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Global health experts call into question sub-Saharan cancer data article News story: Global health experts call into question sub-Saharan cancer data
27 February 2015

Global health experts believe the current data on cancer prevalence, incidence and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa – which determines how billions of pounds of international development money is spent – are weak and could mean vital funds are being deflected from other priorities. These include diarrhoeal and waterborne diseases, malnutrition, sanitation and the need to strengthen health systems.  

The economic consequences of the Greek crisis blog Blog: The economic consequences of the Greek crisis
27 February 2015

In this article, co-authored by Professor Brigitte Granville - School of Business and Management at QMUL - contends that default and exit from the eurozone would allow Greece to begin correcting past mistakes, and put its economy on the path to recovery and sustainable growth.

Bees form false memories just like humans article News story: Bees form false memories just like humans
27 February 2015

In the same way that humans sometimes remember things that didn’t actually occur, researchers have found that bees also misremember. False memories have never been observed in non-human animals before.

QMUL announces new MSc partnership with Kew article News story: QMUL announces new MSc partnership with Kew
26 February 2015

From September 2015 QMUL will be offering a new MSc Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.

QMUL retained as one of 11 UK universities recognised for Singapore Bar article News story: QMUL retained as one of 11 UK universities recognised for Singapore Bar
26 February 2015

QMUL’s School of Law is now one of only 11 UK university law departments recognised for purposes of admission to the Singapore Bar.

The Statistics of Climate Change blog Blog: The Statistics of Climate Change
26 February 2015

Professor Norman Fenton writes about his role co-presenting a forthcoming BBC Four documentary on climate change and the importance of three key statistics.

Multiple sclerosis teacher at QMUL to appear on Comic Relief’s Strictly Come Dancing article News story: Multiple sclerosis teacher at QMUL to appear on Comic Relief’s Strictly Come Dancing
25 February 2015

A multiple sclerosis sufferer who works with QMUL to talk about her experience of the condition has been selected to appear in a special Comic Relief edition of Strictly Come Dancing.

How music listening programs can be easily fooled blog Blog: How music listening programs can be easily fooled
25 February 2015

In this blog post, QMUL Lecturer in Digital Media Bob L. Sturm discusses how, like 'Clever Hans' the German horse who appeared to be able to do complex mathematics, music listening programs can appear to work until we start to really test them.

Tobacco Industry's spurious claims on plain packaging must be challenged blog Blog: Tobacco Industry's spurious claims on plain packaging must be challenged
23 February 2015

In this letter, published in the Law Society Gazette, QMUL's Jonathan Griffiths challenges "undue pessimism" about the UK’s imminent legislation on plain packaging. 

QMUL Historian Amanda Vickery presents BBC series on the suffragettes article News story: QMUL Historian Amanda Vickery presents BBC series on the suffragettes
23 February 2015

Oppression, discrimination, and the unrelenting courage of forgotten heroines. In a major new series for the BBC, renowned historian Professor Amanda Vickery tells the story of Britain’s longest war; the suffragettes’ 300 year-long campaign for equality.

New QMUL app uses Twitter comments to give real-time film reviews article News story: New QMUL app uses Twitter comments to give real-time film reviews
20 February 2015

A new app, called Reel Reviews, which uses sophisticated computer analysis of comments from users on Twitter to give up-to-the-minute film ratings has been launched just in time for the Oscars.

QMUL and Takeda announce research collaboration to develop new therapies in gastroenterology article News story: QMUL and Takeda announce research collaboration to develop new therapies in gastroenterology
20 February 2015

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited today announced a major research collaboration aiming to define new insights and develop novel therapies in gastroenterology.

Cheap solar cells made from shrimp shells article News story: Cheap solar cells made from shrimp shells
19 February 2015

Researchers at QMUL have successfully created electricity-generating solar-cells with chemicals found in the shells of shrimps and other crustaceans for the first time.

QMUL student shortlisted for national volunteering award article News story: QMUL student shortlisted for national volunteering award
18 February 2015

A Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) medicine student has been shortlisted for a national volunteering award after creating a project to help chronically ill young children.

Online courts must not compromise fairness blog Blog: Online courts must not compromise fairness
18 February 2015

In this article, Professor Julia Hörnle - one of the UK's leading experts in online dispute resolution - comments on the recent recommendations from Civil Justice Council's report on ODR. The group, of which Julia is a member, calls for a radical shake-up in how the UK handles low value claims.

New HPV vaccine offers greater protection against cervical cancer than current vaccine article News story: New HPV vaccine offers greater protection against cervical cancer than current vaccine
18 February 2015

Scientists have developed a new HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine which protects against nine types of the virus – seven of which cause most cases of cervical cancer. The new vaccine offers significantly greater protection than the current vaccine, which protects against only two cancer causing types of HPV.

Report calls for radical overhaul of how the court service handles low value claims article News story: Report calls for radical overhaul of how the court service handles low value claims
16 February 2015

A new system of online justice would revolutionise the court system of England and Wales, according to a report from the Civil Justice Council’s Online Dispute Resolution Advisory Group. The group includes Julia Hörnle, Professor in Internet Law at QMUL.

Cold-blooded animals grow bigger in the warm on land, but smaller in warm water article News story: Cold-blooded animals grow bigger in the warm on land, but smaller in warm water
16 February 2015

Scientists studying arthropods, the group of cold-blooded animals that includes crabs and insects, have found that individuals within species living on land tend to grow to a larger size in the warm and nearer the equator, but that the reverse is true of species found in water.

