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Researchers find that The Sun’s magnetic field is ten times stronger than previously believed

Space | 29 March, 2019

The Sun’s magnetic field is ten times stronger than previously believed, new research from Queen’s University Belfast and Aberystwyth University has revealed.

Queen’s research shows sedentary lifestyle linked to 70,000 deaths per year in the UK

Health | 26 March, 2019

Researchers at Queen’s have found that spending large amounts of time sitting or lounging around during the day is linked to around 70,000 deaths per year in the UK.

IGFS researcher lands top award

STAFF RECOGNITION | 11 March, 2019

An IGFS researcher who investigates the link between nutrition and cancer has received a prestigious award from a leading cancer charity.


Life in the gingerbread house: how fish need jellies more than we thought

SCIENCE | 20 March, 2019

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have coined jellyfish, ‘the gingerbread house’, conveying their newly discovered role in providing both food and shelter to fish.

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Queen’s University part of US-Ireland Tripartite Collaboration to research cardiovascular technology

The Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) at Queens University Belfast has been selected as part of a US-Ireland tripartite center-to-center (C2C) collaboration to develop smart cardiovascular repair technologies.

Queen's Researchers win major global award for solving a 5G Network Challenge

Technology | 8 March, 2019

A team of researchers at Queen's University Belfast's Centre for Wireless Innovation have won a global award for their work in creating a solution which will reduce the cost and complexity of 5G mobile networks.


Queen's Researchers make breakthrough in chronic lung disease

7 March, 2019

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have discovered a novel experimental treatment for chronic lung diseases that could improve the lives for people with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Queen’s University Belfast project to support cancer patients and their caregivers

Queen’s University Belfast is part of a large transdisciplinary project to provide better support to people with advanced cancer and their family caregivers.

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Family history inspires Queen’s researcher to tackle oesophageal cancer

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A leading scientist from Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded over £855,000 from Cancer Research UK to find new ways to prevent oesophageal cancer and improve survival rates.

Four academics named among UK's 25 most influential researchers studying diabetes complications

Health | 19 February, 2019

Four Queen's University Belfast academics have been named among the UK's most influential researchers who study diabetes complications.

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Queen's Professor appointed to prestigious National Institute for Health Research role

Health | 13 February, 2019

Professor Danny McAuley has been appointed as the new Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme Director at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

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Queen's University awarded £1m to boost social and economic research impact

SOCIETY | 12 February, 2019

Queen's University Belfast has been awarded more than £1m to support academics using social science-based research to tackle major societal challenges across the world over the next four years.

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Queen's research receives significant 'success project' recognition by the European Commission

Recognition | 23 January, 2019

A research project in Queen's Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine has been recognised by the European Commission as a 'success project', the only EU-funded project in the Faculty of MHLS to have recently received this recognition.

Queen’s University researchers develop new test that could save time, money and lives

17 January, 2019

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have developed a highly innovative new enzyme biomarker test that has the potential to indicate diseases and bacterial contamination saving time, money and possibly lives.

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Queen’s University awarded 6.1 million euros to address fertility issues

Health | 15 January, 2019

Queen’s University have been awarded 6.1 million euros, in collaboration with 11 other global partner universities and institutions, to develop a test to identify harmful chemicals that affect female fertility.

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Queen’s awarded £1 million to tackle plastic waste problems

Technology | 20 December, 2018

Queen’s has been awarded £1 million to tackle plastic waste problems.

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Queen's develop new eye tests that could help patients and reduce burden on NHS

20 December, 2018

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast, in collaboration with the University of Bristol, are leading a cutting-edge project, named the “MONARCH” study, that could benefit eye disease patients whilst saving both time and money within the NHS.

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New approach to bowel cancer analysis could lead to better prognosis for patients

Health | 17 December, 2018

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a new way to analyse bowel cancer tumours, which could lead to more personalised treatments and better prognosis for patients.

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Researchers discover that calcifications in the eye increase risk for progression to advanced AMD

Health | 8 November, 2018

New research show that calcified nodules in the eye increase the risk for progression to advanced AMD more than six times.

Queen's University awarded government funding to advance excellence in precision medicine

Health | 6 November, 2018

Queen's has announced they are part of a consortium that will receive a multi-million-pound investment of government/industry funding to advance the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in cancer diagnosis and precision medicine.

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Queen's researchers discovery finds new link between autoimmune diseases and a gut bacterium

Health | 29 October, 2018

Could microbes in our guts be sending out the wrong message?

Men with prostate cancer could benefit from new radiotherapy techniques

Health | 8 August, 2018

Early results from an innovative new clinical trial led by researchers from Queen's University Belfast have shown that men with prostate cancer could benefit from radical radiotherapy that delivers treatment in just five visits.

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Huge global productivity boost in sight

Health | 24 July, 2018

A Queen's University researcher has found for the first time how a simple pair of glasses can improve workers' productivity and reduce poverty to achieve a huge global productivity boost in sight.

Ban plastic to save the heritage of world's largest inhabited river island - Queen's researcher

10 July, 2018

A Queen's University researcher is working with an Indian community to transform the world's largest and oldest inhabited river island into a plastic-free zone, in a bid to save its heritage.

