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New forms of torture leave ‘invisible scars’, say researchers
31 December 2011

Use of torture around the world has not diminished but the techniques used have grown more complex and sophisticated, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

Gordon Brown and Tony BlairNew contemporary history Masters covers Blair-Brown years
20 December 2011

A unique undergraduate course dissecting the Blair years of British politics is evolving into a Masters module spanning the entire New Labour era at Queen Mary, University of London.

Job centres are failing young people, finds Queen Mary Olympics survey
20 December 2011

Government-run job centres are failing young people who are searching for work, suggests research by Queen Mary, University of London.

The ATLAS detectorQueen Mary scientists help narrow down search for the Higgs boson
14 December 2011

Queen Mary researchers taking part in the ATLAS particle physics experiment at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva have released the latest results of their search for the elusive Higgs Boson.

Report finds one in 50 babies has birth defect and highlights worrying gaps in regional monitoring
14 December 2011

More than one baby in every 50 is born with a birth defect (congenital anomaly) according to the latest annual report by the British Isles Network of Congenital Anomaly Registers (BINOCAR) – significantly more common than previously reported estimates of around one in 80.

Graduate training scheme takes film students the extra Mile
14 December 2011

An in-house film production unit at Queen Mary, University of London has set up the first scheme of its kind in the UK to help students and graduates break into the notoriously tough UK film business.

Dr Matthew Rubery - credit Martha StewartLiterature expert charts history of the talking book
14 December 2011

An expert on nineteenth-century literature at Queen Mary, University of London has been made a Visiting Scholar by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 

Professor Mike ReeceQM academic appointed new Editor-in-Chief of ceramics journal
13 December 2011

Mike Reece, Professor of Functional Ceramics at Queen Mary, University of London, has been named as the new Editor-in-Chief of the journal Advances in Applied Ceramics.

Students taking part in Cosmic FuturesQueen Mary outreach programme celebrated in Parliament
13 December 2011

Staff and students from Queen Mary, University of London’s ground-breaking public engagement programme will be among a select audience at a special event hosted by the All Parliamentary Space Committee at the House of Commons today. (Tuesday 13 December 2011).

Professor Julia KristevaHonorary degree for literary theorist Julia Kristeva
9 December 2011

Queen Mary awarded an honorary degree to leading feminist writer and renowned psychoanalyst, Julia Kristeva at the Winter Degree Ceremony in December. A full transcript of her accompanying lecture is available below.

Dr Matthew Purver and Dr Stuart BattersbyQM spin-out company seeks brands to trial Twitter analytics service
8 December 2011

A company that provides tools for analysing what people are saying about brands on social media are looking for organisations to trial their new analytics service.

Optical illusion reveals reflexes in the brain
8 December 2011

New research by psychologists at Queen Mary, University of London has revealed that the way we see the world might depend on reflexes in the brain.

Fame Factors is available now from the QApps storeNew smartphone app uses mathematical theory to match your face to celebrities' faces
8 December 2011

Are you as dashing as George Clooney, or as glamorous as Angelina Jolie? Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have developed an app that uses a mathematical formula to analyse your face and tell you which celebrities you look like.

Heart health risk of prostate cancer treatment being ignored, warn specialists
8 December 2011

Heart disease and stroke are emerging complications of treating prostate cancer with testosterone suppression, yet standard management of the disease is ignoring this risk, warn specialists in a viewpoint by researchers at Queen Mary University of London.

Cigarettes, diet, alcohol and obesity behind more than 100,000 cancers
7 December 2011

More than 100,000 cancers – equivalent to one third of all those diagnosed in the UK each year – are being caused by smoking, unhealthy diets, alcohol and excess weight, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

Men have a stronger reaction to seeing other men’s emotions compared with women’s
6 December 2011

Men have a stronger response to seeing other men show emotion than when women show emotion, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

My Asthma LogNew smartphone ‘asthma app’ launched for children and young people
5 December 2011

A new smartphone app that will help children and young people to better understand and manage their asthma has been developed by the NECLES* Health Innovation Education Cluster in collaboration with Queen Mary, University of London.

Dr Melania CapassoQM cancer researcher wins prestigious new award
5 December 2011

Dr Melania Capasso, from Barts Cancer Institute at Queen Mary, University of London has won GlaxoSmithKline’s first UK Oncology CASE (Collaborative Award in Science and Engineering) PhD Scholarship.

Largest ever heart stem cell studies get underway
1 December 2011

Two linked clinical studies that will show whether stem cell therapy can save the lives of heart attack patients are now underway in London, following the award of €11.7 million funding from the European Commission.

Professor Amanda VickeryPublic love of Jane Austen was a slow-burner, new BBC documentary reveals
1 December 2011

A new BBC documentary, marking the bicentenary of the publication of Jane Austen's first novel, Sense and Sensibility, will be presented by a historian at Queen Mary, University of London.

A dust miteNew trial set to help people with house-dust mite allergies
30 November 2011

Scientists working on developing a way to rid people of their allergy to house-dust mites are recruiting volunteers to take part in a new clinical trial.

Emma Baker and Rik Husdan of Student and Campus Services collect Queen Mary's Good Egg Award.Queen Mary awarded for contribution to animal welfare
30 November 2011

Queen Mary, University of London was recognised this week for its pledge to use only free-range eggs in its catering; improving the lives of millions of chickens as a result.

QM researcher wins ‘I’m a scientist, get me out of here!’
29 November 2011

For the second year running, researcher Dr Ben Still has fought off fierce competition to take out the top gong in I’m a Scientist, get me out of here!, a unique competition combining science, excited school kids and X Factor-style voting.

Dr Douglas NobleTools for predicting diabetes exist but are not used, research shows
29 November 2011

New research from Queen Mary, University of London suggests that many cases of diabetes could be prevented by making use of existing prediction tools.

Professor Allyson PollockStellar line-up for Queen Mary’s Global Health Week
28 November 2011

The who’s who of public health experts in the UK recently descended on Whitechapel to highlight the scale of health inequalities around the world.

Lock-keeper's Cottage Graduate Centre, Mile End campusQueen Mary offers Studentships worth £10million to research talent
25 November 2011

Queen Mary, University of London is awarding over £10m in studentships to support the most talented and ambitious new researchers. Successful applicants will have their fees covered and living costs supported in recognition of the vital role they have to play in Queen Mary’s lively research community. The Principal of Queen Mary, Professor Simon Gaskell, has made a personal financial contribution to the scheme.

The PLEO Robot (c) INESC-ID, Portugal, LIREC projectDefining the future of robots in industry and research
24 November 2011

LIREC (LIving with Robots and IntEractive Companions), an EU-funded project exploring how we might live with robot companions, will be hosting an event exploring the definition of robots in the world of industry and research on Thursday 1 December 2011.

Professor Chris FowlerNew head of education at UCLP
22 November 2011

Professor Chris Fowler has been appointed the new chair of UCL Partners (UCLP) Education Sub Board.

