Auckland Bioengineering Institute
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.
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.
Getting to the guts of the matter, both vaping and the gastrointestinal system
11 November 2020
Researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) investigating the vaping puzzle, and the finer points of our gut, have been awarded over two million in research funding by Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden, the Marsden Fund.
A bioengineering approach to physiotherapy
9 November 2020
Melissa Davidson is one of ten registered specialist physiotherapists in the country and the only registered specialist physiotherapist in pelvic health, and has now graduated with her PhD in bioengineering.
Funding boost to help us understand how and why diabetes affects the heart
2 November 2020
Researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) have received major funding to help us understand how and why diabetes affects the heart.
Life-changing device helps women manage their pelvic floor health
30 October 2020
A spin-out company that came out of a device developed by a team at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI), which teaches women how to do their pelvic floor exercises, has won third place in the She Loves Tech competition.
Serious scientific fun a winner at Velocity
29 October 2020
A clever and fun piece of technology that allows children to take scientific measurements of the world around them has won the Social Entrepreneurship Category of the Velocity $100k Challenge.