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The Medical Research Council was established by Royal Charter to support research across the biomedical spectrum, from fundamental lab-based science to clinical trials, and in all major disease areas with the express aim of improve human health through world-class medical research. It supports the production of skilled researchers and advances and disseminates knowledge and technology to improve the quality of life and economic competitiveness of the UK.

Study shows genetic link to susceptibility to smoking
29 September, 2015
The chances of becoming a smoker and suffering from smoking related ill health could be down to genetic differences, say researchers
Study shows pregnancy no reason to eat for two
10 August, 2015
Studies at the Clinical Sciences Centre in London have shown intestinal adaptation to hormones which means pregnancy doesn't result in increased appetite
Pre-exposure preventive measures linked to reduced HIV infection
02 March, 2015
The Medical Research Council reveals the effectiveness of pre-exposure prophylaxis in protecting against HIV infection
UK Government support for research into disease focuses on imaging techniques
26 October, 2014
The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has announced that a partnership led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) 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. The state-of-the-art technologies will be used to find out how differences in the cellular and molecular make-up of people affect how they respond to diseases and to treatment.
Health benefits of London cycling scheme
19 February, 2014
A BMJ study has shown that the health benefits of using London's public cycle hire scheme outweigh pollution and injury risks
Fruit fly research redefines the rules of attraction
20 December, 2013
Medical Research Council studies examine the biological switch controlling pheromone responses in the brains of fruit flies
Study examines effect of loud music on hearing loss
19 December, 2013
The Medical Research Council is kicking off a large study into the correlation between listening to loud music and hearing loss in the UK
MRC funded study into early anti-retroviral treatment for children in Africa
04 November, 2013
Children affected by HIV in Africal could increase survival chances with earlier anti-retroviral treatment according to a new study
Researchers investigate perceptual awareness during anaesthesia
24 October, 2013
The Medical Research Council is funding studies into levels of consciousness during different doses of anaesthesia to pinpoint accurate levels required for vulnerable patients
Researchers find possible ability to arrest brain degeneration
10 October, 2013
Studies by the Medical Research Council have found a pathway using orally administered compound to prevent neurodegeneration in mice
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