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We support research across the entire spectrum of medical sciences,
in universities and hospitals, in our own units, centres and institutes in the UK,
and in our units in Africa.


UK's first Dementia Research Institute to be led by the MRC

24 November 2015

The Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that the first national Dementia Research Institute (DRI) in the UK is to be led by the MRC.

3d tumour model replicates oxygen starvation in cancers

23 November 2015

Scientists from the MRC Cancer Unit have developed the first 3d model of a tumour to study how cancers can survive with low levels of oxygen.

New target for macular degeneration gets funding for clinical trials

20 November 2015

The MRC is to fund researchers at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital to conduct clinical trials into the use of a humanised monoclonal antibody to treat patients with neovascular forms of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

FUNDING: Science areas

Researchers can apply for MRC grant funding at any time.


Industrial strength research

Sarah Harrop explores some of the ways in which the MRC is working with industry to improve both our health and wealth.

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