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Wellcome Trust announces 2013/14 annual results Wellcome Trust and Wellcome Trust Finance plc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Wellcome Trust) announce that they have each published their Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year to 30 September 2014 today. 17 December 2014
First co-production feature film from the Wellcome Trust: 'Electricity' 'Electricity', the Wellcome Trust’s first co-production feature film, is released in select cinemas nationally from 12 December, by Soda Pictures. Starring Agyness Deyn as a young woman with temporal lobe epilepsy, the film takes the viewer on a hallucinatory journey as she searches for her lost brother. 10 December 2014
'Voices in the dark': Mosaic's first audio feature Mosaic, the online publication from the Wellcome Trust, today releases its first audio-only feature: 'Voices in the dark', an exploration the phenomenon of voice hearing, its historical and social contexts, and its future treatments. 09 December 2014
Wellcome Collection unveils immersive digital story 'Mindcraft: A century of madness, murder and mental healing' Wellcome Collection’s first digital story, ‘Mindcraft: A century of madness, murder and mental healing’, publishes online today. 4 December 2014
Pharmaceutical companies join funders and charities to commit to action on childhood HIV A group of research-based pharmaceutical companies – AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead, Janssen, Merck & Co. and ViiV Healthcare – have come together as the HIV Medicines Research Industry Forum to support the development of new, high-priority paediatric treatments for HIV infection by 2017. 2 December 2014
Research suggests ability of HIV to cause AIDS is slowing The rapid evolution of HIV, which has allowed the virus to develop resistance to patients’ natural immunity, is at the same time slowing the virus’s ability to cause AIDS, according to new research funded by the Wellcome Trust. 2 December 2014
Learning outside the classroom: Science Learning+ research projects announced Science learning that takes place outside the classroom is the focus for 11 major projects launching internationally today. The projects, supported by Science Learning+, will investigate how people engage with science at visitor attractions such as zoos and natural history museums, the impact of participation in citizen science, and how art can help to explore science. 02 December 2014
DNA and genealogical study confirms identity of King Richard III In 2012, a skeleton was excavated by archaeologists from the University of Leicester at the presumed site of the Greyfriars friary in Leicester, the last-known resting place of King Richard III. Now, an international research team has completed a genetic, genealogical and statistical analysis, revealing truths about the skeleton, its appearance and lineage. 2 December 2014
New 15-minute test for Ebola to be trialled in Guinea A rapid, point-of-care diagnostic test for the Ebola virus will be trialled in the coming weeks at the Ebola treatment centre in Conakry, Guinea. The trial is one of six health research projects that have been jointly funded by the Wellcome Trust and the UK government. 28 November 2014
Writer/director Jonathan Glazer awarded the Wellcome Trust and BFI Screenwriting Fellowship in association with Film4 British writer and director Jonathan Glazer ('Under The Skin', 'Birth', 'Sexy Beast') has been named the 2014 Wellcome Trust and BFI Screenwriting Fellow in association with Film4. 27 November 2014
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