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31-Aug-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Universities launch database on amnesties granted during conflict and peace processes
Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Edinburgh have launched the first public, open access database which explores amnesties that were granted during ongoing conflicts, or as part of peace negotiations, or in post-conflict periods.

Newswise: UK-wide study shows children with gastrointestinal symptoms should be included in COVID-19 testing strategies
Released: 28-Aug-2020 8:05 AM EDT
UK-wide study shows children with gastrointestinal symptoms should be included in COVID-19 testing strategies
Queen's University Belfast

Over 1,000 children from Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales, known as ‘COVID Warriors’ have had their antibodies measured in the UK-wide trial called ‘Seroprevalence of SARS-Cov-2 infection in healthy children’.

Newswise: Queen’s part of £7 million consortium to improve outcomes for patients with early stage cancer
Released: 9-Jul-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Queen’s part of £7 million consortium to improve outcomes for patients with early stage cancer
Queen's University Belfast

The Precision Medicine Centre of Excellence (PMC) at Queen’s is leading a ground-breaking collaboration with the world’s largest biotech company Roche, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) specialist, Sonrai Analytics.

15-Jun-2020 8:30 AM EDT
ARK report finds that unionist and nationalist identities in NI became stronger in the run-up to Brexit
Queen's University Belfast

A research study on political attitudes and identities in Northern Ireland has been released today (Wednesday 17 June) by ARK – a joint initiative between Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University.

Newswise: Queen’s launch global survey on children’s views and experiences of ‘Life under Coronavirus’
Released: 1-Jun-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Queen’s launch global survey on children’s views and experiences of ‘Life under Coronavirus’
Queen's University Belfast

The Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’s has launched a global survey for children and young people (aged 8-17 years) to get their views and experiences of ‘Life under Coronavirus’.

Newswise: Queen's research finds an increase in faith online during the coronavirus pandemic
Released: 28-May-2020 6:50 AM EDT
Queen's research finds an increase in faith online during the coronavirus pandemic
Queen's University Belfast

A research study from Queen’s University Belfast has revealed how faith leaders and communities on the island of Ireland adapted and responded to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

Newswise: Researchers develop new coating to reduce pain and risk of infection for catheter users
Released: 5-Mar-2020 8:10 AM EST
Researchers develop new coating to reduce pain and risk of infection for catheter users
Queen's University Belfast

Researchers from the School of Pharmacy at Queen’s University Belfast have developed a new antimicrobial coating which can be applied to urinary catheters and other medical devices to significantly reduce pain and lower the risk of infection for its users. This unique coating has the potential to greatly improve the quality of life for the millions of catheter users worldwide.

Released: 26-Feb-2020 8:40 AM EST
Research shows significance of native predators to naturally restore ecosystem
Queen's University Belfast

A new research study led by Queen’s University highlights the crucial role that recovering native predators can play in conserving the natural ecosystem.

Newswise: New research suggests climate change could reduce lifespan among hundreds of species
Released: 14-Feb-2020 8:55 AM EST
New research suggests climate change could reduce lifespan among hundreds of species
Queen's University Belfast

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast and Tel Aviv University in Israel have carried out one of the most comprehensive studies to date to better understand what affects life expectancy among all living vertebrates in the world.

Released: 12-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
Queen’s research indicates clear link between meditation and stress reduction
Queen's University Belfast

New collaborative research at Queen’s University Belfast and Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia aims to better understand the link between meditation and improved mental health outcomes.

Newswise: Queen’s Research Develop Tool to Tackle Diet Epidemic in India
Released: 23-Jan-2020 6:05 AM EST
Queen’s Research Develop Tool to Tackle Diet Epidemic in India
Queen's University Belfast

New research led by Queen’s University Belfast aims to better understand the link between diet and disease in India.

Newswise: Ground-breaking research could lead to safer and faster security scanners at airports
14-Jan-2020 7:00 AM EST
Ground-breaking research could lead to safer and faster security scanners at airports
Queen's University Belfast

Airport security queues could be slashed and screening for weapons could become much more effective after Queen’s University Belfast researchers have been awarded £1 million to develop a ground-breaking solution.

