Monday, 15 April 2013
Nutrition researcher awarded international prize
A leading University of Otago nutritionist, Professor Rosalind Gibson, has been awarded the 2013 Kellogg International Prize in Nutrition.
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Dolphins Down Under: Understanding the New Zealand Dolphin
New Zealand dolphins, also known as Hector's dolphins, are fascinating and beautiful animals.
Monday, 11 February 2013
Nobel Prize-winning duo offer public lectures at Otago
The University of Otago has scored a rare coup in having two Nobel Laureates present public lectures in Dunedin on consecutive days this month.
Friday, 8 February 2013
Japan study implications for under-sea zones around New Zealand
A new study about the 2011 Japan tsunami in the internationally respected journal Science has implications for New Zealand, says a University of Otago scientist who contributed to the study, Dr Virginia Toy.
Thursday, 7 February 2013
Otago researchers create online injured cyclist-door crash map
A searchable online map showing where in New Zealand cyclists have been injured as a result of car doors opening has been created by University of Otago injury prevention researchers.
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
New approaches to combating rheumatic fever in children
Leading international researchers and doctors are meeting at the University of Otago, Wellington this week to identify new approaches to reducing the very high levels of rheumatic fever in New Zealand and Australia.
Thursday, 31 January 2013
DCD may have unintended effects on aquatic environment: Otago research
Otago partners with University of Medicine (1) in Myanmar
The University of Otago has signed an agreement with the University of Medicine (1) in Myanmar (also known as Burma) to collaborate on research, training, and capacity building in areas including infectious disease.
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
New drill-less technique may reduce kids' fear of the dentist
Children have been shown to significantly prefer a new way of treating tooth decay that doesn't involve needles or drills.
Monday, 28 January 2013
Christchurch students return to their repaired building for the first time in almost two years.
University of Otago, Christchurch, medical students will begin their academic year on Monday, January 28 by returning to a repaired campus building.
Thursday, 24 January 2013
University of Otago, Christchurch, Summer Studentship projects provide practical medical results.
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Seagulls turn backs on the rest of NZ in favour of the Otago Coast
Smokefree playground policies can make a difference
British and New Zealand playgrounds have a significantly smaller proportion of people smoking than other types of public outdoor areas, according to latest research from the University of Otago, Wellington.
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
First time parenting a positive experience for mental health
Becoming a parent for the first time may improve mental health and reduce levels of psychological distress, according to a new study from the University of Otago, Wellington (UOW).
Thursday, 17 January 2013
Otago collaboration throws doubt on earlier "killer walrus" claims
Palaeontologists who examined a new fossil found in southern California have thrown doubt on earlier claims that a “killer walrus” once existed.
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
University of Otago study prompts renewed call to action on sugar
A study commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) into what is known about the effects of sugar recommends that cutting down on the sweet additive should be part of a global strategy to tackle the obesity epidemic.
Thursday, 10 January 2013
History of Anglo-Indian children sent to NZ to work uncovered
The fate of 130 Anglo-Indian children, educated and sent to New Zealand for a better future, is being recorded by a University of Otago PhD candidate.
Thursday, 20 December 2012
Cancer vaccine researcher appointed to Otago Chair in Pharmaceutical Sciences
The University of Otago has appointed an internationally leading expert on vaccine formulation and delivery to its Chair in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
A Very Merry Christmas Carol from Otago
We are pleased to present the University Sextet singing their very own Christmas carol medley, accompanied by a Christmas message from Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne.
Friday, 14 December 2012
Study finds the cheapest emergency food to stockpile
Storage foods for an emergency such as an earthquake that meet all daily energy requirements can cost as little as $2.22 per day according to a new study by the University of Otago, Wellington.
Thursday, 13 December 2012
Shocking disparities in child obesity now exist in New Zealand
Public health researcher Professor Tony Blakely from the University of Otago, Wellington says the time for prevaricating about obesity is over with the release of latest child obesity figures by the Ministry of Health.
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Before Skyfall: 46 years of violence in James Bond movies
Violent acts in James Bond films were more than twice as common in Quantum of Solace (2008) than in the original 1962 movie Dr No, University of Otago researchers have found.
Monday, 10 December 2012
Leading international speakers for Public Health Summer School
The largest and longest running Public Health Summer School in New Zealand and Australia will provide an exciting line-up of national and international speakers for three weeks next February (4-22 of February 2013).
Friday, 7 December 2012
Weight loss benefits of low-fat diets proven
Reducing fat intake leads to weight loss that can be maintained for at least seven years – that's one of the clear findings of a major new review of dozens of studies by an international team that includes a University of Otago researcher.
Clinical governance in hospitals making good progress
The largest and most complex survey of the New Zealand health workforce has just been completed showing good progress across many DHBs in the development and implementation of clinical governance by health professionals in public hospitals.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
New Zealanders' genetic diversity to be mapped
A leading University of Otago biological anthropologist has won a prestigious two-year James Cook Research Fellowship to undertake the first-ever survey of the genetic diversity of New Zealand's population.
Otago scientists win neurological research funding
Three University of Otago scientists have received nearly $300,000 of funding to support their world-class brain-related research in the latest Neurological Foundation grant round.
Monday, 3 December 2012
Otago researchers in major new study of TB and diabetes epidemics
University of Otago expertise is set to play a key role in European Commission (EC) funded research into links between infectious and non-communicable diseases – in this case tuberculosis (TB) and type 2 diabetes.
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Otago study highlights how little is known about baby weaning method
Starting babies on solids by letting them feed themselves pieces of food is a growing trend – yet there is scarce scientific research about the practice, putting healthcare professionals in a difficult position when giving advice, new University of Otago research suggests.
Friday, 23 November 2012
University of Otago, Christchurch, staff move back into their building
The first group of staff from the University of Otago, Christchurch (UOC) will move back into their building after 21 months in temporary premises.