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.

Queen’s research highlights effects of sun exposure on people with lupus

HEALTH | 2 November, 2020

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.

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Popular herb Sage found to be heavily adulterated in Queen’s University Belfast study

HEALTH | 21 October, 2020

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%.

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Survey of children's and young people's mental health supports need for early intervention

SOCIETY | 19 October, 2020

A landmark survey has delivered reliable prevalence estimates of the rates of mental health problems in children and young people in Northern Ireland.

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Queen’s Researchers Awarded Future Leaders Fellowships from UKRI

University News | 15 October, 2020

Two researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have been awarded Future Leaders Fellowships as part of a £109 million investment from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Research finds human modification of natural landscapes risking future survival of native carnivores

SCIENCE | 15 October, 2020

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.

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Mental health research reveals how UK adults are managing stress

Society | 8 October, 2020

A new research study has found that walking outside, visiting green spaces such as parks and contacting family and friends are considered by UK adults as the most helpful ways to cope with stress about the pandemic.

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Queen’s Professor receives national award for research impact

SCIENCE | 2 October, 2020

A Queen’s research project, the Northern Ireland Veterans Health & Wellbeing Study (NIVHWS), has been awarded the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) ‘Lord Ashcroft Research Award’ for innovation in the conduct of the research and potential for future impact

Research reveals more than a quarter of people felt lonely during the COVID-19 lockdown

SCIENCE | 30 September, 2020

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have found that more than a quarter of people felt lonely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown.

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Queen’s University celebrates incredible legacy gift on World Cancer Research Day

HEALTH | 24 September, 2020

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.

Queen’s awarded over $1.67 million to research link between dementia and post-operative delirium

HEALTH | 21 September, 2020

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.

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Research reveals prostate cancer affects quality of life for up to five years post diagnosis

18 September, 2020

A research collaboration between Schools of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast and the National University of Ireland, Galway, has found that after surviving prostate cancer men continue to deal with reduced quality of life.

Queen’s astronomer part of international team to capture stellar winds in unprecedented detail

SCIENCE | 18 September, 2020

A team of astronomers from around the world has discovered an explanation for the mesmerising shapes of planetary nebulae.

Gene discovery has potential to prevent heart and circulatory complications in diabetes patients

HEALTH | 15 September, 2020

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.

Queen’s academic awarded five-year prestigious Research Chair to develop 6G

TECHNOLOGY | 11 September, 2020

An academic from Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded a five-year prestigious Research Chair from the Royal Academy of Engineering to study 6G.

Queen’s researchers working to save famous Donegal shipwreck Bád Eddie

TECHNOLOGY | 8 September, 2020

A team of researchers from Queen’s University Belfast are lending their expertise to save the famous Donegal shipwreck, Bád Eddie.

Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI awards £500,000 grant to Queen’s University for blood cancer research

HEALTH | 4 September, 2020

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.

Queen’s academic awarded share of €677 million to study how flu viruses hijack cells

HEALTH | 3 September, 2020

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.

Breakthrough discovery finds specific protein linked to intellectual disability and depression

HEALTH | 21 August, 2020

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.

Queen’s project to prevent failure of blood vessel grafts receives Heart Research UK grant

HEALTH | 20 August, 2020

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.

Study shows how mountain lions adapt their behaviour to save energy to survive on mountains

SCIENCE | 19 August, 2020

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.

Queen’s researcher awarded five-year research fellowship to make 5G communications faster

TECHNOLOGY | 14 August, 2020

A researcher from Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded a five-year research fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering to make delays in wireless networks a thing of the past.

Large study finds link between stress-related ageing and asthma

Health | 13 August, 2020

A team of researchers from Queen’s University Belfast has found signs of faster ageing related to stress among people with asthma.

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Scientists discover three new genetic variants linked to male breast cancer

Health | 12 August, 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.

New research shows pine martens predate on non-native grey squirrels more than native red squirrels

10 August, 2020

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).

Changes in the eye may provide insight on cognitive impairment in those with type 2 diabetes

Health | 6 August, 2020

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.

