Medical Research Council - Rapid treatment

October 22, 2009

Fundamental medical research will be sped up thanks to pilot centres funded by the Medical Research Council at the universities of Dundee, King's College London, Edinburgh, Nottingham and a partnership between Bristol and Cardiff universities. At Nottingham, eight areas of research are being pursued, including the prevention and treatment of bone infection, the development of a heart monitor for babies resuscitated at birth, and the development of new wound-care products. It has received block funding of £2 million from the MRC to "drive through goal-orientated translational research".

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