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.
Major US funding boost for NZ-Aus trial of sugar gel for newborns
24 May 2018
New Zealand-led research that could improve the care of up to a third of all babies born and potentially prevent brain damage in infancy has received a $2.8 million boost from the United States.
NZ babies in study that showed waiting a minute can save premature babies' lives
21 May 2018
A major international study that involved 312 babies from Aotearoa New Zealand has led to life-saving changes in the care of premature babies around the world.
Type 2 diabetes slowly rising in Auckland kids, Pacific and Māori have highest rates
4 May 2018
New research shows increasing numbers of children and teens under-15 in Auckland are developing type 2 diabetes, and that rates among Pacific and Māori children are up to 18 times higher than for European children.
Could drinking a2 Milk™ help lactose intolerant people digest dairy long-term?
30 April 2018
Lactose intolerant Aucklanders are being sought for a study that researchers hope will make them better able to tolerate dairy.
Jury's out on whether sildenafil (Viagra) helps growth-restricted babies
27 March 2018
As results from a major New Zealand-Australian clinical trial are revealed, the jury's out on whether sildenafil , also known as Viagra - taken by mothers during pregnancy could help babies suffering from stunted growth in the womb by increasing blood supply to the placenta.
Fewer Pacific and Māori babies survive with heart condition
26 March 2018
New research shows the survival rates of babies with a rare but potentially fatal heart defect is lower for Pacific and Māori compared to European babies.