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.
26 March 2018
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London has been allocated an additional 32 new places for medical students, which will provide new opportunities for students from the local area.
23 March 2018
A new health promotion tool has been launched to inform people about latent tuberculosis (TB) and engage migrant communities with local NHS testing and treatment.
23 March 2018
A new drug is the first to slow the progression of disability in secondary progressive multiple sclerosis – a severe form of the disease for which there is currently no treatment to prevent progression.
21 March 2018
Pregnant women with anaemia are twice as likely to die during or shortly after pregnancy compared to those without the condition, according to a major international study led by Queen Mary University of London of over 300,000 women across 29 countries.
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.
13 March 2018
A new survey by Action on Salt, based at Queen Mary University of London, has exposed the alarming amounts of salt found in both Chinese takeaways and Chinese ready meals sold by some of the UK’s biggest supermarkets.
12 March 2018
Over a half of stroke patients require a degree of help with taking medicine and a sizeable minority say they do not receive as much assistance as they need, according a study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London and University of Cambridge.
9 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.
8 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.
5 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.
1 March 2018
Thousands of children with oral pain are being taken by parents to pharmacies and non-dental health services, including A&E, instead of their dentist, and could be costing NHS England £2.3 million a year, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.
23 February 2018
UK health ministers shared the news of an upcoming funding boost to brain tumour research, during a visit to laboratories at Queen Mary University of London this week.
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.
20 February 2018
Graham Davis is Professor of 3D X-ray Imaging at Queen Mary’s Institute of Dentistry. In this blog post, he describes his team’s work in helping the BBC to restore a lost episode of the Morecambe and Wise Show from a disintegrated film reel, as featured in the latest episode of BBC Click.
8 February 2018
The vapour from e-cigarettes seems to help pneumonia-causing bacteria stick to the cells that line the airways, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.
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.
6 February 2018
An international study, led by Queen Mary University of London and funded with a £5 million grant from Cancer Research UK, has been launched to answer the final questions before aspirin is recommended to reduce cancer risk.
5 February 2018
Millions of unapproved antibiotics are being sold in India, according to a new study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London and Newcastle University.
31 January 2018
There is no need for an upper limit of folate intake, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London and the School of Advanced Study, University of London.
25 January 2018
A flu-like virus has now been used in experiments to successfully inhibit the growth of pancreatic cancer, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London.
18 January 2018
Screening the entire population for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations, as opposed to just those at high-risk of carrying this mutation, is cost effective and could prevent more ovarian and breast cancers than the current approach, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.
16 January 2018
Rising accident and emergency attendance rates are driven by patients’ long term health conditions, and are not related to lack of GP provision, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London of more than 800,000 patients in east London.
15 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.
11 January 2018
Patients with an aggressive form of leukaemia, currently ineligible for any type of targeted therapy, may in fact benefit from new drugs, according to new research by Queen Mary University of London.
10 January 2018
At least 61 per cent of people who try their first cigarette become, at least temporarily, daily smokers, suggests an analysis of survey data by Queen Mary University of London.
21 December 2017
Queen Mary University of London sponsored two of its Global Health alumni to travel and attend this year’s Nobel Peace Prize celebrations in Oslo, Norway.
20 December 2017
We recently sponsored two of our Global Health alumni to travel and attend the Nobel Peace Prize celebrations in Oslo, Norway. In this blog post, Miranda Liang reports from the Nobel Peace Lecture, discussing the moving moment when Hiroshima survivors spoke of their experiences of nuclear weapons, and what this means for global health.
18 December 2017
Incidence of cervical cancer in young women is set to decline 75 per cent by 2040 with deaths close to eradicated, however older women will face greater risk according to research led by Queen Mary University of London, published today in The Lancet Public Health.
15 December 2017
Last weekend, we sponsored one of our Global Health alumni to travel and attend the Nobel Peace Prize celebrations in Oslo, Norway. In this blog post, Krishen Samuel reports from the Nobel Peace Lecture and discusses gender issues in the context of debates about nuclear war.
14 December 2017
A 'cure' for haemophilia is one step closer, following results of a groundbreaking gene therapy trial led by Queen Mary University of London.
13 December 2017
Last weekend, we sent two alumni from Queen Mary’s Global Public Health Unit to the Nobel Peace Prize celebrations in Oslo, Norway. They accompanied Professor David McCoy, who was involved in the coalition that won this year’s Prize. In this blog post, David discusses how we might move on from this year’s spotlight on nuclear disarmament and ensure that politicians and academics work to finally eliminate these weapons.
12 December 2017
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London believe they have found the first indications that a combination of two types of drugs could protect against clots that cause heart attacks and strokes, but at lower doses than when the drugs are prescribed separately.
5 December 2017
A new weakness found in medulloblastoma, the most common form of childhood brain tumour, could lead to more personalised medicine and improved treatment for some patients, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
1 December 2017
Heart tissue can be imaged in real-time during keyhole procedures using a new optical ultrasound needle developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and UCL.
1 December 2017
The story of Joseph Merrick, the so-called ‘Elephant Man’, takes centre stage in a new audio tour of Whitechapel, offering an immersive history of The Royal London Hospital and Medical College through a free smartphone app.
29 November 2017
Professor Nick Lemoine from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded the China Friendship Award - the country’s highest award for ‘foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions to the country's economic and social progress’.
27 November 2017
A decline in deaths from heart attack and stroke in high income countries could be threatened by rising rates of obesity and diabetes, according to a study led by Barts Heart Centre, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
24 November 2017
David Lammy MP has welcomed a new initiative to transform ethnic inequalities in mental health services, led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
21 November 2017
A diabetes drug currently undergoing development could be repurposed to help end transplant rejection, without the side-effects of current immunosuppressive drugs, according to new research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
20 November 2017
Four researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been placed in the top 1 per cent in the world, in this year’s Highly Cited Researchers list.
16 November 2017
A new project to develop and test a talking-based therapy for cancer survivors, led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Barts Health NHS Trust and King's College London, has been awarded £2.5m by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
10 November 2017
Women may only need three cervical screens in their lifetime if they have been given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a new study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
10 November 2017
Rebecca Landy, Cancer Screening Statistician at Queen Mary University of London, writes in The Conversation about why women who have a HPV jab may only need three cervical screens in a lifetime.
9 November 2017
Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have shown for the first time that it is possible to incorporate DNA analysis into antenatal screening for three serious chromosome disorders, including Down’s syndrome, in a way that is far more accurate, and safer and less stressful for mothers.
6 November 2017
Professor Jack Cuzick from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received the Cancer Research UK Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on cancer prevention and detection.
1 November 2017
Starving a childhood brain tumour of the amino acid glutamine could improve the effect of chemotherapy, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and funded by Children with Cancer UK and the Medical Research Council.
31 October 2017
William Harvey Day 2017 saw hundreds of attendees gather to celebrate the best of research at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
12 October 2017
Early research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has potentially found an antidote that can rapidly stop the intoxicating effects of cannabis and synthetic cannabinoids.
11 October 2017
Babies born preterm have a greater risk of developing cognitive, motor and behavioural difficulties and these problems persist throughout school years, finds a new study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
9 October 2017
In India, the sale of antibiotics requiring the tightest control and regulation is rising the fastest, according to an analysis by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Newcastle University.
4 October 2017
Being overweight or obese creates damaging changes to the structure of the heart, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
3 October 2017
Taking oral vitamin D supplements in addition to standard asthma medication could halve the risk of asthma attacks requiring hospital attendance, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
21 September 2017
The Duchess of York was announced as an official British Heart Foundation Ambassador, marking the occasion by spending the morning at The William Harvey Heart Centre, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
20 September 2017
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have launched a new toothpaste which repairs decaying teeth using ‘bioactive’ glass.
19 September 2017
Professor Jack Cuzick from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received the Cancer Research UK Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on cancer prevention and detection.
11 September 2017
A drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) has been granted a license by the European Commission, following evidence from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) that it improves patients’ quality of life and is safer than previously thought.
9 September 2017
An innovative theatre project and a game app have been presented by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) researchers at the British Science Festival as new ways to help teenagers with asthma.
31 August 2017
An image submitted by a British Heart Foundation-funded researcher at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has made the shortlist in the charity’s annual ‘Reflections of Research’ image competition.
19 August 2017
The cholera outbreak in Yemen is overwhelmingly affecting rebel-controlled areas due to Saudi-led airstrikes and blockades, according to a letter by researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), published in The Lancet Global Health.
18 August 2017
A drug that is blocked by the EU regulatory system has now been found to improve the quality of life of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
31 July 2017
Offering HIV testing to people at health checks when they register at a new GP surgery in high-prevalence areas is cost-effective and will save lives, according to a study involving over 86,000 people from 40 GP surgeries, led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
25 July 2017
On the 70th anniversary of the Nazi Doctors trial, a commemorative event in London will explore how human experimentation during the Holocaust led to the code of ethics used in clinical trials today. This will be illustrated by witnesses from both the camps and the Nuremberg Trials.
21 July 2017
Training clinicians to proactively ask patients about domestic violence is feasible for sexual health clinics to implement and could increase referrals to specialist services, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of Bristol involving over 4,300 women.
20 July 2017
Pregnant women who have a healthy diet and regular moderate exercise are less likely to have a caesarean section, gain excessive weight, or develop diabetes in pregnancy, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) using data from over 12,000 women.
18 July 2017
Testing blood samples within the first two hours of injury could help predict which critically injured patients are more likely to develop multiple organ failure, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
17 July 2017
The rapper Professor Green is helping to raise funds for trauma research at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in a major appeal led by Barts Charity.
14 July 2017
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have secured new awards totalling £8.6m to deliver medical research that will benefit people in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).
6 July 2017
High maternal sugar intake during pregnancy may increase the risk of allergy and allergic asthma in the offspring, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) involving almost 9,000 mother-child pairs.
5 July 2017
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and its partners have received £1.2 million from Lankelly Chase Foundation to establish a centre for transforming health services for ethnic minority people with severe mental illness.
4 July 2017
Professor Parveen June Kumar from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE), in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
30 June 2017
Women who are at high risk of developing breast cancer may be failing to take the preventive anti-cancer drug tamoxifen because they are confusing naturally-occurring symptoms with side effects, according to a study of nearly 4,000 women led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
28 June 2017
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) celebrated a day of science research with a festival for London school kids.
27 June 2017
Professor Fran Balkwill from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded an Engagement Prize by Cancer Research UK.
26 June 2017
The first results from a functional genetic catalogue of the laboratory mouse have been shared with the research community, revealing new insights into a range of rare diseases and the possibility of accelerating development of new treatments and precision medicine.
23 June 2017
A self-help approach to a graded exercise programme, supervised by a specialist physiotherapist, is safe and may reduce fatigue for some people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), according to a new trial of 200 people published in The Lancet. The intervention, undertaken over 12 weeks, had a smaller effect on reducing physical disability.
22 June 2017
Women who receive human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, in addition to a pap smear, receive a faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer, according to a study of over 450,000 women by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of New Mexico (UNM) Comprehensive Cancer Center.
16 May 2017
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is 2nd in the UK for Dentistry, 3rd for Medicine and Law, and 4th for Film, as published today in the Guardian University Guide for 2018.
5 May 2017
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have launched a new study to look at how older patients manage when they are prescribed multiple medications.
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).
28 April 2017
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will establish a new Centre for Preventive Neurology, thanks to £1.5m of funding from Barts Charity.
26 April 2017
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is the UK’s highest ranking university for Dentistry, as published today in The Complete University Guide league table for 2018.
23 April 2017
A team of clinical researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Barts Heart Centre have won a prestigious prize at the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery’s Annual Meeting in Belfast.
19 April 2017
A new book by Carla Valentine, pathology technician at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), reveals her experience of working with the dead and what she has seen behind the doors of our mortuaries.
10 April 2017
Some stroke survivors say they are disregarding GP advice on secondary prevention medications, such as statins, with some patients stopping their medication completely after only one or two consultations, according to a study of an online stroke forum led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
3 April 2017
The Cancer Research UK Barts Centre at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received an award of over £10 million to renew its status as an official CRUK Centre.
30 March 2017
A new tool developed by researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) could save mothers’ and babies’ lives by predicting whether women with early onset pre-eclampsia are safe to prolong their pregnancy.
29 March 2017
Poor asthma control and knowledge are common in children with doctor-diagnosed asthma, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
28 March 2017
A clinical trial designed by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will allow GP surgeries to test for Barrett’s oesophagus – a condition that can increase the risk of developing oesophageal cancer.
