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Researchers have developed a new method to produce a vaccine for foot and mouth disease that is more stable than existing vaccines and does not require the live virus, making it safer to produce and easier to transport and store.

The Conversation, an independent news and commentary website produced by academics and journalists, will launch in the UK in May.

A new consortium is to exploit ongoing research to identify genes that are essential for mouse development in order to investigate the origins of developmental diseases and birth defects in humans.

The world’s largest food and beverage manufacturers must do more to increase access to nutritious products and positively exercise their influence on consumer choice and behaviour, says the first edition of the global Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI) report and rankings.

The Wellcome Trust today announces the latest recipients of its Investigator Awards in Medical Humanities, awarded to world-class scholars asking the most important questions at the interface of science, medicine, the humanities and the social sciences.

King's College London, the Wellcome Trust and Advent Venture Partners have announced the formation of a new UK biotechnology company, CoCo Therapeutics Ltd, to progress the research of Professor Jonathan Corcoran into the development of new treatments for Alzheimer's disease.

Can brain damage spark creativity? What is the role of memory in art? Is it right to categorise people by their conditions? Which aspects of an artist’s skill are affected by dementia, and which ones are preserved? These are just some of the questions that a new exhibition, opening tomorrow in Oxford, investigates.

Oxfam has announced it has donated the organisation's archive to the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries. A Wellcome Trust grant will fund the cataloging of the archive.

Preliminary applications are now being accepted for the Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, which supports the most promising newly qualified postdoctoral researchers.

A major new centre to boost the development of drugs to tackle the foremost diseases of low-income countries is to be created at the University of Dundee.

Channel 4 science documentary brings together a team of roboticists to create a complete 'bionic man' for the first time.

Wellcome Trust's five Centres for Global Health Research announced, with more than £3 million committed to these Centres over five years.

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