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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 >>

Bright new hope for beating deadly hereditary cancers

Friday, 20 March 2015, 1:11 pm | University of Otago

Deadly familial stomach and lobular breast cancers could be successfully treated at their earliest stages, or even prevented, by existing drugs that have been newly identified by University of Otago cancer genetics researchers. The researchers, led ... More >>

New tools probe mysteries of the brain

Friday, 6 March 2015, 3:00 pm | University of Otago

A University of Otago researcher is part of an international collaboration that has developed an exciting and expansive new set of tools to probe cell types in the brain. More >>

Otago receives grant to track true toll of neglected disease

Friday, 6 March 2015, 10:05 am | University of Otago

The University of Otago announced today that it has received around NZD$320,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to coordinate efforts in determining the disease burden of typhoidal and non-typhoidal Salmonella disease, which are major ... More >>

Ancestral link to higher male cancer risk

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 9:52 am | University of Otago

The ratio of male cancer risk to female risk is significantly higher in populations descended from societies that adopted the plough during the Neolithic period, according to intriguing University of Otago research. More >>

Ageing well the focus for National Science Challenge

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 11:58 am | University of Otago

Researchers from across New Zealand are joining forces for the latest National Science Challenge called Ageing Well - Kia eke kairangi ki te taikaumātuatanga More >>

Otago signs MOU with Bishop’s Action Foundation in Taranaki

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 11:15 am | University of Otago

The University of Otago and the Bishop’s Action Foundation (BAF) will today sign an agreement to undertake collaborative research in areas relating to public theology, the sustainability of rural communities and helping communities flourish. More >>

Severe changes in world’s leaf growth patterns revealed

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 10:39 am | University of Otago

Extensive worldwide changes in the timing of leaf activity over the past few decades—which may have significant ecological and atmospheric consequences—have been revealed by a University of Otago research team analysing satellite data from 1980 – 2012. More >>

Otago researcher wins prestigious Harkness Fellowship

Friday, 27 February 2015, 10:57 am | University of Otago

Otago researcher wins prestigious Harkness Fellowship Friday 27 February 2015 Dr Jennifer Moore from Otago’s Law Faculty, and the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, has won a prestigious Harkness Fellowship in Healthcare Policy and Practice. More >>

Government revisit of food regulation urged

Friday, 20 February 2015, 9:59 am | University of Otago

A University of Otago economist has written in the latest issue of the prestigious medical journal The Lancet that Government policy-makers serious about curbing the obesity epidemic should take into account the evidence from behavioural sciences ... More >>

Smokefree tertiary institutions point the way

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 11:49 am | University of Otago

The progress public tertiary education institutions (TEIs) have made towards becoming completely smokefree should encourage other New Zealand workplaces and institutions to follow suit, new University of Otago research suggests. More >>

Orientation week drinking may have gateway effect

Monday, 16 February 2015, 9:37 am | University of Otago

Orientation week drinking may have gateway effect Heavy alcohol use by students during university orientation weeks may be a gateway into heavier drinking during the rest of the academic year, according to latest Otago research. The Otago Department of ... More >>

Study provides individual risk estimates for stomach cancer

Friday, 13 February 2015, 10:28 am | University of Otago

A University of Otago researcher who helped discover a key genetic mutation that causes familial stomach cancer is part of an international team that has now provided the first accurate risk estimates for those who carry it. More >>

Coral-devouring seastar thrives in warming ocean

Friday, 13 February 2015, 10:26 am | University of Otago

An Australasian research team that includes a University of Otago marine scientist has found that rising sea surface temperatures could help promote outbreaks of crown-of-thorns seastars (COTS) that have devastated much of the coral on the Great Barrier Reef. ... More >>

Oldest fur seal identified

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 10:27 am | University of Otago

The oldest known fur seal has been discovered by a University of Otago Geology PhD student, providing a missing link that helps to resolve a more than 5-million-year gap in fur seal and sea lion evolutionary history. More >>

Otago congratulates alumnus on Timor-Leste PM appointment

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 5:15 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago is extending its formal congratulations to the soon-to-be appointed Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, Mr Rui Araújo, who is a graduate of its Diploma and Master of Public Health programmes. More >>

Scientists reveal rapid penguin extinction and arrivals

Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 10:11 am | University of Otago

An international research team led by scientists from the University of Otago’s Department of Zoology has documented one of the most rapid biological transition events ever found. More >>



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