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26 Oct 2017
The MRC is looking to appoint up to 12 Council members from 1 April 2018.
25 Oct 2017
Scientists have developed a tiny cantilever that can weigh individual cells, which has enabled them to detect that a cell stops growing after catching a virus.
24 Oct 2017
People who work in factories, construction and in housekeeping jobs are in the occupational groups that have the highest mortality rates, according to a new MRC study.
19 Oct 2017
MRC-funded PhD student Kirstin Leslie from the Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, has won this year’s Max Perutz Science Writing Award.
13 Oct 2017
Five MRC projects have been shortlisted for the 2017 Newton Prize, an annual £1 million fund awarded for the best research or innovation that promotes the economic development and social welfare of developing countries.
12 Oct 2017
Fifty-two previously unidentified genes that are critical for hearing have been found by testing over 3,000 mouse genes. The newly discovered genes will provide insights into the causes of hearing loss in humans, say scientists.
12 Oct 2017
A new Science Museum exhibition that will highlight the urgent need to tackle antibiotic resistance is being sponsored by the UK’s seven research councils, soon to become part of UK Research and Innovation.
6 Oct 2017
Scientists have identified the structure of a key enzyme - called PINK1 - that when mutated can cause Parkinson’s disease.
4 Oct 2017
The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is delighted to announce the awarding of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Dr Richard Henderson, jointly with Professor Jacques Dubochet and Dr Joachim Fran.
29 Sep 2017
Two thirds of adults over 60 rarely or never use public transport, even though it’s free or discounted and brings health benefits, according to a study published in BMJ Open and co-funded by the MRC and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).