Christchurch News and Events
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Friday, 17 May 2013
Latest research from the University of Otago, Christchurch, has shown vitamin C does not significantly lower uric acid levels in gout patients, despite previous studies touting its benefit.
Monday, 13 May 2013
Researchers from Christchurch have played a crucial role in an international study aimed at saving the lives of very premature babies.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
The University of Otago, Christchurch (UOC) has more than twice the number of elite or ‘A’ class researchers on staff than it did when last reviewed for the Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF) quality evaluation, despite researchers facing myriad hurdles due to earthquakes.
Wednesday, 3 April 2013
University of Otago researchers have discovered a potential new tool to help doctors in emergency departments quickly and accurately diagnose patients with heart failure and pneumonia. Associate Professor Chris Pemberton and colleagues at the University’s Christchurch Heart Institute have found that the molecule ghrelin signal peptide (GHRsp) could be used to signal if patients have concomitant heart failure and pneumonia.
Monday, 4 March 2013
A daily vitamin C intake equivalent to eating two kiwifruit a day is required to ensure our muscles maintain optimal levels, researchers from the University of Otago, Christchurch have found. Professor Margreet Vissers and her team from the Centre for Free Radical Research are involved in a large on-going study to better understand the critical role of vitamin C in the human body. They are also investigating the best way to obtain the vitamin from the diet.
Thursday, 24 January 2013
Summer students at the University of Otago, Christchurch, helped cut waiting times at a 24-hour clinic, demonstrated that Christchurch Hospital’s bone marrow transplant procedures are world-class, and provided insight into Cantabrians thriving despite suffering serious loss or hardship due to earthquakes.
Monday, 28 January 2013
University of Otago, Christchurch, medical students will begin their academic year on Monday, January 28 by returning to a repaired campus building.