Decoding genetics to understand gout, kidney disease
12 September 2018
Collaborative research by Maurice Wilkins Centre investigators has unveiled novel insights into an individual’s risk of gout or kidney disease, based on the presence of a particular genetic variant.
Te Rangawairua o Paratene Ngata Research Centre opens on East Coast
8 August 2018
The Te Rangawairua o Paratene Ngata Research Centre, led by Ngāti Porou Hauora in partnership with the Maurice Wilkins Centre, was officially opened on Thursday 2 August at Te Puia Springs Hospital on New Zealand’s East Coast.
New insights into diabetes, obesity risk among Polynesian people
22 June 2018
A new study by Maurice Wilkins Centre Diabetes Genetics Flagship researchers has revealed important new information about the effects of a gene variant on diabetes and obesity risk in Polynesian people.
MWC and Ngati Porou Hauora join forces to tackle metabolic disease
30 April 2018
The Maurice Wilkins Centre and Ngati Porou Hauora recently co-organised ‘Tātai Oranga: Joining forces to tackle metabolic conditions,’ a landmark conference held on the North Island’s East Coast.
MWC experts provide insights on obesity epidemic
20 March 2018
Maurice Wilkins Centre Deputy Director Professor Peter Shepherd and Associate Investigator Associate Professor Justin O’Sullivan recently spoke to Jamie Morton, Science Reporter for the New Zealand Herald, about the problem of obesity in New Zealand.
MWC partners with Ngati Porou Hauora for new research centre on East Coast
13 December 2017
The Maurice Wilkins Centre and Ngāti Porou Hauora have concluded an agreement to set up a jointly managed health research centre based at Te Whare Hauora o Ngāti Porou, Te Puia Springs, on the North Island's East Coast.
‘Sugar in Schools’ study launched in BOP
12 September 2017
The Maurice Wilkins Centre’s nationwide ‘Sugar in Schools’ study was recently rolled out in Bay of Plenty, in collaboration with teachers at Opotiki College. Launched over two days on 31 July and 1 August, the event featured free public talks and workshops aimed at changin...
New health research unit to be based in Kaitaia
8 September 2017
A unique health research partnership was announced today between the Moko Foundation, a Kaitaia-based organisation led by Dr Lance O’Sullivan, and the Maurice Wilkins Centre.