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Three QMUL academics to receive honours from the Queen article News story: Three QMUL academics to receive honours from the Queen
30 December 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New exhibition celebrates Sir Thomas Browne: 17th century England’s greatest ‘undiscovered’ genius article News story: New exhibition celebrates Sir Thomas Browne: 17th century England’s greatest ‘undiscovered’ genius
21 December 2016

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

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

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

QMUL astronomer one of top ten people who mattered in science in 2016 article News story: QMUL astronomer one of top ten people who mattered in science in 2016
19 December 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It’s all in the eyes: women and men really do see things differently article News story: It’s all in the eyes: women and men really do see things differently
29 November 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturn’s gravity uncovered by satellite images article News story: Saturn’s gravity uncovered by satellite images
17 November 2016

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

Researchers create synthetic skin article News story: Researchers create synthetic skin
17 November 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Student coders triumph at London Zoohackathon article News story: Student coders triumph at London Zoohackathon
15 November 2016

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

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

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

Competitive males are a blessing and a curse, study reveals article News story: Competitive males are a blessing and a curse, study reveals
14 November 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Energy secruity for Europe blog Blog: Energy secruity for Europe
3 November 2016

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

QMUL delegation to visit India in November article News story: QMUL delegation to visit India in November
2 November 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

QMUL celebrates 15 years of Living Wage article News story: QMUL celebrates 15 years of Living Wage
31 October 2016

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

QMUL visiting professor awarded prestigious education prize article News story: QMUL visiting professor awarded prestigious education prize
31 October 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UK Ambassador attends launch of Joint Educational Institute in China article News story: UK Ambassador attends launch of Joint Educational Institute in China
18 October 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

School pupils to detect cosmic rays article News story: School pupils to detect cosmic rays
17 October 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scientists discover mechanisms of shape-shifting sea cucumbers article News story: Scientists discover mechanisms of shape-shifting sea cucumbers
5 October 2016

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

String pulling bees provide insight into spread of culture article News story: String pulling bees provide insight into spread of culture
4 October 2016

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

QMUL signs exchange partnership with Columbia University article News story: QMUL signs exchange partnership with Columbia University
4 October 2016

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

A Naked Mole-Rat Eutopia at Somerset House article News story: A Naked Mole-Rat Eutopia at Somerset House
4 October 2016

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

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

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

Toys and ‘enriched’ surroundings help fight infection in mice article News story: Toys and ‘enriched’ surroundings help fight infection in mice
30 September 2016

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

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

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

Researchers translate The 120 Days of Sodom for Penguin Classics article News story: Researchers translate The 120 Days of Sodom for Penguin Classics
29 September 2016

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

Good food puts bees in good mood article News story: Good food puts bees in good mood
29 September 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

QMUL welcomes record number of Chevening scholars article News story: QMUL welcomes record number of Chevening scholars
20 September 2016

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

Art and science collide in new QMUL exhibition article News story: Art and science collide in new QMUL exhibition
20 September 2016

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

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

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

QMUL and Islamic Development Bank offer joint PhD scholarships article News story: QMUL and Islamic Development Bank offer joint PhD scholarships
16 September 2016

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

More than two-thirds of cervical cancer deaths prevented by screening article News story: More than two-thirds of cervical cancer deaths prevented by screening
16 September 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Digital music expert elected to the UK’s top academy for engineering article News story: Digital music expert elected to the UK’s top academy for engineering
13 September 2016

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

Bees remain excellent searchers even when ill article News story: Bees remain excellent searchers even when ill
12 September 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Many parents won’t read their children scary stories – but perhaps we shouldn’t blame them blog Blog: Many parents won’t read their children scary stories – but perhaps we shouldn’t blame them
1 September 2016

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

QMUL shortlisted for sustainability award article News story: QMUL shortlisted for sustainability award
30 August 2016

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

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

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

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

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

The Hennessy Lecture 2016: Lord Heseltine article News story: The Hennessy Lecture 2016: Lord Heseltine
25 August 2016

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

New Earth-like planet found around nearest star article News story: New Earth-like planet found around nearest star
24 August 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘Born to be bad’ or ‘Born to be benign’ – Testing cells for oesophageal cancer risk article News story: ‘Born to be bad’ or ‘Born to be benign’ – Testing cells for oesophageal cancer risk
19 August 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

