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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 2012

A 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.

Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine introduces Dance Medicine module for 2013
26 June 2012

Queen Mary, University of London’s Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine has announced the introduction of a new module in Dance Medicine, to commence in January 2013.

Controversial vaccine trial should never have been run in India, researchers say
21 June 2012

Research published today in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine raises further questions about a trial of HPV vaccines in India.

Mother goats do not forget their kids
20 June 2012

Mother goats do not forget the sound of their kids’ voices, even a year after they have been weaned and separated, according to scientists from Queen Mary, University of London.

Dr Gabriel Yvon-DurocherResearch shows the response of the carbon cycle to climate change
20 June 2012

Marine and freshwater environments have the potential to release more carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere in a warmer climate than their land counterparts, scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have found.

Dr Zacharoula Nikolakopoulou, centre, with her PhD supervisors Professors Eric Kenneth Parkinson and Adina Michael-TitusQueen Mary scientist wins prestigious award
20 June 2012

A scientist at Queen Mary, University of London was awarded the title ‘Top New Investigator’ at a recent international meeting for the study of fatty acids and lipids.

Particle accelerator BaBarBaBar data hint at cracks in the standard model
19 June 2012

Recently analysed data from a particle accelerator in the US, known as BaBar, suggests possible flaws in the Standard Model of particle physics – the reigning description of the how the universe works.

Dr Matthew Purver and Dr Stuart BattersbyQM technology spin-out beats 1000 businesses to secure major investment
18 June 2012

A commercial venture and spin-out company of Queen Mary, University of London, has won a highly sought after place on a fast-track programme for young businesses.

International study provides new insights into river health
15 June 2012

A new international study of leaf-litter decomposition in streams aims to narrow the gap between existing methods of monitoring nutrient pollution in stream ecosystems.

Research shows dangerously high levels of salt in kids’ meals
14 June 2012

Children’s meals at some of the UK’s leading pub and fast food chains contain more than a child’s recommended daily salt allowance, research from Queen Mary, University of London has shown.

Dr Sakher AlQahtani developed the London Tooth Atlas for his post-graduate research projectNew technology set to “revolutionise” the identification of disaster victims
14 June 2012

Forensics across the world will be better equipped to identify the age of people who die in natural disasters. Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have developed an online interactive tool which will enable experts to assess people’s teeth and accurately estimate their age.

Student satisfaction at QM rises in latest university guide
14 June 2012

Queen Mary, University of London, has maintained its top 40 position in this year’s Times Good University Guide, with student satisfaction rising by three per cent from 2012.

Professor Costantino PitzalisNew experimental centre for arthritis at QM
12 June 2012

Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London are working to develop better therapies to treat people with arthritis.

Official launch of Alastair Campbell’s new diary held at Queen Mary
11 June 2012

Former Downing Street communications chief, Alastair Campbell is launching of the fourth and final volume of his diaries on 20 June at Queen Mary, University of London.

African Spring debate at Africa Centre London
8 June 2012

Media coverage of Arab Spring protests has exposed government corruption in North Africa, but has overshadowed news of political unrest across the rest of the continent, warns an African politics expert at Queen Mary, University of London.

Xu Xiaoping, Mei Long, Li Weijia, Li Na and Jiong He at Centre of the Cell  © Yuanchao Xue Chinese celebrities pick Queen Mary for ‘Best of London’ visit
6 June 2012

High-profile Chinese celebrities from the worlds of athletics, education and television stopped at Queen Mary, University of London last week as part of a whirlwind tour of London coinciding with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.

Velela! International arts festival Pops Up at Queen Mary
1 June 2012

Some 100 young artists from across the world will descend on Queen Mary, University of London this summer for a performance bonanza, as part of the city’s cultural Olympiad.

Dr Adrian Biddle QM Scientist to develop non-animal models for testing cancer drugs
31 May 2012

Dr Adrian Biddle of Queen Mary, University of London has been awarded a David Sainsbury Fellowship from the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) for his work in developing a lab test based on human cells to replace the use of mice in testing potential drugs that target cancer cells.

Professor Mike CurtisNew Deputy at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry
31 May 2012

Professor Mike Curtis has been appointed as Deputy Vice-Principal (Health) at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Peers Gather at House of Lords to Recollect the Peace Process for Legal History Project
31 May 2012

Attendees at a reception in the House of Lords heard how an ambitious oral history project hopes to capture the recollections of those involved in bringing peace to Northern Ireland.

The €1.1m project, Peace Process: Layers of Meaning, is led by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, in association with Trinity College Dublin and Dundalk Institute of Technology.

Dr Lou MetherellScientists discover gene which causes rare disease in babies
30 May 2012

A rare disease which often first presents in newborn babies has been traced to a novel genetic defect, scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have found.

