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Giving cash without strings attached can improve health

By   /  November 23, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Giving cash without strings attached can improve health

Source: University of Otago Headline: Giving cash without strings attached can improve health Thursday, 23 November 2017 4:41pmNew research from the University of Otago, Wellington, has shown unconditional cash transfers can improve health of low to middle class countries. New research has shown governments can help improve health in low and middle income countries, simply […]

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Otago study finds infection and schizophrenia symptom link

By   /  November 22, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago study finds infection and schizophrenia symptom link

Source: University of Otago Headline: Otago study finds infection and schizophrenia symptom link Tuesday, 21 November 2017 8:48amIf a mother’s immune system is activated by infection during pregnancy, it could result in critical cognitive deficits linked to schizophrenia in her offspring, a University of Otago study has revealed.Lead author Dr Ryan Ward, of the Department […]

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Healthy food choices in childhood lowers risk of developing cardiovascular disease

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Healthy food choices in childhood lowers risk of developing cardiovascular disease

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Healthy food choices in childhood lowers risk of developing cardiovascular disease Tuesday, 21 November 2017 12:53pm University of Otago research has found that cutting saturated fats in childrens’ diets lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease. Photo: Sharron Bennett. Cutting saturated fat in childrens’ diets reduces […]

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Workplace interventions required to keep rapidly expanding aging workforce safe

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Workplace interventions required to keep rapidly expanding aging workforce safe

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Workplace interventions required to keep rapidly expanding aging workforce safe Friday, 17 November 2017 3:49pm A Dunedin School of Medicine-funded study has found that work-place injuries in older employees are set to increase. Photo: Sharron Bennett. With the burden of work-related injuries in older employees […]

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NZ-led international team begin epic journey to probe secrets of Ross Ice Shelf

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on NZ-led international team begin epic journey to probe secrets of Ross Ice Shelf

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: NZ-led international team begin epic journey to probe secrets of Ross Ice Shelf Friday, 17 November 2017 2:29pm Dr Christian Ohneiser (pictured) and Dr Christina Hulbe are taking their research team to Antarctica. After years of planning, a University of Otago-led research team is about […]

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Consequences of gene drive technologies for ecosystems

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Consequences of gene drive technologies for ecosystems

Source: University of Otago Headline: Consequences of gene drive technologies for ecosystems Friday, 17 November 2017 11:44amProfessor Neil Gemmell. Photo: supplied. Scientists working in the vanguard of new genetic technologies have issued a call to ensure that possible applications in conservation will only affect local populations.Professor Neil Gemmell, the head of the University of Otago’s […]

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Elimination of mosquito-borne diseases in the Pacific possible with collaboration

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Elimination of mosquito-borne diseases in the Pacific possible with collaboration

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Elimination of mosquito-borne diseases in the Pacific possible with collaboration Thursday, 16 November 2017 5:00pm A TechCamp focused on preventing mosquito-borne diseases has been funded by the US embassy and will be organised by the University of Otago. Photo: Sharron Bennett. The importance of working […]

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Finding ways to address inequalities in Maori mental health

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Finding ways to address inequalities in Maori mental health

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Finding ways to address inequalities in Maori mental health Wednesday, 15 November 2017 4:00pm Dr Cameron Lacey, senior researcher at the University of Otago, has been awarded a Health Research Council grant. Photo: supplied. Inequities for Maori diagnosed with a psychotic disorder are set to […]

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University of Otago announces new Chancellor

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on University of Otago announces new Chancellor

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: University of Otago announces new Chancellor Tuesday, 14 November 2017 3:45pm The University of Otago has announced its new Chancellor. Photo: Sharron Bennett. The University of Otago has announced a new Chancellor. Dr Royden Somerville QC will succeed long-serving Chancellor John Ward in January. Dunedin-based […]

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Landmark study from Otago clarifies brain’s role in fertility control

By   /  November 10, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Landmark study from Otago clarifies brain’s role in fertility control

Source: University of Otago Headline: Landmark study from Otago clarifies brain’s role in fertility control Friday, 10 November 2017 12:49pmL-R: Dr Su Young Han, Prof Allan Herbison, Dr Jenny Clarkson. Crucial new information about how the brain controls fertility has been unlocked by University of Otago researchers, with their findings just published in prestigious journal […]

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Kids in Space Study: Where do our children go?