QMUL researchers awarded placements in US Library of Congress and the Huntington Library article News story: QMUL researchers awarded placements in US Library of Congress and the Huntington Library
9 August 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

QMUL appoints its first Fulbright Scholar article News story: QMUL appoints its first Fulbright Scholar
27 July 2016

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

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

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

blog Blog: "With such a small piece of cloth, how do you choose what to cover?"
26 July 2016

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

Honorary degrees awarded during graduation week article News story: Honorary degrees awarded during graduation week
26 July 2016

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

Five awarded fellowships at QMUL graduation article News story: Five awarded fellowships at QMUL graduation
26 July 2016

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

Behind the beauty a TB epidemic is raging blog Blog: Behind the beauty a TB epidemic is raging
21 July 2016

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

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

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

Scientists move one step closer to creating an invisibility cloak article News story: Scientists move one step closer to creating an invisibility cloak
15 July 2016

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

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

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

QMUL alumna appointed as chief scientist of Cancer Research UK article News story: QMUL alumna appointed as chief scientist of Cancer Research UK
14 July 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Missing link in genetics could explain conundrum of disease inheritance article News story: Missing link in genetics could explain conundrum of disease inheritance
8 July 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Latin American community one of the fastest growing in London article News story: Latin American community one of the fastest growing in London
7 July 2016

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

Could goats become man's best friend? article News story: Could goats become man's best friend?
6 July 2016

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

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

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

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

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

QMUL alumnus wins Iceland’s presidential election article News story: QMUL alumnus wins Iceland’s presidential election
1 July 2016

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

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

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

Computer sketches set to make online shopping much easier	article News story: Computer sketches set to make online shopping much easier
28 June 2016

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

People can hear the difference in high resolution audio, study finds article News story: People can hear the difference in high resolution audio, study finds
28 June 2016

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

Lost hormone is found in starfish article News story: Lost hormone is found in starfish
28 June 2016

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

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

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

Profile: The Cameron Illusion blog Blog: Profile: The Cameron Illusion
27 June 2016

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

Brexit: QMUL 'morning after' briefing article News story: Brexit: QMUL 'morning after' briefing
24 June 2016

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

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

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

Unexpected findings reveal insight into how cancer spreads in the body article News story: Unexpected findings reveal insight into how cancer spreads in the body
23 June 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) publishes fifth edition of State Crime article News story: International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) publishes fifth edition of State Crime
20 June 2016

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

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

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

Cereal science: how scientists inverted the Cheerios effect article News story: Cereal science: how scientists inverted the Cheerios effect
14 June 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Can computers do magic? article News story: Can computers do magic?
10 June 2016

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

QMUL and China's Northwestern Polytechnical University launch Joint Educational Institute article News story: QMUL and China's Northwestern Polytechnical University launch Joint Educational Institute
10 June 2016

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

Scientists use silver to make lights shine brightly article News story: Scientists use silver to make lights shine brightly
6 June 2016

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

Former England rugby players to help major brain study article News story: Former England rugby players to help major brain study
6 June 2016

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

President of Costa Rica visits QMUL article News story: President of Costa Rica visits QMUL
3 June 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Lung cancer screening trial success article News story: Lung cancer screening trial success
26 May 2016

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

Vitamin A may help improve pancreatic cancer chemotherapy article News story: Vitamin A may help improve pancreatic cancer chemotherapy
24 May 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The great EU debate at Queen Mary University of London article News story: The great EU debate at Queen Mary University of London
11 May 2016

The Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London has announced an exciting series of events ahead of the EU referendum on June 23.

Salt reduction yields extra benefits for type 2 diabetes patients article News story: Salt reduction yields extra benefits for type 2 diabetes patients
10 May 2016

A modest reduction in salt intake could reduce the risk of strokes, heart attacks and kidney disease in people with early onset type 2 diabetes, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and St. Helier Hospital.

New festival to bring together communities in east London article News story: New festival to bring together communities in east London
10 May 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is jointly hosting a two-week festival which celebrates and brings together communities in the East End through a series of events.

