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New study finds loss of Sacsin effects organisation of the cells cytoskeleton

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.

Date added: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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)

Date added: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Research Matters - changing lives in east London and beyond

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

Date added: Thursday, April 13, 2017

Success for WHRI at QMUL Engagement and Enterprise Awards 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.

Date added: Friday, March 3, 2017

William Harvey New Year Celebration 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.

Date added: Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Genetic defect found to cause disease in multiple organs

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

Date added: Tuesday, February 7, 2017

William Harvey Research Institute hosts Church of England clergy visits

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.

Date added: Thursday, February 2, 2017

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

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.

Date added: Friday, January 27, 2017

Research summary: Enzymes responsible for tissue repair

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.  

Date added: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

WHRI researchers identify link between immunity and 'holidays'

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. 

Date added: Friday, September 30, 2016

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. 

Date added: Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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

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.

Date added: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

QMUL study finds link between diesel pollution and heart damage

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

Date added: Thursday, June 1, 2017

Statins help improve heart structure and function

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

Date added: Thursday, June 1, 2017

Data strongly suggests that the brain controls exercise capacity

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.

Date added: Thursday, May 18, 2017

A new hope for reducing uncontrollable blood pressure

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. 

Date added: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Fox Got You project visits WHRI for lab visit

Date added: Thursday, June 1, 2017

WHRI on now the UK pharmacology map

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

Date added: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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

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. 

Date added: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

CHIAROSCURO from War Crime Trials to Clinical Trials

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

Date added: Thursday, July 20, 2017

article News story: Winning photo reveals the latest in maternal health research
6, March , 2017

Dr Suchita Nadarki has been announced as one of the winners of the Wellcome Image Awards 2017. The winning photo, titled The Pacenta Rainbow, is based on her research into pregnancy complications, and will be shown at exhibitions held across the UK and internationally, including Russia and South Africa.

article News story: Obesity leads to harmful activation of the immune system
10, February , 2017

WHRI researchers find a link between a high-fat diet, obesity and cardiovascular disease risk.

article News story: New genes for height revealed in global study of 700,000 people
2, February , 2017

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.

article News story: Over 100 new blood pressure genes could provide targets for treating hypertension
31, January , 2017

Study co-authored by Professor Mark Caulfield finds 107 new gene regions associated with high blood pressure, potentially enabling doctors to identify at-risk patients and target treatments.

article News story: Major Grant awarded to resolve debate on treatment after surgery
13, January , 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) awarded $1.5m (£1.2m) by Edwards Lifesciences to carry out a study into a debated therapy for preventing complications after major surgery.

article News story: How the brain helps the body fight bacteria
6, January , 2017

"The brain may not only control our thoughts and physical functions," writes Dr Jesmond Dalli in The Conversation.

article News story: White blood cell treatment could prevent leading cause of foetal death
12, December , 2017

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 QMUL.

article News story: Maternal blood test may predict birth complications
24, October , 2016

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 WHRI's Dr Marika Charalambous.

article News story: Parliamentarians pay visit to WHRI researchers
26, April , 2016

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).

article News story: Amrita Ahluwalia awarded Women in Science and Engineering prize
16, November , 2015

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.

article News story: The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) bring excellent news for WHRI and our mother organisations
18, December , 2014

The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), published today, confirm Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)’s place in the very top group of research-led universities.

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