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Major CMRF grant to research hallucinations in Parkinson’s Disease
Thursday, 1 June 2023

Dr Kyla-Louise Horne has received a significant funding boost for her research work at the Christchurch-based New Zealand Brain Research Institute (NZBRI).

MIHI Bipolar Research team wins prestigious international award
Wednesday, 31 May 2023
A team from the University of Otago, Christchurch’s, MIHI (Māori and Indigenous Health Innovation) has been recognised with a major research award from one of the world’s most respected medical journals.

Study results prompt call for medicinal cannabis policy evaluation
Monday, 29 May 2023
A New Zealand study into the therapeutic benefits of cannabis has added to the growing body of evidence that it has positive effects on pain, sleeplessness and anxiety, researchers say.

Why high school kids are saying ‘yeah, nah’ to alcohol
Thursday, 25 May 2023
Striking differences in the way high school students socialise may be one of the reasons behind a dramatic drop in youth drinking over the last 20 years, a study from the University of Otago, Wellington, has found.

Study will measure how much breast milk baby is actually getting
Thursday, 25 May 2023
Mothers worry about an exhaustive list of things; University of Otago researchers are hoping to help with one – is my baby getting enough breastmilk?

Otago researchers reveal impact of ancient earthquake
Wednesday, 17 May 2023
By combining the scientific powerhouses of genetics and geology, University of Otago researchers have identified a new area of coastal uplift, which had been hiding in plain sight.

Third and final reburial for cemetery project
Thursday, 11 May 2023
The Southern Cemeteries Archaeological Project will soon be complete, when the third and final reburial ceremony takes place at Drybread Cemetery this month.

New study reinforces timely need for Pneumococcal Vaccine Switch
Wednesday, 10 May 2023
New research from the University of Otago, Christchurch, backs a recent Pharmac decision to provide broader protection against a potentially fatal childhood disease.

Coastal People: Southern Skies inaugural symposium in Ōtepoti
Wednesday, 10 May 2023
The inaugural symposium of the Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) Coastal People: Southern Skies (CP:SS) is taking place in Dunedin this week.

Photos give men a voice to discuss mental distress
Wednesday, 10 May 2023
An innovative research project at the University of Otago, Wellington, is using photography to help men open up about their experiences of living with depression, suicidal thoughts and anxiety.


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