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2018

News story: Researchers develop new technique to analyse rivers
13 July 2018

Habitat alteration from climate change will be easier to detect thanks to a new approach using satellite imagery in analysing a network of waterways known as braided rivers.

News story: People trust scientific experts more than the government even when the evidence is outlandish
12 July 2018

Members of the public in the UK and US have far greater trust in scientific experts than the government, according to a new study by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Public shapes new research around ethnic inequalities and severe mental illness
11 July 2018

A national online survey was launched today to give members of the public the opportunity to set the research priorities in the field of ethnic inequalities and severe mental illness.

News story: Queen Mary students gear up for racing car event
10 July 2018

Students from Queen Mary University of London will be competing at Silverstone this week in the 2018 Formula Student, Europe's most established educational engineering competition.

News story: Project aims to improve asthma control in African schoolchildren
9 July 2018

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have been awarded £2 million to study how to improve asthma in African children.

News story: Research funding awarded to improve cancer awareness and screening
6 July 2018

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) have renewed Queen Mary University of London’s NIHR Policy Research Unit in Cancer Awareness, Screening and Early Diagnosis, with a grant of £5 million.

News story: Ancient American dogs almost completely wiped out by arrival of European breeds
6 July 2018

The arrival of Europeans to the Americas, beginning in the 15th century, all but wiped out the dogs that had lived alongside native people on the continent for thousands of years, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary project to reduce aircraft noise awarded funding
5 July 2018

A new project led by engineers at Queen Mary University of London that aims to reduce aircraft noise has won significant funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Photo: Roger Askew/The Oxford Union News story: What the rise and fall of the Kingdom of The Hijaz tells us about a crisis in Islam
5 July 2018

A new book by a Professor at Queen Mary University of London offers a fresh vision on Islamic governance.

News story: Innovating surgeon wins NHS70 Parliamentary Award
4 July 2018

Professor Shafi Ahmed from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, and The Royal London Hospital has won a prestigious award to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday.

News story: The more MPs are paid for outside interests the less popular they are, according to new research
4 July 2018

The research, co-funded by the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London, has shed new light on public attitudes towards the outside interests of MPs.

Students from Nanchang University graduating from the Joint Programme in Biomedical Sciences and Clinical Biomedicine News story: Queen Mary celebrates its graduation ceremonies in China
2 July 2018

Over 700 students graduated from Queen Mary’s joint programmes at Nanchang University (NCU) and the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) on 26 and 28 June.

News story: NHS70: Q & A with Professor Steve Thornton
2 July 2018

Professor Steve Thornton is Vice Principal (Health) at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. In celebration of the NHS’s 70th birthday this week, Professor Thornton has taken part in a Q & A to explain how we work alongside the NHS and help support the organisation’s work through education and research.

News story: Queen Mary neutrino research on show at Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition
30 June 2018

One of the big unsolved mysteries in physics is what happened to all the antimatter after the Big Bang - the answer may lie in neutrinos.

News story: Queen Mary welcomes university staff from 16 countries across the globe
29 June 2018

Queen Mary University of London hosted its first Erasmus+ Staff Training Week at the Mile End Campus last week, which was attended by participants from 24 higher education institutions in 16 different countries.

News story: Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Illegal streaming platforms vulnerable to copyright enforcers
29 June 2018

Fifty-eight per cent of a new kind of online video piracy is based in just two locations making them more vulnerable to copyright enforcers than previously thought, according to research by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: ‘Lower status’ people more likely to share wealth than ‘higher status’ people
28 June 2018

When playing an economic game those that were assigned as ‘lower status’ were more likely to share their wealth than their ‘higher status’ counterparts, according to a new study at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Charles de Gaulle – the unlikely prophet of Brexit
27 June 2018

Professor Julian Jackson, a leading historian at Queen Mary University of London, has published a new book on Charles de Gaulle, A Certain Idea of France, which sheds new light on one of the most famous figures in French history.

Scalpel Close-up by Ioannis Papadopoulos News story: Images bring out the beauty in Life Sciences
26 June 2018

A dentistry postgraduate student from Queen Mary University of London has won the 2018 Life Science Image awards with a photograph titled ‘Scalpel Close-up’.

News story: Queen Mary spinout secures £2m to export toothpaste technology to China
26 June 2018

A Queen Mary University of London spinout has secured a licence agreement with a leading Chinese toothpaste manufacturer, which should generate sales of £2m over the next five years.  

 

News story: Queen Mary students compete in prestigious drone competition
25 June 2018

Students from Queen Mary University of London’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) society have competed in the UAS Challenge 2018 - a leading annual student competition in the aerospace sector.

Queen Mary launches International Centre for Teaching and Learning in China News story: Queen Mary opens international teaching and learning centre in China
25 June 2018

Queen Mary University of London has opened an International Centre for Teaching and Learning (ICTL) with one of China’s top universities, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU).

 

News story: Barts and Queen Mary Science Festival inspires next generation of scientists
25 June 2018

A festival aimed at secondary schools and young people interested in a career in science and medicine was held at Queen Mary University of London’s Mile End campus on 20 June.

