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.
US top in the world for entrepreneurship, researchers find
The USA is the most entrepreneurial economy in the world, according to the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI). The GEDI index combines data on entrepreneurial activities and aspirations with data describing ...
New insights into bacterial substitute for sex
Bacteria don't have sex as such, but they can mix their genetic material by pulling in DNA from dead bacterial cells and inserting these into their own genome.
Southeast England most at risk of rising deaths due to climate change
Warmer summers brought on by climate change will cause more deaths in London and southeast England than the rest of the country, scientists predict.
New catalytic converter could cut fuel consumption and car manufacturing costs
A new catalytic converter that could cut fuel consumption and manufacturing costs has been designed by a scientist from Imperial College London.
'Cosmic barometer' could reveal violent events in universe's past
Scientists have developed a way of reading the universe's 'cosmic barometer' to learn more about ancient violent events in space.
New research blows away claims that aging wind farms are a bad investment
Wind turbines can remain productive for up to 25 years, making wind farms an attractive long-term choice for energy investors, according to new research.
Targeting sperm protection in mosquitoes could help combat malaria
Researchers have discovered a way of reducing the fertility of malaria-carrying mosquitoes, potentially providing a new tactic to combat the disease.
Malaria drug target raises hopes for new treatments
Scientists have taken an important step towards new malaria treatments by identifying a way to stop malaria parasites from multiplying.
New clues to how bacteria evade antibiotics
Scientists have made an important advance in understanding how a subset of bacterial cells escape being killed by many antibiotics.
Chemical imaging brings cancer tissue analysis into the digital age
A new method for analysing biological samples based on their chemical makeup is set to transform the way medical scientists examine diseased tissue.