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2020

Blog: Coronavirus recovery – lessons from the eurozone crisis
9 July 2020

Dr Stella Ladi, Senior Lecturer in Public Management in Queen Mary's School of Business and Management has written an opinion piece for The Conversation in which she discusses coronavirus recovery and the lessons that can be learnt from the eurozone crisis.

A girl wearing a mask News story: New report sheds light on the impact of Covid-19 on gender and sustainability
8 July 2020

An academic from Queen Mary University of London has contributed to a major report from the United Nations which explores the impact of the current Covid-19 pandemic on gender equality.

Attendees at the 2020 Cosmic Con virtual conference News story: School students showcase physics research at virtual ‘Cosmic Con’
7 July 2020

On Saturday 4 July, pupils from schools across London presented their work on Queen Mary University of London research projects at the annual ‘Cosmic Con’ conference.

Yarinacocha, Ucayali. Credit: Doreen Montag Blog: Call for access to oxygen and medicines to help combat COVID-19 in the Amazon
7 July 2020

Dr Doreen Montag is Lecturer in Global Public Health at Queen Mary University of London, and has almost 20 years of experience among indigenous and non-indigenous people in rural and urban areas of the Peruvian Andes and Amazon. In this article, originally published in Spanish on Lamula, she discusses the immense challenges faced by indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Close up shot of a home security camera on a wall in an apartment. A man is sitting on a sofa in the background. Credit: gorodenkoff/ iStock.com News story: New research reveals privacy risks of Home Security Cameras
6 July 2020

An international study, involving researchers from Queen Mary University of London and the Chinese Academy of Science, has used data from a major home Internet Protocol (IP) security camera provider to evaluate potential privacy risks for users.

Crowds of people in a shopping district News story: Tourists are less sensitive to higher prices in more crowded destinations, according to new study
6 July 2020

A new study from Queen Mary University of London has shown that chronic and temporary crowding experiences lead to tourists being less sensitive to higher prices. The findings also show that marketing and promotional discounts are less effective in areas with more crowding.

People practicing social distancing in Nigeria News story: Covid-19 lockdowns could lead to social unrest, according to new research
3 July 2020

An academic from Queen Mary University of London has published a research paper which explores the impact of lockdowns in response to Covid-19 in Africa.

Thomas Piketty delivering a lecture News story: Thomas Piketty on Capital and Ideology
3 July 2020

The Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen Mary University of London has held its Annual Symposium which was given by bestselling author and economist, Professor Thomas Piketty.

News story: Queen Mary staff keep up the volunteering during pandemic
2 July 2020

We caught up with staff from across the University to hear more about their different volunteering efforts over the last few months, from leading Queen Mary initiatives, to helping their local communities, to joining national volunteering drives.

New Associate Principal joins Queen Mary to lead online learning development
1 July 2020

Queen Mary University of London has today (Wednesday 1 July 2020) been joined by Gideon Shimshon in the newly created role of Associate Principal Digital Learning and Director of QM Online. In this new role, he will lead the development of ‘QM Online’ – an initiative that will dramatically increase opportunities for students to enjoy a Queen Mary education in new ways through digital learning.

News story: Digital Public Lecture Series: Covid-19's severity and the chance to reset
1 July 2020

In the latest Digital Public Lecture Series three experts from Queen Mary continued their discussion on the impact of Covid-19 and highlighted how we assess its severity and if this opportunity to reset society will be seized or will pass us by. 

News story: Queen Mary staff and students share what Pride means to them
30 June 2020

Pride Month is a time for us all to stand together in solidarity, in celebration of what we have achieved and the progress we have made, but more importantly in recognition of the need for further change nationally and internationally.

Queen Mary students having a conversation. Credit: Queen Mary News story: Queen Mary strengthen relationship with DeepMind through scholarship programme for women and BAME students
30 June 2020

Leading British artificial intelligence (AI) company DeepMind has renewed its support for under-represented students pursuing postgraduate studies in AI at Queen Mary University of London.

The Palace of Westminster News story: Big differences on economic and social values between MPs and voters, according to new report
29 June 2020

Two academics from Queen Mary University of London have co-authored a report which sheds new light on the disparities between the social and economic values of MPs, party members and voters.

Reservoir surrounded by hills. Credit: daverhead/iStock.com News story: Global warming will cause ecosystems to produce more methane than first predicted
29 June 2020

New research suggests that as the Earth warms natural ecosystems will release more of the greenhouse gas methane than expected from predictions based on temperature increases alone.

Queen Mary University of London's Whitechapel campus. Credit: Queen Mary News story: Queen Mary invests in energy saving project to lower carbon footprint
26 June 2020

Queen Mary University of London is investing in a significant carbon emissions reduction project which will cut energy use at its Whitechapel campus by 25 per cent and enhance the work and study environment for staff and students.  

News story: How the Queen Mary community has contributed to the fight against COVID-19
26 June 2020

London’s hospitals have been at the epicentre of the UK’s COVID-19 outbreak, with official cases in the capital accounting for more than 40 per cent of the national total.

Super-Earths discovered orbiting nearby star. Credit: University of Göttingen News story: Super-Earths discovered orbiting nearby star
25 June 2020

A system of super-Earth planets has been detected orbiting one of closest stars to the Sun, Gliese 887.

Nurse holds swab for coronavirus test. Credit: sonreir es gratis/iStock.com Blog: Coronavirus: Queen Mary study suggests more people have had it than previously estimated
25 June 2020

Queen Mary researchers Professor Norman Fenton, Professor Martin Neil and Dr Scott Mclachlan from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, and Dr Magda Osman, from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, co-wrote an opinion piece for The Conversation on over-confidence in the reporting of Covid-19 statistics. 

Person typing on laptop computer keyboard.Credit:Poike/iStock.com News story: Researchers launch new website for people to test their sensitivity
25 June 2020

Studies have shown that some people seem more sensitive than others. Now researchers have developed a free online questionnaire that allows you to test exactly how sensitive you are.

A person checking stock market data on a smartphone News story: Financial inclusion can help curb detrimental effects of inequality, according to new study
23 June 2020

An academic from Queen Mary University of London has published a research paper which shows that financial inclusion could be a tool to curb the rise in poverty in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

2020 WES Top 50 award winner Petra Szilagyi News story: Queen Mary researcher recognised in WES Top 50 Women in Engineering
23 June 2020

Dr Petra Ágota Szilágyi, a lecturer in Functional Materials at Queen Mary University of London has been announced as a winner of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Top 50 Women in Engineering: Sustainability awards.

