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Otago enhances its relations with Jinan University

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Tuesday, 21 May 2019

The University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with one of China’s oldest universities last week, formalising a working relationship between researchers at the two institutions.

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Support offered to staff and students following Christchurch tragedy

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Monday, 18 March 2019

Drop-in centres and tribute areas have been established for staff and students on the Dunedin and Christchurch campuses – aiming to provide support and a place to respond –  following the tragic mosque shootings in Christchurch on Friday which have claimed 50 lives.

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University of Otago-led research published

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Monday, 11 March 2019

A supplement issue of the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases entitled ‘Typhoid fever and the introduction of the typhoid conjugate vaccine in Africa and Asia’ has been published online.

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New Zealand leads global effort to control rheumatic fever

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Monday, 11 February 2019

A three-year project aimed at pinpointing the most effective ways to prevent and control rheumatic fever and associated heart disease in New Zealand is being launched tomorrow (Tuesday 12 February) at the University of Otago, Wellington.

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Christchurch Dean made a Fellow of the world’s oldest life science organisation

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Thursday, 7 February 2019

The Dean of the University of Otago, Christchurch, has become a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology – only the fourth New Zealander to receive the honour. The Academy is the leadership group of the American Society for Microbiology, the world’s oldest and largest life science organisation.

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News of Otago’s dietary fibre research goes global

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Thursday, 31 January 2019

New research has once again put the University of Otago on the map, with global interest and widespread media coverage on a publication of the health benefits of dietary fibre and wholegrain intake.

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‘Choosing Wisely’ reduces unnecessary tests and antibiotic use, study finds

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Tuesday, 22 January 2019

A Hutt Valley District Health Board campaign to cut the number of urine tests being carried out on hospital patients not only significantly reduced the number of unnecessary tests being ordered but also lowered the level of antibiotic prescribing, a study published in the New Zealand Medical Journal has found.

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First nationwide study of listeria in mothers and babies

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018

The first study of the burden of listeria in pregnant New Zealanders and their babies has found reassuringly low rates of the infection – indicating food safety warnings are working to prevent unnecessary cases of miscarriage, still birth, and meningitis in babies infected in the womb.

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New study finds link between smell and obesity

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Monday, 19 November 2018

University of Otago researchers have broken new ground by identifying a link between smell and obesity. The findings will be published today in the international Obesity Reviews journal.

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