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News story: Year on year rise in student applications repeated for 2014
23 December 2013

Applications to study at Queen Mary University of London are up almost 14 per cent this year, according to the latest statistics released by Ucas.

Computer simulation of pterosaurs News story: Analysis of extinct fossils reveals flying reptiles did not float like birds
20 December 2013

The extinct flying reptiles, pterosaurs, likely spent little time on water, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.

News story: Queen Mary student top 3 ‘brightest and best’ in the UK
20 December 2013

A second year English and European Law undergraduate from Queen Mary University of London reached the final of a competition to find the UK’s best and brightest students.

The primary cilia were grown on micro-grooves 10 micrometres in size. News story: Scientists find a groovy way to influence specialisation of stem cells
18 December 2013

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have shown for the first time that the specialised role stem cells go on to perform is controlled by primary cilia –tiny hair-like structures protruding from a cell.

Credit: Aldebaran Robotics News story: Using robots to reach out to isolated people
17 December 2013

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London are taking part in a major new project looking at how cutting-edge robotics can enable people to participate in public spaces, as a place to meet and share ideas without being there in person.

Ben Burns and Prof Jonathan Pitts (centre left and right) from Actual Experience accepting the award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the UK IT Industry Awards. News story: Double success for Queen Mary spinout making the Internet better for everyone
17 December 2013

Technology company, Actual Experience, which  works with consumers and business to improve the experience of their IT, has achieved a double success, completing a £4m financing round with one of Europe's largest investment managers and winning another prestigious industry award for innovation.

News story: Call for children’s charities, ISPs and the adult industry to work together to protect kids from online porn
13 December 2013

Children’s charities, parental support organisations, members of the UK’s and US adult industry and major internet service providers  (ISPs) have committed to work together to ensure that better measures are introduced to help prevent youngsters being able to access hardcore pornography online.

copyright Dr Elizabeth Clare News story: Stealth manoeuvre allows nectar bats to target insect prey
12 December 2013

A nectar-feeding bat that was thought to eat insects in passing has been discovered to target its moving prey with stealth precision, according to new research by a scientist at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Drug cuts breast cancer cases by more than 50 per cent in high risk women
12 December 2013

Taking the breast cancer drug anastrozole for five years reduced the chances of post-menopausal women at high risk of breast cancer developing the disease by 53 per cent compared with women who took a placebo, according to a study published in the Lancet today.

Photo credit: Theron Trowbridge Audio: 3D films just a fad or here to stay?
11 December 2013

3D movies have seen a resurgence in popularity over recent years with the release of Avatar and Gravity, but is this just a passing phase or is the future bright?

News story: Guardian University Awards shortlists student work experience project
11 December 2013

A Queen Mary University of London work experience scheme that supports its students and East End charities has been shortlisted in the Guardian University Awards 2014.

Audio: A guide to interviewing
11 December 2013

Professor Sean Mcconville and Dr Anna Bryson have written a guide book on interviewing. The pair have extensive experience of conducting interviews with people from all walks of life from political offenders to homemakers who have been involved in the Irish Peace Process.

Eric Heinze, Professor of Law Blog: Rights against democracy - recalling International Human Rights Day
10 December 2013

The 10 December is International Human Rights Day, an event first celebrated 65 years ago. In this blog post, Professor of Law, Eric Heinze gives an insightful look into how human 'rights' have progressed over the centuries.

News story: £1.1m grant to boost English language skills among refugees and asylum seekers
10 December 2013

A project spearheaded by a Queen Mary University of London Phd student has been awarded a £1.1m grant to work with refugees, migrants and asylum seekers to learn English and integrate within their new homes.

News story: HAPPY London: Londoners needed for heart attack prevention study
9 December 2013

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London are conducting a study looking to prevent heart attacks through personalised online advice on how to improve your health and lifestyle.

Audio: Hollywood and the Americanization of British Audiences
9 December 2013

In this new book, Dr Glancy explores the impact and influence that Hollywood films have had in Britain, and the extent to which their American qualities have been regarded as appealing or alienating.  

Blog: Turner Prize: What can cognitive scientists tell us about art?
6 December 2013How do people make sense of Tuner Prize nominee Tino Sehgal's These Associations? And what can cognitive scientists learn from the way they do it?
Photo credit: Archives de la Ville de Montreal Audio: Dr Clive Gabay on the lasting legacy of Nelson Mandela
6 December 2013

Nelson Mandela, the South African icon of Anti-Apartheid has died aged 95. Here Dr Clive Gabay, lecturer in politics, talks to Sam Philpott about his lasting legacy.

New findings could tackle over-diagnosis and over-treatment of breast cancer
3 December 2013

New research from Queen Mary University of London has revealed, for the first time, the molecule αvβ6 (alpha v beta 6) could tell doctors which cases of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS), a condition where non-invasive cancerous cells are contained within the milk ducts of the breast, are most likely to develop into early ‘invasive’ breast cancer.

Professor Seif Shaheen News story: From Whitechapel to Westminster: Queen Mary takes part in ‘Week in Westminster’ scheme
2 December 2013

Professor Seif Shaheen from Queen Mary University of London will be taking time out from his research as an epidemiologist to venture into the world of politics. 

News story: Top tech magazine shortlists creative QM app for gadget award
28 November 2013

An app created by researchers at Queen Mary University of London, which transforms photographs of drawings into music, has reached the Creative App of the Year shortlist at the Stuff Gadget Awards 2013.

News story: Study underway to develop personalised treatments for psoriasis
27 November 2013

Queen Mary University of London is working to create a new test which helps pinpoint the most effective treatment to tackle the skin condition psoriasis – as part of a world-leading partnership between King’s College London, the University of Manchester, Liverpool University and Newcastle University.

The Big Question Lecture at Centre of the Cell: Is HIV still a death sentence?
26 November 2013

To mark this year’s World AIDS Day (1 December), a leading HIV researcher at Queen Mary University of London will explore whether infection by the virus is a death sentence at a ‘Big Question’ lecture in Whitechapel on Tuesday 10 December.

News story: Lord Adonis appointed as visiting professor
26 November 2013

Former minister for schools and transport The Rt Hon. the Lord Adonis has been appointed as Visiting Professor to Queen Mary University of London.

New research centre launched to explore how the mind works
25 November 2013

A new research centre, which will explore the interaction between an individual's mind and the modern social world, will be officially launched at a conference at Queen Mary University of London on 28 November 2013.

Kennedy with former president Harry Truman, courtesy of US National Archives and Records Administration News story: New book on President Kennedy published on 50th anniversary of his death
22 November 2013

The Man, the Myth: Professor Mark White assesses the Kennedy legacy on the 50th anniversary of his death.

Scientists create perfect solution to iron out kinks in surfaces
20 November 2013

A new technique that allows curved surfaces to appear flat to electromagnetic waves has been developed by scientists at Queen Mary University of London. The discovery could hail a step-change in how antennas are tailored to each platform, which could be useful to a number of industries that rely on high performance antennas for reliable and efficient wireless communications.

News story: Study reveals higher levels of control and support at work increases wellbeing
20 November 2013

Research from Queen Mary University of London reveals positive aspects of working life – such as high levels of control at work, good support from supervisors and colleagues, and feeling cared for – support higher levels of wellbeing among Britain’s workers.

Professor Ian WaldenLaw professor joins European Commission panel to increase take-up trust in cloud computing contracts
20 November 2013

Ian Walden, Professor of Information and Communications Law at Queen Mary University of London, has been appointed to a new group set up by the European Commission (EC) to boost consumer trust in cloud computing.

The Ten Bells pub - TV chef Jamie Oliver's great great grandfather was a landlord in the 1880s News story: New walking tour app brings East End history to life
20 November 2013

As BBC 1’s Ripper Street keeps audiences hooked and paid tours sell out across the city, Queen Mary University of London has brought some 300 years of colourful East End history to life through a free smartphone tour app.

From hunger strikes to bombings: new book offers first-hand accounts of 20th-century Irish political prisoners
20 November 2013Irish Political Prisoners 1920-1962: Pilgrimage of Desolation is the second volume of a trilogy by Seán McConville, a professor in Law and Public Policy at Queen Mary University of London.
Professor Sir C.A. Bayly News story: Leading historian joins Queen Mary
20 November 2013

The School of History is pleased to announce that the eminent historian, Professor Sir C.A. Bayly, will be joining the department in September 2014.

News story: Services fail to treat prisoners with schizophrenia – increasing risk of violent reoffending
19 November 2013

New research from Queen Mary University of London shows released prisoners with schizophrenia are three times more likely to be violent than other prisoners, but only if they receive no treatment or follow-up support from mental health services.

Canary Wharf skylineNew study shows philanthropic side to Canary Wharf has helped improve the lives of east Londoners
18 November 2013

Contrary to the public perception of corporate ‘fat cats’, multinationals at Canary Wharf have embraced a culture of social responsibility, investing heavily in east London community projects since moving to the Docklands 20 years ago, finds a new study from Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Lord Mayor’s award for Computer Science student
12 November 2013

A Queen Mary University of London student has received a scholarship from the Lord Mayor of London, under a pioneering programme aimed at helping students through university in the capital.

News story: Conference explores British anxieties on the eve of the Great War
11 November 2013

The first in a five-year series of events to run at Queen Mary University of London in commemoration of the centenary of World War One will be hosted from 14-15 November.

