Queen Mary, University of London News http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/ News and comment from Queen Mary University of London en-gb 60 Clinics should choose women’s breast screening appointment times to improve attendance For women who miss a breast screening appointment, giving a fixed date and time for a new  appointment could improve poor attendance and be a cost-effective way to shift national participation trends, according to an analysis led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/195280.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/195280.html Tue, 16 May 2017 12:00:00 GMT
The Guardian ranks QMUL best in London for Medicine, Dentistry, Law and Film 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/195286.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/195286.html Tue, 16 May 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Scans of brains and spinal cords reveal new insights into MS Some common assumptions about the nature of multiple sclerosis (MS) are being challenged in two new studies led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) that analyse the brains and spinal cords of patients.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/195264.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/195264.html Fri, 12 May 2017 12:00:00 GMT
New study will tackle challenge of treating multiple medical conditions 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/195098.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/195098.html Fri, 5 May 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Some statin-related side-effects are due to 'nocebo' effect 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).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/195053.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/195053.html Wed, 3 May 2017 12:00:00 GMT
£1.5m awarded to apply preventive medicine to brain disorders Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will establish a new Centre for Preventive Neurology, thanks to £1.5m of funding from Barts Charity.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/195031.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/195031.html Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL tops UK league table for Dentistry 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/194887.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/194887.html Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Father and son team win prestigious prize for surgery innovation 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/194931.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/194931.html Sun, 23 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT
‘Past Mortems’ – Life and death behind mortuary doors 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/194705.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/194705.html Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Some stroke survivors disregard GP advice on medications 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).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/194241.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/194241.html Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Cancer Research UK Barts Centre receives £10m 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/194093.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/194093.html Mon, 3 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT
New tool predicts severe risks in mothers with pregnancy complications 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/194010.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/194010.html Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Asthmatic schoolchildren are ‘uncomfortable’ using their inhalers Poor asthma control and knowledge are common in children with doctor-diagnosed asthma, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/193965.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/193965.html Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Trial to test for oesophageal cancer risk launches across the UK 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/193951.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/193951.html Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT
New protein discovered in ageing and cancer 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/193510.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/193510.html Tue, 7 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Winning photo reveals the latest in maternal health research A researcher from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been announced as one of the winners of the Wellcome Image Awards 2017.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/193440.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/193440.html Mon, 6 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Highly effective cervical cancer screening for low income countries 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).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/193269.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/193269.html Wed, 1 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Vitamin D protects against colds and flu, finds major global study A study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) finds that vitamin D supplements protect against acute respiratory infections including colds and flu.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/192725.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/192725.html Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Better health for women involved in clinical trials 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/192274.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/192274.html Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Obesity leads to harmful activation of the immune system Researchers find link between a high fat diet, obesity and cardiovascular disease risk.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/192125.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/192125.html Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT
£2.4 million awarded for international trial on major traumatic bleeding 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/192107.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/192107.html Thu, 9 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT
New genes for height revealed in global study of 700,000 people 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/191842.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/191842.html Thu, 2 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Over 100 new blood pressure genes could provide targets for treating hypertension Scientists have found 107 new gene regions associated with high blood pressure, potentially enabling doctors to identify at-risk patients and target treatments.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/191748.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/191748.html Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL and BH announce major new initiative in the Life Sciences 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.  

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/191396.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/191396.html Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Major grant awarded to resolve debate on treatment after major surgery 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/191266.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/191266.html Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Teaching the importance of communication between doctor and patient 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/191002.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/191002.html Mon, 9 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMT
App to help smokers quit is developed by health psychologists and game designers 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/190945.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/190945.html Wed, 4 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Three QMUL academics to receive honours from the Queen 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/190890.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/190890.html Fri, 30 Dec 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Up to 8,400 heart attacks and strokes prevented through NHS Health Checks 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).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/190748.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/190748.html Tue, 20 Dec 2016 12:00:00 GMT
£1m awarded for global health research 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).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/190681.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/190681.html Fri, 16 Dec 2016 12:00:00 GMT
White blood cell treatment could prevent leading cause of foetal death 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/190502.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/190502.html Mon, 12 Dec 2016 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL research underpins new health guidance on breast cancer 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).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/190231.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/190231.html Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Giant ‘nerve cell’ to be built in London’s East End 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).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/190015.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/190015.html Thu, 1 Dec 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Lifetime Achievement Award for Trauma Research 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/190010.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/190010.html Thu, 24 Nov 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Psychiatry unit designated as WHO research centre The Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry has been re-designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/189990.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/189990.html Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Medical school in Malta open for applications Degrees in Medicine taught on the Mediterranean island country of Malta are now open for applications for 2017 entry.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/189816.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/189816.html Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Sugar content of fizzy drinks alarmingly high 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).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/189688.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/189688.html Tue, 15 Nov 2016 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL professor elected to be President of The Royal College of Pathologists 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/189548.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/189548.html Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:00:00 GMT
New research suggests 50 million patients suffer complications after surgery each year
  • 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
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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/188713.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/188713.html Tue, 1 Nov 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    New study shows extremist views linked with deepening divisions in society 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).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/188184.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/188184.html Mon, 31 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Centre for replacement of animal research launched at QMUL 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/188632.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/188632.html Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Children should be screened to prevent early heart attacks 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/188552.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/188552.html Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Maternal blood test may predict birth complications 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).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/188310.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/188310.html Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    MS drug may reverse some physical disability 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).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/187876.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/187876.html Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Collecting injury data could reduce emergency attendances 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/187862.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/187862.html Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Toys and ‘enriched’ surroundings help fight infection in mice 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).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/182071.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/182071.html Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    More than two-thirds of cervical cancer deaths prevented by screening 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)

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/181512.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/181512.html Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Delicious Decay: Digging into baking and decomposition 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).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/181532.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/181532.html Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Multi-drug-resistant TB cure rates higher than expected 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).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/181456.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/181456.html Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    £6.5m grant to launch new heart disease Biomedical Research Centre 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/181502.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/181502.html Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Detecting European birth defects due to Zika virus 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).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/181429.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/181429.html Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Major global study reveals new hypertension and blood pressure genes 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/181355.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/181355.html Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Statement: Disclosure of PACE trial data under the Freedom of Information Act http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/181216.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/181216.html Fri, 9 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT Study finds links between depression and the risk of developing extremist ideas 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).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/181169.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/181169.html Thu, 8 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Most twins should be delivered at 37 weeks to minimise deaths 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/181105.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/181105.html Wed, 7 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Vitamin D could reduce asthma attacks 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).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/180791.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/180791.html Tue, 6 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    New study highlights poor medicine prescribing practices in Africa 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).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/180417.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/180417.html Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Vaping may lead to fewer respiratory infections for ex-smokers 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).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/180324.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/180324.html Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    ‘Born to be bad’ or ‘Born to be benign’ – Testing cells for oesophageal cancer risk Genetically analysing lesions in the food pipe could provide an early and accurate test for oesophageal cancer.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/180325.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/180325.html Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Statement: Disclosure of PACE trial data under the Freedom of Information Act http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/179331.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/179331.html Tue, 16 Aug 2016 12:00:00 GMT The impact of private sector contracts on NHS provision and treatment inequalities 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).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/179305.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/179305.html Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Award for London’s best medical student A medical student from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has won the highly prestigious University of London Gold Medal.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/179297.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/179297.html Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    "With such a small piece of cloth, how do you choose what to cover?" 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/179265.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/179265.html Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Behind the beauty a TB epidemic is raging 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/179213.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/179213.html Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    QMUL alumna appointed as chief scientist of Cancer Research UK World-leading cancer scientist and QMUL alumna, Professor Karen Vousden CBE, has been appointed as Cancer Research UK’s new chief scientist.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/179047.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/179047.html Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Missing link in genetics could explain conundrum of disease inheritance 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).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/178906.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/178906.html Fri, 8 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    QMUL cancer research exhibit at Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/178804.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/178804.html Tue, 5 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Unexpected findings reveal insight into how cancer spreads in the body 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/178304.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/178304.html Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Former England rugby players to help major brain study 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/177745.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/177745.html Mon, 6 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Cancer researcher wins prestigious Lister Prize Dr Susana Godinho from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded the Lister Prize Fellowship for her visionary work on cancer.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/177592.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/177592.html Thu, 2 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Malnutrition results from more than just poor diet 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/177405.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/177405.html Fri, 27 May 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Lung cancer screening trial success 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/177390.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/177390.html Thu, 26 May 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Vitamin A may help improve pancreatic cancer chemotherapy 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).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/177320.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/177320.html Tue, 24 May 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Researchers score hat-trick of medical sciences grants Three researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been awarded £100,000 each by the Academy of Medical Sciences.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/176813.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/176813.html Wed, 11 May 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Salt reduction yields extra benefits for type 2 diabetes patients 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/176797.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/176797.html Tue, 10 May 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Professor Jack Cuzick elected as Fellow of the Royal Society 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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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/176535.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/176535.html Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Parliamentarians pay visit to QMUL researchers 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).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/176291.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/176291.html Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    New toothpaste ingredient hardens teeth while you sleep 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).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/173626.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/173626.html Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Stroke survivors face ‘invisible impairments’ to return to work ‘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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/173175.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/173175.html Thu, 7 Apr 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    New role of environment in multiple sclerosis revealed by east London study 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/172379.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/172379.html Fri, 18 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    WHO event explores future of mental health care 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/172364.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/172364.html Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Researchers receive awards for clinical trials 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/172268.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/172268.html Mon, 14 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Brain tumour research community falls silent to remember lives lost 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/172171.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/172171.html Fri, 11 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Study reveals the effect of genetic ‘knockouts’ on human health 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/171926.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/171926.html Fri, 4 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    £1.2m grant awarded for research to prevent cause of sudden death in young adults QMUL awarded £1.2 million funding by British Heart Foundation for vital research into myocarditis.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/171674.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/171674.html Thu, 3 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Health experts call on Government to ban tackling in school rugby 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/171584.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/171584.html Wed, 2 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Common antimalarial drug could be used to treat major injury 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).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/170734.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/170734.html Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    New book uses science to reveal secrets to finding love in a digital world 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/170822.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/170822.html Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Emergency blood transfusions for major trauma need to be more rapid and consistent 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/170377.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/170377.html Thu, 4 Feb 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Laws of nature predict cancer evolution 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/169782.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/169782.html Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    2,500 heart attacks and strokes prevented through NHS Health Check 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/169568.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/169568.html Fri, 15 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    World’s first national tissue bank for pancreatic cancer research 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/169596.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/169596.html Fri, 15 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Reducing sugar content in drinks could prevent one million cases of obesity 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/169189.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/169189.html Thu, 7 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Testing for brain damage in infants 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).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/169090.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/169090.html Wed, 6 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    New target for potential blood cancer treatment 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/168975.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/168975.html Mon, 4 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
    Injury research influences UK sports strategy Research and lobbying undertaken by public health experts at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has helped change the UK government’s sports strategy.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/168875.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/168875.html Wed, 23 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    £10m grant awarded for Barts Heart Centre Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Barts Health NHS Trust have received £10 million from Barts Charity for the creation of a world-class cardiovascular academic medical centre at the Trust’s Barts Heart Centre, St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/168827.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/168827.html Tue, 22 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Fortifying flour with folic acid could have prevented 2,000 UK birth defects The UK’s failure to fortify flour with folic acid has caused around 2,000 avoidable cases of neural tube defects since 1998, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/168872.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/168872.html Tue, 22 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Statement: Release of individual patient data from the PACE trial http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/168729.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/168729.html Fri, 18 Dec 2015 01:00:00 GMT Drug provides another treatment option for an early form of breast cancer The drug anastrozole is effective in treating an early form of breast cancer, according to a clinical trial led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/168148.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/168148.html Fri, 11 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Breast screening programme effective in preventing some invasive cancers Screening for and treatment of an early form of breast cancer has been found to prevent subsequent invasive cancer, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/167984.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/167984.html Tue, 8 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Blizard Institute marks 10 year anniversary Queen Mary University of London’s (QMUL) world-class research centre, the Blizard Institute, is celebrating its tenth year.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/167851.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/167851.html Fri, 4 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    New grants for pancreatic cancer research Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received new grants from Pancreatic Cancer UK (PCUK) to fund five projects that aim to improve treatment options for pancreatic cancer patients.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/167471.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/167471.html Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    New strategy discovered for treating arthritis Arthritis patients could one day benefit from a novel form of medicine, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Their early study indicates that arthritic cartilage, previously thought to be impenetrable to therapies, could be treated by a patient’s own ‘microvesicles’ that are able to travel into cartilage cells and deliver therapeutic agents.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/167427.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/167427.html Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    ‘Poo Racer’ video game to flush away bowel taboos A poo racing video game which aims to change attitudes towards defecation and bowel health has been launched by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). A second new game, Gene Quest, has also been created to encourage interest in one of the world’s largest genetics studies.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/167406.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/167406.html Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Award for outstanding use of information in MS care Professor Gavin Giovannoni and Alison Thomson from the Barts MS Research team at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have received an award for outstanding use of information in multiple sclerosis (MS) care.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/166907.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/166907.html Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Amrita Ahluwalia awarded Women in Science and Engineering prize Professor Amrita Ahluwalia from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded the 2015 Prize for Research by the WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Campaign.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/166745.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/166745.html Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Psychiatric assessments for predicting violence are ineffective Standard approaches for investigating risk of violence in psychiatric patients and prisoners are inaccurate and should be abandoned in all future studies, according to researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/166528.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/166528.html Wed, 11 Nov 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    £8 million awarded for pancreatic cancer research ‘dream team’ A trans-Atlantic ‘dream team’, involving scientists and clinicians from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), has been awarded £8 million to fight pancreatic cancer.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/166431.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/166431.html Mon, 9 Nov 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Long-term benefits of chronic fatigue therapies Cognitive behavioural therapy and graded exercise therapy could have long term benefits for people affected by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Oxford University and King’s College London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/165885.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/165885.html Wed, 28 Oct 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    London's Trauma System dramatically reduces mortality rates The London Trauma System has greatly increased quality of care for trauma patients, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the London Regional Trauma System.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/165870.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/165870.html Tue, 27 Oct 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Collagen’s role in skin cancer Collagen has been found to play a role in suppression of blood vessel formation in a type of skin cancer, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The results suggest that type VII collagen could help suppress tumour formation in the skin.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/165674.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/165674.html Thu, 22 Oct 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Clinical trial shows first ever positive results in treating primary progressive and relapsing multiple sclerosis QMUL researchers’ study shows positive results when treating both primary progressive and relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis with the drug ocrelizumab.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/165434.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/165434.html Tue, 20 Oct 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    East London Genes and Health celebrates 4,000th study participant East London Genes & Health, the world’s largest community based genetics study, is celebrating its first milestone with 4,000 local participants taking part so far.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/165028.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/165028.html Wed, 14 Oct 2015 12:01:00 GMT
    Researchers awarded £3.5m grant to improve prevention of tuberculosis (TB) in South African schoolchildren The Medical Research Council (MRC) has awarded a grant of £3.5m to researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and University of Cape Town (UCT) to carry out a trial to determine whether a weekly vitamin D supplement can prevent tuberculosis (TB) in South African primary school children.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/164944.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/164944.html Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    QMUL researcher nominated for Women in Science and Engineering Award Professor Amrita Ahluwalia has been nominated in the research category in the awards that recognise those who lead the way for women in science, technology, engineering and maths.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/164619.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/164619.html Mon, 5 Oct 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    New study removes cancer doubt for Multiple sclerosis drug Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are calling on the medical community to reconsider developing a known drug to treat people with relapsing Multiple sclerosis (MS) after new evidence shows it does not increase the risk of cancer as previously thought.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/164455.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/164455.html Thu, 1 Oct 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Professor Jack Cuzick receives American Cancer Society Medal of Honor Leading QMUL cancer researcher Professor Jack Cuzick has been given a prestigious award for his contributions to clinical research.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/164462.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/164462.html Thu, 1 Oct 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Fifty-year old drug is best in resistant hypertension Researchers from QMUL, working with other institutions, have found that a diuretic drug that has been in use for over fifty years could be the most effective treatment for a particularly high risk form of high blood pressure.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/163727.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/163727.html Mon, 21 Sep 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Four QMUL researchers among the most influential one per cent in the world Academics researching molecular biology and clinical medicine have been named on Thomson Reuter’s Highly Cited Researchers 2015 list which recognises the top one per cent most cited papers published between 2003 and 2013.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/163415.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/163415.html Wed, 16 Sep 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Pancreatic cancer stem cells could be "suffocated” by an anti-diabetic drug A new study shows that pancreatic cancer stem cells (PancSCs) are virtually addicted to oxygen-based metabolism, and could be “suffocated” with a drug already used to treat diabetes.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/162875.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/162875.html Thu, 10 Sep 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Olympian Kate Richardson-Walsh officially opens new dental outreach clinic in Stratford Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Barts Health NHS Trust are delighted to officially open their new dental outreach centre in Stratford, set in the heart of the Olympic Park.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/162588.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/162588.html Fri, 4 Sep 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    QMUL lecturer wins at BMA Medical Book awards The textbook Medical Sciences 2nd Edition published by Elsevier has just won first prize in the British Medical Associations medical book awards in the category of Basic and clinical sciences. The book was edited by Dr Jeannette Naish from QMUL’s Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine and Dr Denise Syndercombe Court a QMUL honorary fellow.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/163736.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/163736.html Fri, 4 Sep 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    New approach to tackling uncontrolled high blood pressure shows significant results Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust have successfully improved blood pressure control among patients with severe intolerance to antihypertensive medication – by using medicines in unconventional ways and treating patients with a ‘stepped care’ approach (where the most effective yet least intensive treatment is delivered to patients first).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/162175.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/162175.html Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    High sugar consumption among children relates to poor family functioning, study finds The quality of general family functioning is a major determinant of healthy dietary habits – according to new research published in the Journal of Caries Research and led by Queen Mary University of London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/161755.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/161755.html Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    New study confirms listening to music during surgery reduces pain and anxiety Scientists have proved that listening to music before, during and after surgery reduces people’s pain, anxiety and need for painkillers – according to the most comprehensive review of available evidence so far, published today in The Lancet.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/160783.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/160783.html Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Urine test for early stage pancreatic cancer now possible after biomarker discovery A combination of three proteins found at high levels in urine can accurately detect early-stage pancreatic cancer, researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found. The discovery could lead to a non-invasive, inexpensive test to screen people at high risk of developing the disease.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/160274.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/160274.html Mon, 3 Aug 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Professor Jack Cuzick presented ANZBCTG Award for Excellence in Translational Research Professor Jack Cuzick, Head of the Centre for Cancer Prevention at Queen Mary University of London, was today recognised for his longstanding achievements in breast cancer research during the Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group's (ANZBCTG) 37th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) in Perth, Western Australia.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/160027.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/160027.html Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Public interest has ‘medicalised’ vitamin D yet benefits remain uncertain Persistent public interest in vitamin D, plus widespread testing of vitamin D status and prescribing by doctors, has led to a significant increase in people taking supplements despite limited evidence of any health benefits – according to new NIHR-funded research from Queen Mary University of London and published in BMJ Open.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/159645.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/159645.html Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Barts Cancer Institute marks 10 years of pioneering work with book launch Queen Mary University of London’s Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a two day showcase of its research past and present, and launched a commemorative book entitled ‘Every Rational Attempt: The Stories Behind Barts’ Contribution to the Fight Against Cancer’.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/158998.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/158998.html Thu, 9 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Major new appointment for QMUL’s School of Dentistry Professor Nikolaos Donos, an internationally renowned clinical academic consultant, has been appointed Head of Clinical Research and Professor of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London’s School of Dentistry.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/158775.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/158775.html Tue, 7 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Amrita Ahluwalia to become the next Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Pharmacology QMUL is pleased to announce that the next Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Pharmacology will be Professor Amrita Ahluwalia, Deputy Director of QMUL’s William Harvey Research Institute. 

