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MWC technical excellence helps NZ attract new medicines

MWC technical excellence helps NZ attract new medicines

A high profile paper has highlighted the growing support the MWC is providing to NZ’s burgeoning clinical trials sector.

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Nationwide research flagship takes fight to global viral threats

Nationwide research flagship takes fight to global viral threats

A growing network of Maurice Wilkins Centre investigators around New Zealand are collaborating on research to tackle importa...

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MWC researchers ramp up international infectious disease work

MWC researchers ramp up international infectious disease work

The MWC has long recognised the value in investing in research to fight infectious diseases such as tuberculosis (TB), which ...

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MWC enters exciting new era of collaboration with Pacific health partners

MWC enters exciting new era of collaboration with Pacific health partners

The Maurice Wilkins Centre (MWC) signed landmark agreements with two Pacific health research partners in 2019 – the Scientifi...

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Young MWC scientists gain valuable specialist research training

Young MWC scientists gain valuable specialist research training

Over 2019 a record number of emerging researchers took up the opportunity to access valuable specialist research training and...

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MWC continues to lead the way in NZ cancer vaccine research

MWC continues to lead the way in NZ cancer vaccine research

Immune therapy is one of the most exciting and promising areas of cancer research. Around New Zealand, teams of Maurice Wilki...

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International and national awards 2019

International and national awards 2019

In yet another successful year, Maurice Wilkins Centre investigators have been recognised on the national and international s...

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New imaging improves our understanding of the immune system

New imaging improves our understanding of the immune system

Maurice Wilkins Centre researchers have used novel imaging technology to reveal the structure and inner workings of entire ly...

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MWC senior leadership team welcomes new appointees

MWC senior leadership team welcomes new appointees

We highlight the recent appointments of three exceptional scientists – Associate Professor Rinki Murphy, Professor Debbie Hay...

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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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Celebrations as regional research centres open

Celebrations as regional research centres open

The MWC continued to strengthen its relationships with Māori communities in 2018. MWC Deputy Director Professor Peter Shepher...

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Building blocks for new medicines

Building blocks for new medicines

The MWC uses New Zealand’s outstanding medicinal chemistry expertise to discover new medicines. A particular kind of chemistr...

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One cancer gene – but several different proteins

One cancer gene – but several different proteins

Cancer arises due to changes in DNA in a single cell.  Many changes are needed over time to a cell’s DNA to make it cancerous...

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Young MWC scientists drive upskilling of peers nationwide

Young MWC scientists drive upskilling of peers nationwide

The Maurice Wilkins Centre is committed to developing a new generation of scientific leaders. In 2018, our Early Career Steer...

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Turning the tables on cancer

Turning the tables on cancer

Tumours often contain areas with less oxygen than is found in normal tissues. These areas are less vulnerable to many forms o...

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A record year for commercialisation

A record year for commercialisation

In 2018, NZ$58M was raised by companies in New Zealand and overseas to take MWC discoveries through to the clinic – a new rec...

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Growing miniature human organs from stem cells

Growing miniature human organs from stem cells

Stem cells are cells that can grow into different types of cells in the body.  They sit in special zones throughout the body ...

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Margaret Brimble elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London

Margaret Brimble elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London

Professor Dame Margaret Brimble, MWC Principal Investigator at the University of Auckland, added a wonderful achievement to h...

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