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article News story: Barts trials treatment for high blood pressure with revolutionary potential
17, November , 2010

A treatment for hypertension involving minor kidney surgery, shown to be more effective in reducing high blood pressure than medical therapy alone, is being trialled at Barts and The London NHS Trust and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

article News story: Eating a sensible diet improves lung health research shows
23, August , 2010

Steering clear of full-fat, fried, and processed foods is not just good for overall health, it could help prevent chronic lung conditions, a large UK study has revealed.

article News story: Kidney Research UK project signs over 500 to NHS Organ Donor Register
19, November , 2010

A unique team of Peer Educators trained by Kidney Research UK - Britain’s leading charity dedicated to funding research into kidney disease - has successfully signed over 500 people to the NHS Organ Donor Register thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund (BIG).

article News story: HPV DNA testing for precancers and cervical cancers over 50 per cent more sensitive than cytology testing
8, July , 2010

HPV DNA testing for precancers and cervical cancers is over 50 per cent more sensitive than cytology testing for the same conditions a community-based study in Mexico has revealed.  Results of the largest HPV DNA primary screening study ever to be performed in a Latin American country point to the readiness of HPV DNA testing for large-scale implementation in Mexico and are published online today in Cancer, Causes and Controls.

article News story: Award for GP researcher is a first for women doctors
2, December , 2010

A prestigious award from the Royal College of GPs has been won by a professor at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

article News story: Study confirms long-lasting benefit of radiotherapy for localised breast cancer
8, December , 2010

A study confirms the long-lasting benefit of radiotherapy for localised breast cancer, and reports importance of tamoxifen for reducing recurrence.

article News story: Professor Finbarr Cotter elected President of the British Society of Haematology
19, August , 2010

Finbarr Cotter, Professor of Haematology at Barts and The London School of Medicine, has been elected President of the British Society of Haematology.  

article News story: Guardian Public Service Award for School widening participation scheme
24, November , 2010

A pre-medical school work placement scheme aimed at widening-participation for local A-level students considering a career in medicine, has been awarded the Guardian Public Service Award 2010 in Innovation and Progress. 

article News story: Yearly mammogram screening for women with a family history of breast cancer could save lives
18, November , 2010

Giving women younger than 50 years who have a family history of breast cancer a mammogram every year will detect more cancers and could save lives, according to an article published Online First in The Lancet Oncology today (18 November 2010).

article News story: Review of Barrett’s oesophagus management is prelude to largest genetic risk study into condition
18, September , 2010

A comprehensive review of the diagnosis and management of Barrett’s oesophagus – a sometimes precancerous condition which causes abnormal cells to grow on the inner lining of the gullet – conducted by researchers at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, is published in the British Medical Journal today (Saturday 18 September 2010).

article News story: Professor Adrian Newland announced as Chair of new Diagnostics Advisory Committee
4, February , 2010

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has today (4 February, 2010) announced the appointment of Professor Adrian Newland as the first Chair of its independent Diagnostics Advisory Committee, which was recently set up to evaluate diagnostic technologies and make recommendations for their use within the NHS in England.  

article News story: Barts and The London researcher publishes new guidelines on how to measure the success of e-Health programmes
2, November , 2010

Guiding principles for evaluating eHealth initiatives are published today (Tuesday 2 November) by researchers behind the evaluation of the Government’s controversial Summary Care Record programme.

article News story: Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry in supercluster initiative promises massive boost for UK life sciences
3, November , 2010

A Joint & Related Inflammatory Diseases Capability Cluster that has Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry among its academic partners is one of two new initiatives launched by the Universities Minister David Willetts at the recent Association of British Pharmaceuticals Industry (ABPI)/BioIndustry Association Conference in London.

article News story: Researchers win leading science image competition
10, February , 2010

