Wednesday, 19 February 2020 2:44pm
Fillings in your teeth? If both local and global trends are anything to go by, soon they won’t have anything to do with mercury.
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 4:14pm
The papers of pioneering medical researcher and Otago alumna Dr Muriel Bell have been accepted into the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. Dr Bell graduated MB ChB (1922) and MD (1926) from Otago and was awarded an HonDSc from the university in 1968.
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 2:24pm
Dr Andrew Reynolds, an EDOR research fellow, has been granted a three-year fellowship from the NZ Heart Foundation.
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 11:02am
Speaker: Alicia J. Emerson, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT
Persistent pain is an invisible, and often stigmatized, disease disproportionately affecting invisible populations. Marginalized patient populations, without a voice in sociopolitical policies, are at an increased risk for experiencing persistent musculoskeletal pain and receiving non-optimal management. Alicia’s research explores how the geopolitical, historical, and societal spectrum impacts marginalized populations’ experiences with persistent musculoskeletal pain management.
Tuesday, 18 February 2020 10:45am
There continues to be a high rate of suicide among older New Zealand men and an Otago psychogeriatrician says more needs to be done to understand why and to help prevent this occurring.
Tuesday, 18 February 2020 12:52pm
It’s International Women’s Day soon and we’re celebrating!
Friday, 14 February 2020 8:26am
Two young University of Otago dentistry lecturers have won prestigious international emerging leaders awards.
Thursday, 13 February 2020 3:05pm
The New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in Wellington 6-8 May.
University of Otago, Christchurch researchers lead study to help those most affected by mosque attacks
Wednesday, 12 February 2020 10:09am
A new Health Research Council-funded study is about to get underway to help understand the psychological and physical effects of the March 15 Mosque attacks in Christchurch last year and to link those directly affected with additional support, if needed.
Tuesday, 11 February 2020 12:23pm
An Otago researcher is setting the wheels in motion to seek out much-needed change in the way osteoarthritis, which affects increasing numbers of people, is treated in New Zealand.
Friday, 7 February 2020 12:23pm
Jennifer Palmer, Otago Biochemistry’s top 300-level student in 2019, has also been awarded the prestigious Prince of Wales Prize.
Thursday, 6 February 2020 12:06pm
As of February 1st, three lecturers at Otago Biochemistry have new titles; Richard Macknight is now a professor, and Peter Mace and Paul Gardner are now associate professors.
Wednesday, 5 February 2020 3:54pm
Associate Professor Kirsten Coppell is speaking about the dietary patterns of teenagers and obesity-promoting food environments at the BEATS symposium 2020.
Wednesday, 5 February 2020 10:26am
Another chapter in the history of the Department of Biochemistry has passed, with its leadership handed over at a special dinner last Friday at Plato Restaurant.
Thursday, 30 January 2020 2:11pm
Damp and mouldy housing has been included as an indicator of socioeconomic deprivation in New Zealand by University of Otago researchers developing the latest version of the New Zealand Index of Socioeconomic Deprivation (NZDep2018).
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 2:26pm
Unlike armed conflict, here we are fighting an external threat to global health where collaboration and sharing of information benefits all nations.
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 11:52am
People who cycle to work have a lower risk of dying, a New Zealand study has found.
Tuesday, 28 January 2020 1:15pm
The Otago Department of Biochemistry is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 student academic awards: Jennifer Palmer (300-level Edson Prize), Helena Cooper (400-level Edson Prize), Sarah Robinson and Jasper Struwig (joint winners, Petersen Prize), Shannon White (Mervyn Smith Prize).
Tuesday, 28 January 2020 2:08pm
High school students from across New Zealand got to explore their own personal biochemistry last week, when they visited the Department and sampled life at Otago University.
Tuesday, 28 January 2020 10:27am
Ageing Kiwi men have worse health and are dying sooner than women. Now a new University of Otago study is being launched to talk to the country’s southern men in an attempt to understand why.
Friday, 24 January 2020 12:00pm
Humans began transporting and growing banana in Vanuatu 3000 years ago, a University of Otago scientist has discovered.
Friday, 24 January 2020 10:46am
There were some weight loss and health benefits for overweight adults who followed the Mediterranean, Intermittent Fasting and Paleo diets, though adherence to the diets dropped off considerably during the one-year study, new University of Otago research shows.
Thursday, 23 January 2020 11:03am
EDOR researcher and public health physician, Dr Rachael McLean, discusses how we can reduce our salt intake in the latest edition of the NZ Listener.
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.
Thursday, 23 January 2020 4:44pm
Caitlin Morton-Burns from the University of Canterbury has won the ANZCCART 2019 essay prize
Monday, 20 January 2020 11:50am
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.