Thursday, 19 September 2019 12:35pm
The Department of Anatomy held its annual Thanksgiving Service in Dunedin recently. Family and friends of our donors, along with staff and students attended the service to honour and remember those generous people who have donated their body to medical science teaching and research.
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 9:43am
Otago Biochemistry is celebrating this week after finding out that Associate Professor Richard Macknight and Dr Lynette Brownfield have successfully won funding from the Endeavour Fund for their project to improve New Zealand’s most important source of food for cows and sheep: ryegrass.
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 3:54pm
The summer studentship scholarship for 2019/20 has been awarded to Julia Corfe-Tan. Julia's project will explore the multidimensional nature of chronic pain.
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 12:01pm
Seminar: Postcolonial Tanzania, the Dar School and Afro-Futurist Geopolitical Imaginations
Prof Joanne Sharp
University of St Andrews, UK
Date: Wednesday 25 September, 4PM
Venue: Richardson 5N4
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 9:00pm
Earlier this month Otago’s Professor Neil Gemmell travelled to Scotland to reveal the findings of his environmental DNA study of Loch Ness. Anticipating an avalanche of global media attention, Senior Communications Adviser Mark Hathaway accompanied him. He writes about the experience for the Otago Bulletin Board.
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 10:43pm
Some of the country’s best medical teaching and teachers were celebrated this week at the University's Dunedin School of Medicine 2019 Teaching Awards.
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 9:55am
Queenstown Research Week this year was bustling with Otago Biochemistry researchers, who contributed as invited speakers, poster presenters, general delegates, and organisers. The biological science extravaganza is a cluster of meetings co-ordinated into one week, held each September. Attendees come to learn about the latest research carried out around New Zealand, do a little science networking, and enjoy the bonus of some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery.
Monday, 16 September 2019 8:36am
Some of the country’s best medical teaching and teachers were celebrated this week at the University of Otago Dunedin School of Medicine 2019 Teaching Awards.
Monday, 16 September 2019 9:03pm
A series of four videos have been produced to promote the University of Otago’s School of Physiotherapy and coincide with the Rugby World Cup, providing key messages about keeping well and injury free, with just a touch of humour in the mix.
Monday, 16 September 2019 10:35am
New Zealand smokers overwhelmingly support removing the nicotine from cigarettes to make them less addictive, a national survey has found.
Thursday, 12 September 2019 9:56pm
Growing collaborations in brain research and the modernisation of traditional medicine were in the spotlight at an international forum in Queenstown last month.
Wednesday, 11 September 2019 2:41pm
Congratulations to the recipients of Sir John Walsh Research Institute Awards for 2019, which were announced and awarded at the conclusion of SJWRI Research Day on Wednesday 11 September at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Our Institute Awards celebrate the research achievements of academic staff and postgraduate students, as well as commending the contribution of general staff to the research successes of the SJWRI and Faculty of Dentistry.
Wednesday, 11 September 2019 2:42pm
SJWRI Research Day 2019, highlighting the research achievements of the University of Otago's Sir John Walsh Research Institute and Faculty of Dentistry, was held on Wednesday 11 September at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. The programme featured presentations from academic researchers, invited keynote speakers and postgraduate students, a research poster competition, and the presentation of the SJWRI Awards for 2019.
Wednesday, 11 September 2019 9:35pm
Three fellowships from three major international dentistry organisations have been awarded to the University’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) Professor Paul Brunton in the past year.
Wednesday, 11 September 2019 10:50pm
The University of Otago is gifting dental chairs from its Faculty of Dentistry to the Samoan Ministry of Health to assist with dental care in the Pacific nation.
Tuesday, 10 September 2019 10:48am
Smokers are less likely to display packs of cigarettes and tobacco on tables at cafés and bars now that standardised packs with larger graphic health warnings have been introduced, according to a new study.
Monday, 9 September 2019 4:49pm
Celebrate 10 years of Bioengineering at University of Otago at our free showcase event on Wednesday 27 November on Dunedin campus.
Monday, 9 September 2019 4:05pm
The Spring 2019 edition of the University of Otago, Wellington newsletter
Monday, 9 September 2019 12:02pm
I tērā wiki i whakanui mātou Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori.
