MRC to open four new centres
On 19 May the UK Stem Cell Bank was officially opened for business by the Health Minister, Lord Warner.
A meeting designed to encourage scientists worldwide to share data and resources has laid the foundations for an international approach to stem cell research.
A new European Directive, Good Clinical Practice in Trials of Medicinal Products, could prevent or delay UK publicly funded clinical trials.
Inside Rosalind Franklin’s lab; MRC Centenary Timeline; Calendar of centenary activities; Synthetic biology opinion piece by Professor Jason Chin; the working life of an MRC Centenary Award holder and pathologist; plus the usual news and funding opportunities sections.
Regeneration: tackling blindness; 40 years of the MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group; MRC Working Life: Matthew Murray, Clinical Research Training Fellow; Professor Peter Piot on global health research; plus the usual news and funding opportunities sections.
Regeneration: reconstructing a voicebox from stem cells, Children of the 90s turn 21. MRC Working Life: Mark Gardiner, MRC Harwell; Professor Jean Golding on data-sharing; plus the usual news and funding opportunities sections.