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Efficient species monitoring method proves worth in Otago study

Tuesday, 20 September 2022 10:44am

Genetic information is a critical part of conservation research but has proven invasive and costly – until now.

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Talented early career researchers recognised

Thursday, 1 September 2022 2:31pm

Six researchers working in areas ranging from the prevention and treatment of heart attacks to the social effects of religion have had their efforts recognised with Early Career Researcher Awards.

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DNA reveals history of Aotearoa’s manu

Thursday, 11 August 2022 2:48pm

Previously shrouded in mystery, the evolutionary history of kōkako, huia, and tīeke saddlebacks have been revealed by a University of Otago study.

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Another amazing contribution from the Sunday dental clinic

Tuesday, 9 August 2022 11:30am

More than 100 people have received vital dental care, thanks to a team of volunteers using the facilities at the Dental School for a series of clinics over the last four Sundays.

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Art at the heart of Hei Maumaharatanga Memorial Wall project

Monday, 8 August 2022 2:44pm

Work is underway on a small Dunedin campus construction project with cultural significance beyond its size.

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Almost $24 million in HRC funding for School of Biomedical Sciences academics

Friday, 5 August 2022 4:14pm

Ten out of the 22 successful Health Research Council (HRC) grants received by the University of Otago were for recipients based in the School of Biomedical Sciences (BMS).

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School of Biomedical Sciences Postgraduate Symposium a success

Friday, 5 August 2022 11:02am

The School of Biomedical Sciences’ 2022 Postgraduate Symposium provided an opportunity for postgraduate students to present their research and celebrate their progress.

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Repatriation ceremony 'important part of healing process'

Tuesday, 26 July 2022 2:10pm

Acknowledging and apologising for the past at a hokomaurahiri (repatriation ceremony) of Kōimi T’chakat Moriori (Moriori skeletal remains) was an important part of the healing process, the University of Otago’s representative at the ceremony says.

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‘Holy grail’ drug delivery invention secures US patent

Friday, 10 June 2022 3:25pm

A University of Otago invention that achieves the “holy grail” of targeted delivery of drugs directly to the brain has been granted a US patent.

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Early detection of Alzheimer’s possible – research

Thursday, 19 May 2022 8:57am

University of Otago researchers have discovered molecules in the blood that could assist with early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. 

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Scholarships awarded to Biomedical Sciences programme students

Wednesday, 11 May 2022 10:06am

The Biomedical Sciences programme awarded seven Elizabeth Jean Trotter Scholarships this year, contributing towards the tuition fees of high-achieving and well-rounded students.

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School of Biomedical Sciences Pacific and Māori scholarships gifted to three students

Friday, 22 April 2022 8:50am

The Pacific scholarship has gone to Ilaisaane Fakapulia, while the Māori scholarship has been shared between Jasmine Wells and Ella Silk.

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Dr Latika Samalia's teaching excellence recognised

Friday, 22 April 2022 2:14pm

Dr Latika Samalia was presented with the korowai Rauaroha to formally acknowledge the awarding of the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award of the 2021 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards.

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Celebrating multilingualism on Chinese Language Day

Wednesday, 20 April 2022 4:14pm

Growth is a natural part of the learning experience at the University of Otago but add in the challenge of speaking an entirely different language and that experience is magnified.

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Aotearoa’s first strontium isoscape developed

Thursday, 14 April 2022 9:15am

Tracing the regional origin of everything from milk to invasive bugs is now possible thanks to a University of Otago project.

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Associate Professor Louise Parr-Brownlie new Chair of Rauika Māngai

Thursday, 7 April 2022 9:38am

Associate Professor Louise Parr-Brownlie (Ngāti Maniapoto and Te Arawa) is the new Chair of Rauika Māngai, a Māori organisation that advances Mātauranga Māori, accelerates research and positively influences science policy.

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Raising awareness of endometriosis

Thursday, 31 March 2022 10:17am

As part of highlighting Endometriosis Awareness Month, Associate Professor Jane Girling from the Department of Anatomy shares why more people need to be aware of endometriosis as well as what brought her to this field of research.  

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Research offers new hope for people living with seizures

Tuesday, 22 March 2022 3:50pm

A research collaboration involving the University of Otago could change the lives of people living with seizures.

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Pūrākau science: How Dr Alana Alexander is translating science into narratives

Wednesday, 9 March 2022 1:51pm

Rutherford Discovery Fellowship recipient Dr Alana Alexander will be investigating fisheries’, disease and climate change’s effects on dolphins and whales, then translating her science into memorable narratives for Māori. 

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Biomedical Sciences announces new Associate Deans (Pacific)

Wednesday, 9 March 2022 2:50pm

The School of Biomedical Sciences has appointed three new Associate Deans (Pacific).