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Indian flag. Credit: Adam Jones. News story: Interactive timeline captures impact of Indian community in Britain
19 February 2018

A photographic timeline that showcases the history of Indians living in Britain over the past two centuries is now available to view online.

News story: Cells ‘walk’ on liquids a bit like geckos
19 February 2018

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have discovered that cells can ‘walk’ on liquids a bit like the way geckos stick to other surfaces.

News story: New printing technique uses cells and molecules to recreate biological structures
16 February 2018

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed a printing technique using cells and molecules normally found in natural tissues to create constructs that resemble biological structures.

News story: First comparison of common breast cancer tests finds varied accuracy of predictions
15 February 2018

Commercially-available prognostic breast cancer tests show significant variation in their abilities to predict disease recurrence, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London of nearly 800 postmenopausal women.

Queen Mary's Confucius Institute celebrates Chinese New Year 2018 News story: Queen Mary celebrates Chinese New Year with UK-China music festival
15 February 2018

Queen Mary’s Confucius Institute and Music Department hosted the first UK-China International Music Festival on 3-5 February to celebrate Chinese New Year 2018.

News story: Valentine's Day meal deals contain as much salt as six McDonald’s hamburgers
14 February 2018

A new survey by Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) based at Queen Mary University of London’s Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, has found that popular Valentine’s readymade meals are very high in salt, calories, fat and sugar.

Professor Colin Bailey News story: Meet our Professors – inaugural lecture continues with Principal’s talk on building safety
14 February 2018

Why did the World Trade Centre 7 Collapse, how do we beat fake news, and who really is the best man for the job? All these questions will be answered by top academics in Queen Mary University of London’s free Inaugural Lecture series.

News story: School teams solve world water problems with Lego robots at Queen Mary competition
13 February 2018

Teams from schools across London competed to solve the world’s water problems with Lego robots at an event hosted by Queen Mary University of London’s School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS).

Dr Renato Faccini News story: Bank of England awards prestigious fellowship to Queen Mary academic
13 February 2018

An economics lecturer from Queen Mary University of London who specialises in the formation of business relationships over time, known as matching theory, has been awarded the George fellowship from the Bank of England.

News story: Research suggests vapers may be vulnerable to lung infections
8 February 2018

The vapour from e-cigarettes seems to help pneumonia-causing bacteria stick to the cells that line the airways, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary and UAL receive grant to co-develop new curriculum model for games design
7 February 2018

Queen Mary University of London, in partnership with London College of Communication, part of the University of the Arts London (UAL), has been granted £158,354 from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to develop a games design curriculum. 

News story: £54 million award to transform health through data science
7 February 2018

Queen Mary University of London has partnered with four other London universities - UCL, Imperial College London, King's College London and The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - in a new initiative to transform health through data science.

Westfield College gave women the chance to study less traditional subjects News story: Influential Queen Mary women celebrated in new campaign
6 February 2018

Pioneering alumnae and staff from Queen Mary University of London have been listed in the University of London’s ‘Leading Women’ campaign, which launched last week.

News story: Researchers unravel the time of origin of flowering plants
6 February 2018

Flowering plants likely originated between 149 and 256 million years ago according to new research involving Queen Mary University of London, and led by University College London (UCL).

News story: Major research project launched to crack aspirin’s anti-cancer properties
6 February 2018

An international study, led by Queen Mary University of London and funded with a £5 million grant from Cancer Research UK, has been launched to answer the final questions before aspirin is recommended to reduce cancer risk.

News story: Students teach robots football tricks in annual hack
5 February 2018

Teams of students from Queen Mary University of London and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) took part in a challenge to hack robots and teach them a range of football skills.

 

News story: Multinational companies continue to produce unregulated antibiotics in India
5 February 2018

Millions of unapproved antibiotics are being sold in India, according to a new study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London and Newcastle University.

Jacob Rees Mogg MP News story: Brexiteer defends questioning Treasury’s forecasts
2 February 2018

Speaking at the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London last night, Jacob Rees-Mogg, North East Somerset MP and leading Brexiteer, defended raising claims that Treasury officials are trying to influence policy around Brexit. 

An excerpt of the letter, copyright National Archives [SM] News story: Uncovered letters reveal how Gaitskell’s grieving widow was left ‘shocked’ and ‘deeply hurt’ by PM Macmillan’s speech
1 February 2018

Conservative Prime Minister Harold Macmillan deeply offended the widow of the deceased Labour leader Hugh Gaitskell just days after the politician’s untimely death 55 years ago. A letter in which Mrs Gaitskell describes herself as “deeply hurt” has been discovered in the National Archives and is being published for the first time.

Brexit News story: New report on Brexit and public opinion reveals divisions both between and within parties
31 January 2018

A values divide is emerging which could dramatically impact on politics in the years to come, a comprehensive report on Brexit and public opinion reveals.

News story: Government urged to fortify flour with folic acid to prevent birth defects
31 January 2018

There is no need for an upper limit of folate intake, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London and the School of Advanced Study, University of London.

News story: Cells in the heart sense stiffness by measuring contraction forces and resting tension simultaneously
26 January 2018

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have identified a new mechanism in which adhesive structures within the cells of the heart sense stiffness through muscle contractions and resting tension at the same time.

Graduate Centre, Mile End Campus [SM] News story: Queen Mary announces major PhD programme with the Leverhulme Trust
25 January 2018

Queen Mary University of London has announced a new Doctoral Scholarship Programme, supported by the Leverhulme Trust, beginning in 2018 and worth £1,050,000.

News story: Nationwide institute to plug digital skills gap
25 January 2018

Queen Mary University of London is part of a £40 million initiative to create the next generation of digital specialists, announced today in a speech by the UK’s Prime Minister in Davos. Known as the Institute of Coding (IoC), Queen Mary will spearhead the theme of boosting equality and diversity in technology-related education and careers.

News story: Researchers use flu-like virus to attack pancreatic cancer
25 January 2018

A flu-like virus has now been used in experiments to successfully inhibit the growth of pancreatic cancer, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Mathematicians develop model for how new ideas emerge
24 January 2018

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed a mathematical model for the emergence of innovations.   

Queen Mary welcomes its first Erasmus+ students News story: Queen Mary welcomes its first Erasmus+ exchange students from India
23 January 2018

The first five students from Queen Mary’s new Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) Programme have arrived for the spring semester.

The Palace of Westminster [SM] News story: Survey of MPs reveals Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn face significant political challenges over Brexit
22 January 2018

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn face significant challenges within their own parliamentary parties over Brexit, a new survey of MPs has found.

 

Sam Gyimah MP  [sm] News story: Universities Minister Sam Gyimah backs review of tuition fees
19 January 2018

The new Universities Minister Sam Gyimah has said that a review of student tuition fees is on the way. He was speaking at the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London, in his first public appearance since his appointment to the role.

News story: Whole-population testing for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations is cost-effective
18 January 2018

Screening the entire population for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations, as opposed to just those at high-risk of carrying this mutation, is cost effective and could prevent more ovarian and breast cancers than the current approach, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.

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