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Steroids help preterm babies and mums

Friday, 13 September 2019, 10:37 am | Liggins Institute

Two common forms of a life-saving steroid treatment for preterm babies have been shown to be equally effective and safe in a large New Zealand-Australian clinical trial – though the cheaper one may have a slight advantage. The treatment, discovered ... More >>

$22.4M investment for health research

Monday, 24 June 2019, 10:35 am | Liggins Institute

The High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge has today announced a $22.4 million research investment funding for four successful Priority Research Programmes; which are all science and business collaborations, and will each receive research investment ... More >>

Smoking in pregnancy affects height and wieght of daughters

Friday, 15 March 2019, 8:53 am | Liggins Institute

Fri 15 March NZT: A new international Liggins Institute-led study highlights another reason for women to avoid tobacco during pregnancy: it heightens the chances of their daughters growing up short, as well as their chances of developing obesity in adulthood. More >>

3D gene insights shed light on type 1 diabetes

Sunday, 17 February 2019, 11:00 am | Liggins Institute

3D gene insights shed light on type 1 diabetes, overlapping diseases Ground-breaking findings by Liggins Institute researchers based on mapping DNA in three dimensions have shed fresh light on the genetic drivers for type 1 diabetes, and on why seemingly ... More >>

Could Wagyu beef protect against heart disease?

Monday, 14 January 2019, 9:42 am | Liggins Institute

As barbeque season gets into full swing, New Zealand researchers are investigating whether certain kinds of red meat could actually protect against heart disease. More >>

Different gut bugs in kids with type 1 diabetes

Sunday, 28 October 2018, 3:48 pm | Liggins Institute

Researchers are a step closer to understanding the role gut bugs may play in the development of type 1 diabetes. More >>

Major US funding boost for trial of sugar gel for newborns

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 10:06 am | Liggins Institute

New Zealand-led research that could improve the care of up to a third of all babies born and potentially prevent brain damage in infancy has received a $2.8 million boost from the United States. More >>

Type 2 diabetes slowly rising in Auckland kids

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 4:43 pm | Liggins Institute

Type 2 diabetes slowly rising in Auckland kids – Pacific and Māori have highest rates New research shows increasing numbers of children and teens under 15 in Auckland are developing type 2 diabetes, and that rates among Pacific and Māori children ... More >>

Could drinking a2 Milk™ help lactose intolerant people

Monday, 30 April 2018, 1:51 pm | Liggins Institute

Could drinking a2 Milk™ help lactose intolerant people digest dairy long-term? Lactose intolerant Aucklanders are wanted for a study that researchers hope will make them better able to tolerate dairy. The study participants will consume conventional ... More >>

Could fish oil in pregnancy prevent weight health isssues

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 4:52 pm | Liggins Institute

Could fish oil in pregnancy prevent weight-related health issues in children? Research underway in Auckland could give expectant mothers a new, simple way to improve the lifelong health of their child. Researchers from the University of Auckland-based ... More >>

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 >>



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