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Possible immune targets in the SARS-CoV-2 genome identified

Otago researchers studying the COVID-19 virus (SARS-2) have discovered potential target points on its genome, which may contribute to future treatments for the virus. While their laboratory was locked down during the Level 4 period,...

Link found between rape and breathing problems

Rape and sexual trauma may have long-lasting consequences for physical health as well as mental health, University of Otago researchers have found. The team of researchers, led by respiratory specialist Professor Bob Hancox (left) and...

Dementia services set to fail without urgent government funding

New Zealand’s already under-resourced dementia support organisations are at serious risk of going under unless government can step in and make a significant commitment to adequately support people living with dementia.  Lisa Burns, GM Fundraising...

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...

Collaboration gets funding to track COVID-19 spread and evolution in NZ

A collaboration between the University of Otago and ESR has received a substantial government grant to lead an international team of scientists to sequence the genomes of all of New Zealand’s positive COVID-19 cases...

Increase in HIV cases, but decline in numbers first diagnosed in New Zealand

After two years of declining numbers of HIV cases in New Zealand, there was a slight increase in 2019, but many of these cases were first diagnosed overseas. Figures released today by the AIDS Epidemiology...

Tobacco industry targets a new generation

The tobacco industry is targeting a new generation of smokers with sophisticated marketing designed to associate smoking with rebellion, social prestige and attractiveness, researchers from the tobacco control research centre ASPIRE 2025, at the...

Dentists desperate to assist New Zealanders

Dentists in New Zealand are desperate to get back to work to assist their patients.

NZDA says oral health not a focus for government, feels shut out

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is saying the Ministry of Health has met with other medical groups via the General Practice Leaders' Forum but say they feel shut out, citing a lack of government...

Large numbers of NZ military personnel suffer post-traumatic stress, Otago research reveals

The first wide-ranging survey of New Zealand  personnel shows many suffer symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTS) though greater length of service, psychological flexibility (resilience) and quality sleep may be protective factors. Conducted by University of...
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Opinion: Dr Tracey Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

Opinion: Hope is the key

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