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article News story: Queen Mary supports work to increase the number of doctors in Ethiopia
22, March , 2013

Academics from Queen Mary, University of London, have been delivering medical education training in Ethiopia as part of the country’s drive to increase the number of doctors.

article News story: The Queen opens national research centre for bowel disease
27, February , 2013

Her Majesty The Queen today officially opened the £3m National Centre for Bowel Research and Surgical Innovation (NCBRSI) at Queen Mary, University of London (Wednesday 27 February).

article News story: Nitrates found in green veg and beetroot help tackle high blood pressure
16, April , 2013

Eating vegetables rich in nitrates – such as leafy greens and beetroot – can lower blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure, new research from scientists at Queen Mary, University of London has shown.

article News story: £2million project aims to revolutionise the study of cancer cells in the lab
22, April , 2013

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have been awarded a €2.43million grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for a project which aims to revolutionise the field of cancer cell research by using bioengineering techniques to grow the first complex 3-dimensional human ‘tumour microenvironment’ in the laboratory.

article News story: Medical students living with senior citizens celebrate project’s 25th anniversary
7, October , 2013

A unique housing scheme set up by students at Queen Mary University of London’s medical school, to provide student accommodation in east London alongside senior citizens in need of support, celebrated its 25th anniversary this week.

article News story: Scientists identify mechanism behind genetic link to heart disease
31, January , 2013

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered that carriers of a specific genetic variant linked to heart disease are at increased risk of developing a more severe form of the condition.

article News story: Scientists identify new therapeutic target for coronary heart disease
15, February , 2013

Scientists investigating how certain genes affect an individual’s risk of developing coronary heart disease have identified a new therapeutic target, according to research published in the American Journal of Human Genetics.

article News story: Study finds money encourages patients with severe mental illness to take their medication regularly
22, October , 2013

New research led by Queen Mary University of London reveals offering modest financial incentives to patients with psychotic disorders is an effective method for improving adherence to antipsychotic treatment.

article News story: Queen Mary scientists receive over £500,000 for pancreatic cancer research
12, March , 2013

Three scientists from Queen Mary, University of London, have received grants totalling £540,000 from the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF) to carry out ground-breaking research to improve the prognosis of the disease.

article News story: Preventive procedure substantially improves outlook for heart attack patients
2, September , 2013

A preventive procedure for heart attack patients reduces the risk of future serious or fatal cardiac problems by 65 per cent, finds a multicentre study coordinated by researchers from the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, at Queen Mary University of London.

article News story: Month of birth impacts on immune system development
9, April , 2013

Newborn babies’ immune system development and levels of vitamin D have been found to vary according to their month of birth, according to new research.

article News story: Learning from the experts – our patients
9, July , 2013

Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London are working with patients to encourage different generations to learn together about the world of clinical trials.

article News story: Cola drinking flea is a hit at Queen Mary Science Festival
26, June , 2013

Hundreds of local school children found out how caffeinated drinks affect the heartbeat of a flea at the third annual Barts and Queen Mary Science Festival on Tuesday 25 June.

article News story: Study shows putting aggressive cancer on a starvation diet slows tumour growth
28, October , 2013

Starving cancer cells of a key amino acid slows down their ability to grow and multiply, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London, announced today at the World Conference on Lung Cancer.

article News story: Students teach local kids about health and safety
25, April , 2013

More than 100 children from Tower Hamlets primary schools attended a safety day run by undergraduate medical and dental students at Queen Mary, University of London this week (24 April).

article News story: Study raises concerns about the impact of economic conditions on public health
19, April , 2013

The continuing worldwide economic crisis and austerity measures have raised concerns about the impact of economic conditions on public health.

article News story: Trying to quit smoking? Taking part in a scientific trial could help
13, March , 2013

Today is the 30th annual No Smoking Day when hundreds of thousands of smokers are expected to try and quit for good.

article News story: Queen Mary’s Professor Jo Martin appointed National Clinical Director of Pathology
19, March , 2013

Jo Martin, Professor of Pathology at Queen Mary, University of London, has been appointed by NHS Medical Director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh as the new National Clinical Director of Pathology for the NHS Commissioning Board.