Clouds (credit William Warby)Data protection law creates cloud of uncertainty for cloud computing
21 November 2011

Current European data protection laws could leave Flickr, Google and Amazon and other online businesses exposed to legal action, warn law experts at Queen Mary, University of London.

A sterling silver business-card holder from the collection, by silversmith Aoife WhiteHistory of man jewellery revealed in gem of an exhibition
21 November 2011

A student at Queen Mary, University of London, has curated a British Museum exhibit of contemporary jewellery inspired by men’s fashions from both the Renaissance era and today.

Astronaut Richard GarriottTales of Fantasy and the Final Frontier: Dr Richard Garriott de Cayeux gives this year’s Queen Mary Science Communication Lecture
18 November 2011

British born astronaut, video game pioneer, and entrepreneur Dr Richard Garriott de Cayeux will be describing his journey from computer games to outer space at a public lecture on ‘Fantasy and the Final Frontier’ on Wednesday 14 December 2011.

A patient has his blood pressure testedScientists discover new blood pressure genes
17 November 2011

New genes affecting high blood pressure, a condition that causes more than 7 million deaths worldwide each year, have been uncovered by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

Silicon Valley comes to Queen Mary for Entrepreneurship Week
15 November 2011

Queen Mary’s budding student entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to meet inspiring figures from the world of science, technology and business this week, as part of Global Entrepreneurs Week 2011.

Attorney General, Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MPQueen Mary Legal Advice Centre is 'Rolls Royce' operation, says Attorney General
15 November 2011

The Attorney General was guest speaker at the fifth birthday celebrations of the Legal Advice Centre (LAC) at Queen Mary, University of London on Thursday 10 November 2011.

Peter JennerLegendary rock music guru talks IP to Queen Mary law students
11 November 2011

Renowned music manager Peter Jenner took centre stage to lecture on artists’ rights at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), at Queen Mary, University of London, this week.

Professor Brigitte GranvilleIn wake of Eurozone crisis, second UK recession 'highly probable', warns Queen Mary economist
11 November 2011

Brigitte Granville, Professor of International Economics and Economic Policy at the School of Business and Management, Queen Mary, University of London comments on how the current Eurozone crisis will impact on the UK economy.

Year 10 St Paul's Way pupil Wahid Uddin tries out the disco bikeDisco bikes and wave machines inspire local school pupils
8 November 2011

More than 300 GCSE students from local schools descended on Queen Mary, University of London last week for an inspirational taster session in university-level physics.

Special stamp commemorating Leo BaeckNew hub for German-Jewish history and culture at Queen Mary
8 November 2011

Research into German-Jewish history and culture is expanding at Queen Mary, University of London.

Junior Ogunyemi graduated from Queen Mary in 2011Business-savvy graduate shares secrets of his success in new book
8 November 2011

An entrepreneurial graduate from Queen Mary, University of London has published an inspirational guide for students hoping to replicate his business success.

Dr Sarah Martin with Dr Harpal KumarQueen Mary researcher named future leader in cancer research
7 November 2011

Dr Sarah Martin, lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London, is one of two recipients of this year’s Cancer Research UK Future Leaders in Cancer Research Prize.

Human Rights charity comes to Queen Mary
7 November 2011

A leading human rights charity has joined the School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London in a new partnership that will hone the skills of students wishing to specialise in human rights law and practice.

Amanda Vickery gives first annual lecture for Centre for Studies of Home
7 November 2011

There’s no place like home, particularly when it comes to cutting-edge research, as Queen Mary, University of London is proving with a new centre dedicated to its study, partnered by the Geffrye Museum in east London.

Julie Pinborough, Legal Advice Centre ManagerHonour for champion of legal rights
7 November 2011

The founder of a free legal advice service at Queen Mary, University of London has been shortlisted for a prestigious accolade, acknowledging a lifetime of achievements, at the Times Higher Education Awards 2011.

Dr Deborah SwinglehurstResearch shows GP receptionists are unsung heroes
4 November 2011

GP receptionists play a major and important role in ensuring that patients get the correct treatments when they need them, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.

Dr Melania CapassoDr Melania Capasso joins Queen Mary
4 November 2011

Dr Melania Capasso recently joined the Centre for Cancer and Inflammation to develop her innovative research on the immune system and leukaemia and lymphoma.

Queen Mary wins a Green Gown Award for its Fogg building
4 November 2011

Queen Mary, University of London has won a Green Gown Award for its re-cladding of the GE Fogg building.  The award - in the category, 'Sustainable Construction and Refurbishment’ - was presented during a ceremony at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London on 3 November.

Professor Peter McOwanProfessor McOwan awarded Mountbatten Medal
2 November 2011

Professor Peter McOwan, Dean for Taught Programmes in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, has been awarded the prestigious Mountbatten Medal for his excellence in communicating computer science to diverse audiences.

Professor Attila LorinczDIY screening could save lives of women who cannot access smear test
2 November 2011

A study published today in The Lancet shows how a do-it-yourself screen for cervical cancer could help prevent the disease in thousands of women who, for a number of reasons, cannot have a smear test.

QM Principal, Professor Simon Gaskell and Santander's Louis JusteQueen Mary, University of London signs agreement with Santander
2 November 2011

Santander, the fifth largest bank in the UK, has signed an agreement with Queen Mary, University of London. Thanks to this agreement the university will receive a total amount of £120,000 over a period of 3 years.

The agreement was signed by Luis Juste, Director Santander Universities UK and Principal of Queen Mary, Professor Simon Gaskell at a ceremony on 1 November attended by members of the university and the bank.

The 2011 scholarship winners at Mansion HouseQueen Mary students awarded under new £1.5m scholarship programme
1 November 2011

Nine students from Queen Mary, University of London, have received scholarships under a new £1.5 million programme to help young disadvantaged Londoners meet the cost of tuition fees.

Geography students Molly Wootten, Olivia Murphy and Megan Morrison-SloanStudents study East End Olympic job pledge
1 November 2011

Research into how many Olympic jobs are going to East Enders is being carried out by students at Queen Mary, University of London.

A knitted tableau showing a section of brain, revealing the changes that occur during MSThe Big Knit comes to The Blizard
31 October 2011

Giant woolly art installations representing Multiple Sclerosis will be on show at Whitechapel’s Blizard Institute in November to promote awareness and understanding of the disease.

NHS faces cancer challenge as cases set to jump by 45 per cent
28 October 2011

THE NHS must start planning now to deal with a predicted leap of 45 per cent in the number of new cancer cases in the UK over the next two decades, an epidemiologist at Queen Mary, University of London warns today (Friday).

Gum disease leads to painful gums and the loosening of teethMouth bacteria provide ideal conditions for gum disease
27 October 2011

Normal bacteria which live in our mouths provide the catalyst for the development of gum disease, a debilitating condition which leads to painful gums and the loosening of teeth, new research from Queen Mary, University of London has found.

