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Emily with Lord Coe during the 2012 Paralympic Games News story: Alumna named top Young Social Entrepreneur
19 May 2014

A Queen Mary University of London alumna, Paralympic Games Maker and face of a recent national volunteering campaign has been named ‘Young Social Entrepreneur’ of the year by the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK, UnLtd.

News story: Best way to rid a garden of snails revealed by QMUL scientist
16 May 2014

Gardeners wanting to rid their spring flowerbeds of pesky snails may have to ditch the beer traps and egg shells and revert to developing a strong throwing arm, according to new research co-authored by a physicist at Queen Mary University of London.

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.

News story: QMUL joins London Arts and Humanities Partnership
15 May 2014

Queen Mary University of London’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has announced that it is joining - as an associate member - the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded Doctoral Training Partnership, the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP).

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.

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.

Dr Steve Le Comber 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. 

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.

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.

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.

Professor Lars Chittka 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.

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.

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.

Dr Stephen Goldup 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.

News story: Dance with words at silent poetry disco
2 May 2014

Queen Mary University of London’s innovative poetry collection The Archive of the Now has joined forces with the Rich Mix cultural centre in Bethnal Green for a celebratory day of poetry for families on Saturday 10 May.

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.

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).

Professor Allyson Pollock 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.

A bumblebee is caught in the fangs of a crab spider while foraging for food. 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.

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.

Lois Weaver as Tammy Why Not. Image credit: Christa Holka News story: Guggenheim Fellowship for drama professor
28 April 2014

A professor of contemporary performance at Queen Mary University of London has been awarded a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage. Image credit: Euro Realist 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.

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.

Close up of dwarf birch tree 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.

Professor David Sadler 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).

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.

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.

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute News story: Saturn’s rings reveal how to make a moon
15 April 2014

Disturbances in the icy rings of Saturn have given scientists an insight into how moons are made.

Shahidha Bari 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.

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.

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