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UK and Japan award eight Regenerative Medicine projects

Thu, 2020-09-17 11:00

In this landmark collaboration, MRC and AMED will make almost £7 million available to support collaborative projects that seek to advance regenerative approaches towards clinical use.

Scientists discover what happens in our brains when guessing

Thu, 2020-09-17 02:00

Researchers have identified how cells in our brains work together to join up memories of separate experiences, allowing us to make educated guesses in everyday life.

Landmark coronavirus study to trial inhaled Imperial and Oxford vaccines

Tue, 2020-09-15 02:00

UKRI and NIHR funded researchers at Imperial College London are set to begin trials to assess the safety and effectiveness of two of the UK’s coronavirus vaccines in development, when inhaled into the lungs.

RECOVERY trial will evaluate REGN-COV2 investigational antibody cocktail in the UK

Mon, 2020-09-14 02:00

One of the world’s largest efforts to find effective COVID-19 treatments will evaluate the impact of REGN-COV2 on mortality, hospital stays, and the need for ventilation.

2020 Max Perutz Science Writing Award Shortlist Announced

Fri, 2020-09-11 02:00

Ten outstanding articles have been shortlisted for the 2020 Max Perutz Science Writing Award, the MRC’s annual writing competition.

£5 million for new research projects investigating how coronavirus spreads

Fri, 2020-09-11 02:00

Eight new projects will explore how the virus spreads in schoolchildren, healthcare workers, in medical settings, on surfaces in public spaces, and in strictly-Orthodox Jewish communities.

Discovery of four COVID-19 risk groups helps guide treatment

Thu, 2020-09-10 16:40

People who are admitted to hospital with COVID-19 can be divided into four distinct groups, according to data from the world’s largest study of patients with the disease.

Director appointed for new National Mouse Genetics Network

Tue, 2020-09-08 02:00

Professor Owen Sansom has been appointed as Director of the National Mouse Genetics Network.

Dr Veronique Miron recognised with Suffrage Science award that celebrates women in STEM

Mon, 2020-09-07 02:00

Dr Veronique Miron, from the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health at the University of Edinburgh, has been chosen to receive a prestigious award celebrating the achievements of women in STEM.

Unprecedented national effort by UK immunologists to search for answers on COVID-19

Fri, 2020-08-28 11:00

Three new UK-wide studies, bringing together scientists from 17 research institutions, will receive £8.4 million from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to understand immune responses to the novel coronavirus.

New molecule to repair and restore brain and spinal cord function

Fri, 2020-08-28 02:00

A molecule created by researchers can restore lost connections in the spinal cord and brain of mice with neurological disorders including cerebellar ataxia, Alzheimer’s disease and spinal cord injury.

Nominations for the MRC Millennium Medal 2020 are now open

Mon, 2020-08-24 02:00

The MRC has announced the launch of the Millennium Medal 2020, the MRC’s most prestigious award that is presented annually to an exceptional researcher who has made a major contribution towards the MRC’s mission to improve health, quality of life and wealth creation.

AI answers da Vinci heart mystery

Wed, 2020-08-19 18:00

Structures first described by the Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci 500 years ago have been found to be crucial in our understanding of how the heart works.

Largest ever study using wearable devices finds physical activity is beneficial for health, and more intense activity is better

Mon, 2020-08-17 15:20

Physical activity of any intensity is beneficial for health, but more intense activity has greater benefits, according to a new study published today in Nature Medicine. In the largest study to date of accelerometer-measured physical activity, a team led by researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge analysed data from more than 96,000 UK Biobank participants.

MRC launch Experimental Medicine Panel

Wed, 2020-07-29 12:30

MRC is pleased to announce a new Experimental Medicine Panel, which will meet regularly to enhance the MRC’s current translational offering.

UKRI COVID-19 and ethnicity research

Wed, 2020-07-29 09:00

Understanding the reasons for vulnerability to COVID-19 and the differential social, cultural and economic impacts of the pandemic on minority ethnic groups. 

Multimillion investment in six new research projects to investigate COVID-19 and ethnicity

Wed, 2020-07-29 02:00

Six new projects to improve our understanding of the links between COVID-19 and ethnicity have been funded by UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Medical Research Council (MRC) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

£3 million awarded to help tackle air pollution

Wed, 2020-07-22 02:00

UK Research and Innovation has awarded £3 million to support six research networks that will investigate solutions to air pollution.

Oxford trial funded by UKRI offers new hope for a COVID vaccine

Mon, 2020-07-20 18:32

Early stage human trials of a COVID-19 vaccine have found it produces strong immune response and shows no early safety concerns, according to results published today in The Lancet

World-leading study into long-term health impacts of COVID-19 launched by UKRI and NIHR

Sun, 2020-07-05 02:00

Today, UKRI and NIHR are announcing £8.4 million funding for one of the world’s largest studies into the long-term physical and mental health impacts of coronavirus on hospitalised patients.