Future of health and wellbeing
Building a better and smarter pacemaker
1 December 2022
A smarter pacemaker that responds to the natural variability of our heart rate is a game-changer for heart disease.
World-leading diagnostics for digestive disease
24 November 2022
Digestive disease affects about 10 percent of people globally. A non-invasive device Gastric Alimetry, offers doctors reliable diagnostic data to enhance treatment.
Manalagi project a safe space for Pacific rainbow communities
18 November 2022
Pacific rainbow communities experience a raft of health and well-being challenges. Manalagi creates a safe space to communicate health needs.
Health workforce crisis needs fresh approach
6 September 2022
Some estimates find Aotearoa New Zealand needs 4000 nurses to fill the healthcare gaps. Fresh thinking is needed to tackle the nursing and health workforce shortfall.
Will brain implant technology spark a health revolution?
4 May 2022
Once safely implanted in the brain, a super sensitive sensor will change the lives of families whose children have hydrocephalus.
Top scientists develop new drugs against tuberculosis
11 April 2022
A team of researchers is bringing three novel drugs to clinical trials with a goal of finally stamping out TB.
Rheumatic fever: time to stamp out this deadly and preventable disease
29 March 2022
New Zealand and Australia are the last high-income countries in the world with significant rheumatic fever. Three University researchers want to stamp out the deadly disease.
Tomorrow's cancer drugs for the patients of today
8 February 2022
New Zealand can now foot it globally when it comes to advanced clinical trials of the latest cancer drugs. More importantly, trials are saving the lives of patients who had lost hope.
The art of science
8 February 2022
Images from the Auckland Bioengineering Institute show researchers blending science and art to create new ways of looking at biology.
How cancer treatment needs to get personal
12 November 2021
Personalised medicine is more than a buzzword for researchers determined to create better and bespoke treatment for blood cancer patients.
Hunt for blood marker for endometrial cancer
21 October 2021
Endometrial cancer is striking younger women. Detection and treatment could be improved with a first-of-its-kind blood test.
Can viewing art reduce stress?
29 September 2021
There's evidence that looking at paintings can reduce stress and anxiety. A researcher wants to know if this phenomenon can help surgery patients heal.