H&F unveils new partnership with Imperial College London to boost bio-tech and creative businesses

H&F unveils new partnership with Imperial College London to boost bio-tech and creative businesses

Hammersmith & Fulham Council has today unveiled its new partnership with Imperial College London to boost local bio-tech, digital and creative businesses. The partnership is part of our new Industrial Strategy – called Economic Growth for Everyone – and includes actions on how we will boost enterprise, innovation, skills and...

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Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust names new chief executive

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust names new chief executive

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has appointed Ian Dalton CBE as its new chief executive. Dalton brings extensive leadership experience gained in very senior roles within the NHS and the wider health sector. He was chief operating officer and deputy chief executive at NHS England and, prior to that, chief...

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New Research Development Gives Hope to Parkinson’s Sufferers

New Research Development Gives Hope to Parkinson’s Sufferers

Researchers at Imperial College London and Cambridge University have become the first to intensively study a protein which, when malfunctioning, is a trademark of Parkinson’s disease. The specific protein, alpha-synuclein, has long been associated with the disease’s early onset familial forms. By observing alpha-synuclein in healthy conditions, the researchers hope...

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Mapping the human brain: interview with Emma Robinson

Mapping the human brain: interview with Emma Robinson

A team lead by American neuroanatomists M. Glasser and David C. Van Essen published a paper on Nature on the 20th of July this year detailing their latest exploits in mapping 180 areas of the brain. The map will largely improve precision for studies of the structure and task locations of the brain,...

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HIV scientists launch 23 million euro project to develop vaccine

A new 23 million euro initiative to accelerate the search for an effective HIV vaccine begins today.   Financed by the European Commission, the European AIDS Vaccine Initiative (EAVI2020) brings together leading HIV researchers from public organisations and biotech companies from across Europe, Australia, Canada, and the USA in a...

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New Self-Management programme for Patients with Chronic Lower Back Pain

Good news for those suffering with Chronic Lower Back Pain. In a pilot study funded by NHS Imperial Healthcare Charity, patients reported that after attending 6 one-to-one sessions of a self-management programme (The Pain Plan) that they felt they were coping better with their pain. Interestingly, the study also discovered...

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Propertree For Sale

Prospects for residents hoping to challenge future building developments have been dealt a serious blow. One of the few legitimate objections to any new building project is that they may affect one of the borough’s mature trees which are all protected by Tree Protection Orders (TPO) However, Kensington and Chelsea Council...

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