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Health - Feb 22
Imperial scientists present an assessment of the relative sensitivity of international surveillance of COVID-19. The Imperial scientists, based at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Modelling within the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis , and J-IDEA - Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics , have released their 6th report on the COVID-19 outbreak today.
Health - Feb 21

Researchers from The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford have found that while having high cholesterol levels does not influence your risk of aortic or mitral valve regurgitation, it does increase your risk of developing another major heart valve disease - aortic stenosis.

Environment - Feb 21
Environment

Researchers from the University of Oxford have discovered that the Himalayan wolf is a unique wolf characteristically adapted to the harsh life in the Asian high altitudes where low oxygen levels challenge all life forms.

Life Sciences - Feb 21

Researchers at UCL and the Pirbright Institute have mapped the expression of genes across the entire African swine fever virus (ASFV) genome, which has helped to establish their order of activation as well as uncovering new genes.

Life Sciences - Feb 21

A cutting-edge MRI technique to detect iron deposits in different brain regions can track declines in thinking, memory and movement in people with Parkinson's disease, finds a new UCL-led study. The findings, published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry , suggest that measures of brain iron might eventually help predict which people with Parkinson's will develop dementia.


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Linguistics / Literature - 21.02.2020
Seven Questions with... Megan Ann Pang
This week we meet third-year Economics and Geography student Megan, who volunteers as a drama school assistant with the Anna Fiorentini Film & Theatre School.

Health - 21.02.2020

Health - Pedagogy - 21.02.2020
Imperial at WEF and funny experiments: News from the College
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From a World Economic Forum webinar on coronavirus, to a comedic engagement programme at White City, here is some quick-read news from across the College.

Health - 20.02.2020

Pharmacology - Health - 20.02.2020
WOMEN in STEM: Dr Karen Pinilla
Dr Karen Pinilla is a clinical research fellow at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre. She worked as a clinician in the breast unit at Addenbrooke's Hospital before starting her fellowship in October 2019.

Environment - 20.02.2020
World failing to provide children with healthy life and climate
No single country is adequately protecting children's health, their environment and their futures, finds a landmark report co-led by UCL and convened by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and The Lancet.

Health - 19.02.2020
Big investment needed to eliminate hepatitis C in Pakistan could deliver huge health benefits
Pakistan has one of the highest rates of Hepatitis C infection in the world, accounting for over ten per cent of the global HCV infections, so reducing new infections to meet the WHO target is a public health priority.

Environment - Life Sciences - 19.02.2020
Scientists produce emergency plan to halt decline in freshwater species and habitats
Scientists produce emergency plan to halt decline in freshwater species and habitats
A global team of scientists has developed the first Emergency Recovery Plan to reverse the rapid decline in the world's freshwater species and habitats. The six-point plan is outlined in a scientific paper, published today in BioScience , calling for urgent steps to tackle threats to biodiversity in rivers, lakes and wetlands.

Life Sciences - Environment - 19.02.2020
Otter genome to help understand genetic legacy of pollution crisis and secure species' future
Otter genome to help understand genetic legacy of pollution crisis and secure species’ future
One of Britain's best-loved mammals is set to receive a boost with the sequencing and release of the first high-quality Eurasian otter genome by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute in partnership with the Cardiff University Otter Project. The genome will be published today through Wellcome Open Research , where it will be openly available for use by the research community.

Social Sciences - 19.02.2020
Cardiff expertise informs child abuse report
Cardiff University expertise underpins a recent national compendium of child abuse statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Business / Economics - Career - 18.02.2020

Microtechnics - 18.02.2020
New local MP visits South Kensington campus
New local MP visits South Kensington campus
Imperial welcomed the new MP for Kensington, Felicity Buchan MP, to talk teaching, research and innovation on campus.