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Queen’s academics release ‘Boom and Bust: A Global History of Financial Bubbles’

BUSINESS AND FINANCE | 6 August, 2020

Academics from Queen’s Management School have today (Thursday 6 August) released a new book, 'Boom and Bust: A Global History of Financial Bubbles', exploring why stock and housing markets sometimes experience amazing booms followed by massive busts.

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Queen’s academics admitted to the British Academy

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 24 July, 2020

Two leading academics from Queen’s have been admitted to the British Academy.

New research finds the ‘Guardian of the Genome‘ gene can prevent cell death in colorectal cancer

Health | 20 July, 2020

Research led by Queen’s University has found a new way through which the p53 gene, also known as the ‘Guardian of the Genome’, the most frequently mutated gene in cancer, can prevent cell death in colorectal cancer.

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Queen’s University research unveils early Kings of Ulster and Iron Age temples at Navan Fort

SOCIETY | 16 July, 2020

Academics from Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Aberdeen have uncovered evidence for a series of monumental temple complexes of the Iron Age, as well as residences of early kings of Ulster from the medieval period, at Navan Fort.

First exposed planetary core discovered allows glimpse inside other worlds

2 July, 2020

An academic from Queen’s University Belfast is part of a team who has discovered the surviving core of a gas giant orbiting a distant star, offering an unprecedented glimpse into the interior of a planet.

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Queen’s University academics raise awareness of scoliosis research on World Scoliosis Day

27 June, 2020

Today marks World Scoliosis Day and academics from Queen’s University Belfast are raising awareness of a forthcoming research project (called SPINE-COS-AYA).

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Ancient DNA Reveals Inbreeding Among the Dynastic Elite of Neolithic Ireland

17 June, 2020

An interdisciplinary team of researchers, including academics from Queen’s University Belfast, have shed new light on the earliest periods of Ireland’s human history.

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ARK report finds unionist and nationalist identities in NI became stronger in the run-up to Brexit

SOCIETY | 17 June, 2020

A research study on political attitudes and identities in Northern Ireland has been released today (Wednesday 17 June) by ARK – a joint initiative between Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University.

Recovering pine marten benefits red squirrels, but the grey squirrel still persists in urban areas

15 June, 2020

Research led by Queen’s has found that whilst red squirrels are responding positively to the increased presence of the pine marten in Ireland and Britain,its ability to control grey squirrel is limited by lack of forest and presence of urban refugia.

New research shows kidney transplants saves lives and costs less than alternative treatments

Health | 4 June, 2020

Research led by Queen’s has found that kidney transplantation is the optimum treatment for people with chronic kidney disease, improving both their quality of life and long-term survival, whilst also costing less than alternative treatments.

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Queen’s launches CITI-GENS doctoral training programme

2 June, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast is today launching recruitment for the Collaboration in Training and Innovation for Growing, Evolving and Networked Societies (CITI-GENS) COFUND Doctoral Training Programme.

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Queen's research finds an increase in faith online during the coronavirus pandemic

SOCIETY | 28 May, 2020

A research study from Queen’s has revealed how faith leaders and communities on the island of Ireland adapted and responded to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

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Queen’s academics admitted to the Royal Irish Academy

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 25 May, 2020

Academics from Queen’s have recently been admitted as members of the Royal Irish Academy.

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Queen's Professor among leading biomedical and health scientists elected to Academy Fellowship

Health | 14 May, 2020

Queen's Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, Professor Stuart Elborn, is among 50 of the UK's most prominent biomedical and health scientists elected to The Academy of Medical Sciences' prestigious Fellowship.

Queen's academic elected Fellow of the Royal Society 2020

30 April, 2020

Professor Stephen Smartt, from the School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen’s University Belfast, has received the highest recognition of scientific endeavour in the UK, being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) 2020.

Queen’s University research highlights impact of plastic pollution on marine life

ENVIRONMENT | 29 April, 2020

New research from Queen’s University Belfast and Liverpool John Moores University reveals how the microplastic pollution crisis is threatening biodiversity.

