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'Forensics: The anatomy of crime' opens at Wellcome Collection Following a £17.5 million development, Wellcome Collection has opened a major exhibition exploring the history, science and art of forensic medicine. 'Forensics: The anatomy of crime' travels from crime scene to courtroom, across centuries and continents, exploring the specialisms of those involved in the delicate processes of collecting, analysing and presenting medical evidence. It draws out the stories of victims, suspects and investigators of violent crimes and our enduring cultural fascination with death and detection. 27 February 2015
Jimmy Whitworth to take up epidemic preparedness role at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Dr Jimmy Whitworth, Head of Population Health at the Wellcome Trust, is to take up a new role at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. 27 February 2015
Wellcome Trust-funded vaccines company acquired by GSK GlycoVaxyn, a Swiss-based biopharmaceutical company, which has received funding from the Wellcome Trust Innovations division, has been acquired by global pharma firm GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for $190 million (approximately £124 million). 20 February 2015
Come Closer: Wellcome Image Awards 2015 to be displayed nationwide The Wellcome Image Awards 2015 are coming closer than ever before, with exhibitions to be held all across the UK and beyond. 20 February 2015
Study in Myanmar confirms artemisinin-resistant malaria close to border with India Resistance to the antimalarial drug artemisinin is established in Myanmar and has reached within 25 km of the Indian border. Artemisinin resistance threatens to follow the same historical trajectory from South-east Asia to the Indian subcontinent seen in the past with other antimalarial medicines. 20 February 2015
Recommendations to fast-track Ebola vaccine development A panel of international experts, concerned about the acknowledged risk that Ebola transmission could continue into the foreseeable future, today published a roadmap to fast-track development of Ebola vaccines. The experts were convened by the Wellcome Trust and the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP).
17 February 2015
Wellcome Trust appoints new Director of Innovations The Wellcome Trust is today pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Stephen Caddick as Director of the Innovations division. 17 February 2015
Ming of Harlem: Wellcome Trust-supported film to open new Artist Cinema programme at Tate Tate Film will present the UK premiere of ‘Ming of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys in the Air’ as part of a new programme, Artist Cinema, on Wednesday 18 February, at 18.30. The first in a new strand of monthly artists’ film premieres at Tate Modern, this fascinating debut feature-length film by British director Phillip Warnell tells the real-life story of Antoine Yates, who kept a tiger called Ming and a large alligator in his high-rise New York apartment for several years. 16 February 2015
Sounds of Sexology with special guest Dan Gillespie Sells The Wellcome Trust and the Roundhouse present Sounds of Sexology, the final showcase of a nationwide Sexology Songwriting project, on Tuesday 17 February 2015. 12 February 2015
Sex by Numbers: Wellcome Collection launches a national Sexology Season Wellcome Collection is launching 'Sex by Numbers' - an interactive infographic that playfully maps the nation’s sex lives, from who with to how often - to mark the start of an eclectic national season on sexology. 10 February 2015
Exploring 'The Secret Life of Four Year Olds' A new documentary from RDF Television that follows ten four year olds in a nursery during the most pivotal year of their lives is due to be aired on Channel 4 on Tuesday 10 February, at 8pm. 6 February 2015
The Wellcome Trust pays tribute to Dr Allan Baxter The Wellcome Trust is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Dr Allan Baxter, its long-standing valued adviser. 6 February 2015
Wellcome Trust-funded Ebola treatment trial stopped in Liberia A clinical trial of an experimental antiviral treatment for Ebola, funded by the Wellcome Trust, has been stopped following a significant fall in new cases of infection with the virus in West Africa. 4 February 2015
Jeremy Farrar comments on mitochondrial donation vote Today, Tuesday 3 February, MPs voted in favour of amending the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 and legalising mitochondrial DNA transfer. 3 February 2015
Jeremy Farrar comments on Church of England opposition to mitochondrial donation Dr Jeremy Farrar has commented on the Church of England's opposition to mitochondrial donation. 2 February 2015

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