Lord Peter Hennessy and James Johns, Director of Strategy, Public Sector at HPMile End Group funding passes half-a-million
30 May 2012

The Mile End Group – the forum for political debate at Queen Mary, University of London– has announced that funding from a major sponsor has now surpassed £500,000.

Centre of the Cell - QM's science education facilityQueen Mary signs manifesto for public engagement
30 May 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has signed the National Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) manifesto for public engagement, cementing the College's belief that "universities and research institutes have a major responsibility to society through their public engagement, and that they have much to gain in return". The move comes in the same year that the College launches its own Centre for Public Engagement and re-affirms a long-standing, on-going commitment to sharing knowledge and engaging with local communities that has been at the heart of the College’s ethos since its inception.

New £3.5m supercomputing investment set to boost small London businesses
23 May 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has joined three other top universities to invest in a new £3.5m supercomputing hub to power growth and innovation in London and the Midlands.

Days of 'one-size-fits-all' cloud contracts are numbered, report finds
23 May 2012

Combined legal and market factors may force online companies to offer more flexible contract terms, suggests new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

Start Ups join Stand Ups at new QM comedy night
23 May 2012

East London comedian, Marc Burrows, will join young local business brains at a unique evening of entertainment at Queen Mary, University of London on Thursday 31 May.

Queen Mary opens the doors to state of the art studios for Digital Shoreditch Festival
22 May 2012

Queen Mary, University of London is inviting members of the public to tour their state of the art digital music research studios as part of the Digital Shoreditch Festival this week (25-27 May).

Medical school rises through the ranks
22 May 2012

The latest university rankings reveal that Barts and The London Medical School has shot up 11 places to rank seventh nationally, and second in London.

QM Drama students meet HRH the Princess Royal at the opening of ArtsTwo QM features highly in Guardian league table – Drama ranked first in UK
22 May 2012

Drama at Queen Mary, University of London is ranked first in the UK in the Guardian’s University Guide 2013, rising eight places from last year’s table.

Professor Ray BonnettQueen Mary academic awarded Royal Society of Chemistry prize
21 May 2012

Professor Ray Bonnett, Emeritus Professor of Organic Chemistry at Queen Mary, University of London, will receive the 2012 George and Christine Sosnovsky Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

Queen Mary hosts Salters’ Festival of Chemistry 2012
21 May 2012

92 students from 23 schools in the East End of London will enjoy an interesting fun-filled day of chemistry at the Salters' Festival of Chemistry to be held at Queen Mary, University of London on Wednesday 23rd May 2012. Each school will be represented by a team of four 11-13 year olds.

Professor Áine McKnightQueen Mary research takes top prize
21 May 2012

HIV research carried out by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London has been awarded a top prize by scientific publishers BioMed Central.

Weight in pregnancy best controlled by diet, study shows
18 May 2012

Pregnant women, including those who are obese or overweight, should be encouraged to minimise weight gain through diet, according to major new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

Dr Proulx and family with Mandeville, the Paralympic mascotQueen Mary lecturer to carry flame at London Paralympics
17 May 2012

The organisers of the 2012 London Paralympics have announced that a Queen Mary lecturer will help carry the flame in the 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay.

Photo of zebrafish taken by Ray Crundwell at Queen Mary.Zebrafish could hold the key to understanding psychiatric disorders
17 May 2012

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have shown that zebrafish could be used to study the underlying causes of psychiatric disorders.

Students from winning halls, Maurice Court and Lynden House Students save enough energy to make 1.5 million cups of tea
17 May 2012

A student campaign to cut energy waste at Queen Mary, University of London, ended this week with two halls of residence crowned energy-saving champions. The winners stopped eight tonnes of environmentally-harmful CO2 from entering the atmosphere.

Professor Atholl JohnstonQueen Mary academic to advise government on drugs and driving
16 May 2012

An academic from Queen Mary, University of London has been chosen to be part of a panel set up to give advice to the government about the influences of drugs on driving.

Professor Sussan NoursharghQueen Mary academic is awarded prestigious Fellowship
11 May 2012

Professor Sussan Nourshargh from Queen Mary, University of London has been awarded a prestigious Fellowship at the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Patient helps fund revolutionary motor neurone disease research
10 May 2012

A 50 year old motor neurone disease patient will today launch a groundbreaking research project in East London after raising more than £100,000 to pay for it.

Legislation to ban burqa is liberal overkill, researchers claim
10 May 2012

Banning and criminalising the Muslim face veil tests the very foundations of modern liberal society, warn researchers from Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Sussex.

Primary cilia Scientists discover new inflammatory target
9 May 2012

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have found a new therapeutic target to combat inflammation.

VISTA infrared image of the globular star cluster Messier 55VISTA views a vast ball of stars
9 May 2012

A new image from the VISTA infrared survey telescope has revealed some of the oldest stars in the Universe, crowded together like a swarm of bees.

