Cue the squirms! A 50-year-old man has been suffering from headaches for the last four years, and doctors didn't know why, until now. Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute scientists finally figured out that it was because a four-inch-long tapeworm was wiggling around inside his brain! In addition to headaches, the man had memory flashbacks, complex seizures, and pain on [...]
New research from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute found that a tapeworm lived inside a man's head — near his brain — for four years. The centimeter-long tapeworm was removed via surgery, but not before it traveled two inches into the man's head. Show More Summary
New research from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute found that a tapeworm lived inside a man's head — near his brain — for four years. The parasite, Spirometra erinaceieuropaei, had an "incredibly long genome," Discovery News reports. Show More Summary
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A grant of £1.3 million will help create a Scottish centre for scientific engagement, inspiring visitors through Scotland?s world-class collections of science and technology and making the Museum a major hub for science communication and dialogue in the UK and beyond. Show More Summary
The UK’s largest medical charity, the Wellcome Trust, has made its vast database of images freely available to all. The collection holds photos of hundreds of years worth of medicine, instruments and scientific culture. For me, the progress of science best described by advances in medicine and the...
Richard Stephens, who was awarded an Ig Nobel Prize for his research about swearing and pain, has just won a writing competition for his work about smiling. The Wellcome Trust reports: Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2014: The winners are… 22 OCT, 2014 The winners of the fourth Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize were announced this […]
Entrepreneur and investor Joshua Kushner has raised a fourth fund for his firm, Thrive Capital, to continue investing in early-stage startups. The new fund exceeds $400 million; LPs include Princeton University, Wellcome Trust and a number of other endowments. Show More Summary
The Wellcome Trust is a biomedical research foundation of some size and influence. A fellow from their publicity group recently pointed me to a short film published by their house magazine, Mosaic. To my eyes the noteworthy item here...Show More Summary
The Co-operative Group has sold its farm business to the Wellcome Trust for £249m. This is indeed a welcome result as it ensures a benevolent owner for the business which takes a long-term view and shares many of the ethical standards of the Co-op. Show More Summary
The way we navigate from A to B is controlled by two brain regions which track the distance to our destination, according to new research funded by the Wellcome Trust and published in Current Biology. read more
Hinxton, 8 May 2014 – Researchers at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have discovered that some immune cells turn themselves off by producing a steroid. The findings, published in Cell Reports, have implications for the study of cancers, autoimmune diseases and parasitic infections. read more
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
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 …
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
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...
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
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.
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 […]
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 […]