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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.

Blood cell discovery identifies patients with aggressive prostate cancer

(Queen Mary University of London) Patients who have aggressive prostate cancer could be identified by a highly accurate and simple blood test, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Previously unpublished trial data explain effects and side effects of key MS drug

(Queen Mary University of London) Through a Freedom of Information request to the European Medicines Agency, researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) gained access to the phase III trial datasets of Alemtuzumab, and publish new insights (JAMA Neurology) into the drastic response of the immune system in patients with MS.

Liquids are capable of supporting waves with short wavelengths only

Flowing particles in liquids act as a filter to suppress long-wavelength waves but allow short-wavelength ones to be supported, according to physicists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Organic compound found in early stages of star formation

(Queen Mary University of London) Scientists seeking to understand the origins of life have found a new organic compound in the material from which a star like the Sun is forming.

Study: Diesel Pollution (PM 2.5) Tied Directly To Heart Damage

To add to our growing coverage of research that links common forms of air pollution with various diseases and cognitive problems, new research from the William Harvey Research Institute at Queen Mary University of London has linked exposure...Show More Summary

Just how old are animals?

(University of Bristol) Researchers from the University of Bristol and Queen Mary University of London have examined recent approaches to dating the 'tree of life', i.e. use of the molecular clock, RelTime, and found it failed to relax the clock. Their findings are published today in the journal Genome Biology and Evolution.

Genetic test for anal cancer could identify those at high risk

(Queen Mary University of London) A new test, based on a patient's epigenetics, could be an accurate and inexpensive way to find and treat those at highest risk of anal cancer -- a disease with growing incidence in women, men who have sex with men (MSM) and people with HIV.

What will happen to European criminal law after Brexit?

Britain will not be able to select which sections of the European Union criminal law system it abides by, as was previously the case. This is according to Valsamis Mitsilegas of Queen Mary University of London in the UK, author of an article in Springer's journal Criminal Law Forum that assesses the future of European criminal law after Brexit. Show More Summary

Nicotine enhances bees' activity

Nicotine-laced nectar can speed up a bumblebee's ability to learn flower colours, according to scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Clinics should choose women's breast screening appointment times to improve attendance

(Queen Mary University of London) For women who miss a breast screening appointment, giving a fixed date and time for a new appointment could improve poor attendance and be a cost-effective way to shift national participation trends, according to an analysis led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Loss of Spinal Cord Neurons May Not Be a Good Predictor of MS Disability, British Study Finds

Loss of spinal cord neurons may not be a reliable tool to predict disability in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), contrary to what was originally thought, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London. Their study, “Axonal loss in the multiple sclerosis spinal cord revisited,” appeared in the journal Brain Pathology. Show More Summary

Loss of spinal nerve fibers not the only cause of disability in multiple sclerosis

(Queen Mary University of London) Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have now sampled spinal cords of thirteen people with MS and five healthy controls, and found that spinal cord cross sectional area is not a good predictor of axonal loss.

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