Otago Daily Times:

Easing pain and cost for arthritis sufferers

Easing pain and cost for arthritis sufferers

Otago has a rich history of establishing firsts, leading the way in many fields. University of Otago researchers are attracting international attention, with some granted millions of dollars for cutting-edge projects. So what are they up to? Reporter John Gibb does his own research on the researchers.

Polytechnic upgrade work to begin next week

A $12 million upgrade of two of Otago Polytechnic's main campus buildings has been approved and construction is set to start on Monday.

Potential life-saver launched

Potential life-saver launched

A life-saving hand-held device developed at the University of Otago to quickly detect viruses and bacteria is set to go global - and millions could be sold.

Drug therapy trial likely

Drug therapy trial likely

A Dunedin researcher hopes to be undertaking clinical trials to help stroke victims within the next two years.

Deep debt for our future doctors

Deep debt for our future doctors

University of Otago medical student Alex Hedley is unsure how he is going to come up with $20,000 to pay for his last year of study.

Lab relocation on hold

Lab relocation on hold

The University of Otago's plan to relocate its animal testing facility after the spread of a parasitic worm has been put on hold while a preferred site is chosen.

Researcher counters claim taxpayers' money wasted

Researcher counters claim taxpayers' money wasted

A University of Otago professor has struck back after the Taxpayers' Union accused the university of wasting taxpayers' money ''counting graffiti and rubbish''.

Award for marine scientist

Award for marine scientist

Asociate Prof Keith Probert, a former head of the University of Otago marine science department, has won a national award, recognising his ''outstanding contribution'' to marine science.

No-catch zones needed to save eels: scientist

No-catch zones needed to save eels: scientist

A University of Otago scientist wants no-catch zones created for longfin eels and says the Government is not acting quickly enough to protect the species.

Crystal hits right note with charity

Crystal hits right note with charity

A University of Otago student has helped raise $28,000 after coming up with an ingenious way to help charities by taking advantage of student brainpower.

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