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Otago Health researchers gain career development awards
Thursday, 20 November 2014
Ten University of Otago researchers are among the recipients of Health Research Council (HRC) Career Development Awards for 2015, with one gaining a prestigious Sir Charles Hercus Fellowship.

Ancient NZ ‘Dawn Whale’ identified by Otago researchers
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
University of Otago palaeontologists are rewriting the history of New Zealand’s ancient whales by describing a previously unknown genus of fossil baleen whales and two species within it.

Poor credit rating linked to poor cardiovascular health
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
A credit score doesn’t only boil down a person’s entire financial history to a single number and somehow predict their credit-worthiness, it might also be saying something about a person’s health status, too, according to latest research out of the University of Otago.

Otago develops new Māori language App to make learning fun
Friday, 14 November 2014
A University of Otago research project to find out how Dunedin families pass on Māori to their children has led to the development of an innovative new Māori Language App, called Aki.

Otago ocean chemistry research leader awarded Marsden Medal
Thursday, 13 November 2014
Leading environmental and chemical oceanographer Professor Keith Hunter was announced last night as the co-recipient of the New Zealand Association of Scientists’ (NZAS) prestigious Marsden Medal recognising outstanding services to science.

Otago neuroscientists reveal mechanism crucial to moulding male brains
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Otago researchers have discovered that neural circuitry they previously showed was vital to triggering ovulation and maintaining fertility also plays a key role in moulding the male brain.

Memorandum of Agreement acknowledges important and enduring relationship

Wednesday, 12 November 2014
The signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between Kōkiri Marae Seaview and Tū Kotahi Māori Asthma Trust and the University of Otago next week will formalise a relationship that began more than 30 years ago.

Conference explores integrated ‘One Health’ approach to infectious diseases
Tuesday, 11 November 2014
Infectious diseases and other health concerns arising at the interface between people, animals, and the environment, are the focus of the 7th annual conference of the Otago International Health Research Network (OIHRN) that begins tomorrow.

Study shows more “quit” stimulus needed on cigarette packs
Monday, 10 November 2014
New research from the University of Otago, published recently in the prestigious BMJ-owned journal Tobacco Control, suggests tobacco plain packaging would be enhanced by clearer and more visually striking Quitline information.

New Zealand’s moa were exterminated by an extremely low-density human population
Monday, 10 November 2014
A new study suggests that the flightless birds named moa were completely extinct by the time New Zealand’s human population had grown to two and half thousand people at most.


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