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Changes in the Antarctic focus for Otago students winning postgraduate scholarships

Published By   /  June 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Changes in the Antarctic focus for Otago students winning postgraduate scholarships

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Changes in the Antarctic focus for Otago students winning postgraduate scholarships Tuesday, 27 June 2017 4:59pm Three University of Otago postgraduate students, along with a Victoria University postgraduate student, were last night awarded postgraduate scholarships by Antarctica New Zealand for their work to better understand […]

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Regular brisk walks and a daily longer one help lower office workers’ blood lipids

Published By   /  June 27, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Regular brisk walks and a daily longer one help lower office workers’ blood lipids

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago Headline: Regular brisk walks and a daily longer one help lower office workers’ blood lipids Tuesday, 27 June 2017 9:37amDr Meredith Peddie of Otago’s Department of Human Nutrition Many people spend increasing time sitting during their work days, but breaking things up with regular brisk walks, while also […]

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Closing the border in extreme pandemics worthwhile – Study

Published By   /  June 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Closing the border in extreme pandemics worthwhile – Study

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Closing the border in extreme pandemics worthwhile – Study Monday, 26 June 2017 9:26am Study co-author Professor Michael Baker It may sometimes make sense for island nations like New Zealand to temporarily close their borders in extreme pandemic situations, a new study by Wellington researchers […]

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Signing ceremony to formalise generous Harraways funding

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Signing ceremony to formalise generous Harraways funding

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Signing ceremony to formalise generous Harraways funding Friday, 23 June 2017 9:14am Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne Dunedin breakfast cereal manufacturer Harraway & Sons Ltd has formalised its donation of $100,000 to the University of Otago’s Department of Food Science to establish the Harraways 1867 Visiting […]

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Top accounting researchers in Dunedin

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Top accounting researchers in Dunedin

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Top accounting researchers in Dunedin Friday, 23 June 2017 3:51pm Professor David Lont Some of the global superstars of accounting research will be in Dunedin next week for a Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance (JAAF) Conference. Co-hosted by the University of Otago’s Department of […]

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The fine line between playing God and saving species

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on The fine line between playing God and saving species

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: The fine line between playing God and saving species Friday, 23 June 2017 12:57pm New Zealand conservation workers are keen on gene-editing to eradicate pests but would rather avoid “playing God” with native species, a University of Otago study suggests. In an article published today […]

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Washing hands after gardening could protect against Legionnaire’s disease

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Washing hands after gardening could protect against Legionnaire’s disease

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago Headline: Washing hands after gardening could protect against Legionnaire’s disease Friday, 23 June 2017 11:42amDunedin-based epidemiologist Associate Professor Patricia Priest Washing hands after using compost could protect gardeners from contracting a common but dangerous strain of Legionnaire’s disease, new University of Otago research shows. The study results, recently […]

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Otago welcomes new government health research strategy

Published By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago welcomes new government health research strategy

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Otago welcomes new government health research strategy Thursday, 22 June 2017 12:59pm The University of Otago welcomes the newly announced 10-year strategy for health research in New Zealand, and is pleased by the joined-up approach planned by ministries and agencies for putting it in place. […]

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Updated guidance urgently needed for antipsychotic drug clozapine

Published By   /  June 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Updated guidance urgently needed for antipsychotic drug clozapine

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Updated guidance urgently needed for antipsychotic drug clozapine Tuesday, 20 June 2017 11:04am Dr Susanna Every-Palmer Drug-safety regulators and manufacturers need to take urgent action over serious adverse effects of the valuable antipsychotic drug clozapine, a new study shows. Clozapine, one of the main treatments […]

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Review shows child protection services need further work

Published By   /  June 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Review shows child protection services need further work

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Review shows child protection services need further work Monday, 19 June 2017 4:24pm Image: supplied. One of the first academic and independent reviews of the Government’s direction on child protection services has raised fundamental concerns that the study author, Otago University’s Dr Emily Keddell, says […]

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‘Trojan’ females may hold key to pest control

