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article News story: Emergency blood transfusions for major trauma need to be more rapid and consistent
4, February , 2016

Only two per cent of patients with life-threatening bleeding after serious injury receive optimal blood transfusion therapy in England and Wales, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and NHS Blood and Transplant.

article News story: Major global study reveals new hypertension and blood pressure genes
13, September , 2016

Thirty-one new gene regions linked with blood pressure have been identified in one of the largest genetic studies of blood pressure to date, involving over 347,000 people, and jointly led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of Cambridge.

article News story: Parliamentarians pay visit to QMUL researchers
26, April , 2016

Chris Green MP, Stephen Timms MP and Baroness Neville-Jones were welcomed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on a visit organised by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

article News story: Cancer researcher wins prestigious Lister Prize
2, June , 2016

Dr Susana Godinho from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded the Lister Prize Fellowship for her visionary work on cancer.

article News story: Children should be screened to prevent early heart attacks
27, October , 2016

Inherited heart disease can be successfully detected within families by screening one-to-two year old children at the time of their routine vaccinations, according to a clinical study led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) that involved over 10,000 children.

article News story: Vitamin D could reduce asthma attacks
6, September , 2016

Taking an oral vitamin D supplement in addition to standard asthma medication is likely to reduce severe asthma attacks, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: New role of environment in multiple sclerosis revealed by east London study
18, March , 2016

Environmental factors may be playing a much greater role in the onset of multiple sclerosis (MS) than previously realised, according to early research led by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust.

article News story: Former England rugby players to help major brain study
6, June , 2016

Former England international rugby players are set to be recruited for a major-scientific study examining the possible long-term effects of the game on brain health.

article News story: Three QMUL academics to receive honours from the Queen
30, December , 2016

Academics from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been given two appointments of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) and an appointment of Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), as published today in the Queen’s New Year 2017 Honours List.

article News story: Lifetime Achievement Award for Trauma Research
24, November , 2016

Karim Brohi, Professor of Trauma Sciences at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), has received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Resuscitation Science from the American Heart Association.

article News story: Collecting injury data could reduce emergency attendances
11, October , 2016

Data on injuries can be collected relatively easily at A&E departments to help understand injury patterns in communities, a study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has found.

article News story: Sugar content of fizzy drinks alarmingly high
15, November , 2016

The sugar content in carbonated sugar-sweetened beverages was found to be up to 52.8 grams per 330 mL can, or 12 teaspoons, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Psychiatry unit designated as WHO research centre
23, November , 2016

The Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry has been re-designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre.

article News story: New study shows extremist views linked with deepening divisions in society
31, October , 2016

Having extreme pro- or anti-British views is associated with violent and antisocial behaviour and indicates deepening divisions in society, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Laws of nature predict cancer evolution
20, January , 2016

Cancers evolve over time in patterns governed by the same mathematical laws that drive natural processes such as the flow of rivers or the brightness of stars, reports a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and The Institute of Cancer Research.

article News story: Vitamin A may help improve pancreatic cancer chemotherapy
24, May , 2016

The addition of high doses of a form of vitamin A could help make chemotherapy more successful in treating pancreatic cancer, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Study finds links between depression and the risk of developing extremist ideas
8, September , 2016

Depressive symptoms are associated with a higher risk of sympathies for violent protest and terrorism (SVPT), according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Stroke survivors face ‘invisible impairments’ to return to work
7, April , 2016

‘Invisible impairments’ can make it difficult for stroke survivors to maintain a job, according to a study from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of Cambridge.

article News story: World’s first national tissue bank for pancreatic cancer research
15, January , 2016

The world’s first national tissue bank for pancreatic cancer is to launch in the UK, to help push forward research into the cancer with the bleakest prognosis.

article News story: £1.2m grant awarded for research to prevent cause of sudden death in young adults
3, March , 2016

QMUL awarded £1.2 million funding by British Heart Foundation for vital research into myocarditis.

article News story: QMUL cancer research exhibit at Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition
5, July , 2016

An exhibit about cancer research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is on display at the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition from now until Sunday 10th July.

article News story: Maternal blood test may predict birth complications
24, October , 2016

A protein found in the blood of pregnant women could be used to develop tests to determine the health of their babies and aid decisions on early elective deliveries, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: White blood cell treatment could prevent leading cause of foetal death
12, December , 2016

Treating a type of white blood cell using hormones could improve the development of the placenta in women with pregnancy complications, according to early research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) involving mice and human blood samples.

article News story: Most twins should be delivered at 37 weeks to minimise deaths
7, September , 2016

