Research and lobbying undertaken by public health experts at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has helped change the UK government’s sports strategy.
The UK’s failure to fortify flour with folic acid has caused around 2,000 avoidable cases of neural tube defects since 1998, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Barts Health NHS Trust have received £10 million from Barts Charity for the creation of a world-class cardiovascular academic medical centre at the Trust’s Barts Heart Centre, St Bartholomew’s Hospital.
Scientists led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have developed a new type of synthetic bone graft that boosts the body’s own ability to regenerate bone tissue and could produce better outcomes for patients.
Warmer temperatures increase biodiversity and photosynthesis in phytoplankton, researchers at the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and University of Exeter have found. Globally, phytoplankton - microscopic water-borne plants - absorb as much carbon dioxide as tropical rainforests and so understanding the way they respond to a warming climate is crucial.
Dr Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh from QMUL's School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science looks at what it takes to teach an AI how to read natural human languages.
The new cross-faculty Institute of Bioengineering at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) celebrated its launch with a photo competition for staff and students.
The drug anastrozole is effective in treating an early form of breast cancer, according to a clinical trial led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and O. P. Jindal Global University (JGU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate collaboration between emergent research universities in South Asia for teaching, academic and research activities.
With One Voice, an international arts programme designed to give homeless people in host cities a voice during the Olympics will be launched in São Paulo, Brazil on Saturday 12 December.
Screening for and treatment of an early form of breast cancer has been found to prevent subsequent invasive cancer, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Queen Mary University of London’s (QMUL) world-class research centre, the Blizard Institute, is celebrating its tenth year.
The BBC's director general Lord Tony Hall has repeated his calls for an external regulator for the corporation, arguing for regulation that is “effective, not prescriptive”. He made the remarks as he opened a discussion on “Re-imagining the BBC: Charters Past and Present”, organised by the Mile End Institute and the BBC on 2 December.
Professor Michael Kenny, Director of QMUL’s Mile End Institute, has won the prestigious W.J.M Mackenzie Prize for his book The Politics of English Nationhood. The prize is awarded annually by the UK’s Political Studies Association (PSA) for the best book published in political science.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received new grants from Pancreatic Cancer UK (PCUK) to fund five projects that aim to improve treatment options for pancreatic cancer patients.
Arthritis patients could one day benefit from a novel form of medicine, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Their early study indicates that arthritic cartilage, previously thought to be impenetrable to therapies, could be treated by a patient’s own ‘microvesicles’ that are able to travel into cartilage cells and deliver therapeutic agents.
A world expert in antennae and electromagnetics from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded a prestigious £300,000 international prize from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
A poo racing video game which aims to change attitudes towards defecation and bowel health has been launched by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). A second new game, Gene Quest, has also been created to encourage interest in one of the world’s largest genetics studies.
Professor Gavin Giovannoni and Alison Thomson from the Barts MS Research team at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have received an award for outstanding use of information in multiple sclerosis (MS) care.
Loving mums, sly scorpions, and ‘rolling rocks on your fingers’ were among the eclectic images explored by more than 120 young poets at QMUL’s Globe Road Poetry Festival.
A piece of music based on the work of First World War poet Isaac Rosenberg, who grew up in east London, is to premiere at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Male bumblebees are just as smart as female worker bees despite their dim-witted reputation, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Professor Amrita Ahluwalia from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded the 2015 Prize for Research by the WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Campaign.
Standard approaches for investigating risk of violence in psychiatric patients and prisoners are inaccurate and should be abandoned in all future studies, according to researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
From philosophy in pubs, history in coffeehouses, classics on social media and language lessons on street corners – Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is set to host a programme of events for the Being Human festival of the humanities.
Europe minister David Lidington has said the government hopes to arrive at a deal with the European Union as early as December, but cautioned that it was too early to guarantee exact timings. He made the remarks at a keynote speech at the “Britain and Europe: The Lessons from History” conference, organised by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)’s Mile End Institute (MEI) on 9 November.
Scientists led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Aberystwyth University have revealed ‘sweet points’ for dental fillings, where cement used to fill cracks regain elasticity before hardening indefinitely. This could have implications for creating more durable and longer-lasting fillings in the future.
A trans-Atlantic ‘dream team’, involving scientists and clinicians from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), has been awarded £8 million to fight pancreatic cancer.
Queen Mary Football Club (QMFC) hosted a 7-a-side football tournament for five schools in Tower Hamlets to offer youngsters a chance to ask students about university life and education.
Possessive jealousy, rage, and murder; it’s is a story as old as Othello. Two women are killed by male partners each week on average in the UK. In November, a series of performances at Queen Mary University of London - sponsored by the School of Law and the Centre for Public Engagement - adapted Shakespeare’s masterpiece to stimulate debate about the high level of male violence against women in modern Britain.
In this post, Professor Robin Callender Smith from QMUL's School of Law, discusses his forthcoming book on celebrities and privacy law.
More than 10 million people across the globe are not recognised by any country, and are stateless. Nowhere People an acclaimed new book by photojournalist and QMUL Distinguished Fellow Greg Constantine, tells the stories of people and communities who have been denied their identity, and stripped of the most basic aspects of citizenship.
Gender, identity and power are among the themes that will be explored by the 13th Season of Bangla Drama festival, which returns to Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) this November.
Persecution of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar has been orchestrated by the government, state-level officials and Buddhist monks, according to the findings of an 18-month investigation into state crime.
