Medical Research Council

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Name: Medical Research Council
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Viagra drug firm Pfizer mulls £60bn bid for struggling UK drugs group AstraZeneca

US pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer is mulling a £60billion bid approach for struggling UK drugs group AstraZeneca, writes Ruth Sunderland.If such a deal were to happen, it would be the biggest-ever foreign takeover this country has seen and would inevitably ... [Published This Is Money - 7 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Bankrupt David Cameron crony forced to quit quango

David Cameron was left red-faced yet again this weekend after a businessman he appointed to head a multibillion-pound quango was forced to stand down after it was disclosed that he was bankrupt.A government spokesman confirmed former Tory Party chief ... [Published Morning Star Online - 3 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Booze rules ‘may lead to abortions’

Fear factor ... the National Health and Medical Research Council has been urged to change the alcohol warnings given to pregnant women. Source: ThinkStockPREGNANT women have been scared into contemplating abortions after consuming small levels of alcohol, ... [Published Brisbane Courier-Mail - 14 hours ago]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated 9 hours ago - 2 reports

Quango head resigns amid bankruptcy row

The Government-appointed head of the Public Works Loans Board has been fired after it was revealed he was declared bankrupt.  Under Whitehall rules, anyone who is declared bankrupt must inform a minister immediately, but a Mail on Sunday probe found Tony ... [Published PoliticsHome - 21 hours ago]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

RCR supports new framework for research findings

-- The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has expressed its support for the new framework by the U.K.'s Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust for dealing with health-related findings in research. The initiative highlights the role of medical i ... [Published AuntMinnieEurope - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Homeopaths fight back over negative finding

Homeopathic practitioners have criticised the study. Photo / ThinkstockNew Zealand doctors are said to be backing the findings of an Australian study that says homeopathic remedies do not work - but Kiwis practising the alternative treatment say the study ... [Published New Zealand Herald - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Surgeon urges transparency campaign

Press Association  –One of the UK's top surgeons has called for annual public events to become a requirement for all clinicians in the NHS.Mr Tim Underwood, a consultant oesophageal surgeon at Southampton General Hospital, said giving members of the public ... [Published Yahoo! UK and Ireland - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Homeopathy Doesn’t Work, According to Meta Study

A new meta study from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has found that homeopathy does not work.The researchers looked at 68 conditions which homeopathy has been used to treat, including asthma, flu, cholera and heroin ... [Published Calorie Lab - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Investigations mounting into research at University of New South Wales

MARK COLVIN: The University of New South Wales is launching two new investigations into the work of one of its leading scientists.Professor Levon Khachigian is already facing questions about scientific papers published on a drug for skin cancer and heart ... [Published ABC Online - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Naturopath disappointed by review findings

A LOCAL naturopath is disappointed that a review by the National Health and Medical Research Council has found there is no reliable evidence that homeopathy can treat health conditions. A LOCAL naturopath is disappointed that a review by the National ... [Published Bathurst Western Advocate - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 2 reports

Researchers develop pressure sensors for amputees

15th April 2014 A report in 2,000 by the Audit Commission said that a quarter of the 50,000 lower limb amputees in the UK did not use their prosthetic limbs as much as they would like due to pain and discomfort.
The research was carried out at the University ... [Published Healthcare Today - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 2 reports

Does germ plasm accelerate evolution?

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have published research in the leading academic journal Science that challenges a long held belief about the way certain species of vertebrates evolved.Dr Matt Loose and Dr Andrew Johnson who are experts in genetics ... [Published Bio-Medicine - Apr 15 2014]

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Bankrupt David Cameron crony forced to quit quango [Published Morning Star Online - 3 hours ago]
Call for clearer advice for mums-to-be [Published Brisbane Courier-Mail - 4 hours ago]
Proof that antidepressants and breastfeeding ca... [Published NewsMaker - 6 hours ago]
Viagra drug firm Pfizer mulls £60bn bid for str... [Published This Is Money - 7 hours ago]
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Booze rules ‘may lead to abortions’ [Published Brisbane Courier-Mail - 14 hours ago]
Quango head resigns amid bankruptcy row [Published PoliticsHome - 21 hours ago]
Bankrupt quango chief steps down [Published Bicester Advertiser - Apr 19 2014]
Call to get homeopathic remedies off pharmacy s... [Published Kingscote Islander - Apr 19 2014]
Pharmacists warned off homeopathy [Published Brisbane Times - Apr 19 2014]
RCR supports new framework for research findings [Published AuntMinnieEurope - Apr 18 2014]
Homeopaths fight back over negative finding [Published New Zealand Herald - Apr 18 2014]
Molecular Medicine: New maps for navigating the... [Published NewsRX - Apr 18 2014]
Surgeon urges transparency campaign [Published Yahoo! UK and Ireland - Apr 18 2014]
Homeopathy Doesn’t Work, According to Meta Study [Published Calorie Lab - Apr 18 2014]
IL-3 and CSF-1 Interact to Promote Generation o... [Published PLoS medicine - Apr 17 2014]
Conditional Reverse Tet-Transactivator Mouse St... [Published PLoS medicine - Apr 17 2014]
A Site-Specific, Single-Copy Transgenesis Strat... [Published PLoS medicine - Apr 17 2014]
Liberty Property Trust's Cambridge Biomedical C... [Published BusinessWeek - Apr 17 2014]
Casual cannabis use damages brain, new study finds [Published Christian Institute - Apr 17 2014]
Investigations mounting into research at Univer... [Published ABC Online - Apr 17 2014]
Life's precipice puts addiction into perspective [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Apr 17 2014]
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Pistorious Trial Is a Referendum on Violence Ag... [Published Huffington Post - Apr 16 2014]
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Human Cytomegalovirus Blocks Erythropoietin Syn... [Published American Journal of Public Health - Apr 16 2014]
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[tt] [GRG] NewAbs: More on Mouse Thymus [Published TranshumanTech - Apr 15 2014]
To Members and Friends of the Los Angeles Gerontology Research Group:         More on mouse thymus... -- Steve Coles "Researchers Regrow Mouse Thymus: A simple genetic formula coaxes a shrunken mouse thymus to regenerate" by Kerry Grens WIKIMEDIA, ...
Celebrate World Homeopathy Awareness Week with ... [Published Boing Boing - Apr 12 2014]
It's World Homeopathy Awareness Week, so the Good Thinking Society (a nonprofit devoted to promoting rational thought has put up a new site at homeopathyawarenessweek.org in which you will be made aware of a bunch of facts that homeopathy advocates ...
Homeopathy awareness can make the world a healt... [Published Science: Science blog | guardian.co.uk - Apr 11 2014]
As anyone who has explained homeopathic dilution to an incredulous colleague will attest, raising awareness of homeopathy is the quickest way to dispel any belief in it World Homeopathy Awareness Week the annual promotional campaign organised by homeopaths ...
Australia Declares Homeopathy "Useless" [Published Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, ... - Apr 11 2014]
Homeopathic Remedies kh1234567890 via flickr Australia's main medical group, the National Health and Medical Research Council, has concluded that homeopathy is "useless." The ruling came in the form of a 300-page report , in which doctors and other ...
Sick of homeopathy [Published Jack the Insider - Apr 11 2014]
I’ve just taken a look at the national chakra and I don’t like the look of it one little bit. The peak body in Australian medical research, the National Health and Medical Research Council has reported that homeopathy is junk.  Surprise, surprise. ...
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