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Ollie Gardiner and family News story: Queen Mary University of London to help find a cure for brain tumours following funding from grieving family
19 November 2019

A grieving family are marking the second anniversary of the death of their son to a brain tumour by donating a six-figure sum to Queen Mary University of London to help find a cure for the disease. 

A solar storm hitting Earth’s magnetosphere and affecting waves in the foreshock. Credit Martin Archer and NASA. News story: Earth’s magnetic song recorded for the first time during a solar storm
18 November 2019

Data from the European Space Agency’s Cluster mission has provided a recording of the eerie ‘song’ that Earth sings when it is hit by a solar storm.

Fraxinus excelsior, common ash at Kew Gardens. Credit Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. News story: Scientists uncover resistance genes for deadly ash tree disease
18 November 2019

New research has identified the genetic basis of resistance to ash dieback in UK trees, opening up new avenues for conservation.

Economics of development News story: Using economics for the greater good
14 November 2019

Economists can, and should, do more to support developing countries according to Dr Rachel Glennerster, Chief Economist at the Department for International Development.

Melissa Tatton News story: Chief Executive at Valuation Office Agency to join Queen Mary Council
13 November 2019

Melissa Tatton CBE, Chief Executive of the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), has been appointed as a Council member at Queen Mary University of London.

Queens' Building News story: Queen Mary fourth in the UK for commercialising its research
13 November 2019

Queen Mary University of London ranks fourth in the UK for converting its research into successful companies, according to a new report.

Mile End Institute News story: Exploring the politics of data
12 November 2019

The exponential accumulation of data from everyday online and offline activities has raised tensions about who has the rights to produce and own such data. These issues were explored at the latest event held at the Mile End Institute.

Centre for Trauma Sciences News story: Innovations in treatment of traumatic injuries with severe bleeding are saving lives
12 November 2019

Deaths from severe bleeding after major trauma have been reduced by 40% over the last decade through a programme of research and innovation led by Queen Mary University of London, Barts Health NHS Trust and NHS Blood and Transplant.

Maria Ahmad News story: Queen Mary student reaches top 12 of global medical competition
11 November 2019

A third year medical student at Queen Mary University of London has reached the final 12 of the Elsevier ClinicalKey Global Challenge.

Studying behind flags on a desk News story: Accent bias exists but people can resist the urge to discriminate
11 November 2019

A new study led by Queen Mary University of London has shown that whilst accent bias continues to be pervasive in the UK, people in positions of power have the capacity to resist this effect.

Dr Lucas Lucasa News story: Queen Mary mathematician wins international prize
11 November 2019

Dr Lucas Lacasa, from the School of Mathematical Sciences, has won the prestigious Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN) prize in Formal Sciences for his work to develop new methods for data analysis.

Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2019 News story: Winners of Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2019 announced
9 November 2019

The winners of the Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2019 were announced at the British Library on 9 November.

Panel discussion News story: Making equal and fair pay a reality
8 November 2019

Queen Mary’s Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity (CRED) has hosted a special event marking the forthcoming 50th anniversary of the 1970 Equal Pay Act.

News story: Sadiq Khan on course for victory in the London Mayoral race, but Rory Stewart is gaining ground according to latest poll
7 November 2019

The latest poll on the London Mayoral race from Queen Mary University of London’s Mile End Institute has shown that the incumbent Sadiq Khan looks comfortably ahead on the first round of voting with 45 per cent, up two percentage points from the previous poll in May.

A photograph of the author Maya Goodfellow News story: How immigrants became scapegoats: In Conversations with Maya Goodfellow
5 November 2019

Immigration is often cited as a key concern for the British public, something that became apparent during the 2016 Brexit Referendum. This topic was the source of debate at the latest Mile End Institute event where author Maya Goodfellow discussed her latest book.

Students in a lecture theatre News story: Queen Mary degree programme awarded Triple Accreditation Status
5 November 2019

The BSc Accounting and Management Programme delivered by Queen Mary’s School of Business and Management has been awarded Triple Accounting Accreditation status from CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales).

News story: Labour popularity slips in London according to new poll
5 November 2019

A new YouGov poll from the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London provides good news for the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, and some worrying signs for Labour.

Mariana Pinto da Costa News story: Queen Mary academic receives fellowship for leading research in social psychiatry
4 November 2019

Dr Mariana Pinto da Costa, a Queen Mary University of London Doctoral Research Fellow, has received a Fellowship from the World Association of Social Psychiatry.

Cervical cancer testing News story: Cervical pre-cancer can be detected in self-collected urine or vaginal samples
4 November 2019

Queen Mary University of London researchers have developed a non-invasive test to detect cervical pre-cancer by analysing urine and vaginal samples women collect themselves.

© Oak Taylor Smith for Factum Foundation News story: Queen Mary academics contribute towards preservation of indigenous cultures in Brazil
4 November 2019

Researchers from People’s Palace Projects at Queen Mary University of London have supported a special initiative in Madrid, which underlines the importance of the caves of Kamukuwaká for indigenous communities in Brazil.

Inside the new medical school building in Gozo News story: Queen Mary University of London's Malta campus welcomes delegates from INSULEUR
31 October 2019

Queen Mary University of London's Malta campus recently welcomed delegates from INSULEUR to the brand-new medical school campus in Gozo.

Map of Africa News story: Largest ever genome study of Africans could lead to new disease treatments
31 October 2019

Analysis of the largest African genomic datasets ever collected could improve understanding of diseases and aid the search for treatments.

Being Human Festival 2019 News story: Queen Mary to get up close and personal for Being Human 2019
31 October 2019

Queen Mary University of London in collaboration with King’s College London, has created one of five festival hubs for Being Human 2019.

Street sign of Hackney News story: Study finds ‘cluster of disadvantage’ could explain ethnic differences in psychosis rates in some areas
30 October 2019

A study led by Queen Mary University of London researchers suggests a new explanation for particularly high rates of psychosis amongst Black and South Asian men in some inner city areas.

Picture of contraceptive pills News story: Catholic women reveal all about their sex lives in ‘ground-breaking’ new book
29 October 2019

A book authored by a lecturer at Queen Mary University of London tells a radical new story about sex and religion in the ‘swinging sixties’.

Two students look through microscopes News story: £20m investment in future bioscience researchers
29 October 2019

The London Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Partnership, known as LIDo, has received a further five years' funding from the UKRI Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

 

 

Credit: Pixabay News story: Chicks born with ability to distinguish and avoid different dangers
28 October 2019

Chicks are born with the knowledge to flee from predators rather than learning it from experience, according to a study by University of Trento and Queen Mary University of London.

New medical school building in Malta News story: Queen Mary opens the doors on a new medical school building in Malta
28 October 2019

The new medical school building at Queen Mary University of London’s Malta campus opened today. It provides Queen Mary students and staff of its Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry with a state-of-the-art facility for teaching and study of the University’s MBBS medical degree.

Professor Lars Chittka News story: Queen Mary’s ‘rock and roll’ professor nominated for $100,000 research award
24 October 2019

Professor Lars Chittka’s research on the cognitive ability of insects has been nominated for the prestigious Frontiers Spotlight Award worth $100,000.

 

Crusoe and His Consequences News story: Exploring the life and work of Daniel Defoe
24 October 2019

A new book by a Professor at Queen Mary University of London provides the most comprehensive insight into Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe to date.