Auckland Bioengineering Institute
Doorways opened for better diabetic heart health
28 September 2022
Researchers from the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) have found a clue that could lead to a massive change in the lives of people with Type 2 Diabetes.
Surface mapping a reliable diagnostic tool for gut health
22 September 2022
An improved alternative to screen patients with poor gut health is said to limit invasive and expensive procedures.
Vaping: The good, the bad and the maybes
20 September 2022
Dr Kelly Burrowes considers the pros and cons of vaping, if they are safe and if, as they have been promoted in Aotearoa New Zealand, they are an effective smoking-cessation aid.
Environmental projects win $24 million of research funding
8 September 2022
Researchers focused on plastic and cutting emissions from geothermal energy generation featured in the latest round of government funding.
How digital people could improve access to healthcare
19 August 2022
Researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute have received over $4 million in MBIE funding to investigate how ‘digital people’ could be used in healthcare.
Protecting the bones of children with cerebral palsy
12 August 2022
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 spinout tech companies recognised in national awards
8 August 2022
Three hi-tech businesses based on university research earn national accolades.
Work-life balance: cerebral palsy research to forest bathing
1 July 2022
Dr Geoffrey Handsfield is hard at work on research into cerebral palsy that could change lives. But he also makes sure his own parasympathetic nervous system gets plenty of rest – through immersion in nature.
The importance of pelvic floor exercises
22 June 2022
Opinion: World Continence Week reminds us that continence week is something we might take for granted, but incontinence is a real problem for many women, who would benefit from doing regular pelvic floor exercises, says Dr Jenny Kruger.
FDA gives green light on medical tool for gut disorders
16 June 2022
Alimetry, a spin-out of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) and the Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences (FMHS), has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for Gastric Alimetry, a pioneering non-invasive medical device for diagnosing gastric disorders.
Virtual, mixed and extended realities on show
13 June 2022
For the first time, Ars Electronica Garden Aotearoa is open to the public as a physical exhibition, featuring around 15 installations including from Waipapa Taumata Rau.
Predicting the effects of traumatic brain injury
23 May 2022
Researchers at the ABI have received $150,000 from the Health Research Council for a project in which they aim to transform our ability to understand, predict and ultimately prevent the long-term impact of traumatic brain injury.