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No Hib booster needed by vaccinated infants in Kenya
Children living in Kenya are well protected from life-threatening infections – such as meningitis, sepsis and pneumonia - caused by the bacteria Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), by the existing three-dose vaccine regime.
5 Feburary 2016
States of Mind: Tracing the Edges of Consciousness opens at Wellcome Collection
Wellcome Collection opens the second part of a year-long exploration into human consciousness on 4 February 2016. ‘States of Mind: Tracing the Edges of Consciousness’ examines the universal, yet mysterious, topic of conscious experience. This major exhibition brings together artists, psychologists, philosophers and neuroscientists to investigate the terrain between consciousness and unconsciousness and will feature historical material, objects, artworks and an evolving programme of contemporary art installations.
04 February 2016
£30m fund to bring new life to science centres
The Wellcome Trust and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) have partnered to deliver a £30 million fund to breathe new life into science centres across the UK.
States of Mind: A collection of literature, science, philosophy and art
To accompany a major exhibition opening in February 2016, Wellcome Collection will publish 'States of Mind: Experiences at the Edge of Consciousness'. The book is a collection of literature, science and art delving into the mysteries of human consciousness and featuring a new introduction by Mark Haddon, author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
27 January 2016
Ebola legacy lab will improve Sierra Leone's resilience to future epidemics
Samples from the recently confirmed case of Ebola in Sierra Leone have been analysed at a new infectious diseases laboratory in the country, set up in the wake of the epidemic. The research, carried out by two local scientists recently trained in next-generation genome sequencing techniques, will provide vital information about the virus that will help international scientists to identify the potential source of the infection.
22 January 2016