News story: Queen Mary starts up research laboratories as campus facilities begin to reopen
19 June 2020

Queen Mary University of London has reopened the majority of its laboratories to enable academics to carry out their world-leading research and to continue the phased reopening of more campus facilities for the new academic year. 

Hospital News story: Higher rates of severe COVID-19 in BAME populations remain unexplained
19 June 2020

Higher rates of severe COVID-19 infections in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) populations are not explained by socioeconomic or behavioral factors, cardiovascular disease risk, or by vitamin D status, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London.

Hospital News story: First drug found to reduce mortality in hospitalised COVID-19 patients
17 June 2020

The steroid dexamethasone has been identified as the first drug to improve survival rates in certain coronavirus patients, according to a study carried out by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust, as part of a nationwide NIHR-funded clinical trial.

A shop ready to close down News story: High risk of corporate bankruptcy due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new analysis
17 June 2020

The lockdown which occurred as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic increases the probability of corporate bankruptcy, according to an analysis co-authored by an academic from Queen Mary University of London.

Indian migrant workers during the Covid-19 pandemic Blog: India’s internal migrants are citizens too – the government must protect them
16 June 2020

Professor Parvati Nair, Professor of Hispanic, Cultural and Migration Studies at Queen Mary University of London has published an opinion piece in The Conversation about internal migration in India. She argues that more needs to be done to protect all of India's citizens in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

News story: Digital Public Lecture Series launches to explore people and pandemics
16 June 2020

Queen Mary University of London has launched its new digital Public Lecture Series which will bring together world-leading experts from across the University to discuss and debate a range of the most important issues. 

Emulate's organs-on-chips technology. Credit: Emulate News story: Using Organs-on-chips technology to accelerate COVID-19 research
15 June 2020

The Queen Mary & Emulate Organs-on-Chips Centre is involved in a new initiative to use miniaturised living systems with human cells, known as organ-chips, in the fight against COVID-19.

Postgraduate students outside Queen Mary University of London. Credit: Queen Mary News story: Queen Mary confirms more options for January start postgraduate courses
12 June 2020

Queen Mary University of London is excited to announce further options within its recently launched set of postgraduate courses starting in January 2021, providing students with even greater flexibility when planning their futures 

Most stars form in big stellar clusters. This image depicts a stellar cluster called M16 also known as The Eagle Nebula. Credit- T.A.Rector (NRAO/AUI/NSF and NOAO/AURA/NSF) and B.A.Wolpa (NOAO/AURA/NSF). News story: Astronomers discover how long-lived Peter Pan discs evolve
11 June 2020

New research from scientists at Queen Mary University of London has revealed how long-lived Peter Pan discs form, which could provide new insights into how planets arise.  

Selection of unhealthy foods and drink.Credit: happy_lark/iStock.com News story: Food industry must share blame for severity of Covid-19
10 June 2020

The food industry shares the blame not only for the obesity pandemic but for the severity of Covid-19 disease and its devastating consequences, argue experts in a new editorial published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) today.

 

A vintage image of Charles Dickens in his study Blog: Charles Dickens and the push for literacy in Victorian Britain
10 June 2020

Dr Matthew Ingleby has written an opinion piece for The Conversation to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Charles Dickens's death. He reflects on the impact of Dickens and the rise of literacy in the late nineteenth century.

Queens' Building News story: Queen Mary climbs up the rankings to confirm place among the world’s best universities
10 June 2020

Queen Mary University of London has climbed twelve places up the QS World University Rankings to confirm its position as one of the world’s top universities. The University places 114th in the world and remains in the top 20 in the UK in the 2021 Rankings, published on Wednesday 10 June.

Image depicting the world in lockdown as a result of Covid-19 Blog: Coronavirus destroys jobs and worsens inequality, with or without full lockdown
9 June 2020

Dr Tim Lee, Reader in Economics in Queen Mary's School of Economics and Finance, has written an opinion piece for The Conversation. He explores the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global economies and the implications this has for inequalities.

A photograph of author Charles Dickens News story: What Charles Dickens can teach us about times of crisis
8 June 2020

An academic from Queen Mary University of London has produced a short film to mark the 150th anniversary of the death of Charles Dickens.

A giant of a moon appears before a giant of a planet undergoing seasonal changes in this natural color view of Titan and Saturn from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute. News story: Saturn's Moon Titan Drifting Away Faster Than Previously Thought
8 June 2020

Research involving scientists from Queen Mary University of London has shown that the moons of Saturn are moving outwards faster than first estimated, providing new insights into how the Saturn system formed. 

Woman in a pensive pose (stock image) News story: New data reveals “crisis of support” for BAME women
8 June 2020

An academic from Queen Mary University of London has contributed to new polling analysis which reveals the pressure on Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) women during the coronavirus lockdown. 

Students in a lecture theatre News story: Queen Mary awarded bursary from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
5 June 2020

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has awarded Queen Mary University of London a bursary to support the study of accounting and finance for three years.

A duck next to a river News story: Queen Mary academic receives funding award to tackle environmental challenges caused by Covid-19
5 June 2020

Queen Mary University of London is one of five universities to receive funding from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to address and mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the environment and society.

Orthopaedic surgery News story: A multi-million pound boost for orthopaedic research
5 June 2020

Barts Charity has donated £2.9 million to establish a new centre of excellence for academic trauma and orthopaedic surgery at Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust.

Students opposite canalside on our Mile End campusQueen Mary offers dual start dates for a range of its most popular postgraduate courses and moves to blended education for the first semester
5 June 2020

Queen Mary University of London is pleased to announce additional January start dates for some of its most popular postgraduate programmes, across 30 subject areas. These start dates will be open to existing and new applicants.

We look forward to welcoming new and existing students to our campuses in September. Recognising that travel restrictions may still be in place, from September to January we will offer a ‘blended’ education model to ensure that all of our students can access their education, whether or not they are able to travel to London.

