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UK Mini-laboratory catches up with double comet

Tomorrow, on 6 August, a mini-laboratory developed and built at the UK's Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) Rutherford Appleton Laboratory is due to rendezvous with a comet.

Launchpad to support space-related businesses at Harwell Oxford

Space-related SMEs connected to the Harwell space cluster have the chance to secure up to £1m of funding and support in business development of products and services thanks to the Technology Strategy Board, in partnership with STFC.

UK team supplies extremely powerful £2M laser for new international project

A cutting-edge laser amplifier that can supply bursts of laser energy with power equivalent to that of a full-sized power station has been developed, built and supplied for a new international project in the Czech Republic.

New Science Minister visits STFC's Daresbury Laboratory and Hartree Centre

In one of his first official visits since being appointed Minister for Universities and Science the Rt Hon Greg Clark was welcomed to the Daresbury Laboratory in Cheshire by STFC Chief Executive John Womersley and Head of Daresbury Laboratory, Susan Smith.

Annual Report and Accounts 2013 - 2014

STFC has published its Annual Report and Accounts 2013 - 2014.

Steel researchers from the UK and China Exchange Ideas at Harwell Event

Scientists, engineers, technologists and industry leaders from China and the UK have met at Oxfordshire's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) to discuss and exchange the recent advances in the research of materials science and engineering.

I-TAC takes first prize for best support for start-up and high growth businesses

The Innovations Technology Access Centre (I-TAC) has scooped a prestigious UK Science Park Association (UKSPA) award for having the best track record in developing and supporting start-up and high growth businesses. The award celebrates the invaluable role that innovation centres and incubators, and their business environment, play in the growth and economic success of early stage companies.

MRC welcomes EU Commission’s response to One of Us campaign

Medical Research Council - Wed, 2014-05-28 12:00
The MRC has welcomed the EU Commission’s statement on the provisions of the current framework for funding stem cell research in Horizon 2020 in response to the ‘One of Us’ Citizens’ Initiative.

Why ‘Alternative’ teenagers self-harm: exploring the link between non-suicidal self-injury, attempted suicide and adolescent identity

Medical Research Council - Fri, 2014-05-23 12:00
Around half (45.5%) of ‘Alternative’* teenagers self-injure and nearly 1 in 5 (17.2%) attempt suicide, according to research by scientists at the MRC/CSO SPHSU, University of Glasgow and researchers from the University of Ulm, Germany.

Dr Sara Wells has been appointed as Director of the Mary Lyon Centre at MRC Harwell

Medical Research Council - Fri, 2014-05-23 12:00
The Mary Lyon Centre is a national facility that supports research using genetically altered mice, generating mice as models of human disease for the international research community.

JPND rapid action call for working groups on longitudinal cohort studies for neurodegenerative disease

Medical Research Council - Thu, 2014-05-15 12:00
Current population and disease-focused cohorts offer a significant opportunity for advancing our understanding of the risks of developing neurodegenerative conditions and the influences on disease progression.

Stratified medicine initiative announces short-listed proposals to its second call for disease focused-consortia

Medical Research Council - Thu, 2014-05-15 12:00
The MRC has announced nine short-listed proposals that could be funded under the second phase of its £60m Stratified Medicine Initiative.

Openness on animal research Concordat signed by 72 organisations

Medical Research Council - Wed, 2014-05-14 12:03
A Concordat on Openness on Animal Research in the UK is published today, signed by 72 organisations from across the scientific sector.

New appointments to the Medical Research Council

Medical Research Council - Wed, 2014-05-07 12:03
Four new members have been appointed to the Council of the Medical Research Council (MRC) by the Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts.

Discovery of anti-appetite molecule released by fibre could help tackle obesity

Medical Research Council - Tue, 2014-04-29 12:03
New research has helped unpick a long-standing mystery about how dietary fibre supresses appetite.

Mother’s diet affects the ‘silencing’ of her child’s genes

Medical Research Council - Tue, 2014-04-29 12:03
A mother’s diet before conception can permanently affect how her child’s genes function, according to a study published in Nature Communications.

The Chancellor, George Osborne, visits the LMB to announce future support for science

Medical Research Council - Fri, 2014-04-25 12:03
The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne visited the Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge this morning to announce details of the long term plan for science capital investment.

Artificial skin layer grown in lab

Medical Research Council - Fri, 2014-04-25 12:03
An international team led by King’s College London and the San Francisco Veteran Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC) has developed the first lab-grown epidermis – the outermost skin layer - with a functional permeability barrier akin to real skin.

New high-detail atlas offers tool to explore local environment and health

Medical Research Council - Fri, 2014-04-25 12:03
Researchers have launched a detailed atlas with environment and health maps at a fine scale across England and Wales.

Intelligent prosthetic liners could ease pain for lower limb amputees

Medical Research Council - Tue, 2014-04-15 12:03
A new device could help to relieve the pain and discomfort experienced by thousands of amputees as a result of poorly fitting replacement lower limbs.

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