John Gibb

Students to attend climate conference

Students to attend climate conference

University of Otago students Paul Young and Michael Price will attend a United Nations climate change conference in Mexico this month and are determined that climate change issues will not be forgotten.

More honour for Dunedin multidisciplinary unit

Two United States-based theme leaders at the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Research Unit have won a $1.3 million international prize, further boosting the unit's overseas reputation.

Early `vandalism' prized by scholars

Early `vandalism' prized by scholars

Have vandals been attacking some of England's oldest books?

Museum staff have ultimate desk job

Museum staff have ultimate desk job

One of Otago Settlers Museum's best-known and most popular artefacts, an ornate carved desk which long graced a Dunedin bank building, is being dismantled for storage and conservation.

Chemist awarded Marsden Medal

Chemist awarded Marsden Medal

University of Otago senior scientist Emeritus Prof Brian Robinson has been awarded a Marsden Medal by the New Zealand Association of Scientists.

Stroke drug therapy bid tipped

Stroke drug therapy bid tipped

Pharmaceutical companies are likely to follow up the discovery of a new drug therapy for stroke victims by soon developing a compound more suitable for testing in humans, University of Otago researcher Dr Andrew Clarkson believes.

Otago discovery offers hope for paralysis victims

Otago discovery offers hope for paralysis victims

University of Otago and American researchers have discovered a new drug therapy which could dramatically help stroke victims by unlocking paralysed arms and legs and restoring much of their lost mobility.

Scientists warn of major health problem

Scientists warn of major health problem

New Zealand is facing serious health problems because of the large amounts of sugar added to processed foods and soft drinks, University of Otago biochemist Associate Prof Tony Merriman warned yesterday.

Otago exhibition on Africa taken to Melbourne

An Otago Museum-organised exhibition which opens at Melbourne's Immigration Museum next week could open the door for other Otago shows to go to Australia, organisers say.

Get off the footpath, drivers told

Get off the footpath, drivers told

The Dunedin City Council will start a new parking enforcement campaign this week after receiving complaints about cars parking on footpaths in the Octagon.