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MRC scientists elected Fellows of the Royal Society

29 April 2016

Two MRC scientists have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society in recognition of their contribution to science. 

Potential cause of dementia to be investigated with £1m grant

26 April 2016

The second most common cause of dementia is to be studied thanks to a £1million grant from the Medical Research Council.

Vaccinations are more effective when administered in the morning

26 April 2016

New research from the University of Birmingham,  funded through the cross-council Lifelong Health and Wellbeing initiative, suggests administering vaccinations in the morning, rather than the afternoon, could induce greater, and thus more protective, immune responses. 

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