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Otago University threat - 5pm update
Wednesday, 7 October 2015
Dunedin Police are aware of a threat made via an online post that relates to the University of Otago.

Otago research shows which neurons flip fertility master switch
Tuesday, 6 October 2015
New Zealand scientists have achieved another milestone in their world-leading efforts to understand the neural mechanisms underlying the brain’s master control of fertility.

Larger men earn more, larger women earn less
Monday, 5 October 2015
Men classified as obese according to the Body Mass Index (BMI) make more money per week than those with ‘normal’ BMIs. The opposite applies for women, with obese or overweight women earning less than females with a normal BMI. Larger women are also more likely to be depressed and dissatisfied with their lives than females with a ‘normal’ BMI.

Otago immunologist honoured for work to support other women in science

Thursday, 1 October 2015
Dr Roslyn Kemp from the University of Otago has been named this year’s winner of the prestigious Association for Women in the Sciences (AWIS) Miriam Dell Award, for her work inspiring female immunologists across Australasia.

Christchurch medical students go to prison in innovative assignment
Thursday, 1 October 2015
The University of Otago, Christchurch’s Population Health Department has developed an innovative programme where medical students write and perform songs about public health topics such as sexual health to at-risk groups.

Funding for study on the effects of vitamin C on breast cancer
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
A Christchurch scientist working to determine whether high dose vitamin C is a viable cancer therapy has won funding to explore its effect on breast tumours.

Heart Foundation funds University of Otago research projects
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
University of Otago researchers have been awarded grants to pursue six research projects in the latest annual National Heart Foundation funding round announced today.

Otago researchers evaluate The Salvation Army’s Bridge Programme
Friday, 25 September 2015
A twelve-month University of Otago evaluation study of people being treated for alcohol and drug dependency at The Salvation Army Bridge Treatment Programme reports that client recovery outcomes match leading treatment programmes internationally.

University of Otago appoints new Proctor
Wednesday, 23 September 2015
The University of Otago has appointed Ministry of Justice official Mr Dave Miller as its new Proctor.

Otago health researchers awarded prestigious fellowships
Thursday, 17 September 2015
Two University of Otago health sciences researchers have gained prestigious Royal Society of New Zealand fellowships, it was announced today.


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