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Academy welcomes the Dowling review

Today, Dame Ann Dowling DBE FRS FREng, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, will give evidence to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee on her review of business and university collaborations. ...

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Professor Sir Robert Lechler announced as new Academy President

Professor Sir Robert Lechler FMedSci will become the new President of the Academy of Medical Sciences from 4 December 2015 when Professor Sir John Tooke PMedSci demits office after four years in the position. Professor Sir Robert Lechler FMedSci said: “I am d...

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New Fellows 2015

48 of the UK's leading medical researchers have been recognised for excellence in medical science with their election to the Academy Fellowship. These distinguished scientists bring the tot

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Mitochondrial transfer regulations

Professor Sir John Tooke PMedSci, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences, said: "I am delighted that MPs have voted to allow the introduction of mitochondrial transfer techniques into the clinic. These treatments could reduce...

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