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Fast-acting, readily available gas may mitigate blast-induced brain injury

(Imperial College London) The inert gas has been used for the first time to try and reduce the impact of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) caused by blasts such as those in conflict zones and terror attacks.

Organ-on-chip technology enters next stage as experts test hepatitis B virus

(Imperial College London) Scientists at Imperial College London have become the first in the world to test how pathogens interact with artificial human organs.

Video games to improve mobility after a stroke

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) A joint research by the Basque research center BCBL and the London Imperial College reveals that, after a cerebral infarction, injuries in areas that control attention also cause motility problems. The authors propose to complement physiotherapy with another type of cognitive training, such as video games.

Japan's Princess Mako postpones wedding amid tabloid reports about fiance's 'family dispute'

Japan’s Imperial Household has denied speculation that the postponement of Princess Mako’s wedding was due to tabloid reports of a row over money in her fiancé’s family. The Emperor’s granddaughter was due to marry her college sweetheart...Show More Summary

New move to act for research assessment reform

Bethesda, MD - Feb. 7, 2018 - Stephen Curry, Professor of Structural Biology at Imperial College in London, is calling for research assessment reform to become more than just words. As chair of a new steering committee behind the San...Show More Summary

New hip resurfacing implant could lead to better outcomes for patients

(Imperial College London) Surgeons are treating patients with a new type of hip implant that could lead to better outcomes for younger, more active people requiring surgery.

HoloLens used to “see through tissue” in reconstructive surgery study at Imperial College London

Science fiction is rapidly becoming science fact as the medical market increasingly embrace the Microsoft HoloLens for both training and actual clinical practice. The latest news is of the headset being used in a 5 patient study at Imperial College London in UK to see if it could improve the practice of reconstructive surgery. Show More Summary

Augmented Reality helps surgeons to 'see through' tissue and reconnect blood vessels

Using augmented reality in the operating theatre could help surgeons to improve the outcome of reconstructive surgery for patients. In a series of procedures carried out by a team at Imperial College London at St Mary's Hospital, researchers...Show More Summary

Augmented Reality helps surgeons to 'see through' tissue and reconnect blood vessels

(Imperial College London) Using augmented reality in the operating theatre could help surgeons to improve the outcome of reconstructive surgery for patients.

New algorithm for simulating the structure of quantum systems on a quantum photonic chip

An international collaboration of quantum physicists from the University of Bristol, Microsoft, Google, Imperial College, Max Planck Institute, and the Sun Yat-sen University have introduced a new algorithm to solve the energy structure of quantum systems on quantum computers.

Changing GP opening hours might be unlikely to ease rising burden of A&E visits

The observational study was led by Imperial College London and is published today in BMJ Quality & Safety. Lead author Dr Thomas Cowling from Imperial and colleagues compared patients' experiences of GP surgeries with the number of A&E visits in their areas in England from 2011-2012 to 2013-2014. Show More Summary

Changing GP opening hours might be unlikely to ease rising burden of A&E visits

(Imperial College London) A new study has found no correlation between satisfaction with GP opening hours and the number of visits to A&E in England.

Imperial College London and CNRS create joint laboratory in mathematics

(CNRS) Imperial College London and the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) are creating a joint laboratory to bring together some of the world's best mathematicians. The pioneering venture will integrate leading researchers...Show More Summary

New technology for diagnosing immunity to Ebola

A promising new approach to detect immunity to Ebola virus infection has been developed by researchers from i-sense in a collaboration between UCL and Imperial College London.

How bacteria turbocharged their motors

(Imperial College London) Using detailed 3-D images, researchers have shown how bacteria have evolved molecular motors of different powers to optimize their swimming.

Leukaemia treatment can be made more effective by using a drug for iron overload

(Imperial College London) Chemotherapy for one type of leukaemia could be improved by giving patients a drug currently used to treat an unrelated condition, new research shows.

Solid start in the quest for an elusive particle

A collaboration of Belgian, French and British scientists, including researchers from Imperial College London, have developed a technology to detect a new kind of elementary particle: the sterile neutrino. The new detector has been successfully installed and has started taking data.

UK Study Says Yes To Solar-Powered Electric Trains

Imperial research finds electric railways could be powered by subsidy-free solar Neasan O’Neill, 6 December 2017 (Imperial College, London) “…[S]olar panels connected directly to railways in the UK could meet a significant amount ofShow More Summary

Large proportion of patients experiencing acute exacerbations of COPD are skipping out on pulmonary rehabilitation or not being referred all together

(American College of Chest Physicians) Researchers from Imperial College London set out to determine the effect of PR on COPD exacerbation rates.

Air pollution cancels positive health effects of exercise in older adults

DURHAM, N.C. -- Exposure to air pollution on city streets is enough to counter the beneficial health effects of exercise in adults over 60, according to a new study led by scientists at Imperial College London and Duke University. The findings, published Dec. Show More Summary

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