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Latest press releases

Research boost creates more opportunities for African scientists African research teams in Ivory Coast, Kenya, Senegal and Uganda have been awarded significant support to conduct world class health research and train the future generation of the continent’s scientists. 20 April 2016
THIS IS A VOICE The voice is shapeless and immaterial, and yet fills up an entire gallery in Wellcome Collection’s major spring exhibition. ‘This is a Voice’ looks inside vocal tracts, restless minds and speech devices to capture the elusive nature of the human voice, from its origins within the body, to the sounds ringing in our heads. Celebrating the aural and the oral, ‘This is a Voice’ features daily ‘voicings’, live performances and demonstrations, creating an acoustic journey of sound and film by contemporary artists and composers, punctuated by paintings, manuscripts, medical illustrations and ethnographic objects. 14 April 2016
UK Biobank launches world's biggest body scanning project The world’s largest health imaging study, funded by the Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust, and the British Heart Foundation is launched today. It will create the biggest collection of scans of internal organs, and transform the way scientists study a wide range of diseases, including dementia, arthritis, cancer, heart attacks and strokes. 14 April 2016
New EAT Foundation launching today will change the way we feed the world A new foundation launches today with the ambition to reform the global food system, enabling us to feed a growing global population with healthy food from a healthy planet. 17 March 2016
Winner of the 2016 Wellcome Image Awards announced The Ebola virus, captured in watercolour and ink, has been selected as the overall winner for the 2016 Wellcome Image Awards.
16 March 2016
Wellcome Trust launches The Crunch to get the nation chewing over the connections between food, health and the planet The Crunch, a new Wellcome Trust initiative to get the nation talking about our food, our health and our planet, launched last night.
15 March 2016
Public need to know how patient records are used, including by commercial organisations The most in-depth research ever into what the public think about patient records being used by commercial organisations has revealed that the majority are in favour as long as there is a clear public benefit and appropriate safeguards are in place. 09 March 2016
2016 Wellcome Image Awards going on show at the Science Museum, across the UK and beyond The Wellcome Image Awards are coming to more places than ever before, with exhibitions to be held all across the UK, including the Science Museum in London, as well as in the USA, Russia and South Africa.
4 March 2016
Global scientific community commits to sharing data on Zika Leading global health bodies including academic journals, NGOs, research funders and institutes, have committed to sharing data and results relevant to the current Zika crisis and future public health emergencies as rapidly and openly as possible. 10 February 2016
No Hib booster needed by vaccinated infants in Kenya Children living in Kenya are well protected from life-threatening infections – such as meningitis, sepsis and pneumonia - caused by the bacteria Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), by the existing three-dose vaccine regime. 5 Feburary 2016
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