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Improving support for clinical academics

13 January 2017

Academic training for research-active clinicians needs to be acknowledged, recognised and integrated with clinical training and work, says funders’ new report on principles and obligations outlining best practice.

Modafinil found to improve memory in people recovering from depression

17 January 2017

A new study funded by the MRC and Wellcome, and published today in the journal Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, has found that the wakefulness-promoting drug modafinil improves memory functions in people recovering from depression.

Alzheimer's drug to make dental fillings history

13 January 2017

MRC-funded scientists at King’s College London have discovered that an Alzheimers drug, Tideglusib, can stimulate the renewal of tooth stem cells leading to natural tooth repair potentially reducing the requirement for use of man-made fillings.

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