ZebrafishBetter housing conditions for zebra fish could improve research results
3 May 2012

Changing the conditions that zebrafish are kept in could have an impact on their behaviour in animal studies and the reliability of results, according to scientists from Queen Mary, University of London.

Freezing liquids help to predict properties of prime numbers
2 May 2012

The same freezing which is responsible for transforming liquids into glasses can help to predict some patterns observed in prime numbers, according to a team of scientists from Queen Mary, University of London and Bristol University.

Newborns should be screened for heart defects, study shows
2 May 2012

There is now overwhelming evidence that all newborn babies should be offered screening for heart defects at birth, according to a major new study published online in The Lancet.

City Hall London copyright Mayoral election app finds London’s Tory voters are social liberals
30 April 2012

Most Londoners - including Boris supporters - see themselves as social liberals, according to the findings of a new online tool designed to help voters compare their political positions to those of the mayoral candidates.

Professor Allyson PollockNew health legislation will have “severe implications” for population data, warns expert
27 April 2012

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 will have “severe implications” for collecting and monitoring data about the health needs of the population in England, warns a Queen Mary expert today.

Delivering skills to capture local voices of the Irish Peace Process
27 April 2012

Teachers, students and community leaders from Northern Ireland and Irish border counties learnt how to record the stories of their past and sometimes troubled histories during a visit to Queen Mary, University of London last week.

Adesua Obetoh and Torita Aguba at the Entrepreneurs' Awards Evening2012 QM Student Entrepreneurs’ Showcase and Awards
26 April 2012

A Caribbean-inspired clothing line, unique student magazines and a low-fat frozen dessert are just some of the student-led business ideas to be rewarded by Queen Mary, University of London this week.

Lincoln's Inn FieldsQM first UK university to offer degree in Insurance Law
25 April 2012

With London’s insurance business heading a global industry that emerged strongly from the recent financial crisis, Queen Mary, University of London, has become the first UK university to offer a postgraduate degree in Insurance Law.

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/QMUL Cassini sees new objects blazing trails in Saturn ring
24 April 2012

Queen Mary scientists working with images from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft have discovered strange half-mile-sized objects punching through parts of Saturn’s F ring, leaving glittering trails behind them.

The proposed tidal power installationQueen Mary academic shortlisted for Shell Springboard Award
24 April 2012

A company set up by a Queen Mary academic has been shortlisted for a Shell Springboard award, for its work on developing equipment to harness and exploit tidal energy.

What role is there for women in New Localism?
24 April 2012

‘New Localism: What’s the role for women?’ is a free seminar to be held at Queen Mary, University of London on Wednesday 2 May. Speakers will debate the Government’s controversial move to make more planning and environmental decisions at a local level, then ask how this move will affect women.

House of Lords - Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament Queen Mary Law students submit evidence on House of Lords reform to Parliamentary Committee
23 April 2012

Six law students at Queen Mary have joined academics, MPs and democracy campaigners in presenting evidence to the body scrutinising plans for a major reform of the House of Lords.

Members of QM SIFE at the SIFE UK National Competition 2012 QM students awarded for enterprising volunteer work in national competition
23 April 2012

Students from Queen Mary, University of London have taken part in a national competition to celebrate their enterprising volunteer work, which has directly helped 300 Tower Hamlets residents.

All-white juries in parts of the US convict black defendants more, study finds
20 April 2012

Black defendants in Florida, USA have been convicted 16 per cent more often than white defendants, a gap almost closed when at least one jury member was black, according to a study from Queen Mary, University of London, Duke University, North Carolina and Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg. 

Queen Mary Principal Professor Simon Gaskell and Ana Botin, Santander CEOHead of Santander meets students and academics at Queen Mary, University of London
19 April 2012

In a round table organized by Queen Mary, University of London, the head of Santander UK discussed with members of the university community the important role universities play to educate students into entrepreneurship, developing new ideas that will eventually become successful businesses.

The geoprofile produced from analysis of murder sites attributed to Jack the Ripper in the East End of London in 1888From Jack the Ripper to epidemiology and ecology
17 April 2012

A technique traditionally used by criminologists to track down the home base of serial criminals could be applied more broadly to conservation biology and epidemiology, according to scientists from Queen Mary, University of London.

Study hints at why gums suffer with age
17 April 2012

New research from Queen Mary, University of London in collaboration with research groups in the USA sheds light on why gum disease can become more common with old age.

Queen Mary becomes a ‘Fairtrade University’
17 April 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has acquired Fairtrade status, having successfully demonstrated to The Fairtrade Foundation that it meets all the Fairtrade goals: they include a commitment to making Fairtrade products available on campus, using Fairtrade foods in all campus eateries, and increasing understanding and awareness of Fairtrade. The development comes thanks to the joint commitment of the Students' Union and the University's staff.

