University of Auckland leads international study researching early childhood brain development
29 July 2021
Professor Sir Peter Gluckman-led consortium awarded a multi-million dollar contract as part of programme to predict critical aspects of children’s brain development.
Families of babies born with severe heart defects will tell their stories
13 July 2021
Liggins Institute researchers will travel the country to listen to families whose babies were born with severe and sometimes fatal heart defects.
Baby science: Australia backs Liggins Institute caesarean study
5 July 2021
An innovative New Zealand study to help babies born by planned caesarean section won endorsement and support from Australia's government.
Using both genetic and mathematical modelling to understand lung disease
29 June 2021
Researchers at the University of Auckland are pioneering a new approach to the understanding of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), combining world-leading research into genetic modelling of the disease with mathematical modelling of lung structure-function.
New twist on Liggins breakthrough that helps babies worldwide
17 May 2021
There’s a new twist to a New Zealand scientific breakthrough that’s helping babies all over the world.
Why are Māori preterm babies less likely to get breast milk?
15 April 2021
Why are preterm babies less likely to get breast milk if they’re Māori?
Helping babies born into nutritional emergencies
9 April 2021
Some babies are born into nutritional emergencies. Dr Barbara Cormack, of the Liggins Institute, explains why and what's being done about it.
A side of knowledge with your beer?
23 March 2021
Aucklanders wanting to make the most of Aotearoa New Zealand’s freedom to socialise and to keep abreast of the latest thinking from some of this country’s leading academics have their chance on 20 April.
A woman at the top of her game
8 March 2021
For International Women's Day, Distinguished Professor Dame Jane Harding talks about her career in science.
Ethnicity changes odds for babies with heart defects
23 February 2021
Ethnicity changes the odds for a baby born with a heart defect. A Sāmoan doctor will investigate why.
Philanthropic legacy supports research to help newborns
18 February 2021
Hugh Green overcame hardship to become a leading New Zealand businessman. Now, his philanthropic legacy is supporting world-leading research aimed to help newborn babies to breathe.
Liggins scientist investigates native plant Kawakawa as export drink
15 February 2021
Dr Chris Pook, of the University of Auckland’s Liggins Institute, will research the health benefits of a drink made from the native plant Kawakawa.