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Early puberty may mean less time in education for girls

(Imperial College London) The age at which girls have their first period may influence how long they stay in education.

New antibiotic class found effective against gonorrhea in the laboratory

(Imperial College London) Closthioamide, discovered in 2010, might eventually offer an alternative for current drugs that are becoming less effective against gonorrhoea.

Can the UK's gas grid go green? New white paper explores options

Options for a greener gas grid are explored by researchers from Imperial College London in a white paper out today.

Hundred-year-old law on fluid flow overturned by new research

Engineers from Imperial College London have dispelled a 100-year-old scientific law used to describe how fluid flows through rocks.

New research: One in three musicians suffers an eating disorder

The Anglo-Greek pianist Marianna Kapsetaki has published a paper at Imperial College, London showing a high incidence of eating disorders among musicians. Our screening tools for EDs showed a high prevalence of EDs in musicians: the EDE-Q Global Score (EDE-QGS) showed pathological values in 18.66% of the musicians and when questioned about lifetime prevalence, 32.3% […]

New way to predict when electric cars and home batteries become cost effective

(Imperial College London) The future cost of energy storage technologies can now be predicted under different scenarios, thanks to a new tool created by Imperial researchers.

World's first trials of MDMA to treat alcohol addiction set to begin

Imperial College London scientists expect to give first dose in the next two months alongside psychotherapy Doctors in Bristol are set to begin the world’s first clinical study into the use of MDMA to treat alcohol addiction. Researchers...Show More Summary

Unlock molecular secrets with mobile game BioBlox2-D

(Imperial College London) BioBlox2D is a new free mobile computer game inspired by tackling one of the hardest problems in biological science -- how molecules fit together.

How astrophysicist and Queen musician Brian May made his own guitar

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Brian May, the lead guitarist and composer for Queen, is a multitalented guy. A Guitar World readers poll ranked him as the 2nd greatest guitarist of all time. He also has a PhD in astrophysics from Imperial College London was on the science team for NASA's New Horizons Pluto mission. Show More Summary

Large-scale study reveals global prevalence of obesity

Professor Azeem Majeed from Imperial College London says diets high in calories are major reason for obesity, but there's another culprit

Researchers pinpoint how diesel fumes could cause 'flare up' of respiratory symptoms

(Imperial College London) Scientists have shown how diesel fumes trigger respiratory reflexes which could potentially worsen underlying conditions, such as asthma.

Dad's involvement with baby early on associated with boost in mental development

(Imperial College London) Fathers who interact more with their children in their first few months of life could have a positive impact on their baby's cognitive development.

Scientists engineer baker's yeast to produce penicillin molecules

(Imperial College London) Scientists have inserted fungus genes into a yeast cell to make it produce penicillin molecules.

Scientists engineer baker's yeast to produce penicillin molecules

The synthetic biologists from Imperial College London have re-engineered yeast cells to manufacture the nonribosomal peptide antibiotic penicillin. In laboratory experiments, they were able to demonstrate that this yeast had antibacterial properties against streptococcus bacteria.

Earliest relative of Brachiosaurus dinosaur found in France

(Imperial College London) Scientists have re-examined an overlooked museum fossil and discovered that it is the earliest known member of the titanosauriform family of dinosaurs.

Follow-up colonoscopies associated with a significantly lower incidence of bowel cancer

(Imperial College London) Patients at risk of developing bowel cancer can significantly benefit from a follow-up colonoscopy, finds research published today in Lancet Oncology.

Turbo Power Systems (TPS) Collaborate on Project to Supply Solar Power to UK Trains

TPS will be working with Imperial College London, 10:10, Network Rail and many other partners to investigate the use of track-side solar panels to power trains.

Women with aortic aneurysms fare much worse than men, new study finds

(Imperial College London) Mortality rates for women undergoing surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysms are nearly twice those for men, a new study has found.

Predicting people's 'brain age' could help to spot who is at risk of early death

(Imperial College London) A method for predicting someone's 'brain age' based on MRI scans could help to spot who might be at increased risk of poor health and even dying at a younger age.

Founders Factory has hired an ex-Imperial machine learning guru to support its startups

LONDON — Founders Factory, a company that aims to create and scale startups, has hired former Imperial College London researcher Jeffrey Ng as its chief scientist. At Founders Factory, Ng — who has cofounded several of his own software...Show More Summary

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