24 September 2014
The mechanism by which statins increase the risk of type 2 diabetes has been investigated in a large-scale analysis from an international team led by researchers from UCL and the University of Glasgow, using information from genetic studies and clinical trials.
11 September 2014
Scientists have successfully ‘reset’ human pluripotent stem cells to the earliest developmental state. These ‘pristine’ stem cells may mark the true starting point for human development, but have until now been impossible to replicate in the lab.
12 September 2014
Research into Africa’s growing problem of non-communicable diseases, such as cancer and diabetes, has received a £2.5m boost from the MRC - part of a £5m collaboration with pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and the South African Medical Research Councils.