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The William Harvey Research Institute - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

2022

Image of man suffering with knee pain Queen Mary researcher awarded funding for research project which aims to develop safer drugs for autoimmune diseases
12 May 2022

Dr Trinidad Montero-Melendez from the William Harvey Research Institute has been awarded £72,633 from Versus Arthritis, The Lorna and Yuti Chernajovsky Biomedical Research Foundation and Connect Immune Research to develop new treatments to tackle the root of life-changing  autoimmune conditions.

Woman holds Covid-19 vaccine in hands. Credit: scaliger/iStock.com Unvaccinated individuals with heart problems up to 9 times more likely to die or suffer serious complications from COVID-19
4 May 2022

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have combined evidence from 110 previous Covid-19 studies and found that unvaccinated individuals who contract the virus when they already have high blood pressure, diabetes or major heart damage are up to nine times more likely to suffer serious outcomes - including death, lung failure, admission to intensive care and kidney problems.

Nurse taking patient's blood pressure. Scientists to trial world-first long-acting injection for high blood pressure
27 April 2022

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have been selected by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to create new networks aimed at transforming ageing research in the UK.

African doctors Queen Mary team awarded funding for research project to improve post-surgical outcomes in Africa
19 April 2022

A team of Queen Mary and African researchers have successfully secured almost £3 million in funding for a new research programme led by Queen Mary’s Professor Rupert Pearse and Professor Bruce Biccard from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

laboratory glassware Queen Mary awarded funding for new healthy ageing networks
8 March 2022

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have been selected by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to create new networks aimed at transforming ageing research in the UK.

Mouse New research in mice suggests social interactions and a sense of belonging can boost our immune system
1 March 2022

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found that socially housed mice have healthier immune systems than those who are socially isolated – who are more susceptible to longer term issues due to an altered immune system that comes from living alone.

Genomic analysis visualisation Whole genome sequencing robustly detects the most common inherited neurological diseases and is adopted by healthcare
16 February 2022

Scientists have found whole genome sequencing (WGS) can quickly and accurately detect the most common inherited neurological disorders – something previously thought to be impossible – with the results supporting the use of WGS as a standard diagnostic tool within routine clinical practice.

2022 International Day of Women and Girls in Science
11 February 2022

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science recognises and celebrates the critical role played by women but also aims to promote their full and equal access to participation in science and technology communities. 

This year we are showcasing the work of some of our inspiring female scientists and recent nominees of the SMD Women in Science Award. Here they tell about their research, what they are proud of, and any future plans for this research.

New study shows light-to-moderate coffee consumption is associated with health-benefits
10 February 2022

The study by Queen Mary University of London and the Budapest Semmelweis University has shown that having up to three cups of coffee a day has a protective effect on heart health. It also reduces the overall mortality rate and the risk of stroke. The results have recently been published in the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology.

Professor Sir Mark Caulfield appointed VP Health at Queen Mary and President-elect of the British Pharmacological Society
3 February 2022

The British Pharmacological Society has announced the appointment of Queen Mary University of London’s Professor Sir Mark Caulfield as its new President-elect.

Aspirin-helps-treat-tuberculous-meningitis Researchers investigate previously unappreciated mechanisms in the cancer protective actions of aspirin
3 February 2022

A new study involving researchers from Queen Mary University of London has identified a new role for Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators in mediating the anti-cancer activities of aspirin. In this research Q&A, study author Professor Jesmond Dalli explains more.

Cartoon hand with magnifying glass in front of papers Comparing preprints and their finalized publications during the pandemic
2 February 2022

A new study involving Queen Mary University of London researchers has explored how preprints compare with their published versions. 

Blue pills. Credit: FotografiaBasica/iStock.com Optimising treatments for high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease could save lives, according to researchers
14 January 2022

A recent study shows that optimising medicines for high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease patients living in East London could reduce lifetime hospital costs and prevent cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes.

Queen Mary alumnus thought to be the first woman of colour to complete a solo expedition across Antarctica
6 January 2022

Captain Preet Chandi, a Queen Mary University of London alumnus, travelled 700 miles in just 40 days, capping a remarkable achievement.

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