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Provide more water fountains at playgrounds, say researchers

By   /  October 19, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Provide more water fountains at playgrounds, say researchers

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago Headline: Provide more water fountains at playgrounds, say researchers Thursday, 19 October 2017 12:11pmA new study from the University of Otago, Wellington, has found that only six per cent of Wellington City children’s playgrounds have drinking water fountains. The study looked at all 47 of the publicly accessible […]

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Halving the University of Otago’s greenhouse gas emissions

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Halving the University of Otago’s greenhouse gas emissions

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago Headline: Halving the University of Otago’s greenhouse gas emissions Wednesday, 18 October 2017 3:32pmThe University of Otago is living its commitment to being a good global citizen by sparking a change that will halve the greenhouse gas emissions created by its energy use, while simultaneously reducing its total […]

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Otago Humanities thinkers bring ideas into the mix at Queenstown’s Jazzfest

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago Humanities thinkers bring ideas into the mix at Queenstown’s Jazzfest

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago Headline: Otago Humanities thinkers bring ideas into the mix at Queenstown’s Jazzfest Wednesday, 18 October 2017 3:21pm‘MindJam’, a new exciting collaboration between the University of Otago Division of Humanities and Queenstown’s Catalyst Trust will form part of this weekend’s 40th Queenstown JazzFest, giving the chance for festival-goers to […]

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Many NZ mums not getting message about boosting iodine and folic acid: Otago research

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Many NZ mums not getting message about boosting iodine and folic acid: Otago research

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago Headline: Many NZ mums not getting message about boosting iodine and folic acid: Otago research Monday, 16 October 2017 11:41amNew Zealand’s Ministry of Health (MOH) rarely recommends using supplements, but does urge mothers to take in additional iodine and folic acid before and during pregnancy, and iodine when […]

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‘Killer’ toothaches likely cause misery for captive orca

By   /  October 13, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on ‘Killer’ toothaches likely cause misery for captive orca

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago Headline: ‘Killer’ toothaches likely cause misery for captive orca Thursday, 12 October 2017 5:01pmAn international research team that includes a University of Otago scientist has undertaken the first in-depth investigation of the teeth of captive orca (killer whales) and have found them a sorry state, which raises serious […]

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NZ-China links in non-communicable disease research strengthened

By   /  October 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on NZ-China links in non-communicable disease research strengthened

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: NZ-China links in non-communicable disease research strengthened Wednesday, 11 October 2017 2:21pm The signing of Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) at the University of Otago with three leading Shanghai institutions due to be held tomorrow is a welcome sign of the growing collaborations between New Zealand […]

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Climate change and extreme weather driving migration

By   /  October 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Climate change and extreme weather driving migration

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Climate change and extreme weather driving migration Wednesday, 11 October 2017 1:46pm Researchers show that extreme weather conditions are driving migration patterns. Image: supplied. Climate change is an important driving force of human migration. For the first time, a University of Otago researcher has shown […]

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NZ kids can’t escape alcohol marketing next to bread and milk

By   /  October 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on NZ kids can’t escape alcohol marketing next to bread and milk

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: NZ kids can’t escape alcohol marketing next to bread and milk Tuesday, 10 October 2017 4:19pm One of the images taken from the Kids’Cam cameras showing the alcohol advertising children are exposed to in supermarkets. Image: supplied. New Zealand children are exposed to alcohol marketing […]

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Bycatch responsible for decline of New Zealand sea lion

By   /  October 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Bycatch responsible for decline of New Zealand sea lion

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Bycatch responsible for decline of New Zealand sea lion Tuesday, 10 October 2017 11:34am Getting caught in fishing nets is a major cause of death for the increasingly endangered New Zealand sea lion, according to new research from the University of Otago, Massey University and […]

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New research shows NZ children are surrounded by junk food ads

By   /  October 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New research shows NZ children are surrounded by junk food ads

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: New research shows NZ children are surrounded by junk food ads Monday, 9 October 2017 5:25pm New Zealand children are exposed to around 27 unhealthy food advertisements per day, innovative camera research from Otago and Auckland Universities reveals. The research found children were frequently exposed, […]

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Improving assessment of acute abdominal pain

By   /  October 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Improving assessment of acute abdominal pain

