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2018 news archive

Free radicals present at the 26th annual SFRRA meeting

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Monday 17 December 2018

A number of staff and students from the Centre for Free Radical Research traveled to Auckland to present at the Reactive Oxidants in Health and Disease – 26th Annual Meeting of the Society for Free Radical Research Australasia last week.

Early career research excellence showcased at parliament

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Wednesday 31 October 2018

Pathology and Biomedical Science researchers Associate Professor Anitra Carr and Dr Logan Walker gave lectures at parliament this week in an event organised by the University of Otago’s OZONE Group showcasing early career researchers.

Otago scientist wins award for cancer research

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Monday 27 August 2018

University of Otago scientist Dr Andrew Das has won the Roche Translational Cancer Research Fellowship to further his work as part of a research team investigating the role of epigenetics in leukaemia.

3MT finals showcase up-and-coming talent


Wednesday 8 August 2018

A PhD candidate who is investigating the emotional responses of clinicians who deal with suicidal patients has won the PhD category of Otago’s 2018 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

Vitamin C researcher discusses sepsis clinical trial on Radio NZ

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Thursday 14 June 2018

Associate Professor Anitra Carr has been interviewed by a number of media outlets, including Radio NZ, this week about the study she is leading to determine whether intravenous infusions of vitamin C could be a life-saving treatment for patients with sepsis.

Inaugural Christine Winterbourn Lecture

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Monday 30 April 2018

The Department of Pathology and Biomedical Science has established a named, annual lecture in honour of Professor Christine Winterbourn from the Centre for Free Radical Research.

Hydrogen peroxide mystery

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Monday 16 April 2018

With every breath we take, cells in our body make small amounts of hydrogen peroxide. In some conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, too much hydrogen peroxide is made, causing widespread disruption to cells.