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News story: More Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box: Another Fifty Things You Need to Know About Elections
1 September 2016

Why did the pollsters get the 2015 election so wrong, why are estate agents trusted more than politicians, and who would Santa vote for? These are among fifty topics explored by leading political scientists in More Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box, edited by Professor Philip Cowley from Queen Mary University of London and Professor Robert Ford from the University of Manchester.

© Greg Constantine News story: State crime experts call for assurances on Rakhine State advisory commission
30 August 2016

The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has welcomed the Myanmar government’s intention to establish an advisory commission on Rakhine State, but has called for assurances regarding the commission’s mandate and level of access to Rohingya communities.

News story: QMUL shortlisted for sustainability award
30 August 2016

The sustainability team at Queen Mary University of London has been nominated for a 2016 Green Gown Award.

News story: The Irish men who mapped the British Empire
26 August 2016

A new book by Charles Drazin from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) takes the reader on a historical journey from a small village in rural Ireland to the farthest flung outposts of the early twentieth century British empire.

Dr Guillem Anglada-Escudé won the award for his rsearch into exoplanets that could be home to life News story: New Earth-like planet found around nearest star
24 August 2016

Clear evidence of a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System, has been found by an international team of scientists led by astronomers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Coding programme for school students awarded £40K
24 August 2016

A new Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) programme which aims to get school students coding has been awarded £40,000 in funding.

News story: New study highlights poor medicine prescribing practices in Africa
22 August 2016

New research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Health Policy Consult in Ghana shows that prescribing indicators for Africa deviate significantly from targets set out by the World Health Organization (WHO).

High-magnification micrograph of Barrett's oesophagus News story: ‘Born to be bad’ or ‘Born to be benign’ – Testing cells for oesophageal cancer risk
19 August 2016

Genetically analysing lesions in the food pipe could provide an early and accurate test for oesophageal cancer.

Credit: Vaping360 News story: Vaping may lead to fewer respiratory infections for ex-smokers
19 August 2016

The majority of smokers who successfully switch to vaping say they have fewer respiratory infections, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: English Professor elected a Fellow of the Ecclesiastical History Society
16 August 2016

Isabel Rivers, Professor of Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Culture in the School of English and Drama, has been elected one of ten new Fellows of the Ecclesiastical History Society.

Netflix Server Locations News story: Researchers map Netflix's content delivery network for the first time
16 August 2016

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have revealed the network infrastructure used by Netflix for its content delivery, by mimicking the film request process from all over the world and analysing the responses.

News story: QMUL continues to rank top in London among Russell Group universities for student satisfaction
10 August 2016

This is the second year in a row that students at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have ranked their courses top in London among Russell Group universities for overall satisfaction.

News story: Homeless choir supported by People's Palace Projects receives Olympic torch in Rio 2016
8 August 2016

People with experience of homelessness have gained visibility at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics, thanks to a project co-produced by People’s Palace Projects (PPP), based at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Photo: Ninad Thakoor News story: Looking different to your parents can be an evolutionary advantage
8 August 2016

Looking different to your parents can provide species with a way to escape evolutionary dead ends, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Photo by Joseph Woodgate News story: Radar tracking reveals the "life stories" of bumblebees as they forage for food
5 August 2016

Scientists have tracked the flight paths of a group of bumblebees throughout their entire lives to find out how they explore their environment and search for food.

News story: QMUL in partnership with King’s College London and Imperial College London awarded ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership
4 August 2016

Queen Mary University of London, King’s College London, and Imperial College London have today announced a new partnership to train the next generation of social science researchers.

Alice Billington with her son Isaac News story: Robot start-ups, a bump in the road to graduation, dating app dissertations, and a ceremony worth the wait – QMUL rounds up 2016’s graduation stories
2 August 2016

This summer nearly 2,900 QMUL students came together to attend our graduation ceremonies, the culmination of years of hard work and achievement.

News story: 94.2 per cent of QMUL graduates are in work or study six months after leaving
2 August 2016

The latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey reveals 94.2 per cent of QMUL graduates are in work or study, six months after leaving the university.  

News story: The impact of private sector contracts on NHS provision and treatment inequalities
28 July 2016

Patient choice and the use of the private sector for hip surgery in Scotland was found to be associated with a decrease in NHS provision and may have contributed to an increase in age-related and socio-economic treatment inequalities, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Award for London’s best medical student
27 July 2016

A medical student from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has won the highly prestigious University of London Gold Medal.

L-R: Sir Nicholas Montagu, Professor Rebecca Lingwood, Dr Christopher Smith collecting his award and President and Principal Professor Simon Gaskell News story: Honorary degrees awarded during graduation week
26 July 2016

Five honorary degrees were awarded during QMUL’s graduation week celebrating naked scientists, historians and studies of the home. Those awarded include:

Mrs Heather MacRae receives her fellowship News story: Five awarded fellowships at QMUL graduation
26 July 2016

Five people have been made fellows of QMUL during the 2016 summer graduation.

The 'cloak' in action credit: Dr La Spada News story: Scientists move one step closer to creating an invisibility cloak
15 July 2016

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have made an object disappear by using a material with nano-size particles that can enhance specific properties on the object’s surface.   

News story: Astronaut joints and banana DNA showcased at science festival
14 July 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) celebrated science in all its shapes and forms with a festival showcasing the university’s research to youngsters.

News story: QMUL and Sorbonne Law School launch Double LLM in Paris
12 July 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Sorbonne Law School have launched a new Double Master of Laws (LLM) programme in Paris.

Epigenetics. Credit: Christoph Bock News story: Missing link in genetics could explain conundrum of disease inheritance
8 July 2016

The process by which a mother’s diet during pregnancy can permanently affect her offspring’s attributes, such as weight, could be strongly influenced by genetic variation in an unexpected part of the genome, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: British business to address gender balance in the executive pipeline
7 July 2016

Report co-authored by QMUL finds that while the percentage of women on FTSE boards has increased, the rate of progress has slowed since October 2015.

A goat at Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats in Kent, UK. Credit: Christian Nawroth News story: Could goats become man's best friend?
6 July 2016

Goats have the capacity to communicate with people like other domesticated animals, such as dogs and horses, according to scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: QMUL appoints new Vice-Principal (Humanities and Social Sciences)
6 July 2016

Professor Matthew Hilton will join Queen Mary University of London from September 2016.

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