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Life Sciences - Environment - 01.02.2023
Imperial startup Biocentis to develop genetic tech to control harmful insects
Biocentis has received investment to use CRISPR-based gene-editing to control insect populations that harm health, food security and biodiversity.

Health - Life Sciences - 31.01.2023

Health - Life Sciences - 30.01.2023
TV zombie fungus highlights real world threat of fungal pathogens
TV zombie fungus highlights real world threat of fungal pathogens
Hit TV show The Last of US follows on from an outbreak of a fictitious fungi, but Imperial experts are among those battling very real fungal diseases.

Health - Life Sciences - 24.01.2023
Tackling infections that pass from animals to humans
The next generation of scientists will be better able to predict, detect and control viruses that jump from animals to humans thanks to major new funding.

Life Sciences - Health - 24.01.2023
Gero Miesenböck awarded 2023 Japan Prize
Gero Miesenböck awarded 2023 Japan Prize
Professor Gero Miesenböck , The Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics' (DPAG)  Waynflete Professor of Physiology and Director of the Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, is one of two s

Life Sciences - 12.01.2023
11 most unmissable UCL Lunch Hour Lectures
11 most unmissable UCL Lunch Hour Lectures
Our pick of the most disruptive UCL Lunch Hour Lectures of all time - from talks on shopping at IKEA and weighing trees with lasers, to others that discuss innovations in x-ray imaging, the minds of cab drivers and whether fish can count.

Life Sciences - 10.01.2023
Researcher instrumental in introduction of new elephant care standards
Researcher instrumental in introduction of new elephant care standards
New rigorous welfare standards developed by Professor Christine Nicol, Professor of Animal Welfare at the Royal Veterinary College, in collaboration with the animal protection charity, We Are All Mammals (WAAM), have been introduced in facilities across Southern Africa.

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 - Life Sciences - 15.12.2022

Environment - Life Sciences - 14.12.2022
Silencing the symphony of one of the most biodiverse rainforests on the planet
Silencing the symphony of one of the most biodiverse rainforests on the planet
New study measuring biological sounds reveals how palm oil and teakwood industries contribute to deforestation and threaten wildlife in Costa Rica. A recording captured in one of Costa Rica's expansive rainforests floods my ears: the steady drip of humidity from verdant plants, the caws of vibrant toucans, the signature screeches from howler monkeys that can be heard from miles away; if I close my eyes, I can nearly feel the swoosh of air from these creatures as they soar and swing in lush trees above.

Health - Life Sciences - 09.12.2022
Prostate cancer risk prediction algorithm could help target testing at men at greatest risk
Prostate cancer risk prediction algorithm could help target testing at men at greatest risk
Cambridge scientists have created a comprehensive tool for predicting an individual's risk of developing prostate cancer, which they say could help ensure that those men at greatest risk will receive the appropriate testing while reducing unnecessary - and potentially invasive - testing for those at very low risk.

Life Sciences - Health - 08.12.2022

Life Sciences - 07.12.2022
Analysis: How to stay warm when you're working from home (without turning the heating on)
Analysis: How to stay warm when you’re working from home (without turning the heating on)
As the weather turns cold and energy prices increase, Professor Hugh Montgomery shares tips and strategies in The Conversation on how to stay warm without turning up the heat.

Health - Life Sciences - 02.12.2022
Feature: The 'historic' Alzheimer's breakthrough that is 30 years in the making
Feature: The ’historic’ Alzheimer’s breakthrough that is 30 years in the making
UCL's Professor Sir John Hardy was the first to identify the role of amyloid in Alzheimer's disease - now, three decades later, that finding has resulted in a drug that may help patients. In newly published trial results, a drug has for the first time been shown to slow the rate of cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer's disease.

Environment - Life Sciences - 02.12.2022

Life Sciences - Pharmacology - 22.11.2022
Sequencing project to unleash the biotechnology potential of single-celled algae
Sequencing project to unleash the biotechnology potential of single-celled algae
An ambitious plan to sequence the genomes of all known species of euglenoids over the next decade has been launched today.

Life Sciences - Health - 22.11.2022
Major project to unlock secrets of ageing well
A ¤1. Million project, being led by Dr Esther Walton, will advance understanding about brain ageing and its links to wellbeing and mental health.

Life Sciences - Innovation - 17.11.2022
The RVC’s London BioScience Innovation Centre expands provision to Tribeca development
The London BioScience Innovation Centre (LBIC) - founded in 2000 and owned by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) - will open a new 37,127 sq.

Health - Life Sciences - 16.11.2022
My work investigating the links between viruses and Alzheimer’s disease was dismissed for years - but now the evidence is building
This article is part of the Insights Uncharted Brain series. There are many competing theories about what causes Alzheimer's disease.

Health - Life Sciences - 14.11.2022
Analysis: 76 year study - this is what we've found out about Alzheimer's disease
Analysis: 76 year study - this is what we’ve found out about Alzheimer’s disease
Writing in The Conversation, Professor Marcus Richards (UCL MRC Unit for Lifelong Health & Ageing) and Professor Jonathan Schott (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology) share insights into Alzheimer's disease they've gleaned from the longest continuously running health study.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.11.2022
Imperial partnering with EnteroBiotix to advance microbiome medical treatments
Imperial partnering with EnteroBiotix to advance microbiome medical treatments
Imperial is partnering with biotechnology company EnteroBiotix on research into the potential of therapies based on the gut bacterial community.

