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News story: Properties of ‘wonder material’ graphene change in humid conditions
21 January 2019

Graphene exhibits very different properties in humid conditions, according to researchers from Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Brexit: The views from Queen Mary academics
21 January 2019

The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union is one of the biggest political news stories of our time and Queen Mary’s academic experts have featured regularly in the media.

Blog: Would a Norway option break the Brexit stalemate? Here’s what new polling tells us
16 January 2019

Drawing on the latest polling data, Professor Tim Bale from Queen Mary's School of Politics and International Relations has written an opinion piece for The Conversation exploring whether a so-called 'Norway option' would break the Brexit stalemate.

News story: Professor Paul Coulthard joins Queen Mary as Dean for Dentistry
15 January 2019

Professor Paul Coulthard has started his role as Dean for Dentistry and Director of the Institute of Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

Blog: I am because you are - The Declaration of Human Rights at seventy
15 January 2019

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren from the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for The Times Literary Supplement in which she assesses the legacy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights seventy years on.

Blog: John Bercow’s historic power shift from government to parliament
14 January 2019

Professor Philip Cowley from Queen Mary's School of Politics and International Relations has written an opinion piece for The Sunday Times in which he discussed the actions of John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons, which he describes as an important power shift from government to parliament.

Blog: Trump’s shutdown tactics should remind health experts they need new tools to thrive in the post-expert era
14 January 2019

Professor Sophie Harman from the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for The Independent in which she argues that global health experts need new tools and political savvy to manage the post-expert world exemplifed by Trump's presidency.

News story: £1.5 million for clinical research brings new hope in the fight against brain tumours
11 January 2019

£1.5 million from Barts Charity has been awarded to brain tumour researchers at Queen Mary University of London to extend their successful lab-based research into clinical trials with patients.

Treat vitamin D deficiency to prevent deadly lung attacks
11 January 2019

Vitamin D supplements have been found to reduce the risk of potentially fatal lung attacks in some chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.

Blog: Tshisekedi’s victory in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is historic – but controversial
10 January 2019

Dr Reuben Loffman, a Lecturer in African History at Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for The Conversation about Félix Tshisekedi's victory in the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He predicts that there could be further unrest in the days to come.

Blog: The DRC’s election was flawed but it still offers signs of hope
10 January 2019

Dr Reuben Loffman, a Lecturer in African History at Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for The Conversation about the recent elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He argues that despite the major problems which have dogged the election, there are signs of hope for the future.

Students participating in the Music Junction programme. Credit: Marc Gascoigne News story: The London Chamber Orchestra finds a new home at Queen Mary University of London
9 January 2019

Queen Mary University of London has entered into a partnership with the UK’s oldest professional chamber orchestra, the London Chamber Orchestra (LCO).

News story: Nearly three quarters of MPs think Theresa May has done a poor job of negotiating Brexit
9 January 2019

The latest survey shows that the House of Commons has become even more polarised on Brexit. Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary, believes this will make the Prime Minister’s job even more difficult.

News story: New poll shows that most members of the Conservative Party would choose no deal over Theresa May’s Brexit plan
4 January 2019

The survey of political party members, led by Professor Tim Bale from Queen Mary University of London, has shed new light on grassroots views on Brexit.

News story: Trying to quit smoking? New research suggests higher levels of nicotine may help
2 January 2019

Allowing smokers to determine their nicotine intake while they are trying to quit is likely to help them kick the habit, according to an early study in 50 people led by Queen Mary University of London.

Blog: Labour members want Corbyn to back second EU referendum
2 January 2019

If Jeremy Corbyn genuinely believes, as he has repeatedly claimed, that the Labour Party’s policy should reflect the wishes of its members rather than just its leaders, then he arguably has a funny way of showing it – at least when it comes to Brexit. Professor Tim Bale explains why.

News story: Queen Mary academic awarded prestigious prize to conduct research on the cultural history of sleep
28 December 2018

Dr Tiffany Watt Smith from Queen Mary’s School of English and Drama has been awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize to begin work on a new project exploring the cultural history of sleep.

News story: Bees can count with just four nerve cells in their brains
21 December 2018

Bees can solve seemingly clever counting tasks with very small numbers of nerve cells in their brains, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: How can digital technologies help us to improve the way we communicate?
21 December 2018

Today’s interconnected world presents communications challenges that overwhelm even the experts. Professor Annelise Riles shed light on this when she gave the 2018 Cotterrell Lecture in Sociological Jurisprudence at Queen Mary University of London where she discussed Meridian 180, a platform for policy solutions and experimentation.

News story: Queen Mary and A*STAR launch collaborative PhD projects
20 December 2018

A set of new collaborative PhD projects has been launched by Queen Mary University of London and A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) Singapore.

News story: Prime Minister of Malta inaugurates Anatomy Centre
19 December 2018

Maltese Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, today officially inaugurated the Barts Anatomy Centre at Queen Mary’s Malta campus, marking a significant milestone in plans to improve the educational and health care offering in Gozo.

News story: Analysing history using Artificial Intelligence
19 December 2018

Queen Mary University of London is leading a major new research project, Living with Machines, which is set to be one of the biggest and most ambitious humanities and science research initiatives ever to launch in the UK.

Blog: Brexit legislation in the Supreme Court: the United Kingdom at legal war with itself
17 December 2018

Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott from Queen Mary's School of Law wrote an opinion piece for Prospect Magazine in which she wrote about the UK Supreme Court decision on the legality of the Scottish Continuity Bill adopted by the Scottish Parliament back in March, and its compatibility with the UK EU Withdrawal Act (EUWA) which became law in June 2018. Professor Douglas-Scott argues that devolved authorities feel their interests have not been taken seriously.

News story: Humanitarian visa campaign led by Queen Mary academic is approved by the European Parliament
17 December 2018

Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax, Senior Lecturer in Law at Queen Mary University of London has successfully campaigned to the European Parliament to adopt a Humanitarian Visa Resolution. According to Dr Moreno-Lax, humanitarian visas have the potential to contribute to a solution to the refugee crisis.

A cytologic smear under the microscope News story: New cervical cancer test has 100 per cent detection rate
14 December 2018

A new test for cervical cancer was found to detect all of the cancers in a randomised clinical screening trial of 15,744 women, outperforming both the current Pap smear and human papillomavirus (HPV) test at a reduced cost, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary experts contribute to legal reform in Bahrain
14 December 2018

Expert legal advice from two Queen Mary academics has been incorporated into two data laws which have just been enacted in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

News story: The pollution problem of coastal erosion at historic landfill sites
13 December 2018

Dr Kate Spencer from Queen Mary’s School of Geography was interviewed for the BBC’s Countryfile programme where she discussed the growing problem of coastal erosion at historical landfill sites.

News story: Ethnic inequalities persist for severe mental illness in England
12 December 2018

There are persisting inequalities in health service use for severe mental illness, with negative effects for patients from ethnic minority backgrounds, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Labour remain popular in the capital whilst nearly a third of Londoners state that they would never vote Conservative, according to new poll
11 December 2018

Nearly half of Londoners would vote Labour in a future general election according to a new poll conducted for the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Brainwaves suppress obvious ideas to help us think more creatively
10 December 2018

The human brain needs to suppress obvious ideas in order to reach the most creative ones, according to scientists at Queen Mary University of London and Goldsmiths, University of London.