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New Zealand-led heart failure findings debunk world medical view

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Thousands of New Zealanders can look forward to improvements in treatment and care of heart failure following new research findings that look set to alter the clinical approach and health care planning for heart failure globally.

Christchurch researcher easing the pain of gout

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Friday, 16 February 2018

A Christchurch rheumatologist has won Medicines New Zealand's top prize for research into how increasing dosages of gout medicines can dramatically improve patients’ lives.

First New Zealand study of pathological hoarding

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Monday, 6 November 2017

An estimated 35,000 New Zealanders have clinically severe hoarding behaviour, according to the country’s first snapshot of the debilitating mental illness. A further 56,000 people are likely to have sub-clinical hoarding behaviours that could later develop into a diagnosable condition.

Otago health researchers gain career development awards


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.

PhD students win awards at 2017 NZSO Conference

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Monday, 16 October 2017

PhD students from the Department of Pathology were recipients of the PHARMAC Young Researcher and Oncology Trainee Travel awards at the annual New Zealand Oncology Society Conferece over the weekend.

CMRF funding success for free radical researchers

Friday, 13 October 2017

The Centre for Free Radical Research has been awarded two Canterbury Medical Research Foundation (CMRF) Major Project grants in the latest funding round to further their research into melanoma and sepsis.