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Otago University again tops national educational performance

By   /  October 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago University again tops national educational performance

Source: University of Otago Friday 19 October 2018 3:46pm The University of Otago has once again come out top of the key Government indicators measuring the educational performance of students at New Zealand’s universities. Released this week by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC), the annual Educational Performance Indicators (EPIs) examine course and qualification completions, retention […]

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Otago researcher navigating towards Te Rā

By   /  October 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago researcher navigating towards Te Rā

Source: University of Otago Friday 19 October 2018 12:26pm Ms Donna Cormack, Mrs Ranui Ngarimu and Dr Catherine Smith A University of Otago researcher is part of a group looking to uncover the secrets of the oldest known Māori sail stored at the British Museum. Dr Catherine Smith, textiles specialist and senior research fellow from […]

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New blood test may help rule out heart attack within 15 minutes

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New blood test may help rule out heart attack within 15 minutes

Source: University of Otago Thursday 18 October 2018 2:12pm Associate Professor John Pickering A preliminary study of a new, quick and accurate, bedside blood test performed in Emergency Departments (ED) could help reduce the time it takes to rule out heart attacks. The study findings have been published this morning in the Journal of the […]

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Six Otago researchers recognised in NZ research honours

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Six Otago researchers recognised in NZ research honours

Source: University of Otago Thursday 18 October 2018 10:09am Dr Helen Taylor University of Otago Research Fellow Helen Taylor’s science communication around conservation genetics and threatened species has earned her recognition at this year’s New Zealand Research Honours. Dr Taylor was last night awarded the 2018 Callaghan Medal for outstanding contribution to science communication and […]

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 Otago researcher takes genomic sequencing to the farm to help transform lives

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on  Otago researcher takes genomic sequencing to the farm to help transform lives

Source: University of Otago Tuesday 16 October 2018 12:02pm Dr Jo-Ann Stanton (far right) and the team of researchers and farmers involved in the project. In a world first, international scientists including a University of Otago researcher, have used whole genome sequencing to help diagnose a plant pathogen destroying crops on African farms, potentially paving […]

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Otago researchers want us to go nuts about nuts

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago researchers want us to go nuts about nuts

Source: University of Otago Monday 15 October 2018 11:14am Associate Professor Rachel Brown They improve health, reduce the risk of heart disease, and can potentially make us leaner, but too many New Zealanders are shying away from nuts. University of Otago researchers are keen to crack this conundrum. The group, led by Associate Professor Rachel […]

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By   /  October 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Education, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago research shows diet has little influence on precursor to gout<!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:roman; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} @font-face {font-family:Times; panose-1:0 0 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0; mso-font-alt:Sylfaen; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1342185562 0 0 415 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; margin:0cm; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Times; mso-fareast-font-family:Times; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:EN-AU;} .MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; font-size:10.0pt; mso-ansi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Times; mso-ascii-font-family:Times; mso-fareast-font-family:Times; mso-hansi-font-family:Times; mso-fareast-language:EN-NZ;} @page WordSection1 {size:612.0pt 792.0pt; margin:72.0pt 72.0pt 72.0pt 72.0pt; mso-header-margin:36.0pt; mso-footer-margin:36.0pt; mso-paper-source:0;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} -->

Source: University of Otago Thursday 11 October 2018 12:07pm Dr Tanya Major. Dietary factors have a far smaller influence on urate levels (a precursor to gout) than previously envisaged, new University of Otago research reveals. The research, led by Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr Tanya Major, found that a healthy diet can be linked to having lower […]

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Researchers call for end to fat stigma

By   /  October 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Education, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Researchers call for end to fat stigma

Source: University of Otago Thursday 11 October 2018 9:53am Lesley Gray Researchers are using World Obesity Day today to call for an end to the stigma which fat people experience in their daily lives. Health and education researchers from the University of Otago, Victoria University and Massey University have joined forces to raise awareness of […]

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Otago scientists investigate monkey malaria threat as potential therapy

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago scientists investigate monkey malaria threat as potential therapy

Source: University of Otago Wednesday 10 October 2018 10:54amProfessor Bruce RussellA breakthrough in monkey malaria research by University of Otago scientists encouraged the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fund a special meeting in Dunedin recently.A rare form of monkey malaria has been recently implicated in a spate of malaria cases in Malaysia. Professor Bruce […]

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University of Otago, Christchurch releases first study of migrant sex workers

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on University of Otago, Christchurch releases first study of migrant sex workers

Source: University of Otago Wednesday 10 October 2018 9:46amAssociate Professor Gillian AbelThe majority of migrant sex workers in New Zealand who participated in new University of Otago research, are in safe employment situations and working to fund study or travel rather than being desperate, exploited or trafficked, the research shows.A small minority of non-English speaking […]

