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UK obesity levels among the worst in Europe
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).

New initiative calls for collaboration and change in mental health scienceDavid Lammy MP
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).

Drug could cut transplant rejection
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).

Four QMUL researchers in the top 1 per centLaboratories at the Blizard Institute, 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.

New talking therapy could help cancer survivors cope after treatment
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).

Women who have HPV jab may only need three cervical screens in a lifetime
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).

HPV jab and better tests mean women will need only three cervical screens from 2021
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.

New DNA antenatal screening for Down’s syndrome is a ‘transformational advance’
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.

Cancer researcher wins Lifetime Achievement Award
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.

Brain tumour’s 'addiction' to common amino acid could be its weakness
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.

Latest medical research celebrated at William Harvey Day 2017
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).

Antidote to synthetic cannabis intoxication could be found in slimming drug
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.

Children born prematurely have greater risk of cognitive difficulties later in life
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).

Indian government not doing enough to tackle sale of unapproved antibiotics
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. 

High BMI and blood pressure create a heavy heart
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).

Vitamin D protects against severe asthma attacks
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).

Duchess of York visits QMUL research centre
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).

New toothpaste uses latest research to put minerals back into teeth
20 September 2017

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have launched a new toothpaste which repairs decaying teeth using ‘bioactive’ glass.

Cancer researcher wins Lifetime Achievement Award
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.

European Commission reverses decision on drug, following QMUL research
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.

Theatre project boosts peer support for young people with asthma
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.

QMUL scientist shortlisted in national image competition
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.

Yemen’s Saudi-led coalition is responsible for the ‘worst cholera outbreak in the world’
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.

Data revealed under FOI shows benefits of MS drug currently blocked by regulators
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).

GP-based testing for HIV is cost-effective and should be rolled out in 74 local authorities
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. 

From War Crime Trials to Clinical Trials – Event commemorates the Holocaust’s lasting influence on medical research
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.

Sexual health clinics should ask about abuse
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.

Moderate exercise and dieting reduces risk of caesarean section and diabetes in pregnancy
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.

Research in the emergency room helps predict organ failure in critically injured patients
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). 

Professor Green launches 'Transform Trauma' fundraising appeal for QMUL research
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.

£8.6m awarded for global health research
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).

Sugar intake during pregnancy is associated with allergy and allergic asthma in children
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.

New centre to transform treatment of mental illness and ethnic inequality
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.

Academic to receive honour from the Queen
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.

Women may be failing to take breast cancer drug due to confusion over symptoms
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).

Barts and Queen Mary Science Festival returns for seventh year
28 June 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) celebrated a day of science research with a festival for London school kids.

Researcher wins Engagement Prize for cancer research
27 June 2017

Professor Fran Balkwill from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded an Engagement Prize by Cancer Research UK.

Study of the mouse genome reveals new gene functions and their role in human disease
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.

Guided self-help approach to graded exercise programme is safe and may reduce fatigue for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome
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.

HPV testing leads to earlier detection and treatment of cervical pre-cancer
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.

The Guardian ranks QMUL best in London for Medicine, Dentistry, Law and FilmQMUL medical students
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.

New study will tackle challenge of treating multiple medical conditionsImage credit: This is living? by Michael B. flickr.com
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.

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

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

£1.5m awarded to apply preventive medicine to brain disordersCredit: Mikey G Ottawa
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.

QMUL tops UK league table for Dentistry
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.

Father and son team win prestigious prize for surgery innovationBen Wald (left) and Prof David Wald (right)
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.

‘Past Mortems’ – Life and death behind mortuary doors
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.

Some stroke survivors disregard GP advice on medications
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).

Cancer Research UK Barts Centre receives £10m
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.

New tool predicts severe risks in mothers with pregnancy complicationsCredit: Bridget Colla
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.

Asthmatic schoolchildren are ‘uncomfortable’ using their inhalersSchoolchildren taking online asthma survey
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).

Trial to test for oesophageal cancer risk launches across the UKThe cytosponge capsule
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.

New protein discovered in ageing and 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.

Winning photo reveals the latest in maternal health research'The Placenta Rainbow' by Dr Suchita Nadkarni
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.

Highly effective cervical cancer screening for low income countriesA cytologic smear under the microscope
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).

Vitamin D protects against colds and flu, finds major global study
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.

Better health for women involved in clinical trials
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.

Obesity leads to harmful activation of the immune system
10 February 2017

Researchers find link between a high fat diet, obesity and cardiovascular disease risk.

£2.4 million awarded for international trial on major traumatic bleeding
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.

Winners announced at QMUL’s Engagement and Enterprise Awards 2017QMUL alumnus Bruce Dickinson presenting the The Bruce Dickinson Award for Academic Entrepreneur of the Year
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.

Vietnam workshop discusses traditional medicine and skin researchThe QMUL team also visited a traditional herbal medicine garden in Ben Tre province.
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.  

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

Over 80 new genetic variants that strongly influence human height have been discovered in a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Montreal Heart Institute, The Broad Institute and the University of Exeter.

Over 100 new blood pressure genes could provide targets for treating hypertension
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.

QMUL and BH announce major new initiative in the Life Sciences
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.  

Major grant awarded to resolve debate on treatment after major surgery
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.

Teaching the importance of communication between doctor and patient
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.

App to help smokers quit is developed by health psychologists and game designers
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.

Three QMUL academics to receive honours from the Queen
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.

Up to 8,400 heart attacks and strokes prevented through NHS Health Checks
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).

£1m awarded for global health research
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).

White blood cell treatment could prevent leading cause of foetal deathCredit: Bridget Colla
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.

QMUL research underpins new health guidance on breast cancer
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).

Giant ‘nerve cell’ to be built in London’s East EndCredit: aLL Design
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).

Lifetime Achievement Award for Trauma Research
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.

Psychiatry unit designated as WHO research centre
23 November 2016

The Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry has been re-designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre.

Medical school in Malta open for applications
16 November 2016

Degrees in Medicine taught on the Mediterranean island country of Malta are now open for applications for 2017 entry.

Sugar content of fizzy drinks alarmingly high
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).

QMUL professor elected to be President of The Royal College of Pathologists
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.

QMUL delegation to visit India in November
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.

New research suggests 50 million patients suffer complications after surgery each year
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

New study shows extremist views linked with deepening divisions in society
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).

Children should be screened to prevent early heart attacks
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.