Floods and coastal erosion may expose contents of UK landfills, study finds article News story: Floods and coastal erosion may expose contents of UK landfills, study finds
5 May 2016

The contents of historic coastal landfill sites could pose a significant environmental threat if they erode, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

With Great Power: Political leaders, popular legacies article News story: With Great Power: Political leaders, popular legacies
5 May 2016

One year on from the UK General Election, and in the run up to the 2016 US Presidential Election, the British Academy - with major contributions from several QMUL academics - explores the concept of political leadership. 

Labour in meltdown – but what is antisemitism? blog Blog: Labour in meltdown – but what is antisemitism?
4 May 2016

Eric Henize, Professor of Law and Humanities, considers the crisis facing the British Labour Party, and asks - what is antisemitism?

Opening young minds to bioengineering article News story: Opening young minds to bioengineering
3 May 2016

A pioneering scheme called The Bioengineering Experience, developed for school children to explore advances in science, engineering and materials hosted a group of ten-year olds from St Joseph’s in the Park returning for their second visit to Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Professor Jack Cuzick elected as Fellow of the Royal Society article News story: Professor Jack Cuzick elected as Fellow of the Royal Society
29 April 2016

Professor Jack Cuzick from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been elected as a new Fellow of the Royal Society. The election is in recognition of his achievements in the application of basic science discoveries to the practice of medicine, particularly preventive medicine in cancer.

Save London's Bees article News story: Save London's Bees
28 April 2016

Nature lovers and green-fingered enthusiasts are urged to plant bee-friendly flowers to help ailing pollinator populations and to attract one of the many hundreds of bees due to be released later this summer from the rooftops of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in a competition launched by the London Pollinator Project.

The challenges of working life in an era of individual of legal rights blog Blog: The challenges of working life in an era of individual of legal rights
28 April 2016

Lizzie Barmes is Professor of Labour Law at Queen Mary University of London. She is author of Bullying and Behavioural Conflict at Work, recently published by Oxford University Press.

Demolition: a confused film about confusing emotions blog Blog: Demolition: a confused film about confusing emotions
28 April 2016

Chris Millard, Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Research Fellow, reviews the film Demolition (2015) in the context of his work as a historian of the emotions.  

Parliamentarians pay visit to QMUL researchers article News story: Parliamentarians pay visit to QMUL researchers
26 April 2016

Chris Green MP, Stephen Timms MP and Baroness Neville-Jones were welcomed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on a visit organised by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Professor Maurice Peston  (19 March 1931 – 23 April 2016) article News story: Professor Maurice Peston (19 March 1931 – 23 April 2016)
25 April 2016

Professor Maurice Peston, who founded the Economics Department (now the School of Economics and Finance) at Queen Mary and served as its first Head, died on Saturday 23 April 2016.

Three academics from School of English and Drama awarded prestigious fellowships article News story: Three academics from School of English and Drama awarded prestigious fellowships
21 April 2016

Three members of the School of English and Drama have been awarded Leverhulme Research Fellowships.

QMUL palaeontologist chronicles tyrannosaur evolution in new book article News story: QMUL palaeontologist chronicles tyrannosaur evolution in new book
19 April 2016

How the dinosaur group, the tyrannosaurs, evolved over the course of 100-million years into the giant carnivorous bone-crushers that are so well recognised today, is charted in a new book by a Zoology lecturer from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

QMUL develops new partnerships with top universities in South East Asia article News story: QMUL develops new partnerships with top universities in South East Asia
18 April 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has developed new partnerships with a number of prominent universities across South East Asia, during a successful visit that took academics to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam in April 2016.  

Government pro-Europe leaflet didn’t swing voters in 1975 – and probably won’t in 2016 blog Blog: Government pro-Europe leaflet didn’t swing voters in 1975 – and probably won’t in 2016
18 April 2016

It might have cost £9.3 million, but will the government's EU leaflet sway many voters? Lindsay Aqui, Phd Candidate, at Queen Mary University of London, looks back to the 1975 referendum and asks whether the experiences of the Wilson government hold lessons for today's campaigners. 

