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February 2019

14 Feb 19Global HealthGlobal health can learn a lot from feminist research, according to new study
A group of leading academics have called for a new approach to equality and global health which goes further than addressing inequality through gender quotas. The research, co-authored by Professor Sophie Harman from Queen Mary University of London, advocates that a feminist agenda is vital to move gender equality forward. ... [more]
7 Feb 19 Vitamin D helps treat lethal drug-resistant TB
Vitamin D has been found to speed up the clearance of tuberculosis (TB) bacteria from the lungs of people with multi-drug resistant TB, according to a study of 1,850 patients receiving antibiotic treatment, led by Queen Mary University of London. Vitamin D has been found to speed up the clearance of ... [more]
4 Feb 19Investigating the effects of a protein Myosin IISkin cancer hijacks the immune system
Scientists at Queen Mary University of London have discovered molecules in mice that reprogram healthy immune cells causing skin cancer to spread. The molecules, released by invasive skin cancer, could be targeted with inhibiting drugs to prevent this aggressive skin cancer coming back after treatment. The findings of the Cancer ... [more]

January 2019

24 Jan 19Research team awarded £20m to tackle cancer’s biggest questions
A global research team involving scientists from Queen Mary University of London have been awarded £20 million by Cancer Research UK in an initiative that aims to answer some of the biggest questions facing cancer research. Cancer Research UK’s Grand Challenge brings together the brightest scientists from around the world ... [more]

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