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


Social stigma around dementia hinders diagnosis, care and research

24 October 2014

The social stigma which surrounds dementia is impeding early diagnosis, care and research into the disease, according to a new report championed by the Medical Research Council (MRC).

Dementias Platform UK: A powerhouse for dementia research

24 October 2014

A ground-breaking, multimillion pound collaboration between industry and academia, set up by the Medical Research Council, will hold its inaugural conference on 28th October 2014. 

£230 million for technologies to revolutionise research into disease

23 October 2014

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has today announced that a partnership led by the MRC will invest over £230 million in a range of revolutionary technologies aimed at identifying the causes of diseases such as cancer and dementia.

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From the archive: First randomised controlled trial to show spinal cord regeneration in dogs

A technique tested on dogs by MRC researchers in 2012 has helped a paralysed man walk again. The method was first developed in rats by UCL’s Professor Geoffrey Raisman when he worked at the MRC National Institute for Medical Research. Find out more in the 21 October edition of Panorama.

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