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Treatment for Huntington’s could be step closer

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 9:13 am | University of Auckland

Scientists believe they have identified one of the very earliest changes in the brain that results in Huntington’s Disease and that the discovery holds a vital clue to developing the first-ever treatment for the disease. Scientists believe they ... More >>

New director of MedTech CoRE

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 12:37 pm | University of Auckland

Professor Merryn Tawhai, Deputy Director of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI), has been named as the new Director of The Medical Technologies Centre of Research Excellence (MedTech CoRE), hosted at the University of Auckland. More >>

Understanding the autonomic nervous system

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 12:19 pm | University of Auckland

The University’s Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) is part of a major international effort to understand and use the autonomic nervous system to treat disease. More >>

Green chemistry conference to be held in Auckland

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 11:42 am | University of Auckland

New methods to clean polluted water, creating useful materials from fishing waste and developing non-flammable rechargeable batteries are just some of the topics that will be discussed at the first international green chemistry conference to be held ... More >>

Rise in “unpaid consultants” conceals conflicts of interest

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 12:56 pm | University of Auckland

Are authors of articles in leading medical journals playing down the extent of ties to drug and other for-profit companies? That appears to be the case, according to a new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine by Associate Professor David ... More >>

Trial finds aspirin does not speed leg ulcer healing

Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 3:29 pm | University of Auckland

Suggestions that aspirin may help treat venous leg ulcers have been rebutted by University of Auckland research, leaving the sufferers with compression therapy, a treatment known since the 17th Century. Venous ulcers are chronic wounds of the ... More >>

Fertility study shows cheaper treatment is effective

Monday, 27 November 2017, 10:07 am | University of Auckland

New University of Auckland research has found couples may not need to undergo invasive and expensive IVF to get pregnant, with other less-invasive procedures proving more effective. The study, which compared intrauterine insemination with expectant management ... More >>

Chris Liddell funds scholarships to take Kiwis to Oxford

Monday, 27 November 2017, 9:13 am | University of Auckland

Exceptional University of Auckland student Johann Go is the first to receive a new scholarship to Oxford University funded by international businessman Chris Liddell. More >>

Study of artist’s toilet tissues sheds light on gut bugs

Sunday, 26 November 2017, 11:16 am | University of Auckland

In an intriguing collaboration between art and science, New Zealand scientists have compared the bacteria on artist, Billy Apple’s 46-year-old used toilet tissues to 2016 samples from the artist. Their findings substantiate growing evidence that ... More >>

NZ sovereignty threatened by trade deal, say academics

Friday, 24 November 2017, 9:46 am | University of Auckland

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could prevent our government from regulating drug advertisements that target New Zealanders, according to a new academic paper. In their article, “ Trade Agreements and Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of Pharmaceuticals ... More >>

Lack of food contributing to students’ poor health

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 10:56 am | University of Auckland

Teenagers whose families worry about money for food are more likely to be overweight, have poor mental and physical health, and miss school, according to new University of Auckland research. More >>

Elam artists on display

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 4:58 pm | University of Auckland

Summer is almost here and with it comes a provocative and comprehensive display of contemporary art at the annual Elam Artists Graduate Show. More >>

UK research mirrors New Zealand stillbirth findings

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 2:38 pm | University of Auckland

University of Auckland research that showed that women who go to sleep on their side have a lower risk of a still birth has been repeated in the UK with similar results. The Midlands and North of England Stillbirth Study (MiNESS) found that women who ... More >>

Top NZ scientist talks about entrepreneurship

Monday, 20 November 2017, 10:05 am | University of Auckland

What is the role of universities today? Along with discovering new knowledge and educating the next generation, should professors also be drivers of economic development? What is an entrepreneurial academic? More >>

Effective strategies to treat acute rheumatic fever needed

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 10:15 am | University of Auckland

Research by the University of Auckland has found a lack of throat swabbing and inappropriate prescription of antibiotics in primary care is preventing the diagnoses and treatment of acute rheumatic fever and group A streptococcus bacteria in Northland Māori. More >>

Book on Ngati Porou carving a winner

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 1:58 pm | University of Auckland

University of Auckland Senior Lecturer in Art History, Ngarino Ellis (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Porou) has won the Maori Art award at the 2017 Ngā Kupu Ora Awards: Māori Book Awards. More >>

Single men and masculinity

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 9:10 am | University of Auckland

What is it really like being a single man in 21st Century New Zealand today? With online dating apps and television dating shows, single straight men have many opportunities to seek a partner but what if they want a partner but don’t find someone? And what ... More >>

Academics Call for More Responsiveness to Māori Health Needs

Friday, 10 November 2017, 11:36 am | University of Auckland

A group of University of Auckland Māori health academics are calling for all health researchers in Aotearoa New Zealand to be accountable under the Treaty of Waitangi and be able to act and respond to Māori health needs. They say this will help ensure ... More >>

Auckland Arts student wins Rhodes scholarship

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 4:14 pm | University of Auckland

University of Auckland Faculty of Arts student Marco de Jong is one of three young New Zealanders who have been awarded prestigious 2018 Rhodes Scholarships to carry out post-graduate study at the University of Oxford (UK). More >>

Public Policy Institute will address key policy issues

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 1:51 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland’s Faculty of Arts is launching a comprehensive Public Policy Institute (PPI) to foster independent, critical research on key policy issues affecting New Zealand, the Asia-Pacific and the broader global community. More >>



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