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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Statement on stem cell research

Wed, 2014-04-09 12:03
Stem cell research is one of the most promising fields of biomedical research today.

Scientists regenerate immune organ in mice

Tue, 2014-04-08 12:03
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

Fri, 2014-04-04 12:03
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

Tue, 2014-04-01 12:03
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

Tue, 2014-04-01 12:03
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

Mon, 2014-03-31 12:03
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

Mon, 2014-03-31 12:03
The Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust have launched a framework to help researchers design and implement a policy on feeding back findings.

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