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Christchurch researcher easing the pain of gout
Friday, 16 February 2018
A Christchurch rheumatologist has won Medicines New Zealand's top prize for research into how increasing dosages of gout medicines can dramatically improve patients’ lives.

Molecular installation gateway to Division of Sciences
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
A 12.5 tonne, three-storey tall steel representation of a molecular network has become the “gateway” to the University of Otago’s Division of Sciences.

Nano-scale science helps prize-winning Otago scientist make a big impact
Tuesday, 13 February 2018
A University of Otago scientist at the forefront of developing applications from tiny science to powering a new technology sector has won the 2017 Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize.

Third vaccine dose needed to protect young New Zealanders from mumps outbreak
Tuesday, 13 February 2018
Urgent and proactive action is needed to protect young people from the current mumps outbreak in New Zealand, says Dr Ayesha Verrall, an infectious diseases physician and researcher at the University of Otago, Wellington.

Welcome to Otago – take care of yourself and others
Tuesday, 13 February 2018
The University of Otago is preparing to welcome students for the 2018 academic year. To ensure they all have the best experience possible, Proctor Dave Scott has some advice.

First study published connecting challenges of food allergies with personality traits
Tuesday, 13 February 2018
University of Otago researchers have broken new ground in the area of food allergies, with a study showing that personality traits impact people living with a food allergy published in the international medical journal Frontiers in Psychology.

New Shared Services Director appointed to University of Otago
Friday, 9 February 2018
The University of Otago has appointed Dunedin man David Tapp as its Director of Shared Services – an integral new position within its support services structure.

Award-winning Biomedical Scientist appointed to Associate Dean (Pacific) at University of Otago Wellington
Friday, 9 February 2018
Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu has been appointed to the role of Associate Dean (Pacific) at the University of Otago, Wellington (UOW). Dr Sika-Paotonu is the first Tongan, Pacific biomedical scientist to be appointed to this role within the Division of Health Sciences at Otago.

Otago researchers uncover New Zealand's first fossils preserved in amber
Thursday, 8 February 2018
The discovery of fossil insects, nematodes and fungi preserved in amber from sites in Otago is shedding new light on New Zealand’s geological and biological history.

Switching to vaping not always straightforward: Otago research
Thursday, 8 February 2018
Smokers attempting to quit the habit by vaping or using e-cigarettes do not always find the process plain sailing, according to new University of Otago research published in the international journal, Tobacco Control.


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