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Research results may have implications for animal breeding

Published today in the American science journal PNAS, new University of Otago animal research shows that mating with sterile males early in life increases female growth and subsequent reproductive output, but reduces female lifespan. Lead...

BMI an inconsistent obesity measure for Māori and Pacific people

BMI (Body Mass Index) is likely to be an inconsistent measure of obesity in Māori and Pacific patients, new University of Otago research reveals. Specifically, researchers from HeartOtago – a group of cardiovascular researchers and...

New online tool makes travel plans accessible for people with disabilities

The Accessible Day Out library has been created to help people with disabilities find places that cater to their needs. Firstport's innovative online tool provides reviews of venues and activities around New Zealand with a...

New grants give mid-career researchers a funding boost

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has capped off a month of research investment with nearly $3 million awarded to mid-career researchers for studies that address significant health issues. The Consolidator Grants will...

Upping the ante on vaccine development

Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington Associate Professor Bridget Stocker has received a significant funding boost for vaccine research that has potential to help with diseases ranging from bowel cancer to COVID-19. Associate Professor Stocker...

Study investigates New Zealanders’ attitudes towards working from home

A University of Otago study of 2,595 New Zealanders working from home during lockdown suggests that most people were equally or more productive (73%), and that many want to continue to work from home...

Otago researcher’s Covid testing method ‘da bomb’

In early 2019, Drs Tim Hore (Otago) and Tomasz Jurkowski, from the University of Cardiff, showed scientists how to purify genetic material from a wide range of sources using self-made magnetic nanoparticles for use...

Whitireia graduate helps set up New Zealand’s Covid-19 Close Contact Tracing Centre

“As a nurse, it is in our DNA to save lives; that is why when I received a call late one evening from my manager at Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) to...

Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19

Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the mental wellbeing of their staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. chnnl’s founder...

University of Otago lab unravelling COVID-19

A high-security Physical Containment Laboratory (PC3) at the University of Otago’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology, is undertaking research to isolate and grow SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, with samples taken from infected...

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Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...

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Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

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