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Breakthrough research to revolutionise internet communication

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Breakthrough research to revolutionise internet communication

Source: University of Otago Thursday 18 April 2019 11:21amLasers. Crystals. Faster internet.A team of University of Otago / Dodd-Walls Centre scientists have created a novel device that could enable the next generation of faster more energy efficient internet. Their breakthrough results have been published in the world’s premiere scientific journal Nature this morning.The internet is […]

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Busting barriers to dental care – Pasifika adolescents hold the answers

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Busting barriers to dental care – Pasifika adolescents hold the answers

Source: University of Otago Thursday 18 April 2019 11:09amSitting at the forefront of inequalities in oral health care, Pasifika youth are well placed to provide solutions to the problem, a unique University of Otago study has found.Lead author Dr Lee Smith, of Otago’s Faculty of Dentistry, says despite dental care being free for all adolescents […]

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Otago global health researchers to tackle tuberculosis in Indonesia

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago global health researchers to tackle tuberculosis in Indonesia

Source: University of Otago Wednesday 17 April 2019 2:33pmResearchers from the Otago Global Health Institute have secured funding from the e-Asia Joint Research Programme and the Health Research Council of New Zealand to help improve the management of tuberculosis (TB) in Indonesia.McAuley Professor of International Health Philip Hill and his colleagues, Associate Professor Katrina Sharples […]

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Wood is good, research on 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake shows

By   /  April 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Wood is good, research on 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake shows

Source: University of Otago Tuesday 16 April 2019 11:54amEarthquake damage, Hastings Post Office 1931New research has found that only three per cent of deaths in the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake occurred in people’s homes, almost all of which were at that time constructed from wood.The researchers found it was the collapse of just 15 buildings […]

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Discovery of oral cancer biomarkers could save thousands of lives

By   /  April 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Discovery of oral cancer biomarkers could save thousands of lives

Source: University of Otago Tuesday 16 April 2019 10:33am Oral cancer is known for its high mortality rate in developing countries, but an international team of scientists hope its latest discovery will change that.Researchers from the University of Otago and the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata, have discovered epigenetic markers that are distinctly different in […]

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Call for lawyers to test New Zealand’s potential online courts

By   /  April 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Call for lawyers to test New Zealand’s potential online courts

Source: University of Otago Monday 15 April 2019 2:49pm The arrival of online courts in New Zealand may see a significant rise in claimants appearing without a lawyer by their side, which would raise big issues about access to justice, University of Otago researchers say.To understand how people might translate disputes into the language of […]

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Study highlights concerning financial situation for retirees who don’t own a home

By   /  April 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Study highlights concerning financial situation for retirees who don’t own a home

Source: University of Otago Monday 15 April 2019 12:03pmOtago Business SchoolUniversity of Otago research investigating the impact housing plays on the financial situation of New Zealand retirees shows that non-homeowners are in a worse position financially, and action is recommended before the problem grows. “We’re staring down the barrel of future generations of non-homeowners being less […]

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Public health experts call for use of “tie-down” practice to be abolished in NZ prisons

By   /  April 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Public health experts call for use of “tie-down” practice to be abolished in NZ prisons

Source: University of Otago Friday 12 April 2019 9:31amDr Paula KingA University of Otago public health physician and researcher and her Australian colleague welcome news that the use of “tie-down” practice will be abolished in New Zealand prisons.Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago, Wellington and Public Health […]

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Otago records enrolment gains in humanities, commerce and science

By   /  April 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago records enrolment gains in humanities, commerce and science

Source: University of Otago Wednesday 10 April 2019 3:55pm The University of Otago has secured another year of enrolment growth, with 2019 enrolments currently totalling 17,633 EFTS (equivalent full-time students), which is 166 EFTS up on the same time last year.Within this 166 EFTS total, which equates to a 1.0% gain, domestic and international enrolments […]

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Study reveals Dunedin’s energy use and high uptake of electric vehicles

By   /  April 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Study reveals Dunedin’s energy use and high uptake of electric vehicles

Source: University of Otago Wednesday 10 April 2019 2:43pmTransport uses half of the energy consumed in Dunedin and produces most of the city’s energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, a new University of Otago study reveals. However, it also shows the city boasts the highest rates of electric vehicle ownership in New Zealand.The Dunedin Energy Study, a […]

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Housing WOFs need to be combined with education, study shows

By   /  April 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Housing WOFs need to be combined with education, study shows