New toothpaste ingredient hardens teeth while you sleep article News story: New toothpaste ingredient hardens teeth while you sleep
15 April 2016

A new toothpaste ingredient which puts back the lost minerals from tooth enamel and helps prevent decay and treat sensitivity while you sleep has been developed by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Personal data revolution takes first step article News story: Personal data revolution takes first step
14 April 2016

A new way of managing personal information set to maximise people’s chances of privacy is being developed by computer scientists, led by a researcher at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Predicting gentrification through social networking data article News story: Predicting gentrification through social networking data
13 April 2016

The first network to look at the interconnected nature of people and places in large cities is not only able to quantify the social diversity of a particular place, but can also be used to predict when a neighbourhood will go through the process of gentrification, which is associated with the displacement of residents of a deprived area by an influx of a more affluent population.

Student debaters pick up first prize in national competition article News story: Student debaters pick up first prize in national competition
8 April 2016

A debating team from the Department of French at Queen Mary University of London has scooped first prize in the 2016  joutes oratories, a national competition organised by the Franco-British Connections and the Institut français du Royaume-Uni.

Stroke survivors face ‘invisible impairments’ to return to work article News story: Stroke survivors face ‘invisible impairments’ to return to work
7 April 2016

‘Invisible impairments’ can make it difficult for stroke survivors to maintain a job, according to a study from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of Cambridge.

Festival celebrates the extraordinary impact of Shakespeare on Indian Cinema article News story: Festival celebrates the extraordinary impact of Shakespeare on Indian Cinema
6 April 2016

Prominent director Vishal Bhardwaj has been announced as part of the line-up for Indian Shakespeares on Screen, a festival celebrating the influence of England’s most famous cultural icon on the world’s largest film industry.

Just 50p a week could decide the UK’s future in Europe, study finds article News story: Just 50p a week could decide the UK’s future in Europe, study finds
29 March 2016

The impact of Brexit on personal finances may determine the result of the referendum, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Solving Europe's energy crisis blog Blog: Solving Europe's energy crisis
29 March 2016

Europe imports more than half of the energy that it consumes, and its supply is vulnerable to regional instability and economic shocks. In a major new book, Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas, shows how the creation of a European Energy Union might be an effective and viable solution to the energy security problems that the European Union (EU) is facing.

The surprising history of Islam and Elizabethan England article News story: The surprising history of Islam and Elizabethan England
24 March 2016

In 1570, after numerous plots and assassination attempts against her, Elizabeth I of England was excommunicated by the Pope. It marked the beginning of an extraordinary relationship between England and the Islamic world, the likes of which would not be seen again until the modern age.

English, History, and Law at QMUL ranked among the world’s elite article News story: English, History, and Law at QMUL ranked among the world’s elite
23 March 2016

Three subject areas at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are among the top 50 in the world, according to an analysis of more than 3,400 universities.

QMUL celebrates the success of its international scholars article News story: QMUL celebrates the success of its international scholars
21 March 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) celebrated the success of its international students who received prestigious scholarships to study in 2015-16, at a reception which brought together students, embassy officials and scholarship body representatives from around the world.  

New role of environment in multiple sclerosis revealed by east London study article News story: New role of environment in multiple sclerosis revealed by east London study
18 March 2016

Environmental factors may be playing a much greater role in the onset of multiple sclerosis (MS) than previously realised, according to early research led by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust.

QMUL initiative wins at Guardian University Awards 2016 article News story: QMUL initiative wins at Guardian University Awards 2016
17 March 2016

QConsult, a scheme that places teams of students from low-income families into east London growth sector businesses to conduct mini consultancy projects, has won the Employability Initiative category at The Guardian University Awards 2016.

Selfish bumblebees are not prepared to share article News story: Selfish bumblebees are not prepared to share
17 March 2016

Well qualified bumblebees are not prepared to share their pollinating knowledge with less experienced bees, according to new research carried out at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

WHO event explores future of mental health care article News story: WHO event explores future of mental health care
16 March 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has hosted 18 experts from five European countries to discuss and explore options for how mental health care could be provided in the future.

Is George Osborne really the Political Chancellor, or just a hard-core Tory? blog Blog: Is George Osborne really the Political Chancellor, or just a hard-core Tory?
16 March 2016

Political to his fingertips or a hard core Tory Chancellor? Professor Tim Bale considers the evolving and mercurial role of George Osborne.

article News story: Historian uncovers secrets of the Reformation hidden in England’s oldest printed bible
15 March 2016

Researchers have used complex image analysis to uncover annotations that were hidden for nearly 500 years between the pages of England’s oldest printed bible.  

