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Nominations for the MRC Millennium Medal 2020 are now open

24 Aug 2020

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.

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AI answers da Vinci heart mystery

19 Aug 2020

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.

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

17 Aug 2020

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.

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MRC launch Experimental Medicine Panel

29 Jul 2020

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

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UKRI COVID-19 and ethnicity research

29 Jul 2020

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