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MWC researchers discover new path to potential anti-cancer, antibiotic drugs

MWC researchers discover new path to potential anti-cancer, antibiotic drugs

23 September 2020

A team of MWC investigators has gained some key new insights into the molecular assembly of certain anti-cancer and antibiotic molecules - paving the way for the design of more effective drugs to treat cancer or antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

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Endeavour funding for research led by Professor Dame Margaret Brimble

Endeavour funding for research led by Professor Dame Margaret Brimble

17 September 2020

A research project led by Distinguished Professor Dame Margaret Brimble, MWC Deputy Director at the University of Auckland, has been awarded over $9 million from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) 2020 Endeavour Fund.

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New research by MWC chemists rated very important

New research by MWC chemists rated very important

5 September 2020

Research by a team of MWC investigators at the University of Auckland's School of Chemical Sciences was recently honoured with VIP and HOT status in leading journal Angewandte Chemie, a journal of the German Chemical Society.

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MWC COVID-19 science video translated into Samoan

MWC COVID-19 science video translated into Samoan

3 September 2020

A COVID-19 explanatory science video produced by Maurice Wilkins Centre Deputy Director Professor Peter Shepherd has been translated into Samoan by Fiti Laupua, Annie Tuisuga and Seuseu Dr. Tauati at the Samoa Research Organisation of Samoa (SROS).

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MWC melanoma research makes high impact

MWC melanoma research makes high impact

14 August 2020

Novel research by MWC investigators studying the effects of melanoma tumour in human lymph nodes has been selected for the front cover of Cancer Immunology Research journal's August 2020 issue.

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Kiwi scientists develop powerful melanoma research tool

Kiwi scientists develop powerful melanoma research tool

16 July 2020

A nationwide group of researchers from the Maurice Wilkins Centre has recently reported a detailed characterisation of one of the largest melanoma cell line panels ever developed that makes this a resource for research of international importance.

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MWC assisting with Samoa’s COVID-19 testing

MWC assisting with Samoa’s COVID-19 testing

5 July 2020

The Maurice Wilkins Centre has been working with the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa (SROS) to obtain relevant equipment and protocols required for COVID-19 testing in Samoa.

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Getting New Zealand's only COVID-19 lab up and running

Getting New Zealand's only COVID-19 lab up and running

10 June 2020

While most of the country was in lockdown, a small team led by MWC investigators Professor Miguel Quiñones-Mateu and Associate Professor James Ussher were in their University of Otago lab working to isolate the COVID-19 virus from New Zealand patient samples. 

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