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Prime Minister’s Science Prizes awarded to top researchers

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on March 21st, 2017.

The Prime Minister’s Science Prizes have been presented in Wellington today, dishing out a total of $1 million across five categories. The University of Otago team behind the world-renown Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study has been awarded the top prize of $500,000. The Dunedin Study, led by Professor Richie Poulton, has been following the lives […]

Childhood risk factors predict future economic burden – Expert Reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on December 13th, 2016.

US researchers using data from Dunedin’s longitudinal study say it is possible to predict in early childhood the segment of the population that will go on to account for the largest economic burden. The research, published today in Nature Human Behaviour, used information from the cohort of 1,037 New Zealanders who have been studied since birth, in […]

Thumb-suckers and nail-biters defended against allergies – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on July 12th, 2016.

Children who suck their thumb or chew their nails are less likely to develop allergies later in life, researchers from the Dunedin Study have found. The Dunedin Study – featured in documentary series Why am I? – has been following a cohort of 1037 participants since they were born in 1972-73. Their latest results, published in Pediatrics, have […]

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