Friday, 10 June 2016 11:53am
Over the long Anzac weekend, while most of us were enjoying a relaxing time with family, eight young orthopaedic surgeons were toiling away in the Anatomy Department
Monday, 30 May 2016 2:31pm
University of Otago researchers are hoping to shed new light on the quality of life and identity of Otago’s early European settlers and farmers through a proposed study that would involve excavating and analysing skeletons from unmarked graves in Tokoiti, Milton.
Thursday, 26 May 2016 10:20am
A research team co-led by a University of Otago scientist has sequenced the first complete mitochondrial genome of a 2500-year-old Phoenician dubbed the “Young Man of Byrsa” or “Ariche”, whose tomb was discovered within a hill in Carthage, Tunisia in 1994.
Thursday, 7 April 2016 12:00pm
Tuesday, 5 April 2016 11:50am
University of Otago researchers have discovered a promising new marker that could help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease — and all that might be required is a simple blood test.
Friday, 1 April 2016 3:18pm
Friday, 1 April 2016 3:26pm
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 1:12pm
University of Otago researchers studying chinook salmon have provided the first evidence that “cryptic female choice” (CFC) enhances fertilisation success and embryo survival.
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 9:28am
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 5:39pm
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 9:47am
Friday, 5 February 2016 9:57am
Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Charlotte King and PhD students Gail Elliott and Anne Sohler-Snoddy have recently returned from a research trip to Chile.
Friday, 9 October 2015 3:28pm
The late Dr Elspeth Gold would be tremendously proud of her colleagues in the Department of Anatomy this month – as men and women alike don dresses to support “Frocktober”.
Thursday, 8 October 2015 9:56am
The genetic heritage of New Zealand’s first dog, the now extinct kurī, is being unravelled by University of Otago scientists using state-of-the-art ancient DNA analysis.
Monday, 7 September 2015 1:30pm
Dr Elspeth Gold, a highly respected and valued colleague, mentor and friend to many in the University of Otago and beyond, lost her courageous battle with cancer on the 21 August 2015.
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 7:45pm
Department of Anatomy Administrator Sally-Ann Howard has won this year’s University of Otago General Staff Award – the second award she has received this year recognising the competence, hard work and warmth she brings to her role.
Thursday, 21 May 2015 9:50pm
Two “wonderful” departmental administrators from opposite ends of the campus were celebrated this week at the Dunedin North Rotary Club’s Pride of Workmanship Awards held at the University Staff Club.
Thursday, 21 May 2015 10:29am
A University of Otago biological anthropologist will head to London in June to collect 200 DNA samples from ex-pats to complete sampling for study of the genetic origins of New Zealanders.
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 1:57pm
An Otago expert on clinical anatomy has contributed to the world’s first text book on the subject, entitled Teaching Anatomy: A Practical Guide.
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 4:18pm
Department of Anatomy Laboratory Manager and award winning fashion designer Fieke Neuman is using her skills to create hands-on teaching aids made of fabric and textiles.
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 3:44pm
A University of Otago PhD student analysing dental calculus (hardened plaque) from ancient teeth is helping resolve the question of what plant foods Easter Islanders relied on before European contact.
Thursday, 11 December 2014 3:47pm
Three University of Otago scientists and a PhD graduate have been awarded a total of $471,944 to support their brain research in the Neurological Foundation’s December funding round announced today.
Monday, 1 December 2014 11:59am
Conflicting evidence about the extent to which men’s semen quality declines with age—likely lowering their fertility—is being cleared up by new University of Otago research that has collated and reviewed data from 90 previous studies from around the world.
Thursday, 6 November 2014 1:11pm
Three University of Otago staff members and a two postgraduate students have gained prestigious scholarships in the 2014 Rutherford Foundation Trust Awards.
Wednesday, 1 October 2014 10:49am
Two talented early to mid-career scientists will return to the University of Otago after gaining highly sought-after Rutherford Discovery Fellowships, which are valued at up to $800,000 each over five years.