Cognitive behavioural therapy and graded exercise therapy could have long term benefits for people affected by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Oxford University and King’s College London.
InQUBEate, a QMUL student enterprise programme that provides mentoring and training for students with entrepreneurial ideas, has been shortlisted for the Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Awards 2015.
Bioengineers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have shown for the first time that lithium chloride, a common drug used to treat mental health disorders, could offer an effective treatment against osteoarthritis by disrupting the length of the cells’ antennae called primary cilia.
A chemistry PhD student has found a simple way for the first time of producing two chemical compounds that were first discovered in late 19th century, entirely by accident. The discovery could have implications for fighting disease and growing crops, where the sulfur containing compounds called sultones and sultines, play a significant role.
The London Trauma System has greatly increased quality of care for trauma patients, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the London Regional Trauma System.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has officially launched its Confucius Institute, in partnership with Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE) and Hanban, the Chinese National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, which is responsible for promoting Chinese language and culture abroad.
Rugby World Cup winner Jason Leonard paid a visit to Queen Mary RFC’s Tower Hamlets Schools Tag Tournament which was set up to encourage school kids across the borough to play rugby.
Collagen has been found to play a role in suppression of blood vessel formation in a type of skin cancer, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The results suggest that type VII collagen could help suppress tumour formation in the skin.
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will this week begin work on a major project to document Europe’s migrant and refugee crisis. Led by Professor Elspeth Guild from QMUL’s School of Law, the research team will produce a database of migrant journeys as well as testimonies from interviews with migrants and refugees.
In 1877, the few square miles around where Queen Mary University of London stands today was one of the most densely populated places on earth. In a then squalid corner of London, more than a million people – many of them desperately poor – faced hunger, unemployment, and disease.
QMUL researchers’ study shows positive results when treating both primary progressive and relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis with the drug ocrelizumab.
QMUL has announced the appointment of Professor Steve Thornton as Vice Principal (Health) and Executive Dean of the Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Professor Thornton joins QMUL from the University of Exeter and will take up his post from January 2015.
East London Genes & Health, the world’s largest community based genetics study, is celebrating its first milestone with 4,000 local participants taking part so far.
To celebrate Ada Lovelace Day 2015, Professor Elaine Chew from QMUL's School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science argues about the importance of role models. After all, if computer pioneer Ada Lovelace had strong women role models even in her day, we must ensure women continue to do so today.
‘Messiah at London's Foundling Hospital’, a documentary that was co-developed and co-presented by QMUL’s Professor Amanda Vickery, has been nominated for an international Emmy.
The Medical Research Council (MRC) has awarded a grant of £3.5m to researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and University of Cape Town (UCT) to carry out a trial to determine whether a weekly vitamin D supplement can prevent tuberculosis (TB) in South African primary school children.
The campaign to keep Britain in the EU will be defeated unless the government secures treaty change before the referendum, according to former Foreign Secretary Lord David Owen. He made his remarks as part of a major speech on referendums, at the Mile End Institute's Inaugural Hennessy Lecture.
On National Poetry Day, Professor Andrea Brady – curator of the Globe Road Poetry Festival – has criticised the “structure of white privilege” in British poetry communities.
Writing in The Conversation, Andrea Brady - Professor of Poetry at QMUL - criticises what she describes as the "structure of white privilege" in British poetry communities.
Professor Amrita Ahluwalia has been nominated in the research category in the awards that recognise those who lead the way for women in science, technology, engineering and maths.
How did scientists create the miracles behind the technology we take for granted, what problems did generational conflict pose in 1960s Germany and how can economists create better jobs?
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are calling on the medical community to reconsider developing a known drug to treat people with relapsing Multiple sclerosis (MS) after new evidence shows it does not increase the risk of cancer as previously thought.
Leading QMUL cancer researcher Professor Jack Cuzick has been given a prestigious award for his contributions to clinical research.
QMUL rose eight places in Times Higher Education World University Ranking to 98th in the world and is ranked 16th in the UK.
The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards – designed to protect the rights of the legally incapacitated – are a threat to human rights and require urgent reform, according to UK and international experts speaking at a conference convened by Queen Mary University of London.
Researchers at QMUL have developed a way of assembling organic molecules into complex tubular tissue-like structures without the use of moulds or techniques like 3D printing.
One of the leading university guides has found that graduates from QMUL have one of the top average starting salaries of anyone in the UK.
Carla Valentine, technical curator at Barts Pathology Museum, has won the Major Contribution to the Understanding of Death Award at the Good Funeral Awards 2015 thanks to her work engaging with the public.
The Labour Party is lost in England and must federalise to survive, according to Jon Cruddas. The MP for Dagenham and Rainham was speaking at the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London, where he called for an English Labour party to win back lost voters.
QMUL’s Careers and Enterprise Centre hosted their third 3 Day Start-up (3DS) boot camp over the summer which encouraged students to improve their entrepreneurial skills in the real world by developing companies over the course of three days.
Researchers from QMUL, working with other institutions, have found that a diuretic drug that has been in use for over fifty years could be the most effective treatment for a particularly high risk form of high blood pressure.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has signed a major strategic collaboration agreement with Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), based in Xi’an, China, to develop teaching and research partnerships and faculty and student exchange, initially in the areas of Materials Science and Engineering.
A study of nearly a million tweets from over 10,000 Twitter users has found that liberals swear more, conservatives are more likely to talk about religion, and liberals use more individual words like "me" while conservatives opt more for the group-oriented "us".
