Imperial College London

Researcher proposes marriage in acknowledgments section of journal article

Many a researcher will surely have thought about testing their loved ones as to whether or not they really did read their work -- but one …

Trends

'Mutant flu' could lead to more effective vaccine : study

Experiments in lab animals have shown signs of success for a newly engineered flu virus that may lead one day to a more effective vaccine, …

Medicine

You can’t beat Corbyn with Miliband – but the Tories are trying to anyway

Fiddling around with university fees isn’t going to make the Conservatives suddenly competitive<p>Tuition fees have all but killed the Liberal Democrats. The breach of their manifesto pledge to abolish the charges, compounded by them voting for a fees increase, broke the party. Even the opportunities …

Referendums

Should all patients be asked about their sexual orientation?

• Richard Ma, NIHR doctoral research fellow1,<br>• Michael Dixon, general practitioner2<p>1Department of primary care and public health, School of Public …

LGBTQ

Magic mushrooms: Treating depression without dulling emotions

Two new studies confirm the hypothesis that the psychoactive compound found in "magic mushrooms" may be a useful new treatment for depression, …

Mental Health

Britain may be on the brink of a productivity breakthrough

Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman once said: “productivity isn’t everything, but, in the long run it is almost everything”.<p>Hammering home …

Economics

Aussie flu, French flu and Japanese flu - what are the symptoms and how to protect yourself

Warnings have been issued over Aussie flu , and French and Japanese flu this winter, with at least 17 people in intensive care.<p>Symptoms of the three …

Public Health

Ofsted’s Bold Beginnings report on reception class curriculum is flawed

Educationists and politicians say introducing overly formal teaching practices is a potential disaster for children’s learning<p>We are deeply concerned about Ofsted’s Bold Beginnings report. The report infers that reception classes should be taught like year 1. This would mean narrowing the …

Education

Cisco collaborates with startup for AI health and safety trial

Cisco is to work with artificial intelligence startup Cortexica in an Innovate UK-funded project to improve physical safety in the workplace

Business Technology

Ofsted's Bold Beginnings report is 'flawed' and should be scrapped, says open letter

More than 1,850 early years academics, organisations and teachers have signed an open letter calling for Ofsted’s controversial <i>Bold Beginnings</i> report …

Education

Five student-led innovations paving the way for healthcare worldwide

As the IGHI Student Challenges Competition opens for entries, we take a look at the previous winners and where they are now.<p>From a diagnostic tool to …

UK Universities

New technology for diagnosing immunity to Ebola

A promising new approach to detect immunity to Ebola virus infection has been developed by researchers from i-sense in a collaboration between UCL …

Medicine

Imperial College London and CNRS create joint laboratory to bring world's best mathematicians together - CNRS Web site - CNRS

The joint research unit is the first of its kind between a UK institution and the CNRS and it will have equal status to a CNRS laboratory in France. …

Sciences

Cwm Taf buys no donor breast milk for babies for five years

<b>A health board in Wales has bought no donor breast milk for premature babies for five years, despite a guideline urging its use when mothers' milk is unavailable.</b><p>All health boards with neonatal units bought milk from a bank - except Cwm Taf.<p>A breastfeeding charity said it was "shocking" but one …

Pregnancy

Scientists 3D-Printed Squishy, Brain-Like Tissue for the 1st Time

A new 3D-printing technique can create tissues as soft as a human's squishy brain or spongy lungs — something that has not been possible …

Magic mushrooms could treat depression without ‘numbing’ of normal antidepressants

<b>Magic mushrooms could be used to treat depression without the often-felt ‘numbing’ impact of antidepressants, a new study has found.</b><p>Volunteers with …

Mental Health

German Biotech Gets FDA Approval to Start an Ulcerative Colitis Phase II Study

<b>The FDA will allow Immunic Therapeutics to commence a Phase II clinical trial to test its oral investigational drug, IMU-838, for the treatment of</b> …

Medicine

The Hunt For Elusive Single-Pole Magnets Just Became More Challenging

But they should exist!<p>A search through a mountain of data from the Large Hadron Collider for particles called magnetic monopoles has once again come …

Physics

Dry ice helps Imperial researchers 3D print super soft biological structures for artificial organs

Jan 11, 2018 | By Benedict<p>Researchers at Imperial College London have developed a new freezing and 3D printing technique that can be used to create …

Biology

Britain now generates twice as much electricity from wind as coal

Grant Wilson, <i>University of Sheffield</i> and Iain Staffell, <i>Imperial College London</i><p>Just six years ago, more than 40% of Britain’s electricity was …

Energy

Imperial partners with Heptares to search for new gut drugs

A new partnership will see gut experts from Imperial work alongside industry scientists to develop new treatments for gastrointestinal conditions.<p>The …

UK Universities

Mutations in a single gene linked to severe obesity

Recent advances in gene therapies have been a boon to those researchers investigating the genetic causes of disease. With global obesity levels …

Molecular Biology

Magic Mushrooms Do The Opposite of Anti-Depressants, But That May Be Why They Work

"I felt so much lighter, like something had been released."<p>Psychedelic therapy is going through something of a revival right now, and we may now know …

Science

Alzheimer’s disease could be treated with gene therapy

Researchers have prevented the development of Alzheimer’s disease in mice by using a virus to deliver a specific gene into the brain.The post …

Neuroscience

Here are the reasons it’s never been a better time to be alive

It’s a frequent critique that newspapers don’t write enough about “nice” things. We write about unusual things, and those unusual things are usually …

Nelson Mandela

Key to long life is drinking lots of Diet Coke, says 104-year-old woman

A woman who has made it to 104-years-old has revealed the secret to living a long life – drinking lots of Diet Coke.<p>Theresa Rowley, from Grand …

Coca-Cola

Interview With Caroline Clark, Machine Learning Engineer At Argos | Articles | Big Data

Caroline Clark is a Machine Learning Engineer at Argos where she is currently working in forecasting and replenishment. She has a PhD in Cosmology …

Big Data

How To Solve The AI Brain Drain | Articles | Big Data

The benefits of AI in industries as diverse as healthcare and finance are already being realized, thanks in no small part to huge investment by the …

Artificial Intelligence

Design for Wellbeing at the Design Museum

<i>NEF’s Five Ways to Wellbeing and Happy Museum thinking inspired a series of events on well-being and design at the Design Museum, writes producer</i> …

Design Thinking

The NHS’s latest problem: a shortage of GPs

IN PLOIESTI, just north of Bucharest, Daniela Margaritescu had a grand house, a big car and her own surgery. But when she set eyes on the Beechfield …

Health Care