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A researcher in Queen Mary's BCI laboratories News story: Immunotherapy improves survival in patients with advanced bladder cancer
28 May 2020

An immunotherapy drug called ‘avelumab’ has been shown to significantly improve survival in patients with the most common type of bladder cancer, according to results from a phase III clinical trial led by Professor Tom Powles from Queen Mary's Barts Cancer Institute, and Barts Cancer Centre.

A group of migrants travelling Blog: Mobility in immobility: Latin American migrants trapped amid COVID-19
27 May 2020

In an opinion piece for Open Democracy Dr Marcia Vera Espinoza from Queen Mary's School of Geography argues that states urgently need to rethink their individual responses to COVID-19 and coordinate a collective approach to include and protect all people living in their territories.

Scientists find genes to save ash trees from deadly beetle. Credit:USDA Forest Service photo by Jennifer Koch. News story: Scientists find genes to save ash trees from deadly beetle
25 May 2020

An international team of scientists have identified candidate resistance genes that could protect ash trees from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a deadly pest that is expected to kill billions of trees worldwide.

Sheila Gupta. Credit: Queen Mary Blog: Institutional cultures must be inclusive and built on trust
22 May 2020

Sheila Gupta, Vice-Principal (People, Culture and Inclusion), has written an opinion piece for University Business in which she explains how diversity and inclusivity are crucial for universities and their role in society.

Fourth year dentistry student Tallulah Hall Blog: A change of scenery for a Dentistry student
22 May 2020

Tallulah Hall is a fourth year Dentistry BDS student at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. In this blog, she talks about her experience volunteering at her local hospital to help on COVID-19 wards, getting to know the patients, and learning from her inspiring colleagues.

News story: International Day for Biological Diversity: How Queen Mary research is helping to conserve species worldwide
22 May 2020

Biodiversity is used to describe the wide variety of plants, animals and microorganisms found in the world, and the interactions between them.

Electrocardiogram News story: Scientists discover more than 200 genetic factors causing heart arrhythmias
21 May 2020

Hundreds of new links have been found between people’s DNA and the heart’s electrical activity, according to a study of almost 300,000 people led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

News story: Queen Mary launches Arts and Culture Support Centre
20 May 2020

Queen Mary University of London has launched a brand new centre dedicated to supporting people working in the arts.

NIHR's Be Part of Research campaign News story: More than 1,500 people recruited to COVID-19 research projects
20 May 2020

To mark International Clinical Trials Day, Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust have released a range of new resources to encourage people to get involved in COVID-19 research projects.

Houses of Parliament 150 Blog: Why Britain should allow the UK and EU Parliaments to talk after Brexit
20 May 2020

Dr Davor Jancic from Queen Mary University of London's School of Law has written an opinion piece for the LSE Brexit Blog. He argues that the UK government's refusal to agree to cooperate with the EU parliament is not just misguided but antaognistic.

News story: Queen Mary signs international declaration to improve research evaluation
20 May 2020

Queen Mary University of London has committed to being a world-leader in fairer research evaluation by signing up to an international declaration which encourages research to be assessed on its quality rather than where it is published.   

Legal textbooks on a desk News story: Queen Mary academic awarded British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship
19 May 2020

Professor Maksymillian Del Mar, Professor of Legal Theory and Director of Graduate Studies in Queen Mary’s Department of Law, has been awarded a prestigious British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship.

News story: Queen Mary statement on payment of student workers
18 May 2020

A Queen Mary University of London statement on the payment of student workers.

Takumã Kuikuro is an award-winning indigenous filmmaker News story: Queen Mary strengthens links with Brazil's indigenous community
18 May 2020

Queen Mary University of London's People's Palace Projects is set to strengthen existing links with Brazil's indigenous community and will hold a live Q&A with filmmaker Takumã Kuikuro.

Genetic code News story: Personalised ovarian cancer risk prediction reduces worries
18 May 2020

Offering personalised ovarian cancer risk prediction to women shows that 98 per cent of participants felt less worried after finding out their ovarian cancer risk status, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.

