Wednesday, 5 February 2014
Cycling infrastructure more economic than for other transport
Cycling investment has long term health benefits for Auckland, according to a recent study.
Monday, 11 November 2013
Top cancer drug scientist cycling to help raise research funds
A scientist who has spent more than 40 years successfully developing anti-cancer drugs is about to face one of his biggest challenges when he cycles 200 kilometres to raise funds for cancer research next weekend.
Monday, 29 July 2013
New device will help optimise swimming
A miniaturised data logger that can record speed and movement in the water will soon be available to help swimmers analyse their performance.
Tuesday, 26 March 2013
The University of Auckland team repeats Imagine Cup win
The University of Auckland student team InfinityTek have won top honours in the New Zealand finals of the world’s largest and most prestigious, innovative software competition.
Friday, 22 February 2013
Racing around Auckland Museum
The University of Auckland will sponsor its first public cycling event at the end of next month, at the Auckland Domain.
Thursday, 7 February 2013
Diet during pregnancy has big impact for life
A healthy diet and not eating for two during pregnancy is vital to limit excess weight gain in both women and their babies, according to recent research.
Personalised oncology trials underway soon
Cancer patients in New Zealand can look forward to individualised genetic screening to enable targeted drug treatment in future.
Acute toxoplasmosis impairs memory and concentration
Acute toxoplasmosis, an infectious disease carried by cats, may be a much more severe illness than previously understood.
Smoking cannabis linked to higher stroke risk in young adults
Cannabis use may double the stroke risk in young adults, according to a recent study by researchers in the Centre for Brain Research at The University of Auckland.
Grass Fellowship Provides Rare Research Opportunity
Neuroscientist Chantelle Fourie has a rare opportunity to spend three months near Boston, Massachusetts, researching her dream project.
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Research busts myth that "Pākehā" is a derogatory term
The recurrent myth that the label “Pākehā” is derogatory is challenged by the latest findings from the large scale New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study.
University celebrates leading architect
One of New Zealand’s most influential architects is to receive an award in recognition of his significant contributions to the field.
Monday, 4 February 2013
Auckland earthquake engineering students to share research
Three doctoral students from the Centre for Earthquake Engineering Research will present their research results to an international conference in Japan next month.
New mechanism regulating insulin secretion may explain genetic susceptibility to diabetes
New Zealand research revealing a new mechanism for how glucose stimulates insulin secretion may provide a new explanation for how a gene that makes people more susceptible to diabetes – called TCF7L2 – actually contributes to the disease.
Friday, 1 February 2013
Startling images reveal hidden world
An exhibition on at the Gus Fisher Gallery, which combines art and science, will give the public a rare chance to view matter up close.
Seventeen academics promoted to professors
Seventeen associate professors at The University of Auckland have been promoted to professor.
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Parents sought for online Triple P Positive Parenting trial
Friday, 25 January 2013
New Year brings (potentially) good news for conservation of species on Earth
Claims that most species will go extinct before they can be discovered have been debunked in the latest issue of Science, by researchers from The University of Auckland, Griffith University, and the University of Oxford.
Thursday, 24 January 2013
New Head of School of Architecture and Planning
The National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries, at The University of Auckland is delighted to announce that Senior Lecturer Elizabeth Aitken-Rose has been appointed Head of the School of Architecture and Planning for a three and a half year term which commenced on 1 January 2013.
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Fast food linked to asthma and eczema
A large international study led from The University of Auckland has shown that an increased risk of severe asthma, eczema and rhinitis in adolescents and children is associated with eating fast food three or more times a week.
Monday, 21 January 2013
Distinguished Professor Dame Anne Salmond announced finalist in New Zealander of the Year Awards
Renowned New Zealand author and Distinguished Professor of Māori Studies and Anthropology, Dame Anne Salmond from The University of Auckland’s Faculty of Arts is one of three finalists in the New Zealander of the Year Awards.
Friday, 18 January 2013
Avenues opened by new understanding of brain injury in preterm infants
A study conducted by a scientist at The University of Auckland with colleagues at the Oregon Health and Science University in the United States has resulted in findings with the potential to prevent or reverse serious disabilities in children born prematurely.
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Diet change works swiftly in reducing risk
A study by Lynnette Ferguson, Professor of Nutrition at The University of Auckland, has shown that a change in diet can be effective in reducing inflammation over a period of just six weeks in healthy New Zealanders.
Thursday, 10 January 2013
Rosslyn Noonan appointed first Visiting Fellow to NZ Centre for Human Rights
Rosslyn Noonan, former Chief Commissioner for the New Zealand Human Rights Commission, has been appointed the first Visiting Fellow with The New Zealand Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice at the University of Auckland's Law School.
Friday, 21 December 2012
Auckland Medical Research Foundation awards more than $1.8m to medical researchers
Thursday, 13 December 2012
Surprising discovery about weta ears reveals similarity with whales
Research in the iconic, and some say maligned, New Zealand weta is challenging ideas about how a large group of insects including crickets and katydids hear, and has revealed an unexpected similarity to whale hearing.
Food pricing can affect health
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
The cost of obesity
Friday, 7 December 2012
Christchurch earthquake: insights into age-old questions about faith
Social research that, by chance, was underway in New Zealand at the time of the devastating 2011 Christchurch earthquake is providing insight into age-old questions about the role of religious faith in a crisis.
Global network to target asthma
A world without asthma is the ultimate vision of the Global Asthma Network (GAN), launched last week at the University of Auckland.