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September 30, 2014

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9:00 AM | Why do some patients get worse while others don’t?
Statistics has been part of the work of the MRC for almost our entire history ― the MRC Biostatistics Unit is 100 years old this year. Here Dr Howard Thom, […]

September 24, 2014

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8:00 AM | Worm Watch Lab: one year on
It’s been more than a year since we launched Worm Watch Lab, a citizen science project in which people watch videos of tiny nematode worms. So what’s been spotted in […]

September 18, 2014

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2:38 PM | Science bloggers are ruining the public’s understanding of Science
Like most of today’s ameatur and expert scienctists, I get my science news from science blogs. It only makes sense. In a quick paced world where knowledge is power, it seems more lucrative to quickly read a blog than it would be to read an entire scientific journal article. Unfortunately, the majority of these blogs […] The post Science bloggers are ruining the public’s understanding of Science appeared first on Homoskepticus .
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2:38 PM | Science Press Releases are ruining the public’s understanding of Science
*This article was originally written about Science Blogs, however it has come to my attention that the “blog” was actually a press release.* Like most of today’s ameatur and expert scienctists, I get my science news from science blogs and press releases. It only makes sense. In a quick paced world where knowledge is power, […] The post Science Press Releases are ruining the public’s understanding of Science appeared first on Homoskepticus .

September 16, 2014

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9:21 AM | At a loss: the daily challenges of a hearing aid user
Think that hearing aids solve all hearing problems? Think again. As the MRC and the EPSRC launch a package of funding worth £3.5m to improve hearing aid technology, Jean Straus […]

September 04, 2014

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2:44 PM | Collaborating with compounds
In July we unveiled a new partnership with seven pharmaceutical companies to share deprioritised compounds for research in new disease areas. Here Chris Watkins, the MRC’s Director of Translational Research and Industry, […]
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