News story: Queen Mary joins the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils
25 June 2018

Queen Mary is cementing its position as an international leader through joining the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils (GFCC), a global network of leaders and organisations committed to driving innovation, productivity and prosperity.

 

News story: Meet Queen Mary’s Parliamentary Placement Students
25 June 2018

This year will see the graduation of another group of Queen Mary students who have been lucky enough to get the chance to work closely with MPs from all parties as part of their course. We caught up with some of them to learn more about the experience.

News story: American swamp sparrows have sung the same songs for more than 1,000 years
20 June 2018

American swamp sparrows may have sung the same songs for more than 1,000 years and passed them on through generations by learning, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London, Imperial College London and Duke University.

Women In Parliament. Photograph by: Dani Harvey News story: Women’s Voices in Parliament symposium comes to Queen Mary
15 June 2018

Symposium marks the 100th anniversary since women were granted the right to vote in UK parliamentary elections.

News story: New research reveals salads could be damaging our health
15 June 2018

Action on Salt, an expert group based at Queen Mary University of London, has revealed that ready to eat salads could be damaging our health.

News story: Queen Mary researchers develop a new way to forecast future economic growth
14 June 2018

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed a new indicator, based on stock index options prices, which can be used to predict future economic growth.

Queen Mary InQUBEate team working with a mentor News story: Queen Mary entrepreneurs supported by £50,000 Santander Universities fund
14 June 2018

Queen Mary University of London has been awarded a grant of £50,000 as part of Santander Universities Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Fund.

News story: First clinical trial to recognise the needs of severely disabled MS patients
14 June 2018

A new clinical trial testing a disease-modifying drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) will be the first in the world to recognise the importance of wheelchair users retaining the use of their hands.

News story: Type 2 diabetes linked to higher rate of Parkinson’s
13 June 2018

People with type 2 diabetes are 32 per cent more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than those without diabetes, finds a new study by Queen Mary University of London, UCL and University of Oxford.

News story: One in five British mammals face extinction
13 June 2018

Almost one in five of British mammal species face a high risk of extinction, according to the first comprehensive review of their populations for more than 20 years launched by The Mammal Society and Natural England, and involving Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Clever bees can identify different flowers by patterns of scent
13 June 2018

Bumblebees can tell flowers apart by patterns of scent, according to new research involving Queen Mary University of London and led by the University of Bristol.

Blog: Britain’s hostility to those seeking refuge didn’t start with Theresa May – it dates back a century
11 June 2018

The UK has gone from civilised hospitality to hostility when it comes to providing sanctuary and refuge argues to Dr Yasmin Ibrahim, Reader in International Business and Communications in the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London. Yasmin Ibrahim explored the history of refuge and asylum in the UK in a recent piece published in The Conversation.

News story: Inaugural Arts and Culture Lecture takes place at Queen Mary
11 June 2018

Lecture marked the start of Dr Maria Balshaw’s honorary professorship at Queen Mary University of London.

Queen Mary is expanding is LLM offering in Paris News story: Queen Mary launches new technology programme in Paris
11 June 2018

Queen Mary University of London will be the first UK institution to launch a Master of Laws (LLM) programme in Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law in Paris.

News story: Expert evidence from Queen Mary lawyer used in two landmark legal rulings by the European Court of Human Rights
8 June 2018

Evidence from Dr Crofton Black, a visiting lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, was influential in two legal judgements ruling that Lithuania and Romania were complicit in CIA torture programmes.

News story: Schools join research into the effect of air pollution on children’s health
8 June 2018

Over 3,000 primary school children in polluted areas of London and Luton will have their lung health monitored over a four-year period in a new international study led by Queen Mary University of London, launched today by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan at Netley Primary School.

News story: David Cameron failed to convince European leaders that the UK could vote Leave
6 June 2018

Speaking at the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London last night, Andrew Cooper, former pollster to the Remain campaign during the EU referendum, said that David Cameron had struggled in negotiations to persuade other EU leaders that he might lose the 2016 referendum.

News story: New lab technology could reveal treatments for muscle-wasting disease
6 June 2018

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed new cell-based technologies which could improve understanding of the muscle-wasting disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and test potential drugs for the disease.

News story: Immigrant and disadvantaged children benefit most from early childcare, according to new study
5 June 2018

Attending universal childcare from age three significantly improves the school readiness of children from immigrant and disadvantaged family backgrounds.

Prof Stephanie Marshall joins Queen Mary as the interim of Vice-Principal for Student Experience, Teaching and Learning News story: Queen Mary University of London appoints Interim Vice-Principal for Student Experience, Teaching and Learning
5 June 2018

Queen Mary University of London has appointed a new Interim Vice-Principal (Student Experience, Teaching and Learning). Professor Stephanie Marshall will take up the post at Queen Mary on 19 June 2018. Professor Marshall was previously Chief Executive Officer of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) from 2013 to 2018, positioning the HEA as a global leader in teaching excellence.

