On World Contraception Day 2023,a study funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research UK shows that engaging boys and addressing masculinities is key to positive sex education and is successful in helping prevent unintended pregnancy.
A new report from Queen’s has found that most victims of the Troubles were inadequately compensated for the death of their loved one, with some receiving as little as £43 to bury a murdered family member.
A new study highlights that only 18 of 70 lower and middle income countries (LMICs) will meet the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target in relation to reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child (RMNCH) healthcare services.
Queen’s University Belfast will host a two-day conference featuring new research on the causes, consequences, management, and prevention of obesity.
The report, ‘It’s Just What Happens’: Girls’ and Young Women’s Views and Experiences of Violence in Northern Ireland, found that 73 per cent of girls aged 12-17 reported having experienced at least one form of violence in their lifetime.
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are transforming wind turbine blades, which are set to be landfilled or incinerated, into footbridges that can hold the weight of a 30-tonne digger.
A dazzling and rare cosmic explosion, which outshines most supernovae in the Universe, has been spotted by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast.
New research led by Queen’s University has made a breakthrough in the field of microbiology, which could lead to the development of new treatments for people with compromised immune systems, such as those with cystic fibrosis.
Researchers from Queen’s University have developed a new toolkit that harnesses the power of ‘Big Data’ for digital health with the aim of driving improvements in patient care and outcomes through data-driven innovation.
New research led by Queen’s University Belfast has identified that the gene Spic plays a central role in regulating stem cell identity during early embryonic development.
Professor Mark Lawler from Queen’s will co-direct The Big Data for Complex Disease (BDCD) Programme which aims to exploit the power of big data to diagnose and treat two of the biggest global health challenges - cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
A new collaboration has transformed healthcare in Northern Ireland by providing a more precise and faster diagnosis service, as well as better treatment options for people with cancer.
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have designed a new 3D printed bandage, known as a scaffold, which presents an innovative method of treatment to heal diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs).
A landmark study led by Queen’s University Belfast has shown how precision medicine can be a cheaper and more efficient way to treat cancer.
New research led by Professor Mark Lawler from Queen’s has highlighted the significant positive impact the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement has had on cancer research, cancer care and cancer outcomes across the island of Ireland in the last 25 years.
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have created personalised 4D printed “smart” implants for breast cancer management. This is the first time that 4D printing has been used for the manufacturing of breast cancer implants.
Queen’s research has provided vital evidence that led NHS England to end a ban on ‘treatment breaks’ for advanced bowel cancer patients, allowing them a break from two drugs without the risk of having to pay thousands of pounds to continue treatment.
New research led by Queen’s University in collaboration with Thomas Jefferson University, USA, has uncovered an innovative way to amplify the power of antibiotics by using cold atmospheric-pressure plasma as a weapon to enhance their strength.
mRNA vaccine company, pHion Therapeutics, has announced a joint Innovate UK award with Queen’s University Belfast. The £1million grant will fund a 24-month project to develop a multi-antigenic therapeutic vaccine for prostate cancer.
A research report launched today (Tuesday 20 June) has found that newcomer pupils and children from refugee and asylum-seeking backgrounds often experience a protracted wait for school places in NI due to shortages in areas of high demand.
The Language Trends Northern Ireland report surveyed over 50 per cent of post-primaries, 10.5 per cent of primary schools and over 1,150 Year 9 pupils to learn more about language provision in Northern Ireland.
Researchers from Queen’s suggest more assisted living places and a Step-Down facility are needed to facilitate the transition from discharge into the community for people living with Alcohol Related Brain Injury (ARBI) in Northern Ireland.
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have produced a report that sets out a high-level review of policies and programmes with the aim of reducing car dependency in Northern Ireland, and in particular, Belfast.
A study by the NI Cancer Registry reveals the adverse impact of COVID-19 on the entire cancer patient pathway in NI; that is the patient’s journey from suspicion of cancer through clinical investigations, patient diagnosis, and treatment to survival.
A research study has suggested that greater societal awareness of ‘ghostbots’ and a ‘Do not bot me’ clause in wills and other contracts could prevent us from being digitally reincarnated without our permission when we die.
