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19 Jan 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.
17 Jan 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.
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.
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.
12 Jan 2017
For the first time, researchers have shown that the number of parasites each mosquito carries influences the chance of successful malaria infection. The finding has implications for vaccine development and studies into how the disease spreads.
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.
03 Jan 2017
Congratulations to the MRC-associated people who have been recognised in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list.
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.
15 Dec 2016
Research councils join forces to harness the UK’s world-class research expertise to improve the health and prosperity of billions of people in low and middle income countries
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.