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Intelligent prosthetic liners could ease pain for lower limb amputees
A new device could help to relieve the pain and discomfort experienced by thousands of amputees as a result of poorly fitting replacement lower limbs. 15 April 2014

Statement on stem cell research
Stem cell research is one of the most promising fields of biomedical research today. 9 April 2014

Scientists regenerate immune organ in mice
Scientists have for the first time used regenerative medicine to fully restore a degenerated organ in a living animal, a discovery that could pave the way for future human therapies. 8 April 2014


Men who started smoking before age 11 had fatter sons
4 April 2014
Men who started smoking regularly before the age of 11 had sons who, on average, had 5-10kg more body fat than their peers by the time they were in their teens, according to new research from the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol.

NIMR achieves an Athena SWAN Award
1 April 2014
From today UK Research institutes will be eligible to join Equality Challenge Unitís Athena SWAN Charter, a scheme that recognises excellence in womenís employment in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in UK higher education.

MRC Unit, The Gambia to incorporate MRC International Nutrition Group
1 April 2014
The MRC International Nutrition Group (MRC ING) will become fully integrated into the MRC Unit, The Gambia with effect from 1 April 2014.

Telling research participants about health related findings
31 March 2014
The Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust have launched a framework to help researchers design and implement a policy on feeding back findings.

Medical bioinformatics: More awards announced
31 March 2014
The Medical Research Council (MRC) has made a further investment of £7.1 million, to improve capability, capacity and capital infrastructure in medical bioinformatics.

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