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People form a purple ribbon to raise awareness for domestic violence News story: Researchers to explore the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on domestic abuse referrals in primary care
25 February 2021

A new study involving researchers from Queen Mary University of London will explore whether and how GP referrals to domestic abuse services have changed during the coronavirus pandemic.

A woman holding her smartphone checking a contact tracing app. Credit:mphillips007/iStock.com News story: New tool reveals security and privacy issues with contact tracing apps
25 February 2021

Researchers have developed a tool to identify security and privacy risks associated with Covid-19 contact tracing apps.

Dr Tina Chowdhury News story: New funding for storytelling project to inspire future engineers
24 February 2021

A Queen Mary project has received funding to continue to bring the art of digital and immersive storytelling into the world of science and engineering.

The pandemic is changing the way militaries are perceived News story: Pandemic is changing the way militaries operate and are perceived in the health space, according to new research
23 February 2021

A new study authored by a researcher at Queen Mary University of London has shed new light on how militaries act as health responders in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Salt News story: Salt reduction will prevent nearly 200,000 cases of heart disease and save £1.64bn
22 February 2021

England’s salt reduction programme will have led to nearly 200,000 fewer adults developing heart disease and £1.64 billion of healthcare cost savings by 2050, according to research by Queen Mary University of London.

Free Trade Agreements can have an impact on workers' rights News story: New book explores the impact of EU trade agreements on workers’ rights
18 February 2021

A new book, co-authored by academics from Queen Mary University of London, explores the contentious relationship between trade and labour, and the impact of the EU’s ‘new generation’ free trade agreements on workers.

Research shows that organisations need to address diversity News story: New study shows that men receive more actionable feedback than women in the workplace
16 February 2021

A new study led by an academic from Queen Mary University of London has shed light on the way in which women's advancement into senior leadership roles remains slower than men's.

Professor Tom Powles. Credit: Reza Roozitalab News story: New class of drug leads to 30 per cent reduced risk of death for bladder cancer patients
12 February 2021

A new type of drug that helps target chemotherapy directly to cancer cells has been found to significantly increase survival of patients with the most common form of bladder cancer, according to results from a phase III clinical trial led in the UK by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust.

Queen Mary students in laboratory News story: Celebrating Queen Mary Women in Science
11 February 2021

The UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11 February) aims to recognise the critical role women and girls play in science and technology communities. 

Pandemics have a disproportionate effect on women (stock image) News story: Government report draws on evidence from Queen Mary
10 February 2021

Evidence from Queen Mary has been cited in a new government report from the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee.

Indian migrant workers during the Covid-19 pandemic News story: New research project set to explore the role of civil society in supporting migrant populations during the Covid-19 pandemic
4 February 2021

Academics from Queen Mary University of London have been awarded funding from the University’s Strategic Research Priorities Fund to undertake a cross-regional study exploring the role of civil society organisations supporting vulnerable migrant populations in Brazil and India in the context of Covid-19.

Happy and sad symbols on wooden blocks. Credit:Chaiwiwat Duangjinda/iStock.com News story: Scientists propose new way to detect emotions using wireless signals
3 February 2021

A novel artificial intelligence (AI) approach based on wireless signals could help to reveal our inner emotions, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.

Professor Kimberly Hutchings joined Queen Mary in 2014. News story: Professor Kimberly Hutchings appointed as chair of a Research Excellence Framework panel
3 February 2021

The four UK funding bodies have appointed Professor Kimberly Hutchings from Queen Mary's School of Politics and International Relations as chair of Sub-panel 19: Politics and International Studies for the forthcoming Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021).

The Wasafiri New Writing Prize champions new writers News story: Submissions now open for the Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2021
1 February 2021

Representing more of the globe than any other prize of its kind, the Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize is opening its doors for 2021 and welcoming work in fiction, poetry, and life writing from unpublished writers around the world.

News story: More symptoms need to be included in UK case definition of COVID-19
1 February 2021

Runny nose (coryza) and other indicative symptoms should be added as possible signs of COVID-19 infection, so that more people can access NHS covid tests, according to a Queen Mary academic writing in The BMJ, in an open letter to the Chief Medical Officer, supported by 140 east London general practitioners and health care professionals.

