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2013-01-17 13:21:26

A new model from Queen Mary, University of London could be a useful security tool in tracking people in large, busy venues such as airport terminals and shopping centers. The research fuses information gathered from multiple Close-Circuit Television (CCTV) network cameras and geographical maps for the first time, and could be useful in locating people in blind-spots where the CCTV cannot see, known as invisible areas. Co-author Professor Andrea Cavallaro and director of Queen Mary's...

Bone Study Reveals Dinosaur Size
2012-12-20 19:57:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE states dinosaurs may have been bigger than we thought, in terms of ratio. Scientists have always understood dinosaurs were the largest animals to roam the Earth, but now they find they also had a greater number of larger species compared to all other back-boned animals. For the study, Queen Mary, University of London researchers compared the size of the femur bone of 329 different...

2012-12-12 23:30:55

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered that two proteins which are believed to play a key role in controlling the body's immune response are found in lower levels in T lymphocytes from patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The study found that MS patients' T lymphocytes — types of white blood cells which play an important role in the immune system — were defective at producing the proteins and that this was associated with increased levels of...

Aquatic Animals Grow Smaller In The Face Of Global Warming
2012-11-06 10:33:08

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study reveals that warming temperatures are causing a greater reduction in the adult sizes of aquatic animals than in land-dwelling animals. The findings of this study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), are from a collaborative research effort by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Liverpool. Warmer temperatures are disproportionately affecting the body size...

2012-10-17 22:29:53

The characteristic shape of a man's urine can help diagnose urinary problems Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have discovered that the characteristic shape of a man's urine stream could be used to help diagnose urinary problems. The research, published in PLOS One today (16 October) is the first study to analyze the specific pattern a man's urine makes and whether it could be used to detect prostate problems. Co-author Dr Martin Knight from Queen Mary's School of...

2012-10-15 15:13:05

A film historian at Queen Mary, University of London has been uncovering the secret past of British cinema in a private collection of production records for thousands of films, including such iconic titles as Dr No, The African Queen, and Zulu. The unique production archive is owned by Film Finances Ltd, underwriters of many major British films made since the 1950s. The company has kept complete documentation for every production it has guaranteed, including letters, telegrams, shooting...

Invasive Species Abound In The River Thames
2012-10-10 05:02:07

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study out of the U.K. points out what many ecosystems of the world have already known. In this new study, scientists from the Queen Mary, University of London, claim that almost 100 non-native freshwater species have successfully invaded the River Thames, making it one of the world´s most highly invaded freshwater systems. Published in the journal Biological Invasions over the weekend, scientists suggest that previous...

2012-10-04 13:44:25

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have developed a new gene test that can detect pre-cancerous cells in patients with benign-looking mouth lesions. The test could potentially allow at-risk patients to receive earlier treatment, significantly improving their chance of survival. The study, published online in the International Journal of Cancer, showed that the quantitative Malignancy Index Diagnostic System (qMIDS) test had a cancer detection rate of 91-94 per cent when used...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'