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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.

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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.

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MRC scientist wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

3 Oct 2018

The MRC is delighted to congratulate Professor Sir Gregory Winter, a former deputy director of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, on being awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly with Frances H. Arnold and George P. Smith.

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Two projects shortlisted for 2018 Newton Prize

28 Sep 2018

Two MRC projects have been shortlisted for the 2018 Newton Prize, an annual £1 million fund awarded for the best research or innovation that promotes the economic development and social welfare of developing countries.

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Smarter trials speed up patients’ access to effective treatments

27 Sep 2018

Adaptive clinical trials are transforming the efficiency of drug development and the MRC has played a crucial role in implementing this innovative method into the UK clinical trials landscape. This trial methodology helps to deliver the right treatment to the right patient faster than ever before.

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New UKRI system needs community input on Horizon 2020 grants

27 Sep 2018

A new system is being rolled out as a first step towards supporting the continuity of funding for UK organisations which have been awarded grants from the European Union’s flagship programme for science and innovation, Horizon 2020.