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MRC UK Brain Banks Network enhances human tissue database

5 Sep 2019

The UK Brain Banks Network (UKBBN), an initiative led by UKRI’s Medical Research Council, has enhanced its human brain tissue database, a web-based interface that enables researchers to access details of tissue samples from across the network. The database now includes searchable genomic data which allows tissue samples to be selected on the basis of genetic risk, as well as clinical and pathological findings.

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UK joins forces with international experts to tackle global challenges

9 Aug 2019

UK researchers and innovators will work with counterparts across the planet to tackle global challenges such as Ebola outbreaks, the impact of subpolar ocean currents on global climate, and the effect of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on society and individuals’ happiness and wellbeing following a major funding announcement.

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Superbug MRSA susceptible to existing antibiotics

24 Jun 2019

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become a serious problem, forcing doctors to turn to antibiotics other than penicillin or penicillin derivatives, or to different drug cocktails, which are often less effective in treating hospital and community based infections.

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Ambitious delivery plans published across UKRI

10 Jun 2019

Ambitious delivery plans published today outline how UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), which includes MRC, will work with its partners to ensure that world-leading research and innovation continues to flourish in the UK. 

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Queen's Birthday Honours 2019

10 Jun 2019

Congratulations to the people closely connected with the MRC who have been recognised in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.