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/158202.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/158202.html Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    The ‘quality’ paradox: Quality in healthcare is crucial but it’s time to rethink it We all want a quality health service – but what does this really mean? What does quality in healthcare really look like? Dr Deborah Swinglehurst has been exploring this idea for several years, curious to find out what academics, opinion leaders, healthcare professionals and members of the public really understand by the term ‘quality’ in the healthcare context.  

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/158058.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/158058.html Fri, 19 Jun 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Adult craze for purchasing human breast milk online poses serious health risks The recent craze for human breast milk amongst certain fitness communities, fetishists and chronic disease sufferers is potentially dangerous – according to scientists from Queen Mary University of London and published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/157962.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/157962.html Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    New approach to immunosuppression could avoid transplant organ rejection, study finds A new study has identified how blocking a special set of molecules on the surface of T cells can suppress the heart’s immune response – responsible for transplant rejection and autoimmune diseases such as myocarditis – whilst leaving rest of the body’s immune system intact.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/157841.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/157841.html Tue, 16 Jun 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Simple blood test identifies which patients are prone to serious illness after surgery A simple blood test can predict with 90 to 100 per cent accuracy whether a patient is likely to suffer life-threatening complications after major surgery, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London and published in the journal Annals of Surgery.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/157129.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/157129.html Sun, 7 Jun 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    ‘Massaging’ mice boosts immune system Massage-like stroking has a positive effect on the immune system of mice by reducing their level of stress.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/157059.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/157059.html Fri, 5 Jun 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    QMUL awarded £500k to develop novel dental implant material Researchers from the School of Dentistry within Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have received nearly £500k in MRC funding to assess the effectiveness of a new injectable bone graft material used to replace missing bone in implant dentistry.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/157062.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/157062.html Fri, 5 Jun 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Attending breast cancer screening reduces risk of death by 40 per cent Women aged 50-69 years who attend mammography screening reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer by 40 per cent compared to women who are not screened – according to a major international review of the latest evidence on breast cancer screening.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/157020.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/157020.html Wed, 3 Jun 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Brain tumour scientists come together to speed up translation of research from lab to clinic For the first time, leading experts on brain tumours including Professor Silvia Marino from Queen Mary University of London, will share their insights and identify areas of prospective collaboration to speed up the process of translating research findings from laboratory to clinic.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/156230.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/156230.html Thu, 21 May 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Centre of the Cell is a ‘wonderful emblem of public engagement’ as it celebrates its fifth birthday The Centre of the Cell “is a wonderful emblem of how public engagement is embedded in what this university does,” said QMUL’s Principal, Professor Simon Gaskell, during the science centre’s fifth birthday celebrations.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/156508.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/156508.html Wed, 20 May 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Many fixed-dose drug combinations in India lack central regulatory approval Fixed-dose drug combinations (FDCs) which have not received central regulatory approval are sold in substantial numbers in India – despite concerns over the safety and efficacy of these combinations – according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and published in PLOS Medicine.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/155726.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/155726.html Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    HRH The Princess Royal officially opens QMUL’s new Dental School It was all smiles in Whitechapel today as Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal gave Queen Mary University of London’s new Dental School, embedded within The Royal London Dental Hospital, the royal seal of approval.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/154632.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/154632.html Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Screening for HIV in GP surgeries leads to increased and earlier diagnosis Training general practices to offer rapid HIV tests leads to increased detection and earlier diagnosis of patients with HIV infection – according to a new study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and published in The Lancet HIV.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/154509.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/154509.html Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    QMUL’s School of Medicine awarded Silver Athena SWAN The School of Medicine within Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is the recipient of a silver level award in the latest round of the Athena SWAN Charter awards.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/152560.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/152560.html Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    QMUL researcher wins award for work on psychiatric diseases A post-doctoral researcher from Queen Mary University of London has won a prestigious €1,000 prize for her work on psychiatric diseases.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/152512.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/152512.html Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Scientists discover genetic cause of deadly rare disease ‘dyskeratosis congenita’ Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have uncovered a genetic defect which causes the life-threatening condition ‘dyskeratosis congenita’ (DC) – a rare genetic form of bone marrow failure.  

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/152411.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/152411.html Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Concerns over UK government plan to increase participation in school rugby Government plans to increase participation in rugby within schools fail to take into account data on the serious levels of school rugby-related injury and are happening in the absence of systems for injury surveillance and prevention – according to experts from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and published in the BMJ.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/152329.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/152329.html Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    QMUL launches new website for trauma survivors Queen Mary University of London’s Barts Centre for Trauma Sciences (C4TS) has today launched the new website Aftertrauma.org, the UK’s most comprehensive online resource dedicated to helping trauma survivors – and their families, friends and carers – on their long and complex recovery journey.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/152280.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/152280.html Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    QMUL marks 100,000 visitors to science education pod ‘Centre of the Cell’ Queen Mary University of London’s life sciences education programme, Centre of the Cell, celebrated its 100,000th participants after a visit from a Tower Hamlets primary school class on Friday 17 April 2015.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/152235.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/152235.html Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Scientists discover protein that boosts immunity to viruses and cancer Scientists have discovered a protein that strongly promotes immunity to viruses and cancer, opening the door to new therapies in the future.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/152124.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/152124.html Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    QMUL selected to be part of new genomics training programme for NHS professionals Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is delighted to announce it has been selected by Health Education England to be part of a cutting- edge new training programme in genomics for healthcare professionals across the country.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/151469.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/151469.html Wed, 1 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary University of London launches Medical School in Malta Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is to launch a new Medical School in the Republic of Malta.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/150740.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/150740.html Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    World’s largest community genetics study launches in East London East London Genes & Health, the world’s largest community based genetics study, has launched today – aiming to improve health among people of Pakistani and Bangladeshi heritage in East London by analysing the genes and health of 100,000 local people.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/150379.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/150379.html Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    New findings on ‘key players’ in brain inflammation Inflammation is the immune system’s natural reaction to an ‘aggressor’ in the body or an injury, but if the inflammatory response is too strong it becomes harmful. For example, inflammation in the brain occurs when a person has a stroke, or when suffering from neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/149826.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/149826.html Fri, 6 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Global health systems neglect treating three billion people with tooth decay Billions of people across the globe are suffering the consequences of untreated tooth decay (cavities) – which include toothache and dental abscesses – according to new research published in the Journal of Dental Research.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/149798.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/149798.html Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Global health experts call into question sub-Saharan cancer data Global health experts believe the current data on cancer prevalence, incidence and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa – which determines how billions of pounds of international development money is spent – are weak and could mean vital funds are being deflected from other priorities. These include diarrhoeal and waterborne diseases, malnutrition, sanitation and the need to strengthen health systems.  

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/149498.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/149498.html Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    QMUL and Takeda announce research collaboration to develop new therapies in gastroenterology Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited today announced a major research collaboration aiming to define new insights and develop novel therapies in gastroenterology.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/149113.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/149113.html Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    New HPV vaccine offers greater protection against cervical cancer than current vaccine Scientists have developed a new HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine which protects against nine types of the virus – seven of which cause most cases of cervical cancer. The new vaccine offers significantly greater protection than the current vaccine, which protects against only two cancer causing types of HPV.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/148932.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/148932.html Wed, 18 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Scientists tackle issue of how to get a first date in a digital world An online profile name beginning with letters A-M is as important as an attractive photo and fluent headline when it comes to being successful in the world of online dating, according to scientists.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/148544.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/148544.html Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    New research reveals one in two people in the UK will get cancer New research has predicted one in two people in the UK will develop cancer at some point in their lives, according to the most accurate forecast to date from Queen Mary University of London and Cancer Research UK.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/147772.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/147772.html Thu, 5 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    New research reveals one in two people in the UK will get cancer New research has predicted one in two people in the UK will develop cancer at some point in their lives, according to the most accurate forecast to date from Queen Mary University of London and Cancer Research UK.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/147666.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/147666.html Wed, 4 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    QMUL and UCL agree to establish new institute to tackle cardiovascular disease Queen Mary University of London and UCL have agreed to establish a joint Cardiovascular Institute to rise to the global challenge of cardiovascular disease.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/147729.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/147729.html Wed, 4 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Revolutionary device found to lower blood pressure A revolutionary device has been shown to significantly lower blood pressure among patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure, compared to those treated with usual drug measures – according to research from Queen Mary University of London and published in The Lancet.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/146577.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/146577.html Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Daily beetroot juice lowers blood pressure, scientists find Drinking a daily cup of beetroot juice has been shown to significantly lower blood pressure among patients with high blood pressure, according to scientists from Queen Mary University of London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/146262.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/146262.html Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Hope for muscular dystrophy patients: harnessing gene helps repair muscle damage Researchers have successfully improved the ability of muscle to repair itself – by artificially increasing levels of the BMI1 gene in the muscle-specific stem cells of mice with muscular dystrophy.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/146063.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/146063.html Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    QMUL researchers awarded £1.4m from charity Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been awarded a Specialist Programme Grant of £1.4 million from the charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. The programme aims to uncover the cause(s) of familial leukaemia and myelodysplasia–blood disorders that cause a life threatening drop in the number of healthy blood cells – and will begin in April 2015.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/145909.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/145909.html Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Armed virus shows promise as treatment for pancreatic cancer A new combination of two different approaches – virotherapy and immunotherapy - is showing “great promise” as a treatment for pancreatic cancer, according to new research from QMUL.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/145488.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/145488.html Tue, 23 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    New evidence reveals tamoxifen reduces breast cancer rates by nearly a third for 20 years The preventive effect of breast cancer drug ‘tamoxifen’ remains virtually constant for at least 20 years – with rates reduced by around 30 per cent – new analysis published in The Lancet Oncology reveals.  