7 March 2017
A protein has been found to have a previously unknown role in the ageing of cells, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The researchers hope that the findings could one day lead to new treatments for ageing and early cancer.
6 March 2017
A researcher from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been announced as one of the winners of the Wellcome Image Awards 2017.
1 March 2017
Taking a small sample of cells from women at high-risk of cervical cancer could be a cost-effective and accurate strategy for early diagnosis in low and middle income countries, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
16 February 2017
A study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) finds that vitamin D supplements protect against acute respiratory infections including colds and flu.
14 February 2017
Women who participate in obstetric and gynaecology clinical trials experience improved health outcomes compared to those who are not involved in trials, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). This is the case regardless of whether or not the treatment is found to be effective in the trial.
10 February 2017
Researchers find link between a high fat diet, obesity and cardiovascular disease risk.
9 February 2017
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and NHS Blood & Transplant have been awarded £2.4m from the National Institute for Health Research and Barts Charity to carry out a large multi-centre clinical trial to evaluate a new treatment in major traumatic haemorrhage.
8 February 2017
After all their inspiring work the winners of QMUL’s Engagement and Enterprise Awards 2017 were announced at a ceremony held in The Octagon last night.
7 February 2017
A researcher at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has co-organised a workshop that focuses on herbal medicine in Vietnam and its application in translational research on skin.
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.
30 January 2017
Scientists have found 107 new gene regions associated with high blood pressure, potentially enabling doctors to identify at-risk patients and target treatments.
17 January 2017
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Barts Health NHS Trust (BH) announce plans for a major new centre for Life Sciences in Whitechapel, home to the Royal London Hospital and a campus of QMUL’s Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.
13 January 2017
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded $1.5m (£1.2m) by Edwards Lifesciences to carry out a study into a debated therapy for preventing complications, especially infections, after major surgery.
9 January 2017
In this blog post, Jo Brown, Head of Quality in Teaching and Learning at QMUL’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, talks about her recent experience of teaching Romanian oncologists about successful communication between doctor and patient.
4 January 2017
A smartphone app that could help smokers stick to New Year’s resolutions to quit has been developed by academics at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Kingston University.
30 December 2016
Academics from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been given two appointments of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) and an appointment of Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), as published today in the Queen’s New Year 2017 Honours List.
20 December 2016
The NHS Health Check programme in England may have prevented an estimated 4,600 to 8,400 heart attacks, strokes, or death from these causes in its first five years, according to an independent review of the programme led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
16 December 2016
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been awarded grants totalling £1m for medical research projects in low and middle income countries (LMICs).
12 December 2016
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 Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) involving mice and human blood samples.
2 December 2016
The UK’s health watchdog has recommended the use of a cancer treatment drug to prevent the disease, after studying evidence from research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
1 December 2016
Planning permission has been granted for the construction of a new science education space in Whitechapel, East London at Centre of the Cell, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
24 November 2016
Karim Brohi, Professor of Trauma Sciences at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), has received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Resuscitation Science from the American Heart Association.
23 November 2016
The Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry has been re-designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre.
16 November 2016
Degrees in Medicine taught on the Mediterranean island country of Malta are now open for applications for 2017 entry.
15 November 2016
The sugar content in carbonated sugar-sweetened beverages was found to be up to 52.8 grams per 330 mL can, or 12 teaspoons, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
10 November 2016
Professor Jo Martin from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been elected to be the next president of The Royal College of Pathologists – a professional membership organisation concerned with the science and practice of the study of disease.
2 November 2016
A high-level delegation from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will be visiting India from 5-17 November, with the aim of raising the university’s profile, developing new partnerships and building on the university’s success in recruiting Indian students.
1 November 2016
International survey also indicates 1.5 million people die following complications Data gathered in 27 countries is first global evaluation of surgical outcomes and mortality rates Infection of surgical wounds is found to be most frequent complication Survey finds deaths following complications at similar levels in low, middle and high income countries Authors call for hospitals worldwide to work to reduce the incidence of preventable complications
31 October 2016
Having extreme pro- or anti-British views is associated with violent and antisocial behaviour and indicates deepening divisions in society, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
27 October 2016
Inherited heart disease can be successfully detected within families by screening one-to-two year old children at the time of their routine vaccinations, according to a clinical study led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) that involved over 10,000 children.
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 Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
13 October 2016
A drug used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), alemtuzumab, was found to reverse some of the physical disability caused by the disease, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
11 October 2016
Data on injuries can be collected relatively easily at A&E departments to help understand injury patterns in communities, a study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has found.
4 October 2016
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has entered into a new student exchange agreement with Columbia University in the City of New York for the 2017-18 academic year.
30 September 2016
Mice that are given toys and placed in stimulating surroundings have healthier immune systems, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
16 September 2016
Sherbet ‘cremains’, skeleton shortbread and the scent of death all feature in a festival focusing on bodily decay at Barts Pathology Museum, part of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
16 September 2016
Cervical screening prevents 70 per cent of cervical cancer deaths and if all eligible women regularly attended screening this would rise to 83 per cent, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
15 September 2016
Cure rates for multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Europe have been estimated to be twice as high as previously thought, according to a research team at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
15 September 2016
East Londoners are set to benefit from a £6.5m national grant that will enable world-leading researchers to turn theories within laboratories into reality, improving the care of local people with heart disease.
14 September 2016
European surveillance systems in Europe can detect increases in microcephaly (babies born with an abnormally small head) due to the Zika virus of a similar magnitude to those observed in Brazil, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
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.
8 September 2016
Depressive symptoms are associated with a higher risk of sympathies for violent protest and terrorism (SVPT), according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
7 September 2016
Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have analysed the twin pregnancies of more than 30,000 women to identify the ideal delivery period in an attempt to reduce rates of stillbirth.
6 September 2016
Taking an oral vitamin D supplement in addition to standard asthma medication is likely to reduce severe asthma attacks, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
22 August 2016
New research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Health Policy Consult in Ghana shows that prescribing indicators for Africa deviate significantly from targets set out by the World Health Organization (WHO).
19 August 2016
The majority of smokers who successfully switch to vaping say they have fewer respiratory infections, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
19 August 2016
Genetically analysing lesions in the food pipe could provide an early and accurate test for oesophageal cancer.
28 July 2016
Patient choice and the use of the private sector for hip surgery in Scotland was found to be associated with a decrease in NHS provision and may have contributed to an increase in age-related and socio-economic treatment inequalities, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
27 July 2016
A medical student from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has won the highly prestigious University of London Gold Medal.
26 July 2016
In her second blog post from Cambodia with RESULTS UK, QMUL's Dr Jess Potter reports from a multidrug-resistant tuberculosis ward in Phnom Penh and highlights the impossible choices that have to be made with limited funding.
21 July 2016
In this blog post, QMUL's Dr Jess Potter reflects on the scale of Cambodia's hidden TB epidemic and what she is experiencing on her trip through rural communities with RESULTS UK.
14 July 2016
World-leading cancer scientist and QMUL alumna, Professor Karen Vousden CBE, has been appointed as Cancer Research UK’s new chief scientist.
8 July 2016
The process by which a mother’s diet during pregnancy can permanently affect her offspring’s attributes, such as weight, could be strongly influenced by genetic variation in an unexpected part of the genome, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
5 July 2016
An exhibit about cancer research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is on display at the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition from now until Sunday 10th July.
23 June 2016
Cancer cells appear to depend on an unusual survival mechanism to spread around the body, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The discovery could help with future development of novel treatments to prevent metastasis and secondary tumours.
6 June 2016
Former England international rugby players are set to be recruited for a major-scientific study examining the possible long-term effects of the game on brain health.
2 June 2016
Dr Susana Godinho from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded the Lister Prize Fellowship for her visionary work on cancer.
27 May 2016
Malnourished children are most likely to die from common infections, not starvation alone. Immune disorder may be part of the cause, according to a review led by Queen Mary University of London.
26 May 2016
The UK Lung cancer screening trial (UKLS) has demonstrated that patients with a high risk of developing lung cancer can be identified with early stage disease, and over 80 per cent were given surgery as a treatment.
24 May 2016
The addition of high doses of a form of vitamin A could help make chemotherapy more successful in treating pancreatic cancer, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
11 May 2016
Three researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been awarded £100,000 each by the Academy of Medical Sciences.
10 May 2016
A modest reduction in salt intake could reduce the risk of strokes, heart attacks and kidney disease in people with early onset type 2 diabetes, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and St. Helier Hospital.
29 April 2016
Professor Jack Cuzick from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been elected as a new Fellow of the Royal Society. The election is in recognition of his achievements in the application of basic science discoveries to the practice of medicine, particularly preventive medicine in cancer.
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).
15 April 2016
A new toothpaste ingredient which puts back the lost minerals from tooth enamel and helps prevent decay and treat sensitivity while you sleep has been developed by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
7 April 2016
‘Invisible impairments’ can make it difficult for stroke survivors to maintain a job, according to a study from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of Cambridge.
18 March 2016
Environmental factors may be playing a much greater role in the onset of multiple sclerosis (MS) than previously realised, according to early research led by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust.
16 March 2016
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has hosted 18 experts from five European countries to discuss and explore options for how mental health care could be provided in the future.
14 March 2016
Two medical researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been given awards by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to recognise their significant contribution to commercial research in the NHS.
11 March 2016
Many thousands of people who have lost their lives to brain tumours were remembered as a minute’s silence was observed at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) to mark national Brain Tumour Awareness Month.
4 March 2016
Only a fraction of genes appear to be essential for human life, according to researchers from the East London Genes & Health project, working with Born in Bradford and others.
2 March 2016
The UK and Irish governments are being warned that they should do more to protect school children from injury, including head trauma, while playing rugby.
12 February 2016
A common anti-malarial drug Artesunate could be used to reduce organ failure following injury, according to an early study in rats led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
12 February 2016
Scientists have compiled their analysis on how to find success in the world of online dating into a new book released this week. The book is the first of its kind to be based on robust studies of human behaviour.
20 January 2016
Cancers evolve over time in patterns governed by the same mathematical laws that drive natural processes such as the flow of rivers or the brightness of stars, reports a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and The Institute of Cancer Research.
15 January 2016
The world’s first national tissue bank for pancreatic cancer is to launch in the UK, to help push forward research into the cancer with the bleakest prognosis.
15 January 2016
The first major evaluation of the NHS Health Check in England, carried out by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), has found that the programme is effectively identifying people at risk of developing major cardiovascular incidents.
7 January 2016
Reducing sugar content in sugar sweetened drinks (including fruit juices) in the UK by 40 per cent over five years could prevent one million cases of obesity, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). This would in turn prevent around 300,000 cases of type 2 diabetes, over two decades.
6 January 2016
A new technique that could be used to test for brain damage in newborn babies has been developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
4 January 2016
Mutations present in a blood cancer known as follicular lymphoma have revealed new targets for potential treatments, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) together with collaborators at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
23 December 2015
Research and lobbying undertaken by public health experts at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has helped change the UK government’s sports strategy.
22 December 2015
The UK’s failure to fortify flour with folic acid has caused around 2,000 avoidable cases of neural tube defects since 1998, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
22 December 2015
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Barts Health NHS Trust have received £10 million from Barts Charity for the creation of a world-class cardiovascular academic medical centre at the Trust’s Barts Heart Centre, St Bartholomew’s Hospital.
18 December 2015
11 December 2015
The drug anastrozole is effective in treating an early form of breast cancer, according to a clinical trial led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
8 December 2015
Screening for and treatment of an early form of breast cancer has been found to prevent subsequent invasive cancer, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
4 December 2015
Queen Mary University of London’s (QMUL) world-class research centre, the Blizard Institute, is celebrating its tenth year.
27 November 2015
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received new grants from Pancreatic Cancer UK (PCUK) to fund five projects that aim to improve treatment options for pancreatic cancer patients.
26 November 2015
Arthritis patients could one day benefit from a novel form of medicine, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Their early study indicates that arthritic cartilage, previously thought to be impenetrable to therapies, could be treated by a patient’s own ‘microvesicles’ that are able to travel into cartilage cells and deliver therapeutic agents.
25 November 2015
A poo racing video game which aims to change attitudes towards defecation and bowel health has been launched by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). A second new game, Gene Quest, has also been created to encourage interest in one of the world’s largest genetics studies.
18 November 2015
Professor Gavin Giovannoni and Alison Thomson from the Barts MS Research team at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have received an award for outstanding use of information in multiple sclerosis (MS) care.
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.