Maternal blood test may predict birth complications
24 October 2016

A protein found in the blood of pregnant women could be used to develop tests to determine the health of their babies and aid decisions on early elective deliveries, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

MS drug may reverse some physical disability
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).

Collecting injury data could reduce emergency attendances
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.

QMUL signs exchange partnership with Columbia University
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.

Toys and ‘enriched’ surroundings help fight infection in miceMice in an 'enriched' environment
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).

Delicious Decay: Digging into baking and decomposition
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).

More than two-thirds of cervical cancer deaths prevented by screeningLead researcher Peter Sasieni
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)

Multi-drug-resistant TB cure rates higher than expected
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).

£6.5m grant to launch new heart disease Biomedical Research Centre
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.

Detecting European birth defects due to Zika virus
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).

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

Thirty-one new gene regions linked with blood pressure have been identified in one of the largest genetic studies of blood pressure to date, involving over 347,000 people, and jointly led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of Cambridge.

Study finds links between depression and the risk of developing extremist ideas
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).

Most twins should be delivered at 37 weeks to minimise deathsCredit: Jenn Lewald
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.

Vitamin D could reduce asthma attacks
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).

New study highlights poor medicine prescribing practices in Africa
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).

Vaping may lead to fewer respiratory infections for ex-smokersCredit: Vaping360
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).

‘Born to be bad’ or ‘Born to be benign’ – Testing cells for oesophageal cancer riskHigh-magnification micrograph of Barrett's oesophagus
19 August 2016

Genetically analysing lesions in the food pipe could provide an early and accurate test for oesophageal cancer.

The impact of private sector contracts on NHS provision and treatment inequalities
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).

Award for London’s best medical student
27 July 2016

A medical student from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has won the highly prestigious University of London Gold Medal.

"With such a small piece of cloth, how do you choose what to cover?"Dr Jess Potter examines a patient's record on an MDR-TB ward in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Credit: Tom Maguire/RESULTS UK
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.

Behind the beauty a TB epidemic is ragingJess and Dr Chhim examine a TB patient's X-ray at Kampong Cham hospital, Cambodia. Credit: Tom Maguire/RESULTS UK
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.

QMUL alumna appointed as chief scientist of Cancer Research 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.

Missing link in genetics could explain conundrum of disease inheritanceEpigenetics. Credit: Christoph Bock
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).

QMUL cancer research exhibit at Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition
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.

Unexpected findings reveal insight into how cancer spreads in the bodyCREDIT: Barts Cancer Institute, QMUL
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.

Former England rugby players to help major brain studyRugby player Mike Brown supporting concussion awareness last year. Credit: England Rugby
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.

Cancer researcher wins prestigious Lister Prize
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.

Malnutrition results from more than just poor diet
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.

Lung cancer screening trial success
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.

Vitamin A may help improve pancreatic cancer chemotherapyProf Hemant Kocher. Credit: Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund
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).

Researchers score hat-trick of medical sciences grants
11 May 2016

Three researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been awarded £100,000 each by the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Salt reduction yields extra benefits for type 2 diabetes patients
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.

Professor Jack Cuzick elected as Fellow of the Royal Society
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.

Parliamentarians pay visit to QMUL researchers
26 April 2016

Chris Green MP, Stephen Timms MP and Baroness Neville-Jones were welcomed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on a visit organised by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

New toothpaste ingredient hardens teeth while you sleep
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).

Stroke survivors face ‘invisible impairments’ to return to work
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.

New role of environment in multiple sclerosis revealed by east London study
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.

WHO event explores future of mental health care
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.

Researchers receive awards for clinical trials
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.

Brain tumour research community falls silent to remember lives lost
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.

Study reveals the effect of genetic ‘knockouts’ on human healthEast London Genes & Health team collecting saliva samples from volunteers © Jorge Duarte Estevao
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.

Health experts call on Government to ban tackling in school rugby
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.

Common antimalarial drug could be used to treat major injuryCredit: l.bailey_beverley via Wikimedia Commons
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).

New book uses science to reveal secrets to finding love in a digital world
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.

Laws of nature predict cancer evolution
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.

World’s first national tissue bank for pancreatic cancer researchProf Hemant Kocher. Credit: Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund
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.

2,500 heart attacks and strokes prevented through NHS Health Check
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.

Reducing sugar content in drinks could prevent one million cases of obesity
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.

Testing for brain damage in infantsCredit: Bridget Colla
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).

New target for potential blood cancer treatmentMicrograph showing follicular lymphoma
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.

Injury research influences UK sports strategyCredit: José Goulão/Wikimedia commons
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.

Fortifying flour with folic acid could have prevented 2,000 UK birth defectsCredit: David Pacey/Flickr
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).

£10m grant awarded for Barts Heart Centre
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.

Drug provides another treatment option for an early form of breast cancer
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).

Breast screening programme effective in preventing some invasive cancers
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).

Blizard Institute marks 10 year anniversaryBlizard Building at Night - Morley von Sternberg
4 December 2015

Queen Mary University of London’s (QMUL) world-class research centre, the Blizard Institute, is celebrating its tenth year.

New grants for pancreatic cancer research
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.

New strategy discovered for treating arthritisFluid in human joints is rich in cartilage-protecting microvesicles
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.

‘Poo Racer’ video game to flush away bowel taboosScreenshot from Poo Racer
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.

Award for outstanding use of information in MS care
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.

Amrita Ahluwalia awarded Women in Science and Engineering prize
16 November 2015

Professor Amrita Ahluwalia from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded the 2015 Prize for Research by the WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Campaign.

Psychiatric assessments for predicting violence are ineffective
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).

Watching cement dry could help dental fillings last longerImage of glass cement fillings, copyright Semmelweis University Dental School
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.    

£8 million awarded for pancreatic cancer research ‘dream team’
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.

Long-term benefits of chronic fatigue therapies
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.

London's Trauma System dramatically reduces mortality ratesCredit: l.bailey_beverley via Wikimedia Commons
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.

Collagen’s role in skin cancerImage credit: 8 Kome (Flickr)
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.

Clinical trial shows first ever positive results in treating primary progressive and relapsing multiple sclerosis
20 October 2015

QMUL researchers’ study shows positive results when treating both primary progressive and relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis with the drug ocrelizumab.

East London Genes and Health celebrates 4,000th study participant
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.

QMUL researcher nominated for Women in Science and Engineering Award
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.

Professor Jack Cuzick receives American Cancer Society Medal of Honor
1 October 2015

Leading QMUL cancer researcher Professor Jack Cuzick has been given a prestigious award for his contributions to clinical research.

