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A brain scan News story: Scientists uncover secret of the hunger switch in the brain
15 April 2021

A 3D structure reveals how a unique molecular switch in our brain causes us to feel full – and may help develop improved anti-obesity drugs.

Heart News story: Study strengthens links between red meat and heart disease
15 April 2021

An observational study by Queen Mary University of London researchers in nearly 20,000 individuals has found that greater intake of red and processed meat is associated with worse heart function.

Dr Andrew McPherson News story: Queen Mary researcher awarded fellowship to develop a new generation of digital musical instruments
12 April 2021

Dr Andrew McPherson has been awarded a Senior Research Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering to improve the richness and nuance of digital musical instruments.

News story: Researchers discover new way to starve brain tumours
12 April 2021

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London, funded by the charity Brain Tumour Research and the Medical Research Council, have found a new way to starve cancerous brain tumour cells of energy in order to prevent further growth.

WISE@QMUL conference committee at the virtual event News story: Queen Mary students and staff celebrate International Women’s Day at online event
9 April 2021

For International Women’s Day, Queen Mary University of London's WISE@QMUL group hosted a two-day virtual conference to celebrate women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEMM).

Stock image of Labour party rosette. Credit: stocknshares/ News story: Mile End Institute poll sheds light on Londoners' views on Labour one year into Keir Starmer’s leadership
9 April 2021

Almost half of Londoners believe the UK Labour party is divided, according to a new survey from the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London.

Woman being vaccinated. Credit Geber86/ News story: Half of Londoners likely to have Covid jab if offered, according to latest Mile End Institute poll
8 April 2021

As the UK’s vaccination programme continues, results from the latest Mile End Institute poll for Queen Mary University of London suggest that half of Londoners are likely to have a Covid-19 vaccination if offered to them.

Sadiq Khan News story: New poll predicts Sadiq Khan on course for victory in London mayoral election
7 April 2021

Sadiq Khan is cruising to a convincing victory in the forthcoming mayoral election contest in London, according to an exclusive new poll carried out for the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London.

Illustration of patient data News story: How preprints accelerated science communication during the pandemic
7 April 2021

A new study led by Queen Mary University of London researchers has found that during the early phase of the pandemic, approximately 35 per cent of the COVID-19 scientific literature was shared as preprints – freely available manuscripts that are shared prior to peer-review in a journal.

Staff from Queen Mary and CIMAV involved in the partnership development. News story: Queen Mary to celebrate launch of new dual Masters programme with joint event
6 April 2021

On 15 April 2021, Queen Mary University of London and Mexico’s Research Centre for Advanced Materials (CIMAV) will host a joint event to mark the launch of their new MRes programme in Materials Science.

A mural depicting Bobby Sands who died in prison whilst on hunger strike in 1981 News story: Prisoners not politicians were key to the Good Friday Agreement succeeding, according to new book
1 April 2021

Irish Political Prisoners 1960-2000 by Seán McConville from Queen Mary University of London provides one of the most comprehensive accounts of the Northern Ireland troubles to date.

The yellow vest (gilets jaunes) movement began in France in 2018 News story: Political developments in France offer sharp lessons for the rest of Europe, according to new research
1 April 2021

A new book authored by an academic from Queen Mary University of London offers fresh insights into politics and society in France, providing a critique of French leadership in the run-up to the forthcoming presidential elections.

Image of DNA. Credit: ktsimage/ News story: Study provides first evidence of DNA collection from air
31 March 2021

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have shown for the first time that animal DNA shed within the environment can be collected from the air.

View over London from Queen MaryQueen Mary ranks as a leader in Research England’s first Knowledge Exchange Framework
31 March 2021

Queen Mary University of London's role as a leader in knowledge exchange has been recognised in the inaugural Knowledge Exchange Framework published by Research England.

People with autism and their carers have been amongst the worst affected groups in the global Covid-19 pandemic. News story: Building resilience among people with autism
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.

Houses of Parliament 150 News story: Parliament should take the lead on constitutional reform in the UK according to Lord Chancellor
29 March 2021

Queen Mary University of London has hosted a major conference exploring the successes and failures of constitutional reform in the UK. Lord Chancellor Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP delivered the keynote speech, setting out the delicate balance that is required between institutions as the constitutional system continues to evolve.

Cinema was a new art form for Virginia Woolf Blog: Virginia Woolf on the magic of going to the cinema
26 March 2021

Dr Lucy Bolton, Reader in Film Studies at Queen Mary University of London has written for The Conversation about the work of Virginia Woolf and the impact that cinema had on her.

A snapshot of genetic code News story: New genetic clues point to new treatments for ‘silent’ stroke
26 March 2021

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have helped identify new genetic clues in people who’ve had small and often apparently ‘silent’ strokes that are difficult to treat and a major cause of vascular dementia.

A doctor wearing a protective face mask News story: Unique research programme investigates how arts-based methods can support the NHS staff during Covid-19
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.

News story: Queen Mary joins NIHR School to strengthen primary care research
25 March 2021

The NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) has announced the fourth phase of the School for Primary Care Research (SPCR), which now involves Queen Mary University of London, and a new focus on supporting the full spectrum of primary care research and building research capacity.

Phoebe Okowa is Professor of Public International Law at Queen Mary News story: Queen Mary Professor nominated to UN International Law Commission
24 March 2021

Professor Phoebe Okowa has been nominated to the United Nations' International Law Commission by the Government of Kenya.

Brain from wooden puzzles News story: Dementia death risk is higher among the socioeconomically deprived
23 March 2021

A large proportion of dementia deaths in England and Wales may be due to socioeconomic deprivation, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London.

The significance of home in the Covid-19 crisis has been far-reaching and profound. News story: New podcast offers an insight into real life experiences at home during lockdown
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.

Jerry Brotton is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary News story: Queen Mary Professor turns detective for new BBC Radio 3 show
22 March 2021

Jerry Brotton, Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary University of London is presenting a new ten-part series for BBC Radio 3’s The Essay.  

Fungal cultures on petri dishes. Credit: Rowena Hill Blog: How we discovered a hidden world of fungi inside the world’s biggest seed bank
22 March 2021

Rowena Hill, a PhD student at Queen Mary University of London and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, has written a piece for the Conversation about  a newly-discovered hidden world of fungi inside the world's biggest seed bank.

Catherine Silverstone delivering a lecture © People’s Palace Projects News story: Queen Mary honours Catherine Silverstone with posthumous promotion
17 March 2021

Queen Mary University of London has promoted Catherine Silverstone from the School of English and Drama to Professor, the first posthumous promotion of its kind at the University.

Icicles hanging from a pipe. Credit: Besjunior/ News story: Scientists develop new approach to predict how liquids freeze
17 March 2021

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed a novel computational approach to better understand freezing in different types of liquids.

News story: Scientists develop rapid test for diagnosis of rare set of genetic conditions
17 March 2021

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London and Cardiff University have developed a rapid test for the diagnosis of a constellation of rare and debilitating genetic conditions, which is described as a ‘step-change’.

Queen Mary launched its Arts and Culture strategy in November 2017 with the aim of developing the University as a world-leading centre of excellence in arts and culture within higher education. News story: Arts and Culture Queen Mary launches its Conversations Week
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.

Fresh fruit and vegetables. News story: Subsidies most effective way to encourage sustainable food choices, study shows
17 March 2021

Subsidising low carbon emission meals could encourage more people to choose them, according to new research.