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News story: Drug could cut transplant rejection
21 November 2017

A diabetes drug currently undergoing development could be repurposed to help end transplant rejection, without the side-effects of current immunosuppressive drugs, according to new research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Colin Bailey AdMU partnership launch in the Philippines News story: QMUL launches partnership with Ateneo de Manila University
21 November 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) today launches its partnership with Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) in the Philippines, demonstrating its commitment to build on existing and establish new links in South-East Asia.

The Alan Turing Institute News story: QMUL to join The Alan Turing Institute
21 November 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is set to join The Alan Turing Institute as a university partner.

Laboratories at the Blizard Institute, QMUL News story: Four QMUL researchers in the top 1 per cent
20 November 2017

Four researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been placed in the top 1 per cent in the world, in this year’s Highly Cited Researchers list.

News story: Grade inflation adds thousands to the cost of a family home
17 November 2017

Grade inflation at English primary schools can increase the price of surrounding houses by up to £7,000, according to early research from economists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: New talking therapy could help cancer survivors cope after treatment
16 November 2017

A new project to develop and test a talking-based therapy for cancer survivors, led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Barts Health NHS Trust and King's College London, has been awarded £2.5m by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

News story: One in ten historic coastal landfill sites in England are at risk of erosion
16 November 2017

Coastal erosion may release waste from ten per cent of England's historic coastal landfills in the next forty years, according to research from Queen Mary University of London and the Environment Agency.

News story: The Great Yiddish Parade at the Being Human festival
15 November 2017

On 19 November 2017 the streets of the East End will echo with the sound of songs once sung there and forgotten for more than a century.

News story: QMUL awarded £1m grant to establish robotics centre for tackling nuclear waste
14 November 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded a £1m grant to help set-up a world-leading centre of excellence for nuclear robotics in the UK.

News story: Queen Mary announces plan to become a world-leading centre for excellence in arts and culture
14 November 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has announced a plan to develop the university as a world-leading centre of excellence in arts and culture within higher education.

News story: Women who have HPV jab may only need three cervical screens in a lifetime
10 November 2017

Women may only need three cervical screens in their lifetime if they have been given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a new study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Blog: HPV jab and better tests mean women will need only three cervical screens from 2021
10 November 2017

Rebecca Landy, Cancer Screening Statistician at Queen Mary University of London, writes in The Conversation about why women who have a HPV jab may only need three cervical screens in a lifetime.

News story: Parliament must act speedily to contain sexual harassment scandal, says John Bercow
10 November 2017

The sexual harassment scandal in British politics has the potential to be as serious as the 2009 expenses scandal, said the Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow.

News story: New DNA antenatal screening for Down’s syndrome is a ‘transformational advance’
9 November 2017

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have shown for the first time that it is possible to incorporate DNA analysis into antenatal screening for three serious chromosome disorders, including Down’s syndrome, in a way that is far more accurate, and safer and less stressful for mothers.

News story: Negotiating Brexit – an insider view with Sir Jonathan Faull
6 November 2017

The dynamics and factors that led to Brexit were poorly understood in Brussels and member state capitals, according to Sir Jonathan Faull – a former high-ranking official of the European Commission.

News story: Cancer researcher wins Lifetime Achievement Award
6 November 2017

Professor Jack Cuzick from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received the Cancer Research UK Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on cancer prevention and detection.

News story: QMUL student wins category in ‘Dance your PhD’ competition
6 November 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) PhD student Judit Pétervári has won the social sciences category of Science Magazine’s ‘Dance your PhD’ competition, which challenges scientists around the world to transform their research into dance videos.

News story: Cold dust discovered around nearest star Proxima Centauri
3 November 2017

Dust detected around the closest star to the solar system, Proxima Centauri, may indicate the presence of an elaborate planetary system.

Blog: Westminster harassment: this is not just about sex, it’s about power
3 November 2017

Rainbow Murray, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary, writes for The Conversationabout the sexual harassment scandal in British politics.

News story: QMUL spin out receives investment to develop energy-saving optical communications technology
2 November 2017

A Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) spin out company has received investment to commercialise a new material technology which would both drastically cut energy use and increase the speed of optical communications.

News story: Brain tumour’s 'addiction' to common amino acid could be its weakness
1 November 2017

Starving a childhood brain tumour of the amino acid glutamine could improve the effect of chemotherapy, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and funded by Children with Cancer UK and the Medical Research Council.

News story: Latest medical research celebrated at William Harvey Day 2017
31 October 2017

William Harvey Day 2017 saw hundreds of attendees gather to celebrate the best of research at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Blog: Challenges and opportunities for EU energy policy
31 October 2017

A new book from QMUL's Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas presents, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of the most important research and latest trends in EU energy law and policy. In this article, he talks about some of the major challenges facing the EU in terms of energy policy. 

News story: Reversing Brexit would be catastrophic for politics, says Lisa Nandy
25 October 2017

Remainers need to drop the idea of reversing Brexit, according to Lisa Nandy MP. Speaking to Professor Philip Cowley at QMUL’s Mile End Institute, she said the consequences of a reversal would be catastrophic.

News story: Keeping it in the family: Inheritance in Victorian and Edwardian Britain
24 October 2017

Inheritance has been a topic of fascination in Britain for centuries. It provides a tantalising glimpse of what people are worth, and offers a reliable dose of drama about how wealth is passed on, who gets richer, and who misses out.

News story: Students rate QMUL careers service in the UK top 10
24 October 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been ranked in the UK top 10 for student satisfaction for its careers services in a survey of 7,348 students across the UK.

News story: QMUL and BBC launch major partnership to unlock potential of data
19 October 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and BBC Research and Development has announced a five-year research partnership to unlock the potential of data in the media.

News story: QMUL academic awarded honorary PhD from Stockholm University
13 October 2017

Professor Magdalena Titirici has received a prestigious Honorary PhD from Stockholm University for her work in sustainable materials for renewable energy.

News story: Antidote to synthetic cannabis intoxication could be found in slimming drug
12 October 2017

Early research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has potentially found an antidote that can rapidly stop the intoxicating effects of cannabis and synthetic cannabinoids.

Computers will soon be able to fix themselves – are IT departments for the chop?
12 October 2017

Dr John Woodward co-writes for The Conversation about the development of robots and artificial intelligence, and how this will impact careers in computing

News story: A window into convent life in early modern Europe
11 October 2017

In 1598, the first English convent was established in Brussels by a group of women who chose to flee an increasingly anti-Catholic England to follow the religious life. In the two centuries that followed, another 20 enclosed convents were opened across Flanders and France. 

News story: Children born prematurely have greater risk of cognitive difficulties later in life
11 October 2017

Babies born preterm have a greater risk of developing cognitive, motor and behavioural difficulties and these problems persist throughout school years, finds a new study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Londoners identify more with their city than with Britain, England, or Europe
10 October 2017

Londoners identify more strongly with their home city than with any other national or European identity, according to a survey by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: QMUL and White and Case launch international arbitration survey
10 October 2017

The Centre for Commercial Legal Studies (CCLS) at QMUL has launched its 2018 International Arbitration Survey, carried out in conjunction with Global law firm White & Case LLP.

News story: QMUL launches scheme to invest in new university innovations
9 October 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has launched a scheme offering the chance to invest in new technologies and innovations developed by academics and students at the university.

News story: Indian government not doing enough to tackle sale of unapproved antibiotics
9 October 2017

In India, the sale of antibiotics requiring the tightest control and regulation is rising the fastest, according to an analysis by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Newcastle University. 

News story: London voters never call London City Hall
6 October 2017

Just three per cent of Londoners say they have been in touch with the office of the Mayor of London over the last five years. The findings are from the latest instalment of the Polling London project by the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) with fieldwork by YouGov.

News story: Bumblebees shed light on why some individuals are smarter than others
4 October 2017

Bumblebees may be able to tell us why some people are smarter than others, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

News story: High BMI and blood pressure create a heavy heart
4 October 2017

Being overweight or obese creates damaging changes to the structure of the heart, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: UK risks Brexit disaster without lengthy transition period, says Neil Kinnock
4 October 2017

Brexit will be an unmitigated disaster for the UK if the government fails to ensure a substantial transition period, according to the former leader of the Labour Party Lord Kinnock. 

News story: Law at Queen Mary ranked 37th in the world
4 October 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been named among the top 50 universities in the world for Law in the prestigious Times Higher Education subject ranking 2018.

News story: QMUL celebrates renewed partnership with Santander
3 October 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has renewed its partnership with Santander Universities for another three years until 2020. The partnership will build on previous years’ work of providing opportunities to students and supporting local and global communities.

News story: Vitamin D protects against severe asthma attacks
3 October 2017

Taking oral vitamin D supplements in addition to standard asthma medication could halve the risk of asthma attacks requiring hospital attendance, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Labour extends lead in London to 25 points
2 October 2017

The Conservative Party has lost support in London since the election, while Labour has extended its lead to 25 points. The findings are from the latest instalment of the Polling London project by the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) with fieldwork by YouGov.

Blog: No push for a domino effect: Brexit doesn’t loom large in populist radical right parties’ campaigns
28 September 2017

Dr Stijn van Kessel writes for UK in a Changing Europe on how Brexit didn’t create a surge of populist radical right parties (PRR) wanting to leave the European Union.

News story: Pili premieres at Dinard Festival of British Cinema
27 September 2017

A film produced by QMUL researcher Dr Sophie Harman has its international premiere this week at the Dinard British Film Festival. Pili is a feature length drama, based on real stories about living with HIV/AIDS in rural Tanzania.

News story: Guided walks through literary London
26 September 2017

London’s literature has been shaped by generations of migrant writers. This autumn, join literary historian Dr Nadia Valman of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), for a series of new guided walks exploring London ‘through the eyes’ of migrant writers from the mid-nineteenth century to the 1960s. 

News story: QMUL filmmakers shortlisted for prestigious national Award
25 September 2017

A film directed by Eithne Nightingale from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has made the shortlist for the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s prestigious 2017 Research in Film Awards.

News story: Report highlights how organisations can advance BAME talent in the workplace
22 September 2017

A researcher from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has launched a new report which sets out ways companies can increase black, Asian and other ethnic minority (BAME) talent in the workplace.

News story: Duchess of York visits QMUL research centre
21 September 2017

The Duchess of York was announced as an official British Heart Foundation Ambassador, marking the occasion by spending the morning at The William Harvey Heart Centre, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: New toothpaste uses latest research to put minerals back into teeth
20 September 2017

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have launched a new toothpaste which repairs decaying teeth using ‘bioactive’ glass.

Feature: The mission of a lifetime: Professor Carl Murray and Cassini, 27 years later
20 September 2017

The last images from the Cassini probe have been sent back to Earth, as its mission came to a fiery end in the skies of Saturn. Cassini’s images have provided fundamental insight into the enigmatic planet’s secrets for astronomers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Professor Carl Murray, from the School of Physics and Astronomy and the only UK member of Cassini Imaging Team, reflects on his time as a scientist on the mission.

Blog: To me, golliwogs are racist – but a tearoom tangle and a new poll shows Britain disagrees
20 September 2017

Professor Tim Bale writes for The Conversation on a study that reveals the majority of British people don’t really have a problem with golliwogs.

News story: Cancer researcher wins Lifetime Achievement Award
19 September 2017

Professor Jack Cuzick from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received the Cancer Research UK Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on cancer prevention and detection.

Blog: The Pap smear isn’t used to diagnose cancer – but it could be
19 September 2017

Anita Lim writes for The Conversation about her latest research, published in the British Journal of General Practice, which found evidence that the Pap smear is an excellent test for finding cervical cancer in young women.

Blog: What is the Wind in Europe’s Sails?
15 September 2017

This week European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker claimed that the 'wind is back in Europe's sails'. Andrew Hines from QMUL's School of Languages Linguistics and Film takes a look at his use of metaphor and asks, what force will push Europe forward?

Blog: Rohingya crisis: this is what genocide looks like
15 September 2017

Alicia de la Cour Venning writes for The Conversation on the humanitarian catastrophe on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border and the historical isolation of Rohingya Muslims.

News story: European Commission reverses decision on drug, following QMUL research
11 September 2017

A drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) has been granted a license by the European Commission, following evidence from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) that it improves patients’ quality of life and is safer than previously thought.

News story: Theatre project boosts peer support for young people with asthma
9 September 2017

An innovative theatre project and a game app have been presented by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) researchers at the British Science Festival as new ways to help teenagers with asthma.

News story: The music of arrhythmia
8 September 2017

Translating irregular heartbeats could lead to new insights for computer scientists and medical diagnostics, according to an international project led by a Professor of Digital Media at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), which was presented today at the British Science Festival in Brighton (Friday 8 September).

News story: The alt-right is normalising Nazi propaganda
7 September 2017

The alt-right plagarises Nazi-era propaganda and re-packages it for the social media generation, according to a new book by Professor Nicholas O’Shaughnessy from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: QMUL shortlisted for a trio of Times Higher Education 2017 Awards
6 September 2017

Known as the “Oscars of higher education”, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been shortlisted in three separate categories for the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2017.

News story: Repair of fetal membranes could reduce preterm births
5 September 2017

Life-long medical conditions and disabilities associated with preterm birth could be prevented with a new bioengineering approach led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: First undergraduates welcomed at Joint Educational Institute in China
4 September 2017

The Joint Educational Institute (JEI), a partnership between Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), has welcomed its first cohort of undergraduate students in Xi’an, China.

News story: Landmark agreement reached for cutting-edge life sciences facility in Whitechapel
1 September 2017

The creation of a new cutting-edge life sciences facility to bring new treatments to patients faster moved a step closer yesterday as a landmark agreement was signed by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Barts Health NHS Trust.

News story: Two QMUL academics awarded prestigious teaching fellowships
1 September 2017

Two Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) academics have each been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) by the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

News story: QMUL scientist shortlisted in national image competition
31 August 2017

An image submitted by a British Heart Foundation-funded researcher at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has made the shortlist in the charity’s annual ‘Reflections of Research’ image competition.

News story: QMUL increases number of prestigious international scholarships
31 August 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is hosting a record number of Chevening scholars in the academic year 2017-18.

Blog: I asked artists to create films using real sounds from space – this is what they came up with
31 August 2017

Art and science are often seen as complete opposites: art is subjective, while science aims to discover objective facts about nature. Dr Martin Archer writes for The Conversation about how collaborating the two can result in insightful creations.

News story: Researchers publish ‘English Votes for English Laws’ monitor
30 August 2017

Political scientists from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Cambridge have published a new resource for monitoring ‘English Votes for English Laws’ (EVEL) in parliament.

News story: Where London’s east meets west: A new history of Bloomsbury
30 August 2017

Famed for its world-class universities, rich literary heritage, and wealth of museums, Bloomsbury has long been at the centre of London’s intellectual and cultural life. Situated between Clerkenwell and Fitzrovia, Bloomsbury is often recognised as the place where London’s east meets west.

Neil Kinnock News story: The Hennessy Lecture 2017: Lord Kinnock
29 August 2017

Each year, the Mile End Institute invites a distinguished politician to reflect on the issues of the day in honour of its patron, Peter Hennessy. The 2017 Hennessy Lecture will be delivered by Neil Kinnock.

News story: Hike tax for the top one per cent to tackle inequality
29 August 2017

New research from Queen Mary University of London, Cass Business School, and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona finds that a tax increase for the top one per cent is the best way to tackle inequality.

News story: Ethics and politics of media and technology tackled in week long programme of free events
25 August 2017

Inter/sections takes on the ethics and politics of media and technology through a free programme of workshops, talks, events and an art exhibition.

Blog: Robert E Lee, George Washington and the trouble with the American pantheon
25 August 2017

Professor Erik Mathisen writes for The Conversation about the growing debate surrounding the Confederate monuments and how America now has to finally face its troubled history.  

News story: Pheromone genes could dictate colony structure of the red fire ant
24 August 2017

Proteins involved in the production and perception of pheromones may determine if red fire ant colonies contain a single queen or multiple queens.

News story: Illegal dumping during road construction in Ethiopia affects child mortality
24 August 2017

Researchers have shown that living near newly built roads in Ethiopia is associated with higher rates of infant mortality. Proximity to new roads has negative health effects because of toxic waste dumped illegally during the construction phase, according to early research by economists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Trinity College Dublin (TCD).

News story: People’s Palace Projects develop artistic exchange programme with Brazil’s indigenous Xingu community
24 August 2017

According to the indigenous Kuikuro people in Brazil, artists are itseke, powerful spirits of invisible knowledge.  As part of its commitment to explore the special way in which artists ‘know’ the world, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is building a unique research project with the Kuikuro which asks how we can measure the value of cultural exchange with Brazil’s indigenous cultures today.

News story: QMUL student leaders celebrated for bringing communities together
23 August 2017

Two teams of students from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) were celebrated in the Houses of Parliament for their innovative projects developed as of part in the Three Faiths Forum (3FF) 2016 ParliaMentors programme

News story: Coding, computer languages and working life: QMUL students reflect on their Degree Apprenticeship Programme at Goldman Sachs
22 August 2017

Students on the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) Degree Apprenticeship Programme in partnership with Goldman Sachs, talk about their experiences a year on.

News story: Film festival showcases movies made from space sounds
21 August 2017

 

Alien may have told you “In space no one can hear you scream” but it was wrong!

 

News story: Yemen’s Saudi-led coalition is responsible for the ‘worst cholera outbreak in the world’
19 August 2017

The cholera outbreak in Yemen is overwhelmingly affecting rebel-controlled areas due to Saudi-led airstrikes and blockades, according to a letter by researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), published in The Lancet Global Health.

News story: Data revealed under FOI shows benefits of MS drug currently blocked by regulators
18 August 2017

A drug that is blocked by the EU regulatory system has now been found to improve the quality of life of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Collagen in cartilage tissues behaves like liquid crystals in a smart phone screen
17 August 2017

Cartilage in our joints contains collagen which behaves a bit like the liquid crystals on a smart phone screen, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones
16 August 2017

Supercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current technologies are not usually flexible, have insufficient capacities, and for many their performance quickly degrades with charging cycles.

News story: New web chat tool lets future students discover what’s special about Queen Mary University of London – without setting foot on campus
15 August 2017

Prospective students who want to know more about what it’s like to study at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) can get all their questions answered by talking to current students online, using a new digital interactive platform called Unibuddy.    

News story: What’s the magic word? Artificial intelligence uses internet searches to help create mind association trick
10 August 2017

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have created an artificial intelligence (AI) that uses internet searches to help co-design a word association magic trick.

News story: Like father like son? How we balance work and family life may be learned from our parents
10 August 2017

The extent to which we prioritise work versus family life may be shaped by our childhood experiences in the family home, according to a study co-authored by Dr Ioana Lupu from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Nine subjects at QMUL ranked first in London for student satisfaction
9 August 2017

The latest results of a nationwide survey of final-year undergraduates measuring student satisfaction (National Student Survey) ranks Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) top in London for nine subjects.

News story: State crime researchers uncover role of Western companies in Uzbek corruption scandal
9 August 2017

Evidence in a new research report published today shows that the government of Uzbekistan acted as an organised crime network, with state agencies conducting racketeering activity that benefited political heiress Gulnara Karimova, the elder daughter of Islam Karimov, the leader of Uzbekistan from 1989 to his death in 2016.

Blog: Why abseiling spiders don’t spin out of control – new research
9 August 2017

Seeing an abseiling spider descend gracefully using its dragline silk instead of spinning unpredictably and uncontrollably is a magnificent sight. Professor David J Dunstan and Dr Dabiao Liu write for The Conversation, and try to understand the science behind it.

News story: Bank of England ledgers reveal failure of World War One loan scheme
8 August 2017

The British government’s initial efforts to pay for World War One through loans from the public was a spectacular failure, according to a new study using restricted Bank of England ledgers. The research reveals that the War Loan scheme failed to such an extent that the Bank of England had to secretly fund half the shortfall.

News story: Secret donors offer generous QMUL scholarship to Singaporean Law student
2 August 2017

An anonymous donation has allowed a Singaporean student to study a prestigious LLB Law at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: GP-based testing for HIV is cost-effective and should be rolled out in 74 local authorities
31 July 2017

Offering HIV testing to people at health checks when they register at a new GP surgery in high-prevalence areas is cost-effective and will save lives, according to a study involving over 86,000 people from 40 GP surgeries, led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. 

News story: Researchers discover how human cells maintain the correct number of chromosomes
28 July 2017

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered an important part of the mechanism involved in how chromosomes are pulled apart during cell division, so that one complete set goes into each of the new cells.

News story: Honorary awards presented at QMUL Graduation week
26 July 2017

Three honorary degrees were awarded during QMUL’s summer graduation week 2017, celebrating feminism, space education and computer science. Those awarded include:

News story: Fellowships awarded at QMUL summer graduation 2017
26 July 2017

Four people have been made fellows of Queen Mary University of London during the 2017 summer graduation.

News story: From War Crime Trials to Clinical Trials – Event commemorates the Holocaust’s lasting influence on medical research
25 July 2017

On the 70th anniversary of the Nazi Doctors trial, a commemorative event in London will explore how human experimentation during the Holocaust led to the code of ethics used in clinical trials today. This will be illustrated by witnesses from both the camps and the Nuremberg Trials.

News story: David Davis favourite to succeed Theresa May, finds survey of Conservative members
24 July 2017

The Brexit Secretary David Davis is the narrow favourite among party members to succeed Theresa May, according to a major survey led by academics at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Sexual health clinics should ask about abuse
21 July 2017

Training clinicians to proactively ask patients about domestic violence is feasible for sexual health clinics to implement and could increase referrals to specialist services, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of Bristol involving over 4,300 women.

News story: Moderate exercise and dieting reduces risk of caesarean section and diabetes in pregnancy
20 July 2017

Pregnant women who have a healthy diet and regular moderate exercise are less likely to have a caesarean section, gain excessive weight, or develop diabetes in pregnancy, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) using data from over 12,000 women.

News story: Study finds top British companies unable or unwilling to publicise ethnic makeup of management
19 July 2017

British businesses must break their “silence” on the under-representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic groups (BAME) in key roles, according to new research commissioned by the British Academy of Management and Chartered Management Institute and co-authored by researchers at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Research in the emergency room helps predict organ failure in critically injured patients
18 July 2017

Testing blood samples within the first two hours of injury could help predict which critically injured patients are more likely to develop multiple organ failure, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). 

News story: QMUL shortlisted for two sustainability awards
17 July 2017

The sustainability team at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been nominated for two Green Gown Awards

News story: Professor Green launches 'Transform Trauma' fundraising appeal for QMUL research
17 July 2017

The rapper Professor Green is helping to raise funds for trauma research at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in a major appeal led by Barts Charity.

News story: £8.6m awarded for global health research
14 July 2017

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have secured new awards totalling £8.6m to deliver medical research that will benefit people in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Feature: QMUL’s Department of Drama uses performance to support young people in care
13 July 2017

A performance and theatre project from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), explores the narrative of young people in care and helps them turn their experiences into theatre.

Blog: Anchoring Labour Rights More Effectively In EU Trade Agreements
13 July 2017

Professor Adrian Smith and Dr Liam Campling write for Social Europe about strengthening labour rights in UK and EU trade agreements. 

News story: Historian publishes first biography of the ‘most-wanted’ revolutionary in Tsarist Russia
11 July 2017

A historian at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has published the first biography of Vladimir Burtsev, the ‘most-wanted’ revolutionary in Tsarist Russia.

News story: Royal visit highlights QMUL's collaborations in China
10 July 2017

HRH The Princess Royal, Chancellor of the University of London, attended a ceremony to sign an agreement between Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Hunan University (HNU) on 7 July, during a recent visit to the province.

News story: Yielding silk keeps abseiling spiders from spinning out of control
10 July 2017

Spiders don’t spin out of control when descending because their silk has an unusual ability to resist twisting forces.

News story: QMUL joins new Tower Hamlets Private Renters’ Charter
7 July 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has signed up to the Tower Hamlets Private Renters’ Charter protecting renters’ rights.

Blog: Trial and error in Northern Irish abortion law
7 July 2017

Dr Ruth Fletcher from QMUL's School of Law co-authors an article about abortion law reform in Northern Ireland. 

News story: Sugar intake during pregnancy is associated with allergy and allergic asthma in children
6 July 2017

High maternal sugar intake during pregnancy may increase the risk of allergy and allergic asthma in the offspring, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) involving almost 9,000 mother-child pairs.

News story: New centre to transform treatment of mental illness and ethnic inequality
5 July 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and its partners have received £1.2 million from Lankelly Chase Foundation to establish a centre for transforming health services for ethnic minority people with severe mental illness.

News story: QMUL researcher wins £2m grant to improve internet management
5 July 2017

A researcher from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has secured a substantial grant of £2m to improve the hubs where independent internet networks can connect directly to one another.

News story: UK can lead the way in labour rights post-Brexit
4 July 2017

Leading academics have today published a set of proposals for the protection of workers’ rights in post-Brexit UK trade agreements.

News story: Academic to receive honour from the Queen
4 July 2017

Professor Parveen June Kumar from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE), in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

News story: Women may be failing to take breast cancer drug due to confusion over symptoms
30 June 2017

Women who are at high risk of developing breast cancer may be failing to take the preventive anti-cancer drug tamoxifen because they are confusing naturally-occurring symptoms with side effects, according to a study of nearly 4,000 women led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Blog: Tory humiliation down to campaign length and cult of May – Norman Tebbit interview
29 June 2017

The following interview with Lord Tebbit took place at the House of Lords on 28 June, 2017. He was interviewed by Tim Bale, Professor of Politics, Queen Mary University of London. Norman Tebbit was Conservative MP for Epping (1970-1974) and Chingford (1974-1992) and served as a Junior Minister in both the Department of Trade and the Department of Industry. In the Cabinet, he was the Secretary of State for Employment, Trade and Industry, and Chairman of the Conservative party from 1985 to 1987. He now sits in the House of Lords as Baron Tebbit of Chingford.

News story: Barts and Queen Mary Science Festival returns for seventh year
28 June 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) celebrated a day of science research with a festival for London school kids.

Blog: Trump’s loyalty fixation recalls one of the US’s most disastrous presidencies
28 June 2017

Erik Mathisen, Teaching Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, writes about the parallels between Donald Trump's presidency and that of Andrew Johnson, who served as the 17th president from 1865-69. 

Researcher wins Engagement Prize for cancer research
27 June 2017

Professor Fran Balkwill from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded an Engagement Prize by Cancer Research UK.

News story: Study of the mouse genome reveals new gene functions and their role in human disease
26 June 2017

The first results from a functional genetic catalogue of the laboratory mouse have been shared with the research community, revealing new insights into a range of rare diseases and the possibility of accelerating development of new treatments and precision medicine.

Blog: Help us find out what our possibly habitable exoplanet neighbour is actually like
26 June 2017

A lot of excitement surrounded Proxima b when it was discovered – a potentially habitable exoplanet around our nearest neighbour star, Proxima Centauri. Located a mere 4.24 light years away, Dr Martin Archer discusses in The Conversation how we can explore this new planet

News story: Simulated honeybees can use simple brain circuits for complex learning
23 June 2017

Bees lacking the insect equivalent of the cerebral cortex may still be able to learn smells, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Guided self-help approach to graded exercise programme is safe and may reduce fatigue for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome
23 June 2017

A self-help approach to a graded exercise programme, supervised by a specialist physiotherapist, is safe and may reduce fatigue for some people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), according to a new trial of 200 people published in The Lancet. The intervention, undertaken over 12 weeks, had a smaller effect on reducing physical disability.

News story: Brexit gives rise to new political identities, new report finds
23 June 2017

Two academics from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have contributed to a report on the challenges and implications of Brexit a year after the vote.

News story: QMUL receives Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework
22 June 2017

Teaching at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded Silver in the new government framework aiming to measure the teaching quality of higher education providers.

News story: HPV testing leads to earlier detection and treatment of cervical pre-cancer
22 June 2017

Women who receive human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, in addition to a pap smear, receive a faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer, according to a study of over 450,000 women by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of New Mexico (UNM) Comprehensive Cancer Center.

News story: QMUL launches new computing magazine for primary school children
20 June 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)’s award-winning outreach project, Computer Science for Fun (cs4fn) launches its free magazine ‘A Bit of cs4fn’, helping teachers teach computer science to primary school children.

News story: Joining the dots: Follow astronomers’ new hunt for Earth-like planets
19 June 2017

The astronomers who discovered the nearest potentially habitable planet to our Solar System are inviting the public to take part in their search for more Earth-like planets.

News story: Royal visit for official opening of new Graduate Centre
13 June 2017

HRH The Princess Royal, Chancellor of the University of London, officially opened the new Graduate Centre at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on Tuesday 13 June 2017.

QMUL medical students News story: The Guardian ranks QMUL best in London for Medicine, Dentistry, Law and Film
16 May 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is 2nd in the UK for Dentistry, 3rd for Medicine and Law, and 4th for Film, as published today in the Guardian University Guide for 2018.

The SPARK Resilience Programme teaches pupils to control negative behavioural reactions News story: Pupils' mental health improved through school-based programme, study shows
9 May 2017

School-aged children can be taught to better their mental health through intervention programmes delivered at school, suggests a new study carried out in east London and led by an academic at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

The globe News story: Screening of ‘Here Be Dragons’ by QMUL artist in residence
9 May 2017

‘Here be Dragons’, a film about home, belonging, and migration will be screened at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on Wednesday 31 May 2017.

News story: QMUL bug-hunting tool wins international software verification competition
8 May 2017

A bug hunting tool co-developed by a QMUL researcher has won a prestigious award.

News story: QMUL recognised for improving gender equality
8 May 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received a Silver Athena SWAN award for the first time, in recognition of commitment to the advancement of gender equality in academia.

Image credit: This is living? by Michael B. flickr.com News story: New study will tackle challenge of treating multiple medical conditions
5 May 2017

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have launched a new study to look at how older patients manage when they are prescribed multiple medications.

Festival of Communities 2016 News story: Festival of Communities returns to East London with two days of family fun
4 May 2017

Festival of Communities returns for a packed weekend of family fun, with activities, demonstrations and stalls to showcase and celebrate ‘life’, and explore living and learning together in Tower Hamlets.

News story: Some statin-related side-effects are due to 'nocebo' effect
3 May 2017

Patients report more side effects when they know they are taking a statin, than when they do not know whether they are on the drug or a dummy pill, according to a study by researchers from Imperial College London and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

The Pint of Science festival brings a unique line up of talks, demonstrations and live experiments to the nation’s favourite pubs. Credit: Pint of Science News story: Festival to take science breakthroughs to London pubs
3 May 2017

More than 30 scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will explain their research in London’s pubs as the world's largest festival of public science arrives in town.

Credit: Mikey G Ottawa News story: £1.5m awarded to apply preventive medicine to brain disorders
28 April 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will establish a new Centre for Preventive Neurology, thanks to £1.5m of funding from Barts Charity.

Fukomys livingstoni. Illustration by Rebecca Gelertner of Near Bird Studios (@NearBirdStudios) News story: Fukomys livingstoni, I presume?
27 April 2017

Two new species of African mole-rat have been discovered by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), together with colleagues in Tanzania and at the University of Pretoria.

News story: London school pupils pitch exciting business ideas with help of QMUL law students
27 April 2017

From video-recording contact lenses to a virtual reality application which reduces stress, London school students pitched their business ideas at an event organised by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: QMUL tops UK league table for Dentistry
26 April 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is the UK’s highest ranking university for Dentistry, as published today in The Complete University Guide league table for 2018.

Jeremy Corbyn Blog: Corbynism might not actually end – even if Labour loses the election
26 April 2017

Professor Tim Bale and David Jeffery from QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations write about Corbyn's leadership post-election, and whether a bad result for the party might not be so bad for 'Corbynism'. 

Outside the European Court of Justice Blog: Why the European Court of Justice isn’t going away
26 April 2017

One of the most contentious issues in Britain’s exit from the EU is the role of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) during and after Brexit. This is because Brexit is ultimately a question of sovereign authority. Who decides the rules of the game when things go awry: a UK judge, or their EU counterpart? Davor Jancic from QMUL's School of Law examines the ECJ’s impact on British sovereignty by reflecting on the contents and implementation of withdrawal.

News story: QMUL academic wins prestigious award for book about screen stars
24 April 2017

Dr Lucy Bolton from the Department of Film Studies at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has won the award for best edited collection at the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies annual awards.

Ben Wald (left) and Prof David Wald (right) News story: Father and son team win prestigious prize for surgery innovation
23 April 2017

A team of clinical researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Barts Heart Centre have won a prestigious prize at the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery’s Annual Meeting in Belfast.

News story: EU project launches €2.4m competition to create ethical and sustainable wearable technologies and smart textiles
21 April 2017

A wearable technology project is offering up to €2.4 million in funding for teams of creatives and technologists to develop the next generation of sustainable wearables and e-textile ideas.

Dr Guillem Anglada-Escudé won the award for his rsearch into exoplanets that could be home to life News story: QMUL academic makes TIME's 100 Most Influential People list
21 April 2017

An academic from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been named as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world

Ban Ki-moon and Joseph Kabila Blog: Now is not the time for the UN to run from the DRC
20 April 2017

Dr Reuben Loffman from QMUL's School of History writes about why the UN should stay the course in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

News story: ‘Past Mortems’ – Life and death behind mortuary doors
19 April 2017

A new book by Carla Valentine, pathology technician at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), reveals her experience of working with the dead and what she has seen behind the doors of our mortuaries.

News story: QMUL professor wins prestigious material science medal
18 April 2017

Professor Nicola Pugno has been awarded the 2017 Griffith Medal by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).  

Theresa May at Chatham House Blog: Snap election a win-win for Theresa May: crush Labour and make Brexit easier
18 April 2017

A snap election makes perfect sense for Theresa May, says Professor Tim Bale. Writing in The Conversation he said she'll crush Labour and make Brexit a little easier. 

Students from Alleyn’s School with Dr Martin Archer (left) and Professor David Berman (right) News story: ‘Cosmic Con’ showcases school students’ space research
10 April 2017

School pupils from across London presented their cutting-edge physics research at a conference hosted by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Some stroke survivors disregard GP advice on medications
10 April 2017

Some stroke survivors say they are disregarding GP advice on secondary prevention medications, such as statins, with some patients stopping their medication completely after only one or two consultations, according to a study of an online stroke forum led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

‘Estate: Ian Hinchliffe retrospective’, Beaconsfield, Vauxhall, London, 30 October-22 November 1998 (AIMG-1363) News story: New QMUL Archive celebrates performance artist Ian Hinchliffe
6 April 2017

Ian Hinchliffe was a performance artist, as well as an installation maker, a painter, and an occasional small-screen star. Known for the provocative nature of his work, he gained a reputation for producing unpredictable, mischievous, and occasionally menacing art. From the 16 March 2017, the personal papers of Ian Hinchliffe will be available to the public as a new collection at the Archive Library, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Constitutional experts criticise government’s review of English Votes for English Laws
5 April 2017

Constitutional experts from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have criticised the government’s review of ‘English Votes for English Laws' (EVEL), published last week.

Darren Henley OBE, Chief Executive of Arts Council England and Professor Simon Gaskell, Principal of QMUL News story: QMUL signs creative partnership with Arts Council England
4 April 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Arts Council England today signed an agreement to work together on creative leadership, global research programmes, and community engagement.

Shoreditch area, East London News story: Report highlights how universities can enrich their neighbourhoods
4 April 2017

Universities can enrich their own neighbourhoods by developing long-term partnerships with community organisations, according to a new report by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Cancer Research UK Barts Centre receives £10m
3 April 2017

The Cancer Research UK Barts Centre at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received an award of over £10 million to renew its status as an official CRUK Centre.

Manuscript of William Godwin's Political Justice, 1793, showing authorial revisions [Image courtesy of the V&A] News story: QMUL and Victoria and Albert Museum to digitise key manuscripts by 18th-century writer, William Godwin
3 April 2017

For the first time, the sole surviving manuscripts of the most celebrated works of William Godwin (1756 – 1836) will be digitised and made freely available on the Shelley-Godwin Archive as part of a collaborative project announced today by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), and Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH).

Blog: ‘Machine folk’ music shows the creative side of AI
31 March 2017

Dr Bob Sturm, from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, and Kingston University's Dr Oded Ben-Tal explain their research creating artificial intelligence that can write folk music and whether this can open new areas of creativity. 

The study hopes to amass the largest data set of jazz music News story: Musical influence in jazz investigated with ‘Big Data’
31 March 2017

A new project led by the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will use the latest advances in digital technology to uncover how melodic patterns have developed in jazz music.

Westminster voting intention (London), YouGov, March 2017 News story: Tories narrow gap on Labour in London while Lib Dems double support
31 March 2017

The Labour Party's support in London has declined by nine points in a year, according to polling commissioned by the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Credit: Bridget Colla News story: New tool predicts severe risks in mothers with pregnancy complications
30 March 2017

A new tool developed by researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) could save mothers’ and babies’ lives by predicting whether women with early onset pre-eclampsia are safe to prolong their pregnancy.

Diane Abbott MP at the Mile End Institute News story: Jeremy Corbyn will close the gap on Theresa May within six months, says Diane Abbott
30 March 2017

Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott MP has said that people should judge Jeremy Corbyn in six months, by which time she expects Labour’s poor poll ratings to have improved.

News story: Just one in five Londoners think Britain will be better off after Brexit
30 March 2017

Londoners are gloomy about the prospects for post-Brexit Britain and 48 per cent expect the country to be economically worse off, according to polling commissioned by the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Credit: Alicia Canter/Guardian News story: Queen Mary University of London wins Guardian University Award
30 March 2017

The discovery of an earth-sized planet that may be the closest possible home for life outside the Solar System has won the Research Impact category at the Guardian University Awards 2017.   

Curtis Horne and colleagues investigate the effects of seasonal warming on body size in insects and crustaceans News story: Seasonal warming leads to smaller animal body sizes
29 March 2017

Changes in the body size of animals measured under controlled laboratory conditions have been shown to closely match changes in body size with seasonal warming in nature, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Schoolchildren taking online asthma survey News story: Asthmatic schoolchildren are ‘uncomfortable’ using their inhalers
29 March 2017

Poor asthma control and knowledge are common in children with doctor-diagnosed asthma, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

The cytosponge capsule News story: Trial to test for oesophageal cancer risk launches across the UK
28 March 2017

A clinical trial designed by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will allow GP surgeries to test for Barrett’s oesophagus – a condition that can increase the risk of developing oesophageal cancer.

Silvio Berlusconi News story: Researchers discover link between watching light entertainment TV and voting for populist politicians
27 March 2017

People exposed to light entertainment television like soap operas may be more likely to vote for populist politicians according to a new study co-authored by an economist at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: QMUL research teaches machines to decipher birdsong
21 March 2017

Innovative research looking at the timing and sequence of bird calls could provide new insight into the social interaction that goes on between birds.

News story: Ghosts of past diseases shape species evolution
21 March 2017

A team of researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG) has revealed that diseases can not only affect fish evolution, but also the aquatic environments in which fish live.

Schematic model of two linearly linked ubiquitin molecules. Credit: Koraljka Husnjak using PyMOL software News story: New technology enables detailed analysis of target proteins
20 March 2017

A team of researchers from Queen Mary University of University (QMUL), Francis Crick Institute, Goethe University Frankfurt and University of Tübingen in Germany have developed a novel technology to understand how an important protein connects to other cellular proteins. 

News story: Ukip failed to lure Conservative party member voters in 2015, according to new research
20 March 2017

Just five per cent of Conservative Party members voted for Ukip in 2015, according to research published by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of Sussex.

Professor Colin Bailey News story: Colin Bailey appointed President and Principal of Queen Mary University of London
20 March 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has appointed a new President and Principal.

Hetta Howes News story: Dr Hetta Howes named as BBC ‘broadcaster of the future’
17 March 2017

Dr Hetta Howes from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been selected as a BBC New Generation Thinker – a mentorship scheme for ‘broadcasters of the future’.

News story: QMUL spin-out’s role recognised in award for innovative CCTV solution
15 March 2017

A revolutionary solution to reviewing CCTV footage, developed using software from a QMUL spin-out, has won a major security innovation award.

Researcher Luwei Yang playing the erhu News story: Quantum physics offers insight into music expressivity
15 March 2017

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are bringing us closer to understanding the musical experience through a novel approach to analysing a common musical effect known as vibrato.

The Larkfleet Solar Steam prototype Mexican solar steam project wins funding
14 March 2017

A revolutionary solar thermal technology is to be tested in Mexico, thanks to funding secured by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and industry partner Larkfleet Ltd. 

News story: Gaming conference to explore the impact of virtual reality on law and society
10 March 2017

How do our brains behave in a virtual reality (VR) environment and what are the limits of believability? Can we fully understand the impact of literally putting ourselves in someone else’s shoes?

News story: QMUL research shortlisted for The Guardian University Awards 2017
10 March 2017

A research paper by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) announcing the discovery of the nearest potentially habitable planet to the Solar System has been shortlisted for The Guardian University Awards 2017.

Spectacular view of the rich galaxy cluster Abell 2744 with A2744_YD4 highlighted (c) ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), NASA, ESA, ESO and D. Coe (STScI)/J. Merten (Heidelberg/Bologna) News story: Ancient stardust sheds light on the first stars
8 March 2017

An astronomer from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is part of a team that have discovered new insights into the birth and death of the very first stars in the Universe.

News story: Drama at QMUL joins English, History, and Law in global top 50
8 March 2017

Drama at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is now ranked 30th in the world, according to a prestigious survey of 4,438 universities. The seventh edition of QS World University Rankings by Subject found that four subject areas at QMUL are now placed among the top 50 – Drama, English, History, and Law.

News story: New protein discovered in ageing and cancer
7 March 2017

A protein has been found to have a previously unknown role in the ageing of cells, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The researchers hope that the findings could one day lead to new treatments for ageing and early cancer.

'The Placenta Rainbow' by Dr Suchita Nadkarni News story: Winning photo reveals the latest in maternal health research
6 March 2017

A researcher from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been announced as one of the winners of the Wellcome Image Awards 2017.

A photo by Albert Londe of a ‘hysterical’ woman taken around 1890. Wellcome Library Blog: The Victorians are to blame for assumptions that self-harm is just attention-seeking
6 March 2017

Dr Sarah Chaney, researcher at QMUL's School of History, writes for The Conversation about our attitudes to self-harm and where they come from. 

Over 180 scholars attended the Queen Mary International Scholars ReceptionQMUL international scholars celebrated in prestigious event
5 March 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) honoured the achievements of its international scholars at a reception that brought together students, embassy officials and scholarship body representatives from across the globe.

The human gamma-secretase protein complex solved by cryo-electron microscopy, containing nicastrin (red), presenilin-1 (orange), PEN-2 (blue), and APH-1 (green).(c) Opabinia regalis CC BY-SA 3.0 News story: Queen Mary University of London part of £3m consortium for structural biology
3 March 2017

A new £3m grant from Wellcome Trust to a consortium involving scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will help to set up a new facility for cryo-electron microscopy – a technology that is revolutionising biology.

Blog: Viceroy’s House is very watchable – but its account of Indian independence is limited
3 March 2017

Dr Ashvin Immanuel Devasundaram, Lecturer in World Cinema, Queen Mary University of London, reviews Gurinder Chadha’s latest film: Viceroy’s House.

News story: Negative coverage of the EU in UK newspapers nearly doubled over the last 40 years, study finds
3 March 2017

A study co-authored by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has revealed that negative coverage of the European Union in UK newspapers increased from 24 per cent to 45 per cent between 1974 and 2013.

Blog: Awesome, erotic, everyday: the literary story of electricity
2 March 2017

Sam Halliday, Senior Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century American Literature at QMUL's School of English and Drama writes about a new exhibition at the Wellcome Library: Electricity, The spark of life.

A cytologic smear under the microscope News story: Highly effective cervical cancer screening for low income countries
1 March 2017

Taking a small sample of cells from women at high-risk of cervical cancer could be a cost-effective and accurate strategy for early diagnosis in low and middle income countries, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Scientists and technicians from QMUL and the National Oceanographic Centre (Southampton) on the working deck of the RRS James Cook. (c) Myrsini Chronopoulou News story: First direct measurements of Pacific seabed sediments reveal strong methane source
28 February 2017

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered a major source of an important greenhouse gas in the Tropical Pacific Ocean for the first time.

Blog: Searching for Corbynism: why no one’s quite sure what Labour stands for
24 February 2017

Karl Pike, PhD candidate and Teaching Associate at QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations writes for The Conversation about what Corbyn's Labour stands for. 

Bee holding a mini-ball (c) Iida Loukola News story: Ball-rolling bees reveal complex learning
23 February 2017

Bumblebees can be trained to score goals using a mini-ball, revealing unprecedented learning abilities, according to scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

The exhibition recreates the mercantile heart of sixteenth-century Lisbon News story: New exhibition sheds light on Renaissance Lisbon
22 February 2017

A new exhibition in Portugal’s foremost national museum the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga offers a new interpretation of Renaissance Lisbon, thanks to research by a Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) historian.

Credit: Romain Libbrecht and Yannick Wurm News story: Scientists explore the evolution of a ‘social supergene’ in the red fire ant
21 February 2017

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered that the chromosome responsible for the social organisation of colonies of the highly invasive fire ant is likely to have evolved via a single event rather than over time.

Digital Collections, National Library of Medicine News story: Researcher uncovers the history of self-harm in Britain
20 February 2017

A new book by Dr Sarah Chaney from Queen Mary University of London charts the delicate and often misunderstood history of self-harm in Britain.