New study removes cancer doubt for Multiple sclerosis drug
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.

QMUL in top 100 universities in the world
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.

Fifty-year old drug is best in resistant hypertension
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.

Pancreatic cancer stem cells could be "suffocated” by an anti-diabetic drug
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.

Olympian Kate Richardson-Walsh officially opens new dental outreach clinic in Stratford
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.

QMUL lecturer wins at BMA Medical Book awards
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.

New approach to tackling uncontrolled high blood pressure shows significant results
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).

High sugar consumption among children relates to poor family functioning, study finds
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.

New study confirms listening to music during surgery reduces pain and anxiety
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.

Urine test for early stage pancreatic cancer now possible after biomarker discovery
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.

Professor Jack Cuzick presented ANZBCTG Award for Excellence in Translational Research
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.

Barts Cancer Institute marks 10 years of pioneering work with book launchL-R: Richard Le Vay, Dr Delphine Purves and Professor Nick Lemoine
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’.

Major new appointment for QMUL’s School of Dentistry
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.

Amrita Ahluwalia to become the next Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Pharmacology
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. 

The ‘quality’ paradox: Quality in healthcare is crucial but it’s time to rethink it
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.  

Adult craze for purchasing human breast milk online poses serious health risks
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.

New approach to immunosuppression could avoid transplant organ rejection, study finds
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.

Simple blood test identifies which patients are prone to serious illness after surgery
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.

QMUL awarded £500k to develop novel dental implant material
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.

‘Massaging’ mice boosts immune system
5 June 2015

Massage-like stroking has a positive effect on the immune system of mice by reducing their level of stress.

Attending breast cancer screening reduces risk of death by 40 per cent
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.

Brain tumour scientists come together to speed up translation of research from lab to clinic
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.

Centre of the Cell is a ‘wonderful emblem of public engagement’ as it celebrates its fifth birthday
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.

Many fixed-dose drug combinations in India lack central regulatory approval
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.

HRH The Princess Royal officially opens QMUL’s new Dental School
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.

Screening for HIV in GP surgeries leads to increased and earlier diagnosis
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.

QMUL’s School of Medicine awarded Silver Athena SWAN
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.

QMUL researcher wins award for work on psychiatric diseasesPriyamvada Dua (left) handed the prize by Professor Markus Schwarz, Ludwig-Maximillians University Munich
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.

Scientists discover genetic cause of deadly rare disease ‘dyskeratosis congenita’
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.  

Concerns over UK government plan to increase participation in school rugby
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.

QMUL launches new website for trauma survivors
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.

Scientists discover protein that boosts immunity to viruses and cancer
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.

QMUL selected to be part of new genomics training programme for NHS professionals
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.

Queen Mary University of London launches Medical School in Malta
18 March 2015

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is to launch a new Medical School in the Republic of Malta.

World’s largest community genetics study launches in East London
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.

CARDIS, a new European effort targeting mobile early-stage cardio vascular disease detection
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.

New findings on ‘key players’ in brain inflammation
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.

Global health systems neglect treating three billion people with tooth decay
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.

Global health experts call into question sub-Saharan cancer data
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.  

QMUL and Takeda announce research collaboration to develop new therapies in gastroenterology
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.

New HPV vaccine offers greater protection against cervical cancer than current vaccine
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.

QMUL student shortlisted for national volunteering award
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.

Changing stem cell structure may help fight obesity
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.

Scientists tackle issue of how to get a first date in a digital world
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.

QMUL supports Boris Johnson trade mission to US
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.

Childhood injuries linked to deprivation but better data collection is needed for prevention
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.

New research reveals one in two people in the UK will get cancer
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.

QMUL and UCL agree to establish new institute to tackle cardiovascular disease
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.

New research reveals one in two people in the UK will get cancer
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.

Revolutionary device found to lower blood pressure
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.

Daily beetroot juice lowers blood pressure, scientists find
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.

Hope for muscular dystrophy patients: harnessing gene helps repair muscle damage
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.

QMUL researchers awarded £1.4m from charity Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research
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.

Armed virus shows promise as treatment for pancreatic cancer
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.

New evidence reveals tamoxifen reduces breast cancer rates by nearly a third for 20 years
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.  

QMUL’s Dr Neha Pathak wins Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Ultimate Women Award
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.

Vitamin D reduces lung disease flare-ups by over 40%
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.

Scientists discover treatment breakthrough for advanced bladder cancer
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.

QMUL hosts panel discussion on children and sport
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.

Whitechapel Vision nominated for national award
17 November 2014

New plans to regenerate the Whitechapel area have been recognised at the national 2014 Planning Awards.

1 in 6 women who have large tissue removal during colposcopy will have a premature birth
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.

QMUL scientists win Cancer Research UK prize
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.

Health sector regulator using powers to reduce hospital and community services, warn experts
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.  

Research on a urine test for cervical cancer wins prize for QMUL academic clinical fellowDr Neha Pathak
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.

THE World University Rankings: Medicine ranked in world top 50
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.

New study finds vulnerability to radicalisation is linked to depression
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.

Drama, Medicine and Dentistry amongst best in UK in Sunday Times guide
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.

Online endocrinology degree shortlisted for national e-learning awardQMUL's Centre for Endocrinology is based at Charterhouse Square, but physicians from all over the world can take its online MSc
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’.

New approach to arthritis treatment could avoid serious side-effects
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.

Report on e-cigarette dangers is misleading, say experts
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.  

Public Health experts launch consultation on Draft Bill to restore the NHSProfessor Allyson Pollock
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.

Scientists discover link between skin diseases and Sudden Cardiac Death Syndrome
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.

Aspirin: scientists believe cancer prevention benefits outweigh harmsAspirin
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.

Queen Mary University of London awarded £24m from MRC to support the 100,000 Genomes ProjectProfessor Mark Caulfield
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.

Campaign for real evidence-based medicine launches today
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.

East London study looking into effects of Mediterranean diet in pregnancy launches today
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.

UK top 10 for QMUL in international science and medicine rankings
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.

Care Bill changes required to secure public trust and the availability of information for public health researchProfessor Allyson Pollock
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.

Queen Mary University of London to host Genomics England on campus during delivery of 100,000 Genomes Project
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.

Drug cuts breast cancer cases by more than 50 per cent in high risk women
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.

HAPPY London: Londoners needed for heart attack prevention study
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.

New findings could tackle over-diagnosis and over-treatment of breast cancer
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.

