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Nature Index ranking confirms Otago’s status as a leading scientific institution
Thursday, 26 March 2015
The University of Otago leads all research institutions in New Zealand in terms of articles published in 68 highly selective international science journals during 2014, according to newly published rankings by the Nature Publishing Group.

Perceived open-mindedness explains religion-based dating
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Across a number of faiths and cultures, people tend to date and marry others who share their religious beliefs. Now, University of Otago psychology research suggests this phenomenon—known as ‘religious homogamy’—is partially a result of inferences about religious people’s personalities.

Edible gardens in New Zealand schools providing food for thought
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Edible gardens are taking off in New Zealand primary and secondary schools, presenting important new opportunities to promote fruit and vegetable consumption, new University of Otago research has found.

Gift to enhance the future care of our most fragile babies
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Our most vulnerable babies may in the future get an even better start to life and have fewer long-term health problems due to the kindness of The Neonatal Trust New Zealand and ICAP New Zealand.

Christchurch campus joins global study into anorexia nervosa genetics
Monday, 23 March 2015
University of Otago, Christchurch (UOC), researchers will today launch the New Zealand arm of the Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI).

Bright new hope for beating deadly hereditary stomach and breast cancers
Friday, 20 March 2015
Deadly familial stomach and lobular breast cancers could be successfully treated at their earliest stages, or even prevented, by existing drugs that have been newly identified by University of Otago cancer genetics researchers.

Rural patients in the South receive fewer CT scans
Monday, 9 March 2015
Rural patients in southern New Zealand are much less likely to receive computed tomography (CT) scans than their city-dwelling counterparts, according to University of Otago research that is the first to compare such scanning rates.

Otago scientist helps develop new tools to probe mysteries of the brain
Friday, 6 March 2015
A University of Otago researcher is part of an international collaboration that has developed an exciting and expansive new set of tools to probe cell types in the brain.

Otago researchers to evaluate laser treatment for lymphoedema
Friday, 6 March 2015
The University of Otago’s School of Physiotherapy will run the first clinical evaluation of laser treatment for lymphoedema in New Zealand, on behalf of the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation.

Otago receives grant to track true toll of neglected deadly disease
Friday, 6 March 2015
The University of Otago announced today that it has received around NZD$320,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to coordinate efforts in determining the disease burden of typhoidal and non-typhoidal Salmonella disease, which are major causes of child death in sub-Saharan Africa.


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