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Otago gains state-of-the-art health research microscope

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 1:34 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago medical scientists will now be able to peer into the cells of the living brain for the first time to study the onset and progression of such neurological diseases as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. More >>

Vaccine proves cost effective: but coverage needs improving

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 12:44 pm | University of Otago

The New Zealand Government’s investment in HPV vaccination for girls is a “good value-for-money” way to protect health, a just-published study by the University of Otago Wellington (UOW) shows. More >>

University of Otago and GE Healthcare join forces

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 10:58 am | University of Otago

One of the world’s largest medical technology companies, GE Healthcare, has signed a partnership agreement with the University of Otago, Christchurch’s Centre for Bioengineering. More >>

Accurate measurements needed for pregnant women

Friday, 11 April 2014, 10:28 am | University of Otago

Accurate height and weight measurement necessary to reduce risk for pregnant women A study by the University of Otago shows there are inaccuracies being made in the documented height and weight of pregnant women at the time of their 12-week scan, ... More >>

New tool to characterise disease epidemics in trees

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 12:43 pm | University of Otago

A University of Otago researcher and overseas colleagues have developed an innovative approach to modelling outbreaks of citrus greening, a devastating bacterial disease that has caused more than US$4.5 billion in lost citrus production in Florida alone ... More >>

Otago research sheds new light on bacterial immune system

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 10:32 am | University of Otago

New insights into a surprisingly flexible immune system present in bacteria for combating viruses and other foreign DNA invaders have been revealed by researchers from the University of Otago and the Netherlands. More >>

Smoking visibility mapped for the first time

Monday, 7 April 2014, 2:53 pm | University of Otago

The visibility of smoking in city streets has for the first time anywhere been mapped, in new research from the University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand. More >>

Resource scarcity under spotlight at Foreign Policy School

Friday, 4 April 2014, 4:03 pm | University of Otago

This year’s University of Otago Foreign Policy School will bring together an impressive line-up of national and international speakers to graple with the issue of global resource scarcity. More >>

Otago physicists split and collide ultracold atom clouds

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 12:13 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago physicists have pushed the frontiers of quantum technology by developing a steerable ‘optical tweezers’ unit that uses intense laser beams to precisely split minute clouds of ultracold atoms and to smash them together. More >>

University of Otago welcomes science challenge role

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 11:51 am | University of Otago

The University of Otago’s keystone role within the first of the Government’s multi-million dollar science challenges is likely to open up new and exciting opportunities for researchers and students. More >>

Whale-watching book questions industry sustainability

Friday, 28 March 2014, 10:28 am | University of Otago

Whale and dolphin-watching may not be the low-impact, sustainable industries many believe them to be, according to a new evidence-based book containing contributions from some 50 international experts. Whale-watching: Sustainable Tourism and Ecological ... More >>

Nature rankings reveal depth and breadth of Otago’s research

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 2:47 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago has once more ranked first among New Zealand research institutions for the number of papers published in the prestigious journal Nature and its 17 related primary research journals in the preceding year. More >>

Web-based alcohol intervention programme has limited effect

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 10:41 am | University of Otago

New research from the University of Otago shows that a web-based self-assessment and feedback programme for students who drink hazardously produced only a modest reduction in alcohol consumption. The intervention, a 10-minute interactive web programme, ... More >>

Widely used medicicines increase risk of rare kidney disease

Monday, 24 March 2014, 11:39 am | University of Otago

Widely used heartburn and peptic ulcer medicines increase risk of rare kidney disease: Otago research More >>

Otago collaborates with Myanmar university on TB research

Friday, 21 March 2014, 12:35 pm | University of Otago

An international partnership forged by the University of Otago and University of Medicine in Myanmar (also known as Burma) in late 2012 is moving ahead in several directions, including research into the genetics of tuberculosis drug resistance. More >>

Saturated fat not off the hook for heart disease

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 5:12 pm | University of Otago

Recent overseas research claiming that there is no evidence that saturated fat increases heart attacks and other cardiac events needs to be treated with a great deal of caution, according to University of Otago human nutrition and public health experts and a ... More >>

Energy efficiency is the new fuel

Friday, 14 March 2014, 12:46 pm | University of Otago

Energy efficiency and productivity will be the focus of The Energy Conference 2014 opening in Wellington on Wednesday March 19, revealing how better use of existing energy supplies can save New Zealand producers and the global economy millions of ... More >>

New insights into ancient Pacific settlers’ diet

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 12:56 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers studying 3000-year-old skeletons from the oldest known cemetery in the Pacific Islands are casting new light on the diet and lives of the enigmatic Lapita people, the likely ancestors of Polynesians. More >>

High level of smoking around others at bus stops - study

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 10:01 am | University of Otago

A study of bus stops in the Wellington Region has identified high levels of smoking around other people and high levels of butt littering. More >>

Otago researchers help clear up enduring mystery

Tuesday, 4 March 2014, 9:39 am | University of Otago

Otago researchers discover how soils control atmospheric hydrogen University of Otago researchers are helping to clear up an enduring mystery regarding the composition of the Earth’s atmosphere. They have discovered the microbial soil processes that ... More >>

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