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article News story: Professor Adrian Hobbs joins Queen Mary, University of London
7, October , 2011

Adrian Hobbs joins Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary, University of London from UCL – he has been appointed to the William Harvey Heart Centre for cardiovascular disease prevention.

article News story: New findings show vitamin D accelerates recovery from TB
6, January , 2011

New research findings which show that vitamin D can speed up antibiotic treatment of tuberculosis (TB) have been revealed by scientists at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

article News story: Queen Mary launches William Harvey Heart Centre
7, July , 2011

The William Harvey Heart Centre, dedicated to tackling the growing burden of heart disease and stroke world-wide opens today at Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: New summer festival is a celebration of science
1, July , 2011

A festival aimed at inspiring young people and the public to think anew about science is being launched by London’s leading medical school. The Barts and The London Science Festival, taking place at Charterhouse Square on Saturday 2nd July, offers a plethora of attractions to festival goers, among them intriguingly titled ‘lecturettes’ by some of the leading research talent at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.  Included in the line-up of must-see science talks are; ‘Grow your own body parts,’ by Professor Julia Shelton; ‘The merits of eating your greens – and purples,’ by Professor Amrita Ahluwalia and ‘Is chocolate good for you?’ by Professor Roger Corder.

article News story: 3m euros awarded for research into diabetes and obesity prevention
7, October , 2011

Three year funding of 2,999,332 euros has been awarded by the European Commission to Graham Hitman - Professor of Molecular Medicine and Diabetes at Queen Mary, University of London - and colleagues, for research into the prevention of diabetes and obesity.

article News story: ‘All that Jass’ – our researchers win prize for best paper in Journal of Pathology
10, January , 2011

The research team of Denise Sheer, Professor of Human Genetics has been awarded the Jass prize by the Pathological Society and the Journal of Pathology.

article News story: A pill a day could keep heart attacks and strokes at bay
4, January , 2011

A groundbreaking trial of a one-stop-pill to prevent heart attacks and strokes in people over 50 is being launched at Queen Mary, University of London today (Tuesday, 4 January).

article News story: Professor Elizabeth Davenport lectures at the Royal Society of Medicine
16, February , 2011

Delivering a lecture at the Royal Society of Medicine on Tuesday 1st on the subject of, ‘What’s new in dental education,’ Professor Elizabeth Davenport looked at the current state of dental education, drivers for change, and future developments.

article News story: NHS faces cancer challenge as cases set to jump by 45 per cent
28, October , 2011

THE NHS must start planning now to deal with a predicted leap of 45 per cent in the number of new cancer cases in the UK over the next two decades, an epidemiologist at Queen Mary, University of London warns today (Friday).

article News story: Scientists discover new blood pressure genes
17, November , 2011

New genes affecting high blood pressure, a condition that causes more than 7 million deaths worldwide each year, have been uncovered by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Genes of an 18th century ‘giant’ could change the lives of 21st century patients
6, January , 2011

Scientists at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry have found the underlying genetic change that caused an eighteenth century patient, known at the time as the ‘Irish giant’, to grow to over 7 and a half feet (231cm) tall.  

article News story: Largest ever heart stem cell studies get underway
1, December , 2011

Two linked clinical studies that will show whether stem cell therapy can save the lives of heart attack patients are now underway in London, following the award of €11.7 million funding from the European Commission.

article News story: Institute of Dentistry celebrates 100 years of excellence
4, October , 2011

The Institute of Dentistry at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London, marks its centenary on 3 October 2011 – 100 years since the Institute began life, with four students, as the Dental School of the London Hospital Dental College.

article News story: Queen Mary research team wins Medical Futures Award 2011
6, June , 2011

A team from Queen Mary, University of London and Barts and The London NHS Trust has been named overall winner in the Respiratory Innovation category at the Medical Futures Innovation Awards, Europe’s leading showcase of early-stage innovation in healthcare. The team had previously received ‘Best Blue Sky Idea in Respiratory Innovations,’ for their pneumonia preventing invention.

