Latest Medical Research Council Stories
New born human infants have the largest brains among primates, but also the highest proportion of body fat.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center and MRC Technology (MRCT), the technology transfer organization for the United Kingdom’s prestigious Medical Research Council, have reached an agreement to collaborate
Stem cell scientists at King's College London will today (Tuesday 6 December) announce they have submitted to the UK Stem Cell Bank (UKSCB) their first clinical grade human embryonic stem (hES) cell lines that are free from animal-derived products, known as 'xeno-free' stem cells.
Scientists have for the first time discovered sixteen new sections of the genetic code that relate to lung health -- opening up the possibility for better prevention as well as treatment for lung diseases.
Siblings of people with autism show a similar pattern of brain activity to that seen in people with autism when looking at emotional facial expressions.
A side effect of many commonly used drugs appears to increase the risks of both cognitive impairment and death in older people.
Scientists have discovered that a mother's nutrition during pregnancy can strongly influence her child's risk of obesity many years later.