11 November 2015
Standard approaches for investigating risk of violence in psychiatric patients and prisoners are inaccurate and should be abandoned in all future studies, according to researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
9 November 2015
Scientists led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Aberystwyth University have revealed ‘sweet points’ for dental fillings, where cement used to fill cracks regain elasticity before hardening indefinitely. This could have implications for creating more durable and longer-lasting fillings in the future.
9 November 2015
A trans-Atlantic ‘dream team’, involving scientists and clinicians from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), has been awarded £8 million to fight pancreatic cancer.
28 October 2015
Cognitive behavioural therapy and graded exercise therapy could have long term benefits for people affected by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Oxford University and King’s College London.
27 October 2015
The London Trauma System has greatly increased quality of care for trauma patients, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the London Regional Trauma System.
22 October 2015
Collagen has been found to play a role in suppression of blood vessel formation in a type of skin cancer, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The results suggest that type VII collagen could help suppress tumour formation in the skin.
20 October 2015
QMUL researchers’ study shows positive results when treating both primary progressive and relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis with the drug ocrelizumab.
14 October 2015
East London Genes & Health, the world’s largest community based genetics study, is celebrating its first milestone with 4,000 local participants taking part so far.
5 October 2015
Professor Amrita Ahluwalia has been nominated in the research category in the awards that recognise those who lead the way for women in science, technology, engineering and maths.
1 October 2015
Leading QMUL cancer researcher Professor Jack Cuzick has been given a prestigious award for his contributions to clinical research.
1 October 2015
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are calling on the medical community to reconsider developing a known drug to treat people with relapsing Multiple sclerosis (MS) after new evidence shows it does not increase the risk of cancer as previously thought.
1 October 2015
QMUL rose eight places in Times Higher Education World University Ranking to 98th in the world and is ranked 16th in the UK.
21 September 2015
Researchers from QMUL, working with other institutions, have found that a diuretic drug that has been in use for over fifty years could be the most effective treatment for a particularly high risk form of high blood pressure.
10 September 2015
A new study shows that pancreatic cancer stem cells (PancSCs) are virtually addicted to oxygen-based metabolism, and could be “suffocated” with a drug already used to treat diabetes.
4 September 2015
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Barts Health NHS Trust are delighted to officially open their new dental outreach centre in Stratford, set in the heart of the Olympic Park.
4 September 2015
The textbook Medical Sciences 2nd Edition published by Elsevier has just won first prize in the British Medical Associations medical book awards in the category of Basic and clinical sciences. The book was edited by Dr Jeannette Naish from QMUL’s Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine and Dr Denise Syndercombe Court a QMUL honorary fellow.
27 August 2015
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust have successfully improved blood pressure control among patients with severe intolerance to antihypertensive medication – by using medicines in unconventional ways and treating patients with a ‘stepped care’ approach (where the most effective yet least intensive treatment is delivered to patients first).
21 August 2015
The quality of general family functioning is a major determinant of healthy dietary habits – according to new research published in the Journal of Caries Research and led by Queen Mary University of London.
13 August 2015
Scientists have proved that listening to music before, during and after surgery reduces people’s pain, anxiety and need for painkillers – according to the most comprehensive review of available evidence so far, published today in The Lancet.
3 August 2015
A combination of three proteins found at high levels in urine can accurately detect early-stage pancreatic cancer, researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found. The discovery could lead to a non-invasive, inexpensive test to screen people at high risk of developing the disease.
24 July 2015
Professor Jack Cuzick, Head of the Centre for Cancer Prevention at Queen Mary University of London, was today recognised for his longstanding achievements in breast cancer research during the Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group's (ANZBCTG) 37th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) in Perth, Western Australia.
9 July 2015
Queen Mary University of London’s Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a two day showcase of its research past and present, and launched a commemorative book entitled ‘Every Rational Attempt: The Stories Behind Barts’ Contribution to the Fight Against Cancer’.
7 July 2015
Professor Nikolaos Donos, an internationally renowned clinical academic consultant, has been appointed Head of Clinical Research and Professor of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London’s School of Dentistry.
22 June 2015
QMUL is pleased to announce that the next Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Pharmacology will be Professor Amrita Ahluwalia, Deputy Director of QMUL’s William Harvey Research Institute.
19 June 2015
We all want a quality health service – but what does this really mean? What does quality in healthcare really look like? Dr Deborah Swinglehurst has been exploring this idea for several years, curious to find out what academics, opinion leaders, healthcare professionals and members of the public really understand by the term ‘quality’ in the healthcare context.
18 June 2015
The recent craze for human breast milk amongst certain fitness communities, fetishists and chronic disease sufferers is potentially dangerous – according to scientists from Queen Mary University of London and published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.
16 June 2015
A new study has identified how blocking a special set of molecules on the surface of T cells can suppress the heart’s immune response – responsible for transplant rejection and autoimmune diseases such as myocarditis – whilst leaving rest of the body’s immune system intact.
7 June 2015
A simple blood test can predict with 90 to 100 per cent accuracy whether a patient is likely to suffer life-threatening complications after major surgery, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London and published in the journal Annals of Surgery.
5 June 2015
Researchers from the School of Dentistry within Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have received nearly £500k in MRC funding to assess the effectiveness of a new injectable bone graft material used to replace missing bone in implant dentistry.
5 June 2015
Massage-like stroking has a positive effect on the immune system of mice by reducing their level of stress.
3 June 2015
Women aged 50-69 years who attend mammography screening reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer by 40 per cent compared to women who are not screened – according to a major international review of the latest evidence on breast cancer screening.
21 May 2015
For the first time, leading experts on brain tumours including Professor Silvia Marino from Queen Mary University of London, will share their insights and identify areas of prospective collaboration to speed up the process of translating research findings from laboratory to clinic.
20 May 2015
The Centre of the Cell “is a wonderful emblem of how public engagement is embedded in what this university does,” said QMUL’s Principal, Professor Simon Gaskell, during the science centre’s fifth birthday celebrations.
12 May 2015
Fixed-dose drug combinations (FDCs) which have not received central regulatory approval are sold in substantial numbers in India – despite concerns over the safety and efficacy of these combinations – according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and published in PLOS Medicine.
30 April 2015
It was all smiles in Whitechapel today as Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal gave Queen Mary University of London’s new Dental School, embedded within The Royal London Dental Hospital, the royal seal of approval.
29 April 2015
Training general practices to offer rapid HIV tests leads to increased detection and earlier diagnosis of patients with HIV infection – according to a new study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and published in The Lancet HIV.
27 April 2015
The School of Medicine within Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is the recipient of a silver level award in the latest round of the Athena SWAN Charter awards.
24 April 2015
A post-doctoral researcher from Queen Mary University of London has won a prestigious €1,000 prize for her work on psychiatric diseases.
23 April 2015
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have uncovered a genetic defect which causes the life-threatening condition ‘dyskeratosis congenita’ (DC) – a rare genetic form of bone marrow failure.
22 April 2015
Government plans to increase participation in rugby within schools fail to take into account data on the serious levels of school rugby-related injury and are happening in the absence of systems for injury surveillance and prevention – according to experts from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and published in the BMJ.
21 April 2015
Queen Mary University of London’s Barts Centre for Trauma Sciences (C4TS) has today launched the new website Aftertrauma.org, the UK’s most comprehensive online resource dedicated to helping trauma survivors – and their families, friends and carers – on their long and complex recovery journey.
16 April 2015
Scientists have discovered a protein that strongly promotes immunity to viruses and cancer, opening the door to new therapies in the future.
1 April 2015
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is delighted to announce it has been selected by Health Education England to be part of a cutting- edge new training programme in genomics for healthcare professionals across the country.
18 March 2015
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is to launch a new Medical School in the Republic of Malta.
13 March 2015
East London Genes & Health, the world’s largest community based genetics study, has launched today – aiming to improve health among people of Pakistani and Bangladeshi heritage in East London by analysing the genes and health of 100,000 local people.
12 March 2015
QMUL has partnered with imec, Medtronic, Ghent University and others to launch the CARDIS project. Together they will develop and validate an early-stage cardiovascular disease detection platform using integrated silicon photonics.
6 March 2015
Inflammation is the immune system’s natural reaction to an ‘aggressor’ in the body or an injury, but if the inflammatory response is too strong it becomes harmful. For example, inflammation in the brain occurs when a person has a stroke, or when suffering from neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
4 March 2015
Billions of people across the globe are suffering the consequences of untreated tooth decay (cavities) – which include toothache and dental abscesses – according to new research published in the Journal of Dental Research.
27 February 2015
Global health experts believe the current data on cancer prevalence, incidence and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa – which determines how billions of pounds of international development money is spent – are weak and could mean vital funds are being deflected from other priorities. These include diarrhoeal and waterborne diseases, malnutrition, sanitation and the need to strengthen health systems.
20 February 2015
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited today announced a major research collaboration aiming to define new insights and develop novel therapies in gastroenterology.
18 February 2015
Scientists have developed a new HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine which protects against nine types of the virus – seven of which cause most cases of cervical cancer. The new vaccine offers significantly greater protection than the current vaccine, which protects against only two cancer causing types of HPV.
18 February 2015
A Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) medicine student has been shortlisted for a national volunteering award after creating a project to help chronically ill young children.
16 February 2015
Scientists have found that reducing the size of tiny hair like structures on stem cells stops them turning into fat. The discovery could be used to develop a way of preventing obesity.
13 February 2015
An online profile name beginning with letters A-M is as important as an attractive photo and fluent headline when it comes to being successful in the world of online dating, according to scientists.
12 February 2015
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has produced a short film to support Boris Johnson’s trade mission to America to promote London as a world class study destination.
6 February 2015
In a recent study Dianna Smith and Graham Kirkwood, of QMUL’s Blizard Institute, found there were more childhood injuries in areas of deprivation but, they write, with a thorough recording process better prevention can take place.
5 February 2015
New research has predicted one in two people in the UK will develop cancer at some point in their lives, according to the most accurate forecast to date from Queen Mary University of London and Cancer Research UK.
4 February 2015
Queen Mary University of London and UCL have agreed to establish a joint Cardiovascular Institute to rise to the global challenge of cardiovascular disease.
4 February 2015
New research has predicted one in two people in the UK will develop cancer at some point in their lives, according to the most accurate forecast to date from Queen Mary University of London and Cancer Research UK.
23 January 2015
A revolutionary device has been shown to significantly lower blood pressure among patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure, compared to those treated with usual drug measures – according to research from Queen Mary University of London and published in The Lancet.
19 January 2015
Drinking a daily cup of beetroot juice has been shown to significantly lower blood pressure among patients with high blood pressure, according to scientists from Queen Mary University of London.
15 January 2015
Researchers have successfully improved the ability of muscle to repair itself – by artificially increasing levels of the BMI1 gene in the muscle-specific stem cells of mice with muscular dystrophy.
13 January 2015
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been awarded a Specialist Programme Grant of £1.4 million from the charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. The programme aims to uncover the cause(s) of familial leukaemia and myelodysplasia–blood disorders that cause a life threatening drop in the number of healthy blood cells – and will begin in April 2015.
23 December 2014
A new combination of two different approaches – virotherapy and immunotherapy - is showing “great promise” as a treatment for pancreatic cancer, according to new research from QMUL.
11 December 2014
The preventive effect of breast cancer drug ‘tamoxifen’ remains virtually constant for at least 20 years – with rates reduced by around 30 per cent – new analysis published in The Lancet Oncology reveals.
4 December 2014
Dr Neha Pathak, an Academic Clinical Fellow from Queen Mary University of London, was last night awarded the ‘Ultimate Game Changer’ prize at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Awards.
2 December 2014
Vitamin D supplements can reduce COPD lung disease flare-ups by over 40% in patients with a vitamin D deficiency – according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.
27 November 2014
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London's Barts Cancer Institute have made a breakthrough in developing a new therapy for advanced bladder cancer – for which there have been no major treatment advances in the past 30 years.
25 November 2014
Public health experts, doctors, professional sports players and parents are gathering at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on 27-28 November to debate issues around children and sport, including managing injury and increasing participation.
17 November 2014
New plans to regenerate the Whitechapel area have been recognised at the national 2014 Planning Awards.
7 November 2014
One in six women who have a large amount of tissue removed (15+mm) during colposcopy, to treat abnormal cells on the cervix, will go on to have a premature birth. This is double the number compared to those who have only a small amount removed – according to new findings from Queen Mary University of London.
3 November 2014
A team of researchers led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been awarded the 2014 Cancer Research UK Prize for Translational Cancer Research at the NCRI Cancer Conference in Liverpool.
