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February 2020

5 Feb 20Professor Stephen Duffy, Professor of Cancer Screening at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, and Professor John Field, from the University of Liverpool’s Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine, comment on recently published result‘Irrefutable evidence’ that lung cancer screening works
Professor Stephen Duffy, Professor of Cancer Screening at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, and Professor John Field, from the University of Liverpool’s Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine, comment on recently published results from a lung cancer screening trial. Currently, lung cancer kills more people than any ... [more]
3 Feb 20Pinpointing rare disease mutations
A new study from Queen Mary University of London and EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute has uncovered the genes essential for supporting life, which could help researchers to identify mutations responsible for rare childhood diseases. Identifying which genes are linked to a rare disease is one of the most difficult ... [more]

January 2020

17 Jan 20Emulate's organs-on-chips technology. Credit: EmulateQueen Mary opens Organs-on-Chips Centre for advancements in medical research and drug development
A new research centre which aims to revolutionise medical research and drug development using microengineered Organs-on-Chips has opened at Queen Mary University of London. Organs-on-Chips contain tiny hollow channels lined by living human cells that recreate the microenvironment experienced by cells within the human body. As miniaturised living systems with ... [more]
16 Jan 20Queen Mary Dentistry Professor finds a low-cost, non-intrusive solution to save children’s teethQueen Mary Dentistry Professor finds a low-cost, non-intrusive solution to save children’s teeth
A study led by Queen Mary’s Professor of Dental Public Health, Professor Cynthia Pine, has identified a low-cost and low-intensity intervention technique that could prevent tooth decay for thousands of children across the UK. Nearly a quarter of five-year-olds in the UK experience tooth decay. During 2017-18, 33,779 children aged ... [more]
13 Jan 20Research on the salt content of bacon and implications by Queen Mary University of LondonBacon – the salt mine on your breakfast table
Survey results published today by Action on Salt (based at Queen Mary University of London) have confirmed bacon’s unwelcome status as the second biggest contributor to salt in the UK diet. Action on Salt’s experts are urging the newly formed government to launch a comprehensive salt reduction programme, ... [more]
7 Jan 20Sketch of the syndecan-4 molecule connecting the cell inside with the space outside. Credit: 3DforScience/ 3DforScience.comStudy sheds new light on how cells interact with their surroundings
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London identify novel pathway behind how cells sense and respond to their environment. The study, published today in Nature Materials, found that a previously overlooked protein, known as syndecan-4, is important for transmitting external signals into the cell. Syndecan-4 senses movements outside the cell ... [more]

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