QMUL partners with BBC for degree apprenticeships
17 February 2017

BBC joins the expanding number of organisations choosing to partner with Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) to provide degree apprenticeships, a national flagship scheme launched by the UK government that offers the opportunity of studying for a degree while training on the job.

News story: Vitamin D protects against colds and flu, finds major global study
16 February 2017

A study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) finds that vitamin D supplements protect against acute respiratory infections including colds and flu.

Goats at Buttercups Sanctuary (c) Elodie Briefer News story: Goats can identify the calls of their goat friends
15 February 2017

A new study led by scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has found that goats can recognise their stablemate friends calling by developing a mental image of how they sound and look.        

Mental Deficiency Institution c. 1956 News story: An autism ‘revolution’ in the history of child development
15 February 2017

What is autism and how did we come to understand it as a spectrum? A new book by QMUL researcher Dr Bonnie Evans uncovers the social history of autism, how it has come to define so many lives, and why its meaning was transformed in modern Britain.

News story: QMUL receives £2,500 gift from The Patron’s Fund
15 February 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received a £2,500 charitable gift from The Patron’s Fund for a new teaching and learning initiative.

News story: Better health for women involved in clinical trials
14 February 2017

Women who participate in obstetric and gynaecology clinical trials experience improved health outcomes compared to those who are not involved in trials, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). This is the case regardless of whether or not the treatment is found to be effective in the trial.

News story: QMUL to co-host social enterprise festival
13 February 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and City, University of London are set to co-host a week-long social enterprise festival dedicated to promoting social enterprise and supporting entrepreneurs in delivering social impact through business.

News story: Obesity leads to harmful activation of the immune system
10 February 2017

Researchers find link between a high fat diet, obesity and cardiovascular disease risk.

® Nick Hardcastle News story: Researchers piece together a portrait of the real Mr Darcy
10 February 2017

A new, historically accurate portrait of the most admired and revered romantic leading man in literary history, Fitzwilliam Darcy, has been unveiled for the first time, following new research co-led by QMUL's Professor Amanda Vickery

News story: £2.4 million awarded for international trial on major traumatic bleeding
9 February 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and NHS Blood & Transplant have been awarded £2.4m from the National Institute for Health Research and Barts Charity to carry out a large multi-centre clinical trial to evaluate a new treatment in major traumatic haemorrhage.

QMUL alumnus Bruce Dickinson presenting the The Bruce Dickinson Award for Academic Entrepreneur of the Year News story: Winners announced at QMUL’s Engagement and Enterprise Awards 2017
8 February 2017

After all their inspiring work the winners of QMUL’s Engagement and Enterprise Awards 2017 were announced at a ceremony held in The Octagon last night.

The QMUL team also visited a traditional herbal medicine garden in Ben Tre province. News story: Vietnam workshop discusses traditional medicine and skin research
7 February 2017

A researcher at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has co-organised a workshop that focuses on herbal medicine in Vietnam and its application in translational research on skin.  

Connected Seeds library (c) Sara Heitlinger‘Connected Seeds’ exhibition opens
6 February 2017

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have created an interactive library of talking seeds, which gives users a potted history of the plants grown in the east end of London, and tells the stories of the people who grow them.        

News story: QMUL alumnus makes ‘Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe: Technology’ list
6 February 2017

A QMUL alumnus has made the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 Europe list for the Technology category 2017.

News story: New genes for height revealed in global study of 700,000 people
2 February 2017

Over 80 new genetic variants that strongly influence human height have been discovered in a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Montreal Heart Institute, The Broad Institute and the University of Exeter.

News story: Leaver MPs united but Remainers are split, survey reveals
1 February 2017

There are significant differences between Leave and Remain MPs in what they want out of Brexit negotiations, according to polling conducted for The Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London and The UK in a Changing Europe.

The Virtual Lab allows students to learn lab skills in bioengineering  News story: QMUL Virtual Lab project wins prestigious higher education award
31 January 2017

A virtual learning platform from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has won at the Reimagine Education Awards 2016.  

Thomas Browne Blog: The man who invented popular science used a 17th-century version of clickbait
31 January 2017

Harriet Phillips, Research Associate at QMUL's School of English and Drama, writes for The Conversation about the fascinating legacy of 17th century polymath Thomas Browne. 

News story: Over 100 new blood pressure genes could provide targets for treating hypertension
30 January 2017

Scientists have found 107 new gene regions associated with high blood pressure, potentially enabling doctors to identify at-risk patients and target treatments.

Blog: Hacksaw Ridge promised to champion pacifism – but the film is sadly just jingoistic
30 January 2017

Dr Guy Westwell, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at QMUL reviews Hacksaw Ridge for The Conversation

News story: Germans were ready to offer Theresa May a deal on freedom of movement, says Nick Clegg
27 January 2017

Angela Merkel was ready to offer Theresa May a post-referendum deal on freedom of movement in exchange for a UK commitment to the single market, said Nick Clegg at the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London.

The 2017 Chinese New Year Festival will feature a traditional lion dance among other things News story: QMUL marks 2017 Chinese New Year with cultural festival
27 January 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is welcoming the Chinese Year of the Rooster with an exciting array of cultural activities.  

Blog: UK Supreme Court’s Brexit Ruling: Parliamentarisation or business as usual?
25 January 2017

Davor Jancic, Lecturer at QMUL's School of Law writes about yesterday's Supreme Court judgement on Article 50.

Yvette Cooper with Philip Cowley News story: MPs must respect the referendum result – even if it leads to hard Brexit, says Yvette Cooper
20 January 2017

Labour MPs should respect the result of the EU referendum even if the outcome is a hard Brexit, according to Yvette Cooper, MP for Pontefract and Castleford. She was speaking at the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

School students at a Research in Schools project launch. Credit: Honor-Clare Elliot Blog: So you’re looking to run a Research in Schools project?
19 January 2017

Dr Martin Archer from the School of Physics and Astronomy writes about his work taking the latest research into schools and how his findings can help science researchers and teachers interested in doing something similar.

Space Sound Effects (SSFX) Short-Film Competition is open for entries now and closes on Monday 03 July 2017. News story: Space sounds inspire short film competition
19 January 2017

Filmmakers will have the chance to use real-life sound recorded from space in a new competition launched by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: QMUL and BH announce major new initiative in the Life Sciences
17 January 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Barts Health NHS Trust (BH) announce plans for a major new centre for Life Sciences in Whitechapel, home to the Royal London Hospital and a campus of QMUL’s Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.  

Credit: Alan Cleaver News story: Left wingers twice as likely to punish companies for tax avoidance, study finds
16 January 2017

Left wingers are twice as likely to punish companies which aggressively avoid tax, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Major grant awarded to resolve debate on treatment after major surgery
13 January 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded $1.5m (£1.2m) by Edwards Lifesciences to carry out a study into a debated therapy for preventing complications, especially infections, after major surgery.

News story: Researchers reveal that not all violent acts are equal
12 January 2017

People from different nationalities make similar judgements and decisions about the severity of different violent acts – a finding that could help international organisations, such as the UN and World Health Organisation to better manage crime and violent behaviour – according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: University of London and QMUL launch new Global MBA
11 January 2017

A new Global MBA, developed around an extensive range of specialisms in law, finance, entrepreneurship & innovation, accountancy and leadership, has been launched by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of London.

Blog: Teaching the importance of communication between doctor and patient
9 January 2017

In this blog post, Jo Brown, Head of Quality in Teaching and Learning at QMUL’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, talks about her recent experience of teaching Romanian oncologists about successful communication between doctor and patient.

Tim Peake with the Space Diary (c) Curved HouseSpace diary fires up primary school children's imagination
6 January 2017

Thousands of schoolchildren will have the chance to become space experts as they learn about British European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake’s historic space mission by taking part in a pioneering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) literacy project called Space Diary.

L-R: Adnan Salehin, Ayush Verma, Aniruddha Ray and Giorgi Karkashadze News story: QMUL students win European virtual reality tech clash
6 January 2017

A group of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) students won a Europe-wide tech clash with their idea to create a collaborative virtual reality platform for education.

News story: App to help smokers quit is developed by health psychologists and game designers
4 January 2017

A smartphone app that could help smokers stick to New Year’s resolutions to quit has been developed by academics at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Kingston University.

Three QMUL academics to receive honours from the Queen
30 December 2016

Academics from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been given two appointments of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) and an appointment of Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), as published today in the Queen’s New Year 2017 Honours List.

News story: Ash tree genome aids fight against disease
26 December 2016

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have successfully decoded the genetic sequence of the ash tree, to help the fight against the fungal disease, ash dieback.        

Photo: Ray Crundwell News story: Music transformed by technology at QMUL’s Christmas Lecture
22 December 2016

Traditional instruments were transformed by computer science to create sounds previously impossible at the annual Children’s Christmas lecture at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Blog: Joseph Kabila will cling to power in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, says expert in African history
22 December 2016

Dr Reuben Loffman from QMUL's School of History considers the future of Congolese politics and the country's President Joseph Kabila. 

News story: Rudolph’s antlers inspire next generation of unbreakable materials
21 December 2016

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered the secret behind the toughness of deer antlers and how they can resist breaking during fights.

Thomas Browne with his wife DorothyNew exhibition celebrates Sir Thomas Browne: 17th century England’s greatest ‘undiscovered’ genius
21 December 2016

Collector of rarities, debunker of myths, inspiration to writers and doctors alike, conjuror of words, owner of a live ostrich and expert witness at a witch trial. Sir Thomas Browne is probably the greatest British genius the vast majority of British people have never even heard of.  

News story: Up to 8,400 heart attacks and strokes prevented through NHS Health Checks
20 December 2016

The NHS Health Check programme in England may have prevented an estimated 4,600 to 8,400 heart attacks, strokes, or death from these causes in its first five years, according to an independent review of the programme led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Dr Guillem Anglada-Escudé won the award for his rsearch into exoplanets that could be home to life News story: QMUL astronomer one of top ten people who mattered in science in 2016
19 December 2016

An astronomer from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been named as one of the top ten people who mattered in science in 2016 by the prestigious scientific publisher Nature.    

News story: £1m awarded for global health research
16 December 2016

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been awarded grants totalling £1m for medical research projects in low and middle income countries (LMICs).

Credit: Bridget Colla News story: White blood cell treatment could prevent leading cause of foetal death
12 December 2016

Treating a type of white blood cell using hormones could improve the development of the placenta in women with pregnancy complications, according to early research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) involving mice and human blood samples.

£2m funding award to QMUL will boost monitoring of chronic medical conditions
9 December 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is one of eight institutions to receive funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to investigate how wearable devices like sensors and smart-watches can be used to improve our understanding and management of long-term medical conditions.

News story: QMUL research underpins new health guidance on breast cancer
2 December 2016

The UK’s health watchdog has recommended the use of a cancer treatment drug to prevent the disease, after studying evidence from research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Credit: aLL Design News story: Giant ‘nerve cell’ to be built in London’s East End
1 December 2016

Planning permission has been granted for the construction of a new science education space in Whitechapel, East London at Centre of the Cell, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Credit: Craig Dean Devine News story: QMUL researcher produces feature film about HIV/AIDS, starring women from Pwani Tanzania
1 December 2016

A global health researcher based at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has produced a feature length drama about living with HIV/AIDS in East Africa. PILI is based on the stories of real women from rural Tanzania. It was produced on location by Dr Sophie Harman from QMUL’s School of Politics and International Relations.

News story: QMUL becomes first institution to be awarded Gold Engage Watermark for public engagement
30 November 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is the first institution to be awarded the Engage Watermark in recognition of its public engagement work.  

Dr Isabelle Marescahl overseeing research at the Science Museum News story: It’s all in the eyes: women and men really do see things differently
29 November 2016

Women and men look at faces and absorb visual information in different ways, which suggests there is a gender difference in understanding visual cues, according to a team of scientists that included psychologists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: ‘English votes for English laws’ has not given England a voice in parliament, study finds
28 November 2016

English votes for English laws’ (EVEL) has not enhanced England’s voice in the UK Parliament, according a 12-month study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The study says that “greater attention should be paid to the challenge of enhancing England’s voice in the UK parliament”.

News story: Aung San Suu Kyi is legitimising genocide in Myanmar, warn state crime academics
25 November 2016

Aung San Suu Kyi is legitimising genocide in Myanmar and has entrenched the persecution of the Rohingya minority, according to state crime specialists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Blog: Brexit and the future of UK trade
25 November 2016

In this article Professor Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas considers what Brexit means for UK trade policy. Professor Leal-Arcas is Jean Monnet Professor in EU International Economic Law at QMUL's Centre for Commercial Law Studies

News story: Lifetime Achievement Award for Trauma Research
24 November 2016

Karim Brohi, Professor of Trauma Sciences at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), has received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Resuscitation Science from the American Heart Association.

News story: Psychiatry unit designated as WHO research centre
23 November 2016

The Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry has been re-designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre.

News story: Timothy Clement-Jones to be appointed as Chairman of Council
23 November 2016

Timothy Clement-Jones, the Liberal Democrat Peer, has been announced as the next Chairman of Council at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: QMUL academic unearths Britain’s first audiobook
22 November 2016

Matthew Rubery, Professor of Modern Literature at Queen Mary University of London, has rediscovered the first full-length audiobook ever made: Joseph Conrad’s 1902 novella Typhoon.

News story: Researchers create synthetic skin
17 November 2016

Wearable technologies could be transformed with a new type of artificial material that can mimic the properties of skin from sensing touch to even being self-healing.    

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute News story: Saturn’s gravity uncovered by satellite images
17 November 2016

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are part of an international team that has discovered minute fluctuations in Saturn’s gravitational field using several thousand images of the planet’s moons obtained by the Cassini probe.    

News story: Applications open for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships at QMUL
17 November 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is accepting applications for a record number of Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year. 

News story: Medical school in Malta open for applications
16 November 2016

Degrees in Medicine taught on the Mediterranean island country of Malta are now open for applications for 2017 entry.

L-R: Kostie Kontorravdis, Billie Akwa Moore, Kulwant Bhatia (London Judge), Imogen Woods-Wilford and Marysia Clouter News story: Student coders triumph at London Zoohackathon
15 November 2016

A group of QMUL students were on the winning team at the first ever London Zoohackathon, a computer coding and technology event which aims to tackle wildlife trafficking.

News story: Sugar content of fizzy drinks alarmingly high
15 November 2016

The sugar content in carbonated sugar-sweetened beverages was found to be up to 52.8 grams per 330 mL can, or 12 teaspoons, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Two QMUL projects shortlisted for prestigious higher education awards
15 November 2016

Two projects from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been shortlisted for the Reimagine Education Awards 2016.

Wilson's Bird of Paradise credit: wikicommons News story: Competitive males are a blessing and a curse, study reveals
14 November 2016

Showy ornaments used by the male of the species in competition for mates, such as the long tail of a peacock or shaggy mane of a lion, could indicate a species' risk of decline in a changing climate, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).        

News story: QMUL professor elected to be President of The Royal College of Pathologists
10 November 2016

Professor Jo Martin from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been elected to be the next president of The Royal College of Pathologists – a professional membership organisation concerned with the science and practice of the study of disease.

News story: Online gambling regulations should be tightened to protect children and young people, research finds
7 November 2016

Children and adolescents are being targeted by online gambling websites due to flaws in advertising legislation, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London and City University London.

News story: Season of Bangla Drama returns to London’s east end
4 November 2016

Displacement and identity, youth radicalisation and the future of the NHS are among the themes that will be explored by the Season of Bangla Drama festival, which returns to Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) this November.

News story: Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott responds to Brexit judgement
3 November 2016

Constitutional and EU law specialist Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott responds to high court ruling that parliament must vote on triggering Article 50. 

News story: Ken Clarke: Brexit vote swung by voters for whom politics has failed
3 November 2016

Politicians have never figured out what to do about those left behind by globalisation and the modernised economy, according to former Chancellor of the Exchequer Ken Clarke.

Blog: Energy secruity for Europe
3 November 2016

Energy security is a burning issue in a world where 1.4 billion people still have no access to electricity. A new book from QMUL's Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas focuses on finding solutions for energy security through the international trading system. Focusing mainly on the European Union as a case study, this holistic and comprehensive analysis of the existing legal and geopolitical instruments strives to identify the shortcomings of the international and EU energy trade governance systems, concluding with the notion of a European Energy Union and what the EU is politically prepared to accept as part of its unified energy security.

QMUL delegation to visit India in November
2 November 2016

A high-level delegation from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will be visiting India from 5-17 November, with the aim of raising the university’s profile, developing new partnerships and building on the university’s success in recruiting Indian students.

News story: New research suggests 50 million patients suffer complications after surgery each year
1 November 2016
  • International survey also indicates 1.5 million people die following complications
  • Data gathered in 27 countries is first global evaluation of surgical outcomes and mortality rates
  • Infection of surgical wounds is found to be most frequent complication
  • Survey finds deaths following complications at similar levels in low, middle and high income countries
  • Authors call for hospitals worldwide to work to reduce the incidence of preventable complications
News story: QMUL visiting professor awarded prestigious education prize
31 October 2016

Becky Parker, visiting professor at QMUL’s School of Physics and Astronomy, has been awarded The Royal Society's Kavli Education Medal 2016.

News story: New study shows extremist views linked with deepening divisions in society
31 October 2016

Having extreme pro- or anti-British views is associated with violent and antisocial behaviour and indicates deepening divisions in society, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: QMUL academic helps to bring best-selling graphic novel 'The Story of Sex' to the UK
31 October 2016

Dr Will McMorran, a specialist in French literature and the history of sexology, has translated the best-selling graphic novel The Story of Sex for publication in the UK.

News story: International acclaim for QMUL historian’s biography of Karl Marx
31 October 2016

A biography of Karl Marx by a historian at Queen Mary University of London has met with international acclaim for its portrayal of the life and times of the 19th century philosopher.

Professor Jane Wills (second from left) with other Living Wage Champions News story: QMUL celebrates 15 years of Living Wage
31 October 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will mark a decade of being the first UK university to become a real Living Wage employer at today’s (Monday 31 October) event at the British Library where the Mayor of London announced the new London rates, as part of Living Wage Week 2016.

News story: Centre for replacement of animal research launched at QMUL
28 October 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT) on Monday (24 October) launched The Animal Replacement Centre of Excellence (The ARC), a joint venture aiming to develop new treatments using non-animal research methods.

QMUL and India: A Diwali celebration of our links
28 October 2016

As one of the most significant festivals in Indian culture, Diwali is a time to celebrate the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. As a university dedicated to the public good, creation and dissemination of knowledge, and transforming lives, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) appreciates the significance of those values.

News story: Children should be screened to prevent early heart attacks
27 October 2016

Inherited heart disease can be successfully detected within families by screening one-to-two year old children at the time of their routine vaccinations, according to a clinical study led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) that involved over 10,000 children.

News story: Maternal blood test may predict birth complications
24 October 2016

A protein found in the blood of pregnant women could be used to develop tests to determine the health of their babies and aid decisions on early elective deliveries, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Radical devolution can mend the broken fabric of Britain’s communities, says Lord Heseltine
19 October 2016

Britain’s centralised democracy has contributed to many of the most pressing problems in the country’s poorest communities, according to former Deputy Prime Minister Michael Heseltine.

News story: QMUL announces record number of merit-based scholarships
19 October 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is proud to announce that a record number of merit-based scholarships will be offered in the 2017-18 academic year.

News story: ‘Remainers’ want to rerun the Brexit referendum, says Gisela Stuart MP
18 October 2016

Those calling for a debate in advance of triggering Article 50 want to rerun the campaign, according to Gisela Stuart, MP for Birmingham Edgbaston and co-convenor of Vote Leave.

UK Ambassador attends launch of Joint Educational Institute in China
18 October 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) officially launched their Joint Educational Institute (JEI) on Wednesday (12 October), in a high-profile ceremony attended by Dame Barbara Woodward, British Ambassador to China. 

Credit: Honor-Clare Elliot News story: School pupils to detect cosmic rays
17 October 2016

School students from across Dulwich and Sutton are set to learn all about particle physics by detecting their own cosmic rays.

Blog: Thailand mourns its king and heads into the unknown
17 October 2016

Dr Lee Jones from QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations writes about the death of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Dr Jones says that the King was a much more complex figure than is suggested by recent obituaries.

News story: Genocide of Rohingya in Myanmar may be entering new and deadly phase
17 October 2016

The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Queen Mary University of London has warned that reports of attacks against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar may signal a new phase in what ISCI researchers say is genocide.

News story: MS drug may reverse some physical disability
13 October 2016

A drug used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), alemtuzumab, was found to reverse some of the physical disability caused by the disease, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: The UK Constitution is ill equipped to cope with Brexit, says leading constitutional expert
13 October 2016

The UK Constitution is profoundly ill equipped to cope with the complexities of Brexit, and the government has no mandate to determine the UK’s future relationship with the EU, according to a research paper by Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott.

News story: Collecting injury data could reduce emergency attendances
11 October 2016

Data on injuries can be collected relatively easily at A&E departments to help understand injury patterns in communities, a study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has found.

© PA Archive Blog: The Conservative party and business have fallen in and out of love for decades
11 October 2016

Professor Tim Bale from QMUL's School of Politics and Public Relations writes that its not the first time the Tories and big business have been on less than friendly terms. 

Sea cucumber species Theenota ananas News story: Scientists discover mechanisms of shape-shifting sea cucumbers
5 October 2016

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered for the first time how marine animals called sea cucumbers can rapidly change the stiffness of their body, which could provide a useful basis for developing novel biomaterials for applications in medicine.

A bumblebee pulling a string. Credit: Olli Loukola News story: String pulling bees provide insight into spread of culture
4 October 2016

Bumblebees can learn to pull strings for food and pass on the ability to a colony, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

© Dr Chris Faulkes News story: A Naked Mole-Rat Eutopia at Somerset House
4 October 2016

From 10-16 October, Somerset House’s Utopian Treasury will host a contemporary art installation ‘powered’ by live data from a naked mole-rat colony by Julie Freeman, an artist at Queen Mary University of London. 

QMUL signs exchange partnership with Columbia University
4 October 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has entered into a new student exchange agreement with Columbia University in the City of New York for the 2017-18 academic year.

News story: Sionaidh Douglas-Scott to advise Scottish Parliament about Brexit
3 October 2016

Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott has been appointed as an advisor to the Scottish Parliament European and External Relations Committee. Professor Douglas-Scott’s work will focus on the EU referendum and its implications for Scotland.

Mathematical music, bird brains and negative materials – QMUL’s scientists and engineers gear up for a new season of inaugural lectures
30 September 2016

Queen Mary University of London’s free public lecture series ‘Meet our Professors’ kicks off this academic year with a strong presence from researchers from the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Mice in an 'enriched' environment News story: Toys and ‘enriched’ surroundings help fight infection in mice
30 September 2016

Mice that are given toys and placed in stimulating surroundings have healthier immune systems, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

A bee drinking a droplet of sugar water. Photo: Clint J Perry News story: Good food puts bees in good mood
29 September 2016

We all know what it’s like to taste our favourite food and instantly feel good about the world but the same phenomenon may happen in bumblebees.

© Musée des lettres et manuscrits, Paris News story: Researchers translate The 120 Days of Sodom for Penguin Classics
29 September 2016

Described by its infamous author as “the most impure tale ever written since the world began,” The 120 Days of Sodom has fascinated and shocked readers ever since it was first published.

© Kyna Gourley News story: Chaos, memory, and sanctuary: Researcher explores the modern teenage bedroom
29 September 2016

What can we learn about the lives of teenagers from their bedrooms? A new display at the Geffrye Museum steps inside the bedrooms of 26 London teenagers, and explores how these private spaces express identity, memory, and friendship.

News story: Are suburban garden ponds spreading lethal frog disease?
28 September 2016

UK study suggests human activity may be helping fuel ranavirus outbreak.

News story: Big data analysis shows weak link between badgers and cattle for TB transmission
27 September 2016

The largest simulation to date of the numbers of cattle and badgers infected with tuberculosis (TB) casts serious doubts about the extent to which badgers cause TB in cattle, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).    

Blog: Why Labour Party members still back Jeremy Corbyn as their leader
27 September 2016

Dr Monica Poletti from QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations explores how different views among older and newer Labour party members shaped the outcome of the leadership contest, using survey data from the Party Members Project.

Blog: Free State of Jones: Review of Matthew McConaughey’s castaway army in the US civil war
27 September 2016

Dr Erik Mathisen from QMUL's School of History reviews Matthew McConaughey’s new movie Free State of Jones.

News story: First disability circus company launched in Brazil
23 September 2016

Brazil’s first disability circus company has been launched by People’s Palace Projects, an arts charity based at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Gisela Stuart and Ken Clarke announced for Mile End Institute’s ‘In Conversation’ series
21 September 2016

The Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London has announced a series of public events focusing on the lives and careers of prominent political figures in the UK. In Conversation at the Mile End Institute will ask what motivates our political leaders, how they come to make difficult decisions, and what it takes to win.

Art and science collide in new QMUL exhibition
20 September 2016

What do robots performing comedy, music boxes from China and a jelly pudding have in common? These are just three of the projects that were on display at the Intersections exhibit, which showcased work from the Media and Arts Technology CDT at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: QMUL the safest Russell Group university in London, according to study
20 September 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been ranked as the safest Russell Group university in London, according to The Complete University Guide.

QMUL welcomes record number of Chevening scholars
20 September 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is welcoming a record number of Chevening scholars in the academic year 2016-17.

News story: Delicious Decay: Digging into baking and decomposition
16 September 2016

Sherbet ‘cremains’, skeleton shortbread and the scent of death all feature in a festival focusing on bodily decay at Barts Pathology Museum, part of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Lead researcher Peter Sasieni News story: More than two-thirds of cervical cancer deaths prevented by screening
16 September 2016

Cervical screening prevents 70 per cent of cervical cancer deaths and if all eligible women regularly attended screening this would rise to 83 per cent, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

QMUL and Islamic Development Bank offer joint PhD scholarships
16 September 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) which will co-fund fifty PhD students over the next five years.  

News story: £6.5m grant to launch new heart disease Biomedical Research Centre
15 September 2016

East Londoners are set to benefit from a £6.5m national grant that will enable world-leading researchers to turn theories within laboratories into reality, improving the care of local people with heart disease.

News story: Multi-drug-resistant TB cure rates higher than expected
15 September 2016

Cure rates for multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Europe have been estimated to be twice as high as previously thought, according to a research team at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Detecting European birth defects due to Zika virus
14 September 2016

European surveillance systems in Europe can detect increases in microcephaly (babies born with an abnormally small head) due to the Zika virus of a similar magnitude to those observed in Brazil, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Professor Mark Sandler at Digital Shoreditch Festival in 2013 News story: Digital music expert elected to the UK’s top academy for engineering
13 September 2016

A leading expert in digital music at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been elected as a new Fellow to the Royal Academy of Engineering.    

News story: Major global study reveals new hypertension and blood pressure genes
13 September 2016

Thirty-one new gene regions linked with blood pressure have been identified in one of the largest genetic studies of blood pressure to date, involving over 347,000 people, and jointly led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of Cambridge.

Honeybee with radar transponder credit: S. Wolf News story: Bees remain excellent searchers even when ill
12 September 2016

Honeybees are hardwired to efficiently search the landscape enabling them to continue working for the greater good of their hives even when they are sick, according to new research co-authored by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).      

News story: Study finds links between depression and the risk of developing extremist ideas
8 September 2016

Depressive symptoms are associated with a higher risk of sympathies for violent protest and terrorism (SVPT), according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Credit: Jenn Lewald News story: Most twins should be delivered at 37 weeks to minimise deaths
7 September 2016

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have analysed the twin pregnancies of more than 30,000 women to identify the ideal delivery period in an attempt to reduce rates of stillbirth.

News story: Vitamin D could reduce asthma attacks
6 September 2016

Taking an oral vitamin D supplement in addition to standard asthma medication is likely to reduce severe asthma attacks, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: QMUL academics secure two of the UK’s five Jean Monnet Chairs
5 September 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded two of the UK’s five Jean Monnet Chairs. Both positions are based at QMUL’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS).

News story: QMUL professor wins computer science award
2 September 2016

Professor Dino Distefano has been awarded the Computer-Aided Verification (CAV) Award for his work, as part of a team of other researchers, into Separation Logic.

News story: Hat-trick of nominations for QMUL projects at Times Higher Awards
2 September 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been shortlisted in three categories at the Times Higher Education Awards 2016, an annual showcase of excellence across the Higher Education sector.

© From John Tenniel’s Alice in Wonderland Blog: Many parents won’t read their children scary stories – but perhaps we shouldn’t blame them
1 September 2016

Professor Kiera Vaclavik, from QMUL's School of Languages, Literature and Film, writes about children, stories, and a scare at bedtime.

News story: More Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box: Another Fifty Things You Need to Know About Elections
1 September 2016

Why did the pollsters get the 2015 election so wrong, why are estate agents trusted more than politicians, and who would Santa vote for? These are among fifty topics explored by leading political scientists in More Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box, edited by Professor Philip Cowley from Queen Mary University of London and Professor Robert Ford from the University of Manchester.

© Greg Constantine News story: State crime experts call for assurances on Rakhine State advisory commission
30 August 2016

The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has welcomed the Myanmar government’s intention to establish an advisory commission on Rakhine State, but has called for assurances regarding the commission’s mandate and level of access to Rohingya communities.

News story: QMUL shortlisted for sustainability award
30 August 2016

The sustainability team at Queen Mary University of London has been nominated for a 2016 Green Gown Award.

News story: The Irish men who mapped the British Empire
26 August 2016

A new book by Charles Drazin from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) takes the reader on a historical journey from a small village in rural Ireland to the farthest flung outposts of the early twentieth century British empire.

The Hennessy Lecture 2016: Lord Heseltine
25 August 2016

Each year, the Mile End Institute invites a distinguished politician to reflect on the issues of the day in honour of its patron, Peter Hennessy. The 2016 Hennessy Lecture will be delivered by Michael Heseltine.

Dr Guillem Anglada-Escudé won the award for his rsearch into exoplanets that could be home to life News story: New Earth-like planet found around nearest star
24 August 2016

Clear evidence of a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System, has been found by an international team of scientists led by astronomers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Coding programme for school students awarded £40K
24 August 2016

A new Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) programme which aims to get school students coding has been awarded £40,000 in funding.

News story: New study highlights poor medicine prescribing practices in Africa
22 August 2016

New research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Health Policy Consult in Ghana shows that prescribing indicators for Africa deviate significantly from targets set out by the World Health Organization (WHO).

High-magnification micrograph of Barrett's oesophagus News story: ‘Born to be bad’ or ‘Born to be benign’ – Testing cells for oesophageal cancer risk
19 August 2016

Genetically analysing lesions in the food pipe could provide an early and accurate test for oesophageal cancer.

Credit: Vaping360 News story: Vaping may lead to fewer respiratory infections for ex-smokers
19 August 2016

The majority of smokers who successfully switch to vaping say they have fewer respiratory infections, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Netflix Server Locations News story: Researchers map Netflix's content delivery network for the first time
16 August 2016

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have revealed the network infrastructure used by Netflix for its content delivery, by mimicking the film request process from all over the world and analysing the responses.

News story: English Professor elected a Fellow of the Ecclesiastical History Society
16 August 2016

Isabel Rivers, Professor of Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Culture in the School of English and Drama, has been elected one of ten new Fellows of the Ecclesiastical History Society.

News story: QMUL continues to rank top in London among Russell Group universities for student satisfaction
10 August 2016

This is the second year in a row that students at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have ranked their courses top in London among Russell Group universities for overall satisfaction.

QMUL researchers awarded placements in US Library of Congress and the Huntington Library
9 August 2016

Two researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been awarded prestigious placements in major US research institutions.

Photo: Ninad Thakoor News story: Looking different to your parents can be an evolutionary advantage
8 August 2016

Looking different to your parents can provide species with a way to escape evolutionary dead ends, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Homeless choir supported by People's Palace Projects receives Olympic torch in Rio 2016
8 August 2016

People with experience of homelessness have gained visibility at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics, thanks to a project co-produced by People’s Palace Projects (PPP), based at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Photo by Joseph Woodgate News story: Radar tracking reveals the "life stories" of bumblebees as they forage for food
5 August 2016

Scientists have tracked the flight paths of a group of bumblebees throughout their entire lives to find out how they explore their environment and search for food.

News story: QMUL in partnership with King’s College London and Imperial College London awarded ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership
4 August 2016

Queen Mary University of London, King’s College London, and Imperial College London have today announced a new partnership to train the next generation of social science researchers.

Blog: Donald Trump’s chaotic use of metaphor is a crucial part of his appeal
3 August 2016

Andrew Hines, a PhD candidate at QMUL's School of Languages, Linguistics, and Film, write about Republican nominee Donald Trump's unorthodox and rule-breaking rhetorical style. 

News story: 94.2 per cent of QMUL graduates are in work or study six months after leaving
2 August 2016

The latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey reveals 94.2 per cent of QMUL graduates are in work or study, six months after leaving the university.  

Alice Billington with her son Isaac News story: Robot start-ups, a bump in the road to graduation, dating app dissertations, and a ceremony worth the wait – QMUL rounds up 2016’s graduation stories
2 August 2016

This summer nearly 2,900 QMUL students came together to attend our graduation ceremonies, the culmination of years of hard work and achievement.

Blog: PILI: HIV from the female perspective
29 July 2016

Dr Sophie Harman from QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations writes about her forthcoming film about HIV, which based on the testimony of 85 local women from the Pwani region of Tanzania.

News story: The impact of private sector contracts on NHS provision and treatment inequalities
28 July 2016

Patient choice and the use of the private sector for hip surgery in Scotland was found to be associated with a decrease in NHS provision and may have contributed to an increase in age-related and socio-economic treatment inequalities, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

QMUL appoints its first Fulbright Scholar
27 July 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is delighted to announce the appointment of its first Fulbright Scholar, who will join the School of Physics and Astronomy in the academic year 2016-17.

News story: Award for London’s best medical student
27 July 2016

A medical student from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has won the highly prestigious University of London Gold Medal.

Dr Jess Potter examines a patient's record on an MDR-TB ward in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Credit: Tom Maguire/RESULTS UK Blog: "With such a small piece of cloth, how do you choose what to cover?"
26 July 2016

In her second blog post from Cambodia with RESULTS UK, QMUL's Dr Jess Potter reports from a multidrug-resistant tuberculosis ward in Phnom Penh and highlights the impossible choices that have to be made with limited funding.

Mrs Heather MacRae receives her fellowship News story: Five awarded fellowships at QMUL graduation
26 July 2016

Five people have been made fellows of QMUL during the 2016 summer graduation.

L-R: Sir Nicholas Montagu, Professor Rebecca Lingwood, Dr Christopher Smith collecting his award and President and Principal Professor Simon Gaskell News story: Honorary degrees awarded during graduation week
26 July 2016

Five honorary degrees were awarded during QMUL’s graduation week celebrating naked scientists, historians and studies of the home. Those awarded include:

Jess and Dr Chhim examine a TB patient's X-ray at Kampong Cham hospital, Cambodia. Credit: Tom Maguire/RESULTS UK Blog: Behind the beauty a TB epidemic is raging
21 July 2016

In this blog post, QMUL's Dr Jess Potter reflects on the scale of Cambodia's hidden TB epidemic and what she is experiencing on her trip through rural communities with RESULTS UK.

Blog: Here’s what we know about Labour’s £3 supporters – and whether they’ll pay £25 to help Corbyn again
20 July 2016

In this post Professor Tim Bale takes a closer look at Labour's "£3 supporters". The article is based on his research with colleagues in the Party Members Project and is co-authored by Professor Paul Webb, University of Sussex, and Dr Monica Poletti, QMUL.

The 'cloak' in action credit: Dr La Spada News story: Scientists move one step closer to creating an invisibility cloak
15 July 2016

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have made an object disappear by using a material with nano-size particles that can enhance specific properties on the object’s surface.   

News story: Astronaut joints and banana DNA showcased at science festival
14 July 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) celebrated science in all its shapes and forms with a festival showcasing the university’s research to youngsters.

QMUL alumna appointed as chief scientist of Cancer Research UK
14 July 2016

World-leading cancer scientist and QMUL alumna, Professor Karen Vousden CBE, has been appointed as Cancer Research UK’s new chief scientist.

Blog: What does the Tory grassroots want from Prime Minister Theresa May?
13 July 2016

In this post Professor Tim Bale examines what Tory party members want and expect from Prime Minister Theresa May. The article is based on his research with colleagues in the Party Members Project and is co-authored by Professor Paul Webb, University of Sussex, and Dr Monica Poletti, QMUL.

Blog: War guilt, Blair and the Chilcot Inquiry
12 July 2016

While the Chilcot Report does not accuse Tony Blair of war guilt for Iraq, his responsibility for the war and its consequences is in question. In this blog post, Dr James Ellison, of QMUL's School of History and the Mile End Institute, reflects on the historical significance of the Iraq Inquiry and whether Blair should be blamed.

News story: QMUL and Sorbonne Law School launch Double LLM in Paris
12 July 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Sorbonne Law School have launched a new Double Master of Laws (LLM) programme in Paris.

Epigenetics. Credit: Christoph Bock News story: Missing link in genetics could explain conundrum of disease inheritance
8 July 2016

The process by which a mother’s diet during pregnancy can permanently affect her offspring’s attributes, such as weight, could be strongly influenced by genetic variation in an unexpected part of the genome, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Blog: Return of the town hall: will Brexit bring British democracy closer to the people?
8 July 2016

Brexit may reshape the UK's political geography - locally as well as internationally, according to Professor Jane Wills. "When people are encouraged to take back control, they need access to the political institutions that might allow this to happen."

Latin American community one of the fastest growing in London
7 July 2016

Around a quarter of a million Latin Americans live in the UK, with over half (145,000) in London. The Latin American population is one of the fastest growing migrant populations in London, with two-thirds having arrived since 2000. 

News story: British business to address gender balance in the executive pipeline
7 July 2016

Report co-authored by QMUL finds that while the percentage of women on FTSE boards has increased, the rate of progress has slowed since October 2015.

A goat at Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats in Kent, UK. Credit: Christian Nawroth News story: Could goats become man's best friend?
6 July 2016

Goats have the capacity to communicate with people like other domesticated animals, such as dogs and horses, according to scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: QMUL appoints new Vice-Principal (Humanities and Social Sciences)
6 July 2016

Professor Matthew Hilton will join Queen Mary University of London from September 2016.

News story: QMUL cancer research exhibit at Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition
5 July 2016

An exhibit about cancer research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is on display at the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition from now until Sunday 10th July.

QMUL alumnus wins Iceland’s presidential election
1 July 2016

Gudni Jóhannesson, who holds a PhD from QMUL’s School of History, has won Iceland’s presidential election.

People can hear the difference in high resolution audio, study finds
28 June 2016

Listeners can hear a difference between standard audio and better than CD quality, known as high resolution audio, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).    

Common European starfish credit: Ray Crundwell News story: Lost hormone is found in starfish
28 June 2016

Biologists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered that the evolutionary history of a hormone responsible for sexual maturity in humans is written in the genes of the humble starfish.          

Still image of the computer program in action (credit: SketchX Lab) News story: Computer sketches set to make online shopping much easier
28 June 2016

A computer program that recognises sketches pioneered by scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) could help consumers shop more efficiently.    

News story: Explore 19th Century Jewish East London with new walking tour app
28 June 2016

It’s 1892, and the streets of London’s East End are not for the faint of heart. The expansion of free trade has decimated the once thriving Spitalfields silk industry, there’s a desperate housing crisis, and work is hard to come by. Meanwhile, East London has a reputation for danger and violence; thanks in part to the terror waged by Jack the Ripper.

 Professor Tim Bale Blog: Corbyn's Labour: Survey of post-2015 Labour members and supporters
28 June 2016

Professor Tim Bale examines the results of a YouGov survey of 2026 members and supporters who joined the Labour Party after May 2015.  

Blog: Profile: The Cameron Illusion
27 June 2016

As David Cameron's period at the summit of UK politics draws to a dramatic close, historian Dr Robert Saunders profiles the elusive prime minister. 

Brexit: QMUL 'morning after' briefing
24 June 2016

The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union. In the video below, experts from Queen Mary University of London consider the political, legal, and economic implications of this historic result. 

Blog: Brexit: Where now for Britain?
24 June 2016

Dr Paul Copeland, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations, considers the next steps for post-Brexit Britain. 

CREDIT: Barts Cancer Institute, QMUL News story: Unexpected findings reveal insight into how cancer spreads in the body
23 June 2016

Cancer cells appear to depend on an unusual survival mechanism to spread around the body, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The discovery could help with future development of novel treatments to prevent metastasis and secondary tumours.

Blog: The idea that English nationalism has powered support for Brexit is unduly simplistic and requires re-examination
23 June 2016

English sentiment has been important to the tenor and character of the Vote Leave campaign, but Michael Kenny writes there are reasons to be sceptical that English nationalism has had a clear, causal role in the EU Referendum. He asks whether the picture of the ‘two Englands’ – one progressive and cosmopolitan, the other populist and nationalist – draws too sharp a distinction between them, and in doing so underplays the extent to which fears about cultural identity, inequality and immigration are shared in very different kinds of places and communities.

News story: School of Economics and Finance masters ranked 8th in UK and in global top 40
22 June 2016

QMUL’s School of Economics and Finance masters programme in Investment and Finance has been ranked eighth in the UK and 37th in the world by the Financial Times in its Masters in Finance Pre-experience 2016 list.

© Suzy Solley Blog: Rewriting their fate: how the world’s ‘invisible’ widows are fighting prejudice
22 June 2016

Suzy Solley, PhD Candidate at QMUL's School of Geography, writes about the discrimination faced by widows in many parts of the world. 

Blog: QMUL 'Cracking Law' Podcast: EU Law and Brexit
22 June 2016

The 'Cracking Law' podcast is produced by expert researchers from QMUL's School of Law. The first episode focuses on European Union law, and episode two looks at Brexit. 

State Crime JournalInternational State Crime Initiative (ISCI) publishes fifth edition of State Crime
20 June 2016

The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI), based at Queen Mary University of London, today launched the fifth volume of its research journal: State Crime.

Memorial to Jo Cox Blog: MPs are better than ever at serving local voters – it shouldn’t have to be dangerous
17 June 2016

Professor Philip Cowley writes about the role of MPs in their constituencies. He says: "It is a difficult, time-consuming, at times frustrating and at other times rewarding, part of the job. It should not also be dangerous."

Still image of how water droplets move through a gel substrate. Credit: S. Karpitschka et al  Cereal science: how scientists inverted the Cheerios effect
14 June 2016

Liquid drops on soft solid surfaces interact by an ‘inverted Cheerios effect’, which can be tweaked so that the droplets move towards or away from each other, according to an international group of scientists publishing in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

News story: QMUL celebrates inaugural Festival of Communities
14 June 2016

A carnival of lost emotions, lively political debates and a floating cinema – Queen Mary University of London celebrated the end of the two-week Festival of Communities with a special on-campus event.

News story: School kids solve space missions at QMUL robotics challenge
13 June 2016

Teams of school students from around the country competed in a robotics challenge involving space missions at an event hosted by Queen Mary University of London’s School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science.

News story: Can computers do magic?
10 June 2016

Magicians could join composers and artists in finding new ideas for their performances by using computers to create new magic effects, according to computer scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).    

QMUL and China's Northwestern Polytechnical University launch Joint Educational Institute
10 June 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), one of China’s top universities, have launched a Joint Educational Institute (JEI) to create a broad partnership in providing transnational university education in the field of Engineering Materials.  

Artist impression of small clusters of silver atoms (green spheres) trapped in zeolite cages. Credit: Dr Oliver FenwickScientists use silver to make lights shine brightly
6 June 2016

The toxic and expensive phosphors used widely in fluorescent lighting could be eliminated thanks to a new study conducted by a materials scientist at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Rugby player Mike Brown supporting concussion awareness last year. Credit: England Rugby News story: Former England rugby players to help major brain study
6 June 2016

Former England international rugby players are set to be recruited for a major-scientific study examining the possible long-term effects of the game on brain health.

President Luis Guillermo Solís and Professor Simon Gaskell News story: President of Costa Rica visits QMUL
3 June 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) played host to a presidential delegation visiting from Costa Rica on 25 May.

News story: Cancer researcher wins prestigious Lister Prize
2 June 2016

Dr Susana Godinho from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded the Lister Prize Fellowship for her visionary work on cancer.

News story: Malnutrition results from more than just poor diet
27 May 2016

Malnourished children are most likely to die from common infections, not starvation alone. Immune disorder may be part of the cause, according to a review led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Lung cancer screening trial success
26 May 2016

The UK Lung cancer screening trial (UKLS) has demonstrated that patients with a high risk of developing lung cancer can be identified with early stage disease, and over 80 per cent were given surgery as a treatment.

Prof Hemant Kocher. Credit: Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund News story: Vitamin A may help improve pancreatic cancer chemotherapy
24 May 2016

The addition of high doses of a form of vitamin A could help make chemotherapy more successful in treating pancreatic cancer, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: QMUL climbs to 34th in the Guardian University Guide
23 May 2016

Queen Mary University of London has been ranked the 34th best university in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2017.

The Tempest News story: “Tempest” staged in Rio by QMUL-supported Shakespeare Forum
19 May 2016

A new adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” will be staged in Rio de Janeiro by Shakespeare Forum, an initiative by arts charity People’s Palace Projects (PPP) and jointly supported by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Schools compete in chemistry festival at Queen Mary University of London
16 May 2016

School kids from across London, Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Essex and Kent competed in an exciting day of hands-on chemistry at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Study: Hard-core antisemitism rare among British voters
16 May 2016

Fewer than one in ten voters think that Jews have too much influence in Britain and two-thirds would be happy with a Jewish Prime Minister.

