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Operation Grad: Arrest after threat to University of Otago graduation ceremonies
Canine Levi is sniffing out bowel cancer in saline
Study identifies ‘three pillars’ of good mental health for young adults
Strengths and vulnerabilities of teen skateboarders revealed in Otago study
Study debunks arguments behind continuing availability of tobacco at convenience stores
Pacific Health Scholarships 2021 about improving access to healthcare for Pacific communities
COVID-19 unemployment may bring increased risk of heart disease
Travel Medicine in a time of COVID
Researchers find “missing link”
Many Kiwis not taking cholesterol medication consistently
Dairy and low-fat diet can reduce risk of bowel cancer – study
Bars facilitating smoking in young adults, study shows
Liley Medal for ground-breaking asthma research
Study investigating causes of stuttering
Researchers secure $17.5m in Marsden funding
Dunedin energy study shows worrying trends
Researchers help detect worrying trends in childhood growth
Significant psychological toll from COVID-19 lockdown
Kiwi kids get half of energy intake from ultra-processed foods
Researchers help complete world first wasp genome project
Urgent need to decolonise urban planning: Otago researcher
Dates announced for Drybread Cemetery Bioarchaeology Project
Study shows whole fruit vitamin C boosts ‘zest for life’
School zoning could increase adolescent exercise rates, Otago researcher
Otago successful in $69 million of CoRE funding
QuakeCoRE awarded $31.5 million TEC funding
No funding left for life-saving oral pathology service
New tech sees teens with diabetes improve glucose monitoring, but not control
Breakthrough findings may help prevent heart failure after a heart attack
Study identifies exercise as key to halting progress from diabetes to heart disease
Lung cancer screening a step closer to reality following combined study
Self-harm content on Instagram: “self-harm or self-help?”
Penguin poo helps solve puzzles
Smokers increasingly using e-cigarettes to quit, survey shows
Read Our Words: new poster highlights anti-racist reading list for all
Christchurch cardiac research group wins University’s premier award
Fresh recruitment and fresh name for neurosurgery in South
Funding success for Otago in 2020 Health Research Council grants
Research rewarded with NZ$27.4 million in Endeavour Fund grants
Research reveals pre-schoolers to be holistic city planners
‘One size fits all’ medication approach doesn’t work in pregnancy
New science scholarship a pathway for future Māori and Pasifika academics
Breastfeeding hormone makes new fathers better dads
New approach to recycling
Policymakers should pre-plan for earthquake cordon use, Otago research
Alcohol-related assaults in NZ decline after restrictions on late-night alcohol sales
Vaccine alliance for national COVID-19 vaccine screening and development programme
Progress on COVID-19 vaccine strategy