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HRC funding for groundbreaking cancer prevention research

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Wednesday 20 January 2021

A Christchurch-based researcher has secured funding to develop a groundbreaking alternative to invasive surgeries for cancer prevention.

Otago research shines light on cancer cells

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Friday 9 August 2019

New University of Otago research into tell-tale markers of cancer cells could help doctors identify whether the cells are more likely to spread to other parts of the body.

Otago discovery paves way for precision medicine in future

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Wednesday 20 March 2019

University of Otago scientists have discovered a way to view the immune cell 'landscape' of bowel cancer tumours, paving the way towards more individualised medicine and treatment for many other diseases in future.

Otago student takes out national 3MT glory


Wednesday 29 August 2018

Otago postgraduate Yasmin Nouri has beaten nerves and tough opposition to win the New Zealand Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition held at the University of Canterbury last week.

Health Sciences researchers shine

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Tuesday 13 February 2018

Health Sciences investigators shine in the latest edition of He Kitenga, the University of Otago's prestige publication of research highlights. Sixteen of the articles feature work by Health Sciences investigators over an array of fields.

NZ-China links in non-communicable disease research strengthened


Wednesday 11 October 2017

The signing of Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) at the University of Otago with three leading Shanghai institutions due to be held tomorrow is a welcome sign of the growing collaborations between New Zealand and Chinese health researchers, according to organisers.

Stomach cancer programme part of HRC funding haul


Wednesday 21 June 2017

A five-year programme to examine ways of reducing the burden of stomach cancer in New Zealand has received support in the latest Health Research Council (HRC) funding round announced last week, along with 18 other Otago projects.

Biomedical Sciences staff celebrated with awards


Thursday 15 December 2016

A ground-breaking paper on bee fertility, passionate research into the bioarchaeology of children in the past, and outstanding service to the University’s School of Biomedical Sciences were among the achievements celebrated at an awards ceremony yesterday.

Otago scientist wins new national award for cancer research

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Thursday 17 November 2016

University of Otago scientist Dr Roslyn Kemp has won the inaugural Roche Translational Research Fellowship for her work investigating the immune response within cancer cells to improve treatment outcomes for patients with bowel cancer (also known as colorectal cancer).

Major Marsden funding for Otago researchers


Thursday 3 November 2016

University of Otago researchers have been awarded more than $13.7M in the latest annual Marsden Fund round to undertake 23 world-class research projects that push the boundaries of knowledge in their fields.

A prostate cancer survival story


Wednesday 5 October 2016

Last month was Blue September, the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s national awareness campaign. This is a time when men of all ages are encouraged to think about their health needs and to get check-ups.

Otago scientists win national medals


Friday 9 September 2016

Two current and one former University of Otago staff members received medals at the New Zealand Association of Scientists Awards Night, which recognises outstanding contributions by members of the country’s science community.

New review concludes evidence for alcohol causing cancer is strong

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Friday 22 July 2016

University of Otago researcher Professor Jennie Connor’s new review of epidemiological evidence supports a causal association between alcohol consumption and cancers at seven sites in the body: oropharynx, larynx, oesophagus, liver, colon, rectum and female breast.

Ultra Violet and the sun-smart kid

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Monday 11 July 2016

Associate Professor Tony Reeder presents 'Ultra Violet and the sun-smart kid' in both Wellington and Auckland, in August as part of the University of Otago 2016 Winter Lecture Series.

New tool to accelerate health research

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Friday 26 February 2016

A new protein crystallography tool available to Otago researchers will help accelerate research into drug and vaccine design.

Cancer Society award for Professor Brett Delahunt

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Monday 14 December 2015

Professor Brett Delahunt’s exceptional, long-standing voluntary service and leadership to cancer research has been acknowledged by the Cancer Society of New Zealand.

HRC Career Development Awards announced

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Tuesday 8 December 2015

A University of Otago brain cancer researcher has gained a prestigious Sir Charles Hercus fellowship in the Health Research Council’s (HRC) latest Career Development Awards.

Otago immunologist honoured for work to support other women in science

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Thursday 1 October 2015

Dr Roslyn Kemp from the University of Otago has been named this year’s winner of the prestigious Association for Women in the Sciences (AWIS) Miriam Dell Award, for her work inspiring female immunologists across Australasia.

Unlocking ‘Big Data’ medical information

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Tuesday 15 September 2015

New Zealand researchers have developed a new way of extracting and classifying important information from the ‘Big Data’ stored in hundreds of thousands of electronic health records.

Health benefits of 20 years of tobacco tax increases modelled

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Wednesday 29 July 2015

Continuing annual 10% tobacco tax increases in New Zealand until 2031 should lead to health gains, net health-system cost savings and modest reductions of about 2% to 3% in health inequalities between Māori and non-Māori, according to a new study published by University of Otago, Wellington, researchers.

Otago announces Early Career Awards recipients

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Wednesday 17 June 2015

The outstanding contributions of five up-and-coming University of Otago academics have been recognised through Early Career Awards for Distinction in Research.