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Discovery could explain failed clinical trials for Alzheimer’s and provide a solution

20 September 2018

MRC-funded scientists have discovered a vicious feedback loop underlying brain degeneration in Alzheimer’s disease, which may explain why so many drug trials have failed.

New drugs could reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes when added to statins, according to genetic study simulating clinical trial

18 September 2018

New drugs that lower levels of triglycerides (a type of fat) in blood could further reduce the risk of heart attack when added to statins, according to new research conducted by MRC scientists.

Study of one million people leads to major advance in blood pressure genetics

17 September 2018

Over 500 new gene regions that influence people’s blood pressure have been discovered in the largest global genetic study of blood pressure to date. The research was co-funded by the MRC.

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