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News | 3 September 2013

Applications now accepted for Wellcome Trust-MIT Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Wellcome Trust, in partnershipwith the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is offering opportunities for early-career postdoctoral researchers to carry out interdisciplinary research at MIT.

News | 22 August 2013

Schizophrenia symptoms linked to faulty 'switch' in the brain

A study published today in the journal 'Neuron' links the symptoms of psychosis experienced by people with schizophrenia to a faulty 'switch' within the brain.

News | 16 August 2013

Funding opportunities for early career and returning scientists

The Wellcome Trust offers two funding opportunities for exceptional scientists who wish to build their independent careers: Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships, and Career Re-entry Fellowships.

News | 16 August 2013

Entry deadline for Wellcome Image Awards 2014

It has been confirmed that the next Wellcome Image Awards exhibition will take place in early 2014: any images submitted to Wellcome Images before 30 September will be considered. Judging will take place in October, and the winners will be announced at an event in March next year.

News | 15 August 2013

Scars in cancer cell DNA are ‘smoking gun’ of disease development

A comprehensive map of scars left behind on the DNA of cancer cells is helping to reveal the biological processes underlying the genetic mutations that cause disease. The findings could reveal new ways to treat and prevent a wide range of cancers.

News | 13 August 2013

Unexplored Riches in Medical History project gets second grant

The Children's Society's Unexplored Riches in Medical History project has received a second grant of £102,309 from the Wellcome Trust's Research Resources scheme.

News | 9 August 2013

Toddler height linked to learning and adult risk of chronic disease in low- and middle-income countries

Children from low- and middle-income countries who grow taller in height during the first two years of life may do better at school and be healthier adults, whereas those who gain weight rapidly after the age of two are at higher risk of chronic diseases in later life.

News | 5 August 2013

'Deeds Not Words' highlights environmental issues raised by Corby court case

The first public exhibition of photographs from 'Deeds Not Words', a multi-layered social documentary project by artist Mark Neville, is now open at the Photographers' Gallery in London.

News | 31 July 2013

Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises: first call open

The Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises programme is now open to expressions of interest for its first call for proposals.

News | 25 July 2013

Annual cost of UK brain disorders estimated as £113 billion

A new report estimates that disorders of the brain – including dementia, stroke and mental health issues – cost the UK almost £113 billion per year, more than the GDP of New Zealand.

News | 24 July 2013

Children as young as seven affected by passive smoking

A new study published today shows that children as young as seven who are exposed to second-hand cigarette smoke from their mother have elevated levels of cotinine, a by-product of nicotine, in their blood.

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.