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/144949.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/144949.html Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Study reveals text messages prevent one in six patients from failing to take medicine Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found text messaging prevents one in six patients from forgetting to take, or stopping, their prescribed medicines.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/144749.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/144749.html Fri, 5 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    QMUL’s Dr Neha Pathak wins Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Ultimate Women Award Dr Neha Pathak, an Academic Clinical Fellow from Queen Mary University of London, was last night awarded the ‘Ultimate Game Changer’ prize at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Awards.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/144699.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/144699.html Thu, 4 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Vitamin D reduces lung disease flare-ups by over 40% Vitamin D supplements can reduce COPD lung disease flare-ups by over 40% in patients with a vitamin D deficiency – according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/144555.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/144555.html Tue, 2 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Scientists discover treatment breakthrough for advanced bladder cancer Scientists from Queen Mary University of London's Barts Cancer Institute have made a breakthrough in developing a new therapy for advanced bladder cancer – for which there have been no major treatment advances in the past 30 years.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/143998.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/143998.html Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    QMUL hosts panel discussion on children and sport Public health experts, doctors, professional sports players and parents are gathering at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on 27-28 November to debate issues around children and sport, including managing injury and increasing participation.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/143835.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/143835.html Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    1 in 6 women who have large tissue removal during colposcopy will have a premature birth One in six women who have a large amount of tissue removed (15+mm) during colposcopy, to treat abnormal cells on the cervix, will go on to have a premature birth. This is double the number compared to those who have only a small amount removed – according to new findings from Queen Mary University of London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/142369.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/142369.html Fri, 7 Nov 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    QMUL scientists win Cancer Research UK prize A team of researchers led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been awarded the 2014 Cancer Research UK Prize for Translational Cancer Research at the NCRI Cancer Conference in Liverpool.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/142146.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/142146.html Mon, 3 Nov 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    The first UK medical school launches Google Glass technology in curriculum Queen Mary University of London's Medical School – Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry – is launching the ground-breaking use of Google Glass technology into its undergraduate curriculum, primarily within surgical teaching. This is the first of its kind outside of North America, having only been used by a small number of medical schools in the USA so far.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/141923.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/141923.html Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Scientists find genetic variants influence a person’s response to statins A large analysis of over 40,000 individuals on statin treatment has identified two new genetic variants which influence how 'bad' cholesterol levels respond to statin therapy.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/141916.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/141916.html Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    New brain tumour research Centre of Excellence is unveiled at QMUL Patients, carers, scientists, clinicians and charities from across the UK will gather today for the launch of a ground-breaking new partnership between the charity Brain Tumour Research and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in collaboration with the UCL Institute of Neurology.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/141691.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/141691.html Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Health sector regulator using powers to reduce hospital and community services, warn experts Licence conditions imposed by the health sector regulator, Monitor, on NHS foundation trusts in England will lead to a reduction in hospital community services under the guise of ‘continuity’, warn experts from Queen Mary University of London.  

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/140940.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/140940.html Wed, 8 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Research on a urine test for cervical cancer wins prize for QMUL academic clinical fellow The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has awarded the Edgar Gentilli Prize to Dr Neha Pathak, a QMUL academic clinical fellow, for her research on a urine test for cervical cancer.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/140966.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/140966.html Wed, 8 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    NICE recommends brief counselling and as-needed nalmefene to help people with alcohol dependence The drug nalmefene, which can help people dependent on alcohol cut down on the amount they drink, has been recommended in final draft guidance by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/140795.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/140795.html Fri, 3 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    750 million people worldwide suffering from severe gum disease Hundreds of millions of people across the globe are suffering from severe gum infections, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/140743.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/140743.html Thu, 2 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    THE World University Rankings: Medicine ranked in world top 50 Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been named amongst the top 50 universities in the world for Medicine in the influential Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/140582.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/140582.html Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    New study finds vulnerability to radicalisation is linked to depression Members of the British Muslim community who are most at risk of radicalisation are more likely to have depression and be socially isolated, a pioneering research study led by Queen Mary University of London has found.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/140175.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/140175.html Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Vampires and monsters invade Centre of the Cell for Halloween Vicious vampires, microscopic monsters, deadly diseases and an interactive snot show come to Centre of the Cell - Queen Mary University of London’s science education Pod in Whitechapel - this October.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/140052.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/140052.html Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    New approach to arthritis treatment could avoid serious side-effects A new approach to arthritis treatment, which avoids unforeseen side-effects by delivering drugs exclusively to affected inflamed joints, has been developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/139843.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/139843.html Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Online endocrinology degree shortlisted for national e-learning award A Queen Mary University of London postgraduate course focusing on the science of hormone medicine has been shortlisted at this year’s national e-learning awards, in the category of ‘best online distance learning programme’.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/139849.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/139849.html Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Urine HPV test could offer alternative to conventional smear and improve screening uptake A simple urine test for human papillomavirus (HPV) could offer a more acceptable, non-invasive alternative to the conventional cervical test and improve screening uptake, researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/139765.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/139765.html Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Major grant for research into wound-healing The UK’s leading medical charity for animal replacement research, the Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT), has awarded a major grant to Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) for research into healing chronic wounds, such as diabetes ulcers – a major healthcare concern in the UK.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/139730.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/139730.html Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Report on e-cigarette dangers is misleading, say experts World leading tobacco experts, including Professor Peter Hajek from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), argue that a recently published World Health Organization (WHO)-commissioned review of evidence on e-cigarettes contains important errors, misinterpretations and misrepresentations.  

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/138859.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/138859.html Fri, 5 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Public Health experts launch consultation on Draft Bill to restore the NHS Leading public health experts have launched a consultation on a new Bill which aims to reverse the failings of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and fully restore the National Health Service (NHS) in England as an accountable public service.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/138528.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/138528.html Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Scientists make major breakthrough in understanding leukaemia Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered mutations in genes that lead to childhood leukaemia of the acute lymphoblastic type – the most common childhood cancer in the world.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/137788.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/137788.html Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Scientists discover link between skin diseases and Sudden Cardiac Death Syndrome Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) who specialise in genetics of the skin are investigating an unlikely link between skin disease and heart disease which will hopefully shed new light on why someone is predisposed to sudden cardiac death syndrome.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/137806.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/137806.html Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Scientists uncover stem cell behaviour of human bowel for the first time For the first time, scientists have uncovered new information on how stem cells in the human bowel behave, revealing vital clues about the earliest stages in bowel cancer development and how we may begin to prevent it.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/index.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/index.html Thu, 7 Aug 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Aspirin: scientists believe cancer prevention benefits outweigh harms New research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) reveals taking aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of developing – and dying from – the major cancers of the digestive tract, i.e. bowel, stomach and oesophageal cancer.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/137377.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/137377.html Tue, 5 Aug 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary University of London awarded £24m from MRC to support the 100,000 Genomes Project Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded £24m from the MRC to support Genomics England in the delivery of the Government's 100,000 Genomes Project. The award will go directly towards providing cutting-edge Genomics Medicine Data Architecture.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/137244.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/137244.html Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Current evidence suggests benefits of e-cigarettes outweigh harms A major scientific review of available research on the use, content, and safety of e-cigarettes has concluded that – although long-term health effects of e-cigarette use are unknown – compared with conventional cigarettes they are likely to be much less harmful to users or bystanders.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/137208.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/137208.html Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    New drug target can break down cancer's barrier against treatment Scientists at Queen Mary University of London's Barts Cancer Institute have found that targeting a molecule in blood vessels can make cancer therapy significantly more effective, according to research published in Nature today (Monday 28 July),

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/136975.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/136975.html Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Four Queen Mary University of London scientists make Highly Cited Researchers 2014 List Professor Mark Caulfield, Professor Jack Cuzick, Professor Trish Greenhalgh, and Professor Panos Deloukas have all been selected by Thomson Reuters for inclusion in their prestigious list of Highly Cited Researchers 2014

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/135913.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/135913.html Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Google Glass in the operating theatre By Shafi Ahmed, Associate Dean at Queen Mary University of London and Colorectal Cancer Lead at Barts Health NHS Trust

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/135499.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/135499.html Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Summer sports challenges help fund the fight against cancer Queen Mary University of London staff, students and alumni are helping fund the fight against cancer with a series of charity sports challenges this summer, including the British 10k Run, the London Triathlon and the Thames Path Challenge.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/135441.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/135441.html Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Significant discovery could tackle spread of breast cancer • New discovery reveals testing for molecule αvβ6 could identify a subset of breast cancer patients at high risk of their tumours spreading from the breast - and therefore twice as likely to die within five years
    • Combining αvβ6- antibody drug with breast cancer drug Herceptin ‘eradicated’ tumours in mice
    • Researchers are now looking at options to progress to a clinical trial in breast cancer patients

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/134791.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/134791.html Fri, 4 Jul 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Campaign for real evidence-based medicine launches today A campaign to put patient care at the centre of evidence-based medicine (EBM) is launched today by Professor Trish Greenhalgh, Public Health expert at Queen Mary University of London, at the BioMed Central’s Health Services Research conference at Kings’ College London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/134739.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/134739.html Thu, 3 Jul 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    New study investigating impact of asthma on school children launches today Asthma affects one in 11 children and young people in the UK. On average, this is two children in every classroom.  Today scientists in East London are launching a new study to measure the impact asthma has on school children, with the aim of improving school life for those with asthma.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/134160.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/134160.html Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    East London study looking into effects of Mediterranean diet in pregnancy launches today Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is today launching a new East London based study looking into the effects of a Mediterranean diet during pregnancy, and its ability to reduce pregnancy-related complications such as pre-eclampsia.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/133687.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/133687.html Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    The UK’s first new dental school and hospital for 40 years opens today Patients and students in London’s East End are set to benefit as the UK’s first new dental school and hospital in nearly 40 years – the £78m Royal London Dental Hospital – officially opens its doors today.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/133611.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/133611.html Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    QMUL signs head and neck cancer research agreement with Guiyang Medical University Head and neck cancer experts at the Institute of Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, have signed a joint agreement with their counterparts in China, to increase international exchanges and initiatives and raise standards of research in the field.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/133651.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/133651.html Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    QMUL congratulates Professor Nick Lemoine on his NIHR Medical Director appointment Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is delighted to announce Professor Nick Lemoine, Director of QMUL’s Barts Cancer Institute, has been appointed to the new role of Medical Director at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/133047.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/133047.html Tue, 3 Jun 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    The UK’s first live-streamed surgical procedure takes place using Google Glass eyewear Yesterday, for the first time in the UK, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Barts Health NHS Trust broadcasted online a live surgical procedure using a pair of Google Glass eyewear.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/132426.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/132426.html Fri, 23 May 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Scientists discover new mechanism which causes the spread of breast cancer Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have uncovered a new mechanism which makes breast cancer cells move and invade the body, a discovery which could shed light on how to treat particularly aggressive forms of breast cancer and stop it spreading and recurring.         

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/131902.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/131902.html Mon, 19 May 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    UK top 10 for QMUL in international science and medicine rankings th in the UK and 52nd globally. ]]> http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/131719.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/131719.html Wed, 14 May 2014 12:00:00 GMT Queen Mary University of London launches ground-breaking asthma research centre Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), along with colleagues from the University of Edinburgh and the charity Asthma UK, have today launched the UK’s first integrated Centre focused solely on improving the quality of life of people with asthma.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/130952.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/130952.html Tue, 13 May 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Dentistry ranked 1st and medicine 4th in UK by Complete University Guide Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been rated first in the UK for Dentistry and fourth for Medicine in the Complete University Guide 2015 subject league tables, published today.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/130939.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/130939.html Mon, 12 May 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Universities announce rare disease research agreement with Pfizer Inc. Today, GMEC, the Global Medical Excellence Cluster, announced a five year collaborative agreement with Pfizer Inc. that provides a framework for the research and development of new and innovative medicines for rare diseases.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/130877.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/130877.html Fri, 9 May 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary University of London comments on first confidential enquiry into asthma deaths Today the National Review of Asthma Deaths (NRAD) is calling for an end to complacency around asthma care so more can be done to save lives.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/130688.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/130688.html Tue, 6 May 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Dentistry at Queen Mary awarded for gender equality Queen Mary University of London’s Institute of Dentistry has attained a Bronze award for the first time in the Athena SWAN scheme, which recognises excellence in recruiting and progressing women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/130196.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/130196.html Thu, 1 May 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Half-term science fun at Centre of the Cell Parents looking for something to entertain and educate budding scientists during the next half term can breathe easy, as Centre of the Cell in Whitechapel presents ‘Something in the Air’ – an interactive show about air pollution.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/130231.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/130231.html Thu, 1 May 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Care Bill changes required to secure public trust and the availability of information for public health research Writing in The Lancet today (Friday 2 May 2014), Allyson Pollock, Professor of Public Health Research and Policy and Peter Roderick, Barrister and Senior Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, call for crucial new amendments to the Care Bill in order to restore public trust in the use of patients’ data and to secure the on-going availability of genuinely anonymised information for public health research, planning and audit.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/130261.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/130261.html Thu, 1 May 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Risk of caesarean delivery 12% lower with induced labour New research from Queen Mary University of London has found risk of caesarean delivery was 12% lower among women whose labour was induced, compared with women who were managed with a "wait-and-see" approach (expectant management). The findings are contrary to the popular view that inducing labour (starting labour artificially) increases risk of caesarean delivery.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/129286.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/129286.html Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary University of London to host Genomics England on campus during delivery of 100,000 Genomes Project Genomics England – the company set up by the Department of Health to deliver the Government’s 100,000 Genomes Project – will move into newly refurbished headquarters on Queen Mary University of London’s Charterhouse Square campus from 21 April 2014.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/128766.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/128766.html Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary University of London comments on Government handling of NHS Patient Data Today the House of Commons Health Select Committee will hold an evidence session on Handling of NHS Patient Data. This will include hearing evidence from Kingsley Manning, Chair of the Health and Social Care Information Centre, and Max Jones, its Director of Information and Data Services.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/126574.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/126574.html Tue, 8 Apr 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Mayor launches MedCity with £4.1m investment The Mayor of London today launched MedCity, a partnership between the academic health science centres, UCLPartners – of which Queen Mary University of London is a founding member – King’s Health Partners and Imperial College, working with the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and the Greater London Authority. Through collaborative effort, MedCity seeks to establish London and the South East of England as a world-leading centre for life sciences.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/126610.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/126610.html Tue, 8 Apr 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Faulty gene can delay or block puberty Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have identified a new gene that may influence the timing of puberty, according to new research presented at today at the Society for Endocrinology annual BES conference. Until now, very little has been known about the genetic control of puberty.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/126019.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/126019.html Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Youth, wealth and education found to be risk factors for violent radicalisation New research from Queen Mary University of London has found youth, wealth, and being in full-time education to be risk factors associated with violent radicalisation. Contrary to popular views – religious practice, health and social inequalities, discrimination, and political engagement showed no links.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/125815.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/125815.html Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary's Women's Health Research Unit launches ELLY appeal Queen Mary University of London’s Women's Health Research Unit and Barts Health NHS Trust are collaborating with clinicians, researchers and volunteers to launch the East London International Women's Health appeal, also known as the ELLY Appeal.  

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/125593.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/125593.html Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary announces new research partnership with Brain Tumour Research Queen Mary University of London is delighted to announce a ground-breaking new research partnership with UCL Institute of Neurology (under UCLPartners) and the charity Brain Tumour Research. The partnership begins a new chapter in long-term, sustainable and continuous research into brain tumours, the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/124767.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/124767.html Tue, 4 Mar 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    What does canine anatomy have to do with clinical trials? Queen Mary academics Dr Richard Hooper and Dr Liam Bourke put a new twist on a classic research design.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/124871.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/124871.html Tue, 4 Mar 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Launch of £44m research fund to improve health outcomes for local people A new collaboration of health researchers across the NHS, world-leading universities – including Queen Mary University of London – local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, industry and charities has launched today. The partnership will lead and join up innovative research tackling some of the major health challenges in the north Thames region.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/124380.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/124380.html Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Scientists discover 11 new genes affecting blood pressure New research from Queen Mary University of London has discovered 11 new DNA sequence variants in genes influencing high blood pressure and heart disease.  

