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Simulated honeybees can use simple brain circuits for complex learning article News story: Simulated honeybees can use simple brain circuits for complex learning
23 June 2017

Bees lacking the insect equivalent of the cerebral cortex may still be able to learn smells, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). 

Guided self-help approach to graded exercise programme is safe and may reduce fatigue for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome article News story: Guided self-help approach to graded exercise programme is safe and may reduce fatigue for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome
23 June 2017

A self-help approach to a graded exercise programme, supervised by a specialist physiotherapist, is safe and may reduce fatigue for some people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), according to a new trial of 200 people published in The Lancet. The intervention, undertaken over 12 weeks, had a smaller effect on reducing physical disability.

Brexit gives rise to new political identities, new report finds article News story: Brexit gives rise to new political identities, new report finds
23 June 2017

Two academics from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have contributed to a report on the challenges and implications of Brexit a year after the vote.

QMUL receives Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework article News story: QMUL receives Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework
22 June 2017

Teaching at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded Silver in the new government framework aiming to measure the teaching quality of higher education providers.

HPV testing leads to earlier detection and treatment of cervical pre-cancer article News story: HPV testing leads to earlier detection and treatment of cervical pre-cancer
22 June 2017

Women who receive human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, in addition to a pap smear, receive a faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer, according to a study of over 450,000 women by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of New Mexico (UNM) Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Joining the dots: Follow astronomers’ new hunt for Earth-like planets article News story: Joining the dots: Follow astronomers’ new hunt for Earth-like planets
19 June 2017

The astronomers who discovered the nearest potentially habitable planet to our Solar System are inviting the public to take part in their search for more Earth-like planets.

Blood cell discovery identifies patients with aggressive prostate cancer article News story: Blood cell discovery identifies patients with aggressive prostate cancer
15 June 2017

Patients who have aggressive prostate cancer could be identified by a highly accurate and simple blood test, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Theatre and performance podcast from QMUL’s Department of Drama article News story: Theatre and performance podcast from QMUL’s Department of Drama
15 June 2017

A new podcast series from the Department of Drama at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) explores contemporary theatre from the perspective of artists, creators, and performers. 

Teenagers with asthma feel mocked for using their inhalers article News story: Teenagers with asthma feel mocked for using their inhalers
14 June 2017

Teenagers with asthma are embarrassed to use their inhalers even though they could prevent life-threatening asthma attacks, a new study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has found.

Law in Practice students take the next steps with Reed Smith LLP article News story: Law in Practice students take the next steps with Reed Smith LLP
14 June 2017

All four students from the LLB Law in Practice programme at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been offered training contracts with global law firm Reed Smith LLP. The Law in Practice Programme is four years in duration and students spend year three on a professional placement at Reed Smith LLP.

Professor Rüdiger Görner awarded Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany article News story: Professor Rüdiger Görner awarded Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
13 June 2017

Rüdiger Görner, Professor of German at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), has been awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Royal visit for official opening of new Graduate Centre article News story: Royal visit for official opening of new Graduate Centre
13 June 2017

HRH The Princess Royal, Chancellor of the University of London, officially opened the new Graduate Centre at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on Tuesday 13 June 2017.

Previously unpublished trial data explain side effects of key MS drug article News story: Previously unpublished trial data explain side effects of key MS drug
12 June 2017

Through a Freedom of Information request to the European Medicines Agency, researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have gained access to data from drug trials, revealing new information about a key drug for multiple sclerosis (MS).

New research centre to improve health of women and unborn babies article News story: New research centre to improve health of women and unborn babies
10 June 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received £2m from Barts Charity to launch the Barts Research Centre for Women's Health, with the aim of tackling problems that affect mothers and their unborn and newborn children.

QMUL’s Life Sciences Initiative hosts new image award competition for staff and students article News story: QMUL’s Life Sciences Initiative hosts new image award competition for staff and students
9 June 2017

The cross-faculty Life Sciences Initiative (LSI) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) hosted its first Image Awards to celebrate wellbeing, health, technology and beauty in science.

Mind the liquid gap: liquids are capable of supporting waves with short wavelengths only article News story: Mind the liquid gap: liquids are capable of supporting waves with short wavelengths only
9 June 2017

Flowing particles in liquids act as a filter to suppress long-wavelength waves but allow short-wavelength ones to be supported, according to physicists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Fake online profiles easier to fish out with new software tool article News story: Fake online profiles easier to fish out with new software tool
8 June 2017

People who use fake profiles online could be more easily identified, thanks to a new tool co-developed by a computer scientist at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

QMUL maintains top 20 UK position in QS World University Rankings article News story: QMUL maintains top 20 UK position in QS World University Rankings
8 June 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has maintained its place as a top 20 institution in the UK according to the QS Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings 2018.  

Scientists improve people's creativity through electrical brain stimulation article News story: Scientists improve people's creativity through electrical brain stimulation
7 June 2017

Scientists have found a way to improve creativity through brain stimulation, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Goldsmiths University of London.

Report reveals a rise in the demand for food banks in the UK article News story: Report reveals a rise in the demand for food banks in the UK
5 June 2017

New research has found that there are at least 2000 food banks in the UK, a higher number than previously thought. The research is published by the Independent Food Aid Network (Ifan), Chaired by Jon May, Professor at the School of Geography, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Polling London release date: Thursday 1 June article News story: Polling London release date: Thursday 1 June
30 May 2017

On Thursday 1 June the Mile End Institute will release the results of its latest Polling London survey.

Genetic test for anal cancer could identify those at high risk article News story: Genetic test for anal cancer could identify those at high risk
26 May 2017

A new genetic test could be an accurate and inexpensive way to find and treat those at highest risk of anal cancer - a disease with growing incidence in women, men who have sex with men (MSM) and people with HIV.

QMUL hosts conference on mental health and military article News story: QMUL hosts conference on mental health and military
24 May 2017

Clinicians, policy makers, military charities and the media attended the third Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) conference held at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on 16 May, exploring mental illness in UK armed forces and efforts towards changing public understanding.

What will happen to European criminal law after Brexit? article News story: What will happen to European criminal law after Brexit?
24 May 2017

The UK will not be able to select which sections of the European Union criminal law system it abides by post-Brexit, according to Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

QMUL to hold joint training programmes with Qatar's Ministry of Justice article News story: QMUL to hold joint training programmes with Qatar's Ministry of Justice
24 May 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is due to hold joint legal training with Qatar’s Ministry of Justice.

QMUL PhD designer joins the prestigious residency programme at the Design Museum article News story: QMUL PhD designer joins the prestigious residency programme at the Design Museum
17 May 2017

A digital artist PhD student at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), has been awarded the 2017 Designers in Residence which will feature her work at the newly opened Design Museum.

UK faces catastrophe without a Brexit deal, says Robert Peston article News story: UK faces catastrophe without a Brexit deal, says Robert Peston
17 May 2017

It is hard to imagine how even a bad Brexit deal could be worse than no deal, said Robert Peston at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). He said that he expects the UK and the EU to come to a compromise deal, given that failure to reach an agreement would be a disaster for the UK economy.

Clinics should choose women’s breast screening appointment times to improve attendance article News story: Clinics should choose women’s breast screening appointment times to improve attendance
16 May 2017

For women who miss a breast screening appointment, giving a fixed date and time for a new  appointment could improve poor attendance and be a cost-effective way to shift national participation trends, according to an analysis led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

The Guardian ranks QMUL best in London for Medicine, Dentistry, Law and Film article News story: The Guardian ranks QMUL best in London for Medicine, Dentistry, Law and Film
16 May 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is 2nd in the UK for Dentistry, 3rd for Medicine and Law, and 4th for Film, as published today in the Guardian University Guide for 2018.

QMUL celebrates 130th anniversary with launch of new scholarships article News story: QMUL celebrates 130th anniversary with launch of new scholarships
15 May 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is celebrating its historic commitment to public good with three new scholarships to mark the institution’s 130th birthday.

Black and ethnic minority voters say the Conservative party is only for the rich article News story: Black and ethnic minority voters say the Conservative party is only for the rich
15 May 2017

Black and ethnic minority voters say the Conservative party is only for “rich, white people”, according to a London-based focus group from QMUL’s Mile End Institute, HuffPost UK, and Edelman.

Scans of brains and spinal cords reveal new insights into MS article News story: Scans of brains and spinal cords reveal new insights into MS
12 May 2017

Some common assumptions about the nature of multiple sclerosis (MS) are being challenged in two new studies led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) that analyse the brains and spinal cords of patients.

Using the game Minecraft to teach young people about our legal system article News story: Using the game Minecraft to teach young people about our legal system
12 May 2017

From virtual building blocks to robotic lawyers, Minecrafting the Law is a novel way children and young people to explore the complexities of our legal system.

QMUL academics hold E-textiles and 'Machine folk' music workshops in Manila article News story: QMUL academics hold E-textiles and 'Machine folk' music workshops in Manila
10 May 2017

Academics from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have held digital music workshops in the Philippine capital Manila.  

Pupils' mental health improved through school-based programme, study shows article News story: Pupils' mental health improved through school-based programme, study shows
9 May 2017

School-aged children can be taught to better their mental health through intervention programmes delivered at school, suggests a new study carried out in east London and led by an academic at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Screening of ‘Here Be Dragons’ by QMUL artist in residence article News story: Screening of ‘Here Be Dragons’ by QMUL artist in residence
9 May 2017

‘Here be Dragons’, a film about home, belonging, and migration will be screened at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on Wednesday 31 May 2017.

QMUL bug-hunting tool wins international software verification competition article News story: QMUL bug-hunting tool wins international software verification competition
8 May 2017

A bug hunting tool co-developed by a QMUL researcher has won a prestigious award.

QMUL recognised for improving gender equality article News story: QMUL recognised for improving gender equality
8 May 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received a Silver Athena SWAN award for the first time, in recognition of commitment to the advancement of gender equality in academia.

New study will tackle challenge of treating multiple medical conditions article News story: New study will tackle challenge of treating multiple medical conditions
5 May 2017

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have launched a new study to look at how older patients manage when they are prescribed multiple medications.

Festival of Communities returns to East London with two days of family fun article News story: Festival of Communities returns to East London with two days of family fun
4 May 2017

Festival of Communities returns for a packed weekend of family fun, with activities, demonstrations and stalls to showcase and celebrate ‘life’, and explore living and learning together in Tower Hamlets.

Some statin-related side-effects are due to 'nocebo' effect article News story: Some statin-related side-effects are due to 'nocebo' effect
3 May 2017

Patients report more side effects when they know they are taking a statin, than when they do not know whether they are on the drug or a dummy pill, according to a study by researchers from Imperial College London and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Festival to take science breakthroughs to London pubs article News story: Festival to take science breakthroughs to London pubs
3 May 2017

More than 30 scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will explain their research in London’s pubs as the world's largest festival of public science arrives in town.

£1.5m awarded to apply preventive medicine to brain disorders article News story: £1.5m awarded to apply preventive medicine to brain disorders
28 April 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will establish a new Centre for Preventive Neurology, thanks to £1.5m of funding from Barts Charity.

London school pupils pitch exciting business ideas with help of QMUL law students article News story: London school pupils pitch exciting business ideas with help of QMUL law students
27 April 2017

From video-recording contact lenses to a virtual reality application which reduces stress, London school students pitched their business ideas at an event organised by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Fukomys livingstoni, I presume? article News story: Fukomys livingstoni, I presume?
27 April 2017

Two new species of African mole-rat have been discovered by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), together with colleagues in Tanzania and at the University of Pretoria.

QMUL tops UK league table for Dentistry article News story: QMUL tops UK league table for Dentistry
26 April 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is the UK’s highest ranking university for Dentistry, as published today in The Complete University Guide league table for 2018.

QMUL academic wins prestigious award for book about screen stars article News story: QMUL academic wins prestigious award for book about screen stars
24 April 2017

Dr Lucy Bolton from the Department of Film Studies at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has won the award for best edited collection at the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies annual awards.

Father and son team win prestigious prize for surgery innovation article News story: Father and son team win prestigious prize for surgery innovation
23 April 2017

A team of clinical researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Barts Heart Centre have won a prestigious prize at the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery’s Annual Meeting in Belfast.

QMUL academic makes TIME's 100 Most Influential People list article News story: QMUL academic makes TIME's 100 Most Influential People list
21 April 2017

An academic from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been named as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world

EU project launches €2.4m competition to create ethical and sustainable wearable technologies and smart textiles article News story: EU project launches €2.4m competition to create ethical and sustainable wearable technologies and smart textiles
21 April 2017

A wearable technology project is offering up to €2.4 million in funding for teams of creatives and technologists to develop the next generation of sustainable wearables and e-textile ideas.

‘Past Mortems’ – Life and death behind mortuary doors article News story: ‘Past Mortems’ – Life and death behind mortuary doors
19 April 2017

A new book by Carla Valentine, pathology technician at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), reveals her experience of working with the dead and what she has seen behind the doors of our mortuaries.

QMUL professor wins prestigious material science medal article News story: QMUL professor wins prestigious material science medal
18 April 2017

Professor Nicola Pugno has been awarded the 2017 Griffith Medal by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).  

Some stroke survivors disregard GP advice on medications article News story: Some stroke survivors disregard GP advice on medications
10 April 2017

Some stroke survivors say they are disregarding GP advice on secondary prevention medications, such as statins, with some patients stopping their medication completely after only one or two consultations, according to a study of an online stroke forum led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

‘Cosmic Con’ showcases school students’ space research article News story: ‘Cosmic Con’ showcases school students’ space research
10 April 2017

School pupils from across London presented their cutting-edge physics research at a conference hosted by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Constitutional experts criticise government’s review of English Votes for English Laws article News story: Constitutional experts criticise government’s review of English Votes for English Laws
5 April 2017

Constitutional experts from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have criticised the government’s review of ‘English Votes for English Laws' (EVEL), published last week.

Report highlights how universities can enrich their neighbourhoods article News story: Report highlights how universities can enrich their neighbourhoods
4 April 2017

Universities can enrich their own neighbourhoods by developing long-term partnerships with community organisations, according to a new report by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Cancer Research UK Barts Centre receives £10m article News story: Cancer Research UK Barts Centre receives £10m
3 April 2017

The Cancer Research UK Barts Centre at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received an award of over £10 million to renew its status as an official CRUK Centre.

Tories narrow gap on Labour in London while Lib Dems double support article News story: Tories narrow gap on Labour in London while Lib Dems double support
31 March 2017

The Labour Party's support in London has declined by nine points in a year, according to polling commissioned by the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Musical influence in jazz investigated with ‘Big Data’ article News story: Musical influence in jazz investigated with ‘Big Data’
31 March 2017

A new project led by the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will use the latest advances in digital technology to uncover how melodic patterns have developed in jazz music.

New tool predicts severe risks in mothers with pregnancy complications article News story: New tool predicts severe risks in mothers with pregnancy complications
30 March 2017

A new tool developed by researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) could save mothers’ and babies’ lives by predicting whether women with early onset pre-eclampsia are safe to prolong their pregnancy.

Just one in five Londoners think Britain will be better off after Brexit article News story: Just one in five Londoners think Britain will be better off after Brexit
30 March 2017

Londoners are gloomy about the prospects for post-Brexit Britain and 48 per cent expect the country to be economically worse off, according to polling commissioned by the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Queen Mary University of London wins Guardian University Award article News story: Queen Mary University of London wins Guardian University Award
30 March 2017

The discovery of an earth-sized planet that may be the closest possible home for life outside the Solar System has won the Research Impact category at the Guardian University Awards 2017.   

Jeremy Corbyn will close the gap on Theresa May within six months, says Diane Abbott article News story: Jeremy Corbyn will close the gap on Theresa May within six months, says Diane Abbott
30 March 2017

Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott MP has said that people should judge Jeremy Corbyn in six months, by which time she expects Labour’s poor poll ratings to have improved.

Seasonal warming leads to smaller animal body sizes article News story: Seasonal warming leads to smaller animal body sizes
29 March 2017

Changes in the body size of animals measured under controlled laboratory conditions have been shown to closely match changes in body size with seasonal warming in nature, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Researchers discover link between watching light entertainment TV and voting for populist politicians article News story: Researchers discover link between watching light entertainment TV and voting for populist politicians
27 March 2017

People exposed to light entertainment television like soap operas may be more likely to vote for populist politicians according to a new study co-authored by an economist at Queen Mary University of London.

Ghosts of past diseases shape species evolution article News story: Ghosts of past diseases shape species evolution
21 March 2017

A team of researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG) has revealed that diseases can not only affect fish evolution, but also the aquatic environments in which fish live.

Colin Bailey appointed President and Principal of Queen Mary University of London article News story: Colin Bailey appointed President and Principal of Queen Mary University of London
20 March 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has appointed a new President and Principal.

New technology enables detailed analysis of target proteins article News story: New technology enables detailed analysis of target proteins
20 March 2017

A team of researchers from Queen Mary University of University (QMUL), Francis Crick Institute, Goethe University Frankfurt and University of Tübingen in Germany have developed a novel technology to understand how an important protein connects to other cellular proteins. 

Dr Hetta Howes named as BBC ‘broadcaster of the future’ article News story: Dr Hetta Howes named as BBC ‘broadcaster of the future’
17 March 2017

Dr Hetta Howes from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been selected as a BBC New Generation Thinker – a mentorship scheme for ‘broadcasters of the future’.

Quantum physics offers insight into music expressivity article News story: Quantum physics offers insight into music expressivity
15 March 2017

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are bringing us closer to understanding the musical experience through a novel approach to analysing a common musical effect known as vibrato.

QMUL spin-out’s role recognised in award for innovative CCTV solution article News story: QMUL spin-out’s role recognised in award for innovative CCTV solution
15 March 2017

A revolutionary solution to reviewing CCTV footage, developed using software from a QMUL spin-out, has won a major security innovation award.

QMUL research shortlisted for The Guardian University Awards 2017 article News story: QMUL research shortlisted for The Guardian University Awards 2017
10 March 2017

A research paper by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) announcing the discovery of the nearest potentially habitable planet to the Solar System has been shortlisted for The Guardian University Awards 2017.

Gaming conference to explore the impact of virtual reality on law and society        article News story: Gaming conference to explore the impact of virtual reality on law and society
10 March 2017

How do our brains behave in a virtual reality (VR) environment and what are the limits of believability? Can we fully understand the impact of literally putting ourselves in someone else’s shoes?

Drama at QMUL joins English, History, and Law in global top 50 article News story: Drama at QMUL joins English, History, and Law in global top 50
8 March 2017

Drama at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is now ranked 30th in the world, according to a prestigious survey of 4,438 universities. The seventh edition of QS World University Rankings by Subject found that four subject areas at QMUL are now placed among the top 50 – Drama, English, History, and Law.

New protein discovered in ageing and cancer article News story: New protein discovered in ageing and cancer
7 March 2017

A protein has been found to have a previously unknown role in the ageing of cells, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The researchers hope that the findings could one day lead to new treatments for ageing and early cancer.

Winning photo reveals the latest in maternal health research article News story: Winning photo reveals the latest in maternal health research
6 March 2017

A researcher from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been announced as one of the winners of the Wellcome Image Awards 2017.

QMUL international scholars celebrated in prestigious event article News story: QMUL international scholars celebrated in prestigious event
5 March 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) honoured the achievements of its international scholars at a reception that brought together students, embassy officials and scholarship body representatives from across the globe.

Queen Mary University of London part of £3m consortium for structural biology article News story: Queen Mary University of London part of £3m consortium for structural biology
3 March 2017

A new £3m grant from Wellcome Trust to a consortium involving scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will help to set up a new facility for cryo-electron microscopy – a technology that is revolutionising biology.

New exhibition sheds light on Renaissance Lisbon article News story: New exhibition sheds light on Renaissance Lisbon
22 February 2017

A new exhibition in Portugal’s foremost national museum the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga offers a new interpretation of Renaissance Lisbon, thanks to research by a Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) historian.

Scientists explore the evolution of a ‘social supergene’ in the red fire ant article News story: Scientists explore the evolution of a ‘social supergene’ in the red fire ant
21 February 2017

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered that the chromosome responsible for the social organisation of colonies of the highly invasive fire ant is likely to have evolved via a single event rather than over time.

Researcher uncovers the history of self-harm in Britain article News story: Researcher uncovers the history of self-harm in Britain
20 February 2017

A new book by Dr Sarah Chaney from Queen Mary University of London charts the delicate and often misunderstood history of self-harm in Britain.

QMUL partners with BBC for degree apprenticeships article News story: QMUL partners with BBC for degree apprenticeships
17 February 2017

BBC joins the expanding number of organisations choosing to partner with Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) to provide degree apprenticeships, a national flagship scheme launched by the UK government that offers the opportunity of studying for a degree while training on the job.

Vitamin D protects against colds and flu, finds major global study article News story: Vitamin D protects against colds and flu, finds major global study
16 February 2017

A study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) finds that vitamin D supplements protect against acute respiratory infections including colds and flu.

Goats can identify the calls of their goat friends article News story: Goats can identify the calls of their goat friends
15 February 2017

A new study led by scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has found that goats can recognise their stablemate friends calling by developing a mental image of how they sound and look.        

An autism ‘revolution’ in the history of child development article News story: An autism ‘revolution’ in the history of child development
15 February 2017

What is autism and how did we come to understand it as a spectrum? A new book by QMUL researcher Dr Bonnie Evans uncovers the social history of autism, how it has come to define so many lives, and why its meaning was transformed in modern Britain.

QMUL to co-host social enterprise festival article News story: QMUL to co-host social enterprise festival
13 February 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and City, University of London are set to co-host a week-long social enterprise festival dedicated to promoting social enterprise and supporting entrepreneurs in delivering social impact through business.

Obesity leads to harmful activation of the immune system article News story: Obesity leads to harmful activation of the immune system
10 February 2017

Researchers find link between a high fat diet, obesity and cardiovascular disease risk.

Researchers piece together a portrait of the real Mr Darcy article News story: Researchers piece together a portrait of the real Mr Darcy
10 February 2017

A new, historically accurate portrait of the most admired and revered romantic leading man in literary history, Fitzwilliam Darcy, has been unveiled for the first time, following new research co-led by QMUL's Professor Amanda Vickery

£2.4 million awarded for international trial on major traumatic bleeding article News story: £2.4 million awarded for international trial on major traumatic bleeding
9 February 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and NHS Blood & Transplant have been awarded £2.4m from the National Institute for Health Research and Barts Charity to carry out a large multi-centre clinical trial to evaluate a new treatment in major traumatic haemorrhage.

Winners announced at QMUL’s Engagement and Enterprise Awards 2017 article News story: Winners announced at QMUL’s Engagement and Enterprise Awards 2017
8 February 2017

After all their inspiring work the winners of QMUL’s Engagement and Enterprise Awards 2017 were announced at a ceremony held in The Octagon last night.

Vietnam workshop discusses traditional medicine and skin research article News story: Vietnam workshop discusses traditional medicine and skin research
7 February 2017

A researcher at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has co-organised a workshop that focuses on herbal medicine in Vietnam and its application in translational research on skin.  

‘Connected Seeds’ exhibition opens article News story: ‘Connected Seeds’ exhibition opens
6 February 2017

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have created an interactive library of talking seeds, which gives users a potted history of the plants grown in the east end of London, and tells the stories of the people who grow them.        

QMUL alumnus makes ‘Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe: Technology’ list  article News story: QMUL alumnus makes ‘Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe: Technology’ list
6 February 2017

A QMUL alumnus has made the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 Europe list for the Technology category 2017.

QMUL Virtual Lab project wins prestigious higher education award article News story: QMUL Virtual Lab project wins prestigious higher education award
31 January 2017

A virtual learning platform from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has won at the Reimagine Education Awards 2016.  

QMUL marks 2017 Chinese New Year with cultural festival article News story: QMUL marks 2017 Chinese New Year with cultural festival
27 January 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is welcoming the Chinese Year of the Rooster with an exciting array of cultural activities.  

Germans were ready to offer Theresa May a deal on freedom of movement, says Nick Clegg article News story: Germans were ready to offer Theresa May a deal on freedom of movement, says Nick Clegg
27 January 2017

Angela Merkel was ready to offer Theresa May a post-referendum deal on freedom of movement in exchange for a UK commitment to the single market, said Nick Clegg at the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London.

Space sounds inspire short film competition article News story: Space sounds inspire short film competition
19 January 2017

Filmmakers will have the chance to use real-life sound recorded from space in a new competition launched by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

QMUL and BH announce major new initiative in the Life Sciences article News story: QMUL and BH announce major new initiative in the Life Sciences
17 January 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Barts Health NHS Trust (BH) announce plans for a major new centre for Life Sciences in Whitechapel, home to the Royal London Hospital and a campus of QMUL’s Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.  

Major grant awarded to resolve debate on treatment after major surgery article News story: Major grant awarded to resolve debate on treatment after major surgery
13 January 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded $1.5m (£1.2m) by Edwards Lifesciences to carry out a study into a debated therapy for preventing complications, especially infections, after major surgery.

Researchers reveal that not all violent acts are equal article News story: Researchers reveal that not all violent acts are equal
12 January 2017

People from different nationalities make similar judgements and decisions about the severity of different violent acts – a finding that could help international organisations, such as the UN and World Health Organisation to better manage crime and violent behaviour – according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

App to help smokers quit is developed by health psychologists and game designers article News story: App to help smokers quit is developed by health psychologists and game designers
4 January 2017

A smartphone app that could help smokers stick to New Year’s resolutions to quit has been developed by academics at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Kingston University.

Three QMUL academics to receive honours from the Queen article News story: Three QMUL academics to receive honours from the Queen
30 December 2016

Academics from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been given two appointments of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) and an appointment of Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), as published today in the Queen’s New Year 2017 Honours List.

Rudolph’s antlers inspire next generation of unbreakable materials article News story: Rudolph’s antlers inspire next generation of unbreakable materials
21 December 2016

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered the secret behind the toughness of deer antlers and how they can resist breaking during fights.

New exhibition celebrates Sir Thomas Browne: 17th century England’s greatest ‘undiscovered’ genius article News story: New exhibition celebrates Sir Thomas Browne: 17th century England’s greatest ‘undiscovered’ genius
21 December 2016

Collector of rarities, debunker of myths, inspiration to writers and doctors alike, conjuror of words, owner of a live ostrich and expert witness at a witch trial. Sir Thomas Browne is probably the greatest British genius the vast majority of British people have never even heard of.  

QMUL astronomer one of top ten people who mattered in science in 2016 article News story: QMUL astronomer one of top ten people who mattered in science in 2016
19 December 2016

An astronomer from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been named as one of the top ten people who mattered in science in 2016 by the prestigious scientific publisher Nature.    

White blood cell treatment could prevent leading cause of foetal death article News story: White blood cell treatment could prevent leading cause of foetal death
12 December 2016

Treating a type of white blood cell using hormones could improve the development of the placenta in women with pregnancy complications, according to early research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) involving mice and human blood samples.

£2m funding award to QMUL will boost monitoring of chronic medical conditions article News story: £2m funding award to QMUL will boost monitoring of chronic medical conditions
9 December 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is one of eight institutions to receive funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to investigate how wearable devices like sensors and smart-watches can be used to improve our understanding and management of long-term medical conditions.

QMUL research underpins new health guidance on breast cancer article News story: QMUL research underpins new health guidance on breast cancer
2 December 2016

The UK’s health watchdog has recommended the use of a cancer treatment drug to prevent the disease, after studying evidence from research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Giant ‘nerve cell’ to be built in London’s East End article News story: Giant ‘nerve cell’ to be built in London’s East End
1 December 2016

Planning permission has been granted for the construction of a new science education space in Whitechapel, East London at Centre of the Cell, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

QMUL researcher produces feature film about HIV/AIDS, starring women from Pwani Tanzania article News story: QMUL researcher produces feature film about HIV/AIDS, starring women from Pwani Tanzania
1 December 2016

A global health researcher based at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has produced a feature length drama about living with HIV/AIDS in East Africa. PILI is based on the stories of real women from rural Tanzania. It was produced on location by Dr Sophie Harman from QMUL’s School of Politics and International Relations.

QMUL becomes first institution to be awarded Gold Engage Watermark for public engagement article News story: QMUL becomes first institution to be awarded Gold Engage Watermark for public engagement
30 November 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is the first institution to be awarded the Engage Watermark in recognition of its public engagement work.  

It’s all in the eyes: women and men really do see things differently article News story: It’s all in the eyes: women and men really do see things differently
29 November 2016

Women and men look at faces and absorb visual information in different ways, which suggests there is a gender difference in understanding visual cues, according to a team of scientists that included psychologists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

‘English votes for English laws’ has not given England a voice in parliament, study finds article News story: ‘English votes for English laws’ has not given England a voice in parliament, study finds
28 November 2016

English votes for English laws’ (EVEL) has not enhanced England’s voice in the UK Parliament, according a 12-month study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The study says that “greater attention should be paid to the challenge of enhancing England’s voice in the UK parliament”.

Aung San Suu Kyi is legitimising genocide in Myanmar, warn state crime academics article News story: Aung San Suu Kyi is legitimising genocide in Myanmar, warn state crime academics
25 November 2016

Aung San Suu Kyi is legitimising genocide in Myanmar and has entrenched the persecution of the Rohingya minority, according to state crime specialists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Lifetime Achievement Award for Trauma Research article News story: Lifetime Achievement Award for Trauma Research
24 November 2016

Karim Brohi, Professor of Trauma Sciences at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), has received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Resuscitation Science from the American Heart Association.

Psychiatry unit designated as WHO research centre article News story: Psychiatry unit designated as WHO research centre
23 November 2016

The Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry has been re-designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre.

Timothy Clement-Jones to be appointed as Chairman of Council article News story: Timothy Clement-Jones to be appointed as Chairman of Council
23 November 2016

Timothy Clement-Jones, the Liberal Democrat Peer, has been announced as the next Chairman of Council at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

QMUL academic unearths Britain’s first audiobook article News story: QMUL academic unearths Britain’s first audiobook
22 November 2016

Matthew Rubery, Professor of Modern Literature at Queen Mary University of London, has rediscovered the first full-length audiobook ever made: Joseph Conrad’s 1902 novella Typhoon.

Researchers create synthetic skin article News story: Researchers create synthetic skin
17 November 2016

Wearable technologies could be transformed with a new type of artificial material that can mimic the properties of skin from sensing touch to even being self-healing.    

Applications open for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships at QMUL article News story: Applications open for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships at QMUL
17 November 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is accepting applications for a record number of Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year. 

Sugar content of fizzy drinks alarmingly high article News story: Sugar content of fizzy drinks alarmingly high
15 November 2016

The sugar content in carbonated sugar-sweetened beverages was found to be up to 52.8 grams per 330 mL can, or 12 teaspoons, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Two QMUL projects shortlisted for prestigious higher education awards article News story: Two QMUL projects shortlisted for prestigious higher education awards
15 November 2016

Two projects from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been shortlisted for the Reimagine Education Awards 2016.

Competitive males are a blessing and a curse, study reveals article News story: Competitive males are a blessing and a curse, study reveals
14 November 2016

Showy ornaments used by the male of the species in competition for mates, such as the long tail of a peacock or shaggy mane of a lion, could indicate a species' risk of decline in a changing climate, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).        

QMUL professor elected to be President of The Royal College of Pathologists article News story: QMUL professor elected to be President of The Royal College of Pathologists
10 November 2016

Professor Jo Martin from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been elected to be the next president of The Royal College of Pathologists – a professional membership organisation concerned with the science and practice of the study of disease.

Online gambling regulations should be tightened to protect children and young people, research finds article News story: Online gambling regulations should be tightened to protect children and young people, research finds
7 November 2016

Children and adolescents are being targeted by online gambling websites due to flaws in advertising legislation, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London and City University London.

Ken Clarke: Brexit vote swung by voters for whom politics has failed article News story: Ken Clarke: Brexit vote swung by voters for whom politics has failed
3 November 2016

Politicians have never figured out what to do about those left behind by globalisation and the modernised economy, according to former Chancellor of the Exchequer Ken Clarke.

QMUL delegation to visit India in November article News story: QMUL delegation to visit India in November
2 November 2016

A high-level delegation from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will be visiting India from 5-17 November, with the aim of raising the university’s profile, developing new partnerships and building on the university’s success in recruiting Indian students.

New research suggests 50 million patients suffer complications after surgery each year article News story: New research suggests 50 million patients suffer complications after surgery each year
1 November 2016
  • International survey also indicates 1.5 million people die following complications
  • Data gathered in 27 countries is first global evaluation of surgical outcomes and mortality rates
  • Infection of surgical wounds is found to be most frequent complication
  • Survey finds deaths following complications at similar levels in low, middle and high income countries
  • Authors call for hospitals worldwide to work to reduce the incidence of preventable complications
New study shows extremist views linked with deepening divisions in society article News story: New study shows extremist views linked with deepening divisions in society
31 October 2016

Having extreme pro- or anti-British views is associated with violent and antisocial behaviour and indicates deepening divisions in society, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

International acclaim for QMUL historian’s biography of Karl Marx article News story: International acclaim for QMUL historian’s biography of Karl Marx
31 October 2016

A biography of Karl Marx by a historian at Queen Mary University of London has met with international acclaim for its portrayal of the life and times of the 19th century philosopher.

