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Cannabidiol shown to be effective for a severe form of Epilepsy

Published By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Cannabidiol shown to be effective for a severe form of Epilepsy

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Cannabidiol shown to be effective for a severe form of Epilepsy Thursday, 25 May 2017 8:26am Associate Professor Lynette Sadleir The first ever Class 1 clinical trial of the drug cannabidiol has shown it is effective at reducing convulsive seizures in a severe type of […]

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New insights gained into genetics of gout in Māori and Pacific people

Published By   /  May 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New insights gained into genetics of gout in Māori and Pacific people

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: New insights gained into genetics of gout in Māori and Pacific people Wednesday, 24 May 2017 11:31am Professor Tony Merriman Newly identified gene variants contribute to explaining why Māori and Pacific people have the highest rates worldwide of gout, the painful and debilitating arthritic disease, […]

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Do Community Treatment Orders violate human rights?

Published By   /  May 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Do Community Treatment Orders violate human rights?

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Do Community Treatment Orders violate human rights? Wednesday, 24 May 2017 9:48am Dr Giles Newton-Howes Researchers from New Zealand and Australia have claimed that a standard practice used in psychiatry may be ineffective and violate international human rights conventions. Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) enable psychiatrists […]

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Up-and-coming Otago scientists gain Health Research Council funding

Published By   /  May 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Up-and-coming Otago scientists gain Health Research Council funding

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Up-and-coming Otago scientists gain Health Research Council funding Monday, 22 May 2017 12:05pm Two University of Otago staff have received emerging researcher first grants in the Health Research Council’s 2017 funding round announced today: Dr Moritz Lassé (Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch)Improving risk […]

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Otago strengthens links with top Japanese university

Published By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago strengthens links with top Japanese university

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Otago strengthens links with top Japanese university Thursday, 18 May 2017 2:27pm Otago’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Enterprise, Professor Richard Blaikie and Hokkaido University President Toyoharu Nawa sign the MOU in Hokkaido this morning. Students and staff at the University of Otago and Hokkaido University […]

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Canadian university honours former Otago Vice-Chancellor

Published By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Canadian university honours former Otago Vice-Chancellor

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Canadian university honours former Otago Vice-Chancellor Thursday, 18 May 2017 10:47am Former University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Skegg Canada’s Queen’s University will next month confer the honorary degree of Doctor of Science on former University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Skegg. Professor […]

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Scientists discover extreme geothermal activity in South Island

Published By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Scientists discover extreme geothermal activity in South Island

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Scientists discover extreme geothermal activity in South Island Thursday, 18 May 2017 8:27am The Deep Fault Drilling Project Site in Westland. A collaboration by scientists who drilled nearly 900 metres into the South Island’s Alpine Fault has revealed surprisingly high temperatures and the potential for […]

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New Zealand’s mainland yellow-eyed penguins face extinction unless urgent action taken

Published By   /  May 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New Zealand’s mainland yellow-eyed penguins face extinction unless urgent action taken

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand’s mainland yellow-eyed penguins face extinction unless urgent action taken Wednesday, 17 May 2017 8:57am Photo credit: Thomas Mattern In a newly published study in the international journal PeerJ, scientists have modelled factors driving mainland Yellow-eyed penguin population decline and are calling for action […]

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How much are the Highlanders worth to Dunedin?

Published By   /  May 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on How much are the Highlanders worth to Dunedin?

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: How much are the Highlanders worth to Dunedin? Tuesday, 16 May 2017 2:27pm Image courtesy of the Highlanders. They’re obviously home-town favourites but just how much money do the Highlanders contribute to Dunedin and further afield? That’s the question the University of Otago and the […]

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Improvements to healthcare system needed to manage multimorbidity

Published By   /  May 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Improvements to healthcare system needed to manage multimorbidity

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Improvements to healthcare system needed to manage multimorbidity Friday, 12 May 2017 10:50am Ms Jeannine Stairmand Living with multiple health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes, is a challenge for increasing numbers of New Zealanders. New research led by the University of Otago, Wellington, […]

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New funding for Otago immunotherapy breast cancer research

Published By   /  May 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New funding for Otago immunotherapy breast cancer research

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: New funding for Otago immunotherapy breast cancer research Wednesday, 10 May 2017 11:24am Dr Anita Dunbier A University of Otago biochemistry researcher has been awarded nearly $200,000 to study the potential of immunotherapy to treat breast cancer. Breast Cancer Cure (BCC), in partnership with the […]

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A mammoth task – how do we decide which species to resurrect?

