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Breast screening News story: Early breast screening lowers risk of developing fatal cancer
11 May 2020

Mammography screening reduces the rates of advanced and fatal breast cancers, according to an analysis of more than half a million women involving researchers from Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary professor releases single in memory of NHS colleagues
8 May 2020

Blizard Institute Professor of Surgery and Barts Health NHS Trust Consultant Surgeon, Professor Charles Knowles, has written and recorded a ballad in memory of all NHS staff and other key workers who have lost their lives in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Inside the special containment lab processing COVID-19 samples News story: Hospitals are safer places than you might think, new Covid-19 research finds
7 May 2020

Research involving Queen Mary University of London suggests that currently the public should not fear contracting Covid-19 from hospital staff, who appear to be at low risk of infection by patients.

A picture of a sculpture News story: Arts, Humanities and Social Science graduates resilient to economic downturns, according to new report
7 May 2020

Graduates in the arts, humanities and social sciences are just as employable as their counterparts in other subjects according to a new report from the British Academy examining the employment prospects of graduates from different subject groups.

Young students on Queen Mary campus News story: Queen Mary supports students alongside teachers and key influencers
7 May 2020

As teachers across east London continue working hard to provide an education during the Covid-19 crisis, Queen Mary is helping to support them through its outreach work.

News story: New report reveals the stark impact of the coronavirus pandemic on parents and key workers
7 May 2020

Experts from the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London have contributed to new research published today which reveals the stark reality of the coronavirus pandemic for parents and keyworkers.

People form a purple ribbon to raise awareness for domestic violence News story: Training GPs to identify domestic violence leads to dramatic increase in finding victims
6 May 2020

A training programme that teaches GPs how to identify domestic violence and abuse (DVA) victims has led to a 30-fold increase in DVA referrals, according to a collaborative study of 205 general practices led by Queen Mary University of London, in partnership with the Centre for Academic Primary Care, Bristol Medical School.

Tourists on holiday News story: Tourists who experience a range of emotions enjoy a greater sense of well-being, according to new study
6 May 2020

A new study from Queen Mary University of London has shed new light on the way tourists perceive emotions whilst on holiday.

Dr Graham Easton News story: Q&A with Dr Graham Easton - Why doctors need to be good communicators
5 May 2020

Dr Graham Easton is Head of the Clinical and Communication Skills Unit at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, and Professor of Communication Skills. He joined Queen Mary in January 2020, and in this Q&A he talks about the importance of doctors having good clinical communication skills and how this applies during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Two key workers talking on the street News story: Immigrant key workers in Europe: Exploring the Covid-19 response that comes from abroad
4 May 2020

An academic from Queen Mary University of London has authored a report published by the European Commission on immigrant key workers in Europe. It explores the contribution migrant workers are making to keep basic services running in the European Union during the current pandemic.

News story: Chronic illness in childhood linked to higher rates of mental illness
4 May 2020

Children with long-term health conditions may be more likely to experience mental illness in early adolescence than healthy children, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.

Children sitting among rubble News story: What the aftermath of war can teach us about the Covid-19 crisis
1 May 2020

Britain’s War: A New World 1943-1947 is the first book of its kind to bring the military, political, social and economic realities of World War II together in one volume.

Study lead, Adrian Martineau, Professor of Respiratory Infection and Immunity at Queen Mary University of London News story: New study to identify highest risk factors for COVID-19
1 May 2020

Scientists are calling on the public to sign up to a new study which will help identify who is most at risk of contracting COVID-19 and why some people become more ill than others with the disease.

Hospital News story: Academics call for more psychological support for COVID-19 health workers
30 April 2020

COVID-19 health workers may require psychological support to deal with witnessing ‘unacceptable’ situations, according to a review co-authored by Queen Mary University of London academics.

Young people showing resilience News story: Queen Mary establishes a Youth Resilience Research Unit
30 April 2020

Barts Charity has provided £2.7 million in funding over five years to establish a Youth Resilience Research Unit at Queen Mary University of London starting in March 2021.

