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Oxford Won't Remove Cecil Rhodes Statue

LONDON (AP) -- An Oxford University college says it will not remove a statue of 19th-century politician Cecil Rhodes that has sparked protests from students who call it an emblem of imperialism and racism. The governing body of Oriel...Show More Summary

Fine-tuned test predicts risk of ovarian cancer with great precision

Researchers from KU Leuven, Belgium, have improved a test for ultrasound diagnosis of ovarian tumours. Professors Dirk Timmerman and Ben Van Calster collaborated with scientists from Imperial College London and Lund University. read more

How, when and where could affect outcome of psychological treatment

Meeting patients' preferences for the time and place of their psychological treatment may affect their perception of treatment outcome, a cross-sectional survey by researchers from the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Imperial College London involving 14,587 respondents suggests. read more

Flu virus hijacking tactics revealed by scientists, paving way for new treatments

Scientists at Imperial College London have discovered how flu viruses 'hijack' cell machinery when they infect the body. The findings, published in the journal Nature, may pave the way for more effective antiviral treatments for pandemics...Show More Summary

Two Clusters Of Genes Linked To Human Intelligence

last monthHumor / odd : FuturePundit

Clusters of genes found that influence cognitive function: Scientists from Imperial College London have identified for the first time two clusters of genes linked to human intelligence. Called M1 and M3, these so-called gene networks appear to influence cognitive function ? which includes memory, attention, processing speed and reasoning. Show More Summary

Scientists: We May Be Able to Alter Human Intelligence

Researchers from London's Imperial College think they've found two networks of genes, possibly controlled by a master system, that control cognitive functions—a find that may allow them to modify human intelligence down the line, the Guardian reports. In a study published in Nature Neuroscience, scientists say these M1 and...

Intelligence 'networks' discovered in brain for the first time

Scientists from Imperial College London have identified for the first time two clusters of genes linked to human intelligence. Called M1 and M3, these so-called gene networks appear to influence cognitive function - which includes memory, attention, processing speed and reasoning. read more

Malaria-carrying mosquitoes genetically modified to pass on infertiity

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The old joke says that infertility isn't hereditary, but a team of scientists at Imperial College London is proving it wrong as a way to fight malaria. Using gene splicing, the team is working on a way to introduce a strain of infertility...Show More Summary

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2 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

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Births at the weekend associated with higher rate of complications

Weekends are associated with a higher rate of complications for births in hospitals in England, a study has found. Researchers at Imperial College London looked at over 1.3 million births that took place in NHS services in England between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2012. read more

Scientists want to laser-heat stuff to ten million degrees

Researchers at Imperial College London believe that they've created a method that could prove critical in the search for unlimited clean energy. The team has produced a theoretical method that, at least on paper, is capable of super-heating an object to ten million degrees in a fraction of a second. Show More Summary

New technique may make materials hotter than the Sun's core in 20 quadrillionths of a second

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

If some people get impatient waiting for a soft-boiled egg to cook, that's nothing compared to a group of theoretical physicists at the Imperial College London. They've come up with a new method that could allow lasers to heat certain materials to temperatures hotter than at the Sun's core in 20 quadrillionths of a second. Show More Summary

Lasers could rapidly make materials hotter than the Sun

Lasers could heat materials to temperatures hotter than the centre of the Sun in only 20 quadrillionths of a second, according to new research. Theoretical physicists from Imperial College London have devised an extremely rapid heating...Show More Summary

ExxonMobil Gave 15 Top UK Universities More Than £2.36m

ExxonMobil has invested more than £2.36 million in 15 top UK universities over the last five years, figures show. The University of Cambridge, Imperial College London and Oxford University are the top three recipients of Exxon’s fossil fuel funding. Show More Summary

Not Losing Weight? 4 Breakfast Mistakes You Might Be Making

Here are the top four breakfast mistakes I see, plus how to fix each one. The mistake: you skip it to save calories Forgoing breakfast may seem like a calorie-saver, but it can actually be a fat trap. Researchers at Imperial College London found that when people went without an a.m. Show More Summary

Have Eyes, Will Paint

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Ubergizmo

Ever thought about becoming an artist? That might be a question which some of us out there would definitely answer in the affirmative, but here is an interesting way of looking at things – scientists over from Imperial College London...Show More Summary

Scientists May One Day Treat Schizophrenia By Targeting Brain Inflammation

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

A new discovery may fundamentally alter our understanding of schizophrenia, a devastating mental illness that affects roughly 1 percent of the adult population.  Scientists at London's Imperial College and King's College found that schizophrenia...Show More Summary

UK Approves Womb Transplant for 10 Women

doctors from the Imperial College London in the UK have been given ethical approval to start a clinical trial that will allow 10 women from the UK to receive transplanted wombs and hopefully give birth to their own babies. The post UK Approves Womb Transplant for 10 Women appeared first on Growing Your Baby.

Teaching role at Imperial College

Just a small personal announcement to share how thrilled I am to have been asked to teach on a brand new Masters programme at the estimable Imperial College Business School.. I will be jointly teaching the Data Visualisation module that...Show More Summary

In the Future You Could Zap Your Brain with Your Phone to Stop Motion Sickness

Image: Imperial College London Zapping your brain with electricity—known as transcranial direct-current stimulation, or tDCS—has been touted as a way to improve cognitive function and perhaps even treat mental health conditions. A study...Show More Summary

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