John Gibb

Graduated Leith access takes shape

Graduated Leith access takes shape

The western bank of the Water of Leith, opposite the University of Otago clocktower building, is being reshaped as the latest phase of flood protection work continues.

Genomics analysis tool hailed

Genomics analysis tool hailed

A powerful new genomics analysis tool at the University of Otago is expected to make a significant contribution to cancer research.

Hayward at helm again

Hayward at helm again

The University of Otago's Hayward College, named in honour of the late Jock and Vera Hayward, now also has a Hayward as chairwoman of its advisory council.

Politician optimistic Scots will vote for independence

Politician optimistic Scots will vote for independence

Michael Russell, the Secretary for Education in the Scottish Government, is ''very optimistic'' of achieving a ''yes'' vote for Scottish independence in the upcoming referendum, despite earlier adverse polls.

Drugs' disease risk concern

Drugs' disease risk concern

University of Otago researchers have found that some widely used heartburn and peptic ulcer medicines, involving proton-pump inhibitors, increase the risk of contracting a rare kidney disease.

Delicate move for old cottage

Delicate move for old cottage

Careful attention to detail and some delicate manoeuvring proved crucial yesterday for the successful removal of a 19th century worker's cottage from near the Dunedin Gasworks Museum.

Collections focus for museum

Otago Museum management is strengthening its focus on collections and aims to double the percentage of overall staff devoted to collection-related duties.

Studying drug-resistant Tb

A high-powered collaboration between the University of Otago and the oldest medical university in Burma is likely to shed new light on the genetics of tuberculosis drug resistance.

ACC claims issues raised with UN

ACC claims issues raised with UN

Some ACC claimants are being ''denied justice'' through problems in accessing a ''very small pool'' of lawyers specialising in ACC cases, and the high costs often involved in challenging ACC decisions.

Award a bonus for Cambridge-bound scholar

Award a bonus for Cambridge-bound scholar

More than 50 years after University of Otago physics graduate Douglass Crombie undertook research at the Cavendish Laboratory in England, a fellow Otago graduate is heading to the same laboratory.