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Extreme weather brings rafts from the sub-Antarctic to NZ

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 1:48 pm | University of Otago

An unusually large amount of storm activity in southern New Zealand over the past 12 months has provided new insights into how extreme weather events can impact marine biology. More >>

Highlanders coaching staff head back to school for the day

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 6:27 pm | University of Otago

With the Highlanders Super Rugby side at the top end of the Super Rugby points table and currently unbeaten in 2018, it’s no surprise their coaching staff are looking for every opportunity to maintain the side’s peak performance. More >>

A Middle Eastern Odyssey: Constantinople to Palmyra

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 3:47 pm | University of Otago

An imaginary circle that encompasses modern day Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Israel provides the boundaries for this exhibition on the Middle East. The lands beyond the borders of Turkey and Iran are excluded. ... More >>

First tracking of yellow-eyed penguin juveniles

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 11:24 am | University of Otago

A select group of this season’s yellow-eyed penguin/hoiho chicks are having their first expeditions into the ocean remotely tracked, as University of Otago researchers investigate dramatically declining survival rates of the endangered species. More >>

Otago researchers call for more in fight against tobacco

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 9:16 am | University of Otago

Standardised packaging a good move, but Otago researchers call for more in fight against tobacco More >>

Otago researchers part of $18M project

Friday, 9 March 2018, 10:26 am | University of Otago

Otago researchers are helping lead a major international project to determine what the main causes of fever in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia are and how they should be treated. More >>

Smokefree 2025 goal can be achieved

Friday, 9 March 2018, 8:55 am | University of Otago

A new study on smoking trends among doctors and nurses in New Zealand finds smoking has declined steadily within these healthcare professions. Researchers say this shows that very low smoking rates can be achieved in large occupational groups, suggesting ... More >>

Trade deal threatens health if climate change not addressed

Friday, 9 March 2018, 8:52 am | University of Otago

A University of Otago health expert is calling for an independent assessment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact’s potential impacts on climate change and health. More >>

More targeted training needed for youth to get on bikes

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 9:44 am | University of Otago

More targeted training needed for youth to get on their bikes and off to school More >>

University of Otago staff honoured for teaching excellence

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 4:09 pm | University of Otago

Enthusiasm and passion in teaching their areas of expertise has resulted in four staff members being honoured in the University of Otago’s annual Teaching Excellence Awards. More >>

Teachers suffer post-traumatic stress following ‘quakes

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 10:38 am | University of Otago

School teachers were among the majority of frontline workers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following the Christchurch earthquakes, new University of Otago research shows. More >>

Otago research defends SpongeBob

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 9:46 am | University of Otago

He may offer nothing but pure entertainment, but at least SpongeBob SquarePants ’ fast and fantastical nature is not harming children, say University of Otago academics. More >>

Unique disease fighting chemistry found in the NZ glowworm

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 9:30 am | University of Otago

Unique chemistry - which one day might help fight serious disease - found in the New Zealand glowworm More >>

Christchurch researcher easing the pain of gout

Friday, 16 February 2018, 10:03 am | University of Otago

A Christchurch rheumatologist has won New Zealand's top prize for research into how increasing dosages of gout medicines can dramatically improve patients’ lives. More >>

Third vaccine dose needed to protect young NZers from mumps

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 2:59 pm | University of Otago

Urgent proactive action is needed to protect young people from the current mumps outbreak in New Zealand, says Dr Ayesha Verrall, an infectious diseases physician and researcher at the University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand is in the grip ... More >>

Food allergy & personality traits - FIRST study

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 11:04 am | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers have broken new ground in the area of food allergies, with a study showing that personality traits impact people living with a food allergy published in the international medical journal Frontiers in Psychology . More >>

Award winning Biomedical Scientist appointed to Assoc Dean

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 4:11 pm | University of Otago

Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu has been appointed to the role of Associate Dean (Pacific) at the University of Otago, Wellington (UOW). Dr Sika-Paotonu is the first Tongan and Pacific biomedical scientist to be appointed to this role within the Division ... More >>

Otago researchers uncover New Zealand's first fossils

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 11:19 am | University of Otago

The discovery of fossil insects, nematodes and fungi preserved in amber from sites in Otago is shedding new light on New Zealand’s geological and biological history. More >>

Switching to vaping not always straightforward

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 9:13 am | University of Otago

Smokers attempting to quit the habit by vaping or using e-cigarettes do not always find the process plain sailing, according to new University of Otago research published in the international journal, Tobacco Control . The study, which involved in-depth ... More >>

Community Exercise and education for management of diabetes

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 3:45 pm | University of Otago

Community Exercise and education for long-term management of diabetes and multi-morbidity - University of Otago, School of Physiotherapy Research team: More >>



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