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Seven pharma companies offer up compounds to UK researchers

21 July 2014

UK researchers will be granted access to a ‘virtual library’ of deprioritised pharmaceutical compounds through a new partnership between the MRC and seven global drug companies, announced today by Business Secretary Vince Cable.

New Science Minister announces ‘war cabinet’ to tackle antimicrobial resistance on all fronts

16 July 2014

The MRC is to lead a cross-council initiative backed by eight government bodies and the Wellcome Trust to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on all fronts. For the first time all seven research councils will collaborate on the ever-growing problem of antimicrobial resistance. 

High-quality traffic-free routes encourage more walking and cycling

18 July 2014

The provision of new, high-quality, traffic-free cycling and walking routes in local communities has encouraged more people to get about by foot and by bike, according to a new study published today in the American Journal of Public Health.

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