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Research

Queen's innovation could mean flexible batteries for pacemakers and phones

Queen's University scientists have designed a new flexible, organic battery that could transform the rigid devices that power-up medical implants and mobile phones.

NI Cancer Registry

Health

Report reveals 50% increase in lung cancer cases among women in 10 years

New research from Queen’s and the NI Cancer Network Lung Cancer Group has unveiled the changing patterns of lung cancer, including a dramatic increase in the occurrences in women.



International

IGFS launches joint e-learning initiative with Waters Corporation to improve global food safety

The Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s is set to launch a joint e-learning initiative with Waters Corporation to help ensure and deliver safe, sustainable and authentic food around the world.



Research

Queen's astronomer and international experts make major exoplanet discovery

Dr Neale Gibson, from Queen’s School of Mathematics and Physics, and a team of international researchers at the European Southern Observatory, have detected titanium oxide in an exoplanet atmosphere for the first time.



Honorary Award

Queen's awards Honorary Professorship to Declan Kelly

The founder of the US-NI Mentorship Programme – US businessman and honorary Queen’s graduate – Declan Kelly, has received an Honorary Professorship at the University’s Management School.

Health

Queen's first to use life-like pregnant patient mannequins to train midwives

Trainee midwives at Queen’s University Belfast will be the first in the UK to use a new birthing simulator through the pregnancy process from scan to birth.  




Philanthropy

CME Group Foundation awards donations to Northern Ireland's two universities

Queen’s University is to receive $192,000 over a two-year period to fund courses for 140 GCSE computing teachers, thanks to a gift from the CME Group Foundation.

University

Tree descended from where Hippocrates first taught medicine in 'Tree of the Year' final

A tree on the University site that can trace its roots back to Greece where Hippocrates reputedly taught medicine over 2,600 years ago, is in the regional 'Tree of the Year' final. 

Research

Queen's research shows how an alien observer might detect earth

Aliens – if they exist – on at least nine planets beyond our solar system would be ideally placed to detect and observe the Earth, researchers at Queen’s have shown.

Teaching

Belfast GP wins Robin Harland teaching excellence award

The winner of the 2016/17 Robin Harland Prize – which recognises the work of GP tutors and their practice teams in training and preparing future doctors – has been announced.



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