Press release archive
Information concerning a recent email data breach at Wellcome.
Statement on sanctions applied to Professor Nazneen Rahman under Wellcome’s bullying and harassment policy.
Wellcome Photography Prize, a new international photography prize celebrating compelling imagery that captures stories of health, medicine and science launches today.
Anti-cancer drug offers potential alternative to transplant for patients with liver failure, study finds
Patients suffering sudden liver failure could in the future benefit from a new treatment that could reduce the need for transplants, research published today shows.
A team of UK scientists will begin work to scale up efforts to create a Human Cell Atlas, after the first injection of funding for generating data from human cells is announced by Wellcome. The £7m in new funding marks a major contribution to the UK’s involvement in this global project to create a reference map of every single cell type in the human body.
Artist Jordan Baseman to undertake major digital commission marking the centenary of the 1918 influenza pandemic
Wellcome announces that artist Jordan Baseman will produce an ambitious digital commission to mark the centenary of the 1918 influenza pandemic, known as Spanish Flu. The work, Radio Influenza, will be delivered as 365 daily audio soundtracks over the full course of a year.
Wellcome is to launch a new £250m fund that will place big bets on ambitious research programmes with the potential to fundamentally change science or transform health over a five- to ten-year horizon.
Award-winning creative arts company and charity, Heart n Soul, will be the third team of residents in The Hub, Wellcome’s transdisciplinary space exploring health in its cultural and social contexts. Over the next two years, the new residents’ project will bring together artists, scientists, researchers and clinicians, with and without lived experience of learning disabilities, to uncover new insights around the lives of people with autism and learning disabilities.
A major international collaboration including New York, London, Hong Kong and Geneva, exploring the physical, social and cultural effects of infectious disease.
Wellcome-funded researchers have identified the molecular mechanism that leads to the death of neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as ALS or motor neurone disease) and a common form of frontotemporal dementia. In a Cell paper published today (19th), the researchers from the University of Cambridge and University of Toronto also identify potential therapeutic targets for these currently incurable diseases.
A new generation of brain scanner, that can be worn like a helmet allowing patients to move naturally whilst being scanned, has been developed by researchers at the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre, University of Nottingham and the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, UCL.
The European Research Area should be strengthened and broadened as part of the Brexit process, to increase scientific collaboration across member states and associated countries such as the UK, Norway and Switzerland, according to a new report from Wellcome.
A virtual reality plant breeding game won $150,000 yesterday evening when judges led by Susan Calman chose Seed by All Seeing Eye to win Developing Beyond, a $500,000 year-long development competition created by Epic Games and Wellcome.
A major new research partnership to understand how we can transform cities around the world to equitably support healthier lives, whilst also protecting the planet, has been set up with a £10m grant from Wellcome.
The Wellcome Trust, the UK’s largest charitable foundation and one of the world’s largest funders of medical research, today announces that it has successfully launched and priced £750 million of Bonds due 2118 (the “Bonds”).
Wellcome Trust and Wellcome Trust Finance plc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Wellcome Trust) announce that they have each published their Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year to 30 September 2017 today. A copy of each document is available on the Wellcome Trust website.
Hilary Leevers, Head of Education and Learning at Wellcome, comments on the provision for professional development for teachers in the government’s 2017 budget announcement.
Michaela Coel awarded the prestigious Wellcome Screenwriting Fellowship in partnership with BFI and FILM4
Award-winning screenwriter, playwright, actress and poet Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum) receives the 2017 Wellcome Screenwriting Fellowship, in partnership with BFI and Film4. The Fellowship carries an award of £30,000 together with a year-long tailored experience including unparalleled access to some of the most exciting scientific and humanities research in the world.
Scientists have created mini biological models of human primary liver cancers, known as organoids, in the lab for the first time. In a paper published today in Nature Medicine, the tiny laboratory models of tumours were used to identify a new drug that could potentially treat certain types of liver cancer.
Scientists have developed a new device that could revolutionise our understanding of the brain by allowing researchers to map the activity of complex neural networks that control behaviour and decision making, in a way never before possible.