Neurons News story: New antibody technology for monitoring MS patients may have potential in COVID-19 testing
4 June 2020

A new study led by Queen Mary University of London has demonstrated the effectiveness of using a novel light technology to monitor the presence of anti-drug antibodies in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), which can lead to drug resistance and treatment failure.

News story: Queen Mary statement on payment of student workers
4 June 2020

Facts about Queen Mary Students’ Union eligibility for ‘furlough scheme’

A stock market screen depicting the impact of Covid-19 News story: How Covid-19 affected the G7 stock markets
4 June 2020

A research paper co-authored by an academic from Queen Mary University of London sheds new light on how the current Covid-19 pandemic has affected the stock markets of G7 countries.

News story: Queen Mary provides meals for local community affected by Covid-19
3 June 2020

Queen Mary University of London continues to open its kitchens to provide meals for vulnerable families and individuals in the local area who are being directly affected by Covid-19.

Study in twins finds our sensitivity is partly in our genes. Credit: libre de droit/iStock.com News story: Study in twins finds our sensitivity is partly in our genes
3 June 2020

Some people are more sensitive than others – and around half of these differences can be attributed to our genes, new research has found.

Blood sample News story: Impact of COVID-19 infection in blood cancer patients
2 June 2020

One of the first studies to investigate the outcome of COVID-19 infection in patients with blood cancer has been conducted by clinical researchers from Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust.

People more likely to accept nudges if they know how they work and how effective they are.Credit yganko/iStock.com News story: People more likely to accept nudges if they know how they work and how effective they are
1 June 2020

The more people know about when and why behavioural interventions are being used and their effectiveness, the more likely they are to accept their use to change their behaviour, according to recent research from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Oxford.

A researcher in Queen Mary's BCI laboratories News story: Immunotherapy improves survival in patients with advanced bladder cancer
28 May 2020

An immunotherapy drug called ‘avelumab’ has been shown to significantly improve survival in patients with the most common type of bladder cancer, according to results from a phase III clinical trial led by Professor Tom Powles from Queen Mary's Barts Cancer Institute, and Barts Cancer Centre.

A group of migrants travelling Blog: Mobility in immobility: Latin American migrants trapped amid COVID-19
27 May 2020

In an opinion piece for Open Democracy Dr Marcia Vera Espinoza from Queen Mary's School of Geography argues that states urgently need to rethink their individual responses to COVID-19 and coordinate a collective approach to include and protect all people living in their territories.

Scientists find genes to save ash trees from deadly beetle. Credit:USDA Forest Service photo by Jennifer Koch. News story: Scientists find genes to save ash trees from deadly beetle
25 May 2020

An international team of scientists have identified candidate resistance genes that could protect ash trees from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a deadly pest that is expected to kill billions of trees worldwide.

Sheila Gupta. Credit: Queen Mary Blog: Institutional cultures must be inclusive and built on trust
22 May 2020

Sheila Gupta, Vice-Principal (People, Culture and Inclusion), has written an opinion piece for University Business in which she explains how diversity and inclusivity are crucial for universities and their role in society.

Fourth year dentistry student Tallulah Hall Blog: A change of scenery for a Dentistry student
22 May 2020

Tallulah Hall is a fourth year Dentistry BDS student at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. In this blog, she talks about her experience volunteering at her local hospital to help on COVID-19 wards, getting to know the patients, and learning from her inspiring colleagues.

News story: International Day for Biological Diversity: How Queen Mary research is helping to conserve species worldwide
22 May 2020

Biodiversity is used to describe the wide variety of plants, animals and microorganisms found in the world, and the interactions between them.

Electrocardiogram News story: Scientists discover more than 200 genetic factors causing heart arrhythmias
21 May 2020

Hundreds of new links have been found between people’s DNA and the heart’s electrical activity, according to a study of almost 300,000 people led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

News story: Queen Mary launches Arts and Culture Support Centre
20 May 2020

Queen Mary University of London has launched a brand new centre dedicated to supporting people working in the arts.

NIHR's Be Part of Research campaign News story: More than 1,500 people recruited to COVID-19 research projects
20 May 2020

To mark International Clinical Trials Day, Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust have released a range of new resources to encourage people to get involved in COVID-19 research projects.

Houses of Parliament 150 Blog: Why Britain should allow the UK and EU Parliaments to talk after Brexit
20 May 2020

Dr Davor Jancic from Queen Mary University of London's School of Law has written an opinion piece for the LSE Brexit Blog. He argues that the UK government's refusal to agree to cooperate with the EU parliament is not just misguided but antaognistic.

News story: Queen Mary signs international declaration to improve research evaluation
20 May 2020

Queen Mary University of London has committed to being a world-leader in fairer research evaluation by signing up to an international declaration which encourages research to be assessed on its quality rather than where it is published.   

Legal textbooks on a desk News story: Queen Mary academic awarded British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship
19 May 2020

Professor Maksymillian Del Mar, Professor of Legal Theory and Director of Graduate Studies in Queen Mary’s Department of Law, has been awarded a prestigious British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship.

Takumã Kuikuro is an award-winning indigenous filmmaker News story: Queen Mary strengthens links with Brazil's indigenous community
18 May 2020

Queen Mary University of London's People's Palace Projects is set to strengthen existing links with Brazil's indigenous community and will hold a live Q&A with filmmaker Takumã Kuikuro.

Genetic code News story: Personalised ovarian cancer risk prediction reduces worries
18 May 2020

Offering personalised ovarian cancer risk prediction to women shows that 98 per cent of participants felt less worried after finding out their ovarian cancer risk status, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.

Benjamin Netanyahu is the Prime Minister of Israel Blog: Why the Netanyahus Are Embracing 'Christian Europe'
18 May 2020

Dr Toby Greene, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow in Queen Mary's School of Politics and International Relations has written an opinion piece for Haaretz. He explores Benjamin Netanyahu's views on Europe's radical right.

News story: Leading the conversation around mental health
18 May 2020

Monday marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK. Evolving the conversation around mental health has taken on a new urgency in 2020, and Queen Mary is playing its part to ensure the needs of our most vulnerable are met

News story: Covid-19 pandemic is widening gender gaps at work and home
15 May 2020

Women are more likely to lose their jobs than men in the Covid-19 economic crisis – and they are more likely to be taking on extra housework and childcare whether working or not, according to new research involving Queen Mary and London School of Economics (LSE). 

