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Dr Karl Iremonger named 2019 Rowheath Trust Award and Carl Smith Research Medal winner

Thursday, 15 August 2019 10:47am

Dunedin neuroscientist and physiologist Dr Karl Iremonger has been awarded the 2019 Rowheath Trust Award and Carl Smith Medal.

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Understanding cardiovascular disease in Pasifika peoples

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 12:45am

A new line of research is proposed at Otago to discover whether there are physiological reasons for higher instances of cardiovascular disease in Pasifika peoples.

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Otago researchers call for gender binary in elite sports to be abandoned to cater for trans-athletes

Wednesday, 17 July 2019 10:50am

Existing gender categories in sport should perhaps be abandoned in favour of a more 'nuanced' approach in the new transgender era, University of Otago researchers say.

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Dr Andrew Bahn awarded Arthritis NZ Project Grant

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 3:36pm

Congratulations to Dr Bahn who has been awarded a $60K grant for his project "Identification of oxypurinol transporters to decipher drug-drug interactions in gout treatment”

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Cycle Challenge to help Heart Foundation

Friday, 28 June 2019 9:20am

Cycling at the end of July may not be everybody's cup of tea but when you are raising money for the Heart Foundation and doing it indoors, anyone can join in – and you don't even have to wear lycra!

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Two winning teams from TRG competition

Thursday, 13 December 2018 10:14pm

Two winning teams have emerged from this year’s University of Otago Translational Research Grant (TRG) competition – one in Dunedin and one in Christchurch.

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Neuroscientist awarded Neurological Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Monday, 10 December 2018 10:12am

Department of Physiology researcher, Dr Joon Kim, was recently awarded a Wrightson Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand.

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Otago researchers discover a promising therapy for improving heart attack survivorship

Tuesday, 4 December 2018 9:14am

In pre-clinical trials, University of Otago researchers have discovered a promising new therapy that has the potential to be used clinically for improving survival rates for people who suffer a heart attack.

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Student research recognised internationally

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 3:56pm

Lorna Daniels was last night awarded the PhD Student Research Publication Prize at the AUPS annual meeting 2018 in Sydney.