Ben Hammersley (photo credit: Eneas De Troya)Wired editor and Tech City ambassador Ben Hammersley comes to Queen Mary
16 April 2012

The UK Prime Minister’s Ambassador to East London Tech City - Europe’s fastest-growing digital business hub - speaks at Queen Mary, University of London on Monday 23 April.

Online app maps voters’ political positions in mayoral elections
16 April 2012

Londoners can find out which mayoral candidate they are politically-aligned to with a new online tool developed by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London and the London School of Economics.

What price privacy? New app aims to discover how your phone uses your personal data
15 April 2012

Today sees the launch of a new research project which aims to find out how people value the personal information held on their android smartphones.

Professor Malcolm AlisonStem cell biologist receives major pathology award
13 April 2012

Professor Malcolm Alison of Queen Mary, University of London, has been awarded the 2012 Doniach Lectureship - the senior award of the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

Professor Colin Blakemore © Azimuth, 2012Colin Blakemore to receive Lord Brain Memorial Medal 2012
12 April 2012

Professor Colin Blakemore of the University of Oxford and University of Warwick will be awarded the Lord Brain Memorial Medal 2012 for his significant contribution to neuroscience.

Art exhibition piece by Mike Rijnierse and Jan Trutzschler von FalkensteinInteractive sound art exhibition comes to Mile End
11 April 2012

Queen Mary, University of London is supporting a new exhibition of audio-visual art - from video to electro-mechanical installations - taking place in the Art Pavillion at Mile End Park next week.

New study of economic lifeblood in Welsh rivers
11 April 2012

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London are taking part in a new £3m study into the importance of biodiversity in preserving the quality of Welsh rivers and the many livelihoods that depend upon them.

Professor Trisha GreenhalghApproach to diabetes self-management too narrow, study suggests
10 April 2012

A new study from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London reveals the many difficulties faced by people with diabetes in self-managing their disease.

The Pathology MuseumThe Pathology Museum Spring Seminar Series: Ghosts, body snatchers and Sherlock Holmes
5 April 2012

The Spring Seminar Series at Queen Mary, University of London’s Pathology Museum is set to kick off in April with public lectures on sensational nineteenth-century science, ghosts, Arctic exploration and the history of pioneering Victorian female doctors.

RCUK award Professor Peter McOwan £300k to grow culture of public engagement at Queen Mary, University of London
5 April 2012

Queen Mary’s Professor Peter McOwan is to receive £300,000 over 3 years from Research Councils UK (RCUK). The Vice-Principal for External Relations and Public Engagement has successfully applied for research Catalyst funding, the purpose of which is to embed public engagement with research in UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

Professor Dino DistefanoQM lecturer wins prestigious computer science award
4 April 2012

A lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London has received a prestigious award for his significant research contribution to computer science.

Staff and students of prehospital care programmeScheme for students to train with emergency medical services is a world first
3 April 2012

A group of exceptional medical students are learning how lives can be saved immediately after serious injury, thanks to a training programme at Queen Mary, University of London.

(L-R) Alistair Darling (Former Chancellor); William Keegan (Observer's Senior Economic Commentator); Dr Jon Davis (course convenor)Darling predicts new crisis in Eurozone during Queen Mary class
2 April 2012

The Eurozone is on the cusp of further financial turmoil, warned Former Chancellor Alistair Darling when he lectured students at Queen Mary, University of London last week.

Queen Mary Olympic projects celebrated at Podium Awards
30 March 2012

Two Olympic-themed projects at Queen Mary, University of London, have been recognised in an official celebration of UK universities’ contribution to the 2012 Games.

© Mike Read (WFAU), UKIDSS/GPS and VVVMilky Way image reveals detail of a billion stars
29 March 2012

More than one billion stars in the Milky Way can be seen together in detail for the first time in an image captured by astronomers.

New research reveals alarming levels of salt and fat in Britain’s takeaway pizzas
26 March 2012

New research by Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) at Queen Mary, University of London and the Association of London Environmental Health Managers (ALEHM) for National Salt Awareness Week 2012 reveals massive differences in the salt and fat content between takeaway pizzas and those purchased from supermarkets.

Dr Muy-Teck TehResearch gives hope to detecting cancer in early stages
26 March 2012

Research from Queen Mary, University of London has uncovered the mechanism which causes normal cells to develop into cancer, giving hope in the fight against one of the UK’s biggest killers.

Professor Simon GaskellPopular destination for Indian students Queen Mary, University of London joins Russell Group.
26 March 2012

Queen Mary, University of London – which attracts some of India’s brightest students – has been invited to become a member of the Russell Group of universities.  The invitation is an acknowledgment of Queen Mary’s quality and status as a top-class research-led institution and comes in the same month that Principal, Professor Simon Gaskell embarks on a trip to India where he will meet with College alumni.  Professor Gaskell’s visit, beginning on March 26, will take in Mumbai and Delhi.

