Preterm blood-test a step closer with $230k boost
4 November 2019
A Liggins Institute researcher has received a $230,000 boost to develop a mid-pregnancy blood test to predict premature birth.
Paediatric pioneer recognised for work with weight issues in children
29 October 2019
Dr Yvonne Anderson, from the Liggins Institute, has been awarded the New Zealand L’Oréal UNESCO For Women in Science 2019 Fellowship.
Double honour for baby and mother health pioneer
25 October 2019
Distinguished Professor Jane Harding ONZM FRSNZ has been awarded New Zealand's top science honour, the Rutherford Medal, by Royal Society Te Apārangi, and been named the supreme winner at the 2019 Women of Influence Awards.
Red meat no worse, no better than soy protein for heart disease risk
2 October 2019
Three weekly servings of fresh, unprocessed red meat over eight weeks neither lowers nor raises heart disease risk in already at-risk men, findings from a novel Liggins Institute-led study suggest.
Funding shows breadth of research at University of Auckland
17 September 2019
Funding of almost $27 million has been awarded to the University of Auckland for a wide range of research projects affecting the physical and environmental health of New Zealanders.
Steroids help preterm babies and mums
13 September 2019
Two common forms of a life-saving steroid treatment for preterm babies have been shown to be equally effective and safe in a large New Zealand-Australian clinical trial – though the cheaper one may have a slight advantage.
$6.4m of HRC grants to Liggins researchers
3 September 2019
Liggins Institute researchers have received almost $6.4m in funding from the Health Research Council New Zealand so far this year to carry out studies that will benefit thousands of babies, mothers and teens.
Babies missing out on heart screening
23 August 2019
Newborns are missing out on potentially life-saving screening for a heart defect due to unequal access to the test across district health boards and population groups, a new study reveals.
Why breastfeeding is a public health issue
5 August 2019
Opinion: It's Breastfeeding Week and Liggins Institute researchers argue that if we want as many babies and mothers as possible to get the proven benefits of breastfeeding, we need to get serious about supporting families.
US philanthropist gifts $2.7m to drive NZ medical advances
3 August 2019
A $2.7 million grant will help the Liggins Institute stay at the forefront of research-driven advances in healthcare by supporting a crucial pipeline for tomorrow’s star clinical researchers.
Checking in for The Check Up
29 July 2019
Take a sneak peek behind the scenes of TVNZ’s myth-busting health series, The Check Up, with co-presenter and FMHS senior lecturer, Dr Mataroria Lyndon.
Sharp increase in stillbirth risk if baby quiet in evening
12 July 2019
Pregnant women who notice their baby is less active than usual in the evenings should call their lead maternity carer straight away, and not leave it to the morning, a midwife researcher says.