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News story: Anatomy Centre in Malta to open in September
10 August 2018

A new anatomy centre next to Gozo General Hospital in Malta is scheduled to complete this September, as artist’s impressions of the development are released by Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

 

News story: Genes drive ageing, making normal processes damaging
9 August 2018

Ageing in worms mainly results from the direct action of genes and not from random wear and tear or loss of function, and the same is likely to be true in humans, according to research by UCL, Lancaster University and Queen Mary University of London scientists.

News story: Scientists design material that can store energy like an eagle’s grip
9 August 2018

What do a flea and an eagle have in common? They can store energy in their feet without having to continuously contract their muscles to then jump high or hold on to prey. Now scientists at Queen Mary University of London and University of Cambridge have created materials that can store energy this way, be squeezed repeatedly without damage, and even change shape if necessary.  

News story: Queen Mary student runs the coastline to raise money for refugees
8 August 2018

A student from Queen Mary University of London has run 25 miles of coastline in the British Isles to raise money for refugees.

News story: Stem cell transplants to be used in treating Crohn’s disease
6 August 2018

A clinical trial has begun which will use stem cell transplants to grow a new immune system for people with untreatable Crohn’s disease – a painful and chronic intestinal disease which affects at least 115,000 people in the UK.

News story: Study identifies how social norms change
3 August 2018

Social conventions, such as shaking hands or dressing formally, allow us to coordinate smoothly and, once established, appear to be natural. Yet they evolve in time, for example today we do not accept a duel as a way to settle a dispute. But what happens when a new convention replaces an old one? This question has remained largely unanswered so far, due to the lack of suitable data.

News story: New research links low levels of air pollution with serious changes in the heart
3 August 2018

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found that people exposed to air pollution levels well within UK guidelines have changes in the structure of the heart, similar to those seen in the early stages of heart failure.

Blog: Working towards a common goal of solving child malnutrition
2 August 2018

Ruairi Robertson is a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Research Fellow based at the Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London. In the second part of his blog covering a recent trip to Zimbabwe, he reports from a symposium bringing together experts from all over the world and from different fields, who are hoping to find a solution to widespread child malnutrition.

News story: Virtual currencies pose a risk to financial stability according to new study
1 August 2018

The study for the European Parliament sets out the problems with unregulated virtual currencies and the potential threat this poses to the international financial system.

Blog: Zimbabwe’s new era and hopes for treating child malnutrition
31 July 2018

Ruairi Robertson is a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Research Fellow based at the Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London. In this two-part blog, he describes his recent trip to Zimbabwe where he and his team are carrying out research into severe acute malnutrition.

News story: Cannabinoid improves survival rates of mice with pancreatic cancer
31 July 2018

A new study led by Queen Mary University of London and Curtin University, Australia found that Cannabinoid improves survival rates of mice with pancreatic cancer.

News story: Queen Mary researchers contribute to the future of dental research
28 July 2018

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London presented several new studies at the 2018 General Session of the International Association of Dental Research in London from 25-28 July.

Returning our Ebola Medals with Lord Dubs Blog: Why I returned my Ebola medal to the Government
27 July 2018

In 2015, the Government awarded Dr Claire Ferraro the Ebola medal to acknowledge her work during the Ebola crisis. On Tuesday, along with twenty other Ebola volunteers, she returned her medal in opposition to the current ‘hostile environment’ in the NHS and its charging regulations that are deterring undocumented migrants from accessing healthcare in the UKDr Ferraro is a teaching and research fellow at Queen Mary University of London’s Public Global Health Unit.

Blog: Frans Timmermans’ subsidiarity proposals do not go far enough to address the EU’s democratic deficit
26 July 2018

The EU’s principle of ‘subsidiarity’ states that only actions which cannot be effectively achieved at the national level and can be better achieved at the EU level should be exercised by the EU according to Dr Davor Jancic, Lecturer in Law in the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London. Davor Jancic assessed the European Commission report, Taskforce on Subsidiarity, Proportionality and Doing Less More Efficiently, in a piece for the European Poltics and Policy blog.

News story: Queen Mary researcher recognised for influential contributions to dental research
26 July 2018

The largest scientific association that focuses on research in the field of dentistry has recognised a researcher from Queen Mary University of London for advances in research to improve oral health in children.

News story: New study shows manufacturers are failing to reduce the amount of sugar sold in their products
26 July 2018

A study by Action on Sugar at Queen Mary University of London, found a wide variation of sugar and calorie content between the same types of cakes and biscuits sold in the UK in 2016. This reiterates the accusation that the industry is not complying in reducing the amount of sugar sold in their products.

Queen Mary launches an undergraduate law programme with the Sorbonne News story: Queen Mary strengthens European links with Sorbonne law degree
25 July 2018

Future lawyers will have the chance to study law in London and Paris, thanks to a new Double Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme launched by Queen Mary University of London and the Sorbonne (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne).

News story: Queen Mary academics recognised as world-leading scholars and researchers
24 July 2018

Three academics from Queen Mary University of London have been elected into the prestigious Fellowship of the British Academy for the humanities and social sciences.

Blog: Cliff Richard judgment is a new shift in legal balance between free speech and privacy
19 July 2018

How far do a celebrity’s privacy rights – or indeed anyone’s – extend in respect of the pre-charge stage of a police investigation? This is the question posed by Professor Robin Callender Smith, a Visiting Professor in the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London in a piece recently published in The Conversation.

Blog: Theresa May’s Brexit plan will strengthen rather than weaken European legal control
18 July 2018

Far from a clean divorce from the EU, the UK will remain considerably tied to EU law and the European Court of Justice for years to come according to Dr Davor Jancic, Lecturer in Law in the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London. Davor Jancic analysed the future role of the European Court of Justice following Brexit in a piece recently published in The Conversation.

News story: New study to examine the brain health of former footballers
18 July 2018

Former players will be recruited through the Professional Footballers’ Association for a study examining the link between heading the ball or concussions and long-term brain function.

Professor Christina Hodenberg (blue dress front row) met with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier News story: Academic meets German president to call for ‘female 1968’
17 July 2018

A historian from Queen Mary University of London recently met with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to discuss her book on the ‘1968 movement’ in Germany.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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