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/123908.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/123908.html Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Two thirds of women are not taking folic acid supplements before pregnancy to prevent spina bifida New research from Queen Mary University of London reveals less than 1 in 3 women have taken folic acid supplements before pregnancy to prevent spina bifida and other birth defects of the brain, spine, or spinal cord (neural tube defects). This is despite research from 1991 showing that such conditions could be prevented in most cases by increasing the intake of the B-vitamin folic acid before pregnancy.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/123830.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/123830.html Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Sixth-form students become cancer-research STARS A-level students are gaining first-hand experience in cutting-edge cancer research, thanks to a new programme created at Queen Mary University of London’s Barts Cancer Institute (BCI).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/123131.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/123131.html Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Study reveals unexpected cell hijack method in pancreatic cancer Pancreatic stellate cells, which normally aid tissue repair, unwittingly help pancreatic cancer grow and spread in a method of ‘cell hijack’ only seen before in brain and breast cancer, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/122711.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/122711.html Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    MRC awards announces £32 million towards improving data research Queen Mary University of London, in partnership with UCL, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Francis Crick Institute, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute, has been awarded nearly £9 million by the Medical Research Council (MRC) to improve capability, capacity, training and capital infrastructure in medical bioinformatics. 

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/122492.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/122492.html Thu, 6 Feb 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    New disease gene discovery sheds light on cause of bone marrow failure New research from Queen Mary University of London has identified a novel genetic defect among patients with bone marrow failure, which could reveal its underlying cause.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/122566.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/122566.html Thu, 6 Feb 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Detection of Down syndrome during pregnancy improves for younger women New figures from the National Down Syndrome Cytogenetic Register (NDSCR) based at Queen Mary University of London, reveal the proportion of Down syndrome cases diagnosed antenatally has increased in younger women.  Furthermore, Down syndrome diagnoses are occurring earlier in pregnancy for women of all ages. 

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/122428.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/122428.html Wed, 5 Feb 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    East London teenagers present 100 years of medical history Young Londoners have travelled back in time some 100 years to discover how people lived, worked and died in the East End and what impact the area’s medical history has on the current generation.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/122243.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/122243.html Tue, 4 Feb 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Large-scale HPV self-testing proves effective for screening cervical cancer Self-testing for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – the virus that causes cervical cancer – is as effective at detecting cancer as a conventional smear test (cytology screening) even when scaled up to test large populations.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/120173.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/120173.html Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Sense-ational school break science fun at Centre of the Cell How can astronauts have secret conversations in space? Why do your feet go numb in cold water? And why does spicy food set your tongue on fire? Centre of the Cell will be answering these questions and more this half-term.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/120003.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/120003.html Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    From Westminster to Whitechapel: Queen Mary takes part in Royal Society Pairing scheme Professor Lord Winston – the distinguished medical scientist, television presenter and life peer – will be visiting Queen Mary University of London on January 17 2014 as part of a unique ‘pairing’ scheme run by the Royal Society, the UK national academy of science.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/119870.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/119870.html Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    New discovery on Giant Cell Arteritis sheds light on cause New research from Queen Mary University of London has revealed – for the first time – how the condition Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) may be caused by a certain group of white blood cells called ‘neutrophils’. GCA (also known as temporal arteritis) is a condition which causes severe inflammation in the blood vessels and primarily affects the elderly.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/119871.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/119871.html Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Screening helps prevent cervical cancer in older women New research from Queen Mary University of London reveals women over the age of 50 who don’t attend cervical screening are six times more likely to be diagnosed with cervical cancer in later life.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/119753.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/119753.html Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Alternative Valentine's at Barts Pathology Museum Lovesick hysterics, plundered hearts and the history of sexually transmitted diseases will be discussed in a series of February lectures at Barts Pathology Museum, part of Queen Mary University of London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/119698.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/119698.html Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Scientific journals show little enforcement of animal research reporting guidelines New findings from Queen Mary University of London reveal experimental flaws and a lack of transparent reporting is compromising the quality of animal studies and their potential to translate into the clinic.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/119385.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/119385.html Wed, 8 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Drug cuts breast cancer cases by more than 50 per cent in high risk women 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/118385.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/118385.html Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    HAPPY London: Londoners needed for heart attack prevention study 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/118228.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/118228.html Mon, 9 Dec 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    New findings could tackle over-diagnosis and over-treatment of breast cancer 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/117884.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/117884.html Tue, 3 Dec 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    From Whitechapel to Westminster: Queen Mary takes part in ‘Week in Westminster’ scheme 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. 

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/117782.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/117782.html Mon, 2 Dec 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Study underway to develop personalised treatments for psoriasis 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/117475.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/117475.html Wed, 27 Nov 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    The Big Question Lecture at Centre of the Cell: Is HIV still a death sentence? 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/117370.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/117370.html Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Study reveals higher levels of control and support at work increases wellbeing 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/117125.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/117125.html Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Services fail to treat prisoners with schizophrenia – increasing risk of violent reoffending 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/117075.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/117075.html Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Infection experts to battle it out in I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here! 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!

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/116245.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/116245.html Tue, 5 Nov 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    International trauma project set to reduce fatalities 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/116150.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/116150.html Mon, 4 Nov 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Study shows putting aggressive cancer on a starvation diet slows tumour growth 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/115883.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/115883.html Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Study finds money encourages patients with severe mental illness to take their medication regularly 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/115886.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/115886.html Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    QM researcher explains aircraft noise and heart disease discovery 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/115131.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/115131.html Wed, 9 Oct 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Medical students living with senior citizens celebrate project’s 25th anniversary 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/115053.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/115053.html Mon, 7 Oct 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Health subjects at Queen Mary come top 10 in global rankings 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/114991.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/114991.html Thu, 3 Oct 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Predicting violence among psychopaths is no more than chance 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/114893.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/114893.html Wed, 2 Oct 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Genetic markings could spot cancer before it develops 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/115025.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/115025.html Tue, 1 Oct 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary Psychiatrist named new Editor of British Journal of Psychiatry 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/114539.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/114539.html Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    'Sweeney Todd' and actress Amanda Redman support public blood pressure checks at Queen Mary 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/114509.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/114509.html Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Pioneering Queen Mary dental course celebrates 30 years of excellence 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/113830.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/113830.html Thu, 12 Sep 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    E-cigarettes hailed ‘as effective’ as patches 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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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/113903.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/113903.html Sun, 8 Sep 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Working together to establish nationwide surveillance of congenital anomalies 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).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/113407.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/113407.html Fri, 6 Sep 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Times Higher Education Award nomination for gigantism research 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/113404.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/113404.html Thu, 5 Sep 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Preventive procedure substantially improves outlook for heart attack patients 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/113293.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/113293.html Mon, 2 Sep 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    £9 million funding boost to address public health challenges 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/111565.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/111565.html Fri, 9 Aug 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Is your heart HAPPY? 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/110566.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/110566.html Thu, 1 Aug 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Fatty acids could aid cancer prevention and treatment 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/110592.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/110592.html Thu, 1 Aug 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Could sleeping stem cells hold key to treatment of aggressive blood cancer? 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/104907.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/104907.html Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    QM professor calls for rethink on e-cigarette regulation 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/104506.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/104506.html Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Genetic mutation linked to severe obesity Researchers have identified a genetic cause of severe obesity that, though rare, raises new questions about weight gain and energy use in obese individuals.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/104273.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/104273.html Thu, 18 Jul 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Gang members found to suffer unprecedented levels of psychiatric illness 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/103702.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/103702.html Fri, 12 Jul 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Learning from the experts – our patients Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London are working with patients to encourage different generations to learn together about the world of clinical trials.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/103449.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/103449.html Tue, 9 Jul 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Scientists discover ethnic differences in immune response to TB bacterium 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/103133.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/103133.html Thu, 4 Jul 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    New study to give insight into the public health risks of antibiotic resistant bacteria 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/103092.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/103092.html Wed, 3 Jul 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Scientists identify genetic cause of ‘spongy’ skin condition 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/103121.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/103121.html Wed, 3 Jul 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Research into degradable particles to reduce tooth decay wins award 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/102606.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/102606.html Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Cola drinking flea is a hit at Queen Mary Science Festival 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/102609.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/102609.html Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    New research reveals significant reductions of salt levels in UK bread 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/101873.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/101873.html Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    HPV testing could cut cervical cancers by a third 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/101747.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/101747.html Fri, 14 Jun 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Research reveals high salt levels in biscuits 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/100948.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/100948.html Tue, 4 Jun 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Report shows billions worldwide suffer from major tooth decay 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/100327.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/100327.html Thu, 30 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Tower Hamlets gets heart health help from Queen Mary’s Centre of the Cell 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/100149.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/100149.html Fri, 24 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    UCLPartners gets the green light to improve healthcare for over six million people 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/100093.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/100093.html Thu, 23 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Researchers complete largest genetic sequencing study of human disease 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/99722.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/99722.html Wed, 22 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Students take leading roles in charity tackling global and local health issues 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. 

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/99697.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/99697.html Mon, 20 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    ‘Unopenable’ historic scrolls will yield their secrets to new X-ray system Pioneering X-ray technology is making it possible to read fragile rolled-up historical documents for the first time in centuries.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/99565.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/99565.html Thu, 16 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    QM expert appointed to aviation advisory panel 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/99434.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/99434.html Mon, 13 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Centre of the Cell free public lecture: Do we need to worry about air pollution? 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/99278.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/99278.html Thu, 9 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    QM researchers lead trial of revolutionary new device-based treatment for high blood pressure 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/99206.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/99206.html Wed, 8 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Russian Deputy Prime Minister visits Queen Mary BioEnterprises 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/98981.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/98981.html Tue, 7 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Study finds exercise is ineffective against care home depression 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/98696.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/98696.html Thu, 2 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Tamoxifen class drugs reduce breast cancer rates by more than a third in women at high risk 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/97517.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/97517.html Tue, 30 Apr 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    QM student receives international award for Tourette’s syndrome research A Queen Mary PhD student has received an international research award for her work on Tourette’s syndrome.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/97511.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/97511.html Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    London Lung Cancer Alliance launched to transform patient care 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/97032.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/97032.html Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Students teach local kids about health and safety 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).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/96975.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/96975.html Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    £2million project aims to revolutionise the study of cancer cells in the lab 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/96819.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/96819.html Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Study raises concerns about the impact of economic conditions on public health The continuing worldwide economic crisis and austerity measures have raised concerns about the impact of economic conditions on public health.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/96703.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/96703.html Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Nitrates found in green veg and beetroot help tackle high blood pressure 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/95990.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/95990.html Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Month of birth impacts on immune system development 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/95198.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/95198.html Tue, 9 Apr 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Cutting salt intake could save millions of lives 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/94532.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/94532.html Fri, 5 Apr 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    East London Connects to the World 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/94249.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/94249.html Wed, 3 Apr 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Centre of the Cell launches ‘Sponsor a Neuron’ campaign Queen Mary, University of London has launched a public appeal to expand its award-winning science education centre at Whitechapel.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/94288.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/94288.html Wed, 3 Apr 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Dental student wins top prize in national competition 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/94214.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/94214.html Tue, 2 Apr 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary supports work to increase the number of doctors in Ethiopia 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/93303.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/93303.html Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary’s Professor Jo Martin appointed National Clinical Director of Pathology 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/92968.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/92968.html Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Trying to quit smoking? Taking part in a scientific trial could help Today is the 30th annual No Smoking Day when hundreds of thousands of smokers are expected to try and quit for good.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/92704.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/92704.html Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary scientists receive over £500,000 for pancreatic cancer research 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/92670.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/92670.html Tue, 12 Mar 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Research reveals high levels of salt in restaurant meals 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).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/92603.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/92603.html Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Expert panel makes recommendation to government on drugs and driving 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/92487.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/92487.html Fri, 8 Mar 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    The Queen opens national research centre for bowel disease 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).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/91586.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/91586.html Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Animal replacement research receives international accolade 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/91374.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/91374.html Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Cost of medication and stigma leading asthma sufferers to risk health 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/91090.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/91090.html Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Gene identified in some melanoma linked to increased resistance to treatment 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/90919.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/90919.html Mon, 18 Feb 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary start-up company receives investment for targeted cancer treatment 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).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/90944.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/90944.html Mon, 18 Feb 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Scientists identify new therapeutic target for coronary heart disease 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/90845.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/90845.html Fri, 15 Feb 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Her Majesty The Queen to open new national research centre for bowel disease 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/90837.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/90837.html Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Research highlights widespread global use of diclofenac, despite cardiovascular risks 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/90710.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/90710.html Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Scientists heading to Northern Ireland to investigate genetic mutation 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/90352.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/90352.html Mon, 4 Feb 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Rehabilitation therapies can lead to recovery from chronic fatigue syndrome 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/89978.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/89978.html Thu, 31 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Scientists identify mechanism behind genetic link to heart disease 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/90170.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/90170.html Thu, 31 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Mending Broken Hearts returns to Barts Pathology Museum for Valentine’s Day 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/88537.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/88537.html Wed, 16 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary to host world’s first Chair in Animal Replacement Science 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/89295.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/89295.html Wed, 16 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Enteric to receive £800,000 funding for gastrointestinal disease research 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).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/88902.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/88902.html Tue, 8 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Tower Hamlets gets help with heart health from Centre of the Cell and Heart Research UK 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/88916.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/88916.html Tue, 8 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Study launched to drive improvement in arthritis treatment 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/88786.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/88786.html Mon, 7 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Scientists identify genetic mutation behind rare disease 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/88700.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/88700.html Thu, 3 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Medical device to prevent DVT wins innovation award 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/88662.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/88662.html Wed, 2 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Research opens up possibility of therapies to restore blood-brain barrier 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/88670.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/88670.html Wed, 2 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
    Study offers genetic insight into the ‘disease of kings’ Scientists have shed light on why some people are more susceptible to gout than others, according to a new study published today in Nature Genetics.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/88556.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/88556.html Sun, 23 Dec 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Researchers shed light on the workings of the body’s immune response Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered that two proteins which are believed to play a key role in controlling the body’s immune response are found in lower levels in T lymphocytes from patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/88090.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/88090.html Thu, 13 Dec 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary research unit gains international recognition The Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry at Queen Mary, University of London has gained recognition from the World Health Organisation, having been named a WHO Collaborating Centre.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/87904.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/87904.html Tue, 11 Dec 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary to lead multi-million pound rheumatoid arthritis research consortium Queen Mary, University of London is to lead a multi-million pound research collaboration looking at ways of improving treatment for rheumatoid arthritis through the emerging field of stratified medicine.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/87799.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/87799.html Mon, 10 Dec 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Study finds more babies survive premature birth, but serious health problems are unchanged New research from Queen Mary, University of London and UCL (University College London) has found the number of extremely premature babies who survive and leave hospital increased between 1995 and 2006, but the proportion who experience serious health problems in childhood remained largely unchanged.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/87675.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/87675.html Wed, 5 Dec 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    QM led research shows potential benefits of e-learning in medical training International research led by Queen Mary, University of London, suggests that e-learning is an effective method of medical training and could be an affordable way of driving up clinical standards and improving workplace culture.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/87663.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/87663.html Tue, 4 Dec 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary receives funding for medical research in Zambia Queen Mary, University of London has received a $1.3million(US) grant for research in Zambia into intestinal diseases – conditions which affect most children in the developing world and can leave their growth stunted.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/87664.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/87664.html Tue, 4 Dec 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Global Health Week to bring leading public health figures to Queen Mary Queen Mary, University of London’s Global Health Week starts today with an exciting line-up of leading public health figures due to present over the week on a diverse range of topics, from migration and mental health to food policy and access to medicines.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/87545.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/87545.html Mon, 3 Dec 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary wins Research Project of the Year at THE Awards Queen Mary, University of London, has picked up the Research Project of the Year at the annual Times Higher Education Awards.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/87496.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/87496.html Fri, 30 Nov 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    New research reveals cheese saltier than seawater New research from CASH (Consensus Action on Salt and Health) at Queen Mary, University of London, has revealed the unnecessarily high levels of salt in a staple of the country’s shopping baskets – cheese.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/87413.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/87413.html Thu, 29 Nov 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary research wins international award Research jointly led by Queen Mary, University of London into the long-term impact of breast cancer screening has received an international award from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/87337.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/87337.html Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Research looks at impact of asthma, social deprivation and ethnicity on educational performance Research led by Queen Mary, University of London has found that having asthma is not linked to poorer scores in national school examinations. In contrast, ethnicity and social deprivation were associated with poorer educational outcomes in the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/86737.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/86737.html Thu, 15 Nov 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Strongest evidence to date points to heightened risk of MS for babies born in spring Lower prenatal levels of vitamin D may mean that babies born in April and May have an increased risk of developing the neurological condition multiple sclerosis (MS), new research from  Queen Mary, University of London suggests.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/86793.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/86793.html Thu, 15 Nov 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Research shows mixed results for home blood pressure monitoring in stroke patients Home blood pressure monitoring may help stroke patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure according to research from a Queen Mary academic published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/86436.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/86436.html Tue, 6 Nov 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Funding for research into regenerating damaged heart muscle Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have received new funding to find out whether an innovative method of stem cell therapy can help damaged heart muscle to recover and regenerate itself.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/86400.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/86400.html Mon, 5 Nov 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary, University of London receives Phase II Grand Challenges Explorations Funding Queen Mary, University of London has announced that it will receive Phase II funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables individuals worldwide to test bold ideas to address persistent health and development challenges. 

