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New Zealand fish and chips hold human DNA clues
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Before you pop that piece of battered fish in your mouth, be aware it might just hold the key to understanding the origins of a form of DNA memory critical to human development.

‘Little Ice Age’ linked to wildlife arrivals in New Zealand
Thursday, 20 April 2017
A University of Otago-led study has discovered that the “Little Ice Age” is linked to dramatic shifts in Southern Hemisphere wildlife.

Turning healthcare around: Health professionals learning together makes for better healthcare
Thursday, 13 April 2017
Poor communication between clinicians can turn health care into a bad experience. The University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) is turning this around through an interprofessional education (IPE) programme introduced in recent years for students across the disciplines – dietetics, medicine, physiotherapy, and radiation therapy.

Massive survey of World War I tunnels handed over
Thursday, 13 April 2017
A highly complex University of Otago project to preserve the unique Kiwi character of World War I tunnels in France has reached a milestone.

Otago researcher investigating how grains may affect blood sugar and diabetes
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
An up-and-coming University of Otago scientist has been funded by the Otago Southland Diabetes Research Trust to undertake cutting-edge research into how the processing of whole grains affects blood-sugar levels of people with diabetes.

New Centre recognises Otago’s excellence in global-health research
Monday, 10 April 2017

The University of Otago has recently named the Otago Global Health Institute (OGHI) as one of its 12 flagship research centres.

Study to develop faster way of detecting antibiotic resistance
Monday, 10 April 2017
New Zealand researchers are about to develop a radical new way of helping doctors detect antibiotic resistance faster that could save patients’ lives and change the way antibiotics are used around the world.

New Zealand’s only Online MBA ranked among the world’s best
Thursday, 6 April 2017
The University of Otago’s Online MBA, the only one offered in New Zealand, has been ranked fourth best in the world by London-based CEO Magazine.

New Associate Dean Māori appointed to Otago Business School
Thursday, 6 April 2017
Ngāi Tahu’s Dr Katharina Ruckstuhl has been appointed as the new Associate Dean Māori in the University of Otago Business School. She takes up her role on 26 April.

New diagnostic model for psychiatric disorders proposed
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
University of Otago researcher Associate Professor Martin Sellbom is part of a group of 50 leading international psychologists and psychiatrists who have put forward a new, evidence-based, system for classifying mental health disorders.


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