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Manuscript of William Godwin's Political Justice, 1793, showing authorial revisions [Image courtesy of the V&A] News story: QMUL and Victoria and Albert Museum to digitise key manuscripts by 18th-century writer, William Godwin
3 April 2017

For the first time, the sole surviving manuscripts of the most celebrated works of William Godwin (1756 – 1836) will be digitised and made freely available on the Shelley-Godwin Archive as part of a collaborative project announced today by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), and Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH).

The study hopes to amass the largest data set of jazz music News story: Musical influence in jazz investigated with ‘Big Data’
31 March 2017

A new project led by the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will use the latest advances in digital technology to uncover how melodic patterns have developed in jazz music.

Westminster voting intention (London), YouGov, March 2017 News story: Tories narrow gap on Labour in London while Lib Dems double support
31 March 2017

The Labour Party's support in London has declined by nine points in a year, according to polling commissioned by the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Just one in five Londoners think Britain will be better off after Brexit
30 March 2017

Londoners are gloomy about the prospects for post-Brexit Britain and 48 per cent expect the country to be economically worse off, according to polling commissioned by the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Credit: Bridget Colla News story: New tool predicts severe risks in mothers with pregnancy complications
30 March 2017

A new tool developed by researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) could save mothers’ and babies’ lives by predicting whether women with early onset pre-eclampsia are safe to prolong their pregnancy.

Diane Abbott MP at the Mile End Institute News story: Jeremy Corbyn will close the gap on Theresa May within six months, says Diane Abbott
30 March 2017

Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott MP has said that people should judge Jeremy Corbyn in six months, by which time she expects Labour’s poor poll ratings to have improved.

Credit: Alicia Canter/Guardian News story: Queen Mary University of London wins Guardian University Award
30 March 2017

The discovery of an earth-sized planet that may be the closest possible home for life outside the Solar System has won the Research Impact category at the Guardian University Awards 2017.   

Schoolchildren taking online asthma survey News story: Asthmatic schoolchildren are ‘uncomfortable’ using their inhalers
29 March 2017

Poor asthma control and knowledge are common in children with doctor-diagnosed asthma, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Curtis Horne and colleagues investigate the effects of seasonal warming on body size in insects and crustaceans News story: Seasonal warming leads to smaller animal body sizes
29 March 2017

Changes in the body size of animals measured under controlled laboratory conditions have been shown to closely match changes in body size with seasonal warming in nature, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

The cytosponge capsule News story: Trial to test for oesophageal cancer risk launches across the UK
28 March 2017

A clinical trial designed by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will allow GP surgeries to test for Barrett’s oesophagus – a condition that can increase the risk of developing oesophageal cancer.

Silvio Berlusconi News story: Researchers discover link between watching light entertainment TV and voting for populist politicians
27 March 2017

People exposed to light entertainment television like soap operas may be more likely to vote for populist politicians according to a new study co-authored by an economist at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Ghosts of past diseases shape species evolution
21 March 2017

A team of researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG) has revealed that diseases can not only affect fish evolution, but also the aquatic environments in which fish live.

News story: QMUL research teaches machines to decipher birdsong
21 March 2017

Innovative research looking at the timing and sequence of bird calls could provide new insight into the social interaction that goes on between birds.

Professor Colin Bailey News story: Colin Bailey appointed President and Principal of Queen Mary University of London
20 March 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has appointed a new President and Principal.

News story: Ukip failed to lure Conservative party member voters in 2015, according to new research
20 March 2017

Just five per cent of Conservative Party members voted for Ukip in 2015, according to research published by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of Sussex.

Schematic model of two linearly linked ubiquitin molecules. Credit: Koraljka Husnjak using PyMOL software News story: New technology enables detailed analysis of target proteins
20 March 2017

A team of researchers from Queen Mary University of University (QMUL), Francis Crick Institute, Goethe University Frankfurt and University of Tübingen in Germany have developed a novel technology to understand how an important protein connects to other cellular proteins. 

Hetta Howes News story: Dr Hetta Howes named as BBC ‘broadcaster of the future’
17 March 2017

Dr Hetta Howes from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been selected as a BBC New Generation Thinker – a mentorship scheme for ‘broadcasters of the future’.

News story: QMUL spin-out’s role recognised in award for innovative CCTV solution
15 March 2017

A revolutionary solution to reviewing CCTV footage, developed using software from a QMUL spin-out, has won a major security innovation award.

Researcher Luwei Yang playing the erhu News story: Quantum physics offers insight into music expressivity
15 March 2017

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are bringing us closer to understanding the musical experience through a novel approach to analysing a common musical effect known as vibrato.

News story: Gaming conference to explore the impact of virtual reality on law and society
10 March 2017

How do our brains behave in a virtual reality (VR) environment and what are the limits of believability? Can we fully understand the impact of literally putting ourselves in someone else’s shoes?

News story: QMUL research shortlisted for The Guardian University Awards 2017
10 March 2017

A research paper by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) announcing the discovery of the nearest potentially habitable planet to the Solar System has been shortlisted for The Guardian University Awards 2017.

News story: Drama at QMUL joins English, History, and Law in global top 50
8 March 2017

Drama at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is now ranked 30th in the world, according to a prestigious survey of 4,438 universities. The seventh edition of QS World University Rankings by Subject found that four subject areas at QMUL are now placed among the top 50 – Drama, English, History, and Law.

Spectacular view of the rich galaxy cluster Abell 2744 with A2744_YD4 highlighted (c) ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), NASA, ESA, ESO and D. Coe (STScI)/J. Merten (Heidelberg/Bologna) News story: Ancient stardust sheds light on the first stars
8 March 2017

An astronomer from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is part of a team that have discovered new insights into the birth and death of the very first stars in the Universe.

News story: New protein discovered in ageing and cancer
7 March 2017

A protein has been found to have a previously unknown role in the ageing of cells, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The researchers hope that the findings could one day lead to new treatments for ageing and early cancer.

'The Placenta Rainbow' by Dr Suchita Nadkarni News story: Winning photo reveals the latest in maternal health research
6 March 2017

A researcher from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been announced as one of the winners of the Wellcome Image Awards 2017.

The human gamma-secretase protein complex solved by cryo-electron microscopy, containing nicastrin (red), presenilin-1 (orange), PEN-2 (blue), and APH-1 (green).(c) Opabinia regalis CC BY-SA 3.0 News story: Queen Mary University of London part of £3m consortium for structural biology
3 March 2017

A new £3m grant from Wellcome Trust to a consortium involving scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will help to set up a new facility for cryo-electron microscopy – a technology that is revolutionising biology.

News story: Negative coverage of the EU in UK newspapers nearly doubled over the last 40 years, study finds
3 March 2017

A study co-authored by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has revealed that negative coverage of the European Union in UK newspapers increased from 24 per cent to 45 per cent between 1974 and 2013.

A cytologic smear under the microscope News story: Highly effective cervical cancer screening for low income countries
1 March 2017

Taking a small sample of cells from women at high-risk of cervical cancer could be a cost-effective and accurate strategy for early diagnosis in low and middle income countries, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Scientists and technicians from QMUL and the National Oceanographic Centre (Southampton) on the working deck of the RRS James Cook. (c) Myrsini Chronopoulou News story: First direct measurements of Pacific seabed sediments reveal strong methane source
28 February 2017

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered a major source of an important greenhouse gas in the Tropical Pacific Ocean for the first time.

Bee holding a mini-ball (c) Iida Loukola News story: Ball-rolling bees reveal complex learning
23 February 2017

Bumblebees can be trained to score goals using a mini-ball, revealing unprecedented learning abilities, according to scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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