QMUL celebrates 15 years of Living Wage article News story: QMUL celebrates 15 years of Living Wage
31 October 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will mark a decade of being the first UK university to become a real Living Wage employer at today’s (Monday 31 October) event at the British Library where the Mayor of London announced the new London rates, as part of Living Wage Week 2016.

QMUL visiting professor awarded prestigious education prize article News story: QMUL visiting professor awarded prestigious education prize
31 October 2016

Becky Parker, visiting professor at QMUL’s School of Physics and Astronomy, has been awarded The Royal Society's Kavli Education Medal 2016.

QMUL and India: A Diwali celebration of our links article News story: QMUL and India: A Diwali celebration of our links
28 October 2016

As one of the most significant festivals in Indian culture, Diwali is a time to celebrate the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. As a university dedicated to the public good, creation and dissemination of knowledge, and transforming lives, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) appreciates the significance of those values.

Centre for replacement of animal research launched at QMUL article News story: Centre for replacement of animal research launched at QMUL
28 October 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT) on Monday (24 October) launched The Animal Replacement Centre of Excellence (The ARC), a joint venture aiming to develop new treatments using non-animal research methods.

Children should be screened to prevent early heart attacks article News story: Children should be screened to prevent early heart attacks
27 October 2016

Inherited heart disease can be successfully detected within families by screening one-to-two year old children at the time of their routine vaccinations, according to a clinical study led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) that involved over 10,000 children.

 Maternal blood test may predict birth complications article News story: Maternal blood test may predict birth complications
24 October 2016

A protein found in the blood of pregnant women could be used to develop tests to determine the health of their babies and aid decisions on early elective deliveries, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

QMUL announces record number of merit-based scholarships article News story: QMUL announces record number of merit-based scholarships
19 October 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is proud to announce that a record number of merit-based scholarships will be offered in the 2017-18 academic year.

Radical devolution can mend the broken fabric of Britain’s communities, says Lord Heseltine article News story: Radical devolution can mend the broken fabric of Britain’s communities, says Lord Heseltine
19 October 2016

Britain’s centralised democracy has contributed to many of the most pressing problems in the country’s poorest communities, according to former Deputy Prime Minister Michael Heseltine.

Genocide of Rohingya in Myanmar may be entering new and deadly phase article News story: Genocide of Rohingya in Myanmar may be entering new and deadly phase
17 October 2016

The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Queen Mary University of London has warned that reports of attacks against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar may signal a new phase in what ISCI researchers say is genocide.

School pupils to detect cosmic rays article News story: School pupils to detect cosmic rays
17 October 2016

School students from across Dulwich and Sutton are set to learn all about particle physics by detecting their own cosmic rays.

The UK Constitution is ill equipped to cope with Brexit, says leading constitutional expert article News story: The UK Constitution is ill equipped to cope with Brexit, says leading constitutional expert
13 October 2016

The UK Constitution is profoundly ill equipped to cope with the complexities of Brexit, and the government has no mandate to determine the UK’s future relationship with the EU, according to a research paper by Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott.

Collecting injury data could reduce emergency attendances article News story: Collecting injury data could reduce emergency attendances
11 October 2016

Data on injuries can be collected relatively easily at A&E departments to help understand injury patterns in communities, a study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has found.

String pulling bees provide insight into spread of culture article News story: String pulling bees provide insight into spread of culture
4 October 2016

Bumblebees can learn to pull strings for food and pass on the ability to a colony, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

QMUL signs exchange partnership with Columbia University article News story: QMUL signs exchange partnership with Columbia University
4 October 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has entered into a new student exchange agreement with Columbia University in the City of New York for the 2017-18 academic year.

A Naked Mole-Rat Eutopia at Somerset House article News story: A Naked Mole-Rat Eutopia at Somerset House
4 October 2016

From 10-16 October, Somerset House’s Utopian Treasury will host a contemporary art installation ‘powered’ by live data from a naked mole-rat colony by Julie Freeman, an artist at Queen Mary University of London. 

Sionaidh Douglas-Scott to advise Scottish Parliament about Brexit article News story: Sionaidh Douglas-Scott to advise Scottish Parliament about Brexit
3 October 2016

Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott has been appointed as an advisor to the Scottish Parliament European and External Relations Committee. Professor Douglas-Scott’s work will focus on the EU referendum and its implications for Scotland.

Toys and ‘enriched’ surroundings help fight infection in mice article News story: Toys and ‘enriched’ surroundings help fight infection in mice
30 September 2016

Mice that are given toys and placed in stimulating surroundings have healthier immune systems, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Mathematical music, bird brains and negative materials – QMUL’s scientists and engineers gear up for a new season of inaugural lectures article News story: Mathematical music, bird brains and negative materials – QMUL’s scientists and engineers gear up for a new season of inaugural lectures
30 September 2016

Queen Mary University of London’s free public lecture series ‘Meet our Professors’ kicks off this academic year with a strong presence from researchers from the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Researchers translate The 120 Days of Sodom for Penguin Classics article News story: Researchers translate The 120 Days of Sodom for Penguin Classics
29 September 2016

Described by its infamous author as “the most impure tale ever written since the world began,” The 120 Days of Sodom has fascinated and shocked readers ever since it was first published.

Good food puts bees in good mood article News story: Good food puts bees in good mood
29 September 2016

We all know what it’s like to taste our favourite food and instantly feel good about the world but the same phenomenon may happen in bumblebees.

Chaos, memory, and sanctuary: Researcher explores the modern teenage bedroom article News story: Chaos, memory, and sanctuary: Researcher explores the modern teenage bedroom
29 September 2016

What can we learn about the lives of teenagers from their bedrooms? A new display at the Geffrye Museum steps inside the bedrooms of 26 London teenagers, and explores how these private spaces express identity, memory, and friendship.

Big data analysis shows weak link between badgers and cattle for TB transmission article News story: Big data analysis shows weak link between badgers and cattle for TB transmission
27 September 2016

The largest simulation to date of the numbers of cattle and badgers infected with tuberculosis (TB) casts serious doubts about the extent to which badgers cause TB in cattle, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).    

First disability circus company launched in Brazil article News story: First disability circus company launched in Brazil
23 September 2016

Brazil’s first disability circus company has been launched by People’s Palace Projects, an arts charity based at Queen Mary University of London.

Gisela Stuart and Ken Clarke announced for Mile End Institute’s ‘In Conversation’ series article News story: Gisela Stuart and Ken Clarke announced for Mile End Institute’s ‘In Conversation’ series
21 September 2016

The Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London has announced a series of public events focusing on the lives and careers of prominent political figures in the UK. In Conversation at the Mile End Institute will ask what motivates our political leaders, how they come to make difficult decisions, and what it takes to win.

QMUL welcomes record number of Chevening scholars article News story: QMUL welcomes record number of Chevening scholars
20 September 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is welcoming a record number of Chevening scholars in the academic year 2016-17.

Art and science collide in new QMUL exhibition article News story: Art and science collide in new QMUL exhibition
20 September 2016

What do robots performing comedy, music boxes from China and a jelly pudding have in common? These are just three of the projects that were on display at the Intersections exhibit, which showcased work from the Media and Arts Technology CDT at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

QMUL the safest Russell Group university in London, according to study article News story: QMUL the safest Russell Group university in London, according to study
20 September 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been ranked as the safest Russell Group university in London, according to The Complete University Guide.

QMUL and Islamic Development Bank offer joint PhD scholarships article News story: QMUL and Islamic Development Bank offer joint PhD scholarships
16 September 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) which will co-fund fifty PhD students over the next five years.  

More than two-thirds of cervical cancer deaths prevented by screening article News story: More than two-thirds of cervical cancer deaths prevented by screening
16 September 2016

Cervical screening prevents 70 per cent of cervical cancer deaths and if all eligible women regularly attended screening this would rise to 83 per cent, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

Delicious Decay: Digging into baking and decomposition article News story: Delicious Decay: Digging into baking and decomposition
16 September 2016

Sherbet ‘cremains’, skeleton shortbread and the scent of death all feature in a festival focusing on bodily decay at Barts Pathology Museum, part of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Multi-drug-resistant TB cure rates higher than expected article News story: Multi-drug-resistant TB cure rates higher than expected
15 September 2016

Cure rates for multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Europe have been estimated to be twice as high as previously thought, according to a research team at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

£6.5m grant to launch new heart disease Biomedical Research Centre article News story: £6.5m grant to launch new heart disease Biomedical Research Centre
15 September 2016

East Londoners are set to benefit from a £6.5m national grant that will enable world-leading researchers to turn theories within laboratories into reality, improving the care of local people with heart disease.

Detecting European birth defects due to Zika virus article News story: Detecting European birth defects due to Zika virus
14 September 2016

European surveillance systems in Europe can detect increases in microcephaly (babies born with an abnormally small head) due to the Zika virus of a similar magnitude to those observed in Brazil, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Digital music expert elected to the UK’s top academy for engineering article News story: Digital music expert elected to the UK’s top academy for engineering
13 September 2016

A leading expert in digital music at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been elected as a new Fellow to the Royal Academy of Engineering.    

Bees remain excellent searchers even when ill article News story: Bees remain excellent searchers even when ill
12 September 2016

Honeybees are hardwired to efficiently search the landscape enabling them to continue working for the greater good of their hives even when they are sick, according to new research co-authored by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).      

Study finds links between depression and the risk of developing extremist ideas article News story: Study finds links between depression and the risk of developing extremist ideas
8 September 2016

Depressive symptoms are associated with a higher risk of sympathies for violent protest and terrorism (SVPT), according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Most twins should be delivered at 37 weeks to minimise deaths article News story: Most twins should be delivered at 37 weeks to minimise deaths
7 September 2016

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have analysed the twin pregnancies of more than 30,000 women to identify the ideal delivery period in an attempt to reduce rates of stillbirth.

Vitamin D could reduce asthma attacks article News story: Vitamin D could reduce asthma attacks
6 September 2016

Taking an oral vitamin D supplement in addition to standard asthma medication is likely to reduce severe asthma attacks, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

QMUL academics secure two of the UK’s five Jean Monnet Chairs article News story: QMUL academics secure two of the UK’s five Jean Monnet Chairs
5 September 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded two of the UK’s five Jean Monnet Chairs. Both positions are based at QMUL’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS).

QMUL professor wins computer science award article News story: QMUL professor wins computer science award
2 September 2016

Professor Dino Distefano has been awarded the Computer-Aided Verification (CAV) Award for his work, as part of a team of other researchers, into Separation Logic.

Hat-trick of nominations for QMUL projects at Times Higher Awards article News story: Hat-trick of nominations for QMUL projects at Times Higher Awards
2 September 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been shortlisted in three categories at the Times Higher Education Awards 2016, an annual showcase of excellence across the Higher Education sector.

QMUL shortlisted for sustainability award article News story: QMUL shortlisted for sustainability award
30 August 2016

The sustainability team at Queen Mary University of London has been nominated for a 2016 Green Gown Award.

The Irish men who mapped the British Empire article News story: The Irish men who mapped the British Empire
26 August 2016

A new book by Charles Drazin from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) takes the reader on a historical journey from a small village in rural Ireland to the farthest flung outposts of the early twentieth century British empire.

New Earth-like planet found around nearest star article News story: New Earth-like planet found around nearest star
24 August 2016

Clear evidence of a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System, has been found by an international team of scientists led by astronomers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Coding programme for school students awarded £40K article News story: Coding programme for school students awarded £40K
24 August 2016

A new Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) programme which aims to get school students coding has been awarded £40,000 in funding.

New study highlights poor medicine prescribing practices in Africa article News story: New study highlights poor medicine prescribing practices in Africa
22 August 2016

New research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Health Policy Consult in Ghana shows that prescribing indicators for Africa deviate significantly from targets set out by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Vaping may lead to fewer respiratory infections for ex-smokers article News story: Vaping may lead to fewer respiratory infections for ex-smokers
19 August 2016

The majority of smokers who successfully switch to vaping say they have fewer respiratory infections, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

‘Born to be bad’ or ‘Born to be benign’ – Testing cells for oesophageal cancer risk article News story: ‘Born to be bad’ or ‘Born to be benign’ – Testing cells for oesophageal cancer risk
19 August 2016

Genetically analysing lesions in the food pipe could provide an early and accurate test for oesophageal cancer.

Researchers map Netflix's content delivery network for the first time article News story: Researchers map Netflix's content delivery network for the first time
16 August 2016

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have revealed the network infrastructure used by Netflix for its content delivery, by mimicking the film request process from all over the world and analysing the responses.

English Professor elected a Fellow of the Ecclesiastical History Society article News story: English Professor elected a Fellow of the Ecclesiastical History Society
16 August 2016

Isabel Rivers, Professor of Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Culture in the School of English and Drama, has been elected one of ten new Fellows of the Ecclesiastical History Society.

QMUL continues to rank top in London among Russell Group universities for student satisfaction article News story: QMUL continues to rank top in London among Russell Group universities for student satisfaction
10 August 2016

This is the second year in a row that students at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have ranked their courses top in London among Russell Group universities for overall satisfaction.

Homeless choir supported by People's Palace Projects receives Olympic torch in Rio 2016 article News story: Homeless choir supported by People's Palace Projects receives Olympic torch in Rio 2016
8 August 2016

People with experience of homelessness have gained visibility at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics, thanks to a project co-produced by People’s Palace Projects (PPP), based at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Looking different to your parents can be an evolutionary advantage article News story: Looking different to your parents can be an evolutionary advantage
8 August 2016

Looking different to your parents can provide species with a way to escape evolutionary dead ends, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Radar tracking reveals the article News story: Radar tracking reveals the "life stories" of bumblebees as they forage for food
5 August 2016

Scientists have tracked the flight paths of a group of bumblebees throughout their entire lives to find out how they explore their environment and search for food.

QMUL in partnership with King’s College London and Imperial College London awarded ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership article News story: QMUL in partnership with King’s College London and Imperial College London awarded ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership
4 August 2016

Queen Mary University of London, King’s College London, and Imperial College London have today announced a new partnership to train the next generation of social science researchers.

Robot start-ups, a bump in the road to graduation, dating app dissertations, and a ceremony worth the wait – QMUL rounds up 2016’s graduation stories article News story: Robot start-ups, a bump in the road to graduation, dating app dissertations, and a ceremony worth the wait – QMUL rounds up 2016’s graduation stories
2 August 2016

This summer nearly 2,900 QMUL students came together to attend our graduation ceremonies, the culmination of years of hard work and achievement.

The impact of private sector contracts on NHS provision and treatment inequalities article News story: The impact of private sector contracts on NHS provision and treatment inequalities
28 July 2016

Patient choice and the use of the private sector for hip surgery in Scotland was found to be associated with a decrease in NHS provision and may have contributed to an increase in age-related and socio-economic treatment inequalities, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

QMUL appoints its first Fulbright Scholar article News story: QMUL appoints its first Fulbright Scholar
27 July 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is delighted to announce the appointment of its first Fulbright Scholar, who will join the School of Physics and Astronomy in the academic year 2016-17.

Award for London’s best medical student article News story: Award for London’s best medical student
27 July 2016

A medical student from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has won the highly prestigious University of London Gold Medal.

Honorary degrees awarded during graduation week article News story: Honorary degrees awarded during graduation week
26 July 2016

Five honorary degrees were awarded during QMUL’s graduation week celebrating naked scientists, historians and studies of the home. Those awarded include:

Five awarded fellowships at QMUL graduation article News story: Five awarded fellowships at QMUL graduation
26 July 2016

Five people have been made fellows of QMUL during the 2016 summer graduation.

Astronaut joints and banana DNA showcased at science festival article News story: Astronaut joints and banana DNA showcased at science festival
14 July 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) celebrated science in all its shapes and forms with a festival showcasing the university’s research to youngsters.

QMUL alumna appointed as chief scientist of Cancer Research UK article News story: QMUL alumna appointed as chief scientist of Cancer Research UK
14 July 2016

World-leading cancer scientist and QMUL alumna, Professor Karen Vousden CBE, has been appointed as Cancer Research UK’s new chief scientist.

QMUL and Sorbonne Law School launch Double LLM in Paris article News story: QMUL and Sorbonne Law School launch Double LLM in Paris
12 July 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Sorbonne Law School have launched a new Double Master of Laws (LLM) programme in Paris.

Missing link in genetics could explain conundrum of disease inheritance article News story: Missing link in genetics could explain conundrum of disease inheritance
8 July 2016

The process by which a mother’s diet during pregnancy can permanently affect her offspring’s attributes, such as weight, could be strongly influenced by genetic variation in an unexpected part of the genome, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

British business to address gender balance in the executive pipeline article News story: British business to address gender balance in the executive pipeline
7 July 2016

Report co-authored by QMUL finds that while the percentage of women on FTSE boards has increased, the rate of progress has slowed since October 2015.

Latin American community one of the fastest growing in London article News story: Latin American community one of the fastest growing in London
7 July 2016

Around a quarter of a million Latin Americans live in the UK, with over half (145,000) in London. The Latin American population is one of the fastest growing migrant populations in London, with two-thirds having arrived since 2000. 

QMUL appoints new Vice-Principal (Humanities and Social Sciences) article News story: QMUL appoints new Vice-Principal (Humanities and Social Sciences)
6 July 2016

Professor Matthew Hilton will join Queen Mary University of London from September 2016.

QMUL cancer research exhibit at Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition article News story: QMUL cancer research exhibit at Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition
5 July 2016

An exhibit about cancer research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is on display at the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition from now until Sunday 10th July.

QMUL alumnus wins Iceland’s presidential election article News story: QMUL alumnus wins Iceland’s presidential election
1 July 2016

Gudni Jóhannesson, who holds a PhD from QMUL’s School of History, has won Iceland’s presidential election.

Lost hormone is found in starfish article News story: Lost hormone is found in starfish
28 June 2016

Biologists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered that the evolutionary history of a hormone responsible for sexual maturity in humans is written in the genes of the humble starfish.          

Explore 19th Century Jewish East London with new walking tour app article News story: Explore 19th Century Jewish East London with new walking tour app
28 June 2016

It’s 1892, and the streets of London’s East End are not for the faint of heart. The expansion of free trade has decimated the once thriving Spitalfields silk industry, there’s a desperate housing crisis, and work is hard to come by. Meanwhile, East London has a reputation for danger and violence; thanks in part to the terror waged by Jack the Ripper.

Brexit: QMUL 'morning after' briefing article News story: Brexit: QMUL 'morning after' briefing
24 June 2016

The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union. In the video below, experts from Queen Mary University of London consider the political, legal, and economic implications of this historic result. 

Unexpected findings reveal insight into how cancer spreads in the body article News story: Unexpected findings reveal insight into how cancer spreads in the body
23 June 2016

Cancer cells appear to depend on an unusual survival mechanism to spread around the body, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The discovery could help with future development of novel treatments to prevent metastasis and secondary tumours.

School of Economics and Finance masters ranked 8th in UK and in global top 40 article News story: School of Economics and Finance masters ranked 8th in UK and in global top 40
22 June 2016

QMUL’s School of Economics and Finance masters programme in Investment and Finance has been ranked eighth in the UK and 37th in the world by the Financial Times in its Masters in Finance Pre-experience 2016 list.

International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) publishes fifth edition of State Crime article News story: International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) publishes fifth edition of State Crime
20 June 2016

The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI), based at Queen Mary University of London, today launched the fifth volume of its research journal: State Crime.

QMUL celebrates inaugural Festival of Communities article News story: QMUL celebrates inaugural Festival of Communities
14 June 2016

A carnival of lost emotions, lively political debates and a floating cinema – Queen Mary University of London celebrated the end of the two-week Festival of Communities with a special on-campus event.

School kids solve space missions at QMUL robotics challenge article News story: School kids solve space missions at QMUL robotics challenge
13 June 2016

Teams of school students from around the country competed in a robotics challenge involving space missions at an event hosted by Queen Mary University of London’s School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science.

Can computers do magic? article News story: Can computers do magic?
10 June 2016

Magicians could join composers and artists in finding new ideas for their performances by using computers to create new magic effects, according to computer scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).    

QMUL and China's Northwestern Polytechnical University launch Joint Educational Institute article News story: QMUL and China's Northwestern Polytechnical University launch Joint Educational Institute
10 June 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), one of China’s top universities, have launched a Joint Educational Institute (JEI) to create a broad partnership in providing transnational university education in the field of Engineering Materials.  

Scientists use silver to make lights shine brightly article News story: Scientists use silver to make lights shine brightly
6 June 2016

The toxic and expensive phosphors used widely in fluorescent lighting could be eliminated thanks to a new study conducted by a materials scientist at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Former England rugby players to help major brain study article News story: Former England rugby players to help major brain study
6 June 2016

Former England international rugby players are set to be recruited for a major-scientific study examining the possible long-term effects of the game on brain health.

President of Costa Rica visits QMUL article News story: President of Costa Rica visits QMUL
3 June 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) played host to a presidential delegation visiting from Costa Rica on 25 May.

Cancer researcher wins prestigious Lister Prize article News story: Cancer researcher wins prestigious Lister Prize
2 June 2016

Dr Susana Godinho from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded the Lister Prize Fellowship for her visionary work on cancer.

Lung cancer screening trial success article News story: Lung cancer screening trial success
26 May 2016

The UK Lung cancer screening trial (UKLS) has demonstrated that patients with a high risk of developing lung cancer can be identified with early stage disease, and over 80 per cent were given surgery as a treatment.

QMUL climbs to 34th in the Guardian University Guide article News story: QMUL climbs to 34th in the Guardian University Guide
23 May 2016

Queen Mary University of London has been ranked the 34th best university in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2017.

Schools compete in chemistry festival at Queen Mary University of London article News story: Schools compete in chemistry festival at Queen Mary University of London
16 May 2016

School kids from across London, Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Essex and Kent competed in an exciting day of hands-on chemistry at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

QMUL joins successful programme to widen access to legal profession article News story: QMUL joins successful programme to widen access to legal profession
13 May 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has joined the Sutton Trust’s Pathways to Law programme, a pioneering initiative designed to inspire and support aspiring students from non-privileged backgrounds to consider and pursue a career in law.

Girls from progressive societies do better at maths, study finds article News story: Girls from progressive societies do better at maths, study finds
13 May 2016

Research co-authored by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has found that the ‘maths gender gap’ – the relative underperformance of girls at maths – is much wider in societies with poor rates of gender equality.

Researchers score hat-trick of medical sciences grants article News story: Researchers score hat-trick of medical sciences grants
11 May 2016

Three researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been awarded £100,000 each by the Academy of Medical Sciences.

The great EU debate at Queen Mary University of London article News story: The great EU debate at Queen Mary University of London
11 May 2016

The Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London has announced an exciting series of events ahead of the EU referendum on June 23.

Salt reduction yields extra benefits for type 2 diabetes patients article News story: Salt reduction yields extra benefits for type 2 diabetes patients
10 May 2016

A modest reduction in salt intake could reduce the risk of strokes, heart attacks and kidney disease in people with early onset type 2 diabetes, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and St. Helier Hospital.

New festival to bring together communities in east London article News story: New festival to bring together communities in east London
10 May 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is jointly hosting a two-week festival which celebrates and brings together communities in the East End through a series of events.

Floods and coastal erosion may expose contents of UK landfills, study finds article News story: Floods and coastal erosion may expose contents of UK landfills, study finds
5 May 2016

The contents of historic coastal landfill sites could pose a significant environmental threat if they erode, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

With Great Power: Political leaders, popular legacies article News story: With Great Power: Political leaders, popular legacies
5 May 2016

One year on from the UK General Election, and in the run up to the 2016 US Presidential Election, the British Academy - with major contributions from several QMUL academics - explores the concept of political leadership. 

Opening young minds to bioengineering article News story: Opening young minds to bioengineering
3 May 2016

A pioneering scheme called The Bioengineering Experience, developed for school children to explore advances in science, engineering and materials hosted a group of ten-year olds from St Joseph’s in the Park returning for their second visit to Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Save London's Bees article News story: Save London's Bees
28 April 2016

Nature lovers and green-fingered enthusiasts are urged to plant bee-friendly flowers to help ailing pollinator populations and to attract one of the many hundreds of bees due to be released later this summer from the rooftops of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in a competition launched by the London Pollinator Project.

Parliamentarians pay visit to QMUL researchers article News story: Parliamentarians pay visit to QMUL researchers
26 April 2016

Chris Green MP, Stephen Timms MP and Baroness Neville-Jones were welcomed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on a visit organised by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Professor Maurice Peston  (19 March 1931 – 23 April 2016) article News story: Professor Maurice Peston (19 March 1931 – 23 April 2016)
25 April 2016

Professor Maurice Peston, who founded the Economics Department (now the School of Economics and Finance) at Queen Mary and served as its first Head, died on Saturday 23 April 2016.

Three academics from School of English and Drama awarded prestigious fellowships article News story: Three academics from School of English and Drama awarded prestigious fellowships
21 April 2016

Three members of the School of English and Drama have been awarded Leverhulme Research Fellowships.

QMUL palaeontologist chronicles tyrannosaur evolution in new book article News story: QMUL palaeontologist chronicles tyrannosaur evolution in new book
19 April 2016

How the dinosaur group, the tyrannosaurs, evolved over the course of 100-million years into the giant carnivorous bone-crushers that are so well recognised today, is charted in a new book by a Zoology lecturer from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

QMUL develops new partnerships with top universities in South East Asia article News story: QMUL develops new partnerships with top universities in South East Asia
18 April 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has developed new partnerships with a number of prominent universities across South East Asia, during a successful visit that took academics to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam in April 2016.  

New toothpaste ingredient hardens teeth while you sleep article News story: New toothpaste ingredient hardens teeth while you sleep
15 April 2016

A new toothpaste ingredient which puts back the lost minerals from tooth enamel and helps prevent decay and treat sensitivity while you sleep has been developed by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Predicting gentrification through social networking data article News story: Predicting gentrification through social networking data
13 April 2016

The first network to look at the interconnected nature of people and places in large cities is not only able to quantify the social diversity of a particular place, but can also be used to predict when a neighbourhood will go through the process of gentrification, which is associated with the displacement of residents of a deprived area by an influx of a more affluent population.

Student debaters pick up first prize in national competition article News story: Student debaters pick up first prize in national competition
8 April 2016

A debating team from the Department of French at Queen Mary University of London has scooped first prize in the 2016  joutes oratories, a national competition organised by the Franco-British Connections and the Institut français du Royaume-Uni.

Stroke survivors face ‘invisible impairments’ to return to work article News story: Stroke survivors face ‘invisible impairments’ to return to work
7 April 2016

‘Invisible impairments’ can make it difficult for stroke survivors to maintain a job, according to a study from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of Cambridge.

Festival celebrates the extraordinary impact of Shakespeare on Indian Cinema article News story: Festival celebrates the extraordinary impact of Shakespeare on Indian Cinema
6 April 2016

Prominent director Vishal Bhardwaj has been announced as part of the line-up for Indian Shakespeares on Screen, a festival celebrating the influence of England’s most famous cultural icon on the world’s largest film industry.

Just 50p a week could decide the UK’s future in Europe, study finds article News story: Just 50p a week could decide the UK’s future in Europe, study finds
29 March 2016

The impact of Brexit on personal finances may determine the result of the referendum, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

English, History, and Law at QMUL ranked among the world’s elite article News story: English, History, and Law at QMUL ranked among the world’s elite
23 March 2016

Three subject areas at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are among the top 50 in the world, according to an analysis of more than 3,400 universities.

QMUL celebrates the success of its international scholars article News story: QMUL celebrates the success of its international scholars
21 March 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) celebrated the success of its international students who received prestigious scholarships to study in 2015-16, at a reception which brought together students, embassy officials and scholarship body representatives from around the world.  

New role of environment in multiple sclerosis revealed by east London study article News story: New role of environment in multiple sclerosis revealed by east London study
18 March 2016

Environmental factors may be playing a much greater role in the onset of multiple sclerosis (MS) than previously realised, according to early research led by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust.

Selfish bumblebees are not prepared to share article News story: Selfish bumblebees are not prepared to share
17 March 2016

Well qualified bumblebees are not prepared to share their pollinating knowledge with less experienced bees, according to new research carried out at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

WHO event explores future of mental health care article News story: WHO event explores future of mental health care
16 March 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has hosted 18 experts from five European countries to discuss and explore options for how mental health care could be provided in the future.

article News story: Historian uncovers secrets of the Reformation hidden in England’s oldest printed bible
15 March 2016

Researchers have used complex image analysis to uncover annotations that were hidden for nearly 500 years between the pages of England’s oldest printed bible.  

Report highlights problems faced by parents of children with Autism article News story: Report highlights problems faced by parents of children with Autism
15 March 2016

Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) face severe challenges in accessing adequate services, according to a survey of hundreds of parents in the United Kingdom.

Launch of the Centre for the Study of Childhood Culture article News story: Launch of the Centre for the Study of Childhood Culture
15 March 2016

From design and fashion to health and technology, Childhood culture is increasingly receiving serious scholarly attention within a range of disciplines. A new research centre, jointly run by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the V&A Museum of Childhood, aims to create an internationally recognised hub of research, knowledge and public engagement on childhood culture.

Students hack robots to detect hot lanterns for Chinese festival article News story: Students hack robots to detect hot lanterns for Chinese festival
15 March 2016

Teams of students from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) took part in a challenge to hack robots to make them identify hot and coloured lanterns.

Brain tumour research community falls silent to remember lives lost article News story: Brain tumour research community falls silent to remember lives lost
11 March 2016

Many thousands of people who have lost their lives to brain tumours were remembered as a minute’s silence was observed at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) to mark national Brain Tumour Awareness Month.

Kickstarter to raise cash for interactive audio platform article News story: Kickstarter to raise cash for interactive audio platform
11 March 2016

A Kickstarter campaign has been launched by a team from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) who have developed a computing platform for high quality, ultra responsive interactive audio.

Pregnant women support first maternal gene therapy trial article News story: Pregnant women support first maternal gene therapy trial
10 March 2016

Pregnant women would be willing to trial maternal growth factor gene therapy to treat severe early-onset fetal growth restriction (FGR) in their unborn babies, according to a new study. If the proposed trial goes ahead it is likely to be the first time maternal gene therapy has ever been used.

QMUL ranked among top 50 universities in Europe QMUL ranked among top 50 universities in Europe
10 March 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been ranked among the top 50 universities in Europe, according to a new ranking of elite institutions across the continent.

QMUL alumnus named in Maserati 100 list of British entrepreneurs article News story: QMUL alumnus named in Maserati 100 list of British entrepreneurs
10 March 2016

A QMUL alumnus has been listed in the Maserati 100 index which recognises Britain’s most successful philanthropists, investors, mentors and advisors, and upcoming entrepreneurs supporting the next generation of business talent.

QMUL Professor wins £245,000 innovation prize article News story: QMUL Professor wins £245,000 innovation prize
10 March 2016

Professor Kevin Homewood, of the School of Physics and Astronomy, has won a £245,298 Brian Mercer Award for Innovation to further his research into silicon detectors.

Study reveals the effect of genetic ‘knockouts’ on human health article News story: Study reveals the effect of genetic ‘knockouts’ on human health
4 March 2016

Only a fraction of genes appear to be essential for human life, according to researchers from the East London Genes & Health project, working with Born in Bradford and others.

£1.2m grant awarded for research to prevent cause of sudden death in young adults article News story: £1.2m grant awarded for research to prevent cause of sudden death in young adults
3 March 2016

QMUL awarded £1.2 million funding by British Heart Foundation for vital research into myocarditis.

What does geographic profiling have to do with modern art? article News story: What does geographic profiling have to do with modern art?
3 March 2016

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have shown research on infectious disease outbreaks can been adapted to study the locations of artworks by graffiti artist Banksy.

Mile End Institute and the BBC co-host debate on the future of the Royal Charter article News story: Mile End Institute and the BBC co-host debate on the future of the Royal Charter
2 March 2016

There is a danger of “living in cloud cuckoo land” when it comes to the competitive pressures facing the BBC, according to Jesse Norman MP, Chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.

QMUL projects shortlisted for The Guardian University Awards 2016 article News story: QMUL projects shortlisted for The Guardian University Awards 2016
1 March 2016

Two QMUL projects have been shortlisted for The Guardian University Awards 2016.

Civil liberties at risk as agencies seek new powers to deal with cloud communications article News story: Civil liberties at risk as agencies seek new powers to deal with cloud communications
25 February 2016

An expert in internet law has warned that the growth of cloud-based communications may pose a threat to civil liberties, as intelligence agencies seek new powers to deal with ‘extra-territorial’ services such as WhatsApp.

