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Otago leads international food authentication course

Monday, 9 July 2018 8:32pm

Giving consumers confidence in the safety and origin of their food is just one of the benefits of a recent Otago-led food authentication course.

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Otago scientists make fascinating feather find

Wednesday, 4 July 2018 11:51am

Ever wondered where parrots get their bright plumage? An Otago-led project may have just solved the mystery.

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Winning project could help hearing disorders

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 10:40pm

A project that could help thousands of people who suffer from hearing disorders won the Brain and Technology Symposium 2018 Challenge held recently.

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Opinion: Inspiring Māori students with Chemistry

Friday, 25 May 2018 12:33pm

Department of Chemistry Assistant Research Fellow Marina Roxburgh reflects on her experiences at the University’s Science Wānanga.

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New Zealand school children revealing the power of mānuka

Friday, 11 May 2018 1:47pm

Schools and pupils from all over New Zealand are working with the University of Otago and Plant & Food Research to discover what secrets are locked within the wide variety of mānuka around the country – including whether the native plant’s leaf chemistry could provide a natural weed killer.

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Otago-led study shows oxygen loss could be huge issue for oceans

Tuesday, 6 March 2018 3:46pm

A major University of Otago-led study into an ancient climate change event that impacted a significant percentage of Earth’s oceans has brought into sharp focus a lesser-known villain in global warming: oxygen depletion.

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Prize-winning Otago scientist credits collaboration with her success

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 9:52pm

Her work may be in nano-scale, but it is certainly making a big impact for Dr Carla Meledandri. The Otago Chemistry lecturer is the 2017 Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize recipient and was presented with her award today.

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Nano-scale science helps prize-winning Otago scientist make a big impact

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 4:36pm

A University of Otago scientist at the forefront of developing applications from tiny science to powering a new technology sector has won the 2017 Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize.