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December

Children who watch TV are at risk of getting fatter but not at a higher risk of heart disease  - 13 December 2006

vCJD case highlights blood transfusion risk  - 8 December 2006

GSK is to buy Domantis - a company based on discoveries by MRC scientists  - 8 December 2006

Scientists support Richard Doll  - 8 December 2006

Brain scans could help predict schizophrenia  - 7 December 2006

Medical Research Council welcomes government plans for health research  - 6 December 2006

November

Fruit-fly fatty secrets shed light on liver disease  - 29 November 2006

Making memory - why young brains find it easier  - 22 November 2006

New head announced for Nobel stronghold  - 21 November 2006

Study finds limits to what sex education can achieve  - 21 November 2006

Adult heart cells learn to heal  - 15 November 2006

Cell transplants help restore sight in blind mice  - 8 November 2006

Young people need to shape the future knowledge economy  - 3 November 2006

October

Brain scans reveal risk of psychosis  - 29 October 2006

Fighting HPV could help cervical cancer develop  - 25 October 2006

Greens can help keep breast cancer at bay  - 11 October 2006

Bowel cancer trial finds way to minimise risk of recurrence of rectal cancer  - 8 October 2006

Mouse reveals genetic cause for glue ear in children  - 6 October 2006

Breastfed babies are smarter because their mums are clever  - 4 October 2006

September

Twin genes do battle over multiple sclerosis  - 27 September 2006

Simple test for tuberculosis infection a step closer  - 14 September 2006

Patient in vegetative state plays tennis in her head  - 7 September 2006

Semen can worsen cervical cancer  - 1 September 2006

August

Joint statement from World Health Organisation and the MRC’s National Institute for Medical Research on avian flu virus analysis  - 13 August 2006

July

New gene link to dementia opens up possibilities for diagnosis and treatment  - 16 July 2006

Findings of MRC monitoring study of Pentosan Polysulphate treatment in CJD patients  - 12 July 2006

MRC Director welcomed as new chair of European-African partnership  - 5 July 2006

June

Heart medicine good for your legs  - 3 June 2006

New study re-evaluates cardiovascular risks of anti-inflammatory drugs  - 2 June 2006

May

MRC invests 4 million pounds to tackle pandemic influenza threat  - 22 May 2006

MRC Clinical research boosting African health  - 20 May 2006

New study shows some people just can't resist food  - 17 May 2006

Tackling causes of allergies could stop the use of expensive drugs  - 12 May 2006

MRC welcomes its new chairman  - 8 May 2006

Knife crime in Scotland becoming ‘public health problem’  - 2 May 2006

April

New study into stroke caregiver training programme  - 25 April 2006

Friday fish is good for the brain  - 21 April 2006

MRC research may lead to a screening test for mouth cancer  - 18 April 2006

March

Scientists find a genetic cause for cocaine addiction  - 13 March 2006

MRC honours ‘the grandfather of protein phosphorylation’  - 9 March 2006

MRCT announces substantial funding for research into drug targets  - 2 March 2006

February

Missing copies of important genes may increase risk of developing diseases  - 16 February 2006

January

Possible mechanism for the link between red meat and bowel cancer  - 31 January 2006

Weaker bones in children closely linked to mother’s vitamin D levels during pregnancy  - 9 January 2006