MRC unveils new UK Dementias Research Platform
The Medical Research Council (MRC) today announced a multi-million pound programme to accelerate progress in dementias research. 11 December 2013
MRC to increase funding for dementias research
The Medical Research Council (MRC) is committing nearly £100m new funding to dementias research, as the G8 dementia summit kicks off in London today. 11 December 2013
A gene mutation for excessive alcohol drinking found
UK researchers have discovered a gene that regulates alcohol consumption and when faulty can cause excessive drinking. They have also identified the mechanism underlying this phenomenon. 26 November 2013
The British Sexual Health Survey comes of age: results from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles
26 November 2013
Results published today in The Lancet give the most detailed picture yet of the British populationís sex lives over the last 10 years, as part of the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal) survey.
Earlier ART treatment for children with HIV in Africa leads to stronger immune systems in adulthood
14 November 2013
In a study funded by the MRC, EPSRC, DFID and GOSH Biomedical Research Centre, researchers have shown that starting children with HIV in Africa on antiretroviral treatments before the age of six increases their likelihood of surviving into adulthood.
Resting pulse rates of UK pre-teens have risen during past 30 years
14 November 2013
The resting pulse rate of UK pre-teens is estimated to have risen by up to two beats a minute during the past 30 years, but the rise does not seem to be linked to overall weight gain in this age group, according to a MRC funded study.
Launch of public consultation into openness and transparency in animal research
4 November 2013
Research published in 2012 showed that the public want to know more about what goes on in animal research. Since then, the bioscience community has been creating a set of draft commitments to be more open about how and why it uses animals in research.
Imaging study shows dopamine dysfunction is not the main cause of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
25 October 2013
A study funded by the MRC and published in Brain today found administering methylphenidate to healthy volunteers, as well as those who exhibit symptoms of ADHD as adults, led to similar increases of the chemical dopamine in their brain.
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