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Synthetic spider silk could be altered to be stronger or stretchier article News story: Synthetic spider silk could be altered to be stronger or stretchier
28 May 2015

After years of research decoding the complex structure and production of spider silk, researchers have now succeeded in producing samples of this exceptionally strong and resilient material in the laboratory. The new development could lead to a variety of biomedical materials — from sutures to scaffolding for organ replacements — made from synthesized silk with properties specifically tuned for their intended uses.

Fancy a 300-year old cuppa? Researchers uncover the oldest tea in Britain article News story: Fancy a 300-year old cuppa? Researchers uncover the oldest tea in Britain
27 May 2015

Researchers have found what they believe to be the oldest tea in Britain. The dried green tea was acquired in China, around the year 1700, by ship’s surgeon James Cuninghame, who subsequently gave it as a gift to the famous physician and collector of curiosities, Hans Sloane.

QMUL PhD student to compete with dance troupe on Britain’s Got Talent article News story: QMUL PhD student to compete with dance troupe on Britain’s Got Talent
26 May 2015

Bret Jones, a PhD student in the Department of Drama, will be competing tonight (26 May) in the Britain’s Got Talent live semi-finals with his team’s dance act, Old Men Grooving.

TTIP and CETA: the trade deals threatening British democracy blog Blog: TTIP and CETA: the trade deals threatening British democracy
21 May 2015

In this post, Sam Fowles, postgraduate research student at QMUL's School of Law, argues that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a threat to British democracy, and should not be ratified. 

Brain tumour scientists come together to speed up translation of research from lab to clinic article News story: Brain tumour scientists come together to speed up translation of research from lab to clinic
21 May 2015

For the first time, leading experts on brain tumours including Professor Silvia Marino from Queen Mary University of London, will share their insights and identify areas of prospective collaboration to speed up the process of translating research findings from laboratory to clinic.

How we discovered the three revolutions of American pop blog Blog: How we discovered the three revolutions of American pop
20 May 2015

Dr Matthias Mauch discusses his recent scientific analysis of the “fossil record” of the Billboard charts prompted widespread attention, particularly the findings about the three musical “revolutions” that shaped the musical landscape of the second half of the 20th century.

Centre of the Cell is a ‘wonderful emblem of public engagement’ as it celebrates its fifth birthday article News story: Centre of the Cell is a ‘wonderful emblem of public engagement’ as it celebrates its fifth birthday
20 May 2015

The Centre of the Cell “is a wonderful emblem of how public engagement is embedded in what this university does,” said QMUL’s Principal, Professor Simon Gaskell, during the science centre’s fifth birthday celebrations.

Humanitarian crisis affecting Rohingya Muslims is the product of genocide, according to researchers from QMUL article News story: Humanitarian crisis affecting Rohingya Muslims is the product of genocide, according to researchers from QMUL
18 May 2015

Persecution of the Rohingya minority by the Myanmar government amounts to genocide, according to field research from the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI), based at Queen Mary University of London.

QMUL takes part in Digital Shoreditch Festival 2015 article News story: QMUL takes part in Digital Shoreditch Festival 2015
13 May 2015

PhD students from QMUL’s Media and Arts Technology (MAT) programmes as well as representatives of the School of Law take part in the popular festival.

Many fixed-dose drug combinations in India lack central regulatory approval article News story: Many fixed-dose drug combinations in India lack central regulatory approval
12 May 2015

Fixed-dose drug combinations (FDCs) which have not received central regulatory approval are sold in substantial numbers in India – despite concerns over the safety and efficacy of these combinations – according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and published in PLOS Medicine.

First evolutionary history of 50 years of music charts using big data analysis of sounds article News story: First evolutionary history of 50 years of music charts using big data analysis of sounds
5 May 2015

Evolutionary biologists and computer scientists have come together study the evolution of pop music.  Their analysis of 17,000 songs from the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, 1960 to 2010, is the most substantial scientific study of the history of popular music to date.

Naked mole-rats anti-cancer gene is unique among mammals Naked mole-rats anti-cancer gene is unique among mammals
5 May 2015

Researchers have found that the gene which gives naked mole-rats’ their natural resistance to cancer is unique among mammals.

Historian uncovers first known photo of Lenin’s 'true love' article News story: Historian uncovers first known photo of Lenin’s 'true love'
1 May 2015

A historian from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has uncovered the first confirmed image of Apollinariya Yakubova, considered by many to be the true love of Vladimir Lenin. Dr Robert Henderson, honorary research associate at QMUL’s School of History, discovered the photograph in the State Archive of the Russian Federation, while researching for his forthcoming book on the Russian revolutionary V. L. Burtsev.

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