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University of Auckland Celebrates $19.8M from Marsden Fund

Posted by Admin on Thursday, November 2, 2017, In : awards 

The University of Auckland is celebrating the success of 31 of its researchers and research groups whose projects have won $19.8 million in the Marsden Fund round.

Research at the University supported by the fund will address diverse topics including the origins of early life on earth; defending blood flow to the ‘selfish’ brain; a Māori archaeology of threatened rock art; building an ‘atlas’ of the human gut; and the impact of marketing ‘health’ to children.

“These awards reco...


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Marsden marvels: 10 of the most exciting new projects (via NZ Herald)

Posted by Admin on Thursday, November 2, 2017, In : awards 

Do we eat less food if it has a complex texture? There are many factors contributing to a worldwide obesity epidemic, which has seen global obesity nearly triple over four decades a point where nearly 40 per cent of adults were overweight and 13 per cent were obese.

In New Zealand, one of the world's fattest nations, almost one in three adults were obese and a further 35 per cent were overweight, according to the latest Ministry of Health statistics.

A big part of the puzzle is why peopl...


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Marsden Awards 2017: Congratulations!

Posted by Admin on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, In : awards 

Congratulations to Professor Bryony James, Associate Professor Michael Hautus and Dr Nicholas Ganton on receiving a Marsden Fund grant! They will use it to investigate how food texture relates to our sense of feeling full. This project will help in planning dietary strategies to combat obesity.


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