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A new way to explore the science of life: Mosaic launches today
Mosaic, a new digital publication dedicated to exploring the science of life, launches today, offering content that anyone can read, share and reproduce for free.
4 March 2014
Andrew Motion announces shortlist for the Wellcome Book Prize 2014
The shortlist for the Wellcome Book Prize 2014 was announced today by the chair of judges, poet Andrew Motion. Authors Elizabeth Gilbert, Emily Mayhew, Adam Rutherford, Oliver Sacks, Andrew Solomon and Sarah Wise are all in contention for this year’s Prize, which will be presented at a ceremony at Wellcome Collection on 29 April.
25 February 2014
Malaria maps reveal that 184 million Africans still live in extremely high-risk areas
Forty African countries showed reductions in malaria transmission between 2000-2010, but despite this progress, more than half (57 per cent) of the population in countries endemic for malaria continue to live in areas of moderate to intense transmission, with infection rates over 10 per cent. The findings are based on a series of prevalence maps for malaria published this week in the Lancet.
21 February 2014
Wellcome Trust comment on NHS England care data
NHS England has announced that it plans to delay the collection of data from GP surgeries until the autumn and that it will work with patients and professional groups to ensure information is accessible and reaches all sections of the community in order to build confidence in the initiative.
19 February 2014
Identification of first biomarker for major depression could enable better diagnosis and treatment
Teenage boys who show a combination of depressive symptoms and elevated levels of the ‘stress hormone’ cortisol are up to 14 times more likely to develop major depression than those who show neither trait, according to research funded by the Wellcome Trust.
18 February 2014