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The 23rd recipient of the Medical Research Council’s Max Perutz Science Writing Award was announced at the virtual award ceremony; you can read the shortlisted articles.
The UKRI Coronavirus Hub gives you the latest information on the vital work of UKRI and our community in response to the crisis, what grants and awards we have made, and our continuing call to fund your ideas to limit the outbreak and protect life.
UKRI is launching a second round of the Innovation Scholars Secondments scheme.
Congratulations to Dr Jonathan Pearce, whose achievements were recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2020, for services to Covid-19 Research.
Six new projects worth a total of £2 million will give a much-needed boost in support for research investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ten outstanding articles have been shortlisted for the 2020 Max Perutz Science Writing Award, the MRC’s annual writing competition.
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.
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.
Professor Owen Sansom has been appointed as Director of the National Mouse Genetics Network.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.