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History/Archeology - Administration/Government
04.04.2017
Threads of Empire: Rule and resistance in colonial India c1740-1840
Seventy years after India gained independence, historians at The University of Nottingham reveal the acts of resistance that shaped the British Empire in India in a new exhibition at Nottingham Lakeside Arts.
Religions - Life Sciences
04.04.2017
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
04.04.2017
Administration/Government
04.04.2017
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
04.04.2017
Uncovering gold’s secrets
An international group of scientists led by researchers at Cardiff University has unlocked the secret of a gold-based catalyst that is used in the manufacturing of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), the world's third-most widely used plastic. PVC has become an indispensable part of modern life. Its applications include construction pipes, credit cards, window and door frames, plumbing equipment, and electrical cable insulation.
Law/Forensics - Business/Economics
04.04.2017
Listen: Cambridge experts talk post-Brexit options for the UK
Listen: Cambridge experts talk post-Brexit options for the UK
On 30 March, the day after the 'triggering' of Article 50 began the official Brexit process, a group of University of Cambridge lawyers, economists, historians and tax experts gathered in Peterhouse. 
Law/Forensics - Business/Economics
04.04.2017
Cambridge experts talk post-Brexit options for the UK
Cambridge experts talk post-Brexit options for the UK
On 30 March, the day after the 'triggering' of Article 50 began the official Brexit process, a group of University of Cambridge lawyers, economists, historians and tax experts gathered in Peterhouse. 
Social Sciences
04.04.2017
Report highlights how universities can enrich their neighbourhoods
Report highlights how universities can enrich their neighbourhoods
Universities can enrich their own neighbourhoods by developing long-term partnerships with community organisations, according to a new report by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
04.04.2017
Catapult open for business with £1m investment in cutting-edge lab capacity to support UK drug discovery
World-class technology and expertise are now available to UK drug discovery companies as a result of new laboratory facilities developed by the Medicines Discovery Catapult and launched on Wednesday 29 th March at the University of Warwick. The Catapult's investment in solid-state NMR will provide technology previously been unavailable in the UK.
Arts and Design - Business/Economics
04.04.2017
Social Sciences - Politics
04.04.2017
A ’stranglehold’ on the data that could help explain political extremism
The advent of social media has led to a vast increase in the amount of social information that we see about others' political behaviour and this has important implications for democracy, argues Professor Helen Margetts in Nature Human Behaviour.
Law/Forensics
04.04.2017
School welcomes new Executive Dean
The Dickson Poon School of Law is delighted to welcome Professor Gillian Douglas as the new Executive Dean.
Life Sciences - Chemistry
03.04.2017
Malaria parasites soften our cells' defences in order to invade
Malaria parasites soften our cells’ defences in order to invade
Malaria parasites cause red blood cells to become bendier, helping the parasites to enter and cause infection, says a new study. Malaria is caused by a family of parasites that are carried by mosquitoes. Once parasites enter the body through a mosquito bite, they multiply in the liver before invading red blood cells where they cause the symptoms of malaria disease.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
03.04.2017
Politics
03.04.2017
Richard Aldrich talks fake news, politics and the Zinoviev letter on the BBC’s Westminster Hour
Professor Richard Aldrich, of the University of Warwick's Department of Politics and International Studies, has spoken to BBC Radio 4's the Westminster Hour about the history of fake news, its impact on politics and the infamous Zinoviev letter.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
03.04.2017
New experimental drug offers hope for menopausal women with frequent hot flushes
New experimental drug offers hope for menopausal women with frequent hot flushes
Women plagued by frequent hot flushes during the menopause could cut the number of flushes by almost three-quarters, thanks to a new drug compound. In a trial carried out at Imperial College London, researchers showed that women who suffered seven or more hot flushes a day could reduce the number by as much as 73 per cent, as well as reducing their severity and impact.