News story: Scientists develop material that could regenerate dental enamel
1 June 2018

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have developed a new way to grow mineralised materials which could regenerate hard tissues such as dental enamel and bone.

News story: School programme developed to empower young people to manage asthma better
31 May 2018

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have developed a school programme to reduce high levels of poorly managed asthma in young people.

News story: Queen Mary research forecasting the evolution of cancer
30 May 2018

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed a computer model that forecasts the changes that occur within tumours as they develop.

News story: Family courts failing to uphold human rights for victims of domestic abuse, according to Queen Mary report
30 May 2018

Family Courts are failing to recognise and protect survivors’ human rights by not giving victims of domestic abuse a safe and fair hearing which is putting their children’s safety at risk, according to a joint report by Women’s Aid and Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary awarded funding to build instrument which will revolutionise monitoring of cellular processes
29 May 2018

Queen Mary University of London has been awarded funding to lead a joint project to build an instrument which will revolutionise the monitoring of cellular processes in tissues that line organs.

Pink Singers. Photo: Jess Rowbottom / Hotfox Media News story: Arts and Culture at Queen Mary in June 2018
24 May 2018

Queen Mary is gearing up for a week of Arts and Culture activities, the first edition of a biannual event. The events follow the success of Queen Mary’s Tate Exchange which took place earlier this month.

Credit: Ch. Flemming/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings News story: Queen Mary academics selected to attend esteemed Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
23 May 2018

Two Postdoctoral Research Fellows at Queen Mary University of London, have been selected to attend the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings in Germany.

Renal denervation system News story: Surgery involving ultrasound energy found to treat high blood pressure
23 May 2018

An operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to significantly reduce blood pressure in patients with hypertension, according to the results of a clinical trial led in the UK by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust, and supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

News story: Glass sculpture inspired by research at Queen Mary’s School of Physics and Astronomy
22 May 2018

A glass sculpture has been unveiled at Queen Mary’s School of Physics and Astronomy – inspired by the research that takes place there.

News story: UK’s tradition of humanitarianism towards refugees is a myth, according to Queen Mary academic
22 May 2018

The UK has gone from civilised hospitality to hostility when it comes to providing sanctuary and refuge according to a new study tracing the history of UK asylum policies from the start of the 20th century.

News story: Ambassador of Costa Rica visits Queen Mary
21 May 2018

Diplomatic ties between Costa Rica and Queen Mary University of London were strengthened through a visit by the Ambassador of Costa Rica on Thursday 17 May, who delivered a speech on the importance of languages in diplomatic professions.

 

News story: Italy’s deal with Libya regarding migrant ‘pull-backs’ faces legal challenge
21 May 2018

Seventeen survivors of a fatal incident involving a boat found in distress off the coast of Libya have filed an application against Italy with the European Court of Human Rights. Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax, from the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London and legal advisor of the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN), was the lead counsel on the case.

News story: Queen Mary builds links with Syrian academics at risk
18 May 2018

A teaching fellow at Queen Mary University of London has returned from a five-day trip to Istanbul, as part of a programme designed to support Syrian academics in exile.

News story: Depression illustrated: Scientist and artist create a stop-motion animation of the brain
18 May 2018

Queen Mary University of London PhD student Daisy Thompson-Lake and artist Emma Allen have created a film which illustrates what happens in the brain during depression.

News story: Doctors warn that breast cancer is still seen as a white woman’s disease
14 May 2018

Clinicians and researchers at Queen Mary University of London and Homerton Hospital are encouraging black women to visit their GP if they notice any changes in their breasts.

News story: Scientists discover how a pinch of salt can improve battery performance
14 May 2018

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London, University of Cambridge and Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research have discovered how a pinch of salt can be used to drastically improve the performance of batteries.

News story: Queen Mary awarded £3m to develop software defined materials
14 May 2018

Queen Mary University of London has been awarded approximately £3m to develop software defined materials, which will enable rapid development of future generation communication systems, intelligent technologies and infrastructures including the internet-of-things, security imaging systems and robotics.

News story: Fellows inaugurated at new Rutherford Academy of Population Genomics and Health Data Science
11 May 2018

Queen Mary University of London has appointed four postdoctoral research fellows to its new Rutherford Academy of Population Genomics and Health Data Science, funded by the Medical Research Council and UK Research and Innovation’s Rutherford Fund.

Queen Mary extends its scholarships offering with COLFUTURO News story: Queen Mary signs agreement to increase scholarships for Colombians
11 May 2018

Queen Mary University of London has extended its existing agreement with COLFUTURO, one of the largest scholarships providers in Colombia, which will allow Colombian postgraduate students to study any subject at Queen Mary.

News story: Queen Mary chemist wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Prize
10 May 2018

Professor Magdalena Titirici, who works in the School of Engineering and Materials Science, is the Royal Society of Chemistry Corday-Morgan Prize winner for 2018.

News story: Brexit fails to dampen London's popularity for international arbitration, survey finds
10 May 2018

London retains its top spot as the preferred seat of international arbitration for cross-border disputes, according to a study published today by Queen Mary University of London, in partnership with global law firm White & Case.