Academics researching molecular biology and clinical medicine have been named on Thomson Reuter’s Highly Cited Researchers 2015 list which recognises the top one per cent most cited papers published between 2003 and 2013.
Minister of State for Schools, Nick Gibb MP, has written to QMUL’s Principal, Professor Simon Gaskell, to thank him for the university’s contribution to the Network of Teaching Excellence in Computing Science supporting school teachers.
A new study shows that pancreatic cancer stem cells (PancSCs) are virtually addicted to oxygen-based metabolism, and could be “suffocated” with a drug already used to treat diabetes.
Some of the world’s best known international poets will perform in East London this November at the inaugural Globe Road Poetry Festival.
New research by the team that previously showed that testing was more effective than badger culling at controlling Bovine Tuberculosis, have found the tactics currently employed by the Welsh and Scottish, but not English, authorities are leading to disease reduction.
Mathematicians investigating one of science’s great questions – How to unite the physics of the very big with that of the very small – have discovered that when the understanding of complex networks such as the brain or the internet is applied to geometry the results match up with quantum behaviour.
Why does NHS and government policy neglect and ignore the value of online patient communities? QMUL researchers Dr Nelya Koteyko and Dr Daniel Hunt investigated this question as part of a major study on social media and living with chronic illness.
The textbook Medical Sciences 2nd Edition published by Elsevier has just won first prize in the British Medical Associations medical book awards in the category of Basic and clinical sciences. The book was edited by Dr Jeannette Naish from QMUL’s Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine and Dr Denise Syndercombe Court a QMUL honorary fellow.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Barts Health NHS Trust are delighted to officially open their new dental outreach centre in Stratford, set in the heart of the Olympic Park.
Two QMUL projects have been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Awards 2015 which are due to take place on 26 November.
The ability of some bats to spot motionless prey in the dark has baffled experts until now. By creating the first visual images from echolocation, researchers reveal we have been missing how bats sense their world.
Centre of the Cell opened its doors to a group of young Londoners to run a full day of game development activities. Twelve 14-18 year olds were invited to evaluate existing games, test new games in the making, and even come up with some game ideas of their own.
The long running Chilcot inquiry has come under significant pressure to complete its work and publish its report. In this article, Dr James Ellison, Reader in International History at QMUL, explains why it's taken so long, and says: "In the end, we must judge the inquiry on its terms of reference and the rigour, accuracy, and fairness of its report".
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust have successfully improved blood pressure control among patients with severe intolerance to antihypertensive medication – by using medicines in unconventional ways and treating patients with a ‘stepped care’ approach (where the most effective yet least intensive treatment is delivered to patients first).
Internationally renowned British microwave engineer Professor Peter Clarricoats, who worked at QMUL for nearly 50 years, is to receive one of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s highest accolades, the Sir Frank Whittle Medal, for his influential achievements.
A new book from acclaimed historian Professor Richard Bourke chronicles the extraordinary life of Edmund Burke (1730-97), a leading philosopher and statesman of the eighteenth century.
The quality of general family functioning is a major determinant of healthy dietary habits – according to new research published in the Journal of Caries Research and led by Queen Mary University of London.
Queen Mary University of London has announced details of a free business advice scheme for start-ups and entrepreneurs in London. Based at QMUL’s School of Economics and Finance, qNomics will provide expert consultancy to fledgling businesses in the financial and technological sectors.
The Bangkok bomb killed 20 people, injured more than 100, and shook Thai politics, already turbulent, to its core. In this article, Dr Lee Jones, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, argues: until concrete evidence is produced, we should avoid any rush to judgement, and take both speculation and assignations of blame with a truckload of salt.
What is the perfect recipe for 'emotional health', and who decides which emotions we should feel in order to be healthy? These are among the questions that will be explored by a team of researchers at QMUL’s Centre for the History of the Emotions, as part of a major new research programme funded by a Humanities and Social Science Collaborative Award from the Wellcome Trust.
The crisis facing migrants on the shores of Europe shows no sign of abating. As EU member states prevaricate on how to manage a human and political crisis, Dr Jessica Jacobs from QMUL's School of Geography says: "The system is paralysed. To make it move again, hospitality is the key".
Research published in the journal BMC Evolutionary Biology, has found that fallow deer bucks make judgements about the possible threat from competitors from the sound of their calls.
QMUL machine learning researcher Dan Stowell and his business partner Florence Wilkinson have launched Warblr, their mobile app that can automatically recognise birds by their song.
Scientists have proved that listening to music before, during and after surgery reduces people’s pain, anxiety and need for painkillers – according to the most comprehensive review of available evidence so far, published today in The Lancet.
Overall student satisfaction at Queen Mary University of London has climbed to 88 per cent, up from 86 per cent in 2014. The results of the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS) ranks QMUL as joint first in London and in the top ten of Russell Group universities for student satisfaction.
A combination of three proteins found at high levels in urine can accurately detect early-stage pancreatic cancer, researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found. The discovery could lead to a non-invasive, inexpensive test to screen people at high risk of developing the disease.
Early results from the Rosetta spacecraft mission’s Philae lander, which successfully landed on a comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko last year, have been published in the journal Science.
