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Max Perutz Science Writing Award 2018 – Winner announced

25 Oct 2018

MRC-funded PhD student Natasha Clarke, of St George's, University of London, is now £1,500 richer after she won this year’s Max Perutz Science Writing Award with her article: “How artificial intelligence, and a cup of tea, could help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease."


Green Great Britain Week

15 Oct 2018

The first Green Great Britain (GB) Week has launched today, with a number of events from 15-19 October to emphasise the importance of tackling climate change and ensuring clean growth.


UKB brain imaging and genetics studies to 'transform' health research

10 Oct 2018

Two papers in Nature this week focus on how UK Biobank genetics and imaging data are transforming health research. In one paper, researchers report on a pioneering study that combined 10,000 UK Biobank MR brain images with genetics data from all 500,000 participants.


The MRC funds £2m study to address global mental health stigma

8 Oct 2018

A landmark global study that looks to understand and reduce the stigma that surrounds mental ill health has received a £2 million grant award from the MRC. The Indigo Partnership is one of the largest studies of its kind and will develop and test new methods to reduce stigma in China, Ethiopia, India and Tunisia.