Applications to Queen Mary reach highest ever level
25 October 2011

Undergraduate applications to Queen Mary, University of London, are up almost four per cent from this time last year, bucking the trend of falling numbers across the UK.  

Professor David KelsellRare genetic disease opens new door to treating cancer
24 October 2011

Researchers investigating the genetic cause of a disease in just two patients have made an unexpected finding which has opened a major new possibility for treating serious diseases such as cancer.

Professor Simon Gaskell and Peter MorrisQueen Mary and Barts and The London create world's largest academic health sciences system
21 October 2011

Queen Mary, University of London and Barts and The London NHS Trust have joined UCL Partners (UCLP) to create the largest Academic Health Sciences System in the world. The two new founding partners bring to UCL Partners - one of five accredited Academic Health Science Systems in the UK - significant additional scale and expertise in key areas such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, trauma, stroke and human genomics. Based in east London, the two organisations also bring a focus on health inequalities arising from the area's high levels of social and economic deprivation.

Matt ParkerMatt Parker awarded Josh Award for Science Communication 2011
20 October 2011

Stand-up mathematician, and Queen Mary outreach star Matt Parker has won this year's Joshua Phillips Award for Innovation in Science Engagement (Josh Award).

'Who Tells the Truth about Crime and Punishment - the Politician, the Artist, the Prisoner or the Press?'
20 October 2011

Queen Mary, University of London is helping to organise a live, multi-media debate on crime and social justice as part of the Southbank Centre’s new exhibition of art, film and writing by prisoners.

Queen Mary forensic pathologist leads the way in mummification
20 October 2011

A leading forensic pathologist based at Queen Mary, University of London has played an integral part in the first mummification of a body for three millennia.

National research centre for bowel disease will be a UK first
17 October 2011

A national research centre for bowel disease is to be set up in London to bring the Cinderella area of medicine to the forefront of surgical innovation.

Contamination of UK mobile phones and hands revealed
14 October 2011

One in six mobile phones in Britain is contaminated with faecal matter, according to new research for Global Handwashing Day from Queen Mary, University of London.

Through the looking glass: physicists solve age-old problem
14 October 2011

A problem plaguing physicists across the globe for centuries has finally made a leap towards resolution.

Urgent need for research in the diagnosis of miscarriage
14 October 2011

The current ultrasound test to diagnose miscarriage in early pregnancy is based on limited evidence, raising questions about its reliability, according to a new paper published by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London.

Thousands of victims of domestic violence could be helped by specialist training for general practice teams
14 October 2011

A training programme aimed at GPs, practice nurses and reception staff could help thousands of women who are suffering domestic abuse to get the assistance they need, according to the results of a trial published in The Lancet.

Students clearing litter from the canalQueen Mary students tackle Regent’s Canal
14 October 2011

Dozens of students from Queen Mary, University of London, descended on Regent’s Canal this week for a major clean-up operation on the litter-strewn waterway.

Dr David BermanExploring the Sound of String Theory
12 October 2011

A new collaboration between physicists and sound artists at Queen Mary, University of London, has produced a sonification of string theory equations. The project is being unveiled at a concert on 5 and 6 November, 2011.

Prime minister wrong to claim public health experts support Health Bill
12 October 2011

The prime minister was wrong to claim we support the Health Bill, say public health experts, including Queen Mary University of London’s Professor Allyson Pollock, in this week’s BMJ.

Professor Allyson PollockGovernment claim that patient choice improves healthcare is based on flawed research, experts say
10 October 2011

Research which claims to show that the introduction of patient choice in the NHS reduced deaths from heart attacks is flawed and misleading, according to a report published in The Lancet.

Professor Adrian HobbsProfessor Adrian Hobbs joins Queen Mary, University of London
7 October 2011

Adrian Hobbs joins Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary, University of London from UCL – he has been appointed to the William Harvey Heart Centre for cardiovascular disease prevention.

Professor Graham Hitman3m euros awarded for research into diabetes and obesity prevention
7 October 2011

Three year funding of 2,999,332 euros has been awarded by the European Commission to Graham Hitman - Professor of Molecular Medicine and Diabetes at Queen Mary, University of London - and colleagues, for research into the prevention of diabetes and obesity.

Noam ChomskyLanguage, Mind, Nature: an evening with Noam Chomsky
7 October 2011

Noam Chomsky, one of the world's foremost intellectuals and “father of modern linguistics” will be speaking at Queen Mary, University of London on 9 October, 2011.

Mind over matter in debate on brain donation
6 October 2011

Taboos, ethics and issues surrounding brain donation will be debated at the Wellcome Trust on 6 October 2011.

Queen Mary ranks amongst world’s elite in international league table
6 October 2011

Queen Mary, University of London has been rated amongst the world’s top 150 universities in The Times Higher Education’s (THE) World University Rankings, the year’s most prestigious and rigorous study of global university performance.

© ELowryLabour or Conservative? It’s all in the eye of the beholder
5 October 2011

Scientists have uncovered specific facial characteristics which make MPs look like they belong to one of the two major political parties in Britain.

Queen Mary celebrates teaching excellence
5 October 2011

In the last six years, Queen Mary, University of London, has been given more national awards for teaching excellence than almost any other higher education institution in the UK.  There are currently eight members of staff who have been recognised for their outstanding impact on teaching.

Shakespeare's Globe TheatreQueen Mary historian gains Fellowship from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
5 October 2011

A leading art historian from Queen Mary, University of London will explore the importance of smell in Renaissance drama in a major public lecture at Shakespeare’s Globe on Tuesday 11 October.

Institute of Dentistry celebrates 100 years of excellence
4 October 2011

The Institute of Dentistry at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London, marks its centenary on 3 October 2011 – 100 years since the Institute began life, with four students, as the Dental School of the London Hospital Dental College.

The Battle of Cable Street mural by artist Dave BinningtonBattle of Cable Street anniversary remembered
4 October 2011

The 75th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street, which saw more than 100,000 East Enders stand against the British Union of Fascists (BUF), takes place on Tuesday 4 October 2011. 

Academic issues warning on schoolboy rugby
29 September 2011

A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine highlights the injury risks for schoolboys playing rugby.

Principal, Professor Simon GaskellQueen Mary's Principal appointed to HESA board
28 September 2011

Queen Mary’s Principal, Professor Simon Gaskell, has been appointed to the board of the Higher Education Statistics Agency as a non-executive director. He is one of four HESA board members appointed by Universities UK.

Calanus propinquus, one of the organisms investigated in this study © Pete Lens, British Antarctic SurveyHow global warming could cause animals to shrink
26 September 2011

The way in which global warming causes many of the world’s organisms to shrink has been revealed by new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

City cyclists are at increased risk of lung injury from inhaled soot
25 September 2011

People who cycle through London and other major cities have higher levels of black carbon in their airway cells, according to research from Queen Mary, University of London.