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Why the eye could be the window to brain degeneration such as Alzheimer's disease

Health | 26 June, 2018

Researchers from Queen's University Belfast have shown for the first time that the eye could be a surrogate for brain degeneration like Alzheimer's disease (AD).

Risk of death or developing cancer is lowest in light alcohol drinkers – Queen's University research

Health | 20 June, 2018

A study, led by Dr Andrew Kunzmann from Queen's University, has found the combined risk of death and developing a number of cancers is lowest in light drinkers, consuming less than one drink per day, and increases with each additional drink per week.

Queen's cancer researcher wins two prestigious awards

Health | 29 June, 2018

An academic from Queen's Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology has received two prestigious awards for her work in cancer research.


Queen's researchers make pneumonia breakthrough

Health | 15 June, 2018

A chance conversation between researchers at Queen's led to their combined expertise in developing a ground-breaking approach for the treatment of pneumonia.

Queen's Researcher wins best PhD award for 2018

Technology | 5 June, 2018

A Queen's Researcher has been awarded the Best PhD award for 2018 by the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP).

'Wonder Technology' That Could Help Fight AMR

Technology | 2 May, 2018

IGFS is to establish a dedicated research facility to investigate a new and cutting-edge technology with huge and exciting potential to reduce harmful chemicals and antibiotics in the food chain.

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Major Award for IGFS Academic

Awards and Recognition | 25 April, 2018

Professor Bob Elwood has won a major award for his pioneering research into the question of whether crustaceans can and do feel pain, and the impact of that research.

Queen's hosts latest Global Challenge Debate on Human Rights

Current Affairs | 27 February, 2018

Queen's, in partnership with the British Academy, recently hosted the University's latest Global Challenge Debate on 'Human Rights in an Age of Trump and Brexit'.

Queen’s University Announces Novel Drug Delivery System with Potential to Reduce Rates of HIV

Health | 15 February, 2018

Queen's University Belfast is playing a central role in an international consortium that has announced the development of a patch delivery system which will lower the chances of infection for those at very high risk of HIV.

Queen’s Part of £54M Funding Initiative to Transform Health through Data Science

Health | 12 February, 2018

Health Data Research UK has selected six sites across the UK to address challenging healthcare issues through use of data science.

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New Precision Medicine Centre of Excellence will improve patient treatment

Health | 4 December, 2017

A £10million Centre of Excellence in Precision Medicine was launched today by Invest Northern Ireland and Queen’s University Belfast.

Queen’s Researcher wins top award at prestigious European Congress

Research | 6 December, 2017

Dr Philip Dunne, senior research fellow at the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, was awarded the best scientific presentation at the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine Congress, held recently in Belfast.

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Research | 31 July, 2017

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Future doctors spend ‘A Day in the Life’ of a skin cancer patient

RESEARCH | 25 July, 2017

Highly-realistic transfer tattoos allow medical students to ‘walk in the shoes’ of a patient.

Queen's University receives €9.3 Million for a New Wave of Renewable Energy Research

RESEARCH | 24 July, 2017

Queen's University has received funding of over €9.3 million from the SEUPB, that will create a ‘virtual centre of competence’ to support cross-border research into bio-energy and marine-based renewable energy sources.

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Queen's Awarded £2m to Establish Global Research Group on ECD for Peacebuilding

Research | 17 July, 2017

An interdisciplinary research team from the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI) at Queen's University Belfast has been awarded a £2m grant.

Breakthrough by Queen’s University paves way for smaller electronic devices

Research | 14 June, 2017

Queen’s researchers have discovered a new way to create extremely thin electrically conducting sheets, which could revolutionise the tiny electronic devices that control everything from smart phones to banking and medical technology.

Queen's researcher leads international team to discovery that could end cracked smart devices

Research | 1 June, 2017

A Queen’s University researcher has led an international team of scientists to the discovery of a new material, which could finally bring an end to the misery of cracked smartphone and tablet screens.

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Queen’s Research Shows Illegal Levels of Arsenic Found in Baby Foods

RESEARCH | 4 May, 2017

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have found that almost half of baby rice food products contain illegal levels of inorganic arsenic despite new regulations set by the EU

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Queen’s research recognised by the National Cyber Security Centre

Research | 4 April, 2017

CSIT – a major hub for research and innovation in electronic engineering and cyber security – has successfully retained its ‘Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research’ status which was first awarded in 2012.

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Queen’s researchers make major brain repair discovery in fight against Multiple Sclerosis

Research | 13 March, 2017

Queen’s scientists have discovered that specific cells from the immune system are key players in brain repair.

Queen’s spearheads UK collaboration with top Chinese engineering institutions

Research | 8 February, 2017

A group of UK Russell Group Universities, led by Queen’s, has been selected to build major collaborations with the top ten engineering institutions in China.

European Research Council tenth anniversary

Research | 15 March, 2017

As part of the European Research Council (ERC) tenth anniversary celebrations, Queen's celebrated some of the wonderful research that has taken place under its auspices.