By   /  November 9, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Kids in Space Study: Where do our children go?

Source: University of Otago Headline: Kids in Space Study: Where do our children go? Thursday, 9 November 2017 3:29pmPhotos of childrens’ typical environments, supplied by University of Otago Wellington. New Zealand children stick close to home, innovative research from Otago, Auckland and Harvard Universities has revealed. The ‘Kids in Space’ study found that children aged […]

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Highlanders give Dunedin that million-dollar feeling

By   /  November 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Highlanders give Dunedin that million-dollar feeling

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Highlanders give Dunedin that million-dollar feeling Thursday, 9 November 2017 12:06pm A single game of rugby is enough to boost Dunedin’s economy by $1.9 million, a University of Otago study has found. Results from the 2017 Economic Impact Study, a joint project between the University […]

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Otago student receives prestigious Rhodes scholarship

By   /  November 9, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago student receives prestigious Rhodes scholarship

Source: University of Otago Headline: Otago student receives prestigious Rhodes scholarship Wednesday, 8 November 2017 8:42amGovernor-General Her Excellency The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy with Rhodes scholarship winner Jean Balchin. A prestigious Rhodes Scholarship has been awarded to University of Otago student Jean Balchin to carry out post-graduate study at the University of Oxford (UK). […]

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Otago research aims to fill gap in views on assisted dying

By   /  November 9, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago research aims to fill gap in views on assisted dying

Source: University of Otago Headline: Otago research aims to fill gap in views on assisted dying Wednesday, 8 November 2017 8:51amA researcher at the University of Otago is hoping to ascertain, for the first time, the collective views about assisted dying from people who are terminally ill and nearing the end of their lives. Jessica […]

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Otago-developed medical science breakthrough given FDA approval for US

By   /  November 8, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago-developed medical science breakthrough given FDA approval for US

Source: University of Otago Headline: Otago-developed medical science breakthrough given FDA approval for US Wednesday, 8 November 2017 3:22pmUniversity of Otago Polymer expert Assoc Prof Steve Moratti, who worked on the gel, and Chemistry Professor Lyall Hanton holding a framed copy of FDA approval for their Chitogel product. An innovative wound-healing gel developed by NZ […]

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Colouring-in may improve adult mental health

By   /  November 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Colouring-in may improve adult mental health

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Colouring-in may improve adult mental health Wednesday, 8 November 2017 1:49pm Children may not be alone in enjoying the therapeutic benefits of colouring-in, according to new University of Otago research. A Department of Psychology study published in the Creativity Research Journal shows daily colouring can […]

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Otago showcases depth of Māori research

By   /  November 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago showcases depth of Māori research

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Otago showcases depth of Māori research Wednesday, 8 November 2017 11:05am Hui Poutama, the biennial symposium which showcases the breadth and depth of University of Otago Māori academic research, begins on Thursday November 9. Held at the Hutton Theatre at Otago Museum, the theme is […]

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First New Zealand study of pathological hoarding

By   /  November 6, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on First New Zealand study of pathological hoarding

Source: University of Otago Headline: First New Zealand study of pathological hoarding Monday, 6 November 2017 11:46amNew research from the University of Otago Christchurch gives insight into hoarding behaviour in New Zealand. An estimated 35,000 New Zealanders have clinically severe hoarding behaviour, according to the country’s first snapshot of the debilitating mental illness. A further […]

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Small changes can make big differences for tenants, study finds

By   /  November 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Small changes can make big differences for tenants, study finds

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Small changes can make big differences for tenants, study finds Friday, 3 November 2017 4:01pm Lara Rangiwhetu, Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington. Photo: Luke Pilkinton-Ching. Even minor improvements to new buildings can make a significant difference to tenants’ comfort, new research from […]

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Marsden Fund backs Otago’s research in best ever round

By   /  November 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Marsden Fund backs Otago’s research in best ever round

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Marsden Fund backs Otago’s research in best ever round Friday, 3 November 2017 9:58am The University of Otago has received around $24m in research funding from the annual Marsden Fund. University of Otago researchers have gained around $24m for 33 world-class research projects in the […]

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