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News | 19 July 2013

Study confirms rising global burden of sickle cell anaemia in young children

The global burden of the hereditary blood disorder sickle cell anaemia is increasing: it has been estimated that almost half a million babies will be born with the condition in 2050, according to a mathematical modelling study.

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News | 19 July 2013

Knockout mouse resource reveals genes and pathways linked to human disease

Researchers have switched off more than 900 genes in mice, one at a time, to create a new resource that will reveal which genes are important for a wide range of biological functions such as fertility and hearing.

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News | 5 July 2013

International network makes critical health and demographic data available

The International Network for the Demographic Evaluation of Populations and Their Health (INDEPTH) has launched two new data archives that will continue to build and strengthen capacity for research data management and sharing, giving global public health researchers greater access to health and science research in low- and middle-income countries.

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News | 4 July 2013

Diamond Light Source names new CEO

Professor Andrew Harrison has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Light Source Ltd with effect from 1 January 2014.

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News | 2 July 2013

It’ll be all Wrong! on the night as Wellcome Collection admits mistakes

Wellcome Collection is getting off on the wrong foot with an all-building spectacular celebrating human failures, fallacies and faults. 'Wrong!' brings together scientists, magicians, film-makers and performers for an evening of errors.

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News | 26 June 2013

Professor John O'Keefe announced as Inaugural Director of the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre

Professor John O'Keefe has been appointed as Inaugural Director of the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, it was announced today at a topping-out ceremony for the new building.

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News | 24 June 2013

Large genetic analysis reveals new clues to the biological roots of migraine

In the largest study of migraines to date, researchers have identified a further five genetic regions that are linked to the onset of migraine. The findings open new doors to understanding the biological triggers that underlie migraine attacks.

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News | 20 June 2013

Combination of genetic and clinical tools maps recent coronavirus outbreak

An international study involving scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has characterised the recent outbreak of the novel Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus using a combination of advanced genetic sequencing techniques and clinical monitoring tools.

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News | 19 June 2013

Teachers receive national recognition for their contribution to science education

The winners of the inaugural ENTHUSE Celebration Awards announced at a ceremony at the Wellcome Trust. Seven teachers, who have made a significant impact on science teaching in their schools, were recognised for their excellence.

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News | 18 June 2013

Final 'Wellcome News' published

The new issue of 'Wellcome News' – the last to be produced by the Wellcome Trust – is out now.

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News | 17 June 2013

Wellcome scientists rewarded in Queen's Birthday Honours list

Three of the Wellcome Trust's most eminent scientists have been awarded major honours in the Queen's Birthday Honours list: Professor Mike Stratton, Professor Anne Johnson and Professor Stephen O'Rahilly.

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News | 10 June 2013

Genes help shape-shifting skin cancer cells to spread

Researchers have identified a set of genes that regulate the ability of melanoma cells, a type of cancer cell, to change rapidly between two shapes to escape from the skin and spread around the body.

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