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Starfish reveal the origins of brain messenger molecules article News story: Starfish reveal the origins of brain messenger molecules
10 February 2016

Biologists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered the genes in starfish that encode neuropeptides - a common type of chemical found in human brains. The revelation gives researchers new insights into how neural function evolved in the animal kingdom.

Slime can see article News story: Slime can see
9 February 2016

After more than 300 years of looking, scientists led by Queen Mary University of London, have figured out how bacteria “see” their world. And they do it in a remarkably similar way to us. 

Paris seminar series focuses on European politics article News story: Paris seminar series focuses on European politics
9 February 2016

Europe’s refugee crisis and the terrorist attacks in Paris are being connected within a broader framework of “violent democracy”, argued Queen Mary University of London (QMUL’s) Professor Jef Huysmans, at a public lecture at the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP).

Scientists overcome hurdles for champion racehorses article News story: Scientists overcome hurdles for champion racehorses
4 February 2016

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are a step closer to preventing the kind of injuries that affect ageing race horses like champion hurdler Rock on Ruby, the winner of Coral Hurdle at Ascot in 2015.

Emergency blood transfusions for major trauma need to be more rapid and consistent article News story: Emergency blood transfusions for major trauma need to be more rapid and consistent
4 February 2016

Only two per cent of patients with life-threatening bleeding after serious injury receive optimal blood transfusion therapy in England and Wales, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and NHS Blood and Transplant.

MPs are worlds apart on Europe, finds new poll article News story: MPs are worlds apart on Europe, finds new poll
1 February 2016

Just five per cent of Tory MPs strongly agree that the UK has ‘greatly benefitted from being a member of the EU’, compared with 51 per cent of Labour MPs. The findings are from 98 face-to-face interviews with MPs, conducted by the Ipsos Mori Reputation Centre and led by Professors Tim Bale and Philip Cowley.

How social and political change has shaped the story of the Crusades article News story: How social and political change has shaped the story of the Crusades
1 February 2016

Historian and bestselling author Dr Thomas Asbridge will this week present a BBC documentary about how the story of the Crusades has changed over the last 60 years.

New book discusses “surprise” 2015 General Election article News story: New book discusses “surprise” 2015 General Election
29 January 2016

The 2015 General Election in Britain was a “surprise election”, argues a new book co-authored by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)’s Professor Philip Cowley and Dennis Kavanagh, Emeritus Professor at Liverpool University.

QMUL to hold open days for refugees and asylum seekers article News story: QMUL to hold open days for refugees and asylum seekers
26 January 2016

The Law School at Queen Mary University of London will hold open days for refugees and asylum seekers on Monday 15 February and Tuesday 16 February 2016. 

Why size matters, new treatments for old diseases and internet jurisdiction – QMUL’s Inaugural Lecture series continues article News story: Why size matters, new treatments for old diseases and internet jurisdiction – QMUL’s Inaugural Lecture series continues
26 January 2016

QMUL's free Inaugural Lecture series returns for the New Year with special talks from academics starting with Professor Marina Resmini’s on why size matters in nanotechnology and the implications that can have in applications such as drug delivery.

QMUL and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan to offer joint PhD scholarships article News story: QMUL and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan to offer joint PhD scholarships
22 January 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), in partnership with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, is pleased to announce that it will be offering up to 36 scholarships per year to Pakistani students wishing to enrol in PhD research programmes at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

QMUL hosts Lego League tournament for London schools article News story: QMUL hosts Lego League tournament for London schools
22 January 2016

School kids from across London competed to solve the world’s ‘Trash’ problems as part of a First Lego League tournament hosted by the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science.

Laws of nature predict cancer evolution article News story: Laws of nature predict cancer evolution
20 January 2016

Cancers evolve over time in patterns governed by the same mathematical laws that drive natural processes such as the flow of rivers or the brightness of stars, reports a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and The Institute of Cancer Research.