Credit: Ken Teegardin (CC BY-SA 2.0) News story: More than £50 million awarded to improve health and social care research
9 May 2018

Queen Mary University of London has received funding from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) to advise researchers on how to develop high quality research proposals.

Queen Mary visited Santiago as part of a nine-day trip to Latin America News story: Queen Mary strengthens links in Latin America
4 May 2018

Senior academics from Queen Mary University of London’s School of Law visited Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia from 20-29 April to meet with alumni, offer holders, funding partners and prospective partner institutions.

 

Queen Mary welcomes two Marshall Scholars from Yale News story: Queen Mary to host two US students on prestigious scholarship
3 May 2018

Queen Mary University of London will host two Marshall Scholars for the first time this September. Marshall Scholarships are among the most prestigious scholarships awarded to US students, with only 43 places available across the country.

News story: Queen Mary student team to build robotic wheelchair for Cybathlon 2020
3 May 2018

A team of science and engineering students from Queen Mary University of London will design a robotic wheelchair with a plan to compete in Cybathlon 2020 - a global competition for people with disabilities.

News story: Celebrate all that is east London at the 2018 Festival of Communities
2 May 2018

The annual Tower Hamlets Festival of Communities returns for 2018 exploring living and learning across our borough.

Children taking part in the vitamin D study in Punjab, Pakistan News story: Vitamin D improves weight gain and brain development in malnourished children
2 May 2018

High dose vitamin D supplements improve weight gain and the development of language and motor skills in malnourished children, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London and University of the Punjab, Pakistan.

News story: Nearly a quarter of Londoners think they will leave the city within five years, according to new poll
1 May 2018

A new poll conducted for the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London has revealed that 22 per cent of Londoners do not think they will be living in the city in five years’ time with a further 17 per cent unsure whether they would stay.

News story: Question is finally settled over link between salt intake and raised blood pressure
1 May 2018

A new review by Action on Salt, based at Queen Mary University of London, has challenged previous studies that cast doubt on the importance of reducing salt intake on public health.

News story: Labour remain on course for success in forthcoming local elections
26 April 2018

The Labour party is set for its best performance in 40 years in the forthcoming local elections, despite a three per cent decline in support, according to a new poll conducted for the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London.

QChallenge students from the Kuala Lumpur programme News story: Students visit Kuala Lumpur and Stockholm to tackle major global challenge
26 April 2018

This April, 80 students from Queen Mary University of London travelled to either Kuala Lumpur or Stockholm for a four-day programme that explored the global challenge: ‘How do smart cities ensure they are inclusive?

News story: From medieval to modern: Manuscript digitisation workshop takes place
25 April 2018

Queen Mary University of London has joined forces with Cambridge University Library to organise a week-long workshop on digitising medieval manuscripts.

Construction of Neuron Pod News story: Construction starts on giant ‘nerve cell’ in London’s East End
20 April 2018

Construction has begun on ‘Neuron Pod’ - a striking 23-metre long and 10-metre high free-standing structure which will be used as an informal science learning centre at Queen Mary University of London’s Whitechapel campus.

News story: Technology network awarded funding to capture musculoskeletal degeneration
20 April 2018

Queen Mary University of London - as part of a group of universities, hospitals and research centres - has been awarded funding to create a network seeking to develop new, high energy imaging methods to capture the dynamic biochemical and biophysical processes in biological samples.

News story: Queen Mary welcomes new Visiting Fellows from around the world
19 April 2018

Queen Mary University of London is set to host three British Academy Visiting Fellows from Belgium, Nigeria and Canada.

News story: Genocide against Rohingya in its final stage according to report
18 April 2018

The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Queen Mary University of London reports that the Myanmar Rohingya are now suffering the final stages of genocide. ISCI warns that unless the international community takes urgent, meaningful action, the Myanmar Rohingya will be eliminated.​

Plodia interpunctella News story: Competition between males improves resilience against climate change
18 April 2018

Animal species with males who compete intensively for mates might be more resilient to the effects of climate change, according to research by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary staff and students set to run London Marathon
17 April 2018

Multiple members of staff and students from Queen Mary University of London will run in the 2018 London Marathon on April 22 to raise money for their nominated charities.

Organ-on-a-Chip Device; Credit Emulate, Inc. News story: Queen Mary awarded funding to establish organ-on-a-chip UK network
16 April 2018

Queen Mary University of London has been awarded funding to lead a UK network in the development of ‘Organ-on-a-chip’ devices.

News story: Queen Mary ‘Pint of Science’ brings scientists out of the lab and in to your local pub
12 April 2018

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London will be taking part in the 2018 Pint of Science festival from 14 to 16 May.

News story: New book release from Dr Yasmin Ibrahim: Calais and its Border Politics
11 April 2018

Queen Mary’s Dr Yasmin Ibrahim has published a new book, "Calais and its Border Politics: From Control to Demolition", with Dr Anita Howarth from Brunel University.

