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.


Research Councils UK launch action plan to drive cultural change in equality, diversity and inclusion

4 May 2016

Research Councils UK has today launched an action plan to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in research, recognising its leadership role in driving a change in culture. 

Historic £100 million charity backing for UK Dementia Research Institute

1 May 2016

Two major UK charities have announced £100m of new partnership funding for the UK’s first Dementia Research Institute – one of the single biggest financial commitments to dementia research in the history of both charities.

Study finds virtual reality can help treat severe paranoia

5 May 2016

Virtual reality can help treat severe paranoia by allowing people to face situations that they fear, an MRC-funded study has found. 

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UK Dementia Research Institute

With charities Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK, MRC launches one of the biggest investments into dementia research in the UK.

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