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27 May 2024

Climate change increases risk of cryptosporidiosis outbreaks


More cryptosporidiosis outbreaks could be on the cards for New Zealand as extrem...

Dr Catriona Murray

15 Dec 2023

COVID-19 contact tracing lessons could be applied to STIs, researcher says


A centralised contact tracing system for sexually transmitted infections, suitab...

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28 Nov 2023

Otago part of national research platform


The University of Otago is a key member of a newly developed research platform d...

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23 Nov 2023

Liley Medal for Otago-led research to prevent rheumatic fever


Leading epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker and his research team have been r...

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20 Oct 2023

WWI study reveals true toll on Kiwi soldiers’ health


New Zealand soldiers serving in the First World War endured much higher rates of...

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07 Aug 2023

New prestigious role for Professor Jemma Geoghegan


After a global search, Professor Jemma Geoghegan has been appointed the Webster...

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13 Jun 2023

University welcomes funding for Science City initiative


The University of Otago welcomes new funding in the Government’s 2023 Budget for...

10 May 2023

New study reinforces timely need for Pneumococcal Vaccine Switch


New research from the University of Otago, Christchurch, backs a recent Pharmac...

09 May 2023

HIV statistics encouraging, but work not over yet


The number of people diagnosed with HIV in New Zealand last year is encouraging,...

02 May 2023

University of Otago scientist wins Prime Minister’s Science Communication Prize


Associate Professor Dianne Sika-Paotonu from the University of Otago has won the...

14 Apr 2023

Declining number of children being vaccinated against measles in Aotearoa


There are not enough children under the age of 5 in Aotearoa protected against m...

06 Apr 2023

Significant step in fight against drug resistance in TB


University of Otago researchers have discovered new ways to treat antibiotic-res...

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