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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.

HRH The Princess Royal officially opens QMUL’s new Dental School article News story: HRH The Princess Royal officially opens QMUL’s new Dental School
30 April 2015

It was all smiles in Whitechapel today as Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal gave Queen Mary University of London’s new Dental School, embedded within The Royal London Dental Hospital, the royal seal of approval.

Queen Mary University of London climbs QS World Rankings article News story: Queen Mary University of London climbs QS World Rankings
29 April 2015

Three subject areas at QMUL are now among the top 50 in the world, according to a highly-regarded analysis of more than 3,400 universities.

Dressing down the rabbit hole – how to become Alice in Wonderland blog Blog: Dressing down the rabbit hole – how to become Alice in Wonderland
29 April 2015

From 2 May to 9 November, QMUL's Dr Kiera Vaclavik will curate 'The Alice Look', an exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood. In this article, Dr Vaclavik considers the impact of Lewis Carroll's famous heroine on the way that we dress.

Screening for HIV in GP surgeries leads to increased and earlier diagnosis article News story: Screening for HIV in GP surgeries leads to increased and earlier diagnosis
29 April 2015

Training general practices to offer rapid HIV tests leads to increased detection and earlier diagnosis of patients with HIV infection – according to a new study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and published in The Lancet HIV.

Showcase of QMUL electronic engineering and computer science article News story: Showcase of QMUL electronic engineering and computer science
28 April 2015

Researchers from QMUL’s School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) presented some their research to colleagues and visitors at the Mile End Campus.

Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity (CRED) celebrates ten years at QMUL article News story: Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity (CRED) celebrates ten years at QMUL
28 April 2015

Despite the appearance of great strides forward; discrimination, inequality, and exclusion persist in developed societies and workplaces. The nature of that persistence – and the manner in which discrimination has, in many cases, become more insidious – was the subject of the 2015 annual lecture from QMUL’s Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity.

QMUL’s School of Medicine awarded Silver Athena SWAN article News story: QMUL’s School of Medicine awarded Silver Athena SWAN
27 April 2015

The School of Medicine within Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is the recipient of a silver level award in the latest round of the Athena SWAN Charter awards.

Bumblebees use nicotine to fight off parasites article News story: Bumblebees use nicotine to fight off parasites
27 April 2015

Bumblebees that have been infected by parasites seek out flowers with nicotine in the nectar, likely to fight off the infection, new research has found. The nicotine appears to slow the progression of disease in infected bees but has harmful effects when consumed by healthy bees.

QMUL researcher wins award for work on psychiatric diseases article News story: QMUL researcher wins award for work on psychiatric diseases
24 April 2015

A post-doctoral researcher from Queen Mary University of London has won a prestigious €1,000 prize for her work on psychiatric diseases.

Scientists discover genetic cause of deadly rare disease ‘dyskeratosis congenita’ article News story: Scientists discover genetic cause of deadly rare disease ‘dyskeratosis congenita’
23 April 2015

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have uncovered a genetic defect which causes the life-threatening condition ‘dyskeratosis congenita’ (DC) – a rare genetic form of bone marrow failure.  

Reducing big data using ideas from quantum theory makes it easier to interpret Reducing big data using ideas from quantum theory makes it easier to interpret
23 April 2015

A new technique of visualising the complicated relationships between anything from Facebook users to proteins in a cell via countries’ importing and exporting food provides a simpler and cheaper method of making sense of large volumes of data.

Why Not Nudge? blog Blog: Why Not Nudge?
23 April 2015

Dr Magda Osman, Senior Lecturer in Experimental Cognitive Psychology explores the research behind behavioural economics and looks at its relationship with advertising

blog Blog: Deaths at sea: scant hope for the future from Europe’s history of failure on migrants
23 April 2015

Sarah Wolff, Lecturer at QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations, examines the tragic events in the Mediterranean and outlines what she describes as failed EU policy in the area of migration.

Concerns over UK government plan to increase participation in school rugby article News story: Concerns over UK government plan to increase participation in school rugby
22 April 2015

Government plans to increase participation in rugby within schools fail to take into account data on the serious levels of school rugby-related injury and are happening in the absence of systems for injury surveillance and prevention – according to experts from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and published in the BMJ.

QMUL law student develops digital receipt app article News story: QMUL law student develops digital receipt app
22 April 2015

Fed up with keeping paper receipts a QMUL law student has developed an app which stores them electronically.

Bottom 50 per cent of UK authors made less than £10,500 in 2013 article News story: Bottom 50 per cent of UK authors made less than £10,500 in 2013
21 April 2015

The median earnings of authors in the UK has fallen below the minimum wage, according to a survey of 2,500 writers, published by researchers at Queen Mary University of London.

QMUL launches new website for trauma survivors article News story: QMUL launches new website for trauma survivors
21 April 2015

Queen Mary University of London’s Barts Centre for Trauma Sciences (C4TS) has today launched the new website Aftertrauma.org, the UK’s most comprehensive online resource dedicated to helping trauma survivors – and their families, friends and carers – on their long and complex recovery journey.

Proteins that control anxiety in humans and cause insects to shed their skins have common origin article News story: Proteins that control anxiety in humans and cause insects to shed their skins have common origin
21 April 2015

Researchers have discovered that a protein which controls anxiety in humans has the same molecular ancestor as one which causes insects to moult when they outgrow their skins. Studies on sea urchins provided the missing link because they have a protein with elements common to those in both humans and insects and reveal a common ancestry hundreds of millions of years ago.

QMUL marks 100,000 visitors to science education pod ‘Centre of the Cell’ article News story: QMUL marks 100,000 visitors to science education pod ‘Centre of the Cell’
20 April 2015

Queen Mary University of London’s life sciences education programme, Centre of the Cell, celebrated its 100,000th participants after a visit from a Tower Hamlets primary school class on Friday 17 April 2015.

New research gives clues as to why older people get more tendon injuries article News story: New research gives clues as to why older people get more tendon injuries
20 April 2015

New research into how tendons age has found that the material between tendon fibre bundles stiffens as it gets older and that this is responsible for older people being more susceptible to tendon injuries.

Scientists discover protein that boosts immunity to viruses and cancer article News story: Scientists discover protein that boosts immunity to viruses and cancer
16 April 2015

Scientists have discovered a protein that strongly promotes immunity to viruses and cancer, opening the door to new therapies in the future.

Charity which works closely with Queen Mary University of London awarded for employer engagement article News story: Charity which works closely with Queen Mary University of London awarded for employer engagement
10 April 2015

An education charity which 40 QMUL students have volunteered for has scooped a prestigious employer engagement award.

New evidence that tyrannosaurs fought and ate each other article News story: New evidence that tyrannosaurs fought and ate each other
9 April 2015

Examination of a Daspletosaurus skull by Dr David Hone of the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences found signs that it had been bitten by another tyrannosaur during its lifetime as well as after it had died.

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London launch app to match voters with parties article News story: Researchers at Queen Mary University of London launch app to match voters with parties
8 April 2015

Political scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have launched a new voting advice application to match voters with the party that best represents their views. More than 20,000 people have used the app since it went live on 1 April.

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