Global science summit lights touch paper behind action plan for ovarian cancer research
23 September 2011

Leading international scientists – among them Fran Balkwill, Professor of Cancer Biology at Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary, University of London - are behind a new nine-point action plan for ovarian cancer research entitled ‘Rethinking Ovarian Cancer’ published today in Nature Reviews Cancer.  The authors, together with Ovarian Cancer Action - the UK’s leading ovarian cancer action charity - this morning urged colleagues, research funders, charities, industry and patients to back the strategy in beating what remains one of the most deadly cancers for women in the UK and across the world.

Student on campusQueen Mary announces Excellence Scholarships of £3,000 a year
22 September 2011

Queen Mary, University of London is announcing new additions to its generous range of scholarships for high-achieving home students.  Excellence Scholarships – worth £3,000 a year – in Science and Engineering and Modern Foreign Language are part of QM’s approach to encourage the best qualified students into subject areas which have been identified as essential to UK economic growth, and which are highly sought after by employers.  

Cultural Evolution (University of Chicago Press)Culture evolves!
20 September 2011

Human cultural change - changes in ideas, beliefs, words, customs and other traits that we learn from other people - shares fundamental features with how Charles Darwin argued that species change over time, according to a new book out this month by Queen Mary psychologist Dr Alex Mesoudi.

Research hints at truth behind ‘man flu’
19 September 2011

New research from Queen Mary, University of London shows that female mammals are better prepared to fight infections and that their bodies suffer less collateral damage when an infection does hit.

Alleged daughter of King Charles II among exiled English nuns
14 September 2011

The sister of a Gunpowder plotter and a royal heir were among 4,000 women who risked life and liberty to join English Catholic convents exiled in Europe between 1600 and 1800, new research has revealed.

Queen Mary jumps five places in Sunday Times University Guide 2012
13 September 2011

Queen Mary, University of London has risen five places from 28th to 23rd, out of a total of 122 universities, in this year’s Sunday Times University Guide.

Professor Richard TrembathProfessor Richard Trembath takes over at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
12 September 2011

Professor Richard Trembath FMedSci is the new Vice Principal and Executive Dean for Health at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.  He succeeds Professor Sir Nicholas Wright who stepped down from the top role in July following ten highly successful years in post.

‘Trojan Horse’ particle sneaks chemotherapy in to kill ovarian cancer cells
12 September 2011

A common chemotherapy drug has been successfully delivered to cancer cells inside tiny microparticles using a method inspired by our knowledge of how the human immune system works. The drug, delivered in this way, reduced ovarian cancer tumours in an animal model by 65 times more than using the standard method. This approach is now being developed for clinical use.

Tomatoes from Wild County OrganicsFarmers’ Market returns to Mile End
12 September 2011

Following last year's successful residency at Queen Mary, University of London, The Farmers’ Market will return to Mile End at 9am on Thursday 22 September.

Discovery of blood pressure genes could help prevent cardiovascular disease
11 September 2011

Findings, published today in Nature and Nature Genetics (11/9/2011) by the International Consortium for Blood Pressure Genome-Wide Association Studies represent a major advance in our understanding of the inherited influences on blood pressure and offer new potential therapeutic targets for prevention of heart disease and stroke – the biggest cause of death worldwide.

Queen Mary waves its magic wand over British Science Festival
8 September 2011

The science behind invisibility and magic tricks and inviting people to create their own music patterns are some of the highlights that Queen Mary, University of London researchers will bring to this year’s British Science Festival.

The creation of a Lego Universe is the must-see event of Researchers’ NightFor one night only: research revealed across Europe
5 September 2011

Building a Lego universe, discovering the computer wizardry behind magic tricks and tracking emotions on Twitter are just some of the fun ways Londoners can learn about cutting-edge research at Queen Mary, University of London on Friday 23 September.

Consumers advised to use their loaf when choosing bread
2 September 2011

New research has found that bread, whether it be your morning slice of toast, your lunchtime sandwich or dipped in your soup, could be packed with hidden salt.

Queen Mary twice short-listed in the Times Higher Education Awards 2011
1 September 2011

Queen Mary, University of London has been short-listed in two categories in the 2011 Times Higher Education Awards.  This year’s nominations for; ‘Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers’, and ‘Most Improved Student Experience’, bring to 15 the total received by the College since the Awards began.

Cosmic Futures winners in Queen Mary's Library SquareSpace enthusiasts win Ticket to Mars
25 August 2011

The young winners of a science competition run by Queen Mary, University of London, the Metro newspaper and the UK Space Agency, have won the chance to create a magazine for school children interested in space exploration.

Their publication, Ticket to Mars, will be officially launched at the Houses of Parliament in December.

Queen Mary becomes ambassador for Living Wage
25 August 2011

Queen Mary, University of London, is helping to encourage other employers to lift families out of poverty by becoming one of six Principal Partners of the new national Living Wage Foundation.

The Bionic BoneBionic Bone chosen for science photography show
25 August 2011

An image of a ‘bionic bone’ taken by a scientist at Queen Mary, University of London, has been chosen for a Royal Photographic Society exhibition celebrating the role of photography in science and research.

New NICE guidelines will radically change how high blood pressure is diagnosed
24 August 2011

NICE has today (Wednesday 24 August) published updated guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension).

Hollie Miller performing The Atmospheric RailwayArt, technology and dance project the star attraction at National Portrait Gallery show
23 August 2011

A wearable instrument that uses body movement to create music has been invented by a post-doctoral researcher and an artist at Queen Mary, University of London. The work has proved a hit with critics who described a recent performance at the National Portrait Gallery as “curious, interactively noisy and compelling”.

Partnership secures £6.5m funding for cardiovascular research
18 August 2011

Barts and The London NHS Trust, and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry have won a joint award of over £6.5m from the Department of Health following an open competition.

Bumblebee (bombus terrestris) © Nigel RaineMaking a bee-line for the best rewards
17 August 2011

Bumblebees use complex problem solving skills to minimise the energy they use when flying to collect food, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

Barts and The London Medical School shines in National Student Survey
16 August 2011

Student satisfaction at Barts and The London Medical School is now at 94 per cent - nine points higher than the subject average according to a nationwide survey of final year students.

Queen Mary leads on £4m boost to London’s creative economy
16 August 2011

Queen Mary, University of London is leading on a multi-million pound project, combining academic knowledge and entrepreneurial skill to benefit the UK’s creative sector, it was announced today.

Student satisfaction at Queen Mary is higher than the national averageStudent satisfaction at Queen Mary rises to highest ever level
16 August 2011

Student satisfaction at Queen Mary, University of London, is five percentage points above the national average, and best amongst the large London universities, according to a nationwide survey of final year students.

New research explains how oestrogen could help protect women from cardiovascular disease
12 August 2011

The sex hormone oestrogen could help protect women from cardiovascular disease by keeping the body’s immune system in check, new research from Queen Mary, University of London has revealed.

Sentimental - the new app from Chatterbox AnalyticsIf you’re happy and you know it: Queen Mary researchers launch new iPhone app
4 August 2011

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have launched a new iPhone app which tells people how happy people are around them, and what they are happy about.

