MRC launch Experimental Medicine Panel
MRC is pleased to announce a new Experimental Medicine Panel, which will meet regularly to enhance the MRC’s current translational offering. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - July 29, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

UKRI COVID-19 and ethnicity research
Understanding the reasons for vulnerability to COVID-19 and the differential social, cultural and economic impacts of the pandemic on minority ethnic groups.  (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - July 29, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Multimillion investment in six new research projects to investigate COVID-19 and ethnicity
Six new projects to improve our understanding of the links between COVID-19 and ethnicity have been funded by UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Medical Research Council (MRC) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - July 29, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

£3 million awarded to help tackle air pollution
UK Research and Innovation has awarded£3 million to support six research networks that will investigate solutions to air pollution. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - July 22, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Oxford trial funded by UKRI offers new hope for a COVID vaccine
Early stage human trials of a COVID-19 vaccine have found it produces strong immune response and shows no early safety concerns, according to results published today inThe Lancet.  (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - July 21, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

World-leading study into long-term health impacts of COVID-19 launched by UKRI and NIHR
Today, UKRI and NIHR are announcing£8.4 million funding for one of the world’s largest studies into the long-term physical and mental health impacts of coronavirus on hospitalised patients.  (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - July 6, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Preliminary trial results find antiviral drug lopinavir/ritonavir does not reduce death in hospitalised patients with COVID-19
The‘RECOVERY’ trial has released preliminary results showing lopinavir/ritonavir, an antiviral drug commonly used to treat HIV, had no significant mortality benefit in hospitalised COVID-19 patients. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - July 1, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

New £1.3 million national research programme to evaluate coronavirus tests in hospitals, GP surgeries and care homes
Testing for coronavirus infection could become quicker, more convenient and more accurate, following the launch of a multicentre national programme of research that will evaluate how new diagnostic tests perform in hospitals, general practices and care homes.  (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - June 24, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

The largest genetic study into myalgic encephalomyelitis in the UK
A new study has been funded to analyse samples from 20,000 people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), also diagnosed as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS, or ME/CFS), to search for genetic differences that may indicate underlying causes or increase the risk of developing the condition. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - June 23, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

First volunteer receives new COVID-19 vaccine today
The first healthy volunteer has now received a new coronavirus vaccine developed by researchers led by Professor Robin Shattock at Imperial College London. The phase I trials were funded by UKRI as part of the UKRI/DHSC/NIHR COVID-19 rapid research response. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - June 23, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Preliminary trial results find dexamethasone reduces death in hospitalised patients with severe respiratory complications of COVID-19
The‘RECOVERY’ trial has released preliminary results showing low-cost dexamethasone reduces death by up to one third in hospitalised patients with severe respiratory complications of COVID-19. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - June 16, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

UKRI and NIHR move to new phase of COVID-19 research funding
To meet the needs of this new environment, the NIHR/UKRI rolling call will close to new applications on 30 June 2020. The NIHR has launched a new‘Recovery and Learning’ callto better understand and manage the health and social care consequences of the global COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - June 16, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

UK Research and Innovation seeks further council members
Council members play a critical role in UKRI’s strategy development and governance, working with their Executive Chair to deliver their council's aims and objectives and to support UKRI's overall mission. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - June 11, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Preliminary results from RECOVERY trial on the use of hydroxychloroquine in hospitalised patients with COVID-19
The'RECOVERY'trial has released preliminary results showing no effect on mortality from the use of hydroxychloroquine in patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - June 8, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Advanced Pain Discovery Platform (APDP) Introductory Webinar
The core focus of the webinar will be to provide an introduction to the APDP initiative and our newly appointed Director, Professor David Walsh. Participants will receive an overview of the Advanced Pain Discovery Platform (APDP) initiative, including its scientific scope, eligibility requirements, and the application process.  (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - June 4, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Did life emerge in the'primordial soup' via DNA or RNA? Maybe both
Scientists have long debated which genetic information carrier– DNA or RNA– started life on Earth, but a new study suggests life could have begun with a bit of both. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - June 3, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

SPF Advanced Pain Discovery Platform Director Announcement
The Medical Research Council and Versus Arthritis and other Partners are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor David Walsh as Director for the UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) Programme, Advanced Pain Discovery Platform (APDP). (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - May 29, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Calling all MRC PhD students!
The MRC in partnership with The Observer are proud to announce that the Max Perutz Science Writing Award 2020 is now open. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - May 20, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

MRC Response to Covid-19
TheUKRI Coronavirus Hub gives you the latest information on the vital work of UKRI and our community in response to the crisis, what grants and awards we have made, and our continuing call to fund your ideas to limit the outbreak and protect life. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - May 15, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

MRC scientists elected Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences
MRC-supported scientists are among the distinguished medical researchers elected as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - May 13, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

COVID-19 drugs trial rolled out across UK homes and communities
A UK trial– testing whether low-risk treatment in the community can help people at higher risk of complications from COVID-19 to get better quicker, reducing the need for hospital admission– is today announcing that older people who have had coronavirus symptoms for 15 days or less can now also screen for the trial online. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - May 12, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

New call for research on the risk factors, transmission and prevalence of coronavirus
A new call for research proposals on the risk factors, transmission and prevalence of the COVID-19 virus SARS-CoV-2, has been launch by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - May 7, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

LifeArc and MRC partnership to create new £16m fund to establish Gene Therapy Innovation Hubs
A network of Gene Therapy Innovation Hubs providing access to clinical grade viral vector and translational support for early phase academic-led gene therapy clinical trials. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - May 4, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Preliminary results of Covid-19 drug treatment trial found to improve recovery
An international clinical trial, co-led by UKRI’s Medical Research Council and UCL, which is testing the effectiveness of the drug remdesivir on patients hospitalised with Covid-19, has shown“very promising” preliminary results. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - April 30, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

