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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 >>

New Zealand’s maternity statistics should be better – expert

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 9:42 am | University of Otago

New Zealand’s maternity statistics should be better – expert New Zealand should be one of the safest places in the world to give birth with maternity statistics that are as good as or better than most other countries, says Professor Stacie Geller, ... More >>

Otago key partner in Māori Centre of Research Excellence

Friday, 8 May 2015, 1:31 pm | University of Otago

riday 8 May 2015 Otago key partner in Māori Centre of Research Excellence University of Otago researchers are set to make key contributions to Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE), which has been selected ... More >>

High rate of harassment of our MPs, their staff and families

Friday, 8 May 2015, 9:49 am | University of Otago

Harassment of New Zealand politicians, their families and staff is ‘common and concerning’, according to new Otago University research. More >>

Otago selects next School of Physiotherapy Dean

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 11:09 am | University of Otago

The University of Otago has selected Professor Leigh Hale as the next Dean of its School of Physiotherapy. More >>

Reducing salt in food good for the heart and health budgets

Monday, 4 May 2015, 9:50 am | University of Otago

New Otago University research shows that introducing strategies that reduce the dietary salt intake of New Zealanders could reduce premature death and save millions of dollars annually for our health sector. More >>

Infectious disease spread looming issue for Nepal

Sunday, 3 May 2015, 11:34 am | University of Otago

There is a high chance of the spread of potentially life-threatening diseases such as gastroenteritis and cholera in post-quake Nepal, but New Zealanders can play their part in saving lives, says an infectious disease expert in Nepal when the disaster ... More >>

Key element in bacterial immune system discovered

Monday, 20 April 2015, 4:43 pm | University of Otago

A University of Otago scientist is a member of an international research team that has made an important discovery about the workings of a bacterial immune system. The finding could lead to the development of tailor-made RNA-editing tools. More >>

Rejecting Vitamin K at birth predicts vaccination refusal

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 10:15 am | University of Otago

New Zealand parents who turn down vitamin K for their newborns are more than 14 times more likely to not get their children immunised, a new University of Otago study has found. More >>

Otago research details 40 million-year-old family tree

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 3:11 pm | University of Otago

New University of Otago research is providing the most comprehensive picture of the evolutionary history of baleen whales, which are not only the largest animals ever to live on earth, but also among the most unusual. More >>

The burgeoning cost of cancer in NZ – study

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 12:38 pm | University of Otago

The cost of treating cancer in the New Zealand public health sector is more than $800 million annually – hundreds of millions higher than previous estimates, according to University of Otago research. Researchers from the University’s Department of ... More >>

Otago scientist gains grant for innovative gout research

Monday, 13 April 2015, 12:26 pm | University of Otago

A University of Otago pathology researcher has gained a Health Research Council Explorer Grant to identify new drug targets to combat gout, a severely painful and debilitating condition caused by high blood levels of uric acid. Associate Professor ... More >>

Otago researchers discover landmark hatching of tuatara eggs

Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 11:18 am | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers have found evidence of tuatara eggs hatching in a nest at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, the first indication of this happening anywhere in the wild in the South Island for several hundred years. More >>

University announces new dental school and science buildings

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 12:56 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago Council has agreed to spend in excess of $200 million on a number of capital projects, including a new Dental School building and a major refurbishment of a Science building on its Dunedin campus. More >>

Fight against weeds goes hi-tech

Monday, 30 March 2015, 3:58 pm | University of Otago

Fight against weeds goes hi-tech: WWF-New Zealand partners with University of Otago to develop iPhone app More >>

Otago’s status as a leading scientific institution confirmed

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 12:12 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago leads all research institutions in New Zealand in terms of articles published in 68 highly selective international science journals during 2014, according to newly published rankings by the Nature Publishing Group. More >>

Perceived open-mindedness explains religion-based dating

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 11:09 am | University of Otago

Across a number of faiths and cultures, people tend to date and marry others who share their religious beliefs. Now, University of Otago psychology research suggests this phenomenon—known as ‘religious homogamy’—is partially a result of inferences ... More >>

Edible gardens in schools providing food for thought

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 11:57 am | University of Otago

Edible gardens are taking off in New Zealand primary and secondary schools, presenting important new opportunities to promote fruit and vegetable consumption, new University of Otago research has found. Researchers at the University’s Cancer Society Social ... More >>



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