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Imperial College London and Zhejiang University launch data science collaboration

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A portion of the UK and China’s heading information researchers will collaborate at another London lab on account of an association between Imperial College London and Zhejiang University (ZJU). The declaration of the Imperial ZJU Joint Lab for Applied Data Science will be made at a real ZJU-Imperial gathering ‘Huge Data: Healthy Citizens, Smart Cities’, held at ZJU’s facilities in ... Read More »

Self-assembling nanoparticle could improve MRI scanning for cancer diagnosis

Researchers have outlined another accumulating toward oneself nanoparticle that targets tumors, to help specialists diagnose disease prior. The new nanoparticle, created via analysts at Imperial College London, supports the viability of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) examining by particularly searching out receptors that are found in harmful cells. The nanoparticle is covered with an exceptional protein, which searches for particular signs ... Read More »

Imperial College London creates new Chinese R&D opportunities

Imperial College London

Emulating Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to the UK, the President of Imperial College London is heading an appointment to China to push exploration, development and instruction ties between the two nations. Royal, a world main ten college, is attempting to increase Chinese association with Imperial West: a 25 section of land GBP 3 billion (CNY 32 billion) new development region ... Read More »

£40M gift to create new biomedical engineering centre at Imperial College London

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Imperial College London is to build a new and pioneering biomedical engineering centre thanks to an unprecedented £40 million gift from Michael Uren OBE and the Michael Uren Foundation. The donation will support the construction of the Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Hub, a building at Imperial West, the College’s new 25-acre research and innovation campus in White City, west London. ... Read More »

Diagnosis of childhood TB could be improved by genetic discovery

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A distinctive genetic ‘signature’ found in the blood of children with tuberculosis (TB) offers new hope for improved diagnosis of the disease. TB is very difficult to diagnose in children and is often recognised late when the child is already critically ill and the disease has spread from the lungs to the brain or other organs. Now an international team ... Read More »

More than 43,000 animals used in university’s labs

Mice

New figures show 40,870 mice, 1,480 rats, 1,220 fish and 90 amphibians were used in the university’s laboratories in 2013 More than 43,000 animals, including mice and rats, were used for research in University of Birmingham labs last year. Details released under the Freedom of Information Act show 40,870 mice, 1,480 rats, 1,220 fish and 90 amphibians were used in ... Read More »

New discovery gives hope that nerves could be repaired after spinal cord injury

spinal cord injury

By Francesca Davenport A new discovery suggests it could one day be possible to chemically reprogram and repair damaged nerves after spinal cord injury or brain trauma. Researchers from Imperial College London and the Hertie Institute, University of Tuebingen have identified a possible mechanism for re-growing damaged nerve fibres in the central nervous system (CNS). This damage is currently irreparable, ... Read More »

‘Cosmic barometer’ could reveal violent events in universe’s past

cosmic barometer

Scientists have developed a way of reading the universe’s ‘cosmic barometer’ to learn more about ancient violent events in space. Exploding stars, random impacts involving comets and meteorites, and even near misses between two bodies can create regions of great heat and high pressure. Researchers from Imperial College London have now developed a method for analysing the pressure experienced by ... Read More »

London has best universities in the world, say experts

Universities UK

By Lucy Miller Some good news for students in the capital – London has more of the world’s most prestigious universities than any other city in the world, according to a global ranking of higher education institutions. The capital boasts six universities in the top 100 of The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2014, which, according to research, are ... Read More »

Caesarean babies are more likely to become overweight as adults

caesarean section

Babies born by caesarean section are more likely to be overweight or obese as adults, according to a new analysis. The odds of being overweight or obese are 26 per cent higher for adults born by caesarean section than those born by vaginal delivery, the study found. The finding, reported in the journal PLOS ONE, is based on combined data ... Read More »

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