Thursday, 22 December 2011 12:49pm
Fourteen of the University of Otago’s leading academics are being promoted to full professorships.
Thursday, 17 November 2011 4:54pm
University of Otago, Christchurch, researcher Professor Christine Winterbourn has won New Zealand’s top science and technology award – the Royal Society of New Zealand’s Rutherford Medal.
Thursday, 27 October 2011 9:18am
Chlorine bleach is a common item in the household cleaning cupboard. But this very toxic chemical is also produced by white blood cells in our bodies during inflammation in numerous diseases. Now potential new drugs may be targeted against bleach thanks to novel research by University of Otago, Christchurch, researchers.
Thursday, 29 September 2011 10:01am
Researchers from the University of Otago, Christchurch, have been a critical part of a world-wide study into treating newborns with infections, which will potentially save the New Zealand health system $200,000 a year.
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 9:56am
Staff and medical students from the University of Otago, Christchurch, are offering free health checks to the Māori community this weekend in the hope it will improve wellbeing in what has been a tough year for most Cantabrians.
Thursday, 11 August 2011 10:10am
In one of the largest human genetic studies ever undertaken, scientists have identified the major common genetic variants that contribute to the cause of the devastating neurologic disease, multiple sclerosis (MS).
Monday, 8 August 2011 9:53am
A University of Otago, Christchurch, study has found that working at least 50 hours a week increases the risk of alcohol problems by up to three times.
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 8:54am
The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), such as probiotics, herbal treatments and osteopathy, for children has almost doubled in the past decade, according to new research.
Friday, 27 May 2011 9:55am
University of Otago, Christchurch, researchers have found that a natural fruit source of vitamin C – kiwifruit – is vastly superior to a purified supplement form.
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 8:53am
New University of Otago, Christchurch, research has identified common factors in the far-reaching childhood behavioural conditions, Conduct Disorder (CD) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), including maternal smoking during pregnancy and exposure to family violence.
Monday, 21 March 2011 3:17pm
A month after the February 22 quake, Christchurch Hospital staff have taken time to praise medical students from the University of Otago, Christchurch, for their contribution to emergency healthcare.
Thursday, 27 January 2011 9:36am
This year’s research projects from University of Otago, Christchurch (UOC), Summer Studentship programme provide insights on topics such as stem cell treatment of cancer, a novel methadone programme and the use of green tea in treating cancer.