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Medical Research Council
THE MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC) is a publicly funded organization in the United Kingdorn (UK) that supports research in the medical sciences within the UK and Africa. Although the MRC receives annual grant—in-aid funding from Parliament through the Office of Science and Innovation, its choices about what research to fund are made independently of the government. The MRC supports medical research through research grants and career awards to scientists, by funding research centers at universities, and through MRC research facilities. Research is organized into five areas (2006–07 research funding in parenthesis): Physiological Systems and Clinical Sciences (£97.3 million), Health Services and Public Health (£89.8 million), ...