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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.


Liver cell therapies closer as study reveals key to mass production

25 November 2015

Stem cell scientists have developed a new technique to grow liver cells from stem cells in a cost-effective way that could be adapted for the mass production of clinical grade cells.

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.

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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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