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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.

Descent from ancient plough-using societies linked to higher male cancer risk
Thursday, 5 March 2015
The ratio of male cancer risk to female risk is significantly higher in populations descended from societies that adopted the plough during the Neolithic period, according to intriguing University of Otago research.

Ageing well the focus for National Science Challenge
Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Researchers from across New Zealand are joining forces for the latest National Science Challenge called Ageing Well - Kia eke kairangi ki te taikaumātuatanga.

Charles Brasch: Selected Poems published by Otago University Press
Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Charles Brasch (1909 –1973) was a leading poet of his generation and a pre-eminent figure in the development of the arts in New Zealand, yet his poetry has been out of print for over 30 years. Otago University Press has rectified this with the publication of the first-ever selected edition of Brasch’s poetry, Charles Brasch: Selected poems, chosen by Alan Roddick.

Recognition for Outstanding University of Otago teachers
Tuesday, 3 March 2015
Four outstanding University of Otago lecturers have been honoured by their colleagues and students in this year’s University of Otago Teaching Excellence Awards.

Severe changes in world’s leaf growth patterns over past several decades revealed
Tuesday, 3 March 2015
Extensive worldwide changes in the timing of leaf activity over the past few decades—which may have significant ecological and atmospheric consequences—have been revealed by a University of Otago research team analysing satellite data from 1980 – 2012.

Otago signs MOU with Bishop’s Action Foundation in Taranaki
Tuesday, 3 March 2015
The University of Otago and the Bishop’s Action Foundation (BAF) will today sign an agreement to undertake collaborative research in areas relating to public theology, the sustainability of rural communities and helping communities flourish.

Otago scientists funded to study effects of warming on Antarctic ice cover
Monday, 2 March 2015
Two new research projects led, and another co-led, by University of Otago scientists are set to improve the understanding of how Antarctica’s ice cover will change as the world warms.

 

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