Dr Aylin Baysan News story: Staff Q&A: Volunteering to support the NHS during the epidemic
14 May 2020

Dr Aylin Baysan is Reader in Cariology at Queen Mary University of London’s Institute of Dentistry and has been volunteering in the Maternity wards at The Royal London Hospital to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this Q&A she talks about the challenges of juggling her teaching and volunteering commitments and why this has been such a unique experience.

Skulls of a male (top) and female (bottom) gharial (Gavialis gangeticus). Credit: Larry Witmer, Ohio University News story: We can't really tell male and female dinosaurs apart, new research suggests
12 May 2020

On Dinosaur Day, Friday 15 May, we're delving deeper into new research led by Queen Mary, which has reopened the debate on whether we can identify male and female dinosaur fossils. 

Dominoes on a table Blog: Equity Finance: Matching Liability to Power
11 May 2020

Professor Rosa Lastra, Chair of the Institute of Banking and Finance Law at Queen Mary's Centre for Commercial Law Studies, has co-written an opinion piece for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) where she proposes a radical shake-up of financial power and liability.

News story: Queen Mary law student returns to nursing to help in the battle against coronavirus
11 May 2020

Before joining Queen Mary to study law, Megan Evers completed a year’s Nursing Apprenticeship and worked as a healthcare assistant. She recently chose to return to the front line to help out during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

A bedroom in Queen Mary's Aspire Point accommodation in StratfordQueen Mary launches accommodation guarantee for postgraduate students
11 May 2020

Starting in September 2020, Queen Mary University of London is guaranteeing a room in London for postgraduate taught students for the duration of their programme.

Breast screening News story: Early breast screening lowers risk of developing fatal cancer
11 May 2020

Mammography screening reduces the rates of advanced and fatal breast cancers, according to an analysis of more than half a million women involving researchers from Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary professor releases single in memory of NHS colleagues
8 May 2020

Blizard Institute Professor of Surgery and Barts Health NHS Trust Consultant Surgeon, Professor Charles Knowles, has written and recorded a ballad in memory of all NHS staff and other key workers who have lost their lives in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Inside the special containment lab processing COVID-19 samples News story: Hospitals are safer places than you might think, new Covid-19 research finds
7 May 2020

Research involving Queen Mary University of London suggests that currently the public should not fear contracting Covid-19 from hospital staff, who appear to be at low risk of infection by patients.

A picture of a sculpture News story: Arts, Humanities and Social Science graduates resilient to economic downturns, according to new report
7 May 2020

Graduates in the arts, humanities and social sciences are just as employable as their counterparts in other subjects according to a new report from the British Academy examining the employment prospects of graduates from different subject groups.

Swati Nehete Blog: From being a Dentist and Mother to being on Maternity wards during the COVID-19 pandemic
7 May 2020

Swati Nehete is Senior Clinical Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London’s Institute of Dentistry. She was recently called up to volunteer in the Maternity wards at The Royal London Hospital to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this blog, she writes about her experiences and describes how she dealt with the uncertainty of not knowing where she was going to be deployed.

Young students on Queen Mary campus News story: Queen Mary supports students alongside teachers and key influencers
7 May 2020

As teachers across east London continue working hard to provide an education during the Covid-19 crisis, Queen Mary is helping to support them through its outreach work.

News story: New report reveals the stark impact of the coronavirus pandemic on parents and key workers
7 May 2020

Experts from the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London have contributed to new research published today which reveals the stark reality of the coronavirus pandemic for parents and keyworkers.

People form a purple ribbon to raise awareness for domestic violence News story: Training GPs to identify domestic violence leads to dramatic increase in finding victims
6 May 2020

A training programme that teaches GPs how to identify domestic violence and abuse (DVA) victims has led to a 30-fold increase in DVA referrals, according to a collaborative study of 205 general practices led by Queen Mary University of London, in partnership with the Centre for Academic Primary Care, Bristol Medical School.

Tourists on holiday News story: Tourists who experience a range of emotions enjoy a greater sense of well-being, according to new study
6 May 2020

A new study from Queen Mary University of London has shed new light on the way tourists perceive emotions whilst on holiday.

Dr Graham Easton News story: Q&A with Dr Graham Easton - Why doctors need to be good communicators
5 May 2020

Dr Graham Easton is Head of the Clinical and Communication Skills Unit at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, and Professor of Communication Skills. He joined Queen Mary in January 2020, and in this Q&A he talks about the importance of doctors having good clinical communication skills and how this applies during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Two key workers talking on the street News story: Immigrant key workers in Europe: Exploring the Covid-19 response that comes from abroad
4 May 2020

An academic from Queen Mary University of London has authored a report published by the European Commission on immigrant key workers in Europe. It explores the contribution migrant workers are making to keep basic services running in the European Union during the current pandemic.

News story: Chronic illness in childhood linked to higher rates of mental illness
4 May 2020

Children with long-term health conditions may be more likely to experience mental illness in early adolescence than healthy children, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.

Children sitting among rubble News story: What the aftermath of war can teach us about the Covid-19 crisis
1 May 2020

Britain’s War: A New World 1943-1947 is the first book of its kind to bring the military, political, social and economic realities of World War II together in one volume.

Study lead, Adrian Martineau, Professor of Respiratory Infection and Immunity at Queen Mary University of London News story: New study to identify highest risk factors for COVID-19
1 May 2020

Scientists are calling on the public to sign up to a new study which will help identify who is most at risk of contracting COVID-19 and why some people become more ill than others with the disease.

Hospital News story: Academics call for more psychological support for COVID-19 health workers
30 April 2020

COVID-19 health workers may require psychological support to deal with witnessing ‘unacceptable’ situations, according to a review co-authored by Queen Mary University of London academics.

Young people showing resilience News story: Queen Mary establishes a Youth Resilience Research Unit
30 April 2020

Barts Charity has provided £2.7 million in funding over five years to establish a Youth Resilience Research Unit at Queen Mary University of London starting in March 2021.

New study reveals unexpected softness of bilayer graphene. Credit: Theasis/ iStock.com News story: New study reveals unexpected softness of bilayer graphene
30 April 2020

Research from Queen Mary University of London has found that bilayer graphene is much softer than multi-layered graphite.

