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.
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.
Government-run job centres are failing young people who are searching for work, suggests research by Queen Mary, University of London.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 response to seeing other men show emotion than when women show emotion, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New research from Queen Mary, University of London suggests that many cases of diabetes could be prevented by making use of existing prediction tools.
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.
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.
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 Fowler has been appointed the new chair of UCL Partners (UCLP) Education Sub Board.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Research into German-Jewish history and culture is expanding at Queen Mary, University of London.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Capasso recently joined the Centre for Cancer and Inflammation to develop her innovative research on the immune system and leukaemia and lymphoma.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Research into how many Olympic jobs are going to East Enders is being carried out by students at Queen Mary, University of London.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
A problem plaguing physicists across the globe for centuries has finally made a leap towards resolution.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Taboos, ethics and issues surrounding brain donation will be debated at the Wellcome Trust on 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.
Scientists have uncovered specific facial characteristics which make MPs look like they belong to one of the two major political parties in Britain.
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.
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.
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 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.
A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine highlights the injury risks for schoolboys playing rugby.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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, 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.
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.
NICE has today (Wednesday 24 August) published updated guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension).
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”.
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.
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.
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, 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
International researchers will gather in London this week to discuss their research on preventing hearing loss with dietary supplements.
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).
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.
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 has received a Doctor of Science honorary degree from the University of Bristol.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 conformity’ in women are both genetic traits, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.
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.
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 Centre, dedicated to tackling the growing burden of heart disease and stroke world-wide opens today at Queen Mary, University of London.
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.
A study by researchers from Queen Mary, Warwick University and Newcastle University, published today on bmj.com, 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Results from the longest running breast screening trial show that screening with mammography reduces the number of deaths from breast cancer.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Work by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London could point to a new way to treat aggressive types of cancer.
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.
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 hosted history students from Queen Mary, University of London, for over an hour on Friday 20 May, in the final 'Blair Government' course seminar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Mother and kid goats recognise each other’s calls soon after the mothers give birth, new research from Queen Mary, University of London reveals.
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.
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.
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.
Professor Norman Williams has been elected President of The Royal College of Surgeons of England.
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, 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 - 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 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
"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 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
A new plant species is providing an insight into how evolution works and could help improve crop plants, scientists have revealed.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have collaborated on a study which shows new genetic causes of coronary artery disease (CAD).
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 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.
Queen Mary’s Institute of Cancer will today (Wednesday) be renamed the Barts Cancer Institute at a special inaugural research seminar.
Rabinder Singh QC will deliver the annual LexisNexis Butterworths Lecture on Law and Society at Queen Mary, University of London on 16 March 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.
Scientists investigating natural ways to enhance athletic performance have found that bovine colostrum can massively reduce gut permeability – otherwise known as ‘leaky gut syndrome.’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Academics and students at Queen Mary and Goldsmiths, both University of London colleges, are celebrating after being awarded Doctoral Training Centre status.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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).
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.