Imperial College London

Imperial College London
Imperial College London  
Health - Aug 15
Sniffer dogs have been trained to detect ultra-low concentrations of bacteria which cause lung infection in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. In a study by Imperial College London and the charity Medical Detection Dogs , researchers found that specially trained medical detection dogs were able to detect ultra-low concentrations of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa), the most common cause of lung infection in people with CF.
Social Sciences - Aug 14

Frequent, heavy social media use can disrupt activities which promote positive mental health in girls, new research suggests. The findings come from the first comprehensive observational study into how very frequent use of platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and WhatsApp may harm the mental health of young people.

Health - Aug 13

Finding new ways to treat breathing problems during sleep should be a priority for the NHS, says an Imperial expert.

Life Sciences - Aug 13

Scientists have shed light on the complicated relationship between the makeup of our DNA and how much alcohol we drink. In another study, they have explored the links between our genes and our intake of salt.

Pharmacology - Aug 12

The first ever early clinical trial for a vaccine for genital chlamydia has shown it to be safe and effective at provoking an immune response.

Life Sciences - Aug 14
Life Sciences

Bats with skulls and teeth adapted to a wide range of diets are helping scientists understand how major groups of mammals first evolved.

Health - Aug 13

Poor sleep can badly affect health but we still do not understand the purpose of sleep, said an Imperial researcher at a recent talk.

Health - Aug 13

School of Medicine students are trialling Augmented Reality (AR) headsets, bringing anatomy education out of textbooks & closer to real-world practice.

Environment - Aug 12

By analysing 138 experiments, researchers have mapped the potential of today's plants and trees to store extra carbon by the end of the century.

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