A global strategy to eliminate tuberculosis disease by 2050 will not succeed unless more can be done to prevent infection from progressing to disease, Prof Philip Hill says.
The delight Dunedin painter Clive Humphreys derives from the Otago Museum's Animal Attic has contributed to an exhibition of his "paintings, drawings, silhouettes and objects" in the museum gallery.
Nigerian paediatrician Dr Uzoh Egere is a long way from home, but there was one familiar face when he arrived in Dunedin recently.
A major international study led by New Zealand clinicians and scientists will contribute to changes in the diagnosis and treatment of infective endocarditis (IE), researchers say.
The University of Otago has extended the proctor's powers to direct a student who is a "disruptive nuisance" not to visit part of the university or any of its residential colleges.
Four University of Otago students have gained $7000 scholarships to support their bachelor of applied science studies.
An exhibition at the Otago Museum is celebrating the life and achievements of Charles Brasch, the late Dunedin poet, pioneering literary editor and cultural benefactor, 100 years after his birth.
The University of Otago student roll is likely to reach record levels this year, after a higher-than-projected 2.6% rise in student numbers early in the first semester.
Dunedin Mayor Peter Chin yesterday threw his support behind the Dame Malvina Major Foundation's newly formed Otago branch.
Close links with the University of Otago are helping to further improve the quality of tertiary education in Samoa, the Samoan Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta'isi Efi, says.
Businessman Jim Casey says that a photograph of a student car, painted in beer brand colours, and upturned in a North Dunedin street on Thursday, vindicates his concerns about "in your face" beer giveaway promotions.
A Speight's beer promotion in Dunedin's student quarter has run into problems after a landlord complained notices stapled to doors had damaged his flats, and a car painted in the company's colours for the promotion was overturned in the middle of Castle St.
New Zealand law should be changed to avoid potentially damaging restrictions on medical research arising from overseas genome-related patents, University of Otago researchers recommend.
Building consents have dropped again as the economic downturn continues, but a relatively modest fall in new housing consents in Dunedin and Queenstown has highlighted Otago's economic resiliency.
French scientist Prof Serge Haroche will give a public talk in Dunedin today about the "strangeness" of quantum physics, but a prestigious Parisian tertiary institution where he teaches is itself more than a little unusual.
Maintaining ready access to a drug that is helping save the eyesight of many Dunedin people is an important community issue, Ruby Marr says.
Some eye specialists are concerned that drug company pressure could make it more difficult to use a new drug which is helping save the sight of many Dunedin people threatened with blindness.
New Zealand can gain significant health and economic benefits from fostering closer links between researchers studying human and animal genetics, University of Otago Prof Neil Gemmell says.
More than 2500 University of Otago students completed course approval yesterday, before the start of the university's first semester.