MRC scientists elected Fellows of the Royal Society
MRC-supported researchers are among the eminent scientists announced today, elected as Fellows of the Royal Society. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - April 30, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Study of more than 16,700 COVID-19 patients identifies characteristics of severe disease
To answer many urgent questions about the characteristics of people who are most severely affected by the virus and what happens to them in hospital, a study– called‘ISARIC4C’– has analysed data obtained from 16,749 COVID-19 hospital patients in the UK. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - April 30, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Patterns of common coronavirus infections could aid understanding of COVID-19
Coronavirus infections are a common cause of mild colds, infecting thousands of people every year in the UK. They mostly circulate in the winter in temperate regions where they are often referred to as‘seasonal coronaviruses’. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - April 27, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccine begins human trial stage
Researchers at the University of Oxford have begun testing a COVID-19 vaccine in human volunteers this week. The phase I trial was funded by UKRI and NIHR as part of the rapid research response. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - April 24, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

NIHR and UKRI launch call for research on COVID-19 and ethnicity
The NIHR and UKRI are jointly calling for research proposals to investigate emerging evidence of an association between ethnicity and COVID-19 incidence and adverse health outcomes. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - April 23, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

COVID-19 therapy, vaccine, epidemiology and policy development research boosted by twenty-one new projects
Twenty-one new studies into the novel coronavirus have been funded by the UK government, including the first clinical drug trial in primary care, vaccine and therapy development, and studying epidemiology, disease transmission, behavioral interventions and policy approaches to COVID-19.    (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - April 18, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Expressions of interest invited for virtual workshop on mouse genetics
Given the current requirements for social distancing as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are now exploring a virtual meeting / webinar on this date. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - April 3, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Research and Innovation ideas to address COVID-19
MRC is funding new research projects as part of the UK Research and Innovation response to the current COVID-19 pandemic through the DHSC/UKRI COVID-19 Rapid Response Initiative. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - April 3, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

MRC Molecular Haematology Unit appoints new Director
The MRC is pleased to announce that Professor KJ Patel has been appointed as the new Director of the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit and the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine at the University of Oxford. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - April 1, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

UK launches whole genome sequence alliance to map spread of coronavirus
The Government and the UK’s Chief Scientific Adviser have today, Monday 23 March, backed the UK’s leading clinicians and scientists to map how COVID-19 spreads and behaves by using whole genome sequencing. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - March 23, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccine & therapy research boosted by six new projects in rapid response
Six new studies into the novel coronavirus have been funded by the UK government, including testing a vaccine, developing therapies and improving understanding of how to treat COVID-19.  (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - March 23, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Coronavirus updates
For the latest Coronavirus news and statements from UKRI please visit theUKRI website here. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - March 20, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

An update for MRC funded researchers regarding the coronavirus situation
MRC Executive Chair Professor Fiona Watt has written a message to the MRC research community about the impact of Coronavirus on MRC funded research. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - March 20, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Opening up cryoEM: The Rosalind Franklin Institute commits to fund a new detector for low energy cryoEM
The Rosalind Franklin Institute has committed to developing a multi-million pound technology which enables a more accessible form of electron cryo-microscopy.  (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - March 11, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Workshop on National Network for Mouse Genetics
The MRC will shortly be inviting expressions of interest to attend a community workshop to discuss its future investment in a national network of distributed research clusters for mouse genetics. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - March 10, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Discontinuation of MRC Skills Development Fellowships
Having considered the fellowships we offer, the Medical Research Council has made the decision to discontinue funding for Skills Development Fellowships and instead provide more funding for our other Fellowship schemes.  (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - February 24, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Epidemic preparedness workshop explores key role of interdisciplinary research
Today the MRC, theAcademy of Medical Sciences and the InterAcademy Partnership, publish the findings from a two-day meeting on epidemic preparedness held in October 2019. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - February 22, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

UKRI launches consultation on Open Access policy
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has today launched a consultation as part of its Open Access Review. The consultation will inform the development of a new open access policy, aimed at ensuring that the published outputs of research are widely and freely accessible to all. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - February 13, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Changes to MRC Senior Fellowships
MRC’s mission is to improve human health through world-class medical research, from fundamental science to early clinical trials and preventive medicine. To achieve this, we are committed to attracting and developing outstanding researchers. Investing in people is one of the foundations of our 2019 strategic delivery plan. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - February 12, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

New film helps early career researchers take steps toward research independence
The Medical Research Council’s (MRC) New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) is a unique opportunity for talented early career researchers to get significant funding for their work. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - February 8, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Time to Talk: Young people bust mental health myths through art
Mental health myths are busted in the first National Gallery mental health awareness audio tour, sponsored by UKRI’s Medical Research Council. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - February 6, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

New appointments to the MRC's Council
UK Research and Innovation has appointed two new members to the MRC’s Council– Dr Precious Lunga and Professor Kim Graham. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - February 5, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

£20 million " rapid response " for novel coronavirus research
£20 million has been made available for novel coronavirus research via a rapid research call announced today by UKRI and DHSC via NIHR. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - February 5, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

New Director for MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology at UCL
The MRC is pleased to announce Professor Alison Lloyd as the new Director of the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology at UCL. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - February 5, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Largest analysis of UK health research funding published
A report published today delivers the most comprehensive analysis of UK health research funding ever compiled. Bringing together data from 146 charity, professional and public sector organisations, theUK Health Research Analysis 2018 found that in 2018 these funders contributed£4.8 billion to support research to improve human health. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - January 28, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Global Talent Visa: new visa scheme for international researchers to be led by UK Research and Innovation
As part of a package of announcements today, the government has announced changes to Tier 1 Visas for researchers. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - January 27, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news