(Wellcome Trust) A global coalition to create new vaccines for emerging infectious diseases, designed to help give the world an insurance policy against epidemics, launches today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
The effort's initial targets are three viruses. Funding comes from Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust and the governments of Germany, Japan and Norway.
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) An international collaboration led by clinical researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has shown proof-of-concept that truly personalized therapy will be possible in the future for people with cancer. Show More Summary
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) Research led by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has discovered a new biological target for drugs to reduce the spread of tumours in cancer patients. Published in Nature today, the study with genetically modified mice found 23 genes that are involved in regulating the spread of cancers. Show More Summary
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Imperial College London have developed Microreact, a free, real-time epidemic visualization and tracking platform that has been used to monitor outbreaks of Ebola, Zika and antibiotic-resistant microbes. Show More Summary
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) Today, in the journal Development, scientists describe how a freely available single-step system works in every cell in the body and at every stage of development. This new approach will aid researchers in developmental biology, tissue regeneration and cancer.
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and University of Cambridge researchers have created sOPTiKO, a more efficient and controllable CRISPR genome editing platform. Today, in the journal Development, they describe how the freely available single-step system works in every cell in the body and at every stage of development. Show More Summary
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) Scientists have measured the catastrophic genetic damage caused by smoking in different organs of the body and identified several different mechanisms by which tobacco smoking causes mutations in DNA. Show More Summary
(Wellcome Trust) The Wellcome Trust is shifting the center of gravity of its funding for African science from the UK to the continent itself by handing over two major research programs to the African Academy of Sciences' Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AAS-AESA).
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators have adapted a CRISPR gene editing technique and used it to find new therapeutic targets for acute myeloid leukemia (AML)....Show More Summary
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) The first project of its kind, as ambitious as the Human Genome Project, the Human Cell Atlas aims to chart the types and properties of all human cells, across all tissues and organs, to build a reference...Show More Summary
Africa and India have common problems of communicable and non-communicable diseases, high maternal and child mortality, and weak health-delivery systems. Together with other funders, the Wellcome Trust is supporting capacity-building and innovation in health research in both regions, through the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) For the first time, researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators have been able to identify in human cancers two characteristic patterns of DNA damage caused by ionizing radiation. Show More Summary
The Wellcome Trust today releases a report to inform the United Nations General Assembly's High-level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance later this month (see www.wellcome.ac.uk/drugresistantinfections). The report distils the findings of an international summit of researchers, policymakers and multilateral institutions that met in London in
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute scientists have shown that unexpectedly, oesophageal cancer cells do not divide faster than their normal neighbours. But unlike normal cells, the tumour cells produce slightly more dividing daughter cells...Show More Summary
Eadweard Muybridge's study of a deer in motion. (Photo: Wellcome Trust V0048764/CC BY 4.0) The other day, I was driving along a road in upstate New York when I saw a deer. This isn’t an unusual sight in itself, but this fawn, young enough...Show More Summary
Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics have found a gene responsible for an intellectual disability disorder and proven how it works. The research, published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, details the role of a gene called BCL11A in a new intellectual disability syndrome. read more
John Bohannan in Science writes one of many stories about the Wellcome Trust establishing a new open access journal, in which peer review follows the posting of preprints: “U.K. research charity will self-publish results from its grantees”. Normally, peer review is anonymous and happens before publication of a paper. Show More Summary
For the first time, researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and University of Leeds have proved that gene variants associated with red hair, pale skin and freckles are linked to a higher number of genetic mutations in skin cancers. Show More Summary