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Staff present at the C4's Information Afternoon

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Thursday, 24 September 2020

Members of the Centre for Free Radical Research and Mackenzie Cancer Research Group presented at the Canterbury Comprehensive Cancer Centre’s (C4) Information Afternoon on 23 September 2020.

Infectious diseases expert awarded University’s highest honour

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Thursday, 20 August 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged global co-operation and highlighted the importance of science-based policy in preventing the devastating impact on communities and economies by novel infectious diseases, according to the winner of the University of Otago’s highest honour.

Christchurch researchers secure lion’s share of new health funding

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Friday, 14 August 2020

Christchurch researchers investigating the ongoing impact of mosque attacks, a better test for Legionnaires’ disease, and ways of predicting dementia in Parkinson’s disease patients are among the recipients of more than $830,000 of Canterbury Medical Research Foundation (CMRF) funding.

COVID vaccine role for Christchurch Dean

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Tuesday, 23 June 2020

University of Otago, Christchurch Dean and infectious disease expert Professor David Murdoch has been asked to formally support the Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine development effort.

How to prepare your immunity for winter

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Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Associate Professor Anitra Carr from the Nutrition in Medicine Research Group has discussed vitamin C, micronutrients and immunity with both New Zealand and Australia media recently.

Professor David Murdoch discusses a COVID-19 vaccine

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Thursday, 16 April 2020

What is the likelihood of a COVID-19 vaccine being developed and how long will the process take? Professor David Murdoch, Dean of the University of Otago, Christchurch, addressed these questions in a recent online summit.

Leprosy research informs policy

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Friday, 28 February 2020

Leprosy continues to be a significant problem in Pacific nations such as Kiribati. Professor Steve Chambers and his University of Otago, Christchurch colleagues are helping to find the most effective public health interventions.

Why science is still working on that cure for cancer

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Monday, 3 February 2020

Two members of the Department have been featured on the front page of The Press’ Mainlander section and on the Stuff website over the weekend in an article about the changing nature of cancer research.

The link between fat cells and cancer

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Monday, 27 January 2020

The Mackenzie Cancer Research Group featured in last week’s issue of the NZ Listener in an article highlighting their research into cancer and obesity.