MRC Network Contents Winter 2014
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Beyond the brain, rising to the global challenge and M&M-filled 3D nanoparticles
Looking beyond the brain for research into dementias, rising to the global challenge and M&M-filled 3D nanoparticles all feature in the winter 2014 edition of the MRC’s Network magazine, now available to download.
With a spotlight on dementias research following the G8 dementia summit in December, we explore the new approach of the UK Dementias Research Platform, taking a more holistic view of dementias by looking ‘beyond the brain’.
A feature on investing in the brightest minds brings updates from MRC Centenary Award holders as we find out what they’ve been up to and ask them ‘what’s next?’.
Tackling human health problems around the world demands a global response. Dr Mark Palmer talks of tackling the changing landscape of international collaboration and of the exciting new opportunities it has to offer.
A work space where ‘fat’ props and nanoparticles sit alongside poetry and paintings: Professor Jimmy Bell shows us around his office, where he muses about science versus art and longs for more time in the lab.
What has imaging taught us about the workings of the brain? Professor Irene Tracey explains what we’ve learnt and why, in her opinion, the future of neuroscience is imaging.
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Increasing investment for dementias research
- Fresh direction for the future
- Making sense of drug safety science
- 21st Nobel Prize for MRC-funded scientists
- Compound arrests neurodegeneration in mice
- New light shone on consciousness
- Imaging investment for UK Biobank
- Funding more research for human health
- Beyond the brain: a new dementia research dimension
- Saving the brain from itself
- Investing in the brightest minds
- Rising to the global challenge
- My work space: Professor Jimmy Bell
- Opinion: The future of neuroscience is imaging