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Inaugural New Zealand Hydrogen Symposium
Wednesday, 25 January 2023
Aotearoa New Zealand’s first research-focused symposium bringing together international expertise on hydrogen will be held at the University of Otago early next month.

Collaborative effort finds cause of hoiho chick deaths
Thursday, 19 January 2023
Researchers have discovered the likely cause of a highly fatal respiratory disease that has caused mass deaths among critically endangered hoiho chicks during the past three years.

A new species of gecko: What’s in a name and why it matters
Monday, 16 January 2023
University of Otago researchers have described a new species of New Zealand gecko made possible by cutting edge ancient DNA techniques.

Funding to assist with story-telling approach to opioid tapering
Friday, 13 January 2023
A University of Otago researcher hopes whānau-focused storytelling could help support people taper off potentially harmful opioids prescribed for chronic pain.

Six minutes of intense exercise boosts key brain protein
Friday, 13 January 2023
Six minutes of high intensity exercise may help maintain a healthy brain and delay the onset of neurodegenerative disorders, research led by the University of Otago has shown.

Secondary students gearing up for Otago campus experience
Wednesday, 11 January 2023
A different sort of student will soon be making the most of what the University of Otago has to offer.

Otago-led study makes significant breast cancer findings
Thursday, 22 December 2022
A global study led by the University of Otago has discovered a gene, that when modified, could reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Otago’s sustainable business qualification receives global recognition
Wednesday, 21 December 2022
A University of Otago programme that tackles the big issues of sustainability, climate change and resource scarcity has been endorsed by the largest professional body for environmental practitioners worldwide. It is the first partnership of its kind in Aotearoa.

Communities set to benefit from Indigenous-led international grant with rangatiratanga at heart
Wednesday, 21 December 2022
The opportunity to develop Māori-led programmes for pēpi, tamariki and whānau wellbeing and intergenerational playspaces centred on tikanga and te ao Māori has been described as “breath-taking” and a privilege by those involved.

Later brand reveal in advertisements leads to better sales
Tuesday, 20 December 2022
When it comes to product advertisements, consumers like a bit of mystery.


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