Auckland Bioengineering Institute
Bioengineers cutting to the high-tech chase
8 April 2021
Three companies spun out of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) are finalists in the 2021 NZ Hi-Tech Awards.
The question on our lips: how safe is vaping?
1 April 2021
We know the damage smoking causes, but we’re yet to conduct conclusive research about vaping. That’s the focus for Dr Kelly Burrowes for the next three years.
Covid and the virtual lung
31 March 2021
Professor Merryn Tawhai's work on the virtual lung has led to a vital new tool for medical staff caring for patients hospitalised with serious Covid-related illness.
How our brains can talk to each other
24 March 2021
Opinion: Science reveals the secrets of our brains when we communicate face-to-face. Ihshan Gumilar says that might help us all become more empathetic.
A side of knowledge with your beer?
23 March 2021
Aucklanders wanting to make the most of Aotearoa New Zealand’s freedom to socialise and to keep abreast of the latest thinking from some of this country’s leading academics have their chance on 20 April.
Bioengineers show that fidgeting might help us concentrate
22 March 2021
A collaboration between researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) and Mātai Medical Research Institute have demonstrated that fidgeting might improve activation of the decision-making region of the brain.
Bioengineers develop potential game-changer in gut treatment
16 March 2021
Researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) have demonstrated that a technique widely used to correct an abnormally beating heart could be applied to correct disorders of the stomach.
Gender bias in medicine and medical research is still putting women's health at risk
8 March 2021
Opinion: International Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievements and raises awareness of the continuing mission towards gender equality. So it’s a good time to be reminded we still need to correct decades – centuries even – of gender bias in medicine and medical research.
Tiny implantable device to measure brain pressure
26 February 2021
Researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) have been given a funding boost by Cure Kids, to complete pre-clinical research for a fully implantable pressure sensor device that can be implanted in the brain of people with hydrocephalus, to monitor blood pressure remotely.
Bioengineers use MRI to better understand cerebral palsy over time
3 February 2021
Researchers at ABI are collaborating with Mātai, a medical imaging research centre based in Tairāwhiti Gisborne, on what is possibly a world-first study that will help us understand how cerebral palsy (CP) affects muscle growth.
Digital help for lung cancer patients
26 November 2020
Opinion: In Lung Cancer Awareness Month Kelly Burrowes explains how creating a computer-based replica of a person could help treat NZ’s biggest cancer killer.
A difficult year … but life has never been better
13 November 2020
Opinion: It has been a difficult year, but life is getting better and we are the most privileged humans to have ever lived on this planet. Andrew Taberner explains.