Health and medicine
Entitled little pricks
28 November 2019
Opinion: Newsroom columnist and medical student Emma Espiner hopes a rort at the University of Otago over a final-year overseas elective won't end up punishing all aspiring young doctors.
Level head needed for medicine and frisbee
27 November 2019
If Eunice Ng is as competent as a doctor as she is at throwing a frisbee, then her patients will be in safe hands.
NZ scientist behind first FDA-approved myopia therapy for kids
25 November 2019
An optometry researcher from the University of Auckland is behind the first-ever Food and Drug Administration-(FDA) approved treatment to slow the progression of short-sight in children.
Seven new Royal Society Fellows from University of Auckland
22 November 2019
Five University academics have been elected as Ngā Ahurei a Te Apārangi Fellows for their distinction in research and advancement of science, technology or the humanities.
The real kaupapa Māori
21 November 2019
Opinion: Politicians like to throw around 'kaupapa Māori' as a solution to our problems but how can our existing structures accommodate tikanga when they were designed by strangers?
Five University of Auckland researchers among most highly cited in the world
20 November 2019
Five University scientists have been recognised in the Web of Science Group 2019 list of the most Highly Cited Researchers in the world, released on 19 November.
Calcium supplements have "very little place" in modern medicine
18 November 2019
Evidence suggests that calcium supplements have “very little place” in modern medical practice, according to the University of Auckland authors of a new review.
Same-gender sexual orientation “throughout New Zealand society”
15 November 2019
The country’s first-ever major sexual health survey shows that some degree of same-gender sexual orientation exists throughout Aotearoa New Zealand society, and is more common among women than men, says a University of Auckland expert.
Talented young researchers at frontier of medicinal chemistry
14 November 2019
The cancer treatments of tomorrow are being studied today by two young scientists who each receive one of the country’s most prestigious awards, a Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Finding our way out of ‘quick and dirty’ social media
12 November 2019
Opinion: An NZ study reports social media has little impact on well-being. But Samantha Marsh questions the claim and argues mental health effects are still uncertain.
Pioneering scientist recognised by Zonta
8 November 2019
Distinguished Professor Dame Margaret Brimble FRS has been awarded a Zonta New Zealand Women of Achievement Award for 2019 by the Zonta Club of Auckland.
Finally, some good news about pancreatic cancer
8 November 2019
Opinion: November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Professor John Windsor talks about this aggressive disease and the latest research making a big difference.