From Whitechapel to Westminster: Queen Mary takes part in ‘Week in Westminster’ schemeProfessor Seif Shaheen
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. 

Study underway to develop personalised treatments for psoriasis
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.

The Big Question Lecture at Centre of the Cell: Is HIV still a death sentence?
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.

Study reveals higher levels of control and support at work increases wellbeing
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.

Services fail to treat prisoners with schizophrenia – increasing risk of violent reoffending
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.

Infection experts to battle it out in I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here!
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!

International trauma project set to reduce fatalities
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.

Murder, maladies and medical miracles: Whitechapel’s hospital history remembered in new walking tourWhitechapel's medical landmarks - The Royal London Hospital old and new, QM's Blizard Institute and Centre of the Cell
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.

Study shows putting aggressive cancer on a starvation diet slows tumour growth
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.

Study finds money encourages patients with severe mental illness to take their medication regularly
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.

Spinning-disk microscope offers window into the centre of a cellFocal adhesions and actin
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.

QM researcher explains aircraft noise and heart disease discovery
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.

Medical students living with senior citizens celebrate project’s 25th anniversaryGriffin students with Dr Veronica White (centre) and Dr Gbenga Akinkugbe, Griffin Community Trust vice chairman (far left)
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.

Centre of the Cell hosts half-term Halloween science fun
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.

Health subjects at Queen Mary come top 10 in global rankings
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.

Predicting violence among psychopaths is no more than chance
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.

Genetic markings could spot cancer before it developsDr Muy Teck-Teh
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.

Queen Mary Psychiatrist named new Editor of British Journal of Psychiatry
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.

'Sweeney Todd' and actress Amanda Redman support public blood pressure checks at Queen MaryBBC 'New Tricks' star Amanda Redman has her blood pressure checked
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.

Pioneering Queen Mary dental course celebrates 30 years of excellence
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.

E-cigarettes hailed ‘as effective’ as patches
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.

Working together to establish nationwide surveillance of congenital anomalies
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).

Times Higher Education Award nomination for gigantism research
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.

Preventive procedure substantially improves outlook for heart attack patients
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 million funding boost to address public health challenges
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.

Is your heart HAPPY?An MRI scan of the heart
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.

Fatty acids could aid cancer prevention and treatmentOmega-3 fatty acids are found in oily fish such as salmon
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.

Could sleeping stem cells hold key to treatment of aggressive blood cancer?Image credit - London Research Institute's Electron Microscopy Unit
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.

QM professor calls for rethink on e-cigarette regulation
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.

Inspired by the Games, Queen Mary teams up with talented young athletes
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.

New sexual health app to help men last longer
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.

Genetic mutation linked to severe obesity
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.

Gang members found to suffer unprecedented levels of psychiatric illness
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.

Learning from the experts – our patients
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.

Queen Mary academic named Chief Scientist for Genomics EnglandMulti-colour fluorescent labelled human DNA packaged in chromosomes. Image courtesy of Professor Denise Sheer.
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.

Scientists discover ethnic differences in immune response to TB bacterium
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.

Scientists identify genetic cause of ‘spongy’ skin conditionAn image demonstrating the appearance of hands following immersion in water
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.

New study to give insight into the public health risks of antibiotic resistant bacteriaE.coli in culture
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.

Research into degradable particles to reduce tooth decay wins awardL to R: Professor Robert Hill, Pushkar Wadke, Dr David Gillam and Dr Natalia Karpukhina, by the solid state NMR spectrometer
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.

Cola drinking flea is a hit at Queen Mary Science FestivalA festival visitor watches a magnified flea
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.

New research reveals significant reductions of salt levels in UK bread
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.

HPV testing could cut cervical cancers by a thirdProfessor Peter Sasieni
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.

Child-led research reveals how children manage their anxiety going to the dentist
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.

Research reveals high salt levels in biscuits
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.

Report shows billions worldwide suffer from major tooth decay
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.

Can an app solve healthcare problems? QM launches student tech competition QHealth
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.

Tower Hamlets gets heart health help from Queen Mary’s Centre of the CellYear 6 Bigland Green pupils with 'blood cells'
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.

UCLPartners gets the green light to improve healthcare for over six million people
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.

Researchers complete largest genetic sequencing study of human disease
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.

Students take leading roles in charity tackling global and local health issuesSamson Williams (Left) and Cam Stocks
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. 

A Cautionary Tale of Poison, Betrayal and Greed at Barts Pathology Museum
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.

‘Unopenable’ historic scrolls will yield their secrets to new X-ray system
16 May 2013

Pioneering X-ray technology is making it possible to read fragile rolled-up historical documents for the first time in centuries.

Centre of the Cell free public lecture: Do we need to worry about air pollution?Inside Centre of the Cell's Pod
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.

QM researchers lead trial of revolutionary new device-based treatment for high blood pressureDr Mel Lobo
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.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister visits Queen Mary BioEnterprisesL-R; Chris Martin, CEO of Spirogen Ltd, Ramsay Richmond, Executive Manager QMB, Vladislav Surkov, Deputy Prime Minister
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.

Study finds exercise is ineffective against care home depression
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.

Tamoxifen class drugs reduce breast cancer rates by more than a third in women at high risk
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.

QM student receives international award for Tourette’s syndrome research
29 April 2013

A Queen Mary PhD student has received an international research award for her work on Tourette’s syndrome.

London Lung Cancer Alliance launched to transform patient care
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.

Students teach local kids about health and safety
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).

£2million project aims to revolutionise the study of cancer cells in the labMouse model of ovarian cancer showing cancer cells in green, immune cells in pink and blood vessels in red
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.

Study raises concerns about the impact of economic conditions on public health
19 April 2013

The continuing worldwide economic crisis and austerity measures have raised concerns about the impact of economic conditions on public health.

Cutting salt intake could save millions of lives
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.

East London Connects to the WorldProfessor Stefan Priebe; Marie Gabriel; Professor Dame Sally Davies; Principal Simon Gaskell
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.

Centre of the Cell launches ‘Sponsor a Neuron’ campaignArtist's impression of the 'Neuron Pod'
3 April 2013

Queen Mary, University of London has launched a public appeal to expand its award-winning science education centre at Whitechapel.

Dental student wins top prize in national competitionDental students Mark Franks (left) and Corwin Hine (right)
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.

Research reveals high levels of salt in restaurant meals
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).

Expert panel makes recommendation to government on drugs and driving
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.

Animal replacement research receives international accoladeDr John Broad, co-author on the commended paper, conducts research at the National Centre for Bowel Research and Surgical Innovation
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.

