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New treatment may improve speech after stroke

19 Apr 2018

A new treatment has been shown to significantly improve the speech and word production of stroke patients with aphasia. It uses special software which encourages patients to produce words increasingly quickly.

New Director for the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

9 Apr 2018

The MRC would like to welcome Professor Matthew Lambon Ralph as the new Director of the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. The Unit, established in 1944, became part of the University of Cambridge’s School of Clinical Medicine in 2017.

Genome sequencing of first 50,000 UK Biobank participants

6 Apr 2018

UK Biobank announces major initiative to sequence the full genomes of 50,000 UK Biobank volunteer participants. Funded by a £30M grant from the MRC, sequencing of the whole genome will be undertaken during 2018 and 2019 by the Wellcome Sanger Institute.