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Extreme submillimetre starburst galaxies

Extreme submillimetre starburst galaxies

Various studies have suggested the number of stars formed by galaxies each year. Now, in a new study by the Imperial College London, scientists...
New genetic insight could help treat rare debilitating heart and lung condition

New genetic insight could help treat rare debilitating heart and lung condition

Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a rare form of pulmonary hypertension that affects the blood vessels in the lungs, causing high blood pressure that can lead...
Friends and family increase the risk of children becoming smokers in the UK

Friends and family increase the risk of children becoming smokers in the UK

New findings from the Imperial College London suggest that teenagers whose mothers smoked during pregnancy, or whose parents or friends smoke, are more likely to...
A 15-minute scan could help diagnose brain damage in newborns

A 15-minute scan could help diagnose brain damage in newborns

Brain damage affects around one in 300 births in the UK and is usually caused by oxygen deprivation. However, currently, doctors are unable to...
Top image: G. Torrealba (Academia Sinica, Taiwan), V. Belokurov (Cambridge, UK and CCA, New York, US) based on the image by ESO/S. Brunier

Scientists spotted enormous ghost galaxy hiding next to the Milky Way

A universal group, including an astronomer from Imperial College London, found the massive galaxy while trawling through information from the European Space Agency's Gaia...
Unlocking secrets of key compound in memory and addiction

Unlocking secrets of key compound in memory and addiction

Dopamine carries signals between nerve cells throughout the brain and plays important roles in everything from learning, memory, and attention, to motivation and reward. However,...
Crevassing on the Foundation Ice Stream

Cause of long, potentially damaging channels on Antarctic ice shelves found

Glaciers in Antarctica are remote and difficult to review, which suggests a lot of regarding their behavior is unknown. These data gaps mean scientists...
High iron levels associated with increased risk of certain types of stroke

High iron levels associated with increased risk of certain types of stroke

Both iron deficiency and excess have been associated with stroke risk in observational studies. However, such associations may be attributable to confounding from environmental...
Hormone alters male brain networks to enhance sexual and emotional function

Hormone alters male brain networks to enhance sexual and emotional function

In another examination, researchers from Imperial College London explored how a recently discovered hormone called kisspeptin, also known as the master regulator of reproduction,...

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