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Invisible You. The Human Microbiome exhibition to open at the Eden Project The Eden Project, supported by the Wellcome Trust, is to launch a new permanent exhibition entitled ‘Invisible You. The Human Microbiome,’ with accompanying programmes of live science events, web and formal education. 21 May 2015
New survey to explore barriers to public engagement with research The top 15 funders of publicly-funded research in the UK are working together in a Consortium to review the current state of public engagement with research within higher education, research institutes and clinical settings across the UK. 21 May 2015
Research projects to improve health in humanitarian crises launched Ten new research programmes aimed at addressing the health needs of people affected by humanitarian disasters have been launched. 15 May 2015
Research projects to improve health in humanitarian crises launched Ten new research programmes aimed at addressing the health needs of people affected by humanitarian disasters have been launched. 15 May 2015
Wellcome Trust acquires Premier Marinas Limited from BlackRock UK Property Fund The Wellcome Trust announces today that is has acquired marina operator Premier Marinas Limited (“PML”) from the BlackRock UK Property Fund (“BlackRock”) for an undisclosed amount. 12 May 2015
Wellcome Trust researchers elected Academy of Medical Sciences Fellows 12 member of the Wellcome Trust community have been announced as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences. 11 May 2015
Trial of new 'resistance-busting' skin cancer drug begins as first patient receives treatment A patient has become the first to receive a new ‘resistance-busting’ experimental skin cancer drug with the launch of a phase I clinical trial. 5 May 2015
Wellcome Trust Researchers elected as Royal Society Fellows Seven members of the Wellcome Trust community, including Director Jeremy Farrar, have today been elected Fellows of the Royal Society. 1 May 2015
'The Iceberg' by Marion Coutts wins the Wellcome Book Prize 2015 Marion Coutts has been awarded the Wellcome Book Prize 2015 for 'The Iceberg', her memoir on art, work, death and language, published by Atlantic Books. The announcement was made by acclaimed author and Chair of Judges, Bill Bryson, at a special ceremony held on Wednesday 29 April, in Wellcome Collection's new Reading Room. 30 April 2015
Babies feel pain 'like adults' A study using MRI to look inside babies’ brains has found they feel pain in the same way as adults. 21 April 2015
Sex in the Afternoon: Wellcome Collection announces sexology literature tour Four internationally renowned writers - including London’s first Young Poet Laureate, the current Forward Prize holder, and the former inaugural Poet in Residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company - are taking part in a literature tour that will bring sexology-themed writing to venues across Britain. 13 April 2014
Ideas Lab: Wellcome Trust and EIFF launch partnership to inspire Scottish screenwriters The Wellcome Trust and the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) are launching a new partnership alongside the Beltane Public Engagement Network to deliver an exciting initiative for established screenwriters. 09 April 2015
Consortium signs deal with Basilea to develop resistance-busting cancer drugs A group of academic organisations and funders has entered an agreement with biopharmaceutical company Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. to progress a new family of cancer drugs designed to block several key cancer-causing proteins at once. 1 April 2015
New Capital Award for the Museum of Science and Industry Ambitious plans for a major new gallery at the Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester, will now be realised thanks to a £1.8 million grant from the Wellcome Trust. 1 April 2015
Malaria article wins Access to Understanding prize An article about the changing risk of Malaria in Africa has won the Access to Understanding writing competition. 30 March 2015

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