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MRI scans prior to prostate biopsies can help around a quarter of men avoid biopsy

19 January 2017

A trial by the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL has shown that over a quarter of men with a clinical suspicion of prostate cancer could avoid a transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided biopsy if they undergo a multi-parametric MRI (MP-MRI) scan first. 

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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