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Sanger Institute: Landmark study shows AML is at least 11 different diseases

Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their international collaborators have shown that Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) is not a single disorder, but at least 11 different diseases, and that genetic changes explain differences in survival among young AML patients. Show More Summary

New safety and efficacy evidence for mitochondrial donation revealed

A new IVF-based technique is likely to lead to normal pregnancies and reduce the risk that babies born will have mitochondrial disease, according to researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Disease at Newcastle University. Published...Show More Summary

How Wellcome and Gates charities profit from helping biotech

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - The Wellcome Trust medical charity is to profit from U.S. approval of a new diagnostic cancer test, the first commercial product funded by the organization since the sale of its pharmaceuticals business to Glaxo in 1995. Show More Summary

Bugs as drugs

Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have grown and catalogued more than 130 bacteria from the human intestine according to a study published in Nature today (Wednesday May 4, 2016). read more

Clinical trial for experimental Ebola drug publishes results

Results of the Wellcome Trust funded trial of the experimental anti-Ebola drug TKM-130803 have been published today (April 19) in PLOS Medicine. Using a novel approach designed to get rapid indications of a drug's effectiveness, the trial showed that at the dose given the drug did not improve survival compared to historic controls. read more

Bioethicists Will Explore the Issues and Lessons of the Zika Crisis

With funding from the Wellcome Trust, an interdisciplinary team of scholars will focus on issues of ethics and research in pregnancy and women of reproductive age, beginning with the current Zika context and later expanding to general public health research.

Test run finds no cancer risk from stem cell therapy

Therapeutic stem cells can be made without introducing genetic changes that could later lead to cancer, a study in PLOS Genetics has found. The discovery, made by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, is a boost for scientists...Show More Summary

British Museum welcomes new Director of Scientific Research

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

The British Museum welcomes Professor Carl Heron as the new Director of Scientific Research. He will lead the Museum?s renowned team of scientists under the new Department of Scientific Research, supported by the Wellcome Trust, and look to shape the scientific research programme for the future. Show More Summary

Black fever beats drugs by adding just two DNA bases to its genome

In eLife today (22 March), Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute scientists show how the parasite responsible for the neglected tropical disease Black Fever (visceral leishmaniasis) can become resistant to drug treatment. Studying the whole...Show More Summary

Grid cells' role in human imagination revealed

Evidence of grid cell activity has been seen in healthy volunteers asked to imagine moving through an environment in new UCL (University College London) research funded by the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust. The study, published...Show More Summary

Wellcome Trust’s best biology and medicine images of 2016

A gallery of images chosen from among the best the Wellcome received in 2105.

Wellcome Image Awards 2016 Winners Announced

4 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

The Wellcome Trust, a charitable organization known among other things for its project to host free medical and scientific images for the world to use, has just announced the winners of its Wellcome Image Awards 2016. The competition...Show More Summary

The Best Biomedical Images of the Year Reveal the True Beauty of Biology

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Every year, the Wellcome Trust rounds up the best biomedical images of the last twelve months as part of its Image Awards. This year, the pictures are a reminder of just how beautiful biology can be. Read more...

Zika Emergency Puts Open Data Policies to the Test

The Zika outbreak comes at a time of ongoing advances in data sharing policy, including a new call by the Wellcome Trust for journals and research funders to support open sharing of Zika research.  PLOS

No Hib booster needed by vaccinated infants in Kenya

A 15-year study carried out in Kilifi, Kenya and funded by the Wellcome Trust and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance has shown that there is no need to give a Hib booster to toddlers to extend immunity into later childhood. The study provides the evidence public health officials need to be confident that Hib spread and infection in Kenya is under control. read more

Why focusing on a visual task will make us deaf to our surroundings

Concentrating attention on a visual task can render you momentarily 'deaf' to sounds at normal levels, reports a new UCL study funded by the Wellcome Trust. read more

Immunologists unearth key piece of MRSA vaccine puzzle

New research funded by the Health Research Board and the Wellcome Trust has pinpointed immune cells that could be targeted by an MRSA vaccine These 'helper' cells alert other key players in the immune response which, in turn, eradicate...Show More Summary

Homo naledi on Wellcome Trust 10 open access facts

The Wellcome Trust blog has a post celebrating 10 years of the Trust’s mandatory open access publication policy, with 10 facts about the impact of its open access investment over the years: “10 years of Open Access at the Wellcome Trust...Show More Summary

Elsewhere in Science, 11 September 2015

Lasker award winners announced … Farm animal cloning banned … Gene editing in embryos … Puerto Rican science … The Wellcome Trust looks forward … Working Life.

Progress on Health, but Not Fast Enough

Melinda French Gates visits Mbagathi Hospital to better understand the treatment of severe pneumonia. She is accompanied by Dr. Fred Were, Kenya Pediatric Association, Dr. Anthony Scott, Wellcome Trust, Kilifi, Dr. Loyse Mutae, Chief of Pediatrics, Mbagathi Hospital and Dr. Show More Summary

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