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/86376.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/86376.html Fri, 2 Nov 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Eat Your Heart Out 2012: Queen Mary to host anatomy-themed baking festival Talented bakers and medical experts are joining forces for a disease and anatomy-themed cake festival this autumn at Queen Mary, University of London’s Pathology Museum.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/83955.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/83955.html Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    QM signs up to Declaration on Openness on Animal Research Queen Mary, University of London, has today (19 October) joined with 40 other organisations from across the life sciences sector in signing up to a declaration on openness on animal research.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/85981.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/85981.html Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Repeated job strain is a risk factor for depression Overworked employees with little power in the workplace are at an increased risk of developing major depressive disorder (MDD), according to a new study from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, published today in the American Journal of Public Health.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/85944.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/85944.html Thu, 18 Oct 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    QM scientists in new £2.5million consortium to investigate link between Alzheimer’s and Down’s syndrome Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London, are part of a new consortium which will study the link between Alzheimer’s disease and Down’s syndrome in an attempt to better understand the degenerative disease and predict as early as in infancy which individuals are most at risk.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/85710.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/85710.html Mon, 15 Oct 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    QM led clinical guidelines gain NICE accreditation Clinical guidelines produced following research led by Queen Mary, University of London, will help drive improvements in the treatment of people with pre-cancerous and cancerous conditions of the oesophagus (gullet).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/85599.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/85599.html Thu, 11 Oct 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    QM’s Dean for Dentistry receives gold medal from Royal College of Surgeons Queen Mary, University of London’s Dean for Dentistry, Professor Farida Fortune, has received the prestigious Colyer Gold Medal from the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/85361.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/85361.html Tue, 9 Oct 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary academic receives international research award Professor Sir Nicholas Wald, Director of the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, is to receive the Hamdan Award for Medical Research Excellence in the field of fetal medicine.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/85244.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/85244.html Fri, 5 Oct 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Professor Jack Cuzick receives prestigious cancer research award Professor Jack Cuzick from the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine at Queen Mary, University of London, is to receive an international award in recognition of his outstanding cancer prevention research.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/85276.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/85276.html Fri, 5 Oct 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    New gene test detects early mouth cancer risk Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have developed a new gene test that can detect pre-cancerous cells in patients with benign-looking mouth lesions. The test could potentially allow at-risk patients to receive earlier treatment, significantly improving their chance of survival.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/85096.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/85096.html Thu, 4 Oct 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Olympic legacy: tackling the ‘East London Diabetes Belt’ is a major challenge A study by Queen Mary, University of London researchers has shown the scale of the challenge facing those in charge of delivering the Olympic legacy. In three London boroughs they have found that, overall, as many as one in ten of the local population has a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes within the next ten years. In some areas close to the Stratford Olympic Park up to one in six adults are at high risk.  

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/85120.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/85120.html Thu, 4 Oct 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Researchers discover key mechanism for controlling the body’s inflammatory response Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have discovered how a key molecule controls the body’s inflammatory responses. The molecule, known as p110delta, fine-tunes inflammation to avoid excessive reactions that can damage the organism. The findings, published in Nature Immunology on 30 September, could be exploited in vaccine development and new cancer therapies.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/84915.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/84915.html Mon, 1 Oct 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Cancer death rates set to drop 17 per cent by 2030 The rates of people dying from cancer are predicted to fall by 17 per cent (16.8) in the UK by 2030 according to Professor Peter Sasieni, from Queen Mary, University of London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/84531.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/84531.html Tue, 25 Sep 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Europe-wide study finds death rates after surgery double that of recent estimates National estimates of death following general surgery have been too optimistic, according to the first large-scale study to explore surgical outcomes across Europe, led by Queen Mary, University of London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/84350.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/84350.html Fri, 21 Sep 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    First comprehensive review of European breast cancer screening programmes finds benefits outweigh harm A major review of breast cancer screening services in Europe, jointly led by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, has concluded that the benefits of screening in terms of lives saved outweigh the harms caused by over-diagnosis.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/83774.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/83774.html Thu, 13 Sep 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Research reveals high variation in salt levels in bacon New research from Queen Mary, University of London, has revealed huge variation in the salt levels found in supermarket bacon, with some products containing more than half the daily recommendation of salt in just two rashers.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/83772.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/83772.html Wed, 12 Sep 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Active Follow-Up with Telephone Help Can Reduce Deaths in Chronic Heart Failure Patients Chronic heart failure (CHF) patients are less likely to have died a year after discharge if they are involved in a programme of active follow-up once they have returned home than patients given standard care, according to a new Cochrane systematic review published today, co-authored by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/83719.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/83719.html Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Researchers find first evidence for a genetic cause for Barrett’s oesophagus, a condition that predisposes people to develop one of the world’s commonest cancers Genetic variations that are linked with the onset of Barrett’s oesophagus (BE), a pre-cancerous condition of the lower end of the gullet, have been identified for the first time. The discovery of variations in regions on two chromosomes makes it possible to develop screening tests for people at high risk of developing the disease.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/83562.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/83562.html Mon, 10 Sep 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    India’s patent laws under pressure: The Lancet special report In a special report in The Lancet, researchers from Queen Mary, University of London argue that pending cases against India’s patent laws threaten public health and misinterpret international intellectual property agreements.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/83563.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/83563.html Mon, 10 Sep 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Most English football teams don’t follow international guidelines on concussion Most professional English football teams do not comply with international guidelines on concussion that ensure that players are safe to return to play, suggests new research from Queen Mary, University of London published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/83595.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/83595.html Mon, 10 Sep 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Unemployment differences appear to cause more mental health problems among Somalis in London than those in Minneapolis Somali immigrants to the UK and USA appear to integrate better and have fewer mental health problems if they are allowed to work and they receive practical support during the first few years of their time in the new country, according to a study led by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London (UK) and published in BioMed Central Public Health today (Friday).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/83533.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/83533.html Fri, 7 Sep 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    High doses of vitamin D help tuberculosis patients recover more quickly For decades before antibiotics became generally available, sunshine was used to treat tuberculosis, with patients often being sent to Swiss clinics to soak up the sun’s healing rays. Now, for the first time scientists have shown how and why heliotherapy might, indeed, have made a difference.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/83354.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/83354.html Tue, 4 Sep 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Medical student has paper published in American Journal of Medicine A former medical student at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry has had his fourth year project published as a paper in a prestigious journal and reported by the international media.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/83118.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/83118.html Tue, 28 Aug 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Archived Guthrie cards find a new purpose Blood collected from newborn babies by a heel prick immediately after birth has been used routinely in most developed countries for decades to screen for diseases such as cystic fibrosis and sickle cell disorders.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/83067.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/83067.html Thu, 23 Aug 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    No evidence that drug used for preventing life-threatening bleeding in women during labour works There is insufficient evidence for the effectiveness of a drug that is being used increasingly to prevent life-threatening bleeding in women who give birth in community settings in low income countries, according to a review of all the available research published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. [1]

