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Coasts in crisis

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 11:36 am | University of Auckland

Coastal populations around the world have exploded in recent decades but our enthusiasm for living by the sea coincides with a projected rise in risk to the coastal environment including extreme weather events, sea level rise, and the impact of human activities. More >>

Deaths preventable if reach of asthma medicines increased

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 10:16 am | University of Auckland

Around the world an estimated 1,000 people a day die of asthma related conditions, with some 340 million affected by this common chronic disease. In New Zealand more than 521,000 people are taking medicines for asthma one in nine adults and one ... More >>

Connecting musicians with fans takes students to finals

Monday, 30 April 2018, 10:20 am | University of Auckland

A new platform to help emerging musicians get discovered has earned its University of Auckland student developers a ticket to Microsoft’s Imagine Cup Worldwide finals in July. More >>

Research funding boost for one of biggest health burdens

Friday, 27 April 2018, 12:33 pm | University of Auckland

A spotlight is about to be shone on one of our biggest health burdens thanks to a funding boost. Research into tendons and their inability to heal once damaged is a neglected area in medical science compared to the amount of research done in other ... More >>

Robots everywhere: Robotics in industry and at home

Monday, 23 April 2018, 9:47 am | University of Auckland

Despite daily news coverage of robotic technology and the wide range of tasks and actions robots are being programmed to perform, most people have only a vague idea of how this technology is evolving and what the future might hold. More >>

Heart screening could protect hundreds from stroke

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 10:42 am | University of Auckland

Testing Māori and Pacific people for an irregular heartbeat earlier could spare hundreds of people from stroke each year, a University of Auckland study has found. The research, a collaboration between University researchers and the Heart Research ... More >>

Professor's pioneering lung work honoured

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 9:28 am | University of Auckland

Professor Merryn Tawhai, Deputy Director of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI), has been honoured with one of the highest international accolades in her field. More >>

Income inequality impacts obesity in children

Monday, 9 April 2018, 12:01 pm | University of Auckland

National income and income inequality impacts on body size of children and adolescents according to new research from the University of Auckland. A study of over 200,000 children in 36 countries including New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom ... More >>

Students among medal hopefuls at Commonwealth Games

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 10:56 am | University of Auckland

University of Auckland students feature strongly in New Zealand’s gold medal hopes as the 2018 Commonwealth Games begin on the Gold Coast. More >>

The future of food explored at University symposium

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 7:02 pm | University of Auckland

What are some of the big food issues in today’s world? And how can we address them to create food systems that are sustainable, just and resilient? More >>

National Biomechanics Day

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 11:30 am | University of Auckland

Can we capture leg motion and use it to understand calf and thigh muscle contraction? Or what about seeing inside a heart to get a glimpse of how it functions? Or observing a model of lungs as they change according to the impact of so many cigarettes smoked ... More >>

World-leading scientist addresses global sustainability

Friday, 30 March 2018, 12:57 pm | University of Auckland

Professor Johan Rockström, Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre will visit the country next week, and will present the 'NZCGS 5th Global Affairs Lecture', at the University of Auckland. More >>

Auckland leads on international education conference 2021

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 10:55 am | University of Auckland

More than 2,000 international educators from around the world will be listening and learning in Auckland in 2021 at the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) conference hosted by the University of Auckland. More >>

Medical student wins top research prize

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 9:54 am | University of Auckland

A 5th Year medical student has taken first place at a research seminar competition against established doctors and surgical registrars. Navneet Singh, who is studying medicine at the University of Auckland and is attached to Waikato Hospital’s Cardiothoracic ... More >>

Tiny fish leading the way in a cure for gout

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 10:22 am | University of Auckland

A popular aquarium fish that grows no longer than 4 cm could provide the breakthrough in treating and preventing extremely painful attacks of joint inflammation that are a key concern to patients with gout. More >>

Infants as young as 17 months expect fairness and equity

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 9:37 am | University of Auckland

Children as young as 17 months recognise whether resources are being shared fairly, the first time researchers have found evidence that infants so young are sensitive to principles of “distributive justice”. More >>

How committed are food companies to health?

Monday, 26 March 2018, 8:52 am | University of Auckland

A new study ranking the nutrition commitments of 25 of New Zealand’s largest food companies has found large variations with some companies leading the way, but many are not doing nearly enough to reduce the biggest cause of ill health in New Zealand, ... More >>

95bFM and University-based Big Q partner up

Friday, 23 March 2018, 3:03 pm | University of Auckland

University of Auckland students are likely to benefit from a new content-sharing arrangement between 95bFM and the Big Q. More >>

Robots helped patients’ with drug and exercise routines

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 11:25 am | University of Auckland

A pilot randomised controlled trial using robots to help people at home with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease has found that the robots helped patients take their medication, carry out exercises, and keep them company. The study, Using robots at ... More >>

Intensive agriculture in early cultures

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 9:09 am | University of Auckland

Study raises questions over role of intensive agriculture in early cultures Scientists have long debated what drove the establishment of complex human societies. Was it the rise of agriculture and intensive farming or less tangible factors such as social ... More >>

   

 

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