Big beats bolster solar cell efficiency
6 November 2013

Playing pop and rock music improves the performance of solar cells, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London.

Free legal advice offer to Tech City
6 November 2013

A new free legal advice service has been launched for east London digital companies by Queen Mary University of London as part of National Pro Bono Week. (4-8 Nov).

News story: Queen Mary becomes newest member of Research Libraries UK
6 November 2013

Research Libraries UK (RLUK) – which represents 34 of the leading research libraries in the UK and Ireland – has welcomed Queen Mary University of London as its latest member.

News story: Queen Mary shares £100 million boost for environmental science
5 November 2013Researchers from Queen Mary University of London will contribute to the training of the next generation of environmental scientists through a new London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), which involves nine London institutions.  
Infection experts to battle it out in I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here!
5 November 2013

Biochemistry lecturer Dr Mark Roberts will fight fierce competition from the world of infection research, as he aims to become the next Queen Mary University of London winner of popular science competition I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here!

International trauma project set to reduce fatalities
4 November 2013

Several of the world’s most renowned trauma teams, including Queen Mary University of London in partnership with The Royal London Hospital, are embarking on an extensive five-year project to investigate abnormal bleeding in trauma patients.

Mayor Boris Johnson announcing the new London Living Wage rate: Photo credit: Chris JepsonReport shows living wage campaign has helped put millions of pounds into pockets of low paid workers
4 November 2013

New research from Professor Jane Wills of Queen Mary University of London has found that in the two years since the Living Wage Foundation launched they have won the living wage for 23,000 workers, and put £49m into the pockets of low-income families.

Whitechapel's medical landmarks - The Royal London Hospital old and new, QM's Blizard Institute and Centre of the Cell News story: Murder, maladies and medical miracles: Whitechapel’s hospital history remembered in new walking tour
31 October 2013

Centre of the Cell at Queen Mary University of London - the first science education centre in the world to be located within working biomedical laboratories - has teamed up with a top London tour guide to host an evening walking tour celebrating the East End’s medical history.

Queen Mary takes part in popular Bangla festival
29 October 2013

A Bangladeshi interpretation of Alice in Wonderland and a new take on an Oscar Wilde classic are among the performances and events to be held at Queen Mary University of London, as it contributes to ‘A Season of Bangla Drama’ for the first time.

News story: Queen Mary partners with Pakistan's Lahore College for Women
29 October 2013

Queen Mary University of London and Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) have signed a new agreement to promote women’s higher education in Pakistan, through joint activities and programmes in the fields of Linguistics and English Language Teaching.

Study shows putting aggressive cancer on a starvation diet slows tumour growth
28 October 2013

Starving cancer cells of a key amino acid slows down their ability to grow and multiply, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London, announced today at the World Conference on Lung Cancer.

Former British Prime Minister makes rare UK appearance to mark 100th meeting of Mile End Group
28 October 2013

Speaking to the Mile End Group at Queen Mary University of London this morning (Monday 28 October), former Prime Minister Tony Blair spoke of the need for governments to modernise and adapt to a rapidly changing world.

News story: Law academic awarded prestigious fellowship
27 October 2013

Queen Mary law academic, Dr Maksymilian Del Mar has been awarded a prestigious legal fellowship.

News story: Could inflation bite back, new book asks
27 October 2013

In her new book Professor Brigitte Granville warns governments not to think of inflation as yesterday’s problem. Present unsustainable levels of public debt could end up leading to high inflation – especially in the Eurozone.

News story: Work of controversial Victorian East End novelist Arthur Morrison to be explored at conference
27 October 2013

A conference to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the controversial Victorian author Arthur Morrison is being held at Queen Mary University of London on 2 November 2013.

News story: Groundbreaking conference on British TV and film stardom to be held at Queen Mary
25 October 2013

British stardom is on the ascendency with many actors gaining critical acclaim starring in hit US television series and Hollywood blockbusters.

Maria Delgado with the director Pedro Almodóvar and actress Penélope Cruz News story: QM professor recognised with double award success
25 October 2013

Maria Delgado, a Professor of Theatre & Screen Arts in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, has been recognised with not one but two prestigious international awards.

Robert Engle (second left) with President George W. Bush and fellow Nobel Laureates News story: Nobel Laureate in Economics to speak at international conference on Recent Advances in Commodity Markets
25 October 2013

A panel of distinguished practitioners, including Robert Greer who founded the first investable commodity index and Robert Engle, a leading US finance expert and the joint winner of the 2003 Nobel Laureate prize in Economics, will be guest speakers at the UK’s most prominent commodity market conference to be held next month.

Study finds money encourages patients with severe mental illness to take their medication regularly
22 October 2013

New research led by Queen Mary University of London reveals offering modest financial incentives to patients with psychotic disorders is an effective method for improving adherence to antipsychotic treatment.

News story: Queen Mary historian teams up with BBC to uncover London’s war stories
17 October 2013

A Queen Mary University of London historian is among a group of UK researchers chosen to join a BBC project telling the forgotten personal stories of the First World War.

News story: Event for women coders, artists and innovators explores open technologies
15 October 2013

Queen Mary University of London is set to host an international conference for women interested in using open technologies in digital arts, social innovation and creative industries.

Focal adhesions and actin News story: Spinning-disk microscope offers window into the centre of a cell
10 October 2013

A new method of imaging cells is allowing scientists to see tiny structures inside the ‘control centre’ of the cell for the first time.

Nobel Prize in Physics awarded for Higgs boson theory
9 October 2013

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London welcome the announcement and congratulate Peter Higgs and François Englert, who have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 for the theory of how particles acquire mass.  

QM researcher explains aircraft noise and heart disease discovery
9 October 2013

Exposure to high levels of aircraft noise is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, find two studies published on bmj.com today, accompanied by an editorial by Queen Mary University of London’s Professor Stephen Stansfeld.

News story: QM alumnus and entrepreneur pilots new tagging marketing business on campus
9 October 2013

A Queen Mary University of London alumnus has received funding for his fledgling tagging marketing business venture in a new government-backed scheme chaired by the former Dragon’s Den investor James Caan.

News story: Law professor turns to theatre to highlight the human rights abuses committed by global businesses
9 October 2013

A series of thought-provoking plays, aimed at raising the awareness of the controversial issue of human abuses carried out by international businesses working in developing countries, will be premiered across the UK.

XYZ prototype News story: Queen Mary student wins silver in Dragon’s Den for young entrepreneurs
8 October 2013

A student from Queen Mary University of London’s Design and Innovation programme has won a prize of £3,000 at the annual Innovation Hothouse competition, which showcases the very best in final year student design projects.

Griffin students with Dr Veronica White (centre) and Dr Gbenga Akinkugbe, Griffin Community Trust vice chairman (far left)Medical students living with senior citizens celebrate project’s 25th anniversary
7 October 2013

A unique housing scheme set up by students at Queen Mary University of London’s medical school, to provide student accommodation in east London alongside senior citizens in need of support, celebrated its 25th anniversary this week.

Health subjects at Queen Mary come top 10 in global rankings
3 October 2013

The school of medicine and dentistry at Queen Mary University of London is 8th in the UK and 57th in the world, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2013-14, which were published today.

News story: THE World University Rankings: success for Queen Mary
3 October 2013

Queen Mary University of London has been named among the top universities in the world in the influential Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-14, after rising more than 30 places in one year to 114th position.

News story: Centre of the Cell hosts half-term Halloween science fun
3 October 2013

Vicious vampires, microscopic monsters, deadly diseases and an interactive trauma show come to Centre of the Cell, Queen Mary University of London’s science education ‘Pod’ in Whitechapel, this half-term.

Predicting violence among psychopaths is no more than chance
2 October 2013

Risk assessment tools used to predict prisoner re-offending are no more accurate than tossing a coin when it comes to psychopaths, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.

Blog: What was the point of the party conferences?
2 October 2013

Tim Bale, a professor in politics, ponders whether party conferences are still relevant today.

Dr Muy Teck-TehGenetic markings could spot cancer before it develops
1 October 2013

Unique DNA markings on certain genes may “predict” the risk of developing head and neck cancer, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Coffee House Sessions bring freshly brewed music to Mile End
1 October 2013

Queen Mary University of London is the only university in the capital to host ‘Coffee House Sessions’ – an exclusive new tour of 40 Students’ Union cafes by the UK’s top young musical talent.

News story: Queen Mary earns award for improving gender equality
30 September 2013

Queen Mary’s School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS) is the recipient of the University’s first ever Silver level award in the latest round of the Athena SWAN Charter awards, which recognises excellence in recruiting and progressing women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM). 

Research into 'Aviation English' to identify miscommunication issues
27 September 2013

Language communication problems in the aviation industry are to be studied by linguists at Queen Mary University of London in a project initiated and led by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).


News story: Queen Mary music software spin-out scores record investment
26 September 2013

Music software company, MixGenius, which uses research developed at Queen Mary University of London, has secured 1.5million Canadian dollars1 to accelerate its capacity to support musicians to achieve professional sound quality without using a sound engineer.

News story: Cultural impact of London universities celebrated at Inside Out Festival
25 September 2013

A talk at the National Portrait Gallery on Elizabeth I’s image as the Virgin Queen, a guided walk through a famous Shoreditch slum and a computing magic show at Somerset House are some of the fascinating events featuring academics from Queen Mary University of London in this autumn’s Inside Out Festival.

