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News story: Drug provides another treatment option for an early form of breast cancer
11 December 2015

The drug anastrozole is effective in treating an early form of breast cancer, according to a clinical trial led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Kseniya Shuturminska's winning picture 'Bouquet' News story: QMUL’s Institute of Bioengineering launch celebrated with photo competition
11 December 2015

The new cross-faculty Institute of Bioengineering at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) celebrated its launch with a photo competition for staff and students.

News story: Breast screening programme effective in preventing some invasive cancers
8 December 2015

Screening for and treatment of an early form of breast cancer has been found to prevent subsequent invasive cancer, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Photo by Paul Gillett News story: Tony Hall calls for external regulator to guarantee BBC independence
3 December 2015

The BBC's director general Lord Tony Hall has repeated his calls for an external regulator for the corporation, arguing for regulation that is “effective, not prescriptive”. He made the remarks as he opened a discussion on “Re-imagining the BBC: Charters Past and Present”, organised by the Mile End Institute and the BBC on 2 December.

News story: New grants for pancreatic cancer research
27 November 2015

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received new grants from Pancreatic Cancer UK (PCUK) to fund five projects that aim to improve treatment options for pancreatic cancer patients.

Fluid in human joints is rich in cartilage-protecting microvesicles News story: New strategy discovered for treating arthritis
26 November 2015

Arthritis patients could one day benefit from a novel form of medicine, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Their early study indicates that arthritic cartilage, previously thought to be impenetrable to therapies, could be treated by a patient’s own ‘microvesicles’ that are able to travel into cartilage cells and deliver therapeutic agents.

Screenshot from Poo Racer News story: ‘Poo Racer’ video game to flush away bowel taboos
25 November 2015

A poo racing video game which aims to change attitudes towards defecation and bowel health has been launched by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). A second new game, Gene Quest, has also been created to encourage interest in one of the world’s largest genetics studies.

News story: QMUL professor wins £300,000 research prize to help transform satellite and mobile communications
25 November 2015

A world expert in antennae and electromagnetics from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded a prestigious £300,000 international prize from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

QMUL composer in residence Edward Nesbit News story: QMUL set to premiere piece of music based on renowned east London First World War poet
18 November 2015

A piece of music based on the work of First World War poet Isaac Rosenberg, who grew up in east London, is to premiere at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Award for outstanding use of information in MS care
18 November 2015

Professor Gavin Giovannoni and Alison Thomson from the Barts MS Research team at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have received an award for outstanding use of information in multiple sclerosis (MS) care.

Male bumblebee feeding on a thistle flower News story: Male bees have more than a one-track mind
16 November 2015

Male bumblebees are just as smart as female worker bees despite their dim-witted reputation, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Amrita Ahluwalia awarded Women in Science and Engineering prize
16 November 2015

Professor Amrita Ahluwalia from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded the 2015 Prize for Research by the WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Campaign.

News story: Psychiatric assessments for predicting violence are ineffective
11 November 2015

Standard approaches for investigating risk of violence in psychiatric patients and prisoners are inaccurate and should be abandoned in all future studies, according to researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

The poster for 'Dark Cities', one of the festival's events News story: QMUL celebrates the humanities with festival of events
11 November 2015

From philosophy in pubs, history in coffeehouses, classics on social media and language lessons on street corners – Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is set to host a programme of events for the Being Human festival of the humanities.

News story: Deal with EU could come as early as December, says Europe minister
10 November 2015

Europe minister David Lidington has said the government hopes to arrive at a deal with the European Union as early as December, but cautioned that it was too early to guarantee exact timings. He made the remarks at a keynote speech at the “Britain and Europe: The Lessons from History” conference, organised by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)’s Mile End Institute (MEI) on 9 November.

Image of glass cement fillings, copyright Semmelweis University Dental School News story: Watching cement dry could help dental fillings last longer
9 November 2015

Scientists led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Aberystwyth University have revealed ‘sweet points’ for dental fillings, where cement used to fill cracks regain elasticity before hardening indefinitely. This could have implications for creating more durable and longer-lasting fillings in the future.    

Photo: Priyanka Pau News story: Football Community Cup hosted by Queen Mary FC
9 November 2015

Queen Mary Football Club (QMFC) hosted a 7-a-side football tournament for five schools in Tower Hamlets to offer youngsters a chance to ask students about university life and education.

News story: £8 million awarded for pancreatic cancer research ‘dream team’
9 November 2015

A trans-Atlantic ‘dream team’, involving scientists and clinicians from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), has been awarded £8 million to fight pancreatic cancer.

News story: QMUL project shortlisted for “Oscars of higher education”
28 October 2015

InQUBEate, a QMUL student enterprise programme that provides mentoring and training for students with entrepreneurial ideas, has been shortlisted for the Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Awards 2015.

News story: Long-term benefits of chronic fatigue therapies
28 October 2015

Cognitive behavioural therapy and graded exercise therapy could have long term benefits for people affected by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Oxford University and King’s College London.

News story: QMUL PhD student stumbles upon a new way for producing oldest chemical compounds
27 October 2015

A chemistry PhD student has found a simple way for the first time of producing two chemical compounds that were first discovered in late 19th century, entirely by accident. The discovery could have implications for fighting disease and growing crops, where the sulfur containing compounds called sultones and sultines, play a significant role.

Credit: l.bailey_beverley via Wikimedia Commons News story: London's Trauma System dramatically reduces mortality rates
27 October 2015

The London Trauma System has greatly increased quality of care for trauma patients, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the London Regional Trauma System.

Jason Leonard (c) with the QMRFC coaches News story: England rugby great Jason Leonard attends school tournament hosted by QMUL
26 October 2015

Rugby World Cup winner Jason Leonard paid a visit to Queen Mary RFC’s Tower Hamlets Schools Tag Tournament which was set up to encourage school kids across the borough to play rugby.

Image credit: 8 Kome (Flickr) News story: Collagen’s role in skin cancer
22 October 2015

Collagen has been found to play a role in suppression of blood vessel formation in a type of skin cancer, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The results suggest that type VII collagen could help suppress tumour formation in the skin.

News story: Clinical trial shows first ever positive results in treating primary progressive and relapsing multiple sclerosis
20 October 2015

QMUL researchers’ study shows positive results when treating both primary progressive and relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis with the drug ocrelizumab.

News story: Professor Steve Thornton appointed as Vice Principal (Health)
15 October 2015

QMUL has announced the appointment of Professor Steve Thornton as Vice Principal (Health) and Executive Dean of the Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Professor Thornton joins QMUL from the University of Exeter and will take up his post from January 2015.

News story: East London Genes and Health celebrates 4,000th study participant
14 October 2015

East London Genes & Health, the world’s largest community based genetics study, is celebrating its first milestone with 4,000 local participants taking part so far.

News story: Researchers awarded £3.5m grant to improve prevention of tuberculosis (TB) in South African schoolchildren
12 October 2015

The Medical Research Council (MRC) has awarded a grant of £3.5m to researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and University of Cape Town (UCT) to carry out a trial to determine whether a weekly vitamin D supplement can prevent tuberculosis (TB) in South African primary school children.

News story: QMUL researcher nominated for Women in Science and Engineering Award
5 October 2015

Professor Amrita Ahluwalia has been nominated in the research category in the awards that recognise those who lead the way for women in science, technology, engineering and maths.

News story: Mobile miracles, trusting the under-30s and job creation - QMUL launches its Inaugural Lecture series
5 October 2015

How did scientists create the miracles behind the technology we take for granted, what problems did generational conflict pose in 1960s Germany and how can economists create better jobs?

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