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Exercise and the health of our bones
Associate Professor Thor Besier talks about how different types of exercise can effect the health of our bones.
Tackling a problem that grows with age
We have an ageing population here in New Zealand and, you would assume, we are all hoping to live actively, happily and healthily into a long old age.
Kiwi bioengineer jets off to NASA
The University of Auckland PhD student is one of three Kiwis selected for the 16 week programme at the NASA Ames Research Centre in Silicon Valley.
Emerging Health Tech Innovators
One in three women suffer from stress urinary incontinence. JunoFem aims to help more women overcome this by improving the effectiveness of pelvic floor exercises - disrupting the US$8B female incontinence pad market while they’re at it.
Auckland researchers build virtual lungs to better diagnose and treat patients
Virtual lungs could help doctors learn more about a vital set of organs without unnecessary tests and experiments.
National Portrait: Dr Peng Du
Du and his team at the Gastrointestinal Research Group at Auckland University's Bioengineering Institute are exploring what a former colleague grandly termed the "final frontier".
ABI heart researchers profiled
Donna Chisholm talk to Will Hewitt, Dr Jagir Hussan and Professor Peter Hunter about the various projects ABI is working on to study the functions of the heart - like how it is affected by space travel.
ABI Open Day 2019
Thanks to everyone who came along to the Auckland Bioengineering Institute Open Day on May 22. It was a fun day, with lots of curious visitors, fascinating talks and memorable demonstrations.
How an app may predict brain injury
A mobile phone app which diagnoses the severity of brain injuries through eye movements could be just a few years away.
Dr Vickie Shim, from the University of Auckland's bioengineering institute, and her team are working with scientists, researchers from the Centre for Brain Research, and rugby players to develop the app.
Jarrah enjoys the independence of postgraduate study
Originally from the UK, Jarrah is a recipient of a University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship.
After completing a Summer Research Scholarship which sparked an interest in further postgraduate study, Jarrah is now studying towards a PhD at Auckland Bioengineering Institute.
Dr Jason Turuwhenua working to diagnose vision problem in young children
Have a listen to Dr Jason Turuwhenua from Auckland Bioengineering Institute as he talks with Radio NZ about his acclaimed research project: helping diagnose vision problems in young children.
Inside Professor Nanayakkara’s Futuristic Augmented Human Lab
An engineer at the University of Auckland asks an important question: What can seamless human-computer interfaces do for humanity?
ABI Biomimetics Lab design inflatable space robots
Researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute and Technische Universität Dresden have recently designed a new type of inflatable robot for space navigation. These robots, presented in a paper published in SPIE Digital Library, were created using dielectric elastomer transducers (DETs), which are essentially electrical capacitors made from soft rubbery materials.
Dr Peng Du wins Prime Minister's MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize
The 2018 Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize Winner is Dr Peng Du from The University of Auckland. Dr Du is a senior research fellow in the Gastrointestinal Research Group at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute.
Bite-sized device a new take on wearable tech
You might have heard of wearable gadgets – but how about chewable technology?
University of Auckland researchers have been pioneering a device which would allow the user to answer a phone call simply by biting down on it.
How the right type of funding can make a big difference
In 2017, Dr Geoffrey Handsfield at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute was awarded a $1 million Aotearoa Foundation Fellowship – $250,000 per year over four years – to research and model muscle degradation in children with cerebral palsy.
That PF word
UniNews has written a series of profiles on women at the University of Auckland, to mark 125 years of women's suffrage in New Zealand. This profile is on Dr Jenny Kruger.
Revolutionising diagnosis of cardiovascular disease
A non-invasive method of detecting heart problems using a camera like the one we all have in our mobile phones has been developed by Auckland bioengineers and University of Otago researchers.
Prasad rides for breast cancer
When the 2018 Lake Taupo Cycling Challenge gets underway on Saturday, bioengineer Prasad Babarenda Gamage will be pedaling as hard as he can to raise funds for breast cancer.
International women at ABI
UniNews has written a series of profiles on women at the University of Auckland, to mark 125 years of women's suffrage in New Zealand. This profile is on Bahareh Madadkhahsalmassi, from Iran.
Auckland Bioengineering Institute working towards a needle-free future
Imagine never having to get stuck with another needle again. A team at the University of Auckland’s Bioengineering Institute has developed an improved needle-free jet injector that could mean the end of scary injections.
Andrew Bagnall drives full circle with $1.2m donation for international scholarships
Join the Auckland Bioengineering Institute and you could end up working on a project at McLaren Applied Technologies in Britain, with a grant valued at $100,000 a year.
My electrifying journey through the gut - Prof. Leo Cheng
Listen to Professor Leo Cheng talking on Radio New Zealand about his work ahead of his inaugural professorial lecture.
Kiwi digital avatar creator Soul Machines wins Daimler investment
Leading New Zealand digital business avatar creator Soul Machines has a "significant" new shareholder, the financial services arm of German premium carmaker Daimler AG.
Screening for blindness - Dr. Ehsan Vaghefi
Read the story in the front page of the NZ Herald about bioengineer Dr Ehsan Vaghefi who received funding from the 2018 round of the Endeavour Fund.
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