Friday, 16 October 2020 9:46am
The historic Drybread Cemetery will be the focus of the latest University of Otago and Southern Cemeteries Archaeology research project, planned to begin on 16 November 2020. On-site work is expected to take around 4 weeks, with subsequent bioarchaeological laboratory research expected to take a further twelve months.
Thursday, 1 October 2020 1:11pm
Researchers 3D-printing veins, enhancing sports spectators’ experience through augmented reality, and studying how gut bacteria influences cancer development are among the recipients of this year’s University of Otago Early Career Awards for Distinction in Research.
Monday, 21 September 2020 2:48pm
New bioarchaeology research from a University of Otago PhD candidate has shown how infectious diseases may have spread 4000 years ago, while highlighting the dangers of letting such diseases run rife.
Thursday, 10 September 2020 9:16am
Breastfeeding hormone prolactin the key to making new fathers better dads, researchers have found.
Monday, 7 September 2020 10:16am
Fathers of newborn babies can be forgiven for feeling a little hormonal – a new study has shown they are being flooded by the same chemical as a breastfeeding mother.
Tuesday, 1 September 2020 9:36am
If you’d like to see what really makes humans tick, the country’s oldest and largest anatomy museum is giving free tours – virtually, at least.
Tuesday, 18 August 2020 10:48am
A renowned Otago researcher has been named one of two new co-editors in chief for leading global quarterly journal Bioarchaeology International.
Thursday, 13 August 2020 11:00am
A group of Otago Medical School student researchers were awarded scholarships this week, showing there’s a bright future for medical research in New Zealand.
Wednesday, 12 August 2020 2:33pm
As of today, 694 alumni, friends, staff, parents and students have donated an extremely generous $357,000 to the Pūtea Tautoko student financial relief fund.
Thursday, 6 August 2020 9:29am
In a world first, University of Otago scientists in partnership with Ngātiwai iwi and a global team of collaborators have sequenced the genome of the tuatara – a rare reptile whose ancestors once roamed the earth with dinosaurs.
Wednesday, 1 July 2020 12:40pm
The University of Otago announced the appointment of Professor Helen Nicholson as Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, today. Professor Nicholson will take up the new role in January 2021.
Tuesday, 30 June 2020 2:21pm
University of Otago, Wellington infectious diseases expert Professor Michael Baker has received almost $5 million from the Health Research Council for a programme investigating the connection between infectious diseases and long-term conditions, something he was planning well prior to the outbreak of Covid-19.
Tuesday, 23 June 2020 11:55am
New University of Otago research provides insight into how males influence their mates’ health, growth and fertility.
Monday, 22 June 2020 10:35am
As older New Zealanders have borne the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic, an Otago researcher warns there needs to be an emphasis on addressing older people’s future needs and to help reduce ageing inequities.
Tuesday, 16 June 2020 11:12am
New University of Otago research sheds light on guinea pig domestication and how and why the small, furry animals became distributed around the world.
Tuesday, 2 June 2020 11:58am
Scaffolding surrounds the University of Otago’s Lindo Ferguson Building in Great King Street for routine maintenance work that includes re-roofing, replacing single-gazing with double-glazing in the windows, repointing bricks, minor strengthening, and painting parapets and other features.
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 10:30am
A method to help improve testing for COVID-19, first promoted by a University of Otago researcher, is being used worldwide as countries struggle to manage high demand for testing.
Thursday, 23 April 2020 8:45pm
Detecting the presence of COVID-19 in sewage could become an important tool to monitor the virus and help uncover pockets of infection.
Friday, 17 April 2020 12:35pm
A University of Otago molecular biologist has received new Government funding of $235,746 for Covid-19 related research to develop an effective point-of-care test for the infectious disease.