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SAMBA II offers on-the-spot HIV testing to millions in Africa A new transformative point-of-care diagnostic which gives rapid results for the detection of HIV genetic material is being rolled out across Africa. 22 July 2014
'The Institute of Sexology' to be first exhibition at expanded Wellcome Collection Wellcome Collection will explore the most publicly discussed of private acts with ‘The Institute of Sexology’ (20 November 2014 to 20 September 2015), the first UK exhibition to bring together the pioneers of the study of sex. From Alfred Kinsey’s complex coded questionnaires to Samoan jewellery to sex machines, the show investigates how the diverse research, methods and collections of sexologists have shaped our ever-evolving attitudes towards sexual behaviour and identity. 18 July 2014
All eyes on Euston Road for the Wellcome Trust's new windows commission Passers-by looking in the windows of the Wellcome Trust’s central London headquarters this summer may be surprised to find two giant pairs of eyes staring back at them. ‘Eye Contact’, a video installation created by artist Peter Hudson, will occupy the windows of the Gibbs Building on Euston Road for the next year. 16 July 2014
Mobile games can be reliable tools for conducting psychology experiments, UK researchers find Initial findings from one of the largest cognitive science experiments ever conducted have shown that mobile games can be used to reliably address psychology questions, paving the way to a better understanding of how cognitive function differs across populations. 16 July 2014
Professor Bryan Grenfell and Professor Tobias Bonhoeffer join the Wellcome Trust Board of Governors Two world-leading scientists - Professor Bryan Grenfell, a population biologist, and Professor Tobias Bonhoeffer, a neuroscientist - have joined the Board of Governors of the Wellcome Trust. They will take up their positions in September. 7 July 2014
New global projects seed research into future of human health Five new research projects have been funded by the Wellcome Trust, each aiming to answer different questions about how our planet can sustain the healthy lives of our growing population, estimated to reach nine billion people by 2050. 4 July 2014
Internationally focused commission on antimicrobial resistance announced by PM A new review to address the growing global problem of drug-resistant infections, hosted and funded by the Wellcome Trust, has been commissioned by the Prime Minister. 2 July 2014
Three exceptional teachers receive ENTHUSE Celebration Awards for their contribution to science education The winners of the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards 2014 were announced yesterday in a ceremony at the Houses of Parliament. The Awards, now in their second year, celebrate exceptional education professionals who have made a significant impact on science teaching in their schools. 27 June 2014
Investing in cancer research boosts economy as well as health Each pound invested in cancer research generates a continuous stream of benefits equal to earning 40 pence a year thereafter, according to a report published today in BMC Medicine. 16 June 2014
New research explains how we use the GPS inside our brain to navigate The way we navigate from A to B is controlled by two brain regions which track the distance to our destination, according to new research funded by the Wellcome Trust and published in Current Biology. 6 June 2014
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