article News story: Research by Institute of Dentistry lecturer wins prestigious science award
23, February , 2011

Research by scientists at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry which identified a gene – FOXM1 - responsible for initiating human cancer, has been awarded ‘Molecule of the Year 2010’ by the International Society for Molecular and Cell Biology and Biotechnology Protocols and Research (ISMCBBPR) for its role in controlling the cell cycle in progenitor/stem-like cancer cells.

article News story: Research shows GP receptionists are unsung heroes
4, November , 2011

GP receptionists play a major and important role in ensuring that patients get the correct treatments when they need them, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.

article News story: New forms of torture leave ‘invisible scars’, say researchers
31, December , 2011

Use of torture around the world has not diminished but the techniques used have grown more complex and sophisticated, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Mouth bacteria provide ideal conditions for gum disease
27, October , 2011

Normal bacteria which live in our mouths provide the catalyst for the development of gum disease, a debilitating condition which leads to painful gums and the loosening of teeth, new research from Queen Mary, University of London has found.

article News story: New research highlights genetic links with heart disease
7, March , 2011

Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have collaborated on a study which shows new genetic causes of coronary artery disease (CAD).

article News story: Professor Anthony Warrens elected President of the British Transplantation Society
23, March , 2011

Professor Anthony Warrens, Dean for Education at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, has been elected President of the British Transplantation Society (BTS), the professional organisation of organ transplantation in the UK. The announcement was made at the BTS’s recent Annual Congress in Bournemouth.

article News story: Exercise and CBT best treatments for chronic fatigue
18, February , 2011

Two effective treatments benefit up to 60 per cent of patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), according to a collaborative trial funded by the Medical Research Council and UK government departments.

article News story: Rogue blood cells may contribute to post-surgery organ damage
27, June , 2011

A study from scientists at Queen Mary, University of London, sheds new light on why people who experience serious trauma or go through major surgery, can suffer organ damage in parts of the body which are seemingly unconnected to the injury.

article News story: New NICE guidelines will radically change how high blood pressure is diagnosed
24, August , 2011

NICE has today (Wednesday 24 August) published updated guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension).

article News story: Ethnic minorities are ‘silent sufferers’ of chronic fatigue syndrome
21, March , 2011

New research from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry shows that ethnicity, depression, lack of exercise or social support, and social difficulties are major risk factors for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

article News story: Molecular movements could lead to new way to treat cancer
6, June , 2011

Work by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London could point to a new way to treat aggressive types of cancer.

article News story: Dr Melania Capasso joins Queen Mary
4, November , 2011

Dr Melania Capasso recently joined the Centre for Cancer and Inflammation to develop her innovative research on the immune system and leukaemia and lymphoma.

article News story: Cigarettes, diet, alcohol and obesity behind more than 100,000 cancers
7, December , 2011

More than 100,000 cancers – equivalent to one third of all those diagnosed in the UK each year – are being caused by smoking, unhealthy diets, alcohol and excess weight, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Queen Mary Professor elected President of Royal College of Surgeons
26, April , 2011

Professor Norman Williams has been elected President of The Royal College of Surgeons of England.

article News story: Heart health risk of prostate cancer treatment being ignored, warn specialists
8, December , 2011

Heart disease and stroke are emerging complications of treating prostate cancer with testosterone suppression, yet standard management of the disease is ignoring this risk, warn specialists in a viewpoint by researchers at Queen Mary University of London.

article News story: Why folic acid may prevent a first heart attack…but not a second
2, February , 2011

A perplexing medical paradox now has an explanation according to research undertaken at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and published in the current issue of the Public Library of Science. The paradox is that taking folic acid, a B vitamin, lowers homocysteine in the blood which, epidemiological evidence indicates, should lower the risk of heart attack, but clinical trials of folic acid have not shown the expected benefit.

article News story: Queen Mary and Barts and The London create world's largest academic health sciences system
21, October , 2011

