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Grade inflation adds thousands to the cost of a family home

Grade inflation at English primary schools can increase the price of surrounding houses by up to £7,000, according to early research from economists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

New talking therapy could help cancer survivors cope after treatment

(Queen Mary University of London) A new project to develop and test a talking-based therapy for cancer survivors, led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Barts Health NHS Trust and King's College London, has been awarded £2.5m by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

One in ten historic coastal landfill sites in England are at risk of erosion

Coastal erosion may release waste from ten per cent of England's historic coastal landfills in the next forty years, according to research from Queen Mary University of London and the Environment Agency.

One in ten historic coastal landfill sites in England are at risk of erosion

(Queen Mary University of London) There are at least 1,215 historic coastal landfill sites in England, mostly clustered around estuaries with major cities, including Liverpool, London, and Newcastle on Tyne. An investigation by researchers, published today (Thursday Nov. Show More Summary

Epigenetic editing reveals surprising insights into early breast cancer development

(Queen Mary University of London) Changing the epigenetic code of a single gene is enough to cause a healthy breast cell to begin a chain reaction and become abnormal, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

New DNA antenatal screening for Down's syndrome shown to be a 'transformational advance'

Medical scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to incorporate DNA analysis into antenatal screening for three serious chromosome disorders, including Down's syndrome, in a way that is far more accurate than existing methods, and safer and less stressful for mothers.

Spin out receives investment to develop energy-saving optical communications technology

(Queen Mary University of London) A Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) spin out company has received investment to commercialize a new material technology which would both drastically cut energy use and increase the speed of optical communications.

Brain tumour's 'addiction' to common amino acid could be its weakness

(Queen Mary University of London) Starving a childhood brain tumour of the amino acid glutamine could improve the effect of chemotherapy, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and funded by Children with Cancer UK and the Medical Research Council.

Indian government needs to do more to tackle rising sale of unapproved antibiotics

(Queen Mary University of London) In India, the sale of antibiotics requiring the tightest control and regulation is rising the fastest, according to an analysis by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Newcastle University. Show More Summary

Being overweight or obese can cause damaging changes to the heart

A new UK study has found that being overweight or obese can change the structure of the heart, which could lead to heart disease and failure. Carried out by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), the teamed used data from 4,561 people to show the direct damage that can happen to the heart's weight and size from carrying extra weight. Show More Summary

Antidote to synthetic cannabis 'Spice' intoxication could be found in slimming drug

Early research from Queen Mary University of London has potentially found an antidote that can rapidly stop the intoxicating effects of cannabis and synthetic cannabinoids. Synthetic cannabinoids, such as 'Spice' and 'Black Mamba', are...Show More Summary

Antidote to synthetic cannabis 'Spice' intoxication could be found in slimming drug

(Queen Mary University of London) Early research from Queen Mary University of London has potentially found an antidote that can rapidly stop the intoxicating effects of cannabis and synthetic cannabinoids.

Vitamin D protects against severe asthma attacks

Taking oral vitamin D supplements in addition to standard asthma medication could halve the risk of asthma attacks requiring hospital attendance, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Asthma affects more than 300 million people worldwide and is estimated to cause almost 400,000 deaths annually. Show More Summary

Watertight capsules for target drug delivery

Researchers from Tomsk Polytechnic University and Queen Mary's University of London have developed smart capsules that deliver water-soluble compounds to a certain part of the body. Two-micron capsules have watertight shells containing nanoscale magnets, delivering a drug to a targeted part of the body. Show More Summary

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).

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