Queen Mary Psychiatrist named new Editor of British Journal of Psychiatry
24 September 2013

A Queen Mary University of London academic and leading researcher in socio-cultural influences, health inequalities and public mental health has been appointed Editor of the British Journal of Psychiatry (BJP) – one of the world’s most respected medical journals.

News story: Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014: Queen Mary rises up the ranks
23 September 2013

Economics, Law, Drama and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London are among the subjects ranked in the UK Top 10, according to The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014.

BBC 'New Tricks' star Amanda Redman has her blood pressure checked'Sweeney Todd' and actress Amanda Redman support public blood pressure checks at Queen Mary
20 September 2013

Actors Amanda Redman MBE and Alun Armstrong made a guest appearance at Queen Mary University of London on Friday 20 September, as part of an awareness raising campaign to encourage people to check their blood pressure – one of the early warning signs of a potential stroke or heart attack.

News story: New exhibition explores how we connect with our home’s history
20 September 2013

A new exhibition developed by the Geffrye Museum in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London researchers, explores the hidden histories of home, and how people imagine and engage with the lives of those who lived in their homes before them.

News story: Nanoscale neuronal activity measured for the first time
18 September 2013

A new technique that allows scientists to measure the electrical activity in the communication junctions of the nervous systems has been developed by a researcher at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary academics honoured by Academy of Social Sciences
13 September 2013

Three Queen Mary University of London academics have been admitted to the UK’s national body for social scientists, in recognition of their distinguished contribution to the field.

Pioneering Queen Mary dental course celebrates 30 years of excellence
12 September 2013

An innovative dental hygiene and therapy course at Queen Mary University of London, which changed the shape of training across the UK, celebrates its 30th anniversary this month.

News story: Queen Mary climbs global league table
10 September 2013

A respected league table of the world’s universities has placed Queen Mary University of London in the UK Top 20 and in 115th position globally – up 32 places from 2012.

News story: E-cigarettes hailed ‘as effective’ as patches
8 September 2013

Electronic cigarettes are as effective as nicotine patches in helping smokers quit the habit, a study involving more than 650 smokers has found.

Sea Urchin nanoparticle News story: Accidental nanoparticle discovery could hail revolution in manufacturing
6 September 2013

A nanoparticle shaped like a spiky ball, with magnetic properties, has been uncovered in a new method of synthesising carbon nanotubes by physicists at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Kent.

Working together to establish nationwide surveillance of congenital anomalies
6 September 2013

One baby in every 46 was born with a congenital anomaly in 2011 according to the third annual report by the British Isles Network of Congenital Anomaly Registers (BINOCAR), released today (Friday 6 September 2013).

Times Higher Education Award nomination for gigantism research
5 September 2013

A public screening programme led by a Queen Mary University of London researcher, which found people living with a 1,500-year-old genetic mutation connected to extreme growth, has been shortlisted for Research Project of the Year at the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards 2013.

News story: Queen Mary scientists uncover genetic similarities between bats and dolphins
4 September 2013

The evolution of similar traits in different species, a process known as convergent evolution, is widespread not only at the physical level, but also at the genetic level, according to new research led by scientists at Queen Mary University of London and published in Nature this week.

News story: Synthetic polymer could stop the spread of HIV
3 September 2013

A precisely designed macromolecule that mimics the binding of HIV to immune system cells could be used to stop the virus from physically entering the body, according to a new study led by a materials scientist at Queen Mary University of London.

Preventive procedure substantially improves outlook for heart attack patients
2 September 2013

A preventive procedure for heart attack patients reduces the risk of future serious or fatal cardiac problems by 65 per cent, finds a multicentre study coordinated by researchers from the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, at Queen Mary University of London.

© Sama Mara News story: Tea dance for all ages
2 September 2013

Get your dancing shoes and step back in time to the sounds of the roaring '20s, '30s and '40s at a tea dance at the People’s Palace, Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary sports clubs to train at Copper Box Arena
27 August 2013

From September 2013, students at Queen Mary University of London will have access to state-of-the-art sports facilities at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, just 10 minutes by tube from the university’s Mile End campus.

News story: Particle physics-inspired art installation opens in London ice well
22 August 2013

A Queen Mary University of London scientist has teamed up with an artist to create a physics-inspired subterranean art installation in a Victorian ice well.

Dr Dan Todman News story: New First World War TV sitcom gets expert commentary from QM historian
22 August 2013

A historian at Queen Mary University of London has provided expert commentary on a DVD to accompanying a new TV comedy set during World War One.

News story: Playing video games can boost brain power
21 August 2013

Certain types of video games can help to train the brain to become more agile and improve strategic thinking, according to scientists from Queen Mary University of London and University College London (UCL).

News story: Death, disease and the female serial killer – New Barts Pathology seminars explore London’s dark side
20 August 2013

Britain’s first female serial killer and a grim trade in the teeth of corpses are among the macabre topics in the Autumn seminar series at Barts Pathology Museum, part of Queen Mary University of London.

Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey News story: Tate launch event for book celebrating extreme performance artist
19 August 2013

The first book on controversial performance artist Ron Athey, penned by a drama lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, will launch at the Tate Modern in September.

News story: Queen Mary among global elite in Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings
19 August 2013

Queen Mary University of London continues to rank in the UK top 30 and the top one per cent of universities world-wide, according to the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

A group of students at the Sichuan student summer campQueen Mary students take part in summer school in China
19 August 2013

Around 20 undergraduate students and four academics from across Queen Mary University of London were among an international group invited to spend three weeks at Sichuan University, which is ranked in the top ten in China.

Comedy robot metal tested at the Barbican
14 August 2013

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have developed a robot to perform stand-up comedy to test what makes audiences laugh. 

News story: Queen Mary is top Russell Group university in London for student satisfaction
13 August 2013

Student satisfaction is higher at Queen Mary University of London than at any other big university in the capital for the second year running, according to the latest results of a nationwide survey of final-year undergraduates.

£9 million funding boost to address public health challenges
9 August 2013

Queen Mary University of London is part of a medical research collaboration that has been awarded £9 million of Government funding to address public health challenges in the south-east.

Photo credit: BackBoris2012Poll of Conservative Party members suggests Boris is the clear favourite to succeed Cameron
5 August 2013

A new poll of grassroots Tories has revealed that if David Cameron loses the 2015 election, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has a clear head start in the race to replace him.

News story: Scientists uncover secrets of starfish’s bizarre feeding mechanism
2 August 2013

Scientists have identified a molecule that enables starfish to carry out one of the most remarkable forms of feeding in the natural world.

An MRI scan of the heartIs your heart HAPPY?
1 August 2013

Scientists in London are looking for individuals to take part in a new “e-health” trial which aims to see if computer technologies – such as the internet and emails – can help to reduce people’s chance of suffering a heart attack or stroke.

Omega-3 fatty acids are found in oily fish such as salmonFatty acids could aid cancer prevention and treatment
1 August 2013

Omega-3 fatty acids, contained in oily fish such as salmon and trout, selectively inhibit growth and induce cell death in early and late-stage oral and skin cancers, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

News story: Queen Mary scientist launches Kickstarter project to bend piano sounds
29 July 2013

A digital media lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London is raising money through the crowd-funding site Kickstarter to manufacture new touch sensors for piano-style keyboards that allow players to transform the sounds of the notes.

Image credit - London Research Institute's Electron Microscopy UnitCould sleeping stem cells hold key to treatment of aggressive blood cancer?
29 July 2013

Scientists studying an aggressive form of leukaemia have discovered that rather than displacing healthy stem cells in the bone marrow as previously believed, the cancer is putting them to sleep to prevent them forming new blood cells.

Professor Stedman Jones News story: Historian appointed Fellow of the British Academy
26 July 2013

Professor Gareth Stedman Jones of the School of History, Queen Mary, University of London, has been elected to the Fellowship of the British Academy.

News story: Queen Mary scientists discover promising protein to treat osteoarthritis
25 July 2013

New research from Queen Mary, University of London suggests that a protein found predominantly in healthy cartilage, a type of tissue that allows the smooth movement of joints, could hold the key to treating osteoarthritis.

News story: East London start-ups wanted for £120,000 Queen Mary internship scheme
25 July 2013

Dozens of start-up businesses in east London are being offered graduate-level intern support, thanks to a new £120,000 student work placement scheme run by Queen Mary, University of London.

Photo by Gerry Knight - FlickrPresent day Cockney speakers more likely to live in Essex than the East End of London
24 July 2013

The term Cockney is now irrelevant to many people who live in the innermost suburbs of the east end of London, according to a linguistic expert.

QM professor calls for rethink on e-cigarette regulation
23 July 2013

Plans to regulate electronic cigarettes as medical devices could jeopardise enormous potential benefits to public health, warns a leading smoking cessation specialist from Queen Mary, University of London.

3D image of an electron neutrino in the detector News story: Elusive phenomena observed by Queen Mary scientists
19 July 2013

Physicists have confirmed the surprising behaviour of one of nature’s most unusual particles called neutrinos, which are thought to play a fundamental role in the formation of the universe.

Tejinder Singh Virdee News story: Higgs boson scientist, medieval scholar and London cultural leaders awarded at Queen Mary graduation
19 July 2013

A Queen Mary, University of London graduate who helped discover the Higgs boson – the elementary particle believed to be one of the building blocks of the universe – received an honorary doctorate during the university’s Summer Graduation Ceremonies this week.

