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Nanoscale tweezersvideo

Nanoscale Tweezers Can Perform Single-Molecule ‘Biopsies’ on Individual Cells

We are continuously expanding our knowledge on how cells function, but many unanswered questions remain. This is especially true for individual cells that are...
Marsquake Sensor

Marsquake Sensor Lands Safely on Red Planet

A Marsquake detector designed in part by Imperial engineers is set to help reveal Mars’ inner structure. Mars InSight, the NASA probe which contains the...
cell’s internal clock

Cells Decide When to Divide Based on Their Internal Clocks

Cells replicate by dividing, but scientists still don’t know exactly how they decide when to split. Deciding the right time and the right size...
Powerful aurora-forming

Powerful Aurora-Forming Mini Explosions Seen Behind the Earth

The new study, including researchers from Imperial College London, showed that these events, though small, were fast enough to hurl particles towards the Earth’s...
cell membranes

New Way to Look at Cell Membranes Could Change the Way...

Membranes protect all of our cells and the organelles inside them, including the mitochondria – the powerhouse of the cell. These membranes are studded...
3D printed device

Breastfeeding: Babies’ Response to Facial Touch Measured with 3d Printed Device

Babies need a sense of touch in their faces to give contact feedback to the brain, which in turn helps the baby find the...
Brain Damage

A 15-Minute Scan Could Help Diagnose Brain Damage in Newborns

In a study of over 200 babies at seven hospitals across the UK and the USA, researchers found the brain scan, called magnetic resonance...
antibioticsvideo

Six Things Doctors Would like You to Know About Antibiotics

They are battling antibiotic resistance. Doctors are seeing more and more patients with infections that can’t be treated - even with drugs of last resort...
Vaccinia virus

Poxvirus Hijacks Cell Movement to Spread Infection

Vaccinia virus, a poxvirus closely related to smallpox and monkeypox, tricks cells it has infected into activating their own cell movement mechanism to rapidly...
dopamine receptor

Collaboration Could Help Unlock Secrets of Key Compound in Memory and...

Dopamine carries signals between nerve cells throughout the brain and plays important roles in everything from learning, memory and attention, to motivation and reward. However,...
Tiny crustacean

Tiny Crustacean Had a Heart More Than 400 Million Years Ago

The fossil is a new species of ostracod, a relative of crabs and shrimps, and is just a few millimetres long. Exceptional preservation This particular fossil...
myopia

Does Playing Computer Games in Childhood Damage Your Eyes?

According to a new study by researchers in King’s School of Life Course Sciences, time spent playing computer games and being born in the summer are...
Hyperbolic Metamaterial

New Hyperbolic Metamaterial Fabricated

A new type of hyperbolic metamaterial has been developed by researchers at King’s College London(KCL) allowing researchers have greater flexibility of manipulating light-matter interactions at the nanoscale. Hyperbolic Metamaterials are artificial...
vaccinations

Children’s Vaccinations and Development Checks Prevent Hospital Admissions

This is the finding of the largest ever analysis examining how infant vaccinations and NHS development checks in primary care are linked to children’s...
maverick immune cells

Two-Pronged Device Enables Maverick Immune Cells to Identify and Kill Cancers

Immune cells called Gamma Delta T cells can act independently to identify and kill cancer cells, defying the conventional view of the immune system,...
quantum accelerometervideo

Quantum ‘Compass’ Could Allow Navigation Without Relying on Satellites

Most navigation today relies on a global navigation satellite system (GNSS), such as GPS, which sends and receives signals from satellites orbiting the Earth....
Micro Detection Devices

Draw-Your-Own Electrodes Set to Speed up Development of Micro Detection Devices

Devices that sense and measure biological molecules important for healthcare, such as detecting diseases in blood samples, rely on electrodes to carry out their...
Antarctic ice

Cause of Long, Potentially Damaging Channels on Antarctic Ice Shelves Found

Glaciers in Antarctica are remote and difficult to study, which means much about their behaviour is unknown. These knowledge gaps mean scientists cannot be...
stroke

Higher Iron Levels Associated with Increased Risk of Certain Types of...

Researchers from Imperial College London analysed genetic data from over 48,000 people and revealed that higher iron levels are associated with an elevated risk of a...
cystic fibrosis

Triple Combination of Drugs Shows Encouraging Trial Results for Cystic Fibrosis

In the trial, patients who received one new drug as well as two existing drugs had a significant improvement in lung function compared to...