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2011-06-07 14:25:00

Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have discovered that proteins in frog skins could be used to treat cancer, diabetes, stroke and transplant patients by regulating the growth of blood vessels.

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2011-06-06 13:19:17

A groundbreaking new test for male infertility, which will save time, money and heartache for couples around the world, has been developed at Queen's University Belfast.

2011-05-30 02:00:00

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, May 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Centenary is Commemorated by TITANICa: The Exhibition & The People's Story Belfast is set to mark the 100th anniversary of the launch of one of the city's most famous creations - RMS Titanic.

2011-04-05 14:03:19

Scientists from the School of Pharmacy at Queen's University Belfast and Almac Discovery Ltd have developed a new treatment for cancer which rather than attacking tumors directly, prevents the growth of new blood vessels in tumors, starving them of oxygen and nutrients, thereby preventing their growth.

2011-04-01 06:25:00

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stena Line has announced that the HSS Stena Explorer will recommence service on its Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire route on Friday April 1 until Tuesday September 13 to cope with the additional demand over the summer period.

2011-03-29 13:17:18

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have issued a stark warning about the future of the Irish hare and the threat it faces from the European ‘brown’ hare, which has set up home in Mid-Ulster and West Tyrone.

2011-03-22 13:03:10

As the increasing number food scares causes consumers to question the safety of everyday food items, researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have completed the first ever analysis of all the food recalls announced in the USA, UK and Ireland over the last decade.

2011-03-14 14:26:55

The first major study of the wellbeing and inclusion of former politically motivated prisoners in Northern Ireland will be launched by Queen’s University today (Monday 14 March).

2011-03-10 08:37:00

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stena Line has confirmed the addition of two new Superfast ferries on its service between Scotland and Northern Ireland in Autumn 2011 to coincide with the opening of its new 80m pounds Sterling Loch Ryan Port at Cairnryan. Sister ships Superfast VII and Superfast VIII will replace the HSS Stena Voyager, Stena Caledonia and Stena Navigator, which currently operate on the ferry crossings between the two countries. The Superfast ferries,...

2011-03-03 12:51:50

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are taking the first step towards discovering the true effectiveness of brain training exercises with the release of their own app aimed at those over 50.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.