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News story: Whole-population testing for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations is cost-effective
18 January 2018

Screening the entire population for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations, as opposed to just those at high-risk of carrying this mutation, is cost effective and could prevent more ovarian and breast cancers than the current approach, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary alumna among ‘most influential’ UK voices on LinkedIn
16 January 2018

A Queen Mary alumna has been listed as one of LinkedIn’s 12 ‘top voices’ in the UK. Alexandra Galviz, who graduated with a BA in French in 2013, was praised for writing “openly and honestly about issues that many are too afraid to speak or write about publicly”.

Silvana sm News story: UK productivity may beat forecasts, says Bank of England’s Silvana Tenreyro
16 January 2018

Just two sectors of the economy – financial services and manufacturing – are responsible for sluggish productivity growth in the UK economy, according to Silvana Tenreyro, the newest member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee.

News story: Long term health conditions drive A&E visits, not lack of GP services
16 January 2018

Rising accident and emergency attendance rates are driven by patients’ long term health conditions, and are not related to lack of GP provision, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London of more than 800,000 patients in east London.

News story: Diabetes gene found that causes low and high blood sugar levels in the same family
15 January 2018

A study of families with rare blood sugar conditions has revealed a new gene thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin, the key hormone in diabetes.

News story: Intervention reduces ‘stress hormone’ in war-affected youth
12 January 2018

A new study shows that a humanitarian program to improve the mental health of adolescents affected by the Syrian war has decreased levels of cortisol (a hormone associated with stress) in participants by a third.

Colin Grant News story: Queen Mary University of London appoints Professor Colin Grant as new Vice-Principal (International)
12 January 2018

Queen Mary University of London has appointed a new Vice-Principal (International). Professor Colin Grant, currently Vice-President (International) at the University of Southampton and Chair of the Russell Group International Forum, will take up the post on 16 April 2018.

News story: Some leukaemia patients may be missing out on new treatments
11 January 2018

Patients with an aggressive form of leukaemia, currently ineligible for any type of targeted therapy, may in fact benefit from new drugs, according to new research by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Impact of renewables and trading on power grid frequency fluctuations
10 January 2018

The effect of energy trading is strong and comparable in size to the effect of renewables on the frequency fluctuations of a power grid, according to a new study published in Nature Energy.

News story: At least three out of five people who try a cigarette become daily smokers
10 January 2018

At least 61 per cent of people who try their first cigarette become, at least temporarily, daily smokers, suggests an analysis of survey data by Queen Mary University of London.

Kavita Datta SM News story: Queen Mary researcher appointed to Migration Leadership Team
9 January 2018

Kavita Datta, Professor of Development Geography at Queen Mary University of London, has been appointed to the London International Development Centre (LIDC) Migration Leadership Team.

Party activists (SM) News story: Survey of Britain's party members reveals glaring contrasts between Tories and other parties
4 January 2018

A survey of the country’s party members has revealed glaring contrasts between rank and file Tories and their Labour, Lib Dem and SNP counterparts.

News story: Computational study of world music outliers reveals countries with distinct recordings
21 December 2017

Botswana is the country with the most distinct musical recordings around the world while China has the most distinct recordings in relation to its neighbours, according to research by Queen Mary University of London.

Professor David McCoy, Krishen Samuel and Miranda Liang in Oslo, Norway News story: Queen Mary representatives report from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony
21 December 2017

Queen Mary University of London sponsored two of its Global Health alumni to travel and attend this year’s Nobel Peace Prize celebrations in Oslo, Norway.

Yoda News story: A bit like Hawaiian, Yoda’s language is
21 December 2017

He’s cute, he’s fierce, he’s green – but Yoda remains one of Star Wars’ most mysterious characters. Now, a linguist from Queen Mary University of London has revealed an important part of Yoda’s past – and he’s connected it to tropical Hawaii.

Huawei's UK ICT Academy advisory board launch News story: QMUL partners with Huawei to launch UK ICT Academy advisory board
20 December 2017

Queen Mary University of London has partnered with Huawei, a leading global telecommunications firm, to help students become employment ready.

