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

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

News story: Queen Mary alumna among ‘most influential’ UK voices on LinkedIn
16 January 2018

A Queen Mary alumna has been listed as one of LinkedIn’s 12 ‘top voices’ in the UK. Alexandra Galviz, who graduated with a BA in French in 2013, was praised for writing “openly and honestly about issues that many are too afraid to speak or write about publicly”.

Silvana sm News story: UK productivity may beat forecasts, says Bank of England’s Silvana Tenreyro
16 January 2018

Just two sectors of the economy – financial services and manufacturing – are responsible for sluggish productivity growth in the UK economy, according to Silvana Tenreyro, the newest member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee.

News story: Long term health conditions drive A&E visits, not lack of GP services
16 January 2018

Rising accident and emergency attendance rates are driven by patients’ long term health conditions, and are not related to lack of GP provision, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London of more than 800,000 patients in east London.

News story: Diabetes gene found that causes low and high blood sugar levels in the same family
15 January 2018

A study of families with rare blood sugar conditions has revealed a new gene thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin, the key hormone in diabetes.

News story: Intervention reduces ‘stress hormone’ in war-affected youth
12 January 2018

A new study shows that a humanitarian program to improve the mental health of adolescents affected by the Syrian war has decreased levels of cortisol (a hormone associated with stress) in participants by a third.

Colin Grant News story: Queen Mary University of London appoints Professor Colin Grant as new Vice-Principal (International)
12 January 2018

Queen Mary University of London has appointed a new Vice-Principal (International). Professor Colin Grant, currently Vice-President (International) at the University of Southampton and Chair of the Russell Group International Forum, will take up the post on 16 April 2018.

News story: Some leukaemia patients may be missing out on new treatments
11 January 2018

Patients with an aggressive form of leukaemia, currently ineligible for any type of targeted therapy, may in fact benefit from new drugs, according to new research by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Impact of renewables and trading on power grid frequency fluctuations
10 January 2018

The effect of energy trading is strong and comparable in size to the effect of renewables on the frequency fluctuations of a power grid, according to a new study published in Nature Energy.

News story: At least three out of five people who try a cigarette become daily smokers
10 January 2018

At least 61 per cent of people who try their first cigarette become, at least temporarily, daily smokers, suggests an analysis of survey data by Queen Mary University of London.

Kavita Datta SM News story: Queen Mary researcher appointed to Migration Leadership Team
9 January 2018

Kavita Datta, Professor of Development Geography at Queen Mary University of London, has been appointed to the London International Development Centre (LIDC) Migration Leadership Team.

Party activists (SM) News story: Survey of Britain's party members reveals glaring contrasts between Tories and other parties
4 January 2018

A survey of the country’s party members has revealed glaring contrasts between rank and file Tories and their Labour, Lib Dem and SNP counterparts.

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