Babirusas are typically found in Wallacea News story: Wildlife haven of Sulawesi much younger than first thought, new research reveals
11 April 2018

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London and Oxford University have shed light on the origins of some of South-East Asia’s most iconic and unique wildlife; the ‘deer-pig’, ‘warty pig’ and the ‘miniature buffalo.’

News story: Queen Mary set to take part in Tate Exchange
10 April 2018

Queen Mary University of London is set to take part in Tate Exchange (1 - 6 May 2018) and is organising a week-long set of activities centred on the theme of arts and well-being.

News story: Queen Mary School of Law Shortlisted for Prestigious Pro Bono Award
9 April 2018

Queen Mary University of London School of Law, has been shortlisted for the prestigious LawWorks and Attorney General Student Awards 2018, in the category ‘Best Contribution by a Law School.’

News story: Queen Mary academics awarded prestigious British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships
9 April 2018

Queen Mary University of London academics from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences have been awarded British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships for their research. The British Academy is an independent fellowship of world-leading scholars and researchers.

Goldman Sachs Degree Apprentices News story: London sees second lowest number of apprenticeship starts, research reveals
6 April 2018

Queen Mary University of London and The Good Schools Guide have today launched an Apprenticeships Anthology to mark a year since the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, the largest reform to apprenticeships that the Government has ever made.

Dr Tina Chowdhury News story: Storytelling project for engineers and young east Londoners wins funding
5 April 2018

A Queen Mary University of London project which aims to give engineers the skills to create digital stories about how their work can improve the world has received funding from the Ingenious Awards.

Sophie Harman News story: Queen Mary academic recognised for political research excellence
29 March 2018

A learned organisation, the Political Studies Association (PSA), has awarded Dr Sophie Harman, Reader in International Politics at Queen Mary University of London a prize to recognise achievement by a mid-career scholar.

News story: New project to transform treatment for children with arthritis
28 March 2018

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London will join a UK-wide effort to drive the development of new treatments for children and young people with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and its associated eye-inflammation condition, uveitis.

News story: Queen Mary researcher helps develop rollercoaster which charges your phone
28 March 2018

A researcher from Queen Mary University of London has used his expertise in energy harvesting applications to help develop a rollercoaster which charges your phone.

News story: Increase in number of places for local medical students
26 March 2018

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London has been allocated an additional 32 new places for medical students, which will provide new opportunities for students from the local area.

News story: Conference to explore legal challenges facing the games and interactive entertainment industry
26 March 2018

More Than Just a Game (MTJG) brings together top legal and gaming experts from around the world to explore emerging challenges in the gaming industry.

 

News story: Tuberculosis awareness animation launched for World TB Day
23 March 2018

A new health promotion tool has been launched to inform people about latent tuberculosis (TB) and engage migrant communities with local NHS testing and treatment.

News story: New drug reduces progression of disability in multiple sclerosis
23 March 2018

A new drug is the first to slow the progression of disability in secondary progressive multiple sclerosis – a severe form of the disease for which there is currently no treatment to prevent progression.

News story: Dinosaur frills and horns did not evolve for species recognition
21 March 2018

The elaborate frills and horns of a group of dinosaurs including Triceratops and Styracosaurus did not evolve to help species recognise each other, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London. 

News story: Risk of maternal death doubled in pregnant women with anaemia
21 March 2018

Pregnant women with anaemia are twice as likely to die during or shortly after pregnancy compared to those without the condition, according to a major international study led by Queen Mary University of London of over 300,000 women across 29 countries.

An installation at the Southbank Centre showcased the research from Rio News story: Half of Brazilian women living in London have experienced gender-based violence
15 March 2018

Four in every five Brazilian women living in London have experienced Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in their lifetime, with half of them experiencing some form of gender-based violence in London, reveals new research from the People’s Palace Projects, based at Queen Mary University of London, and King’s College London.

News story: Weak hand grip could be sign of a failing heart
14 March 2018

Hand grip strength could be used as a simple measure of heart health, according to new research led by scientists at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary academic wins prestigious translation prize
13 March 2018

A translation of 120 Days of Sodom from the original French text to English by a Queen Mary University of London academic has been recognised by the UK’s Society of Authors.

News story: Mandatory health warnings needed on Chinese takeaways and ready meals
13 March 2018

A new survey by Action on Salt, based at Queen Mary University of London, has exposed the alarming amounts of salt found in both Chinese takeaways and Chinese ready meals sold by some of the UK’s biggest supermarkets.

News story: One in ten stroke survivors need more help with taking medication
12 March 2018

Over a half of stroke patients require a degree of help with taking medicine and a sizeable minority say they do not receive as much assistance as they need, according a study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London and University of Cambridge.

News story: Queen Mary student takes her research to Parliament
12 March 2018

A PhD student from Queen Mary University of London presented her research to the Houses of Parliament as part of a Parliamentary poster competition.

Blog: Celebrating International Women's Day: Widening Participation visits the Votes for Women exhibition
9 March 2018

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Widening Participation team invited a group of female students and graduates to visit the Votes for Women exhibition at the Museum of London, and discuss what it is like to be women in higher education today. Michelle McAvoy reflects on the visit. 

