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Otago projects receive $1.64m Health Research Council funding

Monday, 31 May 2021 10:20am

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.

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Google-glass-like electrical stimulator to zap Alzheimer’s Disease

Tuesday, 22 December 2020 11:39am

Stimulating humans’ sense of smell to prevent conditions such as Alzheimer’s Disease is the focus of international research led by the University of Otago.

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Outstanding supervision recognised at OUSA Supervisor of the Year

Monday, 23 November 2020 11:40am

Two Māori academics who have helped postgraduate students flourish in their studies have been awarded the top awards at the OUSA Supervisor of the Year.

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Otago researchers secure $17.5m in Marsden funding

Tuesday, 10 November 2020 10:41am

University of Otago researchers have secured $17.5 million in Marsden funding for 30 world-class research projects.

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Dates announced for Drybread Cemetery Bioarchaeology Project

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.