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Life Sciences - 21.08.2019
What do 'singing' fish have to do with heart disease...'
What do ’singing’ fish have to do with heart disease...’
Studying the fine structure of muscles used by fish to 'sing' to their mate could help researchers to better understand, and treat, heart conditions. A better understanding of how muscle fibres contract could bring new insights into heart conditions. To find out more, researchers from Imperial's NHLI have turned their focus to a humming fish.

Life Sciences - 20.08.2019
Queen bees face increased chance of execution if they mate with two males rather than one
Queen bees face increased chance of execution if they mate with two males rather than one
Queen stingless bees face an increased risk of being executed by worker bees if they mate with two males rather than one, according to new research by the University of Sussex and the University of São Paulo. A colony may kill their queen because of the quality of offspring, according to the paper by Professor Francis Ratnieks, from the University of Sussex, along with colleagues Ayrton Vollet-Neto and Vera Imperatriz-Fonseca from the University of São Paulo, published in a leading evolutionary journal, the American Naturalist.

Life Sciences - 05.08.2019
New stem cell combination could help to repair damaged hearts
New stem cell combination could help to repair damaged hearts
Our research shows the huge potential of stem cells for one day becoming the first therapy for heart failure Johannes Bargehr Sign up to receive our weekly research email Our selection of the week's biggest Cambridge research news and features direct to your inbox from the University.

Life Sciences - Environment - 05.08.2019
Britain's foremost expert on bumble bees highlights the risks they face in new podcast
Britain’s foremost expert on bumble bees highlights the risks they face in new podcast
A biologist at the University of Sussex has revealed how his research into the impact of pesticides on bees came about as a result of suggestions made by members of the public.

Life Sciences - Health - 31.07.2019
Protective protein not only guards against DNA damage, but could help better target fast-growing cancer cells
The discovery that an essential protein plays a protective role during cell division, could open the door to better targeted treatment of fast-growing cancer cells. Polo-like kinase (PLK1) was previously thought to have a major function - helping chromosome alignment during mitosis for cell division.

Life Sciences - Health - 24.07.2019
Plant virology and vector-transmitted disease experts join forces to help African farmers
Farmers in African countries who face failing harvests due to insect vector plant diseases are being helped through a new training programme set up by leading experts in plant virology and vector-transmitted diseases.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.07.2019
Major donation to accelerate neurodegenerative disease research at Imperial
Major donation to accelerate neurodegenerative disease research at Imperial
The £1.63M gift from Lily Safra and the Edmond J. Safra Foundation will support fellowships for rising stars in Parkinson's Disease research The Edmond and Lily Safra Fellowship will o

Life Sciences - 05.07.2019
Citizen scientists wanted to record sightings of mammals by waterways across the UK
Members of the public are being asked to record sightings of mammals by waterways across the UK, in an effort to help with future conservation efforts.

Life Sciences - 01.07.2019
Scientists identify possible source of the 'Uncanny Valley' in the brain
Scientists identify possible source of the ’Uncanny Valley’ in the brain
For a neuroscientist, the 'Uncanny Valley' is an interesting phenomenon Fabian Grabenhorst Sign up to receive our weekly research email Our selection of the week's biggest research news and features direct to your inbox from the University of Cambridge.

Life Sciences - Health - 19.06.2019
Synthetic biology roadmap could set research agenda for next 10 years
A new roadmap for synthetic biology could help to set research goals for improving food production, public health and the environment.

Life Sciences - 17.06.2019
Researcher helps design tricky intelligence tasks for new TV gameshow
Researcher helps design tricky intelligence tasks for new TV gameshow
An imperial academic has helped to design fiendishly difficult tasks on a new television to test different aspects of human intelligence. Dr Adam Hampshire 's team, from the Department of Medicine, worked with the creators of TV show The Family Brain Games , to help design a series of games for the show, which airs this evening (Monday 17 June) at 8pm on BBC Two.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.06.2019

Life Sciences - Health - 31.05.2019
Conservation messaging and clinical connections: News from the College
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From finding the most effecting conservation messaging, to a new clinical connection for patients with rare heart conditions, here is some quick-read news from across the College.

Life Sciences - Health - 28.05.2019
Citizen science campaign launched to help UK respond to threat of bacterium which can kill popular garden plants
Citizen science campaign launched to help UK respond to threat of bacterium which can kill popular garden plants
A lecturer from the University of Sussex has joined forces with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and Forest Research to launch a public campaign to help the UK respond to the threat of Xylella fastidiosa; a bacterium that results in the disease and death of many popular garden plants .

Life Sciences - Physics - 23.05.2019
Soapbox Science becomes part of Brighton Fringe to celebrate women in STEMM
Twelve scientists will don their white coats on Brighton seafront for the third annual Soapbox Science event, sharing their expertise as part of the Brighton Fringe.

Life Sciences - 21.05.2019
Imperial named Leader in Openness on animal research
Imperial named Leader in Openness on animal research
Imperial has been recognised for its openness about the use of animals in research with a Leader in Openness Award from Understanding Animal Research.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 17.05.2019
From food flavourings to biofuels, metals are key
We all know that metals like iron and calcium are essential for a healthy body - but our pioneering scientists estimate that almost half of life's processes depend upon various metals interacting with living cells.

Life Sciences - 16.05.2019

Life Sciences - Innovation / Technology - 14.05.2019
Better together - University and Max Planck Society showcase leading research collaboration
The University of Bristol and Max Planck Society will be presenting their new ground-breaking research collaboration at the BUILA/DAIA Showcase at the British Embassy in Berlin today [Tuesday 14 May].

Health - Life Sciences - 10.05.2019
1 in 4 cats and 1 in 7 dogs carrying fleas with high levels of bacteria, finds Big Flea Project
1 in 4 cats and 1 in 7 dogs carrying fleas with high levels of bacteria, finds Big Flea Project
As many as 1 in 4 cats and 1 in 7 dogs are carrying fleas, and about 11 per cent of these fleas are infected with potentially pathogenic bacteria, according to a large-scale analysis of owned animals in the UK.

Health - Life Sciences - 08.05.2019
Academy of Medical Sciences elects six new Fellows from Imperial College London
Six researchers are among 50 top biomedical and health scientists to be elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Life Sciences - Health - 07.05.2019

Health - Life Sciences - 03.05.2019

Health - Life Sciences - 02.05.2019

Health - Life Sciences - 18.04.2019
Bovine TB test gets royally rewarded
A blood test to detect diseases that affect dairy cattle developed by researchers at the University of Nottingham has received the Royal Dairy Innovation award.

Health - Life Sciences - 17.04.2019

Life Sciences - 15.04.2019
Zoos and Aquaria Deliver Missing Information Critical to Sustaining Biodiversity | University of Oxford
In an era of always-on information, it is surprising how little we know about key biological aspects of animal species worldwide. A paper published this week in the  Proceedings of the National Acade
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