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We support research across the entire spectrum of medical sciences,
in universities and hospitals, in our own units, centres and institutes in the UK,
and in our units in Africa.


Scientists study how environmental and social change affects the spread of infection

13 March 2018

MRC-funded research is shedding light on how change in our natural, physical, and social environments through globalisation, urbanisation, deforestation, changing food production and lifestyles may be inadvertently altering the patterns of disease spread.

Scientists discover a new way humans can estimate distances from sound

13 March 2018

A study has revealed a new mechanism that allows humans to use hearing to estimate their relative distance from sound sources. The research reveals that humans can perform this task more efficiently when they are allowed to move.

MRC secures £40million for new UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) building

12 March 2018

The £40million, which will be matched by significant capital investment by UCL, brings the total committed investment so far for UK DRI from the MRC and its two charity partners to £290million.

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