Auckland Bioengineering Institute
Why you should go jump off a table
15 August 2019
“If you want to excite the bones, and get your bones to respond to that, the best thing you can do is jump off a table,” says Associate Professor Thor Besier. “Do that ten times, and your bones will receive more stimulus than if you went for a walk for two hours.”
It’s the final countdown
31 July 2019
After three years, New Zealand’s largest-ever fundraising campaign is coming to an end.
Checking in for The Check Up
29 July 2019
Take a sneak peek behind the scenes of TVNZ’s myth-busting health series, The Check Up, with co-presenter and FMHS senior lecturer, Dr Mataroria Lyndon.
Encouraging students to stick with the STEM subjects
11 July 2019
Almost 100 year 9 and 10 students in the Waikato region got up close and personal with researchers from the Auckland Bioengineering Institute on Innovation Day this week.
$6m for new Gisborne MRI research lab targeting concussion, heart disease
11 July 2019
University of Auckland's Dr Samantha Holdsworth heads up Mātai, a new not-for-profit medical imaging research and innovation centre in Tairāwhiti Gisborne.
Māori working with and for Māori in health research, and for better vision
10 July 2019
Dr Jason Turuwhenua of the ABI has successfully led a trial that builds a new model of engagement for researchers working with Māori and Pacific communities.
$5m boost to hunt for new way to control blood pressure
26 June 2019
Half the New Zealanders being treated for blood pressure don’t have it under control, says a University of Auckland researcher who has been awarded nearly $5 million from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) to look at the problem from a completely different angle.
Now everyone can read subtitles, whenever they want
19 June 2019
A new technology developed by ABI researchers allows the hearing-impaired to watch a movie at whatever cinema they like, whenever they want to.
Innovation and entrepreneurship: The shape of things to come
3 June 2019
To move beyond an economy founded on agriculture and tourism, NZ needs the type of entrepreneurial activity being undertaken by researchers at the University of Auckland.
Protecting the bones of children with cerebral palsy
21 May 2019
Dr Julie Choisne hopes to prevent bone deformation in children with cerebral palsy, and the hip, knee and ankle abnormalities that can result from the condition.
University awards celebrate excellence at all stages of research
8 May 2019
The high quality of work and contribution of 19 researchers and teams across the faculties and institutes at the University of Auckland has been acknowledged in the 2019 Research Excellence Awards.
An app, to quickly diagnose brain injury, including mild brain injury
8 May 2019
Dr Vickie Shim, of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, aims to develop an App to quickly diagnose if a knock to the head could have long-term health consequences.