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According to scientists from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK, a new drug discovery system can be used to target phosphatases (a family of enzymes) that are mostly considered to be ‘undruggable’. more

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As resistance to antifungal drugs is growing, new research funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) has revealed that this could lead to a rise in disease outbreaks and global food shortages. more

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Medicines Discovery Catapult, the MRC CDSS, based at the University of Liverpool, and the NC3Rs, are combining forces to advance the UK’s position in organ on a chip technology more

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The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) has taken a huge leap forward with six of the UK leading research universities recently being awarded with centre status. more

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Professor Giovanna Mallucci and her team have identified two drugs that can block the death of brain cells in mice models of neurodegeneration. This research builds on the earlier breakthrough by the team four years ago. more

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The Medical Research Council (MRC) is giving almost £10m in grants as part of an initiative to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) more

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The psychedelic compound of magic mushrooms, psilocybin, has been used to lift depression in volunteers of a pilot study more

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The Medical Research Council (MRC) is to make £1m available for research applications tackling the Zika virus more

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University College London (UCL) research shows that withdrawing donepezil from people with advanced stages of Alzheimer’s doubled their risk of being placed in a nursing home within a year more

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£16 million has been awarded to university-led projects for the development of molecular pathology tests that help deliver stratified medicine. more

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Researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre at the University of Edinburgh are saying that prolonged use of paracetamol during pregnancy may reduce testosterone production in unborn boys. more

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Schizophrenia, bladder cancer and asthma are among the fields of medical research to benefit from a £32m investment in the UK. more

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The UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Government of India Department for Biotechnology (DBT), have joined forces to fund three major global research centres. more

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The Medical Research Council (MRC) has welcomed a report by an independent review which calls for global investment, better diagnostics, better surveillance and support for researchers in the race to solve the problem of antimicrobial resistance. more

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Participating companies are AstraZeneca, GSK, Janssen R&D, Lilly, Pfizer, Takeda and UCB. more