Queen’s collaborate on new Implementation Guide on the Rights of Child Human Rights Defenders

SOCIETY | 7 January, 2021

Guidance on the Rights of Child Human Rights Defenders, written by Professor Laura Lundy from the Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’s University Belfast, has recently been launched by Child Rights Connect.

Queen’s in conservation partnership to protect critically endangered monkeys

SCIENCE | 10 December, 2020

A Queen’s University Belfast academic is part of a collaboration which has enabled the trial re-introduction of a critically endangered species of monkey at a World Heritage Site in northern Vietnam.

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Survey finds pandemic had a major impact on children’s experiences and rights

SOCIETY | 9 December, 2020

A global survey of children’s views and experiences of life under COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has found that the pandemic had wide-ranging impacts on children’s experiences and rights.

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European grant of £1.7m for Queen’s researcher to develop new generation of wireless communications

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY | 9 December, 2020

A researcher at Queen’s has been awarded £1.7m (2 million euro) funding to lead a five year project underpinning wireless communications as far ahead as the mid-2030s.

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Research finds that consumers don’t trust smart home technologies

SOCIETY | 8 December, 2020

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Warwick have found that consumers don’t fully trust new smart home technologies due to fears over security breaches.

Social impacts of COVID-19 are the focus of new global policy collaboration

SOCIETY | 7 December, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast is playing a key role in a £2m collaboration, to better exploit the power of policy and research to help mitigate the biggest social impacts of COVID-19 and accelerate the UK’s recovery from the pandemic.

Iconic Dinosaur’s injuries come to light through Queen’s-led research

SCIENCE | 2 December, 2020

The first Parasaurolophus discovered – the same species which features in the popular Netflix series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous – is likely to have been injured by a falling tree, a study led by a researcher from Queen’s has discovered.

New research shows noise pollution is hampering communication of a number of different species

ENVIRONMENT | 2 December, 2020

Research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found that man-made noise changes the signals of animals, hampering their communication with each other.

Breakthrough theory suggests emotions and mood underpin animal behaviour, much like in humans

SCIENCE | 26 November, 2020

A new theory from researchers at the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast suggests animals experience emotions much like humans - exhibiting positive moods when they “win” and negative moods when they encounter a “loss”.

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Interim report released: Unification Referendums on island of Ireland

SOCIETY | 26 November, 2020

An interim report has found that referendums on the future of the island of Ireland should only be held with a clear plan for what follows.

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Queen’s awarded research grant to examine the Law Centres movement

SOCIETY | 26 November, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Oxford have been awarded a £1million research grant by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to undertake a ground-breaking four-year oral history project on the Law Centres movement.

New link between cell damage in astronauts and geriatric-type health problems observed in space

SCIENCE | 25 November, 2020

Damage caused to human cells during spaceflight appears to be the underlying cause of health issues observed in astronauts, it has been discovered by researchers from the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) and School of Biological Sciences.

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Queen’s-led collaboration confirms discovery of new minimoons in next decade

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY | 23 November, 2020

A Queen’s University Belfast-led global collaboration which detected only the second minimoon ever recorded earlier this year has confirmed that many more will be found in the next decade.

UK-wide study shows antibodies persist for at least two months in children who have had COVID-19

HEALTH | 20 November, 2020

1,000 children from Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales, known as ‘COVID Warriors’ have had their levels of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies measured during the first wave of the pandemic and repeated again two months after initial recruitment.

Queen’s leading UK-wide clinical trial to examine drug effectiveness for critically ill ICU patients

HEALTH | 18 November, 2020

A new clinical trial led by Queen’s University Belfast will investigate different drugs for helping airway clearance in critically ill patients who are on mechanical ventilators.

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Queen’s Professor launches plan to address devastating impact of COVID-19 on cancer across Europe

HEALTH | 18 November, 2020

Professor Mark Lawler, Professor of Digital Health at Queen’s University Belfast and Scientific Director for DATA-CAN, the UK’s Health Data Research Hub for Cancer, has today (Wednesday 18 November) launched a European-focused ‘7-Point Plan’.

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Queen’s investigating how social circumstances and adversity impact health outcomes in later life

HEALTH | 9 November, 2020

Researchers from the Centre for Public Health, in collaboration with international partners, have secured a competitive grant to investigate how social circumstances and life adversity impact the epigenome and our health outcomes as we age.

Oxygen-response protein increases risk of breast cancer spreading to the lung

HEALTH | 6 November, 2020

A protein that is made during a short-term drop in oxygen levels in the lungs could make breast cancer more likely to spread there, new research led by Queen's University suggests.

Queen’s researchers investigate new ‘targeted therapy’ for Paediatric Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

HEALTH | 5 November, 2020

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are investigating new approaches to target paediatric Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) to improve the treatment and outcome for patients.

Research finds common anticholinergic drugs increase risk of mortality in people with dementia

HEALTH | 3 November, 2020

A study led by researchers from Queen’s University Belfast has found anticholinergic drugs significantly increase the risk of mortality in people with dementia.

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'Bad Bridget’ podcast reveals stories of criminal and deviant Irish Women in North America

SOCIETY | 10 December, 2020

A new five-episode podcast series exploring the history and stories of criminal and deviant Irish women in North America from 1838 – 1918 has been launched by Queen's University Belfast and Ulster University.


Queen’s University to research how COVID-19 damages blood vessels

HEALTH | 7 January, 2021

Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded a grant from Science Foundation Ireland and the Northern Ireland Department for the Economy to research how COVID-19 damages blood vessels.


Queen’s-led cell therapy clinical trial completes recruitment of ICU patients with COVID-19

HEALTH | 21 January, 2021

Researchers at Queen’s University have completed recruitment of patients to a UK-wide clinical trial that is assessing the safety of an innovative cell therapy for COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory failure.

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Queen’s Ampliphae partnership results in software to tackle cybersecurity risks amid the pandemic

TECHNOLOGY | 18 January, 2021

New software to tackle cybersecurity risks increased by remote working has been developed through a partnership between Queen’s University Belfast and Belfast-based tech company Ampliphae.