News story: Inspired by the Games, Queen Mary teams up with talented young athletes
19 July 2013

Queen Mary, University of London is keeping the Olympic and Paralympic legacy alive with the launch of a support programme for Tower Hamlets’ most talented young athletes.

News story: New sexual health app to help men last longer
18 July 2013

A new smartphone app that will enable men to last longer in the bedroom by tackling premature ejaculation during sex has been created by QApps, Queen Mary, University of London’s app store.

Deputado (MP) Sebastião Bala RochaQueen Mary strengthens education ties with Brazil
18 July 2013

A Brazilian MP visited Queen Mary, University of London on a fact-finding trip to hear from current students on the Science without Borders programme, a new scholarship initiative launched by the Brazilian Government last year.

Genetic mutation linked to severe obesity
18 July 2013

Researchers have identified a genetic cause of severe obesity that, though rare, raises new questions about weight gain and energy use in obese individuals.

New study reveals big majority of grassroots Tory members opposed to coalition
18 July 2013

A poll of grassroots Tory members has revealed that two-thirds would have preferred David Cameron to have opted for a minority government or to have called an immediate second general election rather than team up with Nick Clegg to form the coalition that has governed Britain since May 2010.

Teaching science through mystery: new £3m project launched in Europe
17 July 2013

The universal appeal of magic tricks, myths and mysteries are being harnessed to help school children across Europe develop a passion for science in a new project coordinated by Queen Mary, University of London.

Ruth Mackenzie CBEMastermind of Cultural Olympiad awarded honorary fellowship by QM
17 July 2013

Ruth Mackenzie CBE, mastermind of the Cultural Olympiad for the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, has received an honorary fellowship from Queen Mary, University of London.

The Floating Cinema, designed by Duggan Morris Architects News story: ‘Extra-Ordinary’ Floating Cinema to moor at Queen Mary
16 July 2013

A floating cinema will dock on the Regent’s Canal by Queen Mary, University of London this week, as it gets ready to host a summer film festival celebrating the capital city’s ‘extra-ordinary’ unsung heroes, buildings and neighbourhoods.

Professor David Schalkwyk - Photo by Julie Ainsworth. Courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library. International scholar appointed as director of Global Shakespeare
15 July 2013

An internationally renowned Shakespeare scholar has been appointed as Academic Director of a new research collaboration dedicated to the playwright’s world-wide impact.

News story: Congratulations to Queen Mary graduates
15 July 2013

Queen Mary, University of London staff and students would like to congratulate all new graduates as they receive their degree certificates at Graduation Ceremonies. More than 2,700 students will be graduating from Queen Mary in the sunshine on the Mile End campus this week.

Gang members found to suffer unprecedented levels of psychiatric illness
12 July 2013

Young men who are gang members suffer unprecedented levels of psychiatric illness, placing a heavy burden on mental health services, according to new research led by Queen Mary, University of London.

Learning from the experts – our patients
9 July 2013

Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London are working with patients to encourage different generations to learn together about the world of clinical trials.

Exploring psalm culture from medieval chants to gangster rap
9 July 2013

From monks to prisoners, exiles to slaves, medieval chants and gangster rap - the Old Testament Book of  Psalms has offered comfort and inspiration to writers and musicians around the world, through the centuries and across religious divides.

News story: Barts Pathology Museum inspires anatomical art show
9 July 2013

Anatomical art by figurative painter Geoffrey Harrison will be displayed this August at Barts Pathology Museum, among the medical specimens that inspired his work.

Queen Mary student creates ‘Flower Pot Men’ of the future
8 July 2013

A PhD student from the Media and Arts Technology Programme at Queen Mary, University of London has created a series of talking plants to help educate local people about the flora around them.

Ian Walden, Professor of Information and Communication Law News story: Is spying on other European states illegal?
8 July 2013

Information and communications law expert, Professor Ian Walden of Queen Mary, University of London was interviewed by Social Europe Journal about the legal issues surrounding the recent alleged spying activities of the NSA and GCHQ. 

Multi-colour fluorescent labelled human DNA packaged in chromosomes. Image courtesy of Professor Denise Sheer.Queen Mary academic named Chief Scientist for Genomics England
5 July 2013

Professor Mark Caulfield, Director of the William Harvey Research Institute at Queen Mary, University of London, has been named as the Chief Scientist of Genomics England – the company launched by the government today to drive forward the introduction of high-tech DNA mapping.

Scientists discover ethnic differences in immune response to TB bacterium
4 July 2013

The immune response to the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB) varies between patients of different ethnic origin, raising important implications for the development of tests to diagnose and monitor treatment for the disease, according to new research published today in the journal PLOS Pathogens.

E.coli in cultureNew study to give insight into the public health risks of antibiotic resistant bacteria
3 July 2013

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London are part of a national study seeking to establish the most significant reservoirs of an antibiotic resistant bacteria known as ESBL-positive E.coli that cause human and animal disease.

An image demonstrating the appearance of hands following immersion in waterScientists identify genetic cause of ‘spongy’ skin condition
3 July 2013

Scientists have identified the genetic cause of a rare skin condition that causes the hands and feet to turn white and spongy when exposed to water.

QM's Joy Hinson speaks at the launch of the Mayor’s Higher Education Award News story: New £1.26m scheme launched in Tower Hamlets to help hundreds of young people into university
3 July 2013

Tower Hamlets Council has launched a new scheme to help young people with the cost of attending university. Under the Mayor’s Higher Education Award, 400 students will receive grants totalling £1,500 each.

Blog: Policy making in and out of power: a dozen lessons
2 July 2013A blog post by Professor Tim Bale: At an event last week co-organised by the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London and kindly hosted by Jon Cruddas MP, who is in charge of Labour’s Policy Review, an audience gathered in the House of Commons to hear from three experienced policy people from across the party spectrum: James O’Shaughnessy (Director of the Conservative Research Department, 2007-10 and Director of Policy to the Prime Minister, 2010-2011), Polly Mackenzie (Senior Strategy Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister since 2010 before which she was in charge of policy for the Lib Dems), and Nick Pearce (currently Director of the IPPR, formerly Head of the Number Ten Policy Unit, 2008-10).
News story: Queen Mary scientists fish for the genetic causes of drug addiction
1 July 2013

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London will be asking visitors at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition to perform a simple computer task to test their impulsivity as part of the exhibit ‘Are you more impulsive than a fish?'.

Queen Mary's Principal addresses graduates in Beijing News story: Queen Mary’s Beijing students graduate
28 June 2013

The first graduation ceremony of 2013 for students at Queen Mary, University of London took place in China on Thursday 27 June.

News story: New red blood cell simulator invented at Queen Mary
27 June 2013

Engineers from Queen Mary, University of London have developed the world’s most precise computer simulation of how red blood cells might travel around the body to help doctors treat people with serious circulatory problems.

Professor Amanda Vickery News story: QM academics take part in UK's largest festival dedicated to history
27 June 2013

Two Queen Mary, University of London academics are involved in one of the UK’s largest festivals dedicated to history this week.

Pioneering international collaboration in performing arts
27 June 2013

Thirty dancers, choreographers and performance academics from China, Taiwan and the UK will join creative forces in London next month to produce nine new experimental dances.

A festival visitor watches a magnified fleaCola drinking flea is a hit at Queen Mary Science Festival
26 June 2013

Hundreds of local school children found out how caffeinated drinks affect the heartbeat of a flea at the third annual Barts and Queen Mary Science Festival on Tuesday 25 June.

L to R: Professor Robert Hill, Pushkar Wadke, Dr David Gillam and Dr Natalia Karpukhina, by the solid state NMR spectrometerResearch into degradable particles to reduce tooth decay wins award
26 June 2013

Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have received the materials science Venture Prize for developing a new degradable particle which could bring toothache relief to millions.

Blog: Identity Politics in Your Wallet
26 June 2013

The Bank of England has come under storm for featuring too few women on its banknotes. Why not abandon the Great Britons approach altogether, argues Dr Helen McCarthy, lecturer in history.

News story: A tale of two languages
25 June 2013

Language undergraduates at Queen Mary, University of London, have been given the rare opportunity of getting their creative writing published in both English and Spanish.

News story: Balancing the books during uncertain times
21 June 2013

Our understanding of major events, such as a future economic crisis could be much improved if politicians and policymakers thought in terms of uncertainty rather than risk when implementing public policy interventions, cognitive psychologists argue. 

Archbishop of Canterbury speaking at The Summit. Photo @chrisjepson.comArchbishop of Canterbury speaks at Citizens UK Summit held at Queen Mary
19 June 2013

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby was the keynote speaker at a unique summit of over 100 national leaders from Britain’s civil society institutions hosted by Queen Mary, University of London on Wednesday 19 June 2013.

News story: Queen Mary students battle to become Britain’s greenest driver
18 June 2013

Two students from Queen Mary, University of London will jump behind the wheel for the first stages of a non-stop driving challenge across the length of Britain in a bid to be crowned the nation’s most economical driver.