8 October 2014
Licence conditions imposed by the health sector regulator, Monitor, on NHS foundation trusts in England will lead to a reduction in hospital community services under the guise of ‘continuity’, warn experts from Queen Mary University of London.
8 October 2014
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has awarded the Edgar Gentilli Prize to Dr Neha Pathak, a QMUL academic clinical fellow, for her research on a urine test for cervical cancer.
1 October 2014
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been named amongst the top 50 universities in the world for Medicine in the influential Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15.
25 September 2014
Members of the British Muslim community who are most at risk of radicalisation are more likely to have depression and be socially isolated, a pioneering research study led by Queen Mary University of London has found.
22 September 2014
Drama, Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) all appear in the UK’s top 5 in the influential The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015, released on Sunday 21 September.
18 September 2014
A Queen Mary University of London postgraduate course focusing on the science of hormone medicine has been shortlisted at this year’s national e-learning awards, in the category of ‘best online distance learning programme’.
18 September 2014
A new approach to arthritis treatment, which avoids unforeseen side-effects by delivering drugs exclusively to affected inflamed joints, has been developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London.
5 September 2014
World leading tobacco experts, including Professor Peter Hajek from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), argue that a recently published World Health Organization (WHO)-commissioned review of evidence on e-cigarettes contains important errors, misinterpretations and misrepresentations.
1 September 2014
Leading public health experts have launched a consultation on a new Bill which aims to reverse the failings of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and fully restore the National Health Service (NHS) in England as an accountable public service.
14 August 2014
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) who specialise in genetics of the skin are investigating an unlikely link between skin disease and heart disease which will hopefully shed new light on why someone is predisposed to sudden cardiac death syndrome.
5 August 2014
New research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) reveals taking aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of developing – and dying from – the major cancers of the digestive tract, i.e. bowel, stomach and oesophageal cancer.
1 August 2014
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded £24m from the MRC to support Genomics England in the delivery of the Government's 100,000 Genomes Project. The award will go directly towards providing cutting-edge Genomics Medicine Data Architecture.
3 July 2014
A campaign to put patient care at the centre of evidence-based medicine (EBM) is launched today by Professor Trish Greenhalgh, Public Health expert at Queen Mary University of London, at the BioMed Central’s Health Services Research conference at Kings’ College London.
13 June 2014
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is today launching a new East London based study looking into the effects of a Mediterranean diet during pregnancy, and its ability to reduce pregnancy-related complications such as pre-eclampsia.
14 May 2014
A league table measuring the scientific performance of some 750 universities worldwide rates Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) 9 th in the UK and 52 nd globally.
1 May 2014
Writing in The Lancet today (Friday 2 May 2014), Allyson Pollock, Professor of Public Health Research and Policy and Peter Roderick, Barrister and Senior Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, call for crucial new amendments to the Care Bill in order to restore public trust in the use of patients’ data and to secure the on-going availability of genuinely anonymised information for public health research, planning and audit.
22 April 2014
Genomics England – the company set up by the Department of Health to deliver the Government’s 100,000 Genomes Project – will move into newly refurbished headquarters on Queen Mary University of London’s Charterhouse Square campus from 21 April 2014.
12 December 2013
Taking the breast cancer drug anastrozole for five years reduced the chances of post-menopausal women at high risk of breast cancer developing the disease by 53 per cent compared with women who took a placebo, according to a study published in the Lancet today.
9 December 2013
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London are conducting a study looking to prevent heart attacks through personalised online advice on how to improve your health and lifestyle.
3 December 2013
New research from Queen Mary University of London has revealed, for the first time, the molecule αvβ6 (alpha v beta 6) could tell doctors which cases of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS), a condition where non-invasive cancerous cells are contained within the milk ducts of the breast, are most likely to develop into early ‘invasive’ breast cancer.
2 December 2013
Professor Seif Shaheen from Queen Mary University of London will be taking time out from his research as an epidemiologist to venture into the world of politics.
27 November 2013
Queen Mary University of London is working to create a new test which helps pinpoint the most effective treatment to tackle the skin condition psoriasis – as part of a world-leading partnership between King’s College London, the University of Manchester, Liverpool University and Newcastle University.
26 November 2013
To mark this year’s World AIDS Day (1 December), a leading HIV researcher at Queen Mary University of London will explore whether infection by the virus is a death sentence at a ‘Big Question’ lecture in Whitechapel on Tuesday 10 December.
20 November 2013
Research from Queen Mary University of London reveals positive aspects of working life – such as high levels of control at work, good support from supervisors and colleagues, and feeling cared for – support higher levels of wellbeing among Britain’s workers.
19 November 2013
New research from Queen Mary University of London shows released prisoners with schizophrenia are three times more likely to be violent than other prisoners, but only if they receive no treatment or follow-up support from mental health services.
5 November 2013
Biochemistry lecturer Dr Mark Roberts will fight fierce competition from the world of infection research, as he aims to become the next Queen Mary University of London winner of popular science competition I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here!
4 November 2013
Several of the world’s most renowned trauma teams, including Queen Mary University of London in partnership with The Royal London Hospital, are embarking on an extensive five-year project to investigate abnormal bleeding in trauma patients.
31 October 2013
Centre of the Cell at Queen Mary University of London - the first science education centre in the world to be located within working biomedical laboratories - has teamed up with a top London tour guide to host an evening walking tour celebrating the East End’s medical history.
28 October 2013
Starving cancer cells of a key amino acid slows down their ability to grow and multiply, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London, announced today at the World Conference on Lung Cancer.
22 October 2013
New research led by Queen Mary University of London reveals offering modest financial incentives to patients with psychotic disorders is an effective method for improving adherence to antipsychotic treatment.
10 October 2013
A new method of imaging cells is allowing scientists to see tiny structures inside the ‘control centre’ of the cell for the first time.
9 October 2013
Exposure to high levels of aircraft noise is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, find two studies published on bmj.com today, accompanied by an editorial by Queen Mary University of London’s Professor Stephen Stansfeld.
7 October 2013
A unique housing scheme set up by students at Queen Mary University of London’s medical school, to provide student accommodation in east London alongside senior citizens in need of support, celebrated its 25th anniversary this week.
3 October 2013
Vicious vampires, microscopic monsters, deadly diseases and an interactive trauma show come to Centre of the Cell, Queen Mary University of London’s science education ‘Pod’ in Whitechapel, this half-term.
3 October 2013
The school of medicine and dentistry at Queen Mary University of London is 8th in the UK and 57th in the world, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2013-14, which were published today.
2 October 2013
Risk assessment tools used to predict prisoner re-offending are no more accurate than tossing a coin when it comes to psychopaths, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.
1 October 2013
Unique DNA markings on certain genes may “predict” the risk of developing head and neck cancer, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London.
24 September 2013
A Queen Mary University of London academic and leading researcher in socio-cultural influences, health inequalities and public mental health has been appointed Editor of the British Journal of Psychiatry (BJP) – one of the world’s most respected medical journals.
20 September 2013
Actors Amanda Redman MBE and Alun Armstrong made a guest appearance at Queen Mary University of London on Friday 20 September, as part of an awareness raising campaign to encourage people to check their blood pressure – one of the early warning signs of a potential stroke or heart attack.
12 September 2013
An innovative dental hygiene and therapy course at Queen Mary University of London, which changed the shape of training across the UK, celebrates its 30th anniversary this month.
8 September 2013
Electronic cigarettes are as effective as nicotine patches in helping smokers quit the habit, a study involving more than 650 smokers has found.
6 September 2013
One baby in every 46 was born with a congenital anomaly in 2011 according to the third annual report by the British Isles Network of Congenital Anomaly Registers (BINOCAR), released today (Friday 6 September 2013).
5 September 2013
A public screening programme led by a Queen Mary University of London researcher, which found people living with a 1,500-year-old genetic mutation connected to extreme growth, has been shortlisted for Research Project of the Year at the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards 2013.
2 September 2013
A preventive procedure for heart attack patients reduces the risk of future serious or fatal cardiac problems by 65 per cent, finds a multicentre study coordinated by researchers from the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, at Queen Mary University of London.
9 August 2013
Queen Mary University of London is part of a medical research collaboration that has been awarded £9 million of Government funding to address public health challenges in the south-east.
1 August 2013
Scientists in London are looking for individuals to take part in a new “e-health” trial which aims to see if computer technologies – such as the internet and emails – can help to reduce people’s chance of suffering a heart attack or stroke.
1 August 2013
Omega-3 fatty acids, contained in oily fish such as salmon and trout, selectively inhibit growth and induce cell death in early and late-stage oral and skin cancers, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.
29 July 2013
Scientists studying an aggressive form of leukaemia have discovered that rather than displacing healthy stem cells in the bone marrow as previously believed, the cancer is putting them to sleep to prevent them forming new blood cells.
23 July 2013
Plans to regulate electronic cigarettes as medical devices could jeopardise enormous potential benefits to public health, warns a leading smoking cessation specialist from Queen Mary, University of London.
19 July 2013
Queen Mary, University of London is keeping the Olympic and Paralympic legacy alive with the launch of a support programme for Tower Hamlets’ most talented young athletes.
18 July 2013
A new smartphone app that will enable men to last longer in the bedroom by tackling premature ejaculation during sex has been created by QApps, Queen Mary, University of London’s app store.
18 July 2013
Researchers have identified a genetic cause of severe obesity that, though rare, raises new questions about weight gain and energy use in obese individuals.
12 July 2013
Young men who are gang members suffer unprecedented levels of psychiatric illness, placing a heavy burden on mental health services, according to new research led by Queen Mary, University of London.
9 July 2013
Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London are working with patients to encourage different generations to learn together about the world of clinical trials.
5 July 2013
Professor Mark Caulfield, Director of the William Harvey Research Institute at Queen Mary, University of London, has been named as the Chief Scientist of Genomics England – the company launched by the government today to drive forward the introduction of high-tech DNA mapping.
4 July 2013
The immune response to the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB) varies between patients of different ethnic origin, raising important implications for the development of tests to diagnose and monitor treatment for the disease, according to new research published today in the journal PLOS Pathogens.
3 July 2013
Scientists have identified the genetic cause of a rare skin condition that causes the hands and feet to turn white and spongy when exposed to water.
3 July 2013
Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London are part of a national study seeking to establish the most significant reservoirs of an antibiotic resistant bacteria known as ESBL-positive E.coli that cause human and animal disease.
26 June 2013
Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have received the materials science Venture Prize for developing a new degradable particle which could bring toothache relief to millions.
26 June 2013
Hundreds of local school children found out how caffeinated drinks affect the heartbeat of a flea at the third annual Barts and Queen Mary Science Festival on Tuesday 25 June.
18 June 2013
Salt levels in UK bread have fallen by an average of 20 per cent over the last 10 years, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.
14 June 2013
Testing women for the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) first, instead of the traditional cervical screening test to detect abnormal cells in the cervix, could prevent around 600 cases of cervical cancer a year in England according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.
10 June 2013
A unique child-led study by Queen Mary, University of London has challenged the common perception that children fear a trip to the dentist. The research shows that even the most anxious child can cope well with their feelings if they are treated with honesty.
4 June 2013
They may appear to be a sweet treat, but a new study from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, has revealed the high level of salt in many biscuits.
30 May 2013
Billions of people across the globe are suffering from major untreated dental problems, according to a new report led by Professor Wagner Marcenes of Queen Mary, University of London, published in the Journal of Dental Research.
28 May 2013
Students at Queen Mary, University of London have the chance to solve problems in healthcare and win £1,000 by using their creative ideas and entrepreneurial skills in a new technology competition.
24 May 2013
School children at Bigland Green Primary School in Tower Hamlets have been inspired to live heart-healthier lifestyles thanks to Queen Mary, University of London and a grant from national charity, Heart Research UK.
23 May 2013
People in London and the south east will see improvements in their healthcare, after an NHS England announcement that medical research will be fast-tracked to frontline NHS services.
22 May 2013
Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have led the largest sequencing study of human disease to date, investigating the genetic basis of six autoimmune diseases.
20 May 2013
Two medical students from Queen Mary, University of London have recently been appointed to the national committee of Medsin, a student network and registered charity tackling global and local health inequalities through education, advocacy and community action.
20 May 2013
Award-winning medical journalist Sandra Hempel is to speak on the use of arsenic in murder, at Barts Pathology Museum on Tuesday 18 June.
16 May 2013
Pioneering X-ray technology is making it possible to read fragile rolled-up historical documents for the first time in centuries.
9 May 2013
Leading asthma researchers at Queen Mary, University of London will ask “do we need to worry about air pollution?” at a free debate taking place at Whitechapel’s Centre of the Cell on Thursday 23 May.