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Two Queen’s researchers awarded prestigious Future Leader Fellowships by UK Research and Innovation

23 April, 2020

Two researchers in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast have been awarded Future Leaders Fellowships as part of a new investment announced today by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

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Release of the cancer incidence and survival statistics for Northern Ireland 1993-2018

2 April, 2020

The Queen’s University N.Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) today (Thursday 2 April) released the number of cancer incidence and survival statistics in Northern Ireland during 1993-2018.

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‘Game-changing’, powerful plasma accelerator now closer to becoming a reality

Science | 27 February, 2020

The conclusion of a major international design study brings a plasma accelerator closer to becoming a reality, having potentially revolutionary implications for scientific research, and medical practices.

Research shows significance of native predators to naturally restore ecosystem

Science | 26 February, 2020

A new research study led by Queen’s University highlights the crucial role that recovering native predators can play in conserving the natural ecosystem.

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English Heritage visits Queen’s

RESEARCH | 26 February, 2020

Queen’s recently hosted English Heritage - one of the UK’s leading cultural and heritage organisations – as part of a visit to look at how best the organisation can engage with our academics and researchers.

Housing overcrowding in parts of London and South East England soars to 40-year high

SOCIETY | 19 February, 2020

Overcrowding in housing in parts of London and the South East of England is worse now than at any other period in 40 years, according to research by Queen’s University Belfast.

New research suggests climate change could reduce lifespan among hundreds of species

ENVIRONMENT | 14 February, 2020

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast and Tel Aviv University in Israel have carried out one of the most comprehensive studies to date to better understand what affects life expectancy among all living vertebrates in the world.

Queen’s research indicates clear link between meditation and stress reduction

Health | 10 February, 2020

New collaborative research at Queen’s University and Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia aims to better understand the link between meditation and improved mental health outcomes.

Public to help researchers capture largest ever movie of the changing night sky

6 February, 2020

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are looking for UK citizens to help contribute to world-leading research on capturing the largest ever movie of the changing night sky.

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UK cyber security sector worth £8.3 billion, research by Queen’s University Belfast reveals

5 February, 2020

The UK’s cyber security industry is now worth an estimated £8.3 billion, with total revenues in the sector up 46 per cent since 2017, research from Queen’s University Belfast has revealed.

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30 January, 2020

The clearest and most detailed images of the Sun have been captured by the largest telescope in the world.

Shocking truth behind Takabuti’s death revealed

27 January, 2020

Takabuti, the famous ancient Egyptian mummy on display at the Ulster Museum, suffered a violent death from a knife attack, a team of experts, including Queen’s University Belfast academics, have revealed.

Queen’s research develop tool to tackle diet epidemic in India

HEALTH | 23 January, 2020

New research led by Queen’s University Belfast aims to better understand the link between diet and disease in India.

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Ground-breaking research could lead to safer and faster security scanners at airports

16 January, 2020

Airport security queues could be slashed and screening for weapons could become much more effective after Queen’s University Belfast researchers have been awarded £1 million to develop a ground-breaking solution.

Brain tumour research could help future precision medicine

HEALTH | 7 January, 2020

New research on brain tumours could improve patient diagnosis and treatment options as part of a precision medicine approach.

Strongest link yet between nitrites and cancer - but ‘not all processed meat has same risk’

Health | 19 December, 2019

Researchers from Queen’s have questioned the World Health Organisation’s blanket classification of processed meat as carcinogenic after finding significant evidence gaps between processed meat treated with nitrites and nitrite-free processed meat.

New research shows e-cigarette vape increases harmful lung bacteria

HEALTH | 18 December, 2019

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that bacteria often found in the lungs became more harmful and caused increased inflammation when they were exposed to e-cigarette vape.

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Scientist leads international team to crack 60-year-old mystery of Sun’s magnetic waves

Science | 11 December, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast scientist has led an international team to the ground-breaking discovery of why the Sun’s magnetic waves strengthen and grow as they emerge from its surface.