Published By   /  June 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on ‘Trojan’ females may hold key to pest control

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: ‘Trojan’ females may hold key to pest control Friday, 16 June 2017 1:54pm Pests like mice and wasps may one day be eradicated using a new technique which scientists have just proven in the laboratory on fruit flies. Professor Neil Gemmell, the head of the […]

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Otago researchers find valuable new clues in fight against multi-drug resistance

Published By   /  June 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago researchers find valuable new clues in fight against multi-drug resistance

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Otago researchers find valuable new clues in fight against multi-drug resistance Friday, 16 June 2017 9:34am Dr Erwin Lamping Research into yeast, the single-celled organism behind a range of human infections, has led to University of Otago Faculty of Dentistry researchers identifying a previously unknown […]

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Researchers funded to investigate possible adverse effect of a common lung disease treatment

Published By   /  June 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Researchers funded to investigate possible adverse effect of a common lung disease treatment

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Researchers funded to investigate possible adverse effect of a common lung disease treatment Thursday, 15 June 2017 9:23am Four members of the Pharmacoepidemiology Research Network at Otago: (from left) Jiaxu Zeng, Dave Barson, Lianne Parkin and Jack Dummer. The University of Otago’s Dr Lianne Parkin […]

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Major funding for innovative University of Otago health research

Published By   /  June 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Major funding for innovative University of Otago health research

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Major funding for innovative University of Otago health research Thursday, 15 June 2017 7:00am Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) Professor Richard Blaikie University of Otago researchers have been awarded more than $24M in new health research funding to support their world-class studies aimed at improving […]

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Research finds flu is a major killer in New Zealand with Māori, Pasifika and low-income earners most vulnerable

Published By   /  June 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Research finds flu is a major killer in New Zealand with Māori, Pasifika and low-income earners most vulnerable

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Research finds flu is a major killer in New Zealand with Māori, Pasifika and low-income earners most vulnerable Friday, 9 June 2017 12:27pm Dr Trang Khieu New research from the University of Otago, Wellington, shows that influenza kills about 500 New Zealanders each year, and […]

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A well-matched name and face could win you votes: Otago research

Published By   /  June 9, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on A well-matched name and face could win you votes: Otago research

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago Headline: A well-matched name and face could win you votes: Otago research Friday, 9 June 2017 9:27amProfessor Jamin Halberstadt If you have a name that matches your face, you are more likely to win votes if you are a politician, and gain approval in general, says new University […]

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Pneumonia vaccine found to have major impact

Published By   /  June 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Pneumonia vaccine found to have major impact

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Pneumonia vaccine found to have major impact Thursday, 8 June 2017 12:55pm A Gambian village. Photo: Philip Hill. A leading international health researcher at the University of Otago is part of a team that has gained new insights into how much children in Africa can […]

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Way to make cancer treatment safer wins Otago innovation competition

Published By   /  June 8, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Way to make cancer treatment safer wins Otago innovation competition

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago Headline: Way to make cancer treatment safer wins Otago innovation competition Thursday, 8 June 2017 11:48amAssociate Professor Alex McLellan A new technique to make modern cancer treatment safer was the winner at the University of Otago annual Proof of Concept competition. Associate Professor Alex McLellan and Dr Yoshio […]

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University performs well in QS rankings

Published By   /  June 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on University performs well in QS rankings

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: University performs well in QS rankings Thursday, 8 June 2017 7:23am Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne “We are delighted by our prominent placing in the latest QS World University rankings for 2018, which sees Otago securely placed in the top echelons of universities worldwide and as […]

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Being overweight or obese in childhood closely linked to heart health risk in middle age: Otago research

Published By   /  June 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Being overweight or obese in childhood closely linked to heart health risk in middle age: Otago research

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Being overweight or obese in childhood closely linked to heart health risk in middle age: Otago research Wednesday, 7 June 2017 8:47am Professor Michael Williams Being overweight or obese from as early as three years of age is associated with measures of cardiovascular risk in […]

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