National Institute for Health Research

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the largest national clinical research funder in Europe with a budget of over £1 billion (approximately USD 1.3 billion) in 2015-16. The NIHR was established in April 2006 as part of the UK government's health research strategy 'Best Research for Best Health' and is funded by the Department of Health and Social Care.


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Glyphosate inhibits symbiotic bacteria in beetles

Saw-toothed grain beetles live in a symbiotic association with bacteria. Their bacterial partners provide important building blocks for the formation of the insect's exoskeleton, which protects the beetles from their enemies ...


Using contrast MRI after a heart attack could increase survival

According to the British Heart Foundation, heart and circulatory diseases cause more than a quarter (27%) of all deaths in the UK, which equates to more than 160,000 deaths each year—or one death every three minutes.

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