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/83009.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/83009.html Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Treatment for cervical disease is not linked to increased risk of preterm births Treatment for cervical disease does not appear to increase the risk of subsequently giving birth prematurely, according to a study of over 44,000 women in England. The study, published online in the British Medical Journal, is the largest in the UK to investigate this and contradicts previous research suggesting treatment could be linked to an increased risk.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/82894.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/82894.html Fri, 17 Aug 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Keep the Olympic flame burning: exercise safely As people around the UK get set to join in a sport on the first weekend after the Olympics, an expert on sports and exercise medicine from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, part of Queen Mary, University of London, has stressed emerging evidence that injury can be prevented using new approaches. This was crucial so that people stayed engaged with new activity to gain long-term benefits, he said.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/82869.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/82869.html Thu, 16 Aug 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Researchers win funding to reduce salt intake for children and their families in China Queen Mary, University of London researchers have been awarded a major Medical Research Council (MRC) grant for a project to reduce the amount of salt consumed by children and their families in China.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/81837.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/81837.html Mon, 6 Aug 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Two effective chronic fatigue syndrome treatments are good value for money Two treatments found previously to be the most effective for patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) have now been found to be the most cost-effective treatments.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/81841.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/81841.html Mon, 6 Aug 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary researchers play key role in securing £4.3m funding for e-health research centre of excellence in London Researchers from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary, University of London have played a key role in securing a £4.3m award to establish an e-health research Centre of Excellence in London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/81842.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/81842.html Mon, 6 Aug 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Lack of nationwide surveillance may lead to clusters of congenital anomalies going unnoticed One baby in every 45 was born with a congenital anomaly in 2010 according to the second annual report by the British Isles Network of Congenital Anomaly Registers (BINOCAR), released today (Thursday).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/81335.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/81335.html Thu, 2 Aug 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary researchers awarded major funding for studies on mitochondrial DNA and asbestos-related lung cancer Dr Sarah Martin has been awarded the prestigious Medical Research Council New Investigator Award to elucidate the role of a number of DNA repair genes in the maintenance of mitochondrial DNA integrity and cancer.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/80345.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/80345.html Wed, 25 Jul 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Endoscopy and better tissue sampling are important for management of common pre-cancerous and cancerous oesophageal conditions The world’s largest review of all the evidence on the best way of managing and treating common pre-cancerous and cancerous conditions of the oesophagus (gullet) has found that good endoscopy equipment, more endoscopic surgery, and more tissue sampling are required to improve care for patients.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/80194.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/80194.html Mon, 23 Jul 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    First Polypill trial in people selected on age alone (50 and over) shows substantial health benefit Results of a randomised trial carried out by academics at Queen Mary, University of London and published in the journal PLoS One [1] show that a four-component Polypill given to people aged 50 and over to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke, the most common causes of death worldwide, achieved large reductions in blood cholesterol and blood pressure, the main causes of these two diseases.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/79707.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/79707.html Thu, 19 Jul 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Public to meet Joseph Merrick for the first time, thanks to replica skeleton Almost 150 years after the birth of Joseph Merrick – aka The Elephant Man - an exact replica of his skeleton has been created from digital 3D scans of his fragile remains.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/78581.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/78581.html Tue, 3 Jul 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Inflammation display turns up the heat at Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition Visitors to this year’s Royal Society Summer Exhibition will get a painful taste of the type of research scientists at Queen Mary, University of London are doing.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/78714.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/78714.html Tue, 3 Jul 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary joins leading medical group Queen Mary, University of London has joined other universities in the Global Medical Excellence Cluster (GMEC), tasked with shaping and delivering cutting-edge research and attracting investment in UK healthcare.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/78536.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/78536.html Mon, 2 Jul 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    New study will treat C-section patients with own blood Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have received a major new grant to help treat blood loss during caesarean section births.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/78557.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/78557.html Mon, 2 Jul 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Scientists identify new cancer stem cell mechanism Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have uncovered a link between two genes which shows how stem cells could develop into cancer.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/78747.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/78747.html Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine introduces Dance Medicine module for 2013 Queen Mary, University of London’s Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine has announced the introduction of a new module in Dance Medicine, to commence in January 2013.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/78289.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/78289.html Tue, 26 Jun 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    QM Pathology Museum inspires unique play A play inspired by Bart’s Pathology Museum at Queen Mary, University of London will be performed at the venue on Thursday 5 July.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/78306.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/78306.html Tue, 26 Jun 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Controversial vaccine trial should never have been run in India, researchers say Research published today in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine raises further questions about a trial of HPV vaccines in India.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/77823.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/77823.html Thu, 21 Jun 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary academic becomes Editor-in-Chief of obstetrics and gynaecology journal Professor Khalid Khan is the new Editor-in-Chief of BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/78089.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/78089.html Thu, 21 Jun 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary scientist wins prestigious award A scientist at Queen Mary, University of London was awarded the title ‘Top New Investigator’ at a recent international meeting for the study of fatty acids and lipids.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/78017.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/78017.html Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Research shows dangerously high levels of salt in kids’ meals Children’s meals at some of the UK’s leading pub and fast food chains contain more than a child’s recommended daily salt allowance, research from Queen Mary, University of London has shown.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/77644.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/77644.html Thu, 14 Jun 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    New technology set to “revolutionise” the identification of disaster victims Forensics across the world will be better equipped to identify the age of people who die in natural disasters. Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have developed an online interactive tool which will enable experts to assess people’s teeth and accurately estimate their age.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/77658.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/77658.html Thu, 14 Jun 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    New experimental centre for arthritis at QM Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London are working to develop better therapies to treat people with arthritis.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/77490.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/77490.html Tue, 12 Jun 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    QM Scientist to develop non-animal models for testing cancer drugs Dr Adrian Biddle of Queen Mary, University of London has been awarded a David Sainsbury Fellowship from the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) for his work in developing a lab test based on human cells to replace the use of mice in testing potential drugs that target cancer cells.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/76973.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/76973.html Thu, 31 May 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    New Deputy at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry Professor Mike Curtis has been appointed as Deputy Vice-Principal (Health) at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/77012.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/77012.html Thu, 31 May 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Scientists discover gene which causes rare disease in babies A rare disease which often first presents in newborn babies has been traced to a novel genetic defect, scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have found.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/76908.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/76908.html Wed, 30 May 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Medical school rises through the ranks The latest university rankings reveal that Barts and The London Medical School has shot up 11 places to rank seventh nationally, and second in London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/76507.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/76507.html Tue, 22 May 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary research takes top prize HIV research carried out by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London has been awarded a top prize by scientific publishers BioMed Central.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/76437.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/76437.html Mon, 21 May 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Weight in pregnancy best controlled by diet, study shows Pregnant women, including those who are obese or overweight, should be encouraged to minimise weight gain through diet, according to major new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/74329.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/74329.html Fri, 18 May 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary academic to advise government on drugs and driving An academic from Queen Mary, University of London has been chosen to be part of a panel set up to give advice to the government about the influences of drugs on driving.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/75166.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/75166.html Wed, 16 May 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary academic is awarded prestigious Fellowship Professor Sussan Nourshargh from Queen Mary, University of London has been awarded a prestigious Fellowship at the Academy of Medical Sciences.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/74055.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/74055.html Fri, 11 May 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Patient helps fund revolutionary motor neurone disease research A 50 year old motor neurone disease patient will today launch a groundbreaking research project in East London after raising more than £100,000 to pay for it.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/74026.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/74026.html Thu, 10 May 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Newborns should be screened for heart defects, study shows There is now overwhelming evidence that all newborn babies should be offered screening for heart defects at birth, according to a major new study published online in The Lancet.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/72695.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/72695.html Wed, 2 May 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    New health legislation will have “severe implications” for population data, warns expert The Health and Social Care Act 2012 will have “severe implications” for collecting and monitoring data about the health needs of the population in England, warns a Queen Mary expert today.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/72692.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/72692.html Fri, 27 Apr 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Study hints at why gums suffer with age New research from Queen Mary, University of London in collaboration with research groups in the USA sheds light on why gum disease can become more common with old age.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/71770.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/71770.html Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Stem cell biologist receives major pathology award Professor Malcolm Alison of Queen Mary, University of London, has been awarded the 2012 Doniach Lectureship - the senior award of the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/71652.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/71652.html Fri, 13 Apr 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Colin Blakemore to receive Lord Brain Memorial Medal 2012 Professor Colin Blakemore of the University of Oxford and University of Warwick will be awarded the Lord Brain Memorial Medal 2012 for his significant contribution to neuroscience.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/71617.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/71617.html Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Approach to diabetes self-management too narrow, study suggests A new study from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London reveals the many difficulties faced by people with diabetes in self-managing their disease.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/71423.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/71423.html Tue, 10 Apr 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    The Pathology Museum Spring Seminar Series: Ghosts, body snatchers and Sherlock Holmes The Spring Seminar Series at Queen Mary, University of London’s Pathology Museum is set to kick off in April with public lectures on sensational nineteenth-century science, ghosts, Arctic exploration and the history of pioneering Victorian female doctors.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/71385.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/71385.html Thu, 5 Apr 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Scheme for students to train with emergency medical services is a world first A group of exceptional medical students are learning how lives can be saved immediately after serious injury, thanks to a training programme at Queen Mary, University of London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/71119.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/71119.html Tue, 3 Apr 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    New research reveals alarming levels of salt and fat in Britain’s takeaway pizzas New research by Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) at Queen Mary, University of London and the Association of London Environmental Health Managers (ALEHM) for National Salt Awareness Week 2012 reveals massive differences in the salt and fat content between takeaway pizzas and those purchased from supermarkets.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/70577.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/70577.html Mon, 26 Mar 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Research gives hope to detecting cancer in early stages Research from Queen Mary, University of London has uncovered the mechanism which causes normal cells to develop into cancer, giving hope in the fight against one of the UK’s biggest killers.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/70611.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/70611.html Mon, 26 Mar 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Centre of Excellence for Behçet’s disease awarded to Queen Mary and Barts and the London NHS Trust Queen Mary, University of London’s Institute of Dentistry has been named, in partnership with Barts and the London NHS Trust, as the UK’s largest Centre of Excellence for the treatment of Behçet’s disease - a chronic and rare inflammatory disorder.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/70456.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/70456.html Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Mummification documentary with Queen Mary forensic pathologist wins award A documentary featuring a leading forensic pathologist based at Queen Mary, University of London has been honoured by the Royal Television Society at its annual celebration of excellence in television programming.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/70303.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/70303.html Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Protein discovery could switch off cardiovascular disease Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Surrey have found a protein inside blood vessels with an ability to protect the body from substances which cause cardiovascular disease.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/65542.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/65542.html Mon, 12 Mar 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    World-first blood-clotting research on show at Big Bang 2012 Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London will present their pioneering blood-clotting research at Birmingham’s Big Bang Fair this week.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/65587.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/65587.html Mon, 12 Mar 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Health reforms will be the end of free care for all, warn experts Entitlement to free health services will be curtailed by the Health and Social Care Bill currently before parliament, warn experts today.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/65368.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/65368.html Fri, 9 Mar 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Trauma study is first to show how cyclists are injured and killed on city streets A study by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London and Barts and The London NHS Trust proves that HGVs pose the greatest risk of death and serious injury to cyclists.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/65007.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/65007.html Mon, 5 Mar 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Blood pressure genes discovery tops cardiovascular and stroke research in 2011 The American Heart Association/Stroke Association has named research co-led by Queen Mary, University of London in their top 10 advances in cardiovascular and stroke research for 2011.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/64876.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/64876.html Wed, 29 Feb 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Modern health mapping shows how poverty and ill health persist over 100 years Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London are aiming to improve the health of Londoners by combining a century-old mapping technique with up-to-the-minute technology.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/63821.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/63821.html Thu, 16 Feb 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Violent radicalisation better tackled with public health measures, say researchers With a growing number of terrorist attacks being committed by ‘home-grown’ radicals, researchers at Queen Mary, University of London are proposing a totally new approach to preventing terrorism.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/63989.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/63989.html Tue, 14 Feb 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Clarity needed on use of chemical weapons, says report A report examining the role of neuroscience research in military and civilian law enforcement contexts, led by a Queen Mary, University of London academic, has called on the government to provide clarity on the use of chemical weapons.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/63500.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/63500.html Tue, 7 Feb 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Professor leads development in hormonal disorder research Queen Mary, University of London is leading the UK’s part in a European-wide collaboration which has been given the green light to accelerate scientific discovery in hormonal disorders.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/63380.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/63380.html Fri, 3 Feb 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    New research will investigate role of hygiene in infant growth Dr Andrew Prendergast, Senior Clinical Lecturer in paediatric infection and immunity at Queen Mary, University of London, has been awarded a Fellowship by the Wellcome Trust to study the effect of improved sanitation on the health of infants in developing countries.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/63381.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/63381.html Fri, 3 Feb 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Mending Broken Hearts at Queen Mary this Valentine’s Day Queen Mary, University of London will be offering something a little different this Valentine’s Day- an exclusive event that asks the question poets, lovers and singletons have been musing for centuries: can you die from a broken heart?

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/63245.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/63245.html Wed, 1 Feb 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Cutting off the oxygen supply to serious diseases A new family of proteins which regulate the human body’s ‘hypoxic response’ to low levels of oxygen has been discovered by scientists at Barts Cancer Institute at Queen Mary, University of London and The University of Nottingham.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/62901.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/62901.html Mon, 30 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Controversial bill would end right to comprehensive health care, say academics Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and public interest lawyers have made a detailed legal and policy analysis of the Government’s controversial Health and Social Care Bill.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/62717.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/62717.html Thu, 26 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Vicious Venoms and Poisonous Parasites at Centre of the Cell The exciting workshop ‘Vicious Venoms and Poisonous Parasites’ will take place during the February school half-term holidays at Queen Mary, University of London’s unique science education centre, Centre of the Cell.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/62548.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/62548.html Tue, 24 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    High risk oesophageal cancer gene discovered New research from Queen Mary, University of London has uncovered a gene which plays a key role in the development of oesophageal cancer (cancer of the gullet).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/62162.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/62162.html Thu, 19 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Cell ‘battery’ found to play central role in neurodegenerative disease A devastating neurodegenerative disease that first appears in toddlers just as they are beginning to walk has been traced to defects in mitochondria, the ‘batteries’ or energy-producing power plants of cells.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/61958.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/61958.html Mon, 16 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary’s third annual MS Research Day to be held at Westminster Queen Mary, University of London’s Neuroimmunology Group will be hosting their third annual Multiple Sclerosis Research Day on Saturday 28 January at the Church House Conference Centre, Westminster.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/61964.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/61964.html Mon, 16 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Omega-3 fatty acids could prevent and treat nerve damage, research suggests Research from Queen Mary, University of London suggests that omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, have the potential to protect nerves from injury and help them to regenerate.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/61746.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/61746.html Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Cancer Research UK invests in Queen Mary ovarian cancer expert A Queen Mary, University of London scientist has received a prestigious Cancer Research UK Clinical Scientist Fellowship – one of four awarded to UK clinical investigators.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/61686.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/61686.html Mon, 9 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Prestigious UN award for honorary Queen Mary professor’s HIV care project An honorary professor at Queen Mary, University of London, has received a prestigious award from the United Nations for his project to improve HIV treatment in South East Asia.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/61591.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/61591.html Thu, 5 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    Research proving link between virus and MS could point the way to treatment and prevention A new study from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London shows how a particular virus tricks the immune system into triggering inflammation and nerve cell damage in the brain, which is known to cause MS.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/61524.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/61524.html Wed, 4 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
    New forms of torture leave ‘invisible scars’, say researchers 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/61438.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/61438.html Sat, 31 Dec 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Report finds one in 50 babies has birth defect and highlights worrying gaps in regional monitoring 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/60853.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/60853.html Wed, 14 Dec 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Heart health risk of prostate cancer treatment being ignored, warn specialists 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/60692.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/60692.html Thu, 8 Dec 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Cigarettes, diet, alcohol and obesity behind more than 100,000 cancers 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/60638.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/60638.html Wed, 7 Dec 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    QM cancer researcher wins prestigious new award 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/60613.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/60613.html Mon, 5 Dec 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Largest ever heart stem cell studies get underway 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/60370.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/60370.html Thu, 1 Dec 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    New trial set to help people with house-dust mite allergies 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/60254.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/60254.html Wed, 30 Nov 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Tools for predicting diabetes exist but are not used, research shows New research from Queen Mary, University of London suggests that many cases of diabetes could be prevented by making use of existing prediction tools.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/60144.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/60144.html Tue, 29 Nov 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Stellar line-up for Queen Mary’s Global Health Week 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/59890.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/59890.html Mon, 28 Nov 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    New head of education at UCLP Professor Chris Fowler has been appointed the new chair of UCL Partners (UCLP) Education Sub Board.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/59539.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/59539.html Tue, 22 Nov 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Scientists discover new blood pressure genes 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/59436.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/59436.html Thu, 17 Nov 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary researcher named future leader in cancer research 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/58731.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/58731.html Mon, 7 Nov 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Research shows GP receptionists are unsung heroes 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/58599.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/58599.html Fri, 4 Nov 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Dr Melania Capasso joins Queen Mary Dr Melania Capasso recently joined the Centre for Cancer and Inflammation to develop her innovative research on the immune system and leukaemia and lymphoma.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/58620.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/58620.html Fri, 4 Nov 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    DIY screening could save lives of women who cannot access smear test 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/58146.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/58146.html Wed, 2 Nov 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    NHS faces cancer challenge as cases set to jump by 45 per cent 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).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/57968.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/57968.html Fri, 28 Oct 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Mouth bacteria provide ideal conditions for gum disease 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/57941.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/57941.html Thu, 27 Oct 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Rare genetic disease opens new door to treating cancer 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/57484.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/57484.html Mon, 24 Oct 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary and Barts and The London create world's largest academic health sciences system 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/57483.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/57483.html Fri, 21 Oct 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    National research centre for bowel disease will be a UK first 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/57354.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/57354.html Mon, 17 Oct 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Urgent need for research in the diagnosis of miscarriage 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/57260.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/57260.html Fri, 14 Oct 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Thousands of victims of domestic violence could be helped by specialist training for general practice teams 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/57288.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/57288.html Fri, 14 Oct 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Prime minister wrong to claim public health experts support Health Bill 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/57192.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/57192.html Wed, 12 Oct 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Government claim that patient choice improves healthcare is based on flawed research, experts say 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/57034.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/57034.html Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    3m euros awarded for research into diabetes and obesity prevention 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/57058.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/57058.html Fri, 7 Oct 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Professor Adrian Hobbs joins Queen Mary, University of London 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/57091.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/57091.html Fri, 7 Oct 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Institute of Dentistry celebrates 100 years of excellence 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/56788.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/56788.html Tue, 4 Oct 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Academic issues warning on schoolboy rugby A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine highlights the injury risks for schoolboys playing rugby.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/56563.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/56563.html Thu, 29 Sep 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    City cyclists are at increased risk of lung injury from inhaled soot 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/56345.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/56345.html Sun, 25 Sep 2011 11:45:00 GMT
    Global science summit lights touch paper behind action plan for ovarian cancer research 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/56339.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/56339.html Fri, 23 Sep 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Research hints at truth behind ‘man flu’ 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/55992.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/55992.html Mon, 19 Sep 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Professor Richard Trembath takes over at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/55608.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/55608.html Mon, 12 Sep 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    ‘Trojan Horse’ particle sneaks chemotherapy in to kill ovarian cancer cells 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/55687.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/55687.html Mon, 12 Sep 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Consumers advised to use their loaf when choosing bread 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/55140.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/55140.html Fri, 2 Sep 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    New NICE guidelines will radically change how high blood pressure is diagnosed NICE has today (Wednesday 24 August) published updated guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/54824.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/54824.html Wed, 24 Aug 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Partnership secures £6.5m funding for cardiovascular research 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/54520.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/54520.html Thu, 18 Aug 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Barts and The London Medical School shines in National Student Survey 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/54360.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/54360.html Tue, 16 Aug 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    New research explains how oestrogen could help protect women from cardiovascular disease 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/54120.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/54120.html Fri, 12 Aug 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    How supplements could prevent hearing loss International researchers will gather in London this week to discuss their research on preventing hearing loss with dietary supplements.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/53067.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/53067.html Mon, 25 Jul 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Prestigious honour for Warden of School of Medicine and Dentistry Professor Sir Nicholas Wright has received a Doctor of Science honorary degree from the University of Bristol.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/52254.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/52254.html Tue, 19 Jul 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary launches William Harvey Heart Centre 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/51193.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/51193.html Thu, 7 Jul 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    New summer festival is a celebration of science 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/50962.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/50962.html Fri, 1 Jul 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Study shows long-term benefits of breast screening Results from the longest running breast screening trial show that screening with mammography reduces the number of deaths from breast cancer.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/50555.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/50555.html Tue, 28 Jun 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Rogue blood cells may contribute to post-surgery organ damage 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/50464.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/50464.html Mon, 27 Jun 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Dangerous levels of salt in your family’s favourite sausages 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/50107.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/50107.html Fri, 17 Jun 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Patient power in a fiscal ice age 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/49908.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/49908.html Mon, 13 Jun 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    New partnership to develop personalised cancer treatments Barts Cancer Institute, part of Queen Mary, University of London, has formed a new partnership to develop personalised diagnosis and treatments for cancer patients.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/49821.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/49821.html Fri, 10 Jun 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Government plans for mentally ill prisoners are unrealistic, research suggests 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/49542.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/49542.html Thu, 9 Jun 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary research team wins Medical Futures Award 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/49493.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/49493.html Mon, 6 Jun 2011 02:00:00 GMT
    Molecular movements could lead to new way to treat cancer Work by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London could point to a new way to treat aggressive types of cancer.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/49462.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/49462.html Mon, 6 Jun 2011 01:00:00 GMT
    New honour for medical researcher 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/48589.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/48589.html Wed, 18 May 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Age alone should be used to screen for heart attacks and strokes, say experts 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/47976.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/47976.html Thu, 5 May 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Barts and The London School rises up the rankings 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/47681.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/47681.html Tue, 26 Apr 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary Professor elected President of Royal College of Surgeons Professor Norman Williams has been elected President of The Royal College of Surgeons of England.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/47699.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/47699.html Tue, 26 Apr 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    1000 silver surfers sought for new Parkinson's research project 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/47195.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/47195.html Tue, 12 Apr 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    The future of breast cancer prevention 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/46589.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/46589.html Mon, 28 Mar 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Health Bill spells the end of the NHS in England, warn experts 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/46466.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/46466.html Wed, 23 Mar 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Professor Anthony Warrens elected President of the British Transplantation Society 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/46480.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/46480.html Wed, 23 Mar 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    New documentary brings Joseph Merrick to life 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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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/46168.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/46168.html Tue, 22 Mar 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Ethnic minorities are ‘silent sufferers’ of chronic fatigue syndrome 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).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/46291.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/46291.html Mon, 21 Mar 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    New honour for promising cancer treatment 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/46248.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/46248.html Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    National Salt Awareness Week reveals pie meals are excessively high in salt
  • 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
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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/46159.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/46159.html Thu, 17 Mar 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    New research highlights genetic links with heart disease Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have collaborated on a study which shows new genetic causes of coronary artery disease (CAD).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/45203.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/45203.html Mon, 7 Mar 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    New name for top cancer centre Queen Mary’s Institute of Cancer will today (Wednesday) be renamed the Barts Cancer Institute at a special inaugural research seminar.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/44860.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/44860.html Wed, 2 Mar 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    QMUL appoints new Warden of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/44919.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/44919.html Wed, 2 Mar 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Is dairy colostrum the key to Olympic success? Scientists investigating natural ways to enhance athletic performance have found that bovine colostrum can massively reduce gut permeability – otherwise known as ‘leaky gut syndrome.’  

