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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 >>

Announcing… New Zealand’s Most Glamorous Car Boot Sale

Tuesday, 11 September 2012, 2:58 pm | Liggins Institute

Designer clothing, shoes and bags will be up for grabs at the Liggins Institute Trust’s 2012 Couture Car Boot Sale on Thursday 20 September at Team McMillan BMW in Newmarket. More >>

Mentoring programme brings science careers one step closer

Thursday, 1 December 2011, 4:26 pm | Liggins Institute

When high achieving school science and technology students visit The University of Auckland’s Liggins Institute during Genesis Energy’s Realise the Dream event next week, two of them will be on familiar ground. More >>

LENScience students excel at science fair

Monday, 26 September 2011, 12:26 pm | Liggins Institute

Students from the Liggins Institute based LENScience Student-Scientist Mentor programme dominated the prize list at the NIWA Auckland Science and Technology Fair prize giving held at Kings School on 21st September. More >>

Study finds new link between pregnancy diet and obesity

Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 11:40 am | Liggins Institute

NZ scientists have helped produce the first objective data that quantify a link between events before birth and the risk of later disease, and provide a plausible explanation for how this occurs. More >>

Nutrition theme for public lectures

Monday, 4 October 2010, 2:08 pm | Liggins Institute

The Liggins Institute has announced the line-up for their 2010 Seasons of Life lecture series. Nutrition – more than a good square meal has five leading New Zealand scientists and communicators examining aspects of the foods and nutrients that we consume and ... More >>

Gluckman: It is Hard to be a Teenager

Friday, 3 September 2010, 2:38 pm | Liggins Institute

Being an adolescent now is very different from being one just one or two generations ago and we will not understand the teenage years if we project our own experiences on to them. More >>

Evolution essential knowledge for medical students

Tuesday, 3 November 2009, 2:16 pm | Liggins Institute

Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, former Director of The University of Auckland’s Liggins Institute, is one of a number of eminent international medical scientists and educators calling for evolutionary biology to be a core subject in medical schools. The recommendation, ... More >>

Media personality to close popular lecture series

Tuesday, 29 September 2009, 1:44 pm | Liggins Institute

“Denis Dutton is a visionary,” claimed renowned Harvard psychologist Stephen Pinker in his introduction to A Talk with Denis Dutton earlier this year. Professor Denis Dutton will give the final lecture, “The Art Instinct – Why We Evolved ... More >>

 

 

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