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New book by QMUL historian reveals the mysteries of more than 60 era-defining maps article News story: New book by QMUL historian reveals the mysteries of more than 60 era-defining maps
29 August 2014

From a crude marking, carved in stone more than 3,500 years ago, to the modern revolution in mobile location services, maps have shaped our world and shone light on distant places for generations.

QMUL launches digitised collection of stories and images from World War One article News story: QMUL launches digitised collection of stories and images from World War One
28 August 2014

A new website from Queen Mary University of London, ‘Meanings of Military Service’, draws on archive material to ‘bring to life’ individual stories of wartime service.

Researchers identify link between breastfeeding and mothers’ mental health article News story: Researchers identify link between breastfeeding and mothers’ mental health
20 August 2014

A study of more than 10,000 expectant mothers has shown that women who plan to and successfully breastfeed their babies are less likely to experience postnatal depression

Politics: It’s time to talk about quotas for men blog Blog: Politics: It’s time to talk about quotas for men
18 August 2014

Dr Rainbow Murray of QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations argues that it is time to "reframe gender quotas as quotas for men."

Mobile phones come alive with the sound of music article News story: Mobile phones come alive with the sound of music
15 August 2014

Charging mobile phones with sound, like chants from at football ground, could become a reality, according to a new collaboration between scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Microsoft.

Scientists make major breakthrough in understanding leukaemia article News story: Scientists make major breakthrough in understanding leukaemia
14 August 2014

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered mutations in genes that lead to childhood leukaemia of the acute lymphoblastic type – the most common childhood cancer in the world.

Scientists discover link between skin diseases and Sudden Cardiac Death Syndrome article News story: Scientists discover link between skin diseases and Sudden Cardiac Death Syndrome
14 August 2014

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) who specialise in genetics of the skin are investigating an unlikely link between skin disease and heart disease which will hopefully shed new light on why someone is predisposed to sudden cardiac death syndrome.

Nine subjects at QMUL rank top in London for student satisfaction article News story: Nine subjects at QMUL rank top in London for student satisfaction
13 August 2014

Nine subjects taught at Queen Mary University of London have been ranked top in London for student satisfaction, and eight subjects are top ten in the UK, according to the latest results of a nationwide survey of final-year undergraduates.

Audience arousal gauged during live performances article News story: Audience arousal gauged during live performances
13 August 2014

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London’s Centre for Digital Music have created a tool that allows real-time visualisations of the audience’s reaction during live music performances.

QMUL Historian Presents New Series of Voices from the Old Bailey article News story: QMUL Historian Presents New Series of Voices from the Old Bailey
12 August 2014

Amanda Vickery, Professor of Early Modern History at Queen Mary University of London, will present a new series of the critically acclaimed social history programme Voices from the Old Bailey, beginning 14 August on BBC Radio 4.

Scientists uncover stem cell behaviour of human bowel for the first time Scientists uncover stem cell behaviour of human bowel for the first time
7 August 2014

For the first time, scientists have uncovered new information on how stem cells in the human bowel behave, revealing vital clues about the earliest stages in bowel cancer development and how we may begin to prevent it.

blog Blog: What next for Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party?
7 August 2014

Professor Tim Bale reflects on Boris Johnson’s planned return to the House of Commons, and asks if he has what it takes to make it to the top.

QMUL conference marks the outbreak of the First World War article News story: QMUL conference marks the outbreak of the First World War
6 August 2014

An international conference, marking 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, was held at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on 1-4 August.        

Amanda Vickery Presents BBC Series on the War that Changed the World article News story: Amanda Vickery Presents BBC Series on the War that Changed the World
5 August 2014

Amanda Vickery, Professor of Early Modern History at Queen Mary University of London, is co-presenting a major multi-part series on BBC World Service, to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.     

Aspirin: scientists believe cancer prevention benefits outweigh harms article News story: Aspirin: scientists believe cancer prevention benefits outweigh harms
5 August 2014

New research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) reveals taking aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of developing – and dying from – the major cancers of the digestive tract, i.e. bowel, stomach and oesophageal cancer.

Researchers determine why tendons break down with age article News story: Researchers determine why tendons break down with age
4 August 2014

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have identified differences in the proteins present in young and old tendons, in new research that could guide the development of treatments to stop tissue breakdown from occurring.

Human Harp to unleash the voice of the Roundhouse article News story: Human Harp to unleash the voice of the Roundhouse
4 August 2014

An artist in residence at Queen Mary University of London has developed a new instrument, once used to play the Brooklyn Bridge for its 130th birthday, which will unleash the voice of the Roundhouse during a one-off residency.

Queen Mary University of London awarded £24m from MRC to support the 100,000 Genomes Project article News story: Queen Mary University of London awarded £24m from MRC to support the 100,000 Genomes Project
1 August 2014

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded £24m from the MRC to support Genomics England in the delivery of the Government's 100,000 Genomes Project. The award will go directly towards providing cutting-edge Genomics Medicine Data Architecture.

Current evidence suggests benefits of e-cigarettes outweigh harms article News story: Current evidence suggests benefits of e-cigarettes outweigh harms
31 July 2014

A major scientific review of available research on the use, content, and safety of e-cigarettes has concluded that – although long-term health effects of e-cigarette use are unknown – compared with conventional cigarettes they are likely to be much less harmful to users or bystanders.

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