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Preparing for increased stroke volumes in New Zealand

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Preparing for increased stroke volumes in New Zealand

Source: University of Otago Friday, 22 June 2018 10:34amAssociate Professor Anna RantaAlthough the incidence of stroke and mortality are declining due to better management strategies, stroke volumes are going up in New Zealand due to a growing and ageing population.New research from Associate Professor Anna Ranta, Head of the Department of Medicine at the University […]

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Smokefree 2025: An opportunity for big scores by the Government

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Smokefree 2025: An opportunity for big scores by the Government

Source: University of Otago Friday, 22 June 2018 10:17am Martin Witt, Cancer Society Canterbury West Coast DivisionA group of tobacco control experts today published an open letter in the New Zealand Medical Journal calling for bold new actions from the New Zealand Government to achieve the Smokefree 2025 goal.The group, which included health and tobacco […]

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$5 million boost for Otago team’s quest to restore fertility in women with disabling ovary disorder

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on $5 million boost for Otago team’s quest to restore fertility in women with disabling ovary disorder

Source: University of Otago Friday, 22 June 2018 9:58amAssociate Professor Christine Jasoni (left), Associate Professor Rebecca Campbell and Professor Greg Anderson have successfully secured an almost $5 million grant from the Health Research Council to continue their research into Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.A University of Otago research team whose ultimate goal is to restore fertility in […]

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Reduction in HIV diagnoses in New Zealand

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Reduction in HIV diagnoses in New Zealand

Source: University of Otago Wednesday, 20 June 2018 10:03amDr Sue McAllisterThere has been a significant reduction in the number of people diagnosed with HIV in New Zealand over the past year.In 2017, 197 people were diagnosed – a decrease from the 243 reported in 2016, figures released today by the AIDS Epidemiology Group, University of […]

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Price of ‘healthy food basket’ continues to rise, Otago research reveals

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Price of ‘healthy food basket’ continues to rise, Otago research reveals

Source: University of Otago Tuesday, 19 June 2018 9:02amFilling your supermarket trolley with healthy food is not getting any cheaper, the latest New Zealand Food Cost Survey reveals.Senior Lecturer Louise MainvilThe cost of buying healthy food in a weekly supermarket shop continues to grow, the latest New Zealand Food Cost Survey carried out by the […]

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Scientists identify bug likely to cause bowel cancer

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Scientists identify bug likely to cause bowel cancer

Source: University of Otago Monday, 18 June 2018 11:40amProfessor Frank FrizelleNew Zealand scientists have identified a toxic bug they believe may cause bowel cancer and could lead to a life-saving vaccine or early detection test for the too-often deadly disease.The University of Otago, Christchurch, researchers found a toxic form of a bacteria called Bacteroides fragilis […]

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Almost $19 million awarded to Otago researchers in Health Research Council funding

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Almost $19 million awarded to Otago researchers in Health Research Council funding

Source: University of Otago Monday, 18 June 2018 10:21amProfessor Julian CraneA new study investigating for the first time the health of occupants of leaky homes in New Zealand is one of many University of Otago-led projects being funded this year by the Health Research Council to the tune of almost $19 million.Professor Julian Crane and […]

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Key appointments further strengthen Otago’s innovation sector

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Key appointments further strengthen Otago’s innovation sector

Source: University of Otago Monday, 18 June 2018 10:04amThe University of Otago has been bolstered by two key appointments in the field of innovation and research.New Chief Executive Officer of Otago Innovation LtdThe new Chief Executive Officer of Otago Innovation Ltd, David Christensen. Photo: Sharron Bennett..Following the departure of Pete Hodgson who has moved on […]

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Now is the time to consider a regulatory body on AI predictive analytics

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Now is the time to consider a regulatory body on AI predictive analytics

Source: University of Otago Headline: Now is the time to consider a regulatory body on AI predictive analytics With Immigration New Zealand recently joining ACC and The Ministry for Social Development on the list of Government departments courting controversy over the use of predictive analytics systems, leading University of Otago researchers say now is the […]

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Unique chemistry – which one day might help fight serious disease – found in the New Zealand glowworm

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Unique chemistry – which one day might help fight serious disease – found in the New Zealand glowworm

Source: University of Otago Headline: Unique chemistry – which one day might help fight serious disease – found in the New Zealand glowworm Tuesday, 20 February 2018 12:17pm Dr Miriam Sharpe, Department of Biochemistry. University of Otago researchers have helped uncover how New Zealand glowworms produce their glow. A multi-year study of the bioluminescence produced […]

