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 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.
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 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 July / August 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.
The MRC is piloting a brand new way of making funding available to universities as part of its Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (DPFS).