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Researcher discusses the mystery of why we sleep

Poor sleep can badly affect health but we still do not understand the purpose of sleep, said an Imperial researcher at a recent talk.
Early trials show the vaccine may hold hope for tackling the most common bacterial STI

First vaccine for genital chlamydia shows promise in early clinical trials

The first-ever early clinical trial for a vaccine for genital chlamydia has shown it to be safe and effective at provoking an immune response.
New hormone injection aids weight loss in obese patients

New hormone injection aids weight loss in obese patients

An injection has helped reduce body weight and glucose levels in patients with diabetes and obesity in four weeks.
Higher iron levels associated with a lower risk of heart disease

Higher iron levels associated with a lower risk of heart disease

The study suggests that higher iron levels associated with a lower risk of high cholesterol levels. It also reduces the risk of arteries becoming furred with a build-up of fatty substances.
Tokyo, where the centre was launched this week // credit: Derrick Brutel

International cyber security Center to tackle growing and emerging challenges in cyber Security

Imperial, one of UK’s leading universities in cybersecurity Research along with partners in the US, Japan and UK has founded an international Cybersecurity center in Tokyo which is dedicated to next generation of cybersecurity professionals to understand global challenges they will face.
Common scents don’t always make the best perfumes, study

Common scents don’t always make the best perfumes, study

The smell is a social and social phenomenon — people bond over smell and associate odors perceived with specific memories. In certain cultures, the...

Mini magic MRI scanner could potentially help diagnose knee injuries

Scientists at the Imperial College London have recently come up with a new prototype device- Mini magic MRI scanner to detect injury such as...
PEGS, incorporated into packaging, could soon detect spoilage gases in meat and fish

Food freshness sensors could replace ‘use-by’ dates to cut food waste

Food waste is a major global problem with substantial economic and environmental consequences. 30% of all food produced for human consumption (∼1.3 billion tons)...
Twitter buys AI startup to tackle spam, fake news and other abuse

Twitter buys AI startup to tackle spam, fake news and other abuse

Twitter Is Used for Connecting People. First, Twitter is used to connect people with the same interests. With over 270 million active global users, Twitter...

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