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What role do patterns play in helping us to tackle outbreaks around the world?
Twenty one leading neuroscience groups from around the world have formed a ‘virtual brain lab’ to test how the brain controls learning and decision making. The £10 million International Brain Lab brings together groups from UK, USA, France, Switzerland and Portugal to uncover how complex networks of brain cells support our ability to learn and make decisions.
Primary school teachers face barriers in teaching science, with only 1 hour 24 minutes a week typically being devoted to the subject, says a new report from CFE Research for Wellcome.
Three of Europe’s biggest philanthropic foundations have joined together to award €5m to tackle some of the most pressing global challenges of our time.
New research shows that continuing professional development (CPD) can play a significant role in retaining science teachers and improving science education.
Treating insomnia with online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) could reduce mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and paranoia, according to a large randomised controlled trial published today in The Lancet Psychiatry.
Proposals to build the UK’s status as a world leader in life sciences will be unveiled by Professor Sir John Bell during a speech at the University of Birmingham today.
Scientists developing promising new antibiotics in India, Ireland, France, Switzerland, the USA and UK are to share up to US$17.6m to speed treatments for the world’s deadliest superbugs.
Speeding innovation - science and engineering leaders pledge improved support for research translation
Leading science and engineering organisations today announce their ambition to help transform ideas and discoveries generated by researchers into practical solutions and applications to help improve the world around us.
Games exploring life on Mars, plant breeding and the legacy of the Black Death have made it to the final of Developing Beyond, a $500,000 year-long development competition created by Epic Games and Wellcome.
Hamburg, 8 July 2017 – G20 leaders have announced a new global body to oversee discovery and development of urgently needed new antimicrobials to tackle the rising threat of drug-resistant infections.
Scientists have uncovered why Zika virus may specifically target neural stem cells in the developing brain, potentially leading to microcephaly.
Researchers have developed a noninvasive way to stimulate regions deep within the brain using electrodes placed on the scalp, in experiments with mice.
Moderate changes to typical Indian diets could help to ‘future proof’ the Indian food system against the predicted decline in availability of groundwater over the coming decades, according to new research.
A captivating digital illustration portraying a personal experience of Crohn’s disease has been selected as the overall winner for the 2017 Wellcome Image Awards.
The Wellcome Image Awards are celebrating their 20th year of bringing us the world’s most incredible science images. They will be shown at exhibitions held across the UK and internationally, including Russia and South Africa.
From the structure of the atom to the function of our brains, an electric charge is hidden within every organism on earth. Electricity: The spark of life traces the story of humankind’s quest to understand, unlock and master the power of electricity.
Human evolution, the Black Death and life on Mars are some of the themes chosen by the semi-finalists selected for Developing Beyond, a $500,000 year-long development competition by Epic Games and Wellcome.
Epic Games and Wellcome are inviting games developers based in Europe to participate in a new $500,000 year-long development competition Developing Beyond.
A global coalition to create new vaccines for emerging infectious diseases, designed to help give the world an insurance policy against epidemics, launches today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.