Life Sciences - 17.02.2020
CT scanning an ancient armoured reptile
CT scanning an ancient armoured reptile
Emily Keeble, a recent graduate from the palaeobiology programme at the University, did the work as a summer internship with Professor Mike Benton from Bristol's School of Earth Sciences.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 17.02.2020
First science data from Solar Orbiter shows Imperial instrument working well
First science data from Solar Orbiter shows Imperial instrument working well
Imperial's instrument on the Solar Orbiter spacecraft was the first to turn on, sending back data that shows it working 'far better than expected'.

Computer Science / Telecom - Materials Science - 17.02.2020
UCL to host a national supercomputer centre
UCL has received 4.5 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to build a national supercomputer centre to improve support for UK researchers making scientific breakthroughs, such as designing better batteries and improving drug design. Since 2016, the Materials and Molecular Modelling Hub led by UCL, has brought together partners in London's Thomas Young Centre and others across the country to carry out ground-breaking research on the properties of new and existing materials, and this new funding will build on the Hub's capability.

Environment - Administration - 16.02.2020
UCL-led centre to investigate challenges of net zero future
New funding for the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), which extends across 20 institutions and is hosted by the UCL Energy Institute, will enable engineers, social scientists and natural scientists to conduct vital research into the challenges of a net zero emissions future.

Environment - 14.02.2020

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 14.02.2020
Analysis: Is love just a fleeting high fuelled by brain chemicals?
Attempts to reduce love down to one simple cause, whether pheromones or fate, are misguided and romantic love is more complex than simple science, explains Professor Parashkev Nachev (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology).

Environment - Life Sciences - 14.02.2020
Sussex staff help bring the City Nature Challenge to The Living Coast
The City Nature Challenge is coming to the Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere ( The Living Coast ) for the first time, thanks to the efforts of staff at the University of Sussex.

Mathematics - Computer Science / Telecom - 14.02.2020
Playing cupid
Playing cupid
Especially for Valentine's Day, Game Theory expert Dr Nicos Georgiou looks into the mathematics of dating.

Pedagogy - 13.02.2020
Analysis: Girls consistently outperform boys in reading skills - but could this be changing?
The global reading gap between girls and boys is closing, but in most cases this is due to decline in girls' performance, rather than an improvement in boys', explains Professor Francesca Borgonovi (UCL Institute of Education). Girls consistently outperform boys on reading tests - and have done so for several decades around the world.

Physics - 13.02.2020
Scientific treasure hunt: could you discover the Higgs Boson or even Dark Matter?
Scientific treasure hunt: could you discover the Higgs Boson or even Dark Matter?
CERN physicists release collision data from the ATLAS experiment Public and students challenged to find new science Sussex scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva have just released a huge amount of data inviting students and the public to rediscover the Higgs Boson or even to find Dark Matter.

Computer Science / Telecom - Mathematics - 13.02.2020

Health - 13.02.2020
Opinion: Doctors from ethnic minorities face systemic disadvantages
Dr Katherine Woolf (UCL Medical School) looks writes about differential attainment in medical education and training in an opinion piece where she argues that those from ethnic minority backgrounds suffer worse outcomes during recruitment.

Agronomy / Food Science - 13.02.2020
Pioneering crop monitoring for food security wins Newton Prize
A new way to monitor crop production for global food security developed by scientists at UCL and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, has won the Newton Prize 2019 Chair's Award.

Health - 13.02.2020
Opinion: Doctors from ethnic minorities face disadvantages
Dr Katherine Woolf (UCL Medical School) looks writes about differential attainment in medical education and training in an opinion piece where she argues that those from ethnic minority backgrounds suffer worse outcomes during recruitment.

Mathematics - Social Sciences - 13.02.2020
Women in STEM: Dr Natasha Morrison
Dr Natasha Morrison is a Research Fellow in mathematics at Sidney Sussex College and a member of the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics.

Pedagogy - 13.02.2020

Business / Economics - 13.02.2020
Reasons why megaprojects fail
Academics at UCL have identified 18 reasons why megaprojects such as HS2 and Crossrail often fail, as well as 54 preventative solutions.
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