News story: QMUL joins successful programme to widen access to legal profession
13 May 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has joined the Sutton Trust’s Pathways to Law programme, a pioneering initiative designed to inspire and support aspiring students from non-privileged backgrounds to consider and pursue a career in law.

News story: Girls from progressive societies do better at maths, study finds
13 May 2016

Research co-authored by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has found that the ‘maths gender gap’ – the relative underperformance of girls at maths – is much wider in societies with poor rates of gender equality.

News story: Researchers score hat-trick of medical sciences grants
11 May 2016

Three researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been awarded £100,000 each by the Academy of Medical Sciences.

The great EU debate at Queen Mary University of London
11 May 2016

The Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London has announced an exciting series of events ahead of the EU referendum on June 23.

News story: Salt reduction yields extra benefits for type 2 diabetes patients
10 May 2016

A modest reduction in salt intake could reduce the risk of strokes, heart attacks and kidney disease in people with early onset type 2 diabetes, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and St. Helier Hospital.

News story: New festival to bring together communities in east London
10 May 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is jointly hosting a two-week festival which celebrates and brings together communities in the East End through a series of events.

The view east along Hadleigh Marsh LandfillFloods and coastal erosion may expose contents of UK landfills, study finds
5 May 2016

The contents of historic coastal landfill sites could pose a significant environmental threat if they erode, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

With Great Power: Political leaders, popular legacies
5 May 2016

One year on from the UK General Election, and in the run up to the 2016 US Presidential Election, the British Academy - with major contributions from several QMUL academics - explores the concept of political leadership. 

Naz Shah MP Blog: Labour in meltdown – but what is antisemitism?
4 May 2016

Eric Henize, Professor of Law and Humanities, considers the crisis facing the British Labour Party, and asks - what is antisemitism?

Children learning to make 'worms' with a non-toxic material derived from seaweed that easily changes shape. News story: Opening young minds to bioengineering
3 May 2016

A pioneering scheme called The Bioengineering Experience, developed for school children to explore advances in science, engineering and materials hosted a group of ten-year olds from St Joseph’s in the Park returning for their second visit to Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Professor Jack Cuzick elected as Fellow of the Royal Society
29 April 2016

Professor Jack Cuzick from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been elected as a new Fellow of the Royal Society. The election is in recognition of his achievements in the application of basic science discoveries to the practice of medicine, particularly preventive medicine in cancer.

The public are urged to plant bee-friendly flowers now to attract one of the hundreds of QMUL tagged bees due to be released later this summer. News story: Save London's Bees
28 April 2016

Nature lovers and green-fingered enthusiasts are urged to plant bee-friendly flowers to help ailing pollinator populations and to attract one of the many hundreds of bees due to be released later this summer from the rooftops of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in a competition launched by the London Pollinator Project.

Blog: The challenges of working life in an era of individual of legal rights
28 April 2016

Lizzie Barmes is Professor of Labour Law at Queen Mary University of London. She is author of Bullying and Behavioural Conflict at Work, recently published by Oxford University Press.

Fox Searchlight Blog: Demolition: a confused film about confusing emotions
28 April 2016

Chris Millard, Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Research Fellow, reviews the film Demolition (2015) in the context of his work as a historian of the emotions.  

News story: Parliamentarians pay visit to QMUL researchers
26 April 2016

Chris Green MP, Stephen Timms MP and Baroness Neville-Jones were welcomed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on a visit organised by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Lord Peston with his wife Helen and son Robert in 2010 News story: Professor Maurice Peston (19 March 1931 – 23 April 2016)
25 April 2016

Professor Maurice Peston, who founded the Economics Department (now the School of Economics and Finance) at Queen Mary and served as its first Head, died on Saturday 23 April 2016.

News story: Three academics from School of English and Drama awarded prestigious fellowships
21 April 2016

Three members of the School of English and Drama have been awarded Leverhulme Research Fellowships.

Dr David Hone from QMUL's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences News story: QMUL palaeontologist chronicles tyrannosaur evolution in new book
19 April 2016

How the dinosaur group, the tyrannosaurs, evolved over the course of 100-million years into the giant carnivorous bone-crushers that are so well recognised today, is charted in a new book by a Zoology lecturer from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

PA/PA Archive Blog: Government pro-Europe leaflet didn’t swing voters in 1975 – and probably won’t in 2016
18 April 2016

It might have cost £9.3 million, but will the government's EU leaflet sway many voters? Lindsay Aqui, Phd Candidate, at Queen Mary University of London, looks back to the 1975 referendum and asks whether the experiences of the Wilson government hold lessons for today's campaigners. 

QMUL develops new partnerships with top universities in South East Asia
18 April 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has developed new partnerships with a number of prominent universities across South East Asia, during a successful visit that took academics to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam in April 2016.  

News story: New toothpaste ingredient hardens teeth while you sleep
15 April 2016

A new toothpaste ingredient which puts back the lost minerals from tooth enamel and helps prevent decay and treat sensitivity while you sleep has been developed by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Personal data revolution takes first step
14 April 2016

A new way of managing personal information set to maximise people’s chances of privacy is being developed by computer scientists, led by a researcher at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Predicting gentrification through social networking data
13 April 2016

The first network to look at the interconnected nature of people and places in large cities is not only able to quantify the social diversity of a particular place, but can also be used to predict when a neighbourhood will go through the process of gentrification, which is associated with the displacement of residents of a deprived area by an influx of a more affluent population.

Student debaters pick up first prize in national competition
8 April 2016

A debating team from the Department of French at Queen Mary University of London has scooped first prize in the 2016  joutes oratories, a national competition organised by the Franco-British Connections and the Institut français du Royaume-Uni.

News story: Stroke survivors face ‘invisible impairments’ to return to work
7 April 2016

‘Invisible impairments’ can make it difficult for stroke survivors to maintain a job, according to a study from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of Cambridge.

Vishal Bhardway News story: Festival celebrates the extraordinary impact of Shakespeare on Indian Cinema
6 April 2016

Prominent director Vishal Bhardwaj has been announced as part of the line-up for Indian Shakespeares on Screen, a festival celebrating the influence of England’s most famous cultural icon on the world’s largest film industry.

Blog: Solving Europe's energy crisis
29 March 2016

Europe imports more than half of the energy that it consumes, and its supply is vulnerable to regional instability and economic shocks. In a major new book, Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas, shows how the creation of a European Energy Union might be an effective and viable solution to the energy security problems that the European Union (EU) is facing.

News story: Just 50p a week could decide the UK’s future in Europe, study finds
29 March 2016

The impact of Brexit on personal finances may determine the result of the referendum, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: The surprising history of Islam and Elizabethan England
24 March 2016

In 1570, after numerous plots and assassination attempts against her, Elizabeth I of England was excommunicated by the Pope. It marked the beginning of an extraordinary relationship between England and the Islamic world, the likes of which would not be seen again until the modern age.

News story: English, History, and Law at QMUL ranked among the world’s elite
23 March 2016

Three subject areas at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are among the top 50 in the world, according to an analysis of more than 3,400 universities.

News story: QMUL celebrates the success of its international scholars
21 March 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) celebrated the success of its international students who received prestigious scholarships to study in 2015-16, at a reception which brought together students, embassy officials and scholarship body representatives from around the world.  

News story: New role of environment in multiple sclerosis revealed by east London study
18 March 2016

Environmental factors may be playing a much greater role in the onset of multiple sclerosis (MS) than previously realised, according to early research led by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust.

Photo: Lars Chittka News story: Selfish bumblebees are not prepared to share
17 March 2016

Well qualified bumblebees are not prepared to share their pollinating knowledge with less experienced bees, according to new research carried out at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

QMUL initiative wins at Guardian University Awards 2016
17 March 2016

QConsult, a scheme that places teams of students from low-income families into east London growth sector businesses to conduct mini consultancy projects, has won the Employability Initiative category at The Guardian University Awards 2016.

News story: WHO event explores future of mental health care
16 March 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has hosted 18 experts from five European countries to discuss and explore options for how mental health care could be provided in the future.

Blog: Is George Osborne really the Political Chancellor, or just a hard-core Tory?
16 March 2016

Political to his fingertips or a hard core Tory Chancellor? Professor Tim Bale considers the evolving and mercurial role of George Osborne.

Students hack robots to detect hot lanterns for Chinese festival
15 March 2016

Teams of students from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) took part in a challenge to hack robots to make them identify hot and coloured lanterns.

Historian uncovers secrets of the Reformation hidden in England’s oldest printed bible
15 March 2016

Researchers have used complex image analysis to uncover annotations that were hidden for nearly 500 years between the pages of England’s oldest printed bible.  

Report highlights problems faced by parents of children with Autism
15 March 2016

Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) face severe challenges in accessing adequate services, according to a survey of hundreds of parents in the United Kingdom.

(c) Donne Buck/V&A Museum News story: Launch of the Centre for the Study of Childhood Culture
15 March 2016

From design and fashion to health and technology, Childhood culture is increasingly receiving serious scholarly attention within a range of disciplines. A new research centre, jointly run by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the V&A Museum of Childhood, aims to create an internationally recognised hub of research, knowledge and public engagement on childhood culture.

News story: Researchers receive awards for clinical trials
14 March 2016

Two medical researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been given awards by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to recognise their significant contribution to commercial research in the NHS.

News story: Kickstarter to raise cash for interactive audio platform
11 March 2016

A Kickstarter campaign has been launched by a team from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) who have developed a computing platform for high quality, ultra responsive interactive audio.

News story: QMUL awarded share of £1.7 million HEFCE grant to develop engineering and computer science conversion courses
11 March 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded a portion of £1.7m in funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to develop four MSc courses.

News story: Brain tumour research community falls silent to remember lives lost
11 March 2016

Many thousands of people who have lost their lives to brain tumours were remembered as a minute’s silence was observed at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) to mark national Brain Tumour Awareness Month.

Professor Kevin Homewood News story: QMUL Professor wins £245,000 innovation prize
10 March 2016

Professor Kevin Homewood, of the School of Physics and Astronomy, has won a £245,298 Brian Mercer Award for Innovation to further his research into silicon detectors.

Pregnant women support first maternal gene therapy trial
10 March 2016

Pregnant women would be willing to trial maternal growth factor gene therapy to treat severe early-onset fetal growth restriction (FGR) in their unborn babies, according to a new study. If the proposed trial goes ahead it is likely to be the first time maternal gene therapy has ever been used.

© UNAidsQMUL collaborates with United Nations and The Lancet on access to medicines
10 March 2016

The United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines met in London on 10 March to discuss access to medicines, diagnostics, vaccines and health technologies. The event is a collaboration between the United Nations (UN), The Lancet, and The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Sam Amrani News story: QMUL alumnus named in Maserati 100 list of British entrepreneurs
10 March 2016

A QMUL alumnus has been listed in the Maserati 100 index which recognises Britain’s most successful philanthropists, investors, mentors and advisors, and upcoming entrepreneurs supporting the next generation of business talent.

QMUL ranked among top 50 universities in Europe
10 March 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been ranked among the top 50 universities in Europe, according to a new ranking of elite institutions across the continent.

East London Genes & Health team collecting saliva samples from volunteers © Jorge Duarte Estevao News story: Study reveals the effect of genetic ‘knockouts’ on human health
4 March 2016

Only a fraction of genes appear to be essential for human life, according to researchers from the East London Genes & Health project, working with Born in Bradford and others.

Credit: Michelle Hauge News story: What does geographic profiling have to do with modern art?
3 March 2016

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have shown research on infectious disease outbreaks can been adapted to study the locations of artworks by graffiti artist Banksy.

News story: £1.2m grant awarded for research to prevent cause of sudden death in young adults
3 March 2016

QMUL awarded £1.2 million funding by British Heart Foundation for vital research into myocarditis.

© Duncan RossResearcher publishes child migrant stories from a century in East London
3 March 2016

Duncan Ross was born in Calcutta in 1948 during a tumultuous period in post-partition India. He was the son of Anglo-Indian Catholic parents and he lived in the midst of frequent riots and violence between Muslims and Hindus. He moved to East London, aged eight, after his mother nearly died during a riot on her way to work.

News story: Health experts call on Government to ban tackling in school rugby
2 March 2016

The UK and Irish governments are being warned that they should do more to protect school children from injury, including head trauma, while playing rugby.

Mile End Institute and the BBC co-host debate on the future of the Royal Charter
2 March 2016

There is a danger of “living in cloud cuckoo land” when it comes to the competitive pressures facing the BBC, according to Jesse Norman MP, Chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.

The Warblr team News story: QMUL projects shortlisted for The Guardian University Awards 2016
1 March 2016

Two QMUL projects have been shortlisted for The Guardian University Awards 2016.

Flowers can be dazzlingly colourful, but new work shows that there is a limit to just how dazzling they want to be. Iridescence, where colours look different from different vantage points, is kept at moderate levels in flowers so as not to confuse pollinating bees. Photo credit: Lars Chittka News story: Flowers tone down the iridescence of their petals and avoid confusing bees
25 February 2016

Flowers’ iridescent petals, which may look plain to human eyes, produce the perfect signal for bees, according to a new study involving researchers from QMUL.

News story: Civil liberties at risk as agencies seek new powers to deal with cloud communications
25 February 2016

An expert in internet law has warned that the growth of cloud-based communications may pose a threat to civil liberties, as intelligence agencies seek new powers to deal with ‘extra-territorial’ services such as WhatsApp.

Ossian Ensemble News story: Festival to explore link between music and the mind
23 February 2016

A mini-festival exploring the psychological and therapeutic impact of music is to be held at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

© WikipediaWhy Britain is losing its taste for tea – and how hipsters could revive it
18 February 2016

Britain is known as a nation of tea drinkers, but new statistics suggest that the love affair is fading. Professor Markman Ellis, co-author of Empire of Tea: the Asian Leaf that Conquered the World, considers the future of Britain's favourite brew. 

EU should resettle three million Syrian refugees, says UN Rapporteur
18 February 2016

The EU must urgently change course on the migrant crisis and should resettle three million Syrian migrants, according to François Crépeau, UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants.

News story: New book uses science to reveal secrets to finding love in a digital world
12 February 2016

Scientists have compiled their analysis on how to find success in the world of online dating into a new book released this week. The book is the first of its kind to be based on robust studies of human behaviour.

Credit: l.bailey_beverley via Wikimedia Commons News story: Common antimalarial drug could be used to treat major injury
12 February 2016

A common anti-malarial drug Artesunate could be used to reduce organ failure following injury, according to an early study in rats led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: School kids revamp Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale with rap battles
12 February 2016

East London school kids updated Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale with rap battles and their own melodies and rhythms in a performance at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on 9 February.

News story: Season of music launches at QMUL
12 February 2016

QMUL has launched a season of music for spring/summer 2016 which aims to inspire, inform and intrigue by combining concerts with the university’s world leading research.

Full fee scholarships offered at QMUL by Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
11 February 2016

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Norton Rose Fulbright are pleased to offer two full tuition fee scholarships to students on the LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law Programme, for the second consecutive year. The scheme is open to LLM students starting in September 2016. 

Common European starfish credit: Ray Crundwell News story: Starfish reveal the origins of brain messenger molecules
10 February 2016

Biologists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered the genes in starfish that encode neuropeptides - a common type of chemical found in human brains. The revelation gives researchers new insights into how neural function evolved in the animal kingdom.

Volunteers at Snowdon News story: QMUL students raise more than £48,000 for Charity Week
10 February 2016

Students from QMUL and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry have raised an impressive £48,567.13 for Charity Week 2015.

QMUL and China: year in review
10 February 2016

As the Chinese Year of the Monkey starts, we look at five highlights of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)’s relationship with China over last year, the Year of the Goat.  

Colonies of Synechocystis bacteria News story: Slime can see
9 February 2016

After more than 300 years of looking, scientists led by Queen Mary University of London, have figured out how bacteria “see” their world. And they do it in a remarkably similar way to us. 

Professor Jef Huysmans' lecture looked at the EU refugee crisis and terrorism. News story: Paris seminar series focuses on European politics
9 February 2016

Europe’s refugee crisis and the terrorist attacks in Paris are being connected within a broader framework of “violent democracy”, argued Queen Mary University of London (QMUL’s) Professor Jef Huysmans, at a public lecture at the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP).

Dr Chavaunne Thorpe riding her horse Betsy     CREDIT: Gabrielle Thorpe News story: Scientists overcome hurdles for champion racehorses
4 February 2016

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are a step closer to preventing the kind of injuries that affect ageing race horses like champion hurdler Rock on Ruby, the winner of Coral Hurdle at Ascot in 2015.

News story: Emergency blood transfusions for major trauma need to be more rapid and consistent
4 February 2016

Only two per cent of patients with life-threatening bleeding after serious injury receive optimal blood transfusion therapy in England and Wales, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and NHS Blood and Transplant.

© BBCHow social and political change has shaped the story of the Crusades
1 February 2016

Historian and bestselling author Dr Thomas Asbridge will this week present a BBC documentary about how the story of the Crusades has changed over the last 60 years.

News story: MPs are worlds apart on Europe, finds new poll
1 February 2016

Just five per cent of Tory MPs strongly agree that the UK has ‘greatly benefitted from being a member of the EU’, compared with 51 per cent of Labour MPs. The findings are from 98 face-to-face interviews with MPs, conducted by the Ipsos Mori Reputation Centre and led by Professors Tim Bale and Philip Cowley.

New book discusses “surprise” 2015 General Election
29 January 2016

The 2015 General Election in Britain was a “surprise election”, argues a new book co-authored by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)’s Professor Philip Cowley and Dennis Kavanagh, Emeritus Professor at Liverpool University.

QMUL to hold open days for refugees and asylum seekers
26 January 2016

The Law School at Queen Mary University of London will hold open days for refugees and asylum seekers on Monday 15 February and Tuesday 16 February 2016. 

News story: Why size matters, new treatments for old diseases and internet jurisdiction – QMUL’s Inaugural Lecture series continues
26 January 2016

QMUL's free Inaugural Lecture series returns for the New Year with special talks from academics starting with Professor Marina Resmini’s on why size matters in nanotechnology and the implications that can have in applications such as drug delivery.

Photo: Ray Crundwell News story: QMUL hosts Lego League tournament for London schools
22 January 2016

School kids from across London competed to solve the world’s ‘Trash’ problems as part of a First Lego League tournament hosted by the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science.

Professor Gaskell and Professor Ahmed signed the agreement in LondonQMUL and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan to offer joint PhD scholarships
22 January 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), in partnership with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, is pleased to announce that it will be offering up to 36 scholarships per year to Pakistani students wishing to enrol in PhD research programmes at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Laws of nature predict cancer evolution
20 January 2016

Cancers evolve over time in patterns governed by the same mathematical laws that drive natural processes such as the flow of rivers or the brightness of stars, reports a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and The Institute of Cancer Research.

News story: Not the right time to raise interest rates, says Governor of the Bank of England
19 January 2016

The Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney has said that now is not the time to hike interest rates. In a major speech at Queen Mary University of London, Mr Carney said that plummeting oil prices and an uncertain global environment meant that “tighter monetary policy was not yet necessary".

Blog: How British hostility to the EU contrasts with opposition elsewhere in Europe
19 January 2016

The UK’s referendum on EU membership may well be one of the main stories of 2016, with the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, recently suggesting that it could be held as early as the summer. Montserrat Guibernau writes on how we can conceive of Euroscepticism in both the UK and other EU countries.

Global law firm Dentons launches new bursary scheme for QMUL students
18 January 2016

Global law firm Dentons has used dormant client account balances to make a donation of £48,000 to support three undergraduate bursaries at QMUL’s School of Law.  

News story: Call for public to help hunt Earth-like planet
15 January 2016

The general public are invited to follow scientists from around the globe as they search for an Earth-like exoplanet around the closest star to us, Proxima Centauri. The observing campaign called Pale Dot Red is launched today, and coordinated and led by astronomers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Prof Hemant Kocher. Credit: Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund News story: World’s first national tissue bank for pancreatic cancer research
15 January 2016

The world’s first national tissue bank for pancreatic cancer is to launch in the UK, to help push forward research into the cancer with the bleakest prognosis.

News story: 2,500 heart attacks and strokes prevented through NHS Health Check
15 January 2016

The first major evaluation of the NHS Health Check in England, carried out by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), has found that the programme is effectively identifying people at risk of developing major cardiovascular incidents.

News story: Bankers suppress their identities to survive and thrive at work, finds study
15 January 2016

Senior investment bankers don’t care what others think of them and don’t see their work as part of their identities, according to a study from Queen Mary University of London.

News story: UK's political centre is further left than previously thought, finds study
15 January 2016

The centre ground of British politics could be further to the left than previously thought, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Sussex.

Paris Agreement is a turning point for humanity, according to Sir David King
15 January 2016

The Paris Agreement, a global plan to tackle climate change, will go down in history as “a great turning point for humanity” according to the government’s permanent Special Representative for Climate Change.

Kieran Hashmi won a place at a Russian cosmonaut training centre News story: QMUL student wins cosmonaut training experience in Russia
15 January 2016

A third-year Physics student at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has won a place at a Russian cosmonaut training centre for a video submitted to a competition launched to mark British astronaut Tim Peake’s momentous visit to the International Space Station (ISS).  

CREDIT: Rebecca Gelernter Blog: Why frills put female dinosaurs in the mood for love
14 January 2016

Dr Rob Knell from QMUL's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences writes how large ornamental structures in dinosaurs, such as horns and head crests are likely to have been used in sexual displays and to assert social dominance, according to a new analysis of Protoceratops.  

This is the first time scientists have linked the function of anatomy to sexual selection in dinosaurs.

CREDIT: Rebecca Gelernter News story: First demonstration of sexual selection in dinosaurs identified
14 January 2016

Large ornamental structures in dinosaurs, such as horns and head crests are likely to have been used in sexual displays and to assert social dominance, according to a new analysis of Protoceratops carried out by scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). 

This is the first time scientists have linked the function of anatomy to sexual selection in dinosaurs.

QMUL ranked among the most international universities in the world
14 January 2016

Queen Mary University of London has been ranked as the 23rd most internationally diverse university in the world, according to a list published by the Times Higher Education (THE).

News story: Reducing sugar content in drinks could prevent one million cases of obesity
7 January 2016

Reducing sugar content in sugar sweetened drinks (including fruit juices) in the UK by 40 per cent over five years could prevent one million cases of obesity, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). This would in turn prevent around 300,000 cases of type 2 diabetes, over two decades.

Credit: Bridget Colla News story: Testing for brain damage in infants
6 January 2016

A new technique that could be used to test for brain damage in newborn babies has been developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Micrograph showing follicular lymphoma News story: New target for potential blood cancer treatment
4 January 2016

Mutations present in a blood cancer known as follicular lymphoma have revealed new targets for potential treatments, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) together with collaborators at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Credit: José Goulão/Wikimedia commons News story: Injury research influences UK sports strategy
23 December 2015

Research and lobbying undertaken by public health experts at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has helped change the UK government’s sports strategy.

Credit: David Pacey/Flickr News story: Fortifying flour with folic acid could have prevented 2,000 UK birth defects
22 December 2015

The UK’s failure to fortify flour with folic acid has caused around 2,000 avoidable cases of neural tube defects since 1998, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: £10m grant awarded for Barts Heart Centre
22 December 2015

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Barts Health NHS Trust have received £10 million from Barts Charity for the creation of a world-class cardiovascular academic medical centre at the Trust’s Barts Heart Centre, St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

News story: New generation of synthetic bone grafts created
18 December 2015

Scientists led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have developed a new type of synthetic bone graft that boosts the body’s own ability to regenerate bone tissue and could produce better outcomes for patients.

Phytoplankton from the mesocosm experiment. © Daniel Padfield News story: Phytoplankton like it hot: Warming boosts biodiversity and photosynthesis in phytoplankton
17 December 2015

Warmer temperatures increase biodiversity and photosynthesis in phytoplankton, researchers at the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and University of Exeter have found. Globally, phytoplankton - microscopic water-borne plants - absorb as much carbon dioxide as tropical rainforests and so understanding the way they respond to a warming climate is crucial.

Blog: How to feed and raise a Wikipedia robo-editor
11 December 2015

Dr Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh from QMUL's School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science looks at what it takes to teach an AI how to read natural human languages. 

Kseniya Shuturminska's winning picture 'Bouquet' News story: QMUL’s Institute of Bioengineering launch celebrated with photo competition
11 December 2015

The new cross-faculty Institute of Bioengineering at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) celebrated its launch with a photo competition for staff and students.

News story: Drug provides another treatment option for an early form of breast cancer
11 December 2015

The drug anastrozole is effective in treating an early form of breast cancer, according to a clinical trial led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

 Professor David Sadler and Professor C. Raj Kumar signed the MoUQueen Mary University of London, O. P. Jindal Global University sign MoU on South Asia research university network
11 December 2015

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and O. P. Jindal Global University (JGU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate collaboration between emergent research universities in South Asia for teaching, academic and research activities.

Credit: Jose Pereira SilvaPeople’s Palace Projects co-produce acclaimed homelessness arts project in São Paulo
10 December 2015

With One Voice, an international arts programme designed to give homeless people in host cities a voice during the Olympics will be launched in São Paulo, Brazil on Saturday 12 December.

News story: Breast screening programme effective in preventing some invasive cancers
8 December 2015

Screening for and treatment of an early form of breast cancer has been found to prevent subsequent invasive cancer, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Blizard Building at Night - Morley von SternbergBlizard Institute marks 10 year anniversary
4 December 2015

Queen Mary University of London’s (QMUL) world-class research centre, the Blizard Institute, is celebrating its tenth year.

Photo by Paul Gillett News story: Tony Hall calls for external regulator to guarantee BBC independence
3 December 2015

The BBC's director general Lord Tony Hall has repeated his calls for an external regulator for the corporation, arguing for regulation that is “effective, not prescriptive”. He made the remarks as he opened a discussion on “Re-imagining the BBC: Charters Past and Present”, organised by the Mile End Institute and the BBC on 2 December.

Professor Michael Kenny wins WJM MacKenzie Prize
2 December 2015

Professor Michael Kenny, Director of QMUL’s Mile End Institute, has won the prestigious W.J.M Mackenzie Prize for his book The Politics of English Nationhood. The prize is awarded annually by the UK’s Political Studies Association (PSA) for the best book published in political science.

News story: New grants for pancreatic cancer research
27 November 2015

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received new grants from Pancreatic Cancer UK (PCUK) to fund five projects that aim to improve treatment options for pancreatic cancer patients.

Fluid in human joints is rich in cartilage-protecting microvesicles News story: New strategy discovered for treating arthritis
26 November 2015

Arthritis patients could one day benefit from a novel form of medicine, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Their early study indicates that arthritic cartilage, previously thought to be impenetrable to therapies, could be treated by a patient’s own ‘microvesicles’ that are able to travel into cartilage cells and deliver therapeutic agents.

News story: QMUL professor wins £300,000 research prize to help transform satellite and mobile communications
25 November 2015

A world expert in antennae and electromagnetics from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded a prestigious £300,000 international prize from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Screenshot from Poo Racer News story: ‘Poo Racer’ video game to flush away bowel taboos
25 November 2015

A poo racing video game which aims to change attitudes towards defecation and bowel health has been launched by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). A second new game, Gene Quest, has also been created to encourage interest in one of the world’s largest genetics studies.

News story: Award for outstanding use of information in MS care
18 November 2015

Professor Gavin Giovannoni and Alison Thomson from the Barts MS Research team at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have received an award for outstanding use of information in multiple sclerosis (MS) care.

Young poets celebrated at QMUL’s Globe Road Poetry Festival
18 November 2015

Loving mums, sly scorpions, and ‘rolling rocks on your fingers’ were among the eclectic images explored by more than 120 young poets at QMUL’s Globe Road Poetry Festival.

QMUL composer in residence Edward Nesbit News story: QMUL set to premiere piece of music based on renowned east London First World War poet
18 November 2015

A piece of music based on the work of First World War poet Isaac Rosenberg, who grew up in east London, is to premiere at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Male bumblebee feeding on a thistle flower News story: Male bees have more than a one-track mind
16 November 2015

Male bumblebees are just as smart as female worker bees despite their dim-witted reputation, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Amrita Ahluwalia awarded Women in Science and Engineering prize
16 November 2015

Professor Amrita Ahluwalia from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded the 2015 Prize for Research by the WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Campaign.

News story: Psychiatric assessments for predicting violence are ineffective
11 November 2015

Standard approaches for investigating risk of violence in psychiatric patients and prisoners are inaccurate and should be abandoned in all future studies, according to researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

The poster for 'Dark Cities', one of the festival's events News story: QMUL celebrates the humanities with festival of events
11 November 2015

From philosophy in pubs, history in coffeehouses, classics on social media and language lessons on street corners – Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is set to host a programme of events for the Being Human festival of the humanities.

News story: Deal with EU could come as early as December, says Europe minister
10 November 2015

Europe minister David Lidington has said the government hopes to arrive at a deal with the European Union as early as December, but cautioned that it was too early to guarantee exact timings. He made the remarks at a keynote speech at the “Britain and Europe: The Lessons from History” conference, organised by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)’s Mile End Institute (MEI) on 9 November.

Image of glass cement fillings, copyright Semmelweis University Dental School News story: Watching cement dry could help dental fillings last longer
9 November 2015

Scientists led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Aberystwyth University have revealed ‘sweet points’ for dental fillings, where cement used to fill cracks regain elasticity before hardening indefinitely. This could have implications for creating more durable and longer-lasting fillings in the future.    

News story: £8 million awarded for pancreatic cancer research ‘dream team’
9 November 2015

A trans-Atlantic ‘dream team’, involving scientists and clinicians from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), has been awarded £8 million to fight pancreatic cancer.

Photo: Priyanka Pau News story: Football Community Cup hosted by Queen Mary FC
9 November 2015

Queen Mary Football Club (QMFC) hosted a 7-a-side football tournament for five schools in Tower Hamlets to offer youngsters a chance to ask students about university life and education.

Possessive jealousy and femicide take centre stage at performance of Othello on Trial
6 November 2015

Possessive jealousy, rage, and murder; it’s is a story as old as Othello. Two women are killed by male partners each week on average in the UK. In November, a series of performances at Queen Mary University of London - sponsored by the School of Law and the Centre for Public Engagement - adapted Shakespeare’s masterpiece to stimulate debate about the high level of male violence against women in modern Britain.

Celebrities, The Royal Family, privacy, and the law
4 November 2015

In this post, Professor Robin Callender Smith from QMUL's School of Law, discusses his forthcoming book on celebrities and privacy law. 

© Greg Constantine‘Nowhere People’ and the stories of the world’s stateless
4 November 2015

More than 10 million people across the globe are not recognised by any country, and are stateless. Nowhere People an acclaimed new book by photojournalist and QMUL Distinguished Fellow Greg Constantine, tells the stories of people and communities who have been denied their identity, and stripped of the most basic aspects of citizenship.

Season of Bangla Drama returns to QMUL
3 November 2015

Gender, identity and power are among the themes that will be explored by the 13th Season of Bangla Drama festival, which returns to Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) this November.

© Greg ConstantineCampaigns of violence towards Rohingya are highly organised and genocidal in intent
29 October 2015

Persecution of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar has been orchestrated by the government, state-level officials and Buddhist monks, according to the findings of an 18-month investigation into state crime. 

News story: Long-term benefits of chronic fatigue therapies
28 October 2015

Cognitive behavioural therapy and graded exercise therapy could have long term benefits for people affected by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Oxford University and King’s College London.

News story: QMUL project shortlisted for “Oscars of higher education”
28 October 2015

InQUBEate, a QMUL student enterprise programme that provides mentoring and training for students with entrepreneurial ideas, has been shortlisted for the Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Awards 2015.

This confocal microscopy image shows cilia (in red) are the thin hair-like structures only a few 100th of a millimetre long.Manipulating the antennae on cells promises new treatments for osteoarthritis
27 October 2015

Bioengineers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have shown for the first time that lithium chloride, a common drug used to treat mental health disorders, could offer an effective treatment against osteoarthritis by disrupting the length of the cells’ antennae called primary cilia.

News story: QMUL PhD student stumbles upon a new way for producing oldest chemical compounds
27 October 2015

A chemistry PhD student has found a simple way for the first time of producing two chemical compounds that were first discovered in late 19th century, entirely by accident. The discovery could have implications for fighting disease and growing crops, where the sulfur containing compounds called sultones and sultines, play a significant role.

Credit: l.bailey_beverley via Wikimedia Commons News story: London's Trauma System dramatically reduces mortality rates
27 October 2015

The London Trauma System has greatly increased quality of care for trauma patients, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the London Regional Trauma System.

Professor Simon Gaskell and Professor Fan LimingQMUL launches Confucius Institute at Mile End campus
27 October 2015

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has officially launched its Confucius Institute, in partnership with Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE) and Hanban, the Chinese National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, which is responsible for promoting Chinese language and culture abroad.

Jason Leonard (c) with the QMRFC coaches News story: England rugby great Jason Leonard attends school tournament hosted by QMUL
26 October 2015

Rugby World Cup winner Jason Leonard paid a visit to Queen Mary RFC’s Tower Hamlets Schools Tag Tournament which was set up to encourage school kids across the borough to play rugby.

Image credit: 8 Kome (Flickr) News story: Collagen’s role in skin cancer
22 October 2015

Collagen has been found to play a role in suppression of blood vessel formation in a type of skin cancer, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The results suggest that type VII collagen could help suppress tumour formation in the skin.

QMUL begins major research project to document Europe’s migration crisis
21 October 2015

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will this week begin work on a major project to document Europe’s migrant and refugee crisis. Led by Professor Elspeth Guild from QMUL’s School of Law, the research team will produce a database of migrant journeys as well as testimonies from interviews with migrants and refugees.

Ragged Children, Mended Lives: the stories of East London’s 19th century children
21 October 2015

In 1877, the few square miles around where Queen Mary University of London stands today was one of the most densely populated places on earth. In a then squalid corner of London, more than a million people – many of them desperately poor – faced hunger, unemployment, and disease.

News story: Clinical trial shows first ever positive results in treating primary progressive and relapsing multiple sclerosis
20 October 2015

QMUL researchers’ study shows positive results when treating both primary progressive and relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis with the drug ocrelizumab.

News story: Professor Steve Thornton appointed as Vice Principal (Health)
15 October 2015

QMUL has announced the appointment of Professor Steve Thornton as Vice Principal (Health) and Executive Dean of the Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Professor Thornton joins QMUL from the University of Exeter and will take up his post from January 2015.

News story: East London Genes and Health celebrates 4,000th study participant
14 October 2015

East London Genes & Health, the world’s largest community based genetics study, is celebrating its first milestone with 4,000 local participants taking part so far.

Ada Lovelace and the importance of role models
13 October 2015

To celebrate Ada Lovelace Day 2015, Professor Elaine Chew from QMUL's School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science argues about the importance of role models. After all, if computer pioneer Ada Lovelace had strong women role models even in her day, we must ensure women continue to do so today.  

‘Messiah at London's Foundling Hospital’ nominated for an international Emmy
13 October 2015

‘Messiah at London's Foundling Hospital’, a documentary that was co-developed and co-presented by QMUL’s Professor Amanda Vickery, has been nominated for an international Emmy.

News story: Researchers awarded £3.5m grant to improve prevention of tuberculosis (TB) in South African schoolchildren
12 October 2015

The Medical Research Council (MRC) has awarded a grant of £3.5m to researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and University of Cape Town (UCT) to carry out a trial to determine whether a weekly vitamin D supplement can prevent tuberculosis (TB) in South African primary school children.

Without treaty change Britain will vote to leave the European Union, says Lord Owen
8 October 2015

The campaign to keep Britain in the EU will be defeated unless the government secures treaty change before the referendum, according to former Foreign Secretary Lord David Owen. He made his remarks as part of a major speech on referendums, at the Mile End Institute's Inaugural Hennessy Lecture.

Professor Andrea Brady criticises “structure of white privilege” in British poetry communities
8 October 2015

On National Poetry Day, Professor Andrea Brady – curator of the Globe Road Poetry Festival – has criticised the “structure of white privilege” in British poetry communities.

The white privilege of British poetry is getting worse
8 October 2015

Writing in The Conversation, Andrea Brady - Professor of Poetry at QMUL - criticises what she describes as the "structure of white privilege" in British poetry communities.

News story: QMUL researcher nominated for Women in Science and Engineering Award
5 October 2015

Professor Amrita Ahluwalia has been nominated in the research category in the awards that recognise those who lead the way for women in science, technology, engineering and maths.

News story: Mobile miracles, trusting the under-30s and job creation - QMUL launches its Inaugural Lecture series
5 October 2015

How did scientists create the miracles behind the technology we take for granted, what problems did generational conflict pose in 1960s Germany and how can economists create better jobs?

News story: New study removes cancer doubt for Multiple sclerosis drug
1 October 2015

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are calling on the medical community to reconsider developing a known drug to treat people with relapsing Multiple sclerosis (MS) after new evidence shows it does not increase the risk of cancer as previously thought.

News story: Professor Jack Cuzick receives American Cancer Society Medal of Honor
1 October 2015

Leading QMUL cancer researcher Professor Jack Cuzick has been given a prestigious award for his contributions to clinical research.

News story: QMUL in top 100 universities in the world
1 October 2015

QMUL rose eight places in Times Higher Education World University Ranking to 98th in the world and is ranked 16th in the UK.

Experts call for urgent reform of deprivation of liberty safeguards
30 September 2015

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards – designed to protect the rights of the legally incapacitated – are a threat to human rights and require urgent reform, according to UK and international experts speaking at a conference convened by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Self-assembling material that grows and changes shape could lead to artificial arteries
28 September 2015

Researchers at QMUL have developed a way of assembling organic molecules into complex tubular tissue-like structures without the use of moulds or techniques like 3D printing.

Feature: QMUL is in the top ten for graduate starting salaries
28 September 2015

One of the leading university guides has found that graduates from QMUL have one of the top average starting salaries of anyone in the UK.

Carla Valentine. Photo credit: Teri Pengilley News story: Barts Pathology Museum's technical curator wins Major Contribution to the Understanding of Death Award
25 September 2015

Carla Valentine, technical curator at Barts Pathology Museum, has won the Major Contribution to the Understanding of Death Award at the Good Funeral Awards 2015 thanks to her work engaging with the public.

Labour is lost in England and must federalise, says Jon Cruddas MP
23 September 2015

The Labour Party is lost in England and must federalise to survive, according to Jon Cruddas. The MP for Dagenham and Rainham was speaking at the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London, where he called for an English Labour party to win back lost voters.

News story: Budding student entrepreneurs pitch ideas at QMUL’s 3 Day Start-up event
22 September 2015

QMUL’s Careers and Enterprise Centre hosted their third 3 Day Start-up (3DS) boot camp over the summer which encouraged students to improve their entrepreneurial skills in the real world by developing companies over the course of three days.  

News story: Fifty-year old drug is best in resistant hypertension
21 September 2015

Researchers from QMUL, working with other institutions, have found that a diuretic drug that has been in use for over fifty years could be the most effective treatment for a particularly high risk form of high blood pressure.

QMUL President and Principal Simon Gaskell and Professor Wang Jinsong, President of NPU News story: QMUL signs major strategic collaboration with China’s Northwestern Polytechnical University
21 September 2015

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has signed a major strategic collaboration agreement with Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), based in Xi’an, China, to develop teaching and research partnerships and faculty and student exchange, initially in the areas of Materials Science and Engineering.

News story: Study finds people’s conservative and liberal traits show up in their Twitter vocabulary
16 September 2015

A study of nearly a million tweets from over 10,000 Twitter users has found that liberals swear more, conservatives are more likely to talk about religion, and liberals use more individual words like "me" while conservatives opt more for the group-oriented "us".

QMUL's Centre for Endocrinology is based at Charterhouse Square, but physicians from all over the world can take its online MScFour QMUL researchers among the most influential one per cent in the world
16 September 2015

Academics researching molecular biology and clinical medicine have been named on Thomson Reuter’s Highly Cited Researchers 2015 list which recognises the top one per cent most cited papers published between 2003 and 2013.

News story: Government praises QMUL’s support for school computing teachers
11 September 2015

Minister of State for Schools, Nick Gibb MP, has written to QMUL’s Principal, Professor Simon Gaskell, to thank him for the university’s contribution to the Network of Teaching Excellence in Computing Science supporting school teachers.

News story: Pancreatic cancer stem cells could be "suffocated” by an anti-diabetic drug
10 September 2015

A new study shows that pancreatic cancer stem cells (PancSCs) are virtually addicted to oxygen-based metabolism, and could be “suffocated” with a drug already used to treat diabetes.

Robot poets, international names, slams and debate at the inaugural Globe Road Poetry Festival
10 September 2015

Some of the world’s best known international poets will perform in East London this November at the inaugural Globe Road Poetry Festival.

News story: England could eradicate Bovine TB if it adopted Welsh or Scottish tactics
9 September 2015

New research by the team that previously showed that testing was more effective than badger culling at controlling Bovine Tuberculosis, have found the tactics currently employed by the Welsh and Scottish, but not English, authorities are leading to disease reduction.

News story: Understanding of complex networks could help unify gravity and quantum mechanics
9 September 2015

Mathematicians investigating one of science’s great questions – How to unite the physics of the very big with that of the very small – have discovered that when the understanding of complex networks such as the brain or the internet is applied to geometry the results match up with quantum behaviour.

Social media and health: a source of “patient voices” or just business?
8 September 2015

Why does NHS and government policy neglect and ignore the value of online patient communities? QMUL researchers Dr Nelya Koteyko and Dr Daniel Hunt investigated this question as part of a major study on social media and living with chronic illness.

News story: QMUL lecturer wins at BMA Medical Book awards
4 September 2015

The textbook Medical Sciences 2nd Edition published by Elsevier has just won first prize in the British Medical Associations medical book awards in the category of Basic and clinical sciences. The book was edited by Dr Jeannette Naish from QMUL’s Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine and Dr Denise Syndercombe Court a QMUL honorary fellow.

News story: Olympian Kate Richardson-Walsh officially opens new dental outreach clinic in Stratford
4 September 2015

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Barts Health NHS Trust are delighted to officially open their new dental outreach centre in Stratford, set in the heart of the Olympic Park.

The QMSU Olympic Legacy Project News story: QMUL projects shortlisted for Times Higher Education Awards 2015
3 September 2015

Two QMUL projects have been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Awards 2015 which are due to take place on 26 November.

Credit: Elizabeth Clare/QMUL News story: First imagery from echolocation reveals new signals for hunting bats
1 September 2015

The ability of some bats to spot motionless prey in the dark has baffled experts until now. By creating the first visual images from echolocation, researchers reveal we have been missing how bats sense their world.

News story: Game on! Centre of the Cell holds its first game development workshop for young science communicators
1 September 2015

Centre of the Cell opened its doors to a group of young Londoners to run a full day of game development activities. Twelve 14-18 year olds were invited to evaluate existing games, test new games in the making, and even come up with some game ideas of their own.

Why the Chilcot inquiry has taken so long – and why we should wait to judge it
28 August 2015

The long running Chilcot inquiry has come under significant pressure to complete its work and publish its report. In this article, Dr James Ellison, Reader in International History at QMUL, explains why it's taken so long, and says: "In the end, we must judge the inquiry on its terms of reference and the rigour, accuracy, and fairness of its report".

News story: New approach to tackling uncontrolled high blood pressure shows significant results
27 August 2015

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust have successfully improved blood pressure control among patients with severe intolerance to antihypertensive medication – by using medicines in unconventional ways and treating patients with a ‘stepped care’ approach (where the most effective yet least intensive treatment is delivered to patients first).

News story: QMUL microwave pioneer to receive prestigious Sir Frank Whittle Medal
26 August 2015

Internationally renowned British microwave engineer Professor Peter Clarricoats, who worked at QMUL for nearly 50 years, is to receive one of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s highest accolades, the Sir Frank Whittle Medal, for his influential achievements.

News story: QMUL historian shines a new light on the life and legacy of Edmund Burke
24 August 2015

A new book from acclaimed historian Professor Richard Bourke chronicles the extraordinary life of Edmund Burke (1730-97), a leading philosopher and statesman of the eighteenth century.

News story: High sugar consumption among children relates to poor family functioning, study finds
21 August 2015

The quality of general family functioning is a major determinant of healthy dietary habits – according to new research published in the Journal of Caries Research and led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: QMUL announces free advice service for start-up businesses and entrepreneurs
20 August 2015

Queen Mary University of London has announced details of a free business advice scheme for start-ups and entrepreneurs in London. Based at QMUL’s School of Economics and Finance, qNomics will provide expert consultancy to fledgling businesses in the financial and technological sectors.

Blog: Bangkok bombing blame game speaks volumes about the state of Thai politics
19 August 2015

The Bangkok bomb killed 20 people, injured more than 100, and shook Thai politics, already turbulent, to its core. In this article, Dr Lee Jones, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, argues: until concrete evidence is produced, we should avoid any rush to judgement, and take both speculation and assignations of blame with a truckload of salt.

News story: Humanities researchers at QMUL awarded £1.6 million for major study on emotional health
18 August 2015

What is the perfect recipe for 'emotional health', and who decides which emotions we should feel in order to be healthy? These are among the questions that will be explored by a team of researchers at QMUL’s Centre for the History of the Emotions, as part of a major new research programme funded by a Humanities and Social Science Collaborative Award from the Wellcome Trust.

