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Press releases: 2009

Lung cancer and melanoma cancer genomes revealed Research teams led by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have today revealed the first comprehensive analyses of cancer genomes. 17 Dec 2009
Annual Report and Financial Statements 2009 published The Wellcome Trust and its subsidiary Wellcome Trust Finance plc announce the publication of their Annual Reports and Financial Statements for the year to 30 September 2009 today. 16 Dec 2009
Wellcome Trust seeks world class researchers to tackle most ambitious biomedical research questions The Trust announces a major new scheme to support world class researchers to investigate the most challenging questions about health and disease, push the boundaries of research, and make discoveries with the potential to lead to improvements in health. 12 Nov 2009
'Keeper' by Andrea Gillies wins first ever Wellcome Trust Book Prize A thoughtful and moving book that takes the reader on a journey into dementia has won the first 25 000 Wellcome Trust Book Prize. 05 Nov 2009
Wellcome Trust and Merck launch new venture for low-income countries The Wellcome Trust and Merck & Co., Inc announce the creation of a joint not-for-profit research and development venture developing affordable vaccines. 17 Sep 2009
Malaria parasites resistant to artemisinin-based drugs Malaria parasites in western Cambodia have become resistant to the first-line treatment for malaria, according to a study published today. 30 Jul 2009
African institutions lead international consortia in 30 million initiative Institutions from eighteen African countries will participate in international consortia under a Wellcome Trust initiative to strengthen research capacity. 02 Jul 2009
Wellcome Trust prices 275 million Bond The Wellcome Trust, the UK's largest and the world's second largest charitable foundation funding biomedical research, today announces that it has priced 275 million of Guaranteed Bonds due 2021. Barclays Capital, J.P. Morgan Cazenove and Morgan Stanley acted as joint bookrunners and joint lead managers of the issue. 20 May 2009
10 million initiative launched to tackle bee and pollinator decline Up to 10 million will help to identify the key threats to insect pollinators, including bees, under a major new investment project. 21 Apr 2009
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