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20 Mar 2019
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology researchers reveal atomic structures of the abnormal tau filaments associated with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a head injury-associated neurodegenerative disease, differ in structure from those seen in Alzheimer’s disease.
5 Mar 2019
A second person has experienced sustained remission from HIV-1 after ceasing treatment, according to new research part-funded by the MRC.
25 Feb 2019
Researchers reveal findings that explain why some people who have never smoked develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
21 Feb 2019
MRC-funded research from King’s College London suggests one in 13 young people in the UK have had post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) before reaching age 18.
12 Feb 2019
New research led by scientists at the MRC Toxicology Unit suggests that by analysing levels of DNA in the blood, the early detection of lung cancer could be improved.
11 Feb 2019
A team of researchers from the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine at Oxford University has developed a technique that allows scientists to reliably track genetic errors in individual cancer cells, and find out how these might lead to uncontrollable growth.
30 Jan 2019
A new technique to study tissue samples in 3D has revealed that pancreatic cancers can start and grow in two distinct ways, solving a decades-old mystery of how tumours form.
29 Jan 2019
A large-scale genomic analysis has revealed some of the inner workings of the body clock, suggesting that being genetically programmed to rise early may lead to greater well-being and a lower risk of schizophrenia and depression.
10 Jan 2019
Researchers at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology have found that support cells called astrocytes can actually lead the tempo of the body’s internal clock and have been shown for the first time to be able to control patterns of daily behaviour in mammals.
9 Jan 2019
MRC scientists have taken a major step forward in understanding how a family of viruses, including norovirus, initiate infections.