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New App Traces Contacts, Retains Privacy, Says Expert

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 11:59 am | University of Auckland

Using digital data for contact tracing could be a powerful tool for containing the spread of COVID-19 and a new technology app in Singapore could help address fears of data privacy, says a digital data expert. Andrew Chen is a Research Fellow at ... More >>

Restless Sleep In Late Pregnancy, Lower Stillbirth Risk

Friday, 27 March 2020, 1:22 pm | University of Auckland

Restless sleep in late pregnancy is common, and researchers have now found it carries a lower risk of late stillbirth. A University of Auckland-led mega-study combined all the worldwide data from studies on sleep position and stillbirth. For the first ... More >>

Blood Pressure Meds Won’t Make COVID-19 Worse

Friday, 27 March 2020, 8:40 am | University of Auckland

Experts are urging people with high blood pressure to keep taking their medications as usual during the COVID-19 epidemic. Some patients have been expressing concerns to doctors after the idea started circulating on social media that two common hypertension ... More >>

University Of Auckland Teaching Free Week 23-27 March 2020

Friday, 20 March 2020, 11:06 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has advised staff and students that next week (23 to 27 March) will be a Teaching Free Week, in which teaching across the University will be suspended. Students will not be required to come into campus (although are free ... More >>

Brain Tissue Increases After Giving Birth - Study

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 9:49 am | University of Auckland

A new study has found that grey matter in women’s brains increases after they give birth and researchers say that’s good news for mothers because previous studies have found that grey matter decreases during pregnancy. An international research ... More >>

The subtle ways Spotify tells us what to listen to

Monday, 16 March 2020, 11:55 am | University of Auckland

Music streaming platforms such as Spotify, Pandora and Apple Music offer instant access to more music that, a few years ago, we wouldn’t have thought possible, but researchers have revealed the subtle ways such platforms influence and even control ... More >>

Morphine Change Could Lead To More Heroin Overdoses - Experts

Friday, 13 March 2020, 8:48 am | University of Auckland

 A Change In The Supply Of Pharmaceutical Morphine Could Inadvertently Lead To More Overdoses By People Who Inject Opioids Such As Morphine And Heroin, A University Of Auckland Expert Warns. Due To Funding Changes, Slow-release Oral ... More >>

Survey Probes Attitudes To Pest Control

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 1:19 pm | University of Auckland

Scientists have created an online survey based on new research to test how New Zealanders feel about pest management and want as many people as possible to take part. The survey, a research project supported by senior scientists at Auckland and Victoria ... More >>

Jeremy Salmond Recognised as Distinguished Alumni

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 8:58 am | University of Auckland

Jeremy Salmond, a practising architect widely acknowledged for his contribution to building conservation in New Zealand, is one of four outstanding graduates to be recognised with a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Auckland. Salmond ... More >>

Jeremy Salmond Recognised as Distinguished Alumni

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 8:54 am | University of Auckland

Jeremy Salmond, a practising architect widely acknowledged for his contribution to building conservation in New Zealand, is one of four outstanding graduates to be recognised with a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Auckland. Salmond ... More >>

Māori And Pacific Babies Bigger And Leaner, Asian Babies ‘thin-fat’

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 9:46 am | University of Auckland

Researchers in the Liggins Institute-led study used a special air displacement machine combined with tape-measurements and sensitive scales to determine the fat mass and fat-free mass (everything else) of 440 babies born in Auckland between May 2015 and ... More >>

Pacific Poet And Chief Justice Among Distinguished Alumni

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 9:42 am | University of Auckland

Four inspirational graduates from the University of Auckland are to be celebrated at the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner on March 20. This year’s awardees have excelled in the areas of global business, heritage architecture, the New Zealand ... More >>

One Month To Turn Good Ideas Into Business Ventures

Monday, 2 March 2020, 1:17 pm | University of Auckland

A four week challenge to create a new business has kept student entrepreneurs at the University of Auckland busy over February, with social good taking centre-stage. Run by the Business School’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship , the annual ... More >>

Low HIV Infections In Drug-users Point To Needle Exchange Success

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 9:09 am | University of Auckland

  New Zealand has avoided the high HIV rates seen among high-risk groups in other countries, a new study shows. Sustained, extremely low levels of HIV transmission among people who inject drugs, including gay and bisexual men, reflect the success ... More >>

Research Shows Board Directors Hampered By Compliance Issues

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 3:56 pm | University of Auckland

  Should board directors contribute to strategy and leadership? Research from the University of Auckland Business School indicates that directors want to but feel hampered by compliance issues. As most board activities are commercially ... More >>

Teaching The University’s ‘youngest Students’ Wins National Award

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 10:13 am | University of Auckland

      She isn’t based in a classroom, yet the winner of a national teaching award is making a big impact on children’s learning. Aimee Macaskill, the manager of the University of Auckland’s early childhood centres, ... More >>

The Power Of Sleep Protects At-risk Children From Obesity

Monday, 24 February 2020, 9:51 am | University of Auckland

  A University of Auckland study has identified a key factor in protecting at-risk pre-school children from becoming overweight or obese and the elixir is sleep. The research examined data from Growing Up in New Zealand , this country’s largest ... More >>

Evidence Giant Blue Whale Making Comeback

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 1:25 pm | University of Auckland

  The critically endangered blue whale is increasingly looking like one of conservation’s biggest success stories and the good news just keeps on coming. In the first multi-year survey at South Georgia Island in the southwest Atlantic ... More >>

Fertility Clinics’ ‘success Rates’ Like Apples And Pears

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 8:21 am | University of Auckland

Couples seeking help having a baby cannot meaningfully compare advertised ‘success rates’ between fertility clinics in New Zealand and Australia, a new study shows. Up to one in five couples experience infertility and some will seek help from fertility ... More >>

Living In Death’s Shadow: Personal Stories Of The AIDS Epidemic

Friday, 14 February 2020, 1:46 pm | University of Auckland

  A new book by University of Auckland historian Dr Cheryl Ware looks at the intimate lives and memories of HIV-positive gay men in Sydney between 1982 and 1996. Inner-city Sydney was the epicentre of gay life in the Southern hemisphere ... More >>

 

 

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