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Potential biotech and health applications with new knowledge on bacteria and viruses
Monday, 21 January 2019
University of Otago research to better understand how bacteria and their viruses interact and evolve will enable future studies to exploit the use of bacteria and their viruses for potential biotechnology and health applications.

Kiwi teens have little knowledge of most effective contraceptives, Otago research reveals
Friday, 18 January 2019
New Zealand adolescents have little knowledge of the most effective form of contraceptives, like implants and IUDs, and support the concept of an education programme about these long-acting reversible contraceptives to help prevent unintended teen pregnancies, University of Otago research has found.

Proposal for ‘cautious path’ forward for changing cannabis laws by Otago researcher
Friday, 18 January 2019
Amid the ongoing debate on legislation for recreational use of cannabis, an Otago researcher proposes a cautious path forward for changing cannabis laws in New Zealand that aims to reduce cannabis-related harm.

Otago study finds simple explanation for endurance of religion
Thursday, 17 January 2019
Childcare can be expensive, stressful, and annoying to organise, but a University of Otago-led study has found it may also be behind religion’s resilience.

University of Otago to study the impacts of mycoplasma bovis on farmers and their communities
Wednesday, 16 January 2019
The University of Otago will carry out a study on the emotional, social and psychological impacts of mycoplasma bovis on Southern farmers and farming communities.

Hands-On at Otago's 30th year brings packed week of events
Tuesday, 15 January 2019
The 30th edition of the annual Hands-On at Otago summer programme has this week begun engaging, entertaining and inspiring a keen group of high school pupils from across New Zealand.

High intake of dietary fibre and whole grain foods reduces risk of non-communicable diseases
Friday, 11 January 2019
University of Otago researchers have found a link between higher intakes of dietary fibre and whole grain foods and a reduction in the risk of a wide range of non-communicable diseases and their risk factors.

Otago study finds warning labels on potting mix inadequate
Thursday, 10 January 2019
Existing potting mix warning labels are inadequate and potentially contributing to the growing number of cases of Legionnaire’s disease in New Zealand, new University of Otago research reveals.

One plus one equals more than two for health expenditure in patients with multiple conditions, study finds
Wednesday, 9 January 2019
Caring for patients with two or more chronic diseases costs the health system more than it would to treat each disease in isolation, a new study has shown.

Otago alumni and staff included on 2019 New Year Honours List
Tuesday, 8 January 2019
The University of Otago is celebrating the significant presence of Otago alumni and staff on the Queen’s 2019 New Year Honours List.


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