Newswise: Queen’s University and Belfast City Council launch the Belfast Climate Commission to deliver action on the climate crisis
9-Jan-2020 9:55 AM EST
Queen’s University and Belfast City Council launch the Belfast Climate Commission to deliver action on the climate crisis
Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast and Belfast City Council have today (Friday 10 January, 2020) launched the ‘Belfast Climate Commission’, to drive action on the climate crisis.

Newswise: Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton appointed Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast
Released: 2-Jan-2020 5:05 AM EST
Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton appointed Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast
Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University today announced the appointment of Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton as its new Chancellor.

Released: 19-Dec-2019 8:00 AM EST
New Research Shows E-Cigarette Vape Increases Harmful Lung Bacteria
Queen's University Belfast

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that bacteria often found in the lungs became more harmful and caused increased inflammation when they were exposed to e-cigarette vape.

Released: 19-Dec-2019 6:05 AM EST
Strongest Link Yet Between Nitrites and Cancer - but ‘Not All Processed Meat Has Same Risk’
Queen's University Belfast

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have questioned the World Health Organisation’s blanket classification of processed meat as carcinogenic after finding significant evidence gaps between processed meat treated with nitrites and nitrite-free processed meat.

17-Dec-2019 1:05 PM EST
Researchers find a harder border between the UK and Ireland is seen as a challenge to peace and prosperity in Northern Ireland and the border counties of Ireland
Queen's University Belfast

Researchers find that the revised Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by Prime Minister Boris Johnson appears not to have wholly reassured people in the Central Border Region of Ireland / Northern Ireland.

Newswise: Queen’s University Belfast signs the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment
Released: 9-Dec-2019 10:05 AM EST
Queen’s University Belfast signs the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment
Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s University has become a signatory of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

Newswise: Scientist Leads International Team to Crack 60-Year-Old Mystery of Sun’s Magnetic Waves
2-Dec-2019 6:15 AM EST
Scientist Leads International Team to Crack 60-Year-Old Mystery of Sun’s Magnetic Waves
Queen's University Belfast

A Queen’s University Belfast scientist has led an international team to the ground-breaking discovery of why the Sun’s magnetic waves strengthen and grow as they emerge from its surface, which could help to solve the mystery of how the corona of the Sun maintains its multi-million degree temperatures. For more than 60 years observations of the Sun have shown that as the magnetic waves leave the interior of the Sun they grow in strength but until now there has been no solid observational evidence as to why this was the case.

Newswise: Leftover grain from breweries could be converted into fuel for homes
20-Nov-2019 10:40 AM EST
Leftover grain from breweries could be converted into fuel for homes
Queen's University Belfast

A Queen’s University Belfast researcher has developed a low cost technique to convert left over barley from alcohol breweries into carbon, which could be used as a renewable fuel for homes in winter, charcoal for summer barbecues or water filters in developing countries.

Released: 21-Nov-2019 6:05 AM EST
New research shows how use of cholesterol lowering drugs may cut risk of lethal prostate cancer
Queen's University Belfast

New research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found that men who are on statins, medicine used to lower blood cholesterol, may have a reduced risk of developing a more lethal form of prostate cancer.

Newswise: Researchers Show Noise Pollution Is Threatening the Survival of a Number of Species
19-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST
Researchers Show Noise Pollution Is Threatening the Survival of a Number of Species
Queen's University Belfast

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have found noise pollution is threatening the survival of more than 100 different species.

Released: 11-Nov-2019 4:15 PM EST
Academics launch training resource to improve responses to violence against children
Queen's University Belfast

A new training resource aimed at enhancing child-centred responses to violence against children, co-designed with children and young people, has been launched today (Monday 11 November) by academics from the Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’s University Belfast and Include Youth.

Newswise: Queen’s research finds that global activism has helped combat worker exploitation on South African vineyards
5-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST
Queen’s research finds that global activism has helped combat worker exploitation on South African vineyards
Queen's University Belfast

A new research study from Queen’s University Belfast has examined the changing inspection of labour standards on South African vineyards, arguing that activist pressure on wine global supply chains has added pressure on both private and public regulators to tackle labour exploitation.

24-Oct-2019 7:05 PM EDT
Narcissism Might Be a Dark Trait but It Can Lower Stress Levels and Reduce Chances of Depression
Queen's University Belfast

People who have grandiose narcissistic traits are more likely to be ‘mentally tough’, feel less stressed and are less vulnerable to depression, research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found.