Report highlights problems faced by parents of children with Autism article News story: Report highlights problems faced by parents of children with Autism
15 March 2016

Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) face severe challenges in accessing adequate services, according to a survey of hundreds of parents in the United Kingdom.

Launch of the Centre for the Study of Childhood Culture article News story: Launch of the Centre for the Study of Childhood Culture
15 March 2016

From design and fashion to health and technology, Childhood culture is increasingly receiving serious scholarly attention within a range of disciplines. A new research centre, jointly run by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the V&A Museum of Childhood, aims to create an internationally recognised hub of research, knowledge and public engagement on childhood culture.

Students hack robots to detect hot lanterns for Chinese festival article News story: Students hack robots to detect hot lanterns for Chinese festival
15 March 2016

Teams of students from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) took part in a challenge to hack robots to make them identify hot and coloured lanterns.

Researchers receive awards for clinical trials article News story: Researchers receive awards for clinical trials
14 March 2016

Two medical researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been given awards by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to recognise their significant contribution to commercial research in the NHS.

QMUL awarded share of £1.7 million HEFCE grant to develop engineering and computer science conversion courses article News story: QMUL awarded share of £1.7 million HEFCE grant to develop engineering and computer science conversion courses
11 March 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded a portion of £1.7m in funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to develop four MSc courses.

Brain tumour research community falls silent to remember lives lost article News story: Brain tumour research community falls silent to remember lives lost
11 March 2016

Many thousands of people who have lost their lives to brain tumours were remembered as a minute’s silence was observed at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) to mark national Brain Tumour Awareness Month.

Kickstarter to raise cash for interactive audio platform article News story: Kickstarter to raise cash for interactive audio platform
11 March 2016

A Kickstarter campaign has been launched by a team from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) who have developed a computing platform for high quality, ultra responsive interactive audio.

Pregnant women support first maternal gene therapy trial article News story: Pregnant women support first maternal gene therapy trial
10 March 2016

Pregnant women would be willing to trial maternal growth factor gene therapy to treat severe early-onset fetal growth restriction (FGR) in their unborn babies, according to a new study. If the proposed trial goes ahead it is likely to be the first time maternal gene therapy has ever been used.

QMUL ranked among top 50 universities in Europe QMUL ranked among top 50 universities in Europe
10 March 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been ranked among the top 50 universities in Europe, according to a new ranking of elite institutions across the continent.

QMUL alumnus named in Maserati 100 list of British entrepreneurs article News story: QMUL alumnus named in Maserati 100 list of British entrepreneurs
10 March 2016

A QMUL alumnus has been listed in the Maserati 100 index which recognises Britain’s most successful philanthropists, investors, mentors and advisors, and upcoming entrepreneurs supporting the next generation of business talent.

QMUL Professor wins £245,000 innovation prize article News story: QMUL Professor wins £245,000 innovation prize
10 March 2016

Professor Kevin Homewood, of the School of Physics and Astronomy, has won a £245,298 Brian Mercer Award for Innovation to further his research into silicon detectors.

QMUL collaborates with United Nations and The Lancet on access to medicines article News story: QMUL collaborates with United Nations and The Lancet on access to medicines
10 March 2016

The United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines met in London on 10 March to discuss access to medicines, diagnostics, vaccines and health technologies. The event is a collaboration between the United Nations (UN), The Lancet, and The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Study reveals the effect of genetic ‘knockouts’ on human health article News story: Study reveals the effect of genetic ‘knockouts’ on human health
4 March 2016

Only a fraction of genes appear to be essential for human life, according to researchers from the East London Genes & Health project, working with Born in Bradford and others.

£1.2m grant awarded for research to prevent cause of sudden death in young adults article News story: £1.2m grant awarded for research to prevent cause of sudden death in young adults
3 March 2016

QMUL awarded £1.2 million funding by British Heart Foundation for vital research into myocarditis.

Researcher publishes child migrant stories from a century in East London article News story: Researcher publishes child migrant stories from a century in East London
3 March 2016

Duncan Ross was born in Calcutta in 1948 during a tumultuous period in post-partition India. He was the son of Anglo-Indian Catholic parents and he lived in the midst of frequent riots and violence between Muslims and Hindus. He moved to East London, aged eight, after his mother nearly died during a riot on her way to work.

