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Monitoring for Congenital Zika Syndrome to start in NZ

Friday, 29 July 2016, 10:26 am | University of Otago

Friday 29 July 2016 Monitoring for Congenital Zika Syndrome to start in New Zealand From August 2016, paediatricians are being asked to report all cases of infants and children less than six months of age with microcephaly or other brain abnormalities, ... More >>

Spirit of New Zealand voyages lead to resilience

Monday, 25 July 2016, 11:53 am | University of Otago

New University of Otago research shows that teenagers who go on a Spirit of New Zealand sea voyage display significant long-term increases in psychological resilience driven by their feeling of being accepted by members of their group. More >>

Evidence for alcohol causing cancer is strong

Friday, 22 July 2016, 12:56 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago researcher Professor Jennie Connor’s new review of epidemiological evidence supports a causal association between alcohol consumption and cancers at seven sites in the body: oropharynx, larynx, oesophagus, liver, colon, rectum and ... More >>

University of Otago honours research leader

Friday, 22 July 2016, 9:59 am | University of Otago

Professor Lisa Matisoo-Smith, an internationally renowned biological anthropologist who pioneered the use of evolutionary genetics to trace Pacific migrations, is the latest recipient of the Distinguished Research Medal, the University of Otago’s ... More >>

Rocks reveal how Earth recovered from mass extinction

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 11:27 am | University of Otago

An international research team that includes a University of Otago scientist has shed light on why life on Earth took millions of years to recover from the greatest mass extinction of all time. More >>

University announces next Dean of Otago Business School

Monday, 18 July 2016, 11:52 am | University of Otago

The University of Otago has appointed Professor Robin Gauld as the next Dean of the University’s Otago Business School. A highly respected academic, Professor Gauld is currently head of the University’s largest and most diverse department, ... More >>

Otago physicists observe key quantum principle

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 10:28 am | University of Otago

University of Otago physicists have used steerable ‘optical tweezers’ to split minute clouds of ultracold atoms and slowly smash them together to directly observe a key theoretical principle of quantum mechanics. More >>

Thumb-sucking and nail-biting children show fewer allergies

Monday, 11 July 2016, 4:13 pm | University of Otago

Children who suck their thumbs or bite their nails may be less likely to develop allergies, according to a new University of Otago study. The finding emerges from the long-running Dunedin Multidisciplinary Study, which has followed the progress ... More >>

Otago global health researchers to tackle fevers in Asia

Monday, 11 July 2016, 1:12 pm | University of Otago

Otago global health researchers to tackle fevers in Asia A coalition of experts on tropical infectious diseases led by the University of Otago’s Professor John Crump, Co-Director of the Centre for International Health, has secured around NZD ... More >>

Prehistoric demise of Chathams sea lion a stark warning

Monday, 11 July 2016, 11:56 am | University of Otago

Prehistoric demise of Chathams sea lion a stark warning for conservation of NZ sea lion More >>

Otago marine biologists honoured with prestigious medal

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 10:12 am | University of Otago

Two Otago scientists who have been at the forefront of this country’s marine biology research for decades have been jointly awarded the New Zealand Marine Science Society’s (NZMSS) inaugural John Morton Medal. More >>

Innovative Otago brain research supported by Foundation

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 4:26 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago scientists have gained a total of around $912,000 to pursue eight brain research projects in the Neurological Foundation’s July funding round announced today. More >>

Removal of point-of-sale tobacco displays working

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 1:29 pm | University of Otago

A new study led by University of Otago researchers suggests that July 2012 legislation that removed all point-of-sale tobacco displays from shops selling cigarettes has helped reduce smoking among New Zealand school students to record low levels. More >>

Heart Foundation’s Tick label gets a tick of its own

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 11:23 am | University of Otago

Otago research gives Heart Foundation’s Tick label a tick of its own The Heart Foundation’s Tick Programme is having a positive nutritional impact on New Zealand’s food supply, new University of Otago research suggests. Otago Department of Human ... More >>

Special character at heart of new “Only Otago” campaign

Monday, 4 July 2016, 3:39 pm | University of Otago

Special character at heart of new “Only Otago” marketing campaign Monday 4 July 2016 The University of Otago has launched a new advertising campaign entitled “Only Otago.” The campaign focuses on the University’s core attributes of a time-honoured ... More >>

‘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 >>



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