Blog: Simple hospitality could be the answer to the European migrant ‘crisis’
18 August 2015

The crisis facing migrants on the shores of Europe shows no sign of abating. As EU member states prevaricate on how to manage a human and political crisis, Dr Jessica Jacobs from QMUL's School of Geography says: "The system is paralysed. To make it move again, hospitality is the key".

News story: Fallow deer are all about the bass when sizing up rivals
14 August 2015

Research published in the journal BMC Evolutionary Biology, has found that fallow deer bucks make judgements about the possible threat from competitors from the sound of their calls.

News story: Birdsong recognition app launches using QMUL research
13 August 2015

QMUL machine learning researcher Dan Stowell and his business partner Florence Wilkinson have launched Warblr, their mobile app that can automatically recognise birds by their song.

News story: New study confirms listening to music during surgery reduces pain and anxiety
13 August 2015

Scientists have proved that listening to music before, during and after surgery reduces people’s pain, anxiety and need for painkillers – according to the most comprehensive review of available evidence so far, published today in The Lancet.

News story: QMUL joint first in London for student satisfaction
11 August 2015

Overall student satisfaction at Queen Mary University of London has climbed to 88 per cent, up from 86 per cent in 2014. The results of the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS) ranks QMUL as joint first in London and in the top ten of Russell Group universities for student satisfaction.

News story: Urine test for early stage pancreatic cancer now possible after biomarker discovery
3 August 2015

A combination of three proteins found at high levels in urine can accurately detect early-stage pancreatic cancer, researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found. The discovery could lead to a non-invasive, inexpensive test to screen people at high risk of developing the disease.

 Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 20 July 2015 News story: Initial results from Rosetta comet mission revealed
31 July 2015

Early results from the Rosetta spacecraft mission’s Philae lander, which successfully landed on a comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko last year, have been published in the journal Science.

Dr Oussama Metatla accepting the award presented by the President of AT&T New York at the ADA 25th anniversary celebration event News story: Team of QMUL researchers win award for software designed to help visually impaired audio producers
31 July 2015

The Design Patterns for Inclusive Collaboration (DePIC) team has won the Award for Best Solution by a Large Organisation at the Connect Ability Challenge event, a software development competition focusing on developing technology that can help improve the lives of people living with physical, social, emotional and cognitive disabilities. The event was organised by AT&T and New York University to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Let there be light: understanding our body clocks
30 July 2015

Jet-lagged after a long flight? Exhausted after a week of night shifts? The vagaries of the human body clock affect everything from the quality of our sleep to how quickly we adjust to a new time zone. This post is based on a series of interviews with Professor Josephine Arendt, who transformed our understanding of how our body clocks respond to light and melatonin.

QMUL student takes top prize at IBM Best Student Recognition event
29 July 2015

A first year student from Queen Mary University of London has won a prestigious industry award for developing a smart solution to food waste.

News story: Professor Jack Cuzick presented ANZBCTG Award for Excellence in Translational Research
24 July 2015

Professor Jack Cuzick, Head of the Centre for Cancer Prevention at Queen Mary University of London, was today recognised for his longstanding achievements in breast cancer research during the Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group's (ANZBCTG) 37th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) in Perth, Western Australia.

Professor Rüdiger Görner awarded prestigious Reimar Lüst Prize
24 July 2015

Rüdiger Görner, Professor of German at Queen Mary University of London, has been awarded the prestigious Reimar Lüst Prize in recognition of his outstanding scholarly work in the field of Anglo-German relations.

The Blizard Building News story: QMUL ranks among best for its architecture, according to study
24 July 2015

QMUL has been revealed as one of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)’s top 21 architectural clients of the last decade, according to recent analysis published by Architects Journal.

News story: Public interest has ‘medicalised’ vitamin D yet benefits remain uncertain
21 July 2015

Persistent public interest in vitamin D, plus widespread testing of vitamin D status and prescribing by doctors, has led to a significant increase in people taking supplements despite limited evidence of any health benefits – according to new NIHR-funded research from Queen Mary University of London and published in BMJ Open.

The program could successfully identify a seagull, pigeon, flying bird and standing bird better than humans (Credit: Mathias Eitz, James Hays and Marc Alexa) News story: New computer program first to recognise sketches more accurately than a human
20 July 2015

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have built the first computer program that can recognise hand-drawn sketches better than humans.

Healthcare policy on social media ignores the value of peer-to-peer support for chronic illness
20 July 2015

Government, the NHS and professional healthcare bodies have embraced social media networks as dissemination tools but frequently overlook their potential for peer-to-peer support, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London. 

QMUL students in the spotlight at Audrey Hepburn exhibition
20 July 2015

Film students from Queen Mary University of London are playing a prominent role in one of the most eagerly awaited exhibitions of the summer, at London’s National Portrait Gallery.

News story: Common mental health drug could be used to treat arthritis
16 July 2015

Lithium chloride which is used as a mood stabiliser in the treatment of mental health problems, mainly bipolar disorder, could be used to treat arthritis according to a new study.

Assan Ali and Mohammed Nurull Islam News story: Science communicator Lucy Hawking, east London community media specialists and Tomorrow’s World icon awarded at QMUL graduation
16 July 2015

Five honorary awards were presented at QMUL’s Graduation, on July 15 and 16, to those who are outstanding in their field, command national recognition or have given exceptional service to the university.

Sir Sam Everington with Sir Nicholas Montagu, Professor Richard Trembath, and President and Principal Simon Gaskell News story: Honorary awards presented at QMUL Graduation
15 July 2015

Four Honorary awards – among the most significant accolades that can be offered by a university - were presented at QMUL’s Graduation ceremony on July 13 and 14.

Canny Chancellor co-opts the living wage
13 July 2015

In this post, Professor Jane Wills considers the implications of the Chanellor's 'co-option' of the living wage.

L-R: Richard Le Vay, Dr Delphine Purves and Professor Nick Lemoine News story: Barts Cancer Institute marks 10 years of pioneering work with book launch
9 July 2015

Queen Mary University of London’s Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a two day showcase of its research past and present, and launched a commemorative book entitled ‘Every Rational Attempt: The Stories Behind Barts’ Contribution to the Fight Against Cancer’.

News story: Major new appointment for QMUL’s School of Dentistry
7 July 2015

Professor Nikolaos Donos, an internationally renowned clinical academic consultant, has been appointed Head of Clinical Research and Professor of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London’s School of Dentistry.

President and Principal Simon Gaskell with Professor Wang Jinsong, President of Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) News story: QMUL signs partnership agreement with Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi’an, China
7 July 2015

As part of Queen Mary University of London’s wider strategy of internationalisation, Professor Simon Gaskell, President and Principal, recently signed a landmark partnership agreement with Professor Wang Jinsong, President of Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) during a visit to Xi’an earlier this month.

News story: School of Physics and Astronomy commended for commitment to gender equality
6 July 2015

QMUL’s School of Physics and Astronomy has been awarded Juno Champion Status by the Institute of Physics (IOP) in recognition of action they have taken to address the under-representation of women in university physics.

News story: Students win hackathon by giving air passengers’ spare baggage capacity to charities
6 July 2015

A team of students from QMUL has won the £10,000 grand prize at the Sabre Destination Hack event by developing a prototype system that allows frequent flyers to fill their spare luggage capacity on planes with products that charities need.

Professor Trevor Dadson honoured by the King of Spain for services to Spanish culture
3 July 2015

Trevor Dadson, Professor of Hispanic Studies at Queen Mary University of London has been awarded the Encomienda de la Orden de Isabel la Católica (Order of Isabella the Catholic) by the King of Spain, Felipe VI.

EVEL may help set the course for Cameron’s time in office, according to experts at QMUL
2 July 2015

The government’s announcement on English Votes for English Laws, while seemingly cautious, “may help set the course for David Cameron’s time in office”, according to Michael Kenny, professor of politics and constitutional expert at Queen Mary University of London.

Photo: flic.kr/p/mjhubJ News story: Most internet anonymity software leaks users’ details
29 June 2015

Services used by hundreds of thousands of people in the UK to protect their identity on the web are vulnerable to leaks, according to researchers at QMUL and others.

News story: Study finds pet owners reluctant to face up to their cats’ kill count
26 June 2015

Cat owners fail to realise the impact of their cat on wildlife according to new research, published today, from QMUL and the University of Exeter.

News story: Staff and alumni recognised in Queen's birthday honours list 2015
24 June 2015

Two academics and three alumni from Queen Mary University of London have been named in the 2015 Queen’s birthday honours. Sir Nicholas Macpherson GCB, Permanent Secretary to HM Treasury and Visiting Professor in the School of Economics and Finance, was appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Bath (GCB) for public service.

News story: Amrita Ahluwalia to become the next Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Pharmacology
22 June 2015

QMUL is pleased to announce that the next Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Pharmacology will be Professor Amrita Ahluwalia, Deputy Director of QMUL’s William Harvey Research Institute. 

Showcase of world’s best science teaching arrives at Queen Mary University of London
19 June 2015

The Science on Stage Europe festival which brings some of the best science teachers from around the world together to demonstrate their teaching and share ideas is underway at QMUL.

Blog: The ‘quality’ paradox: Quality in healthcare is crucial but it’s time to rethink it
19 June 2015

We all want a quality health service – but what does this really mean? What does quality in healthcare really look like? Dr Deborah Swinglehurst has been exploring this idea for several years, curious to find out what academics, opinion leaders, healthcare professionals and members of the public really understand by the term ‘quality’ in the healthcare context.  

Blog: Think you're just a face in the crowd? Not necessarily
19 June 2015

In this article, Professor Julia Hörnle, of QMUL's School of Law, considers the impact and rapid development of face recognition techniques on privacy. 

News story: Adult craze for purchasing human breast milk online poses serious health risks
18 June 2015

The recent craze for human breast milk amongst certain fitness communities, fetishists and chronic disease sufferers is potentially dangerous – according to scientists from Queen Mary University of London and published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

News story: New approach to immunosuppression could avoid transplant organ rejection, study finds
16 June 2015

A new study has identified how blocking a special set of molecules on the surface of T cells can suppress the heart’s immune response – responsible for transplant rejection and autoimmune diseases such as myocarditis – whilst leaving rest of the body’s immune system intact.

Blog: Can the European Parliament save us from TTIP?
15 June 2015

In this article, Sam Fowles, researcher in international law and politics at Queen Mary University of London, asks whether the European Parliament will 'save us' from the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Study finds just 15 per cent of Tory members will definitely vote to leave the EU
12 June 2015

Just 15 per cent of Conservative party members would vote for the UK to leave the EU regardless of whatever reforms Prime Minister David Cameron manages to negotiate in the run-up to a referendum. 

President and Principal Simon Gaskell looking over the model of Whitechapel development News story: QMUL’s Life Sciences Initiative to play important role in Whitechapel rejuvenation
12 June 2015

The changing face of Whitechapel over the coming years was the focus of a Future of London event held at the Blizard Institute on 28 May.

QMUL launches new educational partnership with University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP)
11 June 2015

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has announced a new educational partnership with the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP). The partnership will see the introduction in September 2015 of a new Masters programme in International Relations, based in Paris.

News story: QMUL appoints new Vice Principal for Science and Engineering
10 June 2015

Professor Edmund Burke will be QMUL's new Vice Principal (Science and Engineering) from September 2015.

News story: Simple blood test identifies which patients are prone to serious illness after surgery
7 June 2015

A simple blood test can predict with 90 to 100 per cent accuracy whether a patient is likely to suffer life-threatening complications after major surgery, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London and published in the journal Annals of Surgery.

News story: ‘Massaging’ mice boosts immune system
5 June 2015

Massage-like stroking has a positive effect on the immune system of mice by reducing their level of stress.

News story: QMUL awarded £500k to develop novel dental implant material
5 June 2015

Researchers from the School of Dentistry within Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have received nearly £500k in MRC funding to assess the effectiveness of a new injectable bone graft material used to replace missing bone in implant dentistry.

News story: Attending breast cancer screening reduces risk of death by 40 per cent
3 June 2015

Women aged 50-69 years who attend mammography screening reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer by 40 per cent compared to women who are not screened – according to a major international review of the latest evidence on breast cancer screening.

© Natural History Museum: Sloane Herbarium 93, fol. 146Britain’s oldest tea (and first modern commodity)
3 June 2015

Dr Richard Coulton, based at QMUL's School of English and Drama, reflects on the discovery of Britain's oldest tea. Dr Coulton is one of three authors of a forthcoming book, Empire of Tea: The Asian Leaf that Conquered the World.

Blog: Mini-megalomaniac AI is already all around us, but it won’t get further without our help
2 June 2015

Professor Peter McOwan, from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, discusses  whether artificial intelligences would actually be able to take over the world, whether they’d want to, and how we'd know if they did.

News story: Synthetic spider silk could be altered to be stronger or stretchier
28 May 2015

After years of research decoding the complex structure and production of spider silk, researchers have now succeeded in producing samples of this exceptionally strong and resilient material in the laboratory. The new development could lead to a variety of biomedical materials — from sutures to scaffolding for organ replacements — made from synthesized silk with properties specifically tuned for their intended uses.

© The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London News story: Fancy a 300-year old cuppa? Researchers uncover the oldest tea in Britain
27 May 2015

Researchers have found what they believe to be the oldest tea in Britain. The dried green tea was acquired in China, around the year 1700, by ship’s surgeon James Cuninghame, who subsequently gave it as a gift to the famous physician and collector of curiosities, Hans Sloane.

News story: QMUL PhD student to compete with dance troupe on Britain’s Got Talent
26 May 2015

Bret Jones, a PhD student in the Department of Drama, will be competing tonight (26 May) in the Britain’s Got Talent live semi-finals with his team’s dance act, Old Men Grooving.

News story: Brain tumour scientists come together to speed up translation of research from lab to clinic
21 May 2015

For the first time, leading experts on brain tumours including Professor Silvia Marino from Queen Mary University of London, will share their insights and identify areas of prospective collaboration to speed up the process of translating research findings from laboratory to clinic.

TTIP and CETA: the trade deals threatening British democracy
21 May 2015

In this post, Sam Fowles, postgraduate research student at QMUL's School of Law, argues that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a threat to British democracy, and should not be ratified. 

Blog: How we discovered the three revolutions of American pop
20 May 2015

Dr Matthias Mauch discusses his recent scientific analysis of the “fossil record” of the Billboard charts prompted widespread attention, particularly the findings about the three musical “revolutions” that shaped the musical landscape of the second half of the 20th century.

News story: Centre of the Cell is a ‘wonderful emblem of public engagement’ as it celebrates its fifth birthday
20 May 2015

The Centre of the Cell “is a wonderful emblem of how public engagement is embedded in what this university does,” said QMUL’s Principal, Professor Simon Gaskell, during the science centre’s fifth birthday celebrations.

News story: Humanitarian crisis affecting Rohingya Muslims is the product of genocide, according to researchers from QMUL
18 May 2015

Persecution of the Rohingya minority by the Myanmar government amounts to genocide, according to field research from the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI), based at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: QMUL takes part in Digital Shoreditch Festival 2015
13 May 2015

PhD students from QMUL’s Media and Arts Technology (MAT) programmes as well as representatives of the School of Law take part in the popular festival.

News story: Many fixed-dose drug combinations in India lack central regulatory approval
12 May 2015

Fixed-dose drug combinations (FDCs) which have not received central regulatory approval are sold in substantial numbers in India – despite concerns over the safety and efficacy of these combinations – according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and published in PLOS Medicine.

Time for binding United Nations rules on violence against women and girls
12 May 2015

The United Nations must adopt binding international rules to help eliminate violence against women and girls, according to Professor Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women.

Individualised approach to merit will not deliver equality in public and working life
6 May 2015

If we want more diversity in our courts, boardrooms, and parliaments, then our individualised approach to merit may “now require quite a serious rethink”, according to Baroness Brenda Hale of Richmond. 

Naked mole-rats anti-cancer gene is unique among mammals
5 May 2015

Researchers have found that the gene which gives naked mole-rats’ their natural resistance to cancer is unique among mammals.

News story: First evolutionary history of 50 years of music charts using big data analysis of sounds
5 May 2015

Evolutionary biologists and computer scientists have come together to study the evolution of pop music.  Their analysis of 17,000 songs from the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, 1960 to 2010, is the most substantial scientific study of the history of popular music to date.

Historian uncovers first known photo of Lenin’s 'true love'
1 May 2015

A historian from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has uncovered the first confirmed image of Apollinariya Yakubova, considered by many to be the true love of Vladimir Lenin. Dr Robert Henderson, honorary research associate at QMUL’s School of History, discovered the photograph in the State Archive of the Russian Federation, while researching for his forthcoming book on the Russian revolutionary V. L. Burtsev.

HRH The Princess Royal officially opens QMUL’s new Dental School
30 April 2015

It was all smiles in Whitechapel today as Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal gave Queen Mary University of London’s new Dental School, embedded within The Royal London Dental Hospital, the royal seal of approval.

News story: Screening for HIV in GP surgeries leads to increased and earlier diagnosis
29 April 2015

Training general practices to offer rapid HIV tests leads to increased detection and earlier diagnosis of patients with HIV infection – according to a new study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and published in The Lancet HIV.

Dressing down the rabbit hole – how to become Alice in Wonderland
29 April 2015

From 2 May to 9 November, QMUL's Dr Kiera Vaclavik will curate 'The Alice Look', an exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood. In this article, Dr Vaclavik considers the impact of Lewis Carroll's famous heroine on the way that we dress.

Aysel (centre) collecting her award from Fiona Bruce and David Bearfield, Director, European Personnel Selection Office, EU Careers News story: QMUL student wins Languages Undergraduate of the Year prize
29 April 2015

A QMUL student who can speak five different languages has won a Languages Undergraduate of the Year Award.

News story: Queen Mary University of London climbs QS World Rankings
29 April 2015

Three subject areas at QMUL are now among the top 50 in the world, according to a highly-regarded analysis of more than 3,400 universities.

News story: Showcase of QMUL electronic engineering and computer science
28 April 2015

Researchers from QMUL’s School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) presented some their research to colleagues and visitors at the Mile End Campus.

Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity (CRED) celebrates ten years at QMUL
28 April 2015

Despite the appearance of great strides forward; discrimination, inequality, and exclusion persist in developed societies and workplaces. The nature of that persistence – and the manner in which discrimination has, in many cases, become more insidious – was the subject of the 2015 annual lecture from QMUL’s Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity.

News story: Bumblebees use nicotine to fight off parasites
27 April 2015

Bumblebees that have been infected by parasites seek out flowers with nicotine in the nectar, likely to fight off the infection, new research has found. The nicotine appears to slow the progression of disease in infected bees but has harmful effects when consumed by healthy bees.

News story: QMUL’s School of Medicine awarded Silver Athena SWAN
27 April 2015

The School of Medicine within Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is the recipient of a silver level award in the latest round of the Athena SWAN Charter awards.

Blog: More than just a game: Interactive entertainment and intellectual property law
27 April 2015

On 24 April 2015, QMUL's Centre for Commercial Law Studies convened a group of legal experts to consider and examine issues around gaming an intellectual property law. In this article, Dr Gaetano Dimita, Lecturer in International Intellectual Property Law, sets out the many legal challenges that emerge from this growing and dynamic sector. 

Priyamvada Dua (left) handed the prize by Professor Markus Schwarz, Ludwig-Maximillians University Munich News story: QMUL researcher wins award for work on psychiatric diseases
24 April 2015

A post-doctoral researcher from Queen Mary University of London has won a prestigious €1,000 prize for her work on psychiatric diseases.

Photo:www.flickr.com/photos/75279887@N05/6914441342/Reducing big data using ideas from quantum theory makes it easier to interpret
23 April 2015

A new technique of visualising the complicated relationships between anything from Facebook users to proteins in a cell via countries’ importing and exporting food provides a simpler and cheaper method of making sense of large volumes of data.

Blog: Why Not Nudge?
23 April 2015

Dr Magda Osman, Senior Lecturer in Experimental Cognitive Psychology explores the research behind behavioural economics and looks at its relationship with advertising

News story: Scientists discover genetic cause of deadly rare disease ‘dyskeratosis congenita’
23 April 2015

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have uncovered a genetic defect which causes the life-threatening condition ‘dyskeratosis congenita’ (DC) – a rare genetic form of bone marrow failure.  

Blog: Deaths at sea: scant hope for the future from Europe’s history of failure on migrants
23 April 2015

Sarah Wolff, Lecturer at QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations, examines the tragic events in the Mediterranean and outlines what she describes as failed EU policy in the area of migration.

News story: Concerns over UK government plan to increase participation in school rugby
22 April 2015

Government plans to increase participation in rugby within schools fail to take into account data on the serious levels of school rugby-related injury and are happening in the absence of systems for injury surveillance and prevention – according to experts from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and published in the BMJ.

Simone Fattouche speaking at a QMUL event News story: QMUL law student develops digital receipt app
22 April 2015

Fed up with keeping paper receipts a QMUL law student has developed an app which stores them electronically.

News story: Proteins that control anxiety in humans and cause insects to shed their skins have common origin
21 April 2015

Researchers have discovered that a protein which controls anxiety in humans has the same molecular ancestor as one which causes insects to moult when they outgrow their skins. Studies on sea urchins provided the missing link because they have a protein with elements common to those in both humans and insects and reveal a common ancestry hundreds of millions of years ago.

News story: QMUL launches new website for trauma survivors
21 April 2015

Queen Mary University of London’s Barts Centre for Trauma Sciences (C4TS) has today launched the new website Aftertrauma.org, the UK’s most comprehensive online resource dedicated to helping trauma survivors – and their families, friends and carers – on their long and complex recovery journey.

Bottom 50 per cent of UK authors made less than £10,500 in 2013
21 April 2015

The median earnings of authors in the UK has fallen below the minimum wage, according to a survey of 2,500 writers, published by researchers at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: New research gives clues as to why older people get more tendon injuries
20 April 2015

New research into how tendons age has found that the material between tendon fibre bundles stiffens as it gets older and that this is responsible for older people being more susceptible to tendon injuries.

News story: QMUL marks 100,000 visitors to science education pod ‘Centre of the Cell’
20 April 2015

Queen Mary University of London’s life sciences education programme, Centre of the Cell, celebrated its 100,000th participants after a visit from a Tower Hamlets primary school class on Friday 17 April 2015.

News story: Scientists discover protein that boosts immunity to viruses and cancer
16 April 2015

Scientists have discovered a protein that strongly promotes immunity to viruses and cancer, opening the door to new therapies in the future.

News story: Charity which works closely with Queen Mary University of London awarded for employer engagement
10 April 2015

An education charity which 40 QMUL students have volunteered for has scooped a prestigious employer engagement award.

Image: Luis Rey News story: New evidence that tyrannosaurs fought and ate each other
9 April 2015

Examination of a Daspletosaurus skull by Dr David Hone of the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences found signs that it had been bitten by another tyrannosaur during its lifetime as well as after it had died.

News story: Researchers at Queen Mary University of London launch app to match voters with parties
8 April 2015

Political scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have launched a new voting advice application to match voters with the party that best represents their views. More than 20,000 people have used the app since it went live on 1 April.

Image: Jardín Botánico de Madrid News story: Bumblebees differentiate flower types when arranged horizontally but not vertically
7 April 2015

Bumblebees trained to go to feeders labelled with a certain colour or pattern cue but avoid differently labelled alternative feeders did so when feeders were arranged horizontally but didn’t when arranged vertically. Researchers believe this could be because groups of flowers arranged horizontally, like those in a meadow, often include several different species, while those arranged vertically, like in blossoming trees are likely to all be the same species.

Image: CERN News story: QMUL physicists prepare for new data as Large Hadron Collider restarts
7 April 2015

Physicists from QMUL, members of the ATLAS experiment and participants in the 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson particle, are gearing up to analyse new data from the Large Hadron Collider.

News story: New Vice-Principal appointed by Queen Mary University of London
7 April 2015

Professor Rebecca Lingwood has been appointed as QMUL’s new Vice-Principal for Student Experience, Teaching and Learning.

News story: EECS PhD students win sustainable communities hackathon
2 April 2015

An interdisciplinary team of five students from QMUL’s PhD programme in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science will travel to Mumbai to present their ideas after winning a competition to design a system that integrated plants and social media to promote sustainable communities.

Exhibition of 100 images to celebrate life on East London’s Becontree Estate
2 April 2015An exhibition of 100 images, produced by renowned artists in partnership with residents from Becontree Estate in East London, will open in Dagenham Library on Friday 10 April. The images celebrate the extraordinary stories of life on what began as the world’s largest housing estate.
News story: Legal stars of the future compete in annual QMUL ‘George Hinde Moot’
2 April 2015

The quality of contributions from finalists in the annual QMUL mooting competition was “nothing short of astonishing”, according to Sir Christopher (Lord Justice) Pitchford, who judged the final at Queen Mary University of London on 24 March.

News story: QMUL selected to be part of new genomics training programme for NHS professionals
1 April 2015

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is delighted to announce it has been selected by Health Education England to be part of a cutting- edge new training programme in genomics for healthcare professionals across the country.

Racial income inequality reduces levels of trust and social capital in communities
30 March 2015

In recent decades, commentators and academics have become increasingly concerned over the decline in both trust and social capital in many communities in the United States. While research has shown that race and income diversity tends to be associated with lower levels of social capital, Andrea Tesei takes a closer look, examining the relationship between trust, income inequality and racial diversity.

Blog: On the margins of terror: Daesh and the new geography of hate in Sinai
25 March 2015

Jessica Jacobs, Research Fellow at QMUL's School of Geography, argues that the systematic neglect of border regions by military-backed governments in the Middle East has enabled the success of extreme terrorist groups in these marginalised areas, resulting in "geographies of hate".

News story: Ed Miliband’s route to 10 Downing Street may hinge on the performance of Ukip, says Professor Tim Bale
25 March 2015

The fortunes of Ed Miliband and the Labour Party may well depend on the performance of Ukip on 7 May, according to Professor Tim Bale, who was speaking at the launch of his new book: Five Year Mission – The Labour Party under Ed Miliband.

One of the data centres at CERN. Image: CERN Blog: Number-crunching Higgs boson: meet the world's largest distributed computer grid
24 March 2015

In an article which originally appeared on The Conversation, Dr Tom Whyntie explains how the world's largest distributed computer grid helped find the Higgs boson and what it'll be doing as the Large Hadron Collider is started up again.

Blog: Gender-blind global health institutions ignore misery for women in Ebola-affected regions
23 March 2015

On the one year anniversary of the Ebola outbreak, Dr Sophie Harman - Reader in International Relations at QMUL - explores the devastating impact on women in affected regions.  

Blog: Tunisia terror attack threatens fledgling democracy
19 March 2015

At least 19 people died in a terrorist attack in Tunisia on 18 March 2015. In this article, Dr Sarah Wolff - Lecturer, School of Politics and International Relations - considers the implications for Tunisia "beyond the immediate horror" of the attack, and describes it as "a litmus test for the country’s democratic transition".

Queen Mary University of London launches Medical School in Malta
18 March 2015

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is to launch a new Medical School in the Republic of Malta.

QMUL and Norton Rose Fulbright LLP announce new Energy scholarship programme
18 March 2015

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London has announced details of a scholarship and internship programme with legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright LLP.

News story: World’s largest community genetics study launches in East London
13 March 2015

East London Genes & Health, the world’s largest community based genetics study, has launched today – aiming to improve health among people of Pakistani and Bangladeshi heritage in East London by analysing the genes and health of 100,000 local people.

News story: Researchers display their innovations at Wearable Technology Show
12 March 2015

Wearable technologies, including a bag that tracks what’s in it, a jacket that helps people make introductions and a necklace that connects people in long-distance relationships, are among innovations being demonstrated by QMUL researchers at the Wearable Technology Show 2015.

News story: CARDIS, a new European effort targeting mobile early-stage cardio vascular disease detection
12 March 2015

QMUL has partnered with imec, Medtronic, Ghent University and others to launch the CARDIS project. Together they will develop and validate an early-stage cardiovascular disease detection platform using integrated silicon photonics.

QMUL and Bank of England to shine a light on the financing of Britain’s WWI war effort
9 March 2015

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been granted special access to war bond ledgers, held at the Bank of England, which list those who helped to bankroll Britain’s war effort from 1914-1918.

Dr Shahidha Bari awarded prestigious prize for arts journalism
9 March 2015

Dr Shahidha Bari, Lecturer in Romanticism at Queen Mary University of London, has won the Observer / Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism. Now in its third year, the £2000 prize is for “previously unpublished, imaginative, original, and thought-provoking” works.

An artist's representation of how GJ 581d might look News story: ‘Habitable’ planet GJ 581d previously dismissed as noise probably does exist
6 March 2015

A report published in Science has dismissed claims made last year that the first super-Earth planet discovered in the habitable zone of a distant star was ‘stellar activity masquerading as planets’.

News story: New findings on ‘key players’ in brain inflammation
6 March 2015

Inflammation is the immune system’s natural reaction to an ‘aggressor’ in the body or an injury, but if the inflammatory response is too strong it becomes harmful. For example, inflammation in the brain occurs when a person has a stroke, or when suffering from neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

News story: QMUL supports Innovate UK wearables challenge
4 March 2015

The Innovate UK IC Tomorrow competition is offering up to £35,000 to small companies to work with expert partners, including QMUL, to find solutions to challenges in the wearable technologies market.

News story: Global health systems neglect treating three billion people with tooth decay
4 March 2015

Billions of people across the globe are suffering the consequences of untreated tooth decay (cavities) – which include toothache and dental abscesses – according to new research published in the Journal of Dental Research.

News story: Report on impact of terrorist listing launched at QMUL
4 March 2015

A major report into terrorist listing and conflict transformation was launched at an event at QMUL’s School of Law by the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI).

Future of the UK hangs in the balance, according to experts at Mile End Institute launch event
4 March 2015

The United Kingdom as we know it may not survive the next decade and is “no longer a fixed map in the collective UK mind”, according to Lord Professor Peter Hennessy, who was speaking at the launch of the Mile End Institute (MEI), at Queen Mary University of London on 2 March.

Should Shakespeare be censored for sensitive times?
4 March 2015

Should the works of Shakespeare’s plays be censored where there is a risk of offence? In this article, Dr Preti Taneja, Global Shakespeare Research Fellow, considers the issues.

News story: QMUL Drama student has song chosen for BBC Radio 1 playlist
3 March 2015

A final year Drama student at QMUL has had her song selected for the BBC Radio 1 playlist.

News story: Bees form false memories just like humans
27 February 2015

In the same way that humans sometimes remember things that didn’t actually occur, researchers have found that bees also misremember. False memories have never been observed in non-human animals before.

News story: Global health experts call into question sub-Saharan cancer data
27 February 2015

Global health experts believe the current data on cancer prevalence, incidence and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa – which determines how billions of pounds of international development money is spent – are weak and could mean vital funds are being deflected from other priorities. These include diarrhoeal and waterborne diseases, malnutrition, sanitation and the need to strengthen health systems.  

The economic consequences of the Greek crisis
27 February 2015

In this article, co-author Professor Brigitte Granville - School of Business and Management at QMUL - contends that default and exit from the eurozone would allow Greece to begin correcting past mistakes, and put its economy on the path to recovery and sustainable growth.

Blog: The Statistics of Climate Change
26 February 2015

Professor Norman Fenton writes about his role co-presenting a forthcoming BBC Four documentary on climate change and the importance of three key statistics.

News story: QMUL announces new MSc partnership with Kew
26 February 2015

From September 2015 QMUL will be offering a new MSc Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.

News story: QMUL retained as one of 11 UK universities recognised for Singapore Bar
26 February 2015

QMUL’s School of Law is now one of only 11 UK university law departments recognised for purposes of admission to the Singapore Bar.

Blog: How music listening programs can be easily fooled
25 February 2015

In this blog post, QMUL Lecturer in Digital Media Bob L. Sturm discusses how, like 'Clever Hans' the German horse who appeared to be able to do complex mathematics, music listening programs can appear to work until we start to really test them.

News story: Multiple sclerosis teacher at QMUL to appear on Comic Relief’s Strictly Come Dancing
25 February 2015

A person with MS who works with QMUL to talk about her experience of the condition has been selected to appear in a special Comic Relief edition of Strictly Come Dancing.

Blog: Tobacco Industry's spurious claims on plain packaging must be challenged
23 February 2015

In this letter, published in the Law Society Gazette, QMUL's Jonathan Griffiths challenges "undue pessimism" about the UK’s imminent legislation on plain packaging. 

News story: QMUL Historian Amanda Vickery presents BBC series on the suffragettes
23 February 2015

Oppression, discrimination, and the unrelenting courage of forgotten heroines. In a major new series for the BBC, renowned historian Professor Amanda Vickery tells the story of Britain’s longest war; the suffragettes’ 300 year-long campaign for equality.

www.flickr.com/photos/kenningtonfox/854058386/ CC BY-ND 2.0 News story: New QMUL app uses Twitter comments to give real-time film reviews
20 February 2015

A new app, called Reel Reviews, which uses sophisticated computer analysis of comments from users on Twitter to give up-to-the-minute film ratings has been launched just in time for the Oscars.

News story: QMUL and Takeda announce research collaboration to develop new therapies in gastroenterology
20 February 2015

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited today announced a major research collaboration aiming to define new insights and develop novel therapies in gastroenterology.

News story: Cheap solar cells made from shrimp shells
19 February 2015

Researchers at QMUL have successfully created electricity-generating solar-cells with chemicals found in the shells of shrimps and other crustaceans for the first time.

News story: New HPV vaccine offers greater protection against cervical cancer than current vaccine
18 February 2015

Scientists have developed a new HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine which protects against nine types of the virus – seven of which cause most cases of cervical cancer. The new vaccine offers significantly greater protection than the current vaccine, which protects against only two cancer causing types of HPV.

Blog: Online courts must not compromise fairness
18 February 2015

In this article, Professor Julia Hörnle - one of the UK's leading experts in online dispute resolution - comments on the recent recommendations from Civil Justice Council's report on ODR. The group, of which Julia is a member, calls for a radical shake-up in how the UK handles low value claims.

News story: QMUL student shortlisted for national volunteering award
18 February 2015

A Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) medicine student has been shortlisted for a national volunteering award after creating a project to help chronically ill young children.

Report calls for radical overhaul of how the court service handles low value claims
16 February 2015

A new system of online justice would revolutionise the court system of England and Wales, according to a report from the Civil Justice Council’s Online Dispute Resolution Advisory Group. The group includes Julia Hörnle, Professor in Internet Law at QMUL.

News story: Changing stem cell structure may help fight obesity
16 February 2015

Scientists have found that reducing the size of tiny hair like structures on stem cells stops them turning into fat. The discovery could be used to develop a way of preventing obesity.

Cold-blooded animals grow bigger in the warm on land, but smaller in warm water
16 February 2015

Scientists studying arthropods, the group of cold-blooded animals that includes crabs and insects, have found that individuals within species living on land tend to grow to a larger size in the warm and nearer the equator, but that the reverse is true of species found in water.

News story: QMUL Professor collaborates on Singapore music and mathematics conference
13 February 2015

Professor Elaine Chew from QMUL’s Centre for Digital Music is invited convener of, and speaker and performer at, a unique international workshop to be hosted at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore.

News story: Scientists tackle issue of how to get a first date in a digital world
13 February 2015

An online profile name beginning with letters A-M is as important as an attractive photo and fluent headline when it comes to being successful in the world of online dating, according to scientists.

New book from acclaimed QMUL historian Dr Thomas Asbridge tells the story of the greatest knight
13 February 2015

A new book from QMUL historian Dr Thomas Asbridge tells the story of one remarkable man, the birth of the knightly class to which he belonged, and the forging of the English nation.

QMUL supports Boris Johnson trade mission to US
12 February 2015

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has produced a short film to support Boris Johnson’s trade mission to America to promote London as a world class study destination.

News story: Centre of the Cell hosts half-term science fun
12 February 2015

100-year-old killer diseases and an interactive show about the heart come to Centre of the Cell, QMUL’s science education pod in Whitechapel, this half-term.

News story: ‘Stressed’ young bees could be the cause of colony collapse
9 February 2015

Pressure on young bees to grow up too fast could be a major factor in explaining the disastrous declines in bee populations seen worldwide.

News story: QMUL PhD student exhibits tactile music chair for deaf people
6 February 2015

Robert Jack, a PhD student on the Media and Arts Technology programme at QMUL took his audio tactile furniture to the Incloodu Deaf Arts Festival.

News story: UK Judge on European Court of Human Rights says Court must change to remain effective
6 February 2015

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) must continue to change if it is to remain effective, according to Judge Paul Mahoney, the UK Judge on the ECHR. Judge Mahoney was speaking at an event organised by the Human Rights Collegium at Queen Mary University of London.

Blog: Childhood injuries linked to deprivation but better data collection is needed for prevention
6 February 2015

In a recent study Dianna Smith and Graham Kirkwood, of QMUL’s Blizard Institute, found there were more childhood injuries in areas of deprivation but, they write, with a thorough recording process better prevention can take place.

News story: Get involved with Green Mary Week
6 February 2015

We could all be a little bit greener and next week should be the perfect opportunity to start.

New research reveals one in two people in the UK will get cancer
5 February 2015

New research has predicted one in two people in the UK will develop cancer at some point in their lives, according to the most accurate forecast to date from Queen Mary University of London and Cancer Research UK.

News story: New research reveals one in two people in the UK will get cancer
4 February 2015

New research has predicted one in two people in the UK will develop cancer at some point in their lives, according to the most accurate forecast to date from Queen Mary University of London and Cancer Research UK.

News story: QMUL and UCL agree to establish new institute to tackle cardiovascular disease
4 February 2015

Queen Mary University of London and UCL have agreed to establish a joint Cardiovascular Institute to rise to the global challenge of cardiovascular disease.

New initiative from QMUL offers free legal advice to victims of revenge porn
3 February 2015

Victims of revenge porn can apply for free legal advice through a new service offered by the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). As part of the service, victims will receive legal advice from a team of trained student advisors – under the supervision of experienced, qualified lawyers - at QMUL’s Legal Advice Centre.

L-R: Nida Iqbal, Sadia Rehman and Maliha Asad helped with the fundraising News story: Students raise nearly £50,000 for charity
3 February 2015

QMUL students raised a remarkable £46,779.44 for the international charity Islamic Relief.

News story: Tropical wasps attack intruders with unfamiliar faces
2 February 2015

Researchers at QMUL in collaboration with the University of Florence, have discovered that a species of tropical wasps can memorise the faces of members of their colony and will attack any individual with an unfamiliar face.  These wasps can also recognise the smell of their nest-mates, but pay more attention to the unique facial patterns in their species when considering whether an individual is friend or foe.

QMUL ranked as one of the top 20 most international universities in the world
2 February 2015

Queen Mary University of London has been ranked as the 20th most internationally diverse university in the world, according to a list published by the Times Higher Education (THE).

News story: Dr Helen McCarthy wins award for International Affairs Book of the Year
30 January 2015

Women of the World: The Rise of the Female Diplomat, by QMUL Historian Dr Helen McCarthy, took the prize for International Affairs Book of the Year at the Political Book Awards 2015.

Blog: Passenger tracking in the EU will be as invasive as it is in the US
30 January 2015

In this comment article, Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas - head of QMUL's Department of Law - considers the implications of the increasingly heated debate around the collection and retention of information from air passengers. 

News story: Surge in undergraduate applications to QMUL as our university remains a popular choice
30 January 2015

Congratulations to those who have received an offer to study at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) for 2015-entry as the university recorded yet another year of increased numbers of UCAS applications.

News story: ‘Nudge’ psychology is not based on robust evidence and conscious decision-making is more effective
28 January 2015

A new study says that the kind of instinctive decision-making advocated in best-selling popular psychology books like ‘Nudge’, ‘Thinking Fast and Slow’ and ‘Blink’ is not backed up by reliable evidence.

News story: Revolutionary device found to lower blood pressure
23 January 2015

A revolutionary device has been shown to significantly lower blood pressure among patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure, compared to those treated with usual drug measures – according to research from Queen Mary University of London and published in The Lancet.

British voters open to a Jewish prime minister — but some are more welcoming than others
23 January 2015

In this post, Professor Tim Bale of QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the findings of new polling data on attitudes to Jewish political leaders. The data is based on research from Professor Bale's forthcoming book: Five Year Mission: The Labour Party under Ed Miliband.

News story: New ‘microcapsules’ have potential to repair damage caused by osteoarthritis
21 January 2015

A new ‘microcapsule’ treatment delivery method developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) could reduce inflammation in cartilage affected by osteoarthritis and reverse damage to tissue. The research was funded by Arthritis Research UK and the AO Foundation.

Syriza lead the polls in Greece but coalition options remain unclear
20 January 2015

Greece will hold parliamentary elections on 25 January. Ahead of the vote, Dr Stella Ladi writes on the state of play in the Greek party system. She notes that while the radical left party Syriza currently enjoys a lead in the polls, there is debate over who its most likely coalition partners would be should it fail to secure a majority.

News story: Energy companies must repair relationship with society, says former CEO of BP
20 January 2015

Businesses and extractive industries should communicate openly and engage more effectively with society, according to the former CEO of British Petroleum (BP), who was speaking at the launch of QMUL’s Energy and Natural Resources Law Institute.

Daily beetroot juice lowers blood pressure, scientists find
19 January 2015

Drinking a daily cup of beetroot juice has been shown to significantly lower blood pressure among patients with high blood pressure, according to scientists from Queen Mary University of London.

News story: QMUL backed model-building game Sodaconstructor launches Kickstarter
15 January 2015

BAFTA-winning physics-based model building game Sodaconstructor has launched a Kickstarter to bring the constructor experience to a new generation through mobile.

News story: Hope for muscular dystrophy patients: harnessing gene helps repair muscle damage
15 January 2015

Researchers have successfully improved the ability of muscle to repair itself – by artificially increasing levels of the BMI1 gene in the muscle-specific stem cells of mice with muscular dystrophy.

Cretaceous carnivore arrives at Queen Mary University of London
15 January 2015

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has taken delivery of a life-sized cast of a Tyrannosaurus rex skull that will be used for school visits, public engagement and outreach.

News story: Testing for Bovine Tuberculosis is more effective than badger culls at controlling the disease
14 January 2015

Modelling produced by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has found that the only effective potential Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) control strategies are badger culling, cattle testing, controlling cattle movement, and ceasing the practice of housing farm cattle together during winter.

News story: QMUL researchers awarded £1.4m from charity Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research
13 January 2015

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been awarded a Specialist Programme Grant of £1.4 million from the charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. The programme aims to uncover the cause(s) of familial leukaemia and myelodysplasia–blood disorders that cause a life threatening drop in the number of healthy blood cells – and will begin in April 2015.

QMUL Mile End Institute to launch with a debate on the future of the United Kingdom
12 January 2015

Can the United Kingdom survive without changing its constitution? This critical question will be posed to a high-profile panel of commentators and politicians on Monday 2 March, at the launch of the QMUL Mile End Institute.

Feature: Professor of Surgery knighted in New Year’s Honours
7 January 2015

Professor Norman Williams of Queen Mary University of London has been awarded a knighthood in the 2015 New Year’s Honours for services to surgery.

Torture Allegations, Racial Conflicts…and Leadership on Human Rights?
2 January 2015

In this article, Professor Eric Heinze of QMUL's School of Law, argues that the United States, whose government has "has committed grave violations" in the area of human rights, has placed its leadership role in question.

News story: Mortimer the Drumming Robot features in Royal Institution Christmas Lectures
23 December 2014

Mortimer, the robot developed by PhD student Louis McCallum from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, has taken a key role in the prestigious Royal Institution (RI) Christmas Lectures.

News story: Armed virus shows promise as treatment for pancreatic cancer
23 December 2014

A new combination of two different approaches – virotherapy and immunotherapy - is showing “great promise” as a treatment for pancreatic cancer, according to new research from QMUL.

News story: Queen Mary ranked in the UK’s top 10 for research quality
18 December 2014

The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), published today, confirm Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)’s place in the very top group of research-led universities.

News story: Professor Seán McConville awarded major grant for research into Irish political prisoners
17 December 2014

Violence and retribution, hunger and strip strikes, targeted assassinations, - and somewhere the seeds of a far off peace. These are amongst the many themes and events that will be explored by law professor and historian Seán McConville, in his third and final volume on Irish political prisoners.

Blog: William Hague's plans could be highly contentious, but it's time to address the English question
16 December 2014

Professor Michael Kenny, Director of the Mile End Institute, says there is an increasingly compelling, precautionary case for constitutional reform - but William Hague's "hard" plans aren't positive or carefully calibrated enough.

News story: QMUL Mile End Institute announces speakers and events for 2015 programme
15 December 2014

The Mile End Institute (MEI) has announced a series of events and high-profile speakers for 2015, a year which promises to have a momentous effect on politics and public life in the United Kingdom.

News story: Special series with Open Democracy seeks to lift the veil on state crime
15 December 2014

Professor Penny Green, Director of the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Queen Mary University of London, will this week edit a special feature in Open Democracy on state crime and resistance.

News story: Do you speak cow? Researchers listen in on ‘conversations’ between calves and their mothers
12 December 2014

Researchers have been eavesdropping on ‘conversations’ between calves and their mothers — measuring the process of how cows communicate using detailed acoustic analysis for the first time.

Blog: Syphilis sailed the ocean blue: why a bent femur won’t overturn Columbus theory
11 December 2014

Following recent dispute over its origins in Europe, Dr Rob Knell from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences explains why he is yet to be convinced by any alternative to the theory that Columbus brought syphilis across the Atlantic.

News story: New evidence reveals tamoxifen reduces breast cancer rates by nearly a third for 20 years
11 December 2014

The preventive effect of breast cancer drug ‘tamoxifen’ remains virtually constant for at least 20 years – with rates reduced by around 30 per cent – new analysis published in The Lancet Oncology reveals.  

