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Professor Sir Andre Geim in his Manchester lab.

Opinion | 9 August 2019

Much-needed visa reform needs to be swiftly followed by a UK-EU deal for science by Beth Thompson

The PM's announcement of reforms to the immigration system for scientists is a step in the right direction. But alone it won't be enough to keep the UK as a global research leader following Brexit.

Workshop participant sticking post-it notes on a board

Opinion | 5 August 2019

Asking better questions: how we're using the discovery process in public engagement by Haidee Bell

How we're using the discovery process to understand opportunities for public engagement in areas as diverse as mental health research and online health information.

Young girl watches Ebola response team prepare vaccination equipment.

Opinion | 2 August 2019

How research has fundamentally changed the response to Ebola in DRC by Josie Golding

It's a year since the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo began. If we want to prevent future outbreaks lasting a year, the world needs to address research gaps.

PhD students conducting scientific experiment in science laboratory classroom

Opinion | 1 August 2019

How we can give a more diverse group of undergraduates hands-on research experience by Claire Fenton

We’re changing how we award Biomedical Vacation Scholarships.

Illustration showing two petri dishes with EU flag stars

News | 27 July 2019

'The final months of 2019 could be a tipping point for UK science'

The text of our letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, calling on him to set out his vision for UK science as soon as possible.

Coloured scanning electron micrograph of a human embryo at the eight-cell stage

Opinion | 25 July 2019

Initiative brings biologists together to crack the secrets of human development by Andrew Chisholm and Sheny Chen

The Human Developmental Biology Initiative is a £10 million project to provide insights into how humans develop – from one cell to billions of cells making up our tissues and organs.

Illustration showing lightbulb 'idea' and UK currency pound symbol

News | 18 July 2019

New funding to boost global research capacity in humanities and social science

We’ve launched two new calls to fund international exchange programmes and research development activities for humanities and social science researchers around the world.

DAZL Diamonds Cheerleading Squad practice at the William Gascoigne Centre in Leeds during a session organised by Dance Action Zone Leeds (DAZL) who work with young people to improve their health through dance.

Opinion | 11 July 2019

Public health funding: a new approach to address conditions like obesity and cancer by Sophie Hawkesworth

We are supporting researchers to work with experts outside health to prevent the rise of non-communicable diseases.

plane with contrails

Opinion | 5 July 2019

Climate change: can we avoid flying? by Howie Frumkin

If you're serious about tackling climate change, what can you do about how flying features in your carbon footprint?

Picture showing a 19-year-old man who is on the autistic spectrum lying on a bed playing with a piece of string. The handwritten text underneath the photograph reads I feel relaxed when I play with string

News | 3 July 2019

Prizewinning photos give eye-opening perspectives on health

The Wellcome Photography Prize 2019 overall winner is Erin Lefevre for her picture of her young brother, who lives with autism.

A medical worker takes an image of a patient's eye at the Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital.

Opinion | 28 June 2019

New programme to explore how innovation in health data can benefit everyone by James Thomas

We're launching a new five-year programme on data for science and health to make sure everyone can benefit from health data innovation.