Health and medicine
What can we learn from a virtual placenta?
10 May 2021
Researchers at the ABI and FMHS are using mathematical modelling to create a virtual pregnancy, to better understand can understand the placenta, how it works and signs of when it isn't working well.
Brain's tiny pulsations revealed in 'stunning' 3D images
6 May 2021
A breakthrough imaging technique could help researchers and doctors to understand and treat brain disorders.
Māori and Pasifika input key in new dawn of health reforms
4 May 2021
Opinion: Will proposed reforms bring the long-awaited new dawn of health equity to Aotearoa? Only if Māori and Pasifika voice is heard, explains Dr Collin Tukuitonga.
Tinnitus or just the patter of rain? Research into taming noise disorder
3 May 2021
A novel experiment investigated whether tinnitus could be tamed by creating associations with noises such as rain, birds or cicadas.
The eight most common myths about Covid vaccines
30 April 2021
Opinion: Helen Petousis-Harris takes apart eight of the most dangerous and untrue pieces of propaganda currently circulating in NZ about Covid-19 vaccines.
No one is mourning the end of district health boards, but rebuilding trust in the system won’t be easy
28 April 2021
Opinion: How centralised will Health NZ really be? What will “local commissioning” look like? Where does the health “consumer” come into it? Associate Professor Tim Tenbensel talks about the challenges of rebuilding trust in the health system.
Babies low in vitamin D at higher risk of respiratory infections
27 April 2021
Newborns with lower levels of vitamin D are twice as likely to be admitted to hospital with acute respiratory infections during infancy.
World-leading gout expert Professor Nicola Dalbeth wins Gluckman Medal
27 April 2021
World-leading gout specialist Professor Nicola Dalbeth won the top research award of the medical faculty of the University of Auckland.
Everything to play for in new health reforms
22 April 2021
Opinion: Peter Davis takes a look at the Government’s newly-announced health system reforms and how they might affect different sectors of our society.
Covid-19 blood survey confirms meagre transmission
22 April 2021
The first nationwide survey to detect Covid-19 antibodies in blood highlighted the success of efforts to eliminate the disease.
Historic health shake-up: will it end era of distrust?
21 April 2021
Associate Professor Tim Tenbensel's quick take on government plans to remake the health system.
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.