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Health - 14.11.2018
Vapers do not undermine desire to quit smoking
Smokers who regularly spend time with vapers (people who use e-cigarettes) are more likely to try quitting smoking, according to a new study carried out by UCL. The research, published today in BMC Medicine and funded by Cancer Research UK, found that smokers who were regularly exposed to vapers (as opposed to other smokers) were around 20% more likely to have reported both a high current motivation to quit and made a recent quit attempt.

Health - Environment - 14.11.2018
Q&A: How to Protect Yourself and Your Family From Wildfire Smoke
Q&A: How to Protect Yourself and Your Family From Wildfire Smoke
Stay indoors, consider a mask, limit activities, use air filtration systems, or even build your own Brett Singer and Woody Delp are internationally recognized experts in the field of indoor air quality.

Health - Life Sciences - 14.11.2018
University to launch new interdisciplinary antimicrobial resistance research network
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an escalating global health emergency with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) estimating that 'superbugs' will kill 1.3 million

Health - Pharmacology - 13.11.2018
Six things doctors would like you to know about antibiotics
Every day healthcare workers around the world are waging war, in what is becoming the fight of our lives.

Pharmacology - Health - 13.11.2018
FDA grants priority review to Roche’s Tecentriq in combination with Abraxane for the initial treatment of people with PD-L1-positive, metastatic triple-negative breast cancer
Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive disease, with high unmet medical need If approved, this Tecentriq (atezolizumab) combination would be the first cancer immunotherapy regimen for the treatment of PD-L1-positive, metastatic triple-negative breast cancer Roche today announced the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company's supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) and granted Priority Review for Tecentriq

Health - Pharmacology - 12.11.2018
Annual amnesty to tackle antibiotic resistance
Staff and students at Imperial are being encouraged to hand over their unused antibiotics as part of an annual amnesty.

Health - 12.11.2018
Ultrasonic surgery project wins 6m in funding
A research project aiming to find new ways to use ultrasonic tools for complex, robot-assisted surgery has received more than 6m in funding. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has granted 6.1m for the University of Glasgow to lead a project called ‘Surgery enabled by ultrasonics'.

Life Sciences - Health - 12.11.2018

Life Sciences - Health - 12.11.2018
Collaboration could help unlock secrets of key compound in memory and addiction
A team led by researchers at Imperial is leading an international effort to uncover the role of one of the brain's key chemical messengers in detail. Dopamine carries signals between nerve cells throughout the brain and plays important roles in everything from learning, memory and attention, to motivation and reward.

Health - Innovation / Technology - 12.11.2018
’Transformation’ of medical education as major global conference launches
Experts from 15 countries gathered in Singapore to see how Imperial and its partners are driving a high-tech leap forward in medical education.

Health - 12.11.2018
Parents shouldn’t worry if their infant doesn’t sleep through the night by 6-12 months of age
New parents often expect their baby to start sleeping through the night by around six months of age.

Health - Pharmacology - 11.11.2018
New Novartis study supports Entresto as foundational HFrEF therapy and in-hospital initiation in appropriate stabilized heart failure patients
Entresto (sacubitril/valsartan) outperformed commonly used heart failure medicine enalapril in landmark study; delivered significantly greater and more rapid reductions in an established biomarker fo

Health - 09.11.2018
Major investment to fund Fragile X Research
The Medicines Discovery Institute has received a grant of almost 2 million from the Medical Research Council to improve therapies for the most common inherited cause of learning disabilities.

Health - Psychology - 09.11.2018
Health and healing for our veterans
On any given day, the hallways at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Connecticut Health System in West Haven are bustling with doctors, staff, and patients of various ages, including veterans who served in Europe, Vietnam, Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, and other places.

Pharmacology - Health - 09.11.2018
Federal authorities launch a campaign to promote appropriate use of antibiotics
Bern, 09.11.2018 - Maintaining the effectiveness of antibiotics for humans and animals, and combating resistance - these are the two main objectives of the national Strategy on Antibiot

Business / Economics - Health - 09.11.2018
Green racing and inspirational AI: News from the College
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From a showcase for Imperial's latest zero-emission racecar, to new insights into how AI can inspire doctors, here is some quick-read news from across the College.

Health - 09.11.2018
UQ efforts see bullying recognised globally as contributor to mental illness
Bullying has been recognised globally as a risk factor for mental illness, thanks to a University of Queensland research team.

Health - Pharmacology - 08.11.2018
438 million investment for UCL gene therapy spinouts
438 million investment for UCL gene therapy spinouts
Prospective students Current students UCL spinout Orchard Therapeutics, a biotechnology company dedicated to transforming the lives of patients with rare disorders through innovative gene therapies, has raised $225 million (173 million) through its initial public offering.

Health - 08.11.2018

Life Sciences - Health - 07.11.2018
Nobel Prize winner John Gurdon: "Growing body parts is not science fiction"
Sir John Gurdon's ancestry at could easily be mistaken for a crash course in English history.

Health - Life Sciences - 07.11.2018
Scientists taking up arms in the fight against silent killer HTLV-1
On 10 November, a team of international scientists will organise World HTLV Day, giving attention to a deadly virus no one's heard of. HTLV-1 hacks our genetic code and silently spreads amongst communities. It's estimated that worldwide twenty million people are infected. First discovered in 1978, the HTLV-1 virus has already claimed millions of lives.

Health - Innovation / Technology - 07.11.2018

Environment - Health - 07.11.2018
After a bad winter in the ocean, female Magellanic penguins suffer most
After a bad winter in the ocean, female Magellanic penguins suffer most
Administrative affairs Arts and entertainment Buildings and grounds For UW employees Health and medicine Honors and awards Official notices Politics and government UW and the community Every autumn in the Southern Hemisphere, Magellanic penguins leave their coastal nesting sites in South America.

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 07.11.2018
Winning Wiener wows judges
A supercomputer named Wiener has won a gold Australian Computer Society Digital Disruptors Award at a gala event in Melbourne.

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 07.11.2018
Machine-learning system could aid critical decisions in sepsis care
Machine-learning system could aid critical decisions in sepsis care
Model predicts whether ER patients suffering from sepsis urgently need a change in therapy.

Health - Innovation / Technology - 06.11.2018

Health - 06.11.2018
Lax state gun laws linked to more child, teen gun deaths
States with strict gun laws have lower rates of gun deaths among children and teenagers, and laws to keep guns away from minors are linked with fewer gun suicides in this age group, a Stanford study found.

Health - Innovation / Technology - 06.11.2018
15m new Artificial Intelligence centre for Scotland to innovate and transform healthcare
Scotland is to have its own 15.8m artificial intelligence health research centre, which promises to enable better patient diagnosis, treatment and outcomes.

Health - Business / Economics - 05.11.2018

Business / Economics - Health - 05.11.2018
How to feed the world’s population sustainably
Prof Sir Gordon Conway recounts highlights of an extraordinary career dedicated to finding solutions to feeding the world's population sustainably.
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