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Improving support for clinical academics

13 Jan 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.

Alzheimer's drug to make dental fillings history

13 Jan 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.

The MRC supports preprints

03 Jan 2017

The MRC requires that the results of the research it funds are published, ideally in peer-reviewed journals; also that all such articles, whether published in an open access or subscription-based journal, must be archived in Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC) and made freely available as soon as possible.

New Year's Honours 2017

03 Jan 2017

Congratulations to the MRC-associated people who have been recognised in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list.

New MRC Deputy Chief Executive announced

16 Dec 2016

Professor David Lomas has been appointed as the MRC’s new Deputy Chief Executive. He will take up a fixed term position on 1 January 2017 which will run to 31 March 2018.  

Director announced to lead UK Dementia Research Institute in London

14 Dec 2016

The Director of the UK DRI has been named as Professor Bart De Strooper, from the University of Leuven, Belgium. Professor De Strooper will lead the national institute from UCL, to transform the UK’s research efforts to diagnose, treat, care for and prevent dementias.