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maandag 26 februari 2018

MRC: Bacteria block transmission of Zika and dengue viruses

Bacteria block transmission of Zika and dengue viruses

Scientists at the University of Glasgow's MRC Centre for Virus Research (CVR) have found a bacterial strain which blocks dengue and Zika virus transmission from mosquitoes.

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New director for the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

The new Director of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) has been named as Dr Jan Löwe. Jan is currently the joint head of the Structural Studies Division at the LMB and Deputy Director of the institute

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Old antibiotic compounds could become tomorrow's life-saving drugs

As the fight against drug-resistant infections continues in labs around the world, MRC-funded scientists are looking back in time at previously discarded chemical compounds to see if any could be developed for new antibiotics

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£54 million funding to transform health through data science

Health Data Research UK is awarding £30 million funding to six sites across the UK.

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Scientists create functioning kidney-like tissue from stem cells

Scientists have successfully produced human kidney-like tissue within a living organism, which is able to produce urine. The study authors say it greatly advances our progress toward using stem cells to repair damaged kidneys.

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Cancer drugs could transform the lives of children with serious disfigurements

Drugs normally used to treat cancer could reduce the disfigurements of thousands of children born with life-threatening blood vessel defects. The drugs are being trialed at Great Ormond Street Hospital, based on the findings of MRC-funded geneticists

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Genetics researchers close in on schizophrenia

MRC scientists have discovered 50 new gene regions that increase the risk of developing schizophrenia.

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