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/44647.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/44647.html Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Research by Institute of Dentistry lecturer wins prestigious science award 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/44466.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/44466.html Wed, 23 Feb 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Exercise and CBT best treatments for chronic fatigue 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/44140.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/44140.html Fri, 18 Feb 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Professor Elizabeth Davenport lectures at the Royal Society of Medicine 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/44063.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/44063.html Wed, 16 Feb 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Gene test could solve prostate cancer riddle and spare thousands from surgery 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/43296.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/43296.html Wed, 9 Feb 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    David Willetts MP visits Centre of the Cell 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. 

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/43023.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/43023.html Thu, 3 Feb 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    10,000 Hepatitis C patients could hold the key to better treatment 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/42959.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/42959.html Wed, 2 Feb 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Why folic acid may prevent a first heart attack…but not a second 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/42961.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/42961.html Wed, 2 Feb 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Warden admitted as Fellow of the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College 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. 

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/42658.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/42658.html Wed, 26 Jan 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    John Oxford receives honorary doctorate from Kingston University 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/42529.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/42529.html Tue, 25 Jan 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary, University of London to lead with £4.7million cancer project 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/42060.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/42060.html Wed, 12 Jan 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    ‘All that Jass’ – our researchers win prize for best paper in Journal of Pathology 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/41946.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/41946.html Mon, 10 Jan 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Genes of an 18th century ‘giant’ could change the lives of 21st century patients 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.  

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/41720.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/41720.html Thu, 6 Jan 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    New findings show vitamin D accelerates recovery from TB 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.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/41724.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/41724.html Thu, 6 Jan 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    A pill a day could keep heart attacks and strokes at bay 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).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/41534.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/41534.html Tue, 4 Jan 2011 12:00:00 GMT
    Study confirms long-lasting benefit of radiotherapy for localised breast cancer A study confirms the long-lasting benefit of radiotherapy for localised breast cancer, and reports importance of tamoxifen for reducing recurrence.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/40888.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/40888.html Wed, 8 Dec 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Award for GP researcher is a first for women doctors A prestigious award from the Royal College of GPs has been won by a professor at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/40649.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/40649.html Thu, 2 Dec 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    A royal visit to Centre of the Cell Their Royal Highnesses (TRH) The Earl and Countess of Wessex visited Queen Mary, University of London’s Centre of the Cell on Thursday 25 November, as part of a tour around several charities in east London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/40343.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/40343.html Fri, 26 Nov 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Guardian Public Service Award for School widening participation scheme A pre-medical school work placement scheme aimed at widening-participation for local A-level students considering a career in medicine, has been awarded the Guardian Public Service Award 2010 in Innovation and Progress. 

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/40184.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/40184.html Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Kidney Research UK project signs over 500 to NHS Organ Donor Register A unique team of Peer Educators trained by Kidney Research UK - Britain’s leading charity dedicated to funding research into kidney disease - has successfully signed over 500 people to the NHS Organ Donor Register thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund (BIG).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/40059.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/40059.html Fri, 19 Nov 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Yearly mammogram screening for women with a family history of breast cancer could save lives Giving women younger than 50 years who have a family history of breast cancer a mammogram every year will detect more cancers and could save lives, according to an article published Online First in The Lancet Oncology today (18 November 2010).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/40022.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/40022.html Thu, 18 Nov 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Barts trials treatment for high blood pressure with revolutionary potential A treatment for hypertension involving minor kidney surgery, shown to be more effective in reducing high blood pressure than medical therapy alone, is being trialled at Barts and The London NHS Trust and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/39971.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/39971.html Wed, 17 Nov 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Government’s personal health record project fails to engage patients An online personal health organiser developed as part of the £12.4 billion National Programme for IT in the National Health Service has failed to attract the user numbers anticipated a study published in the BMJ today (17 November) reveals.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/39993.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/39993.html Wed, 17 Nov 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    New discovery offers hope for the prevention of prostate cancer Scientists may have found the key to preventing prostate cancer, according to promising new research, published in the journal Cancer Research.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/39762.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/39762.html Mon, 15 Nov 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    The Times lists Barts and The London doctors among UK’s leading specialists Five specialists at Barts and The London NHS Trust and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry are named as being among Britain’s top doctors in a special issue of The Times.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/39992.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/39992.html Sat, 13 Nov 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Research strengthens evidence of link between paracetamol use in pregnancy and childhood asthma Evidence suggesting that the risk of childhood asthma associated with prenatal paracetamol exposure may depend on antioxidant genes in the mother has been found by a team of UK scientists.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/39670.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/39670.html Thu, 11 Nov 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Hpv vaccine could cut cervical screening to twice in a lifetime Women who have had the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could need only two HPV screening tests for the rest of their lives according to new research being presented at the NCRI Cancer Conference in Liverpool (9 November 2010).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/39641.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/39641.html Wed, 10 Nov 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Rogue gene hijacks stem cells to jumpstart human cancer A gene thought to be responsible for initiating human cancer has been identified by researchers at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

    The study - published online today (9 November)  in the journal Cancer Research - paves the way for developing early cancer diagnostic tests, and finding new treatments that prevent or stop the spread of cancer cells at an early stage.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/39643.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/39643.html Wed, 10 Nov 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Mobile phones could be the key to better STI diagnosis Mobile phones could revolutionise the diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) by using new technology to give instant results and recommend treatment options.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/39601.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/39601.html Tue, 9 Nov 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry in supercluster initiative promises massive boost for UK life sciences A Joint & Related Inflammatory Diseases Capability Cluster that has Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry among its academic partners is one of two new initiatives launched by the Universities Minister David Willetts at the recent Association of British Pharmaceuticals Industry (ABPI)/BioIndustry Association Conference in London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/39319.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/39319.html Wed, 3 Nov 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Barts and The London researcher publishes new guidelines on how to measure the success of e-Health programmes Guiding principles for evaluating eHealth initiatives are published today (Tuesday 2 November) by researchers behind the evaluation of the Government’s controversial Summary Care Record programme.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/39260.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/39260.html Tue, 2 Nov 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Stroma may provide key to better cancer treatment A project focusing on the scar tissue surrounding cancer tumours aims to provide new targets for drugs for treating pancreatic cancer, the fifth highest cause of cancer deaths in the UK.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/39033.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/39033.html Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    William Harvey Day 2010 Nobel Laureate Sir Tim Hunt FRS, and the University of Oxford’s Professor Marcus du Sautoy are among guests speakers at this years flagship event at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry’s – William Harvey Day (26 October 2010).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/38981.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/38981.html Tue, 26 Oct 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Researchers from Barts and The London Medical School provide biological insights into human growth Hundreds of genetic variants in at least 180 separate genes have been identified as having an influence on adult human height, thanks to a large genome-wide association (GWA) study involving researchers from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/37765.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/37765.html Wed, 29 Sep 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Protein key to growth of pancreatic cancer A protein known to regulate cell proliferation and survival has been linked for the first time to pancreatic cancer, the UK’s fifth most common cause of cancer death.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/37683.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/37683.html Tue, 28 Sep 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Barts and The London lead researcher organises 'Glioma Club' conference The inaugural ‘Glioma Club’, a brain tumour conference for scientists and medical staff, is being held today (Thursday 23 September) at Barts and The London Medical School.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/37455.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/37455.html Thu, 23 Sep 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Whitechapel science centre nominated for top London award Centre of the Cell – the Whitechapel based science education centre which is the first in the world to be located within biomedical research laboratories – has been short-listed for a BT Visit London Award 2010. The nomination in the category ‘Best New Tourism Experience for 2010’ comes in the month that the Centre marks its first anniversary.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/37467.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/37467.html Thu, 23 Sep 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Review of Barrett’s oesophagus management is prelude to largest genetic risk study into condition A comprehensive review of the diagnosis and management of Barrett’s oesophagus – a sometimes precancerous condition which causes abnormal cells to grow on the inner lining of the gullet – conducted by researchers at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, is published in the British Medical Journal today (Saturday 18 September 2010).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/37263.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/37263.html Sat, 18 Sep 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Doctors’ religious beliefs strongly influence end of life decisions Atheist or agnostic doctors are almost twice as willing to take decisions that they think will hasten the end of a very sick patient’s life as doctors who are deeply religious, suggests research by Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry published online today (August 23) in the Journal of Medical Ethics.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/35771.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/35771.html Thu, 26 Aug 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Eating a sensible diet improves lung health research shows Steering clear of full-fat, fried, and processed foods is not just good for overall health, it could help prevent chronic lung conditions, a large UK study has revealed.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/35655.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/35655.html Mon, 23 Aug 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Professor Finbarr Cotter elected President of the British Society of Haematology Finbarr Cotter, Professor of Haematology at Barts and The London School of Medicine, has been elected President of the British Society of Haematology.  

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/35520.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/35520.html Thu, 19 Aug 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Scientists find 95 genes for blood-fats and heart disease New research involving scientists from Queen Mary, University of London has identified 95 genes that are linked to abnormal levels of blood-fats cholesterol and triglyceride, both which are  linked to heart disease.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/34038.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/34038.html Thu, 5 Aug 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    HPV DNA testing for precancers and cervical cancers over 50 per cent more sensitive than cytology testing HPV DNA testing for precancers and cervical cancers is over 50 per cent more sensitive than cytology testing for the same conditions a community-based study in Mexico has revealed.  Results of the largest HPV DNA primary screening study ever to be performed in a Latin American country point to the readiness of HPV DNA testing for large-scale implementation in Mexico and are published online today in Cancer, Causes and Controls.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/32400.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/32400.html Thu, 8 Jul 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Nitrate in beetroot juice lowers blood pressure The nitrate content of beetroot juice is the underlying cause of its blood pressure lowering benefits, research from Queen Mary University of London reveals today.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/31048.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/31048.html Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary, University of London introduces the Lord Brain Memorial Lecture, recognising outstanding contribution to neuroscience Andrew Lees, Professor of Neurology at University College London, has become the first ever recipient of the Lord Brain Memorial Medal – awarded for the scientific contributions he has made to the field of movement disorders within the UK. 

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/30922.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/30922.html Thu, 24 Jun 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    There’s more to glass than meets the eye - improved glass toothpaste promises to eliminate the pain of sensitive teeth Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London’s Dental Institute have developed new glasses for use in toothpastes aimed at eliminating tooth pain that occurs on taking hot or cold foodstuffs into the mouth. About 40 per cent of adults suffer from this often acute discomfort known as ‘dentine hypersensitivity.’

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/32398.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/32398.html Thu, 24 Jun 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Doubts over vein blockages in people with MS Serious doubts have been cast over whether a vein disorder, purported to cause MS and which was uncovered last year, actually exists.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/30597.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/30597.html Fri, 11 Jun 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Down’s Syndrome Chromosome Yields More Cancer-Blocking Genes Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered cancer-blocking activity for genes carried on chromosome 21 - an extra copy of which is carried by people with Down’s syndrome.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/30432.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/30432.html Thu, 10 Jun 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Ajay Kakkar addresses House of Lords for the first time Professor Ajay Kakkar’s passionate maiden speech in the House of Lords last week brought murmurs of approval from the Lords Chamber, particularly as he described his affection for the NHS.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/30182.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/30182.html Mon, 7 Jun 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Breast cancer research wins prize A PhD student at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry has won the Emerging Investigators Poster Prize at the Breast Cancer Campaign research 2010 conference.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/29728.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/29728.html Thu, 27 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Greater awareness of cultural differences needed in clinicians, scientists say Clinicians need to be more culturally aware when it comes to diagnosing and treating personality disorders, a new study from Queen Mary, University of London suggests.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/29652.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/29652.html Wed, 26 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Professor calls for urgent change in research methods after Dr Andrew Wakefield is struck off Disgraced Dr Andrew Wakefield used research methods which were flawed - but which remain commonplace in the scientific world, according to a professor who gave evidence against him.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/29682.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/29682.html Mon, 24 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Greater awareness and screening for hepatitis, academics say A professor of hepatology at Queen Mary, University of London has joined other higher education institutions in calling on the Government to implement a hepatitis screening programme for people who come to the UK from countries at high-risk of the disease.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/29439.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/29439.html Wed, 19 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Leading cardiovascular research unit opens in East London A new research unit to target the exploration and treatment of cardiovascular disease and other heart conditions will be unveiled today (19 May) at the London Chest Hospital in East London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/29445.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/29445.html Wed, 19 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Centre of the Cell takes the educational initiative Centre of the Cell, the science education centre at Queen Mary, University of London, has won the Educational Initiative award at the 2010 Museums & Heritage Awards for Excellence.  