Cost of medication and stigma leading asthma sufferers to risk healthPhoto courtesy of Asthma UK
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.

Barts Pathology Museum needs your vote for Museums at Night art prize
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.

Queen Mary start-up company receives investment for targeted cancer treatmentA cancer cell which has taken up microparticles developed by BioMoti
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).

Gene identified in some melanoma linked to increased resistance to treatment
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.

Scientists identify new therapeutic target for coronary heart disease
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.

Her Majesty The Queen to open new national research centre for bowel diseaseThe Blizard Institute at Queen Mary, University of London
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.

Research highlights widespread global use of diclofenac, despite cardiovascular risksDr Patricia McGettigan
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.

Scientists heading to Northern Ireland to investigate genetic mutationProfessor Marta Korbonits and Brendan Holland
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.

Rehabilitation therapies can lead to recovery from chronic fatigue syndrome
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.

Mending Broken Hearts returns to Barts Pathology Museum for Valentine’s Day
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.

Queen Mary to host world’s first Chair in Animal Replacement Science
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.

Tower Hamlets gets help with heart health from Centre of the Cell and Heart Research UKInside Centre of the Cell
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.

Enteric to receive £800,000 funding for gastrointestinal disease research
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).

Study launched to drive improvement in arthritis treatment
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.

Scientists identify genetic mutation behind rare disease
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.

Medical device to prevent DVT wins innovation award
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.

Research opens up possibility of therapies to restore blood-brain barrierCerebral capillary of an ANXA1 null mouse
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.

Study offers genetic insight into the ‘disease of kings’Professor Mark Caulfield
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.

Queen Mary and Warwick award academics £230,000 for new collaborative studiesWarwick's Vice Chancellor Nigel Thrift and Queen Mary's Principal Professor Simon Gaskell
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.

Researchers shed light on the workings of the body’s immune responseProfessor Ping Wang
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).

Queen Mary helping to inspire the next generation of scientistsFahim Ali, a Year 13 student taking part in the project, presents the group's work
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.

Experts discuss The Black Dahlia Murder at Pathology Museum eventElizabeth Short's arrest photo from 1943 for underage drinking
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.

Queen Mary research unit gains international recognitionProfessor Stefan Priebe
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.

Queen Mary to lead multi-million pound rheumatoid arthritis research consortiumProfessor Costantino Pitzalis
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.

Study finds more babies survive premature birth, but serious health problems are unchangedImage courtesy of the EPICure studies
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.

QM led research shows potential benefits of e-learning in medical training
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.

Queen Mary receives funding for medical research in Zambia
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.

Global Health Week to bring leading public health figures to Queen MaryProfessor Allyson Pollock
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.

Queen Mary wins Research Project of the Year at THE AwardsProfessor Jack Cuzick accepts the award on behalf of Professor Attila Lorincz
30 November 2012

Queen Mary, University of London, has picked up the Research Project of the Year at the annual Times Higher Education Awards.

New research reveals cheese saltier than seawater
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.

Queen Mary research wins international award
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).

Research looks at impact of asthma, social deprivation and ethnicity on educational performance
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.

Strongest evidence to date points to heightened risk of MS for babies born in spring
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.

Research shows mixed results for home blood pressure monitoring in stroke patients
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.

Funding for research into regenerating damaged heart muscleProfessor Ken Suzuki
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.

Queen Mary, University of London receives Phase II Grand Challenges Explorations FundingProfessor Marelli-Berg with some of her research team
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. 

Gruesome anatomical cake festival goes down a treat
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.

Eat Your Heart Out 2012: Queen Mary to host anatomy-themed baking festivalSkin Cake by Gillian Bell
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.

Repeated job strain is a risk factor for depression
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.

QM scientists in new £2.5million consortium to investigate link between Alzheimer’s and Down’s syndromeProfessor Dean Nizetic
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.

QM led clinical guidelines gain NICE accreditationProfessor Janusz Jankowski
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).

QM’s Dean for Dentistry receives gold medal from Royal College of SurgeonsProfessor Farida Fortune
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).

Queen Mary academic receives international research awardProfessor Sir Nicholas Wald
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.

Professor Jack Cuzick receives prestigious cancer research award
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.

New gene test detects early mouth cancer riskDr Muy-Teck Teh
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.

Olympic legacy: tackling the ‘East London Diabetes Belt’ is a major challenge
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.  

Researchers discover key mechanism for controlling the body’s inflammatory responseDr Ezra Aksoy
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.

QM’s Pathology Museum launches Autumn Seminar Series
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.

Europe-wide study finds death rates after surgery double that of recent estimatesDr Rupert Pearse
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.

First comprehensive review of European breast cancer screening programmes finds benefits outweigh harmProfessor Stephen Duffy
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.

Research reveals high variation in salt levels in bacon
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.

Active Follow-Up with Telephone Help Can Reduce Deaths in Chronic Heart Failure PatientsProfessor Stephanie Taylor
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.

Most English football teams don’t follow international guidelines on concussion
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

Researchers find first evidence for a genetic cause for Barrett’s oesophagus, a condition that predisposes people to develop one of the world’s commonest cancersProfessor Janusz Jankowski
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.

India’s patent laws under pressure: The Lancet special reportProfessor Allyson Pollock
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.

Unemployment differences appear to cause more mental health problems among Somalis in London than those in MinneapolisDr Nasir Warfa and study co-author Dr Ken Carswell
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).

Queen Mary scores hat-trick of nominations for Times Higher Education Awards 2012
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.

High doses of vitamin D help tuberculosis patients recover more quicklyDr Adrian Martineau
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.

Medical student has paper published in American Journal of MedicineDr Sayed Hafiz Naderi
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.

Archived Guthrie cards find a new purposeA Guthrie Card
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.

No evidence that drug used for preventing life-threatening bleeding in women during labour works
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. [1]

Treatment for cervical disease is not linked to increased risk of preterm birthsProfessor Peter Sasieni
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.

Keep the Olympic flame burning: exercise safely
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.

Researchers win funding to reduce salt intake for children and their families in ChinaDr Feng He
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.

Two effective chronic fatigue syndrome treatments are good value for money
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.

Queen Mary researchers play key role in securing £4.3m funding for e-health research centre of excellence in LondonProfessor Mark Caulfield
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.

Queen Mary scientist seeks new weapon in fight against cancerDr Melania Capasso
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.

Lack of nationwide surveillance may lead to clusters of congenital anomalies going unnoticed
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).

