Liggins lab earns sustainability stripes
9 November 2022
The Liggins Institute’s laboratory has earned the highest level of international sustainability certification.
Protein boost no advantage for tiny prem babies
3 November 2022
New University of Auckland research calls into question the idea more protein is better for preterm babies.
Harnessing technology to improve babies' well-being
28 October 2022
Researchers from the University of Auckland’s Liggins Institute are about to harness the technology of rapid genome sequencing in the hope of improving the well-being of critically ill newborn babies.
Tighter gestational diabetes control good for babies
12 September 2022
A large study of Aotearoa New Zealand’s shift to tighter control of gestational diabetes finds improved outcomes for newborns.
Gestational diabetes: Research suggests improvements in care
18 August 2022
Changing the way diabetes developed during pregnancy is diagnosed could reduce harms for mothers and babies.
Hope for better cerebral palsy outcomes
22 July 2022
Work to bring forward cerebral palsy diagnoses in babies has had a boost with $200k funding from CP Australia.
Scientists work on Aotearoa’s own wellbeing diet
18 July 2022
A team of scientists is developing an Aotearoa wellbeing diet targeting metabolic diseases, such as diabetes.
Caution advised over fish oil in pregnancy
7 July 2022
Omega-3 is recommended in pregnancy, but new research suggests care is needed to avoid oxidised fish oil.
Connection to te ao Māori supports breastfeeding
2 June 2022
New research finds wahine Māori with a connection to te ao Māori are more likely to exclusively breastfeed for the baby's first six months.
Dame Jane Harding and team win Prime Minister’s Science Prize
31 May 2022
The neonatal glucose studies team of researchers led by Distinguished Professor Dame Jane Harding have been honoured for their work helping prevent brain damage in newborns.
Project finds gaps in clinical research
27 May 2022
A robust prioritisation process has found the major issues around mothers’ and babies’ care relate to Māori and Pacific whānau.
Recognition for Liggins research into newborns with low blood sugars
24 March 2022
Two papers in the same edition of JAMA plus an editorial recognises importance of Liggins research into newborns with hypoglycaemia.