Flowers tone down the iridescence of their petals and avoid confusing bees article News story: Flowers tone down the iridescence of their petals and avoid confusing bees
25 February 2016

Flowers’ iridescent petals, which may look plain to human eyes, produce the perfect signal for bees, according to a new study involving researchers from QMUL.

Festival to explore link between music and the mind article News story: Festival to explore link between music and the mind
23 February 2016

A mini-festival exploring the psychological and therapeutic impact of music is to be held at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

EU should resettle three million Syrian refugees, says UN Rapporteur article News story: EU should resettle three million Syrian refugees, says UN Rapporteur
18 February 2016

The EU must urgently change course on the migrant crisis and should resettle three million Syrian migrants, according to François Crépeau, UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants.

Common antimalarial drug could be used to treat major injury article News story: Common antimalarial drug could be used to treat major injury
12 February 2016

A common anti-malarial drug Artesunate could be used to reduce organ failure following injury, according to an early study in rats led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Season of music launches at QMUL article News story: Season of music launches at QMUL
12 February 2016

QMUL has launched a season of music for spring/summer 2016 which aims to inspire, inform and intrigue by combining concerts with the university’s world leading research.

New book uses science to reveal secrets to finding love in a digital world article News story: New book uses science to reveal secrets to finding love in a digital world
12 February 2016

Scientists have compiled their analysis on how to find success in the world of online dating into a new book released this week. The book is the first of its kind to be based on robust studies of human behaviour.

Full fee scholarships offered at QMUL by Norton Rose Fulbright LLP article News story: Full fee scholarships offered at QMUL by Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
11 February 2016

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Norton Rose Fulbright are pleased to offer two full tuition fee scholarships to students on the LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law Programme, for the second consecutive year. The scheme is open to LLM students starting in September 2016. 

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.

QMUL and China: year in review article News story: QMUL and China: year in review
10 February 2016

As the Chinese Year of the Monkey starts, we look at five highlights of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)’s relationship with China over last year, the Year of the Goat.  

QMUL students raise more than £48,000 for Charity Week article News story: QMUL students raise more than £48,000 for Charity Week
10 February 2016

Students from QMUL and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry have raised an impressive £48,567.13 for Charity Week 2015.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Reducing sugar content in drinks could prevent one million cases of obesity article News story: Reducing sugar content in drinks could prevent one million cases of obesity
7 January 2016

Reducing sugar content in sugar sweetened drinks (including fruit juices) in the UK by 40 per cent over five years could prevent one million cases of obesity, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). This would in turn prevent around 300,000 cases of type 2 diabetes, over two decades.

Testing for brain damage in infants article News story: Testing for brain damage in infants
6 January 2016

A new technique that could be used to test for brain damage in newborn babies has been developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

New target for potential blood cancer treatment article News story: New target for potential blood cancer treatment
4 January 2016

Mutations present in a blood cancer known as follicular lymphoma have revealed new targets for potential treatments, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) together with collaborators at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

£10m grant awarded for Barts Heart Centre article News story: £10m grant awarded for Barts Heart Centre
22 December 2015

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Barts Health NHS Trust have received £10 million from Barts Charity for the creation of a world-class cardiovascular academic medical centre at the Trust’s Barts Heart Centre, St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

Fortifying flour with folic acid could have prevented 2,000 UK birth defects article News story: Fortifying flour with folic acid could have prevented 2,000 UK birth defects
22 December 2015

The UK’s failure to fortify flour with folic acid has caused around 2,000 avoidable cases of neural tube defects since 1998, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

New generation of synthetic bone grafts created article News story: New generation of synthetic bone grafts created
18 December 2015

Scientists led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have developed a new type of synthetic bone graft that boosts the body’s own ability to regenerate bone tissue and could produce better outcomes for patients.

Phytoplankton like it hot: Warming boosts biodiversity and photosynthesis in phytoplankton article News story: Phytoplankton like it hot: Warming boosts biodiversity and photosynthesis in phytoplankton
17 December 2015

Warmer temperatures increase biodiversity and photosynthesis in phytoplankton, researchers at the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and University of Exeter have found. Globally, phytoplankton - microscopic water-borne plants - absorb as much carbon dioxide as tropical rainforests and so understanding the way they respond to a warming climate is crucial.

Queen Mary University of London, O. P. Jindal Global University sign MoU on South Asia research university network article News story: Queen Mary University of London, O. P. Jindal Global University sign MoU on South Asia research university network
11 December 2015

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and O. P. Jindal Global University (JGU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate collaboration between emergent research universities in South Asia for teaching, academic and research activities.

Drug provides another treatment option for an early form of breast cancer article News story: Drug provides another treatment option for an early form of breast cancer
11 December 2015

The drug anastrozole is effective in treating an early form of breast cancer, according to a clinical trial led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

QMUL’s Institute of Bioengineering launch celebrated with photo competition article News story: QMUL’s Institute of Bioengineering launch celebrated with photo competition
11 December 2015

The new cross-faculty Institute of Bioengineering at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) celebrated its launch with a photo competition for staff and students.

People’s Palace Projects co-produce acclaimed homelessness arts project in São Paulo article News story: People’s Palace Projects co-produce acclaimed homelessness arts project in São Paulo
10 December 2015

With One Voice, an international arts programme designed to give homeless people in host cities a voice during the Olympics will be launched in São Paulo, Brazil on Saturday 12 December.

Breast screening programme effective in preventing some invasive cancers article News story: Breast screening programme effective in preventing some invasive cancers
8 December 2015

Screening for and treatment of an early form of breast cancer has been found to prevent subsequent invasive cancer, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Blizard Institute marks 10 year anniversary article News story: Blizard Institute marks 10 year anniversary
4 December 2015

Queen Mary University of London’s (QMUL) world-class research centre, the Blizard Institute, is celebrating its tenth year.

Tony Hall calls for external regulator to guarantee BBC independence article News story: Tony Hall calls for external regulator to guarantee BBC independence
3 December 2015

The BBC's director general Lord Tony Hall has repeated his calls for an external regulator for the corporation, arguing for regulation that is “effective, not prescriptive”. He made the remarks as he opened a discussion on “Re-imagining the BBC: Charters Past and Present”, organised by the Mile End Institute and the BBC on 2 December.

Professor Michael Kenny wins WJM MacKenzie Prize article News story: Professor Michael Kenny wins WJM MacKenzie Prize
2 December 2015

Professor Michael Kenny, Director of QMUL’s Mile End Institute, has won the prestigious W.J.M Mackenzie Prize for his book The Politics of English Nationhood. The prize is awarded annually by the UK’s Political Studies Association (PSA) for the best book published in political science.

New grants for pancreatic cancer research article News story: New grants for pancreatic cancer research
27 November 2015

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received new grants from Pancreatic Cancer UK (PCUK) to fund five projects that aim to improve treatment options for pancreatic cancer patients.

New strategy discovered for treating arthritis article News story: New strategy discovered for treating arthritis
26 November 2015

Arthritis patients could one day benefit from a novel form of medicine, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Their early study indicates that arthritic cartilage, previously thought to be impenetrable to therapies, could be treated by a patient’s own ‘microvesicles’ that are able to travel into cartilage cells and deliver therapeutic agents.

QMUL professor wins £300,000 research prize to help transform satellite and mobile communications article News story: QMUL professor wins £300,000 research prize to help transform satellite and mobile communications
25 November 2015

A world expert in antennae and electromagnetics from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded a prestigious £300,000 international prize from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

‘Poo Racer’ video game to flush away bowel taboos article News story: ‘Poo Racer’ video game to flush away bowel taboos
25 November 2015

A poo racing video game which aims to change attitudes towards defecation and bowel health has been launched by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). A second new game, Gene Quest, has also been created to encourage interest in one of the world’s largest genetics studies.

Young poets celebrated at QMUL’s Globe Road Poetry Festival article News story: Young poets celebrated at QMUL’s Globe Road Poetry Festival
18 November 2015

Loving mums, sly scorpions, and ‘rolling rocks on your fingers’ were among the eclectic images explored by more than 120 young poets at QMUL’s Globe Road Poetry Festival.

Award for outstanding use of information in MS care article News story: Award for outstanding use of information in MS care
18 November 2015

Professor Gavin Giovannoni and Alison Thomson from the Barts MS Research team at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have received an award for outstanding use of information in multiple sclerosis (MS) care.

QMUL set to premiere piece of music based on renowned east London First World War poet article News story: QMUL set to premiere piece of music based on renowned east London First World War poet
18 November 2015

A piece of music based on the work of First World War poet Isaac Rosenberg, who grew up in east London, is to premiere at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Male bees have more than a one-track mind article News story: Male bees have more than a one-track mind
16 November 2015

Male bumblebees are just as smart as female worker bees despite their dim-witted reputation, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Amrita Ahluwalia awarded Women in Science and Engineering prize article News story: Amrita Ahluwalia awarded Women in Science and Engineering prize
16 November 2015

Professor Amrita Ahluwalia from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded the 2015 Prize for Research by the WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Campaign.

Psychiatric assessments for predicting violence are ineffective article News story: Psychiatric assessments for predicting violence are ineffective
11 November 2015

Standard approaches for investigating risk of violence in psychiatric patients and prisoners are inaccurate and should be abandoned in all future studies, according to researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

QMUL celebrates the humanities with festival of events article News story: QMUL celebrates the humanities with festival of events
11 November 2015

From philosophy in pubs, history in coffeehouses, classics on social media and language lessons on street corners – Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is set to host a programme of events for the Being Human festival of the humanities.

Deal with EU could come as early as December, says Europe minister article News story: Deal with EU could come as early as December, says Europe minister
10 November 2015

Europe minister David Lidington has said the government hopes to arrive at a deal with the European Union as early as December, but cautioned that it was too early to guarantee exact timings. He made the remarks at a keynote speech at the “Britain and Europe: The Lessons from History” conference, organised by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)’s Mile End Institute (MEI) on 9 November.

Football Community Cup hosted by Queen Mary FC article News story: Football Community Cup hosted by Queen Mary FC
9 November 2015

Queen Mary Football Club (QMFC) hosted a 7-a-side football tournament for five schools in Tower Hamlets to offer youngsters a chance to ask students about university life and education.

Watching cement dry could help dental fillings last longer article News story: Watching cement dry could help dental fillings last longer
9 November 2015

Scientists led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Aberystwyth University have revealed ‘sweet points’ for dental fillings, where cement used to fill cracks regain elasticity before hardening indefinitely. This could have implications for creating more durable and longer-lasting fillings in the future.    

£8 million awarded for pancreatic cancer research ‘dream team’ article News story: £8 million awarded for pancreatic cancer research ‘dream team’
9 November 2015

A trans-Atlantic ‘dream team’, involving scientists and clinicians from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), has been awarded £8 million to fight pancreatic cancer.

Possessive jealousy and femicide take centre stage at performance of Othello on Trial article News story: Possessive jealousy and femicide take centre stage at performance of Othello on Trial
6 November 2015

Possessive jealousy, rage, and murder; it’s is a story as old as Othello. Two women are killed by male partners each week on average in the UK. In November, a series of performances at Queen Mary University of London - sponsored by the School of Law and the Centre for Public Engagement - adapted Shakespeare’s masterpiece to stimulate debate about the high level of male violence against women in modern Britain.

Season of Bangla Drama returns to QMUL article News story: Season of Bangla Drama returns to QMUL
3 November 2015

Gender, identity and power are among the themes that will be explored by the 13th Season of Bangla Drama festival, which returns to Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) this November.

QMUL project shortlisted for “Oscars of higher education” article News story: QMUL project shortlisted for “Oscars of higher education”
28 October 2015

InQUBEate, a QMUL student enterprise programme that provides mentoring and training for students with entrepreneurial ideas, has been shortlisted for the Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Awards 2015.

QMUL PhD student stumbles upon a new way for producing oldest chemical compounds article News story: QMUL PhD student stumbles upon a new way for producing oldest chemical compounds
27 October 2015

A chemistry PhD student has found a simple way for the first time of producing two chemical compounds that were first discovered in late 19th century, entirely by accident. The discovery could have implications for fighting disease and growing crops, where the sulfur containing compounds called sultones and sultines, play a significant role.

Manipulating the antennae on cells promises new treatments for osteoarthritis Manipulating the antennae on cells promises new treatments for osteoarthritis
27 October 2015

Bioengineers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have shown for the first time that lithium chloride, a common drug used to treat mental health disorders, could offer an effective treatment against osteoarthritis by disrupting the length of the cells’ antennae called primary cilia.

England rugby great Jason Leonard attends school tournament hosted by QMUL article News story: England rugby great Jason Leonard attends school tournament hosted by QMUL
26 October 2015

Rugby World Cup winner Jason Leonard paid a visit to Queen Mary RFC’s Tower Hamlets Schools Tag Tournament which was set up to encourage school kids across the borough to play rugby.

Collagen’s role in skin cancer article News story: Collagen’s role in skin cancer
22 October 2015

Collagen has been found to play a role in suppression of blood vessel formation in a type of skin cancer, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The results suggest that type VII collagen could help suppress tumour formation in the skin.

Ragged Children, Mended Lives: the stories of East London’s 19th century children article News story: Ragged Children, Mended Lives: the stories of East London’s 19th century children
21 October 2015

In 1877, the few square miles around where Queen Mary University of London stands today was one of the most densely populated places on earth. In a then squalid corner of London, more than a million people – many of them desperately poor – faced hunger, unemployment, and disease.

Clinical trial shows first ever positive results in treating primary progressive and relapsing multiple sclerosis article News story: Clinical trial shows first ever positive results in treating primary progressive and relapsing multiple sclerosis
20 October 2015

QMUL researchers’ study shows positive results when treating both primary progressive and relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis with the drug ocrelizumab.

Professor Steve Thornton appointed as Vice Principal (Health) article News story: Professor Steve Thornton appointed as Vice Principal (Health)
15 October 2015

QMUL has announced the appointment of Professor Steve Thornton as Vice Principal (Health) and Executive Dean of the Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Professor Thornton joins QMUL from the University of Exeter and will take up his post from January 2015.

‘Messiah at London's Foundling Hospital’ nominated for an international Emmy article News story: ‘Messiah at London's Foundling Hospital’ nominated for an international Emmy
13 October 2015

‘Messiah at London's Foundling Hospital’, a documentary that was co-developed and co-presented by QMUL’s Professor Amanda Vickery, has been nominated for an international Emmy.

Researchers awarded £3.5m grant to improve prevention of tuberculosis (TB) in South African schoolchildren article News story: Researchers awarded £3.5m grant to improve prevention of tuberculosis (TB) in South African schoolchildren
12 October 2015

The Medical Research Council (MRC) has awarded a grant of £3.5m to researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and University of Cape Town (UCT) to carry out a trial to determine whether a weekly vitamin D supplement can prevent tuberculosis (TB) in South African primary school children.

article News story: Professor Andrea Brady criticises “structure of white privilege” in British poetry communities
8 October 2015

On National Poetry Day, Professor Andrea Brady – curator of the Globe Road Poetry Festival – has criticised the “structure of white privilege” in British poetry communities.

Without treaty change Britain will vote to leave the European Union, says Lord Owen article News story: Without treaty change Britain will vote to leave the European Union, says Lord Owen
8 October 2015

The campaign to keep Britain in the EU will be defeated unless the government secures treaty change before the referendum, according to former Foreign Secretary Lord David Owen. He made his remarks as part of a major speech on referendums, at the Mile End Institute's Inaugural Hennessy Lecture.

Mobile miracles, trusting the under-30s and job creation - QMUL launches its Inaugural Lecture series article News story: Mobile miracles, trusting the under-30s and job creation - QMUL launches its Inaugural Lecture series
5 October 2015

How did scientists create the miracles behind the technology we take for granted, what problems did generational conflict pose in 1960s Germany and how can economists create better jobs?

QMUL researcher nominated for Women in Science and Engineering Award article News story: QMUL researcher nominated for Women in Science and Engineering Award
5 October 2015

Professor Amrita Ahluwalia has been nominated in the research category in the awards that recognise those who lead the way for women in science, technology, engineering and maths.

QMUL in top 100 universities in the world article News story: QMUL in top 100 universities in the world
1 October 2015

QMUL rose eight places in Times Higher Education World University Ranking to 98th in the world and is ranked 16th in the UK.

New study removes cancer doubt for Multiple sclerosis drug article News story: New study removes cancer doubt for Multiple sclerosis drug
1 October 2015

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are calling on the medical community to reconsider developing a known drug to treat people with relapsing Multiple sclerosis (MS) after new evidence shows it does not increase the risk of cancer as previously thought.

Professor Jack Cuzick receives American Cancer Society Medal of Honor article News story: Professor Jack Cuzick receives American Cancer Society Medal of Honor
1 October 2015

Leading QMUL cancer researcher Professor Jack Cuzick has been given a prestigious award for his contributions to clinical research.

Experts call for urgent reform of deprivation of liberty safeguards article News story: Experts call for urgent reform of deprivation of liberty safeguards
30 September 2015

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards – designed to protect the rights of the legally incapacitated – are a threat to human rights and require urgent reform, according to UK and international experts speaking at a conference convened by Queen Mary University of London.

Self-assembling material that grows and changes shape could lead to artificial arteries article News story: Self-assembling material that grows and changes shape could lead to artificial arteries
28 September 2015

Researchers at QMUL have developed a way of assembling organic molecules into complex tubular tissue-like structures without the use of moulds or techniques like 3D printing.

Barts Pathology Museum's technical curator wins Major Contribution to the Understanding of Death Award article News story: Barts Pathology Museum's technical curator wins Major Contribution to the Understanding of Death Award
25 September 2015

Carla Valentine, technical curator at Barts Pathology Museum, has won the Major Contribution to the Understanding of Death Award at the Good Funeral Awards 2015 thanks to her work engaging with the public.

Labour is lost in England and must federalise, says Jon Cruddas MP article News story: Labour is lost in England and must federalise, says Jon Cruddas MP
23 September 2015

The Labour Party is lost in England and must federalise to survive, according to Jon Cruddas. The MP for Dagenham and Rainham was speaking at the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London, where he called for an English Labour party to win back lost voters.

Budding student entrepreneurs pitch ideas at QMUL’s 3 Day Start-up event article News story: Budding student entrepreneurs pitch ideas at QMUL’s 3 Day Start-up event
22 September 2015

QMUL’s Careers and Enterprise Centre hosted their third 3 Day Start-up (3DS) boot camp over the summer which encouraged students to improve their entrepreneurial skills in the real world by developing companies over the course of three days.  

QMUL signs major strategic collaboration with China’s Northwestern Polytechnical University article News story: QMUL signs major strategic collaboration with China’s Northwestern Polytechnical University
21 September 2015

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has signed a major strategic collaboration agreement with Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), based in Xi’an, China, to develop teaching and research partnerships and faculty and student exchange, initially in the areas of Materials Science and Engineering.

Fifty-year old drug is best in resistant hypertension article News story: Fifty-year old drug is best in resistant hypertension
21 September 2015

Researchers from QMUL, working with other institutions, have found that a diuretic drug that has been in use for over fifty years could be the most effective treatment for a particularly high risk form of high blood pressure.

Study finds people’s conservative and liberal traits show up in their Twitter vocabulary article News story: Study finds people’s conservative and liberal traits show up in their Twitter vocabulary
16 September 2015

A study of nearly a million tweets from over 10,000 Twitter users has found that liberals swear more, conservatives are more likely to talk about religion, and liberals use more individual words like "me" while conservatives opt more for the group-oriented "us".

Four QMUL researchers among the most influential one per cent in the world Four QMUL researchers among the most influential one per cent in the world
16 September 2015

Academics researching molecular biology and clinical medicine have been named on Thomson Reuter’s Highly Cited Researchers 2015 list which recognises the top one per cent most cited papers published between 2003 and 2013.

Government praises QMUL’s support for school computing teachers article News story: Government praises QMUL’s support for school computing teachers
11 September 2015

Minister of State for Schools, Nick Gibb MP, has written to QMUL’s Principal, Professor Simon Gaskell, to thank him for the university’s contribution to the Network of Teaching Excellence in Computing Science supporting school teachers.

article News story: Pancreatic cancer stem cells could be "suffocated” by an anti-diabetic drug
10 September 2015

A new study shows that pancreatic cancer stem cells (PancSCs) are virtually addicted to oxygen-based metabolism, and could be “suffocated” with a drug already used to treat diabetes.

England could eradicate Bovine TB if it adopted Welsh or Scottish tactics article News story: England could eradicate Bovine TB if it adopted Welsh or Scottish tactics
9 September 2015

New research by the team that previously showed that testing was more effective than badger culling at controlling Bovine Tuberculosis, have found the tactics currently employed by the Welsh and Scottish, but not English, authorities are leading to disease reduction.

Understanding of complex networks could help unify gravity and quantum mechanics article News story: Understanding of complex networks could help unify gravity and quantum mechanics
9 September 2015

Mathematicians investigating one of science’s great questions – How to unite the physics of the very big with that of the very small – have discovered that when the understanding of complex networks such as the brain or the internet is applied to geometry the results match up with quantum behaviour.

Olympian Kate Richardson-Walsh officially opens new dental outreach clinic in Stratford article News story: Olympian Kate Richardson-Walsh officially opens new dental outreach clinic in Stratford
4 September 2015

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Barts Health NHS Trust are delighted to officially open their new dental outreach centre in Stratford, set in the heart of the Olympic Park.

article News story: QMUL lecturer wins at BMA Medical Book awards
4 September 2015

The textbook Medical Sciences 2nd Edition published by Elsevier has just won first prize in the British Medical Associations medical book awards in the category of Basic and clinical sciences. The book was edited by Dr Jeannette Naish from QMUL’s Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine and Dr Denise Syndercombe Court a QMUL honorary fellow.

QMUL projects shortlisted for Times Higher Education Awards 2015 article News story: QMUL projects shortlisted for Times Higher Education Awards 2015
3 September 2015

Two QMUL projects have been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Awards 2015 which are due to take place on 26 November.

First imagery from echolocation reveals new signals for hunting bats article News story: First imagery from echolocation reveals new signals for hunting bats
1 September 2015

The ability of some bats to spot motionless prey in the dark has baffled experts until now. By creating the first visual images from echolocation, researchers reveal we have been missing how bats sense their world.

Game on! Centre of the Cell holds its first game development workshop for young science communicators article News story: Game on! Centre of the Cell holds its first game development workshop for young science communicators
1 September 2015

Centre of the Cell opened its doors to a group of young Londoners to run a full day of game development activities. Twelve 14-18 year olds were invited to evaluate existing games, test new games in the making, and even come up with some game ideas of their own.

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 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.

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.

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.

Initial results from Rosetta comet mission revealed article News story: Initial results from Rosetta comet mission revealed
31 July 2015

Early results from the Rosetta spacecraft mission’s Philae lander, which successfully landed on a comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko last year, have been published in the journal Science.

Team of QMUL researchers win award for software designed to help visually impaired audio producers article News story: Team of QMUL researchers win award for software designed to help visually impaired audio producers
31 July 2015

The Design Patterns for Inclusive Collaboration (DePIC) team has won the Award for Best Solution by a Large Organisation at the Connect Ability Challenge event, a software development competition focusing on developing technology that can help improve the lives of people living with physical, social, emotional and cognitive disabilities. The event was organised by AT&T and New York University to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

QMUL student takes top prize at IBM Best Student Recognition event article News story: QMUL student takes top prize at IBM Best Student Recognition event
29 July 2015

A first year student from Queen Mary University of London has won a prestigious industry award for developing a smart solution to food waste.

QMUL ranks among best for its architecture, according to study article News story: QMUL ranks among best for its architecture, according to study
24 July 2015

QMUL has been revealed as one of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)’s top 21 architectural clients of the last decade, according to recent analysis published by Architects Journal.

Professor Jack Cuzick presented ANZBCTG Award for Excellence in Translational Research article News story: Professor Jack Cuzick presented ANZBCTG Award for Excellence in Translational Research
24 July 2015

Professor Jack Cuzick, Head of the Centre for Cancer Prevention at Queen Mary University of London, was today recognised for his longstanding achievements in breast cancer research during the Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group's (ANZBCTG) 37th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) in Perth, Western Australia.

Public interest has ‘medicalised’ vitamin D yet benefits remain uncertain article News story: Public interest has ‘medicalised’ vitamin D yet benefits remain uncertain
21 July 2015

Persistent public interest in vitamin D, plus widespread testing of vitamin D status and prescribing by doctors, has led to a significant increase in people taking supplements despite limited evidence of any health benefits – according to new NIHR-funded research from Queen Mary University of London and published in BMJ Open.

QMUL students in the spotlight at Audrey Hepburn exhibition article News story: QMUL students in the spotlight at Audrey Hepburn exhibition
20 July 2015

Film students from Queen Mary University of London are playing a prominent role in one of the most eagerly awaited exhibitions of the summer, at London’s National Portrait Gallery.

New computer program first to recognise sketches more accurately than a human article News story: New computer program first to recognise sketches more accurately than a human
20 July 2015

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have built the first computer program that can recognise hand-drawn sketches better than humans.

Science communicator Lucy Hawking, east London community media specialists and Tomorrow’s World icon awarded at QMUL graduation article News story: Science communicator Lucy Hawking, east London community media specialists and Tomorrow’s World icon awarded at QMUL graduation
16 July 2015

Five honorary awards were presented at QMUL’s Graduation, on July 15 and 16, to those who are outstanding in their field, command national recognition or have given exceptional service to the university.

Common mental health drug could be used to treat arthritis article News story: Common mental health drug could be used to treat arthritis
16 July 2015

Lithium chloride which is used as a mood stabiliser in the treatment of mental health problems, mainly bipolar disorder, could be used to treat arthritis according to a new study.

Honorary awards presented at QMUL Graduation article News story: Honorary awards presented at QMUL Graduation
15 July 2015

Four Honorary awards – among the most significant accolades that can be offered by a university - were presented at QMUL’s Graduation ceremony on July 13 and 14.

Barts Cancer Institute marks 10 years of pioneering work with book launch article News story: Barts Cancer Institute marks 10 years of pioneering work with book launch
9 July 2015

Queen Mary University of London’s Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a two day showcase of its research past and present, and launched a commemorative book entitled ‘Every Rational Attempt: The Stories Behind Barts’ Contribution to the Fight Against Cancer’.

Major new appointment for QMUL’s School of Dentistry article News story: Major new appointment for QMUL’s School of Dentistry
7 July 2015

Professor Nikolaos Donos, an internationally renowned clinical academic consultant, has been appointed Head of Clinical Research and Professor of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London’s School of Dentistry.

QMUL signs partnership agreement with Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi’an, China article News story: QMUL signs partnership agreement with Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi’an, China
7 July 2015

As part of Queen Mary University of London’s wider strategy of internationalisation, Professor Simon Gaskell, President and Principal, recently signed a landmark partnership agreement with Professor Wang Jinsong, President of Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) during a visit to Xi’an earlier this month.

Students win hackathon by giving air passengers’ spare baggage capacity to charities article News story: Students win hackathon by giving air passengers’ spare baggage capacity to charities
6 July 2015

A team of students from QMUL has won the £10,000 grand prize at the Sabre Destination Hack event by developing a prototype system that allows frequent flyers to fill their spare luggage capacity on planes with products that charities need.

School of Physics and Astronomy commended for commitment to gender equality article News story: School of Physics and Astronomy commended for commitment to gender equality
6 July 2015

QMUL’s School of Physics and Astronomy has been awarded Juno Champion Status by the Institute of Physics (IOP) in recognition of action they have taken to address the under-representation of women in university physics.

Most internet anonymity software leaks users’ details article News story: Most internet anonymity software leaks users’ details
29 June 2015

Services used by hundreds of thousands of people in the UK to protect their identity on the web are vulnerable to leaks, according to researchers at QMUL and others.

Study finds pet owners reluctant to face up to their cats’ kill count article News story: Study finds pet owners reluctant to face up to their cats’ kill count
26 June 2015

Cat owners fail to realise the impact of their cat on wildlife according to new research, published today, from QMUL and the University of Exeter.

Staff and alumni recognised in Queen's birthday honours list 2015 article News story: Staff and alumni recognised in Queen's birthday honours list 2015
24 June 2015

Two academics and three alumni from Queen Mary University of London have been named in the 2015 Queen’s birthday honours. Sir Nicholas Macpherson GCB, Permanent Secretary to HM Treasury and Visiting Professor in the School of Economics and Finance, was appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Bath (GCB) for public service.

Adult craze for purchasing human breast milk online poses serious health risks article News story: Adult craze for purchasing human breast milk online poses serious health risks
18 June 2015

The recent craze for human breast milk amongst certain fitness communities, fetishists and chronic disease sufferers is potentially dangerous – according to scientists from Queen Mary University of London and published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

New approach to immunosuppression could avoid transplant organ rejection, study finds article News story: New approach to immunosuppression could avoid transplant organ rejection, study finds
16 June 2015

A new study has identified how blocking a special set of molecules on the surface of T cells can suppress the heart’s immune response – responsible for transplant rejection and autoimmune diseases such as myocarditis – whilst leaving rest of the body’s immune system intact.

Study finds just 15 per cent of Tory members will definitely vote to leave the EU article News story: Study finds just 15 per cent of Tory members will definitely vote to leave the EU
12 June 2015

Just 15 per cent of Conservative party members would vote for the UK to leave the EU regardless of whatever reforms Prime Minister David Cameron manages to negotiate in the run-up to a referendum. 

QMUL’s Life Sciences Initiative to play important role in Whitechapel rejuvenation article News story: QMUL’s Life Sciences Initiative to play important role in Whitechapel rejuvenation
12 June 2015

The changing face of Whitechapel over the coming years was the focus of a Future of London event held at the Blizard Institute on 28 May.

QMUL launches new educational partnership with University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP) article News story: QMUL launches new educational partnership with University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP)
11 June 2015

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has announced a new educational partnership with the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP). The partnership will see the introduction in September 2015 of a new Masters programme in International Relations, based in Paris.

QMUL appoints new Vice Principal for Science and Engineering article News story: QMUL appoints new Vice Principal for Science and Engineering
10 June 2015

Professor Edmund Burke will be QMUL's new Vice Principal (Science and Engineering) from September 2015.

Simple blood test identifies which patients are prone to serious illness after surgery article News story: Simple blood test identifies which patients are prone to serious illness after surgery
7 June 2015

A simple blood test can predict with 90 to 100 per cent accuracy whether a patient is likely to suffer life-threatening complications after major surgery, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London and published in the journal Annals of Surgery.

‘Massaging’ mice boosts immune system article News story: ‘Massaging’ mice boosts immune system
5 June 2015

Massage-like stroking has a positive effect on the immune system of mice by reducing their level of stress.

QMUL awarded £500k to develop novel dental implant material article News story: QMUL awarded £500k to develop novel dental implant material
5 June 2015

Researchers from the School of Dentistry within Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have received nearly £500k in MRC funding to assess the effectiveness of a new injectable bone graft material used to replace missing bone in implant dentistry.

Synthetic spider silk could be altered to be stronger or stretchier article News story: Synthetic spider silk could be altered to be stronger or stretchier
28 May 2015

After years of research decoding the complex structure and production of spider silk, researchers have now succeeded in producing samples of this exceptionally strong and resilient material in the laboratory. The new development could lead to a variety of biomedical materials — from sutures to scaffolding for organ replacements — made from synthesized silk with properties specifically tuned for their intended uses.

Fancy a 300-year old cuppa? Researchers uncover the oldest tea in Britain article News story: Fancy a 300-year old cuppa? Researchers uncover the oldest tea in Britain
27 May 2015

Researchers have found what they believe to be the oldest tea in Britain. The dried green tea was acquired in China, around the year 1700, by ship’s surgeon James Cuninghame, who subsequently gave it as a gift to the famous physician and collector of curiosities, Hans Sloane.

QMUL PhD student to compete with dance troupe on Britain’s Got Talent article News story: QMUL PhD student to compete with dance troupe on Britain’s Got Talent
26 May 2015

Bret Jones, a PhD student in the Department of Drama, will be competing tonight (26 May) in the Britain’s Got Talent live semi-finals with his team’s dance act, Old Men Grooving.

Humanitarian crisis affecting Rohingya Muslims is the product of genocide, according to researchers from QMUL article News story: Humanitarian crisis affecting Rohingya Muslims is the product of genocide, according to researchers from QMUL
18 May 2015

Persecution of the Rohingya minority by the Myanmar government amounts to genocide, according to field research from the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI), based at Queen Mary University of London.

QMUL takes part in Digital Shoreditch Festival 2015 article News story: QMUL takes part in Digital Shoreditch Festival 2015
13 May 2015

PhD students from QMUL’s Media and Arts Technology (MAT) programmes as well as representatives of the School of Law take part in the popular festival.

Many fixed-dose drug combinations in India lack central regulatory approval article News story: Many fixed-dose drug combinations in India lack central regulatory approval
12 May 2015

Fixed-dose drug combinations (FDCs) which have not received central regulatory approval are sold in substantial numbers in India – despite concerns over the safety and efficacy of these combinations – according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and published in PLOS Medicine.

