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Queen Mary ranked in the UK’s top 10 for research quality article News story: Queen Mary ranked in the UK’s top 10 for research quality
18 December 2014

The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), published today, confirm Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)’s place in the very top group of research-led universities.

Professor Seán McConville awarded major grant for research into Irish political prisoners article News story: Professor Seán McConville awarded major grant for research into Irish political prisoners
17 December 2014

Violence and retribution, hunger and strip strikes, targeted assassinations, - and somewhere the seeds of a far off peace. These are amongst the many themes and events that will be explored by law professor and historian Seán McConville, in his third and final volume on Irish political prisoners.

William Hague's plans could be highly contentious, but it's time to address the English question blog Blog: William Hague's plans could be highly contentious, but it's time to address the English question
16 December 2014

Professor Michael Kenny, Director of the Mile End Institute, says there is an increasingly compelling, precautionary case for constitutional reform - but William Hague's "hard" plans aren't positive or carefully calibrated enough.

Special series with Open Democracy seeks to lift the veil on state crime article News story: Special series with Open Democracy seeks to lift the veil on state crime
15 December 2014

Professor Penny Green, Director of the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Queen Mary University of London, will this week edit a special feature in Open Democracy on state crime and resistance.

QMUL Mile End Institute announces speakers and events for 2015 programme article News story: QMUL Mile End Institute announces speakers and events for 2015 programme
15 December 2014

The Mile End Institute (MEI) has announced a series of events and high-profile speakers for 2015, a year which promises to have a momentous effect on politics and public life in the United Kingdom.

Do you speak cow? Researchers listen in on ‘conversations’ between calves and their mothers article News story: Do you speak cow? Researchers listen in on ‘conversations’ between calves and their mothers
12 December 2014

Researchers have been eavesdropping on ‘conversations’ between calves and their mothers — measuring the process of how cows communicate using detailed acoustic analysis for the first time.

New evidence reveals tamoxifen reduces breast cancer rates by nearly a third for 20 years article News story: New evidence reveals tamoxifen reduces breast cancer rates by nearly a third for 20 years
11 December 2014

The preventive effect of breast cancer drug ‘tamoxifen’ remains virtually constant for at least 20 years – with rates reduced by around 30 per cent – new analysis published in The Lancet Oncology reveals.  

Syphilis sailed the ocean blue: why a bent femur won’t overturn Columbus theory blog Blog: Syphilis sailed the ocean blue: why a bent femur won’t overturn Columbus theory
11 December 2014

Following recent dispute over its origins in Europe, Dr Rob Knell from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences explains why he is yet to be convinced by any alternative to the theory that Columbus brought syphilis across the Atlantic.

Ukip's sexual harassment row rumbles on, but it's not the only party failing women blog Blog: Ukip's sexual harassment row rumbles on, but it's not the only party failing women
10 December 2014

It's been a bad week for Ukip, but according to QMUL's Dr Rainbow Murrary, it's not the only party failing women.

On immigration, the The Tories should stop following and start leading blog Blog: On immigration, the The Tories should stop following and start leading
10 December 2014

Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London, delivers a warning to the Conservative Party about the likely effects of an increasingly reactive policy on immigration. 

Syria: The view from Moscow blog Blog: Syria: The view from Moscow
10 December 2014

QMUL's Dr Christopher Phillips argues that despite a weaker economy and the domestic threat of ISIS, Moscow is unlikely to change course on Syria.

QMUL awarded £5million to create new labs and expand science and engineering teaching article News story: QMUL awarded £5million to create new labs and expand science and engineering teaching
9 December 2014

Queen Mary has been awarded the maximum allocation of £5million of new funding by the government in order to create two new facilities on our Mile End campus.

QMUL researcher conducts experiments with Science Museum visitors feature Feature: QMUL researcher conducts experiments with Science Museum visitors
5 December 2014

Londoners are notorious for avoiding eye contact with each other but how bad are we really? That’s one of the things visitors to the Science Museum can currently help to find out if they take part in an experiment being run by QMUL and UCL researchers to learn how long people can comfortably make eye contact with someone else.

Study reveals text messages prevent one in six patients from failing to take medicine Study reveals text messages prevent one in six patients from failing to take medicine
5 December 2014

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found text messaging prevents one in six patients from forgetting to take, or stopping, their prescribed medicines.

QMUL’s Dr Neha Pathak wins Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Ultimate Women Award QMUL’s Dr Neha Pathak wins Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Ultimate Women Award
4 December 2014

Dr Neha Pathak, an Academic Clinical Fellow from Queen Mary University of London, was last night awarded the ‘Ultimate Game Changer’ prize at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Awards.

New league table suggests David Cameron is the Conservatives' most successful leader article News story: New league table suggests David Cameron is the Conservatives' most successful leader
4 December 2014

Prime Minister David Cameron is the Conservatives' most successful leader, according to a new league table, presented today at an event organised by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Professor Iwan Williams on his role in the Rosetta comet mission blog Blog: Professor Iwan Williams on his role in the Rosetta comet mission
4 December 2014

The world was enraptured last month as the Rosetta mission’s Philae lander made its historic landing on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. QMUL’s Professor Iwan Williams had more reason than most to be interested, as he was one of a team of investigators working the CONSERT instrument that is part of the mission. Here he explains what CONSERT is trying to find out and how it took on a vital new function after the landing.

Our groaning global energy system leaves us all vulnerable blog Blog: Our groaning global energy system leaves us all vulnerable
4 December 2014

In this article, Rafael Leal-Arcas, of QMUL’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), argues that our system of global energy governance is ad hoc and in need of reform.

Lewis Carroll's Alice and the emergence of a style icon article News story: Lewis Carroll's Alice and the emergence of a style icon
3 December 2014

She’s influenced Lizzie Jagger, inspired Gwen Stefani, and her iconic look has been adapted for everything from tattoos to the hijab. Few literary characters have influenced the way we dress quite so remarkably as Lewis Carroll’s Alice.

François Hollande’s Tartuffe Syndrome blog Blog: François Hollande’s Tartuffe Syndrome
3 December 2014

In a joint article with Hans-Olaf Henkel, QMUL’s Professor Brigitte Granville analyses the mounting woes of François Hollande’s beleaguered presidency.

Vitamin D reduces lung disease flare-ups by over 40% article News story: Vitamin D reduces lung disease flare-ups by over 40%
2 December 2014

Vitamin D supplements can reduce COPD lung disease flare-ups by over 40% in patients with a vitamin D deficiency – according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.

Animal welfare could be improved by new understanding of their emotions article News story: Animal welfare could be improved by new understanding of their emotions
2 December 2014

A new study from researchers at Queen Mary University of London looking at how goats express subtle positive emotions could lead to greater understanding of animal welfare.

New anthology offers comprehensive insight into the life and works of Margaret Thatcher article News story: New anthology offers comprehensive insight into the life and works of Margaret Thatcher
27 November 2014

A new anthology, edited and introduced by Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London, provides one the most comprehensive and eclectic accounts to date of Margaret Thatcher’s extraordinary impact on politics and public life in the United Kingdom.

Scientists discover treatment breakthrough for advanced bladder cancer article News story: Scientists discover treatment breakthrough for advanced bladder cancer
27 November 2014

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London's Barts Cancer Institute have made a breakthrough in developing a new therapy for advanced bladder cancer – for which there have been no major treatment advances in the past 30 years.

QMUL hosts panel discussion on children and sport article News story: QMUL hosts panel discussion on children and sport
25 November 2014

Public health experts, doctors, professional sports players and parents are gathering at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on 27-28 November to debate issues around children and sport, including managing injury and increasing participation.

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