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Otago research uncovers dramatic changes in the honey bee viral landscape after arrival of Varroa mite
Friday, 22 August 2014
A University of Otago study of the first stages of Varroa infestation and its consequences on bees and viruses in New Zealand will provide important insights for future management of threatened bee populations world-wide.

Needs of Māori a priority to address poor stomach cancer survival - researchers

Thursday, 21 August 2014
New research shows that Māori diagnosed with stomach cancer are 27% less likely to survive than non-Māori, prompting calls for recently-released national stomach cancer standards to prioritise the needs of Māori.

Researchers reveal how ocean bacteria use light to grow
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Sunlight stimulates common ocean bacteria to use carbon dioxide for growth when high-quality organic carbon food sources are scarce, according to surprising research by an international team that includes a University of Otago researcher.

Many drinks children associate with sport are largely unhealthy - study
Friday, 8 August 2014
Urgent action is needed to help children and parents make healthier choices when it comes to the drinks children consume when playing sport, say University of Otago, Wellington researchers.

New Dean of Otago School of Medical Sciences selected
Friday, 8 August 2014
Professor Vernon Ward has been selected as the next Dean of the Otago School of Medical Sciences. He is a Professor of Virology and current Head of the University’s Department of Microbiology & Immunology.

Publish Don’t Perish Thanks To New iPhone App
Friday, 8 August 2014
A new app developed at the University of Otago is already helping researchers in over 20 countries connect more effectively with journals that could publish their research.

Risks to world’s penguin populations analysed
Thursday, 7 August 2014
University of Otago researchers are among the co-authors of a major study of all of the world’s different penguin species that suggests that these birds are at continuing risk from habitat degradation.

Well-known paediatric surgeon is first Pacific Island Associate Dean
Wednesday, 6 August 2014
Christchurch paediatric surgeon Dr Kiki Maoate is the University of Otago, Christchurch’s first Associate Dean, Pacific.

Otago welcomes Deep South Antarctic science challenge role
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
The University of Otago is a key partner in the second of the Government’s multi-million dollar science challenges, the Deep South Challenge, which will draw on the University’s extensive strengths in Antarctic science, oceanography, climate processes and related research.

University of Otago honours Microbiology research leader
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
A world-leading authority on how bacteria grow and survive in extreme conditions, Professor Greg Cook, is this year’s recipient of the University of Otago’s highest distinction, the Distinguished Research Medal.


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