Professor Farida FortuneCentre of Excellence for Behçet’s disease awarded to Queen Mary and Barts and the London NHS Trust
23 March 2012

Queen Mary, University of London’s Institute of Dentistry has been named, in partnership with Barts and the London NHS Trust, as the UK’s largest Centre of Excellence for the treatment of Behçet’s disease - a chronic and rare inflammatory disorder.

QM Geographers join regeneration debate with North East MP
23 March 2012

One of the UK’s youngest MPs met Geography students from Queen Mary, University of London this week. Their discussions focused on how the North East of England is coping with the recent economic crisis and government cuts to public services.

Good Food on the Public Plate award winnersQueen Mary awarded for commitment to protect endangered fish
23 March 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has been awarded for upholding a ban on the use of endangered fish species, such as Atlantic cod and haddock, in its catering services.

VISTA stares deep into the cosmos (Credit: UltraVISTA/Terapix/CNRS/CASU)VISTA produces spectacular panoramic view of the distant Universe
21 March 2012

The European Southern Observatory’s VISTA telescope has created the widest deep view of the sky ever made using infrared light.

Mummification documentary with Queen Mary forensic pathologist wins award
21 March 2012

A documentary featuring a leading forensic pathologist based at Queen Mary, University of London has been honoured by the Royal Television Society at its annual celebration of excellence in television programming.

Dr Michael Proulx Study shows vision is necessary for spatial awareness tasks
20 March 2012

People who lose their sight at a later stage in life have a greater spatial awareness than if they were born blind, according to scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

Queen Mary, University of London and University of Warwick announce new strategic partnership
20 March 2012

Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Warwick have announced a strategic partnership which, by combining talent and resources in selected disciplines, aims to ensure that both universities continue to thrive amidst the increasing uncertainty and pressures facing higher education institutions in England. Striking a balance between competition and collaboration the partnership – based on shared philosophy and mutual understanding - will enable Queen Mary and Warwick to retain their individuality whilst achieving common objectives through joint working in teaching, research and recruitment.

Brazilian hip hop producer and activist, Celso Athayde meets Principal GaskellPrincipal meets with Brazilian VIPs during UK culture visit
15 March 2012

Principal Professor Simon Gaskell met with Brazilian VIPs visiting Queen Mary, University of London as part of a major Anglo-Brazilian cultural exchange programme on 8 March.

The Queen Mary Review editorial teamQueen Mary Review: Students launch creative writing journal
15 March 2012

Students from Queen Mary, University of London have created a new journal for the publication of original poetry, fiction and literary journalism by fellow student writers.

New survey launched to explore current and best practice in arbitration process
14 March 2012

The views of lawyers involved in international commercial and investment arbitration are being sought for a new world-wide legal survey from Queen Mary, University London.

Iffat Patel and Dr Julien GautrotQueen Mary researchers take science to Parliament
12 March 2012

Queen Mary, University of London engineers Iffat Patel and Dr Julien Gautrot are attending Parliament on Monday 12 March to present their research to politicians and a panel of expert judges.

World-first blood-clotting research on show at Big Bang 2012
12 March 2012

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London will present their pioneering blood-clotting research at Birmingham’s Big Bang Fair this week.

PXR in isolated human blood vessel cellsProtein discovery could switch off cardiovascular disease
12 March 2012

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Surrey have found a protein inside blood vessels with an ability to protect the body from substances which cause cardiovascular disease.

Rimini Protokoll, Herrmann's Battle (2011). Photo: MuTphoto/Barbara BraunLeverhulme event series to celebrate stage adaptation with stars of modern theatre
12 March 2012

A series of events that explore different approaches to stage adaptation is set to take place at Queen Mary, University of London as part of the College’s London 2012-inspired cultural celebrations.

Queen Mary, University of London to join Russell Group of universities
12 March 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has been invited to become a member of the Russell Group of universities, with effect from August 2012. The invitation to join the Russell Group is an acknowledgment of Queen Mary’s quality and status as a top-class research-led institution. Queen Mary will join the Russell Group alongside fellow new members, the Universities of Durham, York and Exeter.

Professor Allyson PollockHealth reforms will be the end of free care for all, warn experts
9 March 2012

Entitlement to free health services will be curtailed by the Health and Social Care Bill currently before parliament, warn experts today.

