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Potential new treatment and blood test for small babies

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 2:24 pm | Liggins Institute

Potential new treatment and blood test for babies born too small New Zealand research could pave the way for a new, safe treatment for babies whose growth in the womb is stunted by problems with the placenta. The research team have also discovered ... More >>

Older men need more protein to maintain muscles

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 9:46 am | Liggins Institute

The amount of protein recommended by international guidelines is not sufficient to maintain muscle size and strength in older men, according to a new study. More >>

Clinical trials could save the health system millions

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 3:52 pm | Liggins Institute

Not only do findings from clinical trials save lives and improve people’s health, they potentially lead to health savings of millions of dollars – so investing in them is a “no-brainer”, a researcher and neonatologist says. More >>

Genetic link between obesity and diabetes

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 3:55 pm | Liggins Institute

Auckland researchers have made a major leap in our understanding of the genetic basis for obesity and type 2 diabetes, and why these two conditions so often go hand in hand. More >>

a2 Milk™ digested differently to conventional milk

Sunday, 22 October 2017, 7:27 pm | Liggins Institute

a2 Milk™ digested differently to conventional milk by lactose intolerant people – study New research from New Zealand has found that a2 Milk™ prevents some symptoms of dairy intolerance and eases others, even though it contains the same amount of ... More >>

Vibration therapy trialled in young children

Friday, 13 October 2017, 8:49 am | Liggins Institute

The Torrens Kelly family were “somewhat sceptical” when son Luke, then 12, joined a clinical trial of a new vibration therapy for cerebral palsy at the Liggins Institute. “Luke has had many therapies in the past and it is often hard to judge whether ... More >>

How nutrition in early life affects adult bone health

Wednesday, 30 August 2017, 3:11 pm | Liggins Institute

We have all heard that a high-fat diet raises your risk for heart disease and metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes in adulthood. Now new research shows it also compromises your bone health, especially if you were born small or early, or if your mother had ... More >>

Low blood sugars in newborns linked to later difficulties

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 9:07 am | Liggins Institute

A newborn condition affecting one in six babies has been linked to impairment in some high-level brain functions that shows up by age 4.5 years. More >>

Exercise in early life has long-lasting benefits

Friday, 7 July 2017, 9:09 am | Liggins Institute

Exercise in early life counteracts some of the damaging programming effects of a high-fat diet, a new Auckland study shows. More >>

Ground-breaking research helping thousands of babies

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 1:20 pm | Liggins Institute

It can take decades for scientific breakthroughs to generate change in health policy and practice, but research led by Distinguished Professor Jane Harding at the Liggins Institute has transformed the treatment for a common, potentially serious newborn ... More >>

Wanted: 9000 pregnant Auckland women

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 4:50 pm | Liggins Institute

As pregnancy-related diabetes affects more and more New Zealand women, a major Auckland study is underway to find out the best way of diagnosing the condition, which carries serious health risks for mum and baby. More >>

Stress hormones in breastmilk linked to c-section delivery

Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 11:59 am | Liggins Institute

Breast milk is recognised for its nutritional and immunity-boosting powers, but it also contains other less well-understood factors - including stress hormones. More >>

Poster campaign aims to prevent life-threatening condition

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 11:43 am | Liggins Institute

Every year, around 60 children under the age of 15 years are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in Auckland. If diabetes is not diagnosed early enough, it can lead to life-threatening complications. More >>

Weighty future in store for pre-term babies

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 11:13 am | Liggins Institute

Parents of premature babies need to be extra vigilant in ensuring their children eat a good diet and remain active, with researchers today revealing a link between pre-term birth and weight-related health complications in later life. More >>

Liggins researcher's Marsden grant for epigenetics history

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 4:54 pm | Liggins Institute

Liggins Institute Research Fellow Dr Tatjana Buklijas has won a prestigious Marsden Fund grant worth $504,500 to write a history of the epigenetic revolution. More >>

Evolutionary tools improve prospects for sustainablity

Friday, 12 September 2014, 11:36 am | Liggins Institute

NZ scientist Professor Sir Peter Gluckman is one of nine authors of an international study which calls for evolutionary thinking to address societal challenges in food security, emerging diseases and biodiversity loss. More >>

Lasting impact of pre-birth environment on future health

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 12:06 pm | Liggins Institute

The Liggins Institute’s newest professor, paediatrician Paul Hofman will present his Inaugural Lecture “Persistent echoes of early life” at the University of Auckland on Wednesday 30 July at 5pm. More >>

Birth order influences BMI and insulin sensitivity

Monday, 10 February 2014, 7:15 pm | Liggins Institute

A study of 50 overweight middle-aged men by researchers at the University of Auckland’s Liggins Institute, suggests that first-borns may be more likely than second-borns to have a greater body-mass index (BMI). More >>

Highlighting impact of environment in shaping future health

Wednesday, 27 November 2013, 7:09 pm | Liggins Institute

The importance of early life events in shaping future health and wellbeing was recognised in the Report of the Parliamentary Health Committee on the “Inquiry into improving child health outcomes and preventing child abuse, with a focus on preconception until ... More >>

Liggins Institute Funding for Healthy Growth Research

Wednesday, 5 December 2012, 9:58 am | Liggins Institute

The Liggins Institute of The University of Auckland, New Zealand announced today that it will receive funding through the Achieving Healthy Growth program within the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative. This initiative was launched by ... More >>



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