Queen Mary, University of London and Barts and The London NHS Trust have joined UCL Partners (UCLP) to create the largest Academic Health Sciences System in the world. The two new founding partners bring to UCL Partners - one of five accredited Academic Health Science Systems in the UK - significant additional scale and expertise in key areas such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, trauma, stroke and human genomics. Based in east London, the two organisations also bring a focus on health inequalities arising from the area's high levels of social and economic deprivation.

article News story: Age alone should be used to screen for heart attacks and strokes, say experts
5, May , 2011

Using age alone to identify those at risk of heart disease or stroke could replace current screening methods without diminishing effectiveness, according to a groundbreaking study published today in the open access journal PLoS ONE.

article News story: Tools for predicting diabetes exist but are not used, research shows
29, November , 2011

New research from Queen Mary, University of London suggests that many cases of diabetes could be prevented by making use of existing prediction tools.

article News story: Warden admitted as Fellow of the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College
26, January , 2011

The Warden of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Professor Sir Nicholas Wright has been admitted as a Fellow of the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College. 

article News story: Is dairy colostrum the key to Olympic success?
25, February , 2011

Scientists investigating natural ways to enhance athletic performance have found that bovine colostrum can massively reduce gut permeability – otherwise known as ‘leaky gut syndrome.’  

article News story: DIY screening could save lives of women who cannot access smear test
2, November , 2011

A study published today in The Lancet shows how a do-it-yourself screen for cervical cancer could help prevent the disease in thousands of women who, for a number of reasons, cannot have a smear test.

article News story: New head of education at UCLP
22, November , 2011

Professor Chris Fowler has been appointed the new chair of UCL Partners (UCLP) Education Sub Board.

article News story: Professor Richard Trembath takes over at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
12, September , 2011

Professor Richard Trembath FMedSci is the new Vice Principal and Executive Dean for Health at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.  He succeeds Professor Sir Nicholas Wright who stepped down from the top role in July following ten highly successful years in post.

article News story: John Oxford receives honorary doctorate from Kingston University
25, January , 2011

John Oxford, Professor of Virology at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, has today (25 January) accepted an honorary degree – the first of his distinguished career - from Kingston University.

article News story: Consumers advised to use their loaf when choosing bread
2, September , 2011

New research has found that bread, whether it be your morning slice of toast, your lunchtime sandwich or dipped in your soup, could be packed with hidden salt.

article News story: How supplements could prevent hearing loss
25, July , 2011

International researchers will gather in London this week to discuss their research on preventing hearing loss with dietary supplements.

article News story: Rare genetic disease opens new door to treating cancer
24, October , 2011

Researchers investigating the genetic cause of a disease in just two patients have made an unexpected finding which has opened a major new possibility for treating serious diseases such as cancer.

article News story: QM cancer researcher wins prestigious new award
5, December , 2011

Dr Melania Capasso, from Barts Cancer Institute at Queen Mary, University of London has won GlaxoSmithKline’s first UK Oncology CASE (Collaborative Award in Science and Engineering) PhD Scholarship.

article News story: Report finds one in 50 babies has birth defect and highlights worrying gaps in regional monitoring
14, December , 2011

More than one baby in every 50 is born with a birth defect (congenital anomaly) according to the latest annual report by the British Isles Network of Congenital Anomaly Registers (BINOCAR) – significantly more common than previously reported estimates of around one in 80.

article News story: New research explains how oestrogen could help protect women from cardiovascular disease
12, August , 2011

The sex hormone oestrogen could help protect women from cardiovascular disease by keeping the body’s immune system in check, new research from Queen Mary, University of London has revealed.

article News story: Research hints at truth behind ‘man flu’
19, September , 2011

New research from Queen Mary, University of London shows that female mammals are better prepared to fight infections and that their bodies suffer less collateral damage when an infection does hit.

article News story: Academic issues warning on schoolboy rugby
29, September , 2011

A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine highlights the injury risks for schoolboys playing rugby.

article News story: Dangerous levels of salt in your family’s favourite sausages
17, June , 2011

