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Moderate drinking linked to cancer

Moderate drinking linked to cancer

As little as two alcoholic drinks a day elevates the risk of breast cancer in women, new University of Otago research shows.

Humanities jobs threat

Humanities jobs threat

A major review of the University of Otago's humanities division could cause academic positions to be axed, the university has confirmed.

Cancer leap by Otago graduate (+ video)

Cancer leap by Otago graduate (+ video)

A University of Otago graduate has helped discover that an existing medication might prevent breast cancer in women carrying a faulty gene.

University key to conference tourism

The University of Otago has emerged as a key player if Dunedin is to keep benefiting from big increases in conference and event tourism.

Chance of a lifetime

Chance of a lifetime

The University of Otago's new proctor says he is looking forward to swapping some of the negative aspects of the police force for the opportunity to "guide'' young people.

Dunedin Study safeguarded

Dunedin Study safeguarded

The future of the University of Otago's Dunedin Study has been safeguarded after it received more than $6 million in Health Research Council grants.

Very bright students find time to relax (+ video)

Very bright students find time to relax (+ video)

University of Otago students did glow yoga at the Otago University Students' Association Clubs & Societies Centre in Dunedin last night.

Delighted with $5m for Alzheimer's research (+ video)

Delighted with $5m for Alzheimer's research (+ video)

University of Otago brain health researcher Prof Cliff Abraham is "delighted'' his research team has received a programme grant of nearly $5million to pursue a new approach to counter Alzheimer's disease.

Early career research rewarded

Early career research rewarded

The research achievements of six University of Otago staff have earned them early career awards.

Researchers gain awards

Researchers gain awards

University of Otago health researchers Prof Richie Poulton and Prof Warren Tate have received Health Research Council awards for "outstanding'' contributions to health research excellence.

Chemistry labs blaze trail

Chemistry labs blaze trail

A multimillion-dollar upgrade of three University of Otago chemistry laboratories will bolster student and visitor numbers to the department, head of chemistry department Lyall Hanton says.

'Panama Papers' to feature

The Panama Papers, "whistle-blower journalism'' and the role of traditional and new media will be highlighted in the latest University of Otago Foreign Policy School.

Masqueraders attend last lectures of semester

Masqueraders attend last lectures of semester

Carrington College residents (from left) Nick Hall (19), Steph Jonker (19), Wenjing Li (18), Emma Mitchell (18) and Danielle Desveaux de Marigny (18) donned costumes for the final day of University of Otago lectures yesterday.

Centre lets students swot around the clock

Centre lets students swot around the clock

The opening of a 24-hour study centre will give some University of Otago students a much needed chance to cram before exams.

Students happy to get jab

Students happy to get jab

University of Otago students lined up for free flu vaccinations at a temporary clinic on campus yesterday.

Research funding hailed

Research funding hailed

The University of Otago anticipates it will benefit to the tune of "several million dollars'' from extra funding for research announced in yesterday's Budget.

Ancient genetic links revealed

Ancient genetic links revealed

International scientists co-led by a University of Otago researcher have sequenced the mitochondrial genome of an ancient Phoenician man, who once lived in Tunisia, in Northern Africa, and revealed surprising European links.

'Doctor' John embraces the moment

'Doctor' John embraces the moment

John Egenes has performed in front of thousands, with high-profile musicians such as Lyle Lovett, Pete Seeger, Nanci Griffith, Jerry Jeff Walker and Guy Clark.

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