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Inbreeding threatens Long Island’s little spotted kiwi

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 10:45 am | University of Otago

A population of rare little spotted kiwi (LSK) that was thought to be thriving in a Marlborough island sanctuary is actually seriously threatened by the silent effects of inbreeding, new research led by a University of Otago scientist suggests. More >>

Women exercisers face health risk if not eating enough

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 9:25 am | University of Otago

Many New Zealand women who exercise recreationally could be risking their health by not eating enough to match the energy they expend, new University of Otago research suggests. More >>

Study finds babies are relatively safe in Wahakura

Monday, 9 January 2017, 12:03 pm | University of Otago

Monday 9 January 2017 Study finds babies are relatively safe in Wahakura, woven flax bassinets More >>

Medicinal Cannabis – harms or benefits? Who decides?

Friday, 23 December 2016, 2:33 pm | University of Otago

Wellington researchers are calling for doctors to be more involved in the debate around cannabis as a medicine. In a recent article in the New Zealand Medical Journal , Dr Giles Newton-Howes, from the University of Otago, Wellington, and Dr Sam McBride, ... More >>

Epigenetic changes promoting cancer metastasis identified

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 12:39 pm | University of Otago

Latest University of Otago research is shedding new light on why and how cancer cells spread from primary tumours to other parts of the body. This phenomenon – known as metastasis – causes about 90 per cent of all cancer deaths. More >>

New MoU between University of Otago and Otago Museum

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 1:06 pm | University of Otago

A redeveloped memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the University of Otago and Otago Museum is set to further invigorate already strong ties between the two institutions, stretching back nearly 150 years. More >>

What has Art got to do with Public Health?

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 3:26 pm | University of Otago

What has art got to do with public health? How can people be “nudged” to better health using behavioural economics? And what emerging infectious diseases should we really worry about? More >>

Childhood disadvantage strongly predicts costly outcomes

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 9:21 am | University of Otago

A small segment of the population accounts for a disproportionate share of costly service use across a society’s health care, criminal justice, and social welfare systems – and paediatric tests of brain health can identify these adults as young ... More >>

Public Lecture: "What do we mean by the word 'health'"?

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 11:43 am | University of Otago

University of Otago, Wellington, Dean’s Open Lecture Series 2016: Professor Sir David Skegg, Politics and Public Health: “What do we mean by the word ‘health’? To what extent do New Zealanders enjoy good health?“ More >>

New Zealanders need high quality cancer information

Friday, 2 December 2016, 2:25 pm | University of Otago

There is considerable demand for cancer information resources in New Zealand, with a third of women and a quarter of men deliberately searching for these over the past year, according to a new University of Otago study. More >>

Men’s pornography use and its impact on intimacy

Friday, 2 December 2016, 11:24 am | University of Otago

The more frequently men use pornography the less sexually intimate they are with their partners, latest University of Otago, Christchurch, research shows. More >>

NZ banning sunbeds will have little impact on jobs

Friday, 2 December 2016, 9:15 am | University of Otago

Banning sunbed services in New Zealand would help reduce skin cancer rates and only have a minimal impact on businesses and jobs, new University of Otago research suggests. More >>

Role of “cancer bubbles” in deadly clotting uncovered

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 11:50 am | University of Otago

Chemotherapy stimulates the release of tiny bubbles from the surface of cancer cells that cause potentially fatal blood clots, new University of Otago research has found. More >>

U of Otago receives grant to support severe typhoid research

Monday, 28 November 2016, 12:33 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago received a three-year NZD $439,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for Professor John Crump and collaborators at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre and Duke University to study severe typhoid fever in northern ... More >>

Adult stem cell types’ heart repair potential probed

Friday, 25 November 2016, 10:41 am | University of Otago

New University of Otago research is providing fresh insights into how a patient’s adult stem cells could best be used to regenerate their diseased hearts. The study, led by Department of Physiology researcher Dr Rajesh Katare, is the first to compare ... More >>

Creative activities promote day-to-day wellbeing

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 12:02 pm | University of Otago

Everyday creative activity may lead to an “upward spiral” of increased wellbeing and creativity in young adults, new University of Otago research suggests. More >>

Amazon humidity, Everest Base Camp Wellington

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 12:11 pm | University of Otago

Researchers can now explore complex health questions in a unique environmental simulation suite at the University of Otago, Wellington. The new suite in the Centre for Translational Physiology (CTP) will allow all kinds of research including how environmental conditions ... More >>

Bacteria communicate to ramp up collective immune response

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 1:37 pm | University of Otago

Bacteria can boost their own immune systems by “talking” to each other, surprising new research from the University of Otago shows. More >>

$3.25m in new projects for Ageing Well

Thursday, 17 November 2016, 11:37 am | University of Otago

Thursday 17 November 2016 $3.25m in new projects for Ageing Well in Māori and Pacific Peoples More >>

Otago scientist wins new national award for cancer research

Thursday, 17 November 2016, 11:20 am | University of Otago

University of Otago scientist Dr Roslyn Kemp has won the inaugural Roche Translational Research Fellowship for her work investigating the immune response within cancer cells to improve treatment outcomes for patients with bowel cancer (also known as ... More >>



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