All the latest news, research stories and announcements from the William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London.
- Pint of Science Festival, 14-16 May 2018
13 April 2018
Pint of Science QMUL brings scientists out of the lab and in to your local pub. Tickets are now available for the world's largest festival of public science talks, which will see >25 QMUL scientists take to the stage in pubs across London.
- Hormone imbalance causes treatment-resistsance hypertension
12 April 2018
British researchers have discovered a hormone imbalance that explains why it is very difficult to control blood pressure in around 10 per cent of hypertension patients.
- New project to transform treatment for children with arthritis
28 March 2018
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London will join a UK-wide effort to drive the development of new treatments for children and young people with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and its associated eye-inflammation condition, uveitis.
- Weak hand grip could be sign of a failing heart
14 March 2018
Hand grip strength could be used as a simple measure of heart health, according to new research led by scientists at Queen Mary University of London.
- Menopausal hormone therapy linked to having a healthier heart
09 March 2018
Women who use menopausal hormone therapy appear to have a heart structure and function that is linked to a lower risk of heart failure, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.
- New insights into why patients have a higher risk of heart attack in the morning
08 March 2018
Cardiovascular disease patients have lower levels of an important family of protective molecules in their blood in the morning, which could be increasing their risk of blood clots and heart attacks at those times, according to early research led by Queen Mary University of London.
- Aspirin helps treat tuberculous meningitis
07 March 2018
The painkiller aspirin appears to reduce the risk of stroke and death in patients with the most deadly form of tuberculosis, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (Vietnam), Western General Hospital and University of Oxford.
- Isolated white blood cell packages from patients with rheumatoid arthritis shown to be protective against inflammation
01 March 2018
A new study by researchers from Queen Mary University of London finds that small packages released by white blood cells during inflammation can be used to prevent the activation of other white blood cells.
- Dr Suchita Nadkarni's 'The Placenta Rainbow' featured in National Geographic
27 February 2018
Photo by William Harvey Research Institute and British Heart Foundation (BHF) Research Fellow shows differences in mouse placental development that can result from manipulation of the mother’s immune system.
- “Beetroot pill” may help save patients from kidney failure after heart x-ray
22 February 2018
Beetroot may reduce the risk of kidney failure in patients having a heart x-ray, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.
- £54 million award to transform health through data science
7 February 2018
Queen Mary University of London has partnered with four other London universities - UCL, Imperial College London, King's College London and The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - in a new initiative to transform health through data science.
- 100,000 Genomes Project to sequence its 500th genome later this month
06 February 2018
Professor Mark Caulfield spoke to Observer Science Editor Robin McKie about the pioneering work of the 100,000 Genomes Project as it approaches its halfway point.
- Multinational companies continue to produce unregulated antibiotics in India
06 February 2018
Millions of unapproved antibiotics are being sold in India, according to a new joint study led by Dr Patricia McGettigan from the William Harvey Research Institute.
- The first step in generating an artificial adrenal gland
31 January 2018
In a new study, published in Cell Reports, researchers from Queen Mary University of London used cells derived from urine to take the first step in generating an artificial adrenal gland, which could help develop future treatments for adrenal gland disorders.
- Diabetes gene found that causes low and high blood sugar levels in the same family
16 January 2018
A study of families with rare blood sugar conditions has revealed a new gene thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin, the key hormone in diabetes.