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Opportunity to learn about 3D printing with local expert

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Thursday, 12 October 2017

Associate Professor Tim Woodfield has developed a 3-day introductory 3D Printing in Medicine course for the local medical community. It will run November 20 to 22 in Christchurch and include talks by international and national experts.

Christchurch student develops App prototype

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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

A student from Otago’s Christchurch campus has taken part in a 48-hour competition to develop a medical education learning application at the world’s biggest and best medical education conference.

October 2017 digital calendar

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Monday, 2 October 2017

A rainbow appeared in the sky behind a distillery in Scotland just as Alice Milnes began photographing it – making the photo which has become this month’s digital calendar.

Actors and manikins used in medical training

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Friday, 29 September 2017

Christchurch medical students are working with actors and a high-technology manikin to practise dealing with acute patient scenarios before encountering them in the real world.

First study of inflammatory bowel disease rates in NZ children

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Rates of debilitating inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) such as Crohn’s disease among South Island children are up to three times higher than their North Island counterparts, the first New Zealand prevalence study has found.

Inaugural Robin Fraser Lecture

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Monday, 11 September 2017

A professor from the University of Tromsø gave the inaugural lecture this afternoon that recognises Professor Robin Fraser's contribution over many years to the UOC Research Seminar Series.

The Science Of... Vitamin C

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Monday, 28 August 2017

Vitamin C researchers from the Department of Pathology were featured in Radio New Zealand’s The Science Of… series this week.

Christchurch campus cookbook launched

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Thursday, 17 August 2017

A group of cancer researchers from the University's Christchurch campus have shared their favourite recipes to raise money for charity.

3D printing cancer tumours

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

An innovative cancer research technique from the Mackenzie Cancer Research Group was featured on TVNZ's 1News last night.

Stomach cancer programme part of HRC funding haul

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

A five-year programme to examine ways of reducing the burden of stomach cancer in New Zealand has received support in the latest Health Research Council (HRC) funding round announced last week, along with 18 other Otago projects.

Christchurch cancer researcher runs for ‘awesome’ charity

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

A PhD student at the University’s Christchurch campus is not only researching the grading system for the stages of cancer, but has also raised almost $3000 for Bowel Cancer NZ – all inspired by her father’s battle with the disease.

Queen’s Birthday Honours surprise Otago staff

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Thursday, 8 June 2017

Three Otago professors honoured on Queens’s Birthday describe a moment of puzzlement upon receiving a curious looking letter in a gold embossed envelope from New Zealand’s Government House.