Time for binding United Nations rules on violence against women and girls article News story: Time for binding United Nations rules on violence against women and girls
12 May 2015

The United Nations must adopt binding international rules to help eliminate violence against women and girls, according to Professor Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women.

First evolutionary history of 50 years of music charts using big data analysis of sounds article News story: First evolutionary history of 50 years of music charts using big data analysis of sounds
5 May 2015

Evolutionary biologists and computer scientists have come together to study the evolution of pop music.  Their analysis of 17,000 songs from the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, 1960 to 2010, is the most substantial scientific study of the history of popular music to date.

Naked mole-rats anti-cancer gene is unique among mammals Naked mole-rats anti-cancer gene is unique among mammals
5 May 2015

Researchers have found that the gene which gives naked mole-rats’ their natural resistance to cancer is unique among mammals.

Historian uncovers first known photo of Lenin’s 'true love' article News story: Historian uncovers first known photo of Lenin’s 'true love'
1 May 2015

A historian from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has uncovered the first confirmed image of Apollinariya Yakubova, considered by many to be the true love of Vladimir Lenin. Dr Robert Henderson, honorary research associate at QMUL’s School of History, discovered the photograph in the State Archive of the Russian Federation, while researching for his forthcoming book on the Russian revolutionary V. L. Burtsev.

Queen Mary University of London climbs QS World Rankings article News story: Queen Mary University of London climbs QS World Rankings
29 April 2015

Three subject areas at QMUL are now among the top 50 in the world, according to a highly-regarded analysis of more than 3,400 universities.

Screening for HIV in GP surgeries leads to increased and earlier diagnosis article News story: Screening for HIV in GP surgeries leads to increased and earlier diagnosis
29 April 2015

Training general practices to offer rapid HIV tests leads to increased detection and earlier diagnosis of patients with HIV infection – according to a new study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and published in The Lancet HIV.

QMUL student wins Languages Undergraduate of the Year prize article News story: QMUL student wins Languages Undergraduate of the Year prize
29 April 2015

A QMUL student who can speak five different languages has won a Languages Undergraduate of the Year Award.

Showcase of QMUL electronic engineering and computer science article News story: Showcase of QMUL electronic engineering and computer science
28 April 2015

Researchers from QMUL’s School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) presented some their research to colleagues and visitors at the Mile End Campus.

Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity (CRED) celebrates ten years at QMUL article News story: Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity (CRED) celebrates ten years at QMUL
28 April 2015

Despite the appearance of great strides forward; discrimination, inequality, and exclusion persist in developed societies and workplaces. The nature of that persistence – and the manner in which discrimination has, in many cases, become more insidious – was the subject of the 2015 annual lecture from QMUL’s Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity.

QMUL’s School of Medicine awarded Silver Athena SWAN article News story: QMUL’s School of Medicine awarded Silver Athena SWAN
27 April 2015

The School of Medicine within Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is the recipient of a silver level award in the latest round of the Athena SWAN Charter awards.

Bumblebees use nicotine to fight off parasites article News story: Bumblebees use nicotine to fight off parasites
27 April 2015

Bumblebees that have been infected by parasites seek out flowers with nicotine in the nectar, likely to fight off the infection, new research has found. The nicotine appears to slow the progression of disease in infected bees but has harmful effects when consumed by healthy bees.

QMUL researcher wins award for work on psychiatric diseases article News story: QMUL researcher wins award for work on psychiatric diseases
24 April 2015

A post-doctoral researcher from Queen Mary University of London has won a prestigious €1,000 prize for her work on psychiatric diseases.

Scientists discover genetic cause of deadly rare disease ‘dyskeratosis congenita’ article News story: Scientists discover genetic cause of deadly rare disease ‘dyskeratosis congenita’
23 April 2015

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have uncovered a genetic defect which causes the life-threatening condition ‘dyskeratosis congenita’ (DC) – a rare genetic form of bone marrow failure.  

Reducing big data using ideas from quantum theory makes it easier to interpret Reducing big data using ideas from quantum theory makes it easier to interpret
23 April 2015

A new technique of visualising the complicated relationships between anything from Facebook users to proteins in a cell via countries’ importing and exporting food provides a simpler and cheaper method of making sense of large volumes of data.

Concerns over UK government plan to increase participation in school rugby article News story: Concerns over UK government plan to increase participation in school rugby
22 April 2015

Government plans to increase participation in rugby within schools fail to take into account data on the serious levels of school rugby-related injury and are happening in the absence of systems for injury surveillance and prevention – according to experts from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and published in the BMJ.

Bottom 50 per cent of UK authors made less than £10,500 in 2013 article News story: Bottom 50 per cent of UK authors made less than £10,500 in 2013
21 April 2015

The median earnings of authors in the UK has fallen below the minimum wage, according to a survey of 2,500 writers, published by researchers at Queen Mary University of London.

Proteins that control anxiety in humans and cause insects to shed their skins have common origin article News story: Proteins that control anxiety in humans and cause insects to shed their skins have common origin
21 April 2015

Researchers have discovered that a protein which controls anxiety in humans has the same molecular ancestor as one which causes insects to moult when they outgrow their skins. Studies on sea urchins provided the missing link because they have a protein with elements common to those in both humans and insects and reveal a common ancestry hundreds of millions of years ago.

QMUL marks 100,000 visitors to science education pod ‘Centre of the Cell’ article News story: QMUL marks 100,000 visitors to science education pod ‘Centre of the Cell’
20 April 2015

Queen Mary University of London’s life sciences education programme, Centre of the Cell, celebrated its 100,000th participants after a visit from a Tower Hamlets primary school class on Friday 17 April 2015.

New research gives clues as to why older people get more tendon injuries article News story: New research gives clues as to why older people get more tendon injuries
20 April 2015

New research into how tendons age has found that the material between tendon fibre bundles stiffens as it gets older and that this is responsible for older people being more susceptible to tendon injuries.

Scientists discover protein that boosts immunity to viruses and cancer article News story: Scientists discover protein that boosts immunity to viruses and cancer
16 April 2015

Scientists have discovered a protein that strongly promotes immunity to viruses and cancer, opening the door to new therapies in the future.

Charity which works closely with Queen Mary University of London awarded for employer engagement article News story: Charity which works closely with Queen Mary University of London awarded for employer engagement
10 April 2015

An education charity which 40 QMUL students have volunteered for has scooped a prestigious employer engagement award.

New evidence that tyrannosaurs fought and ate each other article News story: New evidence that tyrannosaurs fought and ate each other
9 April 2015

Examination of a Daspletosaurus skull by Dr David Hone of the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences found signs that it had been bitten by another tyrannosaur during its lifetime as well as after it had died.

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London launch app to match voters with parties article News story: Researchers at Queen Mary University of London launch app to match voters with parties
8 April 2015

Political scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have launched a new voting advice application to match voters with the party that best represents their views. More than 20,000 people have used the app since it went live on 1 April.

New Vice-Principal appointed by Queen Mary University of London article News story: New Vice-Principal appointed by Queen Mary University of London
7 April 2015

Professor Rebecca Lingwood has been appointed as QMUL’s new Vice-Principal for Student Experience, Teaching and Learning.

QMUL physicists prepare for new data as Large Hadron Collider restarts article News story: QMUL physicists prepare for new data as Large Hadron Collider restarts
7 April 2015

Physicists from QMUL, members of the ATLAS experiment and participants in the 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson particle, are gearing up to analyse new data from the Large Hadron Collider.

Bumblebees differentiate flower types when arranged horizontally but not vertically article News story: Bumblebees differentiate flower types when arranged horizontally but not vertically
7 April 2015

Bumblebees trained to go to feeders labelled with a certain colour or pattern cue but avoid differently labelled alternative feeders did so when feeders were arranged horizontally but didn’t when arranged vertically. Researchers believe this could be because groups of flowers arranged horizontally, like those in a meadow, often include several different species, while those arranged vertically, like in blossoming trees are likely to all be the same species.

Exhibition of 100 images to celebrate life on East London’s Becontree Estate article News story: Exhibition of 100 images to celebrate life on East London’s Becontree Estate
2 April 2015 An exhibition of 100 images, produced by renowned artists in partnership with residents from Becontree Estate in East London, will open in Dagenham Library on Friday 10 April. The images celebrate the extraordinary stories of life on what began as the world’s largest housing estate.
EECS PhD students win sustainable communities hackathon article News story: EECS PhD students win sustainable communities hackathon
2 April 2015

An interdisciplinary team of five students from QMUL’s PhD programme in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science will travel to Mumbai to present their ideas after winning a competition to design a system that integrated plants and social media to promote sustainable communities.

QMUL selected to be part of new genomics training programme for NHS professionals article News story: QMUL selected to be part of new genomics training programme for NHS professionals
1 April 2015

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is delighted to announce it has been selected by Health Education England to be part of a cutting- edge new training programme in genomics for healthcare professionals across the country.

Ed Miliband’s route to 10 Downing Street may hinge on the performance of Ukip, says Professor Tim Bale article News story: Ed Miliband’s route to 10 Downing Street may hinge on the performance of Ukip, says Professor Tim Bale
25 March 2015

The fortunes of Ed Miliband and the Labour Party may well depend on the performance of Ukip on 7 May, according to Professor Tim Bale, who was speaking at the launch of his new book: Five Year Mission – The Labour Party under Ed Miliband.

Queen Mary University of London launches Medical School in Malta article News story: Queen Mary University of London launches Medical School in Malta
18 March 2015

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is to launch a new Medical School in the Republic of Malta.

QMUL and Norton Rose Fulbright LLP announce new Energy scholarship programme article News story: QMUL and Norton Rose Fulbright LLP announce new Energy scholarship programme
18 March 2015

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London has announced details of a scholarship and internship programme with legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright LLP.

CARDIS, a new European effort targeting mobile early-stage cardio vascular disease detection article News story: CARDIS, a new European effort targeting mobile early-stage cardio vascular disease detection
12 March 2015

QMUL has partnered with imec, Medtronic, Ghent University and others to launch the CARDIS project. Together they will develop and validate an early-stage cardiovascular disease detection platform using integrated silicon photonics.

Researchers display their innovations at Wearable Technology Show article News story: Researchers display their innovations at Wearable Technology Show
12 March 2015

Wearable technologies, including a bag that tracks what’s in it, a jacket that helps people make introductions and a necklace that connects people in long-distance relationships, are among innovations being demonstrated by QMUL researchers at the Wearable Technology Show 2015.

Dr Shahidha Bari awarded prestigious prize for arts journalism article News story: Dr Shahidha Bari awarded prestigious prize for arts journalism
9 March 2015

Dr Shahidha Bari, Lecturer in Romanticism at Queen Mary University of London, has won the Observer / Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism. Now in its third year, the £2000 prize is for “previously unpublished, imaginative, original, and thought-provoking” works.

QMUL and Bank of England to shine a light on the financing of Britain’s WWI war effort article News story: QMUL and Bank of England to shine a light on the financing of Britain’s WWI war effort
9 March 2015

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been granted special access to war bond ledgers, held at the Bank of England, which list those who helped to bankroll Britain’s war effort from 1914-1918.

‘Habitable’ planet GJ 581d previously dismissed as noise probably does exist article News story: ‘Habitable’ planet GJ 581d previously dismissed as noise probably does exist
6 March 2015

A report published in Science has dismissed claims made last year that the first super-Earth planet discovered in the habitable zone of a distant star was ‘stellar activity masquerading as planets’.

QMUL supports Innovate UK wearables challenge article News story: QMUL supports Innovate UK wearables challenge
4 March 2015

The Innovate UK IC Tomorrow competition is offering up to £35,000 to small companies to work with expert partners, including QMUL, to find solutions to challenges in the wearable technologies market.

Global health systems neglect treating three billion people with tooth decay article News story: Global health systems neglect treating three billion people with tooth decay
4 March 2015

Billions of people across the globe are suffering the consequences of untreated tooth decay (cavities) – which include toothache and dental abscesses – according to new research published in the Journal of Dental Research.

Report on impact of terrorist listing launched at QMUL article News story: Report on impact of terrorist listing launched at QMUL
4 March 2015

A major report into terrorist listing and conflict transformation was launched at an event at QMUL’s School of Law by the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI).

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.  

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.

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 person with MS 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘Nudge’ psychology is not based on robust evidence and conscious decision-making is more effective article News story: ‘Nudge’ psychology is not based on robust evidence and conscious decision-making is more effective
28 January 2015

A new study says that the kind of instinctive decision-making advocated in best-selling popular psychology books like ‘Nudge’, ‘Thinking Fast and Slow’ and ‘Blink’ is not backed up by reliable evidence.

New ‘microcapsules’ have potential to repair damage caused by osteoarthritis article News story: New ‘microcapsules’ have potential to repair damage caused by osteoarthritis
21 January 2015

A new ‘microcapsule’ treatment delivery method developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) could reduce inflammation in cartilage affected by osteoarthritis and reverse damage to tissue. The research was funded by Arthritis Research UK and the AO Foundation.

Energy companies must repair relationship with society, says former CEO of BP article News story: Energy companies must repair relationship with society, says former CEO of BP
20 January 2015

Businesses and extractive industries should communicate openly and engage more effectively with society, according to the former CEO of British Petroleum (BP), who was speaking at the launch of QMUL’s Energy and Natural Resources Law Institute.

Daily beetroot juice lowers blood pressure, scientists find article News story: Daily beetroot juice lowers blood pressure, scientists find
19 January 2015

Drinking a daily cup of beetroot juice has been shown to significantly lower blood pressure among patients with high blood pressure, according to scientists from Queen Mary University of London.

Hope for muscular dystrophy patients: harnessing gene helps repair muscle damage article News story: Hope for muscular dystrophy patients: harnessing gene helps repair muscle damage
15 January 2015

Researchers have successfully improved the ability of muscle to repair itself – by artificially increasing levels of the BMI1 gene in the muscle-specific stem cells of mice with muscular dystrophy.

QMUL backed model-building game Sodaconstructor launches Kickstarter article News story: QMUL backed model-building game Sodaconstructor launches Kickstarter
15 January 2015

BAFTA-winning physics-based model building game Sodaconstructor has launched a Kickstarter to bring the constructor experience to a new generation through mobile.

Testing for Bovine Tuberculosis is more effective than badger culls at controlling the disease article News story: Testing for Bovine Tuberculosis is more effective than badger culls at controlling the disease
14 January 2015

Modelling produced by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has found that the only effective potential Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) control strategies are badger culling, cattle testing, controlling cattle movement, and ceasing the practice of housing farm cattle together during winter.

QMUL researchers awarded £1.4m from charity Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research article News story: QMUL researchers awarded £1.4m from charity Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research
13 January 2015

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been awarded a Specialist Programme Grant of £1.4 million from the charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. The programme aims to uncover the cause(s) of familial leukaemia and myelodysplasia–blood disorders that cause a life threatening drop in the number of healthy blood cells – and will begin in April 2015.

QMUL Mile End Institute to launch with a debate on the future of the United Kingdom article News story: QMUL Mile End Institute to launch with a debate on the future of the United Kingdom
12 January 2015

Can the United Kingdom survive without changing its constitution? This critical question will be posed to a high-profile panel of commentators and politicians on Monday 2 March, at the launch of the QMUL Mile End Institute.

Professor of Surgery knighted in New Year’s Honours article News story: Professor of Surgery knighted in New Year’s Honours
7 January 2015

Professor Norman Williams of Queen Mary University of London has been awarded a knighthood in the 2015 New Year’s Honours for services to surgery.

Mortimer the Drumming Robot features in Royal Institution Christmas Lectures article News story: Mortimer the Drumming Robot features in Royal Institution Christmas Lectures
23 December 2014

Mortimer, the robot developed by PhD student Louis McCallum from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, has taken a key role in the prestigious Royal Institution (RI) Christmas Lectures.

Armed virus shows promise as treatment for pancreatic cancer article News story: Armed virus shows promise as treatment for pancreatic cancer
23 December 2014

A new combination of two different approaches – virotherapy and immunotherapy - is showing “great promise” as a treatment for pancreatic cancer, according to new research from QMUL.

Queen Mary ranked in the UK’s top 10 for research quality article News story: Queen Mary ranked in the UK’s top 10 for research quality
18 December 2014

The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), published today, confirm Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)’s place in the very top group of research-led universities.

Special series with Open Democracy seeks to lift the veil on state crime article News story: Special series with Open Democracy seeks to lift the veil on state crime
15 December 2014

Professor Penny Green, Director of the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Queen Mary University of London, will this week edit a special feature in Open Democracy on state crime and resistance.

QMUL Mile End Institute announces speakers and events for 2015 programme article News story: QMUL Mile End Institute announces speakers and events for 2015 programme
15 December 2014

The Mile End Institute (MEI) has announced a series of events and high-profile speakers for 2015, a year which promises to have a momentous effect on politics and public life in the United Kingdom.

Do you speak cow? Researchers listen in on ‘conversations’ between calves and their mothers article News story: Do you speak cow? Researchers listen in on ‘conversations’ between calves and their mothers
12 December 2014

Researchers have been eavesdropping on ‘conversations’ between calves and their mothers — measuring the process of how cows communicate using detailed acoustic analysis for the first time.

New evidence reveals tamoxifen reduces breast cancer rates by nearly a third for 20 years article News story: New evidence reveals tamoxifen reduces breast cancer rates by nearly a third for 20 years
11 December 2014

The preventive effect of breast cancer drug ‘tamoxifen’ remains virtually constant for at least 20 years – with rates reduced by around 30 per cent – new analysis published in The Lancet Oncology reveals.  

QMUL awarded £5million to create new labs and expand science and engineering teaching article News story: QMUL awarded £5million to create new labs and expand science and engineering teaching
9 December 2014

Queen Mary has been awarded the maximum allocation of £5million of new funding by the government in order to create two new facilities on our Mile End campus.

New league table suggests David Cameron is the Conservatives' most successful leader article News story: New league table suggests David Cameron is the Conservatives' most successful leader
4 December 2014

Prime Minister David Cameron is the Conservatives' most successful leader, according to a new league table, presented today at an event organised by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Lewis Carroll's Alice and the emergence of a style icon article News story: Lewis Carroll's Alice and the emergence of a style icon
3 December 2014

She’s influenced Lizzie Jagger, inspired Gwen Stefani, and her iconic look has been adapted for everything from tattoos to the hijab. Few literary characters have influenced the way we dress quite so remarkably as Lewis Carroll’s Alice.

Vitamin D reduces lung disease flare-ups by over 40% article News story: Vitamin D reduces lung disease flare-ups by over 40%
2 December 2014

Vitamin D supplements can reduce COPD lung disease flare-ups by over 40% in patients with a vitamin D deficiency – according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.

Animal welfare could be improved by new understanding of their emotions article News story: Animal welfare could be improved by new understanding of their emotions
2 December 2014

A new study from researchers at Queen Mary University of London looking at how goats express subtle positive emotions could lead to greater understanding of animal welfare.

New anthology offers comprehensive insight into the life and works of Margaret Thatcher article News story: New anthology offers comprehensive insight into the life and works of Margaret Thatcher
27 November 2014

A new anthology, edited and introduced by Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London, provides one the most comprehensive and eclectic accounts to date of Margaret Thatcher’s extraordinary impact on politics and public life in the United Kingdom.

Scientists discover treatment breakthrough for advanced bladder cancer article News story: Scientists discover treatment breakthrough for advanced bladder cancer
27 November 2014

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London's Barts Cancer Institute have made a breakthrough in developing a new therapy for advanced bladder cancer – for which there have been no major treatment advances in the past 30 years.

QMUL helps launch crowd funded moon mission article News story: QMUL helps launch crowd funded moon mission
19 November 2014

With the success of the Rosetta Mission comet landing still fresh in people’s minds Queen Mary have joined a consortium of British organisation to plan a crowd-funded mission to the moon.

QMUL announces Professor Michael Kenny as Director of Mile End Institute article News story: QMUL announces Professor Michael Kenny as Director of Mile End Institute
19 November 2014

Professor Michael Kenny has been appointed Director of the Mile End Institute, a major new policy centre at Queen Mary.

Professor Seán McConville calls for Royal Commission on the penal system article News story: Professor Seán McConville calls for Royal Commission on the penal system
18 November 2014

Our penal system is dangerously dysfunctional and only a Royal Commission can fix it, according to a new report from from Professor Seán McConville and Sir Louis Blom-Cooper.

Whitechapel Vision nominated for national award article News story: Whitechapel Vision nominated for national award
17 November 2014

New plans to regenerate the Whitechapel area have been recognised at the national 2014 Planning Awards.

Magic tricks created using artificial intelligence for the first time article News story: Magic tricks created using artificial intelligence for the first time
17 November 2014

Researchers working on artificial intelligence at Queen Mary have taught a computer to create magic tricks.

Two prestigious appointments for QMUL’s Shazia Choudhry article News story: Two prestigious appointments for QMUL’s Shazia Choudhry
14 November 2014

Shazia Choudhry, Reader in Law at Queen Mary University of London, has been appointed Specialist Legal Adviser to the Joint Committee on Human Rights.

Queen Mary University of London and University of Warwick to launch Global Shakespeare article News story: Queen Mary University of London and University of Warwick to launch Global Shakespeare
12 November 2014

On 13 November 2014, Queen Mary University of London and University of Warwick will launch Global Shakespeare; a research and teaching collaboration which aims to shape the future agenda in Shakespeare studies across criticism, performance, history, media and popular culture.

Quentin Skinner offers a new perspective on some of Shakespeare’s greatest works article News story: Quentin Skinner offers a new perspective on some of Shakespeare’s greatest works
11 November 2014

A book by renowned scholar and author Professor Quentin Skinner offers a fascinating new perspective on some of William Shakespeare’s most studied works.

1 in 6 women who have large tissue removal during colposcopy will have a premature birth article News story: 1 in 6 women who have large tissue removal during colposcopy will have a premature birth
7 November 2014

One in six women who have a large amount of tissue removed (15+mm) during colposcopy, to treat abnormal cells on the cervix, will go on to have a premature birth. This is double the number compared to those who have only a small amount removed – according to new findings from Queen Mary University of London.

Research and Industrial Engagement Showcase 2014 at Queen Mary article News story: Research and Industrial Engagement Showcase 2014 at Queen Mary
7 November 2014

Queen Mary’s first ever science and engineering research and industrial engagement conference took place on Thursday 6th November, showcasing our work to an audience of top businesses.

Opting out of European Arrest Warrant will make Britain less safe, says QMUL Professor article News story: Opting out of European Arrest Warrant will make Britain less safe, says QMUL Professor
6 November 2014

Britain risks becoming a safe haven for fugitives if it opts out of the European Arrest Warrant, according to Valsamis Mitsilegas, Head of Department of Law and Professor of European Criminal Law at Queen Mary University of London.

Students and staff plant poppies at the Tower of London article News story: Students and staff plant poppies at the Tower of London
5 November 2014

Seventy Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) students and members of staff were among the volunteers who have helped create the Tower of London’s hugely popular installation, Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, which marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

QMUL scientists win Cancer Research UK prize article News story: QMUL scientists win Cancer Research UK prize
3 November 2014

A team of researchers led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been awarded the 2014 Cancer Research UK Prize for Translational Cancer Research at the NCRI Cancer Conference in Liverpool.

QMUL Professor calls for living wage standard across UK higher education article News story: QMUL Professor calls for living wage standard across UK higher education
3 November 2014

Universities are in danger of diminishing their place in society by neglecting the interests of lower paid workers, says Jane Wills, Professor of Human Geography at Queen Mary University of London.

Students at Queen Mary uncover stories of wartime East London article News story: Students at Queen Mary uncover stories of wartime East London
3 November 2014

Captured spies, two-penny dinners, the suffragettes, and the rallying cry of war. These are among the many stories that offer a glimpse into East London life a century ago, in the shadow of World War One.

QMUL publishes archive dedicated to life and works of Professor Sir Neil MacCormick article News story: QMUL publishes archive dedicated to life and works of Professor Sir Neil MacCormick
30 October 2014

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have published a digital archive dedicated to the life and works of Professor Sir Neil MacCormick (1941-2009), one of the twentieth century’s most important jurists.

QMUL scientist creates automatic birdsong recognition app article News story: QMUL scientist creates automatic birdsong recognition app
29 October 2014

Warblr is an app is based on technology developed at QMUL and the prototype was developed with an Innovation Fund grant.

The first UK medical school launches Google Glass technology in curriculum article News story: The first UK medical school launches Google Glass technology in curriculum
29 October 2014

Queen Mary University of London's Medical School – Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry – is launching the ground-breaking use of Google Glass technology into its undergraduate curriculum, primarily within surgical teaching. This is the first of its kind outside of North America, having only been used by a small number of medical schools in the USA so far.

QMUL scientists find further evidence that fish are cleverer than previously thought article News story: QMUL scientists find further evidence that fish are cleverer than previously thought
29 October 2014

Scientists working at Queen Mary University of London and University of Bath have found that zebrafish are able to visually process multiple objects simultaneously, more proof that fish are cleverer than their ‘three-second memory’ reputation suggests.

article News story: Scientists find genetic variants influence a person’s response to statins
28 October 2014

A large analysis of over 40,000 individuals on statin treatment has identified two new genetic variants which influence how 'bad' cholesterol levels respond to statin therapy.

Music and Arts Technology students demonstrate PhD work in Tech City article News story: Music and Arts Technology students demonstrate PhD work in Tech City
24 October 2014

QMUL PhD students who are part of a programme to combine research with digital creativity took part in a research showcase in East London.

Students on new QMUL course make important dinosaur discovery in Canada article News story: Students on new QMUL course make important dinosaur discovery in Canada
20 October 2014

Final year undergraduate students from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences studying a new module called Species and their Relationships: Dinosaurs to DNA have uncovered a rare and important dinosaur skull while on a trip to Canada as part of the course.

Centre for Public Engagement funds eight new projects article News story: Centre for Public Engagement funds eight new projects
17 October 2014

Every year the QMUL Centre for Public Engagement distributes Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) awards to support activities that bring new audiences to the work being done here at the university.

Entire amphibian communities are being wiped out by emerging viruses article News story: Entire amphibian communities are being wiped out by emerging viruses
16 October 2014

Scientists from QMUL, UCL, Zoological Society of London, and the National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN-CSIC) in Madrid, tracing the real-time impact of viruses in the wild have found that entire amphibian communities are being killed off by closely related viruses introduced to mountainous areas of northern Spain.

Graduate’s ‘Iranian-American bisexual comedy’ premieres at London Film Festival article News story: Graduate’s ‘Iranian-American bisexual comedy’ premieres at London Film Festival
16 October 2014

A film made by two former Queen Mary University of London students has made its UK debut at the BFI London Film Festival 2014, the UK’s biggest celebration of international cinema.

Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day at QMUL Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day at QMUL
14 October 2014

Ada Lovelace Day is an annual celebration of the contributions of women to science, technology engineering, and mathematics. This year we wanted to keep our celebrations close to home by giving some of those working at QMUL the opportunity to introduce themselves and their work.

Scientists identify potential cause for 40 per cent of pre-term births article News story: Scientists identify potential cause for 40 per cent of pre-term births
13 October 2014

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and UCL (University College London) have identified what they believe could be a cause of pre-term premature rupture of the fetal membrane (PPROM), which accounts for 40 per cent of pre-term births, the main reason for infant death world-wide.

Health sector regulator using powers to reduce hospital and community services, warn experts article News story: Health sector regulator using powers to reduce hospital and community services, warn experts
8 October 2014

Licence conditions imposed by the health sector regulator, Monitor, on NHS foundation trusts in England will lead to a reduction in hospital community services under the guise of ‘continuity’, warn experts from Queen Mary University of London.  

Research on a urine test for cervical cancer wins prize for QMUL academic clinical fellow article News story: Research on a urine test for cervical cancer wins prize for QMUL academic clinical fellow
8 October 2014

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has awarded the Edgar Gentilli Prize to Dr Neha Pathak, a QMUL academic clinical fellow, for her research on a urine test for cervical cancer.

NICE recommends brief counselling and as-needed nalmefene to help people with alcohol dependence article News story: NICE recommends brief counselling and as-needed nalmefene to help people with alcohol dependence
3 October 2014

The drug nalmefene, which can help people dependent on alcohol cut down on the amount they drink, has been recommended in final draft guidance by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

750 million people worldwide suffering from severe gum disease article News story: 750 million people worldwide suffering from severe gum disease
2 October 2014

Hundreds of millions of people across the globe are suffering from severe gum infections, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.

Queen Mary receives share of £125m for bioscience PhD students article News story: Queen Mary receives share of £125m for bioscience PhD students
2 October 2014

Queen Mary University of London is part of a group of London-based institutions awarded £15m to train bioscience PhD students as part of a £125m nationwide campaign to support the training and development of PhD students tackling some of the world’s major challenges.

THE World University Rankings: Medicine ranked in world top 50 article News story: THE World University Rankings: Medicine ranked in world top 50
1 October 2014

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been named amongst the top 50 universities in the world for Medicine in the influential Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15.

History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group celebrates twenty-one years of innovation article News story: History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group celebrates twenty-one years of innovation
24 September 2014

The History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group has published an anthology of stories behind many of our most important medical discoveries. The publication marks the twenty-first anniversary of the group's inaugural Witness Seminar.

Vampires and monsters invade Centre of the Cell for Halloween article News story: Vampires and monsters invade Centre of the Cell for Halloween
23 September 2014

Vicious vampires, microscopic monsters, deadly diseases and an interactive snot show come to Centre of the Cell - Queen Mary University of London’s science education Pod in Whitechapel - this October.

Drama, Medicine and Dentistry amongst best in UK in Sunday Times guide article News story: Drama, Medicine and Dentistry amongst best in UK in Sunday Times guide
22 September 2014

Drama, Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) all appear in the UK’s top 5 in the influential The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015, released on Sunday 21 September.

QMUL Astronomer Awarded Royal Society University Research Fellowship article News story: QMUL Astronomer Awarded Royal Society University Research Fellowship
19 September 2014

Dr David Mulryne, a postdoctoral Research Assistant in Queen Mary University of London’s School of Physics and Astronomy, has been awarded a prestigious University Research Fellowship by the Royal Society.

New approach to arthritis treatment could avoid serious side-effects article News story: New approach to arthritis treatment could avoid serious side-effects
18 September 2014

A new approach to arthritis treatment, which avoids unforeseen side-effects by delivering drugs exclusively to affected inflamed joints, has been developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London.

Online endocrinology degree shortlisted for national e-learning award article News story: Online endocrinology degree shortlisted for national e-learning award
18 September 2014

A Queen Mary University of London postgraduate course focusing on the science of hormone medicine has been shortlisted at this year’s national e-learning awards, in the category of ‘best online distance learning programme’.

Urine HPV test could offer alternative to conventional smear and improve screening uptake article News story: Urine HPV test could offer alternative to conventional smear and improve screening uptake
17 September 2014

A simple urine test for human papillomavirus (HPV) could offer a more acceptable, non-invasive alternative to the conventional cervical test and improve screening uptake, researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found.

Queen Mary ranked in top 100 universities in the world article News story: Queen Mary ranked in top 100 universities in the world
16 September 2014

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been ranked among the top 100 universities in the world in the latest edition of the respected QS World University Rankings, released today (Tuesday 16 September).

Tower Hamlets student bursary scheme launches for 2014/15 article News story: Tower Hamlets student bursary scheme launches for 2014/15
16 September 2014

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has offered its support for a council awards scheme aimed at helping young people in Tower Hamlets achieve their potential through higher education.

Peter Hennessy to deliver valedictory lecture at QMUL article News story: Peter Hennessy to deliver valedictory lecture at QMUL
15 September 2014

Professor Peter Hennessy, renowned historian, journalist and academic, will deliver his valedictory lecture to a public audience at Queen Mary University of London on 7 October.

qLegal awarded £90,000 to expand free legal advice programme for entrepreneurs article News story: qLegal awarded £90,000 to expand free legal advice programme for entrepreneurs
12 September 2014

The Legal Advice Centre (LAC) at Queen Mary University of London has received a grant of £90,000 to expand qLegal, a community initiative which provides free legal advice to entrepreneurs and technology start-ups.

Chemistry students discover new way of identifying hydrogen peroxide article News story: Chemistry students discover new way of identifying hydrogen peroxide
11 September 2014

Chemists from Queen Mary University of London have discovered a new way of identifying peroxide-based explosives, which could make detection of suspect devices more cost-effective in the future.

QMUL’s drumming robot makes first public appearance at British Science Festival article News story: QMUL’s drumming robot makes first public appearance at British Science Festival
8 September 2014

A stripped down version of the drumming robot developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has delivered its first public appearance, playing along with a young audience member.

