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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

News story: Drug could cut transplant rejection
21 November 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

News story: Negotiating Brexit – an insider view with Sir Jonathan Faull
6 November 2017

The dynamics and factors that led to Brexit were poorly understood in Brussels and member state capitals, according to Sir Jonathan Faull – a former high-ranking official of the European Commission.

News story: QMUL student wins category in ‘Dance your PhD’ competition
6 November 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) PhD student Judit Pétervári has won the social sciences category of Science Magazine’s ‘Dance your PhD’ competition, which challenges scientists around the world to transform their research into dance videos.

News story: Cancer researcher wins Lifetime Achievement Award
6 November 2017

Professor Jack Cuzick from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received the Cancer Research UK Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on cancer prevention and detection.

News story: Cold dust discovered around nearest star Proxima Centauri
3 November 2017

Dust detected around the closest star to the solar system, Proxima Centauri, may indicate the presence of an elaborate planetary system.

News story: QMUL spin out receives investment to develop energy-saving optical communications technology
2 November 2017

A Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) spin out company has received investment to commercialise a new material technology which would both drastically cut energy use and increase the speed of optical communications.

News story: Brain tumour’s 'addiction' to common amino acid could be its weakness
1 November 2017

Starving a childhood brain tumour of the amino acid glutamine could improve the effect of chemotherapy, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and funded by Children with Cancer UK and the Medical Research Council.

News story: Latest medical research celebrated at William Harvey Day 2017
31 October 2017

William Harvey Day 2017 saw hundreds of attendees gather to celebrate the best of research at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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