Dominic BellQueen Mary student elected to national sporting body as London Regional Student Chair
28 July 2011

The sport and social sabbatical officer at the Students’ Union at Queen Mary, University of London (QMSU) has been elected as London Student Chair of the national governing body for sport in UK universities.

How supplements could prevent hearing loss
25 July 2011

International researchers will gather in London this week to discuss their research on preventing hearing loss with dietary supplements.

Astronaut Richard GarriottSpace for Health: astronaut Richard Garriott encourages east London students to get fit and aim higher
20 July 2011

Astronaut Richard Garriott will be promoting healthy lifestyles and careers in science and medicine when he meets students at Queen Mary, University of London today (Wednesday, 20 July 2011).

Dr John North - as an nonagenarian he is one of UK's oldest graduatesQueen Mary celebrates exceptional graduates
20 July 2011

A 93-year-old Philosophy student, a young mum with a daily commute of 500 miles to complete her degree and a visually impaired English Literature postgraduate are just some of the exceptional students graduating from Queen Mary, University of London, this week. 

Dr Paul Bruce DickinsonHonorary degrees awarded to rock star, space explorer and visionary artist by Queen Mary
20 July 2011

Queen Mary, University of London, will this week be honouring an international rock star, a self-funded astronaut and a groundbreaking artist with the award of Honorary Degrees for achievements in their field.

Professor Sir Nicholas Wright with Professor Peter MathiesonPrestigious honour for Warden of School of Medicine and Dentistry
19 July 2011

Professor Sir Nicholas Wright has received a Doctor of Science honorary degree from the University of Bristol.

Professor Vieira International Press Award for promotion of Brazilian culture in Britain
18 July 2011

A noted Brazilian academic in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film at Queen Mary, University of London has won an international media award for the promotion of Brazilian Culture in the UK.

Sir Gus O'Donnell - credit UK in CanadaTop civil servant Sir Gus O’Donnell speaks at Queen Mary
15 July 2011

Head of the civil service, Sir Gus O'Donnell and former senior mandarin, Lord Armstrong of Ilminster, will give the last Mile End Group seminar of the season at Queen Mary, University of London, on 21 July.

Queen Mary Student UnionQueen Mary Student Union successfully registered as a charity
15 July 2011

Queen Mary Students’ Union (QMSU) has successfully completed registration as a charity. The confirmation came through from the Charity Commission on July 12th and the union are “ecstatic” to be able to announce the news.

Illusioneering reveals secret science behind amazing magic tricks
14 July 2011

A magical new educational website for schools, which allows students and teachers to explore the range of secret science and engineering behind a series of amazing magic tricks is launched today, Thursday 14 July 2011.

Scientists explored the impact of light on fruit flies (pictured)Newly discovered molecule essential to resetting ‘body clocks’
13 July 2011

Research has shown that light is the key to getting our ‘body clocks’ back in sync and now a new study exploring the resynchronisation mechanism in insects has discovered a molecule essential to the process.

Sexual orientation and gender conforming traits in women are genetic
8 July 2011

Sexual orientation and ‘gender conformity’ in women are both genetic traits, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

BBC R&D's new listening room at MediaCityUK © BBCQueen Mary scientists partner with broadcaster in new audio research initiative
8 July 2011

Today (Friday 8 July) sees the launch of a BBC led initiative which will bring together the crème of UK audio experts, including scientists from Queen Mary, University of London, for a research collaboration which will last at least five years.

QM Drama students meet HRH the Princess Royal at the opening of ArtsTwo Queen Mary scores high in QS World University Rankings by Subject
8 July 2011

Seventeen subjects taught at Queen Mary, University of London, feature in a highly-regarded world university rankings league table, published this week.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject, considered to be among the most trusted of league tables, has revealed that Geography, Engineering, Medicine, Materials and Law at Queen Mary were ranked in the top 51 – 100 of universities worldwide for their subject areas.

The William Harvey Heart CentreQueen Mary launches William Harvey Heart Centre
7 July 2011

The William Harvey Heart Centre, dedicated to tackling the growing burden of heart disease and stroke world-wide opens today at Queen Mary, University of London.

Naked Mole Rat © Chris FaulkesScientists sequence DNA of cancer-resistant rodent
6 July 2011

A research team including scientists from Queen Mary, University of London has generated the first whole-genome sequencing data of the naked mole-rat, a rodent that is resistant to cancer and lives for more than 30 years.

Fewer mental illness beds has been linked with more patients being detained in hospital involuntarily
6 July 2011

A study by researchers from Queen Mary, Warwick University and Newcastle University, published today on, has shown that the number of patients compulsorily detained in hospitals for mental illness in England has risen sharply in the past 21 years at the same time as the numbers of beds for mental illness patients have been cut back.

Emys - one of the robots being developed by the LIREC consortiumFace Science meets Robot Science at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition
5 July 2011

New methods of studying face perception that could help scientists to create the next generation of life-changing software and robots, will go on show at the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition which opens today (5 July 2011).

Invisibility cloak to be unveiled with new research
5 July 2011

Becoming invisible with the swish of a cloak as in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels could soon be a reality with a £4.5m research project led by Queen Mary, University of London.

BUPT students graduate in BeijingChinese students graduate in Beijing from Queen Mary, University of London
5 July 2011

The first graduation ceremony of the academic year for Queen Mary graduates took place on Wednesday 29 June, when some 435 students who had been studying at the International School of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) were given their University of London degrees.

Zebrafish (Danio rerio)Fluorescent fish could hold the key to understanding diabetes and other diseases
3 July 2011

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered a new way of detecting zinc in zebra fish, that could pave the way for furthering our understanding of diseases like type 2 diabetes, prostate cancer and Alzheimer’s.

New summer festival is a celebration of science
1 July 2011

A festival aimed at inspiring young people and the public to think anew about science is being launched by London’s leading medical school.

The Barts and The London Science Festival, taking place at Charterhouse Square on Saturday 2nd July, offers a plethora of attractions to festival goers, among them intriguingly titled ‘lecturettes’ by some of the leading research talent at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.  Included in the line-up of must-see science talks are; ‘Grow your own body parts,’ by Professor Julia Shelton; ‘The merits of eating your greens – and purples,’ by Professor Amrita Ahluwalia and ‘Is chocolate good for you?’ by Professor Roger Corder.

Women and the Olympics 2012
1 July 2011

The London Olympics and whether the site design and facilities have taken women into account will be the key theme of an upcoming conference on gender issues and the 2012 Games at Queen Mary, University of London.

Artificial flower being visited by bumblebee © Mathieu LihoreauHow Bumblebees Tackle the Travelling Salesman Problem
29 June 2011

It is a mathematical puzzle which has vexed academics and travelling salesmen alike, but new research from Queen Mary's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences can reveal how bumblebees effectively plan their route between the most rewarding flowers while travelling the shortest distances.

Professor Stephen DuffyStudy shows long-term benefits of breast screening
28 June 2011

Results from the longest running breast screening trial show that screening with mammography reduces the number of deaths from breast cancer.

