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Medical Research Council (MRC) - Articles and news items


Major global study reveals new hypertension and blood pressure genes

Industry news / 13 September 2016 / Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Content Producer

The discoveries include DNA changes in three rare genes that have much larger effects on blood pressure in the population than previously seen, providing new insights into the physiology of hypertension and suggesting new targets for treatment…


Wanted: Zika virus researchers

Blog / 10 February 2016 / Victoria White, European Pharmaceutical Review

The MRC has launched a £1m rapid response funding initiative to better understand the nature of the risk posed by the Zika virus. Find out about this initiative and NIH’s call for research here…


Urine profiles provide clues to how obesity causes disease

Industry news / 5 May 2015 / Victoria White

Scientists have identified chemical markers in urine associated with body mass, providing insights into how obesity causes disease…


UCB secures multimillion pound funding boost from UK Government

Industry news / 30 March 2015 / Victoria White

UCB has announced that its joint bid with five other organisations has secured a £6.2 million grant to support the development of novel biologic treatments…

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PROUD study shows Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is highly protective against HIV infection

Industry news / 25 February 2015 / Medical Research Council

Researchers from the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit (MRC CTU) and Public Health England have presented results at a conference in Seattle, Washington, indicating that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly protective against HIV for gay and other men who have sex with men in England…

Cameron pledges £30 million for cutting-edge medical advances

Over £30 million committed across UK for cutting-edge medical advances

Industry news, News / 20 November 2014 / Medical Research Council

Life-saving measures for patients have moved a step closer following the announcement by Prime Minister David Cameron of investments totalling over £30 million in emerging new treatments and technologies…

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£230 million for technologies to revolutionise research into disease

Industry news / 23 October 2014 / MRC Press Office

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has announced that a partnership led by the Medical Research Council will invest over £230 million in a range of revolutionary technologies aimed at identifying the causes of diseases such as cancer and dementia, and dramatically speeding up diagnosis and treatment…

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Ambitious new studies will give new insights into Parkinson’s, addiction and the immune system

Industry news / 7 October 2014 / Medical Research Council

Three ambitious new research programmes, which aim to deliver a step-change in our understanding of disease by using human volunteers in experimental studies, have been funded as part of a £60m investment from the Medical Research Council…

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Academia-pharma collaboration attracts £14.4million funding in the UK to accelerate drug discovery

Industry news, News / 14 May 2012 / University of Dundee

The consortium includes six companies & will provide core support of £14.4 million…


Groundbreaking scientific collaboration gives UK academia access to compounds to advance medical research

Industry news, News / 5 December 2011 / AstraZeneca

A wide range of compounds will be made available FOC to UK medical researchers…

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R&D into personalised medicine to receive new government investment

Industry news, News / 19 May 2011 / Technology Strategy Board

The Technology Strategy Board and the MRC are to jointly invest over £3.7 million in seven major new research projects…


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