Source: University of Otago Tuesday 9 April 2019 11:01amDr Lucy Telfar-BarnardAlongside funding and regulatory support, understanding how housing affects health and safety can spur owners to make improvements to their properties, researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington and Waitara Initiatives Supporting Employment Trust (WISE) Better Homes have found.The researchers carried out a voluntary housing […]

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Study helps explain why some of our famous flightless birds can’t fly

By   /  April 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Study helps explain why some of our famous flightless birds can’t fly

Source: University of Otago Friday 5 April 2019 10:02amPaul Gardener and Moa skeletons at Otago Museum.University of Otago researchers in association with colleagues from Harvard University have discovered new evidence of what made some of New Zealand’s iconic birds such as the kiwi and extinct moa, flightless.Rather than obvious physical features like small wings, the […]

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Otago researchers encourage New Zealanders to support Arms Amendment Bill

By   /  April 3, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago researchers encourage New Zealanders to support Arms Amendment Bill

Source: University of Otago Wednesday 3 April 2019 2:51pmUniversity of Otago firearms researchers are encouraging New Zealanders who are not gun owners to support MPs and political parties with the Arms Amendment Bill.Drs Hera Cook and Marie Russell, public health researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington, believe the Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) […]

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Otago expert explores device with potential to transform cancer survival

By   /  April 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago expert explores device with potential to transform cancer survival

Source: University of Otago Monday 1 April 2019 12:02pmProfessor Parry GuilfordCancer genetics and biology expert Professor Parry Guilford has received a New Zealand Health Research Council Explorer Grant to further investigate a novel device that could routinely detect early-stage cancer, potentially transforming cancer survival.Professor Guilford and his team at the University of Otago propose developing […]

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Muslim Chaplains join Otago Tertiary Chaplaincy Service

By   /  April 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Muslim Chaplains join Otago Tertiary Chaplaincy Service

Source: University of Otago Monday 1 April 2019 11:16amA Muslim chaplaincy service begins today at the University of Otago, something that has been in the planning for some time, but coincidentally arrives at a critical time for Muslim staff and students with the recent tragic events in Christchurch.Dr Najib LafraieRetired University of Otago political lecturer […]

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DOC calling for sightings after University of Otago field trip discovers entangled whale

By   /  March 29, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on DOC calling for sightings after University of Otago field trip discovers entangled whale

Source: University of Otago Friday 29 March 2019 2:39pmEntangled humpback whalePhoto: Will Rayment, University of OtagoA group of staff and students from the University of Otago encountered an entangled humpback whale off the Otago coast on Thursday afternoon (28th March). The group was on a postgraduate field trip making observations of seabirds and marine mammals […]

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Kiwi kids call for ban on junk food marketing

By   /  March 29, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Kiwi kids call for ban on junk food marketing

Source: University of Otago Friday 29 March 2019 9:18am If Kiwi kids had the Prime Minister’s job for a day, many would ban junk food marketing, according to new research from the University of Otago, Wellington.Children are calling on the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to ban junk food marketing because it makes them feel hungry […]

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China launch for Otago’s world-leading MBA programme

By   /  March 28, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on China launch for Otago’s world-leading MBA programme

Source: University of Otago Thursday 28 March 2019 2:25pmIan LaffertyThe University of Otago online Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme is set to launch in China next year.The announcement comes on the same day CEO Magazine confirmed the Otago programme has retained its third-place ranking in its annual Global MBA Rankings.University of Otago Executive Programmes […]

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Otago research shows alcohol consultation failing Māori communities

By   /  March 26, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago research shows alcohol consultation failing Māori communities

Source: University of Otago Tuesday 26 March 2019 12:28pmProfessor Kypros Kypri.Local governments are failing to consult meaningfully with Māori when it comes to liquor licensing legislation, new research from the University of Otago has found.In a paper released in the Drug and Alcohol Review today Professor Kypros Kypri, Research Professor for the Department of Preventive […]

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Study highlights detrimental effect of overlooking female athletes’ nutritional needs

By   /  March 25, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Study highlights detrimental effect of overlooking female athletes’ nutritional needs

Source: University of Otago Monday 25 March 2019 11:48am As poor nutrition can negatively affect everything from bone to reproductive health, more attention needs to be paid to the specific nutritional needs of female athletes, a collaborative study from the University of Otago and University of Waikato argues.Dr Katherine Black.Dr Katherine Black, of Otago’s Department […]

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