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.
With gestational diabetes on the rise, a dramatic overhaul is needed
20 March 2022
Opinion: Diet is critical to treating gestational diabetes. Awareness of the condition and access to advice from dietitians must be improved, writes Robyn Lawrence.
Genetic research offers hope for preventing Parkinson’s disease
15 February 2022
There’s new hope for treating Parkinson’s disease with the publication of groundbreaking genetic research from the Liggins Institute.
Fast genetic tests let doctors diagnose a baby's critical illness
26 January 2022
Fast genetic testing and Liggins Institute expertise let doctors diagnose the illness of a baby struggling for life.
Breast milk and your baby’s microbiome: cutting-edge research at Liggins
19 January 2022
How does a mother's milk boost her baby's immunity?
Healthy microbiomes for New Zealand infants
2 December 2021
Tommi Vatanen explores how infant microbiomes have an positive impact on future health and well-being.
Nitrate risks for babies assessed in Liggins report for government
22 November 2021
There's no conclusive evidence that nitrate in drinking water causes adverse birth outcomes such as preterm birth or birth defects, according to a review for the government by the Liggins Institute.
University of Auckland academics make the who’s who list of researchers
19 November 2021
The University of Auckland congratulates its nine academics named on the prestigious Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list.