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Prestigious Rutherford Fellowships won by Otago researchers
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Two talented early to mid-career scientists will return to the University of Otago after gaining highly sought-after Rutherford Discovery Fellowships, which are valued at up to $800,000 each over five years.

Landmark biography of explorer Dumont d'Urville
Thursday, 25 September 2014
Set against a broad sweep of European and Pacific history, a comprehensive new biography of explorer Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville (1790–1842) reveals his life and times as never before.

World-first study proves low-cost home modifications prevent falls
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Falls in the home could be reduced by a quarter according to the results of a new study just published online in top international medical journal The Lancet.

Otago researcher wins prestigious fellowship to Oxford
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
A University of Otago researcher, Andrew Highton, has won a prestigious Nuffield post-doctoral fellowship to Oxford University, where from next year, he will continue his PhD research in immunology.

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.


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