The Mae Murray Foundation has launched the “ADAPT my Beach” guide, with support from Queen’s University Belfast and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.
A study led by Queen’s and University of Southampton has revealed that only a small percentage of cancer research funding is invested into primary treatments, such as surgery (1.4%) and radiotherapy (2.8%), meaning little direct benefit for patients.
A recent report published in the European Journal of Cancer raises the significant impact that the war in Ukraine has had on global cancer clinical trials.
New research that captures the everyday experiences of living in areas alongside paramilitary violence and coercive control has been launched at Queen’s.
A new study has shown early indications that several existing FDA-approved drugs could be repurposed as possible treatments for brain tumours.
A new study led by researchers from Queen’s University Belfast has shown that the global loss of biodiversity caused by human industrialisation is significantly more alarming than previously thought.
Queen’s and Ulster University have launched a new joint study which will use images of the human eye to investigate the links between Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease.
The School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast has launched a new partnership with The Children’s Cancer Unit Charity (CCUC), with the announcement of £129,000 in funding.
This award by nine of the largest government and charity funders in the UK to Health Data Research UK (HDR UK), of which Queen’s is a vital member, will accelerate the trustworthy use of data to enhance diagnosis, improve treatment and save lives.
A new online ‘European Cancer Pulse’ tool, created to compare cancer data across Europe, has highlighted that only 12 of the 27 EU Member States have an up-to-date national cancer control plan.
The Northern Ireland Life and Times (NILT) Survey shows 69% agree the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement remains the best basis for governing NI. However, 55% believe it needs at least some reform. 1 in 6 (16%) say it should be removed altogether.
A new report by researchers at Queen’s has found that most voters in Northern Ireland (69%) think that the Windsor Framework could bring economic benefits for the region.
A clinical trial led by Queen’s University Belfast has shown that men diagnosed with prostate cancer can benefit from ‘radical radiotherapy’ that delivers treatment in five hospital visits instead of the typical 20.
Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast have made an exciting discovery – they’ve spotted what looks like a supernova in the afterglow of a dazzling gamma ray burst, located an astonishing two billion light years away in a distant galaxy.
An initiative founded by the University of Liverpool, alongside Queen's University Belfast and the universities of Oxford and Bristol, has won the inaugural MRC Open Science Impact Prize 2022 at a ceremony in Birmingham this week.
A professor from Queen’s University Belfast is leading a new research project exploring the risk of suicide in veterans in Northern Ireland.
A research report launched by Queen’s has found that despite high levels of organised crime in local areas and the elevated rates of exposure to violence in the community, the term ‘child criminal exploitation’ was new to many young people.
A new solvent developed by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast can separate gases efficiently and could cut global carbon emissions.
A £4.5 million award Green Innovation Challenge Fund (GICF) has been launched to help Northern Ireland reach the Net Zero Energy goals outlined in the NI Energy Strategy 2021.
Researchers from Queen's have developed a new 3D ring technology design for producing skin patches that deliver crucial anti-HIV medication, which could in the future help to protect people from infection with the virus.
A Queen's University Belfast researcher has been awarded €1.5 million for a mission to help develop new types of antibiotics that can target and kill bacteria that are resistant to current antibiotics.
One in ten early deaths could be prevented if everyone managed at least half the recommended level of physical activity, says new research led by Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Cambridge.
Queen’s University Belfast has announced a generous donation by Brainwaves NI to support the University in its ongoing work to study the causes of glioblastoma cancer, a type of brain cancer.
Most voters in Northern Ireland do not rank the Protocol among their highest policy concerns when compared to other policy issues, a new report by researchers at Queen’s University, has found.
A new research project, ‘Queer Northern Ireland: Sexuality before Liberation’, based at Queen’s and Ulster University will uncover untold stories of LGBTQ+ life from the early twentieth century until the 1982 decriminalisation of homosexuality.
The innovative technology platform aims to deliver inhaled gene therapy directly to the lung to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF).
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast are leading a new project that will investigate a potential new treatment for chronic lung disease, such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
A holistic or ‘whole systems approach’ to obesity prevention could offer a more effective means of tackling high, unequal and increasing levels of obesity in Northern Ireland.
