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Otago researchers key to new Christchurch dementia clinic

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Thursday, 8 August 2019

A Dementia Prevention Research Clinic has officially opened in Christchurch, providing affected Cantabrians access to detailed neurological assessments and the opportunity to be part of a study aimed at identifying factors influencing the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Hotly contested 3MT finals

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Monday, 5 August 2019

Robotic spiders and endometrial cancer – two very different topics, but two very happy graduate students.

Dementia prevention research clinic opens in Christchurch

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Friday, 26 July 2019

The Dementia Prevention Research Clinic officially opened in Christchurch today (26 July) – the third in a national network of clinics established by Brain Research New Zealand| Rangahau Roro Aotearoa (BRNZ).

NZ experts play crucial role in global fight against pneumonia

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Friday, 28 June 2019

New Zealanders played crucial roles in a global pneumonia study pinpointing the deadliest forms of viruses and bacteria, and identifying one vaccine that could save the lives of hundreds of thousands of babies and young children.

Study of sexual orientation and mental health

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Thursday, 27 June 2019

Gay, lesbian and bisexual New Zealanders are on average more than twice as likely to experience depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts as heterosexuals, new research shows.

HRC Grants of almost $35 million to Division of Health Sciences researchers

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Thursday, 27 June 2019

Beta blockers, smoking cessation, stress suppression in motherhood and synthetic cannabinoid signalling are just a few of the areas of University of Otago Division of Health Sciences research to receive a total of almost $35 million in funding this year from the Health Research Council.

Christchurch senior lecturer is made a Dame

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Monday, 10 June 2019

Christchurch senior lecturer Sue Bagshaw has been made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her advocacy of youth health.

Otago’s emerging researchers secure more than $1.7 million in HRC funding

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Thursday, 16 May 2019

An occupational therapist who aims to improve the quality of life for children with disabilities is one of several University of Otago early-stage researchers who have together been awarded more than $1.7 million in Health Research Council funding.

Christchurch staff coming together after mosque attacks

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Thursday, 21 March 2019

The University of Otago, Christchurch’s main foyer has this week become a place to reflect, give and receive support, and share messages of condolence and support in a tribute book. It has also featured a table of baked goods made by medical students wanting to help nourish members of their campus community.