Our successes

MRC success stories 2013/14: a review of the year

Read about previous successes in our earlier Annual Reviews.


For 102 years, the MRC has targeted the world’s biggest health problems, funded the very best scientists and ideas to discover answers to those problems, and used these discoveries to transform our lives.

We fund research across the entire spectrum of medical sciences, from molecular biology to public health. Some of the biggest challenges to which our scientists are turning their talents include regenerative medicine, neurodegenerative diseases and dementia and the threat of antimicrobial resistance. 

Here we take a look back at a small selection of MRC-funded achievements and successes from 2013 and 2014, which add to our long story of improving human health, benefiting society and supporting economic growth.