Press release archive
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.
GLOBAL efforts to counter the threat of dangerous superbugs must move faster and with more focus, health leaders are warning.
115 years of malaria data collected in Africa, described today in Nature, gives the most detailed picture yet of where efforts to control malaria infection are being won and lost across the continent.
Wellcome's statement on the cancelled corporate event booking for the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World.
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.