8 May 2013
A trial led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London into a new device to control blood pressure could transform the lives of people across the world.
7 May 2013
A Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation visited Queen Mary, University of London’s Whitechapel campus on Wednesday 1 May, on a tour of east London’s expanding technology innovation hubs.
2 May 2013
Exercise is not effective in reducing the burden of depression among elderly care home residents, according to new research led by Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Warwick.
30 April 2013
Tamoxifen and three similar drugs reduce breast cancer incidence by 38 per cent in women at an increased risk of the disease according to a new study led by Queen Mary, University of London, published today in The Lancet.
29 April 2013
A Queen Mary PhD student has received an international research award for her work on Tourette’s syndrome.
26 April 2013
Leading research institutions and hospitals across London, including Queen Mary, University of London, have united to transform lung cancer care with plans to invite patients over a population of six million into a pioneering new programme of clinical trials.
25 April 2013
More than 100 children from Tower Hamlets primary schools attended a safety day run by undergraduate medical and dental students at Queen Mary, University of London this week (24 April).
22 April 2013
Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have been awarded a €2.43million grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for a project which aims to revolutionise the field of cancer cell research by using bioengineering techniques to grow the first complex 3-dimensional human ‘tumour microenvironment’ in the laboratory.
19 April 2013
The continuing worldwide economic crisis and austerity measures have raised concerns about the impact of economic conditions on public health.
5 April 2013
A modest reduction in salt intake for four or more weeks leads to a significant fall in blood pressure, according to research led by Queen Mary, University of London.
3 April 2013
The UK’s Chief Medical Officer formally opened the Newham-based Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry as a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Services Development on Monday 25 March.
3 April 2013
Queen Mary, University of London has launched a public appeal to expand its award-winning science education centre at Whitechapel.
2 April 2013
A dental student from Queen Mary, University of London has taken first prize in a national competition, winning a trip to New Orleans and £10,000 for the Institute of Dentistry.
11 March 2013
Meals at high street and celebrity chef chain restaurants have been shown to contain high levels of salt which would warrant a red traffic light label in a supermarket, according to research published today to launch National Salt Awareness Week 2013 (11-17 March).
8 March 2013
An independent panel of experts, including an academic from Queen Mary, University of London, which was tasked by the government to make recommendations regarding drugs and driving, has published its report.
26 February 2013
Pioneering research led by Queen Mary, University of London that has the potential to reduce the number of animals used in medical research of the human digestive system has been commended in a prestigious international awards scheme.
20 February 2013
The high cost of medication, stigmatisation and poor acceptance of their condition are causing young adults to take a dangerous approach to managing their asthma, according to new research published today in the journal BMJ Open.
19 February 2013
Barts Pathology Museum at Queen Mary, University of London needs your vote to win funding for a unique show uncovering historical links between dancing and death, from Day of the Dead celebrations to ‘mass hysteria’ and The Dancing Plague of 1518.
18 February 2013
BioMoti, a company set up by scientists from Queen Mary, University of London to develop technology to deliver targeted cancer treatment has received £150,000 under the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS).
18 February 2013
Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have identified a gene present in some melanoma which appears to make the tumour cells more resistant to treatment, according to research published today in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.
15 February 2013
Scientists investigating how certain genes affect an individual’s risk of developing coronary heart disease have identified a new therapeutic target, according to research published in the American Journal of Human Genetics.
14 February 2013
Her Majesty The Queen is to open a new national research centre for bowel disease and surgical innovation based at Queen Mary, University of London on Wednesday, 27 February 2013.
12 February 2013
Research pointing to the widespread global use of diclofenac, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that increases heart attack risk,has led researchers to call for its withdrawal from international markets and Essential Medicines Lists.
4 February 2013
Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London are heading to Northern Ireland to investigate a 1,500-year-old genetic mutation which can lead to gigantism.
31 January 2013
Research led by Queen Mary, University of London, has shown that recovery from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is possible for some patients, and has identified two treatments most likely to lead to recovery.
16 January 2013
Celebrate an alternative Valentine's Day at Bart's Pathology Museum, part of Queen Mary, University of London, with a heart surgery demo and expert tips on how consuming wine and chocolate could maintain a healthy heart.
16 January 2013
Queen Mary, University of London and the Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT) for Humane Research have today announced a joint collaboration which will see the world’s first chair dedicated to animal replacement science based within the university’s Blizard Institute.
8 January 2013
Centre of the Cell - Queen Mary, University of London’s interactive science education centre at Whitechapel - will be helping Tower Hamlets residents at risk of heart disease learn how to make lifestyle choices that could improve their health.
8 January 2013
The Gastrointestinal Disease Healthcare Technology Cooperative (Enteric), based at the National Centre for Bowel Research and Surgical Innovation (NCBRSI) at Queen Mary, University of London's Whitechapel campus, is pleased to announce that it will receive funding of £800,000 over four years from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
7 January 2013
Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have received a £1.2m grant for a clinical trial aimed at improving rheumatoid arthritis treatment through the development of personalised healthcare.
3 January 2013
Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London, and Barts Health NHS Trust have identified the genetic mutation behind a devastating disease of the small intestine.
2 January 2013
A medical device to prevent deep vein thrombosis, developed by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, has won two awards at the Innovations in Cardiovascular Interventions (ICI) conference in Tel Aviv.
2 January 2013
Research led by Queen Mary, University of London, has opened up the possibility that drug therapies may one day be able to restore the integrity of the blood-brain barrier, potentially slowing or even reversing the progression of diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS). The study, funded by the Wellcome Trust, is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
23 December 2012
Scientists have shed light on why some people are more susceptible to gout than others, according to a new study published today in Nature Genetics.
17 December 2012
New research into type 2 diabetes, social media, space plasma, and cabbage genetics that could boost crop production are just some of the collaborative projects to be carried out by academics at Queen Mary, University of London and its partner university, the University of Warwick.
13 December 2012
Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered that two proteins which are believed to play a key role in controlling the body’s immune response are found in lower levels in T lymphocytes from patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).
12 December 2012
Students from five secondary schools, who have been working with researchers from universities including Queen Mary, University of London, will be presenting their work at their own ‘scientific conference’ this month.
11 December 2012
Barts Pathology Museum at Queen Mary, University of London’s West Smithfield campus will hold a special evening seminar on Tuesday 15 January – the anniversary of the gruesome and much-publicised Black Dahlia Murder. The event will focus on cultural depictions of the case, followed by a wider look at forensic science and cases of dismemberment.
11 December 2012
The Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry at Queen Mary, University of London has gained recognition from the World Health Organisation, having been named a WHO Collaborating Centre.
10 December 2012
Queen Mary, University of London is to lead a multi-million pound research collaboration looking at ways of improving treatment for rheumatoid arthritis through the emerging field of stratified medicine.
5 December 2012
New research from Queen Mary, University of London and UCL (University College London) has found the number of extremely premature babies who survive and leave hospital increased between 1995 and 2006, but the proportion who experience serious health problems in childhood remained largely unchanged.
4 December 2012
International research led by Queen Mary, University of London, suggests that e-learning is an effective method of medical training and could be an affordable way of driving up clinical standards and improving workplace culture.
4 December 2012
Queen Mary, University of London has received a $1.3million(US) grant for research in Zambia into intestinal diseases – conditions which affect most children in the developing world and can leave their growth stunted.
3 December 2012
Queen Mary, University of London’s Global Health Week starts today with an exciting line-up of leading public health figures due to present over the week on a diverse range of topics, from migration and mental health to food policy and access to medicines.
30 November 2012
Queen Mary, University of London, has picked up the Research Project of the Year at the annual Times Higher Education Awards.
29 November 2012
New research from CASH (Consensus Action on Salt and Health) at Queen Mary, University of London, has revealed the unnecessarily high levels of salt in a staple of the country’s shopping baskets – cheese.
28 November 2012
Research jointly led by Queen Mary, University of London into the long-term impact of breast cancer screening has received an international award from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
15 November 2012
Research led by Queen Mary, University of London has found that having asthma is not linked to poorer scores in national school examinations. In contrast, ethnicity and social deprivation were associated with poorer educational outcomes in the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE.
15 November 2012
Lower prenatal levels of vitamin D may mean that babies born in April and May have an increased risk of developing the neurological condition multiple sclerosis (MS), new research from Queen Mary, University of London suggests.
6 November 2012
Home blood pressure monitoring may help stroke patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure according to research from a Queen Mary academic published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
5 November 2012
Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have received new funding to find out whether an innovative method of stem cell therapy can help damaged heart muscle to recover and regenerate itself.
2 November 2012
Queen Mary, University of London has announced that it will receive Phase II funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables individuals worldwide to test bold ideas to address persistent health and development challenges.
31 October 2012
Prostate truffles, STD cupcakes, ulcerated legs and fungal toenail biscuits were among the 3,000 anatomically-correct cakes, cookies and cocktails snapped up by visitors to St Bartholomew's Pathology Museum last weekend, in a sell-out baking festival that made headlines across the world.
19 October 2012
Talented bakers and medical experts are joining forces for a disease and anatomy-themed cake festival this autumn at Queen Mary, University of London’s Pathology Museum.
18 October 2012
Overworked employees with little power in the workplace are at an increased risk of developing major depressive disorder (MDD), according to a new study from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, published today in the American Journal of Public Health.
15 October 2012
Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London, are part of a new consortium which will study the link between Alzheimer’s disease and Down’s syndrome in an attempt to better understand the degenerative disease and predict as early as in infancy which individuals are most at risk.
11 October 2012
Clinical guidelines produced following research led by Queen Mary, University of London, will help drive improvements in the treatment of people with pre-cancerous and cancerous conditions of the oesophagus (gullet).
9 October 2012
Queen Mary, University of London’s Dean for Dentistry, Professor Farida Fortune, has received the prestigious Colyer Gold Medal from the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS).
5 October 2012
Professor Sir Nicholas Wald, Director of the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, is to receive the Hamdan Award for Medical Research Excellence in the field of fetal medicine.
5 October 2012
Professor Jack Cuzick from the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine at Queen Mary, University of London, is to receive an international award in recognition of his outstanding cancer prevention research.
4 October 2012
Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have developed a new gene test that can detect pre-cancerous cells in patients with benign-looking mouth lesions. The test could potentially allow at-risk patients to receive earlier treatment, significantly improving their chance of survival.
4 October 2012
A study by Queen Mary, University of London researchers has shown the scale of the challenge facing those in charge of delivering the Olympic legacy. In three London boroughs they have found that, overall, as many as one in ten of the local population has a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes within the next ten years. In some areas close to the Stratford Olympic Park up to one in six adults are at high risk.
1 October 2012
Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have discovered how a key molecule controls the body’s inflammatory responses. The molecule, known as p110delta, fine-tunes inflammation to avoid excessive reactions that can damage the organism. The findings, published in Nature Immunology on 30 September, could be exploited in vaccine development and new cancer therapies.
28 September 2012
St Bartholomews Pathology Museum at Queen Mary, University of London’s West Smithfield campus will host an exciting Autumn Series of evening seminars, featuring events on the art of tattooing, the vampire in folklore, the history of ‘Bedlam’ and the darker side of silent films.
21 September 2012
National estimates of death following general surgery have been too optimistic, according to the first large-scale study to explore surgical outcomes across Europe, led by Queen Mary, University of London.
13 September 2012
A major review of breast cancer screening services in Europe, jointly led by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, has concluded that the benefits of screening in terms of lives saved outweigh the harms caused by over-diagnosis.
12 September 2012
New research from Queen Mary, University of London, has revealed huge variation in the salt levels found in supermarket bacon, with some products containing more than half the daily recommendation of salt in just two rashers.
11 September 2012
Chronic heart failure (CHF) patients are less likely to have died a year after discharge if they are involved in a programme of active follow-up once they have returned home than patients given standard care, according to a new Cochrane systematic review published today, co-authored by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London.
10 September 2012
Most professional English football teams do not comply with international guidelines on concussion that ensure that players are safe to return to play, suggests new research from Queen Mary, University of London published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine
10 September 2012
Genetic variations that are linked with the onset of Barrett’s oesophagus (BE), a pre-cancerous condition of the lower end of the gullet, have been identified for the first time. The discovery of variations in regions on two chromosomes makes it possible to develop screening tests for people at high risk of developing the disease.
10 September 2012
In a special report in The Lancet, researchers from Queen Mary, University of London argue that pending cases against India’s patent laws threaten public health and misinterpret international intellectual property agreements.