Changing stem cell structure may help fight obesity article News story: Changing stem cell structure may help fight obesity
16 February 2015

Scientists have found that reducing the size of tiny hair like structures on stem cells stops them turning into fat. The discovery could be used to develop a way of preventing obesity.

QMUL Professor collaborates on Singapore music and mathematics conference article News story: QMUL Professor collaborates on Singapore music and mathematics conference
13 February 2015

Professor Elaine Chew from QMUL’s Centre for Digital Music is invited convener of, and speaker and performer at, a unique international workshop to be hosted at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore.

Scientists tackle issue of how to get a first date in a digital world article News story: Scientists tackle issue of how to get a first date in a digital world
13 February 2015

An online profile name beginning with letters A-M is as important as an attractive photo and fluent headline when it comes to being successful in the world of online dating, according to scientists.

New book from acclaimed QMUL historian Dr Thomas Asbridge tells the story of the greatest knight article News story: New book from acclaimed QMUL historian Dr Thomas Asbridge tells the story of the greatest knight
13 February 2015

A new book from QMUL historian Dr Thomas Asbridge tells the story of one remarkable man, the birth of the knightly class to which he belonged, and the forging of the English nation.

QMUL supports Boris Johnson trade mission to US article News story: QMUL supports Boris Johnson trade mission to US
12 February 2015

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has produced a short film to support Boris Johnson’s trade mission to America to promote London as a world class study destination.

Centre of the Cell hosts half-term science fun article News story: Centre of the Cell hosts half-term science fun
12 February 2015

100-year-old killer diseases and an interactive show about the heart come to Centre of the Cell, QMUL’s science education pod in Whitechapel, this half-term.

‘Stressed’ young bees could be the cause of colony collapse article News story: ‘Stressed’ young bees could be the cause of colony collapse
9 February 2015

Pressure on young bees to grow up too fast could be a major factor in explaining the disastrous declines in bee populations seen worldwide.

UK Judge on European Court of Human Rights says Court must change to remain effective article News story: UK Judge on European Court of Human Rights says Court must change to remain effective
6 February 2015

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) must continue to change if it is to remain effective, according to Judge Paul Mahoney, the UK Judge on the ECHR. Judge Mahoney was speaking at an event organised by the Human Rights Collegium at Queen Mary University of London.

Childhood injuries linked to deprivation but better data collection is needed for prevention blog Blog: Childhood injuries linked to deprivation but better data collection is needed for prevention
6 February 2015

In a recent study Dianna Smith and Graham Kirkwood, of QMUL’s Blizard Institute, found there were more childhood injuries in areas of deprivation but, they write, with a thorough recording process better prevention can take place.

QMUL PhD student exhibits tactile music chair for deaf people article News story: QMUL PhD student exhibits tactile music chair for deaf people
6 February 2015

Robert Jack, a PhD student on the Media and Arts Technology programme at QMUL took his audio tactile furniture to the Incloodu Deaf Arts Festival.

Get involved with Green Mary Week article News story: Get involved with Green Mary Week
6 February 2015

We could all be a little bit greener and next week should be the perfect opportunity to start.

New research reveals one in two people in the UK will get cancer New research reveals one in two people in the UK will get cancer
5 February 2015

New research has predicted one in two people in the UK will develop cancer at some point in their lives, according to the most accurate forecast to date from Queen Mary University of London and Cancer Research UK.

New research reveals one in two people in the UK will get cancer article News story: New research reveals one in two people in the UK will get cancer
4 February 2015

New research has predicted one in two people in the UK will develop cancer at some point in their lives, according to the most accurate forecast to date from Queen Mary University of London and Cancer Research UK.

QMUL and UCL agree to establish new institute to tackle cardiovascular disease article News story: QMUL and UCL agree to establish new institute to tackle cardiovascular disease
4 February 2015

Queen Mary University of London and UCL have agreed to establish a joint Cardiovascular Institute to rise to the global challenge of cardiovascular disease.

Students raise nearly £50,000 for charity article News story: Students raise nearly £50,000 for charity
3 February 2015

QMUL students raised a remarkable £46,779.44 for the international charity Islamic Relief.

New initiative from QMUL offers free legal advice to victims of revenge porn article News story: New initiative from QMUL offers free legal advice to victims of revenge porn
3 February 2015

Victims of revenge porn can apply for free legal advice through a new service offered by the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). As part of the service, victims will receive legal advice from a team of trained student advisors – under the supervision of experienced, qualified lawyers - at QMUL’s Legal Advice Centre.

QMUL ranked as one of the top 20 most international universities in the world article News story: QMUL ranked as one of the top 20 most international universities in the world
2 February 2015

Queen Mary University of London has been ranked as the 20th most internationally diverse university in the world, according to a list published by the Times Higher Education (THE).

Tropical wasps attack intruders with unfamiliar faces article News story: Tropical wasps attack intruders with unfamiliar faces
2 February 2015

Researchers at QMUL in collaboration with the University of Florence, have discovered that a species of tropical wasps can memorise the faces of members of their colony and will attack any individual with an unfamiliar face.  These wasps can also recognise the smell of their nest-mates, but pay more attention to the unique facial patterns in their species when considering whether an individual is friend or foe.

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. 

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