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Nina at the European Space Agency's Columbus Control Centre News story: Queen Mary student wins award for space medicine research
7 August 2020

A fourth year medical student at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, has won an award for presentation of her intercalated MSc project at the Physiological Society's annual Future Physiology conference.

A stock illustration of people laughing News story: Exploring the importance of comedy in contemporary literature and culture
6 August 2020

A new book written by an academic at Queen Mary University of London provides an analysis of the role of comedy and sheds new light on the influence and importance that it has on contemporary literature and culture.

Students from Queen Mary's Legal Advice Centre News story: Queen Mary’s Legal Advice Centre wins Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence
6 August 2020

The Legal Advice Centre based in the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London has won a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) in recognition of its outstanding contribution to higher education.

Marine sediments that cover the seafloor are estimated to contain an abundance of life. Image credit: Jefferey Marlow, Boston University News story: New study reveals lower energy limit for life on Earth
5 August 2020

An international team of researchers led by Queen Mary University of London have discovered that microorganisms buried in sediment beneath the seafloor can survive on less energy than was previously known to support life. The findings have implications for understanding the limit of life on Earth and the potential for life elsewhere.

News story: Digital Public Lecture Series: People and pandemics – a better world?
3 August 2020

In the latest Digital Public Lecture Series experts from Queen Mary discussed their thoughts and experiences relating to Covid-19 and what the world might look like, and what we might want it to look like, post pandemic. 

St Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery in Kyiv, Ukraine News story: Queen Mary launches international training programme for Ukrainian judges
31 July 2020

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London has started its intellectual property (IP) training programme for judges in Ukraine.

Stock image of a doctor filling an injection syringe with a vaccine Blog: Coronavirus: how countries aim to get the vaccine first by cutting opaque supply deals
28 July 2020

Professor Duncan Matthews has written an opinion piece for The Conversation in which he addresses some of the wider issues related to Covid-19 including vaccine nationalism and the lack of transparency in supply chain deals.

News story: Queen Mary community share experiences of returning to campus
27 July 2020

Lockdown measures in the UK have started to ease enabling the Queen Mary community to return back to work as our campuses gradually reopen in preparation for the new academic year. 

The Great Bible in the Old Library of St John’s College, Cambridge. Credit: Ian McKee, by permission of the Master and Fellows of St John's College, Cambridge. News story: Analysis of Henry VIII's personal Bible sheds new light on Britain's past
26 July 2020

An analysis of King Henry VIII's personal Bible by an academic at Queen Mary University of London has revealed new information about the Reformation and sheds fresh light on Britain’s religious, political and constitutional past.

Legal textbooks on a desk News story: Queen Mary supports free legal advisory service in Kenya
24 July 2020

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London is supporting a free legal advisory service in Nairobi, Kenya, in collaboration with Strathmore University.

News story: Queen Mary academic elected as a Fellow of the British Academy
24 July 2020

Professor David Adger from Queen Mary’s School of Languages, Linguistics and Film has been made a Fellow of the British Academy in recognition of his work in the field of linguistics.

Transmission Electron Micrograph of graphene decorated with platinum nanoparticles. The dark spots are the platinum nanoparticles and the grey sheet they lie on is the graphene support material. Credit: Patrick Cullen / Gyen Ming Angel News story: Scientists develop new material for longer-lasting fuel cells
23 July 2020

New research, involving scientists at Queen Mary University of London, suggests that graphene could be used to make more durable hydrogen fuel cells for cars.

Mercy Muroki is a Queen Mary graduate News story: Queen Mary Politics graduate appointed to Government’s Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities
22 July 2020

Mercy Muroki graduated with first class honours from Queen Mary University of London in 2018.

The Palace of Westminster News story: Collective action is needed for threats such as the Covid-19 pandemic, Queen Mary Professor warns Parliament
22 July 2020

Professor Sophie Harman from Queen Mary University of London’s School of Politics and International Relations has given evidence to the House of Lords International Relations and Defence Committee on the funding and governance of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Queen Mary staff and student volunteers at a care home News story: Rapid PCR testing for COVID-19 being trialled in London care homes
22 July 2020

In a UK-first, Queen Mary University of London is leading a clinical trial of a new rapid COVID-19 testing system that delivers results in under an hour. Working with the East London Health and Care Partnership, up to 2,000 staff and residents in 50 care homes are being recruited to see how effective rapid daily COVID-19 testing is at reducing rates of infection, hospitalisation and deaths.