article News story: Working together to establish nationwide surveillance of congenital anomalies
6, September , 2013

One baby in every 46 was born with a congenital anomaly in 2011 according to the third annual report by the British Isles Network of Congenital Anomaly Registers (BINOCAR), released today (Friday 6 September 2013).

article News story: Students take leading roles in charity tackling global and local health issues
20, May , 2013

Two medical students from Queen Mary, University of London have recently been appointed to the national committee of Medsin, a student network and registered charity tackling global and local health inequalities through education, advocacy and community action. 

article News story: Times Higher Education Award nomination for gigantism research
5, September , 2013

A public screening programme led by a Queen Mary University of London researcher, which found people living with a 1,500-year-old genetic mutation connected to extreme growth, has been shortlisted for Research Project of the Year at the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards 2013.

article News story: Medical device to prevent DVT wins innovation award
2, January , 2013

A medical device to prevent deep vein thrombosis, developed by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, has won two awards at the Innovations in Cardiovascular Interventions (ICI) conference in Tel Aviv.

article News story: Research reveals high levels of salt in restaurant meals
11, March , 2013

Meals at high street and celebrity chef chain restaurants have been shown to contain high levels of salt which would warrant a red traffic light label in a supermarket, according to research published today to launch National Salt Awareness Week 2013 (11-17 March).

article News story: Is your heart HAPPY?
1, August , 2013

Scientists in London are looking for individuals to take part in a new “e-health” trial which aims to see if computer technologies – such as the internet and emails – can help to reduce people’s chance of suffering a heart attack or stroke.

article News story: QM expert appointed to aviation advisory panel
13, May , 2013

A leading expert in  noise and health from Queen Mary, University of London, has been appointed to an advisory panel set up to help assess options for increasing the UK’s aviation capacity.

article News story: From Whitechapel to Westminster: Queen Mary takes part in ‘Week in Westminster’ scheme
2, December , 2013

Professor Seif Shaheen from Queen Mary University of London will be taking time out from his research as an epidemiologist to venture into the world of politics. 

article News story: ‘Unopenable’ historic scrolls will yield their secrets to new X-ray system
16, May , 2013

Pioneering X-ray technology is making it possible to read fragile rolled-up historical documents for the first time in centuries.

article News story: Tower Hamlets gets heart health help from Queen Mary’s Centre of the Cell
24, May , 2013

School children at Bigland Green Primary School in Tower Hamlets have been inspired to live heart-healthier lifestyles thanks to Queen Mary, University of London and a grant from national charity, Heart Research UK.

article News story: Research opens up possibility of therapies to restore blood-brain barrier
2, January , 2013

Research led by Queen Mary, University of London, has opened up the possibility that drug therapies may one day be able to restore the integrity of the blood-brain barrier, potentially slowing or even reversing the progression of diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS). The study, funded by the Wellcome Trust, is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

article News story: Study underway to develop personalised treatments for psoriasis
27, November , 2013

Queen Mary University of London is working to create a new test which helps pinpoint the most effective treatment to tackle the skin condition psoriasis – as part of a world-leading partnership between King’s College London, the University of Manchester, Liverpool University and Newcastle University.

article News story: QM researchers lead trial of revolutionary new device-based treatment for high blood pressure
8, May , 2013

A trial led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London into a new device to control blood pressure could transform the lives of people across the world.

article News story: International trauma project set to reduce fatalities
4, November , 2013

Several of the world’s most renowned trauma teams, including Queen Mary University of London in partnership with The Royal London Hospital, are embarking on an extensive five-year project to investigate abnormal bleeding in trauma patients.

article News story: Researchers complete largest genetic sequencing study of human disease
22, May , 2013

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have led the largest sequencing study of human disease to date, investigating the genetic basis of six autoimmune diseases.

article News story: Scientists heading to Northern Ireland to investigate genetic mutation
4, February , 2013

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London are heading to Northern Ireland to investigate a 1,500-year-old genetic mutation which can lead to gigantism.

article News story: The Big Question Lecture at Centre of the Cell: Is HIV still a death sentence?
26, November , 2013

To mark this year’s World AIDS Day (1 December), a leading HIV researcher at Queen Mary University of London will explore whether infection by the virus is a death sentence at a ‘Big Question’ lecture in Whitechapel on Tuesday 10 December.

