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Cardiovascular killer protein probed by Otago researchers

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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Probing the molecular breakdown of a little-known “killer” lipoprotein, responsible for many cases of heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions, has given University of Otago scientists new insights into how it is metabolised by the body.

New insights gained into genetics of gout in Māori and Pacific people

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Newly identified gene variants contribute to explaining why Māori and Pacific people have the highest rates worldwide of gout, the painful and debilitating arthritic disease, an international collaboration led by University of Otago researchers has found.

New Zealand fish and chips hold human DNA clues

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Before you pop that piece of battered fish in your mouth, be aware it might just hold the key to understanding the origins of a form of DNA memory critical to human development.

Researchers developing next-generation sanitisers to control bovine mastitis in the dairy industry

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Friday, 17 March 2017

Researchers from the Universities of Otago and Auckland have teamed up with a leading New Zealand animal health innovator, Deosan, to develop new sanitisers for mastitis management. The development and implementation of new sanitisers will continue to enhance New Zealand’s position as a global leader in milk quality by improving performance in mastitis prevention and guard against the emergence of antimicrobial resistance.

Otago welcomes world university subject ranking results


Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The University of Otago welcomed today’s release of the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject, in which Otago ranked among the top 50 institutions in the world in five subject areas and among the top 100 in 12.

Specific immune cells predict bowel cancer outcomes

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Monday, 6 March 2017

A pilot study by University of Otago researchers suggests that people with colorectal cancer that have a certain type of immune cell in their tumour may have increased survival rates.

Otago discovery sheds new light on several disease processes

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

New light on a key factor involved in diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, gastric cancer and melanoma has been cast through latest University of Otago research carried out in collaboration with Australian scientists.

Otago gains funding to engage young minds with science


Friday, 17 February 2017

Four University of Otago initiatives are among the latest projects to be successfully awarded a total of $2m in the 2017 Unlocking Curious Minds funding round. The fund particularly focuses on projects that engage young New Zealanders who have fewer opportunities to be involved with science and technology.