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The William Harvey Research Institute - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

2015 - 2017

Chemically modified insulin as a new marker to identify type 1 diabetes
15 November 2017

A technique that could help predict, diagnose, stage and treat type 1 diabetes is currently being developed by researchers at the William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London

CHIAROSCURO from War Crime Trials to Clinical Trials
20 July 2017

Date: Tuesday 25 July 2017 at 7:30 pm 
Location: The Great Hall of St Bartholomew's Hospital, West Smithfield, London EC1 7BE

A new hope for reducing uncontrollable blood pressure
12 July 2017

At The Royal London Hospital, on 30 June 2016, the Barts Blood Pressure Clinic became the first hospital in the country to provide two NHS patients with the innovative Barostim Neo™ device that could transform and save the lives of people living with uncontrollable blood pressure. 

Genetic testing can pick out men at increased risk of testicular cancer
13 June 2017

Testing for large numbers of genetic changes can identify men with over a 10-fold increased risk of testicular cancer, a new study shows. Researchers found that testing for newly identified genetic factors along with others found in their previous studies could pick out men at increased risk, who might potentially benefit from monitoring or preventative treatment.

Statins help improve heart structure and function
1 June 2017

Statins can improve the structure and function of the heart, according to a new study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

QMUL study finds link between diesel pollution and heart damage
1 June 2017

Diesel fumes have negative effects on the heart according to a new study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). 

New study finds loss of Sacsin effects organisation of the cells cytoskeleton
30 May 2017

ARSACS Foundation funded scientists at Queen Mary University of London, McGill University and Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele have just published a research paper in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, which looks at the cytoskeleton in cells cultured from ARSACS patients.

Data strongly suggests that the brain controls exercise capacity
18 May 2017

A joint study by researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), University College London (UCL) and the University of Bristol suggests that the brain controls exercise capacity, a highly novel idea with ramifications for health in the general population as well as elite athletes.

Some statin-related side-effects are due to 'nocebo' effect
3 May 2017

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

Research Matters - changing lives in east London and beyond
13 April 2017

Date: Wednesday 24 May, 5pm - 7.30pm
Location: Perrin Lecture Theatre, Blizard Institute, 4 Newark Street, London E1 2AT


Success for WHRI at QMUL Engagement and Enterprise Awards 2017
3 March 2017

On Tuesday 7th February 2017 QMUL hosted the second annual Engagement and Enterprise Awards to celebrate and showcase projects demonstrating excellence in the application and dissemination of research and teaching through public engagement, academic innovation, media relations and student enterprise.

Genetic defect found to cause disease in multiple organs
7 February 2017

New research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has identified a novel syndrome in patients with kidney and adrenal disease.

William Harvey New Year Celebration 2017
7 February 2017

On Friday the 3rd of February the WHRI held its annual New Year Celebration and featured 15 talks from the institute's postgraduates and young post-docs.

William Harvey Research Institute hosts Church of England clergy visits
2 February 2017

Church of England vicars visit the WHRI to experience clinical and genomic research at first hand, as part of a national initiative to help scientists and faith leaders engage in dialogue and enhance understanding of ethical issues in medicine.

Professor Fulvio D'Acquisto receives large CPE award for a project titled 'CPD course to establish the Young Mind Science Knowledge Network'
27 January 2017

East London school teachers to be provided CPD support and workshops to connect local schools with the Frontiers for Young Minds initiative, an open access scientific journal that publishes ground‐breaking science in language reviewed by teachers and their classes for accessibility.

Research summary: Enzymes responsible for tissue repair
11 October 2016

Dr Jesmond Dalli explains how his new research has uncovered enzymes that are crucial for the repair and regeneration of tissues, and could lead to new treatments for diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.  

WHRI researchers identify link between immunity and 'holidays'
30 September 2016

A team of researchers at the WHRI are investigating ways in which holidays, music or a change of environment can bolster our immune systems in the fight against disease

Major global study reveals new hypertension and blood pressure genes
13 September 2016

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. 

WHRI on now the UK pharmacology map
15 December 2015

'UK Pharmacology on the Map' award was presented to the WHRI for its outstanding contribution to the discovery and development of medicines. 

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