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
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
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
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
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
Lasker award winners announced … Farm animal cloning banned … Gene editing in embryos … Puerto Rican science … The Wellcome Trust looks forward … Working Life.
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
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 [...]
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
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.
Close-ups of a cat's tongue, neurons in a mouse brain, and more.
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.
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