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article News story: New tool predicts severe risks in mothers with pregnancy complications
30, March , 2017

A new tool developed by researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) could save mothers’ and babies’ lives by predicting whether women with early onset pre-eclampsia are safe to prolong their pregnancy.

article News story: Over 100 new blood pressure genes could provide targets for treating hypertension
30, January , 2017

Scientists have found 107 new gene regions associated with high blood pressure, potentially enabling doctors to identify at-risk patients and target treatments.

article News story: Some stroke survivors disregard GP advice on medications
10, April , 2017

Some stroke survivors say they are disregarding GP advice on secondary prevention medications, such as statins, with some patients stopping their medication completely after only one or two consultations, according to a study of an online stroke forum led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Asthmatic schoolchildren are ‘uncomfortable’ using their inhalers
29, March , 2017

Poor asthma control and knowledge are common in children with doctor-diagnosed asthma, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: New protein discovered in ageing and cancer
7, March , 2017

A protein has been found to have a previously unknown role in the ageing of cells, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The researchers hope that the findings could one day lead to new treatments for ageing and early cancer.

article News story: New study will tackle challenge of treating multiple medical conditions
5, May , 2017

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have launched a new study to look at how older patients manage when they are prescribed multiple medications.

article News story: £1.5m awarded to apply preventive medicine to brain disorders
28, April , 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will establish a new Centre for Preventive Neurology, thanks to £1.5m of funding from Barts Charity.

article News story: New genes for height revealed in global study of 700,000 people
2, February , 2017

Over 80 new genetic variants that strongly influence human height have been discovered in a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Montreal Heart Institute, The Broad Institute and the University of Exeter.

article News story: ‘Past Mortems’ – Life and death behind mortuary doors
19, April , 2017

A new book by Carla Valentine, pathology technician at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), reveals her experience of working with the dead and what she has seen behind the doors of our mortuaries.

article News story: Winning photo reveals the latest in maternal health research
6, March , 2017

A researcher from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been announced as one of the winners of the Wellcome Image Awards 2017.

article News story: Trial to test for oesophageal cancer risk launches across the UK
28, March , 2017

A clinical trial designed by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will allow GP surgeries to test for Barrett’s oesophagus – a condition that can increase the risk of developing oesophageal cancer.

article News story: Some statin-related side-effects are due to 'nocebo' effect
3, May , 2017

Patients report more side effects when they know they are taking a statin, than when they do not know whether they are on the drug or a dummy pill, according to a study by researchers from Imperial College London and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Highly effective cervical cancer screening for low income countries
1, March , 2017

Taking a small sample of cells from women at high-risk of cervical cancer could be a cost-effective and accurate strategy for early diagnosis in low and middle income countries, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: £2.4 million awarded for international trial on major traumatic bleeding
9, February , 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and NHS Blood & Transplant have been awarded £2.4m from the National Institute for Health Research and Barts Charity to carry out a large multi-centre clinical trial to evaluate a new treatment in major traumatic haemorrhage.

article News story: QMUL tops UK league table for Dentistry
26, April , 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is the UK’s highest ranking university for Dentistry, as published today in The Complete University Guide league table for 2018.

article News story: Teaching the importance of communication between doctor and patient
9, January , 2017

In this blog post, Jo Brown, Head of Quality in Teaching and Learning at QMUL’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, talks about her recent experience of teaching Romanian oncologists about successful communication between doctor and patient.

article News story: Vitamin D protects against colds and flu, finds major global study
16, February , 2017

A study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) finds that vitamin D supplements protect against acute respiratory infections including colds and flu.

article News story: Cancer Research UK Barts Centre receives £10m
3, April , 2017

The Cancer Research UK Barts Centre at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received an award of over £10 million to renew its status as an official CRUK Centre.

article News story: Obesity leads to harmful activation of the immune system
10, February , 2017

Researchers find link between a high fat diet, obesity and cardiovascular disease risk.

article News story: Father and son team win prestigious prize for surgery innovation
23, April , 2017

A team of clinical researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Barts Heart Centre have won a prestigious prize at the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery’s Annual Meeting in Belfast.

article News story: Better health for women involved in clinical trials
14, February , 2017

Women who participate in obstetric and gynaecology clinical trials experience improved health outcomes compared to those who are not involved in trials, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). This is the case regardless of whether or not the treatment is found to be effective in the trial.

