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2022

Blog: What the Russian debt default means for Russia and for global financial markets
1 July 2022

Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal, Professor of Banking and Finance Law at Queen Mary University of London, has written for the Conversation on the Russian debt default.

2022 Festival of Communities Sets New Attendance Record
1 July 2022

After a two-year hiatus, the Festival of Communities returned with an all-time high of 8,000 people attending for an action-packed two days of activities, workshops, performances and games.

Dogor. Credit: Love Dalén.Genomic analysis shows 18,000-year-old-puppy Dogor is a wolf
1 July 2022

When Dogor was found in frozen mud in Siberia, scientists couldn't tell if he was a wolf or an early dog.

Professor Sir Mark Caulfield recognised for services to medicine
1 July 2022

Professor Sir Mark Caulfield, Vice Principal for Health at Queen Mary University of London has received an honorary degree from Queen’s University Belfast.  

Colin Bailey speaking at UABC MexicoPresident and Principal of Queen Mary University of London visits Mexico to expand and strengthen partnerships with Mexican Institutions
30 June 2022

Professor Colin Bailey, President and Principal of Queen Mary University of London, visited Mexico in early June. He started his busy schedule with a visit to the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC) where he was greeted by the Rector, Professor Daniel Octavio Valdez-Delgadillo, and his senior leadership team before attending a ceremony to sign an agreement between Queen Mary and UABC.

Queen Mary academic to lead interdisciplinary social science partnership
29 June 2022

Pietro Panzarasa, Professor of Networks and Innovation at Queen Mary University of London, has been appointed the Director of the London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP).

Female GP takes blood pressure of male patientSeeing the same GP is good for your health, but only half of patients are able to do so
29 June 2022

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London found that only half of patients regularly see the same GP, despite increasing evidence that continuity of care between GPs and patients leads to better outcomes.

Celebrated classical singer to perform in FRIDA by Queen Mary’s Paul Edlin
28 June 2022

Celebrated classical singer Katie Bray will sing the role of Frida Kahlo in FRIDA by Paul Edlin, Queen Mary’s Director of Music. Katie will perform alongside the East London Music Group on Sunday 10 July 2022 in Queen Mary University of London’s Octagon.

Woman holds Covid-19 vaccine in hands. Credit: scaliger/iStock.comInterrupting the treatment of vulnerable people on immune-suppressing medicines doubles their antibody response to COVID-19 booster vaccination
28 June 2022

A major clinical trial, involving researchers from Queen Mary University of London and led by the University of Nottingham, has found that by interrupting the treatment of vulnerable people on long-term immune suppressing medicines for two weeks after a COVID-19 booster vaccination, their antibody response to the jab is doubled.

“It’s never too late to change your mind” says Queen Mary student Harriet
27 June 2022

Harriet Spoor, a Politics student, has just completed her first year at Queen Mary University of London. After a late change of direction, Harriet arrived from the Sydney Russell School in Dagenham through Clearing and she is keen to share her experience with students ahead of this year’s Results Day.

Stefan and Tom together during their time at Queen MaryQueen Mary business and economics alumni create multi-million company
24 June 2022

Queen Mary alumni who built a multi-million pound business have said the university was key in supporting their entrepreneurial ventures.

A polymer chain. Credit: iStockQueen Mary scientist wins UKRI fellowship to develop membranes that will advance medicines and vaccines
24 June 2022

Membrane scientist Dr. Zhiwei Jiang has been selected as one of eighty-four of the most promising science and research leaders to win a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships scheme. 

 

Human rights written on chalkboard Blog: Why UK approach to replacing the Human Rights Act is just as worrying as the replacement itself
23 June 2022

Queen Mary's Professor of Human Rights Law, Merris Amos, has written for the Conversation about plans to replace the 1998 Act with a new UK Bill.

Person in scientfic research lab looks into microscopeBoosting the development and capacity of clinical trials in East London
22 June 2022
Barts Chairty have invested over £3.1m in funding to further develop the Clinical Trials Unit at Barts Health NHS Trust and Queen Mary University of London.
A road sign with the word 'equality' on itResearch highlights UK pay gap for Caribbean workers on Windrush Day
22 June 2022

As the UK marks Windrush Day (22 June), research from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Birmingham for Business In The Community (BITC) reveals troubling trends around race in the workplace, including a persistent pay gap for people from a Caribbean background.

