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Antibiotic resistance poorly communicated and widely misunderstood by UK public People in the UK have little awareness of what ‘antibiotic resistance’ means and how it might affect their health, according to new research commissioned by the Wellcome Trust. 29th July 2015
Large-scale trial will assess effectiveness of teaching mindfulness in UK schools A major Wellcome Trust study to assess whether mindfulness training for teenagers can improve their mental health launches today. 16 July 2015
New research will show how the environment could change the way we eat A new study funded by the Wellcome Trust will investigate how environmental changes over the next 20-30 years may impact the way we eat, in the UK and worldwide. 13th July 2015
Wellcome Trust Governor Kay Davies to receive award The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has named Professor Dame Kay Davies the 2015 recipient of the annual William Allan Award. 1st July 2015
Call for contributions: Wellcome Image Awards 2016 The call for contributions for the Wellcome Image Awards 2016 is now open. The deadline is 9 September 2015, and all submitted images will be considered for the Awards, to be held in March 2016. 30 June 2015
Teachers receive ENTHUSE Celebration Awards for their exceptional contributions to science education The winners of the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards 2015, announced last night, 25th June 2015, at a prestigious ceremony at the Wellcome Trust, London. 26 June 2015
Update on Ebola treatment trial in Sierra Leone A clinical trial of a potential treatment for Ebola, called TKM-Ebola-Guinea, is no longer recruiting patients after reaching a pre-defined endpoint. Early results indicated that continued enrolment to the study, which has been running since March 2015 in Sierra Leone, was unlikely to demonstrate an overall therapeutic benefit to patients. 19th June 2015
Promising new treatment for malaria being developed A new compound that can kill the parasite that causes malaria is being developed by researchers as a potential treatment for the disease. If successful, it could lead to an affordable antimalarial drug that requires only a single dose and that also reduces transmission of the disease. 17 June 2015
Public engagement in science recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours list Several members of the Wellcome Trust community have been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2015. The list, which was announced over the weekend, includes over 1,000 people who are recognised for their achievements and contributions to society. 15 June 2015
First research paper from Hubbub: Unemployment 'being rebranded as a psychological disorder' Unemployment is being rebranded as a psychological disorder, with an increasing range of interventions being introduced to promote a 'positive' psychological outlook or leave claimants of welfare to face sanctions, according to a new analysis carried out by social science researchers from Hubbub and Birkbeck, University of London published today. 09 June 2015
Wellcome Trust invests in Japanese Global Health Fund The Wellcome Trust has entered into a new partnership with the Japanese Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund) – a collaboration that will help support the development of new tools to tackle infectious diseases that devastate the world’s poorest people. 3 June 2015
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

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