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Cancer diagnosis and treatment need improvement

Friday, 19 December 2014, 10:12 am | University of Auckland

New Zealand is lagging behind in diagnosis and treatment of cancer, compared to Australia and internationally. A University of Auckland study, just published in the New Zealand Medical Journal compares the survival of cancer patients diagnosed between 2006 and ... More >>

Leading research on natural quit smoking remedy

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 2:25 pm | University of Auckland

New Zealand researchers have found that a low cost, plant-based product marketed for smoking cessation in parts of Europe for the last 40 years, is better than nicotine replacement therapy at helping smokers quit. More >>

More evidence electronic cigarettes help smokers quit

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 1:17 pm | University of Auckland

An international research review has concluded that there is more evidence smokers using electronic cigarettes can stop or reduce their smoking. More >>

Elam celebrates contemporary printmaking

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 12:41 pm | University of Auckland

A celebration of the art of contemporary printmaking will take place at the University of Auckland next month with dozens of artists from around the world heading to Auckland to take part over summer. More >>

Kiss the Fish basks in stream of awards

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 10:25 am | University of Auckland

A play created with the assistance of a University of Auckland academic has received a string of awards at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards. Jacob Rajan and Justin Lewis’s play Kiss the Fish won the Outstanding New New Zealand Play of the Year Award. Associate ... More >>

Funding for research into pain and cancer treatments.

Monday, 15 December 2014, 4:23 pm | University of Auckland

New treatments for chronic pain research, breast cancer research and research on tumours and tuberculosis attracts funding More >>

High fibre diet improves lung health in smokers

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 1:38 pm | University of Auckland

A diet high in fibre helps reduce harmful inflammation in the lungs of smokers, according to researchers from the University of Auckland. More >>

Older people moderate with alcohol

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 11:00 am | University of Auckland

Most people in advanced age don’t drink alcohol or only drink alcohol moderately, according to recent research from the University of Auckland. The findings are from a population-based sample of Māori (aged 80 to 90 years) and non-Māori (aged 85 ... More >>

How important are you?

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 11:55 am | University of Auckland

It’s not how many contacts you have but your place within a network of contacts that defines how important you are, says Professor Matthew Jackson, Eberle Professor of Economics at Stanford University who is visiting the University of Auckland. More >>

University makes shortlist for ICT grad school

Friday, 5 December 2014, 3:53 pm | University of Auckland

A new graduate school in information and communications technologies for the Auckland region is one step closer now that a proposal from the University of Auckland and the University of Waikato has made the shortlist. More >>

New collaborative medical research fund aids patients

Friday, 5 December 2014, 8:49 am | University of Auckland

A new research fund to seed and encourage collaborative projects between the University of Auckland and the Auckland District Health Board’s A+ Trust was launched this week. More >>

Supportive high schools help sexual minority males

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 9:02 am | University of Auckland

Supportive high school environments can make a difference to the mental health of male sexual minority students, according to a new study from the University of Auckland. More >>

Public pressure needed to counter child obesity

Friday, 28 November 2014, 2:18 pm | University of Auckland

About one-third of children are now overweight or obese in New Zealand and public pressure is needed to change food and health policies to counter this, according to researchers at the University of Auckland. More >>

E-Portfolio wins for innovation excellence

Friday, 28 November 2014, 11:36 am | University of Auckland

An E-Portfolio project developed at the University of Auckland has won an innovation and excellence commendation. More >>

Medal for baby brain injury treatment

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 10:30 am | University of Auckland

Decades of research into understanding the impact and mechanisms of mild hypothermia treatment to reduce brain injury in newborn babies was recognised with the award of the Royal Society’s MacDiarmid Medal this week. University of Auckland Professor ... More >>

Dedication to Arts and Humanities rewarded with medal

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 9:30 am | University of Auckland

Distinguished Professor Brian Boyd from the Faculty of Arts has been awarded the Humanities Aronui Medal from the Royal Society of New Zealand for outstanding and wideranging contribution to the humanities. Professor Boyd, in English, Drama, ... More >>

Professor awarded medal for impact on NZ education

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 9:23 am | University of Auckland

Professor Alison Jones of the Faculty of Education has been awarded the prestigious Dame Joan Metge Medal for her significant impact on education in New Zealand – both research and practice, particularly for Māori, Pacific and women’s education. ... More >>

Internationally renowned mathematician recognised

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 9:20 am | University of Auckland

An internationally renowned and pioneering mathematician, Distinguished Professor Marston Conder of the University of Auckland, is awarded this year’s Hector Medal from the Royal Society of New Zealand. More >>

Pioneering research leads to drug break-through

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 11:19 am | University of Auckland

Drug discovery research at the University of Auckland to treat a severe neurodevelopmental disorder has successfully passed Phase 2 clinical trials and will now be taken to the next stage. More >>

Body talk: society’s expectations of how women should look

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 2:26 pm | University of Auckland

The School of Psychology at the University of Auckland is holding a half-day symposium called “Body Talk: A showcase of contemporary critical feminist research” that will discuss the expectations our culture has on the way women should look. More >>



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