Tag Archives: Medical Research Council (MRC)

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 … Continue reading

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Elevated Stroke Risk and Long Working Hours (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary Working long hours appears to be associated with a higher risk of stroke, but the reasons behind this link remain uncertain. Working up to 48 hours per week increases stroke risk by 10%; working up to 54 hours per … Continue reading

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The NHS Innovation Accelerator Programme: an Innovation Revolution? (NHS England / BBC News)

Summary The NHS Innovation Accelerator Programme aims to make evidence-based healthcare innovation available to patients. NHS England’s Chief Executive Simon Stevens and National Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh have announced seventeen successful applicants, in the UK and from abroad, to … Continue reading

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Evolutionary Mutation of Human Prion Protein May Prevent Prion Diseases? (NHS Choices / BBC News / Nature)

Summary A natural human mutation (called V127) in the gene encoding prion protein may offer resistance to CJD. A study using mice with this genetic mutation appears to confirm resistance to prion diseases. This finding may in future help in … Continue reading

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Physical Inactivity and Obesity Compared as Causes of Mortality (BBC News / American Journal of Clinical Nutrition / Journal of the American College of Cardiology)

Summary A 12-year study involving more than 300,000 people suggests that lack of exercise could be responsible for twice as many deaths as obesity in Europe. It is estimated that 676,000 deaths per year are attributable to inactivity, compared with … Continue reading

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Possible Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Schizophrenia? (BBC News / PNAS)

Summary A “weak spot” in the brain, which may be play some common role(s) underlying both Alzheimer’s Disease and schizophrenia, appears to have been identified using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) brain scans. The brain area in question has been … Continue reading

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