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New Fellows elected 2012

46 of the United Kingdom's leading medical researchers have been recognised for excellence in medical science by election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. 15 (33%) of these new Fellows are women, more than double ...

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Statement on mitochondrial diseases

Statement from Professor Sir John Tooke, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences in response to the announcement of research initiatives to address the hereditary transmission of mitochondrial disease, funded by the Wellcome Trust and the launch of a public ...

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Animals containing human material

Animals containing human tissues, cells or genetic information are used to refine research methods, creating animal models that better represent human disease and which can be used to develop new treatments. A report by the Academy of Med...

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