Blog: On immigration, the The Tories should stop following and start leading
10 December 2014

Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London, delivers a warning to the Conservative Party about the likely effects of an increasingly reactive policy on immigration. 

Blog: Ukip's sexual harassment row rumbles on, but it's not the only party failing women
10 December 2014

It's been a bad week for Ukip, but according to QMUL's Dr Rainbow Murrary, it's not the only party failing women.

Blog: Syria: The view from Moscow
10 December 2014

QMUL's Dr Christopher Phillips argues that despite a weaker economy and the domestic threat of ISIS, Moscow is unlikely to change course on Syria.

News story: QMUL awarded £5million to create new labs and expand science and engineering teaching
9 December 2014

Queen Mary has been awarded the maximum allocation of £5million of new funding by the government in order to create two new facilities on our Mile End campus.

Feature: QMUL researcher conducts experiments with Science Museum visitors
5 December 2014

Londoners are notorious for avoiding eye contact with each other but how bad are we really? That’s one of the things visitors to the Science Museum can currently help to find out if they take part in an experiment being run by QMUL and UCL researchers to learn how long people can comfortably make eye contact with someone else.

Study reveals text messages prevent one in six patients from failing to take medicine
5 December 2014

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found text messaging prevents one in six patients from forgetting to take, or stopping, their prescribed medicines.

Blog: Professor Iwan Williams on his role in the Rosetta comet mission
4 December 2014

The world was enraptured last month as the Rosetta mission’s Philae lander made its historic landing on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. QMUL’s Professor Iwan Williams had more reason than most to be interested, as he was one of a team of investigators working the CONSERT instrument that is part of the mission. Here he explains what CONSERT is trying to find out and how it took on a vital new function after the landing.

QMUL’s Dr Neha Pathak wins Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Ultimate Women Award
4 December 2014

Dr Neha Pathak, an Academic Clinical Fellow from Queen Mary University of London, was last night awarded the ‘Ultimate Game Changer’ prize at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Awards.

Blog: Our groaning global energy system leaves us all vulnerable
4 December 2014

In this article, Rafael Leal-Arcas, of QMUL’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), argues that our system of global energy governance is ad hoc and in need of reform.

News story: New league table suggests David Cameron is the Conservatives' most successful leader
4 December 2014

Prime Minister David Cameron is the Conservatives' most successful leader, according to a new league table, presented today at an event organised by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of East Anglia (UEA).

News story: Lewis Carroll's Alice and the emergence of a style icon
3 December 2014

She’s influenced Lizzie Jagger, inspired Gwen Stefani, and her iconic look has been adapted for everything from tattoos to the hijab. Few literary characters have influenced the way we dress quite so remarkably as Lewis Carroll’s Alice.

Blog: François Hollande’s Tartuffe Syndrome
3 December 2014

In a joint article with Hans-Olaf Henkel, QMUL’s Professor Brigitte Granville analyses the mounting woes of François Hollande’s beleaguered presidency.

News story: Animal welfare could be improved by new understanding of their emotions
2 December 2014

A new study from researchers at Queen Mary University of London looking at how goats express subtle positive emotions could lead to greater understanding of animal welfare.

News story: Vitamin D reduces lung disease flare-ups by over 40%
2 December 2014

Vitamin D supplements can reduce COPD lung disease flare-ups by over 40% in patients with a vitamin D deficiency – according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Scientists discover treatment breakthrough for advanced bladder cancer
27 November 2014

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London's Barts Cancer Institute have made a breakthrough in developing a new therapy for advanced bladder cancer – for which there have been no major treatment advances in the past 30 years.

News story: New anthology offers comprehensive insight into the life and works of Margaret Thatcher
27 November 2014

A new anthology, edited and introduced by Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London, provides one the most comprehensive and eclectic accounts to date of Margaret Thatcher’s extraordinary impact on politics and public life in the United Kingdom.

News story: QMUL hosts panel discussion on children and sport
25 November 2014

Public health experts, doctors, professional sports players and parents are gathering at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on 27-28 November to debate issues around children and sport, including managing injury and increasing participation.

Blog: Romanian presidential elections may signal a break from the past
20 November 2014QMUL's Marius Ionut Calu analyses the impact of last week's Romanian elections, and suggests that the surprise result may be indicative of a changing society and maturing democracy.
News story: QMUL helps launch crowd funded moon mission
19 November 2014

With the success of the Rosetta Mission comet landing still fresh in people’s minds Queen Mary have joined a consortium of British organisation to plan a crowd-funded mission to the moon.

Blog: Why Labour should think culturally as well as economically about immigration
19 November 2014

According to Professor Tim Bale, Ed Miliband can avoid a damaging split between his party's 'beer drinkers' and 'wine drinkers' on immigration - but he shouldn't rely solely on economic arguments.

News story: QMUL announces Professor Michael Kenny as Director of Mile End Institute
19 November 2014

Professor Michael Kenny has been appointed Director of the Mile End Institute, a major new policy centre at Queen Mary.

News story: Professor Seán McConville calls for Royal Commission on the penal system
18 November 2014

Our penal system is dangerously dysfunctional and only a Royal Commission can fix it, according to a new report from from Professor Seán McConville and Sir Louis Blom-Cooper.

News story: Magic tricks created using artificial intelligence for the first time
17 November 2014

Researchers working on artificial intelligence at Queen Mary have taught a computer to create magic tricks.

News story: Whitechapel Vision nominated for national award
17 November 2014

New plans to regenerate the Whitechapel area have been recognised at the national 2014 Planning Awards.

News story: Two prestigious appointments for QMUL’s Shazia Choudhry
14 November 2014

Shazia Choudhry, Reader in Law at Queen Mary University of London, has been appointed Specialist Legal Adviser to the Joint Committee on Human Rights.

Blog: Politicisation of the European Arrest Warrant is dangerous and unnecessary
12 November 2014

Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas argues that we need clarity on the European Arrest Warrant so that this logical and useful legal instrument does not fall victim to an emotive political bun fight.

Queen Mary University of London and University of Warwick to launch Global Shakespeare
12 November 2014

On 13 November 2014, Queen Mary University of London and University of Warwick will launch Global Shakespeare; a research and teaching collaboration which aims to shape the future agenda in Shakespeare studies across criticism, performance, history, media and popular culture.

News story: Quentin Skinner offers a new perspective on some of Shakespeare’s greatest works
11 November 2014

A book by renowned scholar and author Professor Quentin Skinner offers a fascinating new perspective on some of William Shakespeare’s most studied works.

Research and Industrial Engagement Showcase 2014 at Queen Mary
7 November 2014

Queen Mary’s first ever science and engineering research and industrial engagement conference took place on Thursday 6th November, showcasing our work to an audience of top businesses.

News story: 1 in 6 women who have large tissue removal during colposcopy will have a premature birth
7 November 2014

One in six women who have a large amount of tissue removed (15+mm) during colposcopy, to treat abnormal cells on the cervix, will go on to have a premature birth. This is double the number compared to those who have only a small amount removed – according to new findings from Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Opting out of European Arrest Warrant will make Britain less safe, says QMUL Professor
6 November 2014

Britain risks becoming a safe haven for fugitives if it opts out of the European Arrest Warrant, according to Valsamis Mitsilegas, Head of Department of Law and Professor of European Criminal Law at Queen Mary University of London.

Blog: Norman Baker's resignation and the future of the coalition
5 November 2014

Emma Sanderson-Nash, Lecturer in Politics at Queen Mary University of London, argues that Norman Baker's resignation tells us more about the man that it does about the health of the coalition. 

Blog: Death of President Michael Sata leaves Zambia with a constitutional conundrum
5 November 2014

Dr Clive Gabay, specialist in African politics and Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, analyses events in Zambia following the death of President Michael Sata.

News story: Students and staff plant poppies at the Tower of London
5 November 2014

Seventy Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) students and members of staff were among the volunteers who have helped create the Tower of London’s hugely popular installation, Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, which marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

News story: QMUL scientists win Cancer Research UK prize
3 November 2014

A team of researchers led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been awarded the 2014 Cancer Research UK Prize for Translational Cancer Research at the NCRI Cancer Conference in Liverpool.

News story: Students at Queen Mary uncover stories of wartime East London
3 November 2014

Captured spies, two-penny dinners, the suffragettes, and the rallying cry of war. These are among the many stories that offer a glimpse into East London life a century ago, in the shadow of World War One.

News story: QMUL Professor calls for living wage standard across UK higher education
3 November 2014

Universities are in danger of diminishing their place in society by neglecting the interests of lower paid workers, says Jane Wills, Professor of Human Geography at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: QMUL publishes archive dedicated to life and works of Professor Sir Neil MacCormick
30 October 2014

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have published a digital archive dedicated to the life and works of Professor Sir Neil MacCormick (1941-2009), one of the twentieth century’s most important jurists.

News story: QMUL scientist creates automatic birdsong recognition app
29 October 2014

Warblr is an app is based on technology developed at QMUL and the prototype was developed with an Innovation Fund grant.

News story: QMUL scientists find further evidence that fish are cleverer than previously thought
29 October 2014

Scientists working at Queen Mary University of London and University of Bath have found that zebrafish are able to visually process multiple objects simultaneously, more proof that fish are cleverer than their ‘three-second memory’ reputation suggests.

Google Glass used in surgeryThe first UK medical school launches Google Glass technology in curriculum
29 October 2014

Queen Mary University of London's Medical School – Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry – is launching the ground-breaking use of Google Glass technology into its undergraduate curriculum, primarily within surgical teaching. This is the first of its kind outside of North America, having only been used by a small number of medical schools in the USA so far.

News story: Scientists find genetic variants influence a person’s response to statins
28 October 2014

A large analysis of over 40,000 individuals on statin treatment has identified two new genetic variants which influence how 'bad' cholesterol levels respond to statin therapy.

Blog: European Union must now support Ukraine’s fragile democracy
28 October 2014

Initial results from Ukraine’s parliamentary elections have thrown down a challenge to the European Union, according to Russia expert and QMUL Research Fellow Dr Eleanor Bindman.

News story: Music and Arts Technology students demonstrate PhD work in Tech City
24 October 2014

QMUL PhD students who are part of a programme to combine research with digital creativity took part in a research showcase in East London.

Blog: Ebola: West Africa is facing a humanitarian crisis of extraordinary proportions
24 October 2014

Professor Allyson Pollock replies to questions on the Ebola crisis – originally asked prior to the BBC Politics show on 19 October

Blog: Economic and social future of Ukraine hangs in the balance
24 October 2014

As the nation prepares to elect a new parliament on 26 October, Dr Eleanor Bindman, specialist in Russian politics and Research Fellow at QMUL’s School of Politics and International Relations, looks at what might lie ahead for the region.

News story: New brain tumour research Centre of Excellence is unveiled at QMUL
23 October 2014

Patients, carers, scientists, clinicians and charities from across the UK will gather today for the launch of a ground-breaking new partnership between the charity Brain Tumour Research and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in collaboration with the UCL Institute of Neurology.

Season of Bangla Drama returns to Queen Mary
22 October 2014

Identity, love and migration are amongst the themes that will be explored by the 12th Season of Bangla Drama festival, which returns to Queen Mary University of London this November.

News story: Students on new QMUL course make important dinosaur discovery in Canada
20 October 2014

Final year undergraduate students from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences studying a new module called Species and their Relationships: Dinosaurs to DNA have uncovered a rare and important dinosaur skull while on a trip to Canada as part of the course.

Part of the Art Neuro exhibit News story: Centre for Public Engagement funds eight new projects
17 October 2014

Every year the QMUL Centre for Public Engagement distributes Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) awards to support activities that bring new audiences to the work being done here at the university.

Professor Simon Gaskell News story: Diversity vital for excellence, say Vice-Chancellors
17 October 2014

Queen Mary University of London’s Principal has joined university leaders from across the country in outlining their conviction that equality and diversity are integral to a university’s excellence.

News story: Entire amphibian communities are being wiped out by emerging viruses
16 October 2014

Scientists from QMUL, UCL, Zoological Society of London, and the National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN-CSIC) in Madrid, tracing the real-time impact of viruses in the wild have found that entire amphibian communities are being killed off by closely related viruses introduced to mountainous areas of northern Spain.

Cecilia Frugiuele (left) and Desiree Akhavan at the BFI London Film Festival News story: Graduate’s ‘Iranian-American bisexual comedy’ premieres at London Film Festival
16 October 2014

A film made by two former Queen Mary University of London students has made its UK debut at the BFI London Film Festival 2014, the UK’s biggest celebration of international cinema.

Feature: Latin London and every day urban violence
16 October 2014

Robbery on buses, hijacked delivery vehicles, muggings on the street, and demands for protection money. This is every day urban violence; a quiet epidemic which plagues Latin American cities.

Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day at QMUL
14 October 2014

Ada Lovelace Day is an annual celebration of the contributions of women to science, technology engineering, and mathematics. This year we wanted to keep our celebrations close to home by giving some of those working at QMUL the opportunity to introduce themselves and their work.

News story: Scientists identify potential cause for 40 per cent of pre-term births
13 October 2014

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and UCL (University College London) have identified what they believe could be a cause of pre-term premature rupture of the fetal membrane (PPROM), which accounts for 40 per cent of pre-term births, the main reason for infant death world-wide.

Dr Neha Pathak News story: Research on a urine test for cervical cancer wins prize for QMUL academic clinical fellow
8 October 2014

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has awarded the Edgar Gentilli Prize to Dr Neha Pathak, a QMUL academic clinical fellow, for her research on a urine test for cervical cancer.

News story: Health sector regulator using powers to reduce hospital and community services, warn experts
8 October 2014

Licence conditions imposed by the health sector regulator, Monitor, on NHS foundation trusts in England will lead to a reduction in hospital community services under the guise of ‘continuity’, warn experts from Queen Mary University of London.  

News story: NICE recommends brief counselling and as-needed nalmefene to help people with alcohol dependence
3 October 2014

The drug nalmefene, which can help people dependent on alcohol cut down on the amount they drink, has been recommended in final draft guidance by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

News story: Queen Mary receives share of £125m for bioscience PhD students
2 October 2014

Queen Mary University of London is part of a group of London-based institutions awarded £15m to train bioscience PhD students as part of a £125m nationwide campaign to support the training and development of PhD students tackling some of the world’s major challenges.

750 million people worldwide suffering from severe gum disease
2 October 2014

Hundreds of millions of people across the globe are suffering from severe gum infections, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.

Blog: Belgrade 2014: Pride, prejudice and European politics
2 October 2014

Koen Slootmaeckers, PhD candidate at Queen Mary University of London, writes about Sunday's LGBT Pride parade in Belgrade, and explores the implications for Serbian politics and the county's path to the EU.

News story: THE World University Rankings: Medicine ranked in world top 50
1 October 2014

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been named amongst the top 50 universities in the world for Medicine in the influential Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15.

Blog: Sarkozy's return is bound to deepen divisions within the UMP
1 October 2014

It’s 32 months until the French presidential elections in 2017 and former president Nicolas Sarkozy's return to centre stage promises to make French politics a lively affair in the meantime.

© Richard Baxter Blog: London’s high-rise dreams
1 October 2014

Dr Richard Baxter critiques the ongoing public debate about the UK high-rise and argues that the environment has still not been fully explored

News story: New study finds vulnerability to radicalisation is linked to depression
25 September 2014

Members of the British Muslim community who are most at risk of radicalisation are more likely to have depression and be socially isolated, a pioneering research study led by Queen Mary University of London has found.

Dr Sarah Wolff Blog: Tunisia’s forthcoming elections: transition to democracy is at risk and arms sales won’t help
25 September 2014

Dr Sarah Wolff explains how, with presidential and legislative elections on the horizon, and mounting geopolitical chaos and insecurity, Tunisia feels that Europe and America is “leaving it in the lurch” at a critical time.

Blog: Power, royalty and the smile revolution
24 September 2014

What's in a smile? Colin Jones, Professor of History at Queen Mary University of London, writes about royal teeth, power, and the smile revolution.

News story: History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group celebrates twenty-one years of innovation
24 September 2014

The History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group has published an anthology of stories behind many of our most important medical discoveries. The publication marks the twenty-first anniversary of the group's inaugural Witness Seminar.

Blog: No shortage of ‘friends’ – but Miliband left them hanging
24 September 2014

Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London, reflects upon Ed Miliband's party conference speech and concludes that it "just about did the job".

Inside Centre of the Cell News story: Vampires and monsters invade Centre of the Cell for Halloween
23 September 2014

Vicious vampires, microscopic monsters, deadly diseases and an interactive snot show come to Centre of the Cell - Queen Mary University of London’s science education Pod in Whitechapel - this October.

News story: Drama, Medicine and Dentistry amongst best in UK in Sunday Times guide
22 September 2014

Drama, Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) all appear in the UK’s top 5 in the influential The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015, released on Sunday 21 September.

Dr David Mulryne News story: QMUL Astronomer Awarded Royal Society University Research Fellowship
19 September 2014

Dr David Mulryne, a postdoctoral Research Assistant in Queen Mary University of London’s School of Physics and Astronomy, has been awarded a prestigious University Research Fellowship by the Royal Society.

Blog: Britain's constitutional crisis moves from acute to severe
19 September 2014

Dr Robert Saunders, Lecturer in Modern British History at Queen Mary University of London, argues that promises made in the final weeks of the campaign may result in a political hangover for David Cameron and his government.

False memories could be a side-effect of human ability to learn rules
18 September 2014

Our tendency to create false memories could be related to our ability to learn rules according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: New approach to arthritis treatment could avoid serious side-effects
18 September 2014

A new approach to arthritis treatment, which avoids unforeseen side-effects by delivering drugs exclusively to affected inflamed joints, has been developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London.

QMUL's Centre for Endocrinology is based at Charterhouse Square, but physicians from all over the world can take its online MSc News story: Online endocrinology degree shortlisted for national e-learning award
18 September 2014

A Queen Mary University of London postgraduate course focusing on the science of hormone medicine has been shortlisted at this year’s national e-learning awards, in the category of ‘best online distance learning programme’.

Blog: We are all sweet enough; it’s time for less sugar now
18 September 2014

Katharine Jenner, Lecturer in Nutrition and Public Health at QMUL, asks - should we be eating sugar at all?

Blog: A Yes vote would see the UK civil service face its biggest test since 1922
18 September 2014

Professor Perri 6 from QMUL's School of Business and Management explores the implications for civil servants and the national interest in the event of a Yes vote in the Scottish referendum.

News story: Urine HPV test could offer alternative to conventional smear and improve screening uptake
17 September 2014

A simple urine test for human papillomavirus (HPV) could offer a more acceptable, non-invasive alternative to the conventional cervical test and improve screening uptake, researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found.

Major grant for research into wound-healing
16 September 2014

The UK’s leading medical charity for animal replacement research, the Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT), has awarded a major grant to Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) for research into healing chronic wounds, such as diabetes ulcers – a major healthcare concern in the UK.

News story: Tower Hamlets student bursary scheme launches for 2014/15
16 September 2014

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has offered its support for a council awards scheme aimed at helping young people in Tower Hamlets achieve their potential through higher education.

News story: Queen Mary ranked in top 100 universities in the world
16 September 2014

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been ranked among the top 100 universities in the world in the latest edition of the respected QS World University Rankings, released today (Tuesday 16 September).

News story: Peter Hennessy to deliver valedictory lecture at QMUL
15 September 2014

Professor Peter Hennessy, renowned historian, journalist and academic, will deliver his valedictory lecture to a public audience at Queen Mary University of London on 7 October.

Blog: How could smartphones be easier to use when we can’t look at the screen?
12 September 2014

Dr Nick Bryan-Kinns, Reader in Interaction Design in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science tells us about his latest research into how sighted and visually impaired people use touchscreen devices that they can’t see. This paper won the Best Short Paper prize at the Human Computer Interaction Conference 2014.

News story: qLegal awarded £90,000 to expand free legal advice programme for entrepreneurs
12 September 2014

The Legal Advice Centre (LAC) at Queen Mary University of London has received a grant of £90,000 to expand qLegal, a community initiative which provides free legal advice to entrepreneurs and technology start-ups.

The 50th anniversary party in the Lake District Feature: Alumni celebrate 50 years of football and friendship
12 September 2014

A group of Queen Mary University of London alumni, brought together in the 1960s by their love of football, have just celebrated their 50th “old boys” sports tour.

News story: Chemistry students discover new way of identifying hydrogen peroxide
11 September 2014

Chemists from Queen Mary University of London have discovered a new way of identifying peroxide-based explosives, which could make detection of suspect devices more cost-effective in the future.

Image: http://bit.ly/1owm9Qh Blog: Ebola and West Africa: where did all the development money go?
11 September 2014

Dr Sophie Harman argues that while the inadequate international response has compounded the Ebola crisis, it is the region’s chronically weak and desperately resourced health infrastructure which is the critical factor.

Image: http://bit.ly/1whM6uP Blog: UN managerialism should not stifle the voices of the poor
11 September 2014

Dr Clive Gabay, Senior Lecturer in politics at Queen Mary University of London, looks ahead to the expiration of the Millennium Development goals and asks if we're destined to repeat the same mistakes.

News story: Gender equality award for Politics at QMUL
10 September 2014

The School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded for its commitment to gender equality, in an extension of the highly successful Athena SWAN charter.

Dr Tessa Wright Blog: More women into construction? Olympic Park project shows the way
9 September 2014

Dr Tessa Wright, Senior Lecturer from QMUL's School of Business and Management, reflects on the success of the Women into Construction project.

Professor Peter McOwan and Louis McCallum presented drumming robot nicknamed Mortimer at the British Science Festival in Birmingham News story: QMUL’s drumming robot makes first public appearance at British Science Festival
8 September 2014

A stripped down version of the drumming robot developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has delivered its first public appearance, playing along with a young audience member.

Report on e-cigarette dangers is misleading, say experts
5 September 2014

World leading tobacco experts, including Professor Peter Hajek from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), argue that a recently published World Health Organization (WHO)-commissioned review of evidence on e-cigarettes contains important errors, misinterpretations and misrepresentations.  

QMUL has been shortlisted for two Times Higher Education Awards News story: Teaching innovation at QMUL highlighted at Times Higher Education Awards shortlist
4 September 2014

Two projects from Queen Mary University of London highlighting innovation in teaching have been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Awards.

Professor Allyson Pollock News story: Public Health experts launch consultation on Draft Bill to restore the NHS
1 September 2014

Leading public health experts have launched a consultation on a new Bill which aims to reverse the failings of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and fully restore the National Health Service (NHS) in England as an accountable public service.

News story: New book by QMUL historian reveals the mysteries of more than 60 era-defining maps
29 August 2014

From a crude marking, carved in stone more than 3,500 years ago, to the modern revolution in mobile location services, maps have shaped our world and shone light on distant places for generations.

News story: QMUL launches digitised collection of stories and images from World War One
28 August 2014

A new website from Queen Mary University of London, ‘Meanings of Military Service’, draws on archive material to ‘bring to life’ individual stories of wartime service.

News story: Researchers identify link between breastfeeding and mothers’ mental health
20 August 2014

A study of more than 10,000 expectant mothers has shown that women who plan to and successfully breastfeed their babies are less likely to experience postnatal depression

Dr Rainbow Murray Blog: Politics: It’s time to talk about quotas for men
18 August 2014

Dr Rainbow Murray of QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations argues that it is time to "reframe gender quotas as quotas for men."

Mobile phones come alive with the sound of music
15 August 2014

Charging mobile phones with sound, like chants from at football ground, could become a reality, according to a new collaboration between scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Microsoft.

News story: Scientists make major breakthrough in understanding leukaemia
14 August 2014

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered mutations in genes that lead to childhood leukaemia of the acute lymphoblastic type – the most common childhood cancer in the world.

News story: Scientists discover link between skin diseases and Sudden Cardiac Death Syndrome
14 August 2014

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) who specialise in genetics of the skin are investigating an unlikely link between skin disease and heart disease which will hopefully shed new light on why someone is predisposed to sudden cardiac death syndrome.

Visualisation of the arousal of the audience in response to music News story: Audience arousal gauged during live performances
13 August 2014

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London’s Centre for Digital Music have created a tool that allows real-time visualisations of the audience’s reaction during live music performances.

News story: Nine subjects at QMUL rank top in London for student satisfaction
13 August 2014

Nine subjects taught at Queen Mary University of London have been ranked top in London for student satisfaction, and eight subjects are top ten in the UK, according to the latest results of a nationwide survey of final-year undergraduates.

Prof Amanda Vickery News story: QMUL Historian Presents New Series of Voices from the Old Bailey
12 August 2014

Amanda Vickery, Professor of Early Modern History at Queen Mary University of London, will present a new series of the critically acclaimed social history programme Voices from the Old Bailey, beginning 14 August on BBC Radio 4.

Scientists uncover stem cell behaviour of human bowel for the first time
7 August 2014

For the first time, scientists have uncovered new information on how stem cells in the human bowel behave, revealing vital clues about the earliest stages in bowel cancer development and how we may begin to prevent it.

Blog: What next for Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party?
7 August 2014

Professor Tim Bale reflects on Boris Johnson’s planned return to the House of Commons, and asks if he has what it takes to make it to the top.

International delegates at the World War One Conference News story: QMUL conference marks the outbreak of the First World War
6 August 2014

An international conference, marking 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, was held at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on 1-4 August.        

Aspirin News story: Aspirin: scientists believe cancer prevention benefits outweigh harms
5 August 2014

New research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) reveals taking aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of developing – and dying from – the major cancers of the digestive tract, i.e. bowel, stomach and oesophageal cancer.

Professor Amanda Vickery with the panel News story: Amanda Vickery Presents BBC Series on the War that Changed the World
5 August 2014

Amanda Vickery, Professor of Early Modern History at Queen Mary University of London, is co-presenting a major multi-part series on BBC World Service, to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.     

An artist plays the Brooklyn Bridge as part of the Human Harp project News story: Human Harp to unleash the voice of the Roundhouse
4 August 2014

An artist in residence at Queen Mary University of London has developed a new instrument, once used to play the Brooklyn Bridge for its 130th birthday, which will unleash the voice of the Roundhouse during a one-off residency.

Researchers determine why tendons break down with age
4 August 2014

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have identified differences in the proteins present in young and old tendons, in new research that could guide the development of treatments to stop tissue breakdown from occurring.

Professor Mark Caulfield News story: Queen Mary University of London awarded £24m from MRC to support the 100,000 Genomes Project
1 August 2014

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded £24m from the MRC to support Genomics England in the delivery of the Government's 100,000 Genomes Project. The award will go directly towards providing cutting-edge Genomics Medicine Data Architecture.

Current evidence suggests benefits of e-cigarettes outweigh harms
31 July 2014

A major scientific review of available research on the use, content, and safety of e-cigarettes has concluded that – although long-term health effects of e-cigarette use are unknown – compared with conventional cigarettes they are likely to be much less harmful to users or bystanders.

Tumour blood vessel endothelial cells (red), surrounded by tumour cell nuclei (blue and green). Red blood cells (green shapes) are visible in the centre of the blood vessel News story: New drug target can break down cancer's barrier against treatment
28 July 2014

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London's Barts Cancer Institute have found that targeting a molecule in blood vessels can make cancer therapy significantly more effective, according to research published in Nature today (Monday 28 July),

Emmanouil Benetos returns to QMUL to take up the fellowship awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering News story: Prestigious fellowship to support software inspired by the human ear
25 July 2014

A researcher from Queen Mary University of London has won a new fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) to develop versatile algorithms that can separate and interpret sounds, based on the way the human auditory system works.

Sinead (left) and Tapiwa News story: QMUL alumni named ‘Rising Stars’ by Rare
25 July 2014

Two recent graduates from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are amongst ten young people to be named ‘Rising Stars’ in an annual celebration of the achievements of black students in the UK.

News story: New grants boost QMUL’s commercial collaborations in audio
23 July 2014

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London’s Centre for Digital Music have teamed up with commercial sound recognition pioneer Audio Analytic, with the support of two new grants worth £385K from the Technology Strategy Board.

Students volunteer at the Whitechapel Mission, a day centre for people who are homeless or in need News story: Charities, community projects and students benefit from volunteering
22 July 2014

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is on the lookout for more London charities and non-profit groups, to add to the hundreds who have already benefited from the support of student volunteers.

Makoto Kobayashi accepting a copy of the book News story: Physics Nobel Prize winners attend conference at QMUL
18 July 2014

A conference marking 50 years since the discovery of CP violation, a tiny difference between matter and antimatter that is vital for our existence, was held at Queen Mary University of London on 10-11 July.

News story: QMUL antenna experts contribute to lighter, safer, more fuel efficient aircraft
18 July 2014

Experts in in antennas and electromagnetics from Queen Mary University of London will work with industry partners in a £11.6m project looking at future communications systems for civil aircraft.

Mr David Beresford Mash, JP, MA, ARCO News story: Honorary Fellowships for leaders in education, health and heritage
18 July 2014

During Summer Graduation 2014, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) awarded three Honorary Fellowships to leaders in the fields of education, culture and heritage, and health.

Dr D Maxwell Parkin, Doctor of Science (DSc) News story: Honorary doctorates for disease research pioneers
18 July 2014

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has awarded honorary degrees to pioneers in the fields of cancer research and the biology of infectious diseases in wildlife.

Dr Daniel Stowell explaining his researchBirdsongs automatically decoded by computer scientists
17 July 2014

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found a successful way of identifying bird sounds from large audio collections, which could be useful for expert and amateur bird-watchers alike.

News story: New academic dress for 2014 graduating students
17 July 2014

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) graduates debuted a new scheme of academic dress this year, after the university exercised its degree-awarding powers for the first time.

Ambika Kumar News story: Graduation 2014: celebrating our exceptional students
17 July 2014

Some 3,000 Queen Mary University of London students are graduating between 14-18 July at a series of ceremonies held in the Great Hall of the People’s Palace in Mile End, attended by 10,000 graduands, family and friends. All have made huge achievements during their time at QMUL. Here, we tell some of their stories:

News story: Four Queen Mary University of London scientists make Highly Cited Researchers 2014 List
15 July 2014

Professor Mark Caulfield, Professor Jack Cuzick, Professor Trish Greenhalgh, and Professor Panos Deloukas have all been selected by Thomson Reuters for inclusion in their prestigious list of Highly Cited Researchers 2014

News story: Report finds authors are increasingly on the bread line
15 July 2014

New research by Queen Mary University of London into authors’ earnings has found a dramatic drop in income and the number of full-time writers.

Judge Gratwicke presents Darren Low (left) and Theodore Dyson with their trophies News story: Queen Mary student advocates are mooting champions
15 July 2014

Law students at Queen Mary University of London have won the Oxford University Press (OUP) and BPP National Mooting Competition 2013-2014.

News story: Queen Mary ranked in top one per cent worldwide
15 July 2014

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is ranked 18th in the UK and amongst the top one per cent of universities worldwide, in a global league table released today (Tuesday 15 July).

Blog: Google Glass in the operating theatre
11 July 2014

By Shafi Ahmed, Associate Dean at Queen Mary University of London and Colorectal Cancer Lead at Barts Health NHS Trust

'The IT Man' Neil Jahans is taking part in the British 10k London Run News story: Summer sports challenges help fund the fight against cancer
10 July 2014

Queen Mary University of London staff, students and alumni are helping fund the fight against cancer with a series of charity sports challenges this summer, including the British 10k Run, the London Triathlon and the Thames Path Challenge.

Professor Tilli Tansey - ©Wellcome Trust News story: Physiological Society Honorary Membership for QMUL medical historian
10 July 2014

Professor of the History of Modern Medical Sciences Tilli Tansey OBE has been elected as an Honorary Member of the Physiological Society for her contributions to the advancement of physiology.

The photo shows one of the probes in cellular membranes of pancreatic cells News story: Scientists improve metal detectors for early diagnosis of lifestyle and age-related diseases
4 July 2014

Sensors created by chemists at Queen Mary University of London could lead to a set of new tools for researchers to investigate conditions like diabetes resulting in earlier diagnosis and new treatments.   

News story: Significant discovery could tackle spread of breast cancer
4 July 2014

• New discovery reveals testing for molecule αvβ6 could identify a subset of breast cancer patients at high risk of their tumours spreading from the breast - and therefore twice as likely to die within five years
• Combining αvβ6- antibody drug with breast cancer drug Herceptin ‘eradicated’ tumours in mice
• Researchers are now looking at options to progress to a clinical trial in breast cancer patients

News story: Campaign for real evidence-based medicine launches today
3 July 2014

A campaign to put patient care at the centre of evidence-based medicine (EBM) is launched today by Professor Trish Greenhalgh, Public Health expert at Queen Mary University of London, at the BioMed Central’s Health Services Research conference at Kings’ College London.

News story: Report urges for less reliance on imprisonment as punishment
3 July 2014

A law expert from Queen Mary University of London is among the writers of a new report, which is urging for less reliance on imprisonment as a form of punishment in the UK.

QMUL's pitch drop experiment: the view from the bottom camera News story: Nature of solids and liquids explored through new pitch drop experiment
2 July 2014

Physicists at Queen Mary University of London have set up a new pitch drop experiment for students to explore the difference between solid and liquids.

News story: QMUL scientists discover teeth protein promises bone regeneration
2 July 2014

Patients suffering from osteoporosis or bone fractures might benefit from a new discovery of a protein that plays an important role in bone regeneration made by bioengineers at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: QMUL celebrates 10-year partnership with BUPT
1 July 2014

To mark the 10-year anniversary of Queen Mary University of London’s (QMUL) partnership with the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), the institutions have signed a letter of intent and exchanged QMUL-BUPT Joint Programme 10th anniversary plaques.

XYZ prototype News story: Unleash your inner engineer with a new Kickstarter campaign
26 June 2014

Graduate designers from Queen Mary University of London are raising money through crowd-funding site Kickstarter to manufacture a new Lego-like construction set.

News story: Top professional engineering body endorses QMUL’s Joint Programme in China
26 June 2014

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has reconfirmed the academic accreditation of the three courses offered by the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) Joint Programme with Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT).    

Silver lining found for making new drugs
26 June 2014

Chemists at Queen Mary University of London have discovered a new chemical to aid drug manufacturing processes, making it more environmentally-friendly and easier to scale up for industry.

Research will be carried out with Centre of the Cell – QMUL's science education centre for young people and their families News story: New study investigating impact of asthma on school children launches today
25 June 2014

Asthma affects one in 11 children and young people in the UK. On average, this is two children in every classroom.  Today scientists in East London are launching a new study to measure the impact asthma has on school children, with the aim of improving school life for those with asthma.

News story: Student entrepreneurs kick-start new businesses at ‘start-up bootcamp’
25 June 2014

Queen Mary University of London held its first ‘enterprise bootcamp’ last week, as part of London Technology Week (16-20 June) – a week-long celebration of the city’s role as the digital capital of Europe.

News story: National architecture award for Drapers’ Academy
23 June 2014

The £22m Drapers’ Academy building in Romford, designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios with significant design input from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), has received a National Award from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Adam Daykin,  Head of Technology Transfer (Tech & Eng) at QMI, with award host and TV presenter Steve Mould News story: QMUL wins prestigious business impact award
18 June 2014

Queen Mary University of London has won the Business Impact Achieved Award  from an influential UK network that supports innovation and commercialisation of research for a spin-out called Actual Experience plc.    

Professor Colin Jones News story: CBE for our historian of French culture
17 June 2014

A historian from Queen Mary University of London has been made a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Blog: How does online dispute resolution empower consumers?
16 June 2014

Online dispute resolution (ODR) offers an invaluable means of access to justice for consumers who have a dispute with a business, but are deterred by the costs and barriers involved from going to court.

News story: East London study looking into effects of Mediterranean diet in pregnancy launches today
13 June 2014

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is today launching a new East London based study looking into the effects of a Mediterranean diet during pregnancy, and its ability to reduce pregnancy-related complications such as pre-eclampsia.

QMUL signs head and neck cancer research agreement with Guiyang Medical University
12 June 2014

Head and neck cancer experts at the Institute of Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, have signed a joint agreement with their counterparts in China, to increase international exchanges and initiatives and raise standards of research in the field.

News story: The UK’s first new dental school and hospital for 40 years opens today
12 June 2014

Patients and students in London’s East End are set to benefit as the UK’s first new dental school and hospital in nearly 40 years – the £78m Royal London Dental Hospital – officially opens its doors today.

Credit: Royal Academy of Engineering News story: Royal recognition for tech start-up entrepreneur and QMUL researcher
11 June 2014

A scientist from Queen Mary University of London attended a prestigious reception hosted by Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace on Monday 9 June to recognise the growing potential of UK tech start-ups.

News story: Christina von Hodenberg recognised for German history research
10 June 2014

A professor of European history at Queen Mary University of London has been elected the recipient of a prestigious Humboldt Research Award, in recognition of lifetime achievements in research.

This photo shows cells adhering to large nanopatterns. The green dots indicate the sites of adhesions, and the red area shows where molecules responsible for contracting the cells are located. News story: Stem cells are a soft touch for nano-engineered biomaterials
9 June 2014

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have shown that stem cell behaviour can be modified by manipulating the nanoscale properties of the material they are grown on - improving the potential of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering as a result.

A screenshot from Trapdoor Zombies News story: Student creativity unleashed by new apps
9 June 2014

A zombie game is just one of three new smartphone apps created by students at Queen Mary University of London and supported by QApps, the university’s ground-breaking app development venture.

The event forms part of the AHRC Network project Bazaar Cinema, conducted in collaboration with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai News story: Explore media piracy and policy with international industry experts
9 June 2014

International media experts, entrepreneurs, film makers and activists will explore media piracy as a political and social act at a Queen Mary University of London symposium on Tuesday 17 June.

Artistic representation of a low-mass star and planets (not to scale): The red-hue colour tries to reproduce the colour of the ambient light a human might perceive on planets around such red-stars. News story: Astronomers discover ancient worlds from another galaxy next door
4 June 2014

An international team of scientists, led by astronomers at Queen Mary University of London, report of two new planets orbiting Kapteyn’s star, one of the oldest stars found near the Sun. One of the newly-discovered planets could be ripe for life as it orbits at the right distance to the star to allow liquid water on its surface.

Professor Nick Lemoine News story: QMUL congratulates Professor Nick Lemoine on his NIHR Medical Director appointment
3 June 2014

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is delighted to announce Professor Nick Lemoine, Director of QMUL’s Barts Cancer Institute, has been appointed to the new role of Medical Director at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network.

A scene from 'The White Bike' News story: Peopling the Palaces arts festival returns, 2-15 June
2 June 2014

Peopling the Palaces – an eclectic two-week arts festival, jam-packed with an exciting selection of contemporary international works – returns to Queen Mary University of London from 2-15 June.

Newham students with Victor Tunkel from the School of Law News story: Newham pupils take law into their own hands at Queen Mary
2 June 2014

Pupils at two Newham schools will have the chance to recreate ‘live’ court scenes, acting as judges, barristers, solicitors and witnesses, following the successful trial-run of a Queen Mary University of London School of Law initiative.

l-r: Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC, Rowan Davies, William Hague, Anita Tiessen, Amal Alamuddin News story: Campaign launches to end sexual violence in war zones
28 May 2014

Leading female campaigners, human rights lawyers – including Queen Mary University of London’s Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC – and UNICEF UK joined the Foreign Secretary William Hague this week to discuss how to drive forward international action to end the rape and abuse of children in war zones.

Dr Tiffany Watt Smith (left) and Dr Joanna Cohen News story: Double QMUL success in BBC's New Generation Thinkers competition
27 May 2014

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has again secured two of 10 places on a BBC-led competition to find young academic broadcasters of the future.

News story: Distinctive 1960s university chapel recognised as East End landmark
27 May 2014

The unusual domed chapel at Queen Mary University of London’s Mile End campus has been recognised as an important East End landmark, receiving a Grade II listing from English Heritage.

The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel News story: The UK’s first live-streamed surgical procedure takes place using Google Glass eyewear
23 May 2014

Yesterday, for the first time in the UK, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Barts Health NHS Trust broadcasted online a live surgical procedure using a pair of Google Glass eyewear.

News story: Scientists discover new mechanism which causes the spread of breast cancer
19 May 2014

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have uncovered a new mechanism which makes breast cancer cells move and invade the body, a discovery which could shed light on how to treat particularly aggressive forms of breast cancer and stop it spreading and recurring.         

Emily with Lord Coe during the 2012 Paralympic Games News story: Alumna named top Young Social Entrepreneur
19 May 2014

A Queen Mary University of London alumna, Paralympic Games Maker and face of a recent national volunteering campaign has been named ‘Young Social Entrepreneur’ of the year by the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK, UnLtd.

News story: Best way to rid a garden of snails revealed by QMUL scientist
16 May 2014

Gardeners wanting to rid their spring flowerbeds of pesky snails may have to ditch the beer traps and egg shells and revert to developing a strong throwing arm, according to new research co-authored by a physicist at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Chemistry festival for secondary school pupils returns to QMUL
16 May 2014

Students from schools across London, Hertfordshire and Kent enjoyed an exciting day of hands-on fun activities at the Salters' Festival of Chemistry at Queen Mary University of London on Wednesday 14 May.

News story: QMUL joins London Arts and Humanities Partnership
15 May 2014

Queen Mary University of London’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has announced that it is joining - as an associate member - the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded Doctoral Training Partnership, the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP).

News story: Slip knot key to creating world’s toughest fibre
14 May 2014

A new way of making super tough fibres could be realised by a simple knot, according to new research from a materials scientist at Queen Mary University of London.

UK top 10 for QMUL in international science and medicine rankings
14 May 2014A league table measuring the scientific performance of some 750 universities worldwide rates Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) 9 th in the UK and 52 nd globally.
News story: Sensory history of books for the blind
14 May 2014

An exhibition exploring the history of technology to help blind people read, from braille to audio books, is being curated by an academic from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) for the UK’s first national festival of the humanities in November.

Dr Steve Le Comber News story: Criminal profiling technique targets killer diseases
13 May 2014

A mathematical tool used by the Metropolitan Police and FBI has been adapted by researchers at Queen Mary University of London to help control outbreaks of malaria, and has the potential to target other infectious diseases. 

News story: Queen Mary University of London launches ground-breaking asthma research centre
13 May 2014

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), along with colleagues from the University of Edinburgh and the charity Asthma UK, have today launched the UK’s first integrated Centre focused solely on improving the quality of life of people with asthma.

News story: Dentistry ranked 1st and medicine 4th in UK by Complete University Guide
12 May 2014

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been rated first in the UK for Dentistry and fourth for Medicine in the Complete University Guide 2015 subject league tables, published today.

News story: Architectural recognition for Drapers’ Academy and Novo Cemetery
12 May 2014

Queen Mary University of London partner school The Drapers’ Academy and the Novo Cemetery at Mile End campus have both been recognised in a celebration of the best new architecture in the capital.

Professor Lars Chittka News story: Hat-trick of research awards for QMUL bee expert
9 May 2014

A scientist from Queen Mary University of London, who studies how bees forage for food and the evolution of their sensory systems, has received a top prize from the UK’s national academy of science as well as a prestigious grant from the international Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP). These two awards are in addition to a major grant awarded by European Research Council last month.

Universities announce rare disease research agreement with Pfizer Inc.
9 May 2014

Today, GMEC, the Global Medical Excellence Cluster, announced a five year collaborative agreement with Pfizer Inc. that provides a framework for the research and development of new and innovative medicines for rare diseases.

Dr Stephen Goldup News story: Queen Mary chemist wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Award
6 May 2014

Dr Stephen Goldup from Queen Mary University of London has been named the Royal Society of Chemistry Hickinbottom Award winner for 2014, recognising the contribution to organic chemistry of a researcher under the age of 35.

News story: Queen Mary University of London comments on first confidential enquiry into asthma deaths
6 May 2014

Today the National Review of Asthma Deaths (NRAD) is calling for an end to complacency around asthma care so more can be done to save lives.

News story: Housing Crisis in Tower Hamlets: a Queen Mary and Tower Hamlets Citizens report
6 May 2014

A community led research project released today (Tuesday 6 May), and authored by a Queen Mary University of London student, analyses the imminent housing crisis in Tower Hamlets and its effect on local citizens.

News story: Dance with words at silent poetry disco
2 May 2014

Queen Mary University of London’s innovative poetry collection The Archive of the Now has joined forces with the Rich Mix cultural centre in Bethnal Green for a celebratory day of poetry for families on Saturday 10 May.

News story: Kremlin biography wins Pushkin House Russian Book Prize
2 May 2014

A “biography” of the Kremlin by a professor of contemporary history at Queen Mary, University of London, has won the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize 2014.

Inside Centre of the CellHalf-term science fun at Centre of the Cell
1 May 2014

Parents looking for something to entertain and educate budding scientists during the next half term can breathe easy, as Centre of the Cell in Whitechapel presents ‘Something in the Air’ – an interactive show about air pollution.

Professor Allyson Pollock News story: Care Bill changes required to secure public trust and the availability of information for public health research
1 May 2014

Writing in The Lancet today (Friday 2 May 2014), Allyson Pollock, Professor of Public Health Research and Policy and Peter Roderick, Barrister and Senior Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, call for crucial new amendments to the Care Bill in order to restore public trust in the use of patients’ data and to secure the on-going availability of genuinely anonymised information for public health research, planning and audit.

