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Now is the time to consider a regulatory body on AI predictive analytics

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Now is the time to consider a regulatory body on AI predictive analytics

Source: University of Otago Headline: Now is the time to consider a regulatory body on AI predictive analytics With Immigration New Zealand recently joining ACC and The Ministry for Social Development on the list of Government departments courting controversy over the use of predictive analytics systems, leading University of Otago researchers say now is the […]

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Unique chemistry – which one day might help fight serious disease – found in the New Zealand glowworm

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Unique chemistry – which one day might help fight serious disease – found in the New Zealand glowworm

Source: University of Otago Headline: Unique chemistry – which one day might help fight serious disease – found in the New Zealand glowworm Tuesday, 20 February 2018 12:17pm Dr Miriam Sharpe, Department of Biochemistry. University of Otago researchers have helped uncover how New Zealand glowworms produce their glow. A multi-year study of the bioluminescence produced […]

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New work by Frances Hodgkins Fellow on display in latest Hocken exhibition

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New work by Frances Hodgkins Fellow on display in latest Hocken exhibition

Source: University of Otago Headline: New work by Frances Hodgkins Fellow on display in latest Hocken exhibition Monday, 19 February 2018 12:58pm Campbell Patterson. Campbell Patterson has drawn on the detritus of his surroundings for his latest exhibition, opening at the Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena this week.toot floor, which includes painting, film, and […]

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Molecular installation gateway to Division of Sciences

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Molecular installation gateway to Division of Sciences

Source: University of Otago Headline: Molecular installation gateway to Division of Sciences Wednesday, 14 February 2018 4:35pm The 12.5 tonne molecular network entrance towers over the entrance to the Division of Sciences. Photo: supplied. A 12.5 tonne, three-storey tall steel representation of a molecular network has become the “gateway” to the University of Otago’s Division […]

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Christchurch researcher easing the pain of gout

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Christchurch researcher easing the pain of gout

Source: University of Otago Headline: Christchurch researcher easing the pain of gout Wednesday, 14 February 2018 10:31am A Christchurch rheumatologist has won New Zealand’s top prize for research into how increasing dosages of gout medicines can dramatically improve patients’ lives. Professor Lisa Stamp’s study showed it was safe and effective to increase doses of a crucial […]

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Nano-scale science helps prize-winning Otago scientist make a big impact

By   /  February 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Nano-scale science helps prize-winning Otago scientist make a big impact

Source: University of Otago Headline: Nano-scale science helps prize-winning Otago scientist make a big impact Tuesday, 13 February 2018 4:36pm [embedded content] A University of Otago scientist at the forefront of developing applications from tiny science to powering a new technology sector has won the 2017 Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize. Dr Carla Meledandri […]

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Third vaccine dose needed to protect young New Zealanders from mumps outbreak

By   /  February 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Third vaccine dose needed to protect young New Zealanders from mumps outbreak

Source: University of Otago Headline: Third vaccine dose needed to protect young New Zealanders from mumps outbreak Tuesday, 13 February 2018 2:49pm Dr Ayesha Verrall from the University of Otago, Wellington, calls for urgent action to protect young people from the mumps outbreak. Urgent and proactive action is needed to protect young people from the […]

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Welcome to Otago – take care of yourself and others

By   /  February 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Welcome to Otago – take care of yourself and others

Source: University of Otago Headline: Welcome to Otago – take care of yourself and others Tuesday, 13 February 2018 12:09pm University of Otago proctor Dave Scott encourages students to have fun but look after themselves during the lead up to the 2018 academic year. The University of Otago is preparing to welcome students for the […]

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First study published connecting challenges of food allergies with personality traits

By   /  February 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on First study published connecting challenges of food allergies with personality traits

Source: University of Otago Headline: First study published connecting challenges of food allergies with personality traits Tuesday, 13 February 2018 11:26am University of Otago research has shown that personality traits can impact those living with food allergies. Credit: Creative Commons. University of Otago researchers have broken new ground in the area of food allergies, with […]

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New Shared Services Director appointed to University of Otago

By   /  February 9, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New Shared Services Director appointed to University of Otago

Source: University of Otago Headline: New Shared Services Director appointed to University of Otago Friday, 9 February 2018 12:22pm David Tapp. Photo: Sharron Bennett The University of Otago has appointed Dunedin man David Tapp as its Director of Shared Services – an integral new position within its support services structure. University Chief Operating Officer Stephen […]

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Award winning Biomedical Scientist appointed to Associate Dean (Pacific) at University of Otago Wellington