Store cupboard goodsFood from student halls donated to A Plate for London initiative
29 April 2020

Non-perishable food items left by students in residences on campus have found a new home and been donated to A Plate For London.

‘Magnetically responsive’ microscopic drug carrier News story: Researchers use magnetism to keep drugs at disease sites
29 April 2020

New research from Queen Mary University of London suggests that a novel magnetism-based drug delivery approach could help ensure drugs are not removed from where they are needed in the body.

Elderly woman receiving eye exam News story: Researchers uncover genetic cause behind glaucoma
28 April 2020

New research has identified a genetic mutation linked to a type of glaucoma, known as primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG), which could open up new avenues for the early detection and treatment of the disease.

Bilal Bin Saqib outside a hospital in London News story: Queen Mary alumnus provides thousands of free meals to key workers
28 April 2020

A Queen Mary alumnus has co-founded One Million Meals, a charitable initiative that is delivering free healthy meals to NHS staff, police officers and other frontline workers during the coronavirus crisis.

News story: Exploring the rule of law and international trade
27 April 2020

A new book written by an academic at Queen Mary University of London sheds new light on the principles of the rule of law in international trade and investment.

Staff working in the Milton Keynes Lighthouse Lab. Credit: CEO Tony Cox @The_Soup_Dragon Blog: Inside the lab testing thousands of NHS samples for COVID-19
27 April 2020

Queen Mary University of London has been providing support to the UK Lighthouse Labs Network – the national COVID-19 diagnostic lab network. As well as donating a number of laboratory machines, a team of research staff have been seconded to help test thousands of samples from NHS workers every day.

Dr Neil Dufton, Lecturer in Inflammatory Sciences at Queen Mary’s William Harvey Research Institute, has been volunteering at one of the Lighthouse Labs in Milton Keynes and shares his experiences in this blog post.

The image shows how fundamental constants of Nature set the fundamental lower limit for liquid viscosity. Image by thehackneycollective.com News story: Scientists discover just how runny a liquid can be
24 April 2020

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and the Russian Academy of Sciences have found a limit to how runny a liquid can be. 

Blog: The WHO and the future of international public finance
24 April 2020

Dr Simon Reid-Henry, Reader in Queen Mary’s School of Geography and Jonathan Glennie, Principal Associate at the Joep Lange Institute, argue in their latest work that the current Covid-19 crisis has highlighted massive underfunding of global public health bodies. However, the pandemic also presents an opportunity to rectify this.

News story: Queen Mary research and expertise hitting the headlines
24 April 2020

As the coronavirus crisis continues to have a widespread effect on the UK, academic expertise and research at Queen Mary are playing an important part in public life.

A photograph of Dr Emily Lines, School of Geography News story: Queen Mary academic named as one of UKRI’s Future Leaders Fellows
23 April 2020

Dr Emily Lines from Queen Mary University of London has been named as one of UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Future Leaders Fellows for her work addressing the future of forests. The flagship scheme invests in outstanding individuals across the UK.

Osama Omrani News story: Final year Queen Mary medical students join front line teams at the Royal London Hospital
23 April 2020

Queen Mary medical student Osama Omrani  - along with a team of fellow final year students - brought forward his registration as a newly qualified doctor, enabling him to join front line NHS teams during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Boy using phone. Credit: Rouzes/ iStock.com News story: Researchers develop new guidance for the remote delivery of psychological therapy to children
21 April 2020

Psychologists from Queen Mary University of London have created a free online resource for mental health services now looking to deliver psychological therapy to children remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

OCD - Photo credit: PlusLexia News story: Antibodies could provide new treatment for OCD
21 April 2020

Mental health conditions such as obsessive compulsive disorder could be treated in a new way using drugs that target the immune system, research suggests.

News story: Queen Mary to establish social-impact driven student consultancy programme
20 April 2020

Queen Mary University of London has been awarded £650,000 to establish a new, student-led, professional services organisation which will help local businesses.

News story: Restrictive healthcare policies are associated with delayed TB diagnosis and treatment
20 April 2020

The introduction of policies that restrict healthcare access for visitors and migrants not entitled to free NHS care may be associated with delays in diagnosis and treatment for patients with tuberculosis (TB) who were not born in the UK, according to a study led by researchers from Queen Mary University of London.

A mobile money transaction Blog: Coronavirus pandemic could hit the billions migrant workers send home in cash
20 April 2020

Professor Kavita Datta, Professor of Development Geography in Queen Mary's School of Geography has co-written an opinion piece in The Conversation in which she explores how the current pandemic could hit migrant workers.

Cell screening of implant materials News story: Queen Mary secure new Knowledge Transfer Partnerships to support industry engagement
17 April 2020

Researchers from Queen Mary’s School of Engineering and Materials Science and the Institute of Dentistry have been awarded two new Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) to support innovation and knowledge transfer with industry partners.

NHS Nightingale Hospital London News story: Queen Mary and Barts Health launch Covid-19 research programme
17 April 2020

Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust, as part of their Barts Life Sciences initiative, have begun a new programme of Covid-19 research across Barts Health hospitals, including NHS Nightingale Hospital London.

Children living in poverty News story: Creative solutions needed to build social protection response to Covid-19 in developing countries according to new report
17 April 2020

An academic from Queen Mary University of London has co-authored a policy briefing, which sets out recommendations for combatting the economic consequences of the Covid-19 epidemic in developing countries.

The World Health Organisation's headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Blog: It's time to rally behind the WHO
17 April 2020

Catherine Fieschi, Director of Queen Mary's Global Policy Institute and a leading expert on populism, and Professor David McCoy, Professor of Global Public Health, argue that now is the time to rally behind the World Health Organisation in the wake of Trump's recent attacks on the institution.

A doctor wearing a protective face mask Blog: Greece: despite a decade of health cuts, coronavirus death rates appear comparatively low
17 April 2020

Dr Stella Ladi, Senior Lecturer in Public Management in Queen Mary's School of Business and Management has written an opinion piece for The Conversation in which she discusses the response to the coronavirus in Greece.

Talhah Atcha. Credit: QMSU News story: Queen Mary Students’ Union President resigns to join the NHS as a doctor
17 April 2020

The Students’ Union President at Queen Mary University of London has resigned from his post to work as a doctor for Barts Health NHS Trust during the coronavirus crisis.

