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Mathematics - Philosophy
21.03.2017
Predictive policing research gets a boost from £3m grant
Predictive policing research gets a boost from £3m grant
An Imperial mathematician is leading a new five-year program to test and improve predictive policing and tackle other challenges for future cities.
Media
21.03.2017
Opinion: Aid workers get a bad rap - but too often they're thrown in at the deep end
Opinion: Aid workers get a bad rap - but too often they’re thrown in at the deep end
The media are quick to criticise humanitarian organisations as inefficient and expensive, writes Corinna Frey (Cambridge Judge Business School), in The Conversation, but we should remember the extremely challenging work they do.
Administration/Government - Event
21.03.2017
Gender and Fairtrade film nominated for top award
Gender and Fairtrade film nominated for top award
A film produced by Dr Roy Maconachie and Simon Wharf from the University's Department of Social & Policy Sciences and Computing Services Audio Visual Unit has been nominated for a prestigious British Universities Film and Video Council Learning on Screen Award 2017.
Computer Science/Telecom - Environment/Sustainable Development
21.03.2017
Building the future at Imperial College Advanced Hackspace
Building the future at Imperial College Advanced Hackspace
The Advanced Hackspace has grown to become one of the largest networks of makers and innovators within any university in the world - we find out how.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
21.03.2017
Stem cell therapy could help mend the youngest of broken hearts
Stem cell therapy could help mend the youngest of broken hearts
Researchers have shown stem cells from the umbilical cord may hold the key to a new generation of graft and could reduce the number of surgeries required to treat young children born with certain types of congenital heart disease. Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common type of birth defect.
History/Archeology - Careers/Employment
21.03.2017
SPRU Director receives honorary degree
SPRU Director receives honorary degree
SPRU Director receives honorary degree Professor Johan Schot , Director of SPRU – the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex, will be awarded an honorary degree today (21 Marc
Medicine/Pharmacology
21.03.2017
Dr Nic Timpson appointed to ALSPAC Principal Investigator
Dr Nic Timpson appointed to ALSPAC Principal Investigator
Dr Nic Timpson has recently been appointed to the post of ALSPAC Principal Investigator. He brings a distinguished academic pedigree and has made a long-term commitment to leading ALSPAC to ongoing success.
Computer Science/Telecom - Environment/Sustainable Development
21.03.2017
Research teaches machines to decipher birdsong
Research teaches machines to decipher birdsong
Innovative research looking at the timing and sequence of bird calls could provide new insight into the social interaction that goes on between birds. It will also help teach machines to differentiate between man-made and natural sounds and to understand the world around them. The work is being led by Dr Dan Stowell, a research fellow in machine listening at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Medicine/Pharmacology
20.03.2017
Ebola vaccine offers long-lasting immunity
An Ebola vaccine has been shown to provide immunity for up to a year after immunisation in all of those immunised in a new study. The findings, based on a Phase 1 clinical trial involving 75 healthy subjects, were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) . The study was led by the Oxford Vaccine Group at the University of Oxford.
Psychology - Medicine/Pharmacology
20.03.2017
Café culture gets to the heart of scientific research
Pop-Up Research Café - Café Connect 10am to 5pm Thursday 23 and Friday 24 March 2017 Nottingham Contemporary,Weekday Cross, Nottingham, NG1 2GB The scientists are back — with news on how the pu
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
20.03.2017
Inside the Imperial College Enterprise Lab
Inside the Imperial College Enterprise Lab
As Enterprise Week launches at Imperial, we look inside the new College facility where students come to meet and develop their ideas.
Chemistry - Medicine/Pharmacology
20.03.2017
In pictures: Imperial Fringe goes to White City for Science & Sport Day
In pictures: Imperial Fringe goes to White City for Science & Sport Day
Families enjoyed a day of futuristic fun, as Imperial joined forces with Queens Park Rangers football club to bring sport science to life in W12.
