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.
Could Wagyu beef protect against heart disease?
14 January 2019
As barbeque season gets into full swing, New Zealand researchers are investigating whether certain kinds of red meat could actually protect against heart disease.
Elective c-section linked to overweight risk
22 November 2018
A new study has found that babies born by elective - but not emergency - caesarean were more likely to be overweight at 12 months age.
Liggins Institute celebrates spring graduation
19 November 2018
The Liggins Institute’s latest graduands have advanced scientific understanding in diverse health science topics, from a pioneering programme for obesity in children and teens, to gestational diabetes, to nutrition and aging.
Scientist stars of The Good Sh*t to meet the teachers
9 November 2018
Teachers have the chance to meet with Liggins Institute scientists who fronted a frank TV documentary about gut bugs transfer research.
Different gut bugs in kids with type 1 diabetes
29 October 2018
Researchers are a step closer to understanding the role gut bugs may play in the development of type 1 diabetes.
Quantum computing, sexual selection and deep space research awarded
25 October 2018
Six University of Auckland scientists researching topics from deep space to the biodiversity of the sea floor have received top honours from the Royal Society of New Zealand.
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.