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News story: Ash tree genome aids fight against disease
26 December 2016

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have successfully decoded the genetic sequence of the ash tree, to help the fight against the fungal disease, ash dieback.        

Photo: Ray Crundwell News story: Music transformed by technology at QMUL’s Christmas Lecture
22 December 2016

Traditional instruments were transformed by computer science to create sounds previously impossible at the annual Children’s Christmas lecture at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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.

News story: Up to 8,400 heart attacks and strokes prevented through NHS Health Checks
20 December 2016

The NHS Health Check programme in England may have prevented an estimated 4,600 to 8,400 heart attacks, strokes, or death from these causes in its first five years, according to an independent review of the programme led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Dr Guillem Anglada-Escudé won the award for his rsearch into exoplanets that could be home to life 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.    

News story: £1m awarded for global health research
16 December 2016

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been awarded grants totalling £1m for medical research projects in low and middle income countries (LMICs).

Credit: Bridget Colla 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.

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).

Credit: Craig Dean Devine 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.

Credit: aLL Design 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).

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.  

Dr Isabelle Marescahl overseeing research at the Science Museum 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).

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”.

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).

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.

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).

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.

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.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute News story: Saturn’s gravity uncovered by satellite images
17 November 2016

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are part of an international team that has discovered minute fluctuations in Saturn’s gravitational field using several thousand images of the planet’s moons obtained by the Cassini probe.    

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. 

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.    

News story: Medical school in Malta open for applications
16 November 2016

Degrees in Medicine taught on the Mediterranean island country of Malta are now open for applications for 2017 entry.

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).

L-R: Kostie Kontorravdis, Billie Akwa Moore, Kulwant Bhatia (London Judge), Imogen Woods-Wilford and Marysia Clouter News story: Student coders triumph at London Zoohackathon
15 November 2016

A group of QMUL students were on the winning team at the first ever London Zoohackathon, a computer coding and technology event which aims to tackle wildlife trafficking.

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.

Wilson's Bird of Paradise credit: wikicommons 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).        

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.

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.

News story: Season of Bangla Drama returns to London’s east end
4 November 2016

Displacement and identity, youth radicalisation and the future of the NHS are among the themes that will be explored by the Season of Bangla Drama festival, which returns to Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) this November.

News story: Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott responds to Brexit judgement
3 November 2016

Constitutional and EU law specialist Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott responds to high court ruling that parliament must vote on triggering Article 50. 

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