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Male Praying Mantis Fights To Avoid Being Eaten

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 12:59 pm | University of Auckland

Sexual reproduction in the insect world is often a risky business and never more so than when the risk of being eaten is high. But a new study on South African - or Springbok - praying mantids, commonly found in New Zealand after first being identified ... More >>

Pregnant Mums' Sleeping Position Can Cut Oxygen Flow To Her Unborn Child, Research Shows

Friday, 15 January 2021, 10:20 am | University of Auckland

Women who go to sleep on their back in late pregnancy are more likely to have stillbirths. Now, research from a University of Auckland-U.K. collaboration helps to explain why, showing a decreased supply of oxygen to the fetus. “Sleep on side when baby’s ... More >>

Manage Mental Health Early For Better Overall Health And Longer Life: Study

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 1:44 pm | University of Auckland

Poor mental health earlier in life leads to poor physical health in later life, according to a new study. A collaboration between the University of Auckland, the University of Michigan and Duke University in the US, the study investigated 50 years ... More >>

Child Poverty And Hospitalisation Study Gets Surprising Result

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 10:27 am | University of Auckland

Changes in income and movement in and out of poverty over time are only weakly associated with higher rates of child hospitalisation in New Zealand, according to a new University of Auckland study. Published today in PLOS ONE, the collaborative study led by Dr ... More >>

A Century Of Sexual Abuse Of New Zealand Women Analysed In Study

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 10:02 am | University of Auckland

A century of sexual abuse of women in New Zealand is analysed in a University of Auckland study. The newly-published research looks back as far as 1922 by analysing interviews with thousands of women about their lifetime experiences. The study indicates ... More >>

Biggest-ever Animal Has Special New Zealand Link, New Research Shows

Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 11:08 am | University of Auckland

New Zealand waters provide an important migratory route for the biggest animal to ever exist, the Antarctic blue whale, according to a study led by a University of Auckland scientist. Hydrophones, or underwater microphones, anchored at the bottom ... More >>

Auckland Scientist Models How Giant Dinosaurs Dispersed Seeds

Wednesday, 6 January 2021, 12:12 pm | University of Auckland

It’s an insight into ecosystems that existed more than 65 million years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the earth. A new study from the University of Auckland looks at the animals’ roles in moving seeds from one place to another. Evidence from fossils ... More >>

World-first Research Uses Gut Bacteria To Improve Health Of Obese Teenagers

Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 8:50 am | University of Auckland

New Zealand research has shown how gut bacteria from healthy, lean people can be used to improve the health of teenagers who are clinically obese. Obese Auckland teenagers who swallowed capsules of the gut bacteria of healthy peers reduced a condition ... More >>

University Of Auckland Study Centres Provide Opportunities For International Students

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 5:06 pm | University of Auckland

As part of its response to the Covid pandemic, which has left thousands of international students unable to enter Aotearoa New Zealand for study, the University of Auckland is launching a number of International Study Centres (ISC) around the world. These ... More >>

Almost 80% Of Drinks In Supermarkets Are Sugary, Fuelling Health Risks

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 3:27 pm | University of Auckland

Almost 80 percent of drinks in New Zealand supermarkets are sugary, swelling the nation’s health risks and indicating that industry self-regulation is failing, according to University of Auckland researchers. The study tracked drinks on New ... More >>

Whales May Be Struggling As Climate Change Impacts Feeding Grounds

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 9:25 am | University of Auckland

A new study has found that even a change in eating habits may not be enough for southern right whales to keep up their population recovery from whaling. Researchers from the Universities of Auckland and of Pretoria, South Africa, carried out research ... More >>

Strong Sense Of Self Key To Pacific Sexual Health

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 12:12 pm | University of Auckland

Confident Pacific children who grow up to be resilient adults is the goal of a University of Auckland project that has received $442,000 in Health Research Council funding. Dr Analosa Veukiso-Ulugia has been awarded a Pacific Postdoctoral Fellowship for ... More >>

Koi Tū Welcomes Environmental Research Review

Monday, 14 December 2020, 11:41 am | University of Auckland

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Simon Upton, is to be congratulated on a thoughtful, reflective report that covers the long-term challenges facing environmental research in Aotearoa New Zealand. The report, A review of the funding and prioritisation ... More >>

Low-lying Pacific Island Has More Land Above Sea Level Than In 1943

Monday, 30 November 2020, 9:50 am | University of Auckland

An inhabited island in the low-lying Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands, which are thought to be at risk of being inundated by rising sea levels, has actually increased in size since 1943, scientists say. And the increase in area above sea level is likely ... More >>

Trade In Tough Times: How To Do It Better

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 10:11 am | University of Auckland

Indigenous and social rights, gender equality, climate change mitigation and sharing prosperity are all critical issues for future trade policies. And now with Covid-19 arguably representing the greatest challenge to global and domestic economies since ... More >>

Tracking Humpback Whales Through Song

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 2:02 pm | University of Auckland

Scientists are tracking humpback whales by listening in on the songs they sing as they migrate past NZ each year on their way to breeding grounds nearer the tropics. Each winter, humpback whales migrate north from Antarctica feeding grounds to breeding ... More >>

Covid-19 Lockdowns: New Research Shows The Toll On Our Diets

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 12:45 pm | University of Auckland

Lockdowns took a toll on New Zealanders’ diets, with most people consuming more unhealthy snacks and drinks, according to a study led by researchers from the University of Auckland. The Covid Kai Survey of 3,028 people ran from April 24 to May 13 when ... More >>

Women’s Innovative Music-making In The 19th Century Home

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 9:28 am | University of Auckland

  Small-scale ‘take-home’ versions of Beethoven, Mozart and other European public music of the nineteenth century reveal a lot about the social lives of women – that, for instance, at-home music-making was not just a way to have fun, but ... More >>

Time To Stop Betting On The House

Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 3:58 pm | University of Auckland

Housing speculation in Auckland is endemic, with the market resembling a finance-fuelled casino with investors rushing to bet on tax-free capital gains. But there is a solution, according to research from the University of Auckland. Betting on capital gains: ... More >>

Exploring NZ's Post-pandemic Future

Monday, 16 November 2020, 8:35 am | University of Auckland

New Zealand needs to have tough conversations about how we can make collective decisions to improve the long-term prospects of all New Zealanders, says a new think-tank report. The Future is Now: Exploring the post-pandemic direction for Aotearoa New Zealand ... More >>