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Men who started smoking before age 11 had fatter sons

Medical Research Council - Fri, 2014-04-04 13:03
Men who started smoking regularly before the age of 11 had sons who, on average, had 5-10kg more body fat than their peers by the time they were in their teens, according to new research from the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol.

NIMR achieves an Athena SWAN Award

Medical Research Council - Tue, 2014-04-01 13:03
From today UK Research institutes will be eligible to join Equality Challenge Unit’s Athena SWAN Charter, a scheme that recognises excellence in women’s employment in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in UK higher education.

MRC Unit, The Gambia to incorporate MRC International Nutrition Group

Medical Research Council - Tue, 2014-04-01 13:03
The MRC International Nutrition Group (MRC ING) will become fully integrated into the MRC Unit, The Gambia with effect from 1 April 2014.

Medical bioinformatics: More awards announced

Medical Research Council - Mon, 2014-03-31 13:03
The Medical Research Council (MRC) has made a further investment of £7.1 million, to improve capability, capacity and capital infrastructure in medical bioinformatics.

Telling research participants about health related findings

Medical Research Council - Mon, 2014-03-31 13:03
The Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust have launched a framework to help researchers design and implement a policy on feeding back findings.

AstraZeneca and MRC enter strategic collaboration to create new centre for early drug discovery in Cambridge, UK

Medical Research Council - Mon, 2014-03-31 13:03
The Medical Research Council (MRC) and AstraZeneca today announced that they have entered into a groundbreaking collaboration aimed at better understanding the mechanisms of human disease.

EPSRC/MRC joint statement on support for healthcare technologies

Medical Research Council - Wed, 2014-03-26 13:03
Support for healthcare technologies is of strategic importance to both EPSRC and MRC and we are committed to funding research projects and researchers of the highest international quality.

Research funders outline steps to prevent re-identification of anonymised study participants

Medical Research Council - Mon, 2014-03-24 13:03
A group of research funders today outlined the steps they will take to reduce the risk of anonymised individual research subjects in the UK being re-identified from genomic, epidemiological and social science data.

Reappointment of Professor Sir John Savill as Chief Executive and Deputy Chair of the MRC

Medical Research Council - Mon, 2014-03-24 13:03
Minister for Universities and Science, the Rt Hon David Willetts, today announced the reappointment of Professor Sir John Savill as Chief Executive and Deputy Chair of the MRC.

Reappointment of Professor Sir John Savill as Chief Executive and Deputy Chair of the MRC

Medical Research Council - Mon, 2014-03-24 13:03
Minister for Universities and Science, the Rt Hon David Willetts, today (24 March 2014) announced the reappointment of Professor Sir John Savill as Chief Executive and Deputy Chair of the MRC. The reappointment is until 31 March 2016.

More than one in 30 in the UK participate in cohort studies

Medical Research Council - Fri, 2014-03-21 13:03
The Medical Research Council (MRC) today publishes the first review of the UK’s largest cohort studies.

Scientists trace ‘bad’ fat back to its roots

Medical Research Council - Mon, 2014-03-10 13:03
It’s widely accepted that having too much fat is unhealthy, but it’s the hidden fat surrounding our vital organs that poses the biggest threat.

Scientists identify new Huntington disease pathway

Medical Research Council - Tue, 2014-02-18 13:03
An international group of researchers has identified a major new pathway thought to be involved in the development of Huntington disease.

Boris bikes: health benefits outweigh risks from injury and pollution

Medical Research Council - Fri, 2014-02-14 13:03
The London cycle hire scheme has had a positive overall effect on the health of its users by increasing physical activity within the capital.

New members sought for the UK Biobank Ethics and Governance Council

Medical Research Council - Wed, 2014-02-12 13:03
MRC together with the Welcome Trust funds the above group whose role is to provide guidance and advice to UK Biobank on ethical matters in order to protect the interests of participants

Medical Bioinformatics: Science Minister David Willetts announces £32 million towards improving data research

Medical Research Council - Thu, 2014-02-06 13:03
Universities and Science Minister David Willetts will announce today at the High Performance Computing and Big Data Conference that the MRC has invested £32 million, to improve capability, capacity and capital infrastructure in medical bioinformatics.

