The Wellcome Trust was established in 1936 and headquartered in London, UK. The mission of Wellcome Trust is to foster and promote research with the aim of improving human and animal health. The Wellcome Trust has an endowment of more than 16 billion British Pounds and The Wellcome Trust supports and funds the sequencing of the human genome at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, development of a malaria drug, and other research projects. Wellcome Trust fully supports open access of research papers and reports.
Neuroscientists: Two heads are better than one -- with the right partner
In the new age of coalition governments, the question of whether two heads are better than one is more relevant than ever. A study published today in the journal Science, neuroscientists from UCL (University College London) ...
Brain study shows that the opinions of others matters
Simon Cowell may appear to relish arguing with his fellow judges when they disagree with him, but new research out today suggests that - at least at a neuronal level - he would find their agreement much more satisfying.
Protecting the lungs against 'collateral damage' from the immune system
A study published today in the journal Science shows how our bodies try to minimise potential 'collateral damage' caused by our immune system when fighting infection. The research may also provide new clues to why cigarette ...
Researchers identify 12 new genes linked to diabetes
(PhysOrg.com) -- An international consortium of scientists has identified 12 new genes associated with type 2 diabetes, in the largest study of the genetics of the condition to date.
Image of new antibiotic in action opens up new opportunities to combat antibacterial resistance
Detailed pictures published today reveal how a new type of experimental antibiotic can kill bacteria that are already resistant to existing treatments. The findings could ultimately help scientists to develop new antibiotics ...
Sex on the brain: 'Doublesex' gene key to determining fruit fly gender
The brains of males and females, and how they use them, may be far more different then previously thought, at least in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, according to research funded by the Wellcome Trust.
Crowded houses: Why our peripheral vision may not be as random as we think
As you read this, you may notice that the word directly in front of you is clear, but all the surrounding words are hard to make out. For most people, this effect - known as 'crowding' - is not a problem. However, for the ...
Battle of the bugs leaves humans as collateral damage
It's a tragedy of war that innocent bystanders often get caught in the crossfire. But now scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oxford have shown how a battle for survival at a microscopic level ...
Genome study identifies genetic variant linked to TB susceptibility in Africans
Scientists have identified a genetic variant which increases susceptibility to tuberculosis (TB) in African populations using a technique known as a genome-wide association (GWA) study. This is the first novel disease variant ...
Disease control, not climate change, key to future of malaria
A study published today in the journal Nature casts doubt on the widely held notion that warming global temperatures will lead to a future intensification of malaria and an expansion of its global range.