Chemistry - Environment/Sustainable Development
03.04.2017
Microbes on ice sheets produce bioreactive carbon that is exported to downstream ecosystems
Microbes on ice sheets produce bioreactive carbon that is exported to downstream ecosystems
Glaciers and ice sheets have recently been considered significant sources of organic carbon and provide nutrients to downstream marine ecosystems.
Arts and Design
03.04.2017
Samuel Pepys’ music revealed in Radio 4 documentary
Samuel Pepys is best known for his diary writing. But thanks to an Oxford University music DPhil student, we now know a lot more about the music he commissioned.
Literature/Linguistics - Politics
03.04.2017
QMUL and the V&A to digitise key manuscripts by the 18th-century radical writer, William Godwin
QMUL and the V&A to digitise key manuscripts by the 18th-century radical writer, William Godwin
For the first time, the sole surviving manuscripts of the most celebrated works of William Godwin (1756 - 1836) will be digitised and made freely available on the Shelley Godwin Archive as part of a
Computer Science/Telecom
03.04.2017
National recognition for Lancaster's cyber security research
National recognition for Lancaster’s cyber security research
Lancaster University's world-class work to make the internet a safer place has been recognised by the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).
Philosophy - Medicine/Pharmacology
03.04.2017
Professor Barbara Prainsack appointed to European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies
The European Commission has appointed Professor Barbara Prainsack, Global Health & Social Medicine, to the European Group on Ethics and Science and New Technologies (EGE).
Medicine/Pharmacology
03.04.2017
Guidelines for thyroid disorder are outdated
Treatment guidelines for a mildly underactive thyroid gland – which affects up to one in then older men and women – are outdated, according to new research. The study, published today in the The New England Journal of Medicine and led by the University of Glasgow – in collaboration with colleagues from the Netherlands, Switzerland, Ireland and Denmark – shows that patients with a mildly underactive thyroid gland (subclinical hypothyroidism) are being prescribed an ineffective medicine.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Medicine/Pharmacology
03.04.2017
Image analysis addresses harmful algal blooms
Image analysis addresses harmful algal blooms
Harmful algal blooms are the rapid and uncontrolled growth of algae in either freshwater or marine environments and can cause significant harm to human health, animals, the environment and economies.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
03.04.2017
Experts discuss the role of the body's microbes in gastrointestinal cancers
Experts discuss the role of the body’s microbes in gastrointestinal cancers
Two leading researchers discussed the role that microbes in our bodies play in gastrointestinal cancers in a recent seminar.
Medicine/Pharmacology
03.04.2017
Cancer Research UK Barts Centre receives £10m
Cancer Research UK Barts Centre receives £10m
The Cancer Research UK Barts Centre at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received an award of over £10 million to renew its status as an official CRUK Centre.
Computer Science/Telecom - Administration/Government
03.04.2017
Imperial recognised as a centre of excellence in cyber security research
Imperial recognised as a centre of excellence in cyber security research
Imperial College London has been recognised again as an academic centre of excellence in cyber security research.
Physics/Materials Science
03.04.2017
Miniature landscape of solar cells bags physicist top photo prize
Miniature landscape of solar cells bags physicist top photo prize
An Imperial physicist won second prize in the Innovation category of EPSRC's science photography competition for his image of a solar cell close up.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
03.04.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
03.04.2017
Lung probe that spots infections aims to cut antibiotic overuse
Lung probe that spots infections aims to cut antibiotic overuse
A new imaging tool that rapidly diagnoses bacterial lung infections could help prevent unnecessary use of antibiotics in intensive care units.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
03.04.2017
Opinion: Aliens, very strange universes and Brexit - Martin Rees
Opinion: Aliens, very strange universes and Brexit - Martin Rees
Martin Rees is Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge, the Astronomer Royal, a member of Britain's House of Lords, and a former President of the Royal Society.
