Aneurysm breakthrough

University of Otago vascular researchers have developed a process that could revolutionise aneurysm management – and save lives. An aneurysm – a blood-filled bulge in a weakened blood vessel wall – is most commonly found in the aorta. Often described as “ticking time...

Behind the Foundation

The thing that Associate Professor Greg Jones likes most about the Otago Medical Research Foundation is its role in incubating research. Greg is the deputy chair of the Foundation’s Scientific Committee, which is responsible for deciding on funding application...

Diabetes research published in prominent journal

The Foundation congratulates Summer Research Student Erin McKergow on her summer project work being accepted for publication in the journal Acta Diabetologica, which publishes experimental and clinical research on diabetes mellitus. Erin’s scholarship was established...

Habits may not be so bad after all

Stephanie Lynch received an Otago Medical Research Foundation Scholarship and the results from her research are fascinating! Her study found children who suck their thumbs and bite their finger nails may be lowering their chance of developing allergies. Read the full...