A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded a £1.6million research grant from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to approach how artificial intelligence (AI) could be used to tackle antibiotic resistance in a post-pandemic world.
A new study has revealed that that vertebrate species involved in the live wildlife trade have distinctive life history traits and biological characteristics that determine the frequency and timing of reproduction.
A research report by academics at Queen’s University Belfast in collaboration with the University of Glasgow, has found that Education departments in the UK higher education (HE) sector have more inequality than other discipline areas.
England and Wales are more ethnically diverse – and less segregated – than ever before, according to new research published today following an in-depth analysis of 2021 Census data.
Drinking milk led to taller and heavier ancient humans in some regions of the world and their consumption has a direct impact on lactose intolerance in Europe today.
A researcher from Queen’s will examine how unmarried women who fell pregnant from 1945 - 2015 were treated in Northern Ireland.
Queen’s University Belfast and partners have been granted nearly £12 million from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, to develop and industrialise technologies and solutions for future 6G mobile networks.
Researchers from Queen’s and Trinity College Dublin have discovered that two men buried in a medieval graveyard in County Donegal more than 1,000 years ago had a genetic condition called Multiple Osteochondromas, which causes benign bone tumours.
Queen’s University Belfast researchers are part of a European project which has been given a major funding boost of €3m to develop a user-ready plasma accelerator facility.
Researchers at Queen’s University have joined an £2.3million international project which will investigate the fundamental nature of gravity.
The NICOLA study, led by researchers at Queen’s University, has played a key role in providing data as part of an international study on the link between age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and lipid lowering and antidiabetic drugs.
Drug development company, CV6 Therapeutics, is investing almost £8m in first-stage clinical trials and further scientific development work on its first anti-cancer drug CV6-168.
Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast are calling on amateur astronomers, science enthusiasts and families across Northern Ireland to join together to help find a new name for a distant star and planet.
Queen’s University Belfast researchers are part of a new international research group who have been awarded £9m to look at how neutron star mergers create heavy elements.
New research, which gives an insight into the social background and health of Ulster-Scots and Irish language speakers in Northern Ireland, has been published today by Queen’s University Belfast.
New research suggests that providing a break in treatment to patients with advanced bowel cancer could not only benefit a patient’s quality of life but could also help save £1.2 billion for the National Health Service in England.
Children begin to identify with religious and political symbols from as early as the age of five, according to research by Queen’s University Belfast.
Researchers have uncovered how positrons – key to PET scan technology – interact with molecules, paving the way for further research that may advance materials science and medical imaging technology.
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast plan to test drinking water in 300 Belfast homes for lead contamination after a small study detected elevated levels.
A new prototype sensor that provides an early warning signal if a bridge is at risk of scour – the number one cause of bridge collapse globally – has been developed by a Queen’s University Belfast researcher.
Geothermal energy could be the “invisible key” to unlock new energy sources and help meet net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, according to Queen’s University Belfast researchers.
A research project led by Queen’s will study and compare the changing role of majority and minority religions in ‘global north’ contexts: Canada, Germany, Ireland/Northern Ireland (UK) & Poland, as these societies emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Queen’s University is part of a new research initiative which will train PhD students with the aim of identifying and preventing psychosis in young people.
Over a quarter of cancers in Northern Ireland (27.9%) are being diagnosed through emergency routes like hospital A&E departments.
A seemingly remote community in Northern Ireland was able to survive a millennium of environmental change by adapting social conditions to remain resilient, researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have found.
Turning livestock manure and grass silage into biomethane could help to meet demand for energy as well as significantly reducing Northern Ireland’s carbon footprint, researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have found.
A major success of the UK’s COVID-19 response has been the use of up-to-date, publicly available data - now this approach must be widened to tackle the indirect and long-term effects of the pandemic, according to a new study by Queen's.
Mental health is a key factor in people’s ability to manage their personal debt by following debt advice, according to newly published research.
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast will play an integral role in a new £7.7m collaborative project, aiming to change how important parts of the UK’s infrastructure are monitored and maintained.
