Medical Research Council: Some Success Stories (MRC)

Summary

The Medical Research Council (MRC) has released a collection of summaries about UK research achievements across a number of fields.

In the area of research into dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases, MRC research is reported to have influenced the UK’s national policy for dementia care, as a result of:

  1. Quantifying and monitoring trends in dementia prevalence.
  2. Determining risk factors.
  3. Measuring delays in dementia diagnosis.

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Shaping the UK’s dementia care policy. London: Medical Research Council (MRC), August 7th 2015.

Mixed Bag

Other MRC news / success stories of possible interest:

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A decade of changes to the UK health research landscape. London: Medical Research Council (MRC), August 20th 2015.

The American Heart Association has found that treating patients with arteriovenous malformations in the brain increases their risk of stroke (compared to non-treatment):

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American Heart Association guidelines for arteriovenous malformations of the brain. London: Medical Research Council (MRC), August 13th 2015.

Research concerning the role of physical inactivity and diet in health and wellbeing:

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Physical activity and diet. London: Medical Research Council (MRC), July 21st 2015.

Changes to guidance on alcohol consumption in pregnancy:

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Alcohol consumption in pregnancy. London: Medical Research Council (MRC), August 11th 2015.

On Cytosponge: a diagnostic test to detect Barrett’s oesophagus:

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Cytosponge: a new diagnostic test. London: Medical Research Council (MRC), August 7th 2015.

On the 22 million patients reported to have benefited from UK public and charity research:

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Research-based cardiovascular treatments. London: Medical Research Council (MRC), August 4th 2015.

International research on reducing deaths in heart attack patients:

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Heart attack deaths could be cut if hospitals stuck to guidelines. London: Medical Research Council (MRC), August 18th 2015.

Progress, over a 40 year period, in the production of monoclonal antibodies:

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From lab-based discovery to global blockbusters. London: Medical Research Council (MRC), August 17th 2015.

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