Upcoming and current events

Medical Research Live: A Century of Amplified Music

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Music, dancing, listening, concerts, clubs, cabarets. How does your listening past affect your hearing future? A Century of Amplified Music is an online experiment that asks about your music listening habits over the years and tests your hearing. By taking part you’ll help the MRC Institute of Hearing Research scientists learn more about hearing loss. The

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Recent events

The MRC Centenary Timeline

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The MRC has made thousands of medical discoveries over the past 100 years and to highlight some of these we are creating a web-based timeline which will feature 100 achievements. The MRC Achievements Timeline will take you through a century of discoveries and, using photographs, interviews and commentaries, show how medical research has had a large

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A Healthcare Revolution in the Making

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A live, digital exhibition giving the story of Cesar Milstein and the development of monoclonal antibodies. Consisting of a series of images illustrating Milstein’s life from early childhood through to later adulthood together with some of his personal papers and publications, to capture his involvement in the development of monoclonal antibodies.  

The Millennium Medal

The achievements of MRC researchers Professor Sir Philip Cohen and Sir Greg Winter were recognised at the prestigious MRC Millennium Medal AwardsCeremony at the House of Commons on 27 February. The event washosted by Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. Dr Cable commented:“There are many people alive today who can attribute

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Strictly Science: keeping one step ahead

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Strictly Science: keeping one step ahead is an interactive exhibition. Taking place from 4th-14th April 2013 in the Exhibition Road foyer of Imperial College London, the exhibition juxtaposes a century-old laboratory – showcasing the work of early MRC research pioneers – against the high-tech, video-game facilitated neurotechnology of today. A sound installation raises important questions

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Opening of the new MRC LMB

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After three years of construction at a cost of over £200m, the stunning new state-of-the-art LMB research facility officially opens its doors in early summer 2013. The new LMB building in Cambridge was officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen. Accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, they arrived on the guided bus

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The MRC Science Festival

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Life: A Healthy Game of Chance and Choice Free Suitable for children aged 8+ and adults Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June 2013 10am-6pm (last entry 17.00) Science Museum, South Kensington, London – first floor, entry via Cosmos & Culture It’s only right that we share our Centenary celebrations with a wide audience. That’s why we’re

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MRC Open Week

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Marking the exact date of the MRC Centenary, more than 40 of our world-class research institutes, units and centres will be opening their doors to the public, or taking their science out. Why not grab an invitation to one of our MRC open week events in June? Activities range from lab tours and talks to

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The Worm Watch Lab

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The Medical Research Council in partnership with Zooniverse and the Medical Research Foundation has launched Worm Watch Lab, a new project for the MRC Centenary. The project involves the public taking part through a simple online video that allows participants to make a real contribution to neuroscience research. The live online ‘citizen scientists’ project is

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Wikipedia edit-a-thons

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  MRC Women in Science Wikipedia edit-a-thons in conjunction with the Royal Society, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Wikimedia UK Building on the highly successful group ‘Edit-a-thon’ that the Royal Society and Wikimedia UK ran as part of Ada Lovelace Day to improve Wikipedia articles about women in science in October 2012, as part

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International Journal of Epidemiology Reprints and Reflections series

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The ‘Reprints and Reflections’ series includes a population science research paper from the past that still has relevance for researchers and the MRC today. Papers are reprinted together with commentaries from relevant contemporary researchers including, where possible, the original author. Editorial One hundred years of Medical Research – the UK Medical Research Council Centenary by

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11th Annual Armitage Lecture and Workshop

The MRC Biostatistics Unit established the Armitage Lectureship in the autumn of 2003. This is an annual event during which an eminent medical statistician visits for a week and works with members of the Unit. The highlight is the delivery of the Armitage Lecture, named to honour the immense contributions of Professor Peter Armitage to

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Medical Research Live: A Century of Amplified Music

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Music, dancing, listening, concerts, clubs, cabarets. How does your listening past affect your hearing future? A Century of Amplified Music is an online experiment that asks about your music listening habits over the years and tests your hearing. By taking part you’ll help the MRC Institute of Hearing Research scientists learn more about hearing loss. The

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