Could Alzheimer’s disease be prevented with a vaccine?

A vaccine could be designed to cause the body’s own immune system to recognise and target the protein aggregates thought to underlie the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Such approaches have been developed but all failed in high profile clinical trials. Why have these promising approaches not yet been successful?

I, Science Radio – 19 Nov 2018

On this week’s show: Changes to the kilogram; test tube ‘fake’ meat; Elon Musk’s Hyperloop; blood recycling; micro-living; mini-brains; and the future of species on Earth.

I, Science News – 19 Nov 2018

Round up of this weeks news: Extinction Rebellion demonstration on London bridges over concern for climate crisis; “flushable” wet wipes are not actually flushable; and kilogram now defined in terms of electric current.  

I, Science Radio – 12 Nov 2018

On this week’s show, we explored the implications of the banned Iceland Christmas advert, Imperial College’s groundbreaking space exploration and some blue-sky scientists’ research – growing cells in a lab, which could create life.

Interview with Professor Bruce Malamud

In our interview with Professor Malamud, we discussed his paper on how human interactions with the environment can unintentionally create natural hazards, such as landslides, earthquakes, and floods.

I, Science Radio – 22 Oct 2018

On this weeks show: an interview with the I, Science co-editor; the Imperial Late Greenovate Festival; the Purple Earth Hypothesis; and the conservation efforts paradox.