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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

Researchers push for ethical debate on editing genomes to prevent disease

5 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council and others call for debate on potential of altering DNA to prevent diseases — and risk of ‘designer babies’ Leading UK research funders are calling for an urgent national debate on the ethics of genetically modifying human embryos and other tissues to...

6,000 Kids Are Taking Part in a Huge Trial to See if Mindfulness Works

Enaya Ali. Image: Wellcome Trust For the last two years, 14-year-old Enaya Ali has been taking part in “mindfulness” training—a technique designed to improve attention and resilience —at her local school in the UK. “I suffer a lot from anxieties so I’ll have moments where I’ll find it difficult. Show More Summary

Rats dream paths to a brighter future

When rats rest, their brains simulate journeys to a desired future such as a tasty treat, finds new UCL research funded by the Wellcome Trust and Royal Society. The researchers monitored brain activity in rats, first as the animals viewed...Show More Summary

Academics call for Wellcome Trust divestment from fossil fuel companies

Over 50 leading doctors and academics including Fiona Godlee, editor in chief of The BMJ, have signed an open letter published in The Guardian today calling on the Wellcome Trust to divest from fossil fuel companies. The letter is part...Show More Summary

Ninja Theory's Hellblade to tackle mental health, backed by Wellcome Trust

Enslaved and Heavenly Sword developer Ninja Theory has released the first footage from Hellblade, its mysterious historical adventure coming to PlayStation 4 and PC. But perhaps more interestingly, Ninja Theory has also detailed Hellblade's story, which focuses on the mental health of main character Senua. Show More Summary

Call the Doctor, Not the Exorcist: Monsters That Were Actually Sick

9 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

A woodcut illustration of the totally scientific "C.Lycosthenes" from a 16th-century book by the suspiciously named Konrad Lykosthenes. Wellcome Trust, Wikimedia Commons // CC BY 4.0 Mythical monsters and epidemic disease have long been intertwined. Show More Summary

Dark Future: Blood Red States Teaser Trailer Released

Auroch Digital have released a new teaser trailer for their upcoming reboot of Dark Future. The reboot is supported by the Wellcome Trust, and will be a turn-based strategy game, played out in simultaneous real-time action. The gameplay...Show More Summary

WHO: Countries Ill-prepared For Superbugs' Growing Resistance

It’s more than resistant bacterial superbugs that should scare us. Only a few months after the Wellcome Trust's dire report on growing antibiotic resistance and the looming “post-antibiotic era,” a new report stresses that it is not just bacteria we need to worry about. Viruses and parasites are showing [...]

PETITION: Call for the world’s two biggest charities to divest from fossil fuels

The Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust charities are a force for good in so many ways, sp why are they still funding companies that invest in fossil fuel extraction? Now you can show them we desperately need their leadership on climate change. The

Guardian Petition to Foundations: Don’t Fund Fossil Fuels

A Guardian petition calls on two of the world's largest charitable foundations -- the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust -- to divest from fossil fuels.

The Guardian calls on Wellcome Trust & Gates Foundation to divest from fossil fuels

The British newspaper is embarking on a major climate campaign, and applying strategic pressure to two major charitable trusts to join the growing movement to divest.

Wellcome Trust 2015 Book Prize Shortlist Revealed

11 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The Wellcome Book Prize shortlist has been revealed. Bill Bryson, The Chair of Judges, revealed the nominees which were selected but a committee of experts from the worlds of science, literature, academia and media. Six books, including...Show More Summary

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