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'Beetroot pill' could help save patients from kidney failure after heart X-ray

(Queen Mary University of London) Beetroot may reduce the risk of kidney failure in patients having a heart X-ray, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.

First comparison of common breast cancer tests finds varied accuracy of predictions

(Queen Mary University of London) Commercially available prognostic breast cancer tests show significant variation in their abilities to predict disease recurrence, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London of nearly 800 postmenopausal women.

New printing technique uses cells and molecules to recreate biological structures

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed a printing technique using cells and molecules normally found in natural tissues to create constructs that resemble biological structures.

Cells 'walk' on liquids a bit like geckos

(Queen Mary University of London) Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have discovered that cells can 'walk' on liquids a bit like the way geckos stick to other surfaces.

Multinational companies continue to produce unregulated antibiotics in India

Millions of unapproved antibiotics are being sold in India, according to a new study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London and Newcastle University. The research, published today in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology,...Show More Summary

Multinational companies continue to produce unregulated antibiotics in India

(Queen Mary University of London) Millions of unapproved antibiotics are being sold in India, according to a new study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London and Newcastle University.

Upper limit for intake of folate is invalid -- government urged to fortify flour with folic acid

There is no need for an upper limit of folate intake, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London and the School of Advanced Study, University of London. The study shows that the maximum suggested intake of folate (1 mg/day) is based on a 'flawed' analysis. Show More Summary

The first step in generating an artificial adrenal gland

(Queen Mary University of London) In a new study, published in Cell Reports, researchers from the William Harvey Research Institute at Queen Mary University of London used cells derived from urine to take the first step in generating an artificial adrenal gland.

Researchers modify common flu virus to attack pancreatic cancer

(Queen Mary University of London) A modified flu virus has now been used in experiments to successfully inhibit the growth of pancreatic cancer, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London.

Mathematicians develop model for how new ideas emerge

(Queen Mary University of London) Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed a mathematical model for the emergence of innovations.

Whole-population testing for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations is cost effective

(Queen Mary University of London) Screening the entire population for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations, as opposed to just those at high-risk of carrying this mutation, is cost effective and could prevent more ovarian and breast cancers than the current clinical approach, according to research published today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Long-term health conditions drive A&E visits, not lack of GP services

(Queen Mary University of London) Rising accident and emergency attendance rates are driven by patients' long term health conditions, and are not related to lack of GP provision, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London of more than 800,000 patients in east London.

Diabetes gene found that causes low and high blood sugar levels in the same family

A study of families with rare blood sugar conditions has revealed a new gene thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin, the key hormone in diabetes. The research carried out at Queen Mary University of London, University of...Show More Summary

Diabetes gene found that causes low and high blood sugar levels in the same family

(Queen Mary University of London) A Queen Mary University of London study of families with rare blood sugar conditions has revealed a new gene thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin, the key hormone in diabetes.

At least 3 out of 5 people who try a cigarette become daily smokers

(Queen Mary University of London) At least 61 percent of people who try their first cigarette become, at least temporarily, daily smokers, suggests an analysis of survey data by Queen Mary University of London.

Some leukaemia patients may be missing out on new treatments

(Queen Mary University of London) Patients with an aggressive form of leukaemia, currently ineligible for any type of targeted therapy, may in fact benefit from some of these new drugs, according to new research by Queen Mary University of London.

Computational study of world music outliers reveals countries with distinct recordings

(Queen Mary University of London) Botswana is the country with the most distinct musical recordings around the world while China has the most distinct recordings in relation to its neighbours, according to research by Queen Mary University of London.

Hawaiian-style predicate inversion, Yoda uses

David Adger of Queen Mary University of London is using the new "Star Wars" movie as an excuse to delve into the linguistics of Yoda-speak. He surmises that Yoda's native language involves predicate inversion a la Hawaiian, and that this Yodish syntactic pattern is then transferred into his second language, English. (More from QMUL's press release […]

Robot drummer posts pictures of jamming sessions on Facebook

The study, by researchers at Queen Mary University of London, looks at how humans interact with robots over time and in particular how social media can enhance that relationship.

Robot drummer posts pictures of jamming sessions on Facebook

(Queen Mary University of London) Scientists have developed a drumming robot that plays along with human keyboard players and posts pictures of the sessions on Facebook.

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