A tourist opening their wallet News story: Infectious diseases magnify tourists’ sensitivity to higher prices, according to new study
17 July 2020

A new study from Queen Mary University of London has shown that tourists tend to be more easily irritated by higher prices paid under the threat of infectious diseases.

A child girl paints a rainbow on a window during the quarantine for the coronavirus pandemic. News story: Queen Mary researchers win Covid-19 funding award from the British Academy
17 July 2020

A team of researchers from Queen Mary University of London have been awarded a grant from the British Academy to conduct research into children’s responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.

A snapshot of genetic code News story: Broadening cancer gene testing is cost effective and could prevent millions more cancer cases worldwide
17 July 2020

Screening entire populations for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations could prevent millions more cancer cases across the world compared to current clinical practice, according to an international study led by Queen Mary University of London. The research also shows that it is cost effective in high and upper-middle income countries.

Data Science and AI Conversion course_Visionaires image_150x110 News story: Queen Mary launch masters conversion programme in Data Science and AI
14 July 2020

The innovative new programme will open up the field of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to students from non-STEM backgrounds.

Elvis & Kresse Ltd rescue waste material and transform it into luxury fashion accessories © Elvis & Kresse (EAKO Ltd) News story: Collaborating with SMEs to develop sustainable fashion
14 July 2020

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London’s School of Engineering and Materials Science are working with a multi-award winning accessories brand to drive forward sustainable innovation within the fashion industry.

Starfish Asterias rubens. Credit: Ray Crundwell. News story: Starfish provide missing link in evolution of key brain messenger molecules
13 July 2020

Scientists have revealed that neurochemicals in the fly brain and the human brain evolved from a common ancestral molecule, despite having very different structures. 

An illustration of a retro microphone News story: Queen Mary’s Centre for the History of the Emotions wins two British Podcast Awards
13 July 2020

The podcast, The Sound of Anger, was named Best Wellbeing Podcast and Smartest Podcast at the annual awards. The initiative is part of the Living With Feeling project at Queen Mary University of London.

A brain scan News story: Scientists discover protective Alzheimer’s gene and develop rapid drug-testing platform
10 July 2020

A gene has been discovered that can naturally suppress the signs of Alzheimer’s Disease in human brain cells, in research led by Queen Mary University of London. The scientists have also developed a new rapid drug-screening system for treatments that could potentially delay or prevent the disease.

Blog: Coronavirus recovery – lessons from the eurozone crisis
9 July 2020

Dr Stella Ladi, Senior Lecturer in Public Management in Queen Mary's School of Business and Management has written an opinion piece for The Conversation in which she discusses coronavirus recovery and the lessons that can be learnt from the eurozone crisis.

A girl wearing a face mask News story: New report sheds light on the impact of Covid-19 on gender and sustainability
8 July 2020

An academic from Queen Mary University of London has contributed to a major report from the United Nations which explores the impact of the current Covid-19 pandemic on gender equality.

Attendees at the 2020 Cosmic Con virtual conference News story: School students showcase physics research at virtual ‘Cosmic Con’
7 July 2020

On Saturday 4 July, pupils from schools across London presented their work on Queen Mary University of London research projects at the annual ‘Cosmic Con’ conference.

Yarinacocha, Ucayali. Credit: Doreen Montag Blog: Call for access to oxygen and medicines to help combat COVID-19 in the Amazon
7 July 2020

Dr Doreen Montag is Lecturer in Global Public Health at Queen Mary University of London, and has almost 20 years of experience among indigenous and non-indigenous people in rural and urban areas of the Peruvian Andes and Amazon. In this article, originally published in Spanish on Lamula, she discusses the immense challenges faced by indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Close up shot of a home security camera on a wall in an apartment. A man is sitting on a sofa in the background. Credit: gorodenkoff/ iStock.com News story: New research reveals privacy risks of Home Security Cameras
6 July 2020

An international study, involving researchers from Queen Mary University of London and the Chinese Academy of Science, has used data from a major home Internet Protocol (IP) security camera provider to evaluate potential privacy risks for users.

Crowds of people in a shopping district News story: Tourists are less sensitive to higher prices in more crowded destinations, according to new study
6 July 2020

A new study from Queen Mary University of London has shown that chronic and temporary crowding experiences lead to tourists being less sensitive to higher prices. The findings also show that marketing and promotional discounts are less effective in areas with more crowding.

People practicing social distancing in Nigeria News story: Covid-19 lockdowns could lead to social unrest, according to new research
3 July 2020

An academic from Queen Mary University of London has published a research paper which explores the impact of lockdowns in response to Covid-19 in Africa.