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MRC Harwell 2017 Festival events

For the 2017 Festival of medical research we will be having two events at MRC Harwell: a Year 12 Open Day and a Patient Open Day. See below for more information about these two events. 

Gene found to play prominent role in central nervous system foundation and function

The neurobehavioural group, led by Pat Nolan, have been investigating the mechanisms by which mutations in PER2, a gene known to be involved with human sleep syndromes, can speed up our master body clock by several hours a day

New research from MRC Harwell has used the exciting CRISPR-Cas9 technology to repair a mutation known to be involved with progressive age-related hearing loss

Richmond village talk by Dominic Norris

Dominic Norris visited Richmond Letcombe Regis Retirement Village to talk about his research on cilia

Deafness due to mismatched connections

Loss of a functional Neuroplastin gene in mice has been found to result in problems pairing hair cells with neurons in the inner ear, preventing sound being detected by the brain

Mary Lyon Centre archiving promoted by NC3Rs

The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) have run a web article and newsletter link promoting our mouse line archiving services

PhD student wins £500 for public engagement

After weeks answering a barrage of questions from curious school pupils, Sara Falcone has won her category of the national competition I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here. Image credit: I'm a Scientist (cc)

New movement disorder gene identified 

Loss of a new gene has been found to cause progressive neurodegeneration in mice, specifically in the spinal cord and peripheral nervous system. Image: muscle fibres (credit: Macroscopic Solutions)

Taking our science into schools

As a Brilliant Club tutor, PhD student Abi Harris taught sixth form students at local state schools about her own research, giving them the competitive edge they need to get into university [Image credit: The Brilliant Club]

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