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News | 22 February 2013

Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships open for application

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

News | 13 February 2013

New centre to accelerate drug development for diseases of low-income countries

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.

News | 5 February 2013

Channel 4 documentary and exhibition show how to build a bionic man

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

News | 5 February 2013

Wellcome Trust Centres for Global Health Research

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

News | 4 February 2013

Clinical trial reveals TB vaccine candidate does not protect infants against disease or infection

The most advanced tuberculosis vaccine candidate, MVA85A, does not provide protection in preventing TB disease in infants previously vaccinated with BCG, according to the results of a phase IIb clinical trial published today in the 'Lancet'.

News | 1 February 2013

Early-career clinical postdoctoral fellowship schemes open

The Wellcome Trust is pleased to offer a portfolio of opportunities for talented clinicians who wish to undertake postdoctoral training in the best research environments in the UK and overseas. We are now inviting applications for the following two schemes:

News | 1 February 2013

Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellowships 2013 – apply now

Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellowships champion and develop upcoming stars in public engagement with science. Now launched for its third year, the scheme supports science communicators with a strong record of delivering high-quality public engagement and aims to propel them to become leaders in their field.

News | 28 January 2013

Studies identify two new genetic causes of rare childhood bone condition

Researchers in Oxford have discovered two new genetic causes of craniosynostosis – a rare bone condition that can inhibit brain growth in children.

News | 25 January 2013

Scientists discover how epigenetic information could be inherited

A study published today in the journal 'Science' reveals a potential way for parents' life experiences to be passed to their offspring's genes.

News | 24 January 2013

New method for DNA storage announced

A new method of DNA storage has been created at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) based in the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in Hinxton. The method, published in the journal 'Nature', makes it possible to store 100 million hours of high-definition video, or the equivalent, in a cup of DNA.

News | 16 January 2013

Synthetic Schmallenberg virus made in the lab

Researchers have made a synthetic copy of the Schmallenberg virus in the laboratory so that they can study how it infects cells and understand how to reduce disease. It is hoped the work will help in the quest for a vaccine for the virus, which causes birth defects in livestock.

News | 14 January 2013

'Lexicon': Sound and vision give expression to dyslexia

A poem written by a 12-year-old boy, which gives an insight into his feelings about struggling with dyslexia, has provided the inspiration for a new sonic artwork supported by a Wellcome Trust Small Arts Award.