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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sir William Blair appointed as Professor of Financial Law and Ethics at Queen Mary article News story: Sir William Blair appointed as Professor of Financial Law and Ethics at Queen Mary
30 October 2017

Sir William Blair has joined the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) as Professor of Financial Law and Ethics.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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