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A team of cancer researchers from the University’s Christchurch campus has raised almost $20,000 for the Cancer Society over the past five years by dressing up as superheroes and competing in the charity’s Relay for Life event. [ Bit.ly Link ]
A team of cancer researchers from the Universitys Christchurch campus has raised
University of Otago
University of Otago
yesterday at 04:00. Facebook
It sounds like science fiction, but gene editing is now common in many labs and hospitals, thanks to CRISPR technology. How does it work? Associate Professor Peter Fineran and Adrian Patterson from Otago describe how bacteria protect themselves against viruses by guiding proteins to destroy the DNA of an invading virus.
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CRISPR gene editing adapted from bacteria

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University of Otago
University of Otago
04/26/2017 at 20:31. Facebook
We wish a happy retirement to Jan Prestidge, whose last day at Student Health was on Saturday. Jan started as a nurse in 1987, when there were only 8500 students at the University - today there are almost 20,000 students.
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We wish a happy retirement to Jan Prestidge whose last day at

Student Health nurse retires

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University of Otago
04/26/2017 at 07:00. Facebook
Do you take fish oil for health? Scientists at Otago and Plant and Food Research are investigating how to test fatty acids in soft gel capsules - such as fish-oil supplements - to check they haven't become rancid.
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Do you take fish oil for health Scientists at Otago and Plant

Giving fish oil the laser treatment: Plant & Food Research

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University of Otago
04/26/2017 at 03:02. Facebook
What is your OnlyOtago story? Student Amelia Ferrier takes her studies extremely seriously but still finds time to make delightful cakes and pastries, sometimes in her residential college. Check out her blog here for her creations: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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What is your OnlyOtago story Student Amelia Ferrier takes her studies extremely

Chef's own kitchen: Teen baker Amelia Ferrier of Melie's Kitchen

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University of Otago
University of Otago
04/25/2017 at 20:03. Facebook
A University of Otago-led study has discovered a “Little Ice Age” is linked to dramatic shifts in Southern Hemisphere wildlife. The "Little Ice Age" is thought to have hit the Southern Hemisphere some 50 to 100 years later than the Northern Hemishere.

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A University of Otagoled study has discovered a Little Ice Age is

‘Little Ice Age' linked to wildlife arrivals in New Zealand

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University of Otago
University of Otago
04/23/2017 at 22:50. Facebook
FYI: New location for University Anzac celebrations.
The University of Otago will once again host an Anzac Day service on campus – this year in the newly developed area outside the Staff Club.
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FYI: New location for University Anzac celebrations
University of Otago
University of Otago
04/21/2017 at 07:34. Facebook
What is your favorite aspect of your Otago course? ICYMI: Otago Geography students enjoyed their GEOG101 Physical Geography fieldtrip to St Kilda beach last week.
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University of Otago
University of Otago
04/21/2017 at 02:40. Facebook
How many times have you told your story over and over again to health professionals? The University of Otago, Wellington is turning this around through an interprofessional education (IPE) programme introduced in recent years for students across the disciplines – dietetics, medicine, physiotherapy, and radiation therapy.
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How many times have you told your story over and over again

Turning healthcare around: Health professionals learning together makes for better healthcare

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Baraah Saeed
The University will be closed on Tuesday 25 April to observe ANZAC Day and will re-open, Wednesday 26 April.
The University will be closed on Tuesday 25 April to observe ANZAC
Kimberley Scott
A fine mist, a wee dram of whisky and the unmistakable sound of the bagpipes belting "oot" rousing traditional tunes – the pride many alumni have in their Scottish heritage was obvious at the Dunedin campus on 7 April.
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A fine mist a wee dram of whisky and the unmistakable sound

Piping in proud traditions at Dunedin campus

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Who doesn't like to dress up for a good cause? The University community is invited to don a lab coat or a creative science costume and join the global March for Science on Saturday 22 April. [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Who doesnt like to dress up for a good cause The University

March for Science to be held in Dunedin

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Great news: a highly complex Otago project to preserve the unique Kiwi character of World War I tunnels in France has reached a milestone.
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Great news a highly complex Otago project to preserve the unique Kiwi

Massive survey of World War I tunnels handed over

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Louisa Margaret Mcmillan
Rob Allan
Tim Smith
A University of Otago research study which will examine how well people of different body shapes and different ethnicities respond to a weight loss diet is looking for 20 men to participate.

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A University of Otago research study which will examine how well people

Otago diabetes study seeks participants of different ethnicities

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A stunning exhibition showcasing the winning photos and notable entries from the 2017 Otago Bulletin Board Photo Competition plus the four previous year’s winning photos opened at the Staff Club on Thursday.
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A stunning exhibition showcasing the winning photos and notable entries from the

Bulletin photo exhibition opens at Staff Club

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Ellie Torbati
The University of Otago has just unveiled its new Aquavan – a purpose-built vehicle for transporting marine animal and plant collections for teaching and research out into the community. [ Bit.ly Link ]
The University of Otago has just unveiled its new Aquavan a purposebuilt

The University's new Aquavan makes a splash

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Alina Ting
Taylor Bliss
Otago is welcoming a 5.6 per cent rise in international student enrolments compared to the same time last year. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Otago is welcoming a 56 per cent rise in international student enrolments

Growing International student numbers boost campus life

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Jennifer Lee
Alina Ting
A virtual desktop is so popular with Otago students and staff, they log on 1.4 million times a year, with about 80 per cent of students using it to access applications and storage provided by the University.
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A virtual desktop is so popular with Otago students and staff they

Otago's “virtual desktop” is a crowd pleaser

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Emerson Pratt
Lauren Ross
Felix Kuek
In the latest edition of the 150-year Otago anniversary blog, Dr Ali Clarke investigates the history of history as a subject at Otago.
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In the latest edition of the 150year Otago anniversary blog Dr Ali

Looking back at history

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An up-and-coming University of Otago scientist has been funded by the Otago Southland Diabetes Research Trust to undertake cutting-edge research into how the processing of whole grains affects blood-sugar levels of people with diabetes.
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An upandcoming University of Otago scientist has been funded by the Otago

Otago researcher investigating how grains may affect blood sugar and diabetes

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