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We support research across the entire spectrum of medical sciences,
in universities and hospitals, in our own units, centres and institutes in the UK,
and in our units in Africa.


Building on the success of brain research

1 April 2015

A new MRC university unit has opened in Oxford, building on the success of the MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit at the University of Oxford which has closed after 30 years of world leading research on the complex networks of the brain.

MRC and UCB join forces to offer access to UCB’s novel antibody discovery platform

27 March 2015

The MRC and global pharmaceutical company UCB are to launch a collaboration that will provide UK scientists with access to cutting-edge technologies to discover new monoclonal antibodies. 

New scheme to boost partnerships between academia and industry

27 March 2015

The Medical Research Council (MRC) has launched a targeted initiative to help researchers in universities and industry work together in new and innovative models for collaboration.

FUNDING: Science areas

Researchers can apply for MRC grant funding at any time.


Homing in on the big C

We look at two recent MRC-funded developments in cancer research, one that’s already helping patients to live longer and another which holds promise for the future.

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