of Otago

Wednesday 5 April 2017 New diagnostic model for psychiatric disorders proposed University of Otago researcher Associate Professor Martin Sellbom is part of a group of 50 leading international psychologists and psychiatrists who have put forward a new, evidence-based, ... More >>

Injured Māori face higher rates of long-term disability

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 12:34 pm | University of Otago

Māori experience considerable longer-term disability after injury, new University of Otago analysis of patient-reported and Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) data shows. More >>

Probiotics may reduce risk of gestational diabetes

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 9:50 am | University of Otago

Research led by the University of Otago, Wellington has found that a ‘home-grown’ naturally occurring probiotic reduces the risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) and lowers fasting blood sugar. More >>

Study finds news exposure linked to anger towards Muslims

Saturday, 1 April 2017, 1:10 pm | University of Otago

Embargoed until 7am (NZT) Saturday 1 April 2017 Nationwide study finds news exposure linked to greater anger towards Muslims, regardless of political ideology New Zealanders – whether liberal or conservative – show both increased anger and reduced warmth ... More >>

Researchers scrutinise DHBs’ spend on outside consultants

Friday, 31 March 2017, 11:09 am | University of Otago

The amount of money spent on external consultants by New Zealand’s 20 District Health Boards (DHBs) is substantial and poorly monitored, University of Otago research suggests. More >>

New research towards a Smokefree Wellington

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 12:21 pm | University of Otago

New research towards a Smokefree Wellington Progress towards smokefree inner cities in New Zealand requires specific policies for places like building entrances, family areas, public seating, outdoor dining and for city events, say researchers. A project ... More >>

‘Quake brain’ affecting our memory and abilities

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 10:18 am | University of Otago

Cantabrians cognitive abilities – or their ability to do simple tasks – appear to have been significantly affected by exposure to earthquakes, new research from the University of Otago, Christchurch, has found. More >>

Dunedin children’s exposure to lead linked to lower IQ

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 9:35 am | University of Otago

Extremely high levels of lead in New Zealand cities in the 1970s and 1980s appear responsible for a loss of intelligence and occupational standing among today’s adults. More >>

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 >>



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