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in universities and hospitals, in our own units, centres and institutes in the UK,
and in our units in Africa.


MRC launches new Cohort Directory

20 May 2015

A new online directory of the UK’s largest population cohorts has been created by the MRC to help researchers and policy-makers to find and use them more easily.

Paracetamol in pregnancy may lower testosterone in unborn boys

20 May 2015

Researchers at the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health say their findings could help to explain reported links between paracetamol use in pregnancy and reproductive health problems in young boys.

Child obesity risk increases almost three-fold in five generations

19 May 2015

Researchers from CLOSER, a consortium of leading UK longitudinal studies jointly funded by the MRC, found that around one in ten children born in 1946 were overweight or obese by age 11, compared to roughly one in four 11-year-olds today.

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