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Man holding steroidsDiabetes drug reduces complications of long-term steroid therapy
26 February 2020

A drug used to treat type 2 diabetes could offer a simple and cheap solution to reduce dangerous side effects of steroid treatment, new research from Queen Mary University of London suggests. 

Heart attackWorld first in AI helps predict heart attacks and stroke
14 February 2020

Artificial intelligence has been used for the first time to instantly and accurately measure blood flow, in a new study involving researchers from Queen Mary University of London.

International team delivers research breakthrough for leading cause of blindness
7 February 2020

Researchers have identified a new protein linked to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) that could offer new hope for the diagnosis and treatment of the disease, which affects over 1.5 million people in the UK alone.

Arthritic mice were treated with either BMS or control salineQMUL study identifies a distinct way to control joint inflammation and arthritis
6 February 2020

In a new study, published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London observe that the promotion of synovial fibroblast senescence activates tissue protective mechanisms in the arthritic joint. 

QMUL Professor in Endocrinology elected to the Hungarian Academy of Medical Sciences
5 February 2020

Professor Márta Korbonits from the William Harvey Research Institute at Queen Mary University of London has been elected to the Hungarian Academy of Medical Sciences.  

Pinpointing rare disease mutations
31 January 2020

A new study from Queen Mary University of London and EMBL's European Bioinformatics Institute has uncovered the genes essential for supporting life, which could help researchers to identify mutations responsible for rare childhood diseases. 

Researchers identify possible link between cannabis use and structural changes to heart
19 December 2019

Regular cannabis use could affect the structure and function of the heart, research led by Queen Mary University of London suggests.

Success for the WHRI at the Queen Mary Education Excellence Awards and President and Principal's Prize
13 December 2019

We are pleased to announce that Dr Parjam Zolfaghari, Professor Nick Goulding and Dr Martin Carrier from Queen Mary’s William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI) were one of several winners at the Queen Mary Education Excellence Award and President and Principal's Prizes for 2019/20.

Researchers look behind the biological curtain on how fish oil might fight inflammatory disease
13 December 2019

The debate about the potential for exploiting omega-3 fatty acids to improve health has raged for years.

Cardiovascular Genomics Professor among most highly cited researchers
26 November 2019

The William Harvey Research Institute is proud to announce that Panos Deloukas, Professor of Cardiovascular Genomics, has been named in the top 0.1% of the world’s most influential researchers.

WHRI Emeritus Professor awarded Faculty of Intensive Care Gold Medal 
8 November 2019

Professor Charles Hinds recognised for his exceptional contribution to intensive care medicine.