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Otago researchers secure significant Endeavour funding

Wednesday, 8 September 2021 7:59am

Understanding the future of fjords and their ability to soak up carbon is one of nine University of Otago scientific research projects receiving more than $16 million from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

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The secret to teaching is fun

Wednesday, 8 September 2021 10:15am

In a laboratory full of human cadavers, Anatomy Lecturer Dr Latika Samalia will sense when it’s time to tell one of her stories.

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Award winners praised for ‘outstanding’ teaching

Wednesday, 25 August 2021 9:56am

Four Otago teachers have secured prestigious honours at the national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards.

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Professor Neil Gemmell named Dean of School of Biomedical Sciences

Monday, 23 August 2021 2:23pm

After making global headlines in his search for the Loch Ness monster, Professor Neil Gemmell has moved on to his next adventure as the new Dean of the School of Biomedical Sciences.

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Rising star Dr Charlotte King wins Early Career Award for Distinction in Research

Friday, 9 July 2021 9:22am

Dr Charlotte King is a rising star in biological anthropology.

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Dr Michael Garratt wins Early Career Award for Distinction in Research

Friday, 9 July 2021 9:11am

Dr Michael (Mike) Garratt's continuing excellence has been recognised with an Early Career Award for Distinction in Research from the University of Otago.

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Otago recognises promising early career researchers

Thursday, 8 July 2021 1:18pm

Six researchers whose work ranges from investigating pre-schoolers urban experiences to how reproduction influences life-history, health and ageing have been honoured with Early Career Researcher Awards.

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Male hormones accelerate DNA ageing

Wednesday, 7 July 2021 12:47pm

Most of us are familiar with the fact that women live longer than men. But have you ever thought about why and how this happens?

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Otago projects receive $1.64m Health Research Council funding

Monday, 31 May 2021 3:33pm

Better outcomes for women suffering from New Zealand’s most common gynaecological cancer and a bioactive toothpaste that will mean fewer visits to the dentist are just two University of Otago projects funded by the Health Research Council this week.

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How Aotearoa's cheeky kea and kākā will fare with climate change

Thursday, 27 May 2021 2:53pm

With global warming decreasing the size of New Zealand’s alpine zone, a University of Otago study found out what this means for our altitude-loving kea.

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Research identifies new cultural threads in goldfield early settlers

Friday, 9 April 2021 9:56am

University of Otago research analysing skeletal remains has found evidence of a range of ethnicities present on the Goldfields of Otago, proving some assumptions of the cultural make-up of early settler New Zealand to be inaccurate.

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Research discovers malaria devastating humans far earlier than expected

Friday, 12 March 2021 3:23pm

New bioarchaeological research shows malaria has threatened human communities for more than 7,000 years, earlier than when the onset of farming was thought to have sparked its devastating arrival.

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Summer students research burning questions on COVID-19

Thursday, 4 February 2021 2:12pm

Four Otago students are working on COVID-19 research projects at the Ministry of Health Manatū Hauora as part of the summer studentship programme.