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NZ Babies Exposed to a High-Sugar Diet

Friday, 16 June 2017, 11:02 am | Auckland University

A leading child health and obesity expert is warning babies are being weaned into a high sugar diet from as young as four months old – and the problem is being unheeded by health officials. More >>

New approach accelerates literacy in bilingual children

Monday, 12 June 2017, 1:36 pm | Auckland University

New research from the University of Auckland has shown that pupils in kura kaupapa Māori-language immersion schools who have English introduced to their lessons gain a better grasp of both languages. More >>

Could mothers’ bacteria prevent obesity in c-section babies?

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 10:18 am | Auckland University

A team of New Zealand researchers will investigate whether bacteria from mothers’ vaginas could protect babies born by caesarean section from a greater risk of obesity. More >>

Auckland scientists seek to shed light upon endometriosis

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 10:37 am | Auckland University

It affects at least one in ten New Zealand women, can cause severe abdominal pain and fertility problems, and costs the public health system an estimated $1 billion a year. More >>

Decline in lifejacket use off rocks a concern

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 2:45 pm | Auckland University

Water safety experts are concerned at evidence of a dramatic decline in lifejacket use among rock fishers on Auckland’s notorious west coast. More >>

Auckland medical science benefits from major grants

Friday, 4 November 2016, 11:29 am | Auckland University

Media Release - University of Auckland - 4 November 2016 A novel peptide delivery system for vaccines, insights into fetal DNA, investigating the lymphatic system, and discovering how diet and exercise affect our cells – these are some of the ... More >>

New Zealand on trend with food-for-health

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 12:25 pm | Auckland University

New Zealand should apply its tourism’s “100% Pure” campaign to the agricultural industry, utilise its “clean-green” image, extend it to “clean-green-healthy” and back it with science to add a premium to its exports, according to Dr Stefan ... More >>

Obesity threatens sugary drinks industry

Wednesday, 20 January 2016, 12:26 pm | Auckland University

Soft drink companies see the obesity debate as the biggest threat to their products, according to leading nutrition commentator Professor Marion Nestle. More >>

Clean sweep in Woolf Fisher Scholarships

Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 1:05 pm | Auckland University

Three outstanding University of Auckland students with the potential to become future leaders in their field have today been awarded Woolf Fisher scholarships to study for their doctorates at the prestigious University of Cambridge in the UK. More >>

Jake Mahaffy wins the Orizzonti Award

Monday, 14 September 2015, 10:57 am | Auckland University

The University of Auckland’s Dr Jake Mahaffy’s film Free in Deed has won the Orizzonti Award for Best Film at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival. More >>

Facebook’s effect on how we feel about ourselves

Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 11:05 am | Auckland University

Women in their mid-30s to mid-40s are the most likely to feel dissatisfied with the way they look after using Facebook, a new University of Auckland study shows. More >>

Seminar on the Syrian refugee crisis

Monday, 7 September 2015, 1:57 pm | Auckland University

A seminar at the University of Auckland will explain the plight of Syrian refugees and what steps New Zealand can take in the crisis. Associate Professor Carol Mutch and Dr Jay Marlowe of the University’s Faculty of Education and Social Work will ... More >>

Film maker selected to attend exclusive Venice college

Monday, 7 September 2015, 12:54 pm | Auckland University

University of Auckland graduate Niu Han is one of only 12 filmmakers accepted into the prestigious Venice Biennale College-Cinema. The Beijing based film maker was thrilled but was initially unable to share the great news. “I received the email ... More >>

Free concert of heavenly sounds

Friday, 4 September 2015, 11:26 am | Auckland University

Music lovers will be in heaven at the upcoming concert Sounds Celestial at the Auckland Town Hall this month. More >>

Jaelynn’s video of fun class time wins school top prize

Friday, 4 September 2015, 11:21 am | Auckland University

A 10-year-old girl’s admiration for her teacher has resulted in her winning $5000 worth of computer equipment for her school. Campbells Bay School pupil Jaelynn Kim made the video for the University of Auckland’s #MyTeacherMoment campaign. The ... More >>

Internationally respected audiology at Auckland

Friday, 4 September 2015, 9:50 am | Auckland University

Twenty-five years ago a clinical audiology training programme was established at the University of Auckland – now it is internationally respected with graduates working around the world. In 1990 the University of Auckland set up the Audiology ... More >>

Talented author joins university’s creative writing course

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 9:26 am | Auckland University

To say Auckland teacher and author Phillip Simpson has had a varied and broad career would be an understatement. He completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching at the University of Auckland and has been teaching at Matipo Primary School on the Te Atatu ... More >>

Using maths to meet environmental challenges

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 11:02 am | Auckland University

Ecological systems on both land and sea face big environmental challenges from human impact but using mathematics is one way to help manage those challenges, says visiting Professor of theoretical ecology Alan Hastings. More >>

Doctors use of self-disclosure positive with patients

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 12:30 pm | Auckland University

Doctors often use their own experience to enhance communication with a patient during a clinical consultation. These “self-disclosures” were the focus of a recent study led by Dr Bruce Arroll, a Professor of General Practice and Primary Health ... More >>

New study to identify genetic link with obesity and diabetes

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 9:11 am | Auckland University

The largest ever study to identify genes that predispose New Zealanders to obesity and type-2 diabetes was announced today by the Maurice Wilkins Centre at the annual Queenstown Research Week. Study researchers will analyse up to 500 genes suspected ... More >>