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Genetic 'Switch' Identified as Potential Target for Alzheimer's Disease

A team at the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre (CSC), based at Imperial College London, has found an important part of the machinery that switches on a gene known to protect against Alzheimer's Disease.

Activity of Huntington's disease gene curbed for 6 months in mice

(Imperial College London) A single injection of a new treatment has reduced the activity of the gene responsible for Huntington's disease for several months in a trial in mice.

Interactive Web Tool Calculates Estimated Solar & Wind Outputs Anywhere In The World

Originally published on Imperial College London. Researchers have created an interactive web tool to estimate the amount of energy that could be generated by wind or solar farms at any location. The tool, called Renewables.ninja, aims to make the task of predicting renewable output easier for both academics and industry. Show More Summary

New tool can calculate renewable energy output anywhere in the world

(Imperial College London) Researchers have created an interactive web tool to estimate the amount of energy that could be generated by wind or solar farms at any location.

New simulations of wind power generation

(ETH Zurich) ETH researcher Stefan Pfenninger and his colleague Iain Staffell from Imperial College London have developed new multi-decade simulations of wind power production in Europe. In doing so, they have uncovered significant distortions in the data used in the past, and have produced fresh simulations of wind power output with country-specific corrections.

Nanovesicles With DNA Nanopores for Selective Release of Therapeutic Compounds

At the London Centre for Nanotechnology, a project organized by University College London and Imperial College London, researchers developed novel nanoscale drug delivery vesicles that can be designed to selectively release only certain cargo. Show More Summary

Number of tuberculosis cases in India is double current estimates, says new study

The number of cases of tuberculosis (TB) in India may be up to two to three times higher than current estimates, suggests a new study. The research team, comprising researchers from Imperial College London, the Government of India'sShow More Summary

Scientists find a salty way to kill MRSA

Scientists have discovered a new way to attack Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. The team, from Imperial College London, have revealed how the bacteria regulates its salt levels. The bacteria are a common source of food poisoning and are resistant to heat and high salt concentrations, which are used for food preparation and storage. Show More Summary

Scientists discover light could exist in a previously unknown form

New research suggests that it is possible to create a new form of light by binding light to a single electron, combining the properties of both. According to the scientists behind the study, from Imperial College London, the coupledShow More Summary

Good early childhood development and nutrition for all: how do we get there

By Professor Neena Modi, Professor of Neonatal Medicine at Imperial College London & President of the UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health What is good childhood development and nutrition? How can this be made possible and...Show More Summary

Flu vaccine may reduce risk of death for type 2 diabetes patients

The flu vaccine may reduce the likelihood of being hospitalised with stroke and heart failure in people with type 2 diabetes, according to new research. The study, from scientists at Imperial College London, also found patients who received the influenza vaccination had a 24 per cent lower death rate in the flu season compared to patients who weren't vaccinated. read more

The Most Sophisticated Robotic Rectum in the World

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo: Imperial College London) Do you remember Patrick, the proctology exam simulation dummy? He wowed the world with his almost lifelike representation of the human rectum. But in the intervening year, scientists and engineers have made even greater advances in the field of human rectal simulation. Show More Summary

The Zika Epidemic Has Been Given a Three-Year Expiration Date

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Models produced by researchers at Imperial College London indicate that the ongoing Zika epidemic in parts of Latin American will likely burn itself out within three years. Finally, we have some good news to share about this dreadful disease. Read more...

Zika epidemic likely to end within 3 years

The current Zika epidemic in Latin America is likely to burn itself out within three years, suggests new research. The findings, from scientists at Imperial College London, also conclude that the epidemic cannot be contained with existing control measures. Show More Summary

Dengue virus exposure may amplify Zika infection

Previous exposure to the dengue virus may increase the potency of Zika infection, according to research from Imperial College London. The early-stage laboratory findings, published in the journal Nature Immunology, suggests the recent explosive outbreak of Zika may have been driven in part by previous exposure to the dengue virus. read more

Antibodies that are effective against both dengue and Zika viruses

Scientists from the Institut Pasteur and the CNRS [1], in collaboration with Imperial College London and the University of Vienna, Austria, have identified antibodies that can efficiently neutralize both the dengue virus and the Zika virus. Show More Summary

Dengue Virus Exposure May Amplify Zika Infection

Previous exposure to the dengue virus may increase the potency of Zika infection, according to research from Imperial College London.

Special Mushrooms Prove Highly Effective in Treating Depression

A new unprecedented study suggests that psilocybin, found in magic mushrooms, may be successful in treating depression. Nature reported how scientists from the Imperial College London studied 6 men and 6 women in an open label trial to find out the safety and feasibility of treating patients with psilocybin. Each of the participants had spent an average of […]

Inside a photon prison, a light-and-matter hybrid is born

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Scientists at Cambridge University and the Imperial College London have trapped photons inside a tiny gold cavity, forcing it to interact with matter to form a hybrid state. This unique mixture – or "strong coupling" – of light and matter,...Show More Summary

Genome sequencing helps determine end of tuberculosis outbreak

Using genome sequencing, researchers from the University of British Columbia, along with colleagues at the Imperial College in London, now have the ability to determine when a tuberculosis (TB) outbreak is over. read more

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