As fears of a global ’flu pandemic grabbed the headlines in April and May, scientists at the MRC National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) were working hard to analyse and monitor isolates of the virus, known as influenza A (H1N1), to help develop a vaccine. Network looks at their progress so far and reviews how the story unfolded.
A new centre that will speed the discovery and development of drugs in the UK has been established in London, jointly funded by the MRC and MRC Technology.
The MRC is piloting a brand new way of making funding available to universities as part of its Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (DPFS).
A new study has shown that every pound that the tax payer or charity donor invests in medical research yields a wider chain of benefits equivalent to earning 39 pence each year, forever.
The MRC is now well placed to meet the challenge of translating the findings of a very strong science base to ensure that people and the economy reap the benefits as quickly as possible.
News from the Medical Research Council July / August 2008
The Government’s plans to update laws governing stem cell research have caused widespread controversy and conflict between some researchers and members of the Catholic Church.
News from the Medical Research Council March/April 2008.
The future is looking bright for two of the world’s most prestigious scientific institutions: the MRC National Institute for Medical Research and the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology.
New Chief Executive as MRC gets cash boost
News from the Medical Research Council Spring 2007.
Decisions in the coming months will determine the future shape of medical research funding in the UK.
Budget heralds radical new approach to UK medical research.
MRC to open four new centres
MRC announces plans for strengthening UK clinical research.
The MRC's Council unanimously decided at its February meeting that University College London should be its preferred partner for taking forward the renewal of the MRC National Institute for Medical Research.
On 19 May the UK Stem Cell Bank was officially opened for business by the Health Minister, Lord Warner.