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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 the NHS in London.

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. 

People's Palace Projects 20th anniversary News story: Free tickets for People’s Palace Projects’ 20th anniversary celebration
6 December 2017

To mark People’s Palace Projects’ 20th anniversary, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is hosting a special talk tomorrow (7 December) on the digital conservation of Brazilian indigenous cultures. 

 

Microscope image of medulloblastoma News story: New weakness found in most common childhood malignant brain tumour
5 December 2017

A new weakness found in medulloblastoma, the most common form of childhood brain tumour, could lead to more personalised medicine and improved treatment for some patients, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Ultrasound imaging needle to transform heart surgery
1 December 2017

Heart tissue can be imaged in real-time during keyhole procedures using a new optical ultrasound needle developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and UCL.

News story: The story of Joseph Merrick re-told in an immersive Whitechapel tour app
1 December 2017

The story of Joseph Merrick, the so-called ‘Elephant Man’, takes centre stage in a new audio tour of Whitechapel, offering an immersive history of The Royal London Hospital and Medical College through a free smartphone app.

People's Palace News story: 130 years of the People's Palace [Podcast]
29 November 2017

The heritage of Queen Mary University of London can be traced back to the late 19th century with the establishment of the People’s Palace, a philanthropic organisation designed to bring culture, recreation and education to the East End. 

News story: Trophy hunting may cause extinction in a changing environment
29 November 2017

Trophy hunting and other activities involving the targeting of high-quality male animals could lead to the extinction of certain species faced with changing environmental conditions, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: QMUL academic receives China’s highest award for foreign experts
29 November 2017

Professor Nick Lemoine from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded the China Friendship Award - the country’s highest award for ‘foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions to the country's economic and social progress’.

Chilean flag. Credit: Ryan Bjorkquist News story: QMUL announces joint scholarships for Chilean postgraduates
28 November 2017

Students from Chile will be eligible for fully funded scholarships to study at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), thanks to a new partnership with the Chilean government.

News story: UK obesity levels among the worst in Europe
27 November 2017

A decline in deaths from heart attack and stroke in high income countries could be threatened by rising rates of obesity and diabetes, according to a study led by Barts Heart Centre, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

David Lammy MP News story: New initiative calls for collaboration and change in mental health science
24 November 2017

David Lammy MP has welcomed a new initiative to transform ethnic inequalities in mental health services, led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Second open call launched for €2.4m competition to create sustainable and ethical wearable technologies
24 November 2017

WEAR Sustain is launching its second and final competition call out, offering a total of €2.4 million in funding for teams of creatives and technologists to co-develop the next generation of wearables, smart or electronic textiles that are both ethical and sustainable.

News story: Drug could cut transplant rejection
21 November 2017

A diabetes drug currently undergoing development could be repurposed to help end transplant rejection, without the side-effects of current immunosuppressive drugs, according to new research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Colin Bailey AdMU partnership launch in the Philippines News story: QMUL launches partnership with Ateneo de Manila University
21 November 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) today launches its partnership with Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) in the Philippines, demonstrating its commitment to build on existing and establish new links in South-East Asia.

The Alan Turing Institute News story: QMUL to join The Alan Turing Institute
21 November 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is set to join The Alan Turing Institute as a university partner.

Laboratories at the Blizard Institute, QMUL News story: Four QMUL researchers in the top 1 per cent
20 November 2017

Four researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been placed in the top 1 per cent in the world, in this year’s Highly Cited Researchers list.

News story: Grade inflation adds thousands to the cost of a family home
17 November 2017

Grade inflation at English primary schools can increase the price of surrounding houses by up to £7,000, according to early research from economists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: New talking therapy could help cancer survivors cope after treatment
16 November 2017

A new project to develop and test a talking-based therapy for cancer survivors, led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Barts Health NHS Trust and King's College London, has been awarded £2.5m by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

News story: One in ten historic coastal landfill sites in England are at risk of erosion
16 November 2017

Coastal erosion may release waste from ten per cent of England's historic coastal landfills in the next forty years, according to research from Queen Mary University of London and the Environment Agency.

News story: The Great Yiddish Parade at the Being Human festival
15 November 2017

On 19 November 2017 the streets of the East End will echo with the sound of songs once sung there and forgotten for more than a century.

News story: Queen Mary announces plan to become a world-leading centre for excellence in arts and culture
14 November 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has announced a plan to develop the university as a world-leading centre of excellence in arts and culture within higher education.

News story: QMUL awarded £1m grant to establish robotics centre for tackling nuclear waste
14 November 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded a £1m grant to help set-up a world-leading centre of excellence for nuclear robotics in the UK.

News story: Parliament must act speedily to contain sexual harassment scandal, says John Bercow
10 November 2017

The sexual harassment scandal in British politics has the potential to be as serious as the 2009 expenses scandal, said the Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow.

News story: Women who have HPV jab may only need three cervical screens in a lifetime
10 November 2017

Women may only need three cervical screens in their lifetime if they have been given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a new study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: New DNA antenatal screening for Down’s syndrome is a ‘transformational advance’
9 November 2017

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have shown for the first time that it is possible to incorporate DNA analysis into antenatal screening for three serious chromosome disorders, including Down’s syndrome, in a way that is far more accurate, and safer and less stressful for mothers.

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