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    1. December 17, 2014

      Bets against long duration bonds can hurt

      The £18bn Wellcome Trust likes to think long term, and think positive. The world’s second-biggest charitable foundation...

    2. November 26, 2014

      Ebola vaccine shows promise in trials

      Thousands of healthcare workers in west Africa could be given a vaccine against Ebola early next year after the first one to...

    3. November 25, 2014

      Nations thrive by uniting professors and entrepreneurs

      I’ve recently appointed a chief executive for a medical research organisation I chair. The task was a fascinating one,...

    4. October 23, 2014

      Industry response to Ebola quickens

      Pharmaceutical executives and international donors were thrashing out details of a push to accelerate development of...

    5. October 12, 2014

      Wellcome Trust looks for new chair to succeed William Castell

      The Wellcome Trust, the UK’s biggest charitable foundation, has begun a search for a replacement for Sir William Castell who...

    6. October 9, 2014

      Ebola thrives in absence of weapons to contain it

      At the beginning of 2014, Ebola was very much a neglected disease, feared for its high mortality rate but not generally...

    7. October 9, 2014

      Ebola outbreak points to need for behavioural change

      Mohamed Lamin Turay has seen the dangers of Ebola close up in Sierra Leone and it has only strengthened his resolve to help...

    8. October 9, 2014

      Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is in a global fight against suffering

      The war on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) is being fought by “boots on the ground” in the jungles of Africa and Asia....

    9. October 8, 2014

      Teenage dream of longer lie-ins may come true

      Teenagers who struggle to get out of bed in time for school are to be spared the pain of early mornings under an upcoming...

    10. August 29, 2014

      Trial and ebola: the drug and vaccine pipeline

      Ebola virus (Getty)   © Getty By Clive Cookson Research into Ebola drugs and vaccines had been chugging along at a fairly...

    11. August 28, 2014

      WHO warns 20,000 in west Africa at risk from Ebola

      More than 20,000 people in west Africa are at risk from the Ebola epidemic, according to a new assessment contained in a...

    12. August 10, 2014

      City folk find value in land of ‘The Archers’

      It is not just listeners to The Archers, the BBC’s everyday tale of farming folk, who are reeling as hard-eyed City...

    13. August 4, 2014

      Wellcome Trust buys Co-op farms in £249m deal

      The Co-operative Group has raised £249m by selling its farms business to the Wellcome Trust, the charitable foundation, as...

    14. August 1, 2014

      Peter Williams, administrator, 1925-2014

      When Peter Williams became director of the Wellcome Trust in 1965, it was an obscure UK charity spending £1m a year, mainly...

    15. August 1, 2014

      DNA project receives £300m investment boost

      Britain is aiming to become the world leader in medical DNA research, following a public-private agreement to invest a...

    16. July 2, 2014

      David Cameron calls for action to fight antibiotic resistance

      David Cameron has appointed former Goldman Sachs chief economist Jim O’Neill to lead a team of experts to spur the...

    17. June 20, 2014

      Wellcome Trust director Jeremy Farrar

      It is a brilliant Saturday afternoon in north Oxford, with lilac spilling over the pavement beside the terraced house owned...

    18. June 16, 2014

      UK biotech groups’ rush to market injects sense of optimism

      Britain’s biotech sector has experienced more false dawns than most industries. But after a barren decade, a series of deals...

    19. June 1, 2014

      Saatchi to introduce bill on cancer experiments in Lords

      Doctors would have more freedom to use experimental treatments on patients suffering from cancer and other diseases under...

    20. May 9, 2014

      Political headwinds change for Pfizer chief

      When he flies into London on Monday for the second time in a fortnight, Ian Read, the chairman and chief executive of...

    21. May 9, 2014

      Science: Y-spy – a closer look at chromosomes

      Three scientific papers about the Y chromosome, which determines maleness in humans and most other mammals, should lay to...

    22. May 8, 2014

      Wellcome Trust raises ‘concerns’ over Pfizer bid for AstraZeneca

      Britain’s biggest medical research foundation has told the government it has “major concerns” over Pfizer’s £63bn offer for...

    23. April 25, 2014

      Race is on to find new treatments for malaria

      Mao Zedong may seem an unlikely hero of the battle against malaria. During his leadership of China in the 1960s,...

    24. April 14, 2014

      Stem cell blood set for UK human trials within three years

      Blood made from stem cells will be tested in patients within three years as the UK aims to be the first to succeed in a long...

    25. April 13, 2014

      Uncovering little investment gems among the shrunken heads

      Shrunken heads, Victorian anti-masturbation devices and Napoleon’s toothbrush are among the treasures on display at the...

    26. February 19, 2014

      Privacy fears spark delay to NHS database project

      It is a very 21st-century controversy. This week’s decision to postpone a giant NHS database drawn from millions of patient...

    27. January 30, 2014

      Privacy fears over NHS database in aid of medical research

      To advocates, it is a treasure trove of data that promises to advance medical science and improve the National Health...

    28. November 13, 2013

      Crisis response needs to be a science, not an art

      No one can fail to have been moved by the utter devastation this week in the Philippines. Flattened cities, parents cradling...

    29. November 8, 2013

      US biologist Randy Schekman on being a Nobel Prize winner

      For more than a decade, every time October came around, Professor Randy Schekman would be assured by his fellow scientists...

    30. September 12, 2013

      Vaccine offers fresh hope for central African ‘meningitis belt’

      Use of a new vaccine in Chad has all but eliminated meningitis, according to a study that boosts the prospects for defeating...

    31. August 2, 2013

      Wellcome Trust sells stake in Wonga

      The Wellcome Trust, the UK’s biggest charitable foundation, has sold its stake in Wonga days after the payday lender’s...

    32. June 7, 2013

      New visions of the human heart

      Imaging is transforming medical diagnostics, as newer scanning techniques reveal far more than traditional X-rays about what...

    33. May 7, 2013

      Giving is a must for successful founders

      The most insightful words about having a great fortune were written by industrialist Andrew Carnegie, one of the most...

    34. May 1, 2013

      Bird flu strain poses serious threat to world health, say medics

      The new H7N9 bird flu virus, which has infected 126 people in China and killed 24 over the past month, poses a “serious”...

    35. April 2, 2013

      Quintain sells hotel stake at Wembley

      London property developer Quintain has sold a 50 per cent stake in its Wembley Hilton hotel to a company owned by US private...

    36. March 27, 2013

      New foot-and-mouth vaccine developed

      British scientists have developed a new vaccine against foot-and-mouth disease that they say could turn the tide against a...

    37. March 19, 2013

      Third of charity heads earn more than £200,000

      Almost a third of bosses of the top 100 charities are paid more than £200,000 a year and one is paid about £1m, according to...

    38. March 12, 2013

      Danone beats US rivals on nutrition index

      European food and drink producers led by Danone score higher on a new ranking of nutritious and affordable products than...

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