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have analysed the twin pregnancies of more than 30,000 women to identify the ideal delivery period in an attempt to reduce rates of stillbirth.

article News story: ‘Born to be bad’ or ‘Born to be benign’ – Testing cells for oesophageal cancer risk
19, August , 2016

Genetically analysing lesions in the food pipe could provide an early and accurate test for oesophageal cancer.

article News story: Centre for replacement of animal research launched at QMUL
28, October , 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT) on Monday (24 October) launched The Animal Replacement Centre of Excellence (The ARC), a joint venture aiming to develop new treatments using non-animal research methods.

article News story: Brain tumour research community falls silent to remember lives lost
11, March , 2016

Many thousands of people who have lost their lives to brain tumours were remembered as a minute’s silence was observed at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) to mark national Brain Tumour Awareness Month.

article News story: Delicious Decay: Digging into baking and decomposition
16, September , 2016

Sherbet ‘cremains’, skeleton shortbread and the scent of death all feature in a festival focusing on bodily decay at Barts Pathology Museum, part of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: MS drug may reverse some physical disability
13, October , 2016

A drug used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), alemtuzumab, was found to reverse some of the physical disability caused by the disease, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Award for London’s best medical student
27, July , 2016

A medical student from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has won the highly prestigious University of London Gold Medal.

article News story: New research suggests 50 million patients suffer complications after surgery each year
1, November , 2016

International survey also indicates 1.5 million people die following complications Data gathered in 27 countries is first global evaluation of surgical outcomes and mortality rates Infection of surgical wounds is found to be most frequent complication Survey finds deaths following complications at similar levels in low, middle and high income countries Authors call for hospitals worldwide to work to reduce the incidence of preventable complications

article News story: New book uses science to reveal secrets to finding love in a digital world
12, February , 2016

Scientists have compiled their analysis on how to find success in the world of online dating into a new book released this week. The book is the first of its kind to be based on robust studies of human behaviour.

article News story: Up to 8,400 heart attacks and strokes prevented through NHS Health Checks
20, December , 2016

The NHS Health Check programme in England may have prevented an estimated 4,600 to 8,400 heart attacks, strokes, or death from these causes in its first five years, according to an independent review of the programme led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: New study highlights poor medicine prescribing practices in Africa
22, August , 2016

New research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Health Policy Consult in Ghana shows that prescribing indicators for Africa deviate significantly from targets set out by the World Health Organization (WHO).

article News story: Missing link in genetics could explain conundrum of disease inheritance
8, July , 2016

The process by which a mother’s diet during pregnancy can permanently affect her offspring’s attributes, such as weight, could be strongly influenced by genetic variation in an unexpected part of the genome, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Common antimalarial drug could be used to treat major injury
12, February , 2016

A common anti-malarial drug Artesunate could be used to reduce organ failure following injury, according to an early study in rats led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Researchers score hat-trick of medical sciences grants
11, May , 2016

Three researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been awarded £100,000 each by the Academy of Medical Sciences.

article News story: QMUL professor elected to be President of The Royal College of Pathologists
10, November , 2016

Professor Jo Martin from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been elected to be the next president of The Royal College of Pathologists – a professional membership organisation concerned with the science and practice of the study of disease.

article News story: Salt reduction yields extra benefits for type 2 diabetes patients
10, May , 2016

A modest reduction in salt intake could reduce the risk of strokes, heart attacks and kidney disease in people with early onset type 2 diabetes, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and St. Helier Hospital.

article News story: Testing for brain damage in infants
6, January , 2016

A new technique that could be used to test for brain damage in newborn babies has been developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Detecting European birth defects due to Zika virus
14, September , 2016

European surveillance systems in Europe can detect increases in microcephaly (babies born with an abnormally small head) due to the Zika virus of a similar magnitude to those observed in Brazil, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: 2,500 heart attacks and strokes prevented through NHS Health Check
15, January , 2016

The first major evaluation of the NHS Health Check in England, carried out by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), has found that the programme is effectively identifying people at risk of developing major cardiovascular incidents.

article News story: Toys and ‘enriched’ surroundings help fight infection in mice
30, September , 2016

Mice that are given toys and placed in stimulating surroundings have healthier immune systems, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: WHO event explores future of mental health care
16, March , 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has hosted 18 experts from five European countries to discuss and explore options for how mental health care could be provided in the future.

article News story: Malnutrition results from more than just poor diet
27, May , 2016

Malnourished children are most likely to die from common infections, not starvation alone. Immune disorder may be part of the cause, according to a review led by Queen Mary University of London.