News story: Menopausal hormone therapy linked to having a healthier heart
9 March 2018

Women who use menopausal hormone therapy appear to have a heart structure and function that is linked to a lower risk of heart failure, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary invests in cutting-edge artificial intelligence computers
9 March 2018

Two supercomputers have been installed at Queen Mary University of London to support research into deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI).

News story: Law, English and Drama ranked top 35 in QS Top Universities rankings
8 March 2018

Three subjects from Queen Mary University of London’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences have been ranked in the top 35 in the world, according to the 2018 QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) Top Universities Study.  

News story: New insights into why patients have a higher risk of heart attack in the morning
8 March 2018

Cardiovascular disease patients have lower levels of an important family of protective molecules in their blood in the morning, which could be increasing their risk of blood clots and heart attacks at those times, according to early research led by Queen Mary University of London.

20 women from Rio's biggest favella give their testimonies of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). Credit: Marcia Faria News story: Southbank Centre installation showcases real-life testimonies of gender-based violence
7 March 2018

A multimedia art installation produced by People’s Palace Projects, based at Queen Mary University of London, will be on public display at the Southbank Centre’s Women of the World Festival from 9-11 March.

News story: Queen Mary Professor wins WOW Women in Creative Industries Award
6 March 2018

A Drama Professor from Queen Mary University of London has won the ‘Fighting the Good Fight’ award at WOW Women in Creative Industries Awards at the Southbank Centre. The winners were announced on Wednesday 7 March 2018.

News story: Aspirin helps treat tuberculous meningitis
5 March 2018

The painkiller aspirin appears to reduce the risk of stroke and death in patients with the most deadly form of tuberculosis, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (Vietnam), Western General Hospital and University of Oxford.

News story: Queen Mary students reach finals of coveted entrepreneurship competition
5 March 2018

Queen Mary University of London has two teams of students that have made it through to the regional finals of the Hult Prize, a globally recognized student entrepreneurship competition. The students from the School of Business and Management, will compete on the 9 and 10March 2018 in London and San Francisco.

News story: Queen Mary students awarded national bursary for engineering
2 March 2018

Three students from Queen Mary University of London have been awarded an Engineering Horizons Bursary from The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

News story: Children’s use of non-dental services for oral pain costing the NHS £2.3m a year
1 March 2018

Thousands of children with oral pain are being taken by parents to pharmacies and non-dental health services, including A&E, instead of their dentist, and could be costing NHS England £2.3 million a year, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.

Blog: Celebrating World Book Day: Widening Participation’s Boys, Books and Blogging project
28 February 2018

Michelle McAvoy is a Coordinator for the Widening Participation team based in Marketing and Communications, Queen Mary University of London. To celebrate World Book Day 2018, she reflects on her experiences of running the Boys, Books and Blogging programme.

News story: New mathematical framework establishes the risk of dramatic collapses of real networks
28 February 2018

A theoretical framework explaining the risk of rare events causing major disruptions in complex networks, such as a blackout in a power grid, has been proposed by a mathematician at Queen Mary University of London.

Dr Sakher AlQahtani at the Study UK Alumni Awards News story: Queen Mary graduate finalist in British Council’s Entrepreneurial Awards
28 February 2018

Dr Sakher AlQahtani, who graduated from Queen Mary University of London with an MClinDent in Paediatric Dentistry in 2008 and a PhD in 2012, was an Entrepreneurial Award Finalist in the British Council’s Alumni Awards 2018.

News story: Most Londoners believe homelessness has gone up in the capital
23 February 2018

Sixty-nine percent of Londoners think that rough sleeping has increased in the capital, according to the latest poll out conducted for the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London. 

News story: Health ministers and politicians visit brain tumour research labs
23 February 2018

UK health ministers shared the news of an upcoming funding boost to brain tumour research, during a visit to laboratories at Queen Mary University of London this week.

News story: Materials expert joins Queen Mary University of London
23 February 2018

Professor Sir Colin Humphreys, CBE, FREng, FRS, the renowned British physicist and materials expert, is set to join Queen Mary University of London as Professor of Materials Science.

News story: “Beetroot pill” could help save patients from kidney failure after heart x-ray
22 February 2018

Beetroot may reduce the risk of kidney failure in patients having a heart x-ray, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.

The Palace of Westminster [SM] News story: Conservatives heading for defeat in at least three flagship London boroughs in forthcoming local elections
21 February 2018

The Conservatives should be braced for a very difficult night when the London elections are held in May, according to a new poll out conducted for the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London.

 

Blog: Dentistry, X-rays and Morecambe and Wise
20 February 2018

Graham Davis is Professor of 3D X-ray Imaging at Queen Mary’s Institute of Dentistry. In this blog post, he describes his team’s work in helping the BBC to restore a lost episode of the Morecambe and Wise Show from a disintegrated film reel, as featured in the latest episode of BBC Click.