The Design Patterns for Inclusive Collaboration (DePIC) team has won the Award for Best Solution by a Large Organisation at the Connect Ability Challenge event, a software development competition focusing on developing technology that can help improve the lives of people living with physical, social, emotional and cognitive disabilities. The event was organised by AT&T and New York University to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Jet-lagged after a long flight? Exhausted after a week of night shifts? The vagaries of the human body clock affect everything from the quality of our sleep to how quickly we adjust to a new time zone. This post is based on a series of interviews with Professor Josephine Arendt, who transformed our understanding of how our body clocks respond to light and melatonin.
A first year student from Queen Mary University of London has won a prestigious industry award for developing a smart solution to food waste.
Dr Thomas Dixon, Director of QMUL's Centre for the History of the Emotions, reviews Disney Pixar's Inside Out.
Professor Jack Cuzick, Head of the Centre for Cancer Prevention at Queen Mary University of London, was today recognised for his longstanding achievements in breast cancer research during the Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group's (ANZBCTG) 37th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) in Perth, Western Australia.
Rüdiger Görner, Professor of German at Queen Mary University of London, has been awarded the prestigious Reimar Lüst Prize in recognition of his outstanding scholarly work in the field of Anglo-German relations.
QMUL has been revealed as one of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)’s top 21 architectural clients of the last decade, according to recent analysis published by Architects Journal.
Persistent public interest in vitamin D, plus widespread testing of vitamin D status and prescribing by doctors, has led to a significant increase in people taking supplements despite limited evidence of any health benefits – according to new NIHR-funded research from Queen Mary University of London and published in BMJ Open.
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have built the first computer program that can recognise hand-drawn sketches better than humans.
Government, the NHS and professional healthcare bodies have embraced social media networks as dissemination tools but frequently overlook their potential for peer-to-peer support, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London.
Film students from Queen Mary University of London are playing a prominent role in one of the most eagerly awaited exhibitions of the summer, at London’s National Portrait Gallery.
Lithium chloride which is used as a mood stabiliser in the treatment of mental health problems, mainly bipolar disorder, could be used to treat arthritis according to a new study.
Five honorary awards were presented at QMUL’s Graduation, on July 15 and 16, to those who are outstanding in their field, command national recognition or have given exceptional service to the university.
Four Honorary awards – among the most significant accolades that can be offered by a university - were presented at QMUL’s Graduation ceremony on July 13 and 14.
In this post, Professor Jane Wills considers the implications of the Chanellor's 'co-option' of the living wage.
Queen Mary University of London’s Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a two day showcase of its research past and present, and launched a commemorative book entitled ‘Every Rational Attempt: The Stories Behind Barts’ Contribution to the Fight Against Cancer’.
Professor Nikolaos Donos, an internationally renowned clinical academic consultant, has been appointed Head of Clinical Research and Professor of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London’s School of Dentistry.
As part of Queen Mary University of London’s wider strategy of internationalisation, Professor Simon Gaskell, President and Principal, recently signed a landmark partnership agreement with Professor Wang Jinsong, President of Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) during a visit to Xi’an earlier this month.
QMUL’s School of Physics and Astronomy has been awarded Juno Champion Status by the Institute of Physics (IOP) in recognition of action they have taken to address the under-representation of women in university physics.
A team of students from QMUL has won the £10,000 grand prize at the Sabre Destination Hack event by developing a prototype system that allows frequent flyers to fill their spare luggage capacity on planes with products that charities need.
Trevor Dadson, Professor of Hispanic Studies at Queen Mary University of London has been awarded the Encomienda de la Orden de Isabel la Católica (Order of Isabella the Catholic) by the King of Spain, Felipe VI.
The government’s announcement on English Votes for English Laws, while seemingly cautious, “may help set the course for David Cameron’s time in office”, according to Michael Kenny, professor of politics and constitutional expert at Queen Mary University of London.
Services used by hundreds of thousands of people in the UK to protect their identity on the web are vulnerable to leaks, according to researchers at QMUL and others.
Cat owners fail to realise the impact of their cat on wildlife according to new research, published today, from QMUL and the University of Exeter.
Two academics and three alumni from Queen Mary University of London have been named in the 2015 Queen’s birthday honours. Sir Nicholas Macpherson GCB, Permanent Secretary to HM Treasury and Visiting Professor in the School of Economics and Finance, was appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Bath (GCB) for public service.
QMUL is pleased to announce that the next Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Pharmacology will be Professor Amrita Ahluwalia, Deputy Director of QMUL’s William Harvey Research Institute.
The Science on Stage Europe festival which brings some of the best science teachers from around the world together to demonstrate their teaching and share ideas is underway at QMUL.
We all want a quality health service – but what does this really mean? What does quality in healthcare really look like? Dr Deborah Swinglehurst has been exploring this idea for several years, curious to find out what academics, opinion leaders, healthcare professionals and members of the public really understand by the term ‘quality’ in the healthcare context.
In this article, Professor Julia Hörnle, of QMUL's School of Law, considers the impact and rapid development of face recognition techniques on privacy.
The recent craze for human breast milk amongst certain fitness communities, fetishists and chronic disease sufferers is potentially dangerous – according to scientists from Queen Mary University of London and published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.
A new study has identified how blocking a special set of molecules on the surface of T cells can suppress the heart’s immune response – responsible for transplant rejection and autoimmune diseases such as myocarditis – whilst leaving rest of the body’s immune system intact.
In this article, Sam Fowles, researcher in international law and politics at Queen Mary University of London, asks whether the European Parliament will 'save us' from the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
Just 15 per cent of Conservative party members would vote for the UK to leave the EU regardless of whatever reforms Prime Minister David Cameron manages to negotiate in the run-up to a referendum.
