Tagged: Otago University

Vaxxed at University of Otago: venues should be able to decline - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Apr 07, 2017

The University of Otago has allowed an anti-vaccine lobby group[1] to screen former-doctor Andrew Wakefield’s advocacy piece, ‘Vaxxed’ on campus. (Wakefield was struck off for research misconduct.) Vaxxed has attracted a number of comments in the media, such as Alison Mau’s If you watch Vaxxed, know you’re buying into the manipulation of a disgraced fraud. I was surprised to learn the university … Read More

Humble aspirin aids cancer survival - Infrequently Asked Questions

Lynley Hargreaves Oct 29, 2015

Dr Anita Dunbier Breast cancer survival rates have improved by a third since the 1970s and taking the humble aspirin may help boost survival rates further still. University of Otago Senior Lecturer Dr Anita Dunbier explains why such a low-cost drug has been overlooked, why it works, and how her team is testing aspirin’s benefits in a new South … Read More

Carter in Dunedin: Otago Uni provides platform for climate crank plagiarist - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 11, 2014

For reasons best known to themselves, Otago University’s senior management this week provided climate denier and serial plagiarist Bob Carter with no fewer than two opportunities to spread his misinformation and misrepresentation of the state of climate science. The first, a public lecture on Tuesday evening (poster on left), gave Carter the chance to spruik […] … Read More

Science gets a rap – Tom McFadden - Stick

Peter Kerr Jun 05, 2012

Getting kids interested in science is a bit of a challenge around New Zealand, but transplanted American Tom McFadden’s doing his best to up the excitement. The Californian, a Stanford biology lecturer in a former life, is currently studying a … Continue reading → … Read More

Oceanographers win PM’s science prize for climate work - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 16, 2011

This year’s NZ Prime Minister’s Science Prize — worth $500,000 — has been awarded to a team of scientists working on climate-related issues at the joint Otago University and National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) Centre for Chemical & Physical Oceanography. The team carried out ground-breaking research on using iron to fertilise phytoplankton [...] … Read More

TOSP Episode 9: November 7th 2011 - The Sciblogs Podcast

Aimee Whitcroft Nov 07, 2011

Greetings, dear listeners! This week, aimee was joined once again by Chelfyn Baxter, co-host of the g33k show, to talk through some of the science stories of the last week.  They included using lasers to rip the universe a new one, Boeing building spacecraft, the weight of the internet, alternate living, radiation-cleaning Aussie nanofibres, asteroids, and some very … Read More

Plastics CoE remolds itself into a Polymer Alliance - Stick

Peter Kerr Nov 01, 2011

Fittingly, the plastics industry seems to be on the verge of remolding itself and its centre of excellence. This time, for an activity that is known as an ‘enabling industry’, hopefully the model and structure is got right. As a … Continue reading → … Read More