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

Medical Research Council - Fri, 2014-05-23 13:00
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.

Collider exhibition kicks off its international tour at Manchester's MOSI

23 May 2014: A brand new interactive exhibition 'Collider', which offers visitors an exciting chance to 'step inside the world's greatest science experiment', opens in the North West of England today. It provides a unique combination of video, theatre, real artefacts and sound art to create a realistic exhibition that transports visitors to Geneva, behind-the-scenes at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

CERN experiment shows pine-fresh trees help cloud formation

A new study from CERN, published today in the journal Science, has shown for the first time that the molecules responsible for giving pine forests their distinctive smell are also a vital ingredient in cloud formation, important for keeping our planet cool.

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

Medical Research Council - Thu, 2014-05-15 13:00
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 13:00
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 13:03
A Concordat on Openness on Animal Research in the UK is published today, signed by 72 organisations from across the scientific sector.

UK company uses the world's smallest scaffolding to build new livers

A UK company is using technology originally designed for use in Space to assist in a ground-breaking project that aims to improve the treatment of liver-associated diseases. Ultimately it could develop a new generation of liver replacements, using fibres a hundred times thinner than a human hair.

New appointments to the Medical Research Council

Medical Research Council - Wed, 2014-05-07 13:03
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 13:03
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 13:03
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 13:03
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 13:03
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 13:03
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 13:03
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.

Statement on stem cell research

Medical Research Council - Wed, 2014-04-09 13:03
Stem cell research is one of the most promising fields of biomedical research today.

Scientists regenerate immune organ in mice

Medical Research Council - Tue, 2014-04-08 13:03
Scientists have for the first time used regenerative medicine to fully restore a degenerated organ in a living animal, a discovery that could pave the way for future human therapies.

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.

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