News story: Dentistry at Queen Mary awarded for gender equality
1 May 2014

Queen Mary University of London’s Institute of Dentistry has attained a Bronze award for the first time in the Athena SWAN scheme, which recognises excellence in recruiting and progressing women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

A bumblebee is caught in the fangs of a crab spider while foraging for food. News story: Safe(bee) in numbers
30 April 2014

Bumblebees can distinguish between safe and dangerous environments, and are attracted to land on flowers popular with other bees when exposed to perilous situations, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Risk of caesarean delivery 12% lower with induced labour
29 April 2014

New research from Queen Mary University of London has found risk of caesarean delivery was 12% lower among women whose labour was induced, compared with women who were managed with a "wait-and-see" approach (expectant management). The findings are contrary to the popular view that inducing labour (starting labour artificially) increases risk of caesarean delivery.

Lois Weaver as Tammy Why Not. Image credit: Christa Holka News story: Guggenheim Fellowship for drama professor
28 April 2014

A professor of contemporary performance at Queen Mary University of London has been awarded a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage. Image credit: Euro Realist News story: Tory defectors could further tip balance in UKIP's favour
28 April 2014

More than a third of Conservative Party members are seriously considering voting for UKIP at the upcoming European elections.  What’s driving them is not just hostility to immigration and the EU, but their feelings about David Cameron, finds research from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Sussex.

Close up of dwarf birch tree News story: Genetic legacy of rare dwarf trees is widespread
25 April 2014

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found genetic evidence that one of Britain’s native tree species, the dwarf birch found in the Scottish Highlands, was once common in England.

News story: New book challenges the concept of ‘nudge’
25 April 2014

Buying houses one can’t afford, not saving for the future, failing to stick to one’s diet, the list of examples of bad decision-making is lengthy. Psychologists and behavioural economists tell us that our unconscious mind is the problem, but also the solution, at least if we use ‘nudge’, an approach developed by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein to shape the unconscious mind.

Professor Dino DistefanoQMUL professor and Facebook software engineer wins national award
24 April 2014

A professor at Queen Mary University of London whose software company was acquired by Facebook is one of four recipients of the national academy for engineering’s coveted Silver Medal.

Professor David Sadler News story: Queen Mary University of London appoints new Vice Principal (International)
24 April 2014

Queen Mary University of London has appointed a new Vice Principal (International).

News story: Queen Mary University of London to host Genomics England on campus during delivery of 100,000 Genomes Project
22 April 2014

Genomics England – the company set up by the Department of Health to deliver the Government’s 100,000 Genomes Project – will move into newly refurbished headquarters on Queen Mary University of London’s Charterhouse Square campus from 21 April 2014.

Rwandan President Paul Kagame Blog: Rwanda - The Politics of Success, Silence and Genocide Leverage
17 April 2014

In the aftermath of the 1994 genocide, Rwanda has wisely used international aid to transform its infrastructure and economy. But how far is progress being marred by its oppressive political regime?

News story: British scientists’ antenna lens could revolutionise design of aircraft and more
16 April 2014

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and BAE Systems have seemingly defied the laws of physics to create a new type of antenna lens which could revolutionise the design of aircraft, ships, radios and satellite dishes – potentially any product which uses an antenna.

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute News story: Saturn’s rings reveal how to make a moon
15 April 2014

Disturbances in the icy rings of Saturn have given scientists an insight into how moons are made.

Sculptures on a theme of duality © Grenville Davey News story: Sculpting String Theory: Queen Mary physicist collaborates with Turner Prize winning artist for new exhibition
14 April 2014

A Queen Mary physicist and a Turner Prize winning artist have teamed up to create a new exhibition of sculptures and drawings inspired by String Theory research.

Shahidha Bari News story: Shahidha Bari talks at biggest philosophy festival on earth
14 April 2014

Shahidha Bari, from the Department of English at Queen Mary University of London, will be speaking at the world’s largest philosophy and music festival this May.

News story: Jewish cemetery at Mile End listed by English Heritage
14 April 2014

The striking 19th century Jewish cemetery at the centre of Queen Mary University of London’s Mile End campus has been awarded a Grade II listing by English Heritage.

Mayor launches MedCity with £4.1m investment
8 April 2014

The Mayor of London today launched MedCity, a partnership between the academic health science centres, UCLPartners – of which Queen Mary University of London is a founding member – King’s Health Partners and Imperial College, working with the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and the Greater London Authority. Through collaborative effort, MedCity seeks to establish London and the South East of England as a world-leading centre for life sciences.

News story: Queen Mary University of London comments on Government handling of NHS Patient Data
8 April 2014

Today the House of Commons Health Select Committee will hold an evidence session on Handling of NHS Patient Data. This will include hearing evidence from Kingsley Manning, Chair of the Health and Social Care Information Centre, and Max Jones, its Director of Information and Data Services.

News story: New risk factors for avalanche trigger revealed
4 April 2014

The amount of snow needed to trigger an avalanche in the Himalayans can be up to four times smaller than in the Alps, according to a new model from a materials scientist at Queen Mary University of London.

Match girl strikers of 1888 Audio: History of radical and inspiring women of east London
4 April 2014

From the poor female match factory workers who downed tools in protest at their ill-treatment, to the suffragettes who faced brutality and hunger strikes to give women the votes, east London has an interesting history of women who sacrificed so much for better rights and equality. I'm Emma Lowry and in this podcast I'll be speaking to Dr Nadia Valman and Dr Alastair Owens about those stories.

News story: Grant won to study New Zealand landslide
4 April 2014

A geographer from Queen Mary University of London is investigating a recent landslide that dammed the Dart River in New Zealand’s South Island, creating a three kilometre-wide lake.

News story: Students join east London start-ups in £120,000 internship scheme
3 April 2014

Dozens of start-up businesses in east London are being offered the support of talented students and graduates, thanks to a £120,000 work placement scheme run by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: New research unlocks how people learn languages
2 April 2014

Humans innately impose grammatical structure on to languages that they learn, suggests research co-authored by a linguist from Queen Mary University of London.

The river Itchen in Hampshire News story: Not so dirty: methane fuels life in pristine chalk rivers
1 April 2014

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found that naturally high concentrations of the greenhouse gas methane contributes to energy production in chalk rivers, in a new study published today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

News story: Student’s stand-up robot photo wins national competition
31 March 2014

A PhD student from Queen Mary University of London won the overall prize in a national photo competition with an image of robot that can tailor its stand-up comedy routine in response to the audience’s reaction.

News story: Queen Mary leads the way in widening participation
27 March 2014

The percentage of state school pupils studying at Queen Mary University of London has increased to almost 86 per cent, more than four per cent above the university’s benchmark, according to the latest figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

© Brian Squibb News story: Goats are far more clever than previously thought
26 March 2014

Goats learn how to solve complicated tasks quickly and can recall how to perform them for at least 10 months, which might explain their remarkable ability to adapt to harsh environments, say researchers at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: New research to help save UK trees from beetle threat
25 March 2014

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London are among seven UK teams to secure a share of £7m in funding for the fight against pests and diseases endangering Britain’s woodlands.

Sofia Papadimitriou and Fang Mai News story: Queen Mary scientists take research to Parliament
25 March 2014

Two Queen Mary University of London researchers were shortlisted from hundreds of applicants to present their work to politicians and a panel of expert judges as part of a poster competition for the sciences earlier this month.

News story: Faulty gene can delay or block puberty
25 March 2014

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have identified a new gene that may influence the timing of puberty, according to new research presented at today at the Society for Endocrinology annual BES conference. Until now, very little has been known about the genetic control of puberty.

Barts Pathology Museum, West Smithfield News story: Barts Pathology Museum shortlisted for top culture award
25 March 2014

Barts Pathology Museum at Queen Mary University of London has reached the final of the prestigious Museums and Heritage Awards 2014.

From left to right: Olivia Festy, Graeme Brown, Cath Lavery, Davidson Ateh and Bryony Frost. © Tim Gander News story: Queen Mary wins BBSRC Activating Impact award
25 March 2014

Queen Mary University of London is this year’s joint winner of a prestigious Activating Impact award from the BBSRC, the UK’s lead funding agency for academic research and training in the biosciences.

Audio: Living British Cinema: What's the most iconic film of all time?
21 March 2014A celebration of iconic UK film and culture – from Indo-British classics to horror masterpieces - will be held at Queen Mary University of London from 26-28 March. 
News story: Youth, wealth and education found to be risk factors for violent radicalisation
19 March 2014

New research from Queen Mary University of London has found youth, wealth, and being in full-time education to be risk factors associated with violent radicalisation. Contrary to popular views – religious practice, health and social inequalities, discrimination, and political engagement showed no links.

Image courtesy of RIA Novosti archive, image #389238 / Olga Butenop Blog: World War II symbolism runs deep in Ukraine-Russia standoff
14 March 2014

Many of the images of pro-Russian demonstrators in Ukraine, from Crimea to Donetsk, have shown them wearing black-and-orange-striped ribbons. The symbolism here is opaque to most Western observers, it is the “George Ribbon”, from a Tsarist-era medal for bravery that was reinstated under a different name following the battle of Stalingrad in 1943.

News story: Europe’s resilience of natural gas networks during conflicts and crises probed with maths
12 March 2014

Gas networks in Eastern European countries, such as Ukraine and Belarus are less resilient than the UK during conflicts and crises, according to new research from mathematicians at Queen Mary University of London.

Queen Mary's Women's Health Research Unit launches ELLY appeal
12 March 2014

Queen Mary University of London’s Women's Health Research Unit and Barts Health NHS Trust are collaborating with clinicians, researchers and volunteers to launch the East London International Women's Health appeal, also known as the ELLY Appeal.  

Blog: Are Tory activists weeding out 'moderate' MPs?
11 March 2014

When two Conservative MPs were deselected in rapid succession by their local constituency associations, it marked to some a welcome assertion of grassroots rights and power.  To others, it was no such thing.

News story: School of Law shortlisted for national pro bono award
11 March 2014

The School of Law at Queen Mary University of London is in the running for a top national award for its voluntary work with communities, charities and businesses in east London.

Blog: Searching for patterns is essential for our survival
10 March 2014

Iconic musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin and Amy Winehouse all died at the age of 27. Why do we read into these random instances as patterns?

News story: Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts elects QML alumna
10 March 2014

A graduate of Queen Mary University of London’s School of Law has been awarded the prestigious honour of being elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts.

News story: Queen Mary retains HR Excellence in Research Award
10 March 2014

Queen Mary University of London (QML) has retained its award from the European Commission for its continued work in improving working conditions and advancing career development for research staff.

Photo courtesy of Purple Sherbert Photography Blog: Are we really wedded to gay rights?
6 March 2014

For British gay rights campaigners, 2014 already looks like a year to remember. England and Wales will join the small club of nations that allow same-sex couples to marry. Meanwhile, the Sochi winter Olympics have sparked global outrage against Russian homophobia. Surely reasons to celebrate?

Blog: The Tories should stop their silly games about a second coalition
6 March 2014

Tactically, strategically and constitutionally, it's utter madness for the Prime Minister to rule out another coalition, says Tim Bale.

News story: Queen Mary film festival celebrates British classics
5 March 2014

A celebration of iconic UK film and culture – from Indo-British classics to horror masterpieces - will be held at Queen Mary University of London from 26-28 March.

© Neil Cook, University of Hertfordshire News story: New study suggests each red dwarf star has at least one planet
4 March 2014

Three new planets with properties that might make them suitable for life are amongst eight new planets discovered orbiting nearby red dwarf stars by an international team of astronomers, including scientists from Queen Mary University of London.

Blog: What does canine anatomy have to do with clinical trials?
4 March 2014

Queen Mary academics Dr Richard Hooper and Dr Liam Bourke put a new twist on a classic research design.

News story: Queen Mary announces new research partnership with Brain Tumour Research
4 March 2014

Queen Mary University of London is delighted to announce a ground-breaking new research partnership with UCL Institute of Neurology (under UCLPartners) and the charity Brain Tumour Research. The partnership begins a new chapter in long-term, sustainable and continuous research into brain tumours, the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40.

Flood insurance: murky waters?
4 March 2014

Floods reinforce the impression of harried communities at the mercy of nature and abandoned by government, emergency services and insurers. Insurance companies are the bad guys, right? It’s not that straightforward.

News story: Plants convert energy at lightning speed
3 March 2014

A new way of measuring how much light a plant can tolerate could be useful in growing crops resilient to a changing climate, according to scientists from Queen Mary University of London.

Fossil of a young lizard with skin and scale impressions preserved News story: A prequel that outshines the original: the exceptional 160-million-year-old fossils found in Inner Mongolia
3 March 2014

A new fauna of fossil species at 160 million year old sites in China have been co-discovered by a scientist at Queen Mary University of London.

Gerard Lyons News story: Mayor of London's Chief Economic Advisor talk
3 March 2014

Boris Johnson’s chief economic advisor is to give his insights on globalisation and the UK economy to students and staff at Queen Mary University of London. 

News story: Queen Mary University of London welcomes Dr Sally Burtles as Director of Research Services and Business Development
27 February 2014

Queen Mary University of London is delighted to announce the arrival of Dr Sally Burtles as Director of Research Services and Business Development.  Sally’s role will be to provide leadership and management to the teams within the Business Development Unit and the Joint Research and Management Office.

News story: Guardian Awards win for student work experience project
27 February 2014

A Queen Mary University of London work experience scheme that supports its students and East End charities has been awarded the Employability Initiative of the year title at the Guardian University Awards 2014.

News story: Launch of £44m research fund to improve health outcomes for local people
26 February 2014

A new collaboration of health researchers across the NHS, world-leading universities – including Queen Mary University of London – local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, industry and charities has launched today. The partnership will lead and join up innovative research tackling some of the major health challenges in the north Thames region.

News story: Digital music to feel impact of Big Data
25 February 2014

A new project that will use large music collections – so called Big Data – to support music research has been launched by Queen Mary University of London, City University London, University College London and the British Library.

News story: Queen Mary climbs QS World Rankings
25 February 2014

A highly-regarded global analysis of 3,000 universities ranks 21 subjects taught at Queen Mary University of London as among the world’s best, two more subjects than in 2013.

Professor David Southern News story: QC appointment for Queen Mary professor
24 February 2014

One of the UK's top tax barristers, and a legal academic from Queen Mary University of London, is to be appointed as Queen's Counsel, it has been announced.

News story: QML welcomes Iraqi and Moroccan delegations
24 February 2014

Queen Mary University of London (QML) hosted high level delegations from Iraq and Morocco this week, giving a first-hand insight into the opportunities and challenges faced in the home countries of our visitors.

Scientists discover 11 new genes affecting blood pressure
20 February 2014

New research from Queen Mary University of London has discovered 11 new DNA sequence variants in genes influencing high blood pressure and heart disease.  

Graphene - image courtesy of AlexanderAIUS News story: New study reveals communications potential of graphene
19 February 2014

Providing secure wireless connections and improving the efficiency of communication devices could be another application for graphene, as demonstrated by scientists at Queen Mary University of London and the Cambridge Graphene Centre.

News story: Two thirds of women are not taking folic acid supplements before pregnancy to prevent spina bifida
19 February 2014

New research from Queen Mary University of London reveals less than 1 in 3 women have taken folic acid supplements before pregnancy to prevent spina bifida and other birth defects of the brain, spine, or spinal cord (neural tube defects). This is despite research from 1991 showing that such conditions could be prevented in most cases by increasing the intake of the B-vitamin folic acid before pregnancy.

Actual Experience opened the market at the London Stock Exchange News story: Fourfold rise in Actual Experience shares on first day of trading
18 February 2014

A Queen Mary University of London spinout company, which helps companies manage their digital supply chains, saw shares jump to more than four times their float price on its first day listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).

Professor C. Raj Kumar and Professor Simon Gaskell News story: New UK-India study partnership in law, business, politics and public policy
18 February 2014

Queen Mary University of London and OP Jindal Global University, based in Delhi, India, have signed an agreement to collaborate on research and teaching in social sciences subjects, including twinned Masters programmes.

News story: Crayfish study provides complicated web of interactions
17 February 2014

How different species of invasive crayfish interact with each other and affect their local environment has been uncovered for the first time by scientists at Queen Mary University of London.

Audio: 12 Years a Slave: Best Film?
17 February 2014

Historical film epic, 12 Years a Slave, tells the harrowing true story of Solomon Northup who was sold into slavery in the 1850s - despite being a free citizen of New York. Film and American history experts at Queen Mary University of London discuss the award-winning screen adaptation and original book.

St Clement's Hospital News story: Student filmmakers host Shuffle Festival events at St Clement’s
17 February 2014

Danny Boyle's award-winning arts festival is collaborating with staff and student-film makers at Queen Mary University of London this February for a new exhibition on the history of an east London psychiatric hospital.

2013 STARS at Barts Cancer Institute News story: Sixth-form students become cancer-research STARS
13 February 2014

A-level students are gaining first-hand experience in cutting-edge cancer research, thanks to a new programme created at Queen Mary University of London’s Barts Cancer Institute (BCI).

Blog: Who is watching the watchers?
12 February 2014

We are being watched. Our movements and activity tracked. Our data is being traded behind the scenes, changing hands many times without our knowledge.

Photo © Linda Brownlee News story: Damon Albarn to play Queen Mary
12 February 2014

Damon Albarn will be playing The Great Hall at Queen Mary University of London on 1 May, to coincide with the release of his first solo album, Everyday Robots.

News story: Study reveals unexpected cell hijack method in pancreatic cancer
11 February 2014

Pancreatic stellate cells, which normally aid tissue repair, unwittingly help pancreatic cancer grow and spread in a method of ‘cell hijack’ only seen before in brain and breast cancer, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.

Male fallow deer calling News story: Fight or flight? Vocal cues help deer decide during mating season
10 February 2014

Male fallow deer are sensitive to changes in the groans that rivals make during mating season when competing for the attention of female deer, and can assess the level of threat other males pose simply from vocal cues, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.

Audio: The Oscars 2014: our predictions
7 February 2014

Film scholars, Dr Mark Glancy, Matt Jacobsen and Dr Lucy Bolton discuss the shortlisted contenders in this year's Academy Awards.

Dr Simon Lewis News story: Queen Mary helps find Europe’s oldest footprints
7 February 2014

The earliest human footprints outside of Africa have been uncovered, on the English coast, by a team of scientists led by Queen Mary University of London, the British Museum and the Natural History Museum.

Classical guitarist Michael Poll tries out the experimental digital music cube News story: Digital music gets a cubist makeover
6 February 2014

An eight-inch wooden cube may be an unlikely spark for a musical revolution – but that’s the hope of a collaboration of electronic engineers at Queen Mary University of London and musicians working towards hackable electronic instruments that performers can easily modify to produce sounds in surprising new ways.

News story: New disease gene discovery sheds light on cause of bone marrow failure
6 February 2014

New research from Queen Mary University of London has identified a novel genetic defect among patients with bone marrow failure, which could reveal its underlying cause.

MRC awards announces £32 million towards improving data research
6 February 2014

Queen Mary University of London, in partnership with UCL, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Francis Crick Institute, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute, has been awarded nearly £9 million by the Medical Research Council (MRC) to improve capability, capacity, training and capital infrastructure in medical bioinformatics. 

Dr Jonathan Grey, with a common carp caught by local fishermen. Despite having been introduced into Lake Naivasha only 10 years ago, carp now dominates the fishery return, and is indicative of the degraded water quality of the lake. Blog: Farming and wetlands: readdressing the balance
5 February 2014

More than 50 per cent of our planet’s wetlands, from peatbogs to estuaries, both natural and man-made, are under threat from habitat destruction and climate change. 

News story: Detection of Down syndrome during pregnancy improves for younger women
5 February 2014

New figures from the National Down Syndrome Cytogenetic Register (NDSCR) based at Queen Mary University of London, reveal the proportion of Down syndrome cases diagnosed antenatally has increased in younger women.  Furthermore, Down syndrome diagnoses are occurring earlier in pregnancy for women of all ages. 

News story: East London teenagers present 100 years of medical history
4 February 2014

Young Londoners have travelled back in time some 100 years to discover how people lived, worked and died in the East End and what impact the area’s medical history has on the current generation.

News story: Queen Mary’s Pathology Museum to host international mortality and mourning event
3 February 2014

A three day discussion on mortality, mourning, death and dying, and their resonating effect on culture and history is set to take place at Barts Pathology Museum this April.

News story: New programme to support computing teaching launched
31 January 2014

A new set of free workshops and resources to support those who teach computing in London will be debuted at Queen Mary University of London on Monday 3 February.

News story: Year on year rise in undergraduate student applications repeated for 2014
29 January 2014

Applications to study at undergraduate level at Queen Mary University of London are up almost 15 per cent this year, according to statistics released by Ucas after their undergraduate application deadline in January*.

Queen Mary named one of world’s ‘most international’ universities
28 January 2014

Queen Mary University of London has been named one of the most international universities in the world by the UK’s leading higher education magazine.

Dr Jeremy Hicks exploring Russian film archives Blog: Why Holocaust films impel us to vigilance
24 January 2014

In the digital age, smartphones are ubiquitous with 24-hour rolling news, their camera lens contributing to the narrative of world events.

Large-scale HPV self-testing proves effective for screening cervical cancer
21 January 2014

Self-testing for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – the virus that causes cervical cancer – is as effective at detecting cancer as a conventional smear test (cytology screening) even when scaled up to test large populations.

News story: Schizophrenia in the limelight: film-industry technology provides insights into social exclusion
20 January 2014The first 30 seconds of a social encounter is crucial for people with symptoms of schizophrenia for establishing contact with people, according to new research carried out at Queen Mary University of London.
Inside Centre of the Cell News story: Sense-ational school break science fun at Centre of the Cell
20 January 2014

How can astronauts have secret conversations in space? Why do your feet go numb in cold water? And why does spicy food set your tongue on fire? Centre of the Cell will be answering these questions and more this half-term.

News story: From Westminster to Whitechapel: Queen Mary takes part in Royal Society Pairing scheme
17 January 2014

Professor Lord Winston – the distinguished medical scientist, television presenter and life peer – will be visiting Queen Mary University of London on January 17 2014 as part of a unique ‘pairing’ scheme run by the Royal Society, the UK national academy of science.

News story: New discovery on Giant Cell Arteritis sheds light on cause
17 January 2014

New research from Queen Mary University of London has revealed – for the first time – how the condition Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) may be caused by a certain group of white blood cells called ‘neutrophils’. GCA (also known as temporal arteritis) is a condition which causes severe inflammation in the blood vessels and primarily affects the elderly.

News story: Economics and Finance partners with top European consultancy
16 January 2014

Paid work placements with one of Europe’s leading economic consultancies will be open to Economics postgraduates at Queen Mary University of London, thanks to a new partnership.

News story: Screening helps prevent cervical cancer in older women
15 January 2014

New research from Queen Mary University of London reveals women over the age of 50 who don’t attend cervical screening are six times more likely to be diagnosed with cervical cancer in later life.

News story: Alternative Valentine's at Barts Pathology Museum
14 January 2014

Lovesick hysterics, plundered hearts and the history of sexually transmitted diseases will be discussed in a series of February lectures at Barts Pathology Museum, part of Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Student-led legal service for Tech City entrepreneurs launches
13 January 2014

Google Campus will host the launch of a free legal advice service for digital start-ups based in east London on Wednesday 22 January. 

News story: Scientific journals show little enforcement of animal research reporting guidelines
8 January 2014

New findings from Queen Mary University of London reveal experimental flaws and a lack of transparent reporting is compromising the quality of animal studies and their potential to translate into the clinic.

Guest lecturer Professor Graham Gibbs News story: Register now for Drapers’ Lecture: Does student choice improve the quality of education?
8 January 2014

A public lecture at Queen Mary University of London will explore how higher education is now alleged to be a market in which student choice ‘drives up quality’.

News story: Discovery brings scientists one step closer to understanding tendon injury
7 January 2014

Research led by Queen Mary University of London has discovered a specific mechanism that is crucial to effective tendon function, which could reveal why older people are more prone to tendon injury.   

News story: Students kick off 2014 World Cup journey
7 January 2014

Sporty students at Queen Mary University of London are taking part in the launch of a football relay from London to Rio – host city of the 2014 World Cup.

Professor Tilli Tansey - ©Wellcome Trust News story: Medical historian recognised in New Year Honours list
2 January 2014

Professor Tilli Tansey of Queen Mary University of London has been recognised with an OBE in the 2014 New Year Honours list, for services to Research in the Medical Sciences and to the Public Understanding of Science.

News story: Year on year rise in student applications repeated for 2014
23 December 2013

Applications to study at Queen Mary University of London are up almost 14 per cent this year, according to the latest statistics released by Ucas.

Computer simulation of pterosaurs News story: Analysis of extinct fossils reveals flying reptiles did not float like birds
20 December 2013

The extinct flying reptiles, pterosaurs, likely spent little time on water, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.

News story: Queen Mary student top 3 ‘brightest and best’ in the UK
20 December 2013

A second year English and European Law undergraduate from Queen Mary University of London reached the final of a competition to find the UK’s best and brightest students.

The primary cilia were grown on micro-grooves 10 micrometres in size. News story: Scientists find a groovy way to influence specialisation of stem cells
18 December 2013

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have shown for the first time that the specialised role stem cells go on to perform is controlled by primary cilia –tiny hair-like structures protruding from a cell.

Credit: Aldebaran Robotics News story: Using robots to reach out to isolated people
17 December 2013

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London are taking part in a major new project looking at how cutting-edge robotics can enable people to participate in public spaces, as a place to meet and share ideas without being there in person.

Ben Burns and Prof Jonathan Pitts (centre left and right) from Actual Experience accepting the award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the UK IT Industry Awards. News story: Double success for Queen Mary spinout making the Internet better for everyone
17 December 2013

Technology company, Actual Experience, which  works with consumers and business to improve the experience of their IT, has achieved a double success, completing a £4m financing round with one of Europe's largest investment managers and winning another prestigious industry award for innovation.

News story: Call for children’s charities, ISPs and the adult industry to work together to protect kids from online porn
13 December 2013

Children’s charities, parental support organisations, members of the UK’s and US adult industry and major internet service providers  (ISPs) have committed to work together to ensure that better measures are introduced to help prevent youngsters being able to access hardcore pornography online.

copyright Dr Elizabeth Clare News story: Stealth manoeuvre allows nectar bats to target insect prey
12 December 2013

A nectar-feeding bat that was thought to eat insects in passing has been discovered to target its moving prey with stealth precision, according to new research by a scientist at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Drug cuts breast cancer cases by more than 50 per cent in high risk women
12 December 2013

Taking the breast cancer drug anastrozole for five years reduced the chances of post-menopausal women at high risk of breast cancer developing the disease by 53 per cent compared with women who took a placebo, according to a study published in the Lancet today.

Photo credit: Theron Trowbridge Audio: 3D films just a fad or here to stay?
11 December 2013

3D movies have seen a resurgence in popularity over recent years with the release of Avatar and Gravity, but is this just a passing phase or is the future bright?

News story: Guardian University Awards shortlists student work experience project
11 December 2013

A Queen Mary University of London work experience scheme that supports its students and East End charities has been shortlisted in the Guardian University Awards 2014.

Audio: A guide to interviewing
11 December 2013

Professor Sean Mcconville and Dr Anna Bryson have written a guide book on interviewing. The pair have extensive experience of conducting interviews with people from all walks of life from political offenders to homemakers who have been involved in the Irish Peace Process.

Eric Heinze, Professor of Law Blog: Rights against democracy - recalling International Human Rights Day
10 December 2013

The 10 December is International Human Rights Day, an event first celebrated 65 years ago. In this blog post, Professor of Law, Eric Heinze gives an insightful look into how human 'rights' have progressed over the centuries.

News story: £1.1m grant to boost English language skills among refugees and asylum seekers
10 December 2013

A project spearheaded by a Queen Mary University of London Phd student has been awarded a £1.1m grant to work with refugees, migrants and asylum seekers to learn English and integrate within their new homes.

News story: HAPPY London: Londoners needed for heart attack prevention study
9 December 2013

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London are conducting a study looking to prevent heart attacks through personalised online advice on how to improve your health and lifestyle.

Audio: Hollywood and the Americanization of British Audiences
9 December 2013

In this new book, Dr Glancy explores the impact and influence that Hollywood films have had in Britain, and the extent to which their American qualities have been regarded as appealing or alienating.  

Blog: Turner Prize: What can cognitive scientists tell us about art?
6 December 2013How do people make sense of Tuner Prize nominee Tino Sehgal's These Associations? And what can cognitive scientists learn from the way they do it?
Photo credit: Archives de la Ville de Montreal Audio: Dr Clive Gabay on the lasting legacy of Nelson Mandela
6 December 2013

Nelson Mandela, the South African icon of Anti-Apartheid has died aged 95. Here Dr Clive Gabay, lecturer in politics, talks to Sam Philpott about his lasting legacy.

New findings could tackle over-diagnosis and over-treatment of breast cancer
3 December 2013

New research from Queen Mary University of London has revealed, for the first time, the molecule αvβ6 (alpha v beta 6) could tell doctors which cases of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS), a condition where non-invasive cancerous cells are contained within the milk ducts of the breast, are most likely to develop into early ‘invasive’ breast cancer.

Professor Seif Shaheen News story: From Whitechapel to Westminster: Queen Mary takes part in ‘Week in Westminster’ scheme
2 December 2013

Professor Seif Shaheen from Queen Mary University of London will be taking time out from his research as an epidemiologist to venture into the world of politics. 

News story: Top tech magazine shortlists creative QM app for gadget award
28 November 2013

An app created by researchers at Queen Mary University of London, which transforms photographs of drawings into music, has reached the Creative App of the Year shortlist at the Stuff Gadget Awards 2013.

News story: Study underway to develop personalised treatments for psoriasis
27 November 2013

Queen Mary University of London is working to create a new test which helps pinpoint the most effective treatment to tackle the skin condition psoriasis – as part of a world-leading partnership between King’s College London, the University of Manchester, Liverpool University and Newcastle University.

The Big Question Lecture at Centre of the Cell: Is HIV still a death sentence?
26 November 2013

To mark this year’s World AIDS Day (1 December), a leading HIV researcher at Queen Mary University of London will explore whether infection by the virus is a death sentence at a ‘Big Question’ lecture in Whitechapel on Tuesday 10 December.

News story: Lord Adonis appointed as visiting professor
26 November 2013

Former minister for schools and transport The Rt Hon. the Lord Adonis has been appointed as Visiting Professor to Queen Mary University of London.

New research centre launched to explore how the mind works
25 November 2013

A new research centre, which will explore the interaction between an individual's mind and the modern social world, will be officially launched at a conference at Queen Mary University of London on 28 November 2013.

Kennedy with former president Harry Truman, courtesy of US National Archives and Records Administration News story: New book on President Kennedy published on 50th anniversary of his death
22 November 2013

The Man, the Myth: Professor Mark White assesses the Kennedy legacy on the 50th anniversary of his death.

Scientists create perfect solution to iron out kinks in surfaces
20 November 2013

A new technique that allows curved surfaces to appear flat to electromagnetic waves has been developed by scientists at Queen Mary University of London. The discovery could hail a step-change in how antennas are tailored to each platform, which could be useful to a number of industries that rely on high performance antennas for reliable and efficient wireless communications.

News story: Study reveals higher levels of control and support at work increases wellbeing
20 November 2013

Research from Queen Mary University of London reveals positive aspects of working life – such as high levels of control at work, good support from supervisors and colleagues, and feeling cared for – support higher levels of wellbeing among Britain’s workers.

Professor Ian WaldenLaw professor joins European Commission panel to increase take-up trust in cloud computing contracts
20 November 2013

Ian Walden, Professor of Information and Communications Law at Queen Mary University of London, has been appointed to a new group set up by the European Commission (EC) to boost consumer trust in cloud computing.

The Ten Bells pub - TV chef Jamie Oliver's great great grandfather was a landlord in the 1880s News story: New walking tour app brings East End history to life
20 November 2013

As BBC 1’s Ripper Street keeps audiences hooked and paid tours sell out across the city, Queen Mary University of London has brought some 300 years of colourful East End history to life through a free smartphone tour app.

From hunger strikes to bombings: new book offers first-hand accounts of 20th-century Irish political prisoners
20 November 2013Irish Political Prisoners 1920-1962: Pilgrimage of Desolation is the second volume of a trilogy by Seán McConville, a professor in Law and Public Policy at Queen Mary University of London.
Professor Sir C.A. Bayly News story: Leading historian joins Queen Mary
20 November 2013

The School of History is pleased to announce that the eminent historian, Professor Sir C.A. Bayly, will be joining the department in September 2014.

News story: Services fail to treat prisoners with schizophrenia – increasing risk of violent reoffending
19 November 2013

New research from Queen Mary University of London shows released prisoners with schizophrenia are three times more likely to be violent than other prisoners, but only if they receive no treatment or follow-up support from mental health services.

Canary Wharf skylineNew study shows philanthropic side to Canary Wharf has helped improve the lives of east Londoners
18 November 2013

Contrary to the public perception of corporate ‘fat cats’, multinationals at Canary Wharf have embraced a culture of social responsibility, investing heavily in east London community projects since moving to the Docklands 20 years ago, finds a new study from Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Lord Mayor’s award for Computer Science student
12 November 2013

A Queen Mary University of London student has received a scholarship from the Lord Mayor of London, under a pioneering programme aimed at helping students through university in the capital.

News story: Conference explores British anxieties on the eve of the Great War
11 November 2013

The first in a five-year series of events to run at Queen Mary University of London in commemoration of the centenary of World War One will be hosted from 14-15 November.

Big beats bolster solar cell efficiency
6 November 2013

Playing pop and rock music improves the performance of solar cells, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London.

Free legal advice offer to Tech City
6 November 2013

A new free legal advice service has been launched for east London digital companies by Queen Mary University of London as part of National Pro Bono Week. (4-8 Nov).

News story: Queen Mary becomes newest member of Research Libraries UK
6 November 2013

Research Libraries UK (RLUK) – which represents 34 of the leading research libraries in the UK and Ireland – has welcomed Queen Mary University of London as its latest member.

News story: Queen Mary shares £100 million boost for environmental science
5 November 2013Researchers from Queen Mary University of London will contribute to the training of the next generation of environmental scientists through a new London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), which involves nine London institutions.  
Infection experts to battle it out in I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here!
5 November 2013

Biochemistry lecturer Dr Mark Roberts will fight fierce competition from the world of infection research, as he aims to become the next Queen Mary University of London winner of popular science competition I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here!

International trauma project set to reduce fatalities
4 November 2013

Several of the world’s most renowned trauma teams, including Queen Mary University of London in partnership with The Royal London Hospital, are embarking on an extensive five-year project to investigate abnormal bleeding in trauma patients.

Mayor Boris Johnson announcing the new London Living Wage rate: Photo credit: Chris JepsonReport shows living wage campaign has helped put millions of pounds into pockets of low paid workers
4 November 2013

New research from Professor Jane Wills of Queen Mary University of London has found that in the two years since the Living Wage Foundation launched they have won the living wage for 23,000 workers, and put £49m into the pockets of low-income families.

Whitechapel's medical landmarks - The Royal London Hospital old and new, QM's Blizard Institute and Centre of the Cell News story: Murder, maladies and medical miracles: Whitechapel’s hospital history remembered in new walking tour
31 October 2013

Centre of the Cell at Queen Mary University of London - the first science education centre in the world to be located within working biomedical laboratories - has teamed up with a top London tour guide to host an evening walking tour celebrating the East End’s medical history.

Queen Mary takes part in popular Bangla festival
29 October 2013

A Bangladeshi interpretation of Alice in Wonderland and a new take on an Oscar Wilde classic are among the performances and events to be held at Queen Mary University of London, as it contributes to ‘A Season of Bangla Drama’ for the first time.

News story: Queen Mary partners with Pakistan's Lahore College for Women
29 October 2013

Queen Mary University of London and Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) have signed a new agreement to promote women’s higher education in Pakistan, through joint activities and programmes in the fields of Linguistics and English Language Teaching.

Study shows putting aggressive cancer on a starvation diet slows tumour growth
28 October 2013

Starving cancer cells of a key amino acid slows down their ability to grow and multiply, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London, announced today at the World Conference on Lung Cancer.

Former British Prime Minister makes rare UK appearance to mark 100th meeting of Mile End Group
28 October 2013

Speaking to the Mile End Group at Queen Mary University of London this morning (Monday 28 October), former Prime Minister Tony Blair spoke of the need for governments to modernise and adapt to a rapidly changing world.

News story: Law academic awarded prestigious fellowship
27 October 2013

Queen Mary law academic, Dr Maksymilian Del Mar has been awarded a prestigious legal fellowship.

News story: Could inflation bite back, new book asks
27 October 2013

In her new book Professor Brigitte Granville warns governments not to think of inflation as yesterday’s problem. Present unsustainable levels of public debt could end up leading to high inflation – especially in the Eurozone.

News story: Work of controversial Victorian East End novelist Arthur Morrison to be explored at conference
27 October 2013

A conference to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the controversial Victorian author Arthur Morrison is being held at Queen Mary University of London on 2 November 2013.

News story: Groundbreaking conference on British TV and film stardom to be held at Queen Mary
25 October 2013

British stardom is on the ascendency with many actors gaining critical acclaim starring in hit US television series and Hollywood blockbusters.

Maria Delgado with the director Pedro Almodóvar and actress Penélope Cruz News story: QM professor recognised with double award success
25 October 2013

Maria Delgado, a Professor of Theatre & Screen Arts in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, has been recognised with not one but two prestigious international awards.

Robert Engle (second left) with President George W. Bush and fellow Nobel Laureates News story: Nobel Laureate in Economics to speak at international conference on Recent Advances in Commodity Markets
25 October 2013

A panel of distinguished practitioners, including Robert Greer who founded the first investable commodity index and Robert Engle, a leading US finance expert and the joint winner of the 2003 Nobel Laureate prize in Economics, will be guest speakers at the UK’s most prominent commodity market conference to be held next month.

Study finds money encourages patients with severe mental illness to take their medication regularly
22 October 2013

New research led by Queen Mary University of London reveals offering modest financial incentives to patients with psychotic disorders is an effective method for improving adherence to antipsychotic treatment.

News story: Queen Mary historian teams up with BBC to uncover London’s war stories
17 October 2013

A Queen Mary University of London historian is among a group of UK researchers chosen to join a BBC project telling the forgotten personal stories of the First World War.

News story: Event for women coders, artists and innovators explores open technologies
15 October 2013

Queen Mary University of London is set to host an international conference for women interested in using open technologies in digital arts, social innovation and creative industries.

Focal adhesions and actin News story: Spinning-disk microscope offers window into the centre of a cell
10 October 2013

A new method of imaging cells is allowing scientists to see tiny structures inside the ‘control centre’ of the cell for the first time.

Nobel Prize in Physics awarded for Higgs boson theory
9 October 2013

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London welcome the announcement and congratulate Peter Higgs and François Englert, who have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 for the theory of how particles acquire mass.  

QM researcher explains aircraft noise and heart disease discovery
9 October 2013

Exposure to high levels of aircraft noise is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, find two studies published on bmj.com today, accompanied by an editorial by Queen Mary University of London’s Professor Stephen Stansfeld.

News story: QM alumnus and entrepreneur pilots new tagging marketing business on campus
9 October 2013

A Queen Mary University of London alumnus has received funding for his fledgling tagging marketing business venture in a new government-backed scheme chaired by the former Dragon’s Den investor James Caan.

News story: Law professor turns to theatre to highlight the human rights abuses committed by global businesses
9 October 2013

A series of thought-provoking plays, aimed at raising the awareness of the controversial issue of human abuses carried out by international businesses working in developing countries, will be premiered across the UK.

XYZ prototype News story: Queen Mary student wins silver in Dragon’s Den for young entrepreneurs
8 October 2013

A student from Queen Mary University of London’s Design and Innovation programme has won a prize of £3,000 at the annual Innovation Hothouse competition, which showcases the very best in final year student design projects.

Griffin students with Dr Veronica White (centre) and Dr Gbenga Akinkugbe, Griffin Community Trust vice chairman (far left)Medical students living with senior citizens celebrate project’s 25th anniversary
7 October 2013

A unique housing scheme set up by students at Queen Mary University of London’s medical school, to provide student accommodation in east London alongside senior citizens in need of support, celebrated its 25th anniversary this week.

Health subjects at Queen Mary come top 10 in global rankings
3 October 2013

The school of medicine and dentistry at Queen Mary University of London is 8th in the UK and 57th in the world, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2013-14, which were published today.

News story: THE World University Rankings: success for Queen Mary
3 October 2013

Queen Mary University of London has been named among the top universities in the world in the influential Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-14, after rising more than 30 places in one year to 114th position.

News story: Centre of the Cell hosts half-term Halloween science fun
3 October 2013

Vicious vampires, microscopic monsters, deadly diseases and an interactive trauma show come to Centre of the Cell, Queen Mary University of London’s science education ‘Pod’ in Whitechapel, this half-term.

Predicting violence among psychopaths is no more than chance
2 October 2013

Risk assessment tools used to predict prisoner re-offending are no more accurate than tossing a coin when it comes to psychopaths, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.

Blog: What was the point of the party conferences?
2 October 2013

Tim Bale, a professor in politics, ponders whether party conferences are still relevant today.

Dr Muy Teck-TehGenetic markings could spot cancer before it develops
1 October 2013

Unique DNA markings on certain genes may “predict” the risk of developing head and neck cancer, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Coffee House Sessions bring freshly brewed music to Mile End
1 October 2013

Queen Mary University of London is the only university in the capital to host ‘Coffee House Sessions’ – an exclusive new tour of 40 Students’ Union cafes by the UK’s top young musical talent.

News story: Queen Mary earns award for improving gender equality
30 September 2013

Queen Mary’s School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS) is the recipient of the University’s first ever Silver level award in the latest round of the Athena SWAN Charter awards, which recognises excellence in recruiting and progressing women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM). 

Research into 'Aviation English' to identify miscommunication issues
27 September 2013

Language communication problems in the aviation industry are to be studied by linguists at Queen Mary University of London in a project initiated and led by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).


News story: Queen Mary music software spin-out scores record investment
26 September 2013

Music software company, MixGenius, which uses research developed at Queen Mary University of London, has secured 1.5million Canadian dollars1 to accelerate its capacity to support musicians to achieve professional sound quality without using a sound engineer.

News story: Cultural impact of London universities celebrated at Inside Out Festival
25 September 2013

A talk at the National Portrait Gallery on Elizabeth I’s image as the Virgin Queen, a guided walk through a famous Shoreditch slum and a computing magic show at Somerset House are some of the fascinating events featuring academics from Queen Mary University of London in this autumn’s Inside Out Festival.

Queen Mary Psychiatrist named new Editor of British Journal of Psychiatry
24 September 2013

A Queen Mary University of London academic and leading researcher in socio-cultural influences, health inequalities and public mental health has been appointed Editor of the British Journal of Psychiatry (BJP) – one of the world’s most respected medical journals.

News story: Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014: Queen Mary rises up the ranks
23 September 2013

Economics, Law, Drama and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London are among the subjects ranked in the UK Top 10, according to The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014.

BBC 'New Tricks' star Amanda Redman has her blood pressure checked'Sweeney Todd' and actress Amanda Redman support public blood pressure checks at Queen Mary
20 September 2013

Actors Amanda Redman MBE and Alun Armstrong made a guest appearance at Queen Mary University of London on Friday 20 September, as part of an awareness raising campaign to encourage people to check their blood pressure – one of the early warning signs of a potential stroke or heart attack.

News story: New exhibition explores how we connect with our home’s history
20 September 2013

A new exhibition developed by the Geffrye Museum in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London researchers, explores the hidden histories of home, and how people imagine and engage with the lives of those who lived in their homes before them.

News story: Nanoscale neuronal activity measured for the first time
18 September 2013

A new technique that allows scientists to measure the electrical activity in the communication junctions of the nervous systems has been developed by a researcher at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary academics honoured by Academy of Social Sciences
13 September 2013

Three Queen Mary University of London academics have been admitted to the UK’s national body for social scientists, in recognition of their distinguished contribution to the field.

Pioneering Queen Mary dental course celebrates 30 years of excellence
12 September 2013

An innovative dental hygiene and therapy course at Queen Mary University of London, which changed the shape of training across the UK, celebrates its 30th anniversary this month.

News story: Queen Mary climbs global league table
10 September 2013

A respected league table of the world’s universities has placed Queen Mary University of London in the UK Top 20 and in 115th position globally – up 32 places from 2012.

News story: E-cigarettes hailed ‘as effective’ as patches
8 September 2013

Electronic cigarettes are as effective as nicotine patches in helping smokers quit the habit, a study involving more than 650 smokers has found.

Sea Urchin nanoparticle News story: Accidental nanoparticle discovery could hail revolution in manufacturing
6 September 2013

A nanoparticle shaped like a spiky ball, with magnetic properties, has been uncovered in a new method of synthesising carbon nanotubes by physicists at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Kent.

Working together to establish nationwide surveillance of congenital anomalies
6 September 2013

One baby in every 46 was born with a congenital anomaly in 2011 according to the third annual report by the British Isles Network of Congenital Anomaly Registers (BINOCAR), released today (Friday 6 September 2013).

Times Higher Education Award nomination for gigantism research
5 September 2013

A public screening programme led by a Queen Mary University of London researcher, which found people living with a 1,500-year-old genetic mutation connected to extreme growth, has been shortlisted for Research Project of the Year at the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards 2013.

News story: Queen Mary scientists uncover genetic similarities between bats and dolphins
4 September 2013

The evolution of similar traits in different species, a process known as convergent evolution, is widespread not only at the physical level, but also at the genetic level, according to new research led by scientists at Queen Mary University of London and published in Nature this week.

News story: Synthetic polymer could stop the spread of HIV
3 September 2013

A precisely designed macromolecule that mimics the binding of HIV to immune system cells could be used to stop the virus from physically entering the body, according to a new study led by a materials scientist at Queen Mary University of London.