New study reveals unexpected softness of bilayer graphene. Credit: Theasis/ iStock.com News story: New study reveals unexpected softness of bilayer graphene
30 April 2020

Research from Queen Mary University of London has found that bilayer graphene is much softer than multi-layered graphite.

‘Magnetically responsive’ microscopic drug carrier News story: Researchers use magnetism to keep drugs at disease sites
29 April 2020

New research from Queen Mary University of London suggests that a novel magnetism-based drug delivery approach could help ensure drugs are not removed from where they are needed in the body.

Elderly woman receiving eye exam News story: Researchers uncover genetic cause behind glaucoma
28 April 2020

New research has identified a genetic mutation linked to a type of glaucoma, known as primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG), which could open up new avenues for the early detection and treatment of the disease.

Bilal Bin Saqib outside a hospital in London News story: Queen Mary alumnus provides thousands of free meals to key workers
28 April 2020

A Queen Mary alumnus has co-founded One Million Meals, a charitable initiative that is delivering free healthy meals to NHS staff, police officers and other frontline workers during the coronavirus crisis.

News story: Exploring the rule of law and international trade
27 April 2020

A new book written by an academic at Queen Mary University of London sheds new light on the principles of the rule of law in international trade and investment.

The image shows how fundamental constants of Nature set the fundamental lower limit for liquid viscosity. Image by thehackneycollective.com News story: Scientists discover just how runny a liquid can be
24 April 2020

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and the Russian Academy of Sciences have found a limit to how runny a liquid can be. 

News story: Queen Mary research and expertise hitting the headlines
24 April 2020

As the coronavirus crisis continues to have a widespread effect on the UK, academic expertise and research at Queen Mary are playing an important part in public life.

A photograph of Dr Emily Lines, School of Geography News story: Queen Mary academic named as one of UKRI’s Future Leaders Fellows
23 April 2020

Dr Emily Lines from Queen Mary University of London has been named as one of UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Future Leaders Fellows for her work addressing the future of forests. The flagship scheme invests in outstanding individuals across the UK.

Osama Omrani News story: Final year Queen Mary medical students join front line teams at the Royal London Hospital
23 April 2020

Queen Mary medical student Osama Omrani  - along with a team of fellow final year students - brought forward his registration as a newly qualified doctor, enabling him to join front line NHS teams during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Boy using phone. Credit: Rouzes/ iStock.com News story: Researchers develop new guidance for the remote delivery of psychological therapy to children
21 April 2020

Psychologists from Queen Mary University of London have created a free online resource for mental health services now looking to deliver psychological therapy to children remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

OCD - Photo credit: PlusLexia News story: Antibodies could provide new treatment for OCD
21 April 2020

Mental health conditions such as obsessive compulsive disorder could be treated in a new way using drugs that target the immune system, research suggests.

News story: Queen Mary to establish social-impact driven student consultancy programme
20 April 2020

Queen Mary University of London has been awarded £650,000 to establish a new, student-led, professional services organisation which will help local businesses.

News story: Restrictive healthcare policies are associated with delayed TB diagnosis and treatment
20 April 2020

The introduction of policies that restrict healthcare access for visitors and migrants not entitled to free NHS care may be associated with delays in diagnosis and treatment for patients with tuberculosis (TB) who were not born in the UK, according to a study led by researchers from Queen Mary University of London.

Cell screening of implant materials News story: Queen Mary secure new Knowledge Transfer Partnerships to support industry engagement
17 April 2020

Researchers from Queen Mary’s School of Engineering and Materials Science and the Institute of Dentistry have been awarded two new Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) to support innovation and knowledge transfer with industry partners.

NHS Nightingale Hospital London News story: Queen Mary and Barts Health launch Covid-19 research programme
17 April 2020

Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust, as part of their Barts Life Sciences initiative, have begun a new programme of Covid-19 research across Barts Health hospitals, including NHS Nightingale Hospital London.