Released: 14-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Study reveals complexities and sensitivities in managing the UK’s withdrawal from the EU for border region residents
Queen's University Belfast

Brexit is already having an impact on life on both sides of the border. Respondents from the Central Border Region of Ireland/Northern Ireland report economic changes (e.g. job losses, business disinvestment, problems in labour recruitment, insurance difficulties) plus rising concerns about the stability of the peace process and a potential resurgence of violence.

Newswise: Queen’s Academic Awarded the Academy Gold Fellowship for Women
Released: 9-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Queen’s Academic Awarded the Academy Gold Fellowship for Women
Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast academic, Aislinn Clarke, has received the 2019 Academy Gold Fellowship for Women.

Released: 7-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Scientists Observe Year-long Plateaus in Decline of Type Ia Supernova Light Curves
Queen's University Belfast

A team of scientists, including a researcher from Queen’s University Belfast, have discovered that the fading of infrared light following Type Ia supernovae explosions can be interrupted, with brightness staying the same for up to a year.

Newswise: Children spend less time reading and engaging in physical activity as they grow older
18-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Children spend less time reading and engaging in physical activity as they grow older
Queen's University Belfast

A new research study from Queen’s University Belfast has found that children from disadvantaged backgrounds spend less time reading and engaging in physical activity and exercise than their peers as they get older.

Newswise: Researchers pioneer new technique to transform used milk bottles into kayaks and storage tanks
10-Sep-2019 7:00 AM EDT
Researchers pioneer new technique to transform used milk bottles into kayaks and storage tanks
Queen's University Belfast

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered new ways to convert single-use plastic waste into products such as storage tanks for water and fuel, and sporting goods such as kayaks and canoes, which could help to solve global environmental problems.

Newswise: Researchers Develop Early Detection Test for Ovarian Cancer
Released: 22-Aug-2019 7:00 PM EDT
Researchers Develop Early Detection Test for Ovarian Cancer
Queen's University Belfast

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have developed a test that may be able to detect ovarian cancer up to two years earlier than current approaches.

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Released: 19-Aug-2019 9:55 AM EDT
Kelly Mccaughrain Announced as the New Children’s Writing Fellow for NI by Arts Council and Queen’s
Queen's University Belfast

Award-winning writer Kelly McCaughrain has accepted the post as the new Children’s Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University Belfast.

Newswise: Queen’s research finds Nazi members were more upwardly mobile during the Third Reich
24-Jul-2019 4:05 AM EDT
Queen’s research finds Nazi members were more upwardly mobile during the Third Reich
Queen's University Belfast

A research study from Queen’s University Belfast’s Management School has found that members of Nazi organisations were more upwardly mobile and climbed higher up the social ladder than non-members during the Third Reich.

Newswise: Queen’s researchers discover first ever species endangered from deep sea mining
Released: 23-Jul-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Queen’s researchers discover first ever species endangered from deep sea mining
Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast researchers have discovered that the scaly-foot snail, or as it’s otherwise known - the sea pangolin, is the first species at risk of extinction due to potential deep sea mining by humans.

Released: 14-Jun-2019 4:05 AM EDT
ARK report finds that majority of people in NI not prejudiced towards transgender people
Queen's University Belfast

A research study on public attitudes towards transgender people has been released today (Friday 14 June) at The MAC Belfast by ARK – a joint initiative between Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University.

Newswise: Queen’s University Belfast researchers discover revolutionary stem cell treatment for vascular disease
8-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Queen’s University Belfast researchers discover revolutionary stem cell treatment for vascular disease
Queen's University Belfast

*For the first time, researchers have developed a non-intrusive way to generate large quantities of stem cells using only a small amount of blood* *The stem cells can repair cells damaged as a result of vascular diseases, which has the potential to prevent blindness and reverse the need for amputations*

Newswise: Researchers Discover Groundbreaking Way to Treat Major Sight-Threatening Diseases of the Eye
1-Apr-2019 8:45 AM EDT
Researchers Discover Groundbreaking Way to Treat Major Sight-Threatening Diseases of the Eye
Queen's University Belfast

Researchers from Queen’s University have discovered a new way of treating major diseases of the eye caused by the abnormal growth of new blood vessels.

