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Heroes and villains of the plant world

From cinchona to coffee, humans have exploited properties of plants. But does our favouritism or misuse turn these plants into heroes and villains? Explore the plants that provide us with essential products, from food to medicines and insecticides.

A Level Biology, Higher Education and Research in the Biological Sciences

This report describes the findings of research carried out for the Wellcome Trust by the Centre for Education and Industry at the University of Warwick in 2002-2003.

The Wellcome Trust was seeking to establish how well existing A Level Biology courses meet the needs of modern biological sciences, the aims...

A Recommended Code of Governance for Schools: a Flexible Framework for Strategic Planning

This pilot version of the Recommended Code of Governance for Schools was published by the Wellcome Trust in October 2012. It is aimed at providing school governors and senior leaders with a robust yet flexible framework they can use to set the strategic direction for their school, and that governors can use to hold...

Acquisition of Science Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy in Initial Teacher Training

Published by the Wellcome Trust in October 201, this report looks at how one-year postgraduate Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses in England and Wales support trainees’ acquisition of subject knowledge and topic specific pedagogy across the sciences.

The study, which was the first of its kind to look...

Action potential

How do messages get passed from the brain around the body? This video explains how action potential works.


Published by the Wellcome Trust, the 'Big Picture' explores issues around biology and medicine. Addiction is a term we all use, but what does it mean? Explore some of the ways people understand addiction.

Find out about the science behind addictions. Two lesson plans are also included. The Deadliest Drugs...

Aftershot Total

This resource from the Citizen Science project is designed to support Key Stage Three students in debating the social, political and health issues surrounding alcohol consumption.The social and biological effects of alcohol form an important topic for young people to discuss. The marketing of alcohol, underage...

This book deals with the biology, society and medicine of ageing.

An introduction to the immune system

What is the immune system and how does it know you are you?

Annotated cell diagram

Annotated diagram of a eukaryotic cell explaining what the organelles of an animal cell do.


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