An artwork called Science and art collide at this year’s Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition
21 June 2022

An artwork by Queen Mary University of London cancer researcher, Professor Tyson Valentine Sharp, has been selected for display in Room VIII at the Royal Academy of Art’s prestigious Summer Exhibition.

Blog: Is a major recession unavoidable? Economists give their views
17 June 2022

Professor Brigitte Granville from Queen Mary's School of Business and Management is one of three economists writing for the Conversation on stagflation and the possibility of a recession.

Graphic for Cancer Grand ChallengesQueen Mary University of London researchers join global Cancer Grand Challenges team taking on some of the most challenging forms of cancer
16 June 2022

Two researchers from Queen Mary University of London are part of a new world-class team of researchers that has been selected to receive a £20m Cancer Grand Challenges award.

Dr Balcombe taking measurements onboard the Gaslog GalvestonTotal methane and CO2 emissions from liquefied natural gas carriers (LNGs) measured for the first time
16 June 2022

The study, led by Queen Mary’s Dr Paul Balcombe, provides important data as LNG imports are likely to grow substantially to reduce Europe’s reliance on Russian gas. 

Queen Mary receives funding to accelerate bright ideas into global opportunities
15 June 2022

Queen Mary University of London has received more than £1 million as part of this year’s Impact Acceleration Account (IAA). UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), a government body responsible for delivering £8 billion research and innovation funding each year, is investing £118 million in the latest round of IAAs to translate research across 64 universities and research organisations.

Atrial Digital TwinsQueen Mary Science and Engineering researchers awarded UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships to tackle heart irregular heart rhythms and explore turbulence in space plasma
15 June 2022

Dr Caroline Roney and Dr Christopher Chen are among 84 promising leaders awarded fellowships totalling £98 million. 

Queen Mary’s Legal Advice Centre wins civic engagement award
15 June 2022

A free community legal clinic at Queen Mary University of London has won the hotly contested MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship, which recognises exemplary university student civic engagement programmes around the world.

More than a quarter of people with asthma are still over-using rescue inhalers – putting them at increased risk of severe attacks and hospitalisation
15 June 2022

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have found that more than a quarter of asthma patients are still over-using inhalers intended for rapid relief of symptoms.

Omicron infection is a poor booster of COVID-19 immunity
14 June 2022

People infected with the Omicron variant show poor immune boosting against future SARS-CoV-2 infection, according to the findings of a study published in the journal Science. The research team, which included researchers from Queen Mary University of London, looked at how the complex patchwork of immunity in the population following vaccination and previous infection influences our future protection against SARS-CoV-2.

Tackling the obesity epidemic with new research on metabolism
13 June 2022

Researchers from Queen Mary have been awarded £2.67 million in funding to conduct innovative research in the field of metabolism.

IOM3 awards: Queen Mary scoops up four prizes for engineering and materials science
9 June 2022

The School of Engineering and Materials Science goes from strength to strength as researchers pick up four awards and medals from the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)

Young woman about to receive a vaccineFunding success for project to improve sex and gender inclusivity in medical research
8 June 2022

Professor Chloe Orkin, Clinical Professor of HIV Medicine at the Blizard Institute, is named as a collaborator on a new project that aims to develop policy on how sex and gender are considered in medical research in the UK. 

 

Queen Mary’s Deputy Vice Principal (Health) recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours
2 June 2022

Professor Joanne Martin, also Director of the Blizard Institute and Professor of Pathology at Queen Mary University of London, has received a CBE for services to the NHS and Medical Education in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Levelling up agenda risks levelling down London, warns new research
1 June 2022

The Government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda risks levelling down London and deepening inequalities in the capital, according to research published from Queen Mary University of London and the Centre for London thinktank.

A diagram of a redox flow batteryQueen Mary partners with the Faraday Institution to power up redox flow batteries  
1 June 2022

Queen Mary’s Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido will lead a project to overcome engineering issues that are currently preventing the wide-spread adoption of redox flow batteries (RFBs). 

 

Mary Collins appointed as Director of Queen Mary’s Blizard Institute
1 June 2022

Professor Mary Collins, the new Director of Queen Mary University of London’s Blizard Institute, has ambitious plans for expanding our world-leading multidisciplinary research.

A person working in an office. Credit: PixabayOffice politics can be a force for good, new research shows
31 May 2022

Office politics is often associated with toxic cultures and marginalised groups, but a new study in the Harvard Business Review has identified five strategies for organisations to promote ‘healthy office politics’ that foster inclusive and supportive working environments.