Shahidha Bari (back second from left) Rachel Hewitt (crouched far right): photo credit BBCQueen Mary has double success in BBC academic talent contest
28 June 2011

Queen Mary, University of London has secured two of the 10 winners of a national talent competition to find young academic broadcasters, run by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Professor Sussan NoursharghRogue blood cells may contribute to post-surgery organ damage
27 June 2011

A study from scientists at Queen Mary, University of London, sheds new light on why people who experience serious trauma or go through major surgery, can suffer organ damage in parts of the body which are seemingly unconnected to the injury.

Mr Martin McGuinness (deputy First Minister), Professor Seán McConville, Dr Anna Bryson and Mr Peter Robinson (First Minister)€1.1m project to uncover unheard voices of the Peace Process
21 June 2011

The First and deputy First Ministers, Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness, launched an extensive directory of interviews relating to the Peace Process at Stormont on Tuesday 14 June.

Dangerous levels of salt in your family’s favourite sausages
17 June 2011

Great British bangers could contain half your maximum daily recommendation of salt, putting your health at risk, a new survey from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London shows.

Inside the detector vessel at SuperKamiokande (University of Tokyo)A step closer to solving one of the biggest mysteries in fundamental physics?
15 June 2011

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London are attempting to solve one of the biggest mysteries in fundamental physics, through their work on the international T2K neutrino experiment in Japan.

Professor Trisha GreenhalghPatient power in a fiscal ice age
13 June 2011

In an article in the British Medical Journal, researchers highlight the tensions linked to Government health reforms which, on the one hand, seek to cut costs but, at the same time, aim to empower individual patients.

Professor Nick LemoineNew partnership to develop personalised cancer treatments
10 June 2011

Barts Cancer Institute, part of Queen Mary, University of London, has formed a new partnership to develop personalised diagnosis and treatments for cancer patients.

Government plans for mentally ill prisoners are unrealistic, research suggests
9 June 2011

Government plans to divert more mentally ill people out of the criminal justice system and into mental health services are unlikely to be achieved, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

Charles Booth's Poverty Map of Deptford. Credit: LSENew guided walks put Deptford on the map
8 June 2011An entrepreneurial geography graduate from Queen Mary, University of London has orchestrated a new walking tour around Deptford, following in the footsteps of Victorian reformist, Charles Booth.
The team receive their awardQueen Mary research team wins Medical Futures Award 2011
6 June 2011

A team from Queen Mary, University of London and Barts and The London NHS Trust has been named overall winner in the Respiratory Innovation category at the Medical Futures Innovation Awards, Europe’s leading showcase of early-stage innovation in healthcare. The team had previously received ‘Best Blue Sky Idea in Respiratory Innovations,’ for their pneumonia preventing invention.

Dr Stéphanie KermorgantMolecular movements could lead to new way to treat cancer
6 June 2011

Work by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London could point to a new way to treat aggressive types of cancer.

Tapping into plants is the key to combat climate change, says scientist
2 June 2011

Understanding the way plants use and store light to produce energy could be the key ingredient in the fight against climate change, a scientist at Queen Mary, University of London says.

The DigiScopeNew technology holds the key to earlier diagnosis of heart disease
2 June 2011

A revolutionary digital stethoscope to help GPs spot the first signs of heart disease is being developed with the help of a team from Queen Mary, University of London.

Tony Blair gives final Blair Government course seminar
22 May 2011

Tony Blair hosted history students from Queen Mary, University of London, for over an hour on Friday 20 May, in the final 'Blair Government' course seminar.

Dr Karin Hing‘Bone healing’ materials engineer wins top engineering award
20 May 2011

A medical materials engineer who pioneered a form of bone graft with enhanced structure and chemistry to boost healing, has scooped a top award for successfully taking her innovation into the marketplace.

Oil palm plantations are having a devastating effect on biodiversity. Photo by Matthew Struebig.Wildlife in trouble from oil palm plantations, according to scientists
19 May 2011

Forest fragmentation driven by demand for palm oil is having a catastrophic effect on multiple levels of biodiversity, scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered.

Legal Advice Centre shortlisted for three major awards
19 May 2011

A student-led legal service at Queen Mary, University of London that provides free assistance to members of the public has been shortlisted for three prestigious awards.

High levels of exploitation among London’s Latin American population
19 May 2011

London’s Latin American workers are being illegally paid below the minimum wage at a rate 10 times higher than the UK average, suggests a new report produced by Queen Mary, University of London.

Dr Steven Le ComberMethod used in hunt for serial killers turns to killer diseases
18 May 2011

A tried and tested method used in the hunt for serial killers can help combat infectious diseases, research from Queen Mary, University of London reveals.

Professor Bart VanhaesebroeckNew honour for medical researcher
18 May 2011

Professor Bart Vanhaesebroeck has been made a Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences for his research which has wide-ranging implications for treating diseases such as cancer.

Italian ballet dancer Roberto Bolle in digital formUnderstanding what affects beauty through the pirouette of a dancer
12 May 2011

An in-depth analysis of a ballet dancer’s movements could hold the answer to how we distinguish whether someone has grace and beauty, Queen Mary, University of London researchers suggest.

A mother and kid goat at White Post Farm. Photo taken by Dr Elodie Briefer.Mother and kid goat vocals strike a chord
11 May 2011

Mother and kid goats recognise each other’s calls soon after the mothers give birth, new research from Queen Mary, University of London reveals.

Professor Ursula MartinQueen Mary Professor honoured at awards
9 May 2011

One of Queen Mary’s distinguished professors has been recognised as a woman of outstanding achievement by the UK’s leading organisation for the advancement of women in science and engineering.

Professor Sir Nicholas WaldAge alone should be used to screen for heart attacks and strokes, say experts
5 May 2011

Using age alone to identify those at risk of heart disease or stroke could replace current screening methods without diminishing effectiveness, according to a groundbreaking study published today in the open access journal PLoS ONE.

Less radiation in Chernobyl lakes than feared
4 May 2011

A new study of the lakes in and around Chernobyl’s fallout zone reveals that radiation from the nuclear accident appears to have had no long term effect on the abundance or diversity of aquatic animal life.

Queen Mary Professor elected President of Royal College of Surgeons
26 April 2011

Professor Norman Williams has been elected President of The Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Barts and The London School rises up the rankings
26 April 2011

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry has taken the latest university ranking by storm, with medicine rising 20 places to be ranked in sixth place nationally and dentistry rising to seventh place from 12th in the last year.

Queen Mary captures Olympic spirit on High Street 2012
21 April 2011

Queen Mary, University of London has successfully secured two funding awards to enhance and celebrate east London life in the run up to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Jeremy Bowen, BBC Middle East Editor BBC’s Jeremy Bowen delivers flagship lecture on Modern Middle East
19 April 2011

Jeremy Bowen, BBC Middle East Editor - and the first British journalist to interview Muammar Gaddafi since the start of the Libyan uprising - is to speak at Queen Mary, University of London on 4 May.

