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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 […]

Otago study shows childhood self-control influences later life

Peter Griffin posted in on January 26th, 2011.

Research spearheaded by University of Otago researchers has found that the extent of a child’s self-control can predict their health, wealth and criminal activity as adults, irrespective of their IQ or social background. Self-control includes such traits as perseverance, self discipline and conscientiousness, and the study’s authors suggest that children and teenagers be encouraged in […]

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