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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.


A decade of changes to the UK health research landscape

20 August 2015

Public and charity funders of medical research have successfully co-ordinated funding to support discovery science, translation and work in areas of clinical need.

Heart attack deaths could be cut if hospitals stuck to guidelines

18 August 2015

Fewer heart attack patients die after treatment in Swedish hospitals than in UK ones, and that could be down to differences in how patients are treated, MRC research suggests.

From lab-based discovery to global blockbusters

17 August 2015

It’s 40 years this month since MRC-funded researchers first published their technique for producing monoclonal antibodies. The antibodies now form the basis of drugs for numerous diseases, with a market worth $75bn a year.

FUNDING: Science areas

Researchers can apply for MRC grant funding at any time.


Biomedical Catalyst

Grants are available to UK academics and SMEs seeking to move their research more quickly from discovery to commercialisation. 

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