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Professor Vicky Cameron – Chasing Genes and Climbing Mountains

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Thursday 3 February 2022

Professor Vicky Cameron has devoted her distinguished University of Otago career to scientific discovery, or, in her own words, “the hunting of tiny things”- from larval tapeworms in fish, to brain cells expressing newly-described hormone genes, and culprit gene variants contributing to human heart disease.

Raising awareness of Māori heart health

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Thursday 8 July 2021

The Christchurch Heart Institute (CHI), Rangahau Manawa o Ōtautahi, is working alongside the Māori community to raise awareness of heart health and to implement research to support the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease among Māori.

Otago projects receive $1.64m Health Research Council funding

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Monday 31 May 2021

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.

Keeping on track

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Friday 12 March 2021

Professor Vicky Cameron ran the Buller Half Marathon recently, coming second in the 65+ age group.

A gut response

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Friday 12 March 2021

Working in a lab to help further research into the relationship between the microbiome and cardiovascular disease, may not be how many young people would want to spend their summer.

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