Imperial College London

Magic Mushrooms Could 'Reset' The Brain Of People With Depression

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have discovered that psilocybin - the psychoactive substance found in magic mushrooms - could effectively ‘reset’ the brain activity of...

Experts Reveal The Steps To Tackle Air Pollution The Government Isn't Prepared To Take

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Politics

It’s thought to play a part in at least 40,000 deaths every year and is regarded by health professionals as a national crisis, but fixing Britain’...

Scientists Have Uncovered An Extreme Way To Boost Your Short-Term Memory

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech

If you want to boost your memory, you could try out a brain-training app or give the ancient Greeks’ techniques a go. But it’s probably best to st...

How Connected Cities Are A Platform For Innovation

Peter Madden OBE | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Tech
Peter Madden OBE

In the UK, we have largely built our towns and cities, so a better question might be: 'How could we enhance our cities by overlaying a digital layer?' This layer, spread over the physical, helps us to understand our cities better and create services that allow citizens to interact with the city - and each other - differently.

Scientists Have Created 'Mental' Viagra That Turns On Sexual Desire In Our Brains

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Tech

People suffering from psychological problems between the sheets could soon be treated with a pill of ‘mental viagra’ that boosts sexual arousal in...

Damning Report Into Campus Sexism Reveals Bullying And Discrimination At Top UK Uni

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Imperial College London has vowed to tackle sexism on campus after a damning report into gender equality found evidence of bullying, discrimination an...

Pakistani Student Osama Reflects On How Studying In London Enabled Him To Unlock His Full Potential

James Farrell | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Tech
James Farrell

Computing student Osama Rama discusses his passion for robotics which brought him to London. Shortlisted for the Mayor of London's International Student Innovation Award for his robot, Oizuu, Osama is doing a masters course in Computing and AI at Imperial College London.

'A Business That Makes Nothing but Money Is a Poor Business' - Henry Ford

Estelle Brachlianoff | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK
Estelle Brachlianoff

Henry Ford never said anything more impactful to business than this famous quote and I believe his business mindset continues to ring true to this day - being responsible in business is not just the right thing to do, but the best thing to do.

Fertility Frontiers: Pushing Boundaries to Increase Patient Choice in Treatment of Infertility

Anita Mitra | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anita Mitra

The concept of womb transplantation is not new, originally put forward in the 1960s as a possible cure for infertility. The success of IVF treatment in the 1970s, however, saw the idea of womb transplantation disappear, and the field move in the direction of life-saving surgery, such as lung, heart and kidney transplantation.

London Uni Beats Cambridge In Research Rankings

The Huffington Post UK | Toby Gladwin | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

London universities are threatening to break Oxbridge's domination of the research industry, as new rankings reveal University College London has over...

The BUAV Responds to Animal Research Apologists

Michelle Thew | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK
Michelle Thew

If, as is often the case, the suffering is great or the hoped-for benefits are trivial or the science is questionable, but no rules are broken, the position is more, not less, worrying, since it shows how weak the licensing system is.

Oxbridging the Gap?

Rohan Banerjee | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rohan Banerjee

At a time where Oxbridge graduates enjoy the lion's share of the top jobs, political or otherwise, Imperial's achievement poses a challenge to public perception. Evidently, our nation's two ancient institutions aren't invincible.

Portuguese Professor Writes Book Calling English 'Disgusting Wild Beasts'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

One professor is sure to be met with stony silence from his students when he returns to university after penning a book describing English people as "...

Four Of The Best Universities In The World Are In The UK, New Rankings Reveal

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Four of the best universities in the world are in the UK, new international rankings show. It reveals that Oxbridge and London continue to dominate...

Does Anyone Still Think We Regulate Animal Testing Properly?

Michelle Thew | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK
Michelle Thew

We've argued previously about the ineffectiveness of animal research in producing reliable results for humans. But let's look at something else today: how the regulatory system is supposed to work. What would you expect from a well-monitored system? How about four reasonable expectations?

Imperial College London 'Not Maintaining Legal Animal Welfare Standards'

PA | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK

One of the UK's leading scientific institutions has fallen short of its duty to maintain legal animal welfare standards, according to Government advis...

Northern 'Atlantis' Wiped Out By Ancient Tsunami

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Tech

An ancient civilisation located on a North Sea 'Atlantis' was wiped out by a huge tsunami, a new theory suggests. The islands known as 'Doggerland'...

WATCH: Students' Call Me Maybe And One Pound Fish Mashup Is Scarily Bad

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Hand your crown over Loughborough SU, stand down Birmingham University's, there's a new king of cringey badness in town: the chemical engineering depa...

Criticism of Animal Research at Imperial College London Raises Significant and Far-Reaching Questions About Animal Research Across the UK

Michelle Thew | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK
Michelle Thew

The public has a right to know what is being done to animals in laboratories up and down the country and one way that can happen is by lifting the curtain of secrecy which has hidden animal suffering and human incompetence for far too long.

'Cancer Sniffing' Knife Could Revolutionise Surgery

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Tech

A knife that can 'smell' tumours has been developed, promising to make cancer surgery more effective and cut the need for follow up operations. The...

LOOK: Fossil Named After Edward Scissorhands

The Huffington Post UK\ | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK

An ancient species has been named after Edward Scissorhands because of the shape of its claws. The 505 million-year-old 'Kootenichela deppi' - a no...

'Fertility Switch' Could Save Women From Pain Of Infertility Or Miscarriage

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 17.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists from the Imperial College London have discovered a ‘fertility switch’ that could help treat infertility and miscarriage in the future. ...