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New discovery gives hope that nerves could be repaired after spinal cord injury

A new discovery suggests it could one day be possible to chemically reprogram and repair damaged nerves after spinal cord injury or brain trauma. Researchers from Imperial College London and the Hertie Institute, University of Tuebingen have identified a possible mechanism for re-growing damaged nerve fibres in the central nervous system (CNS). Show More Summary

Should physicists work to the sound of silence?

In this month's issue of Physics World, Felicity Mellor, a senior lecturer in science communication at Imperial College London, questions whether the requirement of the modern physicist to collaborate and communicate is preventing the intellectual progress brought about by silence and solitude. read more

'Cosmic barometer' could reveal violent events in universe's past

Exploding stars, random impacts involving comets and meteorites, and even near misses between two bodies can create regions of great heat and high pressure. Researchers from Imperial College London have now developed a method for analysing...Show More Summary

New study finds strong link between obesity and 'carb breakdown' gene

Researchers at King's College London and Imperial College London have discovered that people with fewer copies of a gene coding for a carb-digesting enzyme may be at higher risk of obesity. The findings, published in Nature Genetics,...Show More Summary

In-fly movie: 3D video from inside flying insects

The flight muscles moving inside flies have been filmed for the first time using a new 3D X-ray scanning technique. 3D movies of the muscles were created by a team from Oxford University, Imperial College London, and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), using the PSI's Swiss Light Source, a powerful X-ray source. Show More Summary

Southeast England most at risk of rising deaths due to climate change

Warmer summers brought on by climate change will cause more deaths in London and southeast England than the rest of the country, scientists predict. Researchers at Imperial College London looked at temperature records and mortality figures for 2001 to 2010 to find out which districts in England and Wales experience the biggest effects from warm temperatures. read more


While I'm complaining about trivia........what is this? I mean, specifically, this? Ah, heh, how embarrassing.I have no idea why I'm listed as playing for Imperial College London, as such. I did play a few games for Imperial in, I think, 2005, when I ws a member of staff there, working in what passed for their library service. Show More Summary

Researchers slow pancreatic cancer growth by blocking key enzyme

A research team from Imperial College London has shown that blocking the function of an enzyme known as Hhat slows the growth and spread of pancreatic cancer, by preventing a protein called Hedgehog from stimulating nearby normal cells to help the cancer. read more

UK Power Networks Participates in London EV Charging Trial

UK Power Networks is collaborating with POD Point, Smarter Grid Solutions, and Imperial College London on the Low Carbon London trial, a new system for charging electric vehicles designed to prepare the city for the widespread use of electric vehicles. Specifically, smart systems are necessary to keep the extra power demand from overloading the electricity Continue reading ?

Imperial College London’s chess club rules BUCA

Chess Team wins at BUCATwo weekends ago, Imperial College London’s chess club fielded three teams for the British University Chess Association championship (BUCA), coming away with two cases of silverware.Maximilian EgglNews - Friday...Show More Summary

The Big Gender Question

Where are the Queens in Chess?Recently the Imperial College chess team arrived back from BUCA. After multiple rounds, Imperial managed to dominate the entire tournament. It was a great weekend of fun and exciting chess games.Maximilian Eggl Friday February 28, 2014Recently the Imperial College chess team arrived back from BUCA. Show More Summary

C-section babies have higher odds of being overweight adults

Researchers from Imperial College London in the UK have found that babies born by Caesarean section are more likely to be overweight or obese in adulthood than those born by vaginal delivery. Publishing their results in the journal PLOS...Show More Summary

Iron deficiency increases stroke risk by making blood sticky

More than 15 million people worldwide suffer a stroke every year, resulting in almost 6 million deaths. Now, new research from Imperial College London in the UK finds that iron deficiency could increase a person's risk of stroke by making the blood sticky.This is according to a study recently published in the journal PLOS One.The research team, including Dr.

Iron deficiency may increase stroke risk through sticky blood

Scientists at Imperial College London have discovered that iron deficiency may increase stroke risk by making the blood more sticky. The findings, published in the journal PLOS ONE, could ultimately help with stroke prevention. Every year, 15 million people worldwide suffer a stroke. Show More Summary

A Look At James Dyson's New Robotics Laboratory

As some of you have likely already heard, British inventor Sir James Dyson this weeek launched a collaboration with The Imperial College in London to the tune of £5 million (approximately $8.34 million USD). The purpose? To found The Dyson Robotics Laboratory. Pretty cool, right?

Dyson to Invest $8 Million to Make Smarter Robot Vacuums

Dyson, the engineering company best known for its bagless vacuum cleaners, is to invest £5m in a robotics lab at Imperial College, London. The research will focus on vision systems that can help robots understand and adapt to the world around them, the company said. Dyson has been working on robotics with Imperial’s Prof Andrew... Read More

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Looks like The Imperial is open today.  West College Ave, Decatur GA (pic submitted by Robert)

Four new galaxy clusters take researchers further back in time

Four unknown galaxy clusters each potentially containing thousands of individual galaxies have been discovered some 10 billion light years from Earth. An international team of astronomers, led by Imperial College London, used a new way...Show More Summary

Watch out, Roomba – Dyson is serious about robots for home

Dyson is very interested in producing its own domestic robots and robot vacuum cleaners, BBC News reports, as the company will invest £5 million in a robotics lab at Imperial College, London. The research project will be run by Imperial’s...Show More Summary

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