Great British bangers could contain half your maximum daily recommendation of salt, putting your health at risk, a new survey from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London shows.

article News story: Patient power in a fiscal ice age
13, June , 2011

In an article in the British Medical Journal, researchers highlight the tensions linked to Government health reforms which, on the one hand, seek to cut costs but, at the same time, aim to empower individual patients.

article News story: 10,000 Hepatitis C patients could hold the key to better treatment
2, February , 2011

Researchers at Barts and the London Medical School will be leading the London arm of a £2 million project to establish a database of 10,000 patients infected with hepatitis C.

article News story: New partnership to develop personalised cancer treatments
10, June , 2011

Barts Cancer Institute, part of Queen Mary, University of London, has formed a new partnership to develop personalised diagnosis and treatments for cancer patients.

article News story: Study shows long-term benefits of breast screening
28, June , 2011

Results from the longest running breast screening trial show that screening with mammography reduces the number of deaths from breast cancer.

article News story: Queen Mary, University of London to lead with £4.7million cancer project
12, January , 2011

Queen Mary, University of London is to lead a £4.7million Policy Research Unit dedicated to research on cancer screening, symptom awareness and early diagnosis.  The funding is provided over 5 years by the Department of Health’s Policy Research Programme.

article News story: Urgent need for research in the diagnosis of miscarriage
14, October , 2011

The current ultrasound test to diagnose miscarriage in early pregnancy is based on limited evidence, raising questions about its reliability, according to a new paper published by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: 1000 silver surfers sought for new Parkinson's research project
12, April , 2011

Parkinson’s UK is looking for 1000 healthy, internet-using people without Parkinson’s aged 60 to 80, to take part in a new research project that could help Parkinson’s researchers agree on common early indicators of the condition.

article News story: Government claim that patient choice improves healthcare is based on flawed research, experts say
10, October , 2011

Research which claims to show that the introduction of patient choice in the NHS reduced deaths from heart attacks is flawed and misleading, according to a report published in The Lancet.

article News story: New honour for promising cancer treatment
18, March , 2011

A scientist at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry has been shortlisted for the Most Promising Innovator of the year award for his research on a targeted cancer treatment.

article News story: Health Bill spells the end of the NHS in England, warn experts
23, March , 2011

The Health and Social Care Bill amounts to the abolition of the English NHS as a universal, comprehensive, publicly accountable, tax funded service, free at the point of delivery, warn experts today.

article News story: National research centre for bowel disease will be a UK first
17, October , 2011

A national research centre for bowel disease is to be set up in London to bring the Cinderella area of medicine to the forefront of surgical innovation.

article News story: QMUL appoints new Warden of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
2, March , 2011

Professor Richard Charles Trembath has been appointed as a Vice-Principal of Queen Mary, University of London, and Warden of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He will replace Professor Sir Nicholas Wright who steps down this summer after a highly successful tenure of ten years.

article News story: The future of breast cancer prevention
28, March , 2011

Drugs could be used to prevent breast cancer in women at high risk of the disease in the same way that statins are used for heart disease if trials looking at ways of predicting risk are successful, according to an international panel of cancer experts.

article News story: Global science summit lights touch paper behind action plan for ovarian cancer research
23, September , 2011

Leading international scientists – among them Fran Balkwill, Professor of Cancer Biology at Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary, University of London - are behind a new nine-point action plan for ovarian cancer research entitled ‘Rethinking Ovarian Cancer’ published today in Nature Reviews Cancer.  The authors, together with Ovarian Cancer Action - the UK’s leading ovarian cancer action charity - this morning urged colleagues, research funders, charities, industry and patients to back the strategy in beating what remains one of the most deadly cancers for women in the UK and across the world.

article News story: New trial set to help people with house-dust mite allergies
30, November , 2011

Scientists working on developing a way to rid people of their allergy to house-dust mites are recruiting volunteers to take part in a new clinical trial.

article News story: Queen Mary researcher named future leader in cancer research
7, November , 2011

