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20 Jun 2017
A promising clinical trial testing an HIV vaccine is due to be completed in 2018. The RIVER clinical trial is the culmination of decades of painstaking work by MRC-funded researchers towards developing a vaccine to prevent and cure HIV infections.
30 Mar 2017
A trial exploiting a technology developed at the MRC Cancer Unit allowing GP surgeries to test for Barrett’s oesophagus – a condition that can increase the risk of developing oesophageal cancer – launches in the UK this week.
1 Mar 2017
A one-off bowel screening test reduces the risk of developing bowel cancer by more than one third and could save thousands of lives, according to a study published in The Lancet.
17 Feb 2017
Scientists have discovered that a protein closely involved in AIDS-related dementia could provide clues for treating other forms of dementia.
25 Jan 2017
The epidemic of ‘superbug’ Clostridium difficile in UK hospitals a decade ago was mainly caused by excessive use of antibiotics, not dirty hospitals, according to a new study.
13 Jan 2017
MRC-funded scientists at King’s College London have discovered that an Alzheimers drug, Tideglusib, can stimulate the renewal of tooth stem cells leading to natural tooth repair potentially reducing the requirement for use of man-made fillings.
8 Dec 2016
The WHO has pre-qualified Pfizer’s new four-dose, multi-dose vial presentation of pneumococcal vaccine, based on the results of a study conducted by MRC Unit The Gambia in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of The Gambia.
17 Nov 2016
The results of a UK-China antimicrobial research collaboration have been pivotal to informing a ban on the use of the antibiotic colistin as a feed additive for animals in China.
29 Sep 2016
In the two years since it began, the Newton Fund has grown from strength to strength, expanding to a seven year, £735m UK investment, with partner countries providing matched resources. We talk to some of the globe-trotting MRC awardees to find out how their projects are progressing.
28 Jun 2016
Researchers at the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre tested mice implanted with tumour cells and found that targeting a certain protein halts the division of cancer cells, and stops them spreading.