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Otago breakthrough in diabetic heart disease

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Friday, 5 January 2018

The molecule responsible for heart disease in diabetics has been identified by University of Otago researchers, greatly improving chances of survival.

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

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Friday, 10 November 2017

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 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).

Otago health researchers gain career development awards

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Four up–and–coming University of Otago researchers have each been awarded around $500,000 from the Health Research Council (HRC) to pursue world-class projects aimed at improving New Zealander’s health and wellbeing and contributing to international progress in these areas.

Undeclared steroids found in products sold in NZ

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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Athletes and the body-conscious beware – at least six sports supplements on sale in Australia and New Zealand contain anabolic steroids not declared on their labels.

Otago brain health researchers delve into dopamine

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Friday, 25 August 2017

University of Otago researchers studying learning processes affected in brain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have made new discoveries about how nerve impulses form memories, findings which have implications for developing new therapies for these conditions.

Secrets of ancient Irish funeral practices revealed

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Friday, 4 August 2017

New insights into the lifeways – and death rites – of the ancient people of Ireland are being provided through funerary studies led by a researcher at the University of Otago’s Department of Anatomy.

Otago finding new ways to beat an old and enduring enemy - TB

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Monday, 31 July 2017

An innovative approach in drug discovery in combating one of the world’s greatest health scourges – tuberculosis (TB) – is being pioneered by an international research group that has Otago microbiologists as key leading members.

Otago cemetery research reveals insights into lives of early settlers

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Monday, 24 July 2017

In the first research of its kind in New Zealand, University of Otago researchers are gaining fresh insights into the quality of life and identity of Otago’s early European settlers and farmers through excavating and analysing skeletons from unmarked graves in St. John’s Burial Ground, in Tokoiti, Milton.