article News story: QMUL and BH announce major new initiative in the Life Sciences
17, January , 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Barts Health NHS Trust (BH) announce plans for a major new centre for Life Sciences in Whitechapel, home to the Royal London Hospital and a campus of QMUL’s Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.  

article News story: App to help smokers quit is developed by health psychologists and game designers
4, January , 2017

A smartphone app that could help smokers stick to New Year’s resolutions to quit has been developed by academics at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Kingston University.

article News story: Major grant awarded to resolve debate on treatment after major surgery
13, January , 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded $1.5m (£1.2m) by Edwards Lifesciences to carry out a study into a debated therapy for preventing complications, especially infections, after major surgery.

article News story: HPV testing leads to earlier detection and treatment of cervical pre-cancer
22, June , 2017

Women who receive human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, in addition to a pap smear, receive a faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer, according to a study of over 450,000 women by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of New Mexico (UNM) Comprehensive Cancer Center.

article News story: Guided self-help approach to graded exercise programme is safe and may reduce fatigue for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome
23, June , 2017

A self-help approach to a graded exercise programme, supervised by a specialist physiotherapist, is safe and may reduce fatigue for some people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), according to a new trial of 200 people published in The Lancet. The intervention, undertaken over 12 weeks, had a smaller effect on reducing physical disability.

article News story: Study of the mouse genome reveals new gene functions and their role in human disease
26, June , 2017

The first results from a functional genetic catalogue of the laboratory mouse have been shared with the research community, revealing new insights into a range of rare diseases and the possibility of accelerating development of new treatments and precision medicine.

article News story: Researcher wins Engagement Prize for cancer research
27, June , 2017

Professor Fran Balkwill from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded an Engagement Prize by Cancer Research UK.

article News story: Barts and Queen Mary Science Festival returns for seventh year
28, June , 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) celebrated a day of science research with a festival for London school kids.

article News story: Women may be failing to take breast cancer drug due to confusion over symptoms
30, June , 2017

Women who are at high risk of developing breast cancer may be failing to take the preventive anti-cancer drug tamoxifen because they are confusing naturally-occurring symptoms with side effects, according to a study of nearly 4,000 women led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Academic to receive honour from the Queen
4, July , 2017

Professor Parveen June Kumar from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE), in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

article News story: New centre to transform treatment of mental illness and ethnic inequality
5, July , 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and its partners have received £1.2 million from Lankelly Chase Foundation to establish a centre for transforming health services for ethnic minority people with severe mental illness.

article News story: Sugar intake during pregnancy is associated with allergy and allergic asthma in children
6, July , 2017

High maternal sugar intake during pregnancy may increase the risk of allergy and allergic asthma in the offspring, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) involving almost 9,000 mother-child pairs.

article News story: £8.6m awarded for global health research
14, July , 2017

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have secured new awards totalling £8.6m to deliver medical research that will benefit people in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).

article News story: Professor Green launches 'Transform Trauma' fundraising appeal for QMUL research
17, July , 2017

The rapper Professor Green is helping to raise funds for trauma research at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in a major appeal led by Barts Charity.

article News story: Research in the emergency room helps predict organ failure in critically injured patients
18, July , 2017

Testing blood samples within the first two hours of injury could help predict which critically injured patients are more likely to develop multiple organ failure, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). 

article News story: Study finds top British companies unable or unwilling to publicise ethnic makeup of management
19, July , 2017

British businesses must break their “silence” on the under-representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic groups (BAME) in key roles, according to new research commissioned by the British Academy of Management and Chartered Management Institute and co-authored by researchers at Queen Mary University of London.

article News story: Moderate exercise and dieting reduces risk of caesarean section and diabetes in pregnancy
20, July , 2017

Pregnant women who have a healthy diet and regular moderate exercise are less likely to have a caesarean section, gain excessive weight, or develop diabetes in pregnancy, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) using data from over 12,000 women.

article News story: Sexual health clinics should ask about abuse
21, July , 2017

Training clinicians to proactively ask patients about domestic violence is feasible for sexual health clinics to implement and could increase referrals to specialist services, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of Bristol involving over 4,300 women.

article News story: David Davis favourite to succeed Theresa May, finds survey of Conservative members
24, July , 2017