Medicine/Pharmacology - History/Archeology
20.03.2017
Face of ‘ordinary poor' man from medieval Cambridge graveyard revealed
Face of ‘ordinary poor’ man from medieval Cambridge graveyard revealed
New facial reconstruction of a man buried in a medieval hospital graveyard discovered underneath a Cambridge college sheds light on how ordinary poor people lived in medieval England.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
20.03.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - History/Archeology
20.03.2017
Revealed: face of ‘ordinary poor' man from medieval Cambridge
Revealed: face of ‘ordinary poor’ man from medieval Cambridge
New facial reconstruction of a man buried in a medieval hospital graveyard discovered underneath a Cambridge college sheds light on how ordinary poor people lived in 13th century England.
Computer Science/Telecom - Event
20.03.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Physics/Materials Science
20.03.2017
Research institutes
Research institutes
The University of Bristol has today (Monday, 20 March) launched seven new research institutes reflecting the University's strength and depth in key specialisms.
Computer Science/Telecom
20.03.2017
Virtual Futures: Where is Virtual Reality taking us?
Virtual Futures: Where is Virtual Reality taking us?
Virtual Reality - or VR - has long been the idea of science fiction but now it is happening and the impact on society is potentially huge.
Medicine/Pharmacology
20.03.2017
Pregnant women and new mothers feel watched and judged
In a small study published in Families Relationships and Society , researchers interviewed mother-grandmother pairs and found that community surveillance of pregnant women and infant feeding had significantly increased between the generations, with many of the new mothers reporting feeling watched, evaluated and judged.
Business/Economics - Law/Forensics
20.03.2017
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
20.03.2017
Colin Bailey appointed President and Principal of Queen Mary University of London
Colin Bailey appointed President and Principal of Queen Mary University of London
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has appointed a new President and Principal.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Astronomy
20.03.2017
Asa Briggs Visiting Fellows for 2017 announced
Asa Briggs Visiting Fellows for 2017 announced
Asa Briggs Visiting Fellows for 2017 announced Seven Asa Briggs Visiting Fellowship awards have been made to a prestigious group of international academics and Sussex faculty.
19.03.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development - History/Archeology
17.03.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
17.03.2017
New 'gene silencer' drug injections reduce cholesterol by 50% in early research
New ’gene silencer’ drug injections reduce cholesterol by 50% in early research
The first in a new class of gene-silencing drugs, known as inclisiran, has halved cholesterol levels in patients at risk of cardiovascular disease. The findings come from the largest trial yet to test the safety and effectiveness of this kind of therapy. The technique, known as RNA interference (RNAi) therapy, essentially ‘switches off' one of the genes responsible for elevated cholesterol.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
17.03.2017
New LSE-Oxford commission launched by David Cameron
Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron explained the mission of a new LSE-Oxford commission that he will chair.
Physics/Materials Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.03.2017
Fund for European research partnerships awards first nine grants
Fund for European research partnerships awards first nine grants
The European Partners Fund, announced by the College in 2016, has begun its mission to foster collaborations with European colleagues.
Careers/Employment - Computer Science/Telecom
17.03.2017
New computer software programme excels at lip reading
A new computer software programme has the potential to lip-read more accurately than people and to help those with hearing loss, Oxford University researchers have found. Watch, Attend and Spell (WAS), is a new artificial intelligence (AI) software system that has been developed by Oxford, in collaboration with the company DeepMind.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
17.03.2017
New trial for blindness rewrites the genetic code
Researchers have started a new gene therapy clinical trial to treat X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP), the most common cause of blindness in young people. Retinitis pigmentosa is currently untreatable and leads to a slow and irreversible loss of vision. The trial is being run by Nightstarx Ltd (Nightstar), a biopharmaceutical spinout company of Oxford developing gene therapies for inherited retinal diseases, and researchers from the University of Oxford.
Administration/Government
17.03.2017
President of Cyprus launches critical infrastructure partnership
President of Cyprus launches critical infrastructure partnership
The President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades helped launch a multi-million euro collaboration between Imperial and the University of Cyprus this week.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
17.03.2017
Science in Health Live
How can we generate new tissues and organs' What can stop cancer cells from spreading? Can our genes make us susceptible to psychiatric disorders? A-Level pupils from across Wales and the border coun
Literature/Linguistics - Arts and Design
17.03.2017
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
16.03.2017
Securing the future of cattle production in Africa
A ‘world-first' study of the genomes of indigenous cattle in Africa has revealed vital clues that will help secure the future of cattle production on the continent. Cattle are an increasingly important resource in Africa as sustainable sources of food, milk, traction and manure. With its human population growing and the economy and subsequent wealth predicted to expand greatly, there will also be a huge increase in demand for livestock.
