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US video shines light on Otago research into the mystery of how glowworms glow
Monday, 25 September 2017
Otago Department of Biochemistry glowworm bioluminescence research was recently showcased internationally on a US public radio website.

ACC’s computer-aided decision-making questioned by Otago experts
Monday, 25 September 2017
University of Otago researchers are warning of the potential pitfalls in government departments using computer-based risk prediction models, as has been recently revealed through a controversial new tool used by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) to profile and target clients.

New study shows General Practices at health training capacity
Friday, 22 September 2017
A comprehensive survey in the lower North Island and South Island has revealed that general practices, although crucial for teaching our future health professionals, are at training capacity.

New research shows surge in outdoor smokefree action around NZ
Friday, 22 September 2017
Local outdoor smokefree action is rapidly growing around New Zealand, according to new research from the University of Otago, Wellington.

Otago study finds solving obesity epidemic can start at home
Thursday, 21 September 2017
Fighting the wave of adolescent obesity in New Zealand could be as simple as establishing family rules and routines around food consumption and limiting screen time, a new University of Otago study has found.

Otago graduate gains opportunity to be a leader in his field through Woolf Fisher scholarship
Wednesday, 20 September 2017
An Otago alumnus is among three outstanding young New Zealanders with the potential to be leaders in their field who have each been awarded a life-changing Woolf Fisher Scholarship to study at Cambridge.

World-renowned Cambridge historian visiting New Zealand
Tuesday, 19 September 2017

One of the world’s foremost historians will be in New Zealand next month to talk about truths and myths surrounding the Holocaust of World War II.

Book shines spotlight on our cities
Tuesday, 19 September 2017
A new book sets out important ideas for helping New Zealand cities resolve the challenges of providing quality, affordable housing, designing healthy transport systems and dealing with climate change.

First study of inflammatory bowel disease rates in NZ children
Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Rates of debilitating inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) such as Crohn’s disease among South Island children are up to three times higher than their North Island counterparts, the first New Zealand prevalence study has found.

University of Otago tops national educational performance measures
Monday, 18 September 2017
The University of Otago has topped every one of the latest key Government indicators measuring the educational performance of students at New Zealand’s universities.


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