Thursday, 18 December 2014 8:49pm
A researcher who incorporates Māori values into his research – holding a karakia ceremony for his research participants in his laboratory every six weeks when disposing of DNA synthesis byproducts – has won the inaugural Māori/Pasifika Research Award at this year’s Otago School of Medical Sciences (OSMS) Awards.
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 3:42pm
A University of Otago biochemist has been awarded a $50,000 grant to develop enzymes that prevent infection-causing biofilms from growing on catheters and other medical devices.
Friday, 12 December 2014 2:38pm
CTCR Director Parry Guilford is appointed as a member of the national Science Board.
Thursday, 11 December 2014 3:47pm
Three University of Otago scientists and a PhD graduate have been awarded a total of $471,944 to support their brain research in the Neurological Foundation’s December funding round announced today.
Monday, 1 December 2014 4:37pm
CTCR welcomed very special guests and colleagues to launch Te Aho Matatū, The Enduring Connection, at the Tangata Whenua gallery of the Otago Museum.
Thursday, 27 November 2014 11:45am
The outstanding achievements of three University of Otago researchers were recognised through the bestowing of prestigious national medals at last night’s 2014 Research Honours Dinner.
Thursday, 27 November 2014 2:36pm
Professor Parry Guilford, Director of the Centre for Translational Cancer Research, has been awarded the Sir Charles Hercus Medal for biomedical sciences.
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 2:28pm
Triple Olympian speed skater, Andrew Nicholson, aims to beat the current outdoor 24 hour cycle distance record, in support of CTCR.
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 4:32pm
Robbie O'Hara let his halls friends choose his 'Dumb Haircut for a Cure'.
Monday, 10 November 2014 1:53pm
'At the edge' in Otago Magazine features innovative biotechnology at Pacific Edge, Dunedin. Highly sensitive diagnostic tests have revolutionised detecting bladder cancer, and there are new products to follow.
Thursday, 6 November 2014 4:31pm
Three University of Otago staff members and a two postgraduate students have gained prestigious scholarships in the 2014 Rutherford Foundation Trust Awards.
Friday, 31 October 2014 4:04pm
Professor Catherine Day has been recognised for exceptional distinction in research with the honour of being elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 2:58pm
Four leading University of Otago academics are among the 12 top New Zealand researchers and scholars in basic and applied science and the humanities newly elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 2:48pm
A Dunedin whānau, who carry a mutated gene for which the only treatment is drastic surgery, were featured on Māori Television's current affairs show Native Affairs on Monday September 28th at 8.30pm.
Monday, 29 September 2014 2:52pm
Director of CTCR, Prof. Parry Guilford tells ODT readers the current state of cancer research within our Centre.
Thursday, 25 September 2014 1:48pm
Otago MSC student Chris Harris has won the OMSRS writing prize for his essay 'Unlocking Prostate Cancer'.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 4:24pm
Otago student Robbie O'Hara gets a dumb haircut to raise money for cancer research.
Thursday, 28 August 2014 2:02pm
Professor Parry Guilford, Director of CTCR, has received the Beaven Medal, the top HRC award, for his contribution to translational research.
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 8:08am
Professor Parry Guilford, whose ground-breaking research into stomach cancer has saved many lives worldwide, was tonight presented with the prestigious Beaven Medal from the HRC at a special ceremony in Queenstown.
Saturday, 23 August 2014 12:03pm
Professor Kurt Krause is interviewed the the NZ Listener about New Zealand's ability to protect itself from Ebola.
Monday, 4 August 2014 2:13pm
University of Otago research aimed at developing drugs that are selectively lethal to cancer cells is one of two newly funded innovative projects which share the goal of improving and ultimately ensuring breast cancer survival in New Zealand.
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 9:08am
A recording from the Winter Lecture Series 'Cancer: Divide and conquer' by Professor Parry Guilford, is now available.
Thursday, 10 July 2014 2:33pm
Cxbladder, Pacific Edge's bladder cancer diagnostic test which uses a urine sample, is being made available on-line to improve access.
Tuesday, 1 July 2014 4:50pm
Professor Parry Guilford is interviewed in the NZ Listener about cancer treatment, genomics and personalised medicine in advance of his 2014 Winter Series Lecture.
Saturday, 28 June 2014 4:33pm
CTCR researchers Dr Anita Dunbier and Dr Khaled Greish won University of Otago Early Career Awards for Distinction in Research.
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 1:20pm
Two University of Otago scientists’ international research collaborations involving gout and ‘food for health’ are to receive significant support following separate funding announcements this week.