Queen Mary researchers receive prestigious MRC grant for collaborative research project to better understand human disease
30 May 2022

Dr Sarah McClelland of Queen Mary University of London is part of a collaborative project that has been awarded £1.2 million in funding from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to investigate the mechanisms leading to cancer development in cells infected with human papillomavirus (HPV).

Blog: How to express yourself if you want others to cooperate with you – new research
30 May 2022

Professor Devyani Sharma and Zoe Adams from Queen Mary's School of Languages, Linguistics and Film have co-written for The Conversation on new research into interacting in social dilemmas.

Physics and machine-learning join hands as molecular modelling doctoral network is awarded €2.6m EU Horizon funding
25 May 2022

The EU Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska–Curie Actions Doctoral Network ‘PHYMOL’ has been awarded nearly €2.6m following an application coordinated by Queen Mary’s Dr Alston J. Misquitta.

USM's campus in George Town, MalaysiaQueen Mary forms strategic partnership with Universiti Sains Malaysia
24 May 2022

Queen Mary University of London has entered into a Strategic Partnership with public research university, Universiti Sains Malaysia to further drive transnational education, research and impact opportunities.

Queen Mary retains the HR Excellence in Research award after a 10-year review
23 May 2022

Queen Mary University of London has retained the HR Excellence in Research award following a 10-year review by Vitae, a non-profit global leader in supporting researchers’ professional development.

General practitioner reassuring a patient. Credit: iStock.com/AJ_WATT Blog: Five tips for young people dealing with long COVID – from a GP
20 May 2022

Dr Dipesh Gopal from Queen Mary's Wolfson Institute of Population Health has written for The Conversation giving advice for young people with long Covid.

Two people talking in a video callQueen Mary's Faculty of Science and Engineering celebrates its REF success
20 May 2022

Queen Mary University of London has excelled in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, being ranked joint 7th in the UK for the quality of its research. This confirms once again the University’s status as one of the best research-intensive universities in the UK.

New study shows genes can predict response to arthritis treatment and paves the way for future drug development
19 May 2022

New research from Queen Mary University of London, published in Nature Medicine, has shown that molecular profiling of the diseased joint tissue can significantly impact whether specific drug treatments will work to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. 

Blog: The rights of refugees in Africa are under threat: what can be done
18 May 2022

Professor Parvati Nair from Queen Mary's School of Languages, Linguistics and Film has written for The Conversation on the rights of refugees and the obligations of states.

Queen Mary marks winning first-ever Platinum award for Public Engagement and launches Civic University Agreement
17 May 2022

Queen Mary hosted an event celebrating becoming the first university to be awarded the Platinum-level Engage Watermark, alongside launching its Civic University Agreement.

Action-packed activities on offer as Festival of Communities returns
16 May 2022

The annual Festival of Communities celebrates everything that makes east London a fantastic place to live and work. Hosted by Queen Mary University of London and Tower Hamlets community groups and organisations, the festival allows visitors to engage with exciting research through games, sports, crafts and other family friendly activities and events.

E-cigarettes may be more effective than nicotine patches in helping pregnant women who smoke quit, and are just as safe
16 May 2022

E-cigarettes are just as safe as nicotine patches for pregnant women and may help more women stop smoking, new research from Queen Mary University of London suggests. The study, which was published in Nature Medicine, is the first to examine the safety and efficacy of e-cigarettes among pregnant smokers.

Queen Mary confirmed as leading research-intensive university
12 May 2022

Queen Mary University of London has excelled in today’s Research Excellence Framework (REF)1, confirming once again the University’s status as one of the best research-intensive universities in the UK. 

Professor Andrew Livingston elected a Fellow of the Royal Society
10 May 2022

The Royal Society has elected Professor Livingston, Queen Mary’s Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) and Professor of Chemical Engineering, as a new Fellow.

Blog: There are reasons girls don’t study physics – and they don’t include not liking maths
9 May 2022

Dr Olivia Keenan from Queen Mary's School of Physical and Chemical Sciences has co-written for The Conversation on removing barriers to girls’ participation in physics.

Vaccine expert Professor Sir Andrew Pollard discusses Covid-19 vaccination at Queen Mary event
9 May 2022

Professor Sir Andrew Pollard, a Queen Mary alumnus who leads the team responsible for developing the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, spoke at the latest Alumni Angles series.