News story: Queen Mary steps up to support its community through coronavirus
16 April 2020

As the country-wide effort to combat the impact of COVID-19 ramps up, Queen Mary staff and students are dedicating their time and energy to helping communities.

News story: Queen Mary experts address the challenges that await us post-coronavirus
14 April 2020

As the UK enters its fourth week in lockdown, uncertainty lingers over how long these restrictions will last – and whether some emergency measures will become fixtures.

Legal textbooks on a desk News story: New book explores the role of imagination in legal reasoning
9 April 2020

A new book authored by an academic from Queen Mary University of London is the first to offer an interdisciplinary approach on one of the most neglected dimensions of legal thought; imagination.

Maltese Prime Minister Robert Abela (second from left) visits Queen Mary’s campus in Gozo. Credit: Clodagh O'Neill News story: Maltese Prime Minister Robert Abela visits Queen Mary’s campus in Gozo as it supports the fight against coronavirus
9 April 2020

Queen Mary University of London’s medical school on the Maltese island of Gozo was visited by Maltese Prime Minister Robert Abela as it helps in the fight against coronavirus in Malta by providing storage space for the administration of chemotherapy to cancer patients, beds for vulnerable patient care, space for staff and other critical support functions, such as the storage of sensitive medical equipment. 

Photograph of a landfill site News story: New study shows that current landfill regulations are insufficient
8 April 2020

A new study from Queen Mary University of London shows that flooding of historic coastal landfill sites by sea water could significantly increase the amount of soluble metals released to the marine environment. The findings have significance for coastal management policy and the way historic landfills are managed.

The Four Questions (Ma Nishtana) from the Sarajevo Haggadah, c.1350. Wikimedia Commons Blog: The medieval history of Passover: libel, conspiracy, and hope for freedom
8 April 2020

Professor Miri Rubin, Professor of Medieval and Early Modern History Queen Mary's School of History has written an opinion piece for The Conversation where she explores the history of Passover.

Dr John Connelly wearing the new 3D-printed visor News story: Queen Mary 3D-prints protective equipment for COVID-19 NHS workers
8 April 2020

The Queen Mary University of London community, including researchers, clinicians and support staff, have stepped in to assist the NHS with urgent requirements of personal protective equipment (PPE) to combat the outbreak of COVID-19.

News story: Meet the Queen Mary academics leading the debate on Covid-19 policy
6 April 2020

Our academics have expertise in a number of key areas relating to the coronavirus crisis, its implications, the strategy and its data. From social distancing to healthcare provisions, they have shared their analysis and advice.

Europe is on lockdown due to coronavirus Blog: The world had the tools to prevent the coronavirus pandemic – why weren’t they used?
3 April 2020

Professor Sophie Harman, Professor of International Politics with the School of History, wrote an opinion piece for New Statesman, about the lack of political will and investment in preparing for a pandemic like coronavirus.

An illustration of a pandemic in medieval Europe Blog: How pandemic shattered the harmony of medieval Europe’s diverse cities
3 April 2020

Professor Miri Rubin, Professor of Medieval and Early Modern History with the School of History, wrote an opinion piece for The Conversation, about the impact of historic pandemics on medieval Europe.

A cyclist wearing a facemask cycles past Parliament Blog: What exactly is the government’s coronavirus strategy?
3 April 2020

Professor David McCoy, Professor of Global Public Health, wrote an opinion piece for the Centre for Health and the Public Interest about the government's strategy against COVID-19 and whether it is taking the right approach. It is republished here on behalf of the Queen Mary Global Policy Institute.

Blog: Coronavirus: country comparisons are pointless unless we account for these biases in testing
2 April 2020

Dr Magda Osman, Reader in Experimental Psychology, with the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, and Professor Norman Fenton, Professor of Computer Science, Professor Martin Neil, Professor of Computer Science and Statistics, and Mr Scott Mclachlan, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, with the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, co-wrote an opinion piece for The Conversation, about the flaws in comparing countries on coronavirus.

A graphic depicting diverse people wearing face masks News story: Queen Mary research calls for an intersectional view of the coronavirus pandemic
2 April 2020

Queen Mary University of London's Global Policy Institute has published joint research with the University of Melbourne which argues that sex and gender analysis alone will not paint a full picture of the impact of coronavirus, and that an intersectional view of the outbreak considering different social categorisations is needed.

News story: Staff and students volunteer to protect their communities
1 April 2020

Staff and students from Queen Mary have stepped up to volunteer in efforts to support and protect their communities during the Covid-19 crisis.

Professor Charles Knight News story: Queen Mary professor to lead new NHS Nightingale Hospital
1 April 2020

Charles Knight, Professor of Cardiology at Queen Mary University of London and Consultant Cardiologist at Barts Health NHS Trust, has been announced as the Chief Executive of the new NHS Nightingale Hospital London.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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16 March 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Minister of State for Universities Michelle Donelan MP and President and Principal, Professor Colin BaileyNew Minister for Universities sees how social impact complements world-class research on visit to Queen Mary University of London
28 February 2020

The newly appointed Minister of State for Universities, Michelle Donelan MP, visited Queen Mary University of London’s Mile End Campus this week to see first-hand how the University complements its world-class Russell Group status with a commitment to having a positive social impact.

Professor Jonathan Grigg News story: Professor of Pediatrics appointed as NIHR Senior Investigator
27 February 2020

Queen Mary’s Professor Grigg has been appointed as a Senior Investigator for 2020 by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) - the nation's largest funder of health and care research.

News story: Immune therapy reduces risk of recurrence in aggressive breast cancer
26 February 2020

An immune therapy for the most aggressive form of breast cancer can substantially reduce the risk of the disease returning, according to a clinical trial led by Professor Peter Schmid of Queen Mary University of London.

Diabetes drug reduces complications of long-term steroid therapy. Credit: mrtom-uk/ iStock.com News story: Diabetes drug reduces complications of long-term steroid therapy
26 February 2020

A drug used to treat type 2 diabetes could offer a simple and cheap solution to reduce harmful side effects of steroid treatment, new research from Queen Mary University of London suggests.