An initiative that has transformed how de-identified administrative data can be safely used to develop evidence on issues of crucial public importance in Northern Ireland is set to continue following an investment of almost £12 million.
The 2021 results of Northern Ireland’s leading social attitudes survey are released today (Thursday 26 May) by ARK – a joint initiative between Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University.
Scientists have revealed how seascapes of the ancient world have shaped the genetic structure of European populations.
An electronic engineering Professor at Queen’s University Belfast has been elected as a new Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), which is the highest recognition of scientific endeavour in the UK.
A new study assessing city planning policies and the urban design and transport features across 25 global cities. Belfast, one of the 25 cities involved in the study, scored above average for public transport but faired less well for green spaces.
New research has identified the role of the immune response within bowel cancer tissue, which could lead to new lifesaving treatments for bowel cancer patients.
It’s impossible for children to avoid daydreaming or “mind wandering” in the classroom but it could be seriously affecting their ability to learn, a study by Queen’s University Belfast psychologists has found.
Lack of understanding of how to access end of life and bereavement support could be causing major harm to people across Northern Ireland, according to experts.
People who are strongly attached to their pets were more likely to suffer mental health problems during the Covid-19 lockdown than those who are less attached, new research from Queen’s University Belfast has revealed.
England’s last mountain hare population in the Peak District, is now at low densities across most of the uplands, states new research.
A new survey of management practices in local businesses, ‘Northern Ireland Management Practices Survey 2022’, has been launched today (Wednesday 30 March).
New research, published today, calls for more support for Services leavers who face challenges transitioning from military to civilian life.
A new study by leading researchers in the UK and the US has highlighted the critical need for more strategic collaboration between these two global powerhouses of cancer research to address one of the most common causes of premature death worldwide.
A cross-border research programme using data and digital health skills at Queen’s University Belfast and University of Limerick is aiming to tackle a ‘future cancer epidemic’.
A £1.25M project is tackling the lack of diversity in energy research by harnessing the talents of researchers from all backgrounds.
Queen's University Belfast and Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies (Terumo BCT) recently began their Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) to develop next generation pharmaceutical packaging at Terumo BCT's facility in Larne Northern Ireland.
Researchers are warning that permafrost peatlands in Europe and Western Siberia are much closer to a climatic tipping point than was previously believed.
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have discovered the bone of a 68-million-year-old Russian dinosaur that had broken its wrist, most likely from running or jumping over rough terrain in search of food or water.
New research has shown that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy can be used effectively to improve the quality of life and mood of people living with chronic muscle disorders like Muscular Dystrophy (MD).
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are set to collaborate with institutions across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland following a major funding boost from the Irish Government.
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are set to play a key role in developing new technology that is suitable for future UK space missions.
Researchers are set to gather evidence of the positive impact community organisations have on public health, in the largest UK study of its kind.
Pollen data from 19 modern European countries reveals that although the Black Death had a devastating impact in some regions, parts of Europe experienced negligible or no impact at all.
The first study looking at loneliness and terminal illness in Northern Ireland has revealed a stark picture of the scale and impact that loneliness has on dying people and their carers.
Queen’s University Belfast has been named as one of the first-ever successful recipients of The Alan Turing Institute’s Network Development Awards.
Recent research has found, for the first time, that people with Parkinson’s disease who eat more flavonoids—compounds found in foods like berries, cocoa, tea and red wine—may have improved life expectancy compared to those who don’t.
New research has revealed that basking sharks overwintering in tropical waters off Africa experience cooler temperatures than those remaining in Ireland.
Queen’s University Belfast will lead a new £1.6m collaborative project to rapidly identify new treatments for COVID-19.
A defective gene, normally found in blood cancers, could be treated with drugs already available for cancers with similar gene defects, scientists at Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Birmingham have revealed.
New research has shown how current red squirrel conservation strategies in the UK and Ireland, that favour non-native conifer plantations, are likely to negatively impact red squirrels.
New research from Queen’s University Belfast has led to 184 deep-sea species being added to the global Red List of Threatened Species. Almost two-thirds are listed as threatened, highlighting the urgent need to protect them from extinction.
Manufacturing companies from across Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK have the opportunity to take part in a series of fully funded workshops to introduce the technologies, tools and techniques of Industry 4.0 in their workplace.