Cost of living crisis means winter is already worrying Londoners, new Queen Mary research shows
5 May 2022

Summer is just beginning but most Londoners already have concerns about heating their homes this winter, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London’s Mile End Institute that highlights the cost-of-living crisis unfolding in the capital.

Large group of Labour Party supporters at an election rally.Credit: tirc83/ IStockphoto.com Blog: Local elections: survey gives Labour huge lead in London ahead of vote
4 May 2022

Dr Patrick Diamond, Reader in Public Policy at Queen Mary University of London, has written for The Conversation on the Mile End Institute's polling of the the 2022 local government elections in London.

Woman holds Covid-19 vaccine in hands. Credit: scaliger/iStock.comUnvaccinated individuals with heart problems up to 9 times more likely to die or suffer serious complications from COVID-19
4 May 2022

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have combined evidence from 110 previous Covid-19 studies and found that unvaccinated individuals who contract the virus when they already have high blood pressure, diabetes or major heart damage are up to nine times more likely to suffer serious outcomes - including death, lung failure, admission to intensive care and kidney problems.

1 in 10 WhatsApp messages are spam
29 April 2022

New research has found that 1 in 10 WhatsApp messages are spam – with clickbait, adult content, and hidden URLs being the most common.

Queen Mary academic awarded €2.3m to investigate how planets are formed from dust
27 April 2022

Dr Sijme-Jan Paardekooper from the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences has been awarded € 2,314,680 from the European Research Council (ERC) to study how dust distribution impacts the formation of planets. He is one of 253 leading researchers across Europe who have been awarded funding in the ERC's 2021 Advanced Grants competition. 

Dr Jonathan Kennedy, GCTA winnerQueen Mary academic wins Global Challenges Teaching Award
27 April 2022

Dr Jonathan Kennedy from the Wolfson Institute of Population Health, part of Queen Mary's Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, has won an award in the 'Pandemics' category of the US-UK Fulbright Commission's inaugural Global Challenges Teaching Awards (GCTA), a programme aimed at increasing access to global learning for students on either side of the Atlantic.

Nurse taking patient's blood pressure. Credit: iStock.comScientists to trial world-first long-acting injection for high blood pressure
27 April 2022

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust are trialling an investigational medication for high blood pressure (hypertension) in a clinical study which will give patients an injection of the medication every 6 months.

Blog: Twitter: not even Elon Musk is wealthy enough to bring absolute free speech to the platform – here’s why
26 April 2022

Eric Heinze, Professor of Law at Queen Mary University of London has written for The Conversation on Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter and the debate around free speech.

Largest ever survey of exoplanet atmospheres reveals mysteries of 'hot Jupiters'
26 April 2022

Hot Jupiters are giant gas exoplanets - 'alien' planets only found outside our own solar system. They have a short (10 day or less) orbital period around their parent stars.

Blog: How the UK’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda is 21st-century imperialism
22 April 2022

Professor Parvati Nair from Queen Mary's School of Languages, Linguistics and Film has written for The Conversation on the UK's Rwanda asylum seeker policy.

Blog: Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron go head to head: why many French voters will be voting against a candidate rather than for them
22 April 2022

Professor Rainbow Murray from Queen Mary's School of Politics and International Relations has written for The Conversation on the upcoming French elections.

New Humanities and Social Sciences VP for Queen Mary
22 April 2022

Queen Mary University of London has appointed Professor Frances Bowen as its new Vice-Principal for Humanities and Social Sciences, following an extensive international search.

Queen Mary team awarded funding for research project to improve post-surgical outcomes in Africa
19 April 2022

A team of Queen Mary and African researchers have successfully secured almost £3 million in funding for a new research programme led by Queen Mary’s Professor Rupert Pearse and Professor Bruce Biccard from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Queen Mary academic awarded funding to become an ICT public engagement champion
8 April 2022

Professor Paul Curzon from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science has been awarded £162,000 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to boost public engagement with ICT.

Blog: Unexplained wealth orders: how is the British law changing and will it stop dirty money circulating in London?
4 April 2022

Áine Clancy, PhD Candidate in the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London has written for The Conversation on the changes in law to prevent the spread of dirty money.

