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March 2019

28 Mar 19Cartilage damage caused by arthritisExercise helps prevent cartilage damage caused by arthritis
Exercise helps to prevent the degradation of cartilage caused by osteoarthritis, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London. The researchers show for the first time how mechanical forces experienced by cells in joints during exercise prevent cartilage degradation by suppressing the action of inflammatory molecules which ... [more]
21 Mar 19Renal Denervation SystemSurgery using ultrasound energy found to treat high blood pressure
A one-off operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to maintain reduced blood pressure in hypertension patients for at least six months, according to the results of a clinical trial led in the UK by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust, ... [more]
19 Mar 19Professor Seif ShaheenLarge study suggests painkillers taken during pregnancy are not a cause of asthma in children
A Queen Mary University of London study of almost 500,000 women indicates that taking paracetamol or other painkillers during pregnancy is not responsible for increasing the risk of asthma in children. The research, which uses prescription data on painkillers, does support earlier findings that women taking paracetamol during pregnancy are more ... [more]
7 Mar 19University Mental Health Day 2019
Location: Mile End campus The University Mental Health Day 2019 is Thursday 7th March. This year’s University Mental Health Day is all about the power of using your voice. We all have mental health, we all have stories to share and we can all use our voices to shape the ... [more]

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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