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Improving support for clinical academics

Academic training for research-active clinicians needs to be acknowledged, recognised and integrated with clinical training and work, says funders’ new report on principles and obligations outlining best practice.


Malaria infection depends on number of parasites, not number of mosquito bites

For the first time, researchers have shown that the number of parasites each mosquito carries influences the chance of successful malaria infection. The finding has implications for vaccine development and studies into how the disease spreads. 


The MRC supports preprints

The MRC requires that the results of the research it funds are published, ideally in peer-reviewed journals; also that all such articles, whether published in an open access or subscription-based journal, must be archived in Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC) and made freely available as soon as possible.


New Year's Honours 2017

Congratulations to the MRC-associated people who have been recognised in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list.


New MRC Deputy Chief Executive announced

Professor David Lomas has been appointed as the MRC’s new Deputy Chief Executive. He will take up a fixed term position on 1 January 2017 which will run to 31 March 2018.