Takumã Kuikuro is an award-winning indigenous filmmaker News story: Queen Mary research featured as an impact case study by UK Research and Innovation
1 February 2021

Research from Queen Mary University of London’s People’s Palace Projects has been selected as a case study by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to showcase the impact of its Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

News story: Consuming omega-3 fatty acids could prevent asthma
28 January 2021

New research suggests that a higher dietary intake of long chain omega-3 fatty acids in childhood may reduce the risk of developing subsequent asthma, but only in children carrying a common gene variant. The study, led by Queen Mary University of London, is in collaboration with the University of Bristol and University of Southampton, UK, and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.

A stock market screen depicting the impact of Covid-19 News story: New study suggests that the financial impact of Covid-19 is comparable to the Wall Street Crash of 1929
27 January 2021

A study co-authored by an academic from Queen Mary University of London has shed new light on the true magnitude of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on financial markets.

Black woman travelling by bus wearing protective face mask. Credit: Drazen Zigic/ iStock.com News story: Commuting patterns could explain higher incidence of Covid-19 in Black Americans
27 January 2021

The disproportionately high Covid-19 infection rates observed in Black Americans could be linked to their daily commuting patterns, according to a new study published today in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

Professor Fiona Walter News story: Professor Fiona Walter joins Queen Mary as Institute Director
26 January 2021

Professor Fiona Walter has been appointed as the new Joint Director of the Wolfson Institute and Institute for Population Health Sciences, Queen Mary University of London.

STORM CHASER logo News story: Queen Mary researchers to trial drug to protect against COVID-19 exposure
26 January 2021

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust are looking for clinical trial participants who have recently (within 8 days) been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.

Illustration of a group of people being tracked for digital contact tracing. Credit: smartboy10/iStock.com News story: Study provides first real-world evidence of Covid-19 contact tracing app effectiveness
26 January 2021

An international research collaboration, involving scientists from the UK, US and Spain, has shed new light on the usefulness of digital contact tracing (DCT) to control the spread of Covid-19.

Life reconstruction of a Spinosaurus wading in the water and fishing. Credit: Robert Nicholls ©Nicholls2020 News story: Study sheds new light on the behaviour of the giant carnivorous dinosaur Spinosaurus as a monstrous heron
26 January 2021

New research from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Maryland, has reignited the debate around the behaviour of the giant dinosaur Spinosaurus.

Hospital News story: Patients from Asian and black backgrounds are more likely to die from COVID-19, large study reveals
22 January 2021

Patients of Asian and black backgrounds suffered disproportionate rates of premature death from COVID-19, according to a study of 1,737 patients by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust.

This computer-simulated image shows a supermassive black hole at the core of a galaxy. The black region in the center represents the black hole’s event horizon, where no light can escape the massive object’s gravitational grip. The black hole’s powerful gravity distorts space around it like a funhouse mirror. Light from background stars is stretched and smeared as the stars skim by the black hole. Credits: NASA, ESA, and D. Coe, J. Anderson, and R. van der Marel (STScI) News story: Scientists find black holes could reach ‘stupendously large’ sizes
20 January 2021

A recent study suggests the possible existence of ‘stupendously large black holes’ or SLABS, even larger than the supermassive black holes already observed in the centres of galaxies.

Scientist processing samples in the Queen Mary COVID-19 testing lab News story: COVID-19 testing lab goes online at Queen Mary
14 January 2021

A new COVID-19 testing lab at Queen Mary University of London has started processing NHS Test and Trace samples from the UK population, to increase the country’s testing capacity.

An illustration of the extinct large Dire Wolf hunting alone in the woods. Credit: Aunt_Spray/iStock,com News story: Ancient DNA from extinct dire wolves reveals their unique evolutionary history
13 January 2021

Extinct dire wolves split off from other wolves nearly six million years ago and were only a distant relative of today’s wolves, according to new research.

News story: Queen Mary expands stop smoking service to Newham residents
5 January 2021

As people start their New Year’s resolutions, a free stop smoking service has launched in the London Borough of Newham, provided by experts at Queen Mary University of London.

Soil sample in a laboratory News story: Soil bacteria can survive on air – and help to regulate climate change
4 January 2021

Soil plays a bigger role in regulating climate change than previously thought according to a new study co-authored by an academic from Queen Mary University of London.

SARS-CoV-2 virus particle surrounded by antibodies. Credit: koto_feja/ iStock.com News story: Study finds evidence of lasting immunity after mild or asymptomatic Covid-19 infection
23 December 2020

New research involving scientists from Queen Mary University of London has found evidence of protective immunity in people up to four months after mild or asymptomatic Covid-19.