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Health Research Council supports Otago researchers

Published By   /  March 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Health Research Council supports Otago researchers

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Health Research Council supports Otago researchers Thursday, 30 March 2017 8:18am Several University of Otago researchers have gained feasibility grants from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) in its latest funding round. The HRC yesterday announced a combined total of $2 million worth […]

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New research towards a Smokefree Wellington

Published By   /  March 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New research towards a Smokefree Wellington

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: New research towards a Smokefree Wellington Thursday, 30 March 2017 8:46am Wellington City Council play areas and parks often lack smokefree signage or use tiny signs. Progress towards smokefree inner cities in New Zealand requires specific policies for places like building entrances, family areas, public […]

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Dunedin children’s exposure to lead linked to lower IQ

Published By   /  March 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Dunedin children’s exposure to lead linked to lower IQ

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Dunedin children’s exposure to lead linked to lower IQ Wednesday, 29 March 2017 9:15am Extremely high levels of lead in New Zealand cities in the 1970s and 1980s appear responsible for a loss of intelligence and occupational standing among today’s adults. The latest research from […]

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Rugby players’ uneven neck strength may affect head impacts

Published By   /  March 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Rugby players’ uneven neck strength may affect head impacts

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Rugby players’ uneven neck strength may affect head impacts Monday, 27 March 2017 11:30am Research Fellow Dr Danielle Salmon Rugby players with weaker necks or uneven neck strength appear more vulnerable to severe impacts that may cause concussion. These are the preliminary findings from South […]

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New study describes what helps and hinders Māori university success

Published By   /  March 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New study describes what helps and hinders Māori university success

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: New study describes what helps and hinders Māori university success Wednesday, 22 March 2017 1:25pm Dr Reremoana (Moana) Theodore Māori university graduates describe whānau (family) support as the top factor that helped them to complete their qualifications, while family responsibilities and commitments made completion of […]

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Dunedin Study wins top science prize as new assessment phase begins

Published By   /  March 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Dunedin Study wins top science prize as new assessment phase begins

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Dunedin Study wins top science prize as new assessment phase begins Tuesday, 21 March 2017 4:27pm The 2016 Prime Minister’s Science Prize has been awarded to the researchers of the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Research Unit. Picking up New Zealand’s most valuable science prize […]

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Evidence supports nationwide roll-out of home safety measures

Published By   /  March 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Evidence supports nationwide roll-out of home safety measures

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Evidence supports nationwide roll-out of home safety measures Tuesday, 21 March 2017 2:28pm Associate Professor Michael Keall New evidence from the University of Otago, Wellington shows that government social investment in safer housing would be justified to prevent falls. He Kainga Oranga/the Housing and Health […]

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New national School of Rural Health proposed

Published By   /  March 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New national School of Rural Health proposed

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: New national School of Rural Health proposed Tuesday, 21 March 2017 12:04pm The creation of a new national School of Rural Health (SRH) is being investigated by New Zealand’s two medical schools at the University of Otago and The University of Auckland, in association with […]

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Researchers developing next-generation sanitisers to control bovine mastitis in the dairy industry

Published By   /  March 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Researchers developing next-generation sanitisers to control bovine mastitis in the dairy industry

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Researchers developing next-generation sanitisers to control bovine mastitis in the dairy industry Friday, 17 March 2017 11:10am Researchers from the Universities of Otago and Auckland have teamed up with a leading New Zealand animal health innovator, Deosan, to develop new sanitisers for mastitis management. The […]

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Major science event presents latest research on our “Diabesity” epidemic

Published By   /  March 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Major science event presents latest research on our “Diabesity” epidemic

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Major science event presents latest research on our “Diabesity” epidemic Friday, 17 March 2017 9:32am Director of Healthier Lives Professor Jim Mann is one of the speakers at today’s symposium. Getting teenagers more active and how our gut hormones impact on obesity are just two […]

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Historic microscope slides and archives on display at Hocken

Published By   /  March 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Historic microscope slides and archives on display at Hocken