What does geographic profiling have to do with modern art? article News story: What does geographic profiling have to do with modern art?
3 March 2016

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have shown research on infectious disease outbreaks can been adapted to study the locations of artworks by graffiti artist Banksy.

Mile End Institute and the BBC co-host debate on the future of the Royal Charter article News story: Mile End Institute and the BBC co-host debate on the future of the Royal Charter
2 March 2016

There is a danger of “living in cloud cuckoo land” when it comes to the competitive pressures facing the BBC, according to Jesse Norman MP, Chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.

Health experts call on Government to ban tackling in school rugby article News story: Health experts call on Government to ban tackling in school rugby
2 March 2016

The UK and Irish governments are being warned that they should do more to protect school children from injury, including head trauma, while playing rugby.

QMUL projects shortlisted for The Guardian University Awards 2016 article News story: QMUL projects shortlisted for The Guardian University Awards 2016
1 March 2016

Two QMUL projects have been shortlisted for The Guardian University Awards 2016.

Civil liberties at risk as agencies seek new powers to deal with cloud communications article News story: Civil liberties at risk as agencies seek new powers to deal with cloud communications
25 February 2016

An expert in internet law has warned that the growth of cloud-based communications may pose a threat to civil liberties, as intelligence agencies seek new powers to deal with ‘extra-territorial’ services such as WhatsApp.

Flowers tone down the iridescence of their petals and avoid confusing bees article News story: Flowers tone down the iridescence of their petals and avoid confusing bees
25 February 2016

Flowers’ iridescent petals, which may look plain to human eyes, produce the perfect signal for bees, according to a new study involving researchers from QMUL.

Festival to explore link between music and the mind article News story: Festival to explore link between music and the mind
23 February 2016

A mini-festival exploring the psychological and therapeutic impact of music is to be held at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

EU should resettle three million Syrian refugees, says UN Rapporteur article News story: EU should resettle three million Syrian refugees, says UN Rapporteur
18 February 2016

The EU must urgently change course on the migrant crisis and should resettle three million Syrian migrants, according to François Crépeau, UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants.

Why Britain is losing its taste for tea – and how hipsters could revive it blog Blog: Why Britain is losing its taste for tea – and how hipsters could revive it
18 February 2016

Britain is known as a nation of tea drinkers, but new statistics suggest that the love affair is fading. Professor Markman Ellis, co-author of Empire of Tea: the Asian Leaf that Conquered the World, considers the future of Britain's favourite brew. 

Common antimalarial drug could be used to treat major injury article News story: Common antimalarial drug could be used to treat major injury
12 February 2016

A common anti-malarial drug Artesunate could be used to reduce organ failure following injury, according to an early study in rats led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Season of music launches at QMUL article News story: Season of music launches at QMUL
12 February 2016

QMUL has launched a season of music for spring/summer 2016 which aims to inspire, inform and intrigue by combining concerts with the university’s world leading research.

School kids revamp Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale with rap battles article News story: School kids revamp Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale with rap battles
12 February 2016

East London school kids updated Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale with rap battles and their own melodies and rhythms in a performance at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on 9 February.

New book uses science to reveal secrets to finding love in a digital world article News story: New book uses science to reveal secrets to finding love in a digital world
12 February 2016

Scientists have compiled their analysis on how to find success in the world of online dating into a new book released this week. The book is the first of its kind to be based on robust studies of human behaviour.

Full fee scholarships offered at QMUL by Norton Rose Fulbright LLP article News story: Full fee scholarships offered at QMUL by Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
11 February 2016

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Norton Rose Fulbright are pleased to offer two full tuition fee scholarships to students on the LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law Programme, for the second consecutive year. The scheme is open to LLM students starting in September 2016. 

Starfish reveal the origins of brain messenger molecules article News story: Starfish reveal the origins of brain messenger molecules
10 February 2016

Biologists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered the genes in starfish that encode neuropeptides - a common type of chemical found in human brains. The revelation gives researchers new insights into how neural function evolved in the animal kingdom.

QMUL and China: year in review article News story: QMUL and China: year in review
10 February 2016

As the Chinese Year of the Monkey starts, we look at five highlights of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)’s relationship with China over last year, the Year of the Goat.  

