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Snacking impacted by smells and tastes – Otago study

Wednesday, 18 May 2022 9:21am

What we smell and taste can trigger substantial changes to food choices later in the day, a University of Otago study has found.

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Local influencers enlisted to promote Stop Wasting Food Day 2022

Friday, 6 May 2022 11:35am

A few local foodies will be using their Instagram influence to promote an anti-food waste message.

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Researching the negative impact of a westernised diet

Friday, 18 February 2022 2:00pm

Te Ngaru Paewhenua: The Landward Wave Science Summer Scholarship supports undergraduate Māori and Pacific Island students interested in research and considering postgraduate degrees in science.

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Nutritional value of huhu grubs assessed for the first time

Friday, 14 January 2022 1:58pm

Huhu grubs have long been prized as a traditional food source and their nutritional value has just been analysed by University of Otago researchers for the first time.

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Marsden funding helps Otago researchers unlock secrets of ageing

Wednesday, 3 November 2021 11:41am

A University of Otago researcher is one step closer to unlocking the secrets of the ageing process after receiving Marsden funding.

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Otago researchers secure $17.2 million Marsden funding

Wednesday, 3 November 2021 2:43pm

The secrets behind people’s food choices, ageing, and why some fish change sex, are set to be unlocked after Otago researchers secured $17.2 million in Marsden funding.

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Otago signs MoUs with Bay of Plenty iwi and Malaysian university

Monday, 23 August 2021 1:56pm

The University has signed Memoranda of Understanding with Ngā Iwi i Te Rohe o Te Waiariki and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

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Food Science building makeover and moves

Wednesday, 28 July 2021 9:11am

A redevelopment is on the way for the Dunedin campus between the Water of Leith and Leith Walk – the home of the Department of Food Science. 

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Study strengthens argument postpartum depression different to major depression

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 10:40am

Women with postpartum depression experience smell differently to other women, a University of Otago study has found.