Researchers unfold mysteries of the genetic code that controls cell function and disease

Health | 11 December, 2019

A research team led by Queen’s University Belfast has made a breakthrough discovery around how and why only certain DNA elements are chosen to regulate gene expression within the vast genome and how this predisposes us to diseases.

Long-term research suggests strong link between cholesterol levels and risk of heart disease

4 December, 2019

An international team of researchers, including academics from Queen’s University Belfast, have discovered there is a strong link between non-HDL cholesterol levels in the blood and long-term risk for cardiovascular diseases, such as heart disease.

Leftover grain from breweries could be converted into fuel for homes

26 November, 2019

A Queen’s University Belfast researcher has developed a low cost technique to convert left over barley from alcohol breweries into carbon, which could be used as a renewable fuel for homes in winter, charcoal for summer barbecues or water filters in

Queen’s University Belfast awarded research grant to improve bone marrow cancer treatment

25 November, 2019

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have received the first scientific research grant from MDS UK to improve treatment for Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), a type of bone marrow cancer.

New research shows cholesterol lowering drugs may cut risk of lethal prostate cancer

HEALTH | 21 November, 2019

New research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found that men who are on statins, medicine used to lower blood cholesterol, may have a reduced risk of developing a more lethal form of prostate cancer.

Researchers show noise pollution is threatening the survival of a number of species

ENVIRONMENT | 20 November, 2019

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have found noise pollution is threatening the survival of more than 100 different species.

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Queen’s University Belfast part of £1.25m funding to further improve prostate cancer treatment

Health | 19 November, 2019

Prostate Cancer UK and Movember have awarded £1.25m to Queen’s and The University of Manchester to continue advancing treatment for prostate cancer as part of the Belfast-Manchester Centre of Excellence.

Queen’s researchers show transatlantic travel of endangered species

ENVIRONMENT | 15 November, 2019

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast and Western University have recorded the second ever evidence of transatlantic movement for the endangered marine fish basking sharks.

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Queen’s researchers highlight wide variation in bowel cancer screening in the UK

HEALTH | 14 November, 2019

Queen’s academics have written a key editorial highlighting new research on bowel cancer rates, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

New research about pine martens gives hope for this endangered species

Science | 12 November, 2019

Researchers from Queen’s have discovered that pine martens (Martes martes) are more opportunistic and adaptable, in terms of their diet, than previously thought.

Researchers discover coffee drinkers could halve their risk of liver cancer

Health | 7 November, 2019

A research team from Queen’s University has found that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of the most common type of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

Research finds that global activism has helped combat worker exploitation on South African vineyards

SOCIETY | 7 November, 2019

A new research study from Queen’s University has examined the changing inspection of labour standards on South African vineyards.

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Queen’s University involved in ground-breaking cystic fibrosis trial

HEALTH | 4 November, 2019

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have been involved in ground-breaking research that holds promise for a vast majority of those with cystic fibrosis.

Narcissism might be a dark trait but it can lower stress levels and reduce chances of depression

Health | 29 October, 2019

People who have grandiose narcissistic traits are more likely to be ‘mentally tough’, feel less stressed and are less vulnerable to depression, research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found.

Widespread drying of European peatlands in recent centuries

Environment | 21 October, 2019

A team of researchers, including experts from Queen’s University Belfast, have examined 31 peatlands across Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia and continental Europe to assess changes in peatland surface wetness during the last 2,000 years.

Scientists from Queen’s University to research abnormal heart rhythms

Health | 16 October, 2019

Scientists at Queen’s University have been awarded a prestigious grant by British Heart Foundation Northern Ireland (BHF NI) to investigate how heart cells change in people affected by an abnormal heart rhythm.

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Researchers discover a new way to improve the assessment of prostate cancer aggressiveness

Health | 9 October, 2019

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a new way to predict the aggressiveness and future behaviour of prostate cancers.

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Scientists Observe Year-long Plateaus in Decline of Type Ia Supernova Light Curves

SCIENCE | 7 October, 2019

A team of scientists, including a researcher from Queen’s University, have discovered that the fading of infrared light following Type Ia supernovae explosions can be interrupted, with brightness staying the same for up to a year.