Preventive procedure substantially improves outlook for heart attack patients
2 September 2013

A preventive procedure for heart attack patients reduces the risk of future serious or fatal cardiac problems by 65 per cent, finds a multicentre study coordinated by researchers from the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, at Queen Mary University of London.

© Sama Mara News story: Tea dance for all ages
2 September 2013

Get your dancing shoes and step back in time to the sounds of the roaring '20s, '30s and '40s at a tea dance at the People’s Palace, Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary sports clubs to train at Copper Box Arena
27 August 2013

From September 2013, students at Queen Mary University of London will have access to state-of-the-art sports facilities at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, just 10 minutes by tube from the university’s Mile End campus.

News story: Particle physics-inspired art installation opens in London ice well
22 August 2013

A Queen Mary University of London scientist has teamed up with an artist to create a physics-inspired subterranean art installation in a Victorian ice well.

Dr Dan Todman News story: New First World War TV sitcom gets expert commentary from QM historian
22 August 2013

A historian at Queen Mary University of London has provided expert commentary on a DVD to accompanying a new TV comedy set during World War One.

News story: Playing video games can boost brain power
21 August 2013

Certain types of video games can help to train the brain to become more agile and improve strategic thinking, according to scientists from Queen Mary University of London and University College London (UCL).

News story: Death, disease and the female serial killer – New Barts Pathology seminars explore London’s dark side
20 August 2013

Britain’s first female serial killer and a grim trade in the teeth of corpses are among the macabre topics in the Autumn seminar series at Barts Pathology Museum, part of Queen Mary University of London.

Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey News story: Tate launch event for book celebrating extreme performance artist
19 August 2013

The first book on controversial performance artist Ron Athey, penned by a drama lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, will launch at the Tate Modern in September.

News story: Queen Mary among global elite in Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings
19 August 2013

Queen Mary University of London continues to rank in the UK top 30 and the top one per cent of universities world-wide, according to the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

A group of students at the Sichuan student summer campQueen Mary students take part in summer school in China
19 August 2013

Around 20 undergraduate students and four academics from across Queen Mary University of London were among an international group invited to spend three weeks at Sichuan University, which is ranked in the top ten in China.

Comedy robot metal tested at the Barbican
14 August 2013

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have developed a robot to perform stand-up comedy to test what makes audiences laugh. 

News story: Queen Mary is top Russell Group university in London for student satisfaction
13 August 2013

Student satisfaction is higher at Queen Mary University of London than at any other big university in the capital for the second year running, according to the latest results of a nationwide survey of final-year undergraduates.

£9 million funding boost to address public health challenges
9 August 2013

Queen Mary University of London is part of a medical research collaboration that has been awarded £9 million of Government funding to address public health challenges in the south-east.

Photo credit: BackBoris2012Poll of Conservative Party members suggests Boris is the clear favourite to succeed Cameron
5 August 2013

A new poll of grassroots Tories has revealed that if David Cameron loses the 2015 election, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has a clear head start in the race to replace him.

News story: Scientists uncover secrets of starfish’s bizarre feeding mechanism
2 August 2013

Scientists have identified a molecule that enables starfish to carry out one of the most remarkable forms of feeding in the natural world.

An MRI scan of the heartIs your heart HAPPY?
1 August 2013

Scientists in London are looking for individuals to take part in a new “e-health” trial which aims to see if computer technologies – such as the internet and emails – can help to reduce people’s chance of suffering a heart attack or stroke.

Omega-3 fatty acids are found in oily fish such as salmonFatty acids could aid cancer prevention and treatment
1 August 2013

Omega-3 fatty acids, contained in oily fish such as salmon and trout, selectively inhibit growth and induce cell death in early and late-stage oral and skin cancers, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

News story: Queen Mary scientist launches Kickstarter project to bend piano sounds
29 July 2013

A digital media lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London is raising money through the crowd-funding site Kickstarter to manufacture new touch sensors for piano-style keyboards that allow players to transform the sounds of the notes.

Image credit - London Research Institute's Electron Microscopy UnitCould sleeping stem cells hold key to treatment of aggressive blood cancer?
29 July 2013

Scientists studying an aggressive form of leukaemia have discovered that rather than displacing healthy stem cells in the bone marrow as previously believed, the cancer is putting them to sleep to prevent them forming new blood cells.

Professor Stedman Jones News story: Historian appointed Fellow of the British Academy
26 July 2013

Professor Gareth Stedman Jones of the School of History, Queen Mary, University of London, has been elected to the Fellowship of the British Academy.

News story: Queen Mary scientists discover promising protein to treat osteoarthritis
25 July 2013

New research from Queen Mary, University of London suggests that a protein found predominantly in healthy cartilage, a type of tissue that allows the smooth movement of joints, could hold the key to treating osteoarthritis.

News story: East London start-ups wanted for £120,000 Queen Mary internship scheme
25 July 2013

Dozens of start-up businesses in east London are being offered graduate-level intern support, thanks to a new £120,000 student work placement scheme run by Queen Mary, University of London.

Photo by Gerry Knight - FlickrPresent day Cockney speakers more likely to live in Essex than the East End of London
24 July 2013

The term Cockney is now irrelevant to many people who live in the innermost suburbs of the east end of London, according to a linguistic expert.

QM professor calls for rethink on e-cigarette regulation
23 July 2013

Plans to regulate electronic cigarettes as medical devices could jeopardise enormous potential benefits to public health, warns a leading smoking cessation specialist from Queen Mary, University of London.

3D image of an electron neutrino in the detector News story: Elusive phenomena observed by Queen Mary scientists
19 July 2013

Physicists have confirmed the surprising behaviour of one of nature’s most unusual particles called neutrinos, which are thought to play a fundamental role in the formation of the universe.

Tejinder Singh Virdee News story: Higgs boson scientist, medieval scholar and London cultural leaders awarded at Queen Mary graduation
19 July 2013

A Queen Mary, University of London graduate who helped discover the Higgs boson – the elementary particle believed to be one of the building blocks of the universe – received an honorary doctorate during the university’s Summer Graduation Ceremonies this week.

News story: Inspired by the Games, Queen Mary teams up with talented young athletes
19 July 2013

Queen Mary, University of London is keeping the Olympic and Paralympic legacy alive with the launch of a support programme for Tower Hamlets’ most talented young athletes.

News story: New sexual health app to help men last longer
18 July 2013

A new smartphone app that will enable men to last longer in the bedroom by tackling premature ejaculation during sex has been created by QApps, Queen Mary, University of London’s app store.

Deputado (MP) Sebastião Bala RochaQueen Mary strengthens education ties with Brazil
18 July 2013

A Brazilian MP visited Queen Mary, University of London on a fact-finding trip to hear from current students on the Science without Borders programme, a new scholarship initiative launched by the Brazilian Government last year.

Genetic mutation linked to severe obesity
18 July 2013

Researchers have identified a genetic cause of severe obesity that, though rare, raises new questions about weight gain and energy use in obese individuals.

New study reveals big majority of grassroots Tory members opposed to coalition
18 July 2013

A poll of grassroots Tory members has revealed that two-thirds would have preferred David Cameron to have opted for a minority government or to have called an immediate second general election rather than team up with Nick Clegg to form the coalition that has governed Britain since May 2010.

Teaching science through mystery: new £3m project launched in Europe
17 July 2013

The universal appeal of magic tricks, myths and mysteries are being harnessed to help school children across Europe develop a passion for science in a new project coordinated by Queen Mary, University of London.

Ruth Mackenzie CBEMastermind of Cultural Olympiad awarded honorary fellowship by QM
17 July 2013

Ruth Mackenzie CBE, mastermind of the Cultural Olympiad for the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, has received an honorary fellowship from Queen Mary, University of London.

The Floating Cinema, designed by Duggan Morris Architects News story: ‘Extra-Ordinary’ Floating Cinema to moor at Queen Mary
16 July 2013

A floating cinema will dock on the Regent’s Canal by Queen Mary, University of London this week, as it gets ready to host a summer film festival celebrating the capital city’s ‘extra-ordinary’ unsung heroes, buildings and neighbourhoods.

Professor David Schalkwyk - Photo by Julie Ainsworth. Courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library. International scholar appointed as director of Global Shakespeare
15 July 2013

An internationally renowned Shakespeare scholar has been appointed as Academic Director of a new research collaboration dedicated to the playwright’s world-wide impact.

News story: Congratulations to Queen Mary graduates
15 July 2013

Queen Mary, University of London staff and students would like to congratulate all new graduates as they receive their degree certificates at Graduation Ceremonies. More than 2,700 students will be graduating from Queen Mary in the sunshine on the Mile End campus this week.

Gang members found to suffer unprecedented levels of psychiatric illness
12 July 2013

Young men who are gang members suffer unprecedented levels of psychiatric illness, placing a heavy burden on mental health services, according to new research led by Queen Mary, University of London.

Learning from the experts – our patients
9 July 2013

Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London are working with patients to encourage different generations to learn together about the world of clinical trials.

Exploring psalm culture from medieval chants to gangster rap
9 July 2013

From monks to prisoners, exiles to slaves, medieval chants and gangster rap - the Old Testament Book of  Psalms has offered comfort and inspiration to writers and musicians around the world, through the centuries and across religious divides.

News story: Barts Pathology Museum inspires anatomical art show
9 July 2013

Anatomical art by figurative painter Geoffrey Harrison will be displayed this August at Barts Pathology Museum, among the medical specimens that inspired his work.

Queen Mary student creates ‘Flower Pot Men’ of the future
8 July 2013

A PhD student from the Media and Arts Technology Programme at Queen Mary, University of London has created a series of talking plants to help educate local people about the flora around them.

Ian Walden, Professor of Information and Communication Law News story: Is spying on other European states illegal?
8 July 2013

Information and communications law expert, Professor Ian Walden of Queen Mary, University of London was interviewed by Social Europe Journal about the legal issues surrounding the recent alleged spying activities of the NSA and GCHQ. 

Multi-colour fluorescent labelled human DNA packaged in chromosomes. Image courtesy of Professor Denise Sheer.Queen Mary academic named Chief Scientist for Genomics England
5 July 2013

Professor Mark Caulfield, Director of the William Harvey Research Institute at Queen Mary, University of London, has been named as the Chief Scientist of Genomics England – the company launched by the government today to drive forward the introduction of high-tech DNA mapping.

Scientists discover ethnic differences in immune response to TB bacterium
4 July 2013

The immune response to the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB) varies between patients of different ethnic origin, raising important implications for the development of tests to diagnose and monitor treatment for the disease, according to new research published today in the journal PLOS Pathogens.

E.coli in cultureNew study to give insight into the public health risks of antibiotic resistant bacteria
3 July 2013

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London are part of a national study seeking to establish the most significant reservoirs of an antibiotic resistant bacteria known as ESBL-positive E.coli that cause human and animal disease.

An image demonstrating the appearance of hands following immersion in waterScientists identify genetic cause of ‘spongy’ skin condition
3 July 2013

Scientists have identified the genetic cause of a rare skin condition that causes the hands and feet to turn white and spongy when exposed to water.

QM's Joy Hinson speaks at the launch of the Mayor’s Higher Education Award News story: New £1.26m scheme launched in Tower Hamlets to help hundreds of young people into university
3 July 2013

Tower Hamlets Council has launched a new scheme to help young people with the cost of attending university. Under the Mayor’s Higher Education Award, 400 students will receive grants totalling £1,500 each.

Blog: Policy making in and out of power: a dozen lessons
2 July 2013A blog post by Professor Tim Bale: At an event last week co-organised by the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London and kindly hosted by Jon Cruddas MP, who is in charge of Labour’s Policy Review, an audience gathered in the House of Commons to hear from three experienced policy people from across the party spectrum: James O’Shaughnessy (Director of the Conservative Research Department, 2007-10 and Director of Policy to the Prime Minister, 2010-2011), Polly Mackenzie (Senior Strategy Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister since 2010 before which she was in charge of policy for the Lib Dems), and Nick Pearce (currently Director of the IPPR, formerly Head of the Number Ten Policy Unit, 2008-10).
News story: Queen Mary scientists fish for the genetic causes of drug addiction
1 July 2013

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London will be asking visitors at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition to perform a simple computer task to test their impulsivity as part of the exhibit ‘Are you more impulsive than a fish?'.

Queen Mary's Principal addresses graduates in Beijing News story: Queen Mary’s Beijing students graduate
28 June 2013

The first graduation ceremony of 2013 for students at Queen Mary, University of London took place in China on Thursday 27 June.

News story: New red blood cell simulator invented at Queen Mary
27 June 2013

Engineers from Queen Mary, University of London have developed the world’s most precise computer simulation of how red blood cells might travel around the body to help doctors treat people with serious circulatory problems.

Professor Amanda Vickery News story: QM academics take part in UK's largest festival dedicated to history
27 June 2013

Two Queen Mary, University of London academics are involved in one of the UK’s largest festivals dedicated to history this week.

Pioneering international collaboration in performing arts
27 June 2013

Thirty dancers, choreographers and performance academics from China, Taiwan and the UK will join creative forces in London next month to produce nine new experimental dances.

A festival visitor watches a magnified fleaCola drinking flea is a hit at Queen Mary Science Festival
26 June 2013

Hundreds of local school children found out how caffeinated drinks affect the heartbeat of a flea at the third annual Barts and Queen Mary Science Festival on Tuesday 25 June.

L to R: Professor Robert Hill, Pushkar Wadke, Dr David Gillam and Dr Natalia Karpukhina, by the solid state NMR spectrometerResearch into degradable particles to reduce tooth decay wins award
26 June 2013

Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have received the materials science Venture Prize for developing a new degradable particle which could bring toothache relief to millions.

Blog: Identity Politics in Your Wallet
26 June 2013

The Bank of England has come under storm for featuring too few women on its banknotes. Why not abandon the Great Britons approach altogether, argues Dr Helen McCarthy, lecturer in history.

News story: A tale of two languages
25 June 2013

Language undergraduates at Queen Mary, University of London, have been given the rare opportunity of getting their creative writing published in both English and Spanish.

News story: Balancing the books during uncertain times
21 June 2013

Our understanding of major events, such as a future economic crisis could be much improved if politicians and policymakers thought in terms of uncertainty rather than risk when implementing public policy interventions, cognitive psychologists argue. 

Archbishop of Canterbury speaking at The Summit. Photo @chrisjepson.comArchbishop of Canterbury speaks at Citizens UK Summit held at Queen Mary
19 June 2013

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby was the keynote speaker at a unique summit of over 100 national leaders from Britain’s civil society institutions hosted by Queen Mary, University of London on Wednesday 19 June 2013.

News story: Queen Mary students battle to become Britain’s greenest driver
18 June 2013

Two students from Queen Mary, University of London will jump behind the wheel for the first stages of a non-stop driving challenge across the length of Britain in a bid to be crowned the nation’s most economical driver.

New research reveals significant reductions of salt levels in UK bread
18 June 2013

Salt levels in UK bread have fallen by an average of 20 per cent over the last 10 years, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

Professor Peter SasieniHPV testing could cut cervical cancers by a third
14 June 2013

Testing women for the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) first, instead of the traditional cervical screening test to detect abnormal cells in the cervix, could prevent around 600 cases of cervical cancer a year in England according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

L to R: Minister of Education (NI) John O’Dowd; Dr Anna Bryson; Professor Séan McConville; Professor Ciaran Brady (TCD) and Minister of Education (RoI) Ruairi Quinn News story: Queen Mary Peace Process project unveils new film
10 June 2013

The experiences of former schoolteachers and students who lived through the worst years of the Northern Ireland conflict are explored in a short film created as part of a unique project on the peace process.

Child-led research reveals how children manage their anxiety going to the dentist
10 June 2013

A unique child-led study by Queen Mary, University of London has challenged the common perception that children fear a trip to the dentist. The research shows that even the most anxious child can cope well with their feelings if they are treated with honesty.

News story: What’s in a name?
5 June 2013

Names can provide a clue to a person’s background, and with certain names come certain preconceptions. But could a parent’s choice of name for their child be influenced by evolution? Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London analysed the most popular baby names from the last decade to decode the link between the sounds in a name and the sex, in a new paper published in the journal PLOS ONE today (Wednesday 5 June).

Research reveals high salt levels in biscuits
4 June 2013

They may appear to be a sweet treat, but a new study from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, has revealed the high level of salt in many biscuits.

News story: Science and storytelling collide at Pathology Museum event
3 June 2013

Six speakers take the microphone at Barts Pathology Museum – part of Queen Mary, University of London - on Tuesday 25 June to share touching, absurd, and funny personal stories about the science that has changed their lives.

News story: ‘First in the family’ university students reach out to young people
31 May 2013

A new ‘Life Skills Programme’ supported by J.P. Morgan and co-ordinated by leading charity the National Children’s Bureau, Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Roehampton, will tap into the enthusiasm of students who are the first in their family to attend university, and bring them together with young people in their neighbouring communities.

Report shows billions worldwide suffer from major tooth decay
30 May 2013

Billions of people across the globe are suffering from major untreated dental problems, according to a new report led by Professor Wagner Marcenes of Queen Mary, University of London, published in the Journal of Dental Research.

QM map historian unveils unique 3-D Mappa Mundi at Hay Festival
30 May 2013

Using cutting edge 3D digital scanning technology - the 700-year-old Mappa Mundi - the world’s largest surviving medieval map will be brought to life by a historian from Queen Mary, University of London at the Hay Festival on Saturday, 1 June 2013.

QM spin-out company Chatterbox won the Bruce Dickinson Award for Best Enterprise Activity News story: Queen Mary public engagement projects celebrated
29 May 2013

Students and staff at Queen Mary, University of London have been rewarded for their innovative engagement and enterprise activities, events and inventions – from start-up tech companies and charity projects with the elderly to a website celebrating the beauty of maths.

News story: Can an app solve healthcare problems? QM launches student tech competition QHealth
28 May 2013

Students at Queen Mary, University of London have the chance to solve problems in healthcare and win £1,000 by using their creative ideas and entrepreneurial skills in a new technology competition.

Year 6 Bigland Green pupils with 'blood cells'Tower Hamlets gets heart health help from Queen Mary’s Centre of the Cell
24 May 2013

School children at Bigland Green Primary School in Tower Hamlets have been inspired to live heart-healthier lifestyles thanks to Queen Mary, University of London and a grant from national charity, Heart Research UK.

London life for Latin Americans explored in play
24 May 2013

An award-winning play about the Latin American migrant community, which was inspired by research from an academic at Queen Mary, University of London, is currently being premiered in London at the Southwark Playhouse.

News story: International tech companies visit QM
23 May 2013

A delegation of around of more than 30 global tech businesses visited the state of the art media technology facilities at Mile End Campus on Tuesday 21 May, as part of this year’s Digital Shoreditch Festival.

UCLPartners gets the green light to improve healthcare for over six million people
23 May 2013

People in London and the south east will see improvements in their healthcare, after an NHS England announcement that medical research will be fast-tracked to frontline NHS services.

Photo credit: Suzanne LaGasa, Flickr Number 10 'Men of Secrets: Cabinet Secretaries' unveiled in series of films produced by Queen Mary
23 May 2013

Cabinet Secretaries who served from the time of Thatcher to Cameron will be giving a unique insight into their time in office in a series of films produced by Queen Mary, University of London in partnership with Number 10.

Researchers complete largest genetic sequencing study of human disease
22 May 2013

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have led the largest sequencing study of human disease to date, investigating the genetic basis of six autoimmune diseases.

Ruth Martin, Managing Director, CISI and Professor George Kapetanios, Head of School of Economics and FinanceQueen Mary becomes CISI Centre of Excellence
22 May 2013

The School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary, University of London has signed an agreement with the largest and most widely respected professional body for those who work in the securities and investment industry in the UK recognising the university as a centre of excellence in the field of Financial Services.

News story: Digital Shoreditch Festival showcases the best in creative and online technology from Queen Mary
20 May 2013

An interactive game that explores long-term memory and an art sculpture that responds to changes in air pollution are just two of the projects from the Media and Arts Technology Programme at Queen Mary, University of London featured at this year’s Digital Shoreditch Festival (20-31 May).

Samson Williams (Left) and Cam StocksStudents take leading roles in charity tackling global and local health issues
20 May 2013

Two medical students from Queen Mary, University of London have recently been appointed to the national committee of Medsin, a student network and registered charity tackling global and local health inequalities through education, advocacy and community action. 

News story: Jules Evans wins BBC broadcasting competition
20 May 2013

Philosopher Jules Evans from Queen Mary, University of London is among 10 UK academics to win the title of BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker 2013 and turn their groundbreaking ideas into top broadcasting.

News story: A Cautionary Tale of Poison, Betrayal and Greed at Barts Pathology Museum
20 May 2013

Award-winning medical journalist Sandra Hempel is to speak on the use of arsenic in murder, at Barts Pathology Museum on Tuesday 18 June.

‘Unopenable’ historic scrolls will yield their secrets to new X-ray system
16 May 2013

Pioneering X-ray technology is making it possible to read fragile rolled-up historical documents for the first time in centuries.

News story: New app turns drawings into music
15 May 2013

A new creative app from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London puts the fun into computer programming by transforming photographs of real drawings into music.

News story: Chemistry festival creates a bang at Queen Mary
15 May 2013

Queen Mary, University of London threw open its chemistry laboratory-doors for a day of hands-on fun activities for the Salters' Festival of Chemistry on Wednesday 15 May.

New course combines the best of computer science and business
14 May 2013

Queen Mary will be one of the few institutions in London to offer a new degree programme that has been designed with the help of some of the world’s leading employers.

QM expert appointed to aviation advisory panel
13 May 2013

A leading expert in  noise and health from Queen Mary, University of London, has been appointed to an advisory panel set up to help assess options for increasing the UK’s aviation capacity.

International science teaching festival heads to Queen Mary
9 May 2013

Queen Mary, University of London has been selected to host the next Science on Stage conference in 2015. This conference brings together inspirational science teachers from across Europe and Canada to share best teaching practice and make international links.

Inside Centre of the Cell's PodCentre of the Cell free public lecture: Do we need to worry about air pollution?
9 May 2013

Leading asthma researchers at Queen Mary, University of London will ask “do we need to worry about air pollution?” at a free debate taking place at Whitechapel’s Centre of the Cell on Thursday 23 May.

Dr Mel LoboQM researchers lead trial of revolutionary new device-based treatment for high blood pressure
8 May 2013

A trial led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London into a new device to control blood pressure could transform the lives of people across the world.

News story: Queen Mary climbs QS World Rankings
8 May 2013

A highly-regarded global analysis of almost 3,000 universities ranks 19 subjects taught at Queen Mary, University of London as among the world’s best.

L-R; Chris Martin, CEO of Spirogen Ltd, Ramsay Richmond, Executive Manager QMB, Vladislav Surkov, Deputy Prime MinisterRussian Deputy Prime Minister visits Queen Mary BioEnterprises
7 May 2013

A Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation visited Queen Mary, University of London’s Whitechapel campus on Wednesday 1 May, on a tour of east London’s expanding technology innovation hubs.

News story: Dealing with Difference: Jews, Muslims and the British Left Today
7 May 2013

How the British Left deals with Jewish and Muslim difference is the latest subject up for debate in a lecture by Dr Brian Klug of the University of Oxford.

Cutting edge wildlife and nature film festival hosted by Queen Mary
3 May 2013

A rare collection of 48 natural history films spanning over 100 years of cinema will be shown at the first Screening Nature Film Festival hosted by Queen Mary, University of London and the Whitechapel Gallery from 18-19 May 2013. 

Study finds exercise is ineffective against care home depression
2 May 2013

Exercise is not effective in reducing the burden of depression among elderly care home residents, according to new research led by Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Warwick.

News story: BBC Two recreates Pride and Prejudice ball with the help of Queen Mary historian Amanda Vickery
2 May 2013

It’s been 200 years since Jane Austen's most famous novel Pride and Prejudice was published – it has since gone on to charm generations of readers through several TV and film adaptations.

News story: Bari speaks at world's largest philosophy festival
2 May 2013

A Lecturer in Romanticism at Queen Mary, University of London is taking part in the world's largest philosophy festival later this month.

News story: Mathematicians help to unlock brain function
1 May 2013

Mathematicians from Queen Mary, University of London will bring researchers one-step closer to understanding how the structure of the brain relates to its function in two recently published studies.

News story: Classical music meets cutting edge digital technology at LCO/Queen Mary concert
1 May 2013

Digital Music experts at Queen Mary, University of London have joined forces with the world-renowned London Chamber Orchestra (LCO) for a concert merging contemporary and classical music with science and technology.

Tamoxifen class drugs reduce breast cancer rates by more than a third in women at high risk
30 April 2013

Tamoxifen and three similar drugs reduce breast cancer incidence by 38 per cent in women at an increased risk of the disease according to a new study led by Queen Mary, University of London, published today in The Lancet.

News story: Queen Mary partner school St Paul’s Way rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted
30 April 2013

Queen Mary, University of London’s partner school, St Paul’s Way Trust in Tower Hamlets, has been described as ‘outstanding’ in all four criteria in its 2013 Ofsted inspection, just months after it was named one of the most improved schools in the UK.

Braille text News story: Congenitally blind people have more accurate memories, research finds
29 April 2013

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Bath have found that people who are congenitally blind have more accurate memories than those who are sighted.

QM student receives international award for Tourette’s syndrome research
29 April 2013

A Queen Mary PhD student has received an international research award for her work on Tourette’s syndrome.

Photo credit: Louis Lesson News story: Maria gets excited about film director Pedro Almodóvar new movie
29 April 2013

Maria Delgado, Drama Professor at Queen Mary University of London, has reviewed the new Pedro Almodóvar comedy film I’m So Excited’ for the Sight & Sound magazine (May 2013).

QM Drama students meet HRH the Princess Royal at the opening of ArtsTwo News story: Drama at Queen Mary ranked first in UK by Complete University Guide
29 April 2013

Drama at Queen Mary, University of London, has been rated top in the UK in the latest Complete University Guide subject league tables, receiving an overall score of 100/100.

London Lung Cancer Alliance launched to transform patient care
26 April 2013

Leading research institutions and hospitals across London, including Queen Mary, University of London, have united to transform lung cancer care with plans to invite patients over a population of six million into a pioneering new programme of clinical trials.

Image copyright NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute News story: CASSINI SEES SMALL METEORS CRASHING INTO SATURN RINGS
25 April 2013

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London are part of the team to discover the first evidence of small meteoroids, ranging from a centimetre to several metres in size, breaking into streams of rubble and crashing into Saturn's rings.

Students teach local kids about health and safety
25 April 2013

More than 100 children from Tower Hamlets primary schools attended a safety day run by undergraduate medical and dental students at Queen Mary, University of London this week (24 April).

Professor Jerry Brotton (credit BBC) Professor Jerry Brotton explores Northern Ireland’s history in BBC’s Mapping Ulster
25 April 2013

On Monday April 29 Queen Mary, University of London’s Professor Jerry Brotton will be presenting a television documentary on BBC Northern Ireland called ‘Mapping Ulster’.

Young Sherlock Holmes and Dr Who author to speak at Barts Pathology Museum’s first kids’ event
25 April 2013

Barts Pathology Museum at Queen Mary, University of London hosts its first event for children on Saturday 18 May, with popular author Andrew Lane discussing his new novel.

News story: Queen Mary best in London for student experience
25 April 2013

Queen Mary, University of London has been named as the best university in London for student experience, according to a survey by the UK’s leading higher education magazine, published on Thursday 25 April.

Queen Mary Marathon runners raise over £15,000 for charity
24 April 2013

Students and staff from across Queen Mary took part in the London Marathon on Sunday 21 March, raising thousands of pounds for good causes.

News story: Rescue me: new study finds animals do recover from neglect
23 April 2013

Animal sanctuaries can play an important role in rehabilitating goats and other animals that have suffered from neglect, according to scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

Liz Kendall MP (Centre) and Duncan O'Leary Demos (Right) One Nation Debate
23 April 2013

A conference on 18 April hosted by Queen Mary, University of London brought together senior politicians, academics and political thinkers, including Ed Miliband’s manifesto chief Jon Cruddas and Labour peers Maurice Glasman and Stewart Wood, to debate “The Politics of One Nation Labour”.

Survey reveals businesses increasingly seek out specialist legal advisors to tackle a rise in international disputes
23 April 2013

An increase in international disputes means the number of businesses hiring in-house specialist arbitration lawyers is set to rise according to a new report by Queen Mary, University of London and PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Mouse model of ovarian cancer showing cancer cells in green, immune cells in pink and blood vessels in red£2million project aims to revolutionise the study of cancer cells in the lab
22 April 2013

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have been awarded a €2.43million grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for a project which aims to revolutionise the field of cancer cell research by using bioengineering techniques to grow the first complex 3-dimensional human ‘tumour microenvironment’ in the laboratory.

New LLM programme in Energy and Natural Resources Law launched at QM
22 April 2013

Energy and Natural Resources is one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy and as it continues to grow so too does the need for qualified lawyers in the UK and abroad to work in the area.

Study raises concerns about the impact of economic conditions on public health
19 April 2013

The continuing worldwide economic crisis and austerity measures have raised concerns about the impact of economic conditions on public health.

Labour election manifesto chief to debate at QM One Nation Conference
17 April 2013

Election manifesto chief Jon Cruddas MP, will be debating Ed Miliband’s One Nation initiative at a conference hosted by Queen Mary, University of London.

Credit: Bev Lloyd-RobertsNitrates found in green veg and beetroot help tackle high blood pressure
16 April 2013

Eating vegetables rich in nitrates – such as leafy greens and beetroot – can lower blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure, new research from scientists at Queen Mary, University of London has shown.

Argentine Film Festival supported by QM’s Maria Delgado
15 April 2013

Film critic, author and QM Professor of Theatre and Screen, Maria Delgado is one of the leading players promoting the work or some of Argentina’s most exciting new directors and musicians at the 2nd Argentine Film Festival London.

News story: Are people really staring at you?
10 April 2013

People often think that other people are staring at them even when they are not, vision scientists have found.

Image credit: Milan JurekMonth of birth impacts on immune system development
9 April 2013

Newborn babies’ immune system development and levels of vitamin D have been found to vary according to their month of birth, according to new research.

Tim Bale Professor of Politics reflects on the legacy of Margaret Thatcher
9 April 2013

Noting her extraordinary impact and disputed legacy, Professor Tim Bale  reflects on the positives and negatives of Margaret Thatcher’s career following her death on 8th April.

Cutting salt intake could save millions of lives
5 April 2013

A modest reduction in salt intake for four or more weeks leads to a significant fall in blood pressure, according to research led by Queen Mary, University of London.

News story: Bumblebees use logic to find the best flowers
4 April 2013

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), have discovered why bees copy each other when looking for nectar – and the answer is remarkably simple.

Artist's impression of the 'Neuron Pod'Centre of the Cell launches ‘Sponsor a Neuron’ campaign
3 April 2013

Queen Mary, University of London has launched a public appeal to expand its award-winning science education centre at Whitechapel.

Professor Stefan Priebe; Marie Gabriel; Professor Dame Sally Davies; Principal Simon GaskellEast London Connects to the World
3 April 2013

The UK’s Chief Medical Officer formally opened the Newham-based Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry as a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Services Development on Monday 25 March.

The Dabbawallas (lunch delivery men) of MumbaiSlumdogs and Millionaires: geography Mumbai field-trip
3 April 2013

Twenty-six final year geography undergraduates at Queen Mary, University of London headed to Mumbai to explore the geographical diversity of people’s lives in 21st century India.

L to R: Nick Bartlett (Director of Education CFA UK) and Professor George Kapetanios, Head of the School of Economics and FinanceQM economics and finance programmes given industry accreditation
3 April 2013

Three economics and finance programmes at Queen Mary, University of London have been given industry accreditation by the UK’s leading association for investment professionals.  

Dental students Mark Franks (left) and Corwin Hine (right)Dental student wins top prize in national competition
2 April 2013

A dental student from Queen Mary, University of London has taken first prize in a national competition, winning a trip to New Orleans and £10,000 for the Institute of Dentistry.

L to r: QM student Alice Howarth with Stella Creasy MPMP campaigning for pay-day loan regulations joins student debate on debt crisis
2 April 2013

One of Labour’s rising stars, Stella Creasy MP recently joined Geography students from Queen Mary, University of London to debate the UK’s current credit and debt crisis.

News story: The Making of Queen Mary explored in new history book
2 April 2013

From its days as a pioneering philanthropic project in the Victorian East End, through multiple mergers, groundbreaking scientific discoveries and massive expansion, the history of Queen Mary, University of London is chronicled in a new book.

Interested in making your own musical jams? There’s an app for that!
28 March 2013

A new smartphone app from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London will lend a helping a hand to all aspiring DJs and musicians by letting anyone create their own musical mash-ups with the aid of some talented artificial intelligence.

Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre (LAC)QM Legal Advice centre is runner-up at Pro Bono Awards
25 March 2013

A legal advice centre at Queen Mary, University of London, was a double runner-up in two categories at the annual Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards.

Queen Mary supports work to increase the number of doctors in Ethiopia
22 March 2013

Academics from Queen Mary, University of London, have been delivering medical education training in Ethiopia as part of the country’s drive to increase the number of doctors.

News story: New cyber research institute launched
21 March 2013

Queen Mary scientists will contribute to finding new ways to protect our online security through the latest cyber research institute launched today (Thursday 21 March). 

Poverty czar Frank Field MP gives lecture on welfare reforms
21 March 2013

‘Poverty czar’ and Labour politician, the Rt Hon Frank Field MP, will argue that austerity offers unprecedented opportunities to change the welfare system, at the Beveridge Lecture at Queen Mary, University of London on 27 March, 2013.

Professor Jo MartinQueen Mary’s Professor Jo Martin appointed National Clinical Director of Pathology
19 March 2013

Jo Martin, Professor of Pathology at Queen Mary, University of London, has been appointed by NHS Medical Director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh as the new National Clinical Director of Pathology for the NHS Commissioning Board.

Painting by Giotto of St Francis - Miracle of the CrucifixWhat's in a name? Pope Francis, God’s Bricklayer
18 March 2013

Comment piece by Professor Wayne Parsons on the new Pope's choice of name.

As I heard the name of Francis announced last Wednesday night I felt, like many Catholics, I am sure, elated and deeply moved by the choice of the name of one of our most beloved saints, St. Francis of Assisi. The image that came into my mind was the famous picture by Giotto of St. Francis being told by Christ in the church of San Damiano to ‘repair my Church because it is falling into ruin’. Francis (the first) has, like his namesake, now taken on the job of ‘God’s bricklayer’.

Shakespeare Forum workshop in Salvador, BrazilQueen Mary and RSC join forces to run Shakespeare masterclasses in Brazil
18 March 2013

A series of masterclasses, co-run by Queen Mary, University of London and the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) as part of a joint educational and artistic exchange between Brazil and the UK to celebrate the legacy of the iconic playwright, have been held in the city of Salvador.

For one night only, The Carnival of Lost Emotions rolls into Queen Mary
14 March 2013

The Carnival of Lost Emotions rolled in to Barts Pathology Museum – part of Queen Mary, University of London – on Wednesday 13 March for a time-travelling journey through the dark world of long-forgotten and obsolete human feelings.

Top thinktank report praises Mile End Group as the ‘way forward’ for universities
14 March 2013

With its unprecedented access to top mandarins, industry leaders and politicians, and sustained business sponsorship, the Mile End Group - Queen Mary, University of London’s forum for political debate - has been held up by a leading policy thinktank as an example of a future model for UK universities.

Trying to quit smoking? Taking part in a scientific trial could help
13 March 2013

Today is the 30th annual No Smoking Day when hundreds of thousands of smokers are expected to try and quit for good.

Street logo Brick Lane, London in English and BengaliNew research centre set up to support multilingual communities in the Capital
13 March 2013

Speaking multiple languages looks great on your CV, but researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have found that immigrant families in the capital struggle to retain their minority languages, partly as a result of negative perceptions of raising children to speak anything other than English.

Pancreatic cancer cells being infiltrated by immune cellsQueen Mary scientists receive over £500,000 for pancreatic cancer research
12 March 2013

Three scientists from Queen Mary, University of London, have received grants totalling £540,000 from the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF) to carry out ground-breaking research to improve the prognosis of the disease.

Research reveals high levels of salt in restaurant meals
11 March 2013

Meals at high street and celebrity chef chain restaurants have been shown to contain high levels of salt which would warrant a red traffic light label in a supermarket, according to research published today to launch National Salt Awareness Week 2013 (11-17 March).

Expert panel makes recommendation to government on drugs and driving
8 March 2013

An independent panel of experts, including an academic from Queen Mary, University of London, which was tasked by the government to make recommendations regarding drugs and driving, has published its report.

Photo credit Agencia Brasil Death of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez - Comment
8 March 2013

Earlier this week the iconic Venezuela leader President Hugo Chavez died aged 58, after 14 years in power. Professor James Dunkerley, an expert in Latin American politics and modern history, discusses the man, his career and how he may be remembered.

Dr Lindsey Fitzharris. Photo © Tony'TK'Smith‘The Chirugeon’s Apprentice’ launches public campaign for history of medicine film
5 March 2013

A researcher at Queen Mary, University of London wants to produce a documentary chronicling the gruesome horrors of pre-anaesthetic surgery and the history of anatomical collections, and is crowd-sourcing to raise funding for it.

Cyber expert argues blocking not the answer to Internet safety and piracy
5 March 2013

COMMENT BY JULIE HÖRNLE

Last week (1 March 2013) it was reported that Internet piracy had been handed a blow after three file sharing sites were facing the chop under a quick fire order from the High Court.

News story: London Chamber Orchestra to play People’s Palace official re-opening
5 March 2013

Famous works by Beethoven and Britten will be played by the London Chamber Orchestra on Wednesday 20 March, in a concert marking the official re-opening of the People’s Palace at Queen Mary, University of London.

Marcus du Sautoy received an Honorary Doctorate from Queen Mary in 2012 News story: Marcus du Sautoy lecture: How maths inspires the arts
4 March 2013

Popular scientist, broadcaster and alumnus Professor Marcus du Sautoy OBE will explore the hidden mathematical ideas that underpin art, dance and music, in a lecture at Queen Mary, University of London on Wednesday 27 March.

News story: Queen Mary’s biggest partner university in China ranked top for engineering
1 March 2013

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) has been ranked first in China for Information and Communications Engineering by the Chinese Ministry of Education, which assessed over 70 universities offering subjects in that field.

Barmy behaviour leads to a happy life according to a new book on the work of British psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott
1 March 2013

Obsessively playing Angry Birds on your phone or watching cult films on loop is 'barmy' behaviour that can actually lead to a happy life according to British psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott whose work is the subject of a new book edited by a film studies expert at Queen Mary, University of London.

Internationally renowned author and filmmaker Tariq Ali speaks at QM
1 March 2013

Tariq Ali, the internationally renowned author, filmmaker and cultural commentator will be providing a thought-provoking reappraisal of Islamic history in Europe at a public lecture at Queen Mary on 6 March.

Queen Mary hosts first UK-China clean energy forum
28 February 2013

Leading scientists from the UK and China gathered at Queen Mary, University of London last week to find ways of tackling climate change by producing clean energy.

Leading light in construction of post-Apartheid South Africa launches Human Rights Collegium at QM
28 February 2013

Justice "Albie" Sachs, who was appointed judge to the Constitutional Court of South Africa by Nelson Mandela, will speak about his career as a human rights activist when he delivers the inaugural lecture of the UK's first Human Rights Collegium led by Queen Mary, University of London.

Double success as law professors appointed as honorary QCs
28 February 2013

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren and Professor David Ormerod were among eight legal professionals to be appointed to the role of honorary Queen’s Counsel (QC) in recognition of their contribution to the law outside of the courtroom.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh meet Gareth Sanger, professor of neuropharmacologyThe Queen opens national research centre for bowel disease
27 February 2013

Her Majesty The Queen today officially opened the £3m National Centre for Bowel Research and Surgical Innovation (NCBRSI) at Queen Mary, University of London (Wednesday 27 February).

Dr John Broad, co-author on the commended paper, conducts research at the National Centre for Bowel Research and Surgical InnovationAnimal replacement research receives international accolade
26 February 2013

Pioneering research led by Queen Mary, University of London that has the potential to reduce the number of animals used in medical research of the human digestive system has been commended in a prestigious international awards scheme.

Photo courtesy of Asthma UKCost of medication and stigma leading asthma sufferers to risk health
20 February 2013

The high cost of medication, stigmatisation and poor acceptance of their condition are causing young adults to take a dangerous approach to managing their asthma, according to new research published today in the journal BMJ Open.

News story: Barts Pathology Museum needs your vote for Museums at Night art prize
19 February 2013

Barts Pathology Museum at Queen Mary, University of London needs your vote to win funding for a unique show uncovering historical links between dancing and death, from Day of the Dead celebrations to ‘mass hysteria’ and The Dancing Plague of 1518.

A cancer cell which has taken up microparticles developed by BioMotiQueen Mary start-up company receives investment for targeted cancer treatment
18 February 2013

BioMoti, a company set up by scientists from Queen Mary, University of London to develop technology to deliver targeted cancer treatment has received £150,000 under the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS).

Gene identified in some melanoma linked to increased resistance to treatment
18 February 2013

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have identified a gene present in some melanoma which appears to make the tumour cells more resistant to treatment, according to research published today in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.

Scientists identify new therapeutic target for coronary heart disease
15 February 2013

Scientists investigating how certain genes affect an individual’s risk of developing coronary heart disease have identified a new therapeutic target, according to research published in the American Journal of Human Genetics.

The Blizard Institute at Queen Mary, University of LondonHer Majesty The Queen to open new national research centre for bowel disease
14 February 2013

Her Majesty The Queen is to open a new national research centre for bowel disease and surgical innovation  based at Queen Mary, University of London on Wednesday, 27 February 2013.

News story: Secrets of mummification unwrapped for Mother’s Day
14 February 2013

A leading Egyptologist joins one of the stars of BAFTA winning documentary Mummifying Alan at Barts Pathology Museum on Friday 8 March, to delve into the preservation methods of ancient cultures and the bizarre tradition of Victorian mummy unwrapping parties.

News story: Calling all musos to chart ch-ch-changes in pop music
13 February 2013

Thousands of music lovers are needed to take part in an online research experiment to track how chart music has evolved over a 50-year period– all in the name of science.

Dr Patricia McGettiganResearch highlights widespread global use of diclofenac, despite cardiovascular risks
12 February 2013

Research pointing to the widespread global use of diclofenac, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that increases heart attack risk,has led researchers to call for its withdrawal from international markets and Essential Medicines Lists.

T S Eliot letter hidden for 40 years re-discovered in Queen Mary archives
12 February 2013

A typed letter from the American poet T S Eliot has been uncovered in the archives at Queen Mary, University of London, after being hidden away for 40 years.

National Award for Former History Student
11 February 2013

A former history student at Queen Mary, University of London has won a national award for his dissertation, exploring the nineteenth-century immigration of Norwegians to the USA.

Professor Yang Hao News story: Queen Mary antenna expert receives prestigious research award
8 February 2013

A scientist researching the commercial properties of the ‘super-material’ graphene, from Queen Mary, University of London, has received a top prize from the UK’s national academy of science.

LLM in Paris wins Franco-British Prize
8 February 2013

A new LLM programme recently launched in Paris by Queen Mary, University of London, has been awarded the 2013 Franco-British Lawyers' Society (FBLS) Prize.

Want to be the next UN Secretary General or CIA Director; then get an MPA
7 February 2013

Did you know that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, former CIA Director David Petraeu, and the Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong all have one thing in common?  They are graduates of Masters’ programmes in Public Administration (MPA).

Professor Marta Korbonits and Brendan HollandScientists heading to Northern Ireland to investigate genetic mutation
4 February 2013

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London are heading to Northern Ireland to investigate a 1,500-year-old genetic mutation which can lead to gigantism.

News story: Boucek's new book explores political in-fighting of Western Governments
4 February 2013

Italy's Democratic party, front runners in this month's general election, has drawn criticism for political in-fighting, however such internal division (factionalism) is an issue that plagues all democratic governments, suggests an expert on European politics at Queen Mary, University of London.

News story: Lost 1930s mural by acclaimed London artist discovered at Queen Mary
4 February 2013

A beautiful 1930s mural by a well known east London artist has been discovered beneath layers of paint at Queen Mary, University of London. The restored work now hangs in the foyer of the People’s Palace at Mile End, which has reopened following £6.3m of renovation work.

Scientists identify mechanism behind genetic link to heart disease
31 January 2013

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered that carriers of a specific genetic variant linked to heart disease are at increased risk of developing a more severe form of the condition.

Rehabilitation therapies can lead to recovery from chronic fatigue syndrome
31 January 2013

Research led by Queen Mary, University of London, has shown that recovery from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is possible for some patients, and has identified two treatments most likely to lead to recovery.

Queen Mary celebrates the success of its international scholars
31 January 2013

Queen Mary, University of London played host to students, embassy officials and scholarship body representatives from around the world on Thursday 24 January at a reception celebrating the success of international students who received prestigious scholarships to study in 2013-14.

News story: Significant rise in applications at Queen Mary, University of London
31 January 2013

Queen Mary, University of London has bucked the national trend and recorded one of the highest rises in applications among UK institutions, according to UCAS statistics.

News story: Top Asian fusion restaurant and Fairtrade café join Queen Mary’s Mile End campus
31 January 2013

A contemporary Fairtrade coffee shop and a new branch of the popular Asian-fusion restaurant Drunken Monkey, are the latest additions to Queen Mary, University of London’s Mile End campus.

