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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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News | 7 June 2013

Francis Crick Institute strategy unveiled at topping out ceremony

Sir Paul Nurse, Director of the Francis Crick Institute, has unveiled the organisation's strategy to coincide with the topping out ceremony for the institute, which will open in London in 2015. The ceremony on 6 June celebrated construction progress and the attainment of the highest point of the new structure.

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News | 7 June 2013

Twins research comes of age

The Department of Twin Research at King's College London (based at St Thomas' Hospital) celebrates 21 years of genetic research this week, highlighting key achievements and looking to the future of genetic research.

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News | 6 June 2013

World’s health researchers form alliance to build data-sharing future

More than 60 leading healthcare, research and disease advocacy organisations from across the world are joining together to form an international alliance dedicated to enabling secure sharing of genomic and clinical data.

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News | 6 June 2013

Ten objects, twenty stories

Ten previously hidden objects – weird, wonderful and beautiful by turn – go on display today in 'First Time Out' (6 June–31 July), a unique collaboration that sees ten museums and galleries each exhibit an artefact from their archives that has never been seen before.

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News | 5 June 2013

Trino Therapeutics raises €9m to develop novel drug for inflammatory bowel diseases

The Wellcome Trust has awarded a Strategic Translation Award to Trino Therapeutics to take forward a programme to develop a first-in-class drug for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.

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News | 4 June 2013

Taoiseach opens clinical research facility in Ireland

A €7 million clinical research facility (CRF) has been opened in Dublin by the Irish Premier, Taoiseach Enda Kenny. The new centre is a joint initiative between Trinity College Dublin and St James' Hospital with funding from the Wellcome Trust and Health Research Board of Ireland.

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News | 31 May 2013

New Mary Rose Museum opens revealing all her secrets 500 years after she sank

The new Mary Rose Museum opens to visitors today at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard – the very same dockyard at which the great Tudor warship was built over 500 years ago. Supported by a Wellcome Trust Capital Award, the new museum reunites the ship with many of the 19,000 artefacts recovered – and with her crew, in a unique journey through Tudor life.

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News | 22 May 2013

Wellcome Trust expands funding streams in the humanities and social sciences

The Wellcome Trust today announces the expansion of three funding streams to enable a wider range of research applications from the humanities, the social sciences and the arts.

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News | 22 May 2013

Failure to use linked health records may lead to biased disease estimates

Failure to use linked electronic health records may lead to biased estimates of disease incidence and outcome, researchers warn in a paper published online today in the British Medical Journal.

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News | 20 May 2013

Wellcome Trust launches Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowships for Clinicians

The Wellcome Trust is now inviting applications for a new scheme, Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowships for Clinicians. These support the most talented clinical academics wishing to pursue their research interests at a postdoctoral level.

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News | 17 May 2013

Scientists unite to solve mystery of mental illness and neurological conditions

Some of the UK's leading neuroscientists, stem cell biologists, psychologists and psychiatrists are uniting to break down scientific barriers in a bid to solve the mystery of mental illness and neurological conditions.

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