New research reveals significant reductions of salt levels in UK bread
18 June 2013

Salt levels in UK bread have fallen by an average of 20 per cent over the last 10 years, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

Professor Peter SasieniHPV testing could cut cervical cancers by a third
14 June 2013

Testing women for the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) first, instead of the traditional cervical screening test to detect abnormal cells in the cervix, could prevent around 600 cases of cervical cancer a year in England according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

L to R: Minister of Education (NI) John O’Dowd; Dr Anna Bryson; Professor Séan McConville; Professor Ciaran Brady (TCD) and Minister of Education (RoI) Ruairi Quinn News story: Queen Mary Peace Process project unveils new film
10 June 2013

The experiences of former schoolteachers and students who lived through the worst years of the Northern Ireland conflict are explored in a short film created as part of a unique project on the peace process.

Child-led research reveals how children manage their anxiety going to the dentist
10 June 2013

A unique child-led study by Queen Mary, University of London has challenged the common perception that children fear a trip to the dentist. The research shows that even the most anxious child can cope well with their feelings if they are treated with honesty.

News story: What’s in a name?
5 June 2013

Names can provide a clue to a person’s background, and with certain names come certain preconceptions. But could a parent’s choice of name for their child be influenced by evolution? Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London analysed the most popular baby names from the last decade to decode the link between the sounds in a name and the sex, in a new paper published in the journal PLOS ONE today (Wednesday 5 June).

Research reveals high salt levels in biscuits
4 June 2013

They may appear to be a sweet treat, but a new study from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, has revealed the high level of salt in many biscuits.

News story: Science and storytelling collide at Pathology Museum event
3 June 2013

Six speakers take the microphone at Barts Pathology Museum – part of Queen Mary, University of London - on Tuesday 25 June to share touching, absurd, and funny personal stories about the science that has changed their lives.

News story: ‘First in the family’ university students reach out to young people
31 May 2013

A new ‘Life Skills Programme’ supported by J.P. Morgan and co-ordinated by leading charity the National Children’s Bureau, Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Roehampton, will tap into the enthusiasm of students who are the first in their family to attend university, and bring them together with young people in their neighbouring communities.

Report shows billions worldwide suffer from major tooth decay
30 May 2013

Billions of people across the globe are suffering from major untreated dental problems, according to a new report led by Professor Wagner Marcenes of Queen Mary, University of London, published in the Journal of Dental Research.

QM map historian unveils unique 3-D Mappa Mundi at Hay Festival
30 May 2013

Using cutting edge 3D digital scanning technology - the 700-year-old Mappa Mundi - the world’s largest surviving medieval map will be brought to life by a historian from Queen Mary, University of London at the Hay Festival on Saturday, 1 June 2013.

QM spin-out company Chatterbox won the Bruce Dickinson Award for Best Enterprise Activity News story: Queen Mary public engagement projects celebrated
29 May 2013

Students and staff at Queen Mary, University of London have been rewarded for their innovative engagement and enterprise activities, events and inventions – from start-up tech companies and charity projects with the elderly to a website celebrating the beauty of maths.

News story: Can an app solve healthcare problems? QM launches student tech competition QHealth
28 May 2013

Students at Queen Mary, University of London have the chance to solve problems in healthcare and win £1,000 by using their creative ideas and entrepreneurial skills in a new technology competition.

Year 6 Bigland Green pupils with 'blood cells'Tower Hamlets gets heart health help from Queen Mary’s Centre of the Cell
24 May 2013

School children at Bigland Green Primary School in Tower Hamlets have been inspired to live heart-healthier lifestyles thanks to Queen Mary, University of London and a grant from national charity, Heart Research UK.

London life for Latin Americans explored in play
24 May 2013

An award-winning play about the Latin American migrant community, which was inspired by research from an academic at Queen Mary, University of London, is currently being premiered in London at the Southwark Playhouse.

News story: International tech companies visit QM
23 May 2013

A delegation of around of more than 30 global tech businesses visited the state of the art media technology facilities at Mile End Campus on Tuesday 21 May, as part of this year’s Digital Shoreditch Festival.

UCLPartners gets the green light to improve healthcare for over six million people
23 May 2013

People in London and the south east will see improvements in their healthcare, after an NHS England announcement that medical research will be fast-tracked to frontline NHS services.

Photo credit: Suzanne LaGasa, Flickr Number 10 'Men of Secrets: Cabinet Secretaries' unveiled in series of films produced by Queen Mary
23 May 2013

Cabinet Secretaries who served from the time of Thatcher to Cameron will be giving a unique insight into their time in office in a series of films produced by Queen Mary, University of London in partnership with Number 10.

Researchers complete largest genetic sequencing study of human disease
22 May 2013

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have led the largest sequencing study of human disease to date, investigating the genetic basis of six autoimmune diseases.

Ruth Martin, Managing Director, CISI and Professor George Kapetanios, Head of School of Economics and FinanceQueen Mary becomes CISI Centre of Excellence
22 May 2013

The School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary, University of London has signed an agreement with the largest and most widely respected professional body for those who work in the securities and investment industry in the UK recognising the university as a centre of excellence in the field of Financial Services.

News story: Digital Shoreditch Festival showcases the best in creative and online technology from Queen Mary
20 May 2013

An interactive game that explores long-term memory and an art sculpture that responds to changes in air pollution are just two of the projects from the Media and Arts Technology Programme at Queen Mary, University of London featured at this year’s Digital Shoreditch Festival (20-31 May).

Samson Williams (Left) and Cam StocksStudents take leading roles in charity tackling global and local health issues
20 May 2013

Two medical students from Queen Mary, University of London have recently been appointed to the national committee of Medsin, a student network and registered charity tackling global and local health inequalities through education, advocacy and community action. 

News story: Jules Evans wins BBC broadcasting competition
20 May 2013

Philosopher Jules Evans from Queen Mary, University of London is among 10 UK academics to win the title of BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker 2013 and turn their groundbreaking ideas into top broadcasting.

News story: A Cautionary Tale of Poison, Betrayal and Greed at Barts Pathology Museum
20 May 2013

Award-winning medical journalist Sandra Hempel is to speak on the use of arsenic in murder, at Barts Pathology Museum on Tuesday 18 June.

‘Unopenable’ historic scrolls will yield their secrets to new X-ray system
16 May 2013

Pioneering X-ray technology is making it possible to read fragile rolled-up historical documents for the first time in centuries.

News story: New app turns drawings into music
15 May 2013

A new creative app from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London puts the fun into computer programming by transforming photographs of real drawings into music.

News story: Chemistry festival creates a bang at Queen Mary
15 May 2013

Queen Mary, University of London threw open its chemistry laboratory-doors for a day of hands-on fun activities for the Salters' Festival of Chemistry on Wednesday 15 May.

New course combines the best of computer science and business
14 May 2013

Queen Mary will be one of the few institutions in London to offer a new degree programme that has been designed with the help of some of the world’s leading employers.

QM expert appointed to aviation advisory panel
13 May 2013

A leading expert in  noise and health from Queen Mary, University of London, has been appointed to an advisory panel set up to help assess options for increasing the UK’s aviation capacity.

International science teaching festival heads to Queen Mary
9 May 2013

Queen Mary, University of London has been selected to host the next Science on Stage conference in 2015. This conference brings together inspirational science teachers from across Europe and Canada to share best teaching practice and make international links.

Inside Centre of the Cell's PodCentre of the Cell free public lecture: Do we need to worry about air pollution?
9 May 2013

Leading asthma researchers at Queen Mary, University of London will ask “do we need to worry about air pollution?” at a free debate taking place at Whitechapel’s Centre of the Cell on Thursday 23 May.

Dr Mel LoboQM researchers lead trial of revolutionary new device-based treatment for high blood pressure
8 May 2013

A trial led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London into a new device to control blood pressure could transform the lives of people across the world.

News story: Queen Mary climbs QS World Rankings
8 May 2013

A highly-regarded global analysis of almost 3,000 universities ranks 19 subjects taught at Queen Mary, University of London as among the world’s best.

L-R; Chris Martin, CEO of Spirogen Ltd, Ramsay Richmond, Executive Manager QMB, Vladislav Surkov, Deputy Prime MinisterRussian Deputy Prime Minister visits Queen Mary BioEnterprises
7 May 2013

A Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation visited Queen Mary, University of London’s Whitechapel campus on Wednesday 1 May, on a tour of east London’s expanding technology innovation hubs.

News story: Dealing with Difference: Jews, Muslims and the British Left Today
7 May 2013

How the British Left deals with Jewish and Muslim difference is the latest subject up for debate in a lecture by Dr Brian Klug of the University of Oxford.

Cutting edge wildlife and nature film festival hosted by Queen Mary
3 May 2013

A rare collection of 48 natural history films spanning over 100 years of cinema will be shown at the first Screening Nature Film Festival hosted by Queen Mary, University of London and the Whitechapel Gallery from 18-19 May 2013. 

Study finds exercise is ineffective against care home depression
2 May 2013

Exercise is not effective in reducing the burden of depression among elderly care home residents, according to new research led by Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Warwick.

News story: BBC Two recreates Pride and Prejudice ball with the help of Queen Mary historian Amanda Vickery
2 May 2013

It’s been 200 years since Jane Austen's most famous novel Pride and Prejudice was published – it has since gone on to charm generations of readers through several TV and film adaptations.

News story: Bari speaks at world's largest philosophy festival
2 May 2013

A Lecturer in Romanticism at Queen Mary, University of London is taking part in the world's largest philosophy festival later this month.

News story: Mathematicians help to unlock brain function
1 May 2013

Mathematicians from Queen Mary, University of London will bring researchers one-step closer to understanding how the structure of the brain relates to its function in two recently published studies.