The Queens' Building at Queen Mary University of London News story: Queen Mary becomes first London University to host ‘Project SEARCH’ workplace immersion programme
24 February 2020

Queen Mary University of London is the first university in the capital to host a Project SEARCH programme. Project SEARCH is aimed at enabling young adults with learning difficulties and/or autism to earn valuable work experience.

A bee solving the task of recognising the same shape (a sphere) in darkness when it could feel but not see the shapes. Credit - Lars Chittka News story: Bumblebees can experience an object using one sense and later recognise it using another
20 February 2020

How are we able to find things in the dark? And how can we imagine how something feels just by looking at it?

Psychologists discover secret to achieving goals. Credit: solidcolours/iStock News story: Psychologists discover secret to achieving goals
20 February 2020

Research led by scientists at Queen Mary University of London has provided new insights into why people often make unrealistic plans that are doomed to fail. 

Artificial intelligence has been used for the first time to instantly and accurately measure blood flow, in a new study involving researchers from Queen Mary University of London. News story: World first in AI helps predict heart attacks and stroke
14 February 2020

Artificial intelligence has been used for the first time to instantly and accurately measure blood flow, in a new study involving researchers from Queen Mary University of London.

Queens' Building News story: Queen Mary ranks in the top 20 for universities targeted by employers
13 February 2020

Queen Mary University of London ranks 19th for universities targeted by the largest number of top employers in 2019-2020 according to a new report.

A new book authored by an academic from Queen Mary University of London has shed new light on recent EU reforms which, according to the research, are undermining the stability of the Eurozone. News story: The European Union is creating its own downfall according to new book by Queen Mary academic
12 February 2020

A new book authored by an academic from Queen Mary University of London has shed new light on recent EU reforms which, according to the research, are undermining the stability of the Eurozone.

A new study led by academics from the Cloud Legal Project at Queen Mary University of London has found that current cyber-security standards set by the European Union, known as the NIS Directive, do not go far enough and could potentially be undermined. News story: Cyber-security regulations for air transport may prove ineffective
12 February 2020

A new study led by academics from the Cloud Legal Project at Queen Mary University of London has found that current cyber-security standards set by the European Union, known as the NIS Directive, do not go far enough and could potentially be undermined.

Model of a foot and mouth disease virus capsid. Credit: theasis/ iStock.com News story: Foot-and-mouth-disease virus could help target the deadliest cancer
12 February 2020

The foot-and-mouth-disease virus is helping scientists at Queen Mary to tackle a common cancer with the worst survival rate – pancreatic cancer.

Queen Mary awarded over £3 million for astronomy research News story: Queen Mary awarded over £3 million for astronomy research
7 February 2020

Researchers from the School of Physics and Astronomy have received funding from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), part of UK Research and Innovation, to support new research projects aimed at improving our understanding of the universe.

Plastic pollution on the Upper Lea. Credit: James Pretty News story: Queen Mary lead European project to tackle plastic pollution
7 February 2020

A €14m joint project involving key partners across England and France has launched this week in a bid to prevent plastic hotspots in the Channel.

Accumulation of FHR-4 protein (yellow) within the macula News story: International team delivers research breakthrough for leading cause of blindness
7 February 2020

Research from Queen Mary University of London has identified a new protein linked to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) that could offer new hope for the diagnosis and treatment of the disease, which affects over 1.5 million people in the UK alone.

A doctor studies mammograms on a tablet computer News story: 'Sandpit’ workshop in Mexico results in research project to prove the diagnostic potential of saliva for breast cancer
5 February 2020

15% of women worldwide suffer from breast cancer, with over 55,000 and 1.6 million cases diagnosed in the UK and Mexico per annum respectively, and existing diagnostic standards are invasive, costly and painful. But an intensive ‘sandpit’ joint multidisciplinary research workshop between Queen Mary University of London, the University of the Americas Puebla and the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico has resulted in funding for a collaborative research project which aims to take the first steps towards diagnosis of the disease using saliva.

Students outside Stepney Greencoat Church of England Primary School. Credit - Huda Yusuf News story: Dental students teach local pupils all about staying healthy with SUGAR SMART Tower Hamlets
4 February 2020

Students from Queen Mary’s Institute of Dentistry and Barts Health NHS Trust have been teaching primary school pupils from Tower Hamlets all about the benefits of healthy living as part of delivering a national campaign – SUGAR SMART.

Professor Stephen Duffy, Professor of Cancer Screening at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, and Professor John Field, from the University of Liverpool’s Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine, comment on recently published results from a lung cancer screening trial. Blog: ‘Irrefutable evidence’ that lung cancer screening works
4 February 2020

Professor Stephen Duffy, Professor of Cancer Screening at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, and Professor John Field, from the University of Liverpool’s Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine, comment on recently published results from a lung cancer screening trial.

A look back at the research from Queen Mary University of London for World Cancer Day 2020Queen Mary marks another year of ground-breaking cancer research
3 February 2020

On World Cancer Day, Tuesday 4 February, we are celebrating some of the cutting-edge cancer research and developments over the last 12 months from Queen Mary University of London.

Artist’s concept of the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft approaching the sun. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben News story: Researchers uncover intense chaotic motions of the solar wind
3 February 2020

New research from Queen Mary University of London has observed the chaotic behaviour of the solar wind at distances closer to the Sun than ever before.

Pinpointing rare disease mutations. Credit: Tetiana Lazunova/ iStock.com News story: Pinpointing rare disease mutations
31 January 2020

A new study from Queen Mary University of London and EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute has uncovered the genes essential for supporting life, which could help researchers to identify mutations responsible for rare childhood diseases.

News story: The Brexit referendum did not lead to more radical Euroscepticism elsewhere, according to new study
30 January 2020

A new paper co-authored by academics from Queen Mary University of London sheds new light on populist radical right parties’ responses to the UK’s Brexit vote.

A photograph of a democratic protest News story: Exploring the challenges and pitfalls of democratic politics
30 January 2020

In the first of a new series of In Conversation events, Queen Mary’s Global Policy Institute (GPI) and the Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IHSS) hosted a discussion concerning the challenges and pitfalls of democratic politics today.

Students testing their robots at the event. Credit: Ray Crundwell Photography. News story: Queen Mary hosts Lego engineering challenge for local school students
29 January 2020

On 25 January, Queen Mary University of London opened their doors to local schoolchildren for the 2020 FIRST® LEGO® League tournament.

