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Driver behaviour not altered by roadside memorials - Otago study
Friday, 23 August 2019
Roadside memorials may be controversial, but a University of Otago study has found they have very little impact on driver behaviour or perception of road safety.

Otago hosting 10th International Penguin Conference
Tuesday, 20 August 2019
The biology, ecology, heath and behaviour of penguins will be discussed by the world’s leading researchers at a conference hosted by the University of Otago this month.

Micronutrients affect gut bacteria associated with ADHD in small but promising study
Tuesday, 20 August 2019
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.

Otago scientist helps unlock mysteries of Laos’ megalithic jars
Tuesday, 20 August 2019
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.

New research collaboration to fight cancer in New Zealand
Tuesday, 20 August 2019
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.

Otago research shows ski passes still worthwhile
Monday, 19 August 2019
The recent arrival of snow across the country brought relief to ski fields, but as we enter the latter half of the ski season, is this lack of snow a sign of things to come? Should Kiwis continue buying annual ski passes?

Time to update mental capacity laws – new Otago co-edited book argues
Monday, 19 August 2019
For those lacking the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves, New Zealand currently relies heavily on the basic decency of families and whānau to ensure the law is applied.

Teenagers say ‘nope’ to dope
Friday, 16 August 2019
New research from the University of Otago, Wellington, has shed light on the declining use of cannabis use by teens.

Dr Karl Iremonger named 2019 Rowheath Trust Award and Carl Smith Research Medal winner
Thursday, 15 August 2019
Dunedin neuroscientist and physiologist Dr Karl Iremonger has been awarded the 2019 Rowheath Trust Award and Carl Smith Medal.

Monkey malaria breakthrough offers cure for relapsing malaria
Thursday, 15 August 2019
A breakthrough in monkey malaria research by two University of Otago scientists could help scientists diagnose and treat a relapsing form of human malaria.

 

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