A safer treatment could be realised for millions suffering from parasite infection
15 April 2011

A safer and more effective treatment for 10 million people in developing countries who suffer from infections caused by trypanosome parasites could become a reality thanks to new research from Queen Mary, University of London published today (15 April).

QMUL announces tuition fee and student support package
14 April 2011

Queen Mary, University of London today (15 April 2011) announces its new fee level of £9,000 for undergraduate entry from 2012, along with a substantial package of scholarships and bursaries which will benefit around 50 per cent of its undergraduate student body.

Dr Alistair Noyce1000 silver surfers sought for new Parkinson's research project
12 April 2011

Parkinson’s UK is looking for 1000 healthy, internet-using people without Parkinson’s aged 60 to 80, to take part in a new research project that could help Parkinson’s researchers agree on common early indicators of the condition.

Olympic study of East End regeneration
8 April 2011

A team of public health specialists at Queen Mary, University of London is embarking on a major five-year study, investigating Olympic-led health and social regeneration in east London.

Kepler has observed oscillations in more than 500 solar-type stars. Photo taken by Gabriel Perez Diaz, Instituto de Aastrofisica de Canarias (MultiMedia Service)Kepler Listens to an Orchestra of Solar-Type Stars
7 April 2011

An international team measuring the properties of stars across the universe has been able to listen to sounds from 500 stars similar to the Sun, using data from the NASA Kepler Mission.

Photo of fallow deer taken by Dina El Tounsy-GarnerFemale deer confirm bigger is not always better when choosing a mate
6 April 2011

Female deer do not always choose the bigger and dominant males to mate with, scientists from Queen Mary, University of London and Hartpury College have found.

Queen Mary weaves its magic across the country
5 April 2011

Queen Mary, University of London is aiming to enthuse and educate the next generation of scientists and engineers with its entertaining magic road shows across the country this week.

Lord Hennessy, Clement Attlee Statue, Lord MandelsonLord Mandelson joins Lord Hennessy to unveil Clement Attlee statue
5 April 2011

A champion of the East End and a great reformer for social justice, former Prime Minister Clement Attlee, was honoured with a statue unveiling at Queen Mary, University of London on April 4, 2011.

Lottery boost to get more London students playing sport
31 March 2011

University students in London are being urged to give sport another go after the Queen Mary Students’ Union secured £216,548 in National Lottery funding from Sport England.

Professor Jack CuzickThe future of breast cancer prevention
28 March 2011

Drugs could be used to prevent breast cancer in women at high risk of the disease in the same way that statins are used for heart disease if trials looking at ways of predicting risk are successful, according to an international panel of cancer experts.

Professor Anthony WarrensProfessor Anthony Warrens elected President of the British Transplantation Society
23 March 2011

Professor Anthony Warrens, Dean for Education at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, has been elected President of the British Transplantation Society (BTS), the professional organisation of organ transplantation in the UK. The announcement was made at the BTS’s recent Annual Congress in Bournemouth.

Health Bill spells the end of the NHS in England, warn experts
23 March 2011

The Health and Social Care Bill amounts to the abolition of the English NHS as a universal, comprehensive, publicly accountable, tax funded service, free at the point of delivery, warn experts today.

Economics expert gives verdict on Budget 2011
23 March 2011

"A few green shoots, but it will continue to be a long hard winter for the British economy," notes Rachel Male, Lecturer, of the School of Economics and Finance, Queen Mary, University of London in her verdict on the Budget 2011. 

Dr Qazi Rahman Science of the Sexual Spectrum event
22 March 2011

Dr Qazi Rahman from Queen Mary’s School of Biological and Chemical Sciences will be one of the key speakers discussing sexual orientation at the Natural History Museum on Friday, 25 March.

New documentary brings Joseph Merrick to life
22 March 2011

The remains of Joseph Merrick – aka the elephant man – will be brought to life in a Discovery Channel documentary to be shown on Wednesday, 23rd March at 9pm.

Ethnic minorities are ‘silent sufferers’ of chronic fatigue syndrome
21 March 2011

New research from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry shows that ethnicity, depression, lack of exercise or social support, and social difficulties are major risk factors for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

Dr Davidson AtehNew honour for promising cancer treatment
18 March 2011

A scientist at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry has been shortlisted for the Most Promising Innovator of the year award for his research on a targeted cancer treatment.

Psychological impact of Japan disaster will be felt “for some time to come”
17 March 2011

The psychological impact of natural disasters such as the Japan earthquake can be revealed in the way people inherently respond to unpredictable situations, according to a psychology expert at Queen Mary, University of London.

Tragopogon miscellusNew plant species gives insights into evolution
17 March 2011

A new plant species is providing an insight into how evolution works and could help improve crop plants, scientists have revealed.

National Salt Awareness Week reveals pie meals are excessively high in salt
17 March 2011
  • A pie and mash meal from Wetherspoons contains a massive 7.5g of salt – the same amount of salt as 15 packets of crisps and 125 per cent of the daily maximum recommendation of 6g
  • Men are putting their health at risk by eating the equivalent of 365 pints of salt in a lifetime
  • As many as 1 in 10 men think they should eat 10g or more of salt per day
Students to build a bionic man for National Science and Engineering Week
15 March 2011

Students from across London will converge on Queen Mary, University of London during the next two days to kick off celebrations for National Science and Engineering Week.

Dr Julia HörnleJulia Hörnle joins Authority for Television On-Demand
14 March 2011

An internet regulation scholar at Queen Mary, University of London has been appointed to the Board of the Authority for Television On-Demand (ATVOD), the new UK body co-regulating video on-demand - online programming.

Lord MandelsonLord Mandelson to unveil Clement Attlee statue
14 March 2011

Lord Mandelson is to unveil a statue of former Prime Minister Clement Attlee in its new location at Queen Mary, University of London on Monday 4 April 2011.

BBC's Paul MasonNewsnight’s Economics editor presents at business school ethics conference
11 March 2011

BBC Newsnight’s Economics Editor, Paul Mason is headlining at the annual European Business Ethics Network conference at Queen Mary, University of London in April 2011.

Professor Peter McOwanQueen Mary’s science and engineering showcase is Bang on
9 March 2011

Queen Mary, University of London is aiming to inspire budding young scientists and engineers with their show-stopping stands at the Big Bang Fair in London this week.

Looking through the heartNew research highlights genetic links with heart disease
7 March 2011

Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have collaborated on a study which shows new genetic causes of coronary artery disease (CAD).

Professor Amanda VickeryAmanda Vickery history series nominated for prestigious TV award
3 March 2011

At Home with the Georgians, the major BBC2 series presented by historian and Queen Mary academic Amanda Vickery, is up for best history programme in the Royal Television Society Award 2011.   

Professor Richard Charles TrembathQMUL appoints new Warden of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
2 March 2011

Professor Richard Charles Trembath has been appointed as a Vice-Principal of Queen Mary, University of London, and Warden of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He will replace Professor Sir Nicholas Wright who steps down this summer after a highly successful tenure of ten years.

