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Boosting Blood Flow

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How Machine Learning is helping researchers develop medical implants We talk to Dr. Peter Vincent about the various applications of computational fluid dynamics and machine learning in medicine and treatment – from Diabetes to Cardiovascular Disease. Visit The Times website for the article mentioned in this video: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/implant-may-offer-kidney-patients-easier-dialysis-jbk6cg0tq  

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Protecting Patients

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Protecting Patients: early disease detection at Guy’s Hospital Join Prof. Julia Schnabel, one of the doctors and staff at King’s College London/Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital to hear about how new MRI imaging techniques and collaborative research are helping to prevent and diagnose lung cancer, heart disease and other health challenges.

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How to Improve Your Image

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From screening unborn babies to combating cancer, the need to make medical imaging ever more effective goes to the heart of the never-ending drive to pioneer new possibilities in healthcare. At King’s College London (KCL), the Division of Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, led by Professor Reza Razavi, is dedicated to the development and rapid application of imaging and computational modelling techniques capable of delivering advances in this field. To this end, the Division relentlessly reaches out to fellow SES members and to industry, healthcare providers and academic institutions to forge powerful collaborations that create new capabilities – boosting clinical...
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From London Labs to Global Growth: the Abzena Story

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Successful university spinout companies are a key feature of the UK’s economic landscape – but not many can match the remarkable rise of Abzena, a thriving life sciences business at the arrow tip of medical innovation. From its origins in cross-institutional research at the London School of Pharmacy (now part of UCL) and Imperial College London, to the launch of spinout PolyTherics and its evolution into Abzena, this is a story of how great science and commercial vision have led to new therapies targeting cancer, macular degeneration and other serious conditions. But this is also a tale where close, mutually...
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Using HPC to improve cancer treatments

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Professor Francesco Gervasio of UCL’s Department of Chemistry used the Emerald supercomputer to simulate the effect of gene mutations linked to the spread of cancer. His research could help develop more robust and effective cancer treatments. Background Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) is a protein that causes cell growth and differentiation. Gene mutations that lead to EGFR over-activity have been associated with a number of cancers, particularly lung cancer. Not surprisingly, EGFR is the target of a rapidly expanding class of anti-cancer drugs. Recent efforts in treating cancer have focused on a part of the EGFR: the tyrosine kinase enzyme, which functions...
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