Dr Sarah Martin, lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London, is one of two recipients of this year’s Cancer Research UK Future Leaders in Cancer Research Prize.

article News story: Government plans for mentally ill prisoners are unrealistic, research suggests
9, June , 2011

Government plans to divert more mentally ill people out of the criminal justice system and into mental health services are unlikely to be achieved, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: City cyclists are at increased risk of lung injury from inhaled soot
25, September , 2011

People who cycle through London and other major cities have higher levels of black carbon in their airway cells, according to research from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Partnership secures £6.5m funding for cardiovascular research
18, August , 2011

Barts and The London NHS Trust, and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry have won a joint award of over £6.5m from the Department of Health following an open competition.

article News story: National Salt Awareness Week reveals pie meals are excessively high in salt
17, March , 2011

A pie and mash meal from Wetherspoons contains a massive 7.5g of salt – the same amount of salt as 15 packets of crisps and 125 per cent of the daily maximum recommendation of 6g Men are putting their health at risk by eating the equivalent of 365 pints of salt in a lifetime As many as 1 in 10 men think they should eat 10g or more of salt per day

article News story: Prestigious honour for Warden of School of Medicine and Dentistry
19, July , 2011

Professor Sir Nicholas Wright has received a Doctor of Science honorary degree from the University of Bristol.

article News story: Stellar line-up for Queen Mary’s Global Health Week
28, November , 2011

The who’s who of public health experts in the UK recently descended on Whitechapel to highlight the scale of health inequalities around the world.

article News story: New name for top cancer centre
2, March , 2011

Queen Mary’s Institute of Cancer will today (Wednesday) be renamed the Barts Cancer Institute at a special inaugural research seminar.

article News story: ‘Trojan Horse’ particle sneaks chemotherapy in to kill ovarian cancer cells
12, September , 2011

A common chemotherapy drug has been successfully delivered to cancer cells inside tiny microparticles using a method inspired by our knowledge of how the human immune system works. The drug, delivered in this way, reduced ovarian cancer tumours in an animal model by 65 times more than using the standard method. This approach is now being developed for clinical use.

article News story: New honour for medical researcher
18, May , 2011

Professor Bart Vanhaesebroeck has been made a Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences for his research which has wide-ranging implications for treating diseases such as cancer.

article News story: Prime minister wrong to claim public health experts support Health Bill
12, October , 2011

The prime minister was wrong to claim we support the Health Bill, say public health experts, including Queen Mary University of London’s Professor Allyson Pollock, in this week’s BMJ.

article News story: Gene test could solve prostate cancer riddle and spare thousands from surgery
9, February , 2011

A genetic pattern could predict how aggressive prostate cancer is before treatment, and whether the disease will come back in men who have already been treated, according to research published in the Lancet Oncology.

article News story: David Willetts MP visits Centre of the Cell
3, February , 2011

The Right Honourable David Willetts MP, the Minister for Universities and Science, today (Thursday 3 February) paid a visit to the award-winning interactive science centre for children – Centre of the Cell. 

article News story: Barts and The London School rises up the rankings
26, April , 2011

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry has taken the latest university ranking by storm, with medicine rising 20 places to be ranked in sixth place nationally and dentistry rising to seventh place from 12th in the last year.

article News story: Barts and The London Medical School shines in National Student Survey
16, August , 2011

Student satisfaction at Barts and The London Medical School is now at 94 per cent - nine points higher than the subject average according to a nationwide survey of final year students.

article News story: Thousands of victims of domestic violence could be helped by specialist training for general practice teams
14, October , 2011

A training programme aimed at GPs, practice nurses and reception staff could help thousands of women who are suffering domestic abuse to get the assistance they need, according to the results of a trial published in The Lancet.

article News story: New documentary brings Joseph Merrick to life
22, March , 2011

The remains of Joseph Merrick – aka the elephant man – will be brought to life in a Discovery Channel documentary to be shown on Wednesday, 23rd March at 9pm.

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