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News story: Genocide of Rohingya in Myanmar may be entering new and deadly phase
17 October 2016

The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Queen Mary University of London has warned that reports of attacks against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar may signal a new phase in what ISCI researchers say is genocide.

News story: MS drug may reverse some physical disability
13 October 2016

A drug used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), alemtuzumab, was found to reverse some of the physical disability caused by the disease, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: The UK Constitution is ill equipped to cope with Brexit, says leading constitutional expert
13 October 2016

The UK Constitution is profoundly ill equipped to cope with the complexities of Brexit, and the government has no mandate to determine the UK’s future relationship with the EU, according to a research paper by Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott.

News story: Collecting injury data could reduce emergency attendances
11 October 2016

Data on injuries can be collected relatively easily at A&E departments to help understand injury patterns in communities, a study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has found.

Sea cucumber species Theenota ananas News story: Scientists discover mechanisms of shape-shifting sea cucumbers
5 October 2016

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered for the first time how marine animals called sea cucumbers can rapidly change the stiffness of their body, which could provide a useful basis for developing novel biomaterials for applications in medicine.

© Dr Chris Faulkes News story: A Naked Mole-Rat Eutopia at Somerset House
4 October 2016

From 10-16 October, Somerset House’s Utopian Treasury will host a contemporary art installation ‘powered’ by live data from a naked mole-rat colony by Julie Freeman, an artist at Queen Mary University of London. 

A bumblebee pulling a string. Credit: Olli Loukola News story: String pulling bees provide insight into spread of culture
4 October 2016

Bumblebees can learn to pull strings for food and pass on the ability to a colony, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Sionaidh Douglas-Scott to advise Scottish Parliament about Brexit
3 October 2016

Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott has been appointed as an advisor to the Scottish Parliament European and External Relations Committee. Professor Douglas-Scott’s work will focus on the EU referendum and its implications for Scotland.

Mice in an 'enriched' environment News story: Toys and ‘enriched’ surroundings help fight infection in mice
30 September 2016

Mice that are given toys and placed in stimulating surroundings have healthier immune systems, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

A bee drinking a droplet of sugar water. Photo: Clint J Perry News story: Good food puts bees in good mood
29 September 2016

We all know what it’s like to taste our favourite food and instantly feel good about the world but the same phenomenon may happen in bumblebees.

© Kyna Gourley News story: Chaos, memory, and sanctuary: Researcher explores the modern teenage bedroom
29 September 2016

What can we learn about the lives of teenagers from their bedrooms? A new display at the Geffrye Museum steps inside the bedrooms of 26 London teenagers, and explores how these private spaces express identity, memory, and friendship.

© Musée des lettres et manuscrits, Paris News story: Researchers translate The 120 Days of Sodom for Penguin Classics
29 September 2016

Described by its infamous author as “the most impure tale ever written since the world began,” The 120 Days of Sodom has fascinated and shocked readers ever since it was first published.

News story: Are suburban garden ponds spreading lethal frog disease?
28 September 2016

UK study suggests human activity may be helping fuel ranavirus outbreak.

News story: Big data analysis shows weak link between badgers and cattle for TB transmission
27 September 2016

The largest simulation to date of the numbers of cattle and badgers infected with tuberculosis (TB) casts serious doubts about the extent to which badgers cause TB in cattle, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).    

News story: First disability circus company launched in Brazil
23 September 2016

Brazil’s first disability circus company has been launched by People’s Palace Projects, an arts charity based at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Gisela Stuart and Ken Clarke announced for Mile End Institute’s ‘In Conversation’ series
21 September 2016

The Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London has announced a series of public events focusing on the lives and careers of prominent political figures in the UK. In Conversation at the Mile End Institute will ask what motivates our political leaders, how they come to make difficult decisions, and what it takes to win.

News story: QMUL the safest Russell Group university in London, according to study
20 September 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been ranked as the safest Russell Group university in London, according to The Complete University Guide.

Lead researcher Peter Sasieni News story: More than two-thirds of cervical cancer deaths prevented by screening
16 September 2016

Cervical screening prevents 70 per cent of cervical cancer deaths and if all eligible women regularly attended screening this would rise to 83 per cent, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

News story: Delicious Decay: Digging into baking and decomposition
16 September 2016

Sherbet ‘cremains’, skeleton shortbread and the scent of death all feature in a festival focusing on bodily decay at Barts Pathology Museum, part of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Multi-drug-resistant TB cure rates higher than expected
15 September 2016

Cure rates for multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Europe have been estimated to be twice as high as previously thought, according to a research team at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: £6.5m grant to launch new heart disease Biomedical Research Centre
15 September 2016

East Londoners are set to benefit from a £6.5m national grant that will enable world-leading researchers to turn theories within laboratories into reality, improving the care of local people with heart disease.

News story: Detecting European birth defects due to Zika virus
14 September 2016

European surveillance systems in Europe can detect increases in microcephaly (babies born with an abnormally small head) due to the Zika virus of a similar magnitude to those observed in Brazil, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Major global study reveals new hypertension and blood pressure genes
13 September 2016

Thirty-one new gene regions linked with blood pressure have been identified in one of the largest genetic studies of blood pressure to date, involving over 347,000 people, and jointly led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of Cambridge.

Professor Mark Sandler at Digital Shoreditch Festival in 2013 News story: Digital music expert elected to the UK’s top academy for engineering
13 September 2016

A leading expert in digital music at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been elected as a new Fellow to the Royal Academy of Engineering.    

Honeybee with radar transponder credit: S. Wolf News story: Bees remain excellent searchers even when ill
12 September 2016

Honeybees are hardwired to efficiently search the landscape enabling them to continue working for the greater good of their hives even when they are sick, according to new research co-authored by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).      

News story: Study finds links between depression and the risk of developing extremist ideas
8 September 2016

Depressive symptoms are associated with a higher risk of sympathies for violent protest and terrorism (SVPT), according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Credit: Jenn Lewald News story: Most twins should be delivered at 37 weeks to minimise deaths
7 September 2016

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have analysed the twin pregnancies of more than 30,000 women to identify the ideal delivery period in an attempt to reduce rates of stillbirth.

News story: Vitamin D could reduce asthma attacks
6 September 2016

Taking an oral vitamin D supplement in addition to standard asthma medication is likely to reduce severe asthma attacks, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: QMUL academics secure two of the UK’s five Jean Monnet Chairs
5 September 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded two of the UK’s five Jean Monnet Chairs. Both positions are based at QMUL’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS).

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