Press Releases

Dec 14, 2011 08:49 GMT Doctors without Borders/MSF The Central African Republic is in the grip of a chronic medical emergency, says a new report published today by MSF, Central African Republic: A State of Silent Crisis.

Dec 09, 2011 12:24 GMT Wellcome Trust Acquiring ‘the Knowledge’ - the complex layout of central London’s 25 000 streets and thousands of places of interest - causes structural changes in the brain and changes to memory in the capital’s taxi drivers, new research funded by the Wellcome Trust has shown.

Dec 09, 2011 12:22 GMT Wellcome Trust Scientists have found the ‘key’ that HIV uses to enter our cells’ nuclei, allowing it to disable the immune system and cause AIDS. The finding, published today in the open access journal ‘PLoS Pathogens’, provides a potential new target for anti-AIDS drugs that could be more effective against drug-resistant strains of the virus.

Dec 09, 2011 11:52 GMT GlaxoSmithKline  Improvement in disease-free survival does not reach statistical significance in study of delayed adjuvant therapy with lapatinib (Tykerb or Tyverb) monotherapy in HER2 positive breast cancer.

Dec 09, 2011 10:10 GMT Doctors without Borders/MSF Improving the capacities of HIV programmes to prevent, diagnose and treat visceral leishmaniasis (VL) should be a priority in East Africa, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF, or Doctors Without Borders) said today at the ICASA AIDS Conference in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

Dec 08, 2011 09:32 GMT Wellcome Trust New international consortium to prepare research community for future pandemics

Dec 08, 2011 09:01 GMT GlaxoSmithKline GSK and Help for Heroes today announced a new partnership to help support injured British armed forces personnel successfully transition back into civilian life. The partnership will focus on the creation of a specialist 'Wellness Centre' at Tedworth House, a Personnel Recovery and Assessment Centre located in Wiltshire.

Dec 06, 2011 08:52 GMT Wellcome Trust The Director of the Wellcome Trust, Sir Mark Walport, has responded to the Government’s Life Sciences Strategy, announced today by Prime Minister David Cameron, and to the review of innovation in the NHS from NHS Chief Executive Sir David Nicholson.

Dec 02, 2011 09:26 GMT Doctors without Borders/MSF The following is Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Doctors Without Borders' reaction to President Obama’s speech on World AIDS Day today, 1st December, committing to reach two million more people with US-funded HIV treatment by the end of 2013 (totalling nearly six million people on treatment under US funding).

Nov 30, 2011 09:28 GMT Wellcome Trust Research funded by the Wellcome Trust has highlighted the scale of the problem of hospital-acquired infections in sub-Saharan Africa. The study, published today in the ‘Lancet’, suggests that bloodstream infections acquired while in care might contribute to one in every 20 deaths that occur in children in hospitals in the region.