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


Study identifies new way to kill the malaria parasite

7 July 2015

Scientists have discovered how the malaria parasite uses a protein to survive in the blood stream of its victims, a discovery that could pave the way to new treatments. 

Encouraging results for gene therapy trial for CF

3 July 2015

A therapy that replaces the faulty gene responsible for cystic fibrosis in patients’ lungs has produced encouraging results in a major UK trial.

Intrusiveness of old emotional memories can be reduced by computer game play procedure

2 July 2015

New research from the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit shows that even once memories have been laid down, playing a visually-demanding computer game after the intrusive memories are reactivated may ultimately reduce their occurrence over time.

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Max Perutz competition now open!

This year’s MRC Max Perutz Science Writing Award, in association with BBC News, has now opened to all MRC-funded PhD students.

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