In this issue:
Delving into the archives to reveal the history of blood donation; highlights from this year’s MRC Festival and top tips for doing public engagement; Dr Oluwafemi Akande on bringing building design and public health together; the AllTrials campaign to make all clinical research publicly available; and Professor John Gallacher on why secure data sharing is crucial for dementias research.
Comment from our new Executive Chair Professor Fiona Watt; how MRC researchers are outfoxing the flu with year-round research efforts; why we’re investing in personalised medicine and technology to solve health challenges; and an opinion piece from 18-year-old Eilean MacDonald on childhood arthritis and how research can give patients a voice.
Professor Bart De Strooper asks why there are no treatments yet for Alzheimer’s disease and explores what the future may hold; we announce Health Data Research UK sites; gain an insight into the working life of the 2017 Millennium Medal winner Professor Janet Darbyshire and read highlights of the award ceremony.
Can big data mend a broken heart? Read our Max Perutz Science Writing Award winning article; an insight into the working life of the head of global health R&D Dr Pauline Williams; we celebrate 70 years of global health research in The Gambia; and hear from Cecily Berryman on sharing rare data for a common cause.
Network was our quarterly magazine with news from across the MRC, policy updates, opinion pieces and the latest findings by MRC-funded scientists.
Dementia research institute established; Old drugs, new dementia treatments?; Bats reveal virus history; Drug halts hot flushes; Secrets of our first seven days – using gene editing to improve IVF success; Working life of a surgeon and researcher; Charles Fletcher, the first TV doctor; 70 years under the lens of medical research; Opinion: why patient involvement in research matters.
MRC Network magazine, Spring 2017
In this issue: The Queen opens new Francis Crick Institute; read Liza Selley’s 2016 Max Perutz Science Writing Award-winning article; Clinical Research Fellow Dr Alessia David shares the journey of her working life and three-year career break; we ask ‘how do you solve a problem like reproducibility?’; and hear why we need to tackle health inequalities in our opinion piece.
MRC Network magazine, Winter 2016/17