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£10 million funding for pioneering brain tumour research programmes

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The Samantha Dickson Brain Cancer Unit at the UCL Cancer Institute is one of three pioneering research programmes to benefit from an unprecedented £10 million in funding. Grants from The Brain Tumour Charity totalling £5million will fund the research programmes and are being matched by other charitable and public sources. The milestone investment paves the way to transform the diagnosis and treatment of both childhood and adult brain tumours, the biggest cancer killer of people under 40.

Promising new treatment for respiratory syndrome

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Geoff Bellingan

A new treatment for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome has seen mortality rates plummet by about 80 per cent.

UCL to benefit from £8.9m medical bioinformatics grant

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The Minister for Science and Universities, the Rt Hon David Willetts, announced today that the Medical Research Council (MRC) has made an investment of £8.9 million to a consortium of institutions, comprising UCL, Queen Mary University of London, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the Francis Crick Institute, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute.

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