14 July 2021
A new study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London, University of Oxford, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, and the Medical University of Graz, has found that lateral flow tests detect Covid-19 with similar accuracy to laboratory-based PCR tests, providing they are used at the onset of infection and soon after symptoms start.
21 June 2021
Professor Sophie Harman, Professor of International Politics at Queen Mary University of London and colleagues, discuss the importance of global vaccine equity in this article for the Conversation.
18 June 2021
The first nationwide study of the impact of COVID-19 on surgery at NHS hospitals has revealed that more than 1.5 million operations were cancelled or postponed during the pandemic and surgical patients who became infected with COVID were five times more likely to die.
4 June 2021
Dr Cameron Watson, Junior Doctor and Dementia Researcher, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for The Conversation on COVID-19’s impacts on the brain and mind.
3 June 2021
The harsh impact of the Covid pandemic on healthcare workers’ mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing has been laid bare in a study showing how the impact intensified the longer the pandemic dragged on.
7 May 2021
Queen Mary researchers have been working with schools to design resources to help young people better understand immunisation programmes.
30 April 2021
A single dose of vaccine boosts potent responses against SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus variants in those with previous COVID-19, a study has found.
29 April 2021
Postdoctoral Researcher at Queen Mary's William Harvey Research Institute, was originally published in The Conversation and discusses the advantages that draft scientific papers ('preprints') have brought to COVID-19 research during the pandemic.
30 March 2021
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London are collaborating with a range of stakeholders, including theatre companies and healthcare workers, to support people with autism through a unique project, Heartbeat – Creating Recovery.
25 March 2021
The project will support those working in health to meet the challenges of wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and adapting to digital consultations and meetings.
23 March 2021
Stay Home Stories, a project led by academics from Queen Mary University of London, has launched its first podcast of people’s experiences of home during the Covid-19 pandemic.
17 March 2021
Queen Mary University of London is set to hold a week-long celebration of the art of conversation which will run from 9 to 16 April.
11 March 2021
The Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London has hosted a webinar on democracy and climate change. Panellists included Hilary Benn, former Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and Caroline Lucas MP, former leader of the Green Party.
10 March 2021
A group of academics have set out a series of recommendations for schools to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission now that they have re-opened, in a letter published in The Lancet.
9 March 2021
People with unhealthy heart structures and poorer functioning hearts have a significantly higher risk of being diagnosed with COVID-19 infection, according to research by Queen Mary University of London, in collaboration with the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (The University of Southampton).
5 March 2021
Less than one-third of COVID-19 clinical trials are led by women, which is half the proportion observed in non-COVID-19 trials, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London, University of St Andrews, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
26 February 2021
People who have previously had COVID-19 have an enhanced antibody response with a single dose of RNA vaccine, according to a study of 51 UK healthcare workers, around half of whom had a previous laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection.
25 February 2021
A new study involving researchers from Queen Mary University of London will explore whether and how GP referrals to domestic abuse services have changed during the coronavirus pandemic.
25 February 2021
Researchers have developed a tool to identify security and privacy risks associated with Covid-19 contact tracing apps.
10 February 2021
Evidence from Queen Mary has been cited in a new government report from the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee.
4 February 2021
Academics from Queen Mary University of London have been awarded funding from the University’s Strategic Research Priorities Fund to undertake a cross-regional study exploring the role of civil society organisations supporting vulnerable migrant populations in Brazil and India in the context of Covid-19.
1 February 2021
Runny nose (coryza) and other indicative symptoms should be added as possible signs of COVID-19 infection, so that more people can access NHS covid tests, according to a Queen Mary academic writing in The BMJ, in an open letter to the Chief Medical Officer, supported by 140 east London general practitioners and health care professionals.
1 February 2021
Research from Queen Mary University of London’s People’s Palace Projects has been selected as a case study by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to showcase the impact of its Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).
27 January 2021
A study co-authored by an academic from Queen Mary University of London has shed new light on the true magnitude of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on financial markets.
27 January 2021
The disproportionately high Covid-19 infection rates observed in Black Americans could be linked to their daily commuting patterns, according to a new study published today in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.
26 January 2021
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust are looking for clinical trial participants who have recently (within 8 days) been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.
26 January 2021
An international research collaboration, involving scientists from the UK, US and Spain, has shed new light on the usefulness of digital contact tracing (DCT) to control the spread of Covid-19.
22 January 2021
Patients of Asian and black backgrounds suffered disproportionate rates of premature death from COVID-19, according to a study of 1,737 patients by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust.
21 January 2021
A new study led by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust, and funded by Barts Charity, seeks to understand why Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities are so badly affected by the COVID-19 virus and address the lower uptake of the vaccine by people in these groups.
14 January 2021
A new COVID-19 testing lab at Queen Mary University of London has started processing NHS Test and Trace samples from the UK population, to increase the country’s testing capacity.