An experimental image acquired by two researchers from the Centre for Microvascular Research at the William Harvey Research Institute has won first prize in the British Heart Foundation’s Reflections of Research competition. Dr Mathieu-Benoit Voisin and Miss Doris Proebstl scooped first place with the image entitled: Looking through the heart. The cells depicted are being studied in order to discover how inflammation in the heart muscle may be limited, to prevent further damage, following a heart attack.    

article News story: William Harvey Day 2010
26, October , 2010

Nobel Laureate Sir Tim Hunt FRS, and the University of Oxford’s Professor Marcus du Sautoy are among guests speakers at this years flagship event at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry’s – William Harvey Day (26 October 2010).

article News story: A royal visit to Centre of the Cell
26, November , 2010

Their Royal Highnesses (TRH) The Earl and Countess of Wessex visited Queen Mary, University of London’s Centre of the Cell on Thursday 25 November, as part of a tour around several charities in east London.

article News story: Professor of Trauma Sciences Karim Brohi comments on NAO report into major trauma care
4, February , 2010

Responding to a National Audit Office report into major trauma care across England published today - Friday 5 February 2010 - Karim Brohi Professor of Trauma Sciences at Barts and The London Medical School, and Consultant Trauma and Vascular Surgeon at Barts and The London NHS Trust, has made the following statement.

article News story: Award-winning smile for dental professor
29, April , 2010

Professor Elizabeth Davenport from the Institute of Dentistry was “overwhelmed” to be honoured for outstanding achievement in dentistry at the Dental Awards 2010 recently.

article News story: HPV jab will prevent two thirds of cervical cancers in under 30s by 2025
19, January , 2010

The number of women under 30 diagnosed with cervical cancer will fall nearly two thirds by 2025, thanks to the HPV vaccine.

article News story: Results of bowel cancer study could save thousands of lives
28, April , 2010

A five-minute screening test could cut the risk of developing bowel cancer by a third and save thousands of lives from the UK's second biggest cancer killer, according to a team of researchers from institutions including Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Stroma may provide key to better cancer treatment
27, October , 2010

A project focusing on the scar tissue surrounding cancer tumours aims to provide new targets for drugs for treating pancreatic cancer, the fifth highest cause of cancer deaths in the UK.

article News story: Pinpointing immune system disturbances in coeliac disease
1, March , 2010

New research has identified four aspects of immune system disturbance which lead to the development of coeliac disease. Nearly 40 different inherited risk factors which predispose to the disease have now been identified.

article News story: Breast cancer research wins prize
27, May , 2010

A PhD student at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry has won the Emerging Investigators Poster Prize at the Breast Cancer Campaign research 2010 conference.

article News story: Ajay Kakkar addresses House of Lords for the first time
7, June , 2010

Professor Ajay Kakkar’s passionate maiden speech in the House of Lords last week brought murmurs of approval from the Lords Chamber, particularly as he described his affection for the NHS.

article News story: Nitrate in beetroot juice lowers blood pressure
29, June , 2010

The nitrate content of beetroot juice is the underlying cause of its blood pressure lowering benefits, research from Queen Mary University of London reveals today.

article News story: Down’s Syndrome Chromosome Yields More Cancer-Blocking Genes
10, June , 2010

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered cancer-blocking activity for genes carried on chromosome 21 - an extra copy of which is carried by people with Down’s syndrome.

article News story: Scientists develop quick and cheap test for hospital bug
4, January , 2010

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have developed tests which could revolutionise the detection of clostridium difficile and help cut the number of deaths in hospital wards from the superbug.

article News story: Queen Mary medic made ‘people’s peer’
5, February , 2010

Professor Ajay Kakkar, an expert in the treatment and prevention of blood clots at Barts and The London Medical School, is set to join the House of Lords.

article News story: Professor Maffulli comments on David Beckham's injury
15, March , 2010