Published By   /  May 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on A mammoth task – how do we decide which species to resurrect?

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: A mammoth task – how do we decide which species to resurrect? Tuesday, 9 May 2017 11:01am Professor Philip Seddon The resurrection of vanished species – through cutting-edge technologies such as gene-editing – should be targeted towards recently extinct species rather than ancient ones, according […]

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Opportunities to improve Dunedin’s energy efficiency

Published By   /  May 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Opportunities to improve Dunedin’s energy efficiency

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Opportunities to improve Dunedin’s energy efficiency Monday, 8 May 2017 3:02pm Dunedin residents are still far from efficient with their use of energy, a University of Otago Centre for Sustainability study says. The Dunedin Energy Study 2015-2016, a collaboration between the University and the Dunedin […]

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Forced migrations and borders the focus of University of Otago Foreign Policy conference

Published By   /  May 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Forced migrations and borders the focus of University of Otago Foreign Policy conference

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Forced migrations and borders the focus of University of Otago Foreign Policy conference Friday, 5 May 2017 2:14pm Dr Simon Ryan, Associate Professor Jacqui Leckie and Dr Heather Devere. Photo: Sharron Bennett Forced migrations of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, the closing and enforcement […]

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Off-label prescription of proton pump inhibitors to New Zealand infants is common

Published By   /  May 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Off-label prescription of proton pump inhibitors to New Zealand infants is common

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Off-label prescription of proton pump inhibitors to New Zealand infants is common Thursday, 4 May 2017 12:09pm Dr Lianne Parkin Off-label use of proton pump inhibitors is common among New Zealand infants, according to new University of Otago research. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are drugs […]

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Study on tensions between street-based sex workers and their communities

Published By   /  May 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Study on tensions between street-based sex workers and their communities

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Study on tensions between street-based sex workers and their communities Thursday, 4 May 2017 11:58am Associate Professor Gillian Abel Better understanding tensions between street-based sex workers and communities is part of a new study by a University of Otago, Christchurch, researcher into the impact of […]

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Artworks, diaries, letters and maps in new Hocken exhibition

Published By   /  May 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Artworks, diaries, letters and maps in new Hocken exhibition

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Artworks, diaries, letters and maps in new Hocken exhibition Tuesday, 2 May 2017 2:21pm Ralph Hotere, Drawing for O.E. Middleton’s The Loners. No 10 (1972), pen & ink on paper, 305 x 193mm, Hocken Collections, Te Uare Taoka o Hākena, University of Otago. Image reproduction […]

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University and iwi collaborate on protecting critical sites

Published By   /  May 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on University and iwi collaborate on protecting critical sites

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: University and iwi collaborate on protecting critical sites Tuesday, 2 May 2017 1:00pm University of Otago PhD candidate Chelsea Cunningham, of Ngati Kahungunu, leads a group in the field in Hawke’s Bay. Hawke’s Bay iwi are working closely with University of Otago experts to learn […]

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Quake hazard to the South from Akatore Fault hard to assess

Published By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Quake hazard to the South from Akatore Fault hard to assess

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Quake hazard to the South from Akatore Fault hard to assess Thursday, 27 April 2017 2:15pm MSc student Briar Taylor-Silva and Professor Mark Stirling undertake research work in a trench across the Akatore Fault at Big Creek east of Milton. One of the closest active […]

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New Zealand fish and chips hold human DNA clues

Published By   /  April 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New Zealand fish and chips hold human DNA clues

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand fish and chips hold human DNA clues Wednesday, 26 April 2017 9:27am Photo courtesy: SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Auckland Before you pop that piece of battered fish in your mouth, be aware it might just hold the key to understanding the origins of […]

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