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Dr Ewan Kennedy has been investigating how the neck contributes to persistent post-concussion symptoms and the project findings could potentially support calls for more concussion patients to have their neck assessed, all thanks to funding from the American alumni of the University of Otago (AUOA) Inc.
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Hands-on physiotherapy research progresses with alumni funding

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University of Otago
yesterday at 02:09. Facebook
The long-term effects of education on Māori students, their whānau and their communities is the focus of ongoing life course research led by Dr Moana Theodore.
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Educational benefits

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University of Otago
01/21/2017 at 02:09. Facebook
Time for James Bond 007 films to quit smoking, scientists at the Wellington campus of the University of Otago, say.
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Time for James Bond films to quit smoking, scientists say

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University of Otago
01/20/2017 at 02:02. Facebook
This weekend, you will be able to view the first ever TEDx Antarctica talks. It will be an extraordinary and unusual event, filmed on the ice in front of a small live audience from the Antartica team - that includes Otago's Professor Gary Wilson and Professor Christina Hulbe. Find out what time to tune in here: [ Bit.ly Link ]

How to watch

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University of Otago
01/20/2017 at 01:40. Facebook
Hannah Kennedy, Hands-On at Otago student, creates flaming bubbles while examining the science of heat.

The Hands-On programme is for secondary school students to learn what researchers do in a safe and friendly environment.

Please don't try this at home; our students are well-trained and supervised by world-class researchers! [ Otago.ac.nz Link ]
University of Otago
01/19/2017 at 18:09. Facebook
Professor Etienne Nel (Geography) has an abiding interest in research that helps reduce global poverty. Much of the research focuses on two countries he knows well: Zambia and South Africa.
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The poverty challenge

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University of Otago
01/19/2017 at 06:21. Facebook
Having surgeons walk across the street from the hospital to his department to discuss their surgical observations is something Dr Niels Hammer (Department of Anatomy, University of Otago) values greatly about research at Otago.
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Anatomy of research

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University of Otago
01/19/2017 at 02:17. Facebook
American actor and humanitarian Angelina Jolie drew worldwide attention to the familial risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Otago’s Dr Logan Walker is now working to develop genetic screening tools to identify those most at risk of these cancers, enabling them to make informed decisions.
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The BRCA code

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University of Otago
01/18/2017 at 18:10. Facebook
Having an academic background in history when you work in the School of Pharmacy is, as Dr Susan Heydon puts it, "not something you could have planned", but it helps with her social pharmacy research:
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Pattern and context

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University of Otago
01/18/2017 at 06:02. Facebook
A study by Otago and Canterbury University has found that concentrations of microplastics on Canterbury beaches were comparable to concentrations found in more heavily populated areas overseas, and therefore microbeads are likely to be outlawed in New Zealand in July next year
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Microbeads, those tiny bits of plastic in make-up, are finally set to be banned

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University of Otago
01/18/2017 at 02:11. Facebook
A breakthrough discovery of gravitational waves – predicted a century ago by Albert Einstein – is having a major influence on Otago research exploring the history of the universe.
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Universal insights

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University of Otago
01/17/2017 at 18:17. Facebook
You have the opportunity to gain an internationally accredited business qualification at Otago’s Business School, even if you’re a non-business graduate.
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Taught masters and postgraduate business study opportunities | Development & Alumni Relations Office

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University of Otago
01/17/2017 at 06:15. Facebook
What is the origin of a meme? Dr Mark McGuire answers:
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You, memes and Harambe

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University of Otago
01/17/2017 at 02:08. Facebook
Didn’t achieve enough NCEA credits to qualify for University Entrance? Contact us to discuss your options:

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University of Otago
01/16/2017 at 22:54. Facebook
Congratulations to all students who have achieved University Entrance through NCEA! The University of Otago will be issuing offers to eligible students from this afternoon.

We look forward to seeing you soon.
University of Otago
01/16/2017 at 18:13. Facebook
Dr Steven Sexton of Otago’s College of Education talks to Ali Mau and Willie Jackson about issues surrounding single sex schooling: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Do boys and girls learn differently to each other?

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University of Otago
01/16/2017 at 05:33. Facebook
The success of an Otago experiment to stop erosion of Dunedin sand dunes could be nationally significant.
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Notches help stop erosion

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University of Otago
01/16/2017 at 02:02. Facebook
After battling a rare bone cancer and helping raise nearly $US1 billion ($NZ1.40 billion) to build a children’s hospital, the next challenge for a young American is to study in Dunedin at Otago:
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US cancer survivor plumps for Otago

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Otago whale and dolphin expert Professor Liz Slooten shares her excitement on RNZ over a very young Hector's dolphin calf being spotted in Otago waters last week. It was sighted by crew on the Monarch Wildlife Cruises and Tours boat on Tuesday. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Hector's dolphin calf sighted in Otago waters

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