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Adult high blood pressure risk identifiable in childhood

Friday, 9 October 2015, 10:28 am | University of Otago

Groups of people at risk of having high blood pressure and other related health issues by age 38 can be identified in childhood, new University of Otago research suggests. More >>

Otago researchers sequence kuri dog genomes

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 10:34 am | University of Otago

The genetic heritage of New Zealand’s first dog, the now extinct kurī, is being unravelled by University of Otago scientists using state-of-the-art ancient DNA analysis. University of Otago PhD student Karen Greig has sequenced the complete, or near complete, ... More >>

Early childhood academics cautiously optimistic

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 1:36 pm | University of Otago

Senior University of Otago College of Education academics are welcoming changes proposed in a new Ministry of Education report on Early Childhood Education. More >>

Flipping the fertility master switch

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 8:57 am | University of Otago

New Zealand scientists have achieved another milestone in their world-leading efforts to understand the neural mechanisms underlying the brain’s master control of fertility. More >>

Larger men earn more, larger women earn less

Monday, 5 October 2015, 12:17 pm | University of Otago

Men classified as obese according to the Body Mass Index (BMI) make more money per week than those with ‘normal’ BMIs. The opposite applies for women, with obese or overweight women earning less than females with a normal BMI. Larger women are ... More >>

Moral Philosopher Laurie Calhoun Challenges Complacency

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 3:37 pm | University of Otago

Moral Philosopher Laurie Calhoun Challenges Complacency on the Use of Lethal Drones in new book, We Kill Because We Can, to be launched at the University of Otago 1 October 2015, Dunedin, Southland, New Zealand Lethal drones, until recently a technology ... More >>

University of Otago appoints new Proctor

Wednesday, 23 September 2015, 3:46 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago has appointed Ministry of Justice official Mr Dave Miller as its new Proctor. More >>

Growing Support in USA & Canada for smokefree laws

Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 9:25 am | University of Otago

A new study has found increasing support in the United States and Canada for smokefree laws for outdoor areas, especially in playgrounds and school grounds. More >>

Unlocking ‘Big Data’ medical information

Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 8:18 am | University of Otago

New Zealand researchers have developed a new way of extracting and classifying important information from the ‘Big Data’ stored in hundreds of thousands of electronic health records. More >>

University of Otago appoints Director, International

Friday, 11 September 2015, 1:32 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago has appointed Mr Simon Chu as its Director, International. Mr Chu moves into the role from his current position as a Project Manager in the University’s International Office. More >>

Research supported in science investment round

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 3:37 pm | University of Otago

Five innovative University of Otago-led research programmes are being backed with $5.7M in new science investment funding announced by the Government today. More >>

Re-dated New Guinea pottery: early Austronesian fingerprint

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 2:30 pm | University of Otago

A University of Otago-led research team has unexpectedly discovered the first evidence that the ancestors of Polynesians did not bypass New Guinea on their way from Southeast Asia to colonise remote areas of the Pacific, as was previously thought. More >>

Kiwis have become more frugal in wake of GFC

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 10:27 am | University of Otago

A newly released University of Otago study of consumer lifestyles suggests many Kiwis have become thriftier and more closely aligned with traditional values in the wake of the global financial crisis (GFC). The study also indicates a growing concern ... More >>

HPV infection of placentas linked to pregnancy complication

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 9:09 am | University of Otago

In a landmark study, University of Otago researchers have found that human papilloma virus (HPV) can infect the placenta and is linked to several pregnancy complications, including the potentially fatal disorder pre-eclampsia. More >>

Research backs belief that tomatoes can be a gout trigger

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 2:15 pm | University of Otago

People who maintain that eating tomatoes can cause their gout to flare up are likely to welcome new University of Otago research that has, for the first time, found a biological basis for this belief. More >>

Otago researchers set to develop new diabetes treatment

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 5:21 pm | University of Otago

A nutraceutical developed by University of Otago researchers that could help type II diabetes patients enjoy better regulation of their blood sugar levels has won the University’s 2015 Proof of Concept grant. More >>

Alcohol and adverse sexual health outcomes study

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 1:21 pm | University of Otago

Mixing alcohol and sex then regretting the consequences sounds like young people’s behaviour. However, a new study from the University of Otago shows that drinking alcohol before sex is still common as people approach middle age, and it still has ... More >>

Otago academic wins supreme teaching excellence award

Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 9:23 am | University of Otago

Prime Minister’s Supreme Award won by Otago staff for fourth year in a row More >>

Molecular discovery paves way for new diabetic treatments

Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 9:12 am | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers have discovered why heart disease is the number-one killer of people with diabetes, a breakthrough finding opening the way for new treatments to combat the disease in diabetic patients by targeting a key protein. More >>

Time-discounts linked to later traffic offending

Tuesday, 4 August 2015, 12:41 pm | University of Otago

Time-discounts on restricted driver licences linked to later traffic offending Young New Zealand drivers who gain a time discount on their restricted licences for taking a defensive driving course (DDC) are more likely to be caught committing traffic ... More >>



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