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HIV cell News story: Professor Chloe Orkin breaking stigma and dispelling myths around HIV with former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas
18 September 2019

Before going public with his HIV diagnosis, Gareth Thomas spoke to Professor Chloe Orkin, British HIV Association (BHIVA) Chair and Clinical Professor of HIV Medicine at Queen Mary University of London’s  Blizard Institute.

Rob Briner News story: Professor of Organisational Psychology inducted to the Hall of Fame
18 September 2019

Professor Rob Briner of Queen Mary’s School of Business and Management was recognised for his outstanding contribution as he was welcomed into the Human Resources Most Influential (HRMI) Hall of Fame.

Medical researchers talking in the lab News story: Queen Mary celebrates successful bid for Wellcome Trust PhD Programme in Science: Health Data in Practice
18 September 2019

Academics from Queen Mary University of London have been awarded £5.5 million to deliver an innovative ‘Health Data in Practice' PhD Programme, with the first intake of students planned for October 2020.

Students walkingMasters students benefit from new studentships
13 September 2019

Earlier this year Queen Mary’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences launched two fully funded studentships for talented UK applicants from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

News story: Scientists call for population wide BRCA testing for higher risk group
11 September 2019

Following a Queen Mary University of London study, researchers are calling for population wide BRCA testing in the Jewish community after finding it to be more effective than current approaches, cost effective and had a high satisfaction rate with those undergoing testing. 

Doctor holding cancer ribbon News story: Only a third of women take up all offered cancer screenings, new research finds
11 September 2019

In a paper published today in the Journal of Medical Screening, researchers from Queen Mary University of London and King’s College London have found that despite free cancer screening programmes, only 35 per cent take part in all offered programmes.

Scientist analysing a blood test News story: New blood test for prostate cancer is highly-accurate and avoids invasive biopsies
10 September 2019

A new and simple blood test has been found to efficiently and accurately detect the presence of aggressive prostate cancer, according to research by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary’s People’s Palace Project research is nominated for Times Higher Education Award
10 September 2019

The research project, Xingu Encounter, explores new ways for researchers to work with indigenous people in Brazil to preserve and protect their knowledge and culture. The work has been nominated in the category of ‘International Collaboration of the Year’.

Cryodrakon boreas small. Credit David Maas News story: New reptile species was one of largest ever flying animals
10 September 2019

A newly identified species of pterosaur is among the largest ever flying animals, according to a study from Queen Mary University of London. 

DragonflyAI News story: Queen Mary visual analytics software benefits from partnership with Capita
6 September 2019

A predictive visual analytics platform developed at Queen Mary will be grown as part of a strategic ‘Scaling Partner’ relationship between Dragonfly Technology Solutions Ltd and Capita.

PRiSE News story: Physics outreach project nominated for Times Higher Education Award
5 September 2019

A Queen Mary outreach project which takes physics research into schools has been nominated for a Times Higher Education Award 2019.


Wind is seen as one of the sources of sustainable energy News story: How the International Trade, Energy and Climate Change Regimes can help with sustainability
2 September 2019

A new book by an academic from Queen Mary University of London has shed new light on how the trading system can help mitigate climate change and enhance sustainable energy.

Killer Bee Queens News story: Professor writes rock music to stop bee decline
29 August 2019

The world’s leading bee expert is set to release an album of songs dedicated to the insects.

Political parties in the UK overwhelmingly view their members as assets rather than liabilities News story: New book reveals what members really think of their political parties
24 August 2019

Led by Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London, 'Footsoldiers: Political Party Membership in the 21st Century' is the first simultaneous, in-depth study of six of the UK's biggest political parties.

Poultry farming News story: AI livestock farming solution nominated for £1m science prize fund
23 August 2019

A research project led by Queen Mary University of London and Guangxi Veterinary Research Institute, China, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to improve livestock farming has been nominated for the £1m Newton Prize fund.

Photograph of Alberto Fernández, the frontrunner for Argentina's presidency Blog: Alberto Fernández – who is the frontrunner for Argentina’s presidency?
19 August 2019

Dr Sam Halvorsen from Queen Mary's School of Geography has published an opinion piece for The Conversation about the forthcoming presidential elections in Argentina. His analysis sets out explanations for Alberto Fernández’s shock success in the recent primaries and what a victory would mean for politics in the country.

Salt Blog: There is no great salt debate: we should be consuming less
16 August 2019

Feng He, Sonia Pombo and Monique Tan from Queen Mary's Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine published an article for The Conversation about their research into salt consumption.

An image of a violent video game Blog: It’s no wonder the military likes violent video games – they can help train civilians to become warriors
16 August 2019

Professor Neve Gordon from Queen Mary's School of Law has written an opinion piece for The Conversation about violent video games. In the context of recent massacres in the United States, he argues that there is an ethical impact of violent games on society.

Picnic food News story: New survey reveals dangerously high salt levels in picnic foods
15 August 2019

A new survey by Action on Salt, based at Queen Mary University of London, has found that the food content of a ‘typical’ picnic basket could contain more than 5g of salt.

Image courtesy of Domenico Fulgione, Federico II University of Naples News story: Ancient pigs endured a complete genomic turnover after they arrived in Europe
13 August 2019

New research led by Queen Mary University of London and Oxford University has resolved a pig paradox.

Christine Ohuruogu News story: International athlete and Olympic gold medallist graduates from Queen Mary
8 August 2019

Track and field athlete Christine Ohuruogu has graduated from Queen Mary University of London with a degree in Law. Christine is a former Olympic, World and Commonwealth champion and shares the record with Merlene Ottey and Usain Bolt for winning most successive medals in global championships between 2005 and 2016.

Costumes from Loveland (c) Lucy Barriball. News story: Costume at the National Theatre
8 August 2019

A new exhibition Costume at the National Theatre, invites guests into the world of the National Theatre’s Costume department.

News story: Call for levy on manufacturers to reduce excessive calories in unhealthy food
7 August 2019

Today, Action on Sugar and Action on Salt, based at Queen Mary University of London, is calling on the government to introduce a calorie (energy density) levy on all calorie dense processed foods that meet an agreed criteria set by government.

Professor Maralyn Druce News story: Outstanding impact in teaching recognised in national award
5 August 2019

Professor Maralyn Druce from Queen Mary University of London has been announced as a new National Teaching Fellow by Advance HE today.

Daniel Lee, Andy Willimott and Will Bowers will join Queen Mary in September 2019. News story: Introducing Queen Mary’s new Humanities and Social Science lecturers (part five)
1 August 2019

Queen Mary’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has invested in several new strategic lectureships. Over the past few weeks we featured some of our new recruits and showcased their research.

Pancreatic cancer cells CC BY-NC Credit Anne Weston, Francis Crick Institute News story: Promising antibody therapy extends survival in mice with pancreatic cancer
1 August 2019

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London have found a way to target and knock out a single protein that they have discovered is widely involved in pancreatic cancer cell growth, survival and invasion.

News story: Queen Mary student wins Dentistry Gold Medal
31 July 2019

A Year 5 Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) student, Indriyesha Wolfgang Puri, has been awarded the University of London BDS Gold Medal 2019 following a competition with London’s top dental students.

A cytologic smear under the microscope News story: A new choice for young women with pre-cancerous cervical disease
31 July 2019

A single test for women has been shown to aid in predicting which cases of precancerous cervical disease will become more serious, helping with decisions on whether or not surgery is needed, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.

Starfish (Asterias rubens) News story: ‘Love hormone’ has stomach-turning effect in starfish
31 July 2019

A hormone that is released in our brain when we fall in love also makes starfish turn their stomach inside out to feed, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London.