article News story: Health subjects at Queen Mary come top 10 in global rankings
3, October , 2013

The school of medicine and dentistry at Queen Mary University of London is 8th in the UK and 57th in the world, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2013-14, which were published today.

article News story: Services fail to treat prisoners with schizophrenia – increasing risk of violent reoffending
19, November , 2013

New research from Queen Mary University of London shows released prisoners with schizophrenia are three times more likely to be violent than other prisoners, but only if they receive no treatment or follow-up support from mental health services.

article News story: Dental student wins top prize in national competition
2, April , 2013

A dental student from Queen Mary, University of London has taken first prize in a national competition, winning a trip to New Orleans and £10,000 for the Institute of Dentistry.

article News story: Pioneering Queen Mary dental course celebrates 30 years of excellence
12, September , 2013

An innovative dental hygiene and therapy course at Queen Mary University of London, which changed the shape of training across the UK, celebrates its 30th anniversary this month.

article News story: Cutting salt intake could save millions of lives
5, April , 2013

A modest reduction in salt intake for four or more weeks leads to a significant fall in blood pressure, according to research led by Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Enteric to receive £800,000 funding for gastrointestinal disease research
8, January , 2013

The Gastrointestinal Disease Healthcare Technology Cooperative (Enteric), based at the National Centre for Bowel Research and Surgical Innovation (NCBRSI) at Queen Mary, University of London's Whitechapel campus, is pleased to announce that it will receive funding of £800,000 over four years from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

article News story: 'Sweeney Todd' and actress Amanda Redman support public blood pressure checks at Queen Mary
20, September , 2013

Actors Amanda Redman MBE and Alun Armstrong made a guest appearance at Queen Mary University of London on Friday 20 September, as part of an awareness raising campaign to encourage people to check their blood pressure – one of the early warning signs of a potential stroke or heart attack.

article News story: HAPPY London: Londoners needed for heart attack prevention study
9, December , 2013

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London are conducting a study looking to prevent heart attacks through personalised online advice on how to improve your health and lifestyle.

article News story: QM professor calls for rethink on e-cigarette regulation
23, July , 2013

Plans to regulate electronic cigarettes as medical devices could jeopardise enormous potential benefits to public health, warns a leading smoking cessation specialist from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Research reveals high salt levels in biscuits
4, June , 2013

They may appear to be a sweet treat, but a new study from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, has revealed the high level of salt in many biscuits.

article News story: New study to give insight into the public health risks of antibiotic resistant bacteria
3, July , 2013

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London are part of a national study seeking to establish the most significant reservoirs of an antibiotic resistant bacteria known as ESBL-positive E.coli that cause human and animal disease.

article News story: Research highlights widespread global use of diclofenac, despite cardiovascular risks
12, February , 2013

Research pointing to the widespread global use of diclofenac, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that increases heart attack risk,has led researchers to call for its withdrawal from international markets and Essential Medicines Lists.

article News story: Tower Hamlets gets help with heart health from Centre of the Cell and Heart Research UK
8, January , 2013

Centre of the Cell - Queen Mary, University of London’s interactive science education centre at Whitechapel - will be helping Tower Hamlets residents at risk of heart disease learn how to make lifestyle choices that could improve their health.

article News story: New findings could tackle over-diagnosis and over-treatment of breast cancer
3, December , 2013

New research from Queen Mary University of London has revealed, for the first time, the molecule αvβ6 (alpha v beta 6) could tell doctors which cases of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS), a condition where non-invasive cancerous cells are contained within the milk ducts of the breast, are most likely to develop into early ‘invasive’ breast cancer.

article News story: QM researcher explains aircraft noise and heart disease discovery
9, October , 2013

Exposure to high levels of aircraft noise is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, find two studies published on bmj.com today, accompanied by an editorial by Queen Mary University of London’s Professor Stephen Stansfeld.

article News story: Scientists discover ethnic differences in immune response to TB bacterium
4, July , 2013

The immune response to the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB) varies between patients of different ethnic origin, raising important implications for the development of tests to diagnose and monitor treatment for the disease, according to new research published today in the journal PLOS Pathogens.

