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Heart Disease Prevention - How Is Unemployment Linked To Aging And Heart Disease?

According to a recent study, the stress of long-term joblessness might cause men to genetically age faster. Researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Oulu, Finland reported that young men who had been jobless for 500...Show More Summary

Study warns swift action needed to curb exponential climb in Ebola outbreak

Unless Ebola control measures in west Africa are enhanced quickly, experts from the WHO and Imperial College, London, predict numbers will continue to climb exponentially, and more than 20 000 people will have been infected by earlyShow More Summary

QS World University Rankings 2014-15

QS World University Rankings 2014-15: 1. MIT 2. Cambridge 2. Imperial College London 4. Harvard 5. Oxford 5. University College London 7. Stanford 8. Cal-Tech 9. Princeton 10. Yale 11. Chicago 12. Eth Zurich 13. Penn 14. Columbia 14.. Johns Hopkins 16. King's College London 17. Edinburg 17. Ecol Polytechnic...

Hey, professor, leave roasting the British to the French

I had never heard of Prof Joao Magueijo, a Portuguese-born physics professor at Imperial College London, until Sunday, when I saw that he’d decided to pick a very public fight with his adopted country and written a book on the English called Bifes Mal Passados (Undercooked Beef). Back in his homeland, this tome is a [...]

Social Networking Can Play Role in Global Fight Against Obesity

Analysis by researchers from Imperial College London combining the results of 12 previous studies shows that social networking programs designed to help people lose weight have achieved modest but significant results in helping participants in their personal fights against obesity. The paper is one of 10 reports on global healthcare policy written for the World […]

Researchers Find Hidden Value in Carbon Offsets

Investing in voluntary carbon offset programs yields $664 in social and environmental benefits beyond the value of each metric ton of CO2 emissions avoided, according to research from Imperial College London and International Carbon Reduction and Offsetting Alliance.

UK Scientists Make Renewable Propane Using E. Coli Bacteria

Scientists at the U.K.'s Imperial College London just made a major breakthrough in the renewable production of the fuel propane. In a study released this week in the journal Nature Communications, they demonstrate a way to produce propane from glucose by using

Carbon Offsetting Benefits $664 Per Credit, Study Says

Offsetting 1 metric ton of carbon dioxide brings an additional $664 in benefits to the communities where carbon reduction projects are based, according to research by Imperial College London in partnership with the International Carbon Reduction and Offsetting Alliance. Show More Summary

Proprane-producing E. coli provide biosynthetic alternative to fossil fuels

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Propane is an appealing fuel, easily stored and already used worldwide, but it’s extracted from the finite supply of fossil fuels – or is it? Researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Turku have engineered E. coliShow More Summary

A stem cell study shows promising results for severe stroke patients

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

An injection of stem cells into the brains of recent stroke victims might help their long-term recovery, according to a promising but preliminary study out of the United Kingdom’s Imperial College London. Read full article >>

Stem cell stroke therapy shows promise after first human trial

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A pilot study undertaken by doctors from Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and scientists at Imperial College London to treat recent stroke sufferers has shown promise in rapid treatment of serious strokes... Continue Reading Stem...Show More Summary

How to Virtually ‘Possess’ Another Person’s Body Using Oculus Rift and Kinect

Virtual reality can put you in another world—but what about another body? Yifei Chai, a student at the Imperial College London, is using the latest in virtual reality and 3D modeling hardware to virtually “possess” another person. How does it work? One individual dons a headmounted, twin-angle camera and attaches electrical stimulators […]

Fires are a major cause of wind farm failure, according to new research

UPDATE TO NEWS RELEASE: 'Fires are a major cause of wind farm failure, according to new research' Message to news release subscribers from Imperial College London Press Office: Following discussion with reporters we wish to draw attention...Show More Summary

Safer IVF is on the way

Twelve babies have been born after researchers tested a new, safer way of stimulating ovulation for women undergoing IVF. Scientists from Imperial College London and doctors at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust worked together to trial the technique. Show More Summary

Big Data, Little Servers: Vodafone’s Plan to Carry More Mobile Data

Vodafone and the computer science department of Imperial College in London are testing whether small data centers placed directly at mobile cell towers can boost data services to data-hungry consumers.

New self-assembling nanoparticle makes MRIs more effective

Scientists from Imperial College London have developed a nanoparticle that activates and expands when it comes into contact with cancer cells, making MRIs more effective. The nanoparticle has a protein coating which seeks out signals given off by cancerous tumours. Show More Summary

Self-assembling nanoparticle could improve MRI scanning for cancer diagnosis

Scientists have designed a new self-assembling nanoparticle that targets tumours, to help doctors diagnose cancer earlier. The new nanoparticle, developed by researchers at Imperial College London, boosts the effectiveness of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanning by specifically seeking out receptors that are found in cancerous cells. read more

iPhone 6 sapphire screen video seems legit, expert says

Professor Neil Alford of Imperial College in London tells the Guardian he believes Apple may indeed have created a sapphire smartphone screen.

Injected vaccine could help eradicate polio

Re-introducing a type of polio vaccine that fell out of favour in the 1960s could hasten eradication of the disease, according to new research. The study, by Imperial College London and the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India,...Show More Summary

New virtual reality system lets you control someone else’s movements

An out of body experience isn’t just a metaphor or something you have to drink a lot of ayahuasca to have anymore. Yifei Chai, a student at Imperial College London, has designed a virtual reality system to give users the surreal feeling of being in (and able to control) someone else’s body. One person wears an Oculus Rift virtual reality...

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