John Gibb

ACC consent form used illegally

ACC consent form used illegally

The onus is on ACC to rectify big privacy-related problems resulting from a consent form the corporation has used unlawfully, Dunedin ACC lawyer Peter Sara says.

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.

ACC actions unlawful: judge

ACC actions unlawful: judge

A district court judge has upheld an appeal by Dunedin ACC claimant Dr Denise Powell against being required to sign an ACC consent form in a case with ''serious ramifications'' for ACC.

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.

Council expects late rush

Funding has been provided to boost the warmth and insulation of more than 500 Dunedin homes under a Dunedin City Council targeted rates scheme.

Muscle research could help older people

Understanding more clearly what causes loss of muscle mass in old age could help some older people live happier, more productive lives.

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.

Toitu soon to seek new director

Toitu soon to seek new director

The Dunedin City Council will soon advertise for a new director of the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, and closer links with the Otago Museum also seem likely after recent talks.

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.