article News story: HPV testing could cut cervical cancers by a third
14, June , 2013

Testing women for the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) first, instead of the traditional cervical screening test to detect abnormal cells in the cervix, could prevent around 600 cases of cervical cancer a year in England according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Centre of the Cell launches ‘Sponsor a Neuron’ campaign
3, April , 2013

Queen Mary, University of London has launched a public appeal to expand its award-winning science education centre at Whitechapel.

article News story: Scientists identify genetic mutation behind rare disease
3, January , 2013

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London, and Barts Health NHS Trust have identified the genetic mutation behind a devastating disease of the small intestine.

article News story: Research into degradable particles to reduce tooth decay wins award
26, June , 2013

Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have received the materials science Venture Prize for developing a new degradable particle which could bring toothache relief to millions.

article News story: Fatty acids could aid cancer prevention and treatment
1, August , 2013

Omega-3 fatty acids, contained in oily fish such as salmon and trout, selectively inhibit growth and induce cell death in early and late-stage oral and skin cancers, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: East London Connects to the World
3, April , 2013

The UK’s Chief Medical Officer formally opened the Newham-based Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry as a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Services Development on Monday 25 March.

article News story: New research reveals significant reductions of salt levels in UK bread
18, June , 2013

Salt levels in UK bread have fallen by an average of 20 per cent over the last 10 years, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: UCLPartners gets the green light to improve healthcare for over six million people
23, May , 2013

People in London and the south east will see improvements in their healthcare, after an NHS England announcement that medical research will be fast-tracked to frontline NHS services.

article News story: Expert panel makes recommendation to government on drugs and driving
8, March , 2013

An independent panel of experts, including an academic from Queen Mary, University of London, which was tasked by the government to make recommendations regarding drugs and driving, has published its report.

article News story: Report shows billions worldwide suffer from major tooth decay
30, May , 2013

Billions of people across the globe are suffering from major untreated dental problems, according to a new report led by Professor Wagner Marcenes of Queen Mary, University of London, published in the Journal of Dental Research.

article News story: Queen Mary to host world’s first Chair in Animal Replacement Science
16, January , 2013

Queen Mary, University of London and the Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT) for Humane Research have today announced a joint collaboration which will see the world’s first chair dedicated to animal replacement science based within the university’s Blizard Institute.

article News story: Scientists identify genetic cause of ‘spongy’ skin condition
3, July , 2013

Scientists have identified the genetic cause of a rare skin condition that causes the hands and feet to turn white and spongy when exposed to water.

article News story: Infection experts to battle it out in I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here!
5, November , 2013

Biochemistry lecturer Dr Mark Roberts will fight fierce competition from the world of infection research, as he aims to become the next Queen Mary University of London winner of popular science competition I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here!

article News story: Queen Mary start-up company receives investment for targeted cancer treatment
18, February , 2013

BioMoti, a company set up by scientists from Queen Mary, University of London to develop technology to deliver targeted cancer treatment has received £150,000 under the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS).

article News story: Gang members found to suffer unprecedented levels of psychiatric illness
12, July , 2013

Young men who are gang members suffer unprecedented levels of psychiatric illness, placing a heavy burden on mental health services, according to new research led by Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Tamoxifen class drugs reduce breast cancer rates by more than a third in women at high risk
30, April , 2013

Tamoxifen and three similar drugs reduce breast cancer incidence by 38 per cent in women at an increased risk of the disease according to a new study led by Queen Mary, University of London, published today in The Lancet.

article News story: Study reveals higher levels of control and support at work increases wellbeing
20, November , 2013

Research from Queen Mary University of London reveals positive aspects of working life – such as high levels of control at work, good support from supervisors and colleagues, and feeling cared for – support higher levels of wellbeing among Britain’s workers.

article News story: Centre of the Cell free public lecture: Do we need to worry about air pollution?
9, May , 2013

Leading asthma researchers at Queen Mary, University of London will ask “do we need to worry about air pollution?” at a free debate taking place at Whitechapel’s Centre of the Cell on Thursday 23 May.

article News story: Cost of medication and stigma leading asthma sufferers to risk health
20, February , 2013

The high cost of medication, stigmatisation and poor acceptance of their condition are causing young adults to take a dangerous approach to managing their asthma, according to new research published today in the journal BMJ Open.