Newswise: Queen’s academics named 2019 Island of Ireland Fellow by Eisenhower Fellowships
Released: 29-Mar-2019 9:55 AM EDT
Queen’s academics named 2019 Island of Ireland Fellow by Eisenhower Fellowships
Queen's University Belfast

Two academics from Queen’s University Belfast have recently been named 2019 Island of Ireland Fellows by Eisenhower Fellowships.

Newswise: Queen’s research shows sedentary lifestyle linked to 70,000 deaths per year in the UK
Released: 26-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Queen’s research shows sedentary lifestyle linked to 70,000 deaths per year in the UK
Queen's University Belfast

Researchers at Queen’s have found that spending large amounts of time sitting or lounging around during the day is linked to around 70,000 deaths per year in the UK.

Newswise: Life in the gingerbread house: how fish need jellies more than we thought
Released: 20-Mar-2019 6:05 AM EDT
Life in the gingerbread house: how fish need jellies more than we thought
Queen's University Belfast

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have coined jellyfish, ‘the gingerbread house’, conveying their newly discovered role in providing both food and shelter to fish.

Newswise: Queen’s Researchers Make Breakthrough Discovery in Chronic Lung Disease
5-Mar-2019 10:00 AM EST
Queen’s Researchers Make Breakthrough Discovery in Chronic Lung Disease
Queen's University Belfast

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a novel experimental treatment for chronic lung diseases that could improve the lives for people with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Newswise: Science Shop celebrates 30 Years at Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University
Released: 20-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
Science Shop celebrates 30 Years at Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University
Queen's University Belfast

A joint collaboration between Queen’s University Belfast and the Ulster University, the Science Shop, which supports hundreds of community groups across Northern Ireland, today (Wednesday 20 February) celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Newswise: Queen’s University researchers develop new test to detect disease and infection that could save time, money and lives
Released: 17-Jan-2019 5:05 AM EST
Queen’s University researchers develop new test to detect disease and infection that could save time, money and lives
Queen's University Belfast

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have developed a highly innovative new enzyme biomarker test that has the potential to indicate diseases and bacterial contamination saving time, money and possibly lives.

Newswise: Queen’s University awarded 6.1 million euros to address fertility issues
Released: 15-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
Queen’s University awarded 6.1 million euros to address fertility issues
Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s University have been awarded 6.1 million euros, in collaboration with 11 other global partner universities and institutions, to develop a test to identify harmful chemicals that affect female fertility.

Released: 17-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST
New approach to bowel cancer analysis could lead to better prognosis for patients
Queen's University Belfast

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a new way to analyse bowel cancer tumours, which could lead to more personalised treatments and better prognosis for patients.

4-Dec-2018 4:05 AM EST
Queen’s Research Finds Electoral Reforms Did Not Cause the Rise of Sinn Féin in 1918
Queen's University Belfast

A research study from Queen’s University Belfast has found that the 1918 electoral reforms in Britain and Ireland did not cause Sinn Féin’s subsequent electoral victory, as previously proposed.

Newswise: Researchers discover that calcifications in the eye increase risk for progression to advanced AMD by more than six times
Released: 14-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST
Researchers discover that calcifications in the eye increase risk for progression to advanced AMD by more than six times
Queen's University Belfast

• New research show that calcified nodules in the eye increase the risk for progression to advanced AMD more than six times • There is an urgent need to identify early events that might lead to visual loss in people so interventions can be made • Global burden of AMD is estimated to cost be over 300 billion worldwide

Newswise: Why belief in ‘Limbo’ has disappeared in recent decades – Queen’s University Belfast research
7-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST
Why belief in ‘Limbo’ has disappeared in recent decades – Queen’s University Belfast research
Queen's University Belfast

A research study from Queen’s University Belfast has found that the belief in Limbo – a place for unbaptised babies - has declined throughout the decades in Ireland due to the changing beliefs and values of the nation.

Newswise: Hillary Rodham Clinton Scholarships offer US students the opportunity to study at Queen’s University Belfast
Released: 1-Nov-2018 10:40 AM EDT
Hillary Rodham Clinton Scholarships offer US students the opportunity to study at Queen’s University Belfast
Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast has announced the launch of a new Scholarship for students from the US and a new Fellowship in honor of Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton.


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