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Discovery helps pave way for new anti-TB drugs

Discovery helps pave way for new anti-TB drugs

5 July 2018

Maurice Wilkins Centre researchers at the University of Otago have reported a discovery that may lead to the development of new drugs capable of treating tuberculosis, which kills more people worldwide than any other infectious disease.

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Top journal recognises MWC anti-TB research

7 March 2018

Maurice Wilkins Centre researchers and colleagues who synthesised a potent anti-tubercular (TB) compound have had their long hours in the lab recognised in leading chemistry journal Angewandte Chemie.

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Novel discovery may lead to new ways to combat TB

7 September 2017

An innovative approach for combatting multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is being pioneered by an international team of researchers led by Maurice Wilkins Centre principal investigator Professor Greg Cook and his colleague Dr Kiel Hards at the University of Otago. 

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New Zealand Listener covers MWC rheumatic fever research

New Zealand Listener covers MWC rheumatic fever research

29 August 2017

Rheumatic fever research by MWC Associate Investigator Dr Nikki Moreland is a major talking point in a recent cover story by New Zealand Listener (Jul 29 to Aug 4, 2017 issue). 

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New Zealand on the map for novel antibiotic research

New Zealand on the map for novel antibiotic research

24 November 2016

Investigators Dr Jeremy Owen and Associate Professor David Ackerley from Victoria University Wellington have featured on the front cover of leading international journal Cell Chemical Biology. 

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TB metabolic processes and new pain treatments funded

4 November 2016

Two Maurice Wilkins Centre investigators have received Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowships in the latest round of funding from the Health Research Council.

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Structural snapshots of TB drug target

Structural snapshots of TB drug target

19 July 2016

In a structural biology first, University of Auckland investigators Ehab Jirgis, Drs Ghader Bashiri, Esther Bulloch and Jodie Johnston, and Distinguished Professor Edward Baker have determined the crystal structures of the MenD enzyme during each stage of its catalytic cycle...

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MWC investigators awarded 14 grants in national health research funding

15 June 2016

Investigators with the Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery have been awarded a total of 14 project grants in the annual Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) funding round.

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