Press release archive
The latest instalment of Contagious Cities explores Hong Kong’s experience of pandemics and the cultural and social impacts of disease on its community.
Filmmaker Rungano Nyoni awarded the sixth Wellcome Screenwriting Fellowship in partnership with BFI and FILM4
BAFTA award-winning Rungano Nyoni was announced the 2018 Fellow for the Wellcome Screenwriting Fellowship, in partnership with BFI and Film4.
Health representatives from national governments and agencies, civil society, the private sector and global philanthropies will meet in Ghana next week, to focus on ambitious action.
To ensure that research findings are shared widely and are made freely available at the time of publication, Wellcome and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have joined cOAlition S and endorsed the principles of Plan S.
Jeremy Farrar, Wellcome's Director, comments on the findings of an independent investigation into misconduct at Wellcome Sanger Institute.
Wellcome has commissioned leading photojournalist Adrienne Surprenant to create a new photography series focusing on the mosquito-borne tropical disease dengue.
Statement on Wellcome attendance at the Future Investment Initiative.
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.