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maandag 16 april 2018

MRC: New chair for the MRC Infections and Immunity Board

New chair for the MRC Infections and Immunity Board

On 1 April, leading immunologist Professor Paul Kaye started his tenure as the new Chair of the MRC Infections and Immunity Board.

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Genome sequencing of first 50,000 UK Biobank participants

UK Biobank announces major initiative to sequence the full genomes of 50,000 UK Biobank volunteer participants. Funded by a £30M grant from the MRC, sequencing of the whole genome will be undertaken during 2018 and 2019 by the Wellcome Sanger Institute.

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New Director for the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

The MRC would like to welcome Professor Matthew Lambon Ralph as the new Director of the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. The Unit, established in 1944, became part of the University of Cambridge's School of Clinical Medicine in 2017.

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Bloodless revolution in diabetes monitoring

Scientists at Bath University have created an adhesive patch, which promises the measurement of glucose levels through the skin without a finger-prick blood test.

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Diabetes-linked gene alters the development of fat cells

Scientists have identified a gene that in women is linked to the creation and location of new fat cells and therefore is thought to contribute to the risk of type 2 diabetes.

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More than 100g/week of alcohol linked to a shorter life expectancy

Recommended alcohol limits in many countries should be lowered to around 100g/week for men and women, according to an analysis of data from nearly 600,000 current drinkers in 19 countries, published today in The Lancet.

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Technology networks awarded £3m to solve life science challenges

Five research networks, awarded £3m through a joint technology initiative, will harness new and emerging developments from the engineering and physical sciences to advance life sciences discovery research.   

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