Report on e-cigarette dangers is misleading, say experts Report on e-cigarette dangers is misleading, say experts
5 September 2014

World leading tobacco experts, including Professor Peter Hajek from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), argue that a recently published World Health Organization (WHO)-commissioned review of evidence on e-cigarettes contains important errors, misinterpretations and misrepresentations.  

Teaching innovation at QMUL highlighted at Times Higher Education Awards shortlist article News story: Teaching innovation at QMUL highlighted at Times Higher Education Awards shortlist
4 September 2014

Two projects from Queen Mary University of London highlighting innovation in teaching have been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Awards.

Public Health experts launch consultation on Draft Bill to restore the NHS article News story: Public Health experts launch consultation on Draft Bill to restore the NHS
1 September 2014

Leading public health experts have launched a consultation on a new Bill which aims to reverse the failings of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and fully restore the National Health Service (NHS) in England as an accountable public service.

New book by QMUL historian reveals the mysteries of more than 60 era-defining maps article News story: New book by QMUL historian reveals the mysteries of more than 60 era-defining maps
29 August 2014

From a crude marking, carved in stone more than 3,500 years ago, to the modern revolution in mobile location services, maps have shaped our world and shone light on distant places for generations.

QMUL launches digitised collection of stories and images from World War One article News story: QMUL launches digitised collection of stories and images from World War One
28 August 2014

A new website from Queen Mary University of London, ‘Meanings of Military Service’, draws on archive material to ‘bring to life’ individual stories of wartime service.

Researchers identify link between breastfeeding and mothers’ mental health article News story: Researchers identify link between breastfeeding and mothers’ mental health
20 August 2014

A study of more than 10,000 expectant mothers has shown that women who plan to and successfully breastfeed their babies are less likely to experience postnatal depression

Mobile phones come alive with the sound of music article News story: Mobile phones come alive with the sound of music
15 August 2014

Charging mobile phones with sound, like chants from at football ground, could become a reality, according to a new collaboration between scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Microsoft.

Scientists make major breakthrough in understanding leukaemia article News story: Scientists make major breakthrough in understanding leukaemia
14 August 2014

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered mutations in genes that lead to childhood leukaemia of the acute lymphoblastic type – the most common childhood cancer in the world.

Nine subjects at QMUL rank top in London for student satisfaction article News story: Nine subjects at QMUL rank top in London for student satisfaction
13 August 2014

Nine subjects taught at Queen Mary University of London have been ranked top in London for student satisfaction, and eight subjects are top ten in the UK, according to the latest results of a nationwide survey of final-year undergraduates.

Audience arousal gauged during live performances article News story: Audience arousal gauged during live performances
13 August 2014

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London’s Centre for Digital Music have created a tool that allows real-time visualisations of the audience’s reaction during live music performances.

QMUL Historian Presents New Series of Voices from the Old Bailey article News story: QMUL Historian Presents New Series of Voices from the Old Bailey
12 August 2014

Amanda Vickery, Professor of Early Modern History at Queen Mary University of London, will present a new series of the critically acclaimed social history programme Voices from the Old Bailey, beginning 14 August on BBC Radio 4.

Scientists uncover stem cell behaviour of human bowel for the first time Scientists uncover stem cell behaviour of human bowel for the first time
7 August 2014

For the first time, scientists have uncovered new information on how stem cells in the human bowel behave, revealing vital clues about the earliest stages in bowel cancer development and how we may begin to prevent it.

QMUL conference marks the outbreak of the First World War article News story: QMUL conference marks the outbreak of the First World War
6 August 2014

An international conference, marking 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, was held at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on 1-4 August.        

Amanda Vickery Presents BBC Series on the War that Changed the World article News story: Amanda Vickery Presents BBC Series on the War that Changed the World
5 August 2014

Amanda Vickery, Professor of Early Modern History at Queen Mary University of London, is co-presenting a major multi-part series on BBC World Service, to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.     

Aspirin: scientists believe cancer prevention benefits outweigh harms article News story: Aspirin: scientists believe cancer prevention benefits outweigh harms
5 August 2014

New research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) reveals taking aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of developing – and dying from – the major cancers of the digestive tract, i.e. bowel, stomach and oesophageal cancer.

Researchers determine why tendons break down with age article News story: Researchers determine why tendons break down with age
4 August 2014

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have identified differences in the proteins present in young and old tendons, in new research that could guide the development of treatments to stop tissue breakdown from occurring.

Human Harp to unleash the voice of the Roundhouse article News story: Human Harp to unleash the voice of the Roundhouse
4 August 2014

An artist in residence at Queen Mary University of London has developed a new instrument, once used to play the Brooklyn Bridge for its 130th birthday, which will unleash the voice of the Roundhouse during a one-off residency.

Queen Mary University of London awarded £24m from MRC to support the 100,000 Genomes Project article News story: Queen Mary University of London awarded £24m from MRC to support the 100,000 Genomes Project
1 August 2014

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded £24m from the MRC to support Genomics England in the delivery of the Government's 100,000 Genomes Project. The award will go directly towards providing cutting-edge Genomics Medicine Data Architecture.

Prestigious fellowship to support software inspired by the human ear article News story: Prestigious fellowship to support software inspired by the human ear
25 July 2014

A researcher from Queen Mary University of London has won a new fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) to develop versatile algorithms that can separate and interpret sounds, based on the way the human auditory system works.

QMUL alumni named ‘Rising Stars’ by Rare article News story: QMUL alumni named ‘Rising Stars’ by Rare
25 July 2014

Two recent graduates from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are amongst ten young people to be named ‘Rising Stars’ in an annual celebration of the achievements of black students in the UK.

New grants boost QMUL’s commercial collaborations in audio article News story: New grants boost QMUL’s commercial collaborations in audio
23 July 2014

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London’s Centre for Digital Music have teamed up with commercial sound recognition pioneer Audio Analytic, with the support of two new grants worth £385K from the Technology Strategy Board.

Charities, community projects and students benefit from volunteering article News story: Charities, community projects and students benefit from volunteering
22 July 2014

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is on the lookout for more London charities and non-profit groups, to add to the hundreds who have already benefited from the support of student volunteers.

QMUL antenna experts contribute to lighter, safer, more fuel efficient aircraft article News story: QMUL antenna experts contribute to lighter, safer, more fuel efficient aircraft
18 July 2014

Experts in in antennas and electromagnetics from Queen Mary University of London will work with industry partners in a £11.6m project looking at future communications systems for civil aircraft.

Graduation 2014: celebrating our exceptional students article News story: Graduation 2014: celebrating our exceptional students
17 July 2014

Some 3,000 Queen Mary University of London students are graduating between 14-18 July at a series of ceremonies held in the Great Hall of the People’s Palace in Mile End, attended by 10,000 graduands, family and friends. All have made huge achievements during their time at QMUL. Here, we tell some of their stories:

New academic dress for 2014 graduating students article News story: New academic dress for 2014 graduating students
17 July 2014

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) graduates debuted a new scheme of academic dress this year, after the university exercised its degree-awarding powers for the first time.

Four Queen Mary University of London scientists make Highly Cited Researchers 2014 List article News story: Four Queen Mary University of London scientists make Highly Cited Researchers 2014 List
15 July 2014

Professor Mark Caulfield, Professor Jack Cuzick, Professor Trish Greenhalgh, and Professor Panos Deloukas have all been selected by Thomson Reuters for inclusion in their prestigious list of Highly Cited Researchers 2014

Queen Mary student advocates are mooting champions article News story: Queen Mary student advocates are mooting champions
15 July 2014

Law students at Queen Mary University of London have won the Oxford University Press (OUP) and BPP National Mooting Competition 2013-2014.

Report finds authors are increasingly on the bread line article News story: Report finds authors are increasingly on the bread line
15 July 2014

New research by Queen Mary University of London into authors’ earnings has found a dramatic drop in income and the number of full-time writers.

Physiological Society Honorary Membership for QMUL medical historian article News story: Physiological Society Honorary Membership for QMUL medical historian
10 July 2014

Professor of the History of Modern Medical Sciences Tilli Tansey OBE has been elected as an Honorary Member of the Physiological Society for her contributions to the advancement of physiology.

Summer sports challenges help fund the fight against cancer article News story: Summer sports challenges help fund the fight against cancer
10 July 2014

Queen Mary University of London staff, students and alumni are helping fund the fight against cancer with a series of charity sports challenges this summer, including the British 10k Run, the London Triathlon and the Thames Path Challenge.

Significant discovery could tackle spread of breast cancer article News story: Significant discovery could tackle spread of breast cancer
4 July 2014

• New discovery reveals testing for molecule αvβ6 could identify a subset of breast cancer patients at high risk of their tumours spreading from the breast - and therefore twice as likely to die within five years
• Combining αvβ6- antibody drug with breast cancer drug Herceptin ‘eradicated’ tumours in mice
• Researchers are now looking at options to progress to a clinical trial in breast cancer patients

Campaign for real evidence-based medicine launches today article News story: Campaign for real evidence-based medicine launches today
3 July 2014

A campaign to put patient care at the centre of evidence-based medicine (EBM) is launched today by Professor Trish Greenhalgh, Public Health expert at Queen Mary University of London, at the BioMed Central’s Health Services Research conference at Kings’ College London.

Report urges for less reliance on imprisonment as punishment article News story: Report urges for less reliance on imprisonment as punishment
3 July 2014

A law expert from Queen Mary University of London is among the writers of a new report, which is urging for less reliance on imprisonment as a form of punishment in the UK.

Nature of solids and liquids explored through new pitch drop experiment article News story: Nature of solids and liquids explored through new pitch drop experiment
2 July 2014

Physicists at Queen Mary University of London have set up a new pitch drop experiment for students to explore the difference between solid and liquids.

QMUL scientists discover teeth protein promises bone regeneration article News story: QMUL scientists discover teeth protein promises bone regeneration
2 July 2014

Patients suffering from osteoporosis or bone fractures might benefit from a new discovery of a protein that plays an important role in bone regeneration made by bioengineers at Queen Mary University of London.

QMUL celebrates 10-year partnership with BUPT article News story: QMUL celebrates 10-year partnership with BUPT
1 July 2014

To mark the 10-year anniversary of Queen Mary University of London’s (QMUL) partnership with the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), the institutions have signed a letter of intent and exchanged QMUL-BUPT Joint Programme 10th anniversary plaques.

Silver lining found for making new drugs article News story: Silver lining found for making new drugs
26 June 2014

Chemists at Queen Mary University of London have discovered a new chemical to aid drug manufacturing processes, making it more environmentally-friendly and easier to scale up for industry.

Unleash your inner engineer with a new Kickstarter campaign article News story: Unleash your inner engineer with a new Kickstarter campaign
26 June 2014

Graduate designers from Queen Mary University of London are raising money through crowd-funding site Kickstarter to manufacture a new Lego-like construction set.

New study investigating impact of asthma on school children launches today article News story: New study investigating impact of asthma on school children launches today
25 June 2014

Asthma affects one in 11 children and young people in the UK. On average, this is two children in every classroom.  Today scientists in East London are launching a new study to measure the impact asthma has on school children, with the aim of improving school life for those with asthma.

Student entrepreneurs kick-start new businesses at ‘start-up bootcamp’ article News story: Student entrepreneurs kick-start new businesses at ‘start-up bootcamp’
25 June 2014

Queen Mary University of London held its first ‘enterprise bootcamp’ last week, as part of London Technology Week (16-20 June) – a week-long celebration of the city’s role as the digital capital of Europe.

National architecture award for Drapers’ Academy article News story: National architecture award for Drapers’ Academy
23 June 2014

The £22m Drapers’ Academy building in Romford, designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios with significant design input from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), has received a National Award from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

QMUL wins prestigious business impact award article News story: QMUL wins prestigious business impact award
18 June 2014

Queen Mary University of London has won the Business Impact Achieved Award  from an influential UK network that supports innovation and commercialisation of research for a spin-out called Actual Experience plc.    

QMUL signs head and neck cancer research agreement with Guiyang Medical University  article News story: QMUL signs head and neck cancer research agreement with Guiyang Medical University
12 June 2014

Head and neck cancer experts at the Institute of Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, have signed a joint agreement with their counterparts in China, to increase international exchanges and initiatives and raise standards of research in the field.

Royal recognition for tech start-up entrepreneur and QMUL researcher article News story: Royal recognition for tech start-up entrepreneur and QMUL researcher
11 June 2014

A scientist from Queen Mary University of London attended a prestigious reception hosted by Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace on Monday 9 June to recognise the growing potential of UK tech start-ups.

Christina von Hodenberg recognised for German history research article News story: Christina von Hodenberg recognised for German history research
10 June 2014

A professor of European history at Queen Mary University of London has been elected the recipient of a prestigious Humboldt Research Award, in recognition of lifetime achievements in research.

Explore media piracy and policy with international industry experts article News story: Explore media piracy and policy with international industry experts
9 June 2014

International media experts, entrepreneurs, film makers and activists will explore media piracy as a political and social act at a Queen Mary University of London symposium on Tuesday 17 June.

Student creativity unleashed by new apps article News story: Student creativity unleashed by new apps
9 June 2014

A zombie game is just one of three new smartphone apps created by students at Queen Mary University of London and supported by QApps, the university’s ground-breaking app development venture.

Stem cells are a soft touch for nano-engineered biomaterials article News story: Stem cells are a soft touch for nano-engineered biomaterials
9 June 2014

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have shown that stem cell behaviour can be modified by manipulating the nanoscale properties of the material they are grown on - improving the potential of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering as a result.

Astronomers discover ancient worlds from another galaxy next door article News story: Astronomers discover ancient worlds from another galaxy next door
4 June 2014

An international team of scientists, led by astronomers at Queen Mary University of London, report of two new planets orbiting Kapteyn’s star, one of the oldest stars found near the Sun. One of the newly-discovered planets could be ripe for life as it orbits at the right distance to the star to allow liquid water on its surface.

QMUL congratulates Professor Nick Lemoine on his NIHR Medical Director appointment article News story: QMUL congratulates Professor Nick Lemoine on his NIHR Medical Director appointment
3 June 2014

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is delighted to announce Professor Nick Lemoine, Director of QMUL’s Barts Cancer Institute, has been appointed to the new role of Medical Director at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network.

Peopling the Palaces arts festival returns, 2-15 June article News story: Peopling the Palaces arts festival returns, 2-15 June
2 June 2014

Peopling the Palaces – an eclectic two-week arts festival, jam-packed with an exciting selection of contemporary international works – returns to Queen Mary University of London from 2-15 June.

Newham pupils take law into their own hands at Queen Mary article News story: Newham pupils take law into their own hands at Queen Mary
2 June 2014

Pupils at two Newham schools will have the chance to recreate ‘live’ court scenes, acting as judges, barristers, solicitors and witnesses, following the successful trial-run of a Queen Mary University of London School of Law initiative.

Campaign launches to end sexual violence in war zones article News story: Campaign launches to end sexual violence in war zones
28 May 2014

Leading female campaigners, human rights lawyers – including Queen Mary University of London’s Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC – and UNICEF UK joined the Foreign Secretary William Hague this week to discuss how to drive forward international action to end the rape and abuse of children in war zones.

Double QMUL success in BBC's New Generation Thinkers competition article News story: Double QMUL success in BBC's New Generation Thinkers competition
27 May 2014

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has again secured two of 10 places on a BBC-led competition to find young academic broadcasters of the future.

Distinctive 1960s university chapel recognised as East End landmark article News story: Distinctive 1960s university chapel recognised as East End landmark
27 May 2014

The unusual domed chapel at Queen Mary University of London’s Mile End campus has been recognised as an important East End landmark, receiving a Grade II listing from English Heritage.

The UK’s first live-streamed surgical procedure takes place using Google Glass eyewear article News story: The UK’s first live-streamed surgical procedure takes place using Google Glass eyewear
23 May 2014

Yesterday, for the first time in the UK, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Barts Health NHS Trust broadcasted online a live surgical procedure using a pair of Google Glass eyewear.

Scientists discover new mechanism which causes the spread of breast cancer article News story: Scientists discover new mechanism which causes the spread of breast cancer
19 May 2014

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have uncovered a new mechanism which makes breast cancer cells move and invade the body, a discovery which could shed light on how to treat particularly aggressive forms of breast cancer and stop it spreading and recurring.         

Chemistry festival for secondary school pupils returns to QMUL article News story: Chemistry festival for secondary school pupils returns to QMUL
16 May 2014

Students from schools across London, Hertfordshire and Kent enjoyed an exciting day of hands-on fun activities at the Salters' Festival of Chemistry at Queen Mary University of London on Wednesday 14 May.

UK top 10 for QMUL in international science and medicine rankings article News story: UK top 10 for QMUL in international science and medicine rankings
14 May 2014 A league table measuring the scientific performance of some 750 universities worldwide rates Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) 9th in the UK and 52nd globally.
Sensory history of books for the blind article News story: Sensory history of books for the blind
14 May 2014

An exhibition exploring the history of technology to help blind people read, from braille to audio books, is being curated by an academic from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) for the UK’s first national festival of the humanities in November.

Slip knot key to creating world’s toughest fibre article News story: Slip knot key to creating world’s toughest fibre
14 May 2014

A new way of making super tough fibres could be realised by a simple knot, according to new research from a materials scientist at Queen Mary University of London.

Queen Mary University of London launches ground-breaking asthma research centre article News story: Queen Mary University of London launches ground-breaking asthma research centre
13 May 2014

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), along with colleagues from the University of Edinburgh and the charity Asthma UK, have today launched the UK’s first integrated Centre focused solely on improving the quality of life of people with asthma.

Criminal profiling technique targets killer diseases  article News story: Criminal profiling technique targets killer diseases
13 May 2014

A mathematical tool used by the Metropolitan Police and FBI has been adapted by researchers at Queen Mary University of London to help control outbreaks of malaria, and has the potential to target other infectious diseases. 

Architectural recognition for Drapers’ Academy and Novo Cemetery article News story: Architectural recognition for Drapers’ Academy and Novo Cemetery
12 May 2014

Queen Mary University of London partner school The Drapers’ Academy and the Novo Cemetery at Mile End campus have both been recognised in a celebration of the best new architecture in the capital.

Dentistry ranked 1st and medicine 4th in UK by Complete University Guide article News story: Dentistry ranked 1st and medicine 4th in UK by Complete University Guide
12 May 2014

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been rated first in the UK for Dentistry and fourth for Medicine in the Complete University Guide 2015 subject league tables, published today.

Universities announce rare disease research agreement with Pfizer Inc. article News story: Universities announce rare disease research agreement with Pfizer Inc.
9 May 2014

Today, GMEC, the Global Medical Excellence Cluster, announced a five year collaborative agreement with Pfizer Inc. that provides a framework for the research and development of new and innovative medicines for rare diseases.

Hat-trick of research awards for QMUL bee expert  article News story: Hat-trick of research awards for QMUL bee expert
9 May 2014

A scientist from Queen Mary University of London, who studies how bees forage for food and the evolution of their sensory systems, has received a top prize from the UK’s national academy of science as well as a prestigious grant from the international Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP). These two awards are in addition to a major grant awarded by European Research Council last month.

Queen Mary chemist wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Award article News story: Queen Mary chemist wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Award
6 May 2014

Dr Stephen Goldup from Queen Mary University of London has been named the Royal Society of Chemistry Hickinbottom Award winner for 2014, recognising the contribution to organic chemistry of a researcher under the age of 35.

Queen Mary University of London comments on first confidential enquiry into asthma deaths article News story: Queen Mary University of London comments on first confidential enquiry into asthma deaths
6 May 2014

Today the National Review of Asthma Deaths (NRAD) is calling for an end to complacency around asthma care so more can be done to save lives.

Housing Crisis in Tower Hamlets: a Queen Mary and Tower Hamlets Citizens report article News story: Housing Crisis in Tower Hamlets: a Queen Mary and Tower Hamlets Citizens report
6 May 2014

A community led research project released today (Tuesday 6 May), and authored by a Queen Mary University of London student, analyses the imminent housing crisis in Tower Hamlets and its effect on local citizens.

Kremlin biography wins Pushkin House Russian Book Prize   article News story: Kremlin biography wins Pushkin House Russian Book Prize
2 May 2014

A “biography” of the Kremlin by a professor of contemporary history at Queen Mary, University of London, has won the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize 2014.

Dentistry at Queen Mary awarded for gender equality article News story: Dentistry at Queen Mary awarded for gender equality
1 May 2014

Queen Mary University of London’s Institute of Dentistry has attained a Bronze award for the first time in the Athena SWAN scheme, which recognises excellence in recruiting and progressing women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Half-term science fun at Centre of the Cell article News story: Half-term science fun at Centre of the Cell
1 May 2014

Parents looking for something to entertain and educate budding scientists during the next half term can breathe easy, as Centre of the Cell in Whitechapel presents ‘Something in the Air’ – an interactive show about air pollution.

Care Bill changes required to secure public trust and the availability of information for public health research article News story: Care Bill changes required to secure public trust and the availability of information for public health research
1 May 2014

Writing in The Lancet today (Friday 2 May 2014), Allyson Pollock, Professor of Public Health Research and Policy and Peter Roderick, Barrister and Senior Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, call for crucial new amendments to the Care Bill in order to restore public trust in the use of patients’ data and to secure the on-going availability of genuinely anonymised information for public health research, planning and audit.

Safe(bee) in numbers article News story: Safe(bee) in numbers
30 April 2014

Bumblebees can distinguish between safe and dangerous environments, and are attracted to land on flowers popular with other bees when exposed to perilous situations, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.

Risk of caesarean delivery 12% lower with induced labour article News story: Risk of caesarean delivery 12% lower with induced labour
29 April 2014

New research from Queen Mary University of London has found risk of caesarean delivery was 12% lower among women whose labour was induced, compared with women who were managed with a "wait-and-see" approach (expectant management). The findings are contrary to the popular view that inducing labour (starting labour artificially) increases risk of caesarean delivery.

Tory defectors could further tip balance in UKIP's favour article News story: Tory defectors could further tip balance in UKIP's favour
28 April 2014

More than a third of Conservative Party members are seriously considering voting for UKIP at the upcoming European elections.  What’s driving them is not just hostility to immigration and the EU, but their feelings about David Cameron, finds research from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Sussex.

Genetic legacy of rare dwarf trees is widespread article News story: Genetic legacy of rare dwarf trees is widespread
25 April 2014

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found genetic evidence that one of Britain’s native tree species, the dwarf birch found in the Scottish Highlands, was once common in England.

New book challenges the concept of ‘nudge’ article News story: New book challenges the concept of ‘nudge’
25 April 2014

Buying houses one can’t afford, not saving for the future, failing to stick to one’s diet, the list of examples of bad decision-making is lengthy. Psychologists and behavioural economists tell us that our unconscious mind is the problem, but also the solution, at least if we use ‘nudge’, an approach developed by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein to shape the unconscious mind.

Queen Mary University of London appoints new Vice Principal (International) article News story: Queen Mary University of London appoints new Vice Principal (International)
24 April 2014

Queen Mary University of London has appointed a new Vice Principal (International).

QMUL professor and Facebook software engineer wins national award article News story: QMUL professor and Facebook software engineer wins national award
24 April 2014

A professor at Queen Mary University of London whose software company was acquired by Facebook is one of four recipients of the national academy for engineering’s coveted Silver Medal.

Queen Mary University of London to host Genomics England on campus during delivery of 100,000 Genomes Project article News story: Queen Mary University of London to host Genomics England on campus during delivery of 100,000 Genomes Project
22 April 2014

Genomics England – the company set up by the Department of Health to deliver the Government’s 100,000 Genomes Project – will move into newly refurbished headquarters on Queen Mary University of London’s Charterhouse Square campus from 21 April 2014.

British scientists’ antenna lens could revolutionise design of aircraft and more article News story: British scientists’ antenna lens could revolutionise design of aircraft and more
16 April 2014

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and BAE Systems have seemingly defied the laws of physics to create a new type of antenna lens which could revolutionise the design of aircraft, ships, radios and satellite dishes – potentially any product which uses an antenna.

Shahidha Bari talks at biggest philosophy festival on earth article News story: Shahidha Bari talks at biggest philosophy festival on earth
14 April 2014

Shahidha Bari, from the Department of English at Queen Mary University of London, will be speaking at the world’s largest philosophy and music festival this May.

Jewish cemetery at Mile End listed by English Heritage article News story: Jewish cemetery at Mile End listed by English Heritage
14 April 2014

The striking 19th century Jewish cemetery at the centre of Queen Mary University of London’s Mile End campus has been awarded a Grade II listing by English Heritage.

Sculpting String Theory: Queen Mary physicist collaborates with Turner Prize winning artist for new exhibition article News story: Sculpting String Theory: Queen Mary physicist collaborates with Turner Prize winning artist for new exhibition
14 April 2014

A Queen Mary physicist and a Turner Prize winning artist have teamed up to create a new exhibition of sculptures and drawings inspired by String Theory research.

Mayor launches MedCity with £4.1m investment article News story: Mayor launches MedCity with £4.1m investment
8 April 2014

The Mayor of London today launched MedCity, a partnership between the academic health science centres, UCLPartners – of which Queen Mary University of London is a founding member – King’s Health Partners and Imperial College, working with the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and the Greater London Authority. Through collaborative effort, MedCity seeks to establish London and the South East of England as a world-leading centre for life sciences.

New risk factors for avalanche trigger revealed article News story: New risk factors for avalanche trigger revealed
4 April 2014

The amount of snow needed to trigger an avalanche in the Himalayans can be up to four times smaller than in the Alps, according to a new model from a materials scientist at Queen Mary University of London.

Students join east London start-ups in £120,000 internship scheme article News story: Students join east London start-ups in £120,000 internship scheme
3 April 2014

Dozens of start-up businesses in east London are being offered the support of talented students and graduates, thanks to a £120,000 work placement scheme run by Queen Mary University of London.

New research unlocks how people learn languages article News story: New research unlocks how people learn languages
2 April 2014

Humans innately impose grammatical structure on to languages that they learn, suggests research co-authored by a linguist from Queen Mary University of London.

Not so dirty: methane fuels life in pristine chalk rivers article News story: Not so dirty: methane fuels life in pristine chalk rivers
1 April 2014

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found that naturally high concentrations of the greenhouse gas methane contributes to energy production in chalk rivers, in a new study published today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Student’s stand-up robot photo wins national competition article News story: Student’s stand-up robot photo wins national competition
31 March 2014

A PhD student from Queen Mary University of London won the overall prize in a national photo competition with an image of robot that can tailor its stand-up comedy routine in response to the audience’s reaction.

Queen Mary leads the way in widening participation article News story: Queen Mary leads the way in widening participation
27 March 2014

The percentage of state school pupils studying at Queen Mary University of London has increased to almost 86 per cent, more than four per cent above the university’s benchmark, according to the latest figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

Goats are far more clever than previously thought  article News story: Goats are far more clever than previously thought
26 March 2014

Goats learn how to solve complicated tasks quickly and can recall how to perform them for at least 10 months, which might explain their remarkable ability to adapt to harsh environments, say researchers at Queen Mary University of London.

Faulty gene can delay or block puberty article News story: Faulty gene can delay or block puberty
25 March 2014

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have identified a new gene that may influence the timing of puberty, according to new research presented at today at the Society for Endocrinology annual BES conference. Until now, very little has been known about the genetic control of puberty.

Barts Pathology Museum shortlisted for top culture award article News story: Barts Pathology Museum shortlisted for top culture award
25 March 2014

Barts Pathology Museum at Queen Mary University of London has reached the final of the prestigious Museums and Heritage Awards 2014.

New research to help save UK trees from beetle threat article News story: New research to help save UK trees from beetle threat
25 March 2014

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London are among seven UK teams to secure a share of £7m in funding for the fight against pests and diseases endangering Britain’s woodlands.

Queen Mary wins BBSRC Activating Impact award article News story: Queen Mary wins BBSRC Activating Impact award
25 March 2014

Queen Mary University of London is this year’s joint winner of a prestigious Activating Impact award from the BBSRC, the UK’s lead funding agency for academic research and training in the biosciences.

Youth, wealth and education found to be risk factors for violent radicalisation article News story: Youth, wealth and education found to be risk factors for violent radicalisation
19 March 2014

New research from Queen Mary University of London has found youth, wealth, and being in full-time education to be risk factors associated with violent radicalisation. Contrary to popular views – religious practice, health and social inequalities, discrimination, and political engagement showed no links.

Queen Mary's Women's Health Research Unit launches ELLY appeal article News story: Queen Mary's Women's Health Research Unit launches ELLY appeal
12 March 2014

Queen Mary University of London’s Women's Health Research Unit and Barts Health NHS Trust are collaborating with clinicians, researchers and volunteers to launch the East London International Women's Health appeal, also known as the ELLY Appeal.  

Europe’s resilience of natural gas networks during conflicts and crises probed with maths article News story: Europe’s resilience of natural gas networks during conflicts and crises probed with maths
12 March 2014

Gas networks in Eastern European countries, such as Ukraine and Belarus are less resilient than the UK during conflicts and crises, according to new research from mathematicians at Queen Mary University of London.

School of Law shortlisted for national pro bono award article News story: School of Law shortlisted for national pro bono award
11 March 2014

The School of Law at Queen Mary University of London is in the running for a top national award for its voluntary work with communities, charities and businesses in east London.

Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts elects QML alumna article News story: Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts elects QML alumna
10 March 2014

A graduate of Queen Mary University of London’s School of Law has been awarded the prestigious honour of being elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts.

Queen Mary retains HR Excellence in Research Award article News story: Queen Mary retains HR Excellence in Research Award
10 March 2014

Queen Mary University of London (QML) has retained its award from the European Commission for its continued work in improving working conditions and advancing career development for research staff.

Queen Mary film festival celebrates British classics article News story: Queen Mary film festival celebrates British classics
5 March 2014

A celebration of iconic UK film and culture – from Indo-British classics to horror masterpieces - will be held at Queen Mary University of London from 26-28 March.

New study suggests each red dwarf star has at least one planet article News story: New study suggests each red dwarf star has at least one planet
4 March 2014

Three new planets with properties that might make them suitable for life are amongst eight new planets discovered orbiting nearby red dwarf stars by an international team of astronomers, including scientists from Queen Mary University of London.

Plants convert energy at lightning speed article News story: Plants convert energy at lightning speed
3 March 2014

A new way of measuring how much light a plant can tolerate could be useful in growing crops resilient to a changing climate, according to scientists from Queen Mary University of London.

A prequel that outshines the original: the exceptional 160-million-year-old fossils found in Inner Mongolia article News story: A prequel that outshines the original: the exceptional 160-million-year-old fossils found in Inner Mongolia
3 March 2014

A new fauna of fossil species at 160 million year old sites in China have been co-discovered by a scientist at Queen Mary University of London.

Mayor of London's Chief Economic Advisor talk article News story: Mayor of London's Chief Economic Advisor talk
3 March 2014

Boris Johnson’s chief economic advisor is to give his insights on globalisation and the UK economy to students and staff at Queen Mary University of London. 

Queen Mary University of London welcomes Dr Sally Burtles as Director of Research Services and Business Development article News story: Queen Mary University of London welcomes Dr Sally Burtles as Director of Research Services and Business Development
27 February 2014

Queen Mary University of London is delighted to announce the arrival of Dr Sally Burtles as Director of Research Services and Business Development.  Sally’s role will be to provide leadership and management to the teams within the Business Development Unit and the Joint Research and Management Office.

Guardian Awards win for student work experience project article News story: Guardian Awards win for student work experience project
27 February 2014

A Queen Mary University of London work experience scheme that supports its students and East End charities has been awarded the Employability Initiative of the year title at the Guardian University Awards 2014.

Queen Mary climbs QS World Rankings article News story: Queen Mary climbs QS World Rankings
25 February 2014

A highly-regarded global analysis of 3,000 universities ranks 21 subjects taught at Queen Mary University of London as among the world’s best, two more subjects than in 2013.

QC appointment for Queen Mary professor article News story: QC appointment for Queen Mary professor
24 February 2014

One of the UK's top tax barristers, and a legal academic from Queen Mary University of London, is to be appointed as Queen's Counsel, it has been announced.

New study reveals communications potential of graphene article News story: New study reveals communications potential of graphene
19 February 2014

Providing secure wireless connections and improving the efficiency of communication devices could be another application for graphene, as demonstrated by scientists at Queen Mary University of London and the Cambridge Graphene Centre.

Two thirds of women are not taking folic acid supplements before pregnancy to prevent spina bifida article News story: Two thirds of women are not taking folic acid supplements before pregnancy to prevent spina bifida
19 February 2014

New research from Queen Mary University of London reveals less than 1 in 3 women have taken folic acid supplements before pregnancy to prevent spina bifida and other birth defects of the brain, spine, or spinal cord (neural tube defects). This is despite research from 1991 showing that such conditions could be prevented in most cases by increasing the intake of the B-vitamin folic acid before pregnancy.

New UK-India study partnership in law, business, politics and public policy article News story: New UK-India study partnership in law, business, politics and public policy
18 February 2014

Queen Mary University of London and OP Jindal Global University, based in Delhi, India, have signed an agreement to collaborate on research and teaching in social sciences subjects, including twinned Masters programmes.

