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Otago researchers closer to treating heart disease in diabetic patients

Wednesday, 24 August 2022 1:06pm

University of Otago researchers are closer to preventing immature death and improving the overall health of people with diabetes.

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"I want to go into medicine and be the brown face that brown people can see."

Friday, 19 August 2022 10:35am

An Otago student determined to add another Pacific voice to the health conversation is making his mark at an unusually young age.

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Another amazing contribution from the Sunday dental clinic

Tuesday, 9 August 2022 11:30am

More than 100 people have received vital dental care, thanks to a team of volunteers using the facilities at the Dental School for a series of clinics over the last four Sundays.

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Art at the heart of Hei Maumaharatanga Memorial Wall project

Monday, 8 August 2022 2:44pm

Work is underway on a small Dunedin campus construction project with cultural significance beyond its size.

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Professor Stephen Knowles’ journey to economic altruism and supporting charities

Friday, 5 August 2022 11:12am

Professor Stephen Knowles shares how his academic journey led him to the topic of economic altruism and how he is using this knowledge to support not-for-profit organisations.

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School of Biomedical Sciences Postgraduate Symposium a success

Friday, 5 August 2022 11:02am

The School of Biomedical Sciences’ 2022 Postgraduate Symposium provided an opportunity for postgraduate students to present their research and celebrate their progress.

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Shalini Paul on researching diabetes in the midst of COVID-19

Thursday, 16 June 2022 4:14pm

Having family members with diabetes makes Shalini Paul's search for treatment to heal wounds quicker in diabetics personal.

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$900,000 funding for Otago health researchers

Thursday, 12 May 2022 10:51am

An apple a day keeps the doctor away – so will 12 weeks of free, healthy food delivered to a patient’s door keep the cardiologist at bay?

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Hormone found to regulate mothers’ behaviour

Monday, 21 February 2022 9:48am

University of Otago researchers have discovered a new function for the hormone prolactin – it limits a new mum’s investment in aggressive behaviour and instead focusses them on interacting with their babies.

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Pathology team wins cancer research award 

Tuesday, 15 February 2022 3:41pm

A project that has the “potential to bring direct benefit to New Zealand lung cancer patients” has won the 2021 Roche Translational Cancer Research Fellowship Award.

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Balancing motherhood and a career in science

Friday, 11 February 2022 7:48am

Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science and we celebrate the journey of Dr Rosie Brown, a respected senior lecturer and Sir Charles Hercus Research HRC Fellow  in the Department of Physiology and mother of three.

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Dr Joon Kim considers how stress causes anxiety after receiving Marsden Grant

Thursday, 9 December 2021 2:14pm

With Marsden Grant funding from the NZ Royal Society/Te Apārangi, Dr Joon Kim plans to produce the first evidence of how CRH neural circuits affect anxiety, providing insights into how stress affects the mind.

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Otago announces Professorial promotions for 2022

Monday, 22 November 2021 10:28am

Twenty-eight University of Otago academics are being promoted to the position of professor this year.