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Kiwis favour banning TV advertising to pre-schoolers

Friday, 26 August 2016, 10:47 am | University of Otago

The majority of New Zealanders believe that advertising to children is unethical and that television advertising to pre-schoolers should be banned, new University of Otago research suggests. More >>

Cycling and walking in NZ cities

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 12:09 pm | University of Otago

Cycling and walking in NZ cities Cities with higher levels of cycling and walking have better overall population health, according to new research from the University of Otago, Wellington. In a study of New Zealand’s six largest cities, researchers ... More >>

Most homeless people working or studying

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 1:54 pm | University of Otago

Most homeless people working or studying More than half of all homeless adults in New Zealand are working or studying, say University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) researchers. UOW researcher Dr Kate Amore, from the Health Research Council-funded He Kainga Oranga/Housing ... More >>

CVD-targeted screening for the “silent killer” AAA

Friday, 19 August 2016, 10:37 am | University of Otago

Targeted screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) based on patients’ cardiovascular health shows promise for improving detection and treatment of this potentially deadly condition, new University of Otago research suggests. More >>

University of Otago teacher wins Prime Minister’s prize

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 10:33 am | University of Otago

For the fifth year running, the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award for tertiary teaching excellence has gone to a University of Otago academic. More >>

New map of world vegetation reveals substantial changes

Monday, 15 August 2016, 2:06 pm | University of Otago

A University of Otago botany researcher and colleagues have developed a new system to map the world’s “biomes”— large-scale vegetation formations — that will provide an objective method for monitoring how vegetation reacts as climate changes. More >>

Radical new law needed to ensure the Smokefree 2025 goal

Friday, 5 August 2016, 11:07 am | University of Otago

Sweeping changes to the Smokefree Environments legislation are proposed by University of Otago researchers in a newly published article in the New Zealand Medical Journal . More >>

NZ women in the dark about healthy weight gain in pregnancy

Friday, 5 August 2016, 10:35 am | University of Otago

Friday 5 August 2016 Many pregnant NZ women in the dark about healthy weight gain in pregnancy More >>

Monitoring for Congenital Zika Syndrome to start in NZ

Friday, 29 July 2016, 10:26 am | University of Otago

Friday 29 July 2016 Monitoring for Congenital Zika Syndrome to start in New Zealand From August 2016, paediatricians are being asked to report all cases of infants and children less than six months of age with microcephaly or other brain abnormalities, ... More >>

Spirit of New Zealand voyages lead to resilience

Monday, 25 July 2016, 11:53 am | University of Otago

New University of Otago research shows that teenagers who go on a Spirit of New Zealand sea voyage display significant long-term increases in psychological resilience driven by their feeling of being accepted by members of their group. More >>

Evidence for alcohol causing cancer is strong

Friday, 22 July 2016, 12:56 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago researcher Professor Jennie Connor’s new review of epidemiological evidence supports a causal association between alcohol consumption and cancers at seven sites in the body: oropharynx, larynx, oesophagus, liver, colon, rectum and ... More >>

University of Otago honours research leader

Friday, 22 July 2016, 9:59 am | University of Otago

Professor Lisa Matisoo-Smith, an internationally renowned biological anthropologist who pioneered the use of evolutionary genetics to trace Pacific migrations, is the latest recipient of the Distinguished Research Medal, the University of Otago’s ... More >>

Rocks reveal how Earth recovered from mass extinction

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 11:27 am | University of Otago

An international research team that includes a University of Otago scientist has shed light on why life on Earth took millions of years to recover from the greatest mass extinction of all time. More >>

University announces next Dean of Otago Business School

Monday, 18 July 2016, 11:52 am | University of Otago

The University of Otago has appointed Professor Robin Gauld as the next Dean of the University’s Otago Business School. A highly respected academic, Professor Gauld is currently head of the University’s largest and most diverse department, ... More >>

Otago physicists observe key quantum principle

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 10:28 am | University of Otago

University of Otago physicists have used steerable ‘optical tweezers’ to split minute clouds of ultracold atoms and slowly smash them together to directly observe a key theoretical principle of quantum mechanics. More >>

Thumb-sucking and nail-biting children show fewer allergies

Monday, 11 July 2016, 4:13 pm | University of Otago

Children who suck their thumbs or bite their nails may be less likely to develop allergies, according to a new University of Otago study. The finding emerges from the long-running Dunedin Multidisciplinary Study, which has followed the progress ... More >>

Otago global health researchers to tackle fevers in Asia

Monday, 11 July 2016, 1:12 pm | University of Otago

Otago global health researchers to tackle fevers in Asia A coalition of experts on tropical infectious diseases led by the University of Otago’s Professor John Crump, Co-Director of the Centre for International Health, has secured around NZD ... More >>

Prehistoric demise of Chathams sea lion a stark warning

Monday, 11 July 2016, 11:56 am | University of Otago

Prehistoric demise of Chathams sea lion a stark warning for conservation of NZ sea lion More >>

Otago marine biologists honoured with prestigious medal

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 10:12 am | University of Otago

Two Otago scientists who have been at the forefront of this country’s marine biology research for decades have been jointly awarded the New Zealand Marine Science Society’s (NZMSS) inaugural John Morton Medal. More >>

Innovative Otago brain research supported by Foundation

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 4:26 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago scientists have gained a total of around $912,000 to pursue eight brain research projects in the Neurological Foundation’s July funding round announced today. More >>



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