Blog: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine poses a threat to the control of drug-resistant TB in Europe and the world
4 April 2022

Dr Jessica Potter from Queen Mary's Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry has co-written for The Conversation on Russia's invasion of Ukraine threatening the fight against tuberculosis.

Professor Arunthathi Mahendran appointed as the Institute Director for IHSE
30 March 2022

As the new Institute Director for the Institute of Health Sciences Education (IHSE) at Queen Mary, Arunthathi brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge.

New report calls for personalised testing for safety and effectiveness of common medicines throughout the NHS
29 March 2022

Testing patients for genetic variations that affect how their body will respond to common medicines must be integrated fully, fairly and swiftly into the NHS, according to a report published today. The report is by the British Pharmacological Society, whose President-elect is Queen Mary University of London’s Vice Principal for Health Professor Sir Mark Caulfield, and the Royal College of Physicians.  Dr Emma Magavern, a clinician at Queen Mary, is also one of the report’s co-authors.

Queen Mary officially launches its Digital Environment Research Institute
25 March 2022

Queen Mary has announced the official launch of its Digital Environment Research Institute (DERI) at an exclusive event - Towards 2030: Realising the UK's AI ambitions - on the 24th March.

Queen Mary researcher receives funding to investigate the impact of long COVID within ethnic minority groups
25 March 2022

Dr Dipesh Gopal from Queen Mary University of London’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry will be involved in a £119,634 project that will reveal the lived experiences of people with long COVID specifically in ethnic minority groups.

Queen Mary ranks top of the Russell Group in new social mobility index
24 March 2022

The English Social Mobility Index for 2022, published by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI), ranks Queen Mary as the best Russell Group university for social mobility and third best in the country overall for a second successive year.

Queen Mary alumni celebrate diverse legal achievements
24 March 2022

Meet the winners of our Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) Alumni Awards, which shine a light on some of those who chose Queen Mary for their postgraduate legal education.

Queen Mary academic appointed as Research Chair to help solve economic and environmental challenges through computer-manipulated materials
24 March 2022

Professor Yang Hao from Queen Mary University of London has been appointed as the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering’s Research Chair.

New research highlights issues with Londoners’ quality of life, trust in the Met and attitudes to Covid
24 March 2022

Londoners are generally pessimistic about life in the capital, according to new research from the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London ahead of local elections in May. Polling revealed serious trust issues around the police force, with most saying the Met is racist and sexist – and also around Covid, with many hesitant or complacent about vaccination and social distancing.

Couple speaking to a therapist. Credit: iStock.com Blog: Relationship help programmes may be more successful for people who have ‘sensitivity’ genes
22 March 2022

Professor Michael Pluess from Queen Mary's School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences has co-written for The Conversation on how genetics impacts therapy and similar relationship courses.

New PCR test for oral cancer set to revolutionise diagnosis and treatment
21 March 2022

qMIDS, the world’s first rapid oral cancer test, has been developed by Queen Mary University of London and an international team of researchers. It has the potential to relieve pressure on the NHS and may improve the early detection of oral cancer.

Blog: Regulating content won’t make the internet safer - we have to change the business models
21 March 2022

Professor Julia Hörnle, Chair of Internet Law at Queen Mary's Centre for Commercial Law Studies, has written for The Conversation about whether the UK Government's Online Safety Bill can really curb digital harms.

Queen Mary academic wins major funding for European ‘rising stars’
17 March 2022

A Queen Mary academic has risen to the top of thousands of proposals to win a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant worth €2m as part of the EU’s new R&I programme Horizon Europe.

London SkylineBritish South Asian genetic study reaches record volunteer numbers
15 March 2022

Genes & Health study, a project led by Queen Mary University of London, has hit a key milestone with 50,000 research volunteers now participating nationally to help address the under-representation of South Asian communities in genetic research. 

Scientists find new colony structure of fire ants evolved in one species before spreading to others
11 March 2022

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have discovered that a new form of ant society spread across species. They found that after the new form of society evolved in one species, a “social supergene” carrying the instruction-set for the new social form spread into other species. This spread occurred through hybridisation, i.e., breeding between ants of different species. This unlikely event provides an alternate way of life, making the ants more successful than if they only had the original social form.

DeepMind academic fellow joins Queen Mary University of London
10 March 2022

Rendani Mbuvha, a promising Actuary & Machine Learning Researcher, joins Queen Mary as the DeepMind Academic Fellow in Machine Learning from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.

