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Five projects shortlisted for prestigious Newton Prize

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.

Genes critical for hearing identified

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.

MRC scientist wins 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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.

Over 60s not using public transport despite health benefits

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).