QMUL students raise more than £48,000 for Charity Week article News story: QMUL students raise more than £48,000 for Charity Week
10 February 2016

Students from QMUL and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry have raised an impressive £48,567.13 for Charity Week 2015.

Slime can see article News story: Slime can see
9 February 2016

After more than 300 years of looking, scientists led by Queen Mary University of London, have figured out how bacteria “see” their world. And they do it in a remarkably similar way to us. 

Paris seminar series focuses on European politics article News story: Paris seminar series focuses on European politics
9 February 2016

Europe’s refugee crisis and the terrorist attacks in Paris are being connected within a broader framework of “violent democracy”, argued Queen Mary University of London (QMUL’s) Professor Jef Huysmans, at a public lecture at the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP).

Scientists overcome hurdles for champion racehorses article News story: Scientists overcome hurdles for champion racehorses
4 February 2016

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are a step closer to preventing the kind of injuries that affect ageing race horses like champion hurdler Rock on Ruby, the winner of Coral Hurdle at Ascot in 2015.

Emergency blood transfusions for major trauma need to be more rapid and consistent article News story: Emergency blood transfusions for major trauma need to be more rapid and consistent
4 February 2016

Only two per cent of patients with life-threatening bleeding after serious injury receive optimal blood transfusion therapy in England and Wales, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and NHS Blood and Transplant.

MPs are worlds apart on Europe, finds new poll article News story: MPs are worlds apart on Europe, finds new poll
1 February 2016

Just five per cent of Tory MPs strongly agree that the UK has ‘greatly benefitted from being a member of the EU’, compared with 51 per cent of Labour MPs. The findings are from 98 face-to-face interviews with MPs, conducted by the Ipsos Mori Reputation Centre and led by Professors Tim Bale and Philip Cowley.

How social and political change has shaped the story of the Crusades article News story: How social and political change has shaped the story of the Crusades
1 February 2016

Historian and bestselling author Dr Thomas Asbridge will this week present a BBC documentary about how the story of the Crusades has changed over the last 60 years.

New book discusses “surprise” 2015 General Election article News story: New book discusses “surprise” 2015 General Election
29 January 2016

The 2015 General Election in Britain was a “surprise election”, argues a new book co-authored by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)’s Professor Philip Cowley and Dennis Kavanagh, Emeritus Professor at Liverpool University.

QMUL to hold open days for refugees and asylum seekers article News story: QMUL to hold open days for refugees and asylum seekers
26 January 2016

The Law School at Queen Mary University of London will hold open days for refugees and asylum seekers on Monday 15 February and Tuesday 16 February 2016. 

Why size matters, new treatments for old diseases and internet jurisdiction – QMUL’s Inaugural Lecture series continues article News story: Why size matters, new treatments for old diseases and internet jurisdiction – QMUL’s Inaugural Lecture series continues
26 January 2016

QMUL's free Inaugural Lecture series returns for the New Year with special talks from academics starting with Professor Marina Resmini’s on why size matters in nanotechnology and the implications that can have in applications such as drug delivery.

QMUL and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan to offer joint PhD scholarships article News story: QMUL and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan to offer joint PhD scholarships
22 January 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), in partnership with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, is pleased to announce that it will be offering up to 36 scholarships per year to Pakistani students wishing to enrol in PhD research programmes at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

QMUL hosts Lego League tournament for London schools article News story: QMUL hosts Lego League tournament for London schools
22 January 2016

School kids from across London competed to solve the world’s ‘Trash’ problems as part of a First Lego League tournament hosted by the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science.

Laws of nature predict cancer evolution article News story: Laws of nature predict cancer evolution
20 January 2016

Cancers evolve over time in patterns governed by the same mathematical laws that drive natural processes such as the flow of rivers or the brightness of stars, reports a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and The Institute of Cancer Research.

How British hostility to the EU contrasts with opposition elsewhere in Europe blog Blog: How British hostility to the EU contrasts with opposition elsewhere in Europe
19 January 2016

The UK’s referendum on EU membership may well be one of the main stories of 2016, with the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, recently suggesting that it could be held as early as the summer. Montserrat Guibernau writes on how we can conceive of Euroscepticism in both the UK and other EU countries.

