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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 >>

Otago’s international TB research efforts gain major support

Monday, 3 August 2015, 12:22 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers have been awarded $450,000 for research into the genetics of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) in Indonesia and Myanmar. The Health Research Council of New Zealand announced the e-ASIA HRC Joint Research Programme ... More >>

Otago selects leading historian as next Head of Humanities

Friday, 31 July 2015, 12:56 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago has selected Professor Tony Ballantyne as its next Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities). Professor Ballantyne is currently Head of Otago’s Department of History and Art History and Director of the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture. Announcing ... More >>

Benefits of 20 years of tobacco tax increases modelled

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 9:21 am | University of Otago

Continuing annual 10% tobacco tax increases in New Zealand until 2031 should lead to health gains, net health-system cost savings and modest reductions of about 2% to 3% in health inequalities between Māori and non-Māori, according to a new study ... More >>

Young people lack knowledge to help lift organ donation

Friday, 24 July 2015, 9:25 am | University of Otago

New University of Otago research published in the New Zealand Medical Journal shows that the young “organ donors of the future” lack the knowledge that could help lift New Zealand’s rates of organ donation. More >>

University of Otago honours Chemistry research leader

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 10:15 am | University of Otago

University of Otago honours Chemistry research leader Professor Sally Brooker, an internationally leading inorganic chemistry researcher who designs and creates innovative molecules that could underpin future technologies, is the latest recipient of the ... More >>

Researchers devise new way to monitor‘health of ice shelves

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 9:37 am | University of Otago

Tuesday 21 July 2015 Otago researchers devise new way to monitor ‘health’ of ice shelves More >>

How bacteria sweet-talk their way into plants

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 10:46 am | University of Otago

Thursday 9 July 2015 Researchers discover how bacteria sweet-talk their way into plants A University of Otago researcher is part of an international team of scientists that has discovered how legumes, which include important agricultural species such ... More >>

Rats that get regular exercise are more productive

Friday, 3 July 2015, 12:26 pm | University of Otago

Regular exercise may help keep you on top of your to-do list at work, latest University of Otago research suggests. More >>

Christchurch Māori health researcher on HRC board

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 3:16 pm | University of Otago

Associate Professor Suzanne Pitama (Ngāti Kahungunu) from the University of Otago, Christchurch has been appointed to the Health Research Council’s Board and to the position of Chair on its Māori Health Committee, replacing Professor Linda Tuhiwai ... More >>

Long-acting reversible contraceptives for youths advocated

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 11:55 am | University of Otago

Tuesday 30 June 2015 Long-acting reversible contraceptives for adolescents advocated Senior lecturers in bioethics, and obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Otago have called for a free, universal LARC (long-acting reversible contraceptive) ... More >>

NZ children still suffer rickets from lack of Vitamin D

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 9:30 am | University of Otago

Vitamin D deficiency continues to cause rickets in young New Zealanders, new University of Otago research has found. The researchers say that their finding suggests that at-risk mothers and children should be better targeted for Vitamin D supplementation. ... More >>

Chemicals and cancer

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 4:23 pm | University of Otago

Mixtures of common chemicals used in our environment may act in concert with each other in the human body to cause the development of cancer. This is the overall finding of ground-breaking new research by an international task force that included New ... More >>



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