Imperial College London

Imperial College London's official title is The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine and was founded in 1907. It is a public institution that focuses on engineering, technology and medical research. It is generally placed in the top 3 of UK universities along with Oxford and Cambridge. Imperial College London represents a merger between the Royal School of Mines and the Royal College of Medicine founded in 1845. Since its inception it has steadily incorporated hospitals and teaching/research entities to form the modern Imperial College London. Admission to undergraduate and graduate programs is highly selective. Imperial College London publishes news about current research in medicine, technology and other relevant work on their Web site. Press inquiries are welcome.

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4th Floor South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ
E-mail
n.weston@imperial.ac.uk
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Ironing out the genetic cause of hemoglobin problems

(PhysOrg.com) -- A gene with a significant effect on regulating hemoglobin in the body has been identified as part of a genome-wide association study, which looked at the link between genes and hemoglobin level in 16,000 ...

dateOct 11, 2009 in Genetics
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Bacterial 'sex' causes antibiotic resistance

Some disease-causing bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics because they have peculiar sex lives, say researchers publishing new results today in the journal Science. The new study helps scientists understand how ...

dateJun 11, 2009 in Medical research
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Drug shrinks lung cancer tumors in mice

(PhysOrg.com) -- A potential new drug for lung cancer has eliminated tumours in 50% of mice in a new study published today in the journal Cancer Research. In the animals, the drug also stopped lung cancer tumours from growing ...

dateNov 10, 2009 in Cancer
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Fleming's fungus still surprising scientists

(PhysOrg.com) -- From the moment that a spore of fungus fell onto Alexander Fleming's culture plate in 1928 and killed the bacteria around it, that fungus was destined to become one of the most studied organisms on the planet. ...

dateNov 21, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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