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A stem cell study shows promising results for severe stroke patients

2 weeks 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 weeks 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...

A Look Inside a Brain on Magic Mushrooms

Does a brain on magic mushrooms look the same as one having a dream? That’s the conclusion of a study of 15 volunteers published this week in the journal Human Brain Mapping. Researchers at Imperial College in London gave psilocybin, the psychedelic chemical in magic mushrooms, to...

Tetris Duel with the Raspberry Pi

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Building a multiplayer network game with multiple Raspberry Pis can be very difficult. Doing it in assembly is outright insane! This is exactly what a group of first year students at Imperial College London did; they created a network...Show More Summary

At the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Imperial College London

2 months agoAcademics / Biology : BioCurious

I’ve spent the last few years doing my best to switch fields from single molecule biophysics to single animal biophysics. It’s been a challenge and a lot of fun. What’s especially exciting is that I’ve found myself in what I think is an interesting niche with growing interest. Show More Summary

Scientists wipe out malaria-carrying mosquitoes in the lab by creating male-only offspring

Scientists have modified mosquitoes to produce sperm that will only create males, pioneering a fresh approach to eradicating malaria. In a study published in the journal Nature Communications, scientists from Imperial College LondonShow More Summary

New selective badger cull risks spreading bovine TB

A new bovine TB control strategy to be piloted in Northern Ireland risks spreading the disease rather than supressing it, scientists warn. Researchers from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), Imperial College London and the University...Show More Summary

The ethics of knowing where to stop treatment in a sick and elderly patient

An Emeritus Professor of medical ethics at Imperial College London will deliver a presentation at this year's Euroanaesthesia meeting titled 'Escalating care for the comorbid elderly-where do we stop?". Raanan Gillon, who is President...Show More Summary

Climate change and bug albedo

From the Imperial College of London, something buggy, though I have to wonder if other factors aren’t involved in the range expansion, like more sunlight getting through due to less aerosols/particulates thanks to pollution controls. Light-colored butterflies and dragonflies … Continue reading ?

Scientists Develop Process to Turn Light into Matter

Scientists at Imperial College London have worked out a way to turn light into matter. This is achieved by colliding two photons—the particles of light—to create an electron and a positron. While theoretically this has been considered possible since 1934,

Physicists: We Know How to Turn Light Into Matter

Scientists are on the brink of turning light into matter—a process first theorized in 1934 but then described by the very men behind the idea as "hopeless to try." The subatomic particles the Imperial College London physicists say they've figured out how to produce will not be visible to...

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