The changing face of Whitechapel over the coming years was the focus of a Future of London event held at the Blizard Institute on 28 May.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has announced a new educational partnership with the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP). The partnership will see the introduction in September 2015 of a new Masters programme in International Relations, based in Paris.
Professor Edmund Burke will be QMUL's new Vice Principal (Science and Engineering) from September 2015.
A simple blood test can predict with 90 to 100 per cent accuracy whether a patient is likely to suffer life-threatening complications after major surgery, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London and published in the journal Annals of Surgery.
Massage-like stroking has a positive effect on the immune system of mice by reducing their level of stress.
Researchers from the School of Dentistry within Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have received nearly £500k in MRC funding to assess the effectiveness of a new injectable bone graft material used to replace missing bone in implant dentistry.
Women aged 50-69 years who attend mammography screening reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer by 40 per cent compared to women who are not screened – according to a major international review of the latest evidence on breast cancer screening.
Dr Richard Coulton, based at QMUL's School of English and Drama, reflects on the discovery of Britain's oldest tea. Dr Coulton is one of three authors of a forthcoming book, Empire of Tea: The Asian Leaf that Conquered the World.
Professor Peter McOwan, from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, discusses whether artificial intelligences would actually be able to take over the world, whether they’d want to, and how we'd know if they did.
After years of research decoding the complex structure and production of spider silk, researchers have now succeeded in producing samples of this exceptionally strong and resilient material in the laboratory. The new development could lead to a variety of biomedical materials — from sutures to scaffolding for organ replacements — made from synthesized silk with properties specifically tuned for their intended uses.
Researchers have found what they believe to be the oldest tea in Britain. The dried green tea was acquired in China, around the year 1700, by ship’s surgeon James Cuninghame, who subsequently gave it as a gift to the famous physician and collector of curiosities, Hans Sloane.
Bret Jones, a PhD student in the Department of Drama, will be competing tonight (26 May) in the Britain’s Got Talent live semi-finals with his team’s dance act, Old Men Grooving.
For the first time, leading experts on brain tumours including Professor Silvia Marino from Queen Mary University of London, will share their insights and identify areas of prospective collaboration to speed up the process of translating research findings from laboratory to clinic.
In this post, Sam Fowles, postgraduate research student at QMUL's School of Law, argues that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a threat to British democracy, and should not be ratified.
Dr Matthias Mauch discusses his recent scientific analysis of the “fossil record” of the Billboard charts prompted widespread attention, particularly the findings about the three musical “revolutions” that shaped the musical landscape of the second half of the 20th century.
The Centre of the Cell “is a wonderful emblem of how public engagement is embedded in what this university does,” said QMUL’s Principal, Professor Simon Gaskell, during the science centre’s fifth birthday celebrations.
Persecution of the Rohingya minority by the Myanmar government amounts to genocide, according to field research from the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI), based at Queen Mary University of London.
PhD students from QMUL’s Media and Arts Technology (MAT) programmes as well as representatives of the School of Law take part in the popular festival.
Fixed-dose drug combinations (FDCs) which have not received central regulatory approval are sold in substantial numbers in India – despite concerns over the safety and efficacy of these combinations – according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and published in PLOS Medicine.
The United Nations must adopt binding international rules to help eliminate violence against women and girls, according to Professor Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women.
If we want more diversity in our courts, boardrooms, and parliaments, then our individualised approach to merit may “now require quite a serious rethink”, according to Baroness Brenda Hale of Richmond.
Researchers have found that the gene which gives naked mole-rats’ their natural resistance to cancer is unique among mammals.
Evolutionary biologists and computer scientists have come together to study the evolution of pop music. Their analysis of 17,000 songs from the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, 1960 to 2010, is the most substantial scientific study of the history of popular music to date.
A historian from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has uncovered the first confirmed image of Apollinariya Yakubova, considered by many to be the true love of Vladimir Lenin. Dr Robert Henderson, honorary research associate at QMUL’s School of History, discovered the photograph in the State Archive of the Russian Federation, while researching for his forthcoming book on the Russian revolutionary V. L. Burtsev.
It was all smiles in Whitechapel today as Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal gave Queen Mary University of London’s new Dental School, embedded within The Royal London Dental Hospital, the royal seal of approval.
Training general practices to offer rapid HIV tests leads to increased detection and earlier diagnosis of patients with HIV infection – according to a new study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and published in The Lancet HIV.
From 2 May to 9 November, QMUL's Dr Kiera Vaclavik will curate 'The Alice Look', an exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood. In this article, Dr Vaclavik considers the impact of Lewis Carroll's famous heroine on the way that we dress.
A QMUL student who can speak five different languages has won a Languages Undergraduate of the Year Award.
Three subject areas at QMUL are now among the top 50 in the world, according to a highly-regarded analysis of more than 3,400 universities.
Researchers from QMUL’s School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) presented some their research to colleagues and visitors at the Mile End Campus.
Despite the appearance of great strides forward; discrimination, inequality, and exclusion persist in developed societies and workplaces. The nature of that persistence – and the manner in which discrimination has, in many cases, become more insidious – was the subject of the 2015 annual lecture from QMUL’s Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity.
Bumblebees that have been infected by parasites seek out flowers with nicotine in the nectar, likely to fight off the infection, new research has found. The nicotine appears to slow the progression of disease in infected bees but has harmful effects when consumed by healthy bees.
The School of Medicine within Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is the recipient of a silver level award in the latest round of the Athena SWAN Charter awards.
