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.
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.