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HEALTH | 15 April, 2021

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast are conducting three new research projects which will study the various factors affecting brain health as we age.

SCIENCE | 2 April, 2021

A new book published today explains how the famous mummy Takabuti was likely to have been murdered over 2,600 years ago.

Professor Joanne Hughes
RECOGNITION | 30 March, 2021

An academic from Queen's has been elected to the Academy of Social Sciences, the national academy of academics, learned societies and practitioners in the social sciences.

HEALTH | 26 March, 2021

Professor Mark Lawler has received the prestigious 'Irish Association for Cancer Research Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Medicine and Research' Award.

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY | 23 March, 2021

Two researchers from the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast have been awarded prestigious fellowships from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) worth a total of £1.1m.

HEALTH | 22 March, 2021

A collaboration between researchers at Queen’s University and industry experts, Almac Sciences, a member of the Almac Group, has been supported by more than £2 million of funding to accelerate a programme of biocatalyst research and development.

SCIENCE | 22 March, 2021

Research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found that the risk of extinction among amphibians – the most endangered animals on the planet – increases for species of smaller body size as their females produce fewer babies per birth.

SCIENCE | 18 March, 2021

Over the past year, we have been shown the psychological damage that lockdown can have on human wellbeing. New research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found that “livestock lockdown” may also damage emotional wellbeing in dairy cows.

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HEALTH | 16 March, 2021

Researchers from Queen’s have been awarded a grant from the Economic and Social Research Council, part of UK Research and Innovation, to research the impact of the COVID pandemic on families caring for loved ones with severe learning difficulties.

Professor Paula J Reimer in the 14CHRONO Centre at Queen's University Belfast
RECOGNITION | 12 March, 2021

Professor Paula J Reimer, an archaeologist in Queen's School of Natural and Built Environment, has been named 'Archaeologist of the Year' at the 13th annual Current Archaeology Awards, announced on Friday 5 March.

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SOCIETY & HISTORY | 25 February, 2021

An historian from Queen’s University Belfast has launched a book exploring life for women in the nineteenth-century convict prisons in post-Famine Ireland.

HEALTH | 24 February, 2021

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).

HEALTH | 17 February, 2021

Treating these one billion people could also accelerate global development.

SCIENCE | 12 February, 2021

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have explored the reliability and limitations of state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) techniques in predicting the global solar magnetic field.

Professor Cherie Armour
SOCIETY | 8 February, 2021

Academics at Queen’s University Belfast have been awarded funding of over £400,000 to lead research into post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) responses to armed conflict in Colombia.

HEALTH | 4 February, 2021

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.

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STEM | 1 February, 2021

A Queen’s University Belfast study looking at how to reduce negative attitudes towards gender initiatives in STEM has found that they receive better support when their impact is effectively communicated.

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SOCIETY | 27 January, 2021

A research report on historical Mother and Baby Homes and Magdalene Laundries between 1922 and 1990 has been published by the Northern Ireland Executive.

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SOCIETY | 26 January, 2021

A new research study sheds light on how churches on the island of Ireland are navigating the Covid-19 pandemic including changes in pastoral care, moving religion online, social services and the wider community, and stress and ministry.

PSYCHOLOGY | 26 December, 2020

Goalies beaten by free kicks in football matches over the festive period this year might try using newly published scientific research from Queen’s University Belfast to fend off criticism of their talent.

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Awards | 17 December, 2020

The winners of the Vice-Chancellor's Research Prizes 2020 were announced this week by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Greer.

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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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.

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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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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.

Smart Home Technology
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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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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%.

Cavehill
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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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).

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.

Mental Health during COVID
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.

Professor Cherie Armour
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

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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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.

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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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.

SCIENCE | 18 September, 2020

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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).

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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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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UNIVERSITY NEWS | 24 July, 2020

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

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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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.

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.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
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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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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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.

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.

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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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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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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UNIVERSITY NEWS | 25 May, 2020

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

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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.

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.

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.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
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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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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
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.

30 January, 2020

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

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.

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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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.

HEALTH | 7 January, 2020

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

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.

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.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

ENVIRONMENT | 20 November, 2019

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

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
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.

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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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).

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.

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).

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
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.

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.

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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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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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.

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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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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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.

Research | 23 August, 2019

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

Science | 22 August, 2019

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

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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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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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.

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.

Photo Credit: Tristram Kenton, ‘As You Like It’ (2018), Globe Ensemble
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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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.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
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.

Heart disease
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.

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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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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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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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.

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.

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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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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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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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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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).

Heart disease
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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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

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 | 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.

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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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.

Lungs
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).

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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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.

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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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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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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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.

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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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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Technology | 20 December, 2018

Queen’s has been awarded £1 million to tackle plastic waste problems.

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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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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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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.

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.

Gut bacterium and autoimmune diseases
Health | 29 October, 2018

Could microbes in our guts be sending out the wrong message?

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.

Indian tea-picker
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.

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.

Close up of eye
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).

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.

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.

Lungs
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.

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).

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.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
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.

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'.

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.

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.

Precision Medicine
Health | 4 December, 2017

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

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.

Research | 31 July, 2017

Melanoma transfer tattoo
RESEARCH | 25 July, 2017

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

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.

CESI Grant
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.

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.

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.

Rice cakes image for arsenic in baby rice products
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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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.

Dr Denise Fitzgerald and her team in their lab in the Wellcome Wolfson Institute
Research | 13 March, 2017

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

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.

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.