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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.

Two STFC Council members re-appointed

The Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts MP, has re-appointed existing STFC Council members Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow and Mr Ian Taylor for additional terms. Both members will now serve with immediate effect until 31st March 2018.

Scientists begin Mars exploration 1 km under the UK

The newly launched research project European space exploration programme called MASE (Mars Analogues for Space Exploration) which will investigate how life adapts to Mars-like environments, such as the deep subsurface, was launched on Friday 4th April 2014 at the STFC Boulby Underground Laboratory.

Call for proposals for the Projects Research and Development scheme

STFC has announced a call for applications to the Projects Research and Development scheme (PRD). Applications should be submitted by the deadline of July 29th 2014 and will be reviewed at a meeting of the PPRP Panel on October 28/29 2014.

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.

Unilever, Syngenta and Infineum put supercomputing at heart of rapid prototyping initiative

Leading companies Unilever, Syngenta and Infineum, are using high performance computing (HPC) to drive a radical reduction in speed-to-market for their new product designs by up to 80%.

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

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