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New approach to tackling uncontrolled high blood pressure shows significant results article News story: New approach to tackling uncontrolled high blood pressure shows significant results
27 August 2015

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust have successfully improved blood pressure control among patients with severe intolerance to antihypertensive medication – by using medicines in unconventional ways and treating patients with a ‘stepped care’ approach (where the most effective yet least intensive treatment is delivered to patients first).

QMUL microwave pioneer to receive prestigious Sir Frank Whittle Medal article News story: QMUL microwave pioneer to receive prestigious Sir Frank Whittle Medal
26 August 2015

Internationally renowned British microwave engineer Professor Peter Clarricoats, who worked at QMUL for nearly 50 years, is to receive one of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s highest accolades, the Sir Frank Whittle Medal, for his influential achievements.

QMUL historian shines a new light on the life and legacy of Edmund Burke article News story: QMUL historian shines a new light on the life and legacy of Edmund Burke
24 August 2015

A new book from acclaimed historian Professor Richard Bourke chronicles the extraordinary life of Edmund Burke (1730-97), a leading philosopher and statesman of the eighteenth century.

High sugar consumption among children relates to poor family functioning, study finds article News story: High sugar consumption among children relates to poor family functioning, study finds
21 August 2015

The quality of general family functioning is a major determinant of healthy dietary habits – according to new research published in the Journal of Caries Research and led by Queen Mary University of London.

QMUL announces free advice service for start-up businesses and entrepreneurs article News story: QMUL announces free advice service for start-up businesses and entrepreneurs
20 August 2015

Queen Mary University of London has announced details of a free business advice scheme for start-ups and entrepreneurs in London. Based at QMUL’s School of Economics and Finance, qNomics will provide expert consultancy to fledgling businesses in the financial and technological sectors.

Bangkok bombing blame game speaks volumes about the state of Thai politics blog Blog: Bangkok bombing blame game speaks volumes about the state of Thai politics
19 August 2015

The Bangkok bomb killed 20 people, injured more than 100, and shook Thai politics, already turbulent, to its core. In this article, Dr Lee Jones, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, argues: until concrete evidence is produced, we should avoid any rush to judgement, and take both speculation and assignations of blame with a truckload of salt.

Humanities researchers at QMUL awarded £1.6 million for major study on emotional health article News story: Humanities researchers at QMUL awarded £1.6 million for major study on emotional health
18 August 2015

What is the perfect recipe for 'emotional health', and who decides which emotions we should feel in order to be healthy? These are among the questions that will be explored by a team of researchers at QMUL’s Centre for the History of the Emotions, as part of a major new research programme funded by a Humanities and Social Science Collaborative Award from the Wellcome Trust.

Simple hospitality could be the answer to the European migrant ‘crisis’ blog Blog: Simple hospitality could be the answer to the European migrant ‘crisis’
18 August 2015

The crisis facing migrants on the shores of Europe shows no sign of abating. As EU member states prevaricate on how to manage a human and political crisis, Dr Jessica Jacobs from QMUL's School of Geography says: "The system is paralysed. To make it move again, hospitality is the key".

Fallow deer are all about the bass when sizing up rivals article News story: Fallow deer are all about the bass when sizing up rivals
14 August 2015

Research published in the journal BMC Evolutionary Biology, has found that fallow deer bucks make judgements about the possible threat from competitors from the sound of their calls.

New study confirms listening to music during surgery reduces pain and anxiety article News story: New study confirms listening to music during surgery reduces pain and anxiety
13 August 2015

Scientists have proved that listening to music before, during and after surgery reduces people’s pain, anxiety and need for painkillers – according to the most comprehensive review of available evidence so far, published today in The Lancet.

Birdsong recognition app launches using QMUL research article News story: Birdsong recognition app launches using QMUL research
13 August 2015

QMUL machine learning researcher Dan Stowell and his business partner Florence Wilkinson have launched Warblr, their mobile app that can automatically recognise birds by their song.

QMUL joint first in London for student satisfaction article News story: QMUL joint first in London for student satisfaction
11 August 2015

Overall student satisfaction at Queen Mary University of London has climbed to 88 per cent, up from 86 per cent in 2014. The results of the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS) ranks QMUL as joint first in London and in the top ten of Russell Group universities for student satisfaction.

Urine test for early stage pancreatic cancer now possible after biomarker discovery article News story: Urine test for early stage pancreatic cancer now possible after biomarker discovery
3 August 2015

A combination of three proteins found at high levels in urine can accurately detect early-stage pancreatic cancer, researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found. The discovery could lead to a non-invasive, inexpensive test to screen people at high risk of developing the disease.

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