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News story: Researchers discover new way to starve brain tumours
12 April 2021

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London, funded by the charity Brain Tumour Research and the Medical Research Council, have found a new way to starve cancerous brain tumour cells of energy in order to prevent further growth.

Image of DNA. Credit: ktsimage/iStock.com News story: Study provides first evidence of DNA collection from air
31 March 2021

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have shown for the first time that animal DNA shed within the environment can be collected from the air.

OCD - Photo credit: PlusLexia News story: Antibodies could provide new treatment for OCD
21 April 2020

Mental health conditions such as obsessive compulsive disorder could be treated in a new way using drugs that target the immune system, research suggests.

Pancreatic cancer cells CC BY-NC Credit Anne Weston, Francis Crick Institute News story: Promising antibody therapy extends survival in mice with pancreatic cancer
1 August 2019

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London have found a way to target and knock out a single protein that they have discovered is widely involved in pancreatic cancer cell growth, survival and invasion.

News story: Skin cancer hijacks the immune system
31 January 2019

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London have discovered molecules in mice that reprogram healthy immune cells causing skin cancer to spread.

News story: Cannabinoid improves survival rates of mice with pancreatic cancer
31 July 2018

A new study led by Queen Mary University of London and Curtin University, Australia found that Cannabinoid improves survival rates of mice with pancreatic cancer.