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Wellcome Library and NLM establish agreement to make 150 years of biomedical journals freely available online
Representatives of the US National Library of Medicine (NLM), a component of the National Institutes of Health, and the Wellcome Library have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to make thousands of complete back issues of historically significant biomedical journals freely available online.
14 April 2014
First volunteers to receive blood cultured from stem cells in 2016
Red blood cells cultured in a laboratory will be trialled in human volunteers for the first time within the next three years, as part of a long-term research programme funded by the Wellcome Trust.
14 April 2014
Science Learning+: exploring the impact of informal science learning
A new initiative launches today, providing £9 million of funding to explore how informal learning activities, such as visits to museums or science centres, playing games and watching dramas or documentaries, have the potential to make a positive impact on young people's engagement with science.
10 April 2014
Faster visa endorsement will support international mobility for top researchers
The Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK are collaborating with the Royal Society, the British Academy and the Royal Academy of Engineering to pilot a streamlined endorsement process to make it easier for outstanding international researchers to obtain Tier 1 Exceptional Talent or Exceptional Promise visas.
7 April 2014
Research projects set to improve people's health in humanitarian crises
The Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) programme is awarding grants to eight pioneering research projects, including an examination of the effectiveness of simplified psychological support delivered by supervised 'para-professionals' in conflict-affected areas, and a study to validate a novel cost-effective method for pain control after earthquakes.
02 April 2014