Scientists uncover the role of neuronal networks in moving between wake and sleep states

In new research published in Science Advances, scientists at MRC Harwell working with colleagues at the University of Oxford and University College London, have shown that changes in the way that neurons communicate with each other in the brain affect our ability to move between sleep and wake states. These findings bring us closer to […]

New consortium to improve treatments for middle ear infection and chronic otitis media

A new consortium consisting of UCL, the UCLH Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC) Harwell Institute is to investigate and develop novel treatments for otitis media (OM) –middle ear disease. The Otitis Media Consortium (UKOMeCon) will bring together the expertise of scientists and clinicians and is inviting biotech and pharmaceutical companies, […]

Harwell in global initiative to use big data to revolutionise early dementia detection

Dr Ann-Marie Mallon, the head of Informatics at MRC Harwell, is working in collaboration with statisticians, clinicians and technologists to support the use of big data to develop technologies that could diagnose the onset of dementia.