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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
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.

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.

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).

Professor Jane Wills (second from left) with other Living Wage Champions 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.

News story: QMUL academic helps to bring best-selling graphic novel 'The Story of Sex' to the UK
31 October 2016

Dr Will McMorran, a specialist in French literature and the history of sexology, has translated the best-selling graphic novel The Story of Sex for publication in the UK.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

News story: ‘Remainers’ want to rerun the Brexit referendum, says Gisela Stuart MP
18 October 2016

Those calling for a debate in advance of triggering Article 50 want to rerun the campaign, according to Gisela Stuart, MP for Birmingham Edgbaston and co-convenor of Vote Leave.

Credit: Honor-Clare Elliot 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.

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.

News story: MS drug may reverse some physical disability
13 October 2016

A drug used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), alemtuzumab, was found to reverse some of the physical disability caused by the disease, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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.

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.

Sea cucumber species Theenota ananas News story: Scientists discover mechanisms of shape-shifting sea cucumbers
5 October 2016

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered for the first time how marine animals called sea cucumbers can rapidly change the stiffness of their body, which could provide a useful basis for developing novel biomaterials for applications in medicine.

© Dr Chris Faulkes 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. 

A bumblebee pulling a string. Credit: Olli Loukola 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).

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.

Mice in an 'enriched' environment 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).

A bee drinking a droplet of sugar water. Photo: Clint J Perry 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.

© Kyna Gourley 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.

© Musée des lettres et manuscrits, Paris 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.

News story: Are suburban garden ponds spreading lethal frog disease?
28 September 2016

UK study suggests human activity may be helping fuel ranavirus outbreak.

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).    

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.

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.

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.

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