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Te Rangawairua o Paratene Ngata Research Centre opens on East Coast

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.

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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.

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MWC and Ngati Porou Hauora join forces to tackle metabolic disease

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.

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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.

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MWC partners with Ngati Porou Hauora for new research centre on East Coast

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.

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‘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...

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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. 

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Diabetes research discovers protein that controls release of insulin

6 December 2016

A team led by Deputy Director Professor Peter Shepherd and Affiliate Investigator Dr Brie Sorrenson has uncovered a new mechanism that controls the release of insulin in the body.

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