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From ICL: "Singapore's science and tech success offers lessons for the UK"


Imperial College London

11 August 2015
Andrew Scheuber


Professor Alice Gast with Singapore’s President Dr Tony Tan at Imperial College London in 2014
As Singapore turns 50, leaders from Imperial College London and Rolls-Royce, have praised the country’s investment in R&D. 438 more words

Basic Research

For speaking frankly about the NHS, I was first silenced and then pushed out

Original post from The Spectator

‘……………By J. Meirion Thomas

On 31 March, I walked out of the Royal Marsden Hospital in London for the last time, after 28 years as a consultant cancer surgeon. 1,080 more words

Health

The anti Hs2 mob don't 'do' detail (or academia) - just headlines.

It’s been quite funny to see the anti Hs2 mob getting their knickers in a twist over a new academic study & mathematical model from Imperial College London. 312 more words

Hs2

Summer so far...

It feels like I’ve been at home for ages now. There doesn’t seem to be  a lot to do here. I’ve just been reading books and binge watching random TV shows. 230 more words

Books

Monday 6th July 2015- The Scientist: CF Gene Therapy Shows Promise

‘The results of a Phase 2 trial suggest that delivering normal copies of the gene that causes cystic fibrosis may slow lung decline.’

‘Cystic fibrosis (CF) patients who inhaled normal copies of the mutated gene that underlies the disorder tended to show fewer symptoms than control patients, according to the results of a Phase 2 clinical trial published in… 197 more words

Medicine

First year has come to an end...

My first year at Imperial is now over. :(

I’ve been on holiday for three weeks already and have now returned home. Its pretty quiet in the house since my brothers and sisters have gone to school. 258 more words

University