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New scope to observe critical living tissues

New scope to observe critical living tissues

A revolutionary new $1 million microscope will allow University of Otago medical scientists to peer into living brain cells for the first time, and to study the development of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's.

Protests target of Campus Watch

Protests target of Campus Watch

The University of Otago is refusing to say whether it is attempting to prevent a protest group from consuming cannabis on campus.

Three senior university appointments

The University of Otago has appointed a chief financial officer.

Event's future seems secure

Event's future seems secure

The future of the Hyde St keg party appears secure after this year's event was hailed a resounding success by organisers and those involved in it.

Increased capacity at colleges hits landlords

Increased capacity at colleges hits landlords

Landlords of student flats have been hit by increased capacity at residential colleges in Dunedin, Real Estate Institute of New Zealand spokeswoman Liz Nidd says.

Colourful characters dance it up

Colourful characters dance it up

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge couldn't make it, but just about everyone else was there.

Grow hardy quinoa, Otago botanist urges

Grow hardy quinoa, Otago botanist urges

University of Otago botanist Associate Prof Paul Guy is urging farmers to consider growing quinoa as a lucrative alternative crop, and says Dunedin residents can also grow this hardy plant in their gardens.

Stockpiling Tamiflu 'waste of money'

Stockpiling Tamiflu 'waste of money'

Millions of dollars spent hoarding Tamiflu are probably a waste of money that could fund other health services, University of Otago biostatistician Prof Peter Herbison says.

'Thrilled' with support, Sir Alan says

'Thrilled' with support, Sir Alan says

Sir Alan Mark was ''thrilled'' with the turnout of supporters of the Wise Response Appeal on the steps of Parliament in Wellington this week.

Seeking face blind subjects

Seeking face blind subjects

If bells of recognition fail to ring when you see what should be a familiar face, a Dunedin student wants to study you.

Pregnant women BMI errors: study

Pregnant women BMI errors: study

New research by the University of Otago shows inaccuracies are being made in height and weight measurements of pregnant women at their 12-week scan, which could have implications for their care.

Spotlight on bacterial immune system

Spotlight on bacterial immune system

Research involving University of Otago scientists has shed new light on a ''surprisingly flexible'' immune system which has enabled bacteria to survive a multibillion-year-long arms race with viruses.

University enrolments back on the rise

University enrolments back on the rise

Strong growth in first-year student numbers has helped turn around three years of declining enrolments at the University of Otago.

Teaching expo popular with students

Teaching expo popular with students

Many University of Otago students attended an annual teaching expo yesterday, to learn more about job prospects in teaching, after they graduate.

English, history gain top 30 rank

English, history gain top 30 rank

The University of Otago English and history departments have been ranked in the top 30 university departments in their respective disciplines in the world, in recent QS World University Rankings.

$280,000 four-year US study scholarship

$280,000 four-year US study scholarship

University of Otago student Ben Ayto has been awarded a national scholarship, amounting to $280,000 over four years, to undertake further study in the United States.

Hyde St party sold out in two minutes

Hyde St party sold out in two minutes

Tickets to the annual Hyde St keg party sold out online within two minutes yesterday morning.

Hot finding with ultra cold atoms

Hot finding with ultra cold atoms

Two University of Otago physics students have pushed the frontiers of quantum technology by helping develop laser-operated ''optical tweezers'' that precisely split clouds of ultracold atoms and smash them together.

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