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Cognitive abilities age at different rates because our brains age differently

18 December 2014

Researchers at the MRC’s Cognition and Brain Science’s Unit have discovered that specific mental abilities – such as problem-solving or multi-tasking – decline with age at different rates because individuals’ brains age differently. 

Entrepreneurial scientists bag prizes at business competition

15 December 2014

The winning team of this year’s biotechnology YES competition included 3 MRC-funded students from Leicester. Ricki, Zoe and Munisha will now present at the Rice Business Plan competition in the United States to further develop their knowledge of start-up companies.

World’s largest collection of deprioritised pharma compounds opens to researchers

8 December 2014

A collection of 68 deprioritised pharmaceutical compounds is being made available to academic researchers through a partnership between the Medical Research Council and seven global drug companies, the largest of its kind in the world.

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