Fourfold rise in Actual Experience shares on first day of trading article News story: Fourfold rise in Actual Experience shares on first day of trading
18 February 2014

A Queen Mary University of London spinout company, which helps companies manage their digital supply chains, saw shares jump to more than four times their float price on its first day listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).

Crayfish study provides complicated web of interactions article News story: Crayfish study provides complicated web of interactions
17 February 2014

How different species of invasive crayfish interact with each other and affect their local environment has been uncovered for the first time by scientists at Queen Mary University of London.

Student filmmakers host Shuffle Festival events at St Clement’s article News story: Student filmmakers host Shuffle Festival events at St Clement’s
17 February 2014

Danny Boyle's award-winning arts festival is collaborating with staff and student-film makers at Queen Mary University of London this February for a new exhibition on the history of an east London psychiatric hospital.

Damon Albarn to play Queen Mary article News story: Damon Albarn to play Queen Mary
12 February 2014

Damon Albarn will be playing The Great Hall at Queen Mary University of London on 1 May, to coincide with the release of his first solo album, Everyday Robots.

Study reveals unexpected cell hijack method in pancreatic cancer article News story: Study reveals unexpected cell hijack method in pancreatic cancer
11 February 2014

Pancreatic stellate cells, which normally aid tissue repair, unwittingly help pancreatic cancer grow and spread in a method of ‘cell hijack’ only seen before in brain and breast cancer, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.

Queen Mary helps find Europe’s oldest footprints article News story: Queen Mary helps find Europe’s oldest footprints
7 February 2014

The earliest human footprints outside of Africa have been uncovered, on the English coast, by a team of scientists led by Queen Mary University of London, the British Museum and the Natural History Museum.

MRC awards announces £32 million towards improving data research article News story: MRC awards announces £32 million towards improving data research
6 February 2014

Queen Mary University of London, in partnership with UCL, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Francis Crick Institute, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute, has been awarded nearly £9 million by the Medical Research Council (MRC) to improve capability, capacity, training and capital infrastructure in medical bioinformatics. 

Digital music gets a cubist makeover article News story: Digital music gets a cubist makeover
6 February 2014

An eight-inch wooden cube may be an unlikely spark for a musical revolution – but that’s the hope of a collaboration of electronic engineers at Queen Mary University of London and musicians working towards hackable electronic instruments that performers can easily modify to produce sounds in surprising new ways.

New disease gene discovery sheds light on cause of bone marrow failure article News story: New disease gene discovery sheds light on cause of bone marrow failure
6 February 2014

New research from Queen Mary University of London has identified a novel genetic defect among patients with bone marrow failure, which could reveal its underlying cause.

Detection of Down syndrome during pregnancy improves for younger women  article News story: Detection of Down syndrome during pregnancy improves for younger women
5 February 2014

New figures from the National Down Syndrome Cytogenetic Register (NDSCR) based at Queen Mary University of London, reveal the proportion of Down syndrome cases diagnosed antenatally has increased in younger women.  Furthermore, Down syndrome diagnoses are occurring earlier in pregnancy for women of all ages. 

East London teenagers present 100 years of medical history article News story: East London teenagers present 100 years of medical history
4 February 2014

Young Londoners have travelled back in time some 100 years to discover how people lived, worked and died in the East End and what impact the area’s medical history has on the current generation.

Queen Mary’s Pathology Museum to host international mortality and mourning event article News story: Queen Mary’s Pathology Museum to host international mortality and mourning event
3 February 2014

A three day discussion on mortality, mourning, death and dying, and their resonating effect on culture and history is set to take place at Barts Pathology Museum this April.

New programme to support computing teaching launched article News story: New programme to support computing teaching launched
31 January 2014

A new set of free workshops and resources to support those who teach computing in London will be debuted at Queen Mary University of London on Monday 3 February.

Year on year rise in undergraduate student applications repeated for 2014 article News story: Year on year rise in undergraduate student applications repeated for 2014
29 January 2014

Applications to study at undergraduate level at Queen Mary University of London are up almost 15 per cent this year, according to statistics released by Ucas after their undergraduate application deadline in January*.

Queen Mary named one of world’s ‘most international’ universities article News story: Queen Mary named one of world’s ‘most international’ universities
28 January 2014

Queen Mary University of London has been named one of the most international universities in the world by the UK’s leading higher education magazine.

Large-scale HPV self-testing proves effective for screening cervical cancer article News story: Large-scale HPV self-testing proves effective for screening cervical cancer
21 January 2014

Self-testing for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – the virus that causes cervical cancer – is as effective at detecting cancer as a conventional smear test (cytology screening) even when scaled up to test large populations.

Sense-ational school break science fun at Centre of the Cell article News story: Sense-ational school break science fun at Centre of the Cell
20 January 2014

How can astronauts have secret conversations in space? Why do your feet go numb in cold water? And why does spicy food set your tongue on fire? Centre of the Cell will be answering these questions and more this half-term.

Schizophrenia in the limelight: film-industry technology provides insights into social exclusion article News story: Schizophrenia in the limelight: film-industry technology provides insights into social exclusion
20 January 2014 The first 30 seconds of a social encounter is crucial for people with symptoms of schizophrenia for establishing contact with people, according to new research carried out at Queen Mary University of London.
From Westminster to Whitechapel: Queen Mary takes part in Royal Society Pairing scheme article News story: From Westminster to Whitechapel: Queen Mary takes part in Royal Society Pairing scheme
17 January 2014

Professor Lord Winston – the distinguished medical scientist, television presenter and life peer – will be visiting Queen Mary University of London on January 17 2014 as part of a unique ‘pairing’ scheme run by the Royal Society, the UK national academy of science.

New discovery on Giant Cell Arteritis sheds light on cause article News story: New discovery on Giant Cell Arteritis sheds light on cause
17 January 2014

New research from Queen Mary University of London has revealed – for the first time – how the condition Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) may be caused by a certain group of white blood cells called ‘neutrophils’. GCA (also known as temporal arteritis) is a condition which causes severe inflammation in the blood vessels and primarily affects the elderly.

Economics and Finance partners with top European consultancy article News story: Economics and Finance partners with top European consultancy
16 January 2014

Paid work placements with one of Europe’s leading economic consultancies will be open to Economics postgraduates at Queen Mary University of London, thanks to a new partnership.

Screening helps prevent cervical cancer in older women article News story: Screening helps prevent cervical cancer in older women
15 January 2014

New research from Queen Mary University of London reveals women over the age of 50 who don’t attend cervical screening are six times more likely to be diagnosed with cervical cancer in later life.

Alternative Valentine's at Barts Pathology Museum article News story: Alternative Valentine's at Barts Pathology Museum
14 January 2014

Lovesick hysterics, plundered hearts and the history of sexually transmitted diseases will be discussed in a series of February lectures at Barts Pathology Museum, part of Queen Mary University of London.

Student-led legal service for Tech City entrepreneurs launches article News story: Student-led legal service for Tech City entrepreneurs launches
13 January 2014

Google Campus will host the launch of a free legal advice service for digital start-ups based in east London on Wednesday 22 January. 

Scientific journals show little enforcement of animal research reporting guidelines article News story: Scientific journals show little enforcement of animal research reporting guidelines
8 January 2014

New findings from Queen Mary University of London reveal experimental flaws and a lack of transparent reporting is compromising the quality of animal studies and their potential to translate into the clinic.

Register now for Drapers’ Lecture: Does student choice improve the quality of education? article News story: Register now for Drapers’ Lecture: Does student choice improve the quality of education?
8 January 2014

A public lecture at Queen Mary University of London will explore how higher education is now alleged to be a market in which student choice ‘drives up quality’.

Discovery brings scientists one step closer to understanding tendon injury article News story: Discovery brings scientists one step closer to understanding tendon injury
7 January 2014

Research led by Queen Mary University of London has discovered a specific mechanism that is crucial to effective tendon function, which could reveal why older people are more prone to tendon injury.   

Students kick off 2014 World Cup journey article News story: Students kick off 2014 World Cup journey
7 January 2014

Sporty students at Queen Mary University of London are taking part in the launch of a football relay from London to Rio – host city of the 2014 World Cup.

Medical historian recognised in New Year Honours list article News story: Medical historian recognised in New Year Honours list
2 January 2014

Professor Tilli Tansey of Queen Mary University of London has been recognised with an OBE in the 2014 New Year Honours list, for services to Research in the Medical Sciences and to the Public Understanding of Science.

Year on year rise in student applications repeated for 2014 article News story: Year on year rise in student applications repeated for 2014
23 December 2013

Applications to study at Queen Mary University of London are up almost 14 per cent this year, according to the latest statistics released by Ucas.

Queen Mary student top 3 ‘brightest and best’ in the UK article News story: Queen Mary student top 3 ‘brightest and best’ in the UK
20 December 2013

A second year English and European Law undergraduate from Queen Mary University of London reached the final of a competition to find the UK’s best and brightest students.

Analysis of extinct fossils reveals flying reptiles did not float like birds article News story: Analysis of extinct fossils reveals flying reptiles did not float like birds
20 December 2013

The extinct flying reptiles, pterosaurs, likely spent little time on water, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.

Using robots to reach out to isolated people  article News story: Using robots to reach out to isolated people
17 December 2013

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London are taking part in a major new project looking at how cutting-edge robotics can enable people to participate in public spaces, as a place to meet and share ideas without being there in person.

Double success for Queen Mary spinout making the Internet better for everyone article News story: Double success for Queen Mary spinout making the Internet better for everyone
17 December 2013

Technology company, Actual Experience, which  works with consumers and business to improve the experience of their IT, has achieved a double success, completing a £4m financing round with one of Europe's largest investment managers and winning another prestigious industry award for innovation.

Call for children’s charities, ISPs and the adult industry to work together to protect kids from online porn article News story: Call for children’s charities, ISPs and the adult industry to work together to protect kids from online porn
13 December 2013

Children’s charities, parental support organisations, members of the UK’s and US adult industry and major internet service providers  (ISPs) have committed to work together to ensure that better measures are introduced to help prevent youngsters being able to access hardcore pornography online.

Drug cuts breast cancer cases by more than 50 per cent in high risk women article News story: Drug cuts breast cancer cases by more than 50 per cent in high risk women
12 December 2013

Taking the breast cancer drug anastrozole for five years reduced the chances of post-menopausal women at high risk of breast cancer developing the disease by 53 per cent compared with women who took a placebo, according to a study published in the Lancet today.

Stealth manoeuvre allows nectar bats to target insect prey article News story: Stealth manoeuvre allows nectar bats to target insect prey
12 December 2013

A nectar-feeding bat that was thought to eat insects in passing has been discovered to target its moving prey with stealth precision, according to new research by a scientist at Queen Mary University of London.

Guardian University Awards shortlists student work experience project article News story: Guardian University Awards shortlists student work experience project
11 December 2013

A Queen Mary University of London work experience scheme that supports its students and East End charities has been shortlisted in the Guardian University Awards 2014.

£1.1m grant to boost English language skills among refugees and asylum seekers article News story: £1.1m grant to boost English language skills among refugees and asylum seekers
10 December 2013

A project spearheaded by a Queen Mary University of London Phd student has been awarded a £1.1m grant to work with refugees, migrants and asylum seekers to learn English and integrate within their new homes.

HAPPY London: Londoners needed for heart attack prevention study article News story: HAPPY London: Londoners needed for heart attack prevention study
9 December 2013

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London are conducting a study looking to prevent heart attacks through personalised online advice on how to improve your health and lifestyle.

From Whitechapel to Westminster: Queen Mary takes part in ‘Week in Westminster’ scheme article News story: From Whitechapel to Westminster: Queen Mary takes part in ‘Week in Westminster’ scheme
2 December 2013

Professor Seif Shaheen from Queen Mary University of London will be taking time out from his research as an epidemiologist to venture into the world of politics. 

Top tech magazine shortlists creative QM app for gadget award article News story: Top tech magazine shortlists creative QM app for gadget award
28 November 2013

An app created by researchers at Queen Mary University of London, which transforms photographs of drawings into music, has reached the Creative App of the Year shortlist at the Stuff Gadget Awards 2013.

Lord Adonis appointed as visiting professor article News story: Lord Adonis appointed as visiting professor
26 November 2013

Former minister for schools and transport The Rt Hon. the Lord Adonis has been appointed as Visiting Professor to Queen Mary University of London.

New research centre launched to explore how the mind works article News story: New research centre launched to explore how the mind works
25 November 2013

A new research centre, which will explore the interaction between an individual's mind and the modern social world, will be officially launched at a conference at Queen Mary University of London on 28 November 2013.

New book on President Kennedy published on 50th anniversary of his death article News story: New book on President Kennedy published on 50th anniversary of his death
22 November 2013

The Man, the Myth: Professor Mark White assesses the Kennedy legacy on the 50th anniversary of his death.

New walking tour app brings East End history to life article News story: New walking tour app brings East End history to life
20 November 2013

As BBC 1’s Ripper Street keeps audiences hooked and paid tours sell out across the city, Queen Mary University of London has brought some 300 years of colourful East End history to life through a free smartphone tour app.

Law professor joins European Commission panel to increase take-up trust in cloud computing contracts Law professor joins European Commission panel to increase take-up trust in cloud computing contracts
20 November 2013

Ian Walden, Professor of Information and Communications Law at Queen Mary University of London, has been appointed to a new group set up by the European Commission (EC) to boost consumer trust in cloud computing.

Services fail to treat prisoners with schizophrenia – increasing risk of violent reoffending article News story: Services fail to treat prisoners with schizophrenia – increasing risk of violent reoffending
19 November 2013

New research from Queen Mary University of London shows released prisoners with schizophrenia are three times more likely to be violent than other prisoners, but only if they receive no treatment or follow-up support from mental health services.

Queen Mary becomes newest member of Research Libraries UK article News story: Queen Mary becomes newest member of Research Libraries UK
6 November 2013

Research Libraries UK (RLUK) – which represents 34 of the leading research libraries in the UK and Ireland – has welcomed Queen Mary University of London as its latest member.

Big beats bolster solar cell efficiency article News story: Big beats bolster solar cell efficiency
6 November 2013

Playing pop and rock music improves the performance of solar cells, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London.

Queen Mary shares £100 million boost for environmental science article News story: Queen Mary shares £100 million boost for environmental science
5 November 2013 Researchers from Queen Mary University of London will contribute to the training of the next generation of environmental scientists through a new London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), which involves nine London institutions.  
Infection experts to battle it out in I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here! Infection experts to battle it out in I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here!
5 November 2013

Biochemistry lecturer Dr Mark Roberts will fight fierce competition from the world of infection research, as he aims to become the next Queen Mary University of London winner of popular science competition I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here!

International trauma project set to reduce fatalities International trauma project set to reduce fatalities
4 November 2013

Several of the world’s most renowned trauma teams, including Queen Mary University of London in partnership with The Royal London Hospital, are embarking on an extensive five-year project to investigate abnormal bleeding in trauma patients.

Murder, maladies and medical miracles: Whitechapel’s hospital history remembered in new walking tour article News story: Murder, maladies and medical miracles: Whitechapel’s hospital history remembered in new walking tour
31 October 2013

Centre of the Cell at Queen Mary University of London - the first science education centre in the world to be located within working biomedical laboratories - has teamed up with a top London tour guide to host an evening walking tour celebrating the East End’s medical history.

Queen Mary partners with Pakistan's Lahore College for Women article News story: Queen Mary partners with Pakistan's Lahore College for Women
29 October 2013

Queen Mary University of London and Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) have signed a new agreement to promote women’s higher education in Pakistan, through joint activities and programmes in the fields of Linguistics and English Language Teaching.

Could inflation bite back, new book asks article News story: Could inflation bite back, new book asks
27 October 2013

In her new book Professor Brigitte Granville warns governments not to think of inflation as yesterday’s problem. Present unsustainable levels of public debt could end up leading to high inflation – especially in the Eurozone.

Work of controversial Victorian East End novelist Arthur Morrison to be explored at conference article News story: Work of controversial Victorian East End novelist Arthur Morrison to be explored at conference
27 October 2013

A conference to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the controversial Victorian author Arthur Morrison is being held at Queen Mary University of London on 2 November 2013.

Law academic awarded prestigious fellowship article News story: Law academic awarded prestigious fellowship
27 October 2013

Queen Mary law academic, Dr Maksymilian Del Mar has been awarded a prestigious legal fellowship.

QM professor recognised with double award success article News story: QM professor recognised with double award success
25 October 2013

Maria Delgado, a Professor of Theatre & Screen Arts in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, has been recognised with not one but two prestigious international awards.

Nobel Laureate in Economics to speak at international conference on Recent Advances in Commodity Markets article News story: Nobel Laureate in Economics to speak at international conference on Recent Advances in Commodity Markets
25 October 2013

A panel of distinguished practitioners, including Robert Greer who founded the first investable commodity index and Robert Engle, a leading US finance expert and the joint winner of the 2003 Nobel Laureate prize in Economics, will be guest speakers at the UK’s most prominent commodity market conference to be held next month.

Groundbreaking conference on British TV and film stardom to be held at Queen Mary article News story: Groundbreaking conference on British TV and film stardom to be held at Queen Mary
25 October 2013

British stardom is on the ascendency with many actors gaining critical acclaim starring in hit US television series and Hollywood blockbusters.

Study finds money encourages patients with severe mental illness to take their medication regularly Study finds money encourages patients with severe mental illness to take their medication regularly
22 October 2013

New research led by Queen Mary University of London reveals offering modest financial incentives to patients with psychotic disorders is an effective method for improving adherence to antipsychotic treatment.

Queen Mary historian teams up with BBC to uncover London’s war stories article News story: Queen Mary historian teams up with BBC to uncover London’s war stories
17 October 2013

A Queen Mary University of London historian is among a group of UK researchers chosen to join a BBC project telling the forgotten personal stories of the First World War.

Event for women coders, artists and innovators explores open technologies article News story: Event for women coders, artists and innovators explores open technologies
15 October 2013

Queen Mary University of London is set to host an international conference for women interested in using open technologies in digital arts, social innovation and creative industries.

Spinning-disk microscope offers window into the centre of a cell article News story: Spinning-disk microscope offers window into the centre of a cell
10 October 2013

A new method of imaging cells is allowing scientists to see tiny structures inside the ‘control centre’ of the cell for the first time.

QM researcher explains aircraft noise and heart disease discovery QM researcher explains aircraft noise and heart disease discovery
9 October 2013

Exposure to high levels of aircraft noise is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, find two studies published on bmj.com today, accompanied by an editorial by Queen Mary University of London’s Professor Stephen Stansfeld.

QM alumnus and entrepreneur pilots new tagging marketing business on campus article News story: QM alumnus and entrepreneur pilots new tagging marketing business on campus
9 October 2013

A Queen Mary University of London alumnus has received funding for his fledgling tagging marketing business venture in a new government-backed scheme chaired by the former Dragon’s Den investor James Caan.

Law professor turns to theatre to highlight the human rights abuses committed by global businesses article News story: Law professor turns to theatre to highlight the human rights abuses committed by global businesses
9 October 2013

A series of thought-provoking plays, aimed at raising the awareness of the controversial issue of human abuses carried out by international businesses working in developing countries, will be premiered across the UK.

Queen Mary student wins silver in Dragon’s Den for young entrepreneurs article News story: Queen Mary student wins silver in Dragon’s Den for young entrepreneurs
8 October 2013

A student from Queen Mary University of London’s Design and Innovation programme has won a prize of £3,000 at the annual Innovation Hothouse competition, which showcases the very best in final year student design projects.

Medical students living with senior citizens celebrate project’s 25th anniversary Medical students living with senior citizens celebrate project’s 25th anniversary
7 October 2013

A unique housing scheme set up by students at Queen Mary University of London’s medical school, to provide student accommodation in east London alongside senior citizens in need of support, celebrated its 25th anniversary this week.

THE World University Rankings: success for Queen Mary article News story: THE World University Rankings: success for Queen Mary
3 October 2013

Queen Mary University of London has been named among the top universities in the world in the influential Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-14, after rising more than 30 places in one year to 114th position.

Health subjects at Queen Mary come top 10 in global rankings Health subjects at Queen Mary come top 10 in global rankings
3 October 2013

The school of medicine and dentistry at Queen Mary University of London is 8th in the UK and 57th in the world, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2013-14, which were published today.

Centre of the Cell hosts half-term Halloween science fun article News story: Centre of the Cell hosts half-term Halloween science fun
3 October 2013

Vicious vampires, microscopic monsters, deadly diseases and an interactive trauma show come to Centre of the Cell, Queen Mary University of London’s science education ‘Pod’ in Whitechapel, this half-term.

Predicting violence among psychopaths is no more than chance Predicting violence among psychopaths is no more than chance
2 October 2013

Risk assessment tools used to predict prisoner re-offending are no more accurate than tossing a coin when it comes to psychopaths, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.

Coffee House Sessions bring freshly brewed music to Mile End article News story: Coffee House Sessions bring freshly brewed music to Mile End
1 October 2013

Queen Mary University of London is the only university in the capital to host ‘Coffee House Sessions’ – an exclusive new tour of 40 Students’ Union cafes by the UK’s top young musical talent.

Genetic markings could spot cancer before it develops Genetic markings could spot cancer before it develops
1 October 2013

Unique DNA markings on certain genes may “predict” the risk of developing head and neck cancer, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London.

Queen Mary earns award for improving gender equality article News story: Queen Mary earns award for improving gender equality
30 September 2013

Queen Mary’s School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS) is the recipient of the University’s first ever Silver level award in the latest round of the Athena SWAN Charter awards, which recognises excellence in recruiting and progressing women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM). 

Queen Mary music software spin-out scores record investment article News story: Queen Mary music software spin-out scores record investment
26 September 2013

Music software company, MixGenius, which uses research developed at Queen Mary University of London, has secured 1.5million Canadian dollars1 to accelerate its capacity to support musicians to achieve professional sound quality without using a sound engineer.

New exhibition explores how we connect with our home’s history article News story: New exhibition explores how we connect with our home’s history
20 September 2013

A new exhibition developed by the Geffrye Museum in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London researchers, explores the hidden histories of home, and how people imagine and engage with the lives of those who lived in their homes before them.

'Sweeney Todd' and actress Amanda Redman support public blood pressure checks at Queen Mary 'Sweeney Todd' and actress Amanda Redman support public blood pressure checks at Queen Mary
20 September 2013

Actors Amanda Redman MBE and Alun Armstrong made a guest appearance at Queen Mary University of London on Friday 20 September, as part of an awareness raising campaign to encourage people to check their blood pressure – one of the early warning signs of a potential stroke or heart attack.

Queen Mary academics honoured by Academy of Social Sciences article News story: Queen Mary academics honoured by Academy of Social Sciences
13 September 2013

Three Queen Mary University of London academics have been admitted to the UK’s national body for social scientists, in recognition of their distinguished contribution to the field.

Queen Mary climbs global league table article News story: Queen Mary climbs global league table
10 September 2013

A respected league table of the world’s universities has placed Queen Mary University of London in the UK Top 20 and in 115th position globally – up 32 places from 2012.

E-cigarettes hailed ‘as effective’ as patches article News story: E-cigarettes hailed ‘as effective’ as patches
8 September 2013

Electronic cigarettes are as effective as nicotine patches in helping smokers quit the habit, a study involving more than 650 smokers has found.

Working together to establish nationwide surveillance of congenital anomalies Working together to establish nationwide surveillance of congenital anomalies
6 September 2013

One baby in every 46 was born with a congenital anomaly in 2011 according to the third annual report by the British Isles Network of Congenital Anomaly Registers (BINOCAR), released today (Friday 6 September 2013).

Accidental nanoparticle discovery could hail revolution in manufacturing article News story: Accidental nanoparticle discovery could hail revolution in manufacturing
6 September 2013

A nanoparticle shaped like a spiky ball, with magnetic properties, has been uncovered in a new method of synthesising carbon nanotubes by physicists at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Kent.

Times Higher Education Award nomination for gigantism research Times Higher Education Award nomination for gigantism research
5 September 2013

A public screening programme led by a Queen Mary University of London researcher, which found people living with a 1,500-year-old genetic mutation connected to extreme growth, has been shortlisted for Research Project of the Year at the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards 2013.

Queen Mary scientists uncover genetic similarities between bats and dolphins article News story: Queen Mary scientists uncover genetic similarities between bats and dolphins
4 September 2013

The evolution of similar traits in different species, a process known as convergent evolution, is widespread not only at the physical level, but also at the genetic level, according to new research led by scientists at Queen Mary University of London and published in Nature this week.

Tea dance for all ages  article News story: Tea dance for all ages
2 September 2013

Get your dancing shoes and step back in time to the sounds of the roaring '20s, '30s and '40s at a tea dance at the People’s Palace, Queen Mary University of London.

Preventive procedure substantially improves outlook for heart attack patients Preventive procedure substantially improves outlook for heart attack patients
2 September 2013

A preventive procedure for heart attack patients reduces the risk of future serious or fatal cardiac problems by 65 per cent, finds a multicentre study coordinated by researchers from the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, at Queen Mary University of London.

Queen Mary sports clubs to train at Copper Box Arena article News story: Queen Mary sports clubs to train at Copper Box Arena
27 August 2013

From September 2013, students at Queen Mary University of London will have access to state-of-the-art sports facilities at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, just 10 minutes by tube from the university’s Mile End campus.

New First World War TV sitcom gets expert commentary from QM historian article News story: New First World War TV sitcom gets expert commentary from QM historian
22 August 2013

A historian at Queen Mary University of London has provided expert commentary on a DVD to accompanying a new TV comedy set during World War One.

Particle physics-inspired art installation opens in London ice well article News story: Particle physics-inspired art installation opens in London ice well
22 August 2013

A Queen Mary University of London scientist has teamed up with an artist to create a physics-inspired subterranean art installation in a Victorian ice well.

Playing video games can boost brain power article News story: Playing video games can boost brain power
21 August 2013

Certain types of video games can help to train the brain to become more agile and improve strategic thinking, according to scientists from Queen Mary University of London and University College London (UCL).

Tate launch event for book celebrating extreme performance artist article News story: Tate launch event for book celebrating extreme performance artist
19 August 2013

The first book on controversial performance artist Ron Athey, penned by a drama lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, will launch at the Tate Modern in September.

Queen Mary among global elite in Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings article News story: Queen Mary among global elite in Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings
19 August 2013

Queen Mary University of London continues to rank in the UK top 30 and the top one per cent of universities world-wide, according to the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Queen Mary is top Russell Group university in London for student satisfaction article News story: Queen Mary is top Russell Group university in London for student satisfaction
13 August 2013

Student satisfaction is higher at Queen Mary University of London than at any other big university in the capital for the second year running, according to the latest results of a nationwide survey of final-year undergraduates.

£9 million funding boost to address public health challenges £9 million funding boost to address public health challenges
9 August 2013

Queen Mary University of London is part of a medical research collaboration that has been awarded £9 million of Government funding to address public health challenges in the south-east.

Scientists uncover secrets of starfish’s bizarre feeding mechanism article News story: Scientists uncover secrets of starfish’s bizarre feeding mechanism
2 August 2013

Scientists have identified a molecule that enables starfish to carry out one of the most remarkable forms of feeding in the natural world.

Is your heart HAPPY? Is your heart HAPPY?
1 August 2013

Scientists in London are looking for individuals to take part in a new “e-health” trial which aims to see if computer technologies – such as the internet and emails – can help to reduce people’s chance of suffering a heart attack or stroke.

Fatty acids could aid cancer prevention and treatment Fatty acids could aid cancer prevention and treatment
1 August 2013

Omega-3 fatty acids, contained in oily fish such as salmon and trout, selectively inhibit growth and induce cell death in early and late-stage oral and skin cancers, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

Historian appointed Fellow of the British Academy article News story: Historian appointed Fellow of the British Academy
26 July 2013

Professor Gareth Stedman Jones of the School of History, Queen Mary, University of London, has been elected to the Fellowship of the British Academy.

Queen Mary scientists discover promising protein to treat osteoarthritis article News story: Queen Mary scientists discover promising protein to treat osteoarthritis
25 July 2013

New research from Queen Mary, University of London suggests that a protein found predominantly in healthy cartilage, a type of tissue that allows the smooth movement of joints, could hold the key to treating osteoarthritis.

East London start-ups wanted for £120,000 Queen Mary internship scheme article News story: East London start-ups wanted for £120,000 Queen Mary internship scheme
25 July 2013

Dozens of start-up businesses in east London are being offered graduate-level intern support, thanks to a new £120,000 student work placement scheme run by Queen Mary, University of London.

Inspired by the Games, Queen Mary teams up with talented young athletes article News story: Inspired by the Games, Queen Mary teams up with talented young athletes
19 July 2013

Queen Mary, University of London is keeping the Olympic and Paralympic legacy alive with the launch of a support programme for Tower Hamlets’ most talented young athletes.

Higgs boson scientist, medieval scholar and London cultural leaders awarded at Queen Mary graduation article News story: Higgs boson scientist, medieval scholar and London cultural leaders awarded at Queen Mary graduation
19 July 2013

A Queen Mary, University of London graduate who helped discover the Higgs boson – the elementary particle believed to be one of the building blocks of the universe – received an honorary doctorate during the university’s Summer Graduation Ceremonies this week.

Elusive phenomena observed by Queen Mary scientists article News story: Elusive phenomena observed by Queen Mary scientists
19 July 2013

Physicists have confirmed the surprising behaviour of one of nature’s most unusual particles called neutrinos, which are thought to play a fundamental role in the formation of the universe.

New sexual health app to help men last longer article News story: New sexual health app to help men last longer
18 July 2013

A new smartphone app that will enable men to last longer in the bedroom by tackling premature ejaculation during sex has been created by QApps, Queen Mary, University of London’s app store.

Genetic mutation linked to severe obesity Genetic mutation linked to severe obesity
18 July 2013

Researchers have identified a genetic cause of severe obesity that, though rare, raises new questions about weight gain and energy use in obese individuals.

‘Extra-Ordinary’ Floating Cinema to moor at Queen Mary article News story: ‘Extra-Ordinary’ Floating Cinema to moor at Queen Mary
16 July 2013

A floating cinema will dock on the Regent’s Canal by Queen Mary, University of London this week, as it gets ready to host a summer film festival celebrating the capital city’s ‘extra-ordinary’ unsung heroes, buildings and neighbourhoods.

Congratulations to Queen Mary graduates article News story: Congratulations to Queen Mary graduates
15 July 2013

Queen Mary, University of London staff and students would like to congratulate all new graduates as they receive their degree certificates at Graduation Ceremonies. More than 2,700 students will be graduating from Queen Mary in the sunshine on the Mile End campus this week.

Gang members found to suffer unprecedented levels of psychiatric illness Gang members found to suffer unprecedented levels of psychiatric illness
12 July 2013

Young men who are gang members suffer unprecedented levels of psychiatric illness, placing a heavy burden on mental health services, according to new research led by Queen Mary, University of London.

Learning from the experts – our patients Learning from the experts – our patients
9 July 2013

Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London are working with patients to encourage different generations to learn together about the world of clinical trials.

Barts Pathology Museum inspires anatomical art show article News story: Barts Pathology Museum inspires anatomical art show
9 July 2013

Anatomical art by figurative painter Geoffrey Harrison will be displayed this August at Barts Pathology Museum, among the medical specimens that inspired his work.

Is spying on other European states illegal? article News story: Is spying on other European states illegal?
8 July 2013

Information and communications law expert, Professor Ian Walden of Queen Mary, University of London was interviewed by Social Europe Journal about the legal issues surrounding the recent alleged spying activities of the NSA and GCHQ. 

New £1.26m scheme launched in Tower Hamlets to help hundreds of young people into university article News story: New £1.26m scheme launched in Tower Hamlets to help hundreds of young people into university
3 July 2013

Tower Hamlets Council has launched a new scheme to help young people with the cost of attending university. Under the Mayor’s Higher Education Award, 400 students will receive grants totalling £1,500 each.

Queen Mary scientists fish for the genetic causes of drug addiction article News story: Queen Mary scientists fish for the genetic causes of drug addiction
1 July 2013

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London will be asking visitors at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition to perform a simple computer task to test their impulsivity as part of the exhibit ‘Are you more impulsive than a fish?'.

Queen Mary’s Beijing students graduate article News story: Queen Mary’s Beijing students graduate
28 June 2013

The first graduation ceremony of 2013 for students at Queen Mary, University of London took place in China on Thursday 27 June.

New red blood cell simulator invented at Queen Mary article News story: New red blood cell simulator invented at Queen Mary
27 June 2013

Engineers from Queen Mary, University of London have developed the world’s most precise computer simulation of how red blood cells might travel around the body to help doctors treat people with serious circulatory problems.

QM academics take part in UK's largest festival dedicated to history article News story: QM academics take part in UK's largest festival dedicated to history
27 June 2013

Two Queen Mary, University of London academics are involved in one of the UK’s largest festivals dedicated to history this week.

