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New blood test may help rule out heart attack within 15 minutes
Thursday, 18 October 2018
A preliminary study of a new, quick and accurate, bedside blood test performed in Emergency Departments (ED) could help reduce the time it takes to rule out heart attacks. The study findings have been published this morning in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA Cardiology).

Six Otago researchers recognised in NZ research honours
Thursday, 18 October 2018
University of Otago Research Fellow Helen Taylor’s science communication around conservation genetics and threatened species has earned her recognition at this year’s New Zealand Research Honours.

New Otago research of quiet but potentially hazardous seismic faults
Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Otago is a region of ‘quiet’ but important faults and will be the first researched in a project led by Professor Mark Stirling of the Department of Geology.

Otago-led research resolves longstanding biodiversity evolution question
Tuesday, 16 October 2018
Have you ever wondered why so many species live in tropical rainforests? Or why some groups of organisms have thousands of species, and other groups only a few?

Otago researcher takes genomic sequencing to the farm to help transform lives
Tuesday, 16 October 2018
In a world first, international scientists including a University of Otago researcher, have used whole genome sequencing to help diagnose a plant pathogen destroying crops on African farms, potentially paving the way for preventing crop failures, vital to the African economy.

Otago researchers want us to go nuts about nuts
Monday, 15 October 2018
They improve health, reduce the risk of heart disease, and can potentially make us leaner, but too many New Zealanders are shying away from nuts. University of Otago researchers are keen to crack this conundrum.

Otago research aims to explain high testicular cancer rates in Māori
Friday, 12 October 2018
A new University of Otago study is aiming to tackle why Māori men have abnormally higher rates of testicular cancer compared to their non-Māori counterparts.

Otago research shows diet has little influence on precursor to gout
Thursday, 11 October 2018
Dietary factors have a far smaller influence on urate levels (a precursor to gout) than previously envisaged, new University of Otago research reveals.

Researchers call for end to fat stigma
Thursday, 11 October 2018

Researchers are using World Obesity Day today to call for an end to the stigma which fat people experience in their daily lives.

Otago scientists investigate monkey malaria threat as potential therapy
Wednesday, 10 October 2018
A breakthrough in monkey malaria research by University of Otago scientists encouraged the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fund a special meeting in Dunedin recently.


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