Highlights

Developing a vaccine to prevent rheumatic fever

Developing a vaccine to prevent rheumatic fever

Group A Streptococcus (GAS) infection is widespread around the world, but causes particularly serious complications in New Ze...

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Mid-term review sets future direction

Mid-term review sets future direction

A comprehensive independent assessment found the Centre to be performing at a high level, producing distinct and positive ben...

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Smarter drug design

Smarter drug design

An advanced experimental technique linked to high powered computation is becoming an increasingly important tool for MWC rese...

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High-impact publications highlight TB research

High-impact publications highlight TB research

Researchers in the MWC’s Tuberculosis Flagship Research Programme have had their long hours in the lab recognised through pub...

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Investigating a bacterial 'master' of disguise

Investigating a bacterial 'master' of disguise

MWC researchers have revealed a unique protein in a common bacterium that helps it disguise itself from immune attack. This d...

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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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Early career researchers zoom in on an important drug target

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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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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Advancing a vaccine for rheumatic fever (2013)

Advancing a vaccine for rheumatic fever (2013)

In 2013 the Maurice Wilkins Centre hosted a symposium attended by world experts in rheumatic fever. It marked the start of a ...

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Stepping up the fight: The Tuberculosis Flagship (2013)

Stepping up the fight: The Tuberculosis Flagship (2013)

The Maurice Wilkins Centre is behind the launch of a national research network of ‘serious intellectual muscle’ that aims to ...

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PhD student part of international drug development programme (2012)

PhD student part of international drug development programme (2012)

Maurice Wilkins Centre-funded PhD student Matthew Bull is part of international research on a new class of immunosuppressants...

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New Zealand TB drug candidate selected (2012)

New Zealand TB drug candidate selected (2012)

In late 2012 a promising New Zealand compound targeting treatment-resistant tuberculosis (TB) was selected as a drug candidat...

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Rheumatic fever - Research strengths confront national need (2012)

Rheumatic fever - Research strengths confront national need (2012)

The Maurice Wilkins Centre prioritises rheumatic fever research, and its work built momentum in 2012 with the appointment of ...

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New inhibitor for tuberculosis (2011)

New inhibitor for tuberculosis (2011)

A new way to shut down the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis has been devised by researchers in one of the Maurice Wilki...

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Modern approaches to an ancient disease (2010)

Modern approaches to an ancient disease (2010)

Scientists associated with the Maurice Wilkins Centre have created new drugs for tuberculosis.

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Joining forces against infectious disease (2010)

Joining forces against infectious disease (2010)

The 2010 Superbugs Symposium convened by the Maurice Wilkins Centre brought together more than 350 medical professionals and ...

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Study exposes superbug defences (2009)

Study exposes superbug defences (2009)

An international study between scientists from New Zealand and Denmark has revealed exactly how the bacterium Staphylococcus ...

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Crystals of mirrored proteins (2009)

Crystals of mirrored proteins (2009)

Maurice Wilkins Centre researchers are using an exciting new crystallisation technique to reveal the structure of proteins.

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