School of Medical Sciences

Welcome to the School of Medical Sciences

The school has a strong foundation in medical research, and provides a stimulating environment for undergraduate and postgraduate students embarking on careers in the medical sciences.

  • Paying for the price of convenience
    20 June 2017
    Meals prepared at home are cheaper than popular takeaway meals, and most remained cheaper even when accounting for the cost of preparation time.
  • New evidence animal behaviour regulated by interaction of tidal and circadian clocks
    20 June 2017
    A slater-like crustacean that lives in the sand on Auckland’s Piha beach has provided new evidence that animals have biological clocks influenced by the tide as well as the more familiar circadian clock that follows the day/night cycle and which regulates human behaviour.
  • Babies exposed to a high-sugar diet
    16 June 2017
    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.
  • Many childcare services fall short of nutrition recommendations
    15 June 2017
    Many Early Childhood Education centres serving food to children do not have menus that meet nutritional guidelines, according to research from the University of Auckland’s Centre for Longitudinal Research - He Ara ki Mua.
  • Survey exposes teens risk of suicide
    15 June 2017
    A survey of over 8000 New Zealand high school students has found young people exposed to suicide attempts of others are at an increased risk of taking their own lives, and young people living in poverty are at the highest risk.