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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 >>

Weakening the RMA is a major health risk

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 3:30 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago Senior Lecturer in Environmental Health Dr Alex Macmillan comments on the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill before Parliament: “The Resource Management Act (RMA) is as much a health protection law as an environmental one, as important ... More >>

Otago physicists’ prediction of gas “droplets” confirmed

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 1:49 pm | University of Otago

Ground-breaking theoretical work by University of Otago physics researchers showing that under certain conditions gases can form into stable droplets – as liquids do – has now been confirmed experimentally by scientists in Germany. More >>

New Marsden funding to probe the science of how genes awaken

Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 11:36 am | University of Otago

University of Otago and University of Auckland researchers are collaborating to gain new insights into the very beginnings of life, following the recent awarding of a major Marsden Fund grant. More >>

Major Marsden funding for Otago researchers

Thursday, 3 November 2016, 1:30 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers have been awarded more than $13.7M in the latest annual Marsden Fund round to undertake 23 world-class research projects that push the boundaries of knowledge in their fields. More >>

Science in te reo Māori - Akoranga pūtaiao i roto i te reo

Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 1:07 pm | University of Otago

Viewing eyeballs through a microscope and discovering the huge numbers of cells in a “single eyeball slice” was one of the highlights for Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna students on a recent visit to the University of Otago, Wellington. More >>

Mobile app to combat noxious weed

Thursday, 27 October 2016, 3:20 pm | University of Otago

New Zealand farmers now have a new weapon in the fight against the noxious velvetleaf weed: the camera on their iPhone. Identifying one of the world’s worst weeds is set to become much easier with the launch of Flora Finder - Weed, a new smartphone ... More >>

Report on tackling homophobia in NZ sport released

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 2:11 pm | University of Otago

New Zealand national sporting bodies should work towards adopting a policy of zero tolerance for homophobia and other discriminatory behaviour, a new report by a University of Otago researcher recommends. More >>

Cost-effectiveness of Herceptin® for breast cancer

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 10:49 am | University of Otago

A new study from the University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) found that the cost-effectiveness of the drug trastuzumab (known more commonly as Herceptin®) in treating early stage breast cancer was highly variable depending on the disease characteristics and age ... More >>



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