Life Sciences - Health - 07.11.2022

Life Sciences - Health - 04.11.2022
Gene therapy targeting overactive brain cells could treat neurological disorders
Gene therapy targeting overactive brain cells could treat neurological disorders
A new treatment for neurological and psychiatric diseases, that works by reducing the excitability of overactive brain cells, has been developed by UCL researchers.

Life Sciences - Economics / Business - 04.11.2022
Investment, Power and Protein in sub-Saharan Africa
Investment, Power and Protein in sub-Saharan Africa
SCI Lecturer Jeremy Brice published a new report examining financial investment in protein production in sub-Saharan Africa for TABLE.

Health - Life Sciences - 03.11.2022
New consortium to tackle monkeypox outbreaks
Researchers will join the UK-s leading research institutions as part of a new consortium to tackle monkeypox. The new UKRI-funded consortium will work to develop better diagnostic tests, identify potential therapies and study vaccine effectiveness and the spread of the virus. Led by the Pirbright Institute and the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research , it brings together 25 leading researchers and scientists from 12 institutions across the UK, funded by £2 million from the Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Medial Research Council (MRC).

Life Sciences - Health - 28.10.2022
Opinion: Coronavirus origins - the debate flares up, but the evidence remains weak
Opinion: Coronavirus origins - the debate flares up, but the evidence remains weak
Where did the Covid-19 virus originate, in nature or in a lab? Writing in The Conversation, Professor Francois Balloux (UCL Genetics Institute) takes a look at a recent, un-peer-reviewed preprint paper claiming to have found evidence that it was created in a lab.

Astronomy / Space Science - Life Sciences - 21.10.2022
Observing the early universe and supporting net-zero: News from the College
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From an international mission to search for the cosmic origins of the universe , to a framework for evaluating greenhouse gas emissions , here is some quick-read news from across the College.

Health - Life Sciences - 20.10.2022
Clinical trial for new stem cell-based treatment for Parkinson's disease given go ahead
Clinical trial for new stem cell-based treatment for Parkinson’s disease given go ahead
Cambridge researchers will play a key role in clinical trials of a new treatment that involves transplanting healthy nerve cells into the brains of patients with Parkinson's disease.

Health - Life Sciences - 20.10.2022
£2 million investment to fund new UK research consortium to tackle unprecedented monkeypox outbreak
The UK-s efforts to tackle the monkeypox outbreak will receive a huge boost with the creation of a new research consortium working together to develop better diagnostic tests, identify potential therapies and study vaccine effectiveness and the virus- spread.

Health - Life Sciences - 19.10.2022
Researchers join new £2 million UK consortium to tackle monkeypox outbreak
Cambridge is among 12 institutions across the UK that will be working together to tackle the monkeypox outbreak, developing better diagnostic tests, identifying potential therapies and studying vaccine effectiveness and the virus- spread. Few would have predicted that monkeypox virus would be causing a global epidemic in 2022 Geoffrey Smith The consortium has received £2 million from the Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council and the Medical Research Council, both part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Health - Life Sciences - 14.10.2022

Health - Life Sciences - 14.10.2022
Sheffield health-care researchers awarded £12 million to accelerate scientific discoveries into new medical treatments
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Sheffield Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) has received a £12 million funding boost.

Health - Life Sciences - 14.10.2022
New £30M research injection to improve treatment of inflammatory diseases
New £30M research injection to improve treatment of inflammatory diseases
Renewed National Institute for Health and Care Research Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre continue funds for developments around inflammatory diseases Local people with cancer and heart disease a

Health - Life Sciences - 14.10.2022
Sheffield healthcare researchers awarded £12 million to accelerate scientific discoveries into new medical treatments
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Sheffield Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) has received a £12 million funding boost.

Health - Life Sciences - 13.10.2022

Environment - Life Sciences - 07.10.2022
Q&A: Helping the BBC film bumblebees in the Arctic
Q&A: Helping the BBC film bumblebees in the Arctic
For the BBC's latest landmark natural history series, Frozen Planet II, Dr Richard Gill helped the production team find and film Arctic bumblebees. Dr Gill and his team have been studying the ecology of bumblebees in Abisko, in Swedish Lapland, for several years. But in 2021 he and PhD candidate Aoife Cantwell-Jones had an extra assignment - helping the BBC film the bees' behavior for a segment in Frozen Planet II.

Life Sciences - Health - 04.10.2022
Bath secures funding for two major bioscience research projects
Bath secures funding for two major bioscience research projects
Researchers from Bath are collaborating on two new multi-million pound research projects that will tackle significant fundamental questions in bioscience.

Life Sciences - Health - 30.09.2022
Wheelchair fencing and epilepsy medication: News from the College
Wheelchair fencing and epilepsy medication: News from the College
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From a system developed by students to detect rule-breaking in wheelchair fencing , to research into effect of anti-seizure medication on birth defects , here is some quick-read news from across the College. Monitoring wheelchair fencing Students from Imperial have attended the Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Italy to test a pressure monitoring system that detects rule-breaking in the sport.

Health - Life Sciences - 30.09.2022
Traumatic brain injury ’remains a major global health problem’ say experts
A new report highlights the advances and challenges in prevention, clinical care, and research in traumatic brain injury, a leading cause of injury-related death and disability worldwide.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.09.2022
Reusable contact lenses more than triple risk of rare preventable eye infection
People who wear reusable contact lenses are nearly four times as likely as those wearing daily disposables to develop a rare sight-threatening eye infection, finds a study led by UCL and Moorfields researchers.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.09.2022
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