News story: Classical music meets cutting edge digital technology at LCO/Queen Mary concert
1 May 2013

Digital Music experts at Queen Mary, University of London have joined forces with the world-renowned London Chamber Orchestra (LCO) for a concert merging contemporary and classical music with science and technology.

Tamoxifen class drugs reduce breast cancer rates by more than a third in women at high risk
30 April 2013

Tamoxifen and three similar drugs reduce breast cancer incidence by 38 per cent in women at an increased risk of the disease according to a new study led by Queen Mary, University of London, published today in The Lancet.

News story: Queen Mary partner school St Paul’s Way rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted
30 April 2013

Queen Mary, University of London’s partner school, St Paul’s Way Trust in Tower Hamlets, has been described as ‘outstanding’ in all four criteria in its 2013 Ofsted inspection, just months after it was named one of the most improved schools in the UK.

Braille text News story: Congenitally blind people have more accurate memories, research finds
29 April 2013

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Bath have found that people who are congenitally blind have more accurate memories than those who are sighted.

QM student receives international award for Tourette’s syndrome research
29 April 2013

A Queen Mary PhD student has received an international research award for her work on Tourette’s syndrome.

Photo credit: Louis Lesson News story: Maria gets excited about film director Pedro Almodóvar new movie
29 April 2013

Maria Delgado, Drama Professor at Queen Mary University of London, has reviewed the new Pedro Almodóvar comedy film I’m So Excited’ for the Sight & Sound magazine (May 2013).

QM Drama students meet HRH the Princess Royal at the opening of ArtsTwo News story: Drama at Queen Mary ranked first in UK by Complete University Guide
29 April 2013

Drama at Queen Mary, University of London, has been rated top in the UK in the latest Complete University Guide subject league tables, receiving an overall score of 100/100.

London Lung Cancer Alliance launched to transform patient care
26 April 2013

Leading research institutions and hospitals across London, including Queen Mary, University of London, have united to transform lung cancer care with plans to invite patients over a population of six million into a pioneering new programme of clinical trials.

Image copyright NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute News story: CASSINI SEES SMALL METEORS CRASHING INTO SATURN RINGS
25 April 2013

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London are part of the team to discover the first evidence of small meteoroids, ranging from a centimetre to several metres in size, breaking into streams of rubble and crashing into Saturn's rings.

Students teach local kids about health and safety
25 April 2013

More than 100 children from Tower Hamlets primary schools attended a safety day run by undergraduate medical and dental students at Queen Mary, University of London this week (24 April).

Professor Jerry Brotton (credit BBC) Professor Jerry Brotton explores Northern Ireland’s history in BBC’s Mapping Ulster
25 April 2013

On Monday April 29 Queen Mary, University of London’s Professor Jerry Brotton will be presenting a television documentary on BBC Northern Ireland called ‘Mapping Ulster’.

Young Sherlock Holmes and Dr Who author to speak at Barts Pathology Museum’s first kids’ event
25 April 2013

Barts Pathology Museum at Queen Mary, University of London hosts its first event for children on Saturday 18 May, with popular author Andrew Lane discussing his new novel.

News story: Queen Mary best in London for student experience
25 April 2013

Queen Mary, University of London has been named as the best university in London for student experience, according to a survey by the UK’s leading higher education magazine, published on Thursday 25 April.

Queen Mary Marathon runners raise over £15,000 for charity
24 April 2013

Students and staff from across Queen Mary took part in the London Marathon on Sunday 21 March, raising thousands of pounds for good causes.

News story: Rescue me: new study finds animals do recover from neglect
23 April 2013

Animal sanctuaries can play an important role in rehabilitating goats and other animals that have suffered from neglect, according to scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

Liz Kendall MP (Centre) and Duncan O'Leary Demos (Right) One Nation Debate
23 April 2013

A conference on 18 April hosted by Queen Mary, University of London brought together senior politicians, academics and political thinkers, including Ed Miliband’s manifesto chief Jon Cruddas and Labour peers Maurice Glasman and Stewart Wood, to debate “The Politics of One Nation Labour”.

Survey reveals businesses increasingly seek out specialist legal advisors to tackle a rise in international disputes
23 April 2013

An increase in international disputes means the number of businesses hiring in-house specialist arbitration lawyers is set to rise according to a new report by Queen Mary, University of London and PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Mouse model of ovarian cancer showing cancer cells in green, immune cells in pink and blood vessels in red£2million project aims to revolutionise the study of cancer cells in the lab
22 April 2013

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have been awarded a €2.43million grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for a project which aims to revolutionise the field of cancer cell research by using bioengineering techniques to grow the first complex 3-dimensional human ‘tumour microenvironment’ in the laboratory.

New LLM programme in Energy and Natural Resources Law launched at QM
22 April 2013

Energy and Natural Resources is one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy and as it continues to grow so too does the need for qualified lawyers in the UK and abroad to work in the area.

Study raises concerns about the impact of economic conditions on public health
19 April 2013

The continuing worldwide economic crisis and austerity measures have raised concerns about the impact of economic conditions on public health.

Labour election manifesto chief to debate at QM One Nation Conference
17 April 2013

Election manifesto chief Jon Cruddas MP, will be debating Ed Miliband’s One Nation initiative at a conference hosted by Queen Mary, University of London.

Credit: Bev Lloyd-RobertsNitrates found in green veg and beetroot help tackle high blood pressure
16 April 2013

Eating vegetables rich in nitrates – such as leafy greens and beetroot – can lower blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure, new research from scientists at Queen Mary, University of London has shown.

Argentine Film Festival supported by QM’s Maria Delgado
15 April 2013

Film critic, author and QM Professor of Theatre and Screen, Maria Delgado is one of the leading players promoting the work or some of Argentina’s most exciting new directors and musicians at the 2nd Argentine Film Festival London.

News story: Are people really staring at you?
10 April 2013

People often think that other people are staring at them even when they are not, vision scientists have found.

Image credit: Milan JurekMonth of birth impacts on immune system development
9 April 2013

Newborn babies’ immune system development and levels of vitamin D have been found to vary according to their month of birth, according to new research.

Tim Bale Professor of Politics reflects on the legacy of Margaret Thatcher
9 April 2013

Noting her extraordinary impact and disputed legacy, Professor Tim Bale  reflects on the positives and negatives of Margaret Thatcher’s career following her death on 8th April.

Cutting salt intake could save millions of lives
5 April 2013

A modest reduction in salt intake for four or more weeks leads to a significant fall in blood pressure, according to research led by Queen Mary, University of London.

News story: Bumblebees use logic to find the best flowers
4 April 2013

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), have discovered why bees copy each other when looking for nectar – and the answer is remarkably simple.

Artist's impression of the 'Neuron Pod'Centre of the Cell launches ‘Sponsor a Neuron’ campaign
3 April 2013

Queen Mary, University of London has launched a public appeal to expand its award-winning science education centre at Whitechapel.

Professor Stefan Priebe; Marie Gabriel; Professor Dame Sally Davies; Principal Simon GaskellEast London Connects to the World
3 April 2013

The UK’s Chief Medical Officer formally opened the Newham-based Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry as a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Services Development on Monday 25 March.

The Dabbawallas (lunch delivery men) of MumbaiSlumdogs and Millionaires: geography Mumbai field-trip
3 April 2013

Twenty-six final year geography undergraduates at Queen Mary, University of London headed to Mumbai to explore the geographical diversity of people’s lives in 21st century India.

L to R: Nick Bartlett (Director of Education CFA UK) and Professor George Kapetanios, Head of the School of Economics and FinanceQM economics and finance programmes given industry accreditation
3 April 2013

Three economics and finance programmes at Queen Mary, University of London have been given industry accreditation by the UK’s leading association for investment professionals.  

Dental students Mark Franks (left) and Corwin Hine (right)Dental student wins top prize in national competition
2 April 2013

A dental student from Queen Mary, University of London has taken first prize in a national competition, winning a trip to New Orleans and £10,000 for the Institute of Dentistry.

L to r: QM student Alice Howarth with Stella Creasy MPMP campaigning for pay-day loan regulations joins student debate on debt crisis
2 April 2013

One of Labour’s rising stars, Stella Creasy MP recently joined Geography students from Queen Mary, University of London to debate the UK’s current credit and debt crisis.

News story: The Making of Queen Mary explored in new history book
2 April 2013

From its days as a pioneering philanthropic project in the Victorian East End, through multiple mergers, groundbreaking scientific discoveries and massive expansion, the history of Queen Mary, University of London is chronicled in a new book.

Interested in making your own musical jams? There’s an app for that!
28 March 2013

A new smartphone app from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London will lend a helping a hand to all aspiring DJs and musicians by letting anyone create their own musical mash-ups with the aid of some talented artificial intelligence.

Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre (LAC)QM Legal Advice centre is runner-up at Pro Bono Awards
25 March 2013

A legal advice centre at Queen Mary, University of London, was a double runner-up in two categories at the annual Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards.

Queen Mary supports work to increase the number of doctors in Ethiopia
22 March 2013

Academics from Queen Mary, University of London, have been delivering medical education training in Ethiopia as part of the country’s drive to increase the number of doctors.

News story: New cyber research institute launched
21 March 2013

Queen Mary scientists will contribute to finding new ways to protect our online security through the latest cyber research institute launched today (Thursday 21 March). 

