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Action needed now to halt decline of southern lakes
Friday, 24 February 2017
New Zealand risks losing its unique alpine lakes unless it stops making the same mistakes as North America and Europe, University of Otago expert Dr Marc Schallenberg says.

University joins nationwide food-innovation collaboration
Thursday, 23 February 2017
New foods produced by novel techniques using electric fields and ultra-high pressures are likely spinoffs from a collaboration involving the University of Otago.

Otago gains funding to engage young minds with science
Friday, 17 February 2017
Four University of Otago initiatives are among the latest projects to be successfully awarded a total of $2m in the 2017 Unlocking Curious Minds funding round. The fund particularly focuses on projects that engage young New Zealanders who have fewer opportunities to be involved with science and technology.

Vitamin D supplements may protect against the flu and a nasty cold
Friday, 17 February 2017
Taking vitamin D supplements can lower your risk of acute respiratory infections such as influenza or the common cold, latest research shows.

New light cast on past human responses to climate change
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Researchers from the University of Otago, the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and the University of Oxford are casting new light on past human responses to climate change.

Gripping account of arrogance and denial in the “unfortunate experiment”
Monday, 13 February 2017
A new book Doctors in Denial: The forgotten women in the ‘unfortunate experiment’ by Ronald W. Jones is being launched today.

Cold homes harm NZ youth health and schooling
Monday, 13 February 2017
A new study from the University of Otago, Wellington has found that young people are experiencing increased health problems, stress, and adverse social effects from cold housing.

New App helps health professionals learn medical terms in Te Reo
Friday, 10 February 2017
Learning Te Reo relevant to a health environment is now easy thanks to an innovative App and interactive game developed at the University of Otago, Christchurch.

Wellington researchers awarded Long-Term Condition funds to tackle diabetes
Thursday, 9 February 2017
Diabetes is one of New Zealand’s fastest growing long-term health conditions with enormous costs for individuals, the health care system and society. This was recognised in today’s announcement by the Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith for multi-million dollar funding on research to tackle diabetes.

Well-being can improve quickly by eating more fruit and vegetables, study finds
Wednesday, 8 February 2017
Lifting your intake of fruit and vegetables can make a difference to the way you feel in just a couple of weeks, a University of Otago study has found.


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