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/29276.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/29276.html Thu, 13 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Award-winning smile for dental professor Professor Elizabeth Davenport from the Institute of Dentistry was “overwhelmed” to be honoured for outstanding achievement in dentistry at the Dental Awards 2010 recently.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/28880.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/28880.html Thu, 29 Apr 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Cervical cancer screening method should be changed, research suggests Cervical cancer screening intervals could be extended to five years for women aged 30 and over if the primary screening method was human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, say scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/28818.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/28818.html Wed, 28 Apr 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Results of bowel cancer study could save thousands of lives A five-minute screening test could cut the risk of developing bowel cancer by a third and save thousands of lives from the UK's second biggest cancer killer, according to a team of researchers from institutions including Queen Mary, University of London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/28874.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/28874.html Wed, 28 Apr 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    New research centre will tackle host of childhood illnesses Doctors at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry are launching an appeal today to fund a new Child Health Research Centre.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/28650.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/28650.html Thu, 22 Apr 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Forensics’ evidence could be bruised Criminal cases where forensic experts determine the age of bruises on victims from photographs could be flawed, according to scientific research.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/28620.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/28620.html Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Professor Trish Greenhalgh joins Queen Mary Tasked with setting up and leading the Healthcare Innovation and Policy Unit in the Centre for Health Sciences at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry is an ‘exciting challenge’ for new recruit Trish Greenhalgh.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/28333.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/28333.html Wed, 14 Apr 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Activiomics, a new spin-out from Queen Mary University of London, signs commercial agreement with GSK Scientists from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London, have developed a novel method of analysing and interpreting cell signalling pathways.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/28337.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/28337.html Wed, 14 Apr 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    New Dean for Education Professor Anthony Warrens is set to join Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry in June 2010 as the new Dean for Education.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/28131.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/28131.html Thu, 8 Apr 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Common copy number variations unlikely to contribute significantly towards common diseases A study of the genetics of common diseases, including diabetes, heart disease and bipolar disorder, has found that commonly occurring copy number variations - duplicated or missing chunks of DNA in our genome - are unlikely to play a major role in such diseases.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/27900.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/27900.html Tue, 6 Apr 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Professor Susan Dilly appointed to Human Tissue Authority board Professor Susan Dilly has been appointed as a professional Board Member of the Human Tissue Authority (HTA).

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/27618.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/27618.html Wed, 24 Mar 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Twice as many lives saved than overdiagnosed by breast screening For every woman overdiagnosed by breast screening, two deaths will be prevented, according to scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/27813.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/27813.html Wed, 17 Mar 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Professor Maffulli comments on David Beckham's injury David Beckham has ruptured his Achilles tendon, severely damaging his chance of playing for England in the 2010 World Cup. Professor Nicola Maffulli, Centre Lead for Sports and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary, University of London shares his thoughts on the matter:

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/27010.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/27010.html Mon, 15 Mar 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Pinpointing immune system disturbances in coeliac disease New research has identified four aspects of immune system disturbance which lead to the development of coeliac disease. Nearly 40 different inherited risk factors which predispose to the disease have now been identified.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/25888.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/25888.html Mon, 1 Mar 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Cancer Research UK launches groundbreaking research centre at Barts A new cancer centre, formed though a partnership between Cancer Research UK, Queen Mary, University of London, and Barts & The London NHS Trust, puts London at the forefront of cancer research. 

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/25666.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/25666.html Tue, 23 Feb 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Researchers win leading science image competition An experimental image acquired by two researchers from the Centre for Microvascular Research at the William Harvey Research Institute has won first prize in the British Heart Foundation’s Reflections of Research competition. Dr Mathieu-Benoit Voisin and Miss Doris Proebstl scooped first place with the image entitled: Looking through the heart. The cells depicted are being studied in order to discover how inflammation in the heart muscle may be limited, to prevent further damage, following a heart attack.    

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/25063.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/25063.html Wed, 10 Feb 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary medic made ‘people’s peer’ Professor Ajay Kakkar, an expert in the treatment and prevention of blood clots at Barts and The London Medical School, is set to join the House of Lords.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/24607.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/24607.html Fri, 5 Feb 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Professor Adrian Newland announced as Chair of new Diagnostics Advisory Committee The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has today (4 February, 2010) announced the appointment of Professor Adrian Newland as the first Chair of its independent Diagnostics Advisory Committee, which was recently set up to evaluate diagnostic technologies and make recommendations for their use within the NHS in England.  

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/24590.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/24590.html Thu, 4 Feb 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Professor of Trauma Sciences Karim Brohi comments on NAO report into major trauma care Responding to a National Audit Office report into major trauma care across England published today - Friday 5 February 2010 - Karim Brohi Professor of Trauma Sciences at Barts and The London Medical School, and Consultant Trauma and Vascular Surgeon at Barts and The London NHS Trust, has made the following statement.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/24598.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/24598.html Thu, 4 Feb 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Little pill means big news in the treatment of multiple sclerosis A new drug for multiple sclerosis promises to change the lives of the 100,000 people in the UK who have the condition, say researchers at Queen Mary, University of London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/23814.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/23814.html Thu, 21 Jan 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    HPV jab will prevent two thirds of cervical cancers in under 30s by 2025 The number of women under 30 diagnosed with cervical cancer will fall nearly two thirds by 2025, thanks to the HPV vaccine.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/23787.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/23787.html Tue, 19 Jan 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Study sheds light on role of stem cells in children’s brain tumour New research from scientists at Queen Mary, University of London shows how the most common type of children’s brain cancer can arise from stem cells.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/23206.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/23206.html Mon, 11 Jan 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Scientists develop quick and cheap test for hospital bug Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have developed tests which could revolutionise the detection of clostridium difficile and help cut the number of deaths in hospital wards from the superbug.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/22749.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/22749.html Mon, 4 Jan 2010 12:00:00 GMT
    Skull bone may hold the key to tackling osteoporosis Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have uncovered fundamental differences between the bone which makes up the skull and the bones in our limbs, which they believe could hold the key to tackling bone weakness and fractures.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/22310.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/22310.html Mon, 21 Dec 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Volunteers needed to help tackle chronic fatigue Scientists at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry are urgently seeking the help of healthy but inactive volunteers to take part in a vital new research project to help understand the mysterious illness, chronic fatigue syndrome.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/22233.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/22233.html Fri, 18 Dec 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    ‘Christmas’ themed menus should be renamed ‘Salty’ menus New research carried out by Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) shows that many products on the new ‘Christmas’ and ‘Festive’ themed menus are full of salt [1]. 

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/21790.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/21790.html Tue, 8 Dec 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Heart expert recognised for innovation A leading heart expert at Queen Mary, University of London has been honoured for pioneering a host of breakthrough treatments for heart disease.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/21634.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/21634.html Thu, 3 Dec 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Patient research to benefit from cutting edge heart scanner

    A state-of-the-art chest scanner, the first of its kind in the UK, will allow doctors and researchers to spot heart problems that were previously undetectable.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/20753.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/20753.html Thu, 12 Nov 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary academics shape youth policies at an international conference Academics from Queen Mary, University of London came together to shape future policy on youth and wellbeing this month, at the international ‘Careif Conference’.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/21304.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/21304.html Wed, 11 Nov 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Why fish oils help and how they could help even more New research from Queen Mary, University of London and Harvard Medical School has revealed precisely why taking fish oils can help with conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/20194.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/20194.html Thu, 29 Oct 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Increase in Down’s syndrome offset by better screening The number of Down’s syndrome pregnancies has risen sharply over the last 20 years as women have opted to have children later, according to new research published in the British Medical Journal*.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/20193.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/20193.html Tue, 27 Oct 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Survey of doctors reveals the decisions they make over dying patients Over a third of doctors report making decisions which they expect will hasten the death of a patient in their care, according to research* from Queen Mary, University of London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/20187.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/20187.html Mon, 26 Oct 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    A new honour for champion of science A Queen Mary academic has been awarded a prestigious British Science Association Fellowship in recognition for her dedication to communicating science.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/20163.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/20163.html Thu, 22 Oct 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Institute of Cancer Director honoured by Chinese Government Professor Nick Lemoine, Director of the Institute of Cancer at Queen Mary, University of London, has been awarded this year’s Yellow River Friendship Prize.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/19663.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/19663.html Wed, 7 Oct 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Queen Mary researcher takes top job in blood pressure group A research clinician from Queen Mary, University of London has just been elected President of the British Hypertension Society.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/19551.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/19551.html Fri, 2 Oct 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Experts gather to tackle health effects of noise pollution Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have won a million Euro grant* to bring together Europe’s foremost experts on the health effects of noise pollution.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/19227.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/19227.html Mon, 28 Sep 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Prestigious award goes to cancer specialist at Queen Mary The outstanding achievements of Professor Andrew Lister have been recognised by The European Society for Medical Oncology.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/19256.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/19256.html Fri, 25 Sep 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Enzyme is key to clogged arteries Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have made an important discovery in understanding what causes arteries to clog up.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/19221.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/19221.html Thu, 24 Sep 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Major clinical study rejects cancer safety fears of most common heartburn treatment Fears about the cancer causing effects of the second most prescribed group of drugs in the Western world have been put to rest, following the largest ever study into their use.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/18312.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/18312.html Wed, 9 Sep 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    New centre invites children into the amazing world of science Centre of the Cell - a unique children’s science education centre - will officially open its doors for the first time today (Thursday 3 September). The centre will be unveiled by Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/18454.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/18454.html Thu, 3 Sep 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    New study will examine global burden of abnormal heart rhythm A new study which will be the first to quantify the global burden of the most common abnormal heart rhythm, called atrial fibrillation, has been launched by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/18630.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/18630.html Sun, 30 Aug 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Oral cancer rates rising rapidly in east London Experts at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry believe that tobacco chewing may have led to an alarming rise in the number of cases of oral cancer in East London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/18089.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/18089.html Thu, 13 Aug 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Professor Liz Davenport appointed to Council of the GDC Liz Davenport, Professor of Dental Education at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, has been appointed to the newly created Council of the General Dental Council.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/18090.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/18090.html Mon, 10 Aug 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    £300,000 funding for nausea research Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, have been awarded almost £300,000 to get to the bottom of why we feel nauseous, a condition which cannot be controlled in many cases.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/18242.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/18242.html Mon, 3 Aug 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Young men living at home with parents are more violent

    Young men who stay at home with their parents are more violent than those who live independently, according to new research at Queen Mary, University of London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/17694.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/17694.html Mon, 20 Jul 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Baking soda could reduce the need for dialysis A daily dose of simple household baking soda can prevent the need for patients with advanced chronic kidney disease to go on a dialysis machine according to researcher at Queen Mary, University of London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/17693.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/17693.html Thu, 16 Jul 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Magic ingredient in breast milk protects babies’ intestines Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have discovered that an ingredient in human breast milk protects and repairs the delicate intestines of newborn babies.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/17691.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/17691.html Tue, 30 Jun 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Barts and the London student writes for The Lancet Student Final year medical student Radhika Gulati writes for The Lancet Student website about her time spent working at speciality eye hospitals in India.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/16220.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/16220.html Mon, 15 Jun 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Barts and The London student wins prestigious award A Neuroscience student from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry has won the prestigious London Student of the Year award.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/16239.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/16239.html Mon, 1 Jun 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Student scoops national essay prize A student from Queen Mary has taken the top prize in a national essay writing contest.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/16241.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/16241.html Wed, 27 May 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Blood pressure lowering drugs should not be limited to people with high blood pressure Blood pressure lowering drugs should be offered to anyone old enough to be at risk of a heart attack or stroke, regardless of their blood pressure, according to the largest analysis of blood pressure trials to date, published on bmj.com today.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/16246.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/16246.html Wed, 20 May 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Eight new blood pressure genes discovered Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London co-leading an international collaboration have identified eight common genetic variants which have an influence on blood pressure.  

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/16247.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/16247.html Sun, 10 May 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Incentives in healthcare: new research centre launches A new research centre opens this week (Thursday 30 April) to study the ethics, economics and psychology behind the use of incentives in healthcare.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/16249.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/16249.html Fri, 1 May 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Honour for Director of the Blizard Institute Professor Mike Curtis of Queen Mary, University of London has been elected as a Fellow of the prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/16250.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/16250.html Fri, 1 May 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    New pill to treat multiple sclerosis A new drug for multiple sclerosis can dramatically reduce the chances of a relapse or a deterioration of the condition, according to a new study from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/16252.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/16252.html Thu, 30 Apr 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Aspirin for forty somethings could cut cancer risk Taking aspirin in your 40s could cut the risk of cancer developing later in life, according to scientists from Queen Mary, University of London.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/16283.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/16283.html Wed, 29 Apr 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Simple blood test could save doctors hours of diagnosis Ground-breaking new research is underway at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry which means doctors are close to identifying clinically useful biomarkers – compounds found in the blood - that will revolutionise trauma care and allow surgeons to diagnose which organs are injured, and to what extent, as soon as they arrive at hospital.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/16285.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/16285.html Thu, 23 Apr 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Pioneering study may open door to first targeted treatment for common childhood brain tumour Scientists from Barts and The London have found evidence to suggest that ‘small molecule’ drugs could offer the first effective chemotherapy for a type of low-grade childhood cancer.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/12056.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/12056.html Thu, 16 Apr 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Research into cancer stem cells holds promise for better cancer diagnosis and treatment Scientists from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry have made a discovery which will make very early detection of bowel cancer possible and has the potential to improve treatment as well.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/11871.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/11871.html Tue, 7 Apr 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Major grant from Leverhulme Trust funds immigrant health project Queen Mary, University of London has been awarded nearly £125,000 by the Leverhulme Trust to fund a two-year project on the health of immigrants living in London, ‘Place, culture and film: an investigation of migrants’ health making practices’.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/11865.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/11865.html Mon, 6 Apr 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Majority of UK doctors opposed to legalisation of euthanasia Two-thirds of UK doctors are opposed to the legalisation of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, according to survery results published this week in Palliative Medicine and led by a Queen Mary scientist.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/11578.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/11578.html Wed, 25 Mar 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    QM gut expert awarded prestigious medal A Professor from Queen Mary, University of London, will take home a major award for his research in gastroenterology this week.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/11582.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/11582.html Mon, 23 Mar 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Youngsters must take more steps for their health New figures reveal that over a third of 11 and 12 year olds in Tower Hamlets, east London are overweight or obese - 11 per cent higher than the national average, according to figures from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/11416.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/11416.html Wed, 11 Mar 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Pollution and the respiratory health of London children An innovative study into the links between air pollution and vitamin D deficiency, and their impact on the respiratory health of children in east London is announced today, involving scientists from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/9833.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/9833.html Wed, 18 Feb 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Prostate cancer patient gets a longer and better life A 62-year old prostate cancer sufferer had his life extended by 18 years after voluntarily joining the Men’s Cancer Unit’s Intermittent Hormone Therapy Trial (IHT) at Barts and The London Cancer Centre.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/9916.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/9916.html Wed, 4 Feb 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    Oral steroids ineffective in the treatment of preschool virus-induced wheezing A new study from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry has found that a common treatment for wheezing in preschool children is no more effective than a placebo.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/8062.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/8062.html Thu, 22 Jan 2009 12:00:00 GMT
    New study sheds light on role of ectopic lymphoid structures in joints of rheumatoid arthritis patients Researchers have found that structures present in the joint linings of some patients with rheumatoid arthritis are able to produce anti citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA) that may be responsible for joint damage.

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    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/8460.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/smd/8460.html Sat, 10 Jan 2009 12:00:00 GMT
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