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Obesity and diabetes symptoms in mice improved by reversing brain inflammation
Friday, 30 January 2015
Using an antioxidant to reverse inflammation in the brain caused by a high-fat diet greatly improves symptoms related to obesity and type II diabetes, a new University of Otago-led study suggests.

Otago announces professorial promotions
Thursday, 29 January 2015
Fifteen leading University of Otago academics are being promoted to full professorships.

Ongoing dietary challenges for New Zealanders with coeliac disease: Otago study
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
University of Otago researchers have completed the first national survey of people with coeliac disease in New Zealand and found that many experience ongoing health challenges despite adhering to treatments.

Patents provide insight on Wall Street ‘technology arms race’: Otago study
Monday, 26 January 2015
A new University of Otago study has used US patent data to shed light on the technological roots behind Wall Street’s ongoing ‘technology arms race’.

Scientists discover why too much salt raises blood pressure
Monday, 26 January 2015
An international research team that includes University of Otago scientists has found that excessive salt intake “reprogrammes” the brain, interfering with a natural safety mechanism that normally prevents the body’s arterial blood pressure from rising.

Otago study indicates exercise sharpens the young adult brain
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Regular physical activity improves brain function even in young adults considered in their prime and at the height of cognitive ability, according to a new University of Otago study.

Otago collaborates in breakthrough for quantum hard drive
Friday, 9 January 2015
A team of Australian and New Zealand physicists have extended the storage time for a prototype quantum super-computer optical hard drive by over one hundred times.

Better Government reforms are needed for NZ Coronial system, study finds
Wednesday, 7 January 2015
All organisations targeted in coroners’ findings – whether public or private - should be required to respond within three months, and the responses made public, a major University of Otago review of the coronial system has recommended.

Māori Enterprise thriving at Otago Polytechnic and Otago’s School of Business
Friday, 19 December 2014
The University of Otago and the Otago Polytechnic are collaborating with the IP Commercialisation Company and Te Puni Kōkiri on an innovative student enterprise programme, He Kākano, which has been run for a second year over November and December, 2014.

Fuel poverty research supported by postgraduate scholarship
Thursday, 18 December 2014
University of Otago Marketing PhD student Fatima McKague has been awarded the Todd Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship in Energy Research to investigate fuel poverty in New Zealand.


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