DJ Radical Sister playing at a Bradford nightclub in 1988. Credit: Tim Smith News story: Interactive timeline captures impact of Indian community in Britain
19 February 2018

A photographic timeline that showcases the history of Indians living in Britain over the past two centuries is now available to view online.

News story: Cells ‘walk’ on liquids a bit like geckos
19 February 2018

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have discovered that cells can ‘walk’ on liquids a bit like the way geckos stick to other surfaces.

News story: New printing technique uses cells and molecules to recreate biological structures
16 February 2018

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed a printing technique using cells and molecules normally found in natural tissues to create constructs that resemble biological structures.

News story: First comparison of common breast cancer tests finds varied accuracy of predictions
15 February 2018

Commercially-available prognostic breast cancer tests show significant variation in their abilities to predict disease recurrence, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London of nearly 800 postmenopausal women.

Queen Mary's Confucius Institute celebrates Chinese New Year 2018 News story: Queen Mary celebrates Chinese New Year with UK-China music festival
15 February 2018

Queen Mary’s Confucius Institute and Music Department hosted the first UK-China International Music Festival on 3-5 February to celebrate Chinese New Year 2018.

News story: Valentine's Day meal deals contain as much salt as six McDonald’s hamburgers
14 February 2018

A new survey by Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) based at Queen Mary University of London’s Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, has found that popular Valentine’s readymade meals are very high in salt, calories, fat and sugar.

Professor Colin Bailey News story: Meet our Professors – inaugural lecture continues with Principal’s talk on building safety
14 February 2018

Why did the World Trade Centre 7 Collapse, how do we beat fake news, and who really is the best man for the job? All these questions will be answered by top academics in Queen Mary University of London’s free Inaugural Lecture series.

News story: School teams solve world water problems with Lego robots at Queen Mary competition
13 February 2018

Teams from schools across London competed to solve the world’s water problems with Lego robots at an event hosted by Queen Mary University of London’s School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS).

Dr Renato Faccini News story: Bank of England awards prestigious fellowship to Queen Mary academic
13 February 2018

An economics lecturer from Queen Mary University of London who specialises in the formation of business relationships over time, known as matching theory, has been awarded the George fellowship from the Bank of England.

News story: Research suggests vapers may be vulnerable to lung infections
8 February 2018

The vapour from e-cigarettes seems to help pneumonia-causing bacteria stick to the cells that line the airways, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary and UAL receive grant to co-develop new curriculum model for games design
7 February 2018

Queen Mary University of London, in partnership with London College of Communication, part of the University of the Arts London (UAL), has been granted £158,354 from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to develop a games design curriculum. 

News story: £54 million award to transform health through data science
7 February 2018

Queen Mary University of London has partnered with four other London universities - UCL, Imperial College London, King's College London and The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - in a new initiative to transform health through data science.

Westfield College gave women the chance to study less traditional subjects News story: Influential Queen Mary women celebrated in new campaign
6 February 2018

Pioneering alumnae and staff from Queen Mary University of London have been listed in the University of London’s ‘Leading Women’ campaign, which launched last week.

News story: Researchers unravel the time of origin of flowering plants
6 February 2018

Flowering plants likely originated between 149 and 256 million years ago according to new research involving Queen Mary University of London, and led by University College London (UCL).

News story: Major research project launched to crack aspirin’s anti-cancer properties
6 February 2018

An international study, led by Queen Mary University of London and funded with a £5 million grant from Cancer Research UK, has been launched to answer the final questions before aspirin is recommended to reduce cancer risk.

News story: Students teach robots football tricks in annual hack
5 February 2018

Teams of students from Queen Mary University of London and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) took part in a challenge to hack robots and teach them a range of football skills.

 

News story: Multinational companies continue to produce unregulated antibiotics in India
5 February 2018

Millions of unapproved antibiotics are being sold in India, according to a new study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London and Newcastle University.

Jacob Rees Mogg MP News story: Brexiteer defends questioning Treasury’s forecasts
2 February 2018

Speaking at the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London last night, Jacob Rees-Mogg, North East Somerset MP and leading Brexiteer, defended raising claims that Treasury officials are trying to influence policy around Brexit. 

An excerpt of the letter, copyright National Archives [SM] News story: Uncovered letters reveal how Gaitskell’s grieving widow was left ‘shocked’ and ‘deeply hurt’ by PM Macmillan’s speech
1 February 2018

Conservative Prime Minister Harold Macmillan deeply offended the widow of the deceased Labour leader Hugh Gaitskell just days after the politician’s untimely death 55 years ago. A letter in which Mrs Gaitskell describes herself as “deeply hurt” has been discovered in the National Archives and is being published for the first time.

Brexit News story: New report on Brexit and public opinion reveals divisions both between and within parties
31 January 2018

A values divide is emerging which could dramatically impact on politics in the years to come, a comprehensive report on Brexit and public opinion reveals.

News story: Government urged to fortify flour with folic acid to prevent birth defects
31 January 2018

There is no need for an upper limit of folate intake, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London and the School of Advanced Study, University of London.