Research into degradable particles to reduce tooth decay wins award Research into degradable particles to reduce tooth decay wins award
26 June 2013

Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have received the materials science Venture Prize for developing a new degradable particle which could bring toothache relief to millions.

Cola drinking flea is a hit at Queen Mary Science Festival Cola drinking flea is a hit at Queen Mary Science Festival
26 June 2013

Hundreds of local school children found out how caffeinated drinks affect the heartbeat of a flea at the third annual Barts and Queen Mary Science Festival on Tuesday 25 June.

A tale of two languages article News story: A tale of two languages
25 June 2013

Language undergraduates at Queen Mary, University of London, have been given the rare opportunity of getting their creative writing published in both English and Spanish.

Balancing the books during uncertain times article News story: Balancing the books during uncertain times
21 June 2013

Our understanding of major events, such as a future economic crisis could be much improved if politicians and policymakers thought in terms of uncertainty rather than risk when implementing public policy interventions, cognitive psychologists argue. 

Queen Mary students battle to become Britain’s greenest driver article News story: Queen Mary students battle to become Britain’s greenest driver
18 June 2013

Two students from Queen Mary, University of London will jump behind the wheel for the first stages of a non-stop driving challenge across the length of Britain in a bid to be crowned the nation’s most economical driver.

HPV testing could cut cervical cancers by a third HPV testing could cut cervical cancers by a third
14 June 2013

Testing women for the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) first, instead of the traditional cervical screening test to detect abnormal cells in the cervix, could prevent around 600 cases of cervical cancer a year in England according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

Queen Mary Peace Process project unveils new film article News story: Queen Mary Peace Process project unveils new film
10 June 2013

The experiences of former schoolteachers and students who lived through the worst years of the Northern Ireland conflict are explored in a short film created as part of a unique project on the peace process.

What’s in a name? article News story: What’s in a name?
5 June 2013

Names can provide a clue to a person’s background, and with certain names come certain preconceptions. But could a parent’s choice of name for their child be influenced by evolution? Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London analysed the most popular baby names from the last decade to decode the link between the sounds in a name and the sex, in a new paper published in the journal PLOS ONE today (Wednesday 5 June).

Research reveals high salt levels in biscuits Research reveals high salt levels in biscuits
4 June 2013

They may appear to be a sweet treat, but a new study from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, has revealed the high level of salt in many biscuits.

Science and storytelling collide at Pathology Museum event article News story: Science and storytelling collide at Pathology Museum event
3 June 2013

Six speakers take the microphone at Barts Pathology Museum – part of Queen Mary, University of London - on Tuesday 25 June to share touching, absurd, and funny personal stories about the science that has changed their lives.

‘First in the family’ university students reach out to young people article News story: ‘First in the family’ university students reach out to young people
31 May 2013

A new ‘Life Skills Programme’ supported by J.P. Morgan and co-ordinated by leading charity the National Children’s Bureau, Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Roehampton, will tap into the enthusiasm of students who are the first in their family to attend university, and bring them together with young people in their neighbouring communities.

Queen Mary public engagement projects celebrated article News story: Queen Mary public engagement projects celebrated
29 May 2013

Students and staff at Queen Mary, University of London have been rewarded for their innovative engagement and enterprise activities, events and inventions – from start-up tech companies and charity projects with the elderly to a website celebrating the beauty of maths.

Can an app solve healthcare problems? QM launches student tech competition QHealth article News story: Can an app solve healthcare problems? QM launches student tech competition QHealth
28 May 2013

Students at Queen Mary, University of London have the chance to solve problems in healthcare and win £1,000 by using their creative ideas and entrepreneurial skills in a new technology competition.

Tower Hamlets gets heart health help from Queen Mary’s Centre of the Cell Tower Hamlets gets heart health help from Queen Mary’s Centre of the Cell
24 May 2013

School children at Bigland Green Primary School in Tower Hamlets have been inspired to live heart-healthier lifestyles thanks to Queen Mary, University of London and a grant from national charity, Heart Research UK.

International tech companies visit QM article News story: International tech companies visit QM
23 May 2013

A delegation of around of more than 30 global tech businesses visited the state of the art media technology facilities at Mile End Campus on Tuesday 21 May, as part of this year’s Digital Shoreditch Festival.

Researchers complete largest genetic sequencing study of human disease Researchers complete largest genetic sequencing study of human disease
22 May 2013

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have led the largest sequencing study of human disease to date, investigating the genetic basis of six autoimmune diseases.

Jules Evans wins BBC broadcasting competition article News story: Jules Evans wins BBC broadcasting competition
20 May 2013

Philosopher Jules Evans from Queen Mary, University of London is among 10 UK academics to win the title of BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker 2013 and turn their groundbreaking ideas into top broadcasting.

A Cautionary Tale of Poison, Betrayal and Greed at Barts Pathology Museum article News story: A Cautionary Tale of Poison, Betrayal and Greed at Barts Pathology Museum
20 May 2013

Award-winning medical journalist Sandra Hempel is to speak on the use of arsenic in murder, at Barts Pathology Museum on Tuesday 18 June.

Students take leading roles in charity tackling global and local health issues Students take leading roles in charity tackling global and local health issues
20 May 2013

Two medical students from Queen Mary, University of London have recently been appointed to the national committee of Medsin, a student network and registered charity tackling global and local health inequalities through education, advocacy and community action. 

Digital Shoreditch Festival showcases the best in creative and online technology from Queen Mary article News story: Digital Shoreditch Festival showcases the best in creative and online technology from Queen Mary
20 May 2013

An interactive game that explores long-term memory and an art sculpture that responds to changes in air pollution are just two of the projects from the Media and Arts Technology Programme at Queen Mary, University of London featured at this year’s Digital Shoreditch Festival (20-31 May).

‘Unopenable’ historic scrolls will yield their secrets to new X-ray system ‘Unopenable’ historic scrolls will yield their secrets to new X-ray system
16 May 2013

Pioneering X-ray technology is making it possible to read fragile rolled-up historical documents for the first time in centuries.

New app turns drawings into music article News story: New app turns drawings into music
15 May 2013

A new creative app from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London puts the fun into computer programming by transforming photographs of real drawings into music.

Chemistry festival creates a bang at Queen Mary article News story: Chemistry festival creates a bang at Queen Mary
15 May 2013

Queen Mary, University of London threw open its chemistry laboratory-doors for a day of hands-on fun activities for the Salters' Festival of Chemistry on Wednesday 15 May.

New course combines the best of computer science and business New course combines the best of computer science and business
14 May 2013

Queen Mary will be one of the few institutions in London to offer a new degree programme that has been designed with the help of some of the world’s leading employers.

QM expert appointed to aviation advisory panel QM expert appointed to aviation advisory panel
13 May 2013

A leading expert in  noise and health from Queen Mary, University of London, has been appointed to an advisory panel set up to help assess options for increasing the UK’s aviation capacity.

Queen Mary climbs QS World Rankings article News story: Queen Mary climbs QS World Rankings
8 May 2013

A highly-regarded global analysis of almost 3,000 universities ranks 19 subjects taught at Queen Mary, University of London as among the world’s best.

QM researchers lead trial of revolutionary new device-based treatment for high blood pressure QM researchers lead trial of revolutionary new device-based treatment for high blood pressure
8 May 2013

A trial led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London into a new device to control blood pressure could transform the lives of people across the world.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister visits Queen Mary BioEnterprises Russian Deputy Prime Minister visits Queen Mary BioEnterprises
7 May 2013

A Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation visited Queen Mary, University of London’s Whitechapel campus on Wednesday 1 May, on a tour of east London’s expanding technology innovation hubs.

Dealing with Difference: Jews, Muslims and the British Left Today article News story: Dealing with Difference: Jews, Muslims and the British Left Today
7 May 2013

How the British Left deals with Jewish and Muslim difference is the latest subject up for debate in a lecture by Dr Brian Klug of the University of Oxford.

Bari speaks at world's largest philosophy festival article News story: Bari speaks at world's largest philosophy festival
2 May 2013

A Lecturer in Romanticism at Queen Mary, University of London is taking part in the world's largest philosophy festival later this month.

BBC Two recreates Pride and Prejudice ball with the help of Queen Mary historian Amanda Vickery article News story: BBC Two recreates Pride and Prejudice ball with the help of Queen Mary historian Amanda Vickery
2 May 2013

It’s been 200 years since Jane Austen's most famous novel Pride and Prejudice was published – it has since gone on to charm generations of readers through several TV and film adaptations.

Mathematicians help to unlock brain function article News story: Mathematicians help to unlock brain function
1 May 2013

Mathematicians from Queen Mary, University of London will bring researchers one-step closer to understanding how the structure of the brain relates to its function in two recently published studies.

Classical music meets cutting edge digital technology at LCO/Queen Mary concert article News story: Classical music meets cutting edge digital technology at LCO/Queen Mary concert
1 May 2013

Digital Music experts at Queen Mary, University of London have joined forces with the world-renowned London Chamber Orchestra (LCO) for a concert merging contemporary and classical music with science and technology.

Queen Mary partner school St Paul’s Way rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted article News story: Queen Mary partner school St Paul’s Way rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted
30 April 2013

Queen Mary, University of London’s partner school, St Paul’s Way Trust in Tower Hamlets, has been described as ‘outstanding’ in all four criteria in its 2013 Ofsted inspection, just months after it was named one of the most improved schools in the UK.

Congenitally blind people have more accurate memories, research finds article News story: Congenitally blind people have more accurate memories, research finds
29 April 2013

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Bath have found that people who are congenitally blind have more accurate memories than those who are sighted.

Drama at Queen Mary ranked first in UK by Complete University Guide article News story: Drama at Queen Mary ranked first in UK by Complete University Guide
29 April 2013

Drama at Queen Mary, University of London, has been rated top in the UK in the latest Complete University Guide subject league tables, receiving an overall score of 100/100.

Maria gets excited about film director Pedro Almodóvar new movie article News story: Maria gets excited about film director Pedro Almodóvar new movie
29 April 2013

Maria Delgado, Drama Professor at Queen Mary University of London, has reviewed the new Pedro Almodóvar comedy film I’m So Excited’ for the Sight & Sound magazine (May 2013).

QM student receives international award for Tourette’s syndrome research QM student receives international award for Tourette’s syndrome research
29 April 2013

A Queen Mary PhD student has received an international research award for her work on Tourette’s syndrome.

London Lung Cancer Alliance launched to transform patient care London Lung Cancer Alliance launched to transform patient care
26 April 2013

Leading research institutions and hospitals across London, including Queen Mary, University of London, have united to transform lung cancer care with plans to invite patients over a population of six million into a pioneering new programme of clinical trials.

CASSINI SEES SMALL METEORS CRASHING INTO SATURN RINGS article News story: CASSINI SEES SMALL METEORS CRASHING INTO SATURN RINGS
25 April 2013

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London are part of the team to discover the first evidence of small meteoroids, ranging from a centimetre to several metres in size, breaking into streams of rubble and crashing into Saturn's rings.

Students teach local kids about health and safety Students teach local kids about health and safety
25 April 2013

More than 100 children from Tower Hamlets primary schools attended a safety day run by undergraduate medical and dental students at Queen Mary, University of London this week (24 April).

Young Sherlock Holmes and Dr Who author to speak at Barts Pathology Museum’s first kids’ event Young Sherlock Holmes and Dr Who author to speak at Barts Pathology Museum’s first kids’ event
25 April 2013

Barts Pathology Museum at Queen Mary, University of London hosts its first event for children on Saturday 18 May, with popular author Andrew Lane discussing his new novel.

Professor Jerry Brotton explores Northern Ireland’s history in BBC’s Mapping Ulster Professor Jerry Brotton explores Northern Ireland’s history in BBC’s Mapping Ulster
25 April 2013

On Monday April 29 Queen Mary, University of London’s Professor Jerry Brotton will be presenting a television documentary on BBC Northern Ireland called ‘Mapping Ulster’.

Queen Mary best in London for student experience article News story: Queen Mary best in London for student experience
25 April 2013

Queen Mary, University of London has been named as the best university in London for student experience, according to a survey by the UK’s leading higher education magazine, published on Thursday 25 April.

Queen Mary Marathon runners raise over £15,000 for charity Queen Mary Marathon runners raise over £15,000 for charity
24 April 2013

Students and staff from across Queen Mary took part in the London Marathon on Sunday 21 March, raising thousands of pounds for good causes.

Are people really staring at you? article News story: Are people really staring at you?
10 April 2013

People often think that other people are staring at them even when they are not, vision scientists have found.

Month of birth impacts on immune system development Month of birth impacts on immune system development
9 April 2013

Newborn babies’ immune system development and levels of vitamin D have been found to vary according to their month of birth, according to new research.

Tim Bale Professor of Politics reflects on the legacy of Margaret Thatcher Tim Bale Professor of Politics reflects on the legacy of Margaret Thatcher
9 April 2013

Noting her extraordinary impact and disputed legacy, Professor Tim Bale  reflects on the positives and negatives of Margaret Thatcher’s career following her death on 8th April.

Cutting salt intake could save millions of lives Cutting salt intake could save millions of lives
5 April 2013

A modest reduction in salt intake for four or more weeks leads to a significant fall in blood pressure, according to research led by Queen Mary, University of London.

Bumblebees use logic to find the best flowers article News story: Bumblebees use logic to find the best flowers
4 April 2013

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), have discovered why bees copy each other when looking for nectar – and the answer is remarkably simple.

East London Connects to the World East London Connects to the World
3 April 2013

The UK’s Chief Medical Officer formally opened the Newham-based Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry as a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Services Development on Monday 25 March.

Centre of the Cell launches ‘Sponsor a Neuron’ campaign Centre of the Cell launches ‘Sponsor a Neuron’ campaign
3 April 2013

Queen Mary, University of London has launched a public appeal to expand its award-winning science education centre at Whitechapel.

QM economics and finance programmes given industry accreditation QM economics and finance programmes given industry accreditation
3 April 2013

Three economics and finance programmes at Queen Mary, University of London have been given industry accreditation by the UK’s leading association for investment professionals.  

Slumdogs and Millionaires: geography Mumbai field-trip Slumdogs and Millionaires: geography Mumbai field-trip
3 April 2013

Twenty-six final year geography undergraduates at Queen Mary, University of London headed to Mumbai to explore the geographical diversity of people’s lives in 21st century India.

The Making of Queen Mary explored in new history book article News story: The Making of Queen Mary explored in new history book
2 April 2013

From its days as a pioneering philanthropic project in the Victorian East End, through multiple mergers, groundbreaking scientific discoveries and massive expansion, the history of Queen Mary, University of London is chronicled in a new book.

Dental student wins top prize in national competition Dental student wins top prize in national competition
2 April 2013

A dental student from Queen Mary, University of London has taken first prize in a national competition, winning a trip to New Orleans and £10,000 for the Institute of Dentistry.

MP campaigning for pay-day loan regulations joins student debate on debt crisis MP campaigning for pay-day loan regulations joins student debate on debt crisis
2 April 2013

One of Labour’s rising stars, Stella Creasy MP recently joined Geography students from Queen Mary, University of London to debate the UK’s current credit and debt crisis.

London Chamber Orchestra to play People’s Palace official re-opening article News story: London Chamber Orchestra to play People’s Palace official re-opening
5 March 2013

Famous works by Beethoven and Britten will be played by the London Chamber Orchestra on Wednesday 20 March, in a concert marking the official re-opening of the People’s Palace at Queen Mary, University of London.

Marcus du Sautoy lecture:  How maths inspires the arts article News story: Marcus du Sautoy lecture: How maths inspires the arts
4 March 2013

Popular scientist, broadcaster and alumnus Professor Marcus du Sautoy OBE will explore the hidden mathematical ideas that underpin art, dance and music, in a lecture at Queen Mary, University of London on Wednesday 27 March.

Barmy behaviour leads to a happy life according to a new book on the work of British psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott Barmy behaviour leads to a happy life according to a new book on the work of British psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott
1 March 2013

Obsessively playing Angry Birds on your phone or watching cult films on loop is 'barmy' behaviour that can actually lead to a happy life according to British psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott whose work is the subject of a new book edited by a film studies expert at Queen Mary, University of London.

Internationally renowned author and filmmaker Tariq Ali speaks at QM Internationally renowned author and filmmaker Tariq Ali speaks at QM
1 March 2013

Tariq Ali, the internationally renowned author, filmmaker and cultural commentator will be providing a thought-provoking reappraisal of Islamic history in Europe at a public lecture at Queen Mary on 6 March.

Queen Mary’s biggest partner university in China ranked top for engineering article News story: Queen Mary’s biggest partner university in China ranked top for engineering
1 March 2013

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) has been ranked first in China for Information and Communications Engineering by the Chinese Ministry of Education, which assessed over 70 universities offering subjects in that field.

Double success as law professors appointed as honorary QCs Double success as law professors appointed as honorary QCs
28 February 2013

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren and Professor David Ormerod were among eight legal professionals to be appointed to the role of honorary Queen’s Counsel (QC) in recognition of their contribution to the law outside of the courtroom.

Queen Mary hosts first UK-China clean energy forum article News story: Queen Mary hosts first UK-China clean energy forum
28 February 2013

Leading scientists from the UK and China gathered at Queen Mary, University of London last week to find ways of tackling climate change by producing clean energy.

Leading light in construction of post-Apartheid South Africa launches Human Rights Collegium at QM Leading light in construction of post-Apartheid South Africa launches Human Rights Collegium at QM
28 February 2013

Justice "Albie" Sachs, who was appointed judge to the Constitutional Court of South Africa by Nelson Mandela, will speak about his career as a human rights activist when he delivers the inaugural lecture of the UK's first Human Rights Collegium led by Queen Mary, University of London.

The Queen opens national research centre for bowel disease The Queen opens national research centre for bowel disease
27 February 2013

Her Majesty The Queen today officially opened the £3m National Centre for Bowel Research and Surgical Innovation (NCBRSI) at Queen Mary, University of London (Wednesday 27 February).

Animal replacement research receives international accolade Animal replacement research receives international accolade
26 February 2013

Pioneering research led by Queen Mary, University of London that has the potential to reduce the number of animals used in medical research of the human digestive system has been commended in a prestigious international awards scheme.

Cost of medication and stigma leading asthma sufferers to risk health Cost of medication and stigma leading asthma sufferers to risk health
20 February 2013

The high cost of medication, stigmatisation and poor acceptance of their condition are causing young adults to take a dangerous approach to managing their asthma, according to new research published today in the journal BMJ Open.

Barts Pathology Museum needs your vote for Museums at Night art prize article News story: Barts Pathology Museum needs your vote for Museums at Night art prize
19 February 2013

Barts Pathology Museum at Queen Mary, University of London needs your vote to win funding for a unique show uncovering historical links between dancing and death, from Day of the Dead celebrations to ‘mass hysteria’ and The Dancing Plague of 1518.

Gene identified in some melanoma linked to increased resistance to treatment Gene identified in some melanoma linked to increased resistance to treatment
18 February 2013

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have identified a gene present in some melanoma which appears to make the tumour cells more resistant to treatment, according to research published today in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.

Queen Mary start-up company receives investment for targeted cancer treatment Queen Mary start-up company receives investment for targeted cancer treatment
18 February 2013

BioMoti, a company set up by scientists from Queen Mary, University of London to develop technology to deliver targeted cancer treatment has received £150,000 under the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS).

Scientists identify new therapeutic target for coronary heart disease Scientists identify new therapeutic target for coronary heart disease
15 February 2013

Scientists investigating how certain genes affect an individual’s risk of developing coronary heart disease have identified a new therapeutic target, according to research published in the American Journal of Human Genetics.

Secrets of mummification unwrapped for Mother’s Day article News story: Secrets of mummification unwrapped for Mother’s Day
14 February 2013

A leading Egyptologist joins one of the stars of BAFTA winning documentary Mummifying Alan at Barts Pathology Museum on Friday 8 March, to delve into the preservation methods of ancient cultures and the bizarre tradition of Victorian mummy unwrapping parties.

Her Majesty The Queen to open new national research centre for bowel disease Her Majesty The Queen to open new national research centre for bowel disease
14 February 2013

Her Majesty The Queen is to open a new national research centre for bowel disease and surgical innovation  based at Queen Mary, University of London on Wednesday, 27 February 2013.

Calling all musos to chart ch-ch-changes in pop music article News story: Calling all musos to chart ch-ch-changes in pop music
13 February 2013

Thousands of music lovers are needed to take part in an online research experiment to track how chart music has evolved over a 50-year period– all in the name of science.

T S Eliot letter hidden for 40 years re-discovered in Queen Mary archives T S Eliot letter hidden for 40 years re-discovered in Queen Mary archives
12 February 2013

A typed letter from the American poet T S Eliot has been uncovered in the archives at Queen Mary, University of London, after being hidden away for 40 years.

Research highlights widespread global use of diclofenac, despite cardiovascular risks Research highlights widespread global use of diclofenac, despite cardiovascular risks
12 February 2013

Research pointing to the widespread global use of diclofenac, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that increases heart attack risk,has led researchers to call for its withdrawal from international markets and Essential Medicines Lists.

National Award for Former History Student National Award for Former History Student
11 February 2013

A former history student at Queen Mary, University of London has won a national award for his dissertation, exploring the nineteenth-century immigration of Norwegians to the USA.

Queen Mary antenna expert receives prestigious research award article News story: Queen Mary antenna expert receives prestigious research award
8 February 2013

A scientist researching the commercial properties of the ‘super-material’ graphene, from Queen Mary, University of London, has received a top prize from the UK’s national academy of science.

LLM in Paris wins Franco-British Prize LLM in Paris wins Franco-British Prize
8 February 2013

A new LLM programme recently launched in Paris by Queen Mary, University of London, has been awarded the 2013 Franco-British Lawyers' Society (FBLS) Prize.

Want to be the next UN Secretary General or CIA Director; then get an MPA Want to be the next UN Secretary General or CIA Director; then get an MPA
7 February 2013

Did you know that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, former CIA Director David Petraeu, and the Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong all have one thing in common?  They are graduates of Masters’ programmes in Public Administration (MPA).

Queen Mary celebrates the success of its international scholars article News story: Queen Mary celebrates the success of its international scholars
31 January 2013

Queen Mary, University of London played host to students, embassy officials and scholarship body representatives from around the world on Thursday 24 January at a reception celebrating the success of international students who received prestigious scholarships to study in 2013-14.

Top Asian fusion restaurant and Fairtrade café join Queen Mary’s Mile End campus article News story: Top Asian fusion restaurant and Fairtrade café join Queen Mary’s Mile End campus
31 January 2013

A contemporary Fairtrade coffee shop and a new branch of the popular Asian-fusion restaurant Drunken Monkey, are the latest additions to Queen Mary, University of London’s Mile End campus.

Significant rise in applications at Queen Mary, University of London article News story: Significant rise in applications at Queen Mary, University of London
31 January 2013

Queen Mary, University of London has bucked the national trend and recorded one of the highest rises in applications among UK institutions, according to UCAS statistics.

Scientists identify mechanism behind genetic link to heart disease Scientists identify mechanism behind genetic link to heart disease
31 January 2013

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered that carriers of a specific genetic variant linked to heart disease are at increased risk of developing a more severe form of the condition.

Female deer take control during the mating season article News story: Female deer take control during the mating season
30 January 2013

A new study provides the first evidence of polyandry – when females choose to mate with more than one male – in female fallow deer.

Historic East End organ restored to former glory article News story: Historic East End organ restored to former glory
28 January 2013

The original 1936 Rutt organ of the People’s Palace at Queen Mary, University of London, will pipe up once more on Thursday 7 February, following a renovation.

Dr Thomas Dixon explores history of weeping on BBC Radio 3 article News story: Dr Thomas Dixon explores history of weeping on BBC Radio 3
28 January 2013

Dr Thomas Dixon, explored the cultural history of weeping in a ‘Sunday Feature’ on BBC Radio 3 at 7.45pm on Sunday 27 January 2013.

Amanda helps to re-create the world of Pride and Prejudice for BBC Two documentary article News story: Amanda helps to re-create the world of Pride and Prejudice for BBC Two documentary
28 January 2013

Amanda Vickery, Professor of Early Modern History, will co-front a BBC Two programme which recreates an entire Regency ball in honour of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s popular novel Pride and Prejudice.

Unseen Soviet Holocaust Film Footage Uncovered article News story: Unseen Soviet Holocaust Film Footage Uncovered
25 January 2013

To coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January a new book has been published which uncovers previously neglected Soviet films that show the earliest ever cinematic records of the holocaust.

 Professor speaks at World Economic Forum article News story: Professor speaks at World Economic Forum
24 January 2013

Professor of Drama and Performance, Paul Heritage has addressed two sessions at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.

Water City Festival Orchestra celebrates east London’s past, present, and future with show at the iconic People’s Palace article News story: Water City Festival Orchestra celebrates east London’s past, present, and future with show at the iconic People’s Palace
23 January 2013

A 100-player orchestra takes to the stage at Queen Mary, University of London’s People’s Palace on Sunday 3 February for a concert celebrating east London’s past, present and future.

Seeing beyond cameras: predicting where people move in CCTV blind spots article News story: Seeing beyond cameras: predicting where people move in CCTV blind spots
17 January 2013

A new model from Queen Mary, University of London could be a useful security tool in tracking people in large, busy venues such as airport terminals and shopping centres.

‘Jet-lagged’ fruit flies provide clues for body clock synchronisation article News story: ‘Jet-lagged’ fruit flies provide clues for body clock synchronisation
17 January 2013

New research led by a team at Queen Mary, University of London, has found evidence of how daily changes in temperature affect the fruit fly’s internal clock.

Mending Broken Hearts returns to Barts Pathology Museum for Valentine’s Day Mending Broken Hearts returns to Barts Pathology Museum for Valentine’s Day
16 January 2013

Celebrate an alternative Valentine's Day at Bart's Pathology Museum, part of Queen Mary, University of London, with a heart surgery demo and expert tips on how consuming wine and chocolate could maintain a healthy heart.

Queen Mary to host world’s first Chair in Animal Replacement Science Queen Mary to host world’s first Chair in Animal Replacement Science
16 January 2013

Queen Mary, University of London and the Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT) for Humane Research have today announced a joint collaboration which will see the world’s first chair dedicated to animal replacement science based within the university’s Blizard Institute.

Queen Mary reopens the People’s Palace – an iconic East End venue article News story: Queen Mary reopens the People’s Palace – an iconic East End venue
16 January 2013

When the original People’s Palace opened in 1887, one and a half million people visited the building in just one year, flocking to the east London venue for entertainment, education and recreation. Following a £6m refurbishment project to restore the building and install new technology, Queen Mary, University of London will relaunch the People’s Palace in February 2013 as a venue for both students and the community.

Scientists identify new ‘social’ chromosome in the red fire ant article News story: Scientists identify new ‘social’ chromosome in the red fire ant
16 January 2013

Researchers have discovered a social chromosome in the highly invasive fire ant that helps to explain why some colonies allow for more than one queen ant, and could offer new solutions for dealing with this pest.

Queen Mary’s Bill Schwarz wins Book of the Year at Longman/History Today Awards article News story: Queen Mary’s Bill Schwarz wins Book of the Year at Longman/History Today Awards
11 January 2013

English professor Bill Schwarz, of Queen Mary, University of London, beat nine other shortlisted authors to scoop Book of the Year at the Longman/History Today Awards for his study of colonial society as the age of the British Empire drew to a close.

Enteric to receive £800,000 funding for gastrointestinal disease research Enteric to receive £800,000 funding for gastrointestinal disease research
8 January 2013

The Gastrointestinal Disease Healthcare Technology Cooperative (Enteric), based at the National Centre for Bowel Research and Surgical Innovation (NCBRSI) at Queen Mary, University of London's Whitechapel campus, is pleased to announce that it will receive funding of £800,000 over four years from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Tower Hamlets gets help with heart health from Centre of the Cell and Heart Research UK Tower Hamlets gets help with heart health from Centre of the Cell and Heart Research UK
8 January 2013

Centre of the Cell - Queen Mary, University of London’s interactive science education centre at Whitechapel - will be helping Tower Hamlets residents at risk of heart disease learn how to make lifestyle choices that could improve their health.

Study launched to drive improvement in arthritis treatment Study launched to drive improvement in arthritis treatment
7 January 2013

Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have received a £1.2m grant for a clinical trial aimed at improving rheumatoid arthritis treatment through the development of personalised healthcare.

Scientists identify genetic mutation behind rare disease Scientists identify genetic mutation behind rare disease
3 January 2013

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London, and Barts Health NHS Trust have identified the genetic mutation behind a devastating disease of the small intestine.

Medical device to prevent DVT wins innovation award Medical device to prevent DVT wins innovation award
2 January 2013

A medical device to prevent deep vein thrombosis, developed by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, has won two awards at the Innovations in Cardiovascular Interventions (ICI) conference in Tel Aviv.

Research opens up possibility of therapies to restore blood-brain barrier Research opens up possibility of therapies to restore blood-brain barrier
2 January 2013

Research led by Queen Mary, University of London, has opened up the possibility that drug therapies may one day be able to restore the integrity of the blood-brain barrier, potentially slowing or even reversing the progression of diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS). The study, funded by the Wellcome Trust, is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Study offers genetic insight into the ‘disease of kings’ Study offers genetic insight into the ‘disease of kings’
23 December 2012

Scientists have shed light on why some people are more susceptible to gout than others, according to a new study published today in Nature Genetics.

New genetics project could help save the ash tree article News story: New genetics project could help save the ash tree
21 December 2012

A Queen Mary scientist will embark on a new project to decode the ash tree’s entire genetic sequence in the hope of stopping Britain’s trees from being completely devastated by the Chalara ash dieback fungal disease.

 Professor Heinze launches new book on the concept of injustice Professor Heinze launches new book on the concept of injustice
21 December 2012

Using ancient and modern texts, with special attention to Shakespeare, Law Professor Eric Heinze argues the case that justice is not always the cure for injustice but often its cause.

New study sheds light on dinosaur size article News story: New study sheds light on dinosaur size
20 December 2012

Dinosaurs were not only the largest animals to roam the Earth - they also had a greater number of larger species compared to all other back-boned animals - scientists suggest in a new paper published in the journal PLOS ONE today (Thursday 20 December). 

New book from QM academics explores probability, statistics and risk article News story: New book from QM academics explores probability, statistics and risk
19 December 2012

Ever wondered how we analyse risk and make decisions?  A new book by academics based at Queen Mary, University of London attempts to explain to the general public and specialists alike how Bayesian networks, a branch of mathematics, can be used in problem solving.

Musicians wanted for reopening of East End “palace of delights” Musicians wanted for reopening of East End “palace of delights”
17 December 2012

A musical gala, featuring the Water City Festival Orchestra, is amongst a spring 2013 season of events to mark the official re-opening of the historic Great Hall of the People’s Palace at Queen Mary, University of London.

Queen Mary and Warwick award academics £230,000 for new collaborative studies Queen Mary and Warwick award academics £230,000 for new collaborative studies
17 December 2012

New research into type 2 diabetes, social media, space plasma, and cabbage genetics that could boost crop production are just some of the collaborative projects to be carried out by academics at Queen Mary, University of London and its partner university, the University of Warwick.

Maria interviews Oscar winning Spanish film director Maria interviews Oscar winning Spanish film director
14 December 2012

One of Spain’s most influential directors Oscar winning Pedro Almodóvar was interviewed by a Professor of Theatre and Screen Arts Maria Delgado on 13 December 2012.

The Origins of Treasury Control lecture by Visiting Professor Sir Nicholas Macpherson The Origins of Treasury Control lecture by Visiting Professor Sir Nicholas Macpherson
14 December 2012

Sir Nicholas Macpherson, Permanent Secretary to the Treasury will be giving a talk on ‘The Origins of Treasury Control’ in the New Year. He is speaking as part of the 91st Mile End Group meeting, hosted at HM Treasury, on Wednesday 16 January 2013.

Researchers shed light on the workings of the body’s immune response Researchers shed light on the workings of the body’s immune response
13 December 2012

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered that two proteins which are believed to play a key role in controlling the body’s immune response are found in lower levels in T lymphocytes from patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Queen Mary honours Simon Schama, Sarah Waters and Marcus du Sautoy Queen Mary honours Simon Schama, Sarah Waters and Marcus du Sautoy
12 December 2012

The historian Professor Simon Schama CBE, scientist and TV presenter Professor Marcus du Sautoy OBE and best-selling author Sarah Waters joined 1,100 Queen Mary students receiving their degrees during Winter Graduation at Queen Mary, University of London this week.

Queen Mary expands collaborations in China article News story: Queen Mary expands collaborations in China
12 December 2012

Queen Mary, University of London is set to launch a new joint programme in Biomedical Sciences with Nanchang University in China, building on a successful partnership with Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT).

