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27 July 2007
AMRC welcomes the announcement that the medical research charity sector will be represented on the Board of the Office for Strategic Co-ordination of Health Research (OSCHR).
23 July 2007
The Home Office has published the 2006 figures for the use of animals in scientific research. 3.01 million animal procedures were carried out in 2006, a rise of approximately 4% on 2005. However, the figure for 2006 is close to half what it was 30 years ago.
20 July 2007
AMRC Chief Executive Simon Denegri is amongst those who signed a letter to the Guardian newspaper, calling for the government to retain the science and technology select committee
20 June 2007
The Prime Minister Tony Blair has replied to the letter signed by members of the AMRC and the Genetic Interest Group about the creation of human-animal hybrid embryos for research.
14 June 2007
The Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) today said that charity collaborations with industry are an essential and inevitable aspect of the way medicines and treatments are developed, while emphasising the need for charities to ensure public confidence in what they do by being more open and transparent.
21 May 2007
In a series of articles for The Guardian, Sophie Petit-Zeman looks at how a partnership of asthma patients, carers and doctors were able to work together in setting research and treatment priorities.
17 May 2007
AMRC comments on the draft bill on Human Tissues and Embryos
7 April 2007
Members of the AMRC and the Genetic Interest Group were invited to sign a letter to the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, following publication of the report from the Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into the Regulation of Hybrid and Chimera Embryos.
15 March 2007
The winners of a unique charity Science Communication Award were announced at a National Science and Engineering week event last night. The Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) competition is designed to reward charities that work hard to make the science they fund relevant to the patients, members of the public and many other people who support them.
2 February 2007
A recent audit of its members, conducted by the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) shows that medical research charities – many of them household names – are maintaining high standards in the way they distribute public money to research, despite some tough challenges.