By   /  February 9, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Award winning Biomedical Scientist appointed to Associate Dean (Pacific) at University of Otago Wellington

Source: University of Otago Headline: Award winning Biomedical Scientist appointed to Associate Dean (Pacific) at University of Otago Wellington Friday, 9 February 2018 10:04am Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu (fourth from left) and colleagues after her pōwhiri welcome to the University of Otago, Wellington campus. Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu has been appointed to the role of Associate Dean […]

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Otago researchers uncover New Zealand’s first fossils preserved in amber

By   /  February 8, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago researchers uncover New Zealand’s first fossils preserved in amber

Source: University of Otago Headline: Otago researchers uncover New Zealand’s first fossils preserved in amber Thursday, 8 February 2018 11:45am An image of a insect fossilized in amber. Photo: supplied. The discovery of fossil insects, nematodes and fungi preserved in amber from sites in Otago is shedding new light on New Zealand’s geological and biological […]

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Switching to vaping not always straightforward: Otago research

By   /  February 8, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Switching to vaping not always straightforward: Otago research

Source: University of Otago Headline: Switching to vaping not always straightforward: Otago research Thursday, 8 February 2018 11:47am Making the transition from cigarettes to vapes isn’t as easy as smokers would hope, new University of Otago research has found. Smokers attempting to quit the habit by vaping or using e-cigarettes do not always find the […]

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New University of Otago research on women involved in the ‘Unfortunate Experiment’

By   /  February 8, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New University of Otago research on women involved in the ‘Unfortunate Experiment’

Source: University of Otago Headline: New University of Otago research on women involved in the ‘Unfortunate Experiment’ Thursday, 8 February 2018 10:38am A final report on the unethical clinical study conducted by Dr Herbert Green at National Women’s Hospital in Auckland from the 1960s to the 1980s, known widely as the “Unfortunate Experiment”, has just […]

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First human trial of potentially game-changing diabetes treatment set to commence

By   /  February 7, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on First human trial of potentially game-changing diabetes treatment set to commence

Source: University of Otago Headline: First human trial of potentially game-changing diabetes treatment set to commence Wednesday, 7 February 2018 2:17pm University of Otago researchers from the Centre for Innovation are in development of a new natural product from dahlia plants to potentially prevent diabetes. University of Otago researchers are ready to take a significant […]

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University of Otago welcomes Prime Minister as guest speaker at Convocation

By   /  February 7, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on University of Otago welcomes Prime Minister as guest speaker at Convocation

Source: University of Otago Headline: University of Otago welcomes Prime Minister as guest speaker at Convocation Monday, 5 February 2018 9:09am Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaking at the University of Otago in 2017. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Harlene Hayne, is delighted to announce that the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, will be guest speaker […]

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Considering public health issues- the 22nd Public Health Summer School

By   /  February 7, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Considering public health issues- the 22nd Public Health Summer School

Source: University of Otago Headline: Considering public health issues- the 22nd Public Health Summer School Monday, 5 February 2018 9:12am The University of Otago Wellington public health summer school will be opened by the Minister of Health, Hon Dr David Clarke on the 7th of February. Leading international and New Zealand health experts will be […]

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Surgeons look to do the right thing by their patients

By   /  February 2, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Surgeons look to do the right thing by their patients

Source: University of Otago Headline: Surgeons look to do the right thing by their patients Friday, 2 February 2018 2:03pm New Zealand surgeons are often prepared to treat an abnormality discovered during an elective surgical procedure in the absence of patient consent, especially if the patient’s health is threatened and the risk of the additional […]

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Few drinking fountains in New Zealand playgrounds – New study

By   /  February 2, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Few drinking fountains in New Zealand playgrounds – New study

Source: University of Otago Headline: Few drinking fountains in New Zealand playgrounds – New study Friday, 2 February 2018 10:00am An example of a poorly maintained fountain with grass growing in the drainage sink. Photo supplied by University of Otago Wellington. New research has found that only a fifth (20 per cent) of childrens’ playgrounds […]

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Otago study links childhood fitness to healthy lungs in adulthood

By   /  February 2, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago study links childhood fitness to healthy lungs in adulthood

Source: University of Otago Headline: Otago study links childhood fitness to healthy lungs in adulthood Thursday, 1 February 2018 9:34am A University of Otago-led study has revealed that fit children develop better lung function as young adults. Fit children whose fitness improves during childhood and adolescence have better lung function as young adults, according to […]

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