Poverty czar Frank Field MP gives lecture on welfare reforms
21 March 2013

‘Poverty czar’ and Labour politician, the Rt Hon Frank Field MP, will argue that austerity offers unprecedented opportunities to change the welfare system, at the Beveridge Lecture at Queen Mary, University of London on 27 March, 2013.

Professor Jo MartinQueen Mary’s Professor Jo Martin appointed National Clinical Director of Pathology
19 March 2013

Jo Martin, Professor of Pathology at Queen Mary, University of London, has been appointed by NHS Medical Director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh as the new National Clinical Director of Pathology for the NHS Commissioning Board.

Painting by Giotto of St Francis - Miracle of the CrucifixWhat's in a name? Pope Francis, God’s Bricklayer
18 March 2013

Comment piece by Professor Wayne Parsons on the new Pope's choice of name.

As I heard the name of Francis announced last Wednesday night I felt, like many Catholics, I am sure, elated and deeply moved by the choice of the name of one of our most beloved saints, St. Francis of Assisi. The image that came into my mind was the famous picture by Giotto of St. Francis being told by Christ in the church of San Damiano to ‘repair my Church because it is falling into ruin’. Francis (the first) has, like his namesake, now taken on the job of ‘God’s bricklayer’.

Shakespeare Forum workshop in Salvador, BrazilQueen Mary and RSC join forces to run Shakespeare masterclasses in Brazil
18 March 2013

A series of masterclasses, co-run by Queen Mary, University of London and the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) as part of a joint educational and artistic exchange between Brazil and the UK to celebrate the legacy of the iconic playwright, have been held in the city of Salvador.

For one night only, The Carnival of Lost Emotions rolls into Queen Mary
14 March 2013

The Carnival of Lost Emotions rolled in to Barts Pathology Museum – part of Queen Mary, University of London – on Wednesday 13 March for a time-travelling journey through the dark world of long-forgotten and obsolete human feelings.

Top thinktank report praises Mile End Group as the ‘way forward’ for universities
14 March 2013

With its unprecedented access to top mandarins, industry leaders and politicians, and sustained business sponsorship, the Mile End Group - Queen Mary, University of London’s forum for political debate - has been held up by a leading policy thinktank as an example of a future model for UK universities.

Trying to quit smoking? Taking part in a scientific trial could help
13 March 2013

Today is the 30th annual No Smoking Day when hundreds of thousands of smokers are expected to try and quit for good.

Street logo Brick Lane, London in English and BengaliNew research centre set up to support multilingual communities in the Capital
13 March 2013

Speaking multiple languages looks great on your CV, but researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have found that immigrant families in the capital struggle to retain their minority languages, partly as a result of negative perceptions of raising children to speak anything other than English.

Pancreatic cancer cells being infiltrated by immune cellsQueen Mary scientists receive over £500,000 for pancreatic cancer research
12 March 2013

Three scientists from Queen Mary, University of London, have received grants totalling £540,000 from the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF) to carry out ground-breaking research to improve the prognosis of the disease.

Research reveals high levels of salt in restaurant meals
11 March 2013

Meals at high street and celebrity chef chain restaurants have been shown to contain high levels of salt which would warrant a red traffic light label in a supermarket, according to research published today to launch National Salt Awareness Week 2013 (11-17 March).

Expert panel makes recommendation to government on drugs and driving
8 March 2013

An independent panel of experts, including an academic from Queen Mary, University of London, which was tasked by the government to make recommendations regarding drugs and driving, has published its report.

Photo credit Agencia Brasil Death of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez - Comment
8 March 2013

Earlier this week the iconic Venezuela leader President Hugo Chavez died aged 58, after 14 years in power. Professor James Dunkerley, an expert in Latin American politics and modern history, discusses the man, his career and how he may be remembered.

Dr Lindsey Fitzharris. Photo © Tony'TK'Smith‘The Chirugeon’s Apprentice’ launches public campaign for history of medicine film
5 March 2013

A researcher at Queen Mary, University of London wants to produce a documentary chronicling the gruesome horrors of pre-anaesthetic surgery and the history of anatomical collections, and is crowd-sourcing to raise funding for it.

Cyber expert argues blocking not the answer to Internet safety and piracy
5 March 2013

COMMENT BY JULIE HÖRNLE

Last week (1 March 2013) it was reported that Internet piracy had been handed a blow after three file sharing sites were facing the chop under a quick fire order from the High Court.

News story: London Chamber Orchestra to play People’s Palace official re-opening
5 March 2013

Famous works by Beethoven and Britten will be played by the London Chamber Orchestra on Wednesday 20 March, in a concert marking the official re-opening of the People’s Palace at Queen Mary, University of London.

Marcus du Sautoy received an Honorary Doctorate from Queen Mary in 2012 News story: Marcus du Sautoy lecture: How maths inspires the arts
4 March 2013

Popular scientist, broadcaster and alumnus Professor Marcus du Sautoy OBE will explore the hidden mathematical ideas that underpin art, dance and music, in a lecture at Queen Mary, University of London on Wednesday 27 March.

News story: Queen Mary’s biggest partner university in China ranked top for engineering
1 March 2013

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) has been ranked first in China for Information and Communications Engineering by the Chinese Ministry of Education, which assessed over 70 universities offering subjects in that field.

Barmy behaviour leads to a happy life according to a new book on the work of British psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott
1 March 2013

Obsessively playing Angry Birds on your phone or watching cult films on loop is 'barmy' behaviour that can actually lead to a happy life according to British psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott whose work is the subject of a new book edited by a film studies expert at Queen Mary, University of London.

Internationally renowned author and filmmaker Tariq Ali speaks at QM
1 March 2013

Tariq Ali, the internationally renowned author, filmmaker and cultural commentator will be providing a thought-provoking reappraisal of Islamic history in Europe at a public lecture at Queen Mary on 6 March.

Queen Mary hosts first UK-China clean energy forum
28 February 2013

Leading scientists from the UK and China gathered at Queen Mary, University of London last week to find ways of tackling climate change by producing clean energy.

Leading light in construction of post-Apartheid South Africa launches Human Rights Collegium at QM
28 February 2013

Justice "Albie" Sachs, who was appointed judge to the Constitutional Court of South Africa by Nelson Mandela, will speak about his career as a human rights activist when he delivers the inaugural lecture of the UK's first Human Rights Collegium led by Queen Mary, University of London.

Double success as law professors appointed as honorary QCs
28 February 2013

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren and Professor David Ormerod were among eight legal professionals to be appointed to the role of honorary Queen’s Counsel (QC) in recognition of their contribution to the law outside of the courtroom.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh meet Gareth Sanger, professor of neuropharmacologyThe Queen opens national research centre for bowel disease
27 February 2013

Her Majesty The Queen today officially opened the £3m National Centre for Bowel Research and Surgical Innovation (NCBRSI) at Queen Mary, University of London (Wednesday 27 February).

Dr John Broad, co-author on the commended paper, conducts research at the National Centre for Bowel Research and Surgical InnovationAnimal replacement research receives international accolade
26 February 2013

Pioneering research led by Queen Mary, University of London that has the potential to reduce the number of animals used in medical research of the human digestive system has been commended in a prestigious international awards scheme.

Photo courtesy of Asthma UKCost of medication and stigma leading asthma sufferers to risk health
20 February 2013

The high cost of medication, stigmatisation and poor acceptance of their condition are causing young adults to take a dangerous approach to managing their asthma, according to new research published today in the journal BMJ Open.

News story: Barts Pathology Museum needs your vote for Museums at Night art prize
19 February 2013

Barts Pathology Museum at Queen Mary, University of London needs your vote to win funding for a unique show uncovering historical links between dancing and death, from Day of the Dead celebrations to ‘mass hysteria’ and The Dancing Plague of 1518.

A cancer cell which has taken up microparticles developed by BioMotiQueen Mary start-up company receives investment for targeted cancer treatment
18 February 2013

BioMoti, a company set up by scientists from Queen Mary, University of London to develop technology to deliver targeted cancer treatment has received £150,000 under the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS).

Gene identified in some melanoma linked to increased resistance to treatment
18 February 2013

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have identified a gene present in some melanoma which appears to make the tumour cells more resistant to treatment, according to research published today in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.

Scientists identify new therapeutic target for coronary heart disease
15 February 2013

Scientists investigating how certain genes affect an individual’s risk of developing coronary heart disease have identified a new therapeutic target, according to research published in the American Journal of Human Genetics.

The Blizard Institute at Queen Mary, University of LondonHer Majesty The Queen to open new national research centre for bowel disease
14 February 2013

Her Majesty The Queen is to open a new national research centre for bowel disease and surgical innovation  based at Queen Mary, University of London on Wednesday, 27 February 2013.

News story: Secrets of mummification unwrapped for Mother’s Day
14 February 2013

A leading Egyptologist joins one of the stars of BAFTA winning documentary Mummifying Alan at Barts Pathology Museum on Friday 8 March, to delve into the preservation methods of ancient cultures and the bizarre tradition of Victorian mummy unwrapping parties.

News story: Calling all musos to chart ch-ch-changes in pop music
13 February 2013

Thousands of music lovers are needed to take part in an online research experiment to track how chart music has evolved over a 50-year period– all in the name of science.