Professor Nick LemoineNew name for top cancer centre
2 March 2011

Queen Mary’s Institute of Cancer will today (Wednesday) be renamed the Barts Cancer Institute at a special inaugural research seminar.

Rabinder Singh QCRabinder Singh QC on Law and Society
28 February 2011

Rabinder Singh QC will deliver the annual LexisNexis Butterworths Lecture on Law and Society at Queen Mary, University of London on 16 March 2011.

Are the media free in Russia today?
28 February 2011

As Russia becomes ever more synonymous with the intimidation of journalists, Queen Mary, University of London and the EU-Russia Centre are holding a joint debate on the extent to which the country’s press freedom can survive.

Professor Ray PlayfordIs dairy colostrum the key to Olympic success?
25 February 2011

Scientists investigating natural ways to enhance athletic performance have found that bovine colostrum can massively reduce gut permeability – otherwise known as ‘leaky gut syndrome.’  

Dr Muy-Teck TehResearch by Institute of Dentistry lecturer wins prestigious science award
23 February 2011

Research by scientists at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry which identified a gene – FOXM1 - responsible for initiating human cancer, has been awarded ‘Molecule of the Year 2010’ by the International Society for Molecular and Cell Biology and Biotechnology Protocols and Research (ISMCBBPR) for its role in controlling the cell cycle in progenitor/stem-like cancer cells.

Exercise and CBT best treatments for chronic fatigue
18 February 2011

Two effective treatments benefit up to 60 per cent of patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), according to a collaborative trial funded by the Medical Research Council and UK government departments.

Professor Elizabeth DavenportProfessor Elizabeth Davenport lectures at the Royal Society of Medicine
16 February 2011

Delivering a lecture at the Royal Society of Medicine on Tuesday 1st on the subject of, ‘What’s new in dental education,’ Professor Elizabeth Davenport looked at the current state of dental education, drivers for change, and future developments.

Professor Jack CuzickGene test could solve prostate cancer riddle and spare thousands from surgery
9 February 2011

A genetic pattern could predict how aggressive prostate cancer is before treatment, and whether the disease will come back in men who have already been treated, according to research published in the Lancet Oncology.

Dr Peter O'HearnComputer Science professor wins prestigious award
3 February 2011

One of the leading publication venues in computer science has given Queen Mary, University of London’s Professor of Computer Science, Dr Peter O’Hearn, a retrospective award for the Most Influential Paper of 2001.

David Willetts MP with pupil from Haggerston SchoolDavid Willetts MP visits Centre of the Cell
3 February 2011

The Right Honourable David Willetts MP, the Minister for Universities and Science, today (Thursday 3 February) paid a visit to the award-winning interactive science centre for children – Centre of the Cell. 

Why folic acid may prevent a first heart attack…but not a second
2 February 2011

A perplexing medical paradox now has an explanation according to research undertaken at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and published in the current issue of the Public Library of Science. The paradox is that taking folic acid, a B vitamin, lowers homocysteine in the blood which, epidemiological evidence indicates, should lower the risk of heart attack, but clinical trials of folic acid have not shown the expected benefit.

Professor Graham R Foster10,000 Hepatitis C patients could hold the key to better treatment
2 February 2011

Researchers at Barts and the London Medical School will be leading the London arm of a £2 million project to establish a database of 10,000 patients infected with hepatitis C.

Professor Sir Nicholas WrightWarden admitted as Fellow of the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College
26 January 2011

The Warden of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Professor Sir Nicholas Wright has been admitted as a Fellow of the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College. 

Professor OxfordJohn Oxford receives honorary doctorate from Kingston University
25 January 2011

John Oxford, Professor of Virology at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, has today (25 January) accepted an honorary degree – the first of his distinguished career - from Kingston University.

Professor Sir Nicholas WaldScreening adults for hypothyroidism could give 100,000 “a new lease of life”
24 January 2011

A paper published in the latest issue of the Journal of Medical Screening concludes that screening women over the age of 50 and men over 65 for hypothyroidism could significantly improve the quality of life of 100,000 people in the UK.

PhD students at Queen Mary and Goldsmiths to benefit from Doctoral Training Centre
21 January 2011

Academics and students at Queen Mary and Goldsmiths, both University of London colleges, are celebrating after being awarded Doctoral Training Centre status.

Answers to black hole evolution beyond the horizon?
19 January 2011

One of the most important predictions of Einstein’s theory of General Relativity is the existence of black holes. The dynamics of these systems are not yet fully understood, but researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have now provided a rigorous way of determining the evolutionary stage of a black hole by analysing the region outside where matter cannot escape, the event horizon.

New Library foyerGlowing review for Queen Mary’s new Library facilities
17 January 2011

Queen Mary, University of London has completed a dramatic refurbishment of the ground floor of the Mile End Library, providing improved services for students and researchers alike at the heart of the campus.

The software allows drummers to set their own pace with pre-programmed musicNew responsive click track software lets drummers set their own pace
12 January 2011

New software has been developed at Queen Mary, University of London’s Centre for Digital Music, giving drummers the freedom to speed up or slow down the pace of any pre-programmed music, the material following their lead.

Professor Stephen DuffyQueen Mary, University of London to lead with £4.7million cancer project
12 January 2011

Queen Mary, University of London is to lead a £4.7million Policy Research Unit dedicated to research on cancer screening, symptom awareness and early diagnosis.  The funding is provided over 5 years by the Department of Health’s Policy Research Programme.

Winning team: (L-R) Dr Tim Forshew, Professor R Poulsom & Dr Ruth Tatevossian‘All that Jass’ – our researchers win prize for best paper in Journal of Pathology
10 January 2011

The research team of Denise Sheer, Professor of Human Genetics has been awarded the Jass prize by the Pathological Society and the Journal of Pathology.

Dr Adrian MartineauNew findings show vitamin D accelerates recovery from TB
6 January 2011

New research findings which show that vitamin D can speed up antibiotic treatment of tuberculosis (TB) have been revealed by scientists at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Professor Márta KorbonitsGenes of an 18th century ‘giant’ could change the lives of 21st century patients
6 January 2011

Scientists at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry have found the underlying genetic change that caused an eighteenth century patient, known at the time as the ‘Irish giant’, to grow to over 7 and a half feet (231cm) tall.  

A pill a day could keep heart attacks and strokes at bay
4 January 2011

A groundbreaking trial of a one-stop-pill to prevent heart attacks and strokes in people over 50 is being launched at Queen Mary, University of London today (Tuesday, 4 January).

Former Queen Mary Principal knighted
4 January 2011

Professor Adrian Smith, former Principal at Queen Mary, University of London from 1998 to 2008, was awarded a knighthood in the New Years Honours. Professor Andrew Hussey, Dean of the University of London Institute in Paris, a partner College to Queen Mary, also received an OBE.

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