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Latest press releases

Wellcome Trust investment in Ebola research tops 10 million The Wellcome Trust has now committed more than £10 million as part of an emergency package of research funding to tackle the ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The news comes as researchers in Oxford report successful trials of an experimental Ebola vaccine, which is well-tolerated and generates an immune response in healthy volunteers[1]. 28 January 2015
'Mad Cow Disease' explored in an exhibition by artist Roger Hiorns at the Hayward Gallery In the first ever exhibition in an art gallery to investigate bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and its impact, Turner Prize nominee Roger Hiorns curates a section of ‘History Is Now: 7 artists take on Britain’ at the Hayward Gallery (10 Feb-26 April 2015). 23 January 2015
Wellcome Trust comments on shipment of first doses of GSK/NIH Ebola vaccine to Liberia Dr Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust, which is funding a trial of this vaccine in the UK and Mali as well as parallel studies of other vaccines in Geneva, Gabon, Kenya and Guinea, said: 23 January 2015
Wellcome Trust offers chance to feature in 'Criminel', a noir detective game The Wellcome Trust is offering members of the public the opportunity to have their face featured in ‘Criminel’, a noir detective mystery game due for release via the App Store in February 2015. 14 January 2015
Wellcome Trust prices 400 million euro bond The Wellcome Trust, the UK’s largest charitable foundation and one of the world’s largest funders of medical research, today announces that it has priced 400 million euros of Bonds due 2027 (the “Bonds”). Bank of America Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley acted as joint lead managers of the issue. 14 January 2015
Wellcome Trust renews Biomedical Research Partnership in Ireland Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), the Health Research Board (HRB) and the Wellcome Trust have announced the renewal of the SFI-HRB-Wellcome Trust Biomedical Research Partnership. 13 January 2015
Draft road map for Ebola vaccine development A draft road map for the expedited development, testing, manufacture, delivery and financing of Ebola vaccines has today been published by a global group of experts supported by the Wellcome Trust. 12 January 2015
NGA and Wellcome Trust launch Framework for Governance The National Governors’ Association (NGA) and the Wellcome Trust have today launched the jointly developed Framework for Governance, an essential document for all governing boards to help them effectively carry out their vital role. It is a flexible guide that can be used by any school regardless of phase, type or governance structure. 08 January 2015
'Brainstorm': exploring the teenage brain in theatre 'Brainstorm' is a provocative new play from Islington Community Theatre that explores the workings of the teenage brain. It will be performed at Park Theatre from 8 to 11 January 2015. 7 January 2015
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