HRH the Princess Royal meets students on the Islam in the West MA and course lecturer, Dr Thomas Asbridge Royal visit for official opening of new humanities building
9 March 2012HRH the Princess Royal, the Chancellor of the University of London, officially opened ArtsTwo – the new £21m Humanities building - at Queen Mary, University of London on Friday 9 March.
Launch of new Masters scholarships for students in humanities and socials sciences
8 March 2012

Queen Mary, University of London is launching a major fundraising appeal to raise £200,000 in scholarships for Masters’ students in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Fallow DeerQM research scientist is SET to exhibit at the House of Commons
6 March 2012

Dr Ben Pitcher from Queen Mary’s School of Biological and Chemical Sciences has been invited to exhibit his research at the SET for Britain Exhibition 2012 at the House of Commons on 12 March 2012.

Louisiana red swamp crayfishCarp dominate crayfish in invasive species battleground
6 March 2012

Louisiana red swamp crayfish and common carp are two of the most invasive species on the planet yet how they interact has only recently been revealed by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

'Ghost bike' left as a tribute to a cyclist killed on the roadTrauma study is first to show how cyclists are injured and killed on city streets
5 March 2012

A study by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London and Barts and The London NHS Trust proves that HGVs pose the greatest risk of death and serious injury to cyclists.

Road map provides insight to urbanisation phenomenon
1 March 2012

As the world’s population moves towards urbanisation, an international research team involving Queen Mary, University of London, has begun to unlock the factors driving the growing phenomenon.

© Dr Tom IngsFlight of the bumblebee decoded by mathematicians
1 March 2012

Bumblebees use complex flying patterns to avoid predators according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

Blood pressure genes discovery tops cardiovascular and stroke research in 2011
29 February 2012

The American Heart Association/Stroke Association has named research co-led by Queen Mary, University of London in their top 10 advances in cardiovascular and stroke research for 2011.

Can you keep up with the dance music that accelerates forever?
27 February 2012

A scientist from Queen Mary has produced a dance track that sounds like it is accelerating forever.

Professor Simon GaskellQueen Mary’s Principal appointed Treasurer to Universities UK
22 February 2012

Queen Mary, University of London’s Principal, Professor Simon Gaskell, has been appointed to the post of Treasurer for Universities UK - the representative organisation for UK universities.

Goat kids develop accents
16 February 2012

The ability to change vocal sounds (vocal plasticity) and develop an accent is potentially far more widespread in mammals than previously believed, according to new research on goats from Queen Mary, University of London.

Modern health mapping shows how poverty and ill health persist over 100 years
16 February 2012

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London are aiming to improve the health of Londoners by combining a century-old mapping technique with up-to-the-minute technology.

Queen Mary announces plans for visionary new Graduate Centre
15 February 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has announced plans for a visionary £36m Graduate Centre at its Mile End campus, to coincide with a 125th anniversary celebration for the College this year.

Professor Geraldine Van Beuren and Professor Lisa Jardine CBEQueen Mary academics appointed Masters of the Bench by Middle Temple
15 February 2012

Two professors from Queen Mary, University of London have been appointed as Masters of the Bench by The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple. Middle Temple is one of four Inns of Court which has the exclusive right to Call people to the Bar - qualifying barristers to argue in court on behalf of clients.

Queen Mary wins second award for GE Fogg building
15 February 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has been Highly Commended for its Fogg Building - based on the College’s Mile End campus - in the Chartered Institute of Buildings Services Engineers, (CIBSE) Building Performance Awards 2012. 

A bumblebee and honeybee © A. JaithirthaBumblebees get by with a little help from their honeybee rivals
14 February 2012

Bumblebees can use cues from their rivals the honeybees to learn where the best food resources are, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

Violent radicalisation better tackled with public health measures, say researchers
14 February 2012

With a growing number of terrorist attacks being committed by ‘home-grown’ radicals, researchers at Queen Mary, University of London are proposing a totally new approach to preventing terrorism.

Decoding the molecular machine behind E.coli and cholera
10 February 2012

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered the workings behind some of the bacteria that kill hundreds of thousands every year, possibly paving the way for new antibiotics that could treat infections more effectively.

Fighting crimes against biodiversity: how to catch a killer weed
10 February 2012

Invasive species which have the potential to destroy biodiversity and influence global change could be tracked and controlled in the same way as wanted criminals, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

Putting the magic into maths
10 February 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has developed a new educational resource for teachers to help students use amazing magic tricks to learn about maths.

Professor Rod FlowerClarity needed on use of chemical weapons, says report
7 February 2012

A report examining the role of neuroscience research in military and civilian law enforcement contexts, led by a Queen Mary, University of London academic, has called on the government to provide clarity on the use of chemical weapons.

Sir Ross CranstonJudges, politics and the state: Sir Ross Cranston to speak at QM
7 February 2012

High Court judge and former Labour politician, Sir Ross Cranston will speak on the role of the judiciary at Queen Mary, University of London, on 1 March 2012.

