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10 Dec 2018
It is with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Sir David Weatherall, founding Director of the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine.
6 Dec 2018
The MRC, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), is investing £6.7 million to support the UK’s contribution to mapping every cell type in the human body, through the global Human Cell Atlas initiative.
6 Dec 2018
The 100,000 Genomes Project has reached its goal of sequencing 100,000 whole genomes from NHS patients. Established with the support of the MRC, the project began in 2012 to uncover new diagnoses and improved treatments for patients with rare diseases and cancer.
30 Nov 2018
A new funding scheme has been launched to enable NHS consultants to participate in high-quality collaborative research partnerships. The MRC has committed £10 million to pilot the scheme and the National Institute of Health Research will commit up to £2 million additional funding.
28 Nov 2018
Four major new China-UK research collaborations will tackle antibacterial resistance thanks to an £8 million investment by the UKRI AMR Cross Council Initiative through the Newton Fund and 36 million RMB from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).
22 Nov 2018
A key regulator that controls how an inner ear cell critical for hearing – called outer hair cells – mature, has been discovered in mice by a team led by scientists at MRC Harwell and the University of Maryland.
16 Nov 2018
Scientists have equipped a virus that kills carcinoma cells with a protein so it can also target and kill adjacent cells that are tricked into shielding the cancer from the immune system.
13 Nov 2018
Immune cells called Gamma Delta T cells can act independently to identify and kill cancer cells, defying the conventional view of the immune system, reveals new research.
12 Nov 2018
Vaccinia virus, a poxvirus closely related to smallpox and monkeypox, tricks cells it has infected into activating their own cell movement mechanism to rapidly spread the virus, according to a new study led by scientists at the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology.
1 Nov 2018
Over the recent years, advances in technology have allowed many more diagnostic tests to be carried out at the patient’s bedside rather than the laboratory bench.