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Hip hop reigns over rock? Dream on.

To the editor: The study by the Imperial College of London purporting to show that hip-hop singles had a greater impact on pop culture than rock songs isn't worth the newsprint you printed the article about it on. The study's premise is fundamentally flawed. ("Hip-hop, not Beatles, had greatest...

Caesar did not suffer from epilepsy: scientists

Scientists from Imperial College London have released new research arguing that Roman general Julius Caesar suffered from mini-strokes, going against previous diagnoses of epilepsy. More than 2,000 years since Caesar died - assassinated...Show More Summary

Newly Discovered Protein “Turbo-Charges” Immune System to Kill All Cancers

In what some are calling a “game-changer” in cancer treatment, scientists at Imperial College in London have discovered a “turbo-charging” protein that boosts the immune system enough to fight off chronic illnesses - and the ability for them to come back.

Newly discovered protein ramps up immune response to cancer

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

One of the body's defenses against deadly cancer cells may have just received a much-needed boost. Researchers at Imperial College London have happened upon a previously unknown protein that ramps up the presence of all-important cytotoxic T cells, which destroy virus-infected and cancerous cells. .. Show More Summary

Julius Caesar may have suffered mini-strokes that changed his personality in later life: study

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Roman emperor Julius Caesar may have suffered a series of mini-strokes, explaining his dark mood in later life, according to doctors at London’s Imperial College. Caesar, who lived from 100 to 44 BC, has long been the focus of medical debate, with the common assumption being that he suffered...

Nanoneedles Help Build New Blood Vessels

2 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

A team of scientists from Imperial College London and Houston Methodist Research Institute have developed a new technique that helps promote the growth of new blood vessels. This angiogenesis relies on a specially designed bed of porous nanoneedles loaded with nucleic acids. Show More Summary

Writing Pen for Parkinson’s Patients (VIDEO)

2 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Dopa Solution, a group of Royal College of Art and Imperial College London students, has developed a special pen that can smooth out the handwriting of Parkinson’s patients. Within the plastic housing there are high frequency vibrational...Show More Summary

Silicon nanoneedles could lead to "super bandages" that help blood vessels grow and reprogram cells

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Researchers at the Imperial College London and the Houston Methodist Research Institute have developed biodegradable, silicon "nanoneedles" that can deliver genetic material to stimulate the growth of blood vessels. They could perhaps even be used to reprogram living cells as needed in a safe, non-invasive manner. .. Show More Summary

New Model for Predicting Cardiovascular Disease Risk Worldwide

Researchers have developed the first global model for predicting cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. The model--developed by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Imperial College London, and colleagues--will be of particular help to public health professionals, clinicians, and patients in developing countries for prevention of CVD.

Medical News Today: Young children 'at highest risk of death from Ebola,' study finds

A new study led by researchers from the WHO and Imperial College London in the UK finds that Ebola is more deadly for children aged 5 and under than older children and adults.

Ig Nobel show at Imperial College London, Fri eve

The 2015 Ig Nobel EuroTour descends Friday evening, March 20, on Imperial College. Here are details: IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON, London, UK, Friday, March 20. The Great Hall, Sherfield Building, South Kensington Campus. 6:00 pm. (TICKETS.) Featuring: Marc Abrahams; Dr. Show More Summary

Designing Cars with Synthetic Biology

via Next Nature in Dezeen: Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg explains how cars made from biological materials could change and adapt to their environments. "I'm working with synthetic biologists at Imperial College London, thinking about a synthetic biological car," Ginsberg says. Show More Summary

Design and build of synthetic DNA goes back to 'BASIC'

A new technique for creating artificial DNA that is faster, more accurate and more flexible than existing methods has been developed by scientists at Imperial College London. The new system - called BASIC - is a major advance for the...Show More Summary

New Study Says Adults May Only Be Able to Get the Flu Twice a Decade

3 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

While it's tempting to blame your last sick day on influenza, chances are you're wrong. A new study from Imperial College London suggests that the virus is a lot less common in adults than previously thought; adults above the age of 30 only catch the flu about twice every 10 years. Show More Summary

Darzi fellows at Royal Brompton

It was such a pleasure to meet four of this year's Darzi Fellowships in Clinical Leadership, a program named in honor of Ara Darzi, one of world's leading surgeons at Imperial College London, who also devoted time during his career to...Show More Summary

Device Quantifies Protein in Urine at Point of Care

3 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Bio Nano Consulting, a spin-off of Imperial College London and University College London, has developed a device that may soon be used by clinicians to measure the amount of protein in urine. This may turn out to be a new way to test...Show More Summary

Sir David King: '2015 Is a Seminal Year for the Planet'

Speaking before a packed auditorium at London's Imperial College last week, Sir David King, the UK's former head scientist, and current envoy for climate change, described 2015 as "a seminal year" for the planet. Paraphrasing Mary Robinson,...Show More Summary

UK Professor Creates a Drunk-Reversal Pill

A UK professor is behind two drugs that attenuate the effects of alcohol. David Nutt, a neuropsychopharmacology professor at Imperial College in London,  has developed two drugs that mitigate the effects of alcohol. Drug one, named "alcosynth,"...Show More Summary

With Roger Bannister in London

I can't let this week close without reporting what a treat it was to present a paper in the Roger Bannister Audtorium at Imperial College London. Here's the setting (above).The seminar was organized by Susan Burnett at the NIHR Imperial Patient Safety Translational Research Centre. Show More Summary

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