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News story: New lab technology could reveal treatments for muscle-wasting disease
6 June 2018

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed new cell-based technologies which could improve understanding of the muscle-wasting disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and test potential drugs for the disease.

News story: Immigrant and disadvantaged children benefit most from early childcare, according to new study
5 June 2018

Attending universal childcare from age three significantly improves the school readiness of children from immigrant and disadvantaged family backgrounds.

News story: Scientists develop material that could regenerate dental enamel
1 June 2018

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have developed a new way to grow mineralised materials which could regenerate hard tissues such as dental enamel and bone.

News story: School programme developed to empower young people to manage asthma better
31 May 2018

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have developed a school programme to reduce high levels of poorly managed asthma in young people.

News story: Queen Mary research forecasting the evolution of cancer
30 May 2018

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed a computer model that forecasts the changes that occur within tumours as they develop.

News story: Family courts failing to uphold human rights for victims of domestic abuse, according to Queen Mary report
30 May 2018

Family Courts are failing to recognise and protect survivors’ human rights by not giving victims of domestic abuse a safe and fair hearing which is putting their children’s safety at risk, according to a joint report by Women’s Aid and Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary awarded funding to build instrument which will revolutionise monitoring of cellular processes
29 May 2018

Queen Mary University of London has been awarded funding to lead a joint project to build an instrument which will revolutionise the monitoring of cellular processes in tissues that line organs.

Pink Singers. Photo: Jess Rowbottom / Hotfox Media News story: Arts and Culture at Queen Mary in June 2018
24 May 2018

Queen Mary is gearing up for a week of Arts and Culture activities, the first edition of a biannual event. The events follow the success of Queen Mary’s Tate Exchange which took place earlier this month.

Credit: Ch. Flemming/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings News story: Queen Mary academics selected to attend esteemed Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
23 May 2018

Two Postdoctoral Research Fellows at Queen Mary University of London, have been selected to attend the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings in Germany.

Renal denervation system News story: Surgery involving ultrasound energy found to treat high blood pressure
23 May 2018

An operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to significantly reduce blood pressure in patients with hypertension, according to the results of a clinical trial led in the UK by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust, and supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

News story: Glass sculpture inspired by research at Queen Mary’s School of Physics and Astronomy
22 May 2018

A glass sculpture has been unveiled at Queen Mary’s School of Physics and Astronomy – inspired by the research that takes place there.

News story: UK’s tradition of humanitarianism towards refugees is a myth, according to Queen Mary academic
22 May 2018

The UK has gone from civilised hospitality to hostility when it comes to providing sanctuary and refuge according to a new study tracing the history of UK asylum policies from the start of the 20th century.

News story: Ambassador of Costa Rica visits Queen Mary
21 May 2018

Diplomatic ties between Costa Rica and Queen Mary University of London were strengthened through a visit by the Ambassador of Costa Rica on Thursday 17 May, who delivered a speech on the importance of languages in diplomatic professions.

 

News story: Italy’s deal with Libya regarding migrant ‘pull-backs’ faces legal challenge
21 May 2018

Seventeen survivors of a fatal incident involving a boat found in distress off the coast of Libya have filed an application against Italy with the European Court of Human Rights. Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax, from the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London and legal advisor of the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN), was the lead counsel on the case.

News story: Queen Mary builds links with Syrian academics at risk
18 May 2018

A teaching fellow at Queen Mary University of London has returned from a five-day trip to Istanbul, as part of a programme designed to support Syrian academics in exile.

News story: Depression illustrated: Scientist and artist create a stop-motion animation of the brain
18 May 2018

Queen Mary University of London PhD student Daisy Thompson-Lake and artist Emma Allen have created a film which illustrates what happens in the brain during depression.

News story: Doctors warn that breast cancer is still seen as a white woman’s disease
14 May 2018

Clinicians and researchers at Queen Mary University of London and Homerton Hospital are encouraging black women to visit their GP if they notice any changes in their breasts.

News story: Scientists discover how a pinch of salt can improve battery performance
14 May 2018

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London, University of Cambridge and Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research have discovered how a pinch of salt can be used to drastically improve the performance of batteries.

News story: Queen Mary awarded £3m to develop software defined materials
14 May 2018

Queen Mary University of London has been awarded approximately £3m to develop software defined materials, which will enable rapid development of future generation communication systems, intelligent technologies and infrastructures including the internet-of-things, security imaging systems and robotics.

News story: Fellows inaugurated at new Rutherford Academy of Population Genomics and Health Data Science
11 May 2018

Queen Mary University of London has appointed four postdoctoral research fellows to its new Rutherford Academy of Population Genomics and Health Data Science, funded by the Medical Research Council and UK Research and Innovation’s Rutherford Fund.

Queen Mary extends its scholarships offering with COLFUTURO News story: Queen Mary signs agreement to increase scholarships for Colombians
11 May 2018

Queen Mary University of London has extended its existing agreement with COLFUTURO, one of the largest scholarships providers in Colombia, which will allow Colombian postgraduate students to study any subject at Queen Mary.

News story: Queen Mary chemist wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Prize
10 May 2018

Professor Magdalena Titirici, who works in the School of Engineering and Materials Science, is the Royal Society of Chemistry Corday-Morgan Prize winner for 2018.

News story: Brexit fails to dampen London's popularity for international arbitration, survey finds
10 May 2018

London retains its top spot as the preferred seat of international arbitration for cross-border disputes, according to a study published today by Queen Mary University of London, in partnership with global law firm White & Case.

Credit: Ken Teegardin (CC BY-SA 2.0) News story: More than £50 million awarded to improve health and social care research
9 May 2018

Queen Mary University of London has received funding from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) to advise researchers on how to develop high quality research proposals.

Queen Mary visited Santiago as part of a nine-day trip to Latin America News story: Queen Mary strengthens links in Latin America
4 May 2018

Senior academics from Queen Mary University of London’s School of Law visited Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia from 20-29 April to meet with alumni, offer holders, funding partners and prospective partner institutions.

 

Queen Mary welcomes two Marshall Scholars from Yale News story: Queen Mary to host two US students on prestigious scholarship
3 May 2018

Queen Mary University of London will host two Marshall Scholars for the first time this September. Marshall Scholarships are among the most prestigious scholarships awarded to US students, with only 43 places available across the country.

News story: Queen Mary student team to build robotic wheelchair for Cybathlon 2020
3 May 2018

A team of science and engineering students from Queen Mary University of London will design a robotic wheelchair with a plan to compete in Cybathlon 2020 - a global competition for people with disabilities.

News story: Celebrate all that is east London at the 2018 Festival of Communities
2 May 2018

The annual Tower Hamlets Festival of Communities returns for 2018 exploring living and learning across our borough.

Children taking part in the vitamin D study in Punjab, Pakistan News story: Vitamin D improves weight gain and brain development in malnourished children
2 May 2018

High dose vitamin D supplements improve weight gain and the development of language and motor skills in malnourished children, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London and University of the Punjab, Pakistan.

News story: Nearly a quarter of Londoners think they will leave the city within five years, according to new poll
1 May 2018

A new poll conducted for the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London has revealed that 22 per cent of Londoners do not think they will be living in the city in five years’ time with a further 17 per cent unsure whether they would stay.