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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 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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MWC investigator backs COVID-19 vaccine search

MWC investigator backs COVID-19 vaccine search

27 May 2020

New Zealand scientists have already identified a number of potential COVID-19 vaccine candidates, according to Associate Professor James Ussher, MWC Associate Investigator at the University of Otago.

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COVID-19 antibody testing underway in MWC labs

COVID-19 antibody testing underway in MWC labs

22 May 2020

MWC Principal Investigator Dr Nikki Moreland, Immunologist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland, is working with a team of researchers on lab-based COVID-19 antibody tests in a bid to better understand the body's immune response to the virus.

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MWC team awarded funding for COVID-19 research

MWC team awarded funding for COVID-19 research

3 May 2020

MWC researchers at the University of Auckland have been awarded Auckland Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) funding to investigate whether certain types of patent could be used for COVID-19 antiviral drug development.  

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MWC link to promising COVID-19 treatment

MWC link to promising COVID-19 treatment

24 April 2020

Professor Peter Tyler, MWC Associate Investigator at the Ferrier Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington, created the antiviral drug Galidesivir which is in the front-running for potential use in the treatment of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 antiviral drugs needed now - MWC researchers

COVID-19 antiviral drugs needed now - MWC researchers

24 April 2020

A group of scientific experts from around New Zealand featuring several investigators from the Maurice Wilkins Centre is calling on the Government to acquire antiviral therapies effective against any future COVID-19 resurgence.

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MWC researcher explains COVID-19 origins

MWC researcher explains COVID-19 origins

14 April 2020

Dr Jemma Geoghegan, MWC researcher and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Otago, has given expert COVID-19 commentary that has been picked up by media in New Zealand and internationally.

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