Arts and Design - Medicine/Pharmacology
16.03.2017
Imperial early-career scientist dubbed 'broadcaster of the future' by BBC: a Q&A
Imperial early-career scientist dubbed ’broadcaster of the future’ by BBC: a Q&A
Dr Daisy Fancourt has been selected to take part in the BBC's 2017 New Generation Thinkers programme.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Administration/Government
16.03.2017
Boost for self-healing concrete
Ground-breaking research into self-healing concrete has received over £4 million in new funding to help create innovative solutions to rising maintenance costs across the UK.
Life Sciences - Event
16.03.2017
UCL winners at Wellcome Image Awards 2017
UCL winners at Wellcome Image Awards 2017
Two images by UCL researchers depicting embryos - of a mouse and of a zebrafish - are among the winners of the 2017 Wellcome Image Awards, given out annually to the most informative, striking and technically excellent images from healthcare and biomedical science.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
16.03.2017
Prince Harry joins Veterans' Mental Health Conference
Prince Harry meeting (from left-to-right): Neil Greenberg, Nicola Fear, Simon Wessely and Robert Lechler.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
16.03.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development - Business/Economics
16.03.2017
Opinion: Measures of poverty and well-being still ignore the environment - this must change
Opinion: Measures of poverty and well-being still ignore the environment - this must change
Are our measures of poverty and well-being too narrow? Judith Schleicher and Bhaskar Vira from Cambridge's Conservation Research Initiative think so. Writing for The Conversation, they argue that we should include access to nature in these measures. Without nature, humans could be neither healthy nor happy.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
16.03.2017
People with ADHD can turn symptoms to their advantage as entrepreneurs
People with ADHD can turn symptoms to their advantage as entrepreneurs
Hyperactivity and impulsiveness are symptoms that pose daily challenges to people living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), but new research shows that they can be beneficial when it comes to entrepreneurship. Symptoms that at first glance might seem to lower performance can in fact have a positive impact on entrepreneurial traits: risk taking, passion, persistence and time commitment, all favourable for entrepreneurial flair.
Business/Economics - Environment/Sustainable Development
16.03.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Computer Science/Telecom
16.03.2017
DeepMind-Royal Free deal is ‘cautionary tale' for healthcare in the algorithmic age
DeepMind-Royal Free deal is ‘cautionary tale’ for healthcare in the algorithmic age
A study of a deal which has allowed Google DeepMind access to millions of healthcare records argues that more needs to be done to regulate such agreements between public sector bodies and private technology firms.
Physics/Materials Science - Computer Science/Telecom
16.03.2017
How can a quantum machine learn another quantum system?
How can a quantum machine learn another quantum system?
Quantum computing will soon enter a revolutionary new age of quantum supremacy, in which quantum computers are expected to outperform the computational power of the classical ones, unlocking new applications and technologies such as designing new drugs and processing big data. Before such a grand goal is achieved, a question remains as to how we can calibrate existing quantum computers and how can we verify their computing outcomes?
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
16.03.2017
Winners announced for £2m programme to commercialise life sciences discoveries
Winners announced for £2m programme to commercialise life sciences discoveries MedCity's ‘Collaborate to Innovate' programme has today announced the 16 winning projects chosen to collaborate with leading universities and academics to address a specific challenge.
Arts and Design
16.03.2017
Glasgow lecturer is BBC New Generation Thinker
University of Glasgow academic Dr Alistair Fraser has today been named as a New Generation Thinker by the BBC.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
16.03.2017
Type 2 diabetes on the rise
The number of people in the UK with type 2 diabetes has trebled over the last two decades, concludes a study led by Cardiff University.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
16.03.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
15.03.2017
Natural measures to prevent floods valuable but not ‘a silver bullet', researchers say
Natural measures to prevent floods valuable but not ‘a silver bullet’, researchers say
Natural measures to manage flooding from rivers can play a valuable role in flood prevention, but a lack of monitoring means their true potential remains unclear, researchers say. Such measures, including river restoration and tree planting, aim to restore processes that have been affected by human activities such as farming, land management and house-building.
Environment/Sustainable Development
15.03.2017