Professor Colin Bailey with Honorary Professor Wang Jinsong News story: Queen Mary cements Chinese partnership with a new Joint Research Institute
20 December 2017

On 12 December, Queen Mary University of London hosted an awards ceremony with Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) to mark progress in establishing a Joint Research Institute (JRI) in the fields of Advanced Materials and Structures.

News story: Robot drummer posts pictures of jamming sessions on Facebook
20 December 2017

Scientists have developed a drumming robot that plays along with human keyboard players and posts pictures of the sessions on Facebook.

Setsuko Thurlow delivering her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. Credit: Norwegian Nobel Committee Blog: Learning from the survivors of Hiroshima
20 December 2017

We recently sponsored two of our Global Health alumni to travel and attend the Nobel Peace Prize celebrations in Oslo, Norway. In this blog post, Miranda Liang reports from the Nobel Peace Lecture, discussing the moving moment when Hiroshima survivors spoke of their experiences of nuclear weapons, and what this means for global health.

News story: The history of Human Emotions
20 December 2017

Dr Tiffany Watt Smith, a cultural historian from Queen Mary University of London, has delivered a TED talk about the hidden cultural forces which shape our emotions. The video was watched by more than a quarter of a million people during its first few hours on the TED website.

News story: New molecular printing technology could recreate complex chemical environments that resemble the human body
19 December 2017

New patterning technology which could open opportunities to recreate complex biological environments has been developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London.

A cytologic smear under the microscope News story: Cervical cancer diagnoses and deaths to rocket in older women
18 December 2017

Incidence of cervical cancer in young women is set to decline 75 per cent by 2040 with deaths close to eradicated, however older women will face greater risk according to research led by Queen Mary University of London, published today in The Lancet Public Health.

 

Blog: The Gendered Aspect of Nuclear Weapons and War
15 December 2017

Last weekend, we sponsored one of our Global Health alumni to travel and attend the Nobel Peace Prize celebrations in Oslo, Norway. In this blog post, Krishen Samuel reports from the Nobel Peace Lecture and discusses gender issues in the context of debates about nuclear war.

Jake Omer and family News story: Groundbreaking gene therapy trial set to cure haemophilia
14 December 2017

A 'cure' for haemophilia is one step closer, following results of a groundbreaking gene therapy trial led by Queen Mary University of London.

Blog: Why nuclear deterrence is dangerous and bound to fail
13 December 2017

Last weekend, we sent two alumni from Queen Mary’s Global Public Health Unit to the Nobel Peace Prize celebrations in Oslo, Norway. They accompanied Professor David McCoy, who was involved in the coalition that won this year’s Prize. In this blog post, David discusses how we might move on from this year’s spotlight on nuclear disarmament and ensure that politicians and academics work to finally eliminate these weapons.

News story: Queen Mary scientists win bid for starfish genome sequencing
13 December 2017

It can lose and re-grow its arms and is capable of prising open a mussel despite not having a brain, and soon we may be able to understand how.

News story: Combination of two classes of drugs could be better at preventing blood clots, stroke and heart attacks
12 December 2017

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London believe they have found the first indications that a combination of two types of drugs could protect against clots that cause heart attacks and strokes, but at lower doses than when the drugs are prescribed separately.

News story: Radar tracking reveals how bees develop a route between flowers
11 December 2017

As bees gain foraging experience they continually refine both the order in which they visit flowers and the flight paths they take between flowers to generate better and better routes, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Researchers discover process of creating ‘tempered optical lenses’ underwater
8 December 2017

A researcher from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) was part of a team, led by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, that has figured out the unique protective mechanism of highly resistant lenses located on the arms of a species of brittle star called Ophiocoma wendtii.

International Scholars' Reception (small) News story: QMUL recognises its international scholars in prestigious event
7 December 2017

Queen Mary University of London celebrated the achievements of its international scholars at an annual reception that brought together students, embassy officials and scholarship body representatives from across the world. 

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