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  • Major funding to combat infectious diseases 01 April 2015 The Wolfson Foundation is to donate a further £3 million over the next two years towards the Royal Society Wolfson Laboratory Refurbishment scheme, to be focused in the first year on research into infectious diseases such as Ebola.
  • Recent Sir Henry Dale Fellowship appointments 27 March 2015 The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, has today published a list of recent recipients of the prestigious Sir Henry Dale Fellowships. The scheme is run together with the Wellcome Trust.
  • An elephant never forgets the way to the watering hole 25 March 2015 A study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B tracked the movement of elephants across the African savannah. The elephants chose the shortest distances towards watering holes, pin-pointing the location of valuable resources even when they were 50 km away. The results show that elephants have good spatial memories.

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