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A cigarette being smoked. Credit: iStock/Altayb News story: Screening of zebrafish identifies gene involved in human nicotine addiction
30 March 2020

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have shown that zebrafish can provide genetic clues to smoking, a complex human behaviour 

Students sitting exams Blog: Don’t worry about cancelled exams – research shows we should switch to teacher assessment permanently
27 March 2020

Dr Margherita Malanchini, Lecturer in Psychology, with the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, co-wrote an opinion piece for The Conversation, about the positive evidence supporting a switch from exams to teacher assessments permanently.

A Queen Mary award for community engagement News story: Queen Mary’s commitment to its community reaffirmed through partnership in the Civic University Network
27 March 2020

Queen Mary University of London’s status as a civic university, committed to supporting its local, national and international community, has been cemented today with founding partnership of a new national network.

Elderly man receiving assistance during isolation News story: Coronavirus: UK researchers and educators suggest recruitment and training programme for community healthcare workers could help the most vulnerable
26 March 2020

An emergency programme to train thousands of community health workers could help vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new comment piece published in The Lancet.

News story: Queen Mary trains final year medical students to help NHS fight coronavirus
25 March 2020

Queen Mary University of London has trained 18 final-year medical students to immediately support the NHS in the fight against coronavirus.

Dr Rosemary Clyne, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London News story: Queen Mary academic wins teaching excellence award
24 March 2020

Dr Rosemary Clyne, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London, has received the prestigious 2021 Teaching Excellence Award from the Biochemical Society.

A patient having a blood test News story: Queen Mary researchers lead in UK first tuberculosis screening for migrants
24 March 2020

For the first time in the UK, Queen Mary researchers are leading clinics at Barts Health NHS Trust to offer latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) screening for pregnant migrants in antenatal care.

Three-spined Stickleback. Credit: Hadot/iStock.com News story: Are epigenetics really the silver bullet against climate change?
23 March 2020

Species use ‘natural’, epigenetic mechanisms to adapt to their environments but these responses may not be enough to help them cope with climate change, according to new research involving scientists from Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Parliament faced unprecedented attacks throughout Brexit according to report co-authored by Queen Mary academics
23 March 2020

The report, Parliament and Brexit, includes chapters written by Professor Tim Bale and Dr Daniel Gover from Queen Mary University of London’s School of Politics and International Relations.

Signing an online petition via mobile Blog: Covid-19 and the transition period
19 March 2020

Professor Tim Bale, Professor of Politics, with the School of Politics and International Relations, wrote an opinion piece for The UK in a changing Europe, about the lack of support for an online petition to delay the Brexit transition period following the coronavirus pandemic.

NHS. Credit: NHS News story: Sharp rise in NHS negligence claims for lack of informed consent
19 March 2020

Negligence claims against the NHS due to failure to inform patients before they consent to procedures have spiralled up since a landmark legal ruling in 2015, a new study has found. 

A woman offers help to a homeless man Blog: Coronavirus: to avoid major humanitarian fallout, UK must act urgently
18 March 2020

Professor Sophie Harman, Professor of International Politics, with the School of Politics and International Relations, wrote an opinion piece for The Conversation about the vulnerability of the UK's welfare system in facing up to the coronavirus.

Schematic of the microscopic interactions between active particles (green) and a passive tracer (blue) News story: Mathematicians develop new theory to explain real-world randomness
18 March 2020

Einstein’s theory of Brownian motion, which describes the random movement of particles in fluids, is widely used to model randomness throughout science. However, this revolutionary model only works when a fluid is static, or at equilibrium.

 

An illustration of people wearing face masks to avoid viral transmission Blog: Coronavirus: sequencing the DNA of patients screened for coronavirus might save lives
17 March 2020

Professor Richard Buggs, Professor of Evolutionary Genomics, and Professor Richard Nichols, Professor of Genetics, both with the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, co-wrote an opinion piece for The Conversation about sequencing the DNA of patients screened for coronavirus to help save lives.

Postgraduate student Lei Tan presenting at the STEM for BRITAIN event News story: Queen Mary student takes research to Parliament
16 March 2020

Queen Mary postgraduate student Lei Tan attended parliament to present her research to politicians and scientific experts as part of the STEM for BRITAIN event.  

