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News story: Beware of sleeping queens underfoot this spring
20 March 2019

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London have discovered a never before reported behaviour of queen bumblebees.

News story: Rabbits like to eat plants with lots of DNA
20 March 2019

Rabbits prefer to eat plants with plenty of DNA, according to a new study by Queen Mary University of London and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

News story: People choose healthy and sustainable lunches if given the green light
19 March 2019

People are likely to choose healthier and more sustainable canteen meals if they are labelled with a traffic light system, according to research from Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Surgery using ultrasound energy found to treat high blood pressure
18 March 2019

A one-off operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to maintain reduced blood pressure in hypertension patients for at least six months, according to the results of a clinical trial led in the UK by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust, and supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

News story: Large study suggests painkillers taken during pregnancy are not a cause of asthma in children
18 March 2019

A Queen Mary University of London study of almost 500,000 women indicates that taking paracetamol or other painkillers during pregnancy is not responsible for increasing the risk of asthma in children.

News story: Extremist sympathies more likely in White British and UK-born people, and those with some common mental illnesses
15 March 2019

White British people are almost twice as likely to hold extremist views as people of Pakistani heritage in England, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary team take on the Hiscox University Challenge
14 March 2019

Two Queen Mary University of London students are among five teams selected to take part in this year’s Hiscox University Challenge.

News story: Parkinson’s trial aims to detect disease at much earlier stage
13 March 2019

A large study jointly led by Queen Mary University of London and UCL aims to identify people at risk of developing Parkinson’s, years before the condition is currently detected, with a view to treating and alleviating it at a much earlier stage.

News story: Quit Right Tower Hamlets starts providing free e-cigarettes on No Smoking Day
13 March 2019

Queen Mary University of London, in partnership with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, will be providing free e-cigarette kits to support local smokers who want to quit, starting this No Smoking Day (Wednesday 13 March).

News story: Brexit: The views from Queen Mary academics
13 March 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.

News story: Funding awarded for Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence and Music
12 March 2019

Queen Mary University of London has been awarded funding for a Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence and Music (AIM).

News story: Winners announced at the Engagement and Enterprise Awards
11 March 2019

Staff and students of Queen Mary University of London were recognised for their outstanding achievement in public engagement, academic enterprise, student enterprise and public relations at the 2019 Engagement and Enterprise Awards.

News story: Queen Mary students win research challenge
11 March 2019

Students from Queen Mary’s School of Economics and Finance have won a research challenge from the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA).

News story: First ever injectable HIV drug is a ‘paradigm-shift’ for patients
11 March 2019

A new injectable HIV drug could mean that patients no longer have to medicate themselves on a daily basis, according to a clinical trial led by researchers from Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust, and sponsored by Viiv healthcare.

News story: The ethics of violent technologies
7 March 2019

Innovations in military technologies have given rise to ethical questions about the use of tools such as drones in warfare. Dr Elke Schwartz addresses these issues in her latest book, Death Machines.

News story: Queen Mary marks International Women’s Day
7 March 2019

To mark International Women’s Day, Queen Mary University of London organised a panel discussion to discuss gender equality in the workplace as part of its Alumni Events Series.

News story: Championing women in tech at Queen Mary University of London
7 March 2019

On International Women’s Day, Queen Mary is proud to announce a new event that is set to champion, encourage and inspire women to bring their skills to the technology sector. Queen Mary with the support of the Institute of Coding will host Athena 2019 – on 13-14 April 2019.

News story: Queen Mary placement student awarded for impactful contributions to leading business
7 March 2019

A student from Queen Mary University of London has won Best Placement Student at the National Undergraduate Employability awards.

News story: Improved regulation needed as pesticides found to affect genes in bees
7 March 2019

Scientists are urging for improved regulation on pesticides after finding that they affect genes in bumblebees, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London in collaboration with Imperial College London.

News story: Cinema Memory and the Digital Archive
6 March 2019

An academic from Queen Mary University of London is collaborating on a major new research project on cinema from the 1930s onwards.

News story: Queen Mary encourages students to undertake careers in chemistry
6 March 2019

Queen Mary University of London hosted the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Schools' Analyst Competition, providing secondary school students with an experience of practical chemistry in higher education.

Blog: Gender pay gap hasn’t been fixed by transparency – fines may force companies to act
5 March 2019

Geraldine Healy, Professor of Employment Relations in Queen Mary's School of Business and Management has written an opinion piece for The Conversation with Dr Mostak Ahamed, Lecturer in Finance at the University of Sussex. They argue that the threat of financial sanctions can accelerate progress on addressing the gender pay gap.

News story: In conversation with Rushanara Ali MP
5 March 2019

Speaking to Queen Mary University of London’s Future Global Leaders Forum, Rushanara Ali, Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow, shared with students her experiences of leadership and social responsibility.

News story: Giant ‘nerve cell’ science education centre lands in London’s East End
4 March 2019

‘Neuron Pod’ - a striking 23-metre long and 10-metre high free-standing structure – has opened its doors as an informal science learning centre at Queen Mary University of London’s Whitechapel campus.

News story: Black Londoners remain under-represented in local government, according to new study
4 March 2019

A new study from Queen Mary University of London has shown that London’s Black population remains under-represented in local government in London.

Blog: Current Higher Education funding supports universities’ social mobility mission
4 March 2019

Writing in Times Higher Education, Professor Colin Bailey, President and Principal of Queen Mary University of London, argues that any reduction in university fees will hurt students from underrepresented backgrounds the most.

News story: Spider silk could be used as robotic muscle
4 March 2019

Spider silk, already known as one of the strongest materials for its weight, turns out to have another unusual property that might lead to new kinds of artificial muscles or robotic actuators, according to a research team involving Queen Mary University of London.

Blog: India’s WhatsApp election: political parties risk undermining democracy with technology
1 March 2019

Dr Philippa Williams, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography has written an opinion piece for The Conversation in which she argues that political parties in India risk undermining democracy with technology. In particular the research focuses on the use of WhatsApp which has been used in election campaigning.

News story: Queen Mary leads on Intellectual Property training for China
1 March 2019

Senior Chinese officials from the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) have this week completed a four-month training programme led by Professor Duncan Matthews, Director of Queen Mary’s Intellectual Property Research Institute.

Queen Mary consolidates support to academics affected by the Syrian crisis
28 February 2019

Queen Mary University of London is offering support to Syrian academics in exile in Turkey, as part of a programme designed to equip them with the skills needed to rebuild Syria’s higher education and research sectors.