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‘Amazing food machine’ pioneer awarded Carl Smith medal

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:59 am | University of Otago

‘Amazing food machine’ pioneer awarded Carl Smith medal Christchurch gastroenterologist Professor Richard Gearry is this year’s winner of the Carl Smith Medal and Rowheath Trust Award, which recognises outstanding research performance from University of ... More >>

China-New Zealand health research centre funded

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 3:15 pm | University of Otago

The health-related National Science Challenges (NSCs) will collaborate in a new centre to enhance linkages between New Zealand and China relating to research into non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Three NSCs will participate – Healthier Lives, ... More >>

Alcohol is unnecessarily causing cancer in New Zealand

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 12:09 pm | University of Otago

A new study* has shown that nearly a third of all alcohol-related deaths in New Zealand are due to cancer; and that the cancers involved include two of the most common cancers in New Zealand – breast cancer in women, and bowel cancer in men and women. More >>

Special Seminar - Wednesday June 29, 4pm

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 10:24 am | University of Otago

Invasive species are a major component of global environmental change. Aquatic systems are especially vulnerable to invasive species impacts. Much of our current understanding of aquatic invasive species impact is at the local or site level. In contrast, invasive ... More >>

Funding body gives strong support to Otago’s health research

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 10:16 am | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers have been awarded around $43.8M in new health research funding to support their world-class studies aimed at improving New Zealanders’ health and well-being. More >>

Christchurch study awarded $4 million

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 10:04 am | University of Otago

A Christchurch longitudinal study that has informed New Zealand social policy for more than 30 years has received $4 million in funding from the Health Research Council. More >>

Innovative Tairāwhiti programme scores well

Monday, 13 June 2016, 12:54 pm | University of Otago

A new study has shown that a rural health professional programme on the East Coast of the North Island near Gisborne is highly successful for students, patients and the local community. More >>

Homelessness accelerates between censuses

Friday, 3 June 2016, 10:24 am | University of Otago

At least one in every 100 New Zealanders were homeless at the latest census in 2013, compared with 1 in 120 in 2006, and 1 in 130 in 2001, say University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) researchers. More >>

Scholarly Favourites. Researching in Special Collections

Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 10:17 am | University of Otago

Who uses Special Collections? And why? And what research results emanate from physically examining books and manuscripts? These questions formed the basis of the forthcoming exhibition, beginning on10 June 2016, at the de Beer Gallery, Special Collections, ... More >>

Ancient DNA study finds Phoenician had European heritage

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 11:57 am | University of Otago

Ancient DNA study finds Phoenician from Carthage had European ancestry A research team co-led by a University of Otago scientist has sequenced the first complete mitochondrial genome of a 2500-year-old Phoenician dubbed the “Young Man of Byrsa” or “Ariche”, ... More >>

High level of HIV diagnoses in New Zealand persists in 2015

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 9:00 am | University of Otago

224 people were diagnosed with HIV in New Zealand in 2015 — a similarly high figure to last year — according to data released today by the AIDS Epidemiology Group based at the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at the University of Otago. More >>

Parasitic infection helps sea snails survive acidified water

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 4:23 pm | University of Otago

Flatworm-infected sea snails survive better in more acidified seawater than non-infected ones, surprising new University of Otago research has found. More >>

What drives urban change in Dunedin and other NZ cities?

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 3:13 pm | University of Otago

The first of five public seminars around the country will be held in Dunedin this Wednesday to present research and views on what drives urban change in New Zealand — problems and solutions. More >>

Novel nicotine inhaler doubles smoking quit rates

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 9:38 am | University of Otago

A study by researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington shows that smokers who used a nicotine inhaler were twice as likely to quit smoking as smokers using a placebo inhaler. More >>

New Dean for University of Otago’s Christchurch campus

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 9:30 am | University of Otago

Tuesday 17 April, 2016 New Dean for University of Otago’s Christchurch campus. Professor David Murdoch has been selected as the next Dean of the University of Otago’s Christchurch campus. He will replace incumbent Dean, Professor Peter Joyce, who retires ... More >>

Dietary intake differs in baby-led weaned infants

Friday, 13 May 2016, 9:58 am | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers have undertaken the first-ever study looking at what infants eat when they follow baby-led weaning and found that they have a lot of healthy eating habits, but also some less healthy ones. More >>

Otago studies supported by Health Research Council

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 12:34 pm | University of Otago

Health Research Council ‘Emerging Researcher First Grants’ have been won by two up-and-coming University of Otago, Christchurch researchers. More >>

Evidence found against ancient “killer walrus” theory

Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 4:02 pm | University of Otago

Further evidence found against ancient “killer walrus” theory An Otago-led team of scientists using techniques from the field of dentistry is shedding new light on the evolution of walruses, fur seals and sea lions. The researchers have cast ... More >>

Could vitamin C treat intensive care patients with sepsis?

Friday, 6 May 2016, 9:19 am | University of Otago

A Christchurch researcher is doing New Zealand’s first study of vitamin C's potential as a treatment for intensive care patients with sepsis. More >>

Positive results from investment in health of young Māori

Friday, 29 April 2016, 12:27 pm | University of Otago

New Zealand is making gains at improving underlying factors affecting the health of Māori children and young people, a new report by the University of Otago-based NZ Child and Youth Epidemiology Service shows. More >>



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