News story: Cells in the heart sense stiffness by measuring contraction forces and resting tension simultaneously
26 January 2018

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have identified a new mechanism in which adhesive structures within the cells of the heart sense stiffness through muscle contractions and resting tension at the same time.

Graduate Centre, Mile End Campus [SM] News story: Queen Mary announces major PhD programme with the Leverhulme Trust
25 January 2018

Queen Mary University of London has announced a new Doctoral Scholarship Programme, supported by the Leverhulme Trust, beginning in 2018 and worth £1,050,000.

News story: Nationwide institute to plug digital skills gap
25 January 2018

Queen Mary University of London is part of a £40 million initiative to create the next generation of digital specialists, announced today in a speech by the UK’s Prime Minister in Davos. Known as the Institute of Coding (IoC), Queen Mary will spearhead the theme of boosting equality and diversity in technology-related education and careers.

News story: Researchers use flu-like virus to attack pancreatic cancer
25 January 2018

A flu-like virus has now been used in experiments to successfully inhibit the growth of pancreatic cancer, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Mathematicians develop model for how new ideas emerge
24 January 2018

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed a mathematical model for the emergence of innovations.   

Queen Mary welcomes its first Erasmus+ students News story: Queen Mary welcomes its first Erasmus+ exchange students from India
23 January 2018

The first five students from Queen Mary’s new Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) Programme have arrived for the spring semester.

The Palace of Westminster [SM] News story: Survey of MPs reveals Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn face significant political challenges over Brexit
22 January 2018

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn face significant challenges within their own parliamentary parties over Brexit, a new survey of MPs has found.

 

Sam Gyimah MP  [sm] News story: Universities Minister Sam Gyimah backs review of tuition fees
19 January 2018

The new Universities Minister Sam Gyimah has said that a review of student tuition fees is on the way. He was speaking at the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London, in his first public appearance since his appointment to the role.

News story: Whole-population testing for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations is cost-effective
18 January 2018

Screening the entire population for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations, as opposed to just those at high-risk of carrying this mutation, is cost effective and could prevent more ovarian and breast cancers than the current approach, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Professor Richard Bourke awarded prestigious accolade from the Nanovic Institute for European Studies
17 January 2018

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame has awarded the Honourable Mention in the 2018 Laura Shannon Prize to Professor Richard Bourke for his book Empire & Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke.

News story: Queen Mary alumna among ‘most influential’ UK voices on LinkedIn
16 January 2018

A Queen Mary alumna has been listed as one of LinkedIn’s 12 ‘top voices’ in the UK. Alexandra Galviz, who graduated with a BA in French in 2013, was praised for writing “openly and honestly about issues that many are too afraid to speak or write about publicly”.

Silvana sm News story: UK productivity may beat forecasts, says Bank of England’s Silvana Tenreyro
16 January 2018

Just two sectors of the economy – financial services and manufacturing – are responsible for sluggish productivity growth in the UK economy, according to Silvana Tenreyro, the newest member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee.

News story: Long term health conditions drive A&E visits, not lack of GP services
16 January 2018

Rising accident and emergency attendance rates are driven by patients’ long term health conditions, and are not related to lack of GP provision, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London of more than 800,000 patients in east London.

News story: Diabetes gene found that causes low and high blood sugar levels in the same family
15 January 2018

A study of families with rare blood sugar conditions has revealed a new gene thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin, the key hormone in diabetes.

News story: Intervention reduces ‘stress hormone’ in war-affected youth
12 January 2018

A new study shows that a humanitarian program to improve the mental health of adolescents affected by the Syrian war has decreased levels of cortisol (a hormone associated with stress) in participants by a third.

Colin Grant News story: Queen Mary University of London appoints Professor Colin Grant as new Vice-Principal (International)
12 January 2018

Queen Mary University of London has appointed a new Vice-Principal (International). Professor Colin Grant, currently Vice-President (International) at the University of Southampton and Chair of the Russell Group International Forum, will take up the post on 16 April 2018.

News story: Some leukaemia patients may be missing out on new treatments
11 January 2018

Patients with an aggressive form of leukaemia, currently ineligible for any type of targeted therapy, may in fact benefit from new drugs, according to new research by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Impact of renewables and trading on power grid frequency fluctuations
10 January 2018

The effect of energy trading is strong and comparable in size to the effect of renewables on the frequency fluctuations of a power grid, according to a new study published in Nature Energy.

News story: At least three out of five people who try a cigarette become daily smokers
10 January 2018

At least 61 per cent of people who try their first cigarette become, at least temporarily, daily smokers, suggests an analysis of survey data by Queen Mary University of London.

Kavita Datta SM News story: Queen Mary researcher appointed to Migration Leadership Team
9 January 2018

Kavita Datta, Professor of Development Geography at Queen Mary University of London, has been appointed to the London International Development Centre (LIDC) Migration Leadership Team.

Party activists (SM) News story: Survey of Britain's party members reveals glaring contrasts between Tories and other parties
4 January 2018

A survey of the country’s party members has revealed glaring contrasts between rank and file Tories and their Labour, Lib Dem and SNP counterparts.

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