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 8:31am
A revolutionary handheld and battery-powered DNA diagnostic device invented at the University of Otago is poised to become a commonly used field tool for rapidly detecting suspected viruses or bacteria in samples while also determining the level of infection.
Friday, 6 June 2014 9:00am
A University of Otago researcher is among an international team that has sequenced the sheep genome, pinpointing genes that are unique to sheep, including those that help support secretion of the grease needed to maintain wool.
Friday, 7 March 2014 4:36pm
Jenny McDowell's PhD from the University of Otago will help identify juvenile victims of marine disasters.
Thursday, 6 March 2014 3:25pm
Researchers from New Zealand’s University of Otago studying 3000-year-old skeletons from the oldest known cemetery in the Pacific Islands are casting new light on the diet and lives of the enigmatic Lapita people, the likely ancestors of Polynesians.
Monday, 16 December 2013 12:41pm
Two University of Otago brain researchers have gained support for their studies into Parkinson’s Disease and stroke recovery in the latest Neurological Foundation funding round.
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 3:51pm
An innovative, non-lethal approach to pest management has the potential to become a “game-changer” in providing lasting and effective control in a wide range of insect and animal pests, according to New Zealand scientists developing the technique.
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 3:25pm
When salmon spawn, males competing to fertilise eggs will win or lose based primarily on their sperm swimming speed, according to a collaborative study by researchers from the University of Otago and the University of Western Australia.
Monday, 21 October 2013 10:21am
Discoveries of early Māori skeletal remains showing tell-tale signs of gout have been corroborated by new evidence that dispels the myth that the disease was largely an upper class European affliction that did not affect any indigenous populations.
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 9:54am
Deputy Director of Otago University’s Brain Health Research Centre, Associate Professor John Reynolds, will travel to Australia next week to attend the 2013 Theo Murphy High Flyers Think Tank.
Monday, 15 July 2013 10:44am
University of Otago neuroscientists have gained nearly $390,000 in Neurological Foundation funding for three projects involving stroke recovery, Parkinson’s disease, and improving cognitive performance.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 3:25pm
A University of Otago-led multidisciplinary team of scientists have shed new light on the diet, lifestyles and movements of the first New Zealanders by analysing isotopes from their bones and teeth.
Thursday, 6 December 2012 2:13pm
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.
Wednesday, 5 December 2012 2:16pm
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.
Tuesday, 23 October 2012 9:52am
In a landmark study, University of Otago researchers have achieved the feat of sequencing complete mitochondrial genomes for members of what was likely to be one of the first groups of Polynesians to settle New Zealand and have revealed a surprising degree of genetic variation among these pioneering voyagers.
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 4:14pm
New University of Otago research into two sex hormones released by the testes of male fetuses and boys may help solve the enduring mystery of why autism is much more common in boys than girls.
Wednesday, 9 May 2012 9:53am
University of Otago researchers working in remote Cambodian mountains are shedding new light on the lost history of an unidentified people by studying their enigmatic burial rituals.
Friday, 20 April 2012 10:09am
People who donate their bodies to science are more likely to be blue collar workers who also regularly give blood, are registered organ donors, and give frequently to charity, according to an international study led by the University of Otago.
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 12:32pm
New University of Otago research suggests that a stronger focus is needed on preventing accidental nerve injury during medical treatments in New Zealand.
Thursday, 22 December 2011 9:24am
Fourteen of the University of Otago’s leading academics are being promoted to full professorships.
Thursday, 4 November 2010 12:45pm
In a discovery with the potential to drastically improve the lives of stroke and head injury victims, University of Otago and UCLA researchers have come up with a drug therapy which could unlock paralysed arms and legs, restoring mobility by up to half.
Wednesday, 18 August 2010 9:09am
Research at Otago University to develop a better screening test for the early detection of prostate cancer has been advanced due to a $30,000 grant from the Men’s Health Trust New Zealand.
Tuesday, 13 July 2010 2:47pm
A previously hidden mechanism regulating how brain cells communicate has been discovered by a University of Otago scientist in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Aberdeen.