Scientists trace ‘bad’ fat back to its roots
It’s widely accepted that having too much fat is unhealthy, but it’s the hidden fat surrounding our vital organs that poses the biggest threat. 10 March 2014
Scientists identify new Huntington disease pathway
An international group of researchers has identified a major new pathway thought to be involved in the development of Huntington disease. 18 February 2014
Boris bikes: health benefits outweigh risks from injury and pollution
The London cycle hire scheme has had a positive overall effect on the health of its users by increasing physical activity within the capital. 14 February 2014
New members sought for the UK Biobank Ethics and Governance Council
12 February 2014
MRC together with the Welcome Trust funds the above group whose role is to provide guidance and advice to UK Biobank on ethical matters in order to protect the interests of participants
Medical Bioinformatics: Science Minister David Willetts announces £32 million towards improving data research
6 February 2014
Universities and Science Minister David Willetts will announce today at the High Performance Computing and Big Data Conference that the MRC has invested £32 million, to improve capability, capacity and capital infrastructure in medical bioinformatics.
Yoghurt consumption reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes
6 February 2014
New research shows that higher consumption of yoghurt, compared with no consumption, can reduce the risk of new-onset type 2 diabetes by 28 per cent.
Success for trial of peanut allergy therapy
30 January 2014
A new therapy for peanut allergy has been successful in the majority of the 99 children who took part in a trial conducted by researchers at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, UK.
What makes us human? Unique brain area linked to higher cognitive powers
29 January 2014
Oxford University researchers funded by the Medical Research Council have identified an area of the human brain that appears unlike anything in the brains of some of our closest relatives.
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