Otago University Research

Suicidal autophagy - New mechanism for cell death in the diabetic heart

Suicidal autophagy - New mechanism for cell death in the diabetic heart

Diabetes mellitus increases the risk of atherosclerotic plaques formation in the coronary arteries, which eventually results in the blockage of blood supply to the heart causing heart attacks.

Exploring mechanisms controlling nitrous oxide emissions from soils

Dr Sergio E. Morales (Microbiology & Immunology) was recently awarded $20,000 by the Dean's Research Advisory Committee for a project on uncovering regulatory pathways for greenhouse gas (N20) emissions through metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analysis of agricultural soils.

Regulation of puberty and growth by the brain

A new molecule was recently discovered that is critical for puberty to occur in all animals including humans.

Do vertebral veins have valves?

Do vertebral veins have valves?

Matthew Restieaux was recently awarded a "highly commended" award for his summer research project "Do vertebral veins have valves?".

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