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PhD student receives MacGibbon Fellowship

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Friday, 7 September 2018

India Sawyer, PhD student with Prof. Greg Anderson, has just been awarded the MacGibbon PhD travel fellowship to perform research in the USA.

Researcher Profile - Associate Professor Stephen Bunn

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Monday, 3 September 2018

Associate Professor Stephen Bunn is interested in the release of catecholamines from the hypothalamus and adrenal gland. He uses approaches such as cell culture and transgenic animals.

Researcher Profile - Professor Colin Brown

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Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Professor Colin Brown works on how the brain controls various body functions such as blood pressure, giving birth, milk production through the hormones vasopressin and oxytocin.

Landmark study from Otago clarifies brain's role in fertility control

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Friday, 10 November 2017

Crucial new information about how the brain controls fertility has been unlocked by University of Otago researchers, with their findings just published in prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).

Researcher Profile - Associate Professor Greg Anderson

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Friday, 27 October 2017

Associate Professor Greg Anderson has an eye on most aspects of neuroendocrinology. His work started with fertility, in understanding how the neurons that drive fertility are impacted by other factors; this led him to metabolism and eventually to stress.

Summer student wins Dean's prize

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Friday, 28 April 2017

Julia Gouws (Supervisor Karl Iremonger) has been awarded the BMS Dean’s Prize for the best Summer Scholarship Report for 2016/17. There were almost 50 reports to consider so this is a significant achievement, congratulations Julia.

South Island Cycle Challenge taken up by CNE

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Monday, 27 February 2017

CNE members took up the challenge from the Physiology Department of Otago University to “Test your team's heart and 'cycle' around
 the South Island of New Zealand”
…and when they say ‘cycle’ they’re talking just 10 minutes on an exercise bike—easy!

New publication is editor's choice

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Friday, 24 February 2017

In February 2017 we congratulated Dr Xander Seymour on the publication of his paper ‘Development of an excitatory kisspeptin projection to the oxytocin system in late pregnancy'.

Major Marsden funding success for CNE researchers

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Monday, 7 November 2016

The latest Royal Society of NZ Marsden Fund round has awarded 3-year project grants to four CNE researchers. Congratulations to Professor Allan Herbison, Professor David Grattan, Dr Alex Tups, and Professor Colin Brown.

Research milestone for Professor

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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

With his most recent publication (1 June 2016), Professor Allan Herbison, Department of Physiology, has reached the very significant landmark of 200 peer-reviewed journal article publications.

Otago researchers sequence kuri dog genomes

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Thursday, 8 October 2015

The genetic heritage of New Zealand’s first dog, the now extinct kurī, is being unravelled by University of Otago scientists using state-of-the-art ancient DNA analysis.

Scientists discover why too much salt raises blood pressure

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Monday, 26 January 2015

An international research team that includes University of Otago scientists has found that excessive salt intake “reprogrammes” the brain, interfering with a natural safety mechanism that normally prevents the body’s arterial blood pressure from rising.

Physiologist honoured for brain fertility research

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Otago physiologist Professor Allan Herbison has been awarded the Health Research Council's prestigious Liley medal in recognition of his groundbreaking research into how the brain controls fertility.