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Latest press releases

Carol Morley awarded the prestigious Wellcome Trust Screenwriting Fellowship in partnership with BFI and FILM4 The fellowship, worth £30,000 , includes a curated journey into a world of scientific discovery. The award is designed to bring film and science closer together. 26 November 2015
Tibet's Secret Temple opens at Wellcome Collection Wellcome Collection’s major winter exhibition, ‘Tibet’s Secret Temple’, uncovers the mysteries of Tantric Buddhism and the rich history of its yogic and meditation practices. Taking inspiration from a series of intricate murals that adorn the walls of the Lukhang Temple in Lhasa, Tibet, the exhibition showcases over 120 outstanding objects from collections around the world that illuminate the secrets of the temple, once used exclusively by Tibet’s Dalai Lamas. 19 November 2015
Rest Test to uncover the nation's resting habits The British public are being invited to share their experiences of rest as part of a national ‘Rest Test’, which launched on 3 November at 9pm on BBC Radio 4’s All in the Mind. 4 November 2015
Wellcome Trust aims to increase spend to 5 billion over next 5 years The Wellcome Trust aims to invest £5 billion over the next five years to improve health, as it launches a new strategic framework focussed on advancing the best ideas in science and research, seizing opportunities as they arise and taking advantage of our independence to drive reform. 21 October 2015
States of Mind: Ann Veronica Janssens at Wellcome Collection Wellcome Collection launches a year-long exploration into the experience of human consciousness with a new installation by Ann Veronica Janssens, opening tomorrow, 15 October 2015. The artist fills an entire gallery with an enveloping and brightly coloured mist in a work called yellowbluepink 15 October 2015
Rethinking Interdisciplinarity in The Hub at Wellcome Collection: New open access publication from Palgrave Macmillan Rethinking Interdisciplinarity across the Social Sciences and Neurosciences is a landmark open access publication from Palgrave Macmillan, co-authored by Felicity Callard (Durham University) and Des Fitzgerald (Cardiff University), that addresses key questions and challenges for those working across many and varied disciplines. 14 October 2015
Prepare to conduct flu trials in hospitals now, urge experts When the next influenza pandemic hits our shores, UK hospitals must be prepared to conduct trials into the effectiveness of available antiviral drugs, according to the conclusions of a leading panel ofexperts. 8 October 2015
Wellcome Book Prize 2016 announces new judges Acclaimed author, journalist and broadcaster, Baroness Joan Bakewell DBE, will chair an eminent panel of judges for the Wellcome Book Prize 2016, featuring leading figures from across the worlds of literature, academia, science and the media. 02 October 2015
Eliza Manningham-Buller starts as Chair of the Wellcome Trust The Wellcome Trust is pleased to announce that Eliza Manningham-Buller starts today as the Trust’s new Chair. 1 October 2015
Genes that protect African children from developing malaria identified Variations in DNA at a specific location (or ‘locus’) on the genome that protect African children from developing severe malaria, in some cases nearly halving a child’s chance of developing the life-threatening disease, have been identified in the largest genetic association study of malaria to date. 1 October 2015
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