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zaterdag 4 november 2017

MRC: Death rates differ over three-fold between occupational groups

Death rates differ over three-fold between occupational groups

People who work in factories, construction and in housekeeping jobs are in the occupational groups that have the highest mortality rates, according to a new MRC study.

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New tiny cantilever can weigh a single cell

Scientists have developed a tiny cantilever that can weigh individual cells, which has enabled them to detect that a cell stops growing after catching a virus.

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Recruitment to the MRC Council of UK Research and Innovation

The MRC is looking to appoint up to 12 Council members from 1 April 2018.

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Scientists unveil structure of protein critical for gene expression

The technique of cryo-electron microscopy - for which MRC scientist Dr Richard Henderson won a Nobel Prize earlier this month - has now been used to solve the structure of a protein complex critical for gene expression.

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New database to connect neurodegenerative disease community

Researchers studying neurodegenerative disease can now look up cohort studies and make connections through a new shared portal.

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MRC project crowned winner of Newton Prize in India

An MRC Newton-funded project has been awarded the Newton Prize worth £200,000 at an event in New Delhi today, for testing the introduction of a new vital sign device into routine maternity care in hospitals in India and Africa.

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Brain tumour's 'addiction' to common amino acid could be its weakness

Starving a childhood brain tumour of the amino acid glutamine could improve the effect of chemotherapy, according to a preclinical study.

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