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Clay composites modelled in ‘virtual lab’

Scientists in London have constructed a computer model that predicts the useful, physical properties of clay composites from their atomic make-up.

Clay-polymer composites can be very strong, stiff and light, making them useful in components for cars and… Read more →

Social interaction may preserve health literacy in seniors

Surfing the net, going to museums or joining a club might have an unexpected side-effect: improving the ability of older people to understand drug labels and doctors’ instructions, according to a new study in the UK.

“We found that the… Read more →

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First human trials show non-invasive diagnosis of bone diseases possible

New research announced today could lead to the early diagnosis and treatment of chronic, debilitating conditions such as ‘brittle bone’ and osteoporosis, and help improve the lives of tens of thousands of sufferers in the UK alone. It could enable… Read more →

MRI-PET scanner will enable new insights into dementia

Imperial will install a new MRI-PET scanner in collaboration with Imanova, as part of the Medical Research Council (MRC) Dementias Platform UK (DPUK).

The installation marks the start of a concerted effort across seven UK clinical academic research sites… Read more →

Cell transplant helps paralyzed man walk with frame

A Bulgarian man who was paralyzed from the chest down in a knife attack can now walk with the aid of a frame after receiving pioneering transplant treatment using cells from his nose.

The technique, described as a breakthrough by… Read more →

‘Smart bandage’ wireless remote monitor demonstrates promise of digital healthcare in NHS hospital

Isansys Lifecare Ltd, the provider of complete real-time physiological patient data services and systems, announces the results of a pilot collaborative study, with UCL Hepatology and supported by UCL-Business, based on its Lifetouch device, a new-generation wireless vital signs ‘smart… Read more →

Novel imaging technique could revolutionise diagnosis of neuroblastoma

CANCER RESEARCH UK’s Centre for Drug Development (CDD), in collaboration with the Rising Tide Foundation, a Swiss-based non-profit organisation which funds innovative cancer trials, today (TUESDAY) announce a new trial at The Royal Marsden and University College London that could revolutionise… Read more →

’Enhancing drug delivery to cancer cells using lasers’

Dr Sandy MacRobert, Professor of Photochemistry and Photobiology at the Research Department of General Surgery, will be speaking on ’Enhancing drug delivery to cancer cells using lasers’, at this month’s IBME monthly seminar.

In his talk he will present recent experimental data… Read more »

3D rendering of a wasp, acquired with Edge Illumination phase contrast imaging.

Developments in 3D x-ray imaging: enhancing detail visibility while reducing the dose

Researchers at UCL Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering and the University of Western Australia have developed a novel method to obtain highly detailed 3D x-ray images with low doses of radiation. The results, published in the July edition of Medical… Read more »

Eye implant turns smartphone into a glaucoma monitor

It’s a selfie that might save your sight. An implanted sensor could help people with glaucoma monitor the pressure in their eyes using a smartphone camera. The second biggest cause of blindness after cataracts, glaucoma occurs when fluid builds up… Read more →

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