Highlights

MenD-ing TB: early career researchers zoom in on an important drug target

MenD-ing TB: early career researchers zoom in on an important drug target

An estimated 1.3 million people die from tuberculosis (TB) each year, and new drugs are desperately needed, especially as res...

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Chemistry, biology and immunology combine to target an immune receptor

Chemistry, biology and immunology combine to target an immune receptor

A Maurice Wilkins Centre collaboration across several scientific disciplines has led to a patent for a new immunotherapy drug...

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Re-thinking the causes of rheumatic fever

Re-thinking the causes of rheumatic fever

Researchers and health professionals are re-thinking the causes of rheumatic fever after studies by Maurice Wilkins Centre in...

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The tumour-promoting activities of a famous protein

The tumour-promoting activities of a famous protein

Developing new cancer therapies and a more reliable test for prostate cancer are just some of the potential outcomes of Mauri...

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New insight into an established diabetes target

New insight into an established diabetes target

Facilitating the development of better medicines for diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease is a key driver behind some...

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Cells get increasing coverage

Cells get increasing coverage

Human cells have always been important in Maurice Wilkins Centre research, but new developments open up new ground for both r...

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Using 'molecular superglue' to build protein trees

Using 'molecular superglue' to build protein trees

Biological batteries, new vaccines and more cost-effective pharmaceuticals are just some of the potential benefits of Maurice...

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Newly funded research highlights MWC collaborations

Newly funded research highlights MWC collaborations

A five-year research programme aims to develop nontoxic vaccine technologies to complement existing cancer immunotherapies.

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Home-grown research attracts high investor interest

Home-grown research attracts high investor interest

Home-grown, high-tech health research from the Maurice Wilkins Centre has attracted support from local and international inve...

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Standouts on the science stage

Standouts on the science stage

In 2016, Maurice Wilkins Centre investigators received a number of national and international honours in recognition of their...

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Cancer drug advances to phase II clinical trials

Cancer drug advances to phase II clinical trials

A New Zealand cancer drug developed by two Maurice Wilkins Centre investigators has reached the second phase of clinical tria...

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International recognition for MWC investigators

International recognition for MWC investigators

In 2015 Maurice Wilkins Centre investigators received a number of international awards that recognised their achievements in ...

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NZ chemists provide expertise to tackle neglected disease

NZ chemists provide expertise to tackle neglected disease

For Maurice Wilkins Centre associated chemists at the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre, what started as the developmen...

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Genetic study challenges popular opinion

Genetic study challenges popular opinion

A new Maurice Wilkins Centre study is bringing together researchers from across the country to investigate the genetic factor...

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China collaborations go from strength to strength

China collaborations go from strength to strength

The Maurice Wilkins Centre continues to lead the way in establishing biomedical research ties between New Zealand and China. ...

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New Zealand TB research tackles international problem

New Zealand TB research tackles international problem

A 2014 pilot study funded by the Maurice Wilkins Centre’s Flexible Research Programme has led to a larger investigation into ...

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MWC leads cancer immune therapy conversation

MWC leads cancer immune therapy conversation

The Maurice Wilkins Centre continues to be part of an international drive to develop and improve immune therapy for cancer. I...

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Pursuing a dynamic research career

Pursuing a dynamic research career

A chance project as an undergraduate led early career researcher Dr Wanting Jiao to the world of computational modelling wher...

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Making the most of New Zealand’s resources

Making the most of New Zealand’s resources

The Maurice Wilkins Centre is facilitating access to specialised equipment and facilities across the nation with a new scheme...

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Mapping microscopic worlds

Mapping microscopic worlds

Maurice Wilkins Centre researchers have used unique microscopic imaging techniques to peer into the three-dimensional structu...

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Maurice Wilkins Centre funding renewed (2014)

Maurice Wilkins Centre funding renewed (2014)

Maurice Wilkins Centre is one of two Centres for Research Excellence to have their funding renewed.

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Eminent founding Director looks back (2014)

Eminent founding Director looks back (2014)

As the founding director of the MWC moves into retirement, he talks of the triumph of relationships and the importance of sim...

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New drug discovery a New Zealand first (2014)

New drug discovery a New Zealand first (2014)

Distinguished Professor Margaret Brimble is proud of her discovery, for women, by a woman.

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Expanding NZ's international reach (2014)

Expanding NZ's international reach (2014)

Relationships with prestigious research institutes overseas continue to strengthen.

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The intriguing matter of cracking bacterial bonds (2014)

The intriguing matter of cracking bacterial bonds (2014)

Maurice Wilkins Centre investigators at the University of Auckland are world leaders in discovery of new cross-links in prote...

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Advanced technology leads to discovery of a new cell in human skin (2014)

Advanced technology leads to discovery of a new cell in human skin (2014)

MWC scientists have developed new methods to identify the different types of cells in human tissues – including very rare one...

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International scheme brings top technology home (2014)

International scheme brings top technology home (2014)

Since 2011, MWC’s international training programme has given young New Zealand researchers access to facilities across the wo...

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