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Otago appoints inaugural Director of First-Year Experience

Friday, 27 November 2015, 10:18 am | University of Otago

The University of Otago has appointed Dr Stephen Scott to the new position of Director of First-Year Experience. More >>

Major funding for University of Otago-led sea ice research

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 3:07 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago physicist Associate Professor Pat Langhorne has been allocated $1.9 million by the Deep South National Science Challenge to lead a research project on Antarctic sea ice, which is a key element in the global climate system. The Deep ... More >>

“Fear of missing out” linked to alcohol harm in students

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 10:38 am | University of Otago

University students who have a greater “fear of missing out” (FoMO) are much more likely to experience negative consequences from drinking alcohol, new University of Otago psychology research suggests. FoMO refers to the uneasy and often all-consuming ... More >>

Anti-fat attitudes shaped early in life: Otago research

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 10:03 am | University of Otago

New findings from the University of Otago suggest older toddlers—those aged around 32 months old—are picking up on the anti-fat attitudes of their mothers. More >>

Study reveals profile of Māori university graduates

Monday, 23 November 2015, 9:49 am | University of Otago

Nearly half of recent Māori university graduates are the first in their immediate family to attend university, one third are parents and the majority (70%) are female, new research from the National Centre for Lifecourse Research shows. More >>

Infertility a common problem for Otago-Southland women

Friday, 20 November 2015, 10:57 am | University of Otago

Infertility is common amongst women aged 25–50 years in the south of New Zealand and significant health resources go towards helping them become mothers, new University of Otago research suggests. A paper appearing in this week’s edition of the New ... More >>

Call for review of civil justice system

Friday, 20 November 2015, 10:24 am | University of Otago

Friday 20 November 2015 Call for review of civil justice system A University of Otago PhD candidate is calling for a review of New Zealand’s civil justice system after completing research into those who represent themselves in civil court. Bridgette ... More >>

Study identifies new risk factors for stroke

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 11:22 am | University of Otago

New research from the University of Otago, Wellington, has identified new risk factors for secondary stroke in patients who have suffered a ‘mini-stroke’ or transient ischaemic attack (TIA). The findings open the way for developing potential new treatments ... More >>

Law Foundation grant to help solve problems challenging ACC

Monday, 16 November 2015, 11:38 am | University of Otago

A team of researchers supported by the University of Otago’s Legal Issues Centre has been awarded $150,000 research funding from the New Zealand Law Foundation to continue their research into access to justice for injured New Zealanders dealing ... More >>

Growing Antarctic ice sheet caused ancient Med to dry up

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 10:55 am | University of Otago

A University of Otago-led international research team has resolved the mystery of the processes involved in the Mediterranean Sea drying up around 5.6 million years ago. More >>

Outstanding Otago academics made full professors

Friday, 6 November 2015, 4:29 pm | University of Otago

Seventeen University of Otago academics—across a spectrum of research fields—have been promoted to full professor. More >>

Innovative Otago research supported by Marsden funding

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 3:46 pm | University of Otago

More than $11.7M in new government funding has been awarded to University of Otago researchers to undertake 20 world-class research projects pushing the boundaries of knowledge in their fields. More >>

Otago researchers to probe secrets of Ross Ice Shelf

Monday, 2 November 2015, 1:01 pm | University of Otago

A University of Otago-led research team is about to embark on an epic Antarctic research expedition as part of efforts to better understand how the Ross Ice Shelf (RIS) will respond to global warming. More >>

Do New Zealanders still want the quarter-acre dream?

Sunday, 1 November 2015, 9:34 pm | University of Otago

New Zealanders are moving towards the idea of mixed-use development where housing is within walking and cycling distance of key amenities like work, school or shopping, according to a survey carried out by the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities. More >>

Otago researchers endorse new food and nutrition guidelines

Wednesday, 28 October 2015, 10:47 am | University of Otago

The new Ministry of Health Food and Nutrition Guidelines released today have been endorsed by researchers at The Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre (EDOR) at the University of Otago. More >>

Breakthrough Medical Research Company Formed

Wednesday, 28 October 2015, 9:43 am | University of Otago

A new company that could revolutionise the accurate diagnosis of heart conditions was launched in Christchurch today. More >>

Sex and Science at this year’s ScienceTeller Festival

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 12:23 pm | University of Otago

The third instalment of ScienceTeller, the popular biennial festival celebrating science communication and storytelling, kicks off on Friday 30 October in Dunedin. Hosted by the Centre for Science Communication at the University of Otago, this year’s ... More >>

Study links midwifery experience to infant survival chances

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 12:09 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers have found strong evidence that levels of midwifery experience in New Zealand are associated with baby mortality. The study has been published today in the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. More >>

Government strategies encouraging

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 4:49 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago’s Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre (EDOR) welcomes two highly important health strategies targeting childhood obesity and diabetes that the Government has launched in recent days. More >>

Zebrafish study sheds new light on human heart defects

Friday, 16 October 2015, 9:58 am | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers working with zebrafish have published a study providing new insights into the causes of the congenital heart defects associated with a rare developmental disorder. More >>



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