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19 Dec 2022

Re-coding the mysteries of cancer genetics

Leading the cancer genomics efforts of the University of Otago, Christchurch’s M...

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19 Dec 2022

Transforming cancer treatment

Dr Sarah Diermeier and her laboratory team’s intent is to develop innovative dru...

24 Aug 2022

Leading scientist awarded key research honour

Leading structural biologist Associate Professor Peter Mace has been awarded one...

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27 Jan 2022

Reimagining school uniforms

School uniforms need a radical redesign to better meet the needs of students, pa...

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20 Jan 2022

Artificial intelligence equal to diagnosing prostate cancer, study finds

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems are able to diagnose prostate cancer biopsi...

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01 Mar 2021

Vitamin C infusions retained by cancerous tumours, new study shows

1 March 2021. Cancerous colon tumours removed from patients given high dose vita

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20 Jan 2021

HRC funding for groundbreaking cancer prevention research

A Christchurch-based researcher has secured funding to develop a groundbreaking...

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15 Dec 2020

Canine Levi is sniffing out bowel cancer in saline

Canine Levi is sniffing out bowel cancer in saline...

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16 Sep 2020

Breast cancer survivors launch enterprise to give back

Breast cancer survivors / thrivers launch enterprise to give back to ExPinkt....

08 May 2020

Dying New Zealanders should be trusted to make decisions about assisted dying

Dying New Zealanders think they can and should be trusted to know what’s right a...

28 Nov 2019

Fewer Kiwis will die of bowel cancer if new screening tool introduced, Otago research reveals

Fewer Kiwis will die of bowel cancer if new screening tool introduced, Otago res...

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29 Oct 2019

Otago scientist wins award for stomach cancer research

A University of Otago researcher has won a fellowship to undertake cutting-edge...

15 Aug 2019

Distinguished alumna at the forefront of cell therapy cancer treatment

Distinguished alumna at the forefront of cell therapy cancer treatment...

15 Aug 2019

Dr Karl Iremonger named 2019 Rowheath Trust Award and Carl Smith Research Medal winner

Dr Karl Iremonger named 2019 Rowheath Trust Award and Carl Smith Research Medal...

09 Aug 2019

Otago research shines light on cancer cells

Otago research shines light on cancer cells....

20 Mar 2019

Otago discovery paves way for precision medicine in future

Otago discovery paves way for precision medicine in future...

31 Jan 2019

Cancer Society calls for an end to DHB-led cancer care

New Zealand is at a major crossroads in cancer care and the Cancer Society are c...


29 Aug 2018

Otago student takes out national 3MT glory

Otago student takes out national 3MT glory...


13 Aug 2018

Christchurch bowel cancer surgeon recognised for global leadership

Christchurch bowel cancer surgeon recognised for global leadership...

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25 Jul 2018

Funding for Otago breast cancer research which aims to halt cancer spread

Funding for Otago breast cancer research which aims to halt cancer spread...

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05 Apr 2018

Christchurch researchers first to prove specific types of bowel cancer

A University of Otago, Christchurch, researcher has for the first time identifie...

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13 Feb 2018

Health Sciences researchers shine

Health Sciences investigators shine in the latest edition of He Kitenga, the Uni...


27 Oct 2017

No smokefree signs at New Zealand racecourses, study shows

A survey of New Zealand racecourses and sports grounds with stands has found no...


11 Oct 2017

NZ-China links in non-communicable disease research strengthened

The signing of Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) at the University of Otago wi...


21 Jun 2017

Stomach cancer programme part of HRC funding haul

A five-year programme to examine ways of reducing the burden of stomach cancer i...

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21 Dec 2016

Medicinal Cannabis – harms or benefits? Who decides?

Wellington researchers are calling for doctors to be more involved in the debate...


15 Dec 2016

Biomedical Sciences staff celebrated with awards

Biomedical Sciences staff celebrated with awards...

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30 Nov 2016

Otago research uncovers role of “cancer bubbles” in deadly clotting

Chemotherapy stimulates the release of tiny bubbles from the surface of cancer c...

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17 Nov 2016

Otago scientist wins new national award for cancer research

University of Otago scientist Dr Roslyn Kemp has won the inaugural Roche Transla...

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08 Nov 2016

New Marsden funding to probe the science of how genes awaken

University of Otago and University of Auckland researchers are collaborating to...


03 Nov 2016

Major Marsden funding for Otago researchers

University of Otago researchers have been awarded more than $13.7M in the latest...

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14 Oct 2016

Vitamins A and C help erase “memory” in stem cells

Vitamins A and C can enhance success in the challenging process of converting ad...

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07 Oct 2016

Otago researchers probe HPV’s manipulation of immune system

University of Otago researchers have gained fresh insights into how one of the m...


05 Oct 2016

A prostate cancer survival story

A prostate cancer survival story...


09 Sep 2016

Otago scientists win national medals

Two current and one former University of Otago staff members received medals at...

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22 Jul 2016

New review concludes evidence for alcohol causing cancer is strong

University of Otago researcher Professor Jennie Connor’s new review of epidemiol...

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11 Jul 2016

Ultra Violet and the sun-smart kid

Associate Professor Tony Reeder presents 'Ultra Violet and the sun-smart kid' as...

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21 Apr 2016

Nature Index ranks Otago as NZ’s top high-quality research contributor

The University of Otago leads all research institutions in New Zealand in the pu...

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31 Mar 2016

Sun protection poor for NZ secondary school students: Otago research

Sun-protective practices lacking at the sports days of 10 Dunedin secondary scho...

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26 Feb 2016

New tool to accelerate health research

A new protein crystallography tool available to Otago researchers will help acce...

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19 Feb 2016

Sigmoidoscopy bowel-screening method urged for New Zealand

An effective national bowel screening programme involving a single test, a sigmo...

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14 Dec 2015

Cancer Society award for Professor Brett Delahunt

Professor Brett Delahunt’s exceptional, long-standing voluntary service and lead...

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08 Dec 2015

HRC Career Development Awards announced

A University of Otago brain cancer researcher has gained a prestigious Sir Charl...

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03 Nov 2015

Cancer research showcase—wait there's more!

Otago Spotlight Series: Cancer Research now has recordings available of our rese...

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09 Oct 2015

Researchers unlock secrets of troublesome Tribble protein

A University of Otago scientist has led trans-Tasman research that has created t...

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01 Oct 2015

Otago immunologist honoured for work to support other women in science

Dr Roslyn Kemp from the University of Otago has been named this year’s winner of...

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17 Sep 2015

Otago health researchers awarded prestigious fellowships

Two University of Otago health sciences researchers have gained prestigious Roya...

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15 Sep 2015

Unlocking ‘Big Data’ medical information

New Zealand researchers have developed a new way of extracting and classifying i...

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08 Sep 2015

Medicinal chemistry expertise contributes to disease understanding

Ever since her high school days Dr Andrea Vernall has had a love of chemistry an...

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03 Sep 2015

Innovative Otago research supported in science investment round

Five innovative University of Otago-led research programmes are being backed wit...

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29 Jul 2015

Health benefits of 20 years of tobacco tax increases modelled

Continuing annual 10% tobacco tax increases in New Zealand should lead to health...

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17 Jun 2015

Otago announces Early Career Awards recipients

The outstanding contributions of five up-and-coming University of Otago academic...

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