Queen’s University Belfast researchers show 20mph zones effective in reducing road casualties

Health | 4 October, 2019

A review of published evidence by Queen’s University Belfast has found 20mph zones to be effective in reducing the number and severity of traffic collisions and casualties.

Queen’s University Belfast research proposes novel solution to improving education in rural China

HEALTH | 2 October, 2019

A new research study led by Queen’s University Belfast shows how providing self-adjustable glasses to children living in less developed and remote areas could improve their vision and potentially educational opportunities.

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Queen's researchers part of £2.55m ESRC research into UK school expulsions

EDUCATION | 2 October, 2019

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has awarded £2,550,850 to develop a multi-disciplinary understanding of the political economies and consequences of school exclusion across the UK.

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New frontier for science as astronomers detect gas molecules in comet from another star

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An international team of astronomers, including Queen’s University Belfast researchers, have made a historic discovery, detecting gas molecules in a comet which has tumbled into our solar system from another star.

Queen’s researchers contribute to report on the reading skills of primary school pupils

EDUCATION | 27 September, 2019

The reading skills of primary pupils can be boosted by an additional two months when teachers get them to think about, question and summarise different texts, according to new research report published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF).

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Queen’s academic finds 9/11 survivors help Social Work students in their understanding of trauma

Research | 6 September, 2019

Queen’s academic finds 9/11 survivors significantly help Social Work students in their understanding of trauma at NYU

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Social network interventions can lead to potential health benefits

Health | 4 September, 2019

A research team from Queen’s has found social network interventions, such as Facebook posts and sponsored ads, educating popular teenagers to spread health messages to peer groups can have a positive effect on public health behaviours and outcomes.

Researchers in social sciences at Queen's to use their work to address major challenges

Research | 23 August, 2019

A new scheme to support academics using social science research to tackle major societal challenges has been launched.

Researchers discover that Vikings arrived in Ireland when the population was in serious decline

Science | 22 August, 2019

New research has found that the population of Ireland was in decline for almost 200 years before the Vikings settled.

Researchers develop early detection test for ovarian cancer

Health | 23 August, 2019

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.

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Researchers find justice and security vulnerabilities in a hard Brexit scenario

SOCIETY | 22 August, 2019

A new study analysing the existing justice and security cooperation between the UK and the EU has found that any Brexit-related disruption to police cooperation could have serious consequences.

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Queen’s researchers explores the use of New Psychoactive Substances by young people

SOCIETY | 20 August, 2019

A study into New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) - formerly referred to as ‘legal highs’ - provides new evidence about why young people were attracted to the drugs.

New report highlights significant impact of emergency admissions on cancer patients

Research | 8 August, 2019

A new report by the NI Cancer Registry at Queen’s University Belfast and Macmillan Cancer Support warns of the significant impact of emergency admissions on cancer patients in Northern Ireland.

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Queen's academic presents Restoration Shakespeare Showcase at Shakespeare's Globe

Arts | 6 August, 2019

Queen's academic, Professor Richard Schoch, from the School of Arts, English and Languages, co-presented a showcase of Restoration Shakespeare in the Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe on 17 July.

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Queen’s researchers discover first ever species endangered from deep sea mining

Science | 22 July, 2019

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.

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Queen’s University Belfast lead first UK trial using exercise to aid recovery from deadliest cancer

18 July, 2019

Pancreatic cancer patients in Northern Ireland will be the first in the UK to trial an innovative new exercise programme to aid their recovery from the traumatic 12-hour operation needed to save their lives.

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Queen’s University scientists find a protein which can improve repair of damaged blood vessels

10 July, 2019

Cells produced in the human body could be used to heal damaged blood vessels according to new research at Queen's University Belfast, which has recently been published in the journal, Cardiovascular Research.

Study finds that listening to music helps reduce stress and it has a bigger impact the older you get

Research | 10 July, 2019

Listening to music can help to reduce stress and boost positive emotions in adults, research by Queen’s University Belfast has revealed.