Queen Mary helping to inspire the next generation of scientists article News story: Queen Mary helping to inspire the next generation of scientists
12 December 2012

Students from five secondary schools, who have been working with researchers from universities including Queen Mary, University of London, will be presenting their work at their own ‘scientific conference’ this month.

Experts discuss The Black Dahlia Murder at Pathology Museum event Experts discuss The Black Dahlia Murder at Pathology Museum event
11 December 2012

Barts Pathology Museum at Queen Mary, University of London’s West Smithfield campus will hold a special evening seminar on Tuesday 15 January – the anniversary of the gruesome and much-publicised Black Dahlia Murder. The event will focus on cultural depictions of the case, followed by a wider look at forensic science and cases of dismemberment.

Queen Mary research unit gains international recognition Queen Mary research unit gains international recognition
11 December 2012

The Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry at Queen Mary, University of London has gained recognition from the World Health Organisation, having been named a WHO Collaborating Centre.

Researchers identify new components of the epigenetic ‘code’ for honey bee development article News story: Researchers identify new components of the epigenetic ‘code’ for honey bee development
11 December 2012

Researchers from the UK and Australia have uncovered a new element of the honeybee’s genetic makeup, which may help to explain why bees are so sensitive to environmental changes. The findings could offer an insight into problems like Colony Collapse Disorder, a mysterious cause of mass bee deaths globally.

Queen Mary to lead multi-million pound rheumatoid arthritis research consortium Queen Mary to lead multi-million pound rheumatoid arthritis research consortium
10 December 2012

Queen Mary, University of London is to lead a multi-million pound research collaboration looking at ways of improving treatment for rheumatoid arthritis through the emerging field of stratified medicine.

Gavin Sutter's verdict on the Leveson Report Gavin Sutter's verdict on the Leveson Report
10 December 2012

Following on from the publication of the Leveson Report, Labour has today (Monday 10 December) unveiled a draft Bill that would result in the Lord Chief Justice, the top judge in the country, overseeing a new body of self-regulation, which would be underpinned by law. Now Professor Gavin Sutter, Lecturer in Media Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary gives his own personal opinion of the Report.

Study finds more babies survive premature birth, but serious health problems are unchanged Study finds more babies survive premature birth, but serious health problems are unchanged
5 December 2012

New research from Queen Mary, University of London and UCL (University College London) has found the number of extremely premature babies who survive and leave hospital increased between 1995 and 2006, but the proportion who experience serious health problems in childhood remained largely unchanged.

Queen Mary signs new deal with computing giant IBM Queen Mary signs new deal with computing giant IBM
4 December 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has established an important strategic partnership with the computing giant IBM, to identify areas of mutual interest and spark new ideas for collaboration in research, teaching and recruitment.

Queen Mary scientist elected to prestigious international society article News story: Queen Mary scientist elected to prestigious international society
4 December 2012

A Professor in Antennas and Electromagnetics at Queen Mary, University of London has been elected as a Fellow to the Institute of the Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional society.

QM led research shows potential benefits of e-learning in medical training QM led research shows potential benefits of e-learning in medical training
4 December 2012

International research led by Queen Mary, University of London, suggests that e-learning is an effective method of medical training and could be an affordable way of driving up clinical standards and improving workplace culture.

Queen Mary receives funding for medical research in Zambia Queen Mary receives funding for medical research in Zambia
4 December 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has received a $1.3million(US) grant for research in Zambia into intestinal diseases – conditions which affect most children in the developing world and can leave their growth stunted.

Global Health Week to bring leading public health figures to Queen Mary Global Health Week to bring leading public health figures to Queen Mary
3 December 2012

Queen Mary, University of London’s Global Health Week starts today with an exciting line-up of leading public health figures due to present over the week on a diverse range of topics, from migration and mental health to food policy and access to medicines.

Queen Mary academics attend Lenin plaque unveiling Queen Mary academics attend Lenin plaque unveiling
3 December 2012

Professor Bill Fishman, former lecturer in the School of History at Queen Mary, University of London was one of the guests of honour at a commemorative plaque unveiling to the Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin, held in Bloomsbury, on 30th November 2012.

Queen Mary students win silver in Dragon’s Den for high-tech companies article News story: Queen Mary students win silver in Dragon’s Den for high-tech companies
3 December 2012

A group of PhD students at Queen Mary, University of London have won second place and a cash prize of £2000 in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style competition that aims to encourage entrepreneurship and find new start-up companies in the technology sector.

Queen Mary wins Research Project of the Year at THE Awards Queen Mary wins Research Project of the Year at THE Awards
30 November 2012

Queen Mary, University of London, has picked up the Research Project of the Year at the annual Times Higher Education Awards.

New research reveals cheese saltier than seawater New research reveals cheese saltier than seawater
29 November 2012

New research from CASH (Consensus Action on Salt and Health) at Queen Mary, University of London, has revealed the unnecessarily high levels of salt in a staple of the country’s shopping baskets – cheese.

Queen Mary academic launches ‘Babble Machine’ sound installation at Science Museum Queen Mary academic launches ‘Babble Machine’ sound installation at Science Museum
29 November 2012

Dr Katy Price, from the School of English and Drama, at Queen Mary, University of London, has launched a sound installation in collaboration with the Science Museum.

Queen Mary research wins international award Queen Mary research wins international award
28 November 2012

Research jointly led by Queen Mary, University of London into the long-term impact of breast cancer screening has received an international award from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Santander celebrates partnership with Queen Mary, opens new branch at Mile End Santander celebrates partnership with Queen Mary, opens new branch at Mile End
27 November 2012

A new Santander bank branch was officially opened on Friday 23 November at Queen Mary, University of London’s Mile End campus, with an event that celebrated the university’s partnership with one of the world’s largest banks.

Leading journalists appointed as visiting professors Leading journalists appointed as visiting professors
26 November 2012

Queen Mary, University of London, is pleased to announce the appointment of respected journalists John Rentoul and William Keegan as Visiting Professors.

Novel look at Einstein's theory of relativity in 1920s Britain Novel look at Einstein's theory of relativity in 1920s Britain
26 November 2012

In November 1919, newspapers around the world alerted readers to a sensational new view of the universe: Albert Einstein's theories of relativity. Fast forward over 90 years and Dr Katy Price, lecturer in modern and contemporary literature at Queen Mary, University of London, has published a new book, "Loving Faster than Light”, which focuses on the popular reception of relativity in Britain during the 1920s.

Dr Françoise Boucek comment piece on the French UMP’s disputed leadership election. Dr Françoise Boucek comment piece on the French UMP’s disputed leadership election.
22 November 2012

France’s conservative opposition party is in a state of factional mutiny following Sunday’s leadership contest won by Jean-François Copé by 98 votes (87,388 votes against François Fillon’s 87,290) which Fillon, the former prime minister, claims he won by 26 votes due to 1,304 excluded overseas votes. This could have important implications for democratic politics in France in the short to medium term.

Queen Mary physicist wins communication prize article News story: Queen Mary physicist wins communication prize
22 November 2012

Dr Ben Still, research associate and particle physicist from the School of Physics and Astronomy has won the Institute of Physics’ (IOP) Early Career Communicators’ Award for a range of exciting and innovative projects to share his love of physics.

Queen Mary alumna wins top business award in China article News story: Queen Mary alumna wins top business award in China
21 November 2012 A graduate from Queen Mary, University of London was named Chinese UK Alumnus of the Year at the British Business Awards - a biennial celebration of the importance and impact of British business in China.
Bruce Dickinson gives keynote speech at Queen Mary innovation showcase Bruce Dickinson gives keynote speech at Queen Mary innovation showcase
21 November 2012

Bruce Dickinson, lead singer of legendary rock group Iron Maiden, took to the stage of the Great Hall at Queen Mary, University of London on Tuesday 20 November. Dr Dickinson, who is a QM History alumnus, rock star, airline pilot and aviation business owner, was key note speaker at an event featuring entrepreneurs who studied or worked at the university.

Researchers decode birch tree genome sequence for the first time article News story: Researchers decode birch tree genome sequence for the first time
20 November 2012

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have sequenced the genetic code of a birch tree for the first time, which could help protect British birch populations.

Queen Mary shares £60 million boost for science innovation article News story: Queen Mary shares £60 million boost for science innovation
16 November 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has been awarded funding of over £750,000 to help translate research ideas into commercial success.

Research looks at impact of asthma, social deprivation and ethnicity on educational performance Research looks at impact of asthma, social deprivation and ethnicity on educational performance
15 November 2012

Research led by Queen Mary, University of London has found that having asthma is not linked to poorer scores in national school examinations. In contrast, ethnicity and social deprivation were associated with poorer educational outcomes in the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE.

Strongest evidence to date points to heightened risk of MS for babies born in spring Strongest evidence to date points to heightened risk of MS for babies born in spring
15 November 2012

Lower prenatal levels of vitamin D may mean that babies born in April and May have an increased risk of developing the neurological condition multiple sclerosis (MS), new research from  Queen Mary, University of London suggests.

Virtual trading floor and top City partnerships give Queen Mary Economics students a head start Virtual trading floor and top City partnerships give Queen Mary Economics students a head start
13 November 2012

With Canary Wharf visible from its Mile End campus, Queen Mary, University of London is one of the only UK universities giving its economics students the chance to use the same technology as City traders.

QM students host publishing event for insight into the industry QM students host publishing event for insight into the industry
8 November 2012

Comparative Literature students at Queen Mary, University of London were visited by the founder of an independent poetry press last week, for tips on becoming a success in the publishing industry.

Research shows mixed results for home blood pressure monitoring in stroke patients Research shows mixed results for home blood pressure monitoring in stroke patients
6 November 2012

Home blood pressure monitoring may help stroke patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure according to research from a Queen Mary academic published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Queen Mary marks the first Living Wage Week Queen Mary marks the first Living Wage Week
6 November 2012

As a partner of the Living Wage Foundation, Queen Mary, University of London will be marking the first Living Wage Week from 4-10 November 2012, taking part in the events and celebrations aimed at getting employers and the public talking about the benefits of this higher rate of pay.

Funding for research into regenerating damaged heart muscle Funding for research into regenerating damaged heart muscle
5 November 2012

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have received new funding to find out whether an innovative method of stem cell therapy can help damaged heart muscle to recover and regenerate itself.

Warming temperatures cause aquatic animals to shrink the most article News story: Warming temperatures cause aquatic animals to shrink the most
5 November 2012

Warmer temperatures cause greater reduction in the adult sizes of aquatic animals than in land-dwellers in a new study by scientists from Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Liverpool.

Queen Mary, University of London receives Phase II Grand Challenges Explorations Funding Queen Mary, University of London receives Phase II Grand Challenges Explorations Funding
2 November 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has announced that it will receive Phase II funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables individuals worldwide to test bold ideas to address persistent health and development challenges. 

Biggest astronomical image created by Queen Mary led VISTA telescope article News story: Biggest astronomical image created by Queen Mary led VISTA telescope
24 October 2012

A nine-gigapixel zoomable image of 84 million stars has been created by an international team of astronomers using the UK-built VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory.

Eat Your Heart Out 2012: Queen Mary to host anatomy-themed baking festival Eat Your Heart Out 2012: Queen Mary to host anatomy-themed baking festival
19 October 2012

Talented bakers and medical experts are joining forces for a disease and anatomy-themed cake festival this autumn at Queen Mary, University of London’s Pathology Museum.

QM signs up to Declaration on Openness on Animal Research QM signs up to Declaration on Openness on Animal Research
19 October 2012

Queen Mary, University of London, has today (19 October) joined with 40 other organisations from across the life sciences sector in signing up to a declaration on openness on animal research.

Repeated job strain is a risk factor for depression Repeated job strain is a risk factor for depression
18 October 2012

Overworked employees with little power in the workplace are at an increased risk of developing major depressive disorder (MDD), according to a new study from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, published today in the American Journal of Public Health.

Shape of urine can indicate prostate issues Shape of urine can indicate prostate issues
17 October 2012

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have discovered that the characteristic shape of a man’s urine stream could be used to help diagnose urinary problems.

Researchers ask ‘what makes us gay?’ at Battle of Ideas 2012 Researchers ask ‘what makes us gay?’ at Battle of Ideas 2012
16 October 2012

Dr Qazi Rahman from Queen Mary, University of London will debate the controversial issue of choice in sexuality, alongside leading British thinkers at the Battle of Ideas festival 2012.

QM study highlights potential costs of dramatic increase in the number of London’s ‘poverty jobs’ QM study highlights potential costs of dramatic increase in the number of London’s ‘poverty jobs’
16 October 2012

New data highlights that one in five London jobs pays less than the London Living Wage, and new research from Queen Mary, University of London shows this has potential costs for business, workers and the Treasury.

Apple Day at QM Farmers’ Market celebrates best of English orchards Apple Day at QM Farmers’ Market celebrates best of English orchards
15 October 2012

The Farmers’ Market at Queen Mary, University of London celebrates England’s glorious orchards this Thursday (18 October) with a festival of homegrown apples.

QM scientists in new £2.5million consortium to investigate link between Alzheimer’s and Down’s syndrome QM scientists in new £2.5million consortium to investigate link between Alzheimer’s and Down’s syndrome
15 October 2012

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London, are part of a new consortium which will study the link between Alzheimer’s disease and Down’s syndrome in an attempt to better understand the degenerative disease and predict as early as in infancy which individuals are most at risk.

Research shows money and credit cards contain faecal matter Research shows money and credit cards contain faecal matter
15 October 2012

One in 10 bank cards and one in seven notes are contaminated with faecal organisms, research from Queen Mary, University of London has revealed.

QM led clinical guidelines gain NICE accreditation QM led clinical guidelines gain NICE accreditation
11 October 2012

Clinical guidelines produced following research led by Queen Mary, University of London, will help drive improvements in the treatment of people with pre-cancerous and cancerous conditions of the oesophagus (gullet).

QM celebrates launch of Jewish history archive QM celebrates launch of Jewish history archive
11 October 2012

On Tuesday 16 October, the Leo Baeck Institute (LBI) at Queen Mary, University of London will be celebrating the launch of an online research archive devoted to 500 years of German-speaking Jewish history.

“Treasure trove” of film records unlocks history of British Cinema “Treasure trove” of film records unlocks history of British Cinema
11 October 2012

A film historian at Queen Mary, University of London has been uncovering the secret past of British cinema in a private collection of production records for thousands of films, including such iconic titles as The African Queen, Dr No and Zulu.

Home-made videos set to become polished productions using maths Home-made videos set to become polished productions using maths
11 October 2012

Queen Mary, University of London is leading a research project exploring how to collect reams of data from multiple devices such as mobile phones and cameras, and turn it into professional packaged productions.

Vitamin variants could combat cancer as scientists unravel B12 secrets Vitamin variants could combat cancer as scientists unravel B12 secrets
10 October 2012

A research team involving Queen Mary, University of London, has uncovered the process behind how vitamin B12 is made in cells. They claim the discovery could lead to developing new cancer treatment drugs.

QM’s Dean for Dentistry receives gold medal from Royal College of Surgeons QM’s Dean for Dentistry receives gold medal from Royal College of Surgeons
9 October 2012

Queen Mary, University of London’s Dean for Dentistry, Professor Farida Fortune, has received the prestigious Colyer Gold Medal from the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS).

River Thames invaded with foreign species River Thames invaded with foreign species
9 October 2012

Almost 100 freshwater species not native to the UK have invaded the River Thames catchment making it one of the most highly invaded freshwater systems in the world, according to scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

Queen Mary offers studentships worth £10m to research talent Queen Mary offers studentships worth £10m to research talent
8 October 2012

Queen Mary, University of London is awarding more than £10m in studentships to support the most talented and ambitious new researchers. Successful applicants will have their fees covered and living costs supported in recognition of the vital role they have to play in Queen Mary’s lively research community.

Queen Mary academic receives international research award Queen Mary academic receives international research award
5 October 2012

Professor Sir Nicholas Wald, Director of the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, is to receive the Hamdan Award for Medical Research Excellence in the field of fetal medicine.

Professor Jack Cuzick receives prestigious cancer research award Professor Jack Cuzick receives prestigious cancer research award
5 October 2012

Professor Jack Cuzick from the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine at Queen Mary, University of London, is to receive an international award in recognition of his outstanding cancer prevention research.

Top 150 place for Queen Mary in international league table Top 150 place for Queen Mary in international league table
4 October 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has been named among the top 150 universities in the world by the influential magazine Times Higher Education.

New gene test detects early mouth cancer risk New gene test detects early mouth cancer risk
4 October 2012

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have developed a new gene test that can detect pre-cancerous cells in patients with benign-looking mouth lesions. The test could potentially allow at-risk patients to receive earlier treatment, significantly improving their chance of survival.

Olympic legacy: tackling the ‘East London Diabetes Belt’ is a major challenge Olympic legacy: tackling the ‘East London Diabetes Belt’ is a major challenge
4 October 2012

A study by Queen Mary, University of London researchers has shown the scale of the challenge facing those in charge of delivering the Olympic legacy. In three London boroughs they have found that, overall, as many as one in ten of the local population has a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes within the next ten years. In some areas close to the Stratford Olympic Park up to one in six adults are at high risk.  

Global survey opens up closed doors of international arbitration Global survey opens up closed doors of international arbitration
3 October 2012

The results of a major new survey on international arbitration, conducted by the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary, University of London and sponsored by global law firm White & Case LLP, were launched this week at an event in Dublin during the International Bar Association’s Annual Conference.

Researchers discover key mechanism for controlling the body’s inflammatory response Researchers discover key mechanism for controlling the body’s inflammatory response
1 October 2012

Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have discovered how a key molecule controls the body’s inflammatory responses. The molecule, known as p110delta, fine-tunes inflammation to avoid excessive reactions that can damage the organism. The findings, published in Nature Immunology on 30 September, could be exploited in vaccine development and new cancer therapies.

Artists and the universe collide in East End exhibition Artists and the universe collide in East End exhibition
1 October 2012

The wonders of particle physics are about to collide with the art world in an exhibition exploring concepts from the birth of stars to ghost particles in London’s East End.

Marine animals could hold the key to looking young Marine animals could hold the key to looking young
1 October 2012

Sea cucumbers and sea urchins are able to change the elasticity of collagen within their bodies, and could hold the key to maintaining a youthful appearance, according to scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

Double-bill of vampire lectures promises a bloody good night Double-bill of vampire lectures promises a bloody good night
28 September 2012

For those too old to trick or treat this Halloween, Queen Mary, University of London will be kick-starting National Pathology Year’s Blood Month with a double-bill of vampire-themed lectures.

QM’s Pathology Museum launches Autumn Seminar Series  QM’s Pathology Museum launches Autumn Seminar Series
28 September 2012

St Bartholomews Pathology Museum at Queen Mary, University of London’s West Smithfield campus will host an exciting Autumn Series of evening seminars, featuring events on the art of tattooing, the vampire in folklore, the history of ‘Bedlam’ and the darker side of silent films.

London’s newest Russell Group university top for student satisfaction London’s newest Russell Group university top for student satisfaction
27 September 2012

Student satisfaction at Queen Mary, University of London is the highest amongst London’s Russell Group universities and two percentage points above the national average, according to a nationwide survey of final year students.

Oral history project captures stories of conflict and peace in Irish border towns Oral history project captures stories of conflict and peace in Irish border towns
27 September 2012

An innovative oral history training programme led by legal academics at Queen Mary, University of London, has just been completed in the Irish border region.

Cancer death rates set to drop 17 per cent by 2030 Cancer death rates set to drop 17 per cent by 2030
25 September 2012

The rates of people dying from cancer are predicted to fall by 17 per cent (16.8) in the UK by 2030 according to Professor Peter Sasieni, from Queen Mary, University of London.

London’s creative economy gets a boost with new entrepreneurial hub London’s creative economy gets a boost with new entrepreneurial hub
24 September 2012

Award-winning games developer and inventor, Kam Star of Digital Shoreditch will speak at the official launch of Creativeworks London at City Hall on Monday 24 September.

Children around the world create space-age art Children around the world create space-age art
24 September 2012

Budding artists around the world have the opportunity to showcase their work to an international audience with a competition which brings art and space exploration together.

Europe-wide study finds death rates after surgery double that of recent estimates Europe-wide study finds death rates after surgery double that of recent estimates
21 September 2012

National estimates of death following general surgery have been too optimistic, according to the first large-scale study to explore surgical outcomes across Europe, led by Queen Mary, University of London.

Bumblebees find efficient routes without a GPS Bumblebees find efficient routes without a GPS
21 September 2012

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have tracked bumblebees for the first time to see how they select the optimal route to collect nectar from multiple flowers and return to their nest.

Historian uncovers rare writings by 18th century political icon Historian uncovers rare writings by 18th century political icon
20 September 2012

Three political essays by one of the greatest British statesmen of the last 250 years have been discovered by a historian at Queen Mary, University of London.

Don't miss East End’s Got Talent Don't miss East End’s Got Talent
17 September 2012

If you have ever wondered how to make fireworks from crisp packets then you can find out how at a public show of cutting-edge research at Queen Mary, University of London on Friday 28 September.

Trade unions still fail to lure women leaders, study finds Trade unions still fail to lure women leaders, study finds
14 September 2012

There is little doubt that Frances O’Grady has made history as the first woman to be elected General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress in September 2012. A recent study from Queen Mary, University of London casts some light on the level of O’Grady’s achievement in the wider union landscape.

First comprehensive review of European breast cancer screening programmes finds benefits outweigh harm First comprehensive review of European breast cancer screening programmes finds benefits outweigh harm
13 September 2012

A major review of breast cancer screening services in Europe, jointly led by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, has concluded that the benefits of screening in terms of lives saved outweigh the harms caused by over-diagnosis.

Research reveals high variation in salt levels in bacon Research reveals high variation in salt levels in bacon
12 September 2012

New research from Queen Mary, University of London, has revealed huge variation in the salt levels found in supermarket bacon, with some products containing more than half the daily recommendation of salt in just two rashers.

Queen Mary ranked in top 150 universities in the world Queen Mary ranked in top 150 universities in the world
11 September 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has been rated amongst the world’s top 150 universities in the QS World Rankings 2012 – the prestigious annual league table of international higher education institutions.

Active Follow-Up with Telephone Help Can Reduce Deaths in Chronic Heart Failure Patients Active Follow-Up with Telephone Help Can Reduce Deaths in Chronic Heart Failure Patients
11 September 2012

Chronic heart failure (CHF) patients are less likely to have died a year after discharge if they are involved in a programme of active follow-up once they have returned home than patients given standard care, according to a new Cochrane systematic review published today, co-authored by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London.

Researchers find first evidence for a genetic cause for Barrett’s oesophagus, a condition that predisposes people to develop one of the world’s commonest cancers Researchers find first evidence for a genetic cause for Barrett’s oesophagus, a condition that predisposes people to develop one of the world’s commonest cancers
10 September 2012

Genetic variations that are linked with the onset of Barrett’s oesophagus (BE), a pre-cancerous condition of the lower end of the gullet, have been identified for the first time. The discovery of variations in regions on two chromosomes makes it possible to develop screening tests for people at high risk of developing the disease.

India’s patent laws under pressure: The Lancet special report India’s patent laws under pressure: The Lancet special report
10 September 2012

In a special report in The Lancet, researchers from Queen Mary, University of London argue that pending cases against India’s patent laws threaten public health and misinterpret international intellectual property agreements.

Most English football teams don’t follow international guidelines on concussion Most English football teams don’t follow international guidelines on concussion
10 September 2012

Most professional English football teams do not comply with international guidelines on concussion that ensure that players are safe to return to play, suggests new research from Queen Mary, University of London published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine

Unemployment differences appear to cause more mental health problems among Somalis in London than those in Minneapolis Unemployment differences appear to cause more mental health problems among Somalis in London than those in Minneapolis
7 September 2012

Somali immigrants to the UK and USA appear to integrate better and have fewer mental health problems if they are allowed to work and they receive practical support during the first few years of their time in the new country, according to a study led by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London (UK) and published in BioMed Central Public Health today (Friday).

Queen Mary scores hat-trick of nominations for Times Higher Education Awards 2012 Queen Mary scores hat-trick of nominations for Times Higher Education Awards 2012
6 September 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has been shortlisted in three categories at the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2012, an annual showcase of excellence across the Higher Education sector.

Top Treasury civil servant appointed Visiting Professor Top Treasury civil servant appointed Visiting Professor
6 September 2012

Sir Nicholas Macpherson, Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, is to become a Visiting Professor at Queen Mary, University of London. The post will be held jointly between the Mile End Group – the College’s forum for political debate - and the School of Economics and Finance.

High doses of vitamin D help tuberculosis patients recover more quickly High doses of vitamin D help tuberculosis patients recover more quickly
4 September 2012

For decades before antibiotics became generally available, sunshine was used to treat tuberculosis, with patients often being sent to Swiss clinics to soak up the sun’s healing rays. Now, for the first time scientists have shown how and why heliotherapy might, indeed, have made a difference.

Statement on London Metropolitan University Statement on London Metropolitan University
31 August 2012

Universities UK has responded to the UK Border Agency’s (UKBA) decision to revoke London Metropolitan University’s licence to sponsor visas, saying it “will not affect international students registered with other UK institutions”.

Medical student has paper published in American Journal of Medicine Medical student has paper published in American Journal of Medicine
28 August 2012

A former medical student at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry has had his fourth year project published as a paper in a prestigious journal and reported by the international media.

Archived Guthrie cards find a new purpose Archived Guthrie cards find a new purpose
23 August 2012

Blood collected from newborn babies by a heel prick immediately after birth has been used routinely in most developed countries for decades to screen for diseases such as cystic fibrosis and sickle cell disorders.

No evidence that drug used for preventing life-threatening bleeding in women during labour works No evidence that drug used for preventing life-threatening bleeding in women during labour works
20 August 2012

There is insufficient evidence for the effectiveness of a drug that is being used increasingly to prevent life-threatening bleeding in women who give birth in community settings in low income countries, according to a review of all the available research published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. [1]

Equality laws fail to protect working women from budget cuts Equality laws fail to protect working women from budget cuts
20 August 2012

The UK government has failed to apply laws that protect working women in the wake of the economic crisis, suggests a new study from Queen Mary, University of London.

Language barrier creates legal hurdles for Brits in Turkey Language barrier creates legal hurdles for Brits in Turkey
20 August 2012

Many Brits who move to Turkey are failing to grasp local and international laws, leaving them financially at risk when making legal transactions, such as buying property, a study from Queen Mary, University of London has found.

Treatment for cervical disease is not linked to increased risk of preterm births Treatment for cervical disease is not linked to increased risk of preterm births
17 August 2012

Treatment for cervical disease does not appear to increase the risk of subsequently giving birth prematurely, according to a study of over 44,000 women in England. The study, published online in the British Medical Journal, is the largest in the UK to investigate this and contradicts previous research suggesting treatment could be linked to an increased risk.

Queen Mary named as higher education social entrepreneurship partner Queen Mary named as higher education social entrepreneurship partner
17 August 2012

Social entrepreneurship is a rapidly growing movement within the higher education (HE) sector and now Queen Mary, University of London has been chosen as a pioneering partner in a new joint initiative between charity UnLtd and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

Partnerships
16 August 2012
Keep the Olympic flame burning: exercise safely Keep the Olympic flame burning: exercise safely
16 August 2012

As people around the UK get set to join in a sport on the first weekend after the Olympics, an expert on sports and exercise medicine from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, part of Queen Mary, University of London, has stressed emerging evidence that injury can be prevented using new approaches. This was crucial so that people stayed engaged with new activity to gain long-term benefits, he said.

When it comes to food, chimps only think of themselves When it comes to food, chimps only think of themselves
15 August 2012

A sense of fairness is an important part of human behaviour, yet a research team involving Queen Mary, University of London found it did not evolve from our closest living relatives.

Feedback can have a negative impact on performance Feedback can have a negative impact on performance
14 August 2012

People who give positive encouragement and constructive criticism could be wasting their breath according to the latest research from a psychology expert at Queen Mary, University of London.

Dr Peter Howarth awarded National Teaching Fellowship Dr Peter Howarth awarded National Teaching Fellowship
7 August 2012

Dr Peter Howarth of Queen Mary, University of London, has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) for his excellence in learning and teaching and in recognition of his impact on the student learning experience.

Crayfish species proves to be the ultimate survivor Crayfish species proves to be the ultimate survivor
6 August 2012

One of the most invasive species on the planet is able to source food from the land as well as its usual food sources in the water, research from Queen Mary, University of London has found.

Researchers win funding to reduce salt intake for children and their families in China Researchers win funding to reduce salt intake for children and their families in China
6 August 2012

Queen Mary, University of London researchers have been awarded a major Medical Research Council (MRC) grant for a project to reduce the amount of salt consumed by children and their families in China.

Two effective chronic fatigue syndrome treatments are good value for money Two effective chronic fatigue syndrome treatments are good value for money
6 August 2012

Two treatments found previously to be the most effective for patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) have now been found to be the most cost-effective treatments.

Queen Mary researchers play key role in securing £4.3m funding for e-health research centre of excellence in London Queen Mary researchers play key role in securing £4.3m funding for e-health research centre of excellence in London
6 August 2012

Researchers from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary, University of London have played a key role in securing a £4.3m award to establish an e-health research Centre of Excellence in London.

Queen Mary student entrepreneur to supply entertainment at major business event Queen Mary student entrepreneur to supply entertainment at major business event
3 August 2012

An award-winning music agency created by a student at Queen Mary, University of London is set to supply top-class entertainment to 2,500 guests at the UK’s biggest entrepreneurs’ festival this September.

Lack of nationwide surveillance may lead to clusters of congenital anomalies going unnoticed Lack of nationwide surveillance may lead to clusters of congenital anomalies going unnoticed
2 August 2012

One baby in every 45 was born with a congenital anomaly in 2010 according to the second annual report by the British Isles Network of Congenital Anomaly Registers (BINOCAR), released today (Thursday).

Queen Mary scientist seeks new weapon in fight against cancer Queen Mary scientist seeks new weapon in fight against cancer
2 August 2012

A scientist at Queen Mary, University of London is hopeful of developing new drugs to treat blood cancer after being awarded a major research grant by UK charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

Queen Mary, University of London joins Russell Group of universities Queen Mary, University of London joins Russell Group of universities
1 August 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has become a member of the Russell Group of universities, with effect from Wednesday 1 August 2012.

Enter the Secret World of Teeth at Centre of the Cell Enter the Secret World of Teeth at Centre of the Cell
1 August 2012

A Europe-wide project to create a magical sculpture out of milk teeth promises smiles all round when it arrives at Queen Mary, University of London’s science education centre, Centre of the Cell, this summer.

QM Professor wins major ecology prize QM Professor wins major ecology prize
1 August 2012

An academic from Queen Mary, University of London has won the prestigious International Ecology Institute (ECI) prize for 2012, due to be presented at a ceremony in October.

East London history revealed in new audio tour East London history revealed in new audio tour
26 July 2012

Olympic visitors descending on the capital can explore the East End’s colourful history with a new audio tour, with academic commentary from Queen Mary, University of London.

Robot Road Run: Racing robots game inspired by EU robotic project arrives as iPhone app Robot Road Run: Racing robots game inspired by EU robotic project arrives as iPhone app
25 July 2012

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have launched a fun new smartphone app that lets users interact with and control their own emotional pet robot, using ideas taken from a recent European robotics research project called LIREC.

Russian culture prize awarded to Queen Mary academic Russian culture prize awarded to Queen Mary academic
25 July 2012

Professor Galin Tihanov of Queen Mary, University of London has received a prestigious award for his edited books on the history of Russian literary theory.

QM Head of Geography elected new Fellow of the British Academy QM Head of Geography elected new Fellow of the British Academy
25 July 2012

The British Academy has elected 38 new Fellows, including Professor Miles Ogborn, current Head of the School of Geography at Queen Mary, University of London.

Queen Mary researchers awarded major funding for studies on mitochondrial DNA and asbestos-related lung cancer Queen Mary researchers awarded major funding for studies on mitochondrial DNA and asbestos-related lung cancer
25 July 2012

Dr Sarah Martin has been awarded the prestigious Medical Research Council New Investigator Award to elucidate the role of a number of DNA repair genes in the maintenance of mitochondrial DNA integrity and cancer.

Men uncovered in Amanda Vickery's new Radio Four series Men uncovered in Amanda Vickery's new Radio Four series
24 July 2012

A historian at Queen Mary, University of London is to chart 800 years of masculinity in a new landmark series for BBC Radio Four.

Endoscopy and better tissue sampling are important for management of common pre-cancerous and cancerous oesophageal conditions Endoscopy and better tissue sampling are important for management of common pre-cancerous and cancerous oesophageal conditions
23 July 2012

The world’s largest review of all the evidence on the best way of managing and treating common pre-cancerous and cancerous conditions of the oesophagus (gullet) has found that good endoscopy equipment, more endoscopic surgery, and more tissue sampling are required to improve care for patients.