- MRC-Research Updates
These research updates have been written and produced in conjunction with the Medical Research Council (MRC) and doctors. They describe some examples of current research in a way that is relevant to students of A level Biology and Chemistry and GNVQ Advanced Science.
- Worm Watch Lab
A Zooniverse citizen science project supported by the Medical Research Council as part of its centenary celebrations.
- A Switch in the Brain
a biological switch that determines which part of the fruit fly’s brain responds to pheromones, depending on whether the fruit fly is male or female.
- MRC LMB Insight on Research
Research news from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology that is useful reading for teachers and 16+ students
- MRC Insight Blog
An excellent blog to recommend to 16 to 18 year old students to show the wide range of research activities carried out by medical research scientists.
- Blood lust and the mosquito
A short article on the genetics being used to fight malaria
- Why mitochondrial donation is not about making ‘designer babies’
A useful clarification on the basics of mitochondrial donation, explaining the difference between mitochondrial and nuclear DNA.
- Biomedical Picture of the Day - MRC
Inspiring research images from biomedical scientists around the world. The outstanding quality of these images is matched by the concise notes with each one. The database search facility helps teachers look for lesson resources.
- MRC YouTube
Our top picks for education from the medical research council youtube channel. Find out why randomised control trials are so important? Go for a video tour of one of their research labs or listen to medical researchers talk about their work.