Sir Peter Ratcliffe News story: Nobel prize winning alumnus Sir Peter Ratcliffe to speak at Queen Mary
29 January 2020

Nobel Prize winning alumnus Sir Peter Ratcliffe is coming to Queen Mary to speak about his award and his time at St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College.

Solitary female bee selecting their nest site. Credit: Olli Loukola News story: Smart single mother bees learn from their neighbours
29 January 2020

Solitary female bees inspect other nests for signs of danger before making decisions on where to build their own, a new London-based study suggests.

A photograph of the entrance to the Auschwitz concentration camp News story: Queen Mary marks Holocaust Memorial Day
28 January 2020

As part of Holocaust Memorial Day, Queen Mary University of London hosted an original theatre production in collaboration with the international charity Human Rights Watch and Georgetown University. It featured a performance by the Oscar-nominated actor David Strathairn.

A person working in an office. Credit: Pixabay News story: Better primary care needed to help young stroke survivors return to work
28 January 2020

The role of primary care needs to be improved to help young stroke survivors return to work, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Cambridge.

A new exhibition at the Royal College of Nursing, in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London, explores how the emotions attached to nursing, and the assumptions attached to these feelings have changed throughout history. News story: Exploring the history of emotions in nursing
24 January 2020

A new exhibition at the Royal College of Nursing, in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London, explores how the emotions attached to nursing, and the assumptions attached to these feelings have changed throughout history.

I Stung Gwyneth Paltrow screenshot. Credit: John Clay. News story: Rock n roll biologist’s new music video exposes Gwyneth Paltrow’s alternative ‘health treatments’
22 January 2020

Rock n roll biologist Professor Lars Chittka has released a new music video which takes aim at the alternative ‘health treatments’ of Gwyneth Paltrow. 

Picture of Jeremy Corbyn who is due to stand down as leader of the Labour Party News story: Exploring the future of the Labour Party at the Mile End Institute
21 January 2020

In the run-up to the Labour leadership election, Queen Mary University of London’s Mile End Institute organised a one-day conference on the future of the party. The event attracted a diverse range of politicians, journalists and activists.

Gin and Tonic. Credit: Pixabay News story: Call for ‘ready to drink’ alcoholic beverages to be reduced in sugar and calories
21 January 2020

Popular ‘ready to drink’ pre-mixed spirits sold in major UK retailers are unnecessarily high in hidden sugar and calories[1] and should be forced to reformulate immediately to the agreed criterion set by government in the Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) or pay the fine[2] – according to a NEW product survey by Action on Sugar at Queen Mary University of London to mark Sugar Awareness Week (20th-26th January 2020).

News story: Political misinformation found to be related to support for right-wing populism in Europe
17 January 2020

A study led by Queen Mary University of London has shown that supporters of right-wing populist parties are prone to showing higher levels of political misinformation.

Strengths for the Journey News story: Psychology program for refugee children improves wellbeing
17 January 2020

A positive psychology program created by researchers at Queen Mary University of London focuses on promoting wellbeing in refugee children. It is unusual in that it focuses on promoting positive outcomes, rather than addressing war trauma exposure.

Emulate's organs-on-chips technology News story: Queen Mary opens Organs-on-Chips Centre for advancements in medical research and drug development
16 January 2020

A new research centre which aims to revolutionise medical research and drug development using microengineered Organs-on-Chips has opened at Queen Mary University of London.

Queen Mary Dentistry Professor finds a low-cost, non-intrusive solution to save children’s teeth News story: Queen Mary Dentistry Professor finds a low-cost, non-intrusive solution to save children’s teeth
16 January 2020

A study led by Queen Mary’s Professor of Dental Public Health, Professor Cynthia Pine, has identified a low-cost and low-intensity intervention technique that could prevent tooth decay for thousands of children across the UK.

Submissions are now open for the 2020 Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize News story: Submissions are now open for the 2020 Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize
15 January 2020

An all-star literary line-up will feature on the 2020 Wasifiri New Writing Prize judging panel, tasked with awarding £1,000 each to the best new writers of fiction, life writing, and poetry.

Good connections key to startup success. Credit dem10/iStock.com News story: Good connections key to startup success
15 January 2020

The future potential of early stage startups can be assessed by their existing professional relationships, research led by a team at Queen Mary University of London suggests. 

Deep-sea ecosystems are potentially at risk from deep-sea mining according to Queen Mary University of London research. News story: Scientists fear impact of deep-sea mining on microbial ecosystems
14 January 2020

Deep-sea ecosystems are potentially at risk from the impacts of deep-sea mining according to a new paper co-authored by an academic at Queen Mary University of London.

A drug resistant melanoma cell that has altered its cytoskeleton News story: Queen Mary research team identifies new route for tackling drug resistance in skin cancer cells
13 January 2020

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have found that melanoma cells fight anti-cancer drugs by changing their internal skeleton (cytoskeleton) – opening up a new therapeutic route for combatting skin and other cancers that develop resistance to treatment.

A new book co-edited by an academic from Queen Mary University of London provides an interdisciplinary academic analysis of the 2018 referendum which overturned Ireland’s near-total abortion ban. News story: Re-thinking abortion politics
10 January 2020

A new book co-edited by an academic from Queen Mary University of London provides an interdisciplinary academic analysis of the 2018 referendum which overturned Ireland’s near-total abortion ban.

Oscar-nominated actor David Strathairn to perform Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski, at Queen Mary University of London News story: Queen Mary hosts play that brings the story of Holocaust witness to life
9 January 2020

As part of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Queen Mary University of London will host a virtuoso performance by the Oscar-nominated actor David Strathairn in collaboration with the international charity Human Rights Watch and Georgetown University.

 Dr Daniel Lee of Queen Mary University of London's School of History News story: Queen Mary historian secures major funding award for collaborative UK-German research
9 January 2020

Dr Daniel Lee, Lecturer in Modern French History in Queen Mary’s School of History has successfully secured a collaborative research award under the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Research on the salt content of bacon and implications by Queen Mary University of London News story: Bacon – the salt mine on your breakfast table
9 January 2020

Survey results published today by Action on Salt (based at Queen Mary University of London) have confirmed bacon’s unwelcome status as the second biggest contributor to salt in the UK diet.