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University of Otago to construct new $150 million building

Friday, 14 September 2018, 9:47 am | University of Otago

The University of Otago has announced plans to construct a new state-of-the-art building to expand its Christchurch campus, making an important contribution to the Health Precinct as part of the city’s rebuild. More >>

Project releases unique household electricity demand dataset

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 12:39 pm | University of Otago

“How much electricity do heat pumps really use? When is hot water heated and are the lights kept on all day in winter?” These and other questions can now be answered thanks to the release of anonymised electricity power demand data from a sample of ... More >>

Otago researchers decode genetics to understand disease

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 10:10 am | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers have helped characterise a genetic variant that enables new understanding of why some people are at risk of gout, a painful and debilitating arthritic disease. Gout is caused by persistently elevated levels of urate in the ... More >>

How overmedication is injuring and killing our elderly

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 3:54 pm | University of Otago

Elderly taking multiple high-risk medications for sleeping, pain or incontinence are twice as likely as others to fall and break bones, with many dying within a year of their injury, new research shows. The University of Otago, Christchurch study ... More >>

Project builds resilience in communities preparing for quake

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 10:11 am | University of Otago

The scientists, emergency planners and numerous agencies involved in preparing for a future Alpine Fault earthquake have modelled the impacts of a major earthquake on the Alpine Fault and highlighted the need for emergency agencies to work across ... More >>

Potential for less smoking with new retailer restrictions

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 9:38 am | University of Otago

Changing the way tobacco is sold is a crucial step in achieving the Government’s 2025 smokefree goal, new University of Otago research suggests. More >>

Otago researchers call for national health food policy

Monday, 3 September 2018, 2:30 pm | University of Otago

Otago researchers call for national health food policy for schools Otago researchers are among a group recommending a national health food policy for all schools be adopted, as diet-related diseases become a significant issue for New Zealand. Professor in ... More >>

Brief sleep intervention works to prevent child obesity

Monday, 3 September 2018, 10:03 am | University of Otago

When it comes to obesity prevention, sleep is not usually something that springs to mind, but a University of Otago research team has found we should not underestimate its importance. More >>

Otago-led research set to make smartphones even smarter

Friday, 31 August 2018, 9:19 am | University of Otago

The accuracy of the global positioning system (GPS) in smartphones has been significantly improved thanks to research conducted at the University of Otago, New Zealand, in collaboration with Curtin University, Australia. More >>

Penguins’ “crazy” journeys studied by Otago scientists

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 9:16 am | University of Otago

Imagine making a 7,000km journey just for dinner. That, University of Otago scientists have found, is the life of the elusive Fiordland penguin. More >>

Mongrel Mob open up to Otago health researchers

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 1:49 pm | University of Otago

Studying the liver health of a high-risk, hard-to-reach gang population certainly came with challenges and a few surprises, a University of Otago academic says. More >>

Scientist urges NZ to lead the way in eliminating TB

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 9:28 am | University of Otago

A University of Otago doctor and scientist is calling on New Zealand to be the first country in the world to eliminate tuberculosis (TB), the top infectious disease killer in the world. More >>

New dental teaching facility in South Auckland

Monday, 27 August 2018, 3:07 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago to build new dental teaching facility in South Auckland The University of Otago is building a dental teaching facility and patient treatment clinic in South Auckland to help meet high health needs, while providing students ... More >>

Otago scientist wins award for cancer research

Saturday, 25 August 2018, 12:18 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago scientist Dr Andrew Das has won the Roche Translational Cancer Research Fellowship to further his work as part of a research team investigating the role of epigenetics in leukaemia. More >>

Experts question use of consultants in tobacco review

Friday, 24 August 2018, 2:06 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers believe Government actions may be inconsistent with its tobacco treaty obligations by employing a consulting firm that has worked globally for the tobacco industry, to advise on tobacco taxation. More >>

Ingredients for successful self-management of chronic pain

Friday, 24 August 2018, 1:35 pm | University of Otago

The outlook for the one in five New Zealanders with persistent or chronic pain has the potential to be more positive according to an extensive study review by researchers from the University of Otago, School of Physiotherapy, Wellington (UOW) and Pain ... More >>

Positive youth development through adventure education

Monday, 20 August 2018, 10:20 am | University of Otago

Study confirms positive youth development in Maori and New Zealand European teens through adventure education More >>

More transparency around health funding formula needed

Friday, 17 August 2018, 9:53 am | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers are calling for more transparency and dialogue around the formula used to distribute funding between the country’s 20 district health boards, integral to the functioning of the New Zealand health system. More >>

NZers using more antipsychotics, especially older females

Friday, 17 August 2018, 9:43 am | University of Otago

New Zealanders using more antipsychotics, especially older females The prescription of drugs designed to treat conditions such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, and symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions has increased in New Zealand by ... More >>

Virtual Reality providing real-world literacy tool

Friday, 17 August 2018, 9:25 am | University of Otago

Virtual reality is moving beyond purely entertainment to become a potential tool in improving literacy, and the University of Otago is behind one ground-breaking approach. More >>



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