Category Archives: The University of Auckland

Potential new treatment and blood test for babies born too small

New Zealand research could pave the way for a new, safe treatment for babies whose growth in the womb is stunted by problems with the placenta. The research team have also discovered a possible basis for a blood test for mothers that could identify at-risk babies in utero. Fetal growth restriction is usually linked to problems with the… Read More »

Research aimed at discovering why some don’t re-offend

Men previously imprisoned for sexual offending but who have not re-offended for at least five years are being asked to take part in research being carried out at the University of Auckland. Senior Lecturer and Clinical Psychologist in the University’s School of Psychology, Gwenda Willis, who is leading the study, says the focus on men who have not… Read More »

Successful summer blogging project gets a funding boost

Over 1000 school children will be blogging over the summer to keep their literacy skills up, thanks to the partnership between the Manaiakalani schools, and the University of Auckland, and new support from the NEXT Foundation. Called The Summer Learning Journey, the blogging project has already seen many hundreds of children from low decile schools blog over the… Read More »

Ground breaking study shows gestational diabetes link to heart disease

A Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences academic is behind a large study that has shown that women who get gestational diabetes are at a higher risk of getting type 2 diabetes, hypertension and ischaemic heart disease. The study used a large United Kingdom primary care database that included 9,118 women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) between… Read More »

Ship noise affects ability of marine species to communicate

University of Auckland scientists have carried out the first-ever large-scale investigation into the effects of ship noise in the waters of the Hauraki Gulf. The research shows a significant reduction in the amount of “communication space” available for at least two key marine species. PhD candidate Rosalyn Putland and Associate Professor Craig Radford from the Institute of Marine… Read More »

Research aimed at discovering why some don’t re-offend

Men previously imprisoned for sexual offending but who have not re-offended for at least five years are being asked to take part in research being carried out at the University of Auckland. Senior Lecturer and Clinical Psychologist in the University’s School of Psychology, Gwenda Willis, who is leading the study, says the focus on men who have not… Read More »