John Gibb

Excitement over Alzheimer’s discovery

Excitement over Alzheimer’s discovery

A ''striking'' discovery by University of Otago researchers could pave the way for Alzheimer's to be diagnosed by a simple blood test.

Maths can help control diseases

Maths can help control diseases

Only the enthusiasm was infectious when Cambridge University mathematician Dr Julia Gog gave a lecture in Dunedin last night on epidemics and viruses.

Previously reliable waterway anxieties

Water supply and environmental problems in the Lauder Creek area in Central Otago have attracted recent media attention and were raised by councillors at a recent Otago Regional Council meeting. John Gibb investigates some of the issues.

Former college master honoured

Former college master honoured

A portrait honouring former Knox College master and former University of Otago pro-chancellor Bruce Aitken has been unveiled at the college.

Rural nurses meet, share stories

Rural nurses meet, share stories

About 20 practising rural nurses from throughout New Zealand took part in a pre-conference workshop at Otago Polytechnic yesterday, on the eve of a national rural health conference.

Schools score badly for sun sense

Schools score badly for sun sense As New Zealand overtakes Australia to have the highest rate of a deadly form of skin cancer, an Otago University study has found sun protection practices at some Dunedin schools sorely lacking.

Family history event proves a winner

Family history event proves a winner

The success of a recent heritage and family history event at the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum could mean it will be repeated regularly.

NZ methods earn praise

NZ methods earn praise

International researchers, including University of Otago zoologist Prof Phil Seddon, have highlighted the effectiveness of New Zealand moves to save endangered species by protecting them on predator-free offshore islands.

Rural health conference in city

About 500 participants from throughout New Zealand will converge on Dunedin this week for the National Rural Health Conference.

Time aboard research vessel case of extremes

Time aboard research vessel case of extremes

Internationally respected ocean chemist Prof Peter Croot, who is now based in Ireland, has vivid memories of seasickness as a University of Otago PhD student aboard a research vessel jostling through morning swells at Taiaroa Head.