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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.

The sun as we've never seen it before - clearest and most detailed images of the Sun revealed

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.

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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.

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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).

Queen’s University Belfast project to support cancer patients and their caregivers

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.