Enter the Secret World of Teeth at Centre of the Cell
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.

Queen Mary researchers awarded major funding for studies on mitochondrial DNA and asbestos-related lung cancerDr Peter Szlosarek and Dr Sarah Martin
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.

Endoscopy and better tissue sampling are important for management of common pre-cancerous and cancerous oesophageal conditionsProfessor Janusz Jankowski
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.

First Polypill trial in people selected on age alone (50 and over) shows substantial health benefitDr David Wald
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 [1] 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.

Public to meet Joseph Merrick for the first time, thanks to replica skeleton
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.

Inflammation display turns up the heat at Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition
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.

New study will treat C-section patients with own blood
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.

Queen Mary joins leading medical groupProfessor Richard Trembath
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.

Scientists identify new cancer stem cell mechanismDr Ahmad Waseem led the research
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.

Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine introduces Dance Medicine module for 2013
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.

QM Pathology Museum inspires unique playBart's Pathology Museum
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.

Controversial vaccine trial should never have been run in India, researchers say
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.

Queen Mary scientist wins prestigious awardDr Zacharoula Nikolakopoulou, centre, with her PhD supervisors Professors Eric Kenneth Parkinson and Adina Michael-Titus
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.

New technology set to “revolutionise” the identification of disaster victimsDr Sakher AlQahtani developed the London Tooth Atlas for his post-graduate research project
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.

Research shows dangerously high levels of salt in kids’ meals
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.

New experimental centre for arthritis at QMProfessor Costantino Pitzalis
12 June 2012

Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London are working to develop better therapies to treat people with arthritis.

New Deputy at Barts and the London School of Medicine and DentistryProfessor Mike Curtis
31 May 2012

Professor Mike Curtis has been appointed as Deputy Vice-Principal (Health) at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

QM Scientist to develop non-animal models for testing cancer drugsDr Adrian Biddle
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.

Scientists discover gene which causes rare disease in babiesDr Lou Metherell
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.

Medical school rises through the ranks
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.

Queen Mary research takes top prizeProfessor Áine McKnight
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.

Weight in pregnancy best controlled by diet, study shows
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.

Queen Mary academic to advise government on drugs and drivingProfessor Atholl Johnston
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.

Queen Mary academic is awarded prestigious FellowshipProfessor Sussan Nourshargh
11 May 2012

Professor Sussan Nourshargh from Queen Mary, University of London has been awarded a prestigious Fellowship at the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Patient helps fund revolutionary motor neurone disease research
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.

Newborns should be screened for heart defects, study shows
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.

New health legislation will have “severe implications” for population data, warns expertProfessor Allyson Pollock
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.

Study hints at why gums suffer with age
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.

Stem cell biologist receives major pathology awardProfessor Malcolm Alison
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.

Colin Blakemore to receive Lord Brain Memorial Medal 2012Professor Colin Blakemore © Azimuth, 2012
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.

Approach to diabetes self-management too narrow, study suggestsProfessor Trisha Greenhalgh
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.

The Pathology Museum Spring Seminar Series: Ghosts, body snatchers and Sherlock HolmesThe Pathology Museum
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.

Scheme for students to train with emergency medical services is a world firstStaff and students of prehospital care programme
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.

New research reveals alarming levels of salt and fat in Britain’s takeaway pizzas
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.

Research gives hope to detecting cancer in early stagesDr Muy-Teck Teh
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.

Centre of Excellence for Behçet’s disease awarded to Queen Mary and Barts and the London NHS TrustProfessor Farida Fortune
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.

Mummification documentary with Queen Mary forensic pathologist wins award
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.

Protein discovery could switch off cardiovascular diseasePXR in isolated human blood vessel cells
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.

World-first blood-clotting research on show at Big Bang 2012
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.

Health reforms will be the end of free care for all, warn expertsProfessor Allyson Pollock
9 March 2012

Entitlement to free health services will be curtailed by the Health and Social Care Bill currently before parliament, warn experts today.

Trauma study is first to show how cyclists are injured and killed on city streets'Ghost bike' left as a tribute to a cyclist killed on the road
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.

Blood pressure genes discovery tops cardiovascular and stroke research in 2011
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.

Modern health mapping shows how poverty and ill health persist over 100 years
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.

Violent radicalisation better tackled with public health measures, say researchers
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.

Clarity needed on use of chemical weapons, says reportProfessor Rod Flower
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.

Professor leads development in hormonal disorder researchProfessor Leo Dunkel
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.

New research will investigate role of hygiene in infant growth
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.

Mending Broken Hearts at Queen Mary this Valentine’s Day
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?

Cutting off the oxygen supply to serious diseasesDr Tyson Sharp
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.

Controversial bill would end right to comprehensive health care, say academicsProfessor Allyson Pollock
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.

Vicious Venoms and Poisonous Parasites at Centre of the Cell
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.

High risk oesophageal cancer gene discoveredProfessor David Kelsell
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).

Cell ‘battery’ found to play central role in neurodegenerative disease
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.

Queen Mary’s third annual MS Research Day to be held at Westminster
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.

Omega-3 fatty acids could prevent and treat nerve damage, research suggests
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.

Cancer Research UK invests in Queen Mary ovarian cancer expertDr Michelle Lockley
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.

Prestigious UN award for honorary Queen Mary professor’s HIV care project
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.

New forms of torture leave ‘invisible scars’, say researchers
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.

Report finds one in 50 babies has birth defect and highlights worrying gaps in regional monitoring
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.

Heart health risk of prostate cancer treatment being ignored, warn specialists
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.

Cigarettes, diet, alcohol and obesity behind more than 100,000 cancers
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.

QM cancer researcher wins prestigious new awardDr Melania Capasso
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.

Largest ever heart stem cell studies get underway
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.

New trial set to help people with house-dust mite allergiesA dust mite
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.

Tools for predicting diabetes exist but are not used, research showsDr Douglas Noble
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.

Stellar line-up for Queen Mary’s Global Health WeekProfessor Allyson Pollock
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.

New head of education at UCLPProfessor Chris Fowler
22 November 2011

Professor Chris Fowler has been appointed the new chair of UCL Partners (UCLP) Education Sub Board.

Scientists discover new blood pressure genesA patient has his blood pressure tested
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.

Queen Mary researcher named future leader in cancer researchDr Sarah Martin with Dr Harpal Kumar
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.

Dr Melania Capasso joins Queen MaryDr Melania Capasso
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.

