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High-fructose diet in pregnancy impacts metabolism of offspring, study finds

An increased level of fructose intake during pregnancy can cause significant changes in maternal metabolic functions and milk composition and alter the metabolism of their offspring, researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington, have...

Oral contraceptive in short supply

PHARMAC has today advised healthcare professionals that a combined oral contraceptive, Brevinor-1 28 Day, is in short supply due to manufacturing delays. Brevinor-1 28 Day (ethinyloestradiol 35 mcg with norethisterone 1 mg) is a funded combined...

Kiwi start-up to target drug cheats in sport with innovative technology

The world of drug-cheating in sports is set for major disruption with the formation of InsituGen, a start-up company that will supply anabolic drug testing kits developed at the University of Otago, New Zealand. InsituGen...

Research to help inform Māori decisions ahead of cannabis referendum

Rangatahi Māori are more likely to use cannabis or be dependent on it and more likely to be negatively affected by cannabis laws, compared with their non-Māori peers. That is the message from a recently...

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...

Cervical cancer prevention, malaria vaccines receive $2.5m funding

Cervical cancer A Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington research team led by Professor Bev Lawton (Ngāti Porou) from the Wellington Faculty of Health, partnering with iwi Ngāti Pāhauwera, has received nearly $1.3 million in...

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...
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