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Insomnia-curing video goes ‘viral’

Film of an Irish stream shot by visual artist Johnnie Lawson has been viewed over 6 million times and its effects are so impressive that it’s being incorporated into medical research.

The video, of the River… Read more →


New imaging technique could reveal secrets of organ development

A state-of-the-art imaging technique will allow researchers to study the growth and behaviour of individual organs in living animals.

Images showing the development of a human tumour implanted into a mouse, produced using the new device, have been published in… Read more →

Sugar monitoring made easy

After my dad lost a file with over a 100 blood sugar readings, carefully collected and manually stored over the 30 years that he has been battling with diabetes, I decided to create a wireless device that could read and… Read more →

Spatially offset raman spectroscopy: Spectroscopic bone scanning yields more helpful data

X-ray-based diagnostics, by far the most widely used techniques for diagnosing bone disorders and diseases, are largely blind to the protein component of bone. But proteins determine important mechanical properties of bone, and changes in proteins have been associated with… Read more →

Tooth loss: A predictor of mental and physical decline in elderly

With the increasing number of elderly in the population, researchers are searching for markers that indicate declining health.

In a new study, researchers at University College London have found that the elderly who have lost all of their teeth also… Read more →

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 →


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 →

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