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Antibiotic resistance poorly communicated and widely misunderstood by UK public People in the UK have little awareness of what ‘antibiotic resistance’ means and how it might affect their health, according to new research commissioned by the Wellcome Trust. 29th July 2015
Large-scale trial will assess effectiveness of teaching mindfulness in UK schools A major Wellcome Trust study to assess whether mindfulness training for teenagers can improve their mental health launches today. 16 July 2015
New research will show how the environment could change the way we eat A new study funded by the Wellcome Trust will investigate how environmental changes over the next 20-30 years may impact the way we eat, in the UK and worldwide. 13th July 2015
First research paper from Hubbub: Unemployment 'being rebranded as a psychological disorder' Unemployment is being rebranded as a psychological disorder, with an increasing range of interventions being introduced to promote a 'positive' psychological outlook or leave claimants of welfare to face sanctions, according to a new analysis carried out by social science researchers from Hubbub and Birkbeck, University of London published today. 09 June 2015
Invisible You. The Human Microbiome exhibition to open at the Eden Project The Eden Project, supported by the Wellcome Trust, is to launch a new permanent exhibition entitled ‘Invisible You. The Human Microbiome,’ with accompanying programmes of live science events, web and formal education. 21 May 2015
Wellcome Trust acquires Premier Marinas Limited from BlackRock UK Property Fund The Wellcome Trust announces today that is has acquired marina operator Premier Marinas Limited (“PML”) from the BlackRock UK Property Fund (“BlackRock”) for an undisclosed amount. 12 May 2015
'The Iceberg' by Marion Coutts wins the Wellcome Book Prize 2015 Marion Coutts has been awarded the Wellcome Book Prize 2015 for 'The Iceberg', her memoir on art, work, death and language, published by Atlantic Books. The announcement was made by acclaimed author and Chair of Judges, Bill Bryson, at a special ceremony held on Wednesday 29 April, in Wellcome Collection's new Reading Room. 30 April 2015
Sex in the Afternoon: Wellcome Collection announces sexology literature tour Four internationally renowned writers - including London’s first Young Poet Laureate, the current Forward Prize holder, and the former inaugural Poet in Residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company - are taking part in a literature tour that will bring sexology-themed writing to venues across Britain. 13 April 2014
Ideas Lab: Wellcome Trust and EIFF launch partnership to inspire Scottish screenwriters The Wellcome Trust and the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) are launching a new partnership alongside the Beltane Public Engagement Network to deliver an exciting initiative for established screenwriters. 09 April 2015
New Capital Award for the Museum of Science and Industry Ambitious plans for a major new gallery at the Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester, will now be realised thanks to a £1.8 million grant from the Wellcome Trust. 1 April 2015
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