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16 March 2020

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News story: Sadiq Khan on course for Mayoral election victory according to latest poll from Queen Mary’s Mile End Institute
10 March 2020

Sadiq Khan remains on course for a comfortable victory in this year's London Mayoral election, according to the latest poll from the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London.

Action on Salt poster on the salt content of bread News story: Queen Mary’s Action on Salt finds ‘healthy’ plant-based meals are actually drowning in salt
10 March 2020

New research by Action on Salt (based at Queen Mary University of London and Bart’s Hospital) have exposed the shocking reality of many ‘healthy’ sounding plant-based and vegan meals  being served at UK restaurants, fast food and coffee chains.

A stop Brexit sign in the window of a village house Blog: Brexit has made town twinning a battleground – but it’s always been political
6 March 2020

Dr Holly Ryan, Lecturer in International Political Sociology with the School of Politics and International Relations has written an opinion piece for The Conversation about the concept of twinning towns and cities.

Queen Mary to launch innovative doctoral training programme in Data Science and Engineering News story: Queen Mary to launch innovative doctoral training programme in Data Science and Engineering
6 March 2020

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) have awarded £1.6m funding to Queen Mary University of London for a programme to encourage people from non-academic backgrounds to pursue doctoral training.

Image showing microwave sensor technology system measuring drop of blood News story: Researchers use microwaves to measure signs of dehydration
5 March 2020

A new study involving scientists from Queen Mary University of London and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has successfully used microwaves to measure blood-based molecules known to be influenced by dehydration.

The signing ceremony at Kaplan International College London News story: Queen Mary becomes first Russell Group university in London to partner with Kaplan International Pathways
5 March 2020

Kaplan International Pathways and Queen Mary University of London have signed a partnership agreement for Kaplan to recruit and prepare international students for entry to a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes at Queen Mary. The first intake will be September 2020, with the first cohort of students progressing to the University in September 2021.

Picture depicting a medieval city. Credit: Oxford University Press News story: New book provides fresh insight into city life in the Middle Ages
4 March 2020

Cities of Strangers by Professor Miri Rubin from Queen Mary University of London’s School of History provides a unique insight into life in European towns and cities between 1000 and 1500.

Gawain Towler in conversation with Rob Saunders at the Mile End Institute News story: 16 years on the road to Brexit – Gawain Towler in Conversation at the Mile End Institute
4 March 2020

Gawain Towler served as Director of Communications for the Brexit Party and was previously Head of Press for UKIP. In a special In Conversation event co-hosted by Queen Mary University of London’s Mile End Institute and The UK in a Changing Europe, he reflected on a 16-year political journey towards Brexit.

Using medicine-based approaches to protect pollinators. Credit: fotokostic/iStock.com News story: Using medicine-based approaches to protect pollinators
4 March 2020

Molecular medicine approaches could improve the efficiency and sensitivity of pesticide research and evaluation, according to researchers from Queen Mary University of London. 

 

Panoramic view of the Curve on the Mile End Campus News story: Queen Mary's place among world’s best universities recognised in new global rankings
4 March 2020

Queen Mary University of London’s world class status has been reaffirmed in an international league table that has been published today (4 March 2020).

Three arts programmes based at Queen Mary University of London have each been rated strong or outstanding by the Arts Council England  in its 2020 Creative Case for Diversity Report. News story: Queen Mary’s Arts programmes rated highly for their commitment to diversity
3 March 2020

Three arts programmes based at Queen Mary University of London have each been rated strong or outstanding by the Arts Council England  in its 2020 Creative Case for Diversity Report.

Photograph of Professor Malik Dahlan from Queen Mary's Centre for Commercial Law Studies News story: Queen Mary Professor named as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
3 March 2020

A Professor of Law from Queen Mary University of London has been named as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. The new Fellows comprise leading thinkers and experts from Scotland and around the world, whose work has had a significant impact on the country.

Social networks accelerate cultural evolution in hunter-gatherers News story: Social networks accelerate cultural evolution in hunter-gatherers
28 February 2020

A new study, involving researchers from Queen Mary University of London, has shown that the unique social structure of real-life hunter-gatherers increases the rate at which culture evolves.

News story: Queen Mary wins award for commitment to No Place for Hate campaign
28 February 2020

Tower Hamlets Council has awarded Queen Mary University of London a trophy for signing up more than 100 people to the council’s No Place for Hate pledge during National Hate Crime Awareness Week.