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artificial cells

Researchers Build Artificial Cells That Sense and Respond to Their Environment

The artificial cells could be used to sense changes in the body and respond by releasing drug molecules, or to sense and...
Air pollution

Air Pollution in US Associated with 30,000 Deaths and Reduced Life...

The study, published in the journal PLOS Medicine and led by Imperial College London and the Center for Air, Climate and Energy Solutions at Carnegie Mellon University, analysed concentrations of...
obesity

New Hormone Injection Aids Weight Loss in Obese Patients

The findings came from a small study in which patients lost on average 4.4kg and the treatment led to substantial improvements to...
cardiovascular disease

Salt Rules Linked to 9900 Cases of Cardiovascular Disease and 1500...

Researchers from Imperial College London and the University of Liverpool analysed the salt intake of the population in England over thirteen years to compare the effect...
stroke

Higher Iron Levels May Boost Heart Health – but Also Increase...

In a series of early-stage studies examining genetic data from over 500,000 people, a team of international scientists, led by Imperial College London,...
prosthetic arms

Electrodes in Remaining Arms Give Amputees Better Control of Prosthetics

This early-stage research, on three men with above-elbow arm amputations, involved relocating nerves in their remaining arms before implanting wirelessly chargeable electrodes and...
Supercomputers

Supercomputers Use Graphics Processors to Solve Longstanding Turbulence Question

When a fluid, such as water or air, flows fast enough, it will experience turbulence – seemingly random changes in velocity and...
anti-cancer

Smartphone Network Helps Uncover Hundreds of Anti-Cancer Molecules in Our Food

The project, led by researchers at Imperial College London, uses artificial intelligence to crunch huge volumes of data on a ‘cloud computing’...
knee injuries

Mini ‘Magic’ MRI Scanner Could Diagnose Knee Injuries More Accurately

The team say the device – which uses so-called ‘magic angle’ effect - could potentially help diagnose knee injuries more quickly, and...
antibiotics

New Centre to Fight Drug-Resistant Bugs Through Improving Use of Antibiotics

Led by Professor Alison Holmes from the Department of Medicine, the Centre for Antimicrobial Optimisation (CAMO) will support and deliver innovative technologies to optimise...
waste incinerators

Major Study Finds No Conclusive Links to Health Effects from Waste...

However, they show living closer to the incinerators themselves is associated with a very small increase in the risk of some birth...
heart conditions

New blood test detects deadly inherited heart conditions

A new genetic test to improve diagnosis in people with inherited heart conditions has been developed by researchers.The researchers showed that by looking at...
pollution

Exposure to air pollution 30 years ago associated with increased risk...

Exposure to air pollution more than 30 years ago may still affect an individual's mortality risk today, according to new research.Exposure to air pollution...
Alzheimer's

Head Injuries develop protein clumps associated with Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists have revealed that protein clumps associated with Alzheimer's disease are also found in the brains of people who have had a head injury.Although...
networks

Intelligence ‘networks’ discovered in brain for the first time 

Called M1 and M3, these so-called gene networks appear to influence cognitive function – which includes memory, attention, processing speed and reasoning.Crucially, the scientists...