Dr Patricia McGettiganResearch highlights widespread global use of diclofenac, despite cardiovascular risks
12 February 2013

Research pointing to the widespread global use of diclofenac, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that increases heart attack risk,has led researchers to call for its withdrawal from international markets and Essential Medicines Lists.

T S Eliot letter hidden for 40 years re-discovered in Queen Mary archives
12 February 2013

A typed letter from the American poet T S Eliot has been uncovered in the archives at Queen Mary, University of London, after being hidden away for 40 years.

National Award for Former History Student
11 February 2013

A former history student at Queen Mary, University of London has won a national award for his dissertation, exploring the nineteenth-century immigration of Norwegians to the USA.

Professor Yang Hao News story: Queen Mary antenna expert receives prestigious research award
8 February 2013

A scientist researching the commercial properties of the ‘super-material’ graphene, from Queen Mary, University of London, has received a top prize from the UK’s national academy of science.

LLM in Paris wins Franco-British Prize
8 February 2013

A new LLM programme recently launched in Paris by Queen Mary, University of London, has been awarded the 2013 Franco-British Lawyers' Society (FBLS) Prize.

Want to be the next UN Secretary General or CIA Director; then get an MPA
7 February 2013

Did you know that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, former CIA Director David Petraeu, and the Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong all have one thing in common?  They are graduates of Masters’ programmes in Public Administration (MPA).

Professor Marta Korbonits and Brendan HollandScientists heading to Northern Ireland to investigate genetic mutation
4 February 2013

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London are heading to Northern Ireland to investigate a 1,500-year-old genetic mutation which can lead to gigantism.

News story: Boucek's new book explores political in-fighting of Western Governments
4 February 2013

Italy's Democratic party, front runners in this month's general election, has drawn criticism for political in-fighting, however such internal division (factionalism) is an issue that plagues all democratic governments, suggests an expert on European politics at Queen Mary, University of London.

News story: Lost 1930s mural by acclaimed London artist discovered at Queen Mary
4 February 2013

A beautiful 1930s mural by a well known east London artist has been discovered beneath layers of paint at Queen Mary, University of London. The restored work now hangs in the foyer of the People’s Palace at Mile End, which has reopened following £6.3m of renovation work.

Scientists identify mechanism behind genetic link to heart disease
31 January 2013

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered that carriers of a specific genetic variant linked to heart disease are at increased risk of developing a more severe form of the condition.

Rehabilitation therapies can lead to recovery from chronic fatigue syndrome
31 January 2013

Research led by Queen Mary, University of London, has shown that recovery from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is possible for some patients, and has identified two treatments most likely to lead to recovery.

Queen Mary celebrates the success of its international scholars
31 January 2013

Queen Mary, University of London played host to students, embassy officials and scholarship body representatives from around the world on Thursday 24 January at a reception celebrating the success of international students who received prestigious scholarships to study in 2013-14.

News story: Significant rise in applications at Queen Mary, University of London
31 January 2013

Queen Mary, University of London has bucked the national trend and recorded one of the highest rises in applications among UK institutions, according to UCAS statistics.

News story: Top Asian fusion restaurant and Fairtrade café join Queen Mary’s Mile End campus
31 January 2013

A contemporary Fairtrade coffee shop and a new branch of the popular Asian-fusion restaurant Drunken Monkey, are the latest additions to Queen Mary, University of London’s Mile End campus.

News story: Female deer take control during the mating season
30 January 2013

A new study provides the first evidence of polyandry – when females choose to mate with more than one male – in female fallow deer.

News story: Queen Mary introduces new LLM in International Shipping Law
30 January 2013

Queen Mary, University of London has become the first College within the University of London to offer a Masters of Law specialism in International Shipping Law.

News story: Queen Mary debate asks ‘Can we be good Europeans but still want to leave the EU?’
30 January 2013

One of the country’s leading Eurosceptics and the UK’s foremost expert on its relationship with the EU will come together to ask whether you can be a good European, but still want to leave the EU, in a public debate at Queen Mary, University of London on Thursday 7 February.

News story: Amanda helps to re-create the world of Pride and Prejudice for BBC Two documentary
28 January 2013

Amanda Vickery, Professor of Early Modern History, will co-front a BBC Two programme which recreates an entire Regency ball in honour of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s popular novel Pride and Prejudice.

News story: Dr Thomas Dixon explores history of weeping on BBC Radio 3
28 January 2013

Dr Thomas Dixon, explored the cultural history of weeping in a ‘Sunday Feature’ on BBC Radio 3 at 7.45pm on Sunday 27 January 2013.

News story: Historic East End organ restored to former glory
28 January 2013

The original 1936 Rutt organ of the People’s Palace at Queen Mary, University of London, will pipe up once more on Thursday 7 February, following a renovation.

News story: Unseen Soviet Holocaust Film Footage Uncovered
25 January 2013

To coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January a new book has been published which uncovers previously neglected Soviet films that show the earliest ever cinematic records of the holocaust.

Graphene - image courtesy of AlexanderAIUS QM antennas expert turning graphene dreams into reality
24 January 2013

Research into the ‘super material’ graphene, a derivative of graphite, that could revolutionise the electronic manufacturing industry, will be led by a professor at Queen Mary, University of London after he joins the board of the new Cambridge Graphene Centre.

News story: Professor speaks at World Economic Forum
24 January 2013

Professor of Drama and Performance, Paul Heritage has addressed two sessions at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.

Water City (2006), part of an oil painting on canvas by local artist Frank Creber News story: Water City Festival Orchestra celebrates east London’s past, present, and future with show at the iconic People’s Palace
23 January 2013

A 100-player orchestra takes to the stage at Queen Mary, University of London’s People’s Palace on Sunday 3 February for a concert celebrating east London’s past, present and future.

‘Jet-lagged’ fruit flies provide clues for body clock synchronisation
17 January 2013

New research led by a team at Queen Mary, University of London, has found evidence of how daily changes in temperature affect the fruit fly’s internal clock.

Seeing beyond cameras: predicting where people move in CCTV blind spots
17 January 2013

A new model from Queen Mary, University of London could be a useful security tool in tracking people in large, busy venues such as airport terminals and shopping centres.

News story: Scientists identify new ‘social’ chromosome in the red fire ant
16 January 2013

Researchers have discovered a social chromosome in the highly invasive fire ant that helps to explain why some colonies allow for more than one queen ant, and could offer new solutions for dealing with this pest.

Queen Mary to host world’s first Chair in Animal Replacement Science
16 January 2013

Queen Mary, University of London and the Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT) for Humane Research have today announced a joint collaboration which will see the world’s first chair dedicated to animal replacement science based within the university’s Blizard Institute.

Mending Broken Hearts returns to Barts Pathology Museum for Valentine’s Day
16 January 2013

Celebrate an alternative Valentine's Day at Bart's Pathology Museum, part of Queen Mary, University of London, with a heart surgery demo and expert tips on how consuming wine and chocolate could maintain a healthy heart.

News story: Queen Mary reopens the People’s Palace – an iconic East End venue
16 January 2013

When the original People’s Palace opened in 1887, one and a half million people visited the building in just one year, flocking to the east London venue for entertainment, education and recreation. Following a £6m refurbishment project to restore the building and install new technology, Queen Mary, University of London will relaunch the People’s Palace in February 2013 as a venue for both students and the community.

The winners: (l-r) Sally Salvesen, Frederick Smith, History Today editor Paul Lay, Pauline Hubner, Bill Schwarz. Photo © History Today News story: Queen Mary’s Bill Schwarz wins Book of the Year at Longman/History Today Awards
11 January 2013

English professor Bill Schwarz, of Queen Mary, University of London, beat nine other shortlisted authors to scoop Book of the Year at the Longman/History Today Awards for his study of colonial society as the age of the British Empire drew to a close.

Enteric to receive £800,000 funding for gastrointestinal disease research
8 January 2013

The Gastrointestinal Disease Healthcare Technology Cooperative (Enteric), based at the National Centre for Bowel Research and Surgical Innovation (NCBRSI) at Queen Mary, University of London's Whitechapel campus, is pleased to announce that it will receive funding of £800,000 over four years from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Inside Centre of the CellTower Hamlets gets help with heart health from Centre of the Cell and Heart Research UK
8 January 2013

Centre of the Cell - Queen Mary, University of London’s interactive science education centre at Whitechapel - will be helping Tower Hamlets residents at risk of heart disease learn how to make lifestyle choices that could improve their health.

Study launched to drive improvement in arthritis treatment
7 January 2013

Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have received a £1.2m grant for a clinical trial aimed at improving rheumatoid arthritis treatment through the development of personalised healthcare.

Scientists identify genetic mutation behind rare disease
3 January 2013

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London, and Barts Health NHS Trust have identified the genetic mutation behind a devastating disease of the small intestine.

Medical device to prevent DVT wins innovation award
2 January 2013

A medical device to prevent deep vein thrombosis, developed by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, has won two awards at the Innovations in Cardiovascular Interventions (ICI) conference in Tel Aviv.

Cerebral capillary of an ANXA1 null mouse Research opens up possibility of therapies to restore blood-brain barrier
2 January 2013

Research led by Queen Mary, University of London, has opened up the possibility that drug therapies may one day be able to restore the integrity of the blood-brain barrier, potentially slowing or even reversing the progression of diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS). The study, funded by the Wellcome Trust, is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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