Thursday, 23 January 2020 9:34am
Increased uptake of plant-based diets in New Zealand could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while greatly improving population health and saving the healthcare system billions of dollars in the coming decades, according to a new University of Otago study.
Monday, 20 January 2020 11:09am
Māori have poorer access to early diagnosis for some key cancers including breast and colorectal cancers though, this is not the case for all cancers and is not necessarily why more Māori are dying of cancer, new University of Otago research shows.
Friday, 17 January 2020 10:27am
The HPV vaccine has led to a significant reduction in the rate of cervical abnormalities in young New Zealand women, which is likely to result in reduced rates of cervical cancer in future, new University of Otago research reveals.
Best practice treatments for chronic pain overlooked as media focus on opioids and medicinal cannabis
Friday, 17 January 2020 10:07am
Media reports on chronic pain are focusing on treatments involving opioids and cannabis at the expense of best practice non-drug treatments, researchers have found.
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 11:49am
View recordings of the Evidence to Everyday research symposium presentations, held in Wellington on 20 September, 2019.
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 11:36am
A University of Otago researcher has made an innovative discovery which paves the way for advances in treating cardiovascular disease including high blood pressure.
Monday, 13 January 2020 1:12pm
Development of an innovative dietary supplement to combat diabetes with a natural extract derived from the dahlia plant has reached a second round of human trials, with volunteers required in the Wellington region.
Monday, 13 January 2020 9:16am
The Otago Global Health Institute, a flagship research centre of the University of Otago, is investing in new research initiatives in collaboration with the Fiji National University and the National University of East Timor to help address health problems in these countries.
Thursday, 9 January 2020 11:14am
Thousands of New Zealanders could be missing out on prescriptions they desperately need because they can’t afford them, an Otago researcher fears.
Thursday, 9 January 2020 2:39pm
The sale of tobacco only through liquor stores, petrol stations or pharmacies would considerably reduce the overall availability of tobacco and assist the Government in achieving its 2025 smokefree goal, new University of Otago research shows.
Monday, 23 December 2019 4:02pm
Sometimes things happen that are so tragic, so traumatic, there is no way to forget them.
Friday, 20 December 2019 10:54am
For the first time University of Otago pharmacy and dentistry students have collaborated within a clinic setting to improve their training and improve patient care.
Friday, 20 December 2019 10:07am
A remarkable 5000-year-old skeleton suggests human dwarfism was both accepted and respected in life and death in ancient China, research by a University of Otago bio-archaeologist shows.
Thursday, 19 December 2019 1:30pm
On Wednesday afternoon, Otago biochemists assembled at the Alhambra Union Rugby Football Club to celebrate the many successes of 2019, drown the memories of failed experiments, and to thank the many people who work so hard to support the Otago Department of Biochemistry and its students.
Thursday, 19 December 2019 3:00pm
Staff from the department's Clinical Anatomy Research Group today lay flowers in memory of those who have donated their body to the Department for medical science teaching and research.
Wednesday, 18 December 2019 9:08am
Welcome to the Summer 2019–2020 edition of He Kete Kōrero, with recent highlights from the Wellington campus.
Inaugural Awards Presentation for the Dr Stanley Paris Research Fellowships and Scholarships in the School of Physiotherapy
Wednesday, 18 December 2019 1:39pm
The inaugural awards of the Dr Stanley Paris Research Fellowships and Scholarships were presented on December 5th 2019 by Dr Stanley Paris and Dr Catherine Patla. These awards are made available through the Stanley Paris Musculoskeletal and Manual Therapy Fund.
Tuesday, 17 December 2019 9:41am
Associate Professor William Levack from the Department of Medicine has been appointed as Dean and Head of the Wellington Campus.
Tuesday, 17 December 2019 9:44am
A group of Christchurch researchers has won a prestigious New Zealand Medical Journal award for their study identifying the childhood factors most likely to predict obesity later in life.
Tuesday, 17 December 2019 11:12am
Governments worldwide need to create non-profit supply systems for tobacco and nicotine products because of their potential to cause significant and avoidable harm, researchers from the University of Otago say.
Monday, 16 December 2019 2:51pm
Three Physiology staff were amongst the winners at the School of Biomedical Sciences annual awards this week.
Monday, 16 December 2019 1:35pm
Growing up, Ivana Pereira thought she needed to become a doctor or a lawyer to help her people, but studying at Otago opened her eyes to the wide array of careers public health can offer.
Monday, 16 December 2019 11:05am
The 1918 influenza pandemic in New Zealand resulted in thousands of fewer births, particularly in the 1919 year, largely because of miscarriages from influenza infection during pregnancy, researchers have found.
Friday, 13 December 2019 12:10pm
Crowds of graduands and their families descended on the Otago Department of Biochemistry this week to celebrate the completion of degrees in Biochemistry, Genetics, Biomedical Sciences and Applied Sciences.
Friday, 13 December 2019 11:09am
Three Otago institutions are working together to improve the future of rural health care in New Zealand, progressing plans for a virtual centre for rural health education.
Friday, 13 December 2019 10:31am
The future of physiotherapy is here and it involves the convenience of your own home and your mobile phone.
Friday, 13 December 2019 12:10pm
After working with women displaced by Boko Haram, a University of Otago graduate wants to walk alongside them as they work to improve their communities.
Thursday, 12 December 2019 9:22am
This newsletter from the Division of Health Sciences at the University of Otago, captures news, awards, activities and events from across our campuses.
Thursday, 12 December 2019 9:38am
On Tuesday afternoon, the School of Biomedical Sciences held its annual Awards & End of Year Celebration at the Hunter Centre.
Thursday, 12 December 2019 11:14am
Three EDOR researchers have been made Professor or Associate Professor in the recent University of Otago promotion round.
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 9:44am
University of Otago researchers have discovered how viruses that specifically kill bacteria can outwit bacteria by hiding from their defences, findings which are important for the development of new antimicrobials based on viruses and provide a significant advance in biological knowledge.
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 4:51pm
Thirty University of Otago academics have been promoted to the position of professor this year.
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 11:26am
New Zealand prescribers should be aware of the high risk of death associated with two prescription medicines, methadone and clozapine, University of Otago researchers warn.
Monday, 9 December 2019 10:13pm
There’s a real physio family dynasty building in the University of Otago’s School of Physiotherapy.
Monday, 9 December 2019 12:59pm
Kids from five Dunedin primary schools were plunged into the world of molecules that keep us alive when scientists from Otago's Department of Biochemistry visited in the past few weeks.
Monday, 9 December 2019 12:17pm
She didn’t quite manage to get ‘sex and drugs and rock and roll’ into the title of her PhD thesis, but researcher Jude Ball from the University of Otago, Wellington, came close, using the Ian Dury lyrics to introduce her first chapter.
Monday, 9 December 2019 12:47pm
A University of Otago dental student who has organised a free community dental clinic for low socio-economic patients has been amazed at the life-changing effect the service has had on the patients.
Monday, 9 December 2019 10:11am
We are super proud to announce that our Director Dr Emma Wyeth has been promoted to Associate Professor!
Friday, 6 December 2019 7:09pm
The Bachelor of Pharmacy graduation is a family affair this weekend, with three sets of multiple siblings all set to walk across the stage.
Friday, 6 December 2019 2:48pm
When Oripa Waqa returns to Fiji after graduation she will be the first female oral surgeon specialist in not only Fiji but in the wider Pacific Islands.