David Beckham has ruptured his Achilles tendon, severely damaging his chance of playing for England in the 2010 World Cup. Professor Nicola Maffulli, Centre Lead for Sports and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary, University of London shares his thoughts on the matter:

article News story: Professor Trish Greenhalgh joins Queen Mary
14, April , 2010

Tasked with setting up and leading the Healthcare Innovation and Policy Unit in the Centre for Health Sciences at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry is an ‘exciting challenge’ for new recruit Trish Greenhalgh.

article News story: Cervical cancer screening method should be changed, research suggests
28, April , 2010

Cervical cancer screening intervals could be extended to five years for women aged 30 and over if the primary screening method was human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, say scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: New research centre will tackle host of childhood illnesses
22, April , 2010

Doctors at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry are launching an appeal today to fund a new Child Health Research Centre.

article News story: Researchers from Barts and The London Medical School provide biological insights into human growth
29, September , 2010

Hundreds of genetic variants in at least 180 separate genes have been identified as having an influence on adult human height, thanks to a large genome-wide association (GWA) study involving researchers from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

article News story: Forensics’ evidence could be bruised
21, April , 2010

Criminal cases where forensic experts determine the age of bruises on victims from photographs could be flawed, according to scientific research.

article News story: Professor calls for urgent change in research methods after Dr Andrew Wakefield is struck off
24, May , 2010

Disgraced Dr Andrew Wakefield used research methods which were flawed - but which remain commonplace in the scientific world, according to a professor who gave evidence against him.

article News story: Centre of the Cell takes the educational initiative
13, May , 2010

Centre of the Cell, the science education centre at Queen Mary, University of London, has won the Educational Initiative award at the 2010 Museums & Heritage Awards for Excellence.  

article News story: Doubts over vein blockages in people with MS
11, June , 2010

Serious doubts have been cast over whether a vein disorder, purported to cause MS and which was uncovered last year, actually exists.

article News story: Mobile phones could be the key to better STI diagnosis
9, November , 2010

Mobile phones could revolutionise the diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) by using new technology to give instant results and recommend treatment options.

article News story: Queen Mary, University of London introduces the Lord Brain Memorial Lecture, recognising outstanding contribution to neuroscience
24, June , 2010

Andrew Lees, Professor of Neurology at University College London, has become the first ever recipient of the Lord Brain Memorial Medal – awarded for the scientific contributions he has made to the field of movement disorders within the UK. 

article News story: Greater awareness and screening for hepatitis, academics say
19, May , 2010

A professor of hepatology at Queen Mary, University of London has joined other higher education institutions in calling on the Government to implement a hepatitis screening programme for people who come to the UK from countries at high-risk of the disease.

article News story: Professor Susan Dilly appointed to Human Tissue Authority board
24, March , 2010

Professor Susan Dilly has been appointed as a professional Board Member of the Human Tissue Authority (HTA).

article News story: Rogue gene hijacks stem cells to jumpstart human cancer
10, November , 2010

A gene thought to be responsible for initiating human cancer has been identified by researchers at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. The study - published online today (9 November)  in the journal Cancer Research - paves the way for developing early cancer diagnostic tests, and finding new treatments that prevent or stop the spread of cancer cells at an early stage.

article News story: Whitechapel science centre nominated for top London award
23, September , 2010

Centre of the Cell – the Whitechapel based science education centre which is the first in the world to be located within biomedical research laboratories – has been short-listed for a BT Visit London Award 2010. The nomination in the category ‘Best New Tourism Experience for 2010’ comes in the month that the Centre marks its first anniversary.

article News story: Common copy number variations unlikely to contribute significantly towards common diseases
6, April , 2010

A study of the genetics of common diseases, including diabetes, heart disease and bipolar disorder, has found that commonly occurring copy number variations - duplicated or missing chunks of DNA in our genome - are unlikely to play a major role in such diseases.

article News story: Hpv vaccine could cut cervical screening to twice in a lifetime
10, November , 2010

Women who have had the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could need only two HPV screening tests for the rest of their lives according to new research being presented at the NCRI Cancer Conference in Liverpool (9 November 2010).

