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Key element in bacterial immune system discovered

Monday, 20 April 2015, 4:43 pm | University of Otago

A University of Otago scientist is a member of an international research team that has made an important discovery about the workings of a bacterial immune system. The finding could lead to the development of tailor-made RNA-editing tools. More >>

Rejecting Vitamin K at birth predicts vaccination refusal

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 10:15 am | University of Otago

New Zealand parents who turn down vitamin K for their newborns are more than 14 times more likely to not get their children immunised, a new University of Otago study has found. More >>

Otago research details 40 million-year-old family tree

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 3:11 pm | University of Otago

New University of Otago research is providing the most comprehensive picture of the evolutionary history of baleen whales, which are not only the largest animals ever to live on earth, but also among the most unusual. More >>

The burgeoning cost of cancer in NZ – study

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 12:38 pm | University of Otago

The cost of treating cancer in the New Zealand public health sector is more than $800 million annually – hundreds of millions higher than previous estimates, according to University of Otago research. Researchers from the University’s Department of ... More >>

Otago scientist gains grant for innovative gout research

Monday, 13 April 2015, 12:26 pm | University of Otago

A University of Otago pathology researcher has gained a Health Research Council Explorer Grant to identify new drug targets to combat gout, a severely painful and debilitating condition caused by high blood levels of uric acid. Associate Professor ... More >>

Otago researchers discover landmark hatching of tuatara eggs

Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 11:18 am | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers have found evidence of tuatara eggs hatching in a nest at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, the first indication of this happening anywhere in the wild in the South Island for several hundred years. More >>

University announces new dental school and science buildings

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 12:56 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago Council has agreed to spend in excess of $200 million on a number of capital projects, including a new Dental School building and a major refurbishment of a Science building on its Dunedin campus. More >>

Fight against weeds goes hi-tech

Monday, 30 March 2015, 3:58 pm | University of Otago

Fight against weeds goes hi-tech: WWF-New Zealand partners with University of Otago to develop iPhone app More >>

Otago’s status as a leading scientific institution confirmed

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 12:12 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago leads all research institutions in New Zealand in terms of articles published in 68 highly selective international science journals during 2014, according to newly published rankings by the Nature Publishing Group. More >>

Perceived open-mindedness explains religion-based dating

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 11:09 am | University of Otago

Across a number of faiths and cultures, people tend to date and marry others who share their religious beliefs. Now, University of Otago psychology research suggests this phenomenon—known as ‘religious homogamy’—is partially a result of inferences ... More >>

Edible gardens in schools providing food for thought

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 11:57 am | University of Otago

Edible gardens are taking off in New Zealand primary and secondary schools, presenting important new opportunities to promote fruit and vegetable consumption, new University of Otago research has found. Researchers at the University’s Cancer Society Social ... More >>

Bright new hope for beating deadly hereditary cancers

Friday, 20 March 2015, 1:11 pm | University of Otago

Deadly familial stomach and lobular breast cancers could be successfully treated at their earliest stages, or even prevented, by existing drugs that have been newly identified by University of Otago cancer genetics researchers. The researchers, led ... More >>

New tools probe mysteries of the brain

Friday, 6 March 2015, 3:00 pm | University of Otago

A University of Otago researcher is part of an international collaboration that has developed an exciting and expansive new set of tools to probe cell types in the brain. More >>

Otago receives grant to track true toll of neglected disease

Friday, 6 March 2015, 10:05 am | University of Otago

The University of Otago announced today that it has received around NZD$320,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to coordinate efforts in determining the disease burden of typhoidal and non-typhoidal Salmonella disease, which are major ... More >>

Ancestral link to higher male cancer risk

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 9:52 am | University of Otago

The ratio of male cancer risk to female risk is significantly higher in populations descended from societies that adopted the plough during the Neolithic period, according to intriguing University of Otago research. More >>

Ageing well the focus for National Science Challenge

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 11:58 am | University of Otago

Researchers from across New Zealand are joining forces for the latest National Science Challenge called Ageing Well - Kia eke kairangi ki te taikaumātuatanga More >>

Otago signs MOU with Bishop’s Action Foundation in Taranaki

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 11:15 am | University of Otago

The University of Otago and the Bishop’s Action Foundation (BAF) will today sign an agreement to undertake collaborative research in areas relating to public theology, the sustainability of rural communities and helping communities flourish. More >>

Severe changes in world’s leaf growth patterns revealed

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 10:39 am | University of Otago

Extensive worldwide changes in the timing of leaf activity over the past few decades—which may have significant ecological and atmospheric consequences—have been revealed by a University of Otago research team analysing satellite data from 1980 – 2012. More >>

Otago researcher wins prestigious Harkness Fellowship

Friday, 27 February 2015, 10:57 am | University of Otago

Otago researcher wins prestigious Harkness Fellowship Friday 27 February 2015 Dr Jennifer Moore from Otago’s Law Faculty, and the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, has won a prestigious Harkness Fellowship in Healthcare Policy and Practice. More >>

Government revisit of food regulation urged

Friday, 20 February 2015, 9:59 am | University of Otago

A University of Otago economist has written in the latest issue of the prestigious medical journal The Lancet that Government policy-makers serious about curbing the obesity epidemic should take into account the evidence from behavioural sciences ... More >>



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