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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 →

Growing ears and noses in a lab

Ears and noses could be grown in a laboratory and transplanted into humans using a technique developed by British scientists.

Researchers from the Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College, London using tissue engineering are the first to turn stem… Read more →

Simplified x-ray phase contrast shows potential for clinical imaging applications

Using a laboratory source with unprecedented brightness, scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany, the Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden), and University College London (UCL) in England have demonstrated a new approach to get reliable phase contrast with… Read more →


Do salamanders hold the key to limb regeneration?


The secret of how salamanders successfully regrow body parts is being unravelled by University College London researchers in a bid to apply it to humans.

For the first time, researchers have found that the ‘ERK pathway’ must be constantly… Read more →

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