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Sperm meets egg: Protein essential for fertilization discovered

Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have discovered interacting proteins on the surface of the sperm and the egg essential to begin mammalian life. These proteins, which allow the sperm and egg to recognize one another, offer new paths towards improved fertility treatments and the development of new contraceptives. read more

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Funders Punish Open Access Dodgers (Nature) — US’s NIH and UK’s Wellcome Trust are withholding funding from academics who haven’t released their data despite it being a condition of past funding. It’s open access’s grab twist and pull move. Digitize …

Where do you start when developing a new medicine? Novel scientific collaboration to use genomics and big data to drive drug discovery

A pioneering public-private research initiative between GSK, the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is to harness the power of 'big data' and genome sequencing to improve the success rate for discovering new medicines. Show More Summary

These Close-Up Views Of Nature And Technology Are Awe-Inspiring

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Each year, the UK's Wellcome Trust selects its favorite images captured by any number of technological devices — from scanning electron microscopes to CT scans. This year's winning crop provide an intimate glimpse into these previously unseen worlds. Read more...

Mosaic: The Publishing Of Science, And The Science Of Publishing

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The UK-based Wellcome Trust is the second-largest non-governmental funder of medical research after the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It was one of the main backers of the Human Genome Project, which pioneered the idea of open data by placing all its results in the public domain, and of open access. Show More Summary

The horrible toll of menstrual taboos in Nepal and Bangladesh

last monthOdd : Boing Boing

At Mosaic — a new online publication funded by the Wellcome Trust that features long reads on science and medicine — Rose George has followed the story of Radha, a 16-year-old Nepali girl forced by custom into unsafe and unsanitary conditions every time she has her period.

Mind Mosaic

Biomedical charity The Wellcome Trust have launched a new online science magazine called Mosaic which is rammed full of mind and brain stories for its launch. As part of their role is medical education, the idea is that they get writers to produce in-depth articles about science and then give them away for free (welcome […]

Wellcome Trust launches longform science magazine under a Creative Commons license

2 months agoTechnology : GigaOM

The UK-based Wellcome Trust, the world’s second-largest funder of medical research behind the Gates Foundation, has launched a free online magazine called Mosaic that is dedicated to longform science writing. The site will be run by former Times science editor Mark Henderson — who was involved […]

Wellcome chemical images

The UK’s leading medical research charity, the Wellcome Trust, have donated a treasure trove to the world; 100,000 images covering the history of all aspects of medicine, science and technology are now freely available to any and all. Show More Summary

The Wellcome Trust charity earned over $100 million from Twitter’s IPO

The Wellcome Trust, a large charitable foundation in the UK that funds scientific and medical research, earned over $100 million from Twitter’s high-profile IPO earlier this year. In its annual... Keep reading ?

Antibiotic-resistant typhoid likely to spread despite drug control program

Restricting the use of antibiotics is unlikely to stop the spread of drug resistance in typhoid fever, according to a study funded by the Wellcome Trust and published in the journal eLife. The findings reveal that antibiotic-resistant...Show More Summary

Research shows that anti-fungal medicine may increase vulnerability to influenza and other viruses

WORCESTER, MA – Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have discovered evidence that a widely used anti-fungal medicine increases susceptibility to flu infection in mice and cell cultures. Show More Summary

Frederick Sanger, Double Nobel Prize Winner, Dies at 95

(LONDON) — British biochemist Frederick Sanger, who twice won the Nobel Prize in chemistry and has been called the father of the genomic era, has died. He was 95. The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute announced the death Wednesday. It did not provide further details. Show More Summary

Wellcome Trust, Palgrave Macmillan Publish Their First Open-Access Monograph

Open but not cheap: A leading sponsor of biomedical research and a major commercial publisher venture into new ground.

The Clerks – Tales from Babel (Musical adventures in the science of hearing)

6 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

In collaboration with the Wellcome Trust and scientists from the University of Cambridge and the University of Nottingham, tonight’s (Friday 18 October 2013) performance by the Clerks at the Royal Academy of Music peered around the boundaries between science and music. Show More Summary

Curiously vampiric teeth of untreated syphilis sufferers

7 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

This 1863 image from the Wellcome Trust illustrates a distinctly vampiric set of "Syphilitic malformations of the permanent teeth" -- makes you wonder if the visual image of the vampire was inspired by the widespread horrors of untreated...Show More Summary

High childhood mortality in malaria regions likely explained by chronic inflammation of blood vessels

Recurrent episodes of malaria cause chronic inflammation in blood vessels that might predispose to future infections and may increase susceptibility to cardiovascular disease, a Wellcome Trust study in Malawian children finds. The findings...Show More Summary

Chronic inflammation of blood vessels could help explain high childhood mortality in malaria regions

Recurrent episodes of malaria cause chronic inflammation in blood vessels that might predispose to future infections and may increase susceptibility to cardiovascular disease, a Wellcome Trust study in Malawian children finds. The findings...Show More Summary

Study links mental illness to early death in people with epilepsy

People with epilepsy are ten times more likely to die early, before their mid-fifties, compared with the general population, according to a 41 year study in Sweden published today in the Lancet and part-funded by the Wellcome Trust. The...Show More Summary

Pay attention: How we focus and concentrate

Publishing in Neuron, the team reveal the interplay of brain chemicals which help us pay attention in work funded by the Wellcome Trust and BBSRC. By changing the way neurons respond to external stimuli we improve our perceptual abilities. While these changes can affect the strength of a neuronal response, they can also affect the fidelity of that response. read more

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