7 September 2012
Somali immigrants to the UK and USA appear to integrate better and have fewer mental health problems if they are allowed to work and they receive practical support during the first few years of their time in the new country, according to a study led by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London (UK) and published in BioMed Central Public Health today (Friday).
6 September 2012
Queen Mary, University of London has been shortlisted in three categories at the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2012, an annual showcase of excellence across the Higher Education sector.
4 September 2012
For decades before antibiotics became generally available, sunshine was used to treat tuberculosis, with patients often being sent to Swiss clinics to soak up the sun’s healing rays. Now, for the first time scientists have shown how and why heliotherapy might, indeed, have made a difference.
28 August 2012
A former medical student at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry has had his fourth year project published as a paper in a prestigious journal and reported by the international media.
23 August 2012
Blood collected from newborn babies by a heel prick immediately after birth has been used routinely in most developed countries for decades to screen for diseases such as cystic fibrosis and sickle cell disorders.
20 August 2012
There is insufficient evidence for the effectiveness of a drug that is being used increasingly to prevent life-threatening bleeding in women who give birth in community settings in low income countries, according to a review of all the available research published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 
17 August 2012
Treatment for cervical disease does not appear to increase the risk of subsequently giving birth prematurely, according to a study of over 44,000 women in England. The study, published online in the British Medical Journal, is the largest in the UK to investigate this and contradicts previous research suggesting treatment could be linked to an increased risk.
16 August 2012
As people around the UK get set to join in a sport on the first weekend after the Olympics, an expert on sports and exercise medicine from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, part of Queen Mary, University of London, has stressed emerging evidence that injury can be prevented using new approaches. This was crucial so that people stayed engaged with new activity to gain long-term benefits, he said.
6 August 2012
Queen Mary, University of London researchers have been awarded a major Medical Research Council (MRC) grant for a project to reduce the amount of salt consumed by children and their families in China.
6 August 2012
Two treatments found previously to be the most effective for patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) have now been found to be the most cost-effective treatments.
6 August 2012
Researchers from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary, University of London have played a key role in securing a £4.3m award to establish an e-health research Centre of Excellence in London.
2 August 2012
A scientist at Queen Mary, University of London is hopeful of developing new drugs to treat blood cancer after being awarded a major research grant by UK charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.
2 August 2012
One baby in every 45 was born with a congenital anomaly in 2010 according to the second annual report by the British Isles Network of Congenital Anomaly Registers (BINOCAR), released today (Thursday).
1 August 2012
A Europe-wide project to create a magical sculpture out of milk teeth promises smiles all round when it arrives at Queen Mary, University of London’s science education centre, Centre of the Cell, this summer.
25 July 2012
Dr Sarah Martin has been awarded the prestigious Medical Research Council New Investigator Award to elucidate the role of a number of DNA repair genes in the maintenance of mitochondrial DNA integrity and cancer.
23 July 2012
The world’s largest review of all the evidence on the best way of managing and treating common pre-cancerous and cancerous conditions of the oesophagus (gullet) has found that good endoscopy equipment, more endoscopic surgery, and more tissue sampling are required to improve care for patients.
19 July 2012
Results of a randomised trial carried out by academics at Queen Mary, University of London and published in the journal PLoS One  show that a four-component Polypill given to people aged 50 and over to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke, the most common causes of death worldwide, achieved large reductions in blood cholesterol and blood pressure, the main causes of these two diseases.
3 July 2012
Almost 150 years after the birth of Joseph Merrick – aka The Elephant Man - an exact replica of his skeleton has been created from digital 3D scans of his fragile remains.
3 July 2012
Visitors to this year’s Royal Society Summer Exhibition will get a painful taste of the type of research scientists at Queen Mary, University of London are doing.
2 July 2012
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have received a major new grant to help treat blood loss during caesarean section births.
2 July 2012
Queen Mary, University of London has joined other universities in the Global Medical Excellence Cluster (GMEC), tasked with shaping and delivering cutting-edge research and attracting investment in UK healthcare.
27 June 2012
Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have uncovered a link between two genes which shows how stem cells could develop into cancer.
26 June 2012
Queen Mary, University of London’s Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine has announced the introduction of a new module in Dance Medicine, to commence in January 2013.
26 June 2012
A play inspired by Bart’s Pathology Museum at Queen Mary, University of London will be performed at the venue on Thursday 5 July.
21 June 2012
Research published today in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine raises further questions about a trial of HPV vaccines in India.
20 June 2012
A scientist at Queen Mary, University of London was awarded the title ‘Top New Investigator’ at a recent international meeting for the study of fatty acids and lipids.
14 June 2012
Forensics across the world will be better equipped to identify the age of people who die in natural disasters. Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have developed an online interactive tool which will enable experts to assess people’s teeth and accurately estimate their age.
14 June 2012
Children’s meals at some of the UK’s leading pub and fast food chains contain more than a child’s recommended daily salt allowance, research from Queen Mary, University of London has shown.
12 June 2012
Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London are working to develop better therapies to treat people with arthritis.
31 May 2012
Professor Mike Curtis has been appointed as Deputy Vice-Principal (Health) at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.
31 May 2012
Dr Adrian Biddle of Queen Mary, University of London has been awarded a David Sainsbury Fellowship from the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) for his work in developing a lab test based on human cells to replace the use of mice in testing potential drugs that target cancer cells.
30 May 2012
A rare disease which often first presents in newborn babies has been traced to a novel genetic defect, scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have found.
22 May 2012
The latest university rankings reveal that Barts and The London Medical School has shot up 11 places to rank seventh nationally, and second in London.
21 May 2012
HIV research carried out by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London has been awarded a top prize by scientific publishers BioMed Central.
18 May 2012
Pregnant women, including those who are obese or overweight, should be encouraged to minimise weight gain through diet, according to major new research from Queen Mary, University of London.
16 May 2012
An academic from Queen Mary, University of London has been chosen to be part of a panel set up to give advice to the government about the influences of drugs on driving.
11 May 2012
Professor Sussan Nourshargh from Queen Mary, University of London has been awarded a prestigious Fellowship at the Academy of Medical Sciences.
10 May 2012
A 50 year old motor neurone disease patient will today launch a groundbreaking research project in East London after raising more than £100,000 to pay for it.
2 May 2012
There is now overwhelming evidence that all newborn babies should be offered screening for heart defects at birth, according to a major new study published online in The Lancet.
27 April 2012
The Health and Social Care Act 2012 will have “severe implications” for collecting and monitoring data about the health needs of the population in England, warns a Queen Mary expert today.
17 April 2012
New research from Queen Mary, University of London in collaboration with research groups in the USA sheds light on why gum disease can become more common with old age.
13 April 2012
Professor Malcolm Alison of Queen Mary, University of London, has been awarded the 2012 Doniach Lectureship - the senior award of the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
12 April 2012
Professor Colin Blakemore of the University of Oxford and University of Warwick will be awarded the Lord Brain Memorial Medal 2012 for his significant contribution to neuroscience.
10 April 2012
A new study from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London reveals the many difficulties faced by people with diabetes in self-managing their disease.
5 April 2012
The Spring Seminar Series at Queen Mary, University of London’s Pathology Museum is set to kick off in April with public lectures on sensational nineteenth-century science, ghosts, Arctic exploration and the history of pioneering Victorian female doctors.
3 April 2012
A group of exceptional medical students are learning how lives can be saved immediately after serious injury, thanks to a training programme at Queen Mary, University of London.
26 March 2012
New research by Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) at Queen Mary, University of London and the Association of London Environmental Health Managers (ALEHM) for National Salt Awareness Week 2012 reveals massive differences in the salt and fat content between takeaway pizzas and those purchased from supermarkets.
26 March 2012
Research from Queen Mary, University of London has uncovered the mechanism which causes normal cells to develop into cancer, giving hope in the fight against one of the UK’s biggest killers.
23 March 2012
Queen Mary, University of London’s Institute of Dentistry has been named, in partnership with Barts and the London NHS Trust, as the UK’s largest Centre of Excellence for the treatment of Behçet’s disease - a chronic and rare inflammatory disorder.
21 March 2012
A documentary featuring a leading forensic pathologist based at Queen Mary, University of London has been honoured by the Royal Television Society at its annual celebration of excellence in television programming.
12 March 2012
Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Surrey have found a protein inside blood vessels with an ability to protect the body from substances which cause cardiovascular disease.
12 March 2012
Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London will present their pioneering blood-clotting research at Birmingham’s Big Bang Fair this week.
9 March 2012
Entitlement to free health services will be curtailed by the Health and Social Care Bill currently before parliament, warn experts today.
5 March 2012
A study by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London and Barts and The London NHS Trust proves that HGVs pose the greatest risk of death and serious injury to cyclists.
29 February 2012
The American Heart Association/Stroke Association has named research co-led by Queen Mary, University of London in their top 10 advances in cardiovascular and stroke research for 2011.
16 February 2012
Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London are aiming to improve the health of Londoners by combining a century-old mapping technique with up-to-the-minute technology.
14 February 2012
With a growing number of terrorist attacks being committed by ‘home-grown’ radicals, researchers at Queen Mary, University of London are proposing a totally new approach to preventing terrorism.
7 February 2012
A report examining the role of neuroscience research in military and civilian law enforcement contexts, led by a Queen Mary, University of London academic, has called on the government to provide clarity on the use of chemical weapons.
3 February 2012
Queen Mary, University of London is leading the UK’s part in a European-wide collaboration which has been given the green light to accelerate scientific discovery in hormonal disorders.
3 February 2012
Dr Andrew Prendergast, Senior Clinical Lecturer in paediatric infection and immunity at Queen Mary, University of London, has been awarded a Fellowship by the Wellcome Trust to study the effect of improved sanitation on the health of infants in developing countries.
1 February 2012
Queen Mary, University of London will be offering something a little different this Valentine’s Day- an exclusive event that asks the question poets, lovers and singletons have been musing for centuries: can you die from a broken heart?
30 January 2012
A new family of proteins which regulate the human body’s ‘hypoxic response’ to low levels of oxygen has been discovered by scientists at Barts Cancer Institute at Queen Mary, University of London and The University of Nottingham.
26 January 2012
Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and public interest lawyers have made a detailed legal and policy analysis of the Government’s controversial Health and Social Care Bill.
24 January 2012
The exciting workshop ‘Vicious Venoms and Poisonous Parasites’ will take place during the February school half-term holidays at Queen Mary, University of London’s unique science education centre, Centre of the Cell.
19 January 2012
New research from Queen Mary, University of London has uncovered a gene which plays a key role in the development of oesophageal cancer (cancer of the gullet).
16 January 2012
A devastating neurodegenerative disease that first appears in toddlers just as they are beginning to walk has been traced to defects in mitochondria, the ‘batteries’ or energy-producing power plants of cells.
16 January 2012
Queen Mary, University of London’s Neuroimmunology Group will be hosting their third annual Multiple Sclerosis Research Day on Saturday 28 January at the Church House Conference Centre, Westminster.
11 January 2012
Research from Queen Mary, University of London suggests that omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, have the potential to protect nerves from injury and help them to regenerate.
9 January 2012
A Queen Mary, University of London scientist has received a prestigious Cancer Research UK Clinical Scientist Fellowship – one of four awarded to UK clinical investigators.
5 January 2012
An honorary professor at Queen Mary, University of London, has received a prestigious award from the United Nations for his project to improve HIV treatment in South East Asia.
31 December 2011
Use of torture around the world has not diminished but the techniques used have grown more complex and sophisticated, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.
14 December 2011
More than one baby in every 50 is born with a birth defect (congenital anomaly) according to the latest annual report by the British Isles Network of Congenital Anomaly Registers (BINOCAR) – significantly more common than previously reported estimates of around one in 80.
8 December 2011
Heart disease and stroke are emerging complications of treating prostate cancer with testosterone suppression, yet standard management of the disease is ignoring this risk, warn specialists in a viewpoint by researchers at Queen Mary University of London.
7 December 2011
More than 100,000 cancers – equivalent to one third of all those diagnosed in the UK each year – are being caused by smoking, unhealthy diets, alcohol and excess weight, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.
5 December 2011
Dr Melania Capasso, from Barts Cancer Institute at Queen Mary, University of London has won GlaxoSmithKline’s first UK Oncology CASE (Collaborative Award in Science and Engineering) PhD Scholarship.
1 December 2011
Two linked clinical studies that will show whether stem cell therapy can save the lives of heart attack patients are now underway in London, following the award of €11.7 million funding from the European Commission.
30 November 2011
Scientists working on developing a way to rid people of their allergy to house-dust mites are recruiting volunteers to take part in a new clinical trial.
