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Challenging market conditions; further progress on strategic positioning

Serco - Sun, 2014-06-15 00:00

Serco Group plc (Serco), the international service company, today issues...

Contract News Update 17

Serco - Sun, 2014-06-15 00:00

Smaller and medium-sized contract wins are fundamental to Serco's growth...

Serco recognised as leading provider of Customer Contact Centre services

Serco - Sun, 2014-06-15 00:00

Serco, the international service company, announced today that its...

File on 4 statement

Serco - Sun, 2014-06-15 00:00

Sharon Colclough, Serco Director of Community Services, said: "Over the...

Minister Turns Miner to See Cosmic Solution to Carbon Challenge

Energy Minister Michael Fallon today descended into STFC's Boulby Underground Laboratory - the UK's deep underground multi-disciplinary science facility housed in Britain's deepest mine - to witness a key milestone in the search for solutions to the problem of carbon emissions.

CERN experiment takes us one step closer to discovering where all the antimatter went

New research published today by researchers from CERN has brought us a step closer to understanding where all the antimatter has gone. This matter-antimatter asymmetry is one of the greatest challenges in physics and at this moment in time the universe seems to be composed entirely of matter - the only antimatter around is created by us at places like CERN.

Forthcoming Projects Peer Review Panel (PPRP) meeting

The next meeting of the Projects Peer Review Panel (PPRP) will take place in Seminar One Lecture Theatre at Cosener's House, Abbey Close, Abingdon, Oxfordshire,OX14 3JD on the 15th and 16th July 2014.

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

Medical Research Council - Wed, 2014-05-28 13:00
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 13:00
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 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.

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.

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.

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