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Cannabis smoking may increase risk of lung cancer
Friday, 19 September 2014
University of Otago researchers have contributed to evidence that cannabis smoking may increase the risk of lung cancer in heavy users.

Otago scientists work to help reinstate local communities as marine guardians
Friday, 19 September 2014
A University of Otago scientist has gained $180,000 in funding for a placement within Ngāi Tahu to conduct scientific surveys of marine species in customary protection areas.

Renters need assistance to improve poor housing conditions - study
Thursday, 18 September 2014
Renters are living in poorer conditions than homeowners and are less empowered to improve their housing situation according to a study by medical students at the University of Otago, Wellington.

Study highlights flaw in tobacco industry’s “informed adult choice” stance
Monday, 15 September 2014
Flaws in the tobacco industry’s argument that smokers exercise “informed adult choice” when they start smoking have been highlighted in new study.

Otago discovery could turn the tables on influenza virus
Friday, 12 September 2014
University of Otago virologist Dr Matloob Husain has identified a potential new weapon in the battle against the flu.

Otago researchers gain major science funding for innovative projects
Thursday, 11 September 2014
Six innovative University of Otago-led research proposals will receive $10.15 M in new science investment funding announced by the Government today.

Cantabrians in large study on impact of teenage cannabis use
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Teenagers who use cannabis daily are 60 per cent less likely to complete high school or get a degree compared with non-users, latest research shows.

University of Otago Arts Fellowships for 2015 announced
Tuesday, 9 September 2014
The names of six talented individuals who will take up prestigious arts fellowships and residencies with the University in 2015 were announced by Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne today.

Medical and vet schools join forces to address infectious disease spread
Tuesday, 9 September 2014
Infectious diseases such as influenza and those caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria increasingly threaten society’s health.

Science Challenge 11 funding a breakthrough for predominantly-urban New Zealand
Monday, 8 September 2014
The Government’s announcement of funding for Science Challenge 11 is welcome recognition that New Zealand is now predominantly an urban country, says the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities.


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