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New Zealanders using more antipsychotics, especially older females

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New Zealanders using more antipsychotics, especially older females

Source: University of Otago Friday, 17 August 2018 10:11amProfessor Roger MulderThe prescription of drugs designed to treat conditions such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, and symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions has increased in New Zealand by almost 50 per cent in less than a decade, according to the first local study of its kind.But […]

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Virtual Reality providing real-world literacy and numeracy learning tool

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Virtual Reality providing real-world literacy and numeracy learning tool

Source: University of Otago Friday, 17 August 2018 9:39amPhD student Jonny Collins helps a user operate the system. Photo – University of OtagoProfessor Holger RegenbrechtVirtual reality is moving beyond purely entertainment to become a potential tool in improving literacy, and the University of Otago is behind one ground-breaking approach.The University of Otago Information Science department […]

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Simple solution to threat posed by prolonged sitting – Otago academic

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Simple solution to threat posed by prolonged sitting – Otago academic

Source: University of Otago Thursday, 16 August 2018 11:56amDr Meredith PeddieGet off your bum and move around for two minutes every half hour, for the good of your health.The message is simple in both delivery and achievability.It is also the key finding from an international collaborative study carried out by National Heart Foundation Research Fellow […]

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Study links relationship of retail staff with their workplace to prevention of shoplifting

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Study links relationship of retail staff with their workplace to prevention of shoplifting

Source: University of Otago Tuesday, 14 August 2018 11:31amDr John Guthrie and Balkrushna PotdarUniversity of Otago research examining the role of psychological ownership in shoplifting prevention is to be extended into a New Zealand-wide survey of supermarket staff after notable results in a pilot trial.The role of psychological ownership in shoplifting prevention: An exploratory study, […]

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New election prediction method could reshape the pre-election cycle

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New election prediction method could reshape the pre-election cycle

Source: University of Otago Friday, 10 August 2018 2:52pmDr Mathew ParackalA new system of predicting election results, developed at The University of Otago, is proving so accurate developers hope it will change future political discussion and journalism.The value-based method of predicting election results developed by Dr Mathew Parackal, Dr Damien Mather and Dr David Holdsworth […]

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Enrolments Continue to Strengthen at the University of Otago

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Enrolments Continue to Strengthen at the University of Otago

Source: University of Otago Thursday, 9 August 2018 1:23pmThe University of Otago is now on track to record a roll increase of around 380 equivalent full-time students (EFTS) for 2018. Earlier in the year enrolments were tracking 300 EFTS ahead of the same time in 2017, but growth has strengthened further following a strong uptake […]

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Closing NZ’s border in severe pandemics cost-effective – New study

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Closing NZ’s border in severe pandemics cost-effective – New study

Source: University of Otago Thursday, 9 August 2018 7:20amProfessor Michael Baker (left) and Professor Nick Wilson. Photo: Luke Pilkinton-Ching | University of Otago, WellingtonClosing the border may make sense for New Zealand in some extreme pandemic situations, according to a newly published study of the costs and benefits of taking this step.“In a severe pandemic, […]

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Otago demonstrates its commitment to rural health with new ‘virtual campus’

By   /  August 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago demonstrates its commitment to rural health with new ‘virtual campus’

Source: University of Otago Tuesday, 7 August 2018 11:26amDr Garry NixonThe University of Otago has reiterated its commitment to training and education in rural health with the establishment of a new Section of Rural Health, believed to be the first dedicated rural health unit currently operating within a New Zealand tertiary institution.The new group will […]

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Otago appoints crime novelist Val McDermid to visiting professorship

By   /  August 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago appoints crime novelist Val McDermid to visiting professorship

Source: University of Otago Monday, 6 August 2018 2:33pmVal McDermidThe University of Otago is delighted to announce the appointment of Scottish novelist Val McDermid as a Visiting Professor in the Division of Humanities.The crime novelist, who holds fellowships from the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and whose books have sold […]

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In our backyard – Otago argues for reintroducing native creatures to urban areas

By   /  August 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on In our backyard – Otago argues for reintroducing native creatures to urban areas

Source: University of Otago Friday, 3 August 2018 9:59amAssociate Professor Yolanda van HeezikImagine if those scuffling sounds you hear in your garden at night were kiwi poking around looking for bugs. According to two University of Otago academics, the idea is not so far-fetched.Associate Professor Yolanda van Heezik and Professor Philip Seddon, of the Department […]

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Otago researcher claims new study a step forward in fight to eliminate tuberculosis

By   /  August 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago researcher claims new study a step forward in fight to eliminate tuberculosis

