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Cancer researcher wins Lifetime Achievement Award

(Queen Mary University of London) Professor Jack Cuzick from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received the Cancer Research UK Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on cancer prevention and detection.

Illegal dumping during road construction in Ethiopia affects child mortality

(Queen Mary University of London) Researchers have shown that living near newly built roads in Ethiopia is associated with higher rates of infant mortality. Proximity to new roads has negative health effects because of toxic waste dumped illegally during the construction phase.

Pheromone genes could dictate colony structure of the red fire ant

(Queen Mary University of London) Proteins involved in the production and perception of pheromones may determine if red fire ant colonies contain a single queen or multiple queens.

Yemen's Saudi-led coalition is responsible for the 'worst cholera outbreak in the world'

(Queen Mary University of London) The cholera outbreak in Yemen is overwhelmingly affecting rebel-controlled areas due to Saudi-led airstrikes and blockades, according to a letter by researchers from Queen Mary University of London, published in The Lancet Global Health.

Data revealed under FOI shows benefits of MS drug currently blocked by regulators

(Queen Mary University of London) A drug that is blocked by the EU regulatory system has now been found to improve the quality of life of people with multiple sclerosis, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London.

Collagen in cartilage tissues behaves like liquid crystals in a smart phone screen

(Queen Mary University of London) Cartilage in our joints contains collagen which behaves a bit like the liquid crystals on a smart phone screen, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Artificial intelligence uses internet searches to help create mind association magic trick

(Queen Mary University of London) Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have created an artificial intelligence (AI) that uses internet searches to help co-design a word association magic trick.

State crime researchers uncover role of Western companies in Uzbek corruption scandal

(Queen Mary University of London) Evidence in a new research report published today shows that the government of Uzbekistan acted as an organised crime network, with state agencies conducting racketeering activity that benefited political heiress Gulnara Karimova, the elder daughter of Islam Karimov, the leader of Uzbekistan from 1989 to his death in 2016.

Like father like son? How we balance work and family life may be learned from our parents

(Queen Mary University of London) The extent to which we prioritise work versus family life may be shaped by our childhood experiences in the family home, according to a study co-authored by Dr Ioana Lupu from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

New research reveals failure of World War One loan scheme

(Queen Mary University of London) The British government's initial efforts to pay for World War One through loans from the public was a spectacular failure, according to a new study using restricted Bank of England ledgers. The research reveals that the War Loan scheme failed to such an extent that the Bank of England had to secretly fund half the shortfall.

GP-based testing for HIV is cost-effective and should be rolled out in local authorities

(Queen Mary University of London) Offering HIV testing to people at health checks when they register at a new GP surgery in high-prevalence areas is cost-effective and will save lives, according to a study involving over 86,000 people from 40 GP surgeries, led by Queen Mary University of London and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Researchers discover how human cells maintain the correct number of chromosomes

(Queen Mary University of London) Researchers at Queen Mary University of London, UK, have discovered an important part of the mechanism involved in how chromosomes are pulled apart during cell division, so that one complete set goes into each of the new cells.

Sexual health clinics should ask about abuse

(Queen Mary University of London) Training clinicians to proactively ask patients about domestic violence is feasible for sexual health clinics to implement and could increase referrals to specialist services, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Bristol involving over 4,300 women.

£8.6m awarded for global health research

(Queen Mary University of London) Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have secured new awards totaling £8.6m to deliver medical research that will benefit people in low and middle-income countries.

A PLOS Medicine Special Issue: Trauma

An overview of the first week of the PLOS Medicine Trauma Special Issue This month, PLOS Medicine is proud to present our Special Issue on Traumatic Injury. Guest Editors Professor Karim Brohi (Queen Mary University of London)

UK can lead the way in labor rights post-Brexit, says new academic report

In a joint report from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and led by the University of Warwick, the authors set out a series of principles to 'protect, promote and empower' labour rights in post-Brexit trade deals.

Confusion over symptoms may be affecting whether women take tamoxifen for breast cancer

(Queen Mary University of London) Women who are at high risk of developing breast cancer may be failing to take the preventive anti-cancer drug tamoxifen because they are confusing naturally occurring symptoms with side effects from the medicine, according to a study of nearly 4,000 women led by Queen Mary University of London.

Planetary Society volunteers host SpaceUp London 2017

Earlier this month, The Planetary Society brought together space enthusiasts at Queen Mary University of London for “SpaceUp London 2017”—the first large-scale event organized by Planetary Society volunteers in Europe.

HPV testing leads to earlier detection and treatment of cervical pre-cancer

(Queen Mary University of London) Women who receive human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, in addition to a pap smear, receive a faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer, according to a study of over 450,000 women by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of New Mexico (UNM) Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Assist astronomers' new hunt for Earth-like planets

Last year an international team of astronomers led by Dr Guillem Anglada-Escudé, of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), discovered a planet around the closest star to our Sun, Proxima Centauri. Details of the observing campaign were made publicly available via the innovative Pale Red Dot campaign.

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