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Men with prostate cancer could benefit from new radiotherapy techniques

8/08/2018 - 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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Health

Huge global productivity boost in sight

24/07/2018 - 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.

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

10/07/2018 - 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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Health

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

26/06/2018 - 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).

Health

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

20/06/2018 - 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.

Health

Queen's cancer researcher wins two prestigious awards

29/06/2018 - An academic from Queen's Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology has received two prestigious awards for her work in cancer research.

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Health

Queen's researchers make pneumonia breakthrough

15/06/2018 - A chance conversation between researchers at Queen's led to their combined expertise in developing a ground-breaking approach for the treatment of pneumonia.

Technology

Queen's Researcher wins best PhD award for 2018

5/06/2018 - A Queen's Researcher has been awarded the Best PhD award for 2018 by the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP).

Technology

'Wonder Technology' That Could Help Fight AMR

2/05/2018 - 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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Awards and Recognition

Major Award for IGFS Academic

25/04/2018 - 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.

Current Affairs

Queen's hosts latest Global Challenge Debate on Human Rights

27/02/2018 - 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'.

Health

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

15/02/2018 - 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.

Health

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

12/02/2018 - Health Data Research UK has selected six sites across the UK to address challenging healthcare issues through use of data science.

Precision Medicine

Health

New Precision Medicine Centre of Excellence will improve patient treatment

4/12/2017 - A £10million Centre of Excellence in Precision Medicine was launched today by Invest Northern Ireland and Queen’s University Belfast.

Research

Queen’s Researcher wins top award at prestigious European Congress

6/12/2017 - 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.

Research

CCRCB Summer Research Programme

31/07/2017

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RESEARCH

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

25/07/2017 - Highly-realistic transfer tattoos allow medical students to ‘walk in the shoes’ of a patient.

RESEARCH

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

24/07/2017 - 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

17/07/2017 - An interdisciplinary research team from the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI) at Queen's University Belfast has been awarded a £2m grant.

Research

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

14/06/2017 - 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.

Research

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

1/06/2017 - 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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RESEARCH

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

4/05/2017 - 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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Research

Queen’s research recognised by the National Cyber Security Centre

4/04/2017 - 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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Research

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

13/03/2017 - Queen’s scientists have discovered that specific cells from the immune system are key players in brain repair.

Research

Queen’s spearheads UK collaboration with top Chinese engineering institutions

8/02/2017 - 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.

Research

European Research Council tenth anniversary

15/03/2017 - 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.