2012 News Archive
Friday, 23 November 2012
The first group of staff from the University of Otago, Christchurch (UOC) will move back into their building after 21 months in temporary premises.
Friday, 23 November 2012
Front-line rescue workers in Christchurch put their own needs and those of their families to one side to play a vital role during the Christchurch earthquakes and aftershocks, early results from a study into the occupational health of 600 emergency workers shows.
Friday, 3 December 2010
The University of Otago, Christchurch, has opened a new education Simulation Centre for training medical students and other health professionals.
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
University of Otago, Christchurch, study shows home visiting programme can dramatically reduce child abuse in the longer term.
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
Research into the benefits of vitamin D is a burgeoning area.
Saturday, 29 September 2012
Researchers from the University of Otago, Christchurch, are collaborating with clinicians at Fertility Associates in Christchurch to develop a test to significantly improve the success rate for in vitro fertilisations implantations.
Thursday, 6 September 2012
The University of Otago Christchurch Appeal got off to a flying start with a $5 million donation to its Christchurch Heart Institute fund.
Friday, 24 August 2012
What development path should New Zealand’s cities take to ensure that maximum environmental, economic, social and cultural benefits can be gained?
Thursday, 7 June 2012
New funding from the Health Research Council has continued support for the Centre for Free Radical Research at the University of Otago, Christchurch with a grant of $4.2 million over the next three years.
Monday, 30 April 2012
Inheriting gene variants that increase the risk of developing coronary heart disease does not necessarily mean an individual is going to have reduced life expectancy if he or she suffers a heart attack.
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
A study from the University of Otago’s long-running Christchurch Health and Development Study (CHDS) throws new light on a current issue; links between family income and other outcomes later in life such as health and educational achievement.
Monday, 16 April 2012
A review by Professor Michael Ardagh and colleagues from the University of Otago, Christchurch and the Canterbury District Health Board, shows emergency health services coped well with the major earthquake in Christchurch on February 22 last year, despite being placed under enormous pressure.
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
International research co-authored by the University of Otago, Christchurch has unraveled a century old scientific mystery, opening the way to significant improvements in the way drugs are delivered to the body.
Thursday, 15 March 2012
It is well known that nurses and midwives work schedules are often irregular and involve shifts, now new research from the University of Otago, Christchurch in association with the University of Queensland has also shown that long hours and harmful alcohol use are linked.
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
The University of Otago is establishing an Arthritis Research Theme to enhance support for the internationally leading work its researchers are undertaking in this area. These research efforts are seeking to improve the understanding and treatment of the rheumatic diseases that affect more than half a million New Zealanders.
Friday, 2 March 2012
Dr Logan Walker has been awarded a Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship and Dr Paul Chin has been awarded an HRC Clinical Training Fellowship.
Tuesday, 28 February 2012
New University of Otago research suggests that a stronger focus is needed on preventing accidental nerve injury during medical treatments in New Zealand.
Friday, 24 February 2012
Researchers at the University of Otago, Christchurch have developed a new list of 49 ‘NEEDNT’ foods as part of a treatment research programme for obesity.
Friday, 10 February 2012
Research by the University of Otago in Christchurch and Wellington has shown that breastfeeding of infants has a clear protective effect against children developing asthma or wheezing up to six years of age.
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Overweight or obese people with type 2 diabetes are more likely to reduce weight if they focus on cutting back on total calorie intake, rather than specific high protein/high carbohydrate diets according to a new study from the University of Otago, Wellington.