Not the right time to raise interest rates, says Governor of the Bank of England article News story: Not the right time to raise interest rates, says Governor of the Bank of England
19 January 2016

The Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney has said that now is not the time to hike interest rates. In a major speech at Queen Mary University of London, Mr Carney said that plummeting oil prices and an uncertain global environment meant that “tighter monetary policy was not yet necessary".

Global law firm Dentons launches new bursary scheme for QMUL students article News story: Global law firm Dentons launches new bursary scheme for QMUL students
18 January 2016

Global law firm Dentons has used dormant client account balances to make a donation of £48,000 to support three undergraduate bursaries at QMUL’s School of Law.  

QMUL student wins cosmonaut training experience in Russia article News story: QMUL student wins cosmonaut training experience in Russia
15 January 2016

A third-year Physics student at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has won a place at a Russian cosmonaut training centre for a video submitted to a competition launched to mark British astronaut Tim Peake’s momentous visit to the International Space Station (ISS).  

2,500 heart attacks and strokes prevented through NHS Health Check article News story: 2,500 heart attacks and strokes prevented through NHS Health Check
15 January 2016

The first major evaluation of the NHS Health Check in England, carried out by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), has found that the programme is effectively identifying people at risk of developing major cardiovascular incidents.

Call for public to help hunt Earth-like planet article News story: Call for public to help hunt Earth-like planet
15 January 2016

The general public are invited to follow scientists from around the globe as they search for an Earth-like exoplanet around the closest star to us, Proxima Centauri. The observing campaign called Pale Dot Red is launched today, and coordinated and led by astronomers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

World’s first national tissue bank for pancreatic cancer research article News story: World’s first national tissue bank for pancreatic cancer research
15 January 2016

The world’s first national tissue bank for pancreatic cancer is to launch in the UK, to help push forward research into the cancer with the bleakest prognosis.

UK's political centre is further left than previously thought, finds study article News story: UK's political centre is further left than previously thought, finds study
15 January 2016

The centre ground of British politics could be further to the left than previously thought, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Sussex.

Paris Agreement is a turning point for humanity, according to Sir David King article News story: Paris Agreement is a turning point for humanity, according to Sir David King
15 January 2016

The Paris Agreement, a global plan to tackle climate change, will go down in history as “a great turning point for humanity” according to the government’s permanent Special Representative for Climate Change.

Bankers suppress their identities to survive and thrive at work, finds study article News story: Bankers suppress their identities to survive and thrive at work, finds study
15 January 2016

Senior investment bankers don’t care what others think of them and don’t see their work as part of their identities, according to a study from Queen Mary University of London.

First demonstration of sexual selection in dinosaurs identified article News story: First demonstration of sexual selection in dinosaurs identified
14 January 2016

Large ornamental structures in dinosaurs, such as horns and head crests are likely to have been used in sexual displays and to assert social dominance, according to a new analysis of Protoceratops carried out by scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). 

This is the first time scientists have linked the function of anatomy to sexual selection in dinosaurs.

QMUL ranked among the most international universities in the world article News story: QMUL ranked among the most international universities in the world
14 January 2016

Queen Mary University of London has been ranked as the 23rd most internationally diverse university in the world, according to a list published by the Times Higher Education (THE).

Why frills put female dinosaurs in the mood for love blog Blog: Why frills put female dinosaurs in the mood for love
14 January 2016

Dr Rob Knell from QMUL's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences writes how large ornamental structures in dinosaurs, such as horns and head crests are likely to have been used in sexual displays and to assert social dominance, according to a new analysis of Protoceratops.  

This is the first time scientists have linked the function of anatomy to sexual selection in dinosaurs.

Reducing sugar content in drinks could prevent one million cases of obesity article News story: Reducing sugar content in drinks could prevent one million cases of obesity
7 January 2016

Reducing sugar content in sugar sweetened drinks (including fruit juices) in the UK by 40 per cent over five years could prevent one million cases of obesity, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). This would in turn prevent around 300,000 cases of type 2 diabetes, over two decades.

Testing for brain damage in infants article News story: Testing for brain damage in infants
6 January 2016

A new technique that could be used to test for brain damage in newborn babies has been developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

New target for potential blood cancer treatment article News story: New target for potential blood cancer treatment
4 January 2016

Mutations present in a blood cancer known as follicular lymphoma have revealed new targets for potential treatments, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) together with collaborators at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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