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‘Missing DNA’ could hold clue to why some get breast cancer young

By   /  May 29, 2017  /  24/7, Asia Pacific Region, Education, English, Fifth Estate - MIL OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on ‘Missing DNA’ could hold clue to why some get breast cancer young

MIL OSI New Zealand – Source: University of Otago Headline: ‘Missing DNA’ could hold clue to why some get breast cancer young Monday, 29 May 2017 9:52amDr Logan Walker A University of Otago, Christchurch, discovery of missing DNA in women who develop breast cancer at a young age could hold the key to helping them […]

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Māori obesity linked to various factors in study

By   /  May 26, 2017  /  24/7, Asia Pacific Region, Education, English, Environment, Fifth Estate - MIL OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Māori obesity linked to various factors in study

MIL OSI New Zealand – Source: University of Otago Headline: Māori obesity linked to various factors in study Friday, 26 May 2017 11:05amMr Ricky BellSpiritual beliefs, cultural practices and the impacts of colonisation may make it harder for Māori to stick to the typical diet and exercise advice for reducing weight, a University of Otago […]

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Cannabidiol shown to be effective for a severe form of Epilepsy

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7, Asia Pacific Region, Education, English, Fifth Estate - MIL OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Cannabidiol shown to be effective for a severe form of Epilepsy

MIL OSI New Zealand – Source: University of Otago Headline: Cannabidiol shown to be effective for a severe form of Epilepsy Thursday, 25 May 2017 8:26am Associate Professor Lynette Sadleir The first ever Class 1 clinical trial of the drug cannabidiol has shown it is effective at reducing convulsive seizures in a severe type of […]

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New insights gained into genetics of gout in Māori and Pacific people

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  24/7, Asia Pacific Region, Education, English, Fifth Estate - MIL OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New insights gained into genetics of gout in Māori and Pacific people

MIL OSI New Zealand – Source: University of Otago Headline: New insights gained into genetics of gout in Māori and Pacific people Wednesday, 24 May 2017 11:31am Professor Tony Merriman Newly identified gene variants contribute to explaining why Māori and Pacific people have the highest rates worldwide of gout, the painful and debilitating arthritic disease, […]

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Do Community Treatment Orders violate human rights?

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  24/7, Asia Pacific Region, Education, English, Fifth Estate - MIL OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Do Community Treatment Orders violate human rights?

MIL OSI New Zealand – Source: University of Otago Headline: Do Community Treatment Orders violate human rights? Wednesday, 24 May 2017 9:48am Dr Giles Newton-Howes Researchers from New Zealand and Australia have claimed that a standard practice used in psychiatry may be ineffective and violate international human rights conventions. Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) enable psychiatrists […]

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Up-and-coming Otago scientists gain Health Research Council funding

By   /  May 22, 2017  /  24/7, Asia Pacific Region, Education, English, Fifth Estate - MIL OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Up-and-coming Otago scientists gain Health Research Council funding

MIL OSI New Zealand – Source: University of Otago Headline: Up-and-coming Otago scientists gain Health Research Council funding Monday, 22 May 2017 12:05pm Two University of Otago staff have received emerging researcher first grants in the Health Research Council’s 2017 funding round announced today:Dr Moritz Lassé (Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch)Improving risk assessment […]

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Otago strengthens links with top Japanese university

By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Business, Economics, Education, English, Environment, Fifth Estate - MIL OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago strengthens links with top Japanese university

MIL OSI New Zealand – Source: University of Otago Headline: Otago strengthens links with top Japanese university Thursday, 18 May 2017 2:27pm Otago’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Enterprise, Professor Richard Blaikie and Hokkaido University President Toyoharu Nawa sign the MOU in Hokkaido this morning. Students and staff at the University of Otago and Hokkaido University […]

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Canadian university honours former Otago Vice-Chancellor

By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7, Asia Pacific Region, Education, English, Fifth Estate - MIL OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Canadian university honours former Otago Vice-Chancellor

MIL OSI New Zealand – Source: University of Otago Headline: Canadian university honours former Otago Vice-Chancellor Thursday, 18 May 2017 10:47am Former University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Skegg Canada’s Queen’s University will next month confer the honorary degree of Doctor of Science on former University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Skegg. Professor […]

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Scientists discover extreme geothermal activity in South Island

By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7, Agriculture, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Business, Economics, Education, Energy, English, Environment, Fifth Estate - MIL OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Scientists discover extreme geothermal activity in South Island

MIL OSI New Zealand – Source: University of Otago Headline: Scientists discover extreme geothermal activity in South Island Thursday, 18 May 2017 8:27am The Deep Fault Drilling Project Site in Westland. A collaboration by scientists who drilled nearly 900 metres into the South Island’s Alpine Fault has revealed surprisingly high temperatures and the potential for […]

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New Zealand’s mainland yellow-eyed penguins face extinction unless urgent action taken

By   /  May 17, 2017  /  24/7, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Economics, Education, English, Environment, Fifth Estate - MIL OSI, MIL OSI, Mining Sector, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Tertiary Education, Unions, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New Zealand’s mainland yellow-eyed penguins face extinction unless urgent action taken

MIL OSI New Zealand – Source: University of Otago Headline: New Zealand’s mainland yellow-eyed penguins face extinction unless urgent action taken Wednesday, 17 May 2017 8:57am Photo credit: Thomas Mattern In a newly published study in the international journal PeerJ, scientists have modelled factors driving mainland Yellow-eyed penguin population decline and are calling for action […]

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How much are the Highlanders worth to Dunedin?

By   /  May 16, 2017  /  24/7, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Economics, Education, English, Fifth Estate - MIL OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on How much are the Highlanders worth to Dunedin?

MIL OSI New Zealand – Source: University of Otago Headline: How much are the Highlanders worth to Dunedin? Tuesday, 16 May 2017 2:27pm Image courtesy of the Highlanders. They’re obviously home-town favourites but just how much money do the Highlanders contribute to Dunedin and further afield? That’s the question the University of Otago and the […]

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Improvements to healthcare system needed to manage multimorbidity

By   /  May 12, 2017  /  24/7, Asia Pacific Region, Education, English, Fifth Estate - MIL OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Improvements to healthcare system needed to manage multimorbidity

MIL OSI New Zealand – Source: University of Otago Headline: Improvements to healthcare system needed to manage multimorbidity Friday, 12 May 2017 10:50am Ms Jeannine Stairmand Living with multiple health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes, is a challenge for increasing numbers of New Zealanders. New research led by the University of Otago, Wellington, […]

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