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woensdag 10 oktober 2018

MRC: Two projects shortlisted for 2018 Newton Prize

Two projects shortlisted for 2018 Newton Prize

Two MRC projects have been shortlisted for the 2018 Newton Prize, an annual £1 million fund awarded for the best research or innovation that promotes the economic development and social welfare of developing countries.

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Scientists use AI to develop better predictions of why children struggle at school

Scientists using machine learning – a type of artificial intelligence – with data from hundreds of children who struggle at school, identified clusters of learning difficulties which did not match the previous diagnosis the children had been given.

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MRC scientist wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The MRC is delighted to congratulate Professor Sir Gregory Winter, a former deputy director of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, on being awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly with Frances H. Arnold and George P. Smith.

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Old antibiotic may selectively kill dangerous skin cancer cells

An old antibiotic, called nifuroxazide, could selectively kill dangerous cells within melanomas - the deadliest type of skin cancer - scientists from the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at the University of Edinburgh have found.

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MRC funds £2m study to address global mental health stigma

A landmark global study that looks to understand and reduce the stigma that surrounds mental ill health has received a £2 million grant award from the MRC. The Indigo Partnership is one of the largest studies of its kind and will develop and test new methods to reduce stigma in China, Ethiopia, India and Tunisia.

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Markers of dairy fat consumption linked to lower risk of type 2 diabetes

Higher levels of biomarkers of dairy fat consumption are associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research. The study was undertaken by an international consortium led by scientists at the MRC and Tufts University.

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UKB brain imaging and genetics studies to 'transform' health research

Two papers in Nature this week focus on how UK Biobank genetics and imaging data are transforming health research. In one paper, researchers report on a pioneering study that combined 10,000 UK Biobank MR brain images with genetics data from all 500,000 participants.

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