Auckland Bioengineering Institute
How a virtual placenta could help with early detection of at-risk babies
23 June 2021
Opinion: The placenta is the cause of problems in 1 in 10 pregnancies—but it's one of the least studied organs. Associate Professors Jo James and Alys Clark explain how a virtual placenta is helping them pick up at-risk pregnancies.
What the glove told the robot, underwater and on the other side of the world
27 May 2021
New Zealand and Croatian scientists have demonstrated how a gesture-capturing dive glove can communicate with a robot underwater, from opposite sides of the world.
Bioengineers break boundaries at TechWeek
18 May 2021
A remote monitoring device that can be inserted into the brains of people with hydrocephalus will be one of the cutting-edge areas of research presented in a panel discussion by researchers by the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI), as part of TechWeek 2021.
Novel interactive science kits sent out free to schools
12 May 2021
Kiwrious, an interactive learning technology that makes science fun, is being distributed to 35 schools in six different areas of New Zealand, at no cost to the schools.
What can we learn from a virtual placenta?
10 May 2021
Researchers at the University of Auckland are using mathematical modelling to create a virtual pregnancy, to better understand the placenta.
$15 million boost helps bioengineers take research into clinical practice
6 May 2021
The Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) has been awarded $15 million to lead an international collaboration that aims to translate years of clinical research on the mathematical modelling of human physiology into clinical practice.
Bioengineers develop potential game-changer in gut treatment
16 April 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.
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.