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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 >>

Glow-in-the-dark zebrafish overturn 100-year medical theory

Saturday, 16 March 2019, 1:46 pm | University of Auckland

Glow-in-the-dark zebrafish in a University of Auckland lab are overturning 100 years of medical thought about a vital bodily system, opening the door to future possible therapies for a painful chronic disorder, and to a better understanding of how cancer ... More >>

First compassion in health conference

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 3:58 pm | University of Auckland

Short GP visits, stretched staffing in hospitals, and burnout can undermine health professionals’ ability to practice in the compassionate, caring way that they would like to. More >>

Rats just kept on coming

Monday, 11 March 2019, 8:50 am | University of Auckland

Introduced rats have thrived since being introduced into New Zealand but a new study shows they not only spread rapidly through population growth, new arrivals kept jumping ship well into the 20th Century. Using population genetics to trace the genealogical ... More >>

William Pike: inspiring a generation of explorers

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 5:36 pm | University of Auckland

University of Auckland Young Alumnus of the Year William Pike is on a mission to build resilience and curiosity in young Kiwis. More >>

Nike, Stanford and Sinead from New Zealand

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 3:06 pm | University of Auckland

Sinead Brennan-McMahon from the University of Auckland is one of 69 students worldwide to receive a Knight-Hennessy Scholarship to Stanford University, and the only one from New Zealand. More >>

Fisher & Paykel’s former chief named Distinguished Alumni

Monday, 4 March 2019, 9:19 am | University of Auckland

Former long-serving Fisher & Paykel chief John Bongard ONZM is among the Distinguished Alumni to be honoured by the University of Auckland at a gala dinner this month (7 March). More >>

Curating between hope and despair

Friday, 1 March 2019, 1:39 pm | University of Auckland

An extraordinary museum on the site of the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland is a symbol of hope after one of the darkest periods in history. More >>

New lectureship honours Marti’s memory

Friday, 1 March 2019, 1:15 pm | University of Auckland

The memory and legacy of exceptional New Zealand photographer Marti Friedlander (1928-2016) is being honoured by a new lectureship at the University of Auckland. More >>

New tool could make aspirin safer for hearts and stroke

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 5:36 pm | University of Auckland

Auckland researchers have developed a new tool that could make aspirin a safer and better-targeted preventative for heart disease and stroke. More >>

Auckland Parkinson’s research receives grant

Monday, 25 February 2019, 9:25 am | University of Auckland

Embargoed until 5am Monday 25 February 2019 NZT: Liggins Institute researchers will use a $226,000 grant from two major US-based foundations to investigate the genetics of Parkinson’s disease from an unusual and promising angle. More >>

A weighty issue for Auckland Māori

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 10:28 am | University of Auckland

Young researcher Hannah Rapata is passionate about improving Māori health and nutrition. Having spent the past two years cultivating her knowledge of indigenous health and food practices, the aspiring dietician was thrilled to have the opportunity to work ... More >>

The interactive device you can operate with your mouth

Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 11:04 am | University of Auckland

Imagine a device that feels like and is no bigger than a piece of chewing gum, which allows you to answer the phone simply by biting down on it. We now have the technology with ChewIt, a novel interface developed by the Augmented Human Lab team at the Auckland ... More >>

Do crows plan ahead just like humans playing chess?

Friday, 8 February 2019, 9:11 am | University of Auckland

A new study shows crows have the ability to plan three behaviours ahead towards achieving a goal in a way that may be similar to the way humans plan future moves in chess. More >>

Balloon-assisted births could be easier for mums

Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 8:53 am | University of Auckland

Women who need help starting labour could have a more comfortable, relaxed birthing experience with the aid of a specialised balloon. More >>

Quake-testing the whole building

Friday, 1 February 2019, 10:33 am | University of Auckland

Quake-testing the whole building, on one of the world’s largest shake tables More >>

Study sheds fresh light on self-harming in later life

Friday, 1 February 2019, 9:50 am | University of Auckland

Study sheds fresh light on self-harming in middle-age and late life More >>

Keeping a low profile is for the birds

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 9:07 am | University of Auckland

It has long been assumed that colourful plumage puts birds at higher risk of being spotted by a predator but a new study has a surprising finding – being dull and brown doesn’t necessarily increase the chances of survival. More >>

The Lancet: The drivers of obesity and climate change

Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 9:49 am | University of Auckland

Leaders must take a hard line against powerful commercial interests and rethink global economic incentives within the food system in order to tackle the joint pandemics of obesity, undernutrition and climate change, according to a major new report by ... More >>

IVF ‘add-on’ has no benefit – study

Friday, 25 January 2019, 9:13 am | University of Auckland

A fertility treatment commonly performed around the world has been shown to have no benefit at all, and researchers want IVF clinics to stop offering it. More >>



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