The Medical Research Council has collaborated with teachers to produce a set of free post-16 research updates and accompanying teachers' notes on: getting blood out of a test tube; contraception beyond the year 2000; cystic fibrosis: the quest for a cure; engineering antibodies; and a new role for aspirin. Published by Industry Supports Education, the materials have been mailed to thousands of schools and colleges. Additional copies available from: Deborah Seddon, Medical Research Council, 20 Park Crescent, London W1N 4AL. Tel: 0171 636 5422 ext. 6177.