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OUSA Anzac Day service
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
The ANZAC spirit will once again be remembered on the University of Otago campus in a joint service by the Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA) and the University of Otago this ANZAC day.

Anti-cancer vaccine proves cost effective: but coverage needs improving
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
The New Zealand Government’s investment in HPV vaccination for girls is a “good value-for-money” way to protect health, a just-published study by the University of Otago Wellington (UOW) shows.

University of Otago and GE Healthcare join forces for innovation
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
One of the world’s largest medical technology companies, GE Healthcare, has signed a partnership agreement with the University of Otago, Christchurch’s Centre for Bioengineering.

Otago gains state-of-the-art health research microscope
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
University of Otago medical scientists will now be able to peer into the cells of the living brain for the first time to study the onset and progression of such neurological diseases as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Accurate height and weight measurement necessary to reduce risk for pregnant women
Friday, 11 April 2014
A study by the University of Otago shows there are inaccuracies being made in the documented height and weight of pregnant women at the time of their 12-week scan, which could change clinical risk assessments for women.

Researchers develop new tool to characterise disease epidemics in trees
Thursday, 10 April 2014
A University of Otago researcher and overseas colleagues have developed an innovative approach to modelling outbreaks of citrus greening, a devastating bacterial disease that has caused more than US$4.5 billion in lost citrus production in Florida alone in recent years.

Extraordinary peeps of early Dunedin life at Hocken
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Glimpses of life in early Dunedin are the focus of a new Hocken Library exhibition displaying the photographs of former professor at the medical school John Halliday Scott (1851-1914).

Otago research sheds new light on key bacterial immune system
Tuesday, 8 April 2014
New insights into a surprisingly flexible immune system present in bacteria for combating viruses and other foreign DNA invaders have been revealed by researchers from the University of Otago and the Netherlands.

Global resource scarcity under spotlight at Foreign Policy School
Friday, 4 April 2014
This year’s University of Otago Foreign Policy School will bring together an impressive line-up of national and international speakers to grapple with the issue of global resource scarcity.

The real James Edward FitzGerald revealed
Friday, 4 April 2014
FITZ: The colonial adventures of James Edward FitzGerald by Jenifer Roberts is the first book to fully explore the private life and multifaceted personality of James Edward FitzGerald.

 

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