article News story: Her Majesty The Queen to open new national research centre for bowel disease
14, February , 2013

Her Majesty The Queen is to open a new national research centre for bowel disease and surgical innovation  based at Queen Mary, University of London on Wednesday, 27 February 2013.

article News story: Study finds exercise is ineffective against care home depression
2, May , 2013

Exercise is not effective in reducing the burden of depression among elderly care home residents, according to new research led by Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Warwick.

article News story: Genetic mutation linked to severe obesity
18, July , 2013

Researchers have identified a genetic cause of severe obesity that, though rare, raises new questions about weight gain and energy use in obese individuals.

article News story: Queen Mary Psychiatrist named new Editor of British Journal of Psychiatry
24, September , 2013

A Queen Mary University of London academic and leading researcher in socio-cultural influences, health inequalities and public mental health has been appointed Editor of the British Journal of Psychiatry (BJP) – one of the world’s most respected medical journals.

article News story: QM student receives international award for Tourette’s syndrome research
29, April , 2013

A Queen Mary PhD student has received an international research award for her work on Tourette’s syndrome.

article News story: Study launched to drive improvement in arthritis treatment
7, January , 2013

Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have received a £1.2m grant for a clinical trial aimed at improving rheumatoid arthritis treatment through the development of personalised healthcare.

article News story: London Lung Cancer Alliance launched to transform patient care
26, April , 2013

Leading research institutions and hospitals across London, including Queen Mary, University of London, have united to transform lung cancer care with plans to invite patients over a population of six million into a pioneering new programme of clinical trials.

article News story: Drug cuts breast cancer cases by more than 50 per cent in high risk women
12, December , 2013

Taking the breast cancer drug anastrozole for five years reduced the chances of post-menopausal women at high risk of breast cancer developing the disease by 53 per cent compared with women who took a placebo, according to a study published in the Lancet today.

article News story: Russian Deputy Prime Minister visits Queen Mary BioEnterprises
7, May , 2013

A Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation visited Queen Mary, University of London’s Whitechapel campus on Wednesday 1 May, on a tour of east London’s expanding technology innovation hubs.

article News story: Mending Broken Hearts returns to Barts Pathology Museum for Valentine’s Day
16, January , 2013

Celebrate an alternative Valentine's Day at Bart's Pathology Museum, part of Queen Mary, University of London, with a heart surgery demo and expert tips on how consuming wine and chocolate could maintain a healthy heart.

article News story: Rehabilitation therapies can lead to recovery from chronic fatigue syndrome
31, January , 2013

Research led by Queen Mary, University of London, has shown that recovery from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is possible for some patients, and has identified two treatments most likely to lead to recovery.

article News story: Could sleeping stem cells hold key to treatment of aggressive blood cancer?
29, July , 2013

Scientists studying an aggressive form of leukaemia have discovered that rather than displacing healthy stem cells in the bone marrow as previously believed, the cancer is putting them to sleep to prevent them forming new blood cells.

article News story: Animal replacement research receives international accolade
26, February , 2013

Pioneering research led by Queen Mary, University of London that has the potential to reduce the number of animals used in medical research of the human digestive system has been commended in a prestigious international awards scheme.

article News story: Gene identified in some melanoma linked to increased resistance to treatment
18, February , 2013

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have identified a gene present in some melanoma which appears to make the tumour cells more resistant to treatment, according to research published today in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.

article News story: £9 million funding boost to address public health challenges
9, August , 2013

Queen Mary University of London is part of a medical research collaboration that has been awarded £9 million of Government funding to address public health challenges in the south-east.

article News story: Genetic markings could spot cancer before it develops
1, October , 2013

Unique DNA markings on certain genes may “predict” the risk of developing head and neck cancer, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London.

article News story: Predicting violence among psychopaths is no more than chance
2, October , 2013

Risk assessment tools used to predict prisoner re-offending are no more accurate than tossing a coin when it comes to psychopaths, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.

article News story: E-cigarettes hailed ‘as effective’ as patches
8, September , 2013

Electronic cigarettes are as effective as nicotine patches in helping smokers quit the habit, a study involving more than 650 smokers has found.

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