A dubstep remix competition... for robots
6 February 2012

Queen Mary, University of London is launching a music competition which will see music made by computers, judged by computers, to celebrate the SuperCollider Symposium 2012.

Professor Simon SchamaSchama headlines season celebrating new home for History at Queen Mary
6 February 2012

TV historian Simon Schama and award-winning poet Ruth Padel are among the stellar names speaking at a spring season of events hosted at Queen Mary, University of London. 

Professor Leo DunkelProfessor leads development in hormonal disorder research
3 February 2012

Queen Mary, University of London is leading the UK’s part in a European-wide collaboration which has been given the green light to accelerate scientific discovery in hormonal disorders.

New research will investigate role of hygiene in infant growth
3 February 2012

Dr Andrew Prendergast, Senior Clinical Lecturer in paediatric infection and immunity at Queen Mary, University of London, has been awarded a Fellowship by the Wellcome Trust to study the effect of improved sanitation on the health of infants in developing countries.

© Number10 (L-R: Ben Draper, Michelle Clement, Jon Boulton, Prime Minister, Jak Brown, Dr Jon Davis, James Jinks)Students re-write history on the Number 10 website
2 February 2012

Prime Minister David Cameron met with a select group of history students from Queen Mary, University of London to thank them for revamping the history section of the Number 10 website.

Mending Broken Hearts at Queen Mary this Valentine’s Day
1 February 2012

Queen Mary, University of London will be offering something a little different this Valentine’s Day- an exclusive event that asks the question poets, lovers and singletons have been musing for centuries: can you die from a broken heart?

Proposed EU Data Protection laws unlikely to promote cloud computing, warns Professor Millard
1 February 2012

The European Commission's draft Data Protection Regulation is intended to be ‘cloud friendly’. Will it work?

Professor Christopher Millard, leader of the Cloud Legal Project at Queen Mary, University of London, gives his views.

Dr Tyson SharpCutting off the oxygen supply to serious diseases
30 January 2012

A new family of proteins which regulate the human body’s ‘hypoxic response’ to low levels of oxygen has been discovered by scientists at Barts Cancer Institute at Queen Mary, University of London and The University of Nottingham.

Queen Mary’s researcher development programme scoops EU Commission award
30 January 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has been recognised for its programme to support research staff and their career development, with a prestigious award from the European Commission.

City bonuses are matter of bad business practice, says Professor Harney
27 January 2012

Following news that Stephen Hester, CEO for Royal Bank of Scotland, has netted an annual bonus of nearly £1m, Professor Stefano Harney, Chair in Strategy, Culture, and Society at Queen Mary, University of London makes the following comments on the City bonus culture:

Professor Allyson PollockControversial bill would end right to comprehensive health care, say academics
26 January 2012

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and public interest lawyers have made a detailed legal and policy analysis of the Government’s controversial Health and Social Care Bill.

Project to reveal hidden pioneers of modern medicine
26 January 2012

Testimonies of the ‘unsung heroes’ of modern medicine will be captured in the largest medical history project of its kind at Queen Mary, University of London, thanks to a £1.4m Strategic Award in the History of Medicine from the Wellcome Trust.

Musicians, artists and scientists collide at the SuperCollider Conference 2012
25 January 2012

Musicians, artists, computer scientists and coders will be brought together in April for a festival exploring work with the SuperCollider audio programming environment.

Learning Matters: Queen Mary’s dynamic new online journal reveals what makes an outstanding university teacher, and more….
25 January 2012

University students value inspiration, encouragement, support and humour over subject or method-related concepts when nominating excellent teachers, reveals a study by staff at Queen Mary, University of London.   2051 comments contained in the nomination statements made by Queen Mary students for its Excellence in Teaching Awards were analysed at both Institutional and Faculty level, focusing on the traits, skills and approaches that students identify as being ‘excellent’. The study: “What makes an outstanding university teacher”, recommends that those skills, traits and approaches which students value should be looked at in appraisal and promotion schemes for university teaching staff, and is among just some of the content of a dynamic new online journal being launched for the academic community by Queen Mary: Learning Matters.

Vicious Venoms and Poisonous Parasites at Centre of the Cell
24 January 2012

The exciting workshop ‘Vicious Venoms and Poisonous Parasites’ will take place during the February school half-term holidays at Queen Mary, University of London’s unique science education centre, Centre of the Cell.

Naked Mole Rat © Chris FaulkesNaked mole-rat secrets laid bare at annual odour lecture
20 January 2012

A double lecture on the way naked mole-rats and leaf cutting ants use smells to ‘talk’ was held at Queen Mary, University of London last week in front of Britain’s leading experts in the flavour and perfume industries.

Close-up of Tragopogon miscellus inflorescence‘Rules’ may govern genome evolution in a young plant species
20 January 2012

Rapid genome evolution can occur in predictable patterns, an international team of scientists has found whilst researching young plant species. The discovery – published online in Current Biology 19 January 2012 – provides new evidence for predetermined pathways in evolution.

