Gut bugs improve health of obese teenagers
22 December 2020
Gut bacteria from healthy, lean people improved the health of obese teenagers in a groundbreaking study.
How to get more Kiwis into clinical trials
26 November 2020
A new study will explore how to get more New Zealanders into clinical trials, especially rural people, Māori and Pasifika.
Joining the dots through four generations
10 November 2020
A family connection to Mont Liggins that began in the 1960s is benefiting the latest great grandchild born this year.
Celebrating our Liggins graduands
1 November 2020
We’re celebrating the graduation of three Liggins students, all investigating very different things.
Hidden architecture of mental illness revealed
28 October 2020
A two-year genetic study at the Liggins Institute provides support for a radical new theory about the causes of psychiatric illness
Baby brain study shows how 'white matter' prevents celebral palsy
28 August 2020
How does a simple treatment protect against cerebral palsy at birth? Professor Caroline Crowther’s study breaks new ground.
Researchers find key that may unlock Parkinson's Disease puzzle
24 August 2020
Liggins Institute scientists have decoded a gene that plays a major role in regulating and delaying the onset of Parkinson's disease.
University labs and staff help tackle Covid testing surge
21 August 2020
University laboratory staff have been working seven days a week to tackle Covid test surge.
Biomarker shows reduced risk of gestational diabetes for Maori and Pacific women
15 July 2020
Researchers discover gene that reduces risk of gestational diabetes in Maori and Pacific women by 80 per cent.
Research to lift outcomes for more than one in 10 NZ births gains funding
30 June 2020
Liggins researcher awarded $1.4m to investigate treatment for mothers with planned caesareans.
Researchers develop way to disinfect PPE for potential reuse
26 June 2020
Researchers have received funding of $1.3m to put in place a mobile solution to disinfect and potentially reuse personal protective equipment (PPE).
Gluckman medal awarded to leading scientist
9 June 2020
Professor Wayne Cutfield, an internationally renowned paediatric endocrinologist, is this year’s recipient of the Gluckman Medal for his outstanding contributions to research.