News story: Female deer take control during the mating season
30 January 2013

A new study provides the first evidence of polyandry – when females choose to mate with more than one male – in female fallow deer.

News story: Queen Mary introduces new LLM in International Shipping Law
30 January 2013

Queen Mary, University of London has become the first College within the University of London to offer a Masters of Law specialism in International Shipping Law.

News story: Queen Mary debate asks ‘Can we be good Europeans but still want to leave the EU?’
30 January 2013

One of the country’s leading Eurosceptics and the UK’s foremost expert on its relationship with the EU will come together to ask whether you can be a good European, but still want to leave the EU, in a public debate at Queen Mary, University of London on Thursday 7 February.

News story: Amanda helps to re-create the world of Pride and Prejudice for BBC Two documentary
28 January 2013

Amanda Vickery, Professor of Early Modern History, will co-front a BBC Two programme which recreates an entire Regency ball in honour of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s popular novel Pride and Prejudice.

News story: Dr Thomas Dixon explores history of weeping on BBC Radio 3
28 January 2013

Dr Thomas Dixon, explored the cultural history of weeping in a ‘Sunday Feature’ on BBC Radio 3 at 7.45pm on Sunday 27 January 2013.

News story: Historic East End organ restored to former glory
28 January 2013

The original 1936 Rutt organ of the People’s Palace at Queen Mary, University of London, will pipe up once more on Thursday 7 February, following a renovation.

News story: Unseen Soviet Holocaust Film Footage Uncovered
25 January 2013

To coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January a new book has been published which uncovers previously neglected Soviet films that show the earliest ever cinematic records of the holocaust.

Graphene - image courtesy of AlexanderAIUS QM antennas expert turning graphene dreams into reality
24 January 2013

Research into the ‘super material’ graphene, a derivative of graphite, that could revolutionise the electronic manufacturing industry, will be led by a professor at Queen Mary, University of London after he joins the board of the new Cambridge Graphene Centre.

News story: Professor speaks at World Economic Forum
24 January 2013

Professor of Drama and Performance, Paul Heritage has addressed two sessions at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.

Water City (2006), part of an oil painting on canvas by local artist Frank Creber News story: Water City Festival Orchestra celebrates east London’s past, present, and future with show at the iconic People’s Palace
23 January 2013

A 100-player orchestra takes to the stage at Queen Mary, University of London’s People’s Palace on Sunday 3 February for a concert celebrating east London’s past, present and future.

‘Jet-lagged’ fruit flies provide clues for body clock synchronisation
17 January 2013

New research led by a team at Queen Mary, University of London, has found evidence of how daily changes in temperature affect the fruit fly’s internal clock.

Seeing beyond cameras: predicting where people move in CCTV blind spots
17 January 2013

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 centres.

News story: Scientists identify new ‘social’ chromosome in the red fire ant
16 January 2013

Researchers have discovered a social chromosome in the highly invasive fire ant that helps to explain why some colonies allow for more than one queen ant, and could offer new solutions for dealing with this pest.

Queen Mary to host world’s first Chair in Animal Replacement Science
16 January 2013

Queen Mary, University of London and the Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT) for Humane Research have today announced a joint collaboration which will see the world’s first chair dedicated to animal replacement science based within the university’s Blizard Institute.

Mending Broken Hearts returns to Barts Pathology Museum for Valentine’s Day
16 January 2013

Celebrate an alternative Valentine's Day at Bart's Pathology Museum, part of Queen Mary, University of London, with a heart surgery demo and expert tips on how consuming wine and chocolate could maintain a healthy heart.

News story: Queen Mary reopens the People’s Palace – an iconic East End venue
16 January 2013

When the original People’s Palace opened in 1887, one and a half million people visited the building in just one year, flocking to the east London venue for entertainment, education and recreation. Following a £6m refurbishment project to restore the building and install new technology, Queen Mary, University of London will relaunch the People’s Palace in February 2013 as a venue for both students and the community.

The winners: (l-r) Sally Salvesen, Frederick Smith, History Today editor Paul Lay, Pauline Hubner, Bill Schwarz. Photo © History Today News story: Queen Mary’s Bill Schwarz wins Book of the Year at Longman/History Today Awards
11 January 2013

English professor Bill Schwarz, of Queen Mary, University of London, beat nine other shortlisted authors to scoop Book of the Year at the Longman/History Today Awards for his study of colonial society as the age of the British Empire drew to a close.

Enteric to receive £800,000 funding for gastrointestinal disease research
8 January 2013

The Gastrointestinal Disease Healthcare Technology Cooperative (Enteric), based at the National Centre for Bowel Research and Surgical Innovation (NCBRSI) at Queen Mary, University of London's Whitechapel campus, is pleased to announce that it will receive funding of £800,000 over four years from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Inside Centre of the CellTower Hamlets gets help with heart health from Centre of the Cell and Heart Research UK
8 January 2013

Centre of the Cell - Queen Mary, University of London’s interactive science education centre at Whitechapel - will be helping Tower Hamlets residents at risk of heart disease learn how to make lifestyle choices that could improve their health.

Study launched to drive improvement in arthritis treatment
7 January 2013

Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have received a £1.2m grant for a clinical trial aimed at improving rheumatoid arthritis treatment through the development of personalised healthcare.

Scientists identify genetic mutation behind rare disease
3 January 2013

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London, and Barts Health NHS Trust have identified the genetic mutation behind a devastating disease of the small intestine.

Medical device to prevent DVT wins innovation award
2 January 2013

A medical device to prevent deep vein thrombosis, developed by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, has won two awards at the Innovations in Cardiovascular Interventions (ICI) conference in Tel Aviv.

Cerebral capillary of an ANXA1 null mouse Research opens up possibility of therapies to restore blood-brain barrier
2 January 2013

Research led by Queen Mary, University of London, has opened up the possibility that drug therapies may one day be able to restore the integrity of the blood-brain barrier, potentially slowing or even reversing the progression of diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS). The study, funded by the Wellcome Trust, is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Professor Mark CaulfieldStudy offers genetic insight into the ‘disease of kings’
23 December 2012

Scientists have shed light on why some people are more susceptible to gout than others, according to a new study published today in Nature Genetics.

News story: New genetics project could help save the ash tree
21 December 2012

A Queen Mary scientist will embark on a new project to decode the ash tree’s entire genetic sequence in the hope of stopping Britain’s trees from being completely devastated by the Chalara ash dieback fungal disease.

Book coverProfessor Heinze launches new book on the concept of injustice
21 December 2012

Using ancient and modern texts, with special attention to Shakespeare, Law Professor Eric Heinze argues the case that justice is not always the cure for injustice but often its cause.

News story: New study sheds light on dinosaur size
20 December 2012

Dinosaurs were not only the largest animals to roam the Earth - they also had a greater number of larger species compared to all other back-boned animals - scientists suggest in a new paper published in the journal PLOS ONE today (Thursday 20 December). 

New book from QM academics explores probability, statistics and risk
19 December 2012

Ever wondered how we analyse risk and make decisions?  A new book by academics based at Queen Mary, University of London attempts to explain to the general public and specialists alike how Bayesian networks, a branch of mathematics, can be used in problem solving.

Musicians wanted for reopening of East End “palace of delights”
17 December 2012

A musical gala, featuring the Water City Festival Orchestra, is amongst a spring 2013 season of events to mark the official re-opening of the historic Great Hall of the People’s Palace at Queen Mary, University of London.

Warwick's Vice Chancellor Nigel Thrift and Queen Mary's Principal Professor Simon GaskellQueen Mary and Warwick award academics £230,000 for new collaborative studies
17 December 2012

New research into type 2 diabetes, social media, space plasma, and cabbage genetics that could boost crop production are just some of the collaborative projects to be carried out by academics at Queen Mary, University of London and its partner university, the University of Warwick.

Pedro AlmodovarMaria interviews Oscar winning Spanish film director
14 December 2012

One of Spain’s most influential directors Oscar winning Pedro Almodóvar was interviewed by a Professor of Theatre and Screen Arts Maria Delgado on 13 December 2012.

Sir Nicholas MacphersonThe Origins of Treasury Control lecture by Visiting Professor Sir Nicholas Macpherson
14 December 2012

Sir Nicholas Macpherson, Permanent Secretary to the Treasury will be giving a talk on ‘The Origins of Treasury Control’ in the New Year. He is speaking as part of the 91st Mile End Group meeting, hosted at HM Treasury, on Wednesday 16 January 2013.

Professor Ping WangResearchers shed light on the workings of the body’s immune response
13 December 2012

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).

Fahim Ali, a Year 13 student taking part in the project, presents the group's work News story: Queen Mary helping to inspire the next generation of scientists
12 December 2012

Students from five secondary schools, who have been working with researchers from universities including Queen Mary, University of London, will be presenting their work at their own ‘scientific conference’ this month.

Queen Mary expands collaborations in China
12 December 2012

Queen Mary, University of London is set to launch a new joint programme in Biomedical Sciences with Nanchang University in China, building on a successful partnership with Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT).

Novelist and Queen Mary alumna Sarah WatersQueen Mary honours Simon Schama, Sarah Waters and Marcus du Sautoy
12 December 2012

The historian Professor Simon Schama CBE, scientist and TV presenter Professor Marcus du Sautoy OBE and best-selling author Sarah Waters joined 1,100 Queen Mary students receiving their degrees during Winter Graduation at Queen Mary, University of London this week.

News story: Researchers identify new components of the epigenetic ‘code’ for honey bee development
11 December 2012

Researchers from the UK and Australia have uncovered a new element of the honeybee’s genetic makeup, which may help to explain why bees are so sensitive to environmental changes. The findings could offer an insight into problems like Colony Collapse Disorder, a mysterious cause of mass bee deaths globally.

Professor Stefan PriebeQueen Mary research unit gains international recognition
11 December 2012

The Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry at Queen Mary, University of London has gained recognition from the World Health Organisation, having been named a WHO Collaborating Centre.

Elizabeth Short's arrest photo from 1943 for underage drinkingExperts discuss The Black Dahlia Murder at Pathology Museum event
11 December 2012

Barts Pathology Museum at Queen Mary, University of London’s West Smithfield campus will hold a special evening seminar on Tuesday 15 January – the anniversary of the gruesome and much-publicised Black Dahlia Murder. The event will focus on cultural depictions of the case, followed by a wider look at forensic science and cases of dismemberment.

Professor Costantino PitzalisQueen Mary to lead multi-million pound rheumatoid arthritis research consortium
10 December 2012

Queen Mary, University of London is to lead a multi-million pound research collaboration looking at ways of improving treatment for rheumatoid arthritis through the emerging field of stratified medicine.

Gavin SutterGavin Sutter's verdict on the Leveson Report
10 December 2012

Following on from the publication of the Leveson Report, Labour has today (Monday 10 December) unveiled a draft Bill that would result in the Lord Chief Justice, the top judge in the country, overseeing a new body of self-regulation, which would be underpinned by law. Now Professor Gavin Sutter, Lecturer in Media Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary gives his own personal opinion of the Report.

Image courtesy of the EPICure studiesStudy finds more babies survive premature birth, but serious health problems are unchanged
5 December 2012

New research from Queen Mary, University of London and UCL (University College London) has found the number of extremely premature babies who survive and leave hospital increased between 1995 and 2006, but the proportion who experience serious health problems in childhood remained largely unchanged.

Professor Yang Hao News story: Queen Mary scientist elected to prestigious international society
4 December 2012

A Professor in Antennas and Electromagnetics at Queen Mary, University of London has been elected as a Fellow to the Institute of the Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional society.

QM led research shows potential benefits of e-learning in medical training
4 December 2012

International research led by Queen Mary, University of London, suggests that e-learning is an effective method of medical training and could be an affordable way of driving up clinical standards and improving workplace culture.

Queen Mary receives funding for medical research in Zambia
4 December 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has received a $1.3million(US) grant for research in Zambia into intestinal diseases – conditions which affect most children in the developing world and can leave their growth stunted.

Professor Simon Gaskell and IBM's Gerry ReillyQueen Mary signs new deal with computing giant IBM
4 December 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has established an important strategic partnership with the computing giant IBM, to identify areas of mutual interest and spark new ideas for collaboration in research, teaching and recruitment.

Ad-Opt team win silver News story: Queen Mary students win silver in Dragon’s Den for high-tech companies
3 December 2012

A group of PhD students at Queen Mary, University of London have won second place and a cash prize of £2000 in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style competition that aims to encourage entrepreneurship and find new start-up companies in the technology sector.

Professor Allyson PollockGlobal Health Week to bring leading public health figures to Queen Mary
3 December 2012

Queen Mary, University of London’s Global Health Week starts today with an exciting line-up of leading public health figures due to present over the week on a diverse range of topics, from migration and mental health to food policy and access to medicines.

Dr Bob Henderson and Professor Bill FishmanQueen Mary academics attend Lenin plaque unveiling
3 December 2012

Professor Bill Fishman, former lecturer in the School of History at Queen Mary, University of London was one of the guests of honour at a commemorative plaque unveiling to the Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin, held in Bloomsbury, on 30th November 2012.

Professor Jack Cuzick accepts the award on behalf of Professor Attila LorinczQueen Mary wins Research Project of the Year at THE Awards
30 November 2012

Queen Mary, University of London, has picked up the Research Project of the Year at the annual Times Higher Education Awards.

New research reveals cheese saltier than seawater
29 November 2012

New research from CASH (Consensus Action on Salt and Health) at Queen Mary, University of London, has revealed the unnecessarily high levels of salt in a staple of the country’s shopping baskets – cheese.

Babble MachineQueen Mary academic launches ‘Babble Machine’ sound installation at Science Museum
29 November 2012

Dr Katy Price, from the School of English and Drama, at Queen Mary, University of London, has launched a sound installation in collaboration with the Science Museum.

Queen Mary research wins international award
28 November 2012

Research jointly led by Queen Mary, University of London into the long-term impact of breast cancer screening has received an international award from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Santander celebrates partnership with Queen Mary, opens new branch at Mile End
27 November 2012

A new Santander bank branch was officially opened on Friday 23 November at Queen Mary, University of London’s Mile End campus, with an event that celebrated the university’s partnership with one of the world’s largest banks.

John RentoulLeading journalists appointed as visiting professors
26 November 2012

Queen Mary, University of London, is pleased to announce the appointment of respected journalists John Rentoul and William Keegan as Visiting Professors.

Book cover for 'Loving Faster than Light'Novel look at Einstein's theory of relativity in 1920s Britain
26 November 2012

In November 1919, newspapers around the world alerted readers to a sensational new view of the universe: Albert Einstein's theories of relativity. Fast forward over 90 years and Dr Katy Price, lecturer in modern and contemporary literature at Queen Mary, University of London, has published a new book, "Loving Faster than Light”, which focuses on the popular reception of relativity in Britain during the 1920s.

Judge Professor Jim Al-Khalili congratulates Dr Ben Still News story: Queen Mary physicist wins communication prize
22 November 2012

Dr Ben Still, research associate and particle physicist from the School of Physics and Astronomy has won the Institute of Physics’ (IOP) Early Career Communicators’ Award for a range of exciting and innovative projects to share his love of physics.

Dr Francoise BoucekDr Françoise Boucek comment piece on the French UMP’s disputed leadership election.
22 November 2012

France’s conservative opposition party is in a state of factional mutiny following Sunday’s leadership contest won by Jean-François Copé by 98 votes (87,388 votes against François Fillon’s 87,290) which Fillon, the former prime minister, claims he won by 26 votes due to 1,304 excluded overseas votes. This could have important implications for democratic politics in France in the short to medium term.

Huan Wang News story: Queen Mary alumna wins top business award in China
21 November 2012A graduate from Queen Mary, University of London was named Chinese UK Alumnus of the Year at the British Business Awards - a biennial celebration of the importance and impact of British business in China.
Bruce Dickinson talks at the Innovation ForumBruce Dickinson gives keynote speech at Queen Mary innovation showcase
21 November 2012

Bruce Dickinson, lead singer of legendary rock group Iron Maiden, took to the stage of the Great Hall at Queen Mary, University of London on Tuesday 20 November. Dr Dickinson, who is a QM History alumnus, rock star, airline pilot and aviation business owner, was key note speaker at an event featuring entrepreneurs who studied or worked at the university.

Richard Buggs collecting Dwarf Birch sample News story: Researchers decode birch tree genome sequence for the first time
20 November 2012

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have sequenced the genetic code of a birch tree for the first time, which could help protect British birch populations.

News story: Queen Mary shares £60 million boost for science innovation
16 November 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has been awarded funding of over £750,000 to help translate research ideas into commercial success.

Strongest evidence to date points to heightened risk of MS for babies born in spring
15 November 2012

Lower prenatal levels of vitamin D may mean that babies born in April and May have an increased risk of developing the neurological condition multiple sclerosis (MS), new research from  Queen Mary, University of London suggests.

Research looks at impact of asthma, social deprivation and ethnicity on educational performance
15 November 2012

Research led by Queen Mary, University of London has found that having asthma is not linked to poorer scores in national school examinations. In contrast, ethnicity and social deprivation were associated with poorer educational outcomes in the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE.

QM MSc student and QUMMIF President Tomasz MlynowskiVirtual trading floor and top City partnerships give Queen Mary Economics students a head start
13 November 2012

With Canary Wharf visible from its Mile End campus, Queen Mary, University of London is one of the only UK universities giving its economics students the chance to use the same technology as City traders.

Publisher Jenny Swann and QM studentsQM students host publishing event for insight into the industry
8 November 2012

Comparative Literature students at Queen Mary, University of London were visited by the founder of an independent poetry press last week, for tips on becoming a success in the publishing industry.

Research shows mixed results for home blood pressure monitoring in stroke patients
6 November 2012

Home blood pressure monitoring may help stroke patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure according to research from a Queen Mary academic published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Queen Mary marks the first Living Wage Week
6 November 2012

As a partner of the Living Wage Foundation, Queen Mary, University of London will be marking the first Living Wage Week from 4-10 November 2012, taking part in the events and celebrations aimed at getting employers and the public talking about the benefits of this higher rate of pay.

Calanus propinquus News story: Warming temperatures cause aquatic animals to shrink the most
5 November 2012

Warmer temperatures cause greater reduction in the adult sizes of aquatic animals than in land-dwellers in a new study by scientists from Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Liverpool.

Professor Ken SuzukiFunding for research into regenerating damaged heart muscle
5 November 2012

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have received new funding to find out whether an innovative method of stem cell therapy can help damaged heart muscle to recover and regenerate itself.

Professor Marelli-Berg with some of her research teamQueen Mary, University of London receives Phase II Grand Challenges Explorations Funding
2 November 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has announced that it will receive Phase II funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables individuals worldwide to test bold ideas to address persistent health and development challenges. 

Gruesome anatomical cake festival goes down a treat
31 October 2012

Prostate truffles, STD cupcakes, ulcerated legs and fungal toenail biscuits were among the 3,000 anatomically-correct cakes, cookies and cocktails snapped up by visitors to St Bartholomew's Pathology Museum last weekend, in a sell-out baking festival that made headlines across the world.

Professor TihanovTihanov is new elected member of the Academy of Europe
25 October 2012

A comparative literature scholar at Queen Mary, University of London has been elected as a member of The Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea), which promotes learning, education and research.

Sylvia Kristel (credit: Nationaal Archief, Den Haag, Rijksfotoarchief: Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Fotopersbureau (ANEFO)Emmanuelle star Kristel: immortalised in French cinema history
25 October 2012

Earlier this month news broke that Dutch actress Sylvia Kristel, star of the 1974, erotic French film Emmanuelle, had died. The impact of this controversial film, which told the story of a promiscuous diplomat's wife is discussed here by Dr Sue Harris from Queen Mary, University of London.

Zafar Khurshid (centre) and other London Ambassadors being handed their 'key to the city'QM students to show the world why London is a top city for study
25 October 2012

Two students from Queen Mary, University of London, have been given symbolic keys to the capital city, in a new initiative that aims to show why London is the world’s best study destination.

VISTA image News story: Biggest astronomical image created by Queen Mary led VISTA telescope
24 October 2012

A nine-gigapixel zoomable image of 84 million stars has been created by an international team of astronomers using the UK-built VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory.

QM signs up to Declaration on Openness on Animal Research
19 October 2012

Queen Mary, University of London, has today (19 October) joined with 40 other organisations from across the life sciences sector in signing up to a declaration on openness on animal research.

Skin Cake by Gillian BellEat Your Heart Out 2012: Queen Mary to host anatomy-themed baking festival
19 October 2012

Talented bakers and medical experts are joining forces for a disease and anatomy-themed cake festival this autumn at Queen Mary, University of London’s Pathology Museum.

Repeated job strain is a risk factor for depression
18 October 2012

Overworked employees with little power in the workplace are at an increased risk of developing major depressive disorder (MDD), according to a new study from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, published today in the American Journal of Public Health.

Shape of urine can indicate prostate issues
17 October 2012

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.

Dr Qazi RahmanResearchers ask ‘what makes us gay?’ at Battle of Ideas 2012
16 October 2012

Dr Qazi Rahman from Queen Mary, University of London will debate the controversial issue of choice in sexuality, alongside leading British thinkers at the Battle of Ideas festival 2012.

© Chris ClunnQM study highlights potential costs of dramatic increase in the number of London’s ‘poverty jobs’
16 October 2012

New data highlights that one in five London jobs pays less than the London Living Wage, and new research from Queen Mary, University of London shows this has potential costs for business, workers and the Treasury.

Research shows money and credit cards contain faecal matter
15 October 2012

One in 10 bank cards and one in seven notes are contaminated with faecal organisms, research from Queen Mary, University of London has revealed.

Professor Dean NizeticQM scientists in new £2.5million consortium to investigate link between Alzheimer’s and Down’s syndrome
15 October 2012

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London, are part of a new consortium which will study the link between Alzheimer’s disease and Down’s syndrome in an attempt to better understand the degenerative disease and predict as early as in infancy which individuals are most at risk.

Apple Day at QM Farmers’ Market celebrates best of English orchards
15 October 2012

The Farmers’ Market at Queen Mary, University of London celebrates England’s glorious orchards this Thursday (18 October) with a festival of homegrown apples.

Home-made videos set to become polished productions using maths
11 October 2012

Queen Mary, University of London is leading a research project exploring how to collect reams of data from multiple devices such as mobile phones and cameras, and turn it into professional packaged productions.

Professor Janusz JankowskiQM led clinical guidelines gain NICE accreditation
11 October 2012

Clinical guidelines produced following research led by Queen Mary, University of London, will help drive improvements in the treatment of people with pre-cancerous and cancerous conditions of the oesophagus (gullet).

“Treasure trove” of film records unlocks history of British Cinema
11 October 2012

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 The African Queen, Dr No and Zulu.

QM celebrates launch of Jewish history archive
11 October 2012

On Tuesday 16 October, the Leo Baeck Institute (LBI) at Queen Mary, University of London will be celebrating the launch of an online research archive devoted to 500 years of German-speaking Jewish history.

Scientists find out how vitamin B12 is made in cells. The electron density (blue mesh) reveals a trapped product in one of the vitamin B12 enzymes.Vitamin variants could combat cancer as scientists unravel B12 secrets
10 October 2012

A research team involving Queen Mary, University of London, has uncovered the process behind how vitamin B12 is made in cells. They claim the discovery could lead to developing new cancer treatment drugs.

Goldfish found within the River Thames catchmentRiver Thames invaded with foreign species
9 October 2012

Almost 100 freshwater species not native to the UK have invaded the River Thames catchment making it one of the most highly invaded freshwater systems in the world, according to scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

Professor Farida FortuneQM’s Dean for Dentistry receives gold medal from Royal College of Surgeons
9 October 2012

Queen Mary, University of London’s Dean for Dentistry, Professor Farida Fortune, has received the prestigious Colyer Gold Medal from the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS).

Queen Mary offers studentships worth £10m to research talent
8 October 2012

Queen Mary, University of London is awarding more than £10m in studentships to support the most talented and ambitious new researchers. Successful applicants will have their fees covered and living costs supported in recognition of the vital role they have to play in Queen Mary’s lively research community.

Professor Jack Cuzick receives prestigious cancer research award
5 October 2012

Professor Jack Cuzick from the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine at Queen Mary, University of London, is to receive an international award in recognition of his outstanding cancer prevention research.

Professor Sir Nicholas WaldQueen Mary academic receives international research award
5 October 2012

Professor Sir Nicholas Wald, Director of the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, is to receive the Hamdan Award for Medical Research Excellence in the field of fetal medicine.

Dr Muy-Teck TehNew gene test detects early mouth cancer risk
4 October 2012

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.

Olympic legacy: tackling the ‘East London Diabetes Belt’ is a major challenge
4 October 2012

A study by Queen Mary, University of London researchers has shown the scale of the challenge facing those in charge of delivering the Olympic legacy. In three London boroughs they have found that, overall, as many as one in ten of the local population has a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes within the next ten years. In some areas close to the Stratford Olympic Park up to one in six adults are at high risk.  

Top 150 place for Queen Mary in international league table
4 October 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has been named among the top 150 universities in the world by the influential magazine Times Higher Education.

Global survey opens up closed doors of international arbitration
3 October 2012

The results of a major new survey on international arbitration, conducted by the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary, University of London and sponsored by global law firm White & Case LLP, were launched this week at an event in Dublin during the International Bar Association’s Annual Conference.

Artists and the universe collide in East End exhibition
1 October 2012

The wonders of particle physics are about to collide with the art world in an exhibition exploring concepts from the birth of stars to ghost particles in London’s East End.

Sea urchins could hold the key to youthMarine animals could hold the key to looking young
1 October 2012

Sea cucumbers and sea urchins are able to change the elasticity of collagen within their bodies, and could hold the key to maintaining a youthful appearance, according to scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

Dr Ezra AksoyResearchers discover key mechanism for controlling the body’s inflammatory response
1 October 2012

Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have discovered how a key molecule controls the body’s inflammatory responses. The molecule, known as p110delta, fine-tunes inflammation to avoid excessive reactions that can damage the organism. The findings, published in Nature Immunology on 30 September, could be exploited in vaccine development and new cancer therapies.

Double-bill of vampire lectures promises a bloody good night
28 September 2012

For those too old to trick or treat this Halloween, Queen Mary, University of London will be kick-starting National Pathology Year’s Blood Month with a double-bill of vampire-themed lectures.

QM’s Pathology Museum launches Autumn Seminar Series
28 September 2012

St Bartholomews Pathology Museum at Queen Mary, University of London’s West Smithfield campus will host an exciting Autumn Series of evening seminars, featuring events on the art of tattooing, the vampire in folklore, the history of ‘Bedlam’ and the darker side of silent films.

Bernadette McKevitt, Hugh Smyth, Beatrice Vance, Alex Layden and Kathleen O'BrienOral history project captures stories of conflict and peace in Irish border towns
27 September 2012

An innovative oral history training programme led by legal academics at Queen Mary, University of London, has just been completed in the Irish border region.

London’s newest Russell Group university top for student satisfaction
27 September 2012

Student satisfaction at Queen Mary, University of London is the highest amongst London’s Russell Group universities and two percentage points above the national average, according to a nationwide survey of final year students.

Professor Peter SasieniCancer death rates set to drop 17 per cent by 2030
25 September 2012

The rates of people dying from cancer are predicted to fall by 17 per cent (16.8) in the UK by 2030 according to Professor Peter Sasieni, from Queen Mary, University of London.

Children around the world create space-age art
24 September 2012

Budding artists around the world have the opportunity to showcase their work to an international audience with a competition which brings art and space exploration together.

London’s creative economy gets a boost with new entrepreneurial hub
24 September 2012

Award-winning games developer and inventor, Kam Star of Digital Shoreditch will speak at the official launch of Creativeworks London at City Hall on Monday 24 September.

Bumblebees find efficient routes without a GPS
21 September 2012

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have tracked bumblebees for the first time to see how they select the optimal route to collect nectar from multiple flowers and return to their nest.

Dr Rupert PearseEurope-wide study finds death rates after surgery double that of recent estimates
21 September 2012

National estimates of death following general surgery have been too optimistic, according to the first large-scale study to explore surgical outcomes across Europe, led by Queen Mary, University of London.

Edmund Burke (1729-97)Historian uncovers rare writings by 18th century political icon
20 September 2012

Three political essays by one of the greatest British statesmen of the last 250 years have been discovered by a historian at Queen Mary, University of London.

East End's Got Talent MC: Tammy WhyNotDon't miss East End’s Got Talent
17 September 2012

If you have ever wondered how to make fireworks from crisp packets then you can find out how at a public show of cutting-edge research at Queen Mary, University of London on Friday 28 September.

Trade unions still fail to lure women leaders, study finds
14 September 2012

There is little doubt that Frances O’Grady has made history as the first woman to be elected General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress in September 2012. A recent study from Queen Mary, University of London casts some light on the level of O’Grady’s achievement in the wider union landscape.

Professor Stephen DuffyFirst comprehensive review of European breast cancer screening programmes finds benefits outweigh harm
13 September 2012

A major review of breast cancer screening services in Europe, jointly led by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, has concluded that the benefits of screening in terms of lives saved outweigh the harms caused by over-diagnosis.

Research reveals high variation in salt levels in bacon
12 September 2012

New research from Queen Mary, University of London, has revealed huge variation in the salt levels found in supermarket bacon, with some products containing more than half the daily recommendation of salt in just two rashers.

Professor Stephanie TaylorActive Follow-Up with Telephone Help Can Reduce Deaths in Chronic Heart Failure Patients
11 September 2012

Chronic heart failure (CHF) patients are less likely to have died a year after discharge if they are involved in a programme of active follow-up once they have returned home than patients given standard care, according to a new Cochrane systematic review published today, co-authored by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London.

Queen Mary ranked in top 150 universities in the world
11 September 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has been rated amongst the world’s top 150 universities in the QS World Rankings 2012 – the prestigious annual league table of international higher education institutions.

Professor Janusz Jankowski Researchers find first evidence for a genetic cause for Barrett’s oesophagus, a condition that predisposes people to develop one of the world’s commonest cancers
10 September 2012

Genetic variations that are linked with the onset of Barrett’s oesophagus (BE), a pre-cancerous condition of the lower end of the gullet, have been identified for the first time. The discovery of variations in regions on two chromosomes makes it possible to develop screening tests for people at high risk of developing the disease.

Most English football teams don’t follow international guidelines on concussion
10 September 2012

Most professional English football teams do not comply with international guidelines on concussion that ensure that players are safe to return to play, suggests new research from Queen Mary, University of London published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine

Professor Allyson PollockIndia’s patent laws under pressure: The Lancet special report
10 September 2012

In a special report in The Lancet, researchers from Queen Mary, University of London argue that pending cases against India’s patent laws threaten public health and misinterpret international intellectual property agreements.

Dr Nasir Warfa and study co-author Dr Ken CarswellUnemployment differences appear to cause more mental health problems among Somalis in London than those in Minneapolis
7 September 2012

Somali immigrants to the UK and USA appear to integrate better and have fewer mental health problems if they are allowed to work and they receive practical support during the first few years of their time in the new country, according to a study led by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London (UK) and published in BioMed Central Public Health today (Friday).

Top Treasury civil servant appointed Visiting Professor
6 September 2012

Sir Nicholas Macpherson, Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, is to become a Visiting Professor at Queen Mary, University of London. The post will be held jointly between the Mile End Group – the College’s forum for political debate - and the School of Economics and Finance.

Queen Mary scores hat-trick of nominations for Times Higher Education Awards 2012
6 September 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has been shortlisted in three categories at the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2012, an annual showcase of excellence across the Higher Education sector.

Dr Adrian MartineauHigh doses of vitamin D help tuberculosis patients recover more quickly
4 September 2012

For decades before antibiotics became generally available, sunshine was used to treat tuberculosis, with patients often being sent to Swiss clinics to soak up the sun’s healing rays. Now, for the first time scientists have shown how and why heliotherapy might, indeed, have made a difference.

Statement on London Metropolitan University
31 August 2012

Universities UK has responded to the UK Border Agency’s (UKBA) decision to revoke London Metropolitan University’s licence to sponsor visas, saying it “will not affect international students registered with other UK institutions”.

Dr Sayed Hafiz NaderiMedical student has paper published in American Journal of Medicine
28 August 2012

A former medical student at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry has had his fourth year project published as a paper in a prestigious journal and reported by the international media.

A Guthrie CardArchived Guthrie cards find a new purpose
23 August 2012

Blood collected from newborn babies by a heel prick immediately after birth has been used routinely in most developed countries for decades to screen for diseases such as cystic fibrosis and sickle cell disorders.

No evidence that drug used for preventing life-threatening bleeding in women during labour works
20 August 2012

There is insufficient evidence for the effectiveness of a drug that is being used increasingly to prevent life-threatening bleeding in women who give birth in community settings in low income countries, according to a review of all the available research published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. [1]

Equality laws fail to protect working women from budget cuts
20 August 2012

The UK government has failed to apply laws that protect working women in the wake of the economic crisis, suggests a new study from Queen Mary, University of London.

Language barrier creates legal hurdles for Brits in Turkey
20 August 2012

Many Brits who move to Turkey are failing to grasp local and international laws, leaving them financially at risk when making legal transactions, such as buying property, a study from Queen Mary, University of London has found.

Professor Peter SasieniTreatment for cervical disease is not linked to increased risk of preterm births
17 August 2012

Treatment for cervical disease does not appear to increase the risk of subsequently giving birth prematurely, according to a study of over 44,000 women in England. The study, published online in the British Medical Journal, is the largest in the UK to investigate this and contradicts previous research suggesting treatment could be linked to an increased risk.

Queen Mary named as higher education social entrepreneurship partner
17 August 2012

Social entrepreneurship is a rapidly growing movement within the higher education (HE) sector and now Queen Mary, University of London has been chosen as a pioneering partner in a new joint initiative between charity UnLtd and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

Keep the Olympic flame burning: exercise safely
16 August 2012

As people around the UK get set to join in a sport on the first weekend after the Olympics, an expert on sports and exercise medicine from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, part of Queen Mary, University of London, has stressed emerging evidence that injury can be prevented using new approaches. This was crucial so that people stayed engaged with new activity to gain long-term benefits, he said.

Partnerships
16 August 2012
© Thomas Lersch 2005When it comes to food, chimps only think of themselves
15 August 2012

A sense of fairness is an important part of human behaviour, yet a research team involving Queen Mary, University of London found it did not evolve from our closest living relatives.

Feedback can have a negative impact on performance
14 August 2012

People who give positive encouragement and constructive criticism could be wasting their breath according to the latest research from a psychology expert at Queen Mary, University of London.

Dr Peter HowarthDr Peter Howarth awarded National Teaching Fellowship
7 August 2012

Dr Peter Howarth of Queen Mary, University of London, has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) for his excellence in learning and teaching and in recognition of his impact on the student learning experience.

Crayfish species proves to be the ultimate survivor
6 August 2012

One of the most invasive species on the planet is able to source food from the land as well as its usual food sources in the water, research from Queen Mary, University of London has found.

Two effective chronic fatigue syndrome treatments are good value for money
6 August 2012

Two treatments found previously to be the most effective for patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) have now been found to be the most cost-effective treatments.

Professor Mark CaulfieldQueen Mary researchers play key role in securing £4.3m funding for e-health research centre of excellence in London
6 August 2012

Researchers from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary, University of London have played a key role in securing a £4.3m award to establish an e-health research Centre of Excellence in London.

Dr Feng HeResearchers win funding to reduce salt intake for children and their families in China
6 August 2012

Queen Mary, University of London researchers have been awarded a major Medical Research Council (MRC) grant for a project to reduce the amount of salt consumed by children and their families in China.

Ashley Smith and Jack StookesQueen Mary student entrepreneur to supply entertainment at major business event
3 August 2012

An award-winning music agency created by a student at Queen Mary, University of London is set to supply top-class entertainment to 2,500 guests at the UK’s biggest entrepreneurs’ festival this September.

Lack of nationwide surveillance may lead to clusters of congenital anomalies going unnoticed
2 August 2012

One baby in every 45 was born with a congenital anomaly in 2010 according to the second annual report by the British Isles Network of Congenital Anomaly Registers (BINOCAR), released today (Thursday).

Dr Melania Capasso Queen Mary scientist seeks new weapon in fight against cancer
2 August 2012

A scientist at Queen Mary, University of London is hopeful of developing new drugs to treat blood cancer after being awarded a major research grant by UK charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

Professor Alan Hildrew QM Professor wins major ecology prize
1 August 2012

An academic from Queen Mary, University of London has won the prestigious International Ecology Institute (ECI) prize for 2012, due to be presented at a ceremony in October.

QM StudentsQueen Mary, University of London joins Russell Group of universities
1 August 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has become a member of the Russell Group of universities, with effect from Wednesday 1 August 2012.

Enter the Secret World of Teeth at Centre of the Cell
1 August 2012

A Europe-wide project to create a magical sculpture out of milk teeth promises smiles all round when it arrives at Queen Mary, University of London’s science education centre, Centre of the Cell, this summer.

Mile End MuralEast London history revealed in new audio tour
26 July 2012

Olympic visitors descending on the capital can explore the East End’s colourful history with a new audio tour, with academic commentary from Queen Mary, University of London.

Robot Road Run: Racing robots game inspired by EU robotic project arrives as iPhone app
25 July 2012

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have launched a fun new smartphone app that lets users interact with and control their own emotional pet robot, using ideas taken from a recent European robotics research project called LIREC.

Dr Peter Szlosarek and Dr Sarah Martin Queen Mary researchers awarded major funding for studies on mitochondrial DNA and asbestos-related lung cancer
25 July 2012

Dr Sarah Martin has been awarded the prestigious Medical Research Council New Investigator Award to elucidate the role of a number of DNA repair genes in the maintenance of mitochondrial DNA integrity and cancer.

Professor Miles OgbornQM Head of Geography elected new Fellow of the British Academy
25 July 2012

The British Academy has elected 38 new Fellows, including Professor Miles Ogborn, current Head of the School of Geography at Queen Mary, University of London.

Russian culture prize awarded to Queen Mary academic
25 July 2012

Professor Galin Tihanov of Queen Mary, University of London has received a prestigious award for his edited books on the history of Russian literary theory.

Men uncovered in Amanda Vickery's new Radio Four series
24 July 2012

A historian at Queen Mary, University of London is to chart 800 years of masculinity in a new landmark series for BBC Radio Four.

Professor Janusz Jankowski Endoscopy and better tissue sampling are important for management of common pre-cancerous and cancerous oesophageal conditions
23 July 2012

The world’s largest review of all the evidence on the best way of managing and treating common pre-cancerous and cancerous conditions of the oesophagus (gullet) has found that good endoscopy equipment, more endoscopic surgery, and more tissue sampling are required to improve care for patients.

© College of ArmsQM historians discover medieval banking records hidden under coats of arms
23 July 2012

A rare accounting document, half-concealed beneath a coat of arms design, has revealed the activities of Italian bankers working in early 15th century London, decades before the capital became a financial powerhouse. The discovery was made by economic historians at Queen Mary, University of London.

Cancer drug development company joins QM’s Innovation Centre
23 July 2012

The Queen Mary BioEnterprises (QMB) Innovation Centre, London’s first completely new build facility for early stage start-up and follow on life sciences and biotechnology companies, has announced the chemistry division of Spirogen, a drug development company developing novel cancer therapies, as their newest tenant.

Abul KasamQueen Mary graduates carry Olympic Flame in Tower Hamlets
22 July 2012

Two graduates from Queen Mary, University of London’s School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science carried the Olympic Flame through the London borough of Tower Hamlets on Saturday 21 July.

Mr Martyn WareHonorary Degrees awarded by Queen Mary, University of London
20 July 2012

Four Honorary Degrees have been awarded at Queen Mary, University of London’s 2012 summer graduation ceremonies. Honorary Degrees are awarded by the University of London to those whom the University wishes to honour for achievements in their field.

Ms Andrea Levy Queen Mary Honorary Fellowships awarded at Summer Graduation 2012
20 July 2012

Queen Mary, University of London, has awarded Honorary Fellowships during its 2012 summer graduation ceremonies to seven distinguished figures in their fields, including former judge Lord Millett, novelist Andrea Levy and Matt Hyde, Chief Executive of the National Union of Students (NUS).

Dr David WaldFirst Polypill trial in people selected on age alone (50 and over) shows substantial health benefit
19 July 2012

Results of a randomised trial carried out by academics at Queen Mary, University of London and published in the journal PLoS One [1] show that a four-component Polypill given to people aged 50 and over to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke, the most common causes of death worldwide, achieved large reductions in blood cholesterol and blood pressure, the main causes of these two diseases.

The Life and Death of Marilyn Monroe: 50th anniversary event at Bart's Pathology Museum
18 July 2012

The 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death will be marked with a seminar at Queen Mary, University of London, taking in the science of poisons and overdose, and Monroe’s final mysterious days with the Rat Pack at a notorious Mafia haunt.

Women professorships low in some Scandinavian universities due to sexism
16 July 2012

Despite a global reputation for gender equality, certain Scandinavian countries disadvantage female scholars with sexist attitudes towards ‘women-friendly’ work policies.

These are the findings of a new study from Queen Mary, University of London and Brunel on equality in universities in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, where the share of professorships among women are below the European average.

Queen Mary Geography student Jamie NarboroughQM students to carry the Olympic flame
16 July 2012

Students and staff from Queen Mary are amongst the 8,000 inspirational people to carry the 2012 Olympic Flame as it journeys across the United Kingdom.

Queen Mary PhD candidate wins I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here!
11 July 2012

Queen Mary, University of London PhD candidate Allan Pang has come out on top in I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here!, the annual X-Factor style competition pitting science experts against each other for the hearts and minds of the UK’s school kids.

America’s poorly-educated spend less time-off with family or friends, study finds
9 July 2012

Despite having more leisure time overall, stressed-out Americans report having less ‘quality time’ to enjoy themselves, particularly those with little or no education.

This is according to the findings of a new paper entitled Leisure Inequality in the US: 1965-2003, from Queen Mary, University of London, the University of Oxford and the University of Zaragoza.

Queen Mary launches new Masters of Law (LLM) in Paris
9 July 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has launched a new postgraduate law degree for students and law practitioners in Paris, bringing the expertise of Queen Mary’s School of Law to the heart of the French capital.

Scientists discover new clues explaining tendon injury
4 July 2012

Tendon disorders cost the UK economy more than £7bn a year and now scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have identified a vital component of tendons which could help treat them.

QM scientists celebrate Higgs boson discovery
4 July 2012

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London taking part in the ATLAS particle physics experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva are ecstatic about new results released today which confirmed the discovery of a new particle consistent with the Higgs boson.

Public to meet Joseph Merrick for the first time, thanks to replica skeleton
3 July 2012

Almost 150 years after the birth of Joseph Merrick – aka The Elephant Man - an exact replica of his skeleton has been created from digital 3D scans of his fragile remains.

Inflammation display turns up the heat at Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition
3 July 2012

Visitors to this year’s Royal Society Summer Exhibition will get a painful taste of the type of research scientists at Queen Mary, University of London are doing.

New study will treat C-section patients with own blood
2 July 2012

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have received a major new grant to help treat blood loss during caesarean section births.

Professor Richard TrembathQueen Mary joins leading medical group
2 July 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has joined other universities in the Global Medical Excellence Cluster (GMEC), tasked with shaping and delivering cutting-edge research and attracting investment in UK healthcare.

Baba Israel (right) rapping with AfroReggaeMajor grant to create UK cultural festival of young people's ideas
2 July 2012

A consortium of three arts organisations based in London and Manchester has been selected to receive a major grant from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation for the creation of a UK cultural festival of young people's ideas.

Artistic depiction of a scene from the graphical massive multiplayer online game Pardus (www.pardus.at). Image courtesy of Bayer & Szell OG.Online game provides insight into human behaviour
28 June 2012

A scientific analysis of players interacting through a popular online game has provided a unique insight into social mobility and other human behaviours.

A Kid for Two FarthingsQueen Mary events at East End Film Festival
28 June 2012

Queen Mary, University of London is joining the celluloid celebration of the East End Film festival, with two film appreciation events this weekend. The annual six-day showcase celebrating London’s most dynamic quarter is expected to attract an audience of some 30,000 people.

Queen Mary and Warwick join forces in widening participation
28 June 2012

Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Warwick have organised a joint summer school for school students from London and the Coventry and Warwickshire area.

Brett OslerQM student wins £5,000 prize for iPhone app project
27 June 2012

A Computer Science student from Queen Mary, University of London has received a £5,000 prize for his work in developing a smartphone app for leading property website, Rightmove.

Dr Ahmad Waseem led the researchScientists identify new cancer stem cell mechanism
27 June 2012

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have uncovered a link between two genes which shows how stem cells could develop into cancer.

Britain goes bananas for Brazilian artists during London 2012 Festival
27 June 2012

As part of the London 2012 Festival, 30 Brazilian artists are taking over the capital, spending 30 days creating 30 new works of art around the city during the Olympics. Expect to see magnetic bananas on London landmarks, mini performances in Londoners’ homes and artists suspended from trees.

Professor Rüdiger GörnerProfessor Rüdiger Görner awarded Deutsche Sprachpreis 2012
27 June 2012

A professor of German at Queen Mary, University of London has won a major prize for his landmark contributions to German language culture and higher education policies in Germany and Britain.

CyanobacteriaBiological switch paves way for improved biofuel production
26 June 2012

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered a mechanism that controls the way that organisms breathe or photosynthesise, potentially paving the way for improved biofuel production.

Bart's Pathology MuseumQM Pathology Museum inspires unique play
26 June 2012

A play inspired by Bart’s Pathology Museum at Queen Mary, University of London will be performed at the venue on Thursday 5 July.