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University of Otago to develop Education Centre at Southland Hospital

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on University of Otago to develop Education Centre at Southland Hospital

Source: University of Otago Friday 5 October 2018 4:34pmProfessor Barry TaylorThe University of Otago is developing a new $1.5 million education and research centre at its Southland campus in Invercargill, in partnership with the Southern District Health Board.The Health Sciences Southland Education and Research Centre will be developed on the ground floor of Southern District […]

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Research reveals diagnosis delays and at risk populations for bowel cancer in NZ

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Research reveals diagnosis delays and at risk populations for bowel cancer in NZ

Source: University of Otago Friday 5 October 2018 12:44pmZoe WindnerThere are often delays in diagnosis for New Zealanders with bowel cancer with people aged under 60, Māori and those with less formal education most at risk, new research reveals.The research undertaken by University of Otago medical student Zoe Windner and supervised by Professor Sarah Derrett […]

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Alcohol still impacting ED despite legislation aimed at curbing harm

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Alcohol still impacting ED despite legislation aimed at curbing harm

Source: University of Otago Friday 5 October 2018 12:05pmDr James FouldsNumbers of alcohol-impaired and injured people coming to Christchurch’s emergency department (ED) remained the same between 2013 and 2107 despite legislation aimed at reducing harm, new research shows.The University of Otago, Christchurch study, funded by the Health Promotion Agency, was done to measure changes in […]

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Emerging Otago researchers win Fellowships worth $3.2 million

By   /  October 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Emerging Otago researchers win Fellowships worth $3.2 million

Source: University of Otago Thursday 4 October 2018 12:06pmDr Jonathan SquireThree highly-promising University of Otago researchers and another recently departed from the university, have been awarded Rutherford Discovery Fellowships worth $3.2 million by the Royal Society Te Apārangi.Dr Jonathan Squire from the Department of Physics, Dr Sarah Diermeier from the Department of Biochemistry, former Otago […]

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Education and support for menstrual periods needed at primary school

By   /  October 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Education and support for menstrual periods needed at primary school

Source: University of Otago Wednesday 3 October 2018 10:30amDr Sarah DonovanPrimary school is the correct place to educate girls about periods and provide sanitary bins and pads, say University of Otago researchers.For the first time New Zealand has collected national level data on age of first menstruation, which has just been released from the 2014/5 […]

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Rare video captured of ‘white’ southern right whales as researchers examine the resurgent species

By   /  October 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Rare video captured of ‘white’ southern right whales as researchers examine the resurgent species

Source: University of Otago Tuesday 2 October 2018 9:03am PhD candidate David JohnstonA University of Otago research team led by Professor Steve Dawson and Dr Will Rayment, have recently returned from a month-long expedition to the sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands where they have been collecting data on a recovering population of southern right whales.The main focus […]

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High unmet need for dental care among Syrian refugees, Otago research shows

By   /  October 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on High unmet need for dental care among Syrian refugees, Otago research shows

Source: University of Otago Monday 1 October 2018 11:15am High unmet need for dental care is causing pain, embarrassment, worry and reducing quality of life among Syrian refugees, new University of Otago research shows.The research, based on a survey of 62 adult Syrian refugees resettled in Dunedin over the past few years, found a very […]

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 Otago discovery links DNA-packaging proteins and cancer development

By   /  September 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on  Otago discovery links DNA-packaging proteins and cancer development

Source: University of Otago Thursday 27 September 2018 2:49pmDr Peter Mace and Dr Martina Foglizzo.University of Otago scientists have unravelled the 3D structure of two proteins, potentially providing answers as to why some people may be at risk of developing specific cancers.In new findings published today in leading journal Nature Communications, the team of researchers […]

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Multi-ethnic approach to diabetes education needed – Otago academics

By   /  September 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Multi-ethnic approach to diabetes education needed – Otago academics

Source: University of Otago Wednesday 26 September 2018 10:23amZhuoshi ZhangDespite the plethora of information available about type-2 diabetes, the ability to understand it, and willingness to engage in it, differs among ethnic groups, Otago research has revealed.Lead author Zhuoshi Zhang, registered dietitian and PhD candidate, says diabetes is one of the fastest growing chronic conditions […]

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New Zealand children’s medicine prescriptions examined for first time

By   /  September 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New Zealand children’s medicine prescriptions examined for first time

Source: University of Otago Tuesday 25 September 2018 9:49am A study into the pharmaceutical use of 1.4 million New Zealand children has revealed some significant increases in the use of certain prescription medicines, as well as the positive impact of practitioner education.In a New Zealand-first, researchers from the University of Otago and the Best Practice […]

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