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Architecture - Mar 22
New insight into termites' architectural strategies could help us design more energy efficient self-sustaining buildings for humans. Many species of termite, whose societies are built on hierarchies of kings, queens, workers, and soldiers, live in towering nests that are ventilated by a complex system of tunnels.
Life Sciences - Mar 22
Life Sciences

Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From prize-winning posters to presidential prowess, here is some quick-read news from across the College.

Business - Mar 20

In this edition: We mark Imperial Enterprise Month with women entrepreneurs and leaders, plus advice for making businesses playful. OR listen to individual chapters: News: Alternatives to statins and dinosaur demise - We discover a new class of drugs that could lower cholesterol in people unable to take statins, and find out that the dinosaurs were thriving before the deadly asteroid strike.

Health - Mar 18

Less than half of the population with raised blood pressure are aware they have the condition, says an Imperial expert. Professor Neil Poulter , Honorary Consultant Physician and Epidemiologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Professor of Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine at the College, has been working to tackle high blood pressure at a global level.

Health - Mar 15

A scheme is offering grants to help researchers test ideas for translating their research into new drugs, diagnostics or medical devices.

Pharmacology - Mar 13

A new class of oral cholesterol-lowering drug could help patients unable to take statins due to side effects.

Chemistry - Mar 21

A battery prototype has been designed using salt water and materials that are non-toxic and charge quickly, paving the way for new types of battery. The design principles behind the new prototype, which changes colour as it charges, could also be applied to existing battery technologies to create new devices for energy storage, biological sensing, and smart colour-changing materials.

Life Sciences - Mar 19

When nutrients are dangerously low, a group of bacteria have been found to take the drastic measure of getting rid of their tails. Some bacteria use tails, or flagella, to swim through liquids - including those in our bodies.

Health - Mar 18

The food industry must do more to lower the amount of salt in their products in order to tackle high blood pressure, says an Imperial expert.

Health - Mar 15

Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From the first footage of lung cells forming, to a study of the viral impacts of self-flagellation, here is some quick-read news from across the College.

Microtechnics - Mar 13

Drones and robots could build and repair future cities, but only if they can work together ' by copying the tactics of nature.

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