A group of leading academics from the School of Public Health at Imperial College London says the UK must remain in the EU in order to protect the health of UK residents. Also at risk following a vote to leave the EU, says the group,...Show More Summary
The number of people in the UK who have tried e-cigarettes has almost doubled in just two years, according to a new study. The research, from scientists at Imperial College London, examined e-cigarette use - and attitudes to the devices...Show More Summary
Nature Magazine reports that researchers from Imperial College London gave psilocybin to 12 people with depression. All the patients showed "a marked improvement in their symptoms." From Nature: Researchers from Imperial College London gave 12 people psilocybin, the active component in magic mushrooms. Show More Summary
A new study could offer hope for people struggling with depression, as well as for researchers trying to investigate controlled substances as possible treatments.Scientists from Imperial College London recruited 12 volunteers with severe depression for a study published in Lancet Psychiatry. They'd been depressed for an average of 18 years ... More »
Babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes have more body fat at two months of age compared to babies born to healthy mothers, says a new study. Scientists from Imperial College London used MRI scanning to measure body fat in 86 babies - they took these readings shortly after birth, and again when the babies were 8-12 weeks old. read more
Pioneering technologies like 3D printing have had a huge impact on the medical world, and now a unique material developed by researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Milano-Bicocca could lead to all-new implants for replacing damaged cartilage, including discs between vertebrae. Show More Summary
Researchers at the Imperial College of London have for the first time mapped the effects of LSD on the brain using fMRI and other scans while patients were under the influence of the drug. The images show the remarkable neurologicalShow More Summary
(Photo: Tom Phillips) What's in a snout? A lot. Jon Tennant, a doctoral researcher at Imperial College London, surveyed the shapes of the snouts of different cud-chewing animals. He found that both blunt and pointed snouts offer particular advantages.
Scientists at Imperial College London have proven what LSD users have long suspected: the psychedelic drug “frees the brain to become less compartmentalized and more like the mind of a baby.” Their findings were published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) journal. “In many ways, the brain in the LSD […]
After taking the first-ever look at how the brain functions on LSD, Imperial College, London researchers sound nearly as enthusiastic about the drug as Timothy Leary. The team scanned the brains of 20 volunteers on the drug and discovered that not only did it increase connectivity between parts of the...
An experiment from a team at at Imperial College London studied the effects of LSD on the brain by giving the drug to 20 experienced volunteers and then scanning their brains. You might wonder why this hasn’t been done before. Imperial...Show More Summary
Researchers from Imperial College London, working with the Beckley Foundation, have for the first time visualised the effects of LSD on the human brain. In a series of experiments, scientists have gained a glimpse into how the psychedelic compound affects brain activity. Show More Summary
Aquilonifer spinosus – Meet the “Kite Runner” from the Silurian A team of international researchers including scientists from Leicester University, Oxford University, Imperial College London and Yale have published a paper on a two centimetre long, ancient Arthropod that once scuttled around an ancient Silurian sea floor. Show More Summary
The world is getting fatter. But now a study by researchers from Imperial College London suggests we’ve reached a new milestone, with more people in the world being classified as obese than underweight for the first time. Read more....
Scientists have revealed that a key molecule in breast and lung cancer cells can help switch off the cancers' ability to spread around the body. The findings by researchers at Imperial College London, published in the journal EMBO Reports,...Show More Summary
A special type of baby formula does not reduce allergy risk - despite previous claims to the contrary - according to research led by Imperial College London. The study, published in The BMJ, reviewed data from 37 different trials into hydrolysed baby formula - a type of baby formula treated with heat to break down the milk proteins. Show More Summary
According to a major Swedish cohort study from researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and Imperial College London, a surgeon who operates on oesophageal cancer must have performed 60 operations to prevent any lack of experience adversely affecting the long-term survival of the patients. Show More Summary
Small numbers are processed in the right side of the brain, while large numbers are processed in the left side of the brain, new research suggests. The study, from scientists at Imperial College London, offers new insights into the mystery of how our brains handle numbers. Show More Summary
An unidentified fossilised bone in a museum has revealed the size of a fearsome abelisaur and may have solved a hundred-year old puzzle. Alessandro Chiarenza, a PhD student from Imperial College London, last year stumbled across a fossilised...Show More Summary
Dates in the future may not happen in coffee shops — instead, you might just sit in your living room with a virtual reality headset, according to a report from Imperial College London and eHarmony. The report predicts how relationships...Show More Summary