The Brexit Secretary David Davis is the narrow favourite among party members to succeed Theresa May, according to a major survey led by academics at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: From War Crime Trials to Clinical Trials – Event commemorates the Holocaust’s lasting influence on medical research
25, July , 2017

On the 70th anniversary of the Nazi Doctors trial, a commemorative event in London will explore how human experimentation during the Holocaust led to the code of ethics used in clinical trials today. This will be illustrated by witnesses from both the camps and the Nuremberg Trials.

article News story: Researchers discover how human cells maintain the correct number of chromosomes
28, July , 2017

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered an important part of the mechanism involved in how chromosomes are pulled apart during cell division, so that one complete set goes into each of the new cells.

article News story: GP-based testing for HIV is cost-effective and should be rolled out in 74 local authorities
31, July , 2017

Offering HIV testing to people at health checks when they register at a new GP surgery in high-prevalence areas is cost-effective and will save lives, according to a study involving over 86,000 people from 40 GP surgeries, led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. 

article News story: Data revealed under FOI shows benefits of MS drug currently blocked by regulators
18, August , 2017

A drug that is blocked by the EU regulatory system has now been found to improve the quality of life of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Yemen’s Saudi-led coalition is responsible for the ‘worst cholera outbreak in the world’
19, August , 2017

The cholera outbreak in Yemen is overwhelmingly affecting rebel-controlled areas due to Saudi-led airstrikes and blockades, according to a letter by researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), published in The Lancet Global Health.

article News story: QMUL scientist shortlisted in national image competition
31, August , 2017

An image submitted by a British Heart Foundation-funded researcher at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has made the shortlist in the charity’s annual ‘Reflections of Research’ image competition.

article News story: Theatre project boosts peer support for young people with asthma
9, September , 2017

An innovative theatre project and a game app have been presented by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) researchers at the British Science Festival as new ways to help teenagers with asthma.

article News story: European Commission reverses decision on drug, following QMUL research
11, September , 2017

A drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) has been granted a license by the European Commission, following evidence from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) that it improves patients’ quality of life and is safer than previously thought.

article News story: Cancer researcher wins Lifetime Achievement Award
19, September , 2017

Professor Jack Cuzick from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received the Cancer Research UK Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on cancer prevention and detection.

article News story: New toothpaste uses latest research to put minerals back into teeth
20, September , 2017

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have launched a new toothpaste which repairs decaying teeth using ‘bioactive’ glass.

article News story: Duchess of York visits QMUL research centre
21, September , 2017

The Duchess of York was announced as an official British Heart Foundation Ambassador, marking the occasion by spending the morning at The William Harvey Heart Centre, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Vitamin D protects against severe asthma attacks
3, October , 2017

Taking oral vitamin D supplements in addition to standard asthma medication could halve the risk of asthma attacks requiring hospital attendance, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: QMUL celebrates renewed partnership with Santander
3, October , 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has renewed its partnership with Santander Universities for another three years until 2020. The partnership will build on previous years’ work of providing opportunities to students and supporting local and global communities.

article News story: Children born prematurely have greater risk of cognitive difficulties later in life
11, October , 2017

Babies born preterm have a greater risk of developing cognitive, motor and behavioural difficulties and these problems persist throughout school years, finds a new study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Antidote to synthetic cannabis intoxication could be found in slimming drug
12, October , 2017

Early research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has potentially found an antidote that can rapidly stop the intoxicating effects of cannabis and synthetic cannabinoids.

article News story: The Guardian ranks QMUL best in London for Medicine, Dentistry, Law and Film
16, May , 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is 2nd in the UK for Dentistry, 3rd for Medicine and Law, and 4th for Film, as published today in the Guardian University Guide for 2018.

article News story: Latest medical research celebrated at William Harvey Day 2017
31, October , 2017

William Harvey Day 2017 saw hundreds of attendees gather to celebrate the best of research at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Brain tumour’s 'addiction' to common amino acid could be its weakness
1, November , 2017

Starving a childhood brain tumour of the amino acid glutamine could improve the effect of chemotherapy, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and funded by Children with Cancer UK and the Medical Research Council.

article News story: New talking therapy could help cancer survivors cope after treatment
16, November , 2017

A new project to develop and test a talking-based therapy for cancer survivors, led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Barts Health NHS Trust and King's College London, has been awarded £2.5m by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

article News story: Cancer researcher wins Lifetime Achievement Award
6, November , 2017