article News story: Doctors’ religious beliefs strongly influence end of life decisions
26, August , 2010

Atheist or agnostic doctors are almost twice as willing to take decisions that they think will hasten the end of a very sick patient’s life as doctors who are deeply religious, suggests research by Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry published online today (August 23) in the Journal of Medical Ethics.

article News story: Barts and The London lead researcher organises 'Glioma Club' conference
23, September , 2010

The inaugural ‘Glioma Club’, a brain tumour conference for scientists and medical staff, is being held today (Thursday 23 September) at Barts and The London Medical School.

article News story: New discovery offers hope for the prevention of prostate cancer
15, November , 2010

Scientists may have found the key to preventing prostate cancer, according to promising new research, published in the journal Cancer Research.

article News story: There’s more to glass than meets the eye - improved glass toothpaste promises to eliminate the pain of sensitive teeth
24, June , 2010

Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London’s Dental Institute have developed new glasses for use in toothpastes aimed at eliminating tooth pain that occurs on taking hot or cold foodstuffs into the mouth. About 40 per cent of adults suffer from this often acute discomfort known as ‘dentine hypersensitivity.’

article News story: Leading cardiovascular research unit opens in East London
19, May , 2010

A new research unit to target the exploration and treatment of cardiovascular disease and other heart conditions will be unveiled today (19 May) at the London Chest Hospital in East London.

article News story: Protein key to growth of pancreatic cancer
28, September , 2010

A protein known to regulate cell proliferation and survival has been linked for the first time to pancreatic cancer, the UK’s fifth most common cause of cancer death.

article News story: New Dean for Education
8, April , 2010

Professor Anthony Warrens is set to join Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry in June 2010 as the new Dean for Education.

article News story: Greater awareness of cultural differences needed in clinicians, scientists say
26, May , 2010

Clinicians need to be more culturally aware when it comes to diagnosing and treating personality disorders, a new study from Queen Mary, University of London suggests.

article News story: Scientists find 95 genes for blood-fats and heart disease
5, August , 2010

New research involving scientists from Queen Mary, University of London has identified 95 genes that are linked to abnormal levels of blood-fats cholesterol and triglyceride, both which are  linked to heart disease.

article News story: The Times lists Barts and The London doctors among UK’s leading specialists
13, November , 2010

Five specialists at Barts and The London NHS Trust and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry are named as being among Britain’s top doctors in a special issue of The Times.

article News story: Study sheds light on role of stem cells in children’s brain tumour
11, January , 2010

New research from scientists at Queen Mary, University of London shows how the most common type of children’s brain cancer can arise from stem cells.

article News story: Activiomics, a new spin-out from Queen Mary University of London, signs commercial agreement with GSK
14, April , 2010

Scientists from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London, have developed a novel method of analysing and interpreting cell signalling pathways.

article News story: Twice as many lives saved than overdiagnosed by breast screening
17, March , 2010

For every woman overdiagnosed by breast screening, two deaths will be prevented, according to scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Research strengthens evidence of link between paracetamol use in pregnancy and childhood asthma
11, November , 2010

Evidence suggesting that the risk of childhood asthma associated with prenatal paracetamol exposure may depend on antioxidant genes in the mother has been found by a team of UK scientists.

article News story: Cancer Research UK launches groundbreaking research centre at Barts
23, February , 2010

A new cancer centre, formed though a partnership between Cancer Research UK, Queen Mary, University of London, and Barts & The London NHS Trust, puts London at the forefront of cancer research. 

article News story: Little pill means big news in the treatment of multiple sclerosis
21, January , 2010

A new drug for multiple sclerosis promises to change the lives of the 100,000 people in the UK who have the condition, say researchers at Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Government’s personal health record project fails to engage patients
17, November , 2010

An online personal health organiser developed as part of the £12.4 billion National Programme for IT in the National Health Service has failed to attract the user numbers anticipated a study published in the BMJ today (17 November) reveals.

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