Friday, 6 September 2019 9:49pm
An Otago scientist has cast major doubt on the existence of a monster in Scotland’s Loch Ness, suggesting instead that it might be a giant eel.
Thursday, 5 September 2019 9:08am
A University of Otago scientist is concerned there could be a considerable number of Kiwis unaware they have ALK positive lung cancer as Pharmac is looking to fund Alecensa, a drug to treat this particular cancer.
Thursday, 5 September 2019 10:46am
University of Otago geneticist, Professor Neil Gemmell can today announce the results of investigations into the environmental DNA present in the British Isles largest and second deepest body of fresh water, Loch Ness.
Wednesday, 4 September 2019 12:43pm
Three Otago researchers are set to compete in Falling Walls Lab New Zealand this month.
Wednesday, 4 September 2019 12:42pm
Good progress is being made on the demolition of the old interior of the Walsh Building in preparation for a new fitout which is part of Stage 2 of the Dental School Redevelopment.
Wednesday, 4 September 2019 9:24am
They may not have been seen for the past 50 and 110 years, but an international study into their extinction has provided answers to how the world lost New Zealand’s South Island kōkako and huia.
Monday, 2 September 2019 12:33pm
The new interim National Director of Cancer Control, University of Otago academic Professor Diana Sarfati, believes lives will be saved as a result of the new National Cancer Action Plan.
SJWRI research supported by 2019 NZ Dental Research Foundation and Ministry of Health oral health funding
Monday, 2 September 2019 9:26am
The New Zealand Dental Association and Ministry of Health (MoH) are key supporters of our cutting-edge dental and oral health research, through the NZ Dental Research Foundation (NZDRF) and MoH Oral Health Research funding rounds. Funding from these grants supports the research of our academic and research staff, as well as training of our postgraduate students.
In the 2019 NZDRF funding round, a total of $142,212 in funding has been awarded for research projects led by our staff, PhD and DClinDent students. SJWRI researchers were also principal investigators on projects awarded $61,059 in targeted Ministry of Health Oral Health Research funding.
As always, we thank the NZ Dental Research Foundation and the Ministry of Health for their continued support.
Wednesday, 28 August 2019 9:01am
Is there a solution to bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics? One answer may be found by studying the world’s largest and most brutal army, new University of Otago microbiology research shows.
Wednesday, 28 August 2019 11:50am
Does skipping a meal at particular times of day reduce your chances of developing obesity or diabetes? Are the street lights outside making you fat?
Tuesday, 27 August 2019 8:55am
New Zealand’s adult-centred health system appears ill-equipped to meet the needs of chronically sick young people, a University of Otago study has found.
Thursday, 22 August 2019 10:34pm
It was quite a weekend for Dr John White who celebrated his 74th birthday last Friday and then donned cap and gown to receive his PhD at the Dunedin Town Hall on Saturday.
Thursday, 22 August 2019 11:04pm
Three PhD students will be winging their way to the United States next year to study and collaborate, thanks to a University of Otago fellowship.
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 12:14pm
Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who took micronutrients had lower levels of a bacteria linked to the psychological disorder, and a healthier range of bugs in their gut overall, new research shows.
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 10:50am
The mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks in part to work done by a University of Otago palaeopathologist.
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 8:57am
University of Otago cancer researchers are coming together in a new collaboration awarded a $2 million grant by the Cancer Society in a bid to better tackle a leading cause of death in New Zealand.
Monday, 19 August 2019 10:21pm
A major research series on cancer control in small island nations led by Professor Diana Sarfati from the University of Otago, Wellington, has been welcomed at the Pacific Health Ministers Meeting in Tahiti.
Friday, 16 August 2019 11:18am
New research from the University of Otago, Wellington, has shed light on the declining use of cannabis use by teens.
Friday, 16 August 2019 9:44am
View the research paper, ‘Secreted Amyloid Precursor Protein-Alpha Promotes Arc Protein Synthesis in Hippocampal Neurons’ which is published in frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
Thursday, 15 August 2019 10:47am
Dunedin neuroscientist and physiologist Dr Karl Iremonger has been awarded the 2019 Rowheath Trust Award and Carl Smith Medal.
Thursday, 15 August 2019 2:53pm
A breakthrough in monkey malaria research by two University of Otago scientists could help scientists diagnose and treat a relapsing form of human malaria.