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in universities and hospitals, in our own units, centres and institutes in the UK,
and in our units in Africa.

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Ebola vaccine trials fast-tracked by international consortium

28 August 2014

Unprecedented international consortium assembled to accelerate collaborative multi-site trials of candidate Ebola vaccine.

Researchers grow ‘seed’ of spinal cord tissue in a dish

26 August 2014

Medical Research Council (MRC) scientists have for the first time managed to turn stem cells into the specialised cells that go on to form spinal cord, muscle and bone tissue in the growing embryo.

New funding to advance use of existing studies in neurodegeneration and dementia

26 August 2014

The EU Joint Programme - Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) - has awarded funding for ten groups of leading international scientists to produce guidelines and frameworks to open up the use of existing population studies for research into neurodegenerative disease.

FUNDING: Science areas

Researchers can apply for MRC grant funding at any time.


Lifelong Health and Wellbeing

A cross-council programme supporting research into factors throughout life that influence health and wellbeing in older age.

report of the LLHW Workshop on Improving Hearing Aid Technology is now available.

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