Pedagogy/Education Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
03.04.2017
Babies cry most in UK, Canada, Italy & Netherlands
Babies cry more in Britain, Canada, Italy and Netherlands than in other countries – proved for first time by new research by the University of Warwick.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
03.04.2017
UK shale gas extraction could be reduced by limited space to develop wells
UK shale gas extraction could be reduced by limited space to develop wells
UK shale gas extraction could be reduced by limited space to develop wells (3 April 2017) Only a quarter of the shale gas contained in one of the UK's largest reserves might be recoverable because of limited space to develop the wells needed to extract it, according to new research.
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
03.04.2017
Nanoscopic golden springs could unravel twisted molecules
Nanoscopic golden springs could unravel twisted molecules
University of Bath scientists have used gold spring-shaped coils 5,000 times thinner than human hairs and powerful lasers to enable the detection of twisted molecules, and the applications could improve pharmaceutical design, telecommunications and nanorobotics. Molecules, including many pharmaceuticals, twist in certain ways and can exist in left or right ‘handed' forms depending on how they twist.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
03.04.2017
NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre: £21 million research partnership launches
NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre: £21 million research partnership launches
A £21 million National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) in Bristol will launch this week [1 April].
Life Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
03.04.2017
Science photography prize for polymer particles resembling golf balls
They might look like golf balls but they are far from it. These tiny ‘golf ball' shaped mircoparticles – only 0.04mm across – could one day be used to repair damaged human tissue. High res and web images can be found here. This prize winning image shows a collection of biodigradable dimpled microparticles for enhanced cell growth.
Environment/Sustainable Development
01.04.2017
Our quackers April Fool
Were you caught out by our April Fool story? Earlier today we shared news of an exciting new development on University Park campus #goosetunnel.
Environment/Sustainable Development
01.04.2017
Take a gander at our new tunnel
They are a familiar sight at The University of Nottingham and often seen stopping traffic on East Drive.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
31.03.2017
Technology that could detect cancer more accurately wins Innovation Award
Technology that could detect cancer more accurately wins Innovation Award
A system that automatically classifies cancer biopsies, developed by an Imperial physicist, has won a Royal Society prize to help it get to market.
Arts and Design - Computer Science/Telecom
31.03.2017
‘Machine folk' music shows the creative side of AI
‘Machine folk’ music shows the creative side of AI
Dr Bob Sturm, from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, and Kingston University's Dr Oded Ben-Tal explain their research creating artificial intelligence that can write folk music and whether this can open new areas of creativity.
History/Archeology
31.03.2017
Business/Economics
31.03.2017
Q&A: Imperial academic talks about juggling academia and entrepreneurialism
Q&A: Imperial academic talks about juggling academia and entrepreneurialism
An Imperial start-up company was sold last year for more than £30 million and one of its founders discusses the lessons learned along the way.
Arts and Design
31.03.2017
Musical Influence in jazz investigated with ‘Big Data'
Musical Influence in jazz investigated with ‘Big Data’
A new project led by the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will use the latest advances in digital technology to uncover how melodic patterns have developed in jazz music. The team, which involves researchers from France, Germany, USA and City, University of London, UK, suggest that a ‘Big Data' approach where algorithms analyse huge collections of audio samples can help to understand how musical ideas in jazz have developed as the form has grown.
Social Sciences - Law/Forensics
31.03.2017
Human rights of people with autism not being met, leading expert tells United Nations
Human rights of people with autism not being met, leading expert tells United Nations
The basic human rights of autistic people are not being met, Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, a world expert on autism, told the United Nations in New York today, to mark Autism Awareness Week.
History/Archeology
31.03.2017
Imperial celebrates long and strong relationship with Livery Companies
Imperial celebrates long and strong relationship with Livery Companies
The relationship between Imperial's Faculty of Engineering and the City Livery Companies was celebrated at the opening of the heritage area.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
31.03.2017
'Extreme sleepover #20' - welcome to dataworld
’Extreme sleepover #20’ - welcome to dataworld
‘Alex Taylor provides a sensory snapshot of his fieldwork in high-security subterranean data centres exploring fears of technological failure in our data-dependent society.