Researchers have used a 110-year-old experiment to crack a scientific mystery which could now help to revolutionise the tiny electronic circuits that control everything from coffee machines to medical implants.
More research is needed on the psychological wellbeing of children, partners, and families of UK veterans if they are to be fully supported, a new study has revealed.
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have developed a ground-breaking plastic film that can kill viruses that land on its surface with room light.
A Queen’s University Belfast Professor has said NASA’s DART mission – which will see a spacecraft deliberately crashed into an asteroid tonight – will give us our first proof that technology can prevent a small asteroid hitting Earth.
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have uncovered a key process that contributes to vision loss and blindness in people with diabetes. The findings could lead to new treatments that can be used before any irreversible vision loss has occurred.
A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded over £280,000 from Prostate Cancer UK to develop the first-ever personalised radiotherapy treatment for advanced prostate cancer based on men’s genes.
New research has shown how the bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae suppresses our body’s defences, resulting in it being unable to clear infection.
A new clinical trial researching treatment for patients with sight loss as a result of diabetes has shown a type of laser treatment to be both cost effective and non-invasive, offering the best option for patients and healthcare providers.
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have revealed how the pathway of an identified protein could lead to early diagnosis and targeted treatment for several cancers and brain disorders.
The fifth Phase of a UK-wide study exploring the impact of providing health and social care during the COVID-19 pandemic, has revealed 59.4% of those taking part in the survey felt their service was becoming overwhelmed by increased pressures.
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have designed a new bandage treatment, known as a scaffold, to treat diabetic foot ulcers, which is cost-effective while improving patient outcomes.
Support among voters in Northern Ireland for the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland remains steady, a new opinion poll conducted by Lucid Talk on behalf of Queen’s University, has revealed.
Researchers from Queen’s have found that Northern Ireland is the poorest performing UK region for productivity, with a productivity gap of 17% to the UK level.
Research from Queen’s University Belfast suggests that deaf children are more at risk of developing mental health and emotional wellbeing issues compared to children who can hear.
Scientists from IGFS, AFBI and UCD have joined forces in a concerted bid to understand the immunology of bovine TB (bTB), particularly the role that nutrition and Vitamin D might play, on an all-island basis for the first time.
With an estimated one million cancer diagnoses missed across Europe in the last two years,the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is predicted to set back European cancer outcomes by almost a decade, finds a report published today in the Lancet Oncology.
Restricting speed limits to 20 mph in town and city centres doesn’t seem to reduce road traffic collisions, casualties, or driver speed, finds a 3-year study of its roll-out in one major capital city.
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast and the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam have revealed how a particular gene called USP7 is involved in cancer.
Queen’s University Belfast has launched the Brian Friel digital archive, a first of its kind resource, providing access to drafts of the acclaimed Irish playwright’s works, including handwritten notes from some of his most iconic plays.
Professor Ryan Donnelly from the School of Pharmacy at Queen’s University Belfast has been selected as a Highly Cited Researcher for his exceptional research influence and multiple highly cited research papers.
Ensuring the future of the UK's telecommunication network is secure, caters to all of society, boosts the economy and is highly energy efficient is the goal of a new £12m international project, which Queen’s researchers are working on.
Severe underinvestment leading to the emergence of geographic ‘cold spots’ threatens the state of language learning in UK Further Education (FE), according to new research published by the British Academy.
People who have been victims of crime are more likely to approve of revenge, new research from Queen’s University Belfast has found.
Over the past 40 years, financial losses caused by biological invasions have been equivalent to those caused by types of natural disasters, such as earthquakes and floods; however, according to new research, they are now increasing at a faster rate.
A potentially game-changing method to ensure the authenticity of food has achieved 100% accuracy in a research project led by IGFS – with potential for application across the global, food-supply chain.
Queen’s report ‘Conflict, Trauma and Mental Health - How psychological services in Northern Ireland address the needs of victims and survivors”, finds that more psychological services are needed for victims and survivors of the Troubles.
Queen’s University has held its first ever Race Equality in Higher Education Conference to highlight and support the importance of race equality across the university, the community and wider society.