Professor Jack Cuzick from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received the Cancer Research UK Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on cancer prevention and detection.

article News story: New DNA antenatal screening for Down’s syndrome is a ‘transformational advance’
9, November , 2017

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have shown for the first time that it is possible to incorporate DNA analysis into antenatal screening for three serious chromosome disorders, including Down’s syndrome, in a way that is far more accurate, and safer and less stressful for mothers.

article News story: Women who have HPV jab may only need three cervical screens in a lifetime
10, November , 2017

Women may only need three cervical screens in their lifetime if they have been given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a new study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Four QMUL researchers in the top 1 per cent
20, November , 2017

Four researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been placed in the top 1 per cent in the world, in this year’s Highly Cited Researchers list.

article News story: Drug could cut transplant rejection
21, November , 2017

A diabetes drug currently undergoing development could be repurposed to help end transplant rejection, without the side-effects of current immunosuppressive drugs, according to new research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: New initiative calls for collaboration and change in mental health science
24, November , 2017

David Lammy MP has welcomed a new initiative to transform ethnic inequalities in mental health services, led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: UK obesity levels among the worst in Europe
27, November , 2017

A decline in deaths from heart attack and stroke in high income countries could be threatened by rising rates of obesity and diabetes, according to a study led by Barts Heart Centre, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: QMUL academic receives China’s highest award for foreign experts
29, November , 2017

Professor Nick Lemoine from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded the China Friendship Award - the country’s highest award for ‘foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions to the country's economic and social progress’.

article News story: The story of Joseph Merrick re-told in an immersive Whitechapel tour app
1, December , 2017

The story of Joseph Merrick, the so-called ‘Elephant Man’, takes centre stage in a new audio tour of Whitechapel, offering an immersive history of The Royal London Hospital and Medical College through a free smartphone app.

article News story: Ultrasound imaging needle to transform heart surgery
1, December , 2017

Heart tissue can be imaged in real-time during keyhole procedures using a new optical ultrasound needle developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and UCL.

article News story: New weakness found in most common childhood malignant brain tumour
5, December , 2017

A new weakness found in medulloblastoma, the most common form of childhood brain tumour, could lead to more personalised medicine and improved treatment for some patients, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Why nuclear deterrence is dangerous and bound to fail
13, December , 2017

Last weekend, we sent two alumni from Queen Mary’s Global Public Health Unit to the Nobel Peace Prize celebrations in Oslo, Norway. They accompanied Professor David McCoy, who was involved in the coalition that won this year’s Prize. In this blog post, David discusses how we might move on from this year’s spotlight on nuclear disarmament and ensure that politicians and academics work to finally eliminate these weapons.

article News story: Groundbreaking gene therapy trial set to cure haemophilia
14, December , 2017

A 'cure' for haemophilia is one step closer, following results of a groundbreaking gene therapy trial led by Queen Mary University of London.

article News story: Combination of two classes of drugs could be better at preventing blood clots, stroke and heart attacks
12, December , 2017

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London believe they have found the first indications that a combination of two types of drugs could protect against clots that cause heart attacks and strokes, but at lower doses than when the drugs are prescribed separately.

article News story: The Gendered Aspect of Nuclear Weapons and War
15, December , 2017

Last weekend, we sponsored one of our Global Health alumni to travel and attend the Nobel Peace Prize celebrations in Oslo, Norway. In this blog post, Krishen Samuel reports from the Nobel Peace Lecture and discusses gender issues in the context of debates about nuclear war.

article News story: Cervical cancer diagnoses and deaths to rocket in older women
18, December , 2017

Incidence of cervical cancer in young women is set to decline 75 per cent by 2040 with deaths close to eradicated, however older women will face greater risk according to research led by Queen Mary University of London, published today in The Lancet Public Health.  

article News story: Learning from the survivors of Hiroshima
20, December , 2017

We recently sponsored two of our Global Health alumni to travel and attend the Nobel Peace Prize celebrations in Oslo, Norway. In this blog post, Miranda Liang reports from the Nobel Peace Lecture, discussing the moving moment when Hiroshima survivors spoke of their experiences of nuclear weapons, and what this means for global health.

article News story: Queen Mary representatives report from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony
21, December , 2017

Queen Mary University of London sponsored two of its Global Health alumni to travel and attend this year’s Nobel Peace Prize celebrations in Oslo, Norway.

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