DIY screening could save lives of women who cannot access smear testProfessor Attila Lorincz
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.

The Big Knit comes to The BlizardA knitted tableau showing a section of brain, revealing the changes that occur during MS
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.

NHS faces cancer challenge as cases set to jump by 45 per cent
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).

Mouth bacteria provide ideal conditions for gum diseaseGum disease leads to painful gums and the loosening of teeth
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.

Applications to Queen Mary reach highest ever level
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.  

Rare genetic disease opens new door to treating cancerProfessor David Kelsell
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.

Queen Mary and Barts and The London create world's largest academic health sciences systemProfessor Simon Gaskell and Peter Morris
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.

Queen Mary forensic pathologist leads the way in mummification
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.

National research centre for bowel disease will be a UK first
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.

Urgent need for research in the diagnosis of miscarriage
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.

Thousands of victims of domestic violence could be helped by specialist training for general practice teams
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.

Prime minister wrong to claim public health experts support Health Bill
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.

Government claim that patient choice improves healthcare is based on flawed research, experts sayProfessor Allyson Pollock
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.

3m euros awarded for research into diabetes and obesity preventionProfessor Graham Hitman
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.

Institute of Dentistry celebrates 100 years of excellence
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.

Academic issues warning on schoolboy rugby
29 September 2011

A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine highlights the injury risks for schoolboys playing rugby.

City cyclists are at increased risk of lung injury from inhaled soot
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.

Global science summit lights touch paper behind action plan for ovarian cancer research
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.

Research hints at truth behind ‘man flu’
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.

‘Trojan Horse’ particle sneaks chemotherapy in to kill ovarian cancer cells
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.

Professor Richard Trembath takes over at Barts and The London School of Medicine and DentistryProfessor Richard Trembath
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.

Consumers advised to use their loaf when choosing bread
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.

New NICE guidelines will radically change how high blood pressure is diagnosed
24 August 2011

NICE has today (Wednesday 24 August) published updated guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension).

Partnership secures £6.5m funding for cardiovascular research
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.

Barts and The London Medical School shines in National Student Survey
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.

New research explains how oestrogen could help protect women from cardiovascular disease
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.

How supplements could prevent hearing loss
25 July 2011

International researchers will gather in London this week to discuss their research on preventing hearing loss with dietary supplements.

Prestigious honour for Warden of School of Medicine and DentistryProfessor Sir Nicholas Wright with Professor Peter Mathieson
19 July 2011

Professor Sir Nicholas Wright has received a Doctor of Science honorary degree from the University of Bristol.

Fewer mental illness beds has been linked with more patients being detained in hospital involuntarily
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.

New summer festival is a celebration of science
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.

Study shows long-term benefits of breast screeningProfessor Stephen Duffy
28 June 2011

Results from the longest running breast screening trial show that screening with mammography reduces the number of deaths from breast cancer.

Rogue blood cells may contribute to post-surgery organ damageProfessor Sussan Nourshargh
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.

Dangerous levels of salt in your family’s favourite sausages
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.

Patient power in a fiscal ice ageProfessor Trisha Greenhalgh
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.

New partnership to develop personalised cancer treatmentsProfessor Nick Lemoine
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.

Government plans for mentally ill prisoners are unrealistic, research suggests
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.

Queen Mary research team wins Medical Futures Award 2011The team receive their award
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.

Molecular movements could lead to new way to treat cancerDr Stéphanie Kermorgant
6 June 2011

Work by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London could point to a new way to treat aggressive types of cancer.

New honour for medical researcherProfessor Bart Vanhaesebroeck
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.

Age alone should be used to screen for heart attacks and strokes, say expertsProfessor Sir Nicholas Wald
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.

Queen Mary Professor elected President of Royal College of Surgeons
26 April 2011

Professor Norman Williams has been elected President of The Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Barts and The London School rises up the rankings
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.

1000 silver surfers sought for new Parkinson's research projectDr Alistair Noyce
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.

The future of breast cancer preventionProfessor Jack Cuzick
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.

Health Bill spells the end of the NHS in England, warn 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.

Professor Anthony Warrens elected President of the British Transplantation SocietyProfessor Anthony Warrens
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.

New documentary brings Joseph Merrick to life
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.

Ethnic minorities are ‘silent sufferers’ of chronic fatigue syndrome
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).

New honour for promising cancer treatmentDr Davidson Ateh
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.

National Salt Awareness Week reveals pie meals are excessively high in salt
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

QMUL appoints new Warden of Barts and The London School of Medicine and DentistryProfessor Richard Charles Trembath
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.

New name for top cancer centreProfessor Nick Lemoine
2 March 2011

Queen Mary’s Institute of Cancer will today (Wednesday) be renamed the Barts Cancer Institute at a special inaugural research seminar.

Is dairy colostrum the key to Olympic success?Professor Ray Playford
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.’  

Exercise and CBT best treatments for chronic fatigue
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.

Professor Elizabeth Davenport lectures at the Royal Society of MedicineProfessor Elizabeth Davenport
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.

Gene test could solve prostate cancer riddle and spare thousands from surgeryProfessor Jack Cuzick
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.

David Willetts MP visits Centre of the CellDavid Willetts MP with pupil from Haggerston School
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. 

10,000 Hepatitis C patients could hold the key to better treatmentProfessor Graham R Foster
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.

Why folic acid may prevent a first heart attack…but not a second
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.

Warden admitted as Fellow of the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial CollegeProfessor Sir Nicholas Wright
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. 

John Oxford receives honorary doctorate from Kingston UniversityProfessor Oxford
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.

Screening adults for hypothyroidism could give 100,000 “a new lease of life”Professor Sir Nicholas Wald
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.

Queen Mary, University of London to lead with £4.7million cancer projectProfessor Stephen Duffy
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.

‘All that Jass’ – our researchers win prize for best paper in Journal of PathologyWinning team: (L-R) Dr Tim Forshew, Professor R Poulsom & Dr Ruth Tatevossian
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.

Genes of an 18th century ‘giant’ could change the lives of 21st century patientsProfessor Márta Korbonits
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.  

A pill a day could keep heart attacks and strokes at bay
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).

Award for GP researcher is a first for women doctorsProfessor Greenhalgh (right) with Dr Iona Heath & Professor Amanda Howe
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.

Guardian Public Service Award for School widening participation scheme
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. 

Kidney Research UK project signs over 500 to NHS Organ Donor Register
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).

Yearly mammogram screening for women with a family history of breast cancer could save livesProfessor Stephen Duffy
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).

