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Giving cash without strings attached can improve health
Thursday, 23 November 2017
New research has shown governments can help improve health in low and middle income countries, simply by providing cash to people living in poverty.

Otago study finds infection and schizophrenia symptom link
Tuesday, 21 November 2017
If a mother’s immune system is activated by infection during pregnancy, it could result in critical cognitive deficits linked to schizophrenia in her offspring, a University of Otago study has revealed.

Healthy food choices in childhood lowers risk of developing cardiovascular disease
Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Cutting saturated fat in children’s diets reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood, a University of Otago study has found.

Workplace interventions required to keep rapidly expanding aging workforce safe
Friday, 17 November 2017
With the burden of work-related injuries in older employees only set to increase, more needs to be done to keep them safe, a University of Otago study has found.

NZ-led international team begin epic journey to probe secrets of Ross Ice Shelf
Friday, 17 November 2017
After years of planning, a University of Otago-led research team is about to embark on an epic research expedition to the Antarctic to better understand how the earth’s largest expanse of floating glacial ice will respond to global warming.

Consequences of gene drive technologies for ecosystems
Friday, 17 November 2017
Scientists working in the vanguard of new genetic technologies have issued a call to ensure that possible applications in conservation will only affect local populations.

Elimination of mosquito-borne diseases in the Pacific possible with collaboration

Thursday, 16 November 2017
The importance of working together to prevent mosquito-borne diseases will be highlighted during an upcoming University of Otago-organised event.

Finding ways to address inequalities in Maori mental health
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Inequities for Maori diagnosed with a psychotic disorder are set to be investigated, and ways to address unmet needs found, in a new University of Otago study.

University of Otago announces new Chancellor
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
The University of Otago has announced a new Chancellor. Dr Royden Somerville QC will succeed long-serving Chancellor John Ward in January.

Landmark study from Otago clarifies brain's role in fertility control
Friday, 10 November 2017
Crucial new information about how the brain controls fertility has been unlocked by University of Otago researchers, with their findings just published in prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).


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