Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
Top honour for proving fertility treatment effective
18 October 2018
Professor Cindy Farquhar, postgraduate professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Auckland, has won the Health Research Council’s Liley Medal for her research on fertility.
Antenatal scans save heart disease babies’ lives
4 October 2018
Babies with life-threatening congenital heart disease are more likely to survive if their mothers have had access to high quality ultrasound scans.
Treatment shown to reduce fractures in older women
2 October 2018
Researchers from the University of Auckland have shown that a treatment known to reduce fractures in women with osteoporosis is equally effective in reducing fractures in women over the age of 65 who have only mild bone loss.
New admissions test for healthcare students
24 September 2018
A group of leading universities in Australia and New Zealand, including the University of Otago and the University of Auckland, are embarking on an exciting new collaboration with similar universities in the United Kingdom.
Endometriosis: from hysteria to research-based care
17 September 2018
Opinion: Age-old stereotypes about female bodies and suffering are still cheating women of effective, respectful care.
Father’s blindness leads to son’s vision for eye disease cure
14 September 2018
An Auckland bioengineer has made research into screening for eye diseases his life’s obsession in honour of his father who went blind as a boy.
Tackling diet-related disease in New Zealand
3 September 2018
Unhealthy diet is the leading preventable risk for poor health in New Zealand. Diet-related diseases (and how we manage them) is becoming a pressing issue for the country.
Auckland asthma expert leads global fight against the disease
3 September 2018
In New Zealand more than 521,000 people are taking medicines for asthma − one in nine adults and one in seven children. It causes a death here every week.
HIV prevention drug could be hindered by slow roll out
31 August 2018
A promising new drug that almost entirely eliminates the risk of contracting HIV might fail to control the epidemic in New Zealand if not enough people are using it.
Academics work together to uncover mass scientific fraud
30 August 2018
Three University of Auckland academics worked tirelessly for over five years to uncover one of the biggest scientific frauds in history.
Bioengineers create virtual 3D heart for clinical use
27 August 2018
An international team led by Auckland bioengineer Dr Jichao Zhao have created a virtual, 3D heart that could make a huge difference in the treatment of common heart rhythm disturbance, atrial fibrillation (AF).
Tiny fruit flies unravelling the secrets to end of life
10 August 2018
We are used to seeing them dive-bombing our glass of wine or hovering around the fruit bowl, but now the tiny fruit fly is paving the way in ground-breaking research at the University of Auckland.