On 24 April 2015, QMUL's Centre for Commercial Law Studies convened a group of legal experts to consider and examine issues around gaming an intellectual property law. In this article, Dr Gaetano Dimita, Lecturer in International Intellectual Property Law, sets out the many legal challenges that emerge from this growing and dynamic sector.
A post-doctoral researcher from Queen Mary University of London has won a prestigious €1,000 prize for her work on psychiatric diseases.
A new technique of visualising the complicated relationships between anything from Facebook users to proteins in a cell via countries’ importing and exporting food provides a simpler and cheaper method of making sense of large volumes of data.
Dr Magda Osman, Senior Lecturer in Experimental Cognitive Psychology explores the research behind behavioural economics and looks at its relationship with advertising
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have uncovered a genetic defect which causes the life-threatening condition ‘dyskeratosis congenita’ (DC) – a rare genetic form of bone marrow failure.
Sarah Wolff, Lecturer at QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations, examines the tragic events in the Mediterranean and outlines what she describes as failed EU policy in the area of migration.
Government plans to increase participation in rugby within schools fail to take into account data on the serious levels of school rugby-related injury and are happening in the absence of systems for injury surveillance and prevention – according to experts from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and published in the BMJ.
Fed up with keeping paper receipts a QMUL law student has developed an app which stores them electronically.
Researchers have discovered that a protein which controls anxiety in humans has the same molecular ancestor as one which causes insects to moult when they outgrow their skins. Studies on sea urchins provided the missing link because they have a protein with elements common to those in both humans and insects and reveal a common ancestry hundreds of millions of years ago.
Queen Mary University of London’s Barts Centre for Trauma Sciences (C4TS) has today launched the new website Aftertrauma.org, the UK’s most comprehensive online resource dedicated to helping trauma survivors – and their families, friends and carers – on their long and complex recovery journey.
The median earnings of authors in the UK has fallen below the minimum wage, according to a survey of 2,500 writers, published by researchers at Queen Mary University of London.
New research into how tendons age has found that the material between tendon fibre bundles stiffens as it gets older and that this is responsible for older people being more susceptible to tendon injuries.
Queen Mary University of London’s life sciences education programme, Centre of the Cell, celebrated its 100,000th participants after a visit from a Tower Hamlets primary school class on Friday 17 April 2015.
Scientists have discovered a protein that strongly promotes immunity to viruses and cancer, opening the door to new therapies in the future.
An education charity which 40 QMUL students have volunteered for has scooped a prestigious employer engagement award.
Examination of a Daspletosaurus skull by Dr David Hone of the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences found signs that it had been bitten by another tyrannosaur during its lifetime as well as after it had died.
Political scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have launched a new voting advice application to match voters with the party that best represents their views. More than 20,000 people have used the app since it went live on 1 April.
Bumblebees trained to go to feeders labelled with a certain colour or pattern cue but avoid differently labelled alternative feeders did so when feeders were arranged horizontally but didn’t when arranged vertically. Researchers believe this could be because groups of flowers arranged horizontally, like those in a meadow, often include several different species, while those arranged vertically, like in blossoming trees are likely to all be the same species.
Physicists from QMUL, members of the ATLAS experiment and participants in the 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson particle, are gearing up to analyse new data from the Large Hadron Collider.
Professor Rebecca Lingwood has been appointed as QMUL’s new Vice-Principal for Student Experience, Teaching and Learning.
An interdisciplinary team of five students from QMUL’s PhD programme in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science will travel to Mumbai to present their ideas after winning a competition to design a system that integrated plants and social media to promote sustainable communities.
The quality of contributions from finalists in the annual QMUL mooting competition was “nothing short of astonishing”, according to Sir Christopher (Lord Justice) Pitchford, who judged the final at Queen Mary University of London on 24 March.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is delighted to announce it has been selected by Health Education England to be part of a cutting- edge new training programme in genomics for healthcare professionals across the country.
In recent decades, commentators and academics have become increasingly concerned over the decline in both trust and social capital in many communities in the United States. While research has shown that race and income diversity tends to be associated with lower levels of social capital, Andrea Tesei takes a closer look, examining the relationship between trust, income inequality and racial diversity.
Jessica Jacobs, Research Fellow at QMUL's School of Geography, argues that the systematic neglect of border regions by military-backed governments in the Middle East has enabled the success of extreme terrorist groups in these marginalised areas, resulting in "geographies of hate".
The fortunes of Ed Miliband and the Labour Party may well depend on the performance of Ukip on 7 May, according to Professor Tim Bale, who was speaking at the launch of his new book: Five Year Mission – The Labour Party under Ed Miliband.
In an article which originally appeared on The Conversation, Dr Tom Whyntie explains how the world's largest distributed computer grid helped find the Higgs boson and what it'll be doing as the Large Hadron Collider is started up again.
On the one year anniversary of the Ebola outbreak, Dr Sophie Harman - Reader in International Relations at QMUL - explores the devastating impact on women in affected regions.
At least 19 people died in a terrorist attack in Tunisia on 18 March 2015. In this article, Dr Sarah Wolff - Lecturer, School of Politics and International Relations - considers the implications for Tunisia "beyond the immediate horror" of the attack, and describes it as "a litmus test for the country’s democratic transition".
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is to launch a new Medical School in the Republic of Malta.
The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London has announced details of a scholarship and internship programme with legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright LLP.