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Historic microscope slides and archives on display at Hocken Thursday, 16 March 2017 8:39am Wayne Barrar, Selected species, Jackson’s North End, Oamaru NZ. Arranged diatom slide by R. I. Firth, March 1965. (Photographed 2014.) The Hocken’s new exhibition, The Glass Archive, a major exhibition by Wayne […]

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Otago’s flagship research centres confirmed

Published By   /  March 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago’s flagship research centres confirmed

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Otago’s flagship research centres confirmed Wednesday, 15 March 2017 9:56am Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) Professor Richard Blaikie The University of Otago has reconfigured the line-up of its flagship research centres after a rigorous evaluation process. Ten existing centres at the University have been reconfirmed […]

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Otago key partner in Asia-Pacific ties-strengthening initiatives

Published By   /  March 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago key partner in Asia-Pacific ties-strengthening initiatives

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Otago key partner in Asia-Pacific ties-strengthening initiatives Thursday, 9 March 2017 2:11pm The University of Otago is a key partner in three inaugural Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPE) announced today by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith. CAPEs are cross-institutional centres of excellence […]

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Major support for Otago health research provided through latest lottery grants

Published By   /  March 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Major support for Otago health research provided through latest lottery grants

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Major support for Otago health research provided through latest lottery grants Thursday, 9 March 2017 1:57pm University of Otago researchers have gained more than $2.6m in funding from the Lottery Grants Board to support studies aimed at improving the health status of New Zealanders. The […]

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Otago researchers gain control over single atoms

Published By   /  March 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago researchers gain control over single atoms

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Otago researchers gain control over single atoms Wednesday, 8 March 2017 2:37pm Dr Mikkel Andersen University of Otago physicists have found a way to control individual atoms, making them appear wherever they want them to. The accomplishment, by a team of six from Otago’s Department […]

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Otago research suggests child obesity can be tackled by simple sleep interventions

Published By   /  March 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago research suggests child obesity can be tackled by simple sleep interventions

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Otago research suggests child obesity can be tackled by simple sleep interventions Tuesday, 7 March 2017 12:34pm Professor Barry Taylor Families who receive brief interventions about how to improve their children’s sleep have infants who are much less likely to be overweight, a University of […]

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Specific immune cells predict bowel cancer outcomes

Published By   /  March 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Specific immune cells predict bowel cancer outcomes

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Specific immune cells predict bowel cancer outcomes Monday, 6 March 2017 12:37pm Kirsten Ward-Hartstonge A pilot study by University of Otago researchers suggests that people with colorectal cancer that have a certain type of immune cell in their tumour may have increased survival rates. The […]

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Flexible sigmoidoscopy test just once greatly reduces life–time risk of bowel cancer

Published By   /  March 3, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Flexible sigmoidoscopy test just once greatly reduces life–time risk of bowel cancer

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago Headline: Flexible sigmoidoscopy test just once greatly reduces life–time risk of bowel cancer Friday, 3 March 2017 3:14pmAssociate Professor Brian Cox A world expert in cancer screening based at the University of Otago says new evidence from the United Kingdom strongly supports the introduction of flexible sigmoidoscopy screening […]

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Treatments better than antibiotics need developing “now”

Published By   /  March 3, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Treatments better than antibiotics need developing “now”

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago Headline: Treatments better than antibiotics need developing “now” Friday, 3 March 2017 2:18pmStaphylococcus aureus New Zealanders should not be complacent because we have fewer antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens than elsewhere in the world, a University of Otago expert says. Professor of Biochemistry Kurt Krause says New Zealand’s relative good […]

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Hormone could predict those at risk of hospital readmission or death after cardiac event

Published By   /  March 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Hormone could predict those at risk of hospital readmission or death after cardiac event

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Hormone could predict those at risk of hospital readmission or death after cardiac event Friday, 3 March 2017 10:46am Professor Eric Espiner Accurately predicting the likelihood of readmission or even death following a heart attack is now more possible, according to recently published findings by […]

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