29 November 2011
New research from Queen Mary, University of London suggests that many cases of diabetes could be prevented by making use of existing prediction tools.
28 November 2011
The who’s who of public health experts in the UK recently descended on Whitechapel to highlight the scale of health inequalities around the world.
22 November 2011
Professor Chris Fowler has been appointed the new chair of UCL Partners (UCLP) Education Sub Board.
17 November 2011
New genes affecting high blood pressure, a condition that causes more than 7 million deaths worldwide each year, have been uncovered by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.
7 November 2011
Dr Sarah Martin, lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London, is one of two recipients of this year’s Cancer Research UK Future Leaders in Cancer Research Prize.
5 November 2011
4 November 2011
Dr Melania Capasso recently joined the Centre for Cancer and Inflammation to develop her innovative research on the immune system and leukaemia and lymphoma.
2 November 2011
A study published today in The Lancet shows how a do-it-yourself screen for cervical cancer could help prevent the disease in thousands of women who, for a number of reasons, cannot have a smear test.
31 October 2011
Giant woolly art installations representing Multiple Sclerosis will be on show at Whitechapel’s Blizard Institute in November to promote awareness and understanding of the disease.
28 October 2011
THE NHS must start planning now to deal with a predicted leap of 45 per cent in the number of new cancer cases in the UK over the next two decades, an epidemiologist at Queen Mary, University of London warns today (Friday).
27 October 2011
Normal bacteria which live in our mouths provide the catalyst for the development of gum disease, a debilitating condition which leads to painful gums and the loosening of teeth, new research from Queen Mary, University of London has found.
25 October 2011
Undergraduate applications to Queen Mary, University of London, are up almost four per cent from this time last year, bucking the trend of falling numbers across the UK.
24 October 2011
Researchers investigating the genetic cause of a disease in just two patients have made an unexpected finding which has opened a major new possibility for treating serious diseases such as cancer.
21 October 2011
Queen Mary, University of London and Barts and The London NHS Trust have joined UCL Partners (UCLP) to create the largest Academic Health Sciences System in the world. The two new founding partners bring to UCL Partners - one of five accredited Academic Health Science Systems in the UK - significant additional scale and expertise in key areas such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, trauma, stroke and human genomics. Based in east London, the two organisations also bring a focus on health inequalities arising from the area's high levels of social and economic deprivation.
20 October 2011
A leading forensic pathologist based at Queen Mary, University of London has played an integral part in the first mummification of a body for three millennia.
17 October 2011
A national research centre for bowel disease is to be set up in London to bring the Cinderella area of medicine to the forefront of surgical innovation.
14 October 2011
The current ultrasound test to diagnose miscarriage in early pregnancy is based on limited evidence, raising questions about its reliability, according to a new paper published by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London.
14 October 2011
A training programme aimed at GPs, practice nurses and reception staff could help thousands of women who are suffering domestic abuse to get the assistance they need, according to the results of a trial published in The Lancet.
12 October 2011
The prime minister was wrong to claim we support the Health Bill, say public health experts, including Queen Mary University of London’s Professor Allyson Pollock, in this week’s BMJ.
10 October 2011
Research which claims to show that the introduction of patient choice in the NHS reduced deaths from heart attacks is flawed and misleading, according to a report published in The Lancet.
7 October 2011
Three year funding of 2,999,332 euros has been awarded by the European Commission to Graham Hitman - Professor of Molecular Medicine and Diabetes at Queen Mary, University of London - and colleagues, for research into the prevention of diabetes and obesity.
4 October 2011
The Institute of Dentistry at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London, marks its centenary on 3 October 2011 – 100 years since the Institute began life, with four students, as the Dental School of the London Hospital Dental College.
29 September 2011
A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine highlights the injury risks for schoolboys playing rugby.
25 September 2011
People who cycle through London and other major cities have higher levels of black carbon in their airway cells, according to research from Queen Mary, University of London.
23 September 2011
Leading international scientists – among them Fran Balkwill, Professor of Cancer Biology at Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary, University of London - are behind a new nine-point action plan for ovarian cancer research entitled ‘Rethinking Ovarian Cancer’ published today in Nature Reviews Cancer. The authors, together with Ovarian Cancer Action - the UK’s leading ovarian cancer action charity - this morning urged colleagues, research funders, charities, industry and patients to back the strategy in beating what remains one of the most deadly cancers for women in the UK and across the world.
19 September 2011
New research from Queen Mary, University of London shows that female mammals are better prepared to fight infections and that their bodies suffer less collateral damage when an infection does hit.
12 September 2011
A common chemotherapy drug has been successfully delivered to cancer cells inside tiny microparticles using a method inspired by our knowledge of how the human immune system works. The drug, delivered in this way, reduced ovarian cancer tumours in an animal model by 65 times more than using the standard method. This approach is now being developed for clinical use.
12 September 2011
Professor Richard Trembath FMedSci is the new Vice Principal and Executive Dean for Health at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He succeeds Professor Sir Nicholas Wright who stepped down from the top role in July following ten highly successful years in post.
2 September 2011
New research has found that bread, whether it be your morning slice of toast, your lunchtime sandwich or dipped in your soup, could be packed with hidden salt.
24 August 2011
NICE has today (Wednesday 24 August) published updated guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension).
18 August 2011
Barts and The London NHS Trust, and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry have won a joint award of over £6.5m from the Department of Health following an open competition.
16 August 2011
Student satisfaction at Barts and The London Medical School is now at 94 per cent - nine points higher than the subject average according to a nationwide survey of final year students.
12 August 2011
The sex hormone oestrogen could help protect women from cardiovascular disease by keeping the body’s immune system in check, new research from Queen Mary, University of London has revealed.
25 July 2011
International researchers will gather in London this week to discuss their research on preventing hearing loss with dietary supplements.
19 July 2011
Professor Sir Nicholas Wright has received a Doctor of Science honorary degree from the University of Bristol.
6 July 2011
A study by researchers from Queen Mary, Warwick University and Newcastle University, published today on bmj.com, has shown that the number of patients compulsorily detained in hospitals for mental illness in England has risen sharply in the past 21 years at the same time as the numbers of beds for mental illness patients have been cut back.
1 July 2011
A festival aimed at inspiring young people and the public to think anew about science is being launched by London’s leading medical school. The Barts and The London Science Festival, taking place at Charterhouse Square on Saturday 2nd July, offers a plethora of attractions to festival goers, among them intriguingly titled ‘lecturettes’ by some of the leading research talent at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Included in the line-up of must-see science talks are; ‘Grow your own body parts,’ by Professor Julia Shelton; ‘The merits of eating your greens – and purples,’ by Professor Amrita Ahluwalia and ‘Is chocolate good for you?’ by Professor Roger Corder.
28 June 2011
Results from the longest running breast screening trial show that screening with mammography reduces the number of deaths from breast cancer.
27 June 2011
A study from scientists at Queen Mary, University of London, sheds new light on why people who experience serious trauma or go through major surgery, can suffer organ damage in parts of the body which are seemingly unconnected to the injury.
17 June 2011
Great British bangers could contain half your maximum daily recommendation of salt, putting your health at risk, a new survey from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London shows.
13 June 2011
In an article in the British Medical Journal, researchers highlight the tensions linked to Government health reforms which, on the one hand, seek to cut costs but, at the same time, aim to empower individual patients.
10 June 2011
Barts Cancer Institute, part of Queen Mary, University of London, has formed a new partnership to develop personalised diagnosis and treatments for cancer patients.
9 June 2011
Government plans to divert more mentally ill people out of the criminal justice system and into mental health services are unlikely to be achieved, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.
6 June 2011
A team from Queen Mary, University of London and Barts and The London NHS Trust has been named overall winner in the Respiratory Innovation category at the Medical Futures Innovation Awards, Europe’s leading showcase of early-stage innovation in healthcare. The team had previously received ‘Best Blue Sky Idea in Respiratory Innovations,’ for their pneumonia preventing invention.
6 June 2011
Work by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London could point to a new way to treat aggressive types of cancer.
18 May 2011
Professor Bart Vanhaesebroeck has been made a Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences for his research which has wide-ranging implications for treating diseases such as cancer.
5 May 2011
Using age alone to identify those at risk of heart disease or stroke could replace current screening methods without diminishing effectiveness, according to a groundbreaking study published today in the open access journal PLoS ONE.
26 April 2011
Professor Norman Williams has been elected President of The Royal College of Surgeons of England.
26 April 2011
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry has taken the latest university ranking by storm, with medicine rising 20 places to be ranked in sixth place nationally and dentistry rising to seventh place from 12th in the last year.
12 April 2011
Parkinson’s UK is looking for 1000 healthy, internet-using people without Parkinson’s aged 60 to 80, to take part in a new research project that could help Parkinson’s researchers agree on common early indicators of the condition.
28 March 2011
Drugs could be used to prevent breast cancer in women at high risk of the disease in the same way that statins are used for heart disease if trials looking at ways of predicting risk are successful, according to an international panel of cancer experts.
23 March 2011
The Health and Social Care Bill amounts to the abolition of the English NHS as a universal, comprehensive, publicly accountable, tax funded service, free at the point of delivery, warn experts today.
23 March 2011
Professor Anthony Warrens, Dean for Education at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, has been elected President of the British Transplantation Society (BTS), the professional organisation of organ transplantation in the UK. The announcement was made at the BTS’s recent Annual Congress in Bournemouth.
22 March 2011
The remains of Joseph Merrick – aka the elephant man – will be brought to life in a Discovery Channel documentary to be shown on Wednesday, 23rd March at 9pm.
21 March 2011
New research from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry shows that ethnicity, depression, lack of exercise or social support, and social difficulties are major risk factors for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
18 March 2011
A scientist at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry has been shortlisted for the Most Promising Innovator of the year award for his research on a targeted cancer treatment.
17 March 2011
A pie and mash meal from Wetherspoons contains a massive 7.5g of salt – the same amount of salt as 15 packets of crisps and 125 per cent of the daily maximum recommendation of 6g Men are putting their health at risk by eating the equivalent of 365 pints of salt in a lifetime As many as 1 in 10 men think they should eat 10g or more of salt per day
2 March 2011
Professor Richard Charles Trembath has been appointed as a Vice-Principal of Queen Mary, University of London, and Warden of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He will replace Professor Sir Nicholas Wright who steps down this summer after a highly successful tenure of ten years.
2 March 2011
Queen Mary’s Institute of Cancer will today (Wednesday) be renamed the Barts Cancer Institute at a special inaugural research seminar.
25 February 2011
Scientists investigating natural ways to enhance athletic performance have found that bovine colostrum can massively reduce gut permeability – otherwise known as ‘leaky gut syndrome.’
18 February 2011
Two effective treatments benefit up to 60 per cent of patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), according to a collaborative trial funded by the Medical Research Council and UK government departments.
16 February 2011
Delivering a lecture at the Royal Society of Medicine on Tuesday 1st on the subject of, ‘What’s new in dental education,’ Professor Elizabeth Davenport looked at the current state of dental education, drivers for change, and future developments.
9 February 2011
A genetic pattern could predict how aggressive prostate cancer is before treatment, and whether the disease will come back in men who have already been treated, according to research published in the Lancet Oncology.
3 February 2011
The Right Honourable David Willetts MP, the Minister for Universities and Science, today (Thursday 3 February) paid a visit to the award-winning interactive science centre for children – Centre of the Cell.
2 February 2011
Researchers at Barts and the London Medical School will be leading the London arm of a £2 million project to establish a database of 10,000 patients infected with hepatitis C.
2 February 2011
A perplexing medical paradox now has an explanation according to research undertaken at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and published in the current issue of the Public Library of Science. The paradox is that taking folic acid, a B vitamin, lowers homocysteine in the blood which, epidemiological evidence indicates, should lower the risk of heart attack, but clinical trials of folic acid have not shown the expected benefit.
26 January 2011
The Warden of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Professor Sir Nicholas Wright has been admitted as a Fellow of the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College.
25 January 2011
John Oxford, Professor of Virology at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, has today (25 January) accepted an honorary degree – the first of his distinguished career - from Kingston University.
24 January 2011
A paper published in the latest issue of the Journal of Medical Screening concludes that screening women over the age of 50 and men over 65 for hypothyroidism could significantly improve the quality of life of 100,000 people in the UK.
12 January 2011
Queen Mary, University of London is to lead a £4.7million Policy Research Unit dedicated to research on cancer screening, symptom awareness and early diagnosis. The funding is provided over 5 years by the Department of Health’s Policy Research Programme.
