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Retirement Income Policy Review one-day summit

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 6:02 pm | University of Auckland

The Retirement Income Policy Review terms of reference have been released by the Government, and a project manager for the review is appointed at the Commission for Financial Capability. The Retirement Policy and Research Centre is holding a one-day ... More >>

Breakthrough for children with serious epileptic seizures

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 10:31 am | University of Auckland

Emergency medicine doctors around the world now have a better way to treat severe epileptic seizures in children, thanks to a New Zealand-Australian study. More >>

Professor Roy Kerr elected as Royal Society Fellow

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 10:08 am | University of Auckland

The University of Canterbury’s Canterbury Distinguished Professor Roy Kerr is to become a Fellow of the Royal Society (UK), for his exceptional contributions to science, placing him among the world’s most eminent scientists. More >>

Moderate meat-eaters still at risk of bowel cancer

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 5:25 pm | University of Auckland

People who eat moderate amounts of red and processed meat are still at increased risk of bowel cancer, according to a major new study More >>

Postcode lottery for weight loss surgery

Monday, 15 April 2019, 3:16 pm | University of Auckland

A ‘postcode lottery’ is denying people with obesity access to weight loss surgery through the public health system in some parts of Aotearoa New Zealand, researchers say. More >>

Resilience leads to Microsoft role

Friday, 12 April 2019, 11:31 am | University of Auckland

The offer of an internship at one of the world’s largest technology companies is proof that commitment and determination do pay off for one University of Auckland student. More >>

Two in five Auckland and Northland kids have teeth cavities

Friday, 12 April 2019, 9:10 am | University of Auckland

A new University of Auckland study shows two in five (41 percent) children living in Auckland and Northland have one or more decayed, missing or filled tooth when they start school. More >>

New evidence claims first discovery of taro in Māori gardens

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 10:09 am | University of Auckland

The first discovery of tropical Polynesian taro grown in Māori gardens in the 1400s can be claimed by a recent archaeological research project on Ahuahu-Great Mercury Island. More >>

Could mum’s bacteria help c-section babies?

Monday, 8 April 2019, 9:08 am | University of Auckland

In what’s believed to be a world-first, a randomised, controlled study to investigate the role of mothers’ bacteria in babies’ early health is about to start at New Zealand’s Liggins Institute. More >>

Foodomics 2019 brings international experts to NZ

Friday, 5 April 2019, 2:13 pm | University of Auckland

Foodomics 2019, hosted by the High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge team from the University of Auckland, will provide a platform for the country’s researchers and businesses taking premium foods for health and wellbeing to the world to gather ... More >>

University of Auckland tops world rankings

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 10:00 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has been ranked Number 1 in the world in the inaugural Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings (announced at THE’s Innovation and Impact Summit in South Korea) More >>

Creativity a powerful healer after trauma

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 9:48 am | University of Auckland

The power of the creative arts to make us healthier and happier is being officially recognised with the launch of a national network today in Wellington. More >>

Sleeping on either side more than halves stillbirth risk

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 10:15 am | University of Auckland

Pregnant women can now rest easier – on their side. A University of Auckland-led international study published today in a prestigious Lancet group journal provides the strongest evidence yet that by going to sleep on either side in the last three ... More >>

‘Plankton to poo’ study finds whales stick to favourite food

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 8:39 am | University of Auckland

Genetic analysis of the poo of a population of Bryde’s whales that live year-round in the Hauraki Gulf shows the mammals are not very flexible in their eating habits. More >>

169 islands that could help stem extinction crisis

Thursday, 28 March 2019, 9:23 am | University of Auckland

In a major international collaboration, scientists, researchers and conservationists have drawn up a list of 107 islands that offer the best chance to save some of the world’s most threatened species. New Zealand has five islands on the list. More >>

Could healthy ‘nose bugs’ protect against glue ear?

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 9:41 am | University of Auckland

It’s now well known that probiotics can support a healthy mix of gut bugs; now University of Auckland-led research suggests they could one day also protect against glue ear by rebalancing the bugs in people’s noses. The new study, published in ... More >>

Inequities in rheumatic fever

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 10:50 am | University of Auckland

Racism, inflexibility and disconnects with youth are undermining the delivery of potentially life-saving follow-up treatments to people who have had rheumatic fever, a new study has found. More >>

Money Week helping students go from struggling to savvy

Monday, 25 March 2019, 1:26 pm | University of Auckland

Money Week will take place at the University of Auckland this week to help students sharpen their financial literacy and money management skills. More >>

Seeing is believing? Media in a post-truth world

Monday, 25 March 2019, 11:26 am | University of Auckland

The emergence of “fake news” along with sophisticated techniques using machine learning to create realistic looking media such as Deep Fakes has led to a resurgent interest in digital media forensics. More >>

What do mathematicians do if machines do all the maths?

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 2:20 pm | University of Auckland

For thousands of years, calculation - numerical and symbolic - was the price we had to pay to do or use mathematics. But that is no longer the case. More >>

 

 

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