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Social Sciences - 06.01.2023

Health - Innovation - 06.01.2023

Health - Life Sciences - 06.01.2023
Scars mended using transplanted hair follicles in Imperial College London study
Scars mended using transplanted hair follicles in Imperial College London study
Researchers have found that hair follicle transplants can promote scar rejuvenation by altering their architecture and genetic makeup. In a new study involving three volunteers, skin scars began to behave more like uninjured skin after they were treated with hair follicle transplants. The scarred skin harboured new cells and blood vessels, remodelled collagen to Our findings lay the foundation for exciting new therapies that can rejuvenate scars and restore the function of healthy skin.

Health - Pharmacology - 06.01.2023
New simple method to diagnose adrenal insufficiency shaping way for improving the health of those affected   
A new study led by the University of Sheffield in partnership with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust using saliva rather than blood to test for adrenal insufficiency offers significant improvements for screening patients The research shows how the new testing methods can make diagnosis more efficient at reduced cost The tests are being implemented in clinical practices in Sheffield and will be rolled out across the NHS A study in

Innovation - Campus - 05.01.2023
Sir Keir Starmer makes key 'national renewal' speech at UCL
Sir Keir Starmer makes key ’national renewal’ speech at UCL
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer chose UCL to deliver his first major speech of 2023, as he set out how he hoped to build the UK economy and said our "universities, young people and researchers" provide him with optimism for the future.

Career - 04.01.2023

Politics - 04.01.2023
Analysis: Putin's plan to stop Ukraine turning to the west has failed
Analysis: Putin’s plan to stop Ukraine turning to the west has failed
Professor Kristin Bakke (UCL Political Science) and her colleagues report in The Conversation the results of their survey, finding that support of NATO and the west was at an all-time high amongst Ukrainians since the start of the conflict.

Campus - Innovation - 04.01.2023

Health - Pharmacology - 04.01.2023
First UK proton beam therapy trial for breast cancer launches
Cambridge researchers are jointly leading the first UK trial to test the benefits of proton beam therapy for certain patients with breast cancer.

Computer Science - Pharmacology - 03.01.2023
Led team wins time on world's most powerful computer
Led team wins time on world’s most powerful computer
A UCL-led team of researchers is using the world's first exascale computer to identify a shortlist of potential new drugs for diseases and to better understand how stroke affects the brain. The supercomputer, Frontier, at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility in Tennessee, US, is the first in the world capable of an exaflop - a billion billion operations a second.

Health - 03.01.2023
Huge extent of fungal disease in India
Over fifty million Indians are affected by serious fungal disease, 10% of which are from potentially dangerous mould infections researchers from India and Manchester have shown.

Health - 03.01.2023
Tony Redmond OBE steps down as UK-Med Chair
UK-Med, the frontline medical aid charity based at The University of Manchester, has announced that founder Professor Tony Redmond OBE has stepped down as Chair after 29 years in the role, to be replaced by former GP and advisor on quality and standards to the Department of Health, Sir John Oldham.

Social Sciences - 03.01.2023
Austerity has its own life - here’s how it lives on in future generations
Sarah Marie Hall , University of Manchester Austerity in the UK is here to stay. The Bank of England has warned that the country is facing the longest recession since records began, predicting that the economic slump will extend well into 2024 .

Campus - Career - 03.01.2023

Health - Pharmacology - 03.01.2023
Trial of innovative CAR-T blood cancer treatment expanded
A clinical trial of a personalised therapy for blood cancer, led by researchers at UCL and University College London Hospitals, has been expanded enabling new groups of patients with a wider range of blood cancers to now receive the treatment. The new type of CAR T-cell therapy - where a patient's own immune system is 'reprogrammed' in order to fight their cancer - has already been  shown to have promise  for adult patients with a type of blood cancer called relapsed B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (B-ALL).

Health - Pharmacology - 31.12.2022

Health - Social Sciences - 31.12.2022

Health - Campus - 30.12.2022

Health - Pharmacology - 29.12.2022
6 amazing scientific achievements at Imperial in 2022
From exploring magic mushrooms to answering COVID-19 questions, here are some of Imperial's biggest findings this year: Psilocybin "opens up" the brains of people with depression Psilocybin, the psychedelic component of magic mushrooms, was shown in April to increase brain connectivity in people with depression.

Health - Pharmacology - 26.12.2022
What Imperial research taught us about COVID-19 in 2022
From increased understanding of immunity to analysing the success of vaccines, we look back at what Imperial taught us about COVID-19 in 2022. Omicron infection doesn't boost immunity much A study published in March in the journal Science found that in triple-vaccinated people infected for the first time, Omicron infection boosted immunity against previous variants (such as alpha, delta, and the original strain) but less so against Omicron.

Health - 22.12.2022
Much people would pay to live without food hypersensitivity
Researchers from The University of Manchester have found that people living with food hypersensitivities would be willing to pay a substantial amount of money to live without the inconvenience, anxiety and pain caused by their conditions.

Social Sciences - 22.12.2022
Men may not ’perceive’ domestic tasks as needing doing in the same way as women, philosophers argue
By adding a gender dimension to the theory of -affordance perception- and applying it to the home, a new hypothesis may help answer questions of why women still shoulder most housework, and why men never seem to notice.

Computer Science - 21.12.2022
Special Issue on Open Science Policies as an Accelerator for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Special Issue on Open Science Policies as an Accelerator for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Dr Mayra Morales has published a new paper in the Special Issue by Journal of Science Policy & Governance entitled Equitable Research Capacity towards the Sustainable Development Goals: The Case for Open Science Hardware.

Health - Pharmacology - 21.12.2022
University of Glasgow cancer experts to receive £1.7m from Cancer Research UK
University of Glasgow scientists are to receive £1.7m from Cancer Research UK to investigate both the root causes of cancer and how treatments can be improved. Professor Stephen Tait, of the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute and the Glasgow University School of Cancer Sciences, will receive £1,646,832 to investigate what causes cancer cells to grow out of control and form tumours.