How British hostility to the EU contrasts with opposition elsewhere in Europe blog Blog: How British hostility to the EU contrasts with opposition elsewhere in Europe
19 January 2016

The UK’s referendum on EU membership may well be one of the main stories of 2016, with the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, recently suggesting that it could be held as early as the summer. Montserrat Guibernau writes on how we can conceive of Euroscepticism in both the UK and other EU countries. 

Not the right time to raise interest rates, says Governor of the Bank of England article News story: Not the right time to raise interest rates, says Governor of the Bank of England
19 January 2016

The Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney has said that now is not the time to hike interest rates. In a major speech at Queen Mary University of London, Mr Carney said that plummeting oil prices and an uncertain global environment meant that “tighter monetary policy was not yet necessary".

Global law firm Dentons launches new bursary scheme for QMUL students article News story: Global law firm Dentons launches new bursary scheme for QMUL students
18 January 2016

Global law firm Dentons has used dormant client account balances to make a donation of £48,000 to support three undergraduate bursaries at QMUL’s School of Law.  

QMUL student wins cosmonaut training experience in Russia article News story: QMUL student wins cosmonaut training experience in Russia
15 January 2016

A third-year Physics student at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has won a place at a Russian cosmonaut training centre for a video submitted to a competition launched to mark British astronaut Tim Peake’s momentous visit to the International Space Station (ISS).  

2,500 heart attacks and strokes prevented through NHS Health Check article News story: 2,500 heart attacks and strokes prevented through NHS Health Check
15 January 2016

The first major evaluation of the NHS Health Check in England, carried out by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), has found that the programme is effectively identifying people at risk of developing major cardiovascular incidents.

Call for public to help hunt Earth-like planet article News story: Call for public to help hunt Earth-like planet
15 January 2016

The general public are invited to follow scientists from around the globe as they search for an Earth-like exoplanet around the closest star to us, Proxima Centauri. The observing campaign called Pale Dot Red is launched today, and coordinated and led by astronomers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

World’s first national tissue bank for pancreatic cancer research article News story: World’s first national tissue bank for pancreatic cancer research
15 January 2016

The world’s first national tissue bank for pancreatic cancer is to launch in the UK, to help push forward research into the cancer with the bleakest prognosis.

UK's political centre is further left than previously thought, finds study article News story: UK's political centre is further left than previously thought, finds study
15 January 2016

The centre ground of British politics could be further to the left than previously thought, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Sussex.

Paris Agreement is a turning point for humanity, according to Sir David King article News story: Paris Agreement is a turning point for humanity, according to Sir David King
15 January 2016

The Paris Agreement, a global plan to tackle climate change, will go down in history as “a great turning point for humanity” according to the government’s permanent Special Representative for Climate Change.

Bankers suppress their identities to survive and thrive at work, finds study article News story: Bankers suppress their identities to survive and thrive at work, finds study
15 January 2016

Senior investment bankers don’t care what others think of them and don’t see their work as part of their identities, according to a study from Queen Mary University of London.

First demonstration of sexual selection in dinosaurs identified article News story: First demonstration of sexual selection in dinosaurs identified
14 January 2016

Large ornamental structures in dinosaurs, such as horns and head crests are likely to have been used in sexual displays and to assert social dominance, according to a new analysis of Protoceratops carried out by scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). 

This is the first time scientists have linked the function of anatomy to sexual selection in dinosaurs.

QMUL ranked among the most international universities in the world article News story: QMUL ranked among the most international universities in the world
14 January 2016

Queen Mary University of London has been ranked as the 23rd most internationally diverse university in the world, according to a list published by the Times Higher Education (THE).

Why frills put female dinosaurs in the mood for love blog Blog: Why frills put female dinosaurs in the mood for love
14 January 2016

Dr Rob Knell from QMUL's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences writes how large ornamental structures in dinosaurs, such as horns and head crests are likely to have been used in sexual displays and to assert social dominance, according to a new analysis of Protoceratops.  

This is the first time scientists have linked the function of anatomy to sexual selection in dinosaurs.

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