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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.

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New screening technique could pick up twice as many women with ovarian cancer

5 May 2015

A new screening method that measures levels of a blood protein called CA125 can detect twice as many women with ovarian cancer as conventional strategies according to the results of a trial part-funded by the MRC.

MRC scientists elected Fellows of the Royal Society

1 May 2015

Three MRC scientists have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society in recognition of their contribution to science. As the UK’s independent academy for science, the awards recognise the achievements of scientists in a wide variety of fields of research – the uniting factor is the excellence of their work and the profound implications their findings have had for others working in their relevant fields. [Picture: Dr Ketan Patel, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology] 

Updated RCUK guidance for funding applications involving animal research

14 April 2015

Funders and the peer review process have an important role in assessing the validity, necessity and justification of research grant proposals in relation to the funding body’s research strategy and ethical framework.

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Researchers can apply for MRC grant funding at any time.


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