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.
Jane Harding honoured for groundbreaking neonatal research
1 June 2020
World leading neonatologist Distinguished Professor Jane Harding has been made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours today.
Premature babies' risk of obesity from nutrition supplements low
28 May 2020
A review of research reassures parents of premature babies that the risk of obesity in later life from nutrition supplements is low.
Achieving better health for mothers and babies in NZ
5 May 2020
What are the research gaps in mother and baby health? A new NZ study aims to find out.
Covid-19 in pregnancy: a New Zealand response
17 April 2020
Imagine navigating pregnancy while in lock down. Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist, Dr Katie Groom, has some words of reassurance.
Aroha the chatbot launched to help teens in COVID-19 lockdown
9 April 2020
A new chatbot could help support teenagers with managing stress during the COVID-19 lockdown.
A note on apartments and bubbles
6 April 2020
Opinion: Are you living an apartment during the level 4 lockdown? Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles has some advice on how to stay safe and healthy.
Smashing down the barriers: Where are we at with Covid vaccines?
6 April 2020
Opinion: Associate Professor Helen Petousis-Harris summarises the vaccine scene with respect to COVID-19, with an extra reminder of what we should do to stay safe in the meantime.
Could bacteria-attacking viruses hold a clue to obesity?
16 March 2020
Could a barely understood part of the gut microbiome – viruses that attack bacteria, known as phages – shed more light on the microbiome’s role in obesity?