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Surge in undergraduate applications to QMUL as our university remains a popular choice article News story: Surge in undergraduate applications to QMUL as our university remains a popular choice
30 January 2015

Congratulations to those who have received an offer to study at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) for 2015-entry as the university recorded yet another year of increased numbers of UCAS applications.

Dr Helen McCarthy wins award for International Affairs Book of the Year article News story: Dr Helen McCarthy wins award for International Affairs Book of the Year
30 January 2015

Women of the World: The Rise of the Female Diplomat, by QMUL Historian Dr Helen McCarthy, took the prize for International Affairs Book of the Year at the Political Book Awards 2015.

Passenger tracking in the EU will be as invasive as it is in the US blog Blog: Passenger tracking in the EU will be as invasive as it is in the US
30 January 2015

In this comment article, Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas - head of QMUL's Department of Law - considers the implications of the increasingly heated debate around the collection and retention of information from air passengers. 

‘Nudge’ psychology is not based on robust evidence and conscious decision-making is more effective article News story: ‘Nudge’ psychology is not based on robust evidence and conscious decision-making is more effective
28 January 2015

A new study says that the kind of instinctive decision-making advocated in best-selling popular psychology books like ‘Nudge’, ‘Thinking Fast and Slow’ and ‘Blink’ is not backed up by reliable evidence.

Revolutionary device found to lower blood pressure article News story: Revolutionary device found to lower blood pressure
23 January 2015

A revolutionary device has been shown to significantly lower blood pressure among patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure, compared to those treated with usual drug measures – according to research from Queen Mary University of London and published in The Lancet.

British voters open to a Jewish prime minister — but some are more welcoming than others blog Blog: British voters open to a Jewish prime minister — but some are more welcoming than others
23 January 2015

In this post, Professor Tim Bale of QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the findings of new polling data on attitudes to Jewish political leaders. The data is based on research from Professor Bale's forthcoming book: Five Year Mission: The Labour Party under Ed Miliband.

New ‘microcapsules’ have potential to repair damage caused by osteoarthritis article News story: New ‘microcapsules’ have potential to repair damage caused by osteoarthritis
21 January 2015

A new ‘microcapsule’ treatment delivery method developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) could reduce inflammation in cartilage affected by osteoarthritis and reverse damage to tissue. The research was funded by Arthritis Research UK and the AO Foundation.

Syriza lead the polls in Greece but coalition options remain unclear blog Blog: Syriza lead the polls in Greece but coalition options remain unclear
20 January 2015

Greece will hold parliamentary elections on 25 January. Ahead of the vote, Dr Stella Ladi writes on the state of play in the Greek party system. She notes that while the radical left party Syriza currently enjoys a lead in the polls, there is debate over who its most likely coalition partners would be should it fail to secure a majority.

Energy companies must repair relationship with society, says former CEO of BP article News story: Energy companies must repair relationship with society, says former CEO of BP
20 January 2015

Businesses and extractive industries should communicate openly and engage more effectively with society, according to the former CEO of British Petroleum (BP), who was speaking at the launch of QMUL’s Energy and Natural Resources Law Institute.

Daily beetroot juice lowers blood pressure, scientists find article News story: Daily beetroot juice lowers blood pressure, scientists find
19 January 2015

Drinking a daily cup of beetroot juice has been shown to significantly lower blood pressure among patients with high blood pressure, according to scientists from Queen Mary University of London.

Hope for muscular dystrophy patients: harnessing gene helps repair muscle damage article News story: Hope for muscular dystrophy patients: harnessing gene helps repair muscle damage
15 January 2015

Researchers have successfully improved the ability of muscle to repair itself – by artificially increasing levels of the BMI1 gene in the muscle-specific stem cells of mice with muscular dystrophy.

QMUL backed model-building game Sodaconstructor launches Kickstarter article News story: QMUL backed model-building game Sodaconstructor launches Kickstarter
15 January 2015

BAFTA-winning physics-based model building game Sodaconstructor has launched a Kickstarter to bring the constructor experience to a new generation through mobile.

Cretaceous carnivore arrives at Queen Mary University of London article News story: Cretaceous carnivore arrives at Queen Mary University of London
15 January 2015

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has taken delivery of a life-sized cast of a Tyrannosaurus rex skull that will be used for school visits, public engagement and outreach.

Testing for Bovine Tuberculosis is more effective than badger culls at controlling the disease article News story: Testing for Bovine Tuberculosis is more effective than badger culls at controlling the disease
14 January 2015

Modelling produced by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has found that the only effective potential Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) control strategies are badger culling, cattle testing, controlling cattle movement, and ceasing the practice of housing farm cattle together during winter.

QMUL researchers awarded £1.4m from charity Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research article News story: QMUL researchers awarded £1.4m from charity Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research
13 January 2015

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been awarded a Specialist Programme Grant of £1.4 million from the charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. The programme aims to uncover the cause(s) of familial leukaemia and myelodysplasia–blood disorders that cause a life threatening drop in the number of healthy blood cells – and will begin in April 2015.

QMUL Mile End Institute to launch with a debate on the future of the United Kingdom article News story: QMUL Mile End Institute to launch with a debate on the future of the United Kingdom
12 January 2015

Can the United Kingdom survive without changing its constitution? This critical question will be posed to a high-profile panel of commentators and politicians on Monday 2 March, at the launch of the QMUL Mile End Institute.

Professor of Surgery knighted in New Year’s Honours article News story: Professor of Surgery knighted in New Year’s Honours
7 January 2015

Professor Norman Williams of Queen Mary University of London has been awarded a knighthood in the 2015 New Year’s Honours for services to surgery.

Torture Allegations, Racial Conflicts…and Leadership on Human Rights? blog Blog: Torture Allegations, Racial Conflicts…and Leadership on Human Rights?
2 January 2015

In this article, Professor Eric Heinze of QMUL's School of Law, argues that the United States, whose government has "has committed grave violations" in the area of human rights, has placed its leadership role in question.

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