Benjamin Netanyahu is the Prime Minister of Israel Blog: Why the Netanyahus Are Embracing 'Christian Europe'
18 May 2020

Dr Toby Greene, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow in Queen Mary's School of Politics and International Relations has written an opinion piece for Haaretz. He explores Benjamin Netanyahu's views on Europe's radical right.

News story: Leading the conversation around mental health
18 May 2020

Monday marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK. Evolving the conversation around mental health has taken on a new urgency in 2020, and Queen Mary is playing its part to ensure the needs of our most vulnerable are met

News story: Covid-19 pandemic is widening gender gaps at work and home
15 May 2020

Women are more likely to lose their jobs than men in the Covid-19 economic crisis – and they are more likely to be taking on extra housework and childcare whether working or not, according to new research involving Queen Mary and London School of Economics (LSE). 

Dr Aylin Baysan News story: Staff Q&A: Volunteering to support the NHS during the epidemic
14 May 2020

Dr Aylin Baysan is Reader in Cariology at Queen Mary University of London’s Institute of Dentistry and has been volunteering in the Maternity wards at The Royal London Hospital to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this Q&A she talks about the challenges of juggling her teaching and volunteering commitments and why this has been such a unique experience.

Skulls of a male (top) and female (bottom) gharial (Gavialis gangeticus). Credit: Larry Witmer, Ohio University News story: We can't really tell male and female dinosaurs apart, new research suggests
12 May 2020

On Dinosaur Day, Friday 15 May, we're delving deeper into new research led by Queen Mary, which has reopened the debate on whether we can identify male and female dinosaur fossils. 

Dominoes on a table Blog: Equity Finance: Matching Liability to Power
11 May 2020

Professor Rosa Lastra, Chair of the Institute of Banking and Finance Law at Queen Mary's Centre for Commercial Law Studies, has co-written an opinion piece for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) where she proposes a radical shake-up of financial power and liability.

News story: Queen Mary law student returns to nursing to help in the battle against coronavirus
11 May 2020

Before joining Queen Mary to study law, Megan Evers completed a year’s Nursing Apprenticeship and worked as a healthcare assistant. She recently chose to return to the front line to help out during the Covid-19 pandemic.


A bedroom in Queen Mary's Aspire Point accommodation in StratfordQueen Mary launches accommodation guarantee for postgraduate students
11 May 2020

Starting in September 2020, Queen Mary University of London is guaranteeing a room in London for postgraduate taught students for the duration of their programme.

Breast screening News story: Early breast screening lowers risk of developing fatal cancer
11 May 2020

Mammography screening reduces the rates of advanced and fatal breast cancers, according to an analysis of more than half a million women involving researchers from Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary professor releases single in memory of NHS colleagues
8 May 2020

Blizard Institute Professor of Surgery and Barts Health NHS Trust Consultant Surgeon, Professor Charles Knowles, has written and recorded a ballad in memory of all NHS staff and other key workers who have lost their lives in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Inside the special containment lab processing COVID-19 samples News story: Hospitals are safer places than you might think, new Covid-19 research finds
7 May 2020

Research involving Queen Mary University of London suggests that currently the public should not fear contracting Covid-19 from hospital staff, who appear to be at low risk of infection by patients.

A picture of a sculpture News story: Arts, Humanities and Social Science graduates resilient to economic downturns, according to new report
7 May 2020

Graduates in the arts, humanities and social sciences are just as employable as their counterparts in other subjects according to a new report from the British Academy examining the employment prospects of graduates from different subject groups.

Swati Nehete Blog: From being a Dentist and Mother to being on Maternity wards during the COVID-19 pandemic
7 May 2020

Swati Nehete is Senior Clinical Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London’s Institute of Dentistry. She was recently called up to volunteer in the Maternity wards at The Royal London Hospital to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this blog, she writes about her experiences and describes how she dealt with the uncertainty of not knowing where she was going to be deployed.

Young students on Queen Mary campus News story: Queen Mary supports students alongside teachers and key influencers
7 May 2020

As teachers across east London continue working hard to provide an education during the Covid-19 crisis, Queen Mary is helping to support them through its outreach work.

News story: New report reveals the stark impact of the coronavirus pandemic on parents and key workers
7 May 2020

Experts from the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London have contributed to new research published today which reveals the stark reality of the coronavirus pandemic for parents and keyworkers.