East London Genes & Health, the world’s largest community based genetics study, has launched today – aiming to improve health among people of Pakistani and Bangladeshi heritage in East London by analysing the genes and health of 100,000 local people.
Wearable technologies, including a bag that tracks what’s in it, a jacket that helps people make introductions and a necklace that connects people in long-distance relationships, are among innovations being demonstrated by QMUL researchers at the Wearable Technology Show 2015.
QMUL has partnered with imec, Medtronic, Ghent University and others to launch the CARDIS project. Together they will develop and validate an early-stage cardiovascular disease detection platform using integrated silicon photonics.
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been granted special access to war bond ledgers, held at the Bank of England, which list those who helped to bankroll Britain’s war effort from 1914-1918.
Dr Shahidha Bari, Lecturer in Romanticism at Queen Mary University of London, has won the Observer / Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism. Now in its third year, the £2000 prize is for “previously unpublished, imaginative, original, and thought-provoking” works.
A report published in Science has dismissed claims made last year that the first super-Earth planet discovered in the habitable zone of a distant star was ‘stellar activity masquerading as planets’.
Inflammation is the immune system’s natural reaction to an ‘aggressor’ in the body or an injury, but if the inflammatory response is too strong it becomes harmful. For example, inflammation in the brain occurs when a person has a stroke, or when suffering from neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
The Innovate UK IC Tomorrow competition is offering up to £35,000 to small companies to work with expert partners, including QMUL, to find solutions to challenges in the wearable technologies market.
Billions of people across the globe are suffering the consequences of untreated tooth decay (cavities) – which include toothache and dental abscesses – according to new research published in the Journal of Dental Research.
A major report into terrorist listing and conflict transformation was launched at an event at QMUL’s School of Law by the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI).
The United Kingdom as we know it may not survive the next decade and is “no longer a fixed map in the collective UK mind”, according to Lord Professor Peter Hennessy, who was speaking at the launch of the Mile End Institute (MEI), at Queen Mary University of London on 2 March.
Should the works of Shakespeare’s plays be censored where there is a risk of offence? In this article, Dr Preti Taneja, Global Shakespeare Research Fellow, considers the issues.
A final year Drama student at QMUL has had her song selected for the BBC Radio 1 playlist.
In the same way that humans sometimes remember things that didn’t actually occur, researchers have found that bees also misremember. False memories have never been observed in non-human animals before.
Global health experts believe the current data on cancer prevalence, incidence and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa – which determines how billions of pounds of international development money is spent – are weak and could mean vital funds are being deflected from other priorities. These include diarrhoeal and waterborne diseases, malnutrition, sanitation and the need to strengthen health systems.
In this article, co-author Professor Brigitte Granville - School of Business and Management at QMUL - contends that default and exit from the eurozone would allow Greece to begin correcting past mistakes, and put its economy on the path to recovery and sustainable growth.
Professor Norman Fenton writes about his role co-presenting a forthcoming BBC Four documentary on climate change and the importance of three key statistics.
From September 2015 QMUL will be offering a new MSc Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.
QMUL’s School of Law is now one of only 11 UK university law departments recognised for purposes of admission to the Singapore Bar.
In this blog post, QMUL Lecturer in Digital Media Bob L. Sturm discusses how, like 'Clever Hans' the German horse who appeared to be able to do complex mathematics, music listening programs can appear to work until we start to really test them.
A person with MS who works with QMUL to talk about her experience of the condition has been selected to appear in a special Comic Relief edition of Strictly Come Dancing.
In this letter, published in the Law Society Gazette, QMUL's Jonathan Griffiths challenges "undue pessimism" about the UK’s imminent legislation on plain packaging.
Oppression, discrimination, and the unrelenting courage of forgotten heroines. In a major new series for the BBC, renowned historian Professor Amanda Vickery tells the story of Britain’s longest war; the suffragettes’ 300 year-long campaign for equality.
A new app, called Reel Reviews, which uses sophisticated computer analysis of comments from users on Twitter to give up-to-the-minute film ratings has been launched just in time for the Oscars.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited today announced a major research collaboration aiming to define new insights and develop novel therapies in gastroenterology.
Researchers at QMUL have successfully created electricity-generating solar-cells with chemicals found in the shells of shrimps and other crustaceans for the first time.
Scientists have developed a new HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine which protects against nine types of the virus – seven of which cause most cases of cervical cancer. The new vaccine offers significantly greater protection than the current vaccine, which protects against only two cancer causing types of HPV.
In this article, Professor Julia Hörnle - one of the UK's leading experts in online dispute resolution - comments on the recent recommendations from Civil Justice Council's report on ODR. The group, of which Julia is a member, calls for a radical shake-up in how the UK handles low value claims.
A Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) medicine student has been shortlisted for a national volunteering award after creating a project to help chronically ill young children.
A new system of online justice would revolutionise the court system of England and Wales, according to a report from the Civil Justice Council’s Online Dispute Resolution Advisory Group. The group includes Julia Hörnle, Professor in Internet Law at QMUL.
Scientists have found that reducing the size of tiny hair like structures on stem cells stops them turning into fat. The discovery could be used to develop a way of preventing obesity.
Scientists studying arthropods, the group of cold-blooded animals that includes crabs and insects, have found that individuals within species living on land tend to grow to a larger size in the warm and nearer the equator, but that the reverse is true of species found in water.
Professor Elaine Chew from QMUL’s Centre for Digital Music is invited convener of, and speaker and performer at, a unique international workshop to be hosted at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore.
