Scientific advisor honoured
25 February 2013
The Maurice Wilkins Centre is delighted that renowned scientist and innovator Dr Jillian (Jilly) Evans, a member of its scientific advisory board, is to receive a Distinguished Alumni Award from The University of Auckland. She will receive the award at a gala dinner in Auckl...
Rheumatic fever investment welcomed by Maurice Wilkins Centre
19 February 2013
The announcement of funding for a trans-Tasman project to investigate potential vaccines for rheumatic fever has been welcomed by the Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery, New Zealand’s Centre of Research Excellence tackling major human diseases.
New mechanism regulating insulin secretion may explain genetic susceptibility to diabetes
4 February 2013
New Zealand research revealing a new mechanism for how glucose stimulates insulin secretion may provide a new explanation for how a gene that makes people more susceptible to diabetes – called TCF7L2 – actually contributes to the disease.