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Plastic in 99 percent of seabirds by 2050

Researchers from CSIRO and Imperial College London have assessed how widespread the threat of plastic is for the world's seabirds, including albatrosses, shearwaters and penguins, and found the majority of seabird species have plastic in their gut.

Estimate claims plastic in 99 percent of seabirds by 2050 - but accuracy of the baseline is unknown

Researchers from CSIRO and Imperial College London have assessed how widespread the threat of plastic is for the world's seabirds, including albatrosses, shearwaters and penguins, and found the majority of seabird species have plastic...Show More Summary

Something to chew on: Is smokeless tobacco more harmful than believed?

More than a quarter of a million people die each year from using smokeless tobacco, say scholars from the University of York, University of Edinburgh and Imperial College, London. Millions more have their lives shortened by ill health...Show More Summary

CGI Skin Just Got a Whole Lot More Realistic

We might be one step closer to eradicating the uncanny valley. Researchers from the Imperial College London and the University of Southern California have created a new way to depict human skin, making facial expressions more lifelike. Motion...Show More Summary

Traffic Noise Reduces Life Expectancy & Increases Risk Of Stroke, Research Finds

New research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, King’s College London, and Imperial College London, has found that prolonged, repeated exposure to traffic noise appears to be correlated with a decreased life expectancy and an increased risk of stroke. Show More Summary

Writing Doom For The Raspberry Pi

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

We’ve all seen Doom played on the Raspberry Pi before… but this isn’t a port of the game. No, this was a school project at the Imperial College of London — writing the game in bare assembly. They wrote it from scratch. Yep. There’s not even an operating system on the Pi. Show More Summary

Atomic Show #240 – Prof Gerry Thomas radiation health effects

Gerry Thomas, Professor of Molecular Pathology of the Imperial College of London, has a subspecialty in the study of the health effects of radiation. She strongly believes that “public involvement and information is a key part of academic...Show More Summary

Em Scale Economies

Angle, a relaunched journal from Imperial College London, “focuses on the intersection of science, policy and politics in an evolving and complex world.” The current issue focuses on economies of scale, and includes a short paper of mine on ems: I focus … Continue reading ?

FOUND: Blood Cells in a Dinosaur Bone

One of the bones (Photo: Laurent Mekul) In a new paper, published in Nature Communications, a team of scientists from Imperial College London, report that they looked carefully at a group of dinosaur fossils and found something thatShow More Summary

New tool could predict large solar storms more than 24 hours in advance

From Imperial College, London: Large magnetic storms from the Sun, which affect technologies such as GPS and utility grids, could soon be predicted more than 24 hours in advance. Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) are eruptions of gas and magnetised material from the Sun that have the potential to wreak havoc on satellites and Earth-bound technologies,…

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

5 months agoTechnology / 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

5 months agoNews : 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

5 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)

5 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

5 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.

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