10 January 2011
The research team of Denise Sheer, Professor of Human Genetics has been awarded the Jass prize by the Pathological Society and the Journal of Pathology.
6 January 2011
Scientists at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry have found the underlying genetic change that caused an eighteenth century patient, known at the time as the ‘Irish giant’, to grow to over 7 and a half feet (231cm) tall.
4 January 2011
A groundbreaking trial of a one-stop-pill to prevent heart attacks and strokes in people over 50 is being launched at Queen Mary, University of London today (Tuesday, 4 January).
2 December 2010
A prestigious award from the Royal College of GPs has been won by a professor at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.
24 November 2010
A pre-medical school work placement scheme aimed at widening-participation for local A-level students considering a career in medicine, has been awarded the Guardian Public Service Award 2010 in Innovation and Progress.
19 November 2010
A unique team of Peer Educators trained by Kidney Research UK - Britain’s leading charity dedicated to funding research into kidney disease - has successfully signed over 500 people to the NHS Organ Donor Register thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund (BIG).
18 November 2010
Giving women younger than 50 years who have a family history of breast cancer a mammogram every year will detect more cancers and could save lives, according to an article published Online First in The Lancet Oncology today (18 November 2010).
17 November 2010
An online personal health organiser developed as part of the £12.4 billion National Programme for IT in the National Health Service has failed to attract the user numbers anticipated a study published in the BMJ today (17 November) reveals.
17 November 2010
A treatment for hypertension involving minor kidney surgery, shown to be more effective in reducing high blood pressure than medical therapy alone, is being trialled at Barts and The London NHS Trust and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.
15 November 2010
Scientists may have found the key to preventing prostate cancer, according to promising new research, published in the journal Cancer Research.
13 November 2010
Five specialists at Barts and The London NHS Trust and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry are named as being among Britain’s top doctors in a special issue of The Times.
11 November 2010
Evidence suggesting that the risk of childhood asthma associated with prenatal paracetamol exposure may depend on antioxidant genes in the mother has been found by a team of UK scientists.
10 November 2010
A gene thought to be responsible for initiating human cancer has been identified by researchers at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. The study - published online today (9 November) in the journal Cancer Research - paves the way for developing early cancer diagnostic tests, and finding new treatments that prevent or stop the spread of cancer cells at an early stage.
10 November 2010
Women who have had the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could need only two HPV screening tests for the rest of their lives according to new research being presented at the NCRI Cancer Conference in Liverpool (9 November 2010).
10 November 2010
Whales exhibit skin damage consistent with acute sunburn in humans, and it seems to be getting worse over time, reveals research published this week.
9 November 2010
Mobile phones could revolutionise the diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) by using new technology to give instant results and recommend treatment options.
3 November 2010
A Joint & Related Inflammatory Diseases Capability Cluster that has Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry among its academic partners is one of two new initiatives launched by the Universities Minister David Willetts at the recent Association of British Pharmaceuticals Industry (ABPI)/BioIndustry Association Conference in London.
2 November 2010
Guiding principles for evaluating eHealth initiatives are published today (Tuesday 2 November) by researchers behind the evaluation of the Government’s controversial Summary Care Record programme.
27 October 2010
A project focusing on the scar tissue surrounding cancer tumours aims to provide new targets for drugs for treating pancreatic cancer, the fifth highest cause of cancer deaths in the UK.
26 October 2010
Nobel Laureate Sir Tim Hunt FRS, and the University of Oxford’s Professor Marcus du Sautoy are among guests speakers at this years flagship event at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry’s – William Harvey Day (26 October 2010).
29 September 2010
Hundreds of genetic variants in at least 180 separate genes have been identified as having an influence on adult human height, thanks to a large genome-wide association (GWA) study involving researchers from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.
28 September 2010
A protein known to regulate cell proliferation and survival has been linked for the first time to pancreatic cancer, the UK’s fifth most common cause of cancer death.
23 September 2010
The inaugural ‘Glioma Club’, a brain tumour conference for scientists and medical staff, is being held today (Thursday 23 September) at Barts and The London Medical School.
23 September 2010
Centre of the Cell – the Whitechapel based science education centre which is the first in the world to be located within biomedical research laboratories – has been short-listed for a BT Visit London Award 2010. The nomination in the category ‘Best New Tourism Experience for 2010’ comes in the month that the Centre marks its first anniversary.
18 September 2010
A comprehensive review of the diagnosis and management of Barrett’s oesophagus – a sometimes precancerous condition which causes abnormal cells to grow on the inner lining of the gullet – conducted by researchers at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, is published in the British Medical Journal today (Saturday 18 September 2010).
17 September 2010
Queen Mary, University of London has retained its Athena SWAN Bronze award for promoting gender equality and excellence in recruiting and progressing women in science, engineering and technology (SET).
26 August 2010
Atheist or agnostic doctors are almost twice as willing to take decisions that they think will hasten the end of a very sick patient’s life as doctors who are deeply religious, suggests research by Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry published online today (August 23) in the Journal of Medical Ethics.
23 August 2010
Steering clear of full-fat, fried, and processed foods is not just good for overall health, it could help prevent chronic lung conditions, a large UK study has revealed.
19 August 2010
Finbarr Cotter, Professor of Haematology at Barts and The London School of Medicine, has been elected President of the British Society of Haematology.
8 July 2010
HPV DNA testing for precancers and cervical cancers is over 50 per cent more sensitive than cytology testing for the same conditions a community-based study in Mexico has revealed. Results of the largest HPV DNA primary screening study ever to be performed in a Latin American country point to the readiness of HPV DNA testing for large-scale implementation in Mexico and are published online today in Cancer, Causes and Controls.
29 June 2010
The nitrate content of beetroot juice is the underlying cause of its blood pressure lowering benefits, research from Queen Mary University of London reveals today.
24 June 2010
Andrew Lees, Professor of Neurology at University College London, has become the first ever recipient of the Lord Brain Memorial Medal – awarded for the scientific contributions he has made to the field of movement disorders within the UK.
24 June 2010
Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London’s Dental Institute have developed new glasses for use in toothpastes aimed at eliminating tooth pain that occurs on taking hot or cold foodstuffs into the mouth. About 40 per cent of adults suffer from this often acute discomfort known as ‘dentine hypersensitivity.’
16 June 2010
Europe’s leading anti-viral research organisation – dedicated to tackling, among other viruses, the common cold - is to enhance its capabilities by taking up premises within the Queen Mary BioEnterprises Innovation Centre in Whitechapel.
11 June 2010
Serious doubts have been cast over whether a vein disorder, purported to cause MS and which was uncovered last year, actually exists.
10 June 2010
Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered cancer-blocking activity for genes carried on chromosome 21 - an extra copy of which is carried by people with Down’s syndrome.
7 June 2010
Professor Ajay Kakkar’s passionate maiden speech in the House of Lords last week brought murmurs of approval from the Lords Chamber, particularly as he described his affection for the NHS.
27 May 2010
A PhD student at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry has won the Emerging Investigators Poster Prize at the Breast Cancer Campaign research 2010 conference.
26 May 2010
Clinicians need to be more culturally aware when it comes to diagnosing and treating personality disorders, a new study from Queen Mary, University of London suggests.
24 May 2010
Disgraced Dr Andrew Wakefield used research methods which were flawed - but which remain commonplace in the scientific world, according to a professor who gave evidence against him.
19 May 2010
A professor of hepatology at Queen Mary, University of London has joined other higher education institutions in calling on the Government to implement a hepatitis screening programme for people who come to the UK from countries at high-risk of the disease.
19 May 2010
A new research unit to target the exploration and treatment of cardiovascular disease and other heart conditions will be unveiled today (19 May) at the London Chest Hospital in East London.
14 April 2010
Scientists from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London, have developed a novel method of analysing and interpreting cell signalling pathways.
14 April 2010
Tasked with setting up and leading the Healthcare Innovation and Policy Unit in the Centre for Health Sciences at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry is an ‘exciting challenge’ for new recruit Trish Greenhalgh.
16 March 2010
The new North East London, North Central London and Essex Health Innovation and Education Cluster has appointed Robyn Hudson as Managing Director.
23 February 2010
A new cancer centre, formed though a partnership between Cancer Research UK, Queen Mary, University of London, and Barts & The London NHS Trust, puts London at the forefront of cancer research.
5 February 2010
Professor Ajay Kakkar, an expert in the treatment and prevention of blood clots at Barts and The London Medical School, is set to join the House of Lords.
4 January 2010
Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have developed tests which could revolutionise the detection of clostridium difficile and help cut the number of deaths in hospital wards from the superbug.
3 December 2009
A leading heart expert at Queen Mary, University of London has been honoured for pioneering a host of breakthrough treatments for heart disease.
12 November 2009
A state-of-the-art chest scanner, the first of its kind in the UK, will allow doctors and researchers to spot heart problems that were previously undetectable.
11 November 2009
Academics from Queen Mary, University of London came together to shape future policy on youth and wellbeing this month, at the international ‘Careif Conference’.
29 October 2009
New research from Queen Mary, University of London and Harvard Medical School has revealed precisely why taking fish oils can help with conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.
27 October 2009
The number of Down’s syndrome pregnancies has risen sharply over the last 20 years as women have opted to have children later, according to new research published in the British Medical Journal*.
26 October 2009
Over a third of doctors report making decisions which they expect will hasten the death of a patient in their care, according to research* from Queen Mary, University of London.
7 October 2009
Professor Nick Lemoine, Director of the Institute of Cancer at Queen Mary, University of London, has been awarded this year’s Yellow River Friendship Prize.
2 October 2009
A research clinician from Queen Mary, University of London has just been elected President of the British Hypertension Society.
28 September 2009
Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have won a million Euro grant* to bring together Europe’s foremost experts on the health effects of noise pollution.
25 September 2009
The outstanding achievements of Professor Andrew Lister have been recognised by The European Society for Medical Oncology.
24 September 2009
Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have made an important discovery in understanding what causes arteries to clog up.
9 September 2009
Fears about the cancer causing effects of the second most prescribed group of drugs in the Western world have been put to rest, following the largest ever study into their use.
30 August 2009
A new study which will be the first to quantify the global burden of the most common abnormal heart rhythm, called atrial fibrillation, has been launched by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London.
13 August 2009
Experts at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry believe that tobacco chewing may have led to an alarming rise in the number of cases of oral cancer in East London.
10 August 2009
Liz Davenport, Professor of Dental Education at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, has been appointed to the newly created Council of the General Dental Council.
20 July 2009
Young men who stay at home with their parents are more violent than those who live independently, according to new research at Queen Mary, University of London.
16 July 2009
A daily dose of simple household baking soda can prevent the need for patients with advanced chronic kidney disease to go on a dialysis machine according to researcher at Queen Mary, University of London.
30 June 2009
Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have discovered that an ingredient in human breast milk protects and repairs the delicate intestines of newborn babies.
15 June 2009
Final year medical student Radhika Gulati writes for The Lancet Student website about her time spent working at speciality eye hospitals in India.
1 June 2009
A Neuroscience student from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry has won the prestigious London Student of the Year award.
27 May 2009
A student from Queen Mary has taken the top prize in a national essay writing contest.
20 May 2009
Blood pressure lowering drugs should be offered to anyone old enough to be at risk of a heart attack or stroke, regardless of their blood pressure, according to the largest analysis of blood pressure trials to date, published on bmj.com today.
10 May 2009
Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London co-leading an international collaboration have identified eight common genetic variants which have an influence on blood pressure.
1 May 2009
A new research centre opens this week (Thursday 30 April) to study the ethics, economics and psychology behind the use of incentives in healthcare.
1 May 2009
Professor Mike Curtis of Queen Mary, University of London has been elected as a Fellow of the prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences.
30 April 2009
A new drug for multiple sclerosis can dramatically reduce the chances of a relapse or a deterioration of the condition, according to a new study from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London.
23 April 2009
Ground-breaking new research is underway at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry which means doctors are close to identifying clinically useful biomarkers – compounds found in the blood - that will revolutionise trauma care and allow surgeons to diagnose which organs are injured, and to what extent, as soon as they arrive at hospital.
22 April 2009
A live workshop will demonstrate how theatre-based training techniques can benefit medical students as part of Arts Week, at Queen Mary, University of London on 29 April 2009.
18 February 2009
An innovative study into the links between air pollution and vitamin D deficiency, and their impact on the respiratory health of children in east London is announced today, involving scientists from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.
10 January 2009
Researchers have found that structures present in the joint linings of some patients with rheumatoid arthritis are able to produce anti citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA) that may be responsible for joint damage.