Queen Mary’s gender equality work retains prestigious accolade
9 March 2022

Queen Mary University of London has successfully retained its Institutional Athena Swan Silver Award, in recognition of the University’s commitment to advancing gender equality.

Queen Mary awarded funding for new healthy ageing networks
8 March 2022

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have been selected by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to create new networks aimed at transforming ageing research in the UK.

Professor Stephanie Marshall joins expert European committee on learning and teaching
8 March 2022

Queen Mary University of London’s Vice-Principal (Education), Professor Stephanie Marshall, has been appointed to the prestigious European University Association (EUA) Learning & Teaching Steering Committee.

Scientist analysing a blood test Queen Mary and Barts Health Trust awarded new funding for early-stage clinical research
7 March 2022

Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust have received £1 million in funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to integrate five Clinical Research Facilities (CRFs) and 18 disease-specific research groups into a combined CRF team.  The team will operate at various sites within Barts Health NHS Trust and Queen Mary University of London across east London.

Genetic study gives extensive insights into severe Covid-19
7 March 2022

Queen Mary University of London has contributed to the world’s largest study of the genetics of critical Covid-19, involving more than 57,000 people, and revealed fresh details about some of the biological mechanisms behind the severe form of the disease.

Queen Mary academics elected to the Academy of Social Sciences
7 March 2022

Three members of Queen Mary’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) have been awarded prestigious Fellowships by the Academy of Social Sciences (ACSS) in recognition of their excellence and impact, including for wider contributions to social sciences for public benefit.

New early signs of Parkinson’s uncovered in most diverse UK study to date
7 March 2022

Hearing loss and epilepsy are early features of Parkinson’s, according to pioneering new research from Queen Mary University of London – the first UK study of the condition in such a diverse population, published today in JAMA Neurology.

Blog: Animals have evolved to avoid overexploiting their resources – can humans do the same?
3 March 2022

Dr Axel Rossberg, Reader in Theoretical Ecology at Queen Mary University of London has written for The Conversation on why predators don't overexploit their prey, based on research published in Ecology Letters.

Blog: How CEG’s data scientists and support team are helping GP teams prevent measles outbreaks using software tools on practice patient records
2 March 2022

By Carol Dezateux, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Health Data Science at the Clinical Effectiveness Group (CEG), Queen Mary University of London

New research in mice suggests social interactions and a sense of belonging can boost our immune system
1 March 2022

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found that socially housed mice have healthier immune systems than those who are socially isolated – who are more susceptible to longer term issues due to an altered immune system that comes from living alone.

Queen Mary’s Professor Joshua Reiss appointed Entrepreneur in Residence for Science, Engineering and Technology
24 February 2022

Professor Reiss will work to strengthen entrepreneurship and commercial impact across Queen Mary in fields such as AI, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.

A family seeking refuge after fleeing warGreece accused of violating European citizen rights and forcing people fleeing persecution back across the border in landmark legal case
24 February 2022

An unprecedented legal application has been submitted at the European Court of Human Rights, challenging the racially motivated pushback of a French citizen from EU territory. Prof Violeta Moreno-Lax, from the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London, is providing legal representation alongside a team of international lawyers.

New approach to traumatic brain injuries could revolutionise diagnosis and treatment
23 February 2022

New research led by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust suggests that biochemical analysis of brain tissue could be used for diagnosis and prognosis of severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) to improve patient outcomes and save billions in future clinical trials.

Blog: Ukraine: world financial markets have not broken sweat since the Russian escalation – why?
22 February 2022

Daniele Bianchi, Associate Professor of Finance at Queen Mary University of London, has written for The Conversation on how financial markets are affected by wars and other political events.

Blog: Considering buying a smart device? To protect your security, ask yourself these five questions
21 February 2022

Iain Nash, PhD researcher at Queen Mary's Centre for Commercial Law Studies, has written for The Conversation on how smart devices can present security risks.

Salt Delayed US sodium targets may cost 250,000 lives
21 February 2022

Last October, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalised a set of short-term, voluntary goals for lowering salt levels in foods—five years after they were proposed in 2016. A new study published today in Hypertension—a journal published by the American Heart Association – involving Queen Mary University of London researchers shows the delay cost thousands of lives and concluded that if the food and restaurant industries would have adopted the lower salt levels presented in FDA’s proposed two-year and 10-year targets on schedule, as many as 265,000 lives could have been saved between 2017 and 2031.

