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New regional rural doctor training for Whakatane

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 11:22 am | University of Auckland

The first fifth year medical students in a new Regional-Rural Programme will soon be working at Whakatane Hospital and in local GP rooms. More >>

New startup to research novel cancer vaccines

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 10:15 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is partnering with an American drug development company to launch a biotech start-up that will research novel cancer vaccines. More >>

Taking on obesity with science and education

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 11:14 am | University of Auckland

We all know simply telling teenagers what’s good for them seldom gets through (and the same goes for adults). That’s why a unique science education programme developed in New Zealand is giving teenagers the knowledge and tools to figure out for themselves ... More >>

The enduring appeal of vinyl in a digital age

Thursday, 5 January 2017, 11:46 am | University of Auckland

Not so long ago, records were the preserve of muso anoraks and hipsters. Now they’re back in big box. And, after almost flat-lining in 2006, last month vinyl sales outstripped digital music sales for the first time in the UK (though that’s partly because ... More >>

Gas heater link to child illness

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 2:01 pm | University of Auckland

Gas heaters used for home heating have been found to increase the risk of respiratory illnesses in young children, according to the latest research from the University of Auckland. More >>

China beckons for environmental entrepreneur

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 1:50 pm | University of Auckland

The founder of the Unmask Palm Oil campaign and recent University of Auckland Business graduate Ben Dowdle has been awarded a prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship to China. More >>

Mental health experience leads to Supreme Award

Monday, 19 December 2016, 10:23 am | University of Auckland

Supreme Award winner at the annual Attitude Awards this year was mental health awareness advocate and University of Auckland professional teaching fellow, Debra Lampshire. More >>

Better nutrition information for GPs

Monday, 19 December 2016, 10:09 am | University of Auckland

Improving the quality of nutrition information available to general practitioners for their patients, is the focus of a study funded by a new research fellowship. More >>

Improved care aim for older Pacific people study

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 12:57 pm | University of Auckland

A study to improve end-of-life care for older Pacific people will begin early next year at the University of Auckland as part of the Ageing Well, National Science Challenge. More >>

Time to scrap unfair spouse pension rule - experts

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 11:20 am | University of Auckland

A rule that means a person’s pension can be docked if their spouse gets an overseas pension is unfair and needs to go, say University of Auckland economists. More >>

Health and independence highlighted in ageing population

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 10:50 am | University of Auckland

University of Auckland - Media Release 15 December 2016 Health, independence and caregiving in advanced age are investigated in a major report released today that will assist policy and services on the health care impacts of population ageing in ... More >>

Fast-tracking English speaking skills for young learners

Monday, 12 December 2016, 2:47 pm | University of Auckland

The number of young children joining new entrant classes with poor skills in speaking English is a growing concern in primary schools all over New Zealand. More >>

International collaboration to lead robotics development

Monday, 12 December 2016, 1:00 pm | University of Auckland

Digital engineering and the human-machine interface is likely to benefit from a recent international collaboration on the interaction between soft materials and rigid robots at the University of Auckland. More >>

First clinical cancer trials research centre for NZ

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 3:26 pm | University of Auckland

New Zealand cancer patients will have greater access to new treatments through clinical trials, thanks to a major donation towards a new research unit which is the first step towards an Integrated Cancer Centre. The Centre is a joint initiative between ... More >>

New insights on limb evolution from Auckland

Monday, 5 December 2016, 11:58 am | University of Auckland

An Auckland medical scientist has contributed to a better understanding of the role of muscles in limb evolution from fish to land animals, in research published recently. More >>

Child resuscitation under scrutiny

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 3:24 pm | University of Auckland

A new study to assess how surf lifeguards are doing with child resuscitation skills is underway in the north this summer. More >>

Training plus collaboration best mix for innovation

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 12:17 pm | University of Auckland

Innovation is key to economic growth, but new research suggests a powerful innovation strategy for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) is being overlooked, underused and misunderstood. More >>

Blockchain rules: regulating a game-changing new technology

Monday, 28 November 2016, 1:06 pm | University of Auckland

Blockchain - the technology powering Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies - is poised to transform the way we buy things, do business, and many other areas of everyday life. As banks and governments around the world grapple with how to harness this ... More >>

University increases presence in China

Monday, 28 November 2016, 8:42 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland’s new Innovation Institute China (UAIIC) will provide unprecedented access to an extensive range of networks, research and funding opportunities in China. More >>

Gambling addiction influenced by room design

Friday, 25 November 2016, 4:24 pm | University of Auckland

Rooms where gambling machines are tightly clumped in ways that discourage social interaction are more likely to result in heavy and problematic gambling, according to an Auckland gambling addiction expert. More >>

 

 

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