Could Wagyu beef protect against heart disease?
14 January 2019
As barbeque season gets into full swing, New Zealand researchers are investigating whether certain kinds of red meat could actually protect against heart disease.
Elective c-section linked to overweight risk
22 November 2018
A new study has found that babies born by elective - but not emergency - caesarean were more likely to be overweight at 12 months age.
Liggins Institute celebrates spring graduation
19 November 2018
The Liggins Institute’s latest graduands have advanced scientific understanding in diverse health science topics, from a pioneering programme for obesity in children and teens, to gestational diabetes, to nutrition and aging.
Scientist stars of The Good Sh*t to meet the teachers
9 November 2018
Teachers have the chance to meet with Liggins Institute scientists who fronted a frank TV documentary about gut bugs transfer research.
Different gut bugs in kids with type 1 diabetes
29 October 2018
Researchers are a step closer to understanding the role gut bugs may play in the development of type 1 diabetes.
Quantum computing, sexual selection and deep space research awarded
25 October 2018
Six University of Auckland scientists researching topics from deep space to the biodiversity of the sea floor have received top honours from the Royal Society of New Zealand.
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.
Watch Liggins Institute Gut Bugs study doco on TV
27 September 2018
Would you take capsules of healthy, lean people’s poo if you thought it might radically improve your health?
20 September 2018
Opinion: Scientist-turned-development-manager Dr Nicole Bassett reflects on her eclectic career and the impulse to give back.
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.
Researchers call for better screening for newborns
16 July 2018
Babies may be missing out on treatment for a common, brain-threatening condition and others receiving unnecessary treatment due to the wide use of a screening test known to be unsuitable.
Sir Peter Gluckman to lead new global council
6 July 2018
University of Auckland Distinguished Professor Sir Peter Gluckman has been picked to head a new international body of influential science institutions. Sir Peter was elected President-Elect of the International Science Council at its inaugural General Assembly in Paris on 4 July.