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Astronomy - Jan 17
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From an award for promoting the public understanding of astrophysics to an investigation into football fan injuries, here is some quick-read news from across the College.
Health - Jan 15

Researchers have been awarded over £2.4 million to investigate the best technique to manage poor growth in babies during the later stages of pregnancy Fetal growth restriction (FGR) can lead to stillbirth, accounting for half of the cases of stillbirth in the UK.

Health - Jan 15

The threat posed by drug resistant infections should be taken as seriously as climate change, says an Imperial expert.

Health - Jan 15

One in six women experience long-term post-traumatic stress following miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.

Environment - Jan 14

A new study suggests global warming effect is underestimated, but climate scientists say more research is needed.

Pharmacology - Jan 15

Not enough focus is being paid to using antibiotics more appropriately to minimise the threat of drug-resistant bugs, said an expert in a recent talk. Alison Holmes, Professor of Infectious Diseases at Imperial College London and Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, is leading a newly created centre to tackle drug-resistant infections.

Physics - Jan 15

Professor Claudia de Rham and Professor Matthew Fuchter receive accolades in the annual Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists. The Awards, conferred by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences , come with the largest unrestricted prizes for young scientists.

Health - Jan 14

Areas of high HIV prevalence, known as 'hotspots', do not necessarily fuel the epidemic in the wider population, say researchers. Hotspots are often targeted for intense HIV control interventions, including treatment and prevention, to maximise their effect and reach the people in greatest need first.

Mathematics - Jan 14

An Imperial researcher has been jointly awarded the 2020 Wolf Prize for Mathematics, one of the world's most prestigious academic accolades.

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