article News story: QMUL research underpins new health guidance on breast cancer
2, December , 2016

The UK’s health watchdog has recommended the use of a cancer treatment drug to prevent the disease, after studying evidence from research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: QMUL alumna appointed as chief scientist of Cancer Research UK
14, July , 2016

World-leading cancer scientist and QMUL alumna, Professor Karen Vousden CBE, has been appointed as Cancer Research UK’s new chief scientist.

article News story: Vaping may lead to fewer respiratory infections for ex-smokers
19, August , 2016

The majority of smokers who successfully switch to vaping say they have fewer respiratory infections, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: £6.5m grant to launch new heart disease Biomedical Research Centre
15, September , 2016

East Londoners are set to benefit from a £6.5m national grant that will enable world-leading researchers to turn theories within laboratories into reality, improving the care of local people with heart disease.

article News story: New target for potential blood cancer treatment
4, January , 2016

Mutations present in a blood cancer known as follicular lymphoma have revealed new targets for potential treatments, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) together with collaborators at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

article News story: More than two-thirds of cervical cancer deaths prevented by screening
16, September , 2016

Cervical screening prevents 70 per cent of cervical cancer deaths and if all eligible women regularly attended screening this would rise to 83 per cent, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

article News story: The impact of private sector contracts on NHS provision and treatment inequalities
28, July , 2016

Patient choice and the use of the private sector for hip surgery in Scotland was found to be associated with a decrease in NHS provision and may have contributed to an increase in age-related and socio-economic treatment inequalities, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Multi-drug-resistant TB cure rates higher than expected
15, September , 2016

Cure rates for multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Europe have been estimated to be twice as high as previously thought, according to a research team at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Unexpected findings reveal insight into how cancer spreads in the body
23, June , 2016

Cancer cells appear to depend on an unusual survival mechanism to spread around the body, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The discovery could help with future development of novel treatments to prevent metastasis and secondary tumours.

article News story: Reducing sugar content in drinks could prevent one million cases of obesity
7, January , 2016

Reducing sugar content in sugar sweetened drinks (including fruit juices) in the UK by 40 per cent over five years could prevent one million cases of obesity, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). This would in turn prevent around 300,000 cases of type 2 diabetes, over two decades.

article News story: Giant ‘nerve cell’ to be built in London’s East End
1, December , 2016

Planning permission has been granted for the construction of a new science education space in Whitechapel, East London at Centre of the Cell, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Behind the beauty a TB epidemic is raging
21, July , 2016

In this blog post, QMUL's Dr Jess Potter reflects on the scale of Cambodia's hidden TB epidemic and what she is experiencing on her trip through rural communities with RESULTS UK.

article News story: Study reveals the effect of genetic ‘knockouts’ on human health
4, March , 2016

Only a fraction of genes appear to be essential for human life, according to researchers from the East London Genes & Health project, working with Born in Bradford and others.

article News story: Medical school in Malta open for applications
16, November , 2016

Degrees in Medicine taught on the Mediterranean island country of Malta are now open for applications for 2017 entry.

article News story: New toothpaste ingredient hardens teeth while you sleep
15, April , 2016

A new toothpaste ingredient which puts back the lost minerals from tooth enamel and helps prevent decay and treat sensitivity while you sleep has been developed by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: "With such a small piece of cloth, how do you choose what to cover?"
26, July , 2016

In her second blog post from Cambodia with RESULTS UK, QMUL's Dr Jess Potter reports from a multidrug-resistant tuberculosis ward in Phnom Penh and highlights the impossible choices that have to be made with limited funding.

article News story: Lung cancer screening trial success
26, May , 2016

The UK Lung cancer screening trial (UKLS) has demonstrated that patients with a high risk of developing lung cancer can be identified with early stage disease, and over 80 per cent were given surgery as a treatment.

article News story: £1m awarded for global health research
16, December , 2016

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been awarded grants totalling £1m for medical research projects in low and middle income countries (LMICs).

article News story: Health experts call on Government to ban tackling in school rugby
2, March , 2016

The UK and Irish governments are being warned that they should do more to protect school children from injury, including head trauma, while playing rugby.

article News story: Researchers receive awards for clinical trials
14, March , 2016

Two medical researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been given awards by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to recognise their significant contribution to commercial research in the NHS.

article News story: Professor Jack Cuzick elected as Fellow of the Royal Society
29, April , 2016

Professor Jack Cuzick from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been elected as a new Fellow of the Royal Society. The election is in recognition of his achievements in the application of basic science discoveries to the practice of medicine, particularly preventive medicine in cancer.

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