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2011 News Archive
University of Otago, Christchurch

Otago academics made full professors

Thursday, 22 December 2011 9:24am

Fourteen of the University of Otago’s leading academics are being promoted to full professorships.

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Christchurch researchers honoured in Royal Society awards

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.

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Cantabrians working towards new anti-inflammatory drugs

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.

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Cantabrians part of international newborn infection study

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.

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Free health checks by medical students for Christchurch Māori community

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.

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Breakthrough Research Holds Clues About MS Cause

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).

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Long working hours can lead to alcohol addictions

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.

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Tackling bowel cancer from symptoms to surgery

Friday, 22 July 2011 11:55am

Summary of bowel cancer research at the University of Otago, Christchurch

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Health Research Council fund major Christchurch studies

Friday, 22 July 2011 9:40am


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Alternative and complementary medicine increasingly used to treat children

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.

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Better to eat kiwifruit than to take vitamin C supplements

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.

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Smoking during pregnancy factor in childhood behavioural disorders

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.

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Medical students lend a hand in earthquake aftermath

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.

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This year’s Summer Studentship research results

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.