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Improving assessment of acute abdominal pain Friday, 6 October 2017 9:46am Surgical admissions for people with abdominal pain to Wellington Hospital’s department of general surgery have nearly doubled over the past decade, a University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) study has found. The research, led by […]

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Two highly promising scientists receive prestigious Rutherford Discovery fellowships at Otago University

By   /  October 5, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Two highly promising scientists receive prestigious Rutherford Discovery fellowships at Otago University

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago Headline: Two highly promising scientists receive prestigious Rutherford Discovery fellowships at Otago University Thursday, 5 October 2017 12:31pmUniversity of Otago-based up-and-coming scientists Drs Aniruddha Chatterjee (Pathology, Dunedin) and Alex Gavryushkin (Computer Science) are among the latest recipients of the prestigious Rutherford Discovery Fellowship. These much sought-after fellowships, of which only […]

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Shoddy sunbeds on the second-hand market in New Zealand: Otago findings

By   /  October 4, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Shoddy sunbeds on the second-hand market in New Zealand: Otago findings

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago Headline: Shoddy sunbeds on the second-hand market in New Zealand: Otago findings Wednesday, 4 October 2017 12:57pmNew Zealand regulations around commercial sunbeds have been tightened in recent years, but they can be purchased on TradeMe where no regulations apply at all, according on to ongoing University of Otago […]

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Shoddy sunbeds on the second-hand market in New Zealand: Otago findings 2

By   /  October 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Shoddy sunbeds on the second-hand market in New Zealand: Otago findings 2

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Shoddy sunbeds on the second-hand market in New Zealand: Otago findings 2 Wednesday, 4 October 2017 12:57pm New Zealand regulations around commercial sunbeds have been tightened in recent years, but they can be purchased on TradeMe where no regulations apply at all, according on to ongoing […]

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New Zealand teens’ risky behaviour rates reduced since the 1990s

By   /  October 4, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New Zealand teens’ risky behaviour rates reduced since the 1990s

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago Headline: New Zealand teens’ risky behaviour rates reduced since the 1990s Wednesday, 4 October 2017 11:38amJude Ball Overall today’s adolescents are ‘better behaved’ than teens in the 1990s, says a University of Otago, Wellington researcher. Why this is so remains quite a mystery and the news isn’t necessarily […]

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World-leading cancer geneticist to receive Otago’s highest honour

By   /  October 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on World-leading cancer geneticist to receive Otago’s highest honour

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: World-leading cancer geneticist to receive Otago’s highest honour Tuesday, 3 October 2017 9:43am Professor Parry Guilford Professor Parry Guilford, an internationally renowned cancer genetics and biology expert, has been selected as the University’s latest recipient of the Distinguished Research Medal, the University of Otago’s highest […]

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Internationally pioneering Otago microbiology group honoured

By   /  September 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Internationally pioneering Otago microbiology group honoured

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Internationally pioneering Otago microbiology group honoured Thursday, 28 September 2017 4:06pm Professor Greg Cook and members of the award-winning Bacterial Energetics and Antimicrobial Resistance Group. A world-leading team of microbiologists, whose work on a novel new way to fight TB infections shows great promise, has […]

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Undeclared steroids found in products sold in NZ

By   /  September 27, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Undeclared steroids found in products sold in NZ

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago Headline: Undeclared steroids found in products sold in NZ Wednesday, 27 September 2017 12:25pmProfessor Alison Heather Athletes and the body-conscious beware – at least six sports supplements on sale in Australia and New Zealand contain anabolic steroids not declared on their labels. Designer anabolic steroids, also known as […]

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Lactation hormone also helps a mother’s brain: Otago research

By   /  September 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Lactation hormone also helps a mother’s brain: Otago research

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Lactation hormone also helps a mother’s brain: Otago research Tuesday, 26 September 2017 12:11pm The same hormone that stimulates milk production for lactation, also acts in the brain to help establish the nurturing link between mother and baby, University of Otago researchers have revealed for the […]

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US video shines light on Otago research into the mystery of how glowworms glow

By   /  September 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on US video shines light on Otago research into the mystery of how glowworms glow

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: US video shines light on Otago research into the mystery of how glowworms glow Monday, 25 September 2017 3:15pm Otago Department of Biochemistry glowworm bioluminescence research was recently showcased internationally on a US public radio website. A striking short video Science Friday- Shedding Light on […]

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