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antibiotic resistance

How Animal Research Is Helping Fight Antibiotic Resistance

People do not expect to die from a simple infection. But that might change: the world is running out of effective antibiotics.
immunotherapy

Antibiotics Reduce Survival Rates in Cancer Patients Taking Immunotherapy

The findings come from a study of almost 200 cancer patients in the UK taking a type of immunotherapy called checkpoint inhibitors,...
Scarlet Fever

New Bacterial Strain Discovered in England and Wales Linked to Scarlet...

A team of scientists led by Imperial College London have discovered a new strain of group A streptococcus bacteria.
dementia

Protein Tangles Linked with Dementia Seen After Single Head Injury

This is the finding of a new study led by scientists from Imperial College London, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
microneedle biosensors

Microneedle Biosensors Accurately Detect Patient Antibiotic Levels in Real-Time

Small, non-invasive patches worn on the skin can accurately detect the levels of medication in a patient's system, matching the accuracy of...
Breast cancer

Breast Cancer Can Form ‘Sleeper Cells’ After Drug Treatment

These are the early-stage findings from scientists at Imperial College London, who studied human breast cancer cells in the laboratory.
antibiotics

Researchers Reveal How Bacteria Behind Hospital Infections Block out Antibiotics

The new finding by researchers at the MRC Centre for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection, Imperial College London, could allow researchers to design new...
urine test

Colour-Change Urine Test for Cancer Shows Potential in Mouse Study

Tools that detect cancer in its early stages can increase patient survival and quality of life. However, cancer screening approaches often call for expensive equipment and...
gene silencing treatment

Cholesterol-Cutting Gene Silencing Treatment Shows Lasting Effects

A new, currently-unlicensed drug treatment that works by ‘silencing’ genes can help to halve levels of LDL cholesterol with just two injections...
neurological problems

White Matter Affects How People Respond to Brain Stimulation Therapy

The technique, called non-invasive electrical brain stimulation, involves applying an electrical current to the surface of a patient’s head to stimulate brain...
bio-inspired botvideo

‘Flying Fish’ Robot Can Propel Itself out of Water and Glide...

The robot, which can travel 26 metres through the air after take-off, could be used to collect water samples in hazardous and...
brain-machine interface

UK Urged to Lead Brain-Machine Interface Technology by Imperial-Led Report

The report, part of a new perspective on this emerging technology and published by the Royal Society, argues that the UK government should launch...
Cystic Fibrosis

Dog Detectives Sniff out Harmful Bacteria Causing Lung Infections

In a study by Imperial College London and the charity Medical Detection Dogs, researchers found that specially trained medical detection dogs were able...
sleep

Researcher Discusses the Mystery of Why We Sleep

Professor Nick Franks, Professor of Biophysics and Anaesthetics at Imperial College London, talked about his work on the neuroscience of sleep and...
genetic markers

Scientists Untangle Links Between Our Genes and Intake of Alcohol and...

In another study, they explored the links between our genes and our intake of salt. Genetic markers linked with...
chlamydia

First Vaccine for Chlamydia Shows Promise in Early Trials

The latest findings, from a randomised controlled trial of 35 healthy women led by Imperial College London and the Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen, demonstrate...
severe anaemia

Larger Blood Transfusions Could Halve Deaths of Children with Severe Anaemia

This is the finding of new research from a clinical trial co-led by Imperial College London and UCL. Results from the TRACT trial,...
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...