Source: University of Otago Thursday, 2 August 2018 9:36amProfessor Philip HillThe McAuley Professor of International Health at the University of Otago is labelling the findings of new international collaborative research a step forward in the fight to eliminate the world’s top infectious disease killer, tuberculosis.Professor Philip Hill was involved in the research, published today in […]

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Otago researcher secures funding for therapy to help prevent disorders in preterm babies

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago researcher secures funding for therapy to help prevent disorders in preterm babies

Source: University of Otago Wednesday, 1 August 2018 10:09amDr Max BerryA University of Otago researcher has received funding from the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand to investigate a new therapy which could potentially prevent disorders developing in children born prematurely.Senior Lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Otago, Wellington, […]

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Anywhere, anytime: New Zealand children’s exposure to alcohol marketing

By   /  July 31, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Anywhere, anytime: New Zealand children’s exposure to alcohol marketing

Source: University of Otago Tuesday, 31 July 2018 10:56am Tim ChambersInnovative camera research has revealed New Zealand children are exposed to alcohol marketing on average 4.5 times per day.The collaborative research by the Universities of Otago and Auckland, found children were exposed to alcohol marketing in places such as the home, licensed outlets, and sports […]

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Otago researchers signal time for Government action on reducing alcohol-related harm

By   /  July 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago researchers signal time for Government action on reducing alcohol-related harm

Source: University of Otago Friday, 27 July 2018 9:40amProfessor Jennie Connor says along with breast cancer, drinking in pregnancy is a situation where risk of harm can only be effectively lowered by modifying the drinking pattern of the population.University of Otago experts in addiction medicine and the health effects of alcohol are questioning what the […]

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Funding for Otago breast cancer research which aims to halt cancer spread

By   /  July 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Funding for Otago breast cancer research which aims to halt cancer spread

Source: University of Otago Wednesday, 25 July 2018 9:33amSenior Lecturer in the Department of Pathology, Dr Heather Cunliffe, is one of four researchers nationally to share funding totalling $720,489 through the Breast Cancer Research in New Zealand initiative for 2018.A University of Otago researcher has been awarded $133,263 to investigate opportunities to halt the spread […]

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Simple supplement aids powerful rugby performance – Otago study finds

By   /  July 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Simple supplement aids powerful rugby performance – Otago study finds

Source: University of Otago Monday, 23 July 2018 11:13amDr Katherine BlackSore muscles and peak athletic performance do not mix. Otago researchers have found a common health supplement may solve the issue.The world-first research, published in the European Journal of Sports Science, studied a group of Chiefs Super Rugby players over five weeks of pre-season training, […]

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Indigenous tauira the focus of new exchange programme

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Indigenous tauira the focus of new exchange programme

Source: University of Otago Thursday, 19 July 2018 10:37amTūrangawaewae, Pōkai Whenua outgoing student Barlow Anderson (left) and inbound student Miranda Livers are surrounded by (from left) Kaitohutohu Hata Temo, La Trobe University’s Acting Executive Director, Indigenous Strategy and Education Nellie Green, Office of Māori Development Director Tuari Potiki, Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne and International Office Director […]

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Otago-led research cites faulty science and ethics in DNA analyses of ‘Ata’

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago-led research cites faulty science and ethics in DNA analyses of ‘Ata’

Source: University of Otago Wednesday, 18 July 2018 9:15amAssociate Professor Sian HalcrowUniversity of Otago-led international collaborative research calls into question the ethics and skeletal and genomic analysis surrounding research into the much publicised alien-like “Atacama mummy”.University of Otago bioarchaeologist Associate Professor Sian Halcrow led an international research team focusing on the very small mummified body, […]

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Potential for Antarctica to become plastics dumping ground and home for new species

By   /  July 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Potential for Antarctica to become plastics dumping ground and home for new species

Source: University of Otago Tuesday, 17 July 2018 1:24pmThis latest study identifying that the Antarctic is not as isolated as once thought, builds on a previous Marsden-funded project led by Professor Jon Waters. The research, reported today in Nature Climate Change was undertaken by an international team, including Professor Waters.Professor Jon WatersAntarctica is not as […]

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New findings for ‘gifted’ Otago geneticist  diagnosing rare genetic disorders

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New findings for ‘gifted’ Otago geneticist  diagnosing rare genetic disorders

Source: University of Otago Monday, 16 July 2018 1:41pmUniversity of Otago Cure Kids Professor Paediatric Genetics, Stephen RobertsonRecent research undertaken by University of Otago Cure Kids Professor Paediatric Genetics, Stephen Robertson, highlights the world-leading discoveries he is making regarding rare genetic disorders affecting children and the opportunity genomic analysis is providing.Professor Robertson and his team […]

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