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New work by Frances Hodgkins Fellow on display in latest Hocken exhibition

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New work by Frances Hodgkins Fellow on display in latest Hocken exhibition

Source: University of Otago Headline: New work by Frances Hodgkins Fellow on display in latest Hocken exhibition Monday, 19 February 2018 12:58pm Campbell Patterson. Campbell Patterson has drawn on the detritus of his surroundings for his latest exhibition, opening at the Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena this week.toot floor, which includes painting, film, and […]

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Molecular installation gateway to Division of Sciences

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Molecular installation gateway to Division of Sciences

Source: University of Otago Headline: Molecular installation gateway to Division of Sciences Wednesday, 14 February 2018 4:35pm The 12.5 tonne molecular network entrance towers over the entrance to the Division of Sciences. Photo: supplied. A 12.5 tonne, three-storey tall steel representation of a molecular network has become the “gateway” to the University of Otago’s Division […]

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Christchurch researcher easing the pain of gout

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Christchurch researcher easing the pain of gout

Source: University of Otago Headline: Christchurch researcher easing the pain of gout Wednesday, 14 February 2018 10:31am A Christchurch rheumatologist has won New Zealand’s top prize for research into how increasing dosages of gout medicines can dramatically improve patients’ lives. Professor Lisa Stamp’s study showed it was safe and effective to increase doses of a crucial […]

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Nano-scale science helps prize-winning Otago scientist make a big impact

By   /  February 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Nano-scale science helps prize-winning Otago scientist make a big impact

Source: University of Otago Headline: Nano-scale science helps prize-winning Otago scientist make a big impact Tuesday, 13 February 2018 4:36pm [embedded content] A University of Otago scientist at the forefront of developing applications from tiny science to powering a new technology sector has won the 2017 Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize. Dr Carla Meledandri […]

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Third vaccine dose needed to protect young New Zealanders from mumps outbreak

By   /  February 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Third vaccine dose needed to protect young New Zealanders from mumps outbreak

Source: University of Otago Headline: Third vaccine dose needed to protect young New Zealanders from mumps outbreak Tuesday, 13 February 2018 2:49pm Dr Ayesha Verrall from the University of Otago, Wellington, calls for urgent action to protect young people from the mumps outbreak. Urgent and proactive action is needed to protect young people from the […]

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Welcome to Otago – take care of yourself and others

By   /  February 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Welcome to Otago – take care of yourself and others

Source: University of Otago Headline: Welcome to Otago – take care of yourself and others Tuesday, 13 February 2018 12:09pm University of Otago proctor Dave Scott encourages students to have fun but look after themselves during the lead up to the 2018 academic year. The University of Otago is preparing to welcome students for the […]

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First study published connecting challenges of food allergies with personality traits

By   /  February 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on First study published connecting challenges of food allergies with personality traits

Source: University of Otago Headline: First study published connecting challenges of food allergies with personality traits Tuesday, 13 February 2018 11:26am University of Otago research has shown that personality traits can impact those living with food allergies. Credit: Creative Commons. University of Otago researchers have broken new ground in the area of food allergies, with […]

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New Shared Services Director appointed to University of Otago

By   /  February 9, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New Shared Services Director appointed to University of Otago

Source: University of Otago Headline: New Shared Services Director appointed to University of Otago Friday, 9 February 2018 12:22pm David Tapp. Photo: Sharron Bennett The University of Otago has appointed Dunedin man David Tapp as its Director of Shared Services – an integral new position within its support services structure. University Chief Operating Officer Stephen […]

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Award winning Biomedical Scientist appointed to Associate Dean (Pacific) at University of Otago Wellington

By   /  February 9, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Award winning Biomedical Scientist appointed to Associate Dean (Pacific) at University of Otago Wellington

Source: University of Otago Headline: Award winning Biomedical Scientist appointed to Associate Dean (Pacific) at University of Otago Wellington Friday, 9 February 2018 10:04am Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu (fourth from left) and colleagues after her pōwhiri welcome to the University of Otago, Wellington campus. Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu has been appointed to the role of Associate Dean […]

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Otago researchers uncover New Zealand’s first fossils preserved in amber

By   /  February 8, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago researchers uncover New Zealand’s first fossils preserved in amber

Source: University of Otago Headline: Otago researchers uncover New Zealand’s first fossils preserved in amber Thursday, 8 February 2018 11:45am An image of a insect fossilized in amber. Photo: supplied. The discovery of fossil insects, nematodes and fungi preserved in amber from sites in Otago is shedding new light on New Zealand’s geological and biological […]

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