Project protecting online privacy for people going through serious life events secures major funding
17 February 2022

Protecting people from stalking, online trolls, and other serious online dangers they are exposed to when going through serious real-life events is the focus of a major new £3.44 million project involving Queen Mary University of London researchers. It is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Whole genome sequencing robustly detects the most common inherited neurological diseases and is adopted by healthcare
17 February 2022

Scientists have found whole genome sequencing (WGS) can quickly and accurately detect the most common inherited neurological disorders – something previously thought to be impossible – with the results supporting the use of WGS as a standard diagnostic tool within routine clinical practice.

Queen Mary alumnus on the road to becoming an astronaut
16 February 2022

Dr Fabian Hualca-Tigsilema, who graduated from Queen Mary University of London in 2014, was accepted as a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut candidate last year and has now completed the first of five required phases of assessment.

Blog: Research Highways: celebrating our strengths
15 February 2022

By Andrew Livingston

Since I joined Queen Mary in 2019, I have been both excited and fascinated to learn about all of the fantastic research we undertake at Queen Mary, across all three of our faculties. There is no doubt that we are a world-leading research-intensive University.

Queen Mary researchers join group in search for gravitational waves
11 February 2022

A team of researchers from the Astronomy Unit in the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London have been admitted to the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, the global organisation leading the detection and interpretation of gravitational wave events.

New study suggests changing breast screening programme timelines would increase detected cases and uptake
11 February 2022

A new study led by Queen Mary University of London, published in the Journal of Medical Screening, has found that using a longer interval between screens but a higher uptake in the NHS screening programme for breast cancers could detect more cancers early than with the current interval and uptake rates. For example, a four year interval with 62% uptake would lead to 295 screen detected cancers per 10,000 invited, compared with 222 cancers with a 3-year round.

New research shows ethnicity and deprivation are independently associated with dementia risk
11 February 2022

People from ethnic minority groups and socioeconomically deprived areas face higher risks of developing dementia, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London published today in The Lancet Regional Health Europe.

Salt shaker and pot on wooden table.Credit:iStock.com.New research shows that children can play an important role in lowering families’ salt intake
10 February 2022

A new study published in The BMJ and carried out by researchers funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) at Queen Mary University of London and The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center, has shown that schoolchildren can help their families to successfully reduce salt intake via smartphone app-based learning.

New study shows light-to-moderate coffee consumption is associated with health-benefits
10 February 2022

The study by Queen Mary University of London and the Budapest Semmelweis University has shown that having up to three cups of coffee a day is associated with a protective effect on heart health. It is also associated with a reduction in the overall mortality rate and the risk of stroke. The results have recently been published in the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology.

New drug combination for aggressive breast cancer could save thousands of lives
10 February 2022

An immunotherapy drug called ‘pembrolizumab’ has been shown to significantly reduce disease recurrence in patients with the most aggressive type of breast cancer, according to results from a phase III clinical trial led by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust.

Image: Jardín Botánico de MadridNew study pinpoints bumblebee genes that help them adapt to environmental changes
9 February 2022

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London have identified genes that could help bumblebees overcome environmental challenges such as climate change.

Image of students sitting in front of computes in a labQueen Mary celebrates Apprenticeship Week with another record-breaking year
7 February 2022

Over the past five years, there has been a substantial rise in the number of degree apprenticeship programmes offered at Queen Mary. We are also attracting a record number of apprentices. The data comes during National Apprenticeship Week, a week-long celebration highlighting the benefits apprenticeships can have for individuals, businesses and local communities.

Professor Sir Mark Caulfield appointed VP Health at Queen Mary and President-elect of the British Pharmacological Society
3 February 2022

The British Pharmacological Society has announced the appointment of Queen Mary University of London’s Professor Sir Mark Caulfield as its new President-elect.

Couple speaking to a therapist. Credit: iStock.comGenetic study suggests more sensitive people respond better to couple’s therapy
2 February 2022

How well someone responds to couple’s therapy could be determined by their genes, according to a new study led by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Denver.

 

Cartoon hand with magnifying glass in front of papers. Credit: iStock.comComparing preprints and their finalized publications during the pandemic
2 February 2022

A new study involving Queen Mary University of London researchers has explored how preprints compare with their published versions.  

AWACAN-ED project logoNew Queen Mary research project aims to advance early cancer diagnosis in Africa
2 February 2022

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have been awarded £3 million funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to encourage earlier cancer diagnosis in Southern Africa.

