Ethnicity changes odds for babies with heart defects
23 February 2021
Ethnicity changes the odds for a baby born with a heart defect. A Sāmoan doctor will investigate why.
Philanthropic legacy supports research to help newborns
18 February 2021
Hugh Green overcame hardship to become a leading New Zealand businessman. Now, his philanthropic legacy is supporting world-leading research aimed to help newborn babies to breathe.
Liggins scientist investigates native plant Kawakawa as export drink
15 February 2021
Dr Chris Pook, of the University of Auckland’s Liggins Institute, will research the health benefits of a drink made from the native plant Kawakawa.
Sugar gel cuts babies' odds of getting hypoglycaemia
29 January 2021
Rubbing sugar gel inside the mouths of newborn babies at risk of hypoglycaemia reduced their odds of developing the disorder.
Gut bugs improve health of obese teenagers
22 December 2020
Gut bacteria from healthy, lean people improved the health of obese teenagers in a groundbreaking study.
How to get more Kiwis into clinical trials
26 November 2020
A new study will explore how to get more New Zealanders into clinical trials, especially rural people, Māori and Pasifika.
Joining the dots through four generations
10 November 2020
A family connection to Mont Liggins that began in the 1960s is benefiting the latest great grandchild born this year.
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.