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News story: Winners announced at Education Excellence Awards
21 February 2019

The winners of Queen Mary’s new scheme of annual Education Excellence Awards and President and Principal’s Prizes have been announced at a ceremony on campus.

News story: Forcing bosses to join same pension scheme as staff pays off, according to new study
19 February 2019

A new study has found that forcing bosses to join the same pension plan as their staff could protect ‘salary-related’ pension schemes that offer workers a guaranteed income when they retire.

News story: Queen Mary’s latest Arts and Culture programme released
15 February 2019

Queen Mary University of London has announced a new programme of Arts and Culture activities to continue its contribution to London’s diverse artistic and cultural landscape.  

Professor Federica Marelli-Berg News story: Researcher named as one of the most inspirational women in science
14 February 2019

Professor Federica Marelli-Berg from Queen Mary University of London has been named by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) as one of the top 10 inspirational women in science.

News story: Statins could protect against motor neurone disease
14 February 2019

High cholesterol has been found to be a possible risk factor for the development of motor neurone disease (MND), according to a large study of genetic data led in the UK by Queen Mary University of London, in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health in the USA.

News story: Spacecraft measurements reveal mechanism of solar wind heating
14 February 2019

Queen Mary University of London has led a study which describes the first direct measurement of how energy is transferred from the chaotic electromagnetic fields in space to the particles that make up the solar wind, leading to the heating of interplanetary space.

News story: Schools take part in Lego engineering challenge at Queen Mary
13 February 2019

Queen Mary University of London hosted the 2019 First Lego League, a global science and technology challenge for teams of students across London.

News story: New report to help unleash the power of open data
13 February 2019

Recommendations to harness the tremendous opportunities provided by open data have been made by a government taskforce involving a Queen Mary academic. 

News story: How do centre-right parties tackle Europe’s Populist challenge?
12 February 2019

Populist parties are gaining momentum across the EU, yet many assert that centre-right parties have still to come up with viable strategies to tackle the challenge. Queen Mary’s Centre for European Research hosted a panel discussion on 11 February to explore this topic.

Artist rendition of a plasma jet impact (yellow) generating standing waves at the magnetopause boundary (blue) and in the magnetosphere (green).  The outer group of four THEMIS probes witnessed the flapping of the magnetopause over each satellite in succession, confirming the expected behaviour/frequency of the theorised magnetopause eigenmode wave. (Credit: E. Masongsong/UCLA, M. Archer/QMUL, H. Hietala/UTU) News story: Earth’s magnetic shield booms like a drum when hit by impulses
12 February 2019

The Earth’s magnetic shield booms like a drum when it is hit by strong impulses, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.

News story: One hundred years on from the massacre at Amritsar
12 February 2019

A book by a Queen Mary academic has shed new light on one of the ugliest incidents in Britain’s imperial past.

News story: Queen Mary pledges commitment to the local community
11 February 2019

Queen Mary University of London is among 30 universities to sign a new Civic University Agreement which pledges to put the economy and quality of life of the local community top of its list of priorities.

News story: Nearly two thirds of Brits think the EU has been harsh towards the UK during Brexit negotiations and believe it is going to be weaker once the UK has left
11 February 2019

Following Donald Tusk’s declaration of a ‘special place in hell’ for Brexiteers without a plan, nearly two thirds of Brits think that the EU has been a harsh negotiator over Brexit, according to a survey from the Centre for European Research at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Global health can learn a lot from feminist research, according to new study
7 February 2019

A group of leading academics have called for a new approach to equality and global health which goes further than addressing inequality through gender quotas. The research, co-authored by Professor Sophie Harman from Queen Mary University of London, advocates that a feminist agenda is vital to move gender equality forward.

News story: Alice in Wonderland: radical global heroine and fashion icon
7 February 2019

An academic from Queen Mary University of London is set to publish a new book charting the emergence of Lewis Carroll’s famous heroine Alice as a fashion icon, the first book of its kind.

News story: Vitamin D helps treat lethal drug-resistant TB
7 February 2019

Vitamin D has been found to speed up the clearance of tuberculosis (TB) bacteria from the lungs of people with multi-drug resistant TB, according to a study of 1,850 patients receiving antibiotic treatment, led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary launches partnership between India and UK to tackle global challenges
4 February 2019

Queen Mary University of London launched the new Resilient Futures India Initiative in New Delhi on 1 and 2 February. A variety of experts from India and UK were invited to discuss complex challenges facing vulnerable communities today, in areas such as urbanisation, gender, equality, health, and environmental sustainability. 

News story: Art installation exploring ideas of time developed with Queen Mary
1 February 2019

A new video art installation which explores the different ideas of time has been developed in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Cross-border law enforcement is insufficient when it comes to online gambling, according to new study
1 February 2019

A new report led by Queen Mary University of London into the enforceability of online gambling regulations has found that current restrictions on advertising are insufficient and rarely enforced.

News story: Skin cancer hijacks the immune system
31 January 2019

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London have discovered molecules in mice that reprogram healthy immune cells causing skin cancer to spread.

News story: Barts Charity supports ‘Rising Stars’ of medical research with £6m grant
31 January 2019

Barts Charity, who support pioneering medical research at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London, is granting £6 million to fund the ‘Rising Stars’ lectureship programme and support the growth of some of the world’s best young medical researchers.

News story: E-cigarettes more effective than nicotine replacement therapies, finds major UK clinical trial
30 January 2019

E-cigarettes are almost twice as effective as nicotine replacement treatments, such as patches and gum, at helping smokers to quit, according to a clinical trial led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Innovative degree is the first to allow students to earn, learn and change the world
30 January 2019

Queen Mary University of London is launching a Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship, specifically designed for the social sector. The undergraduate programme is the first of its kind in the UK.

News story: Exploring the opportunities and challenges of China-UK trade and investment
29 January 2019

What are the future opportunities of China-UK trade and investment? The Confucius Institute at Queen Mary University of London hosted a panel discussion on 28 January at the House of Commons which explored this topic.

News story: Malnutrition is a ‘super underinvested’ global issue according to Bill Gates
29 January 2019

Malnutrition and obesity will be the major global public health issues in the next 20 to 30 years, according to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates who was speaking at an event at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Scientists seek volunteers to trial new ‘fat pill’ to beat obesity
28 January 2019

Human clinical trials are set to begin to test a new ‘fat pill’, packed with a mix of natural oils, and believed to trick the gut into thinking it’s full in order to suppress appetite. 

News story: Astronomers find star material could be building block of life
24 January 2019

An organic molecule detected in the material from which a star forms could shed light on how life emerged on Earth, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Grenfell, Austerity and ‘Right to Buy’ - Exploring the state of social housing
23 January 2019

In the wake of Grenfell, housing rose to the top of the British political agenda for the first time in a generation. The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Queen Mary University of London hosted a special film screening and panel discussion which explored the state of social housing in the UK today.

News story: Queen Mary alumna named as one of the country's top 100 change makers
23 January 2019

The East End Trades Guild (EETG), co-founded by Queen Mary University of London alumna Krissie Nicolson, has been named as one of the country's top 100 ‘Changemakers’ by The Big Issue.

News story: Research team awarded £20m to tackle cancer’s biggest questions
23 January 2019

A global research team involving scientists from Queen Mary University of London have been awarded £20 million by Cancer Research UK in an initiative that aims to answer some of the biggest questions facing cancer research.