Bigger babies at risk of obesity in adulthood
8 February 2020
Big, ‘bonny’ babies are traditionally celebrated as pictures of health, but a new international study shows women born heavy were on average nearly 4kg heavier by their mid-twenties, when they were also 50 percent more likely to develop obesity.
Liggins Institute celebrates women in science
4 February 2020
February 11 is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. To celebrate, two women from Liggins Institute answer some questions about their science careers.
Antibiotics unlikely to cause childhood obesity
24 January 2020
A major new study has found that antibiotics use is unlikely to contribute to childhood obesity, despite previous studies suggesting a causal link.
Parents want to know if their kids are at risk of obesity
19 December 2019
A new study has shown that most New Zealand parents want to be told if their pre-schooler is at risk of child obesity.
Sheep milk more easily digested than cow milk
18 December 2019
Sheep milk’s protein is more readily digested and its fats are more readily converted into energy compared to cow milk, a New Zealand study has shown.
Bee-threatening soil residue up to 14x ‘safe’ levels - study
29 November 2019
Traces of a class of insecticides known to pose a risk to honeybees and other ‘friendly’ insects have been found in the soil across nine North Island sites a year or more after the insecticide was applied.
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.
University of Auckland welcomes Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden
5 November 2019
Some of the challenges New Zealand faces in health, environment, culture, science, and engineering will be addressed thanks to nearly $22 million awarded to the University of Auckland from the Marsden fund.
Preterm blood-test a step closer with $230k boost
4 November 2019
A Liggins Institute researcher has received a $230,000 boost to develop a mid-pregnancy blood test to predict premature birth.
Paediatric pioneer recognised for work with weight issues in children
29 October 2019
Dr Yvonne Anderson, from the Liggins Institute, has been awarded the New Zealand L’Oréal UNESCO For Women in Science 2019 Fellowship.
Double honour for baby and mother health pioneer
25 October 2019
Distinguished Professor Jane Harding ONZM FRSNZ has been awarded New Zealand's top science honour, the Rutherford Medal, by Royal Society Te Apārangi, and been named the supreme winner at the 2019 Women of Influence Awards.
Red meat no worse, no better than soy protein for heart disease risk
2 October 2019
Three weekly servings of fresh, unprocessed red meat over eight weeks neither lowers nor raises heart disease risk in already at-risk men, findings from a novel Liggins Institute-led study suggest.