University awards celebrate excellence at all stages of research
8 May 2019
The high quality of work and contribution of 19 researchers and teams across the faculties and institutes at the University of Auckland has been acknowledged in the 2019 Research Excellence Awards.
Soothing international disputes with science diplomacy
23 April 2019
High-flying Washington-based science diplomat Dr Vaughan Turekian spoke to Kim Hill on RNZ while in Auckland for the Liggins Institute-hosted Gluckman Symposium.
Legacies of trauma passed on through genes
16 April 2019
Opinion: Could poor health outcomes among some populations be the result of persistent biological traces of past trauma? Dr Tatjana Buklijas takes a detailed look.
Could mum’s bacteria help c-section babies?
8 April 2019
In what’s believed to be a world-first, scientists from the Liggins Institute will investigate the role of mothers' bacteria in newborns in a randomised, controlled study.
Almost $1 million awarded for University of Auckland health research
1 April 2019
A wide range of leading-edge research projects have been awarded almost $1 million in funding from the Health Research Council’s Explorer Grant.
Adult daughters of mothers who smoked in pregnancy more likely short, obese
18 March 2019
A new international Liggins Institute-led study highlights another reason for women to avoid tobacco during pregnancy: it heightens the chances of their daughters growing up short, as well as their chances of developing obesity in adulthood.
Trauma passed on through genes
11 March 2019
Liggins Institute researcher Dr Tatjana Buklijas has been looking into the growing knowledge of intergenerational trauma - the idea that the effects of trauma can be passed on to the next generation, experience written into your DNA.
Sir Peter Gluckman named NZ Communicator of the Year
8 March 2019
The Prime Minister’s former Chief Science Advisor and founder of the University of Auckland-based Liggins Institute has been named winner of the 2018 Communicator of the Year Award.
Auckland Parkinson's research receives big US grants
25 February 2019
Liggins Institute researchers will use a $226,000 grant from the Michael J Fox Foundation and a second US foundation to investigate the genetics of Parkinson’s disease from an unusual and promising angle.
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.
Are you a super pooper?
22 January 2019
Fecal transplants could be used to treat intestinal disorders like inflammatory bowel disease – and perhaps even help prevent Alzheimer’s and cancer – if we can unlock the secrets of the gut-rejuvenating “super donor”, say researchers at the Liggins Institute.