Professor Manu Raj MathurGlobal oral health expert Professor Manu Raj Mathur joins Queen Mary University of London
1 February 2022

Professor Manu Raj Mathur will join Queen Mary University of London’s Centre for Dental Public Health and Primary Care on 1 February 2022 as Professor of Dental Public Health. 

Queen Mary alumnus launches new mental health app
27 January 2022

Dr Nick Prior, NHS psychiatrist and former student at Queen Mary University of London has launched the ‘Minderful’ app to make mental fitness accessible and engaging.

Covid-19 testing kit that fits into backpack. Credit: Lin et alScientists develop Covid-19 testing lab in a backpack
26 January 2022

Researchers have created a simple Covid-19 testing lab that fits into a backpack providing a cheap and effective solution for low income or remote areas.

Honorary degrees presented at Queen Mary Graduation
26 January 2022

Three honorary degrees were awarded during January’s graduation, marking the awardees’ invaluable contributions to the fields of engineering, political journalism and law. Queen Mary congratulates this year’s recipients for their successes and service to others.

Cured meats on sale in supermarket. Credit: iStock.com1 in 4 Chilled Sliced Meats Sold in the UK are Saltier than Atlantic Seawater, according to new data
25 January 2022

New research by Action on Salt from Queen Mary University of London has revealed that two-thirds of all chilled sliced meats including sliced ham, chicken, corned beef and salami sold by leading grocery retailers are dangerously high in salt – with one in three failing to meet the national salt reduction targets.

Queen Mary students receive first lecture in the metaverse
19 January 2022

A group of Queen Mary third year medical students received the lecture in the virtual reality (VR) world, led by Professor Shafi Ahmed.

Professor Sir Jonathan Van-TamProfessor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam answers Covid-19 questions at Queen Mary event
18 January 2022

Queen Mary’s Institute of Dentistry recently hosted a virtual Q&A session with England’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam.

Blog: Inflation will probably melt away in 2022 – central banks will do far more harm trying to tackle it
14 January 2022

Professor Brigitte Granville from Queen Mary's School of Business and Management has written for The Conversation on banks' efforts to tackle inflation.

The signing ceremonyQueen Mary signs significant cooperation agreement with the Polytechnic Foundation of the National Polytechnic Institute
14 January 2022

Queen Mary University of London has signed a landmark agreement with the Polytechnic Foundation of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico. Covering 18 initiatives – from  fully funded scholarships to CPD courses and dual postgraduate degrees – the partnership will further strengthen the relationship between the institutions.

Blue pills. Credit: iStock.comOptimising treatments for high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease could save lives, according to researchers
14 January 2022

A recent study shows that optimising medicines for high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease patients living in East London could reduce lifetime hospital costs and prevent cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes.

Queen Mary partners with Goldman Sachs for new degree apprenticeship
13 January 2022

Queen Mary University of London and Goldman Sachs are launching a new Global Markets degree apprenticeship, offering students a chance to gain four years of work experience at a world-leading investment firm and a degree from one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities. Those accepted will join September 2022.

Eminent materials scientist joins Queen Mary
10 January 2022

Professor Sir Harshad "Harry" Kumar Dharamshi Hansraj Bhadeshia, the Indian-British metals expert is joining Queen Mary University of London.

Elizabeth Clare samples air to collect airborne DNA. Credit: Elizabeth ClareDNA from air could revolutionize the way we measure animal biodiversity, say scientists
6 January 2022

Two new studies published today in the journal Current Biology show that environmental DNA (eDNA) collected from air can be used to detect a wide range of animal species and offers a novel, non-invasive approach to monitoring biodiversity. 

Man on smart phone. Credit: iStock.comGraphene could replace rare metal used in mobile phone screens
6 January 2022

A new study, published in the journal Advanced Optical Materials, is the first to show graphene can replace Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) in an electronic or optical device.

Queen Mary alumna completes incredible expedition to the South Pole
6 January 2022

Captain Preet Chandi, a Queen Mary University of London alumna, travelled 700 miles in just 40 days, capping a remarkable achievement.

Credit: Shaun Jeffers / Shutterstock.comQueen Mary staff recognised in the New Year Honours List
1 January 2022

Congratulations to Queen Mary colleagues on their awards published in the latest New Year Honours List.

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