Visit www.thinkingwriting.qmul.ac.uk/wishees New website launched to help students transfer from school to university and employment
19 January 2012

A new website designed to help students make the transition between school, university and employment is launched today, by Queen Mary, University of London's Thinking Writing team.

Ecologists gain insight into the likely consequences of global warming
19 January 2012

A new insight into the impact that warmer temperatures could have across the world has been uncovered by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

Ball-and-stick model of the trimethylamine molecule, N(CH3)3Recommendations made for genetic testing for Trimethylaminuria
19 January 2012

Recommendations for genetic testing of an inherited disorder known as trimethylaminuria or ‘fish odour syndrome’ have been produced by researchers including Professor Ian Phillips from Queen Mary, University of London.

Professor David KelsellHigh risk oesophageal cancer gene discovered
19 January 2012

New research from Queen Mary, University of London has uncovered a gene which plays a key role in the development of oesophageal cancer (cancer of the gullet).

Dr Stuart Battersby, Co-founder and CTO of Chatterbox AnalyticsQM entrepreneurs visit Downing Street for high-level technology talks
17 January 2012

The founders of a Queen Mary, University of London spin-out company joined the country’s leading technology experts at 10 Downing Street last week to discuss start-ups, sentiment detection and supercomputers.

Dr Thomas AsbridgeThe Crusades, Dr Thomas Asbridge's landmark series, to air on BBC2
17 January 2012

Dr Thomas Asbridge, of Queen Mary, University of London, will present The Crusades, a new three-part series tracing the history of the 200-year war between Christians and Muslims for control of the Holy Land. The first episode will air on BBC Two and BBC HD at 9.30pm on Wednesday 18 January.

Queen Mary’s third annual MS Research Day to be held at Westminster
16 January 2012

Queen Mary, University of London’s Neuroimmunology Group will be hosting their third annual Multiple Sclerosis Research Day on Saturday 28 January at the Church House Conference Centre, Westminster.

Cell ‘battery’ found to play central role in neurodegenerative disease
16 January 2012

A devastating neurodegenerative disease that first appears in toddlers just as they are beginning to walk has been traced to defects in mitochondria, the ‘batteries’ or energy-producing power plants of cells.

Queen Mary's Professor Laurie Cuthbert (centre) accepts the New Horizons award from Angus Barclay, General Manager Europe for Cathay Pacific (centre left) and Douglas Flint, Group Chairman of HSBC (centre right) at the Cathay Pacific China Business AwardsQueen Mary wins Cathay Pacific's New Horizons Award at the Cathay Pacific China Business Awards
16 January 2012

Queen Mary, University of London was named the winner of the New Horizons category in the Cathay Pacific China Business Awards 2011 – a prestigious awards scheme designed to acknowledge and celebrate UK business dynamism and success in Hong Kong and China - which took place at London’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Friday 13 January 2012.

Researchers at Queen Mary have measured the mechanical properties of small sections of limpet teethLimpets are the ultimate composite engineers
12 January 2012

Limpets - small aquatic snail-like creatures found abundantly on rocky shores - are the ultimate composite engineers, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

Omega-3 fatty acids could prevent and treat nerve damage, research suggests
11 January 2012

Research from Queen Mary, University of London suggests that omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, have the potential to protect nerves from injury and help them to regenerate.

Dr Michelle LockleyCancer Research UK invests in Queen Mary ovarian cancer expert
9 January 2012

A Queen Mary, University of London scientist has received a prestigious Cancer Research UK Clinical Scientist Fellowship – one of four awarded to UK clinical investigators.

A street sign in the Brick Lane area, with Bengali translationQueen Mary to host East End migration research night
9 January 2012

The Centre for the Study of Migration at Queen Mary, University of London, will be hosting a night of talks on migration to East London on Wednesday 18 January.

Prestigious UN award for honorary Queen Mary professor’s HIV care project
5 January 2012

An honorary professor at Queen Mary, University of London, has received a prestigious award from the United Nations for his project to improve HIV treatment in South East Asia.

Arts Two, Queen Mary's humanities buildingMajor grants from Leverhulme Trust for Queen Mary
5 January 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has been awarded almost £600,000 by the Leverhulme Trust in its latest round of Major Research Fellowships.

Research proving link between virus and MS could point the way to treatment and prevention
4 January 2012

A new study from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London shows how a particular virus tricks the immune system into triggering inflammation and nerve cell damage in the brain, which is known to cause MS.

Queen Mary’s Professor Ursula Martin awarded CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List
3 January 2012

One of Queen Mary’s distinguished professors has been awarded a CBE for ‘services to computer science’ in the Queen’s New Year Honours List. 

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