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Study recommends better sun protection for young rowers during competition
Friday, 30 July 2021
High school rowing uniforms should include sun protective headwear and sunglasses to better shield rowers from the harmful effects of the sun, a University of Otago study recommends.

Six60 returns to its roots with new scholarships
Friday, 30 July 2021
They started in Dunedin as a group of University of Otago students and went on to sell countless albums and fill the biggest stadiums in the country. Now Six60 are returning home and offering future performing artists a poignant opportunity to forge their own paths.

Otago proud to pledge to openness in animal research
Tuesday, 27 July 2021
The University of Otago is proud to be an inaugural signatory of an agreement which pledges openness in animal research and teaching.

Otago researchers receive more than $13m in Health Research Council funding
Tuesday, 27 July 2021
Investigating the impact of diabetes on access to cancer services, improving the health of Māori affected by psychosis, and a new stomach cancer drug delivery system are just some of the areas of University of Otago research to receive new Health Research Council funding.

Study strengthens argument postpartum depression different to major depression
Tuesday, 27 July 2021
Women with postpartum depression experience smell differently to other women, a University of Otago study has found.

Research ‘final nail in the coffin’ of Paranthropus as hard object feeders
Friday, 23 July 2021
New research from the University of Otago debunks a long-held belief about our ancestors’ eating habits.

Fully renewable energy feasible for Samoa – Otago study
Thursday, 22 July 2021
The future of Samoa’s electricity system could go green, a University of Otago study has shown.

Journey from smoking to vaping variable – Otago academics
Thursday, 22 July 2021
Persistence may be the key when quitting smoking using an electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS), commonly known as vaping, a University of Otago study found.

“Backpacking” hedgehogs take permanent staycation
Tuesday, 20 July 2021
New University of Otago research has been examining how alpine-based hedgehogs hibernate from a different perspective – their backs.

World-first finding offers hope for psychosis sufferers
Thursday, 15 July 2021
University of Otago scientists have opened the door to improved treatment of brain dysfunction which causes psychosis.


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