An online profile name beginning with letters A-M is as important as an attractive photo and fluent headline when it comes to being successful in the world of online dating, according to scientists.
A new book from QMUL historian Dr Thomas Asbridge tells the story of one remarkable man, the birth of the knightly class to which he belonged, and the forging of the English nation.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has produced a short film to support Boris Johnson’s trade mission to America to promote London as a world class study destination.
100-year-old killer diseases and an interactive show about the heart come to Centre of the Cell, QMUL’s science education pod in Whitechapel, this half-term.
Pressure on young bees to grow up too fast could be a major factor in explaining the disastrous declines in bee populations seen worldwide.
Robert Jack, a PhD student on the Media and Arts Technology programme at QMUL took his audio tactile furniture to the Incloodu Deaf Arts Festival.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) must continue to change if it is to remain effective, according to Judge Paul Mahoney, the UK Judge on the ECHR. Judge Mahoney was speaking at an event organised by the Human Rights Collegium at Queen Mary University of London.
In a recent study Dianna Smith and Graham Kirkwood, of QMUL’s Blizard Institute, found there were more childhood injuries in areas of deprivation but, they write, with a thorough recording process better prevention can take place.
We could all be a little bit greener and next week should be the perfect opportunity to start.
New research has predicted one in two people in the UK will develop cancer at some point in their lives, according to the most accurate forecast to date from Queen Mary University of London and Cancer Research UK.
Queen Mary University of London and UCL have agreed to establish a joint Cardiovascular Institute to rise to the global challenge of cardiovascular disease.
Victims of revenge porn can apply for free legal advice through a new service offered by the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). As part of the service, victims will receive legal advice from a team of trained student advisors – under the supervision of experienced, qualified lawyers - at QMUL’s Legal Advice Centre.
QMUL students raised a remarkable £46,779.44 for the international charity Islamic Relief.
Researchers at QMUL in collaboration with the University of Florence, have discovered that a species of tropical wasps can memorise the faces of members of their colony and will attack any individual with an unfamiliar face. These wasps can also recognise the smell of their nest-mates, but pay more attention to the unique facial patterns in their species when considering whether an individual is friend or foe.
Queen Mary University of London has been ranked as the 20th most internationally diverse university in the world, according to a list published by the Times Higher Education (THE).
Women of the World: The Rise of the Female Diplomat, by QMUL Historian Dr Helen McCarthy, took the prize for International Affairs Book of the Year at the Political Book Awards 2015.
In this comment article, Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas - head of QMUL's Department of Law - considers the implications of the increasingly heated debate around the collection and retention of information from air passengers.
Congratulations to those who have received an offer to study at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) for 2015-entry as the university recorded yet another year of increased numbers of UCAS applications.
A new study says that the kind of instinctive decision-making advocated in best-selling popular psychology books like ‘Nudge’, ‘Thinking Fast and Slow’ and ‘Blink’ is not backed up by reliable evidence.
A revolutionary device has been shown to significantly lower blood pressure among patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure, compared to those treated with usual drug measures – according to research from Queen Mary University of London and published in The Lancet.
In this post, Professor Tim Bale of QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the findings of new polling data on attitudes to Jewish political leaders. The data is based on research from Professor Bale's forthcoming book: Five Year Mission: The Labour Party under Ed Miliband.
A new ‘microcapsule’ treatment delivery method developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) could reduce inflammation in cartilage affected by osteoarthritis and reverse damage to tissue. The research was funded by Arthritis Research UK and the AO Foundation.
Greece will hold parliamentary elections on 25 January. Ahead of the vote, Dr Stella Ladi writes on the state of play in the Greek party system. She notes that while the radical left party Syriza currently enjoys a lead in the polls, there is debate over who its most likely coalition partners would be should it fail to secure a majority.
Businesses and extractive industries should communicate openly and engage more effectively with society, according to the former CEO of British Petroleum (BP), who was speaking at the launch of QMUL’s Energy and Natural Resources Law Institute.
Drinking a daily cup of beetroot juice has been shown to significantly lower blood pressure among patients with high blood pressure, according to scientists from Queen Mary University of London.
BAFTA-winning physics-based model building game Sodaconstructor has launched a Kickstarter to bring the constructor experience to a new generation through mobile.
Researchers have successfully improved the ability of muscle to repair itself – by artificially increasing levels of the BMI1 gene in the muscle-specific stem cells of mice with muscular dystrophy.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has taken delivery of a life-sized cast of a Tyrannosaurus rex skull that will be used for school visits, public engagement and outreach.
Modelling produced by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has found that the only effective potential Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) control strategies are badger culling, cattle testing, controlling cattle movement, and ceasing the practice of housing farm cattle together during winter.
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been awarded a Specialist Programme Grant of £1.4 million from the charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. The programme aims to uncover the cause(s) of familial leukaemia and myelodysplasia–blood disorders that cause a life threatening drop in the number of healthy blood cells – and will begin in April 2015.
Can the United Kingdom survive without changing its constitution? This critical question will be posed to a high-profile panel of commentators and politicians on Monday 2 March, at the launch of the QMUL Mile End Institute.
Professor Norman Williams of Queen Mary University of London has been awarded a knighthood in the 2015 New Year’s Honours for services to surgery.
In this article, Professor Eric Heinze of QMUL's School of Law, argues that the United States, whose government has "has committed grave violations" in the area of human rights, has placed its leadership role in question.