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Interstellar visitor ‘Oumuamua was not an alien spacecraft

Space | 1 July, 2019

An international team, co-led by a Queen’s University Belfast researcher, has established that the first ever interstellar visitor to our Solar System – ‘Oumuamua - is a natural object, ejected from its parent solar system.

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New trial to find treatment for short-sightedness related blindness in children

Health | 26 June, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast in partnership with The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust is leading a new trial which aims to reduce the risk of myopia (short-sightedness) related blindness in children in the UK.

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Queen’s academics explore the life and work of Sir Robert Hart

SOCIETY | 20 June, 2019

Academics are exploring the life and work of Sir Robert Hart (1835-1911), Inspector General of the Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs from 1863 to 1908, through an historical research project at Queen’s University Belfast.

Queen’s research brings us a step closer to treating cancer using laser-driven proton therapy

Health | 20 June, 2019

A new study by researchers from Queen’s University Belfast brings us a step closer to alternative methods of treating cancers using proton beams accelerated by lasers, a method that can be less damaging to patients than other treatments.

New evidence shows noise pollution is hampering birds communicating with each other

20 June, 2019

Noise pollution is making it difficult for birds to communicate with each other and it could lead to a severe decline in numbers, new research from Queen’s University Belfast has found.

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Queen's researchers find poor oral health is linked to a 75% increase in liver cancer risk

Health | 18 June, 2019

The study by Queen’s, analysed a cohort of 469,000 people in the UK, investigated the association between oral health conditions and the risk of a number of gastrointestinal cancers, including liver, colon, rectum and pancreatic cancer.

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ARK report finds that majority of people in NI not prejudiced towards transgender people

SOCIETY | 14 June, 2019

A research study on public attitudes towards transgender people has been released today (Friday 14 June) at The MAC Belfast by ARK – a joint initiative between Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University.

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New Queen’s University research to tackle plastics, one of humankind’s greatest threats to existence

13 June, 2019

Researchers from the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast are set to investigate the damage that nano plastics and microplastics can have on the human body.

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New health alliance aims to improve the quality of health of our citizens and boost local economy

Health | 5 June, 2019

Queen’s in collaboration with Ulster University and key Northern Ireland partners have today launched the ‘Health Innovation Research Alliance Northern Ireland’ (HIRANI).

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New test could lead to more accurate diagnosis of heart failure

Health | 4 June, 2019

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast will propose a new blood test for better diagnosis of heart failure at a much earlier state at the British Cardiovascular Society Conference in Manchester today.

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Queen’s researcher highlights pressing global cancer inequalities

Health | 30 May, 2019

Professor Mark Lawler from Queen’s University Belfast will present on the urgent need to address global cancer inequalities at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, the premier cancer conference in the world

Queen’s researchers work to improve maternal health in the developing world

Health | 29 May, 2019

A grant from the McClay Foundation will enable Queen’s researchers to work with clinicians to offer fast diagnostic testing to prevent meningitis and sepsis in maternity wards for the first time in Malawi.

Research team developing “empathic” cars of the future

Research | 21 May, 2019

Graduates from Queen’s University Belfast are working with technology company Sensum to develop “empathic” machines of the future, including cars that will measure and respond to the feelings of their occupants.

Queen’s University Belfast researchers discover revolutionary stem cell treatment

HEALTH | 10 May, 2019

A discovery by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast and King’s College London (KCL) could revolutionise treatment for vascular and diabetes related cardiovascular diseases.

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New communications aid device could improve quality of life for critically ill

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Queen’s researchers are involved in new study that will support patients with tracheostomies in critical care environments to communicate through a new technological device.

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Queen’s research team discovers new method which reduces arsenic in rice

Health | 17 April, 2019

Contamination of rice with arsenic is a major problem in some regions of the world with high rice consumption.

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National Museums NI and Queen's University unite for research collaborations

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 10 April, 2019

National Museums NI recently announced the formation of a new strategic partnership with both Queen’s University and Ulster University to enhance cross-institutional collaboration.

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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.