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Liggins researcher wins Marsden grant for a history of epigenetics
05 November 2015Liggins Institute Research Fellow Dr Tatjana Buklijas has won a prestigious Marsden Fund grant worth $504,500 to write a history of the epigenetic revolution.
Treating low blood sugar prevents brain damage in newborn babies: study
15 October 2015Stabilising blood sugar levels in newborns with hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, appears to prevent brain damage, according to the first study of its kind.
Bone development changes with different kinds of exercise: study
15 October 2015Different forms of exercise have different effects on bone development, according to a study by New Zealand’s Liggins Institute.