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Gout genetics and 'food for health' research funded

Wednesday, 25 June, 2014 - 13:17

Two University of Otago scientists’ international research collaborations involving gout and ‘food for health’ are to receive significant support following separate funding announcements this week.

Major funding for innovative Otago health research

Monday, 9 June, 2014 - 12:05

More than $31.3M in new health research funding has been awarded to Otago researchers to support a range of world-class studies aimed at improving New Zealanders’ health and well-being.

Obesity, gout and the sluggish immune system

Wednesday, 21 May, 2014 - 09:17

Obesity is recognised as a risk factor for gout, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer. What is less well known is that carrying excess weight can also prevent the immune system from functioning correctly. For those prone to gout, this could work in their favour.

NZ doctor ranked one of the best in the world

Friday, 16 May, 2014 - 12:48

Tauranga urologist Peter Gilling has been officially ranked as a world expert in his field.

Muscle damage risk from widely used statin 'very low'

Friday, 16 May, 2014 - 10:33

New Zealanders taking a higher dose of simvastatin, one of the statin drugs used to prevent heart attacks and strokes, have a greater risk of rhabdomyolysis than people taking a lower dose according to new University of Otago research.

Canterbury student on US Today Show among other PhD models

Thursday, 1 May, 2014 - 06:30

A University of Canterbury postgraduate student Dr Nicole Kleinstreuer appeared on yesterday’s NBC News’ Today Show in the United States for being one of a number of PhD students from around the world to feature in a modelling campaign.

Widely used medicines 'increase risk of rare kidney disease'

Monday, 24 March, 2014 - 10:03

New Zealanders taking a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), a type of medicine used to treat gastric acid reflux disorders and peptic ulcer disease, are at an increased risk of a rare kidney disease, according to new findings by University of Otago researchers.

Support for pregnancy focus of flu immunisation campaign

Tuesday, 11 March, 2014 - 12:30

Health specialists are supporting the Government’s launch of the annual influenza immunisation campaign today at Wellington Regional Hospital’s high-risk maternity clinic.

Minister launches flu immunisation campaign

Tuesday, 11 March, 2014 - 12:30

Health Minister Tony Ryall today launched the annual influenza immunisation campaign at Wellington Regional Hospital’s high-risk maternity clinic.

AMRF announce $4.48m funding to medical research

Friday, 20 December, 2013 - 13:03

The Auckland Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) has recently announced $3,064,496 in funding to medical researchers in the final three funding rounds for 2013, raising the distribution of grants in 2013 to $4.48m.