Thursday, 28 November 2019
Introducing flexible sigmoidoscopy screening into the national bowel screening programme would significantly reduce both the incidence and mortality of bowel cancer in New Zealand, new University of Otago research reveals.
Tuesday, 29 October 2019
A University of Otago researcher has won a fellowship to undertake cutting-edge research on stomach cancer survival, using technology not yet available in New Zealand.
Thursday, 15 August 2019
Escaping the Houston heat just in time for an Otago cold snap, distinguished Otago alumna Professor Helen Heslop recently spent a few days in Dunedin as the John Borrie Professorial Fellow.
Thursday, 15 August 2019
Dunedin neuroscientist and physiologist Dr Karl Iremonger has been awarded the 2019 Rowheath Trust Award and Carl Smith Medal.
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.
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.
Thursday, 31 January 2019
New Zealand is at a major crossroads in cancer care and the Cancer Society are calling on government to back a nationally-led, coordinated approach to cancer.
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.
Monday, 13 August 2018
University of Otago, Christchurch bowel cancer researcher Professor Frank Frizelle has been awarded an honorary fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
Wednesday, 25 July 2018
A University of Otago researcher has been awarded $133,263 to investigate opportunities to halt the spread of cancer in women suffering breast cancer, thereby improving patient survival.
Thursday, 5 April 2018
A University of Otago, Christchurch, researcher has for the first time identified unique genetic patterns for four different sub-types of colorectal cancer – which respond differently to a variety of cancer treatments.
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.
Friday, 27 October 2017
A survey of New Zealand racecourses and sports grounds with stands has found no smokefree signs at the racecourses and signage at less than half the sports grounds.
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.
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.
Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Wellington researchers are calling for doctors to be more involved in the debate around cannabis as a medicine.
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.
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
Chemotherapy stimulates the release of tiny bubbles from the surface of cancer cells that cause potentially fatal blood clots, new University of Otago research has found.
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).
Tuesday, 8 November 2016
University of Otago and University of Auckland researchers are collaborating to gain new insights into the very beginnings of life, following the recent awarding of a major Marsden Fund grant.
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.
Friday, 14 October 2016
Vitamins A and C can enhance success in the challenging process of converting adult cells into stem cells, an international study co-led by a University of Otago researcher has found.
Friday, 7 October 2016
University of Otago researchers have gained fresh insights into how one of the main viruses that cause cervical cancer evades its hosts’ immune systems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, 21 April 2016
The University of Otago leads all research institutions in New Zealand in the publication of high-quality scientific research papers, according to newly published rankings by the Nature Publishing Group.
Thursday, 31 March 2016
A University of Otago study that involved unobtrusively observing the sun-protective practices of students and staff at the sports days of 10 Dunedin secondary schools last summer has found them sorely lacking.
Friday, 26 February 2016
A new protein crystallography tool available to Otago researchers will help accelerate research into drug and vaccine design.
Friday, 19 February 2016
An effective national bowel screening programme involving a single test, a sigmoidoscopy, could be introduced in New Zealand within 12 months.
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.
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.
Tuesday, 3 November 2015
The Otago Spotlight Series offered a day of accessible cancer research presentations which can now be viewed online.
Friday, 9 October 2015
A University of Otago scientist has led trans-Tasman research that has created the first three-dimensional image of a key protein involved in the development of blood and other cancers.
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.
Thursday, 17 September 2015
Two University of Otago health sciences researchers have gained prestigious Royal Society of New Zealand fellowships, it was announced today.
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.
Tuesday, 8 September 2015
Ever since her high school days Dr Andrea Vernall has had a love of chemistry and biology, now her passion is helping contribute to the understanding of human disease.
Thursday, 3 September 2015
Five innovative University of Otago-led research programmes are being backed with $5.7M in new science investment funding announced by the Government today.
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.
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.