Monday, 23 June 2014 7:24am
Five up-and-coming University of Otago staff from across its Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington campuses are the latest recipients of Early Career Awards for Distinction in Research.
Monday, 23 June 2014 9:02am
Professor Parry Guilford, Director of CTCR, presented 'Cancer: Divide and conquer' as part of the University of Otago Winter Lecture Series, on both 9 and 10 July 2014.
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 2:30pm
Professor Parry Guilford is interviewed about his discovery of the genetic mutation behind inherited stomach cancer in The Science Show on Radio National, Australia.
Monday, 16 June 2014 4:02pm
Centre for Translational Cancer Research investigators feature in HRC funding awarded in both project grants and emerging researcher categories.
Friday, 13 June 2014 9:04am
Cancer research at CTCR benefited from Audrey Tay's "Shave to save" fundraiser which culminated with her shaving her hair off on her 20th birthday.
Friday, 30 May 2014 2:30pm
The culinary mastery of Afife Harris attracted a large audience to a local CTCR fundraising event. After an introduction from Professor Parry Guilford about the Centre's work, participants were wowed by Afife's Lebanese cooking demonstration.
Thursday, 29 May 2014 8:25pm
Half of New Zealand’s overweight women are obese and nearly a third of boys and girls are overweight or obese, according to a first-of-its-kind global report of which a University of Otago scientist is a co-author.
Saturday, 3 May 2014 11:36am
Professor Kurt Krause, Director of the Webster Centre for Infectious Diseases, suggests that the post-antibiotic era may create renewed interest in alternative remedies.
Thursday, 1 May 2014 11:38am
Resistance to antibiotics is no longer a prediction for the future according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), which claims it is happening now in every region of the world.
Tuesday, 1 April 2014 4:53pm
On 31 March, Audrey turned 20 years old and celebrated her birthday by shaving her head to raise funds for the Centre for Translational Cancer Research.
Tuesday, 1 April 2014 11:16am
Dr Lynnette Jones, developer of the EXPINKT programme, says her goal is to prepare students to become safe and effective exercise professionals.
Monday, 31 March 2014 1:05pm
Dr Anita Dunbier's study targeting the immune response to anti-oestrogen therapy is among three newly funded innovative research projects which share the goal of improving and ultimately ensuring breast cancer survival in New Zealand.
Monday, 31 March 2014 3:08pm
A University of Otago study targeting the immune response to anti-oestrogen therapy is among three newly funded innovative research projects which share the goal of improving and ultimately ensuring breast cancer survival in New Zealand.
Thursday, 27 March 2014 1:08pm
Centre for Translational Cancer Research Principal Investigator Dr Anita Dunbier comments that the equipment's ability to use degraded samples will enhance breast cancer research.
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 12:54pm
Research projects by several members of the Centre for Translational Cancer Research Centre have attracted lottery funding.
Monday, 3 March 2014 12:55pm
Recent research from the University of Otago shows that bacteria may assist the body’s immune system response against cancer cells and help fight tumours like melanoma.
Monday, 3 March 2014 2:15pm
Professor Martin Kennedy is among the geneticists at Otago's Carney Centre for Pharmacogenomics looking at how genetic make-up may contribute to adverse reactions to drugs.
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 3:54pm
Otago researchers Professor Rhonda Rosengren and team are encouraged by early results utilising nano-medicine in the treatment of hormone-resistant cancers.
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 12:30pm
Biochemistry’s Professor Catherine Day was amongst several researchers whose groundbreaking work was highlighted as part of celebrations of the twentieth anniversary of the Marsden Fund this week.
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 1:41pm
The bladder cancer tool developed by CTCR staff with Pacific Edge is reported as being made available to more New Zealand Health Boards.
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 4:52pm
Professor Parry Guilford, Director of the Centre for Translational Cancer Research (in photo, assisted by Bryony Telford), and Principal Investigator Dr Anita Dunbier were both winners in the OSMS awards.
Friday, 7 February 2014 9:11am
The more we learn about cancer, the more complex it appears to be - but new techniques offer hope for more effective diagnosis and treatment.
Thursday, 6 February 2014 9:58am
Researchers in Otago’s Departments of Physics and Pathology are combining their expertise in two projects that have the potential to revolutionise techniques used for cancer detection and diagnosis.
Wednesday, 5 February 2014 2:07pm
The development of strategies to future-proof human tissue research throughout New Zealand is the aim of a virtual biobank initiative being driven by the Centre for Society, Governance and Science.
Monday, 20 January 2014 10:14am
The Otago Daily Times reports on Otago's thriving biotech sector, including Pacific Edge, who have recently developed a bladder cancer diagnostic test with the expertise of CTCR staff.