MHLS in the News
Leading scientists from Queen’s are partnering with researchers from Indian institutions including the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and NUI Galway have today (Wednesday 24 February 2021) launched the new All-Ireland MS Research Network (AIMS-RN).
Dr Caroline Barelle has been appointed the 2021 Entrepreneur in Residence at Queen’s University within the Medicine, Health and Life Sciences Faculty.
Queen’s and McGill University have found that viruses, (small microbes that cause diseases such as the common cold or COVID-19) can ‘hijack’ an existing molecular process in the cell in order to block the block the body’s antiviral immune response.
Research by Queen’s and the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry has highlighted the impact of the pandemic on diagnoses of cancer of the oesophagus and stomach, in addition to Barrett’s oesophagus, a condition that can lead to oesophageal cancer.
Researchers from the Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research are leading a new international consortium, funded by Cancer Research UK, which aims to determine better ways to treat patients diagnosed with the earliest stages of bowel cancer.
Research by Queen’s and DATA-CAN has highlighted how hundreds of people are at risk of dying unnecessarily over the next five years, if there is no plan on how to diagnose and treat people with other life-threatening illnesses alongside the pandemic.
A programme of weekly testing of pupils and staff is to be introduced in special schools in Northern Ireland at the start of February. The testing will be delivered by the Queen's University Belfast laboratory using the Direct LAMP test platform.
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.
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.
Research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found that man-made noise changes the signals of animals, hampering their communication with each other.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
The Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast has joined forces with homegrown Great British Bake Off star Andrew Smyth and Jamie Oliver’s team to bid for a place in Festival UK* 2022.
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.
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.
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.
A study led by researchers from Queen’s University Belfast has found anticholinergic drugs significantly increase the risk of mortality in people with dementia.
Research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found that the social impact of having cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE), which is the term used for lupus affecting the skin, has a dominant influence on how they take care in the sun.
Queen’s University Belfast initiative “Making Insulin Treatment Safer (MITS) Through Reflective Case-based Discussions” was commended at prestigious national diabetes awards.
How safe is your Sage? That’s the question posed by researchers at the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast after finding more than a quarter of samples of the popular herb were adulterated – some by as much as 58%.
A model that can calculate a person’s risk of becoming infected and then seriously ill due to COVID-19 has been shown to accurately estimate risk during the first wave of the pandemic in England.
New research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found that poor management of forests and natural landscapes may be driving the native predators we are trying to conserve into conflict with humans, risking their recovery and future survival.
Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast helped identify the cause of a crisis – and avert a larger catastrophe – in humanitarian aid to Africa run by the World Food Programme (WFP).
Thanks to a legacy gift from a Queen’s University alumnus, seven major cancer research projects which were put on hold due to grant cuts, are able to restart.
The European Cancer Organisation has today (Wednesday 23 September) launched a new initiative, the European Code of Cancer Practice (“The Code”), which will empower European citizens and cancer patients to receive better care, treatment and support.
Queen’s University Belfast has today (Monday 21 September) launched its new medical school curriculum.
Two researchers from Queen’s have been awarded over $1.67 million in funding by the National Institute on Aging to join a collaborative team of international researchers who will examine the link between dementia and post-operative delirium.
A team of scientists at Queen’s University have discovered a gene that increases the risk of blood vessel damage in people with diabetes. Switching off this gene could help people with diabetes live longer, healthier lives.
Dr Olinda Santin from the School of Nursing and Midwifery and Dr Chris Jenkins from the Centre for Public Health have been awarded share of a £7.2 million grant from UKRI to support the world’s most disadvantaged people affected by the pandemic.
Northern Ireland’s only charity dedicated to blood cancer research; Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI has just awarded £500,000 research grant to Queen’s University Belfast.
Dr David Courtney, from Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine is one of 436 laureates from the 2020 ERC Starting Grants competition who have been awarded a share of €677 million to tackle the biggest scientific questions of our time.
A research team from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded a £263,701 grant to create an online advance care planning resource for nursing homes during a COVID-19 outbreak.
A research team led by Queen’s, in collaboration with the Center for Regenerative Therapies, Dresden, has found how a specific protein plays a crucial role in the generation of neurons at a specific time and location during brain development.
A project at Queen’s University Belfast aiming to develop a new method of making grafted blood vessels more resilient has been awarded a grant of over £145,000 by national charity Heart Research UK.
Research led by Queen’s has shown how mountain lions (also known as pumas or cougars) adapt their behaviour to survive in steep mountains by travelling more slowly when they are climbing and descending, and attempting to traverse around steep slopes.
Dr Sonya Clarke, Senior Lecturer of Education within Children’s Nursing from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the prestigious Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Award of Merit for 2020.
A team of researchers from Queen’s and The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London have discovered three new genetic changes that increase the risk of breast cancer in men, in the world’s largest genetic study of the causes of male breast cancer.
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced today (11 August) that Queen’s University Belfast has been selected as one of 17 recipients to receive up to £50k each to lead development of a new regional research consortium.
New research by Queen’s University Belfast shows that native European pine martens (Martes martes) predate on non-native grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) significantly more than red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris).
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have been awarded a European Union (Horizon 2020) grant to co-lead the RECOGNISED research project, together with Professor Rafael Simo, from Vall d’Hebron University Hospital in Spain.
Ryan Weir, from Dundonald, will graduate virtually today (Tuesday 28 July) with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Microbiology with Professional Studies from the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s Universit Belfast.
Sandra Isirima will graduate virtually today (Tuesday 28 July) with a Master’s degree (MSc) in Leadership for Sustainable Development from the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast.
Outstanding student Aine McGill, from Lavey in Co. Derry~Londonderry, will graduate virtually today (Monday 27 July) with a First Class Honours degree in Biomedical Science from Queen’s University Belfast.
A research team from Queen’s has been awarded a £500,000 UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Rapid Response Fund grant to investigate the role of bacterial co-infections in COVID-19, and drug repurposing for the treatment of the disease.
Other News around the Faculty
Professor Mark Lawler, has been working on collecting real time data from cancer centres across the UK to analyse the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer services and most importantly cancer patients.
DATA-CAN’s scientific lead, Professor Mark Lawler, presented at the BioIndustry Association UK Bioscience Forum on the use of Real World Evidence in helping to transform cancer services
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As well as being a global health crisis, the Covid-19 pandemic is intricately linked with food – from the origins of the virus through to the impact on international food systems, the food industry and the wider food economy.
reJoyce! Virtually join theatrical Professor, Mark Lawler, as he regales you with the words, songs and scandalous verse of James Joyce, on Bloomsday Tuesday 16th June at 7pm on Facebook Live!
On Tuesday 21 January, Queen's welcomed guests to a special evening event renaming its flagship Cancer Research facility to The Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research.
Queen’s University Belfast has a proud tradition in Cancer Research and its translation into improving the lives of our citizens, locally, nationally and internationally.
Internationally leading figures from the worlds of nutrition, health and agriculture will gather at Queen’s University Belfast to discuss the opportunity to join up food, farming and diet to improve public-health outcomes for a growing population.
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have developed a test that may be able to detect ovarian cancer up to two years earlier than current approaches.
Queen’s University Belfast researchers have discovered that the scaly-foot snail, or as it’s otherwise known - the sea pangolin, is the first species at risk of extinction due to potential deep sea mining by humans.
Congratulations to School of Nursing and Midwifery’s Professor David Thompson who has been invited to join the Academia Europaea as a member.
New research from Queen’s University shows man-made sounds mask signals between birds, hampering their ability to communicate with each other through song