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Silicon nanoneedles could lead to "super bandages" that help blood vessels grow and reprogram cells

8 hours 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.

Ig Nobel show at Imperial College London, Fri eve

The 2015 Ig Nobel EuroTour descends Friday evening, March 20, on Imperial College. Here are details: IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON, London, UK, Friday, March 20. The Great Hall, Sherfield Building, South Kensington Campus. 6:00 pm. (TICKETS.) Featuring: Marc Abrahams; Dr. Show More Summary

Designing Cars with Synthetic Biology

via Next Nature in Dezeen: Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg explains how cars made from biological materials could change and adapt to their environments. "I'm working with synthetic biologists at Imperial College London, thinking about a synthetic biological car," Ginsberg says. Show More Summary

Design and build of synthetic DNA goes back to 'BASIC'

A new technique for creating artificial DNA that is faster, more accurate and more flexible than existing methods has been developed by scientists at Imperial College London. The new system - called BASIC - is a major advance for the...Show More Summary

New Study Says Adults May Only Be Able to Get the Flu Twice a Decade

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

While it's tempting to blame your last sick day on influenza, chances are you're wrong. A new study from Imperial College London suggests that the virus is a lot less common in adults than previously thought; adults above the age of 30 only catch the flu about twice every 10 years. Show More Summary

Darzi fellows at Royal Brompton

It was such a pleasure to meet four of this year's Darzi Fellowships in Clinical Leadership, a program named in honor of Ara Darzi, one of world's leading surgeons at Imperial College London, who also devoted time during his career to...Show More Summary

Device Quantifies Protein in Urine at Point of Care

Bio Nano Consulting, a spin-off of Imperial College London and University College London, has developed a device that may soon be used by clinicians to measure the amount of protein in urine. This may turn out to be a new way to test...Show More Summary

Sir David King: '2015 Is a Seminal Year for the Planet'

Speaking before a packed auditorium at London's Imperial College last week, Sir David King, the UK's former head scientist, and current envoy for climate change, described 2015 as "a seminal year" for the planet. Paraphrasing Mary Robinson,...Show More Summary

UK Professor Creates a Drunk-Reversal Pill

A UK professor is behind two drugs that attenuate the effects of alcohol. David Nutt, a neuropsychopharmacology professor at Imperial College in London,  has developed two drugs that mitigate the effects of alcohol. Drug one, named "alcosynth,"...Show More Summary

With Roger Bannister in London

I can't let this week close without reporting what a treat it was to present a paper in the Roger Bannister Audtorium at Imperial College London. Here's the setting (above).The seminar was organized by Susan Burnett at the NIHR Imperial Patient Safety Translational Research Centre. Show More Summary

Clustering of Matter 400,000 Years After Big Bang --"Yields New Measurement of the Universe"

For the first time researchers have measured large distances in the Universe using data, rather than calculations related to general relativity. A research team from Imperial College London and the University of Barcelona has used data from astronomical surveys to...

Researchers use real data rather than theory to measure the cosmos

For the first time researchers have measured large distances in the Universe using data, rather than calculations related to general relativity. A research team from Imperial College London and the University of Barcelona has used data from astronomical surveys to measure a standard distance that is central to our understanding of the expansion of the universe. read more

Scientists create food ingredient that will make you feel fuller

Scientists have developed an ingredient that can be added to foods to make them more filling. In its first tests in humans, researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Glasgow found that the ingredient is effective at preventing weight gain in overweight volunteers. read more

Scientists discover brain mechanism that drives us to eat glucose

Glucose is a component of carbohydrates, and the main energy source used by brain cells. By studying rats, a team at Imperial College London identified a mechanism that appears to sense how much glucose is reaching the brain, and prompts...Show More Summary

Links 12/6/14

Links for you. Science: Did enterovirus D68 cause limb paralysis in children? Why are your statistical models more complex these days? How The Plague Microbe Gave Fleas A Chance Publish and perish at Imperial College London: the death of Stefan … Continue reading ?

Don’t Expect Urban Drone Delivery Soon

4 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Amazon and Google might be chest-thumping about their respective drone delivery programs but the technology is still years out from being feasible in dense urban environments. Dr Mirko Kovac, director of Imperial College London’s current aerial robotics lab, suggests it could be as far out as a decade. Read More

NRL scientists discover novel metamaterial properties within hexagonal boron nitride

WASHINGTON - U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Manchester, U.K.; Imperial College, London; University of California San Diego; and the National Institute of Material...Show More Summary

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