Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
Glow-in-the-dark zebrafish overturn 100-year medical theory
16 March 2019
Glow-in-the-dark zebrafish in a University of Auckland lab are overturning 100 years of medical thought about a vital bodily system, opening the door to future possible therapies for a painful chronic disorder, and to a better understanding of how cancer spreads.
Freedom of choice puts babies at risk
13 March 2019
Opinion: We have a measles outbreak. People who’ve chosen not to vaccinate could put babies at risk – they must act responsibly and stay home, writes Theo Brandt.
First compassion in health conference
13 March 2019
Short GP visits, stretched staffing in hospitals, and burnout can undermine health professionals’ ability to practice in the compassionate, caring way that they would like to.
How many nails does it take to secure the MMR/Autism coffin?
7 March 2019
Opinion: Twenty-one years ago the most significant piece of medical piffle was published in a prestigious journal under fraudulent pretences.
University honours Distinguished Alumni
28 February 2019
A surgeon, a singer and a stalwart of Fisher & Paykel are among the distinguished alumni to be honoured by the University of Auckland at a gala dinner.
New tool could make aspirin safer for preventing heart disease and stroke
27 February 2019
Auckland researchers have developed a new tool that could make aspirin a safer and better-targeted preventative for heart disease and stroke.
A weighty issue for Auckland Māori
21 February 2019
Young researcher Hannah Rapata is passionate about improving health and nutrition in Maori communities.
3D gene insights into diabetes, overlapping diseases
18 February 2019
Ground-breaking findings by Liggins Institute researchers based on mapping DNA in three dimensions have shed fresh light on the genetic drivers for type 1 diabetes, and on why seemingly unrelated diseases so often go together.
Balloon-assisted births could be easier for mums
6 February 2019
Women who need help starting labour could have a more comfortable, relaxed birthing experience with the aid of a specialised balloon.
A little thing called compassion fatigue
5 February 2019
Opinion: Does compassion fatigue in medical professionals actually occur - or are staff simply tired? Professor Nathan Consedine and Dr Tony Fernando give their view.
Study sheds fresh light on self-harming in middle-age and late life
1 February 2019
A “one-size fits all” approach to suicide prevention will not work - we especially need new strategies tailored to the unique circumstances of older people, says a University of Auckland researcher.
Global call for joint action on obesity, undernutrition and climate change
28 January 2019
A new international report linking obesity, undernutrition and climate change is calling for strong global actions that address all three issues at once.