Government’s personal health record project fails to engage patientsProfessor Trisha Greenhalgh
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.

Barts trials treatment for high blood pressure with revolutionary potentialProfessor Mark Caulfield
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.

New discovery offers hope for the prevention of prostate cancerDr Yong-Jie Lu in the laboratory
15 November 2010

Scientists may have found the key to preventing prostate cancer, according to promising new research, published in the journal Cancer Research.

The Times lists Barts and The London doctors among UK’s leading specialistsProfessor Finbarr Cotter
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.

Research strengthens evidence of link between paracetamol use in pregnancy and childhood asthmaProfessor Seif Shaheen
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.

Rogue gene hijacks stem cells to jumpstart human cancerDr Muy-Teck Teh
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.

Hpv vaccine could cut cervical screening to twice in a lifetime
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).

Scientists catch sunburn in whalesBlue whale (Image copyright Diane Gendron)
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.

Mobile phones could be the key to better STI diagnosisDr Claudia Estcourt
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.

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry in supercluster initiative promises massive boost for UK life sciencesProfessor Costantino Pitzalis
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.

Barts and The London researcher publishes new guidelines on how to measure the success of e-Health programmesProfessor Trish Greenhalgh
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.

Stroma may provide key to better cancer treatment
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.

William Harvey Day 2010
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).

Researchers from Barts and The London Medical School provide biological insights into human growth
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.

Protein key to growth of pancreatic cancerProfessor Marco Falasca
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.

Barts and The London lead researcher organises 'Glioma Club' conferenceProfessor Silvia Marino
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.

Whitechapel science centre nominated for top London awardCentre of the Cell exterior
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.

Review of Barrett’s oesophagus management is prelude to largest genetic risk study into conditionProfessor Janusz Jankowski
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).

Athena SWAN is alive and well at Queen Mary
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).

Doctors’ religious beliefs strongly influence end of life decisionsProfessor Clive Seale
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.

Eating a sensible diet improves lung health research showsProfessor Seif Shaheen
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.

Professor Finbarr Cotter elected President of the British Society of HaematologyProfessor Finbarr Cotter
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.  

HPV DNA testing for precancers and cervical cancers over 50 per cent more sensitive than cytology testing
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.

Nitrate in beetroot juice lowers blood pressure
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.

Queen Mary, University of London introduces the Lord Brain Memorial Lecture, recognising outstanding contribution to neuroscienceProfessor Andrew Lees - centre - with Lord Brain's sons
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. 

There’s more to glass than meets the eye - improved glass toothpaste promises to eliminate the pain of sensitive teeth
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.’

Leading medical research company signs with Queen Mary BioEnterprisesQueen Mary BioEnterprises Innovation Centre in Whitechapel
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.  

Doubts over vein blockages in people with MS
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.

Down’s Syndrome Chromosome Yields More Cancer-Blocking GenesProfessor Kairbaan Hodivala-Dilke
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.

Ajay Kakkar addresses House of Lords for the first time
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.

Breast cancer research wins prizeClaudio Raimondi receiving the award from Breast Cancer Campaign
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.

Greater awareness of cultural differences needed in clinicians, scientists sayProfessor of Cultural Psychiatry and Epidemiology, Kamaldeep S. Bhui
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.

Professor calls for urgent change in research methods after Dr Andrew Wakefield is struck off
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.

Greater awareness and screening for hepatitis, academics sayProfessor Graham Foster
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.

Leading cardiovascular research unit opens in East LondonProfessor Mark Caulfield
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.

Activiomics, a new spin-out from Queen Mary University of London, signs commercial agreement with GSKActiviomics, a new spin-out from Queen Mary University of London, signs commercial agreement with GSK
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.

Professor Trish Greenhalgh joins Queen MaryProfessor Trish Greenhalgh
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.

Health Innovation and Education Cluster announces new Managing DirectorRobyn Hudson
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.

Cancer Research UK launches groundbreaking research centre at BartsProfessor Nick Lemoine and Professor John Gribben
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. 

Queen Mary medic made ‘people’s peer’
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.

Scientists develop quick and cheap test for hospital bug
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.

Heart expert recognised for innovationLooking through the heart
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.

Patient research to benefit from cutting edge heart scanner
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.

Queen Mary academics shape youth policies at an international conference
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’.

Why fish oils help and how they could help even more
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.

Increase in Down’s syndrome offset by better screening
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*.

Survey of doctors reveals the decisions they make over dying patients
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.

Institute of Cancer Director honoured by Chinese Government
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.

Queen Mary researcher takes top job in blood pressure groupProfessor Mark Caulfield
2 October 2009

A research clinician from Queen Mary, University of London has just been elected President of the British Hypertension Society.

Experts gather to tackle health effects of noise pollution
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.

Prestigious award goes to cancer specialist at Queen Mary
25 September 2009

The outstanding achievements of Professor Andrew Lister have been recognised by The European Society for Medical Oncology.

Enzyme is key to clogged arteries
24 September 2009

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have made an important discovery in understanding what causes arteries to clog up.

Major clinical study rejects cancer safety fears of most common heartburn treatment
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.

New study will examine global burden of abnormal heart rhythm
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.

Oral cancer rates rising rapidly in east LondonDr Anand Lalli and patient
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.

Professor Liz Davenport appointed to Council of the GDCProfessor Liz Davenport
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.

Young men living at home with parents are more violent
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.

Baking soda could reduce the need for dialysis
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.

Magic ingredient in breast milk protects babies’ intestines
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.

Barts and the London student writes for The Lancet StudentRadhika Gulati in India eye hospital credit:Radhika Gulati
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.

Barts and The London student wins prestigious awardKiran Rahim and her award
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.

Student scoops national essay prize
27 May 2009

A student from Queen Mary has taken the top prize in a national essay writing contest.

Blood pressure lowering drugs should not be limited to people with high blood pressureProfessor Malcolm Law
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.

Eight new blood pressure genes discoveredProfessors Mark Caulfield and Patricia Munroe
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.  

Incentives in healthcare: new research centre launches
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.

Honour for Director of the Blizard InstituteProfessor Mike Curtis
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.

New pill to treat multiple sclerosisProfessor Gavin Giovanonni
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.

Simple blood test could save doctors hours of diagnosis
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.

Performing Medicine: The Expressive Body WorkshopPerforming medicine
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.

Pollution and the respiratory health of London children
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.

New study sheds light on role of ectopic lymphoid structures in joints of rheumatoid arthritis patients
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.

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