Yoghurt consumption reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes

Medical Research Council - Thu, 2014-02-06 13:03
New research shows that higher consumption of yoghurt, compared with no consumption, can reduce the risk of new-onset type 2 diabetes by 28 per cent.

Driving Resource Efficiency by Identifying Commercial Opportunities between Organisations

Oxfordshire IGT News - Fri, 2011-06-17 00:00

The National Industrial Symbiosis Programme, which is funded by government, drives resource efficiency by identifying commercial opportunities between organisations whereby under utilised resources (including waste materials, energy, water, assets, expertise, logistics etc) of one company can be recovered and used by another for mutual benefit.

The programme, membership of which is free, is supported by teams of regional practitioners who work closely with businesses to drive genuine business opportunities.

Further information on the benefits of NISP membership is available on our website www.nisp.org.uk .

Enquires should be directed to NISP South-East: 0845 094 9521, southeast@nisp.org.uk

THE ENERGY OF SCIENCE VALE UK

Oxfordshire IGT News - Tue, 2011-06-07 00:00
In his keynote presentation, Professor Sir Christopher Llewellyn-Smith FRS (Oxford University) set the context for an Energy event at Culham Science Centre last week organised by Science Vale UK. The world needs to develop new sources of energy, notably nuclear fusion and solar, as well as new ways of storing that energy and using it efficiently. Research organisations and technology companies in Science Vale UK are at the leading edge of much of this work. A wide range of these organisations shared their knowledge, expertise and views at what proved to be a lively mini-conference.
Science, research and industry experts led thematic sessions covering fusion technology, renewable energy technology and energy in buildings  - giving real insight into how businesses are collaborating with research organisations to bring new technologies to market, the contribution and commercial opportunities of emerging energy-related technologies and the benefits of the Science Vale UK and wider Oxfordshire ‘cluster’ of [energy-related] organisations. 
Early feedback on the event has been very positive particularly in relation to new connections. Professor Nic Harrison (STFC/Imperial College), who led the Renewable Energy Technologies session, commented that his was “an enthusiastic session considering renewable energy technologies and the global challenges of energy supply and climate change. A number of interesting opportunities for Science Vale UK emerged from general discussions of wind, marine and solar energy technologies.”. Dr Derek Stork (CCFE) said “the message of our [Fusion Technology and Industry] session was that, irrespective of the size of firm, everyone in the high tech design, R&D and manufacturing sector can benefit from the immediate business opportunities ... and success would drive business capability improvement”.
Exhibitors ranged from world-leading science and research organisations, such as the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy and Diamond Light Source Ltd, to specialist developers and producers of energy- related products, including Oxis Energy (with their Lithium battery expertise).
 After the event, Professor Steve Cowley, Chief Executive of the UK Atomic Energy Authority and Chair of the Science Vale UK Partnership commented that “The meeting was just excellent. The goals of Science Vale UK clearly resonate with the local business community.”. 
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Notes
1. For further information on Science Vale UK please see www.sciencevale.com or contact Steven Moss via steven.moss@sciencevale.com
2. Culham Science Centre is one of the UK’s premier science and business locations in Science Vale UK as well as being home to the UK and European fusion energy research programmes. For further information, please see www.culham.org.uk and www.ccfe.ac.uk
3. Organisations involved in leading and facilitating the event included Oxford University (www.ox.ac.uk), CCFE (www.ccfe.ac.uk), STFC (www.stfc.ac.uk), OIGT (www.innovationgrowth.co.uk), the UK Energy Research Centre (www.ukerc.ac.uk), Oxford Instruments (www.oxinst.com), Tessella (www.tessella.com), P3eco Ltd (www.p3eco.com), Lime Technology (www.limetechnology.co.uk) and ZETA (www.thezetagroup.com).

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