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in universities and hospitals, in our own units, centres and institutes in the UK,
and in our units in Africa.


MRC launches Rapid Response to fast-track Zika research

3 February 2016

Through the MRC's ‘Rapid Response’ mechanism, up to £1 million will be made available to fast track research applications to investigate the nature of the Zika virus, its transmission and the potential links to neurological conditions including microcephaly.

New MRC Centre for Medical Mycology at the University of Aberdeen

5 February 2016

The new MRC Centre for Medical Mycology at the University of Aberdeen will spearhead innovative research and training to generate knowledge that will improve the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of fungal diseases. 

New 'gene-editing' techniques approved

2 February 2016

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has approved a research application to use new "gene editing" techniques on human embryos.

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Network: Winter 2015/16

Industrial strength research – how the MRC is working with industry; Global health pioneer Professor Sir Brian Greenwood’s working life; Opinion: How we can improve reproducibility in science; The winning 2015 MRC Max Perutz Award article – A ‘smart’ way to spot schizophrenia signs.

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