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News story: Humanities researchers at QMUL awarded £1.6 million for major study on emotional health
18 August 2015

What is the perfect recipe for 'emotional health', and who decides which emotions we should feel in order to be healthy? These are among the questions that will be explored by a team of researchers at QMUL’s Centre for the History of the Emotions, as part of a major new research programme funded by a Humanities and Social Science Collaborative Award from the Wellcome Trust.

News story: Fallow deer are all about the bass when sizing up rivals
14 August 2015

Research published in the journal BMC Evolutionary Biology, has found that fallow deer bucks make judgements about the possible threat from competitors from the sound of their calls.

News story: New study confirms listening to music during surgery reduces pain and anxiety
13 August 2015

Scientists have proved that listening to music before, during and after surgery reduces people’s pain, anxiety and need for painkillers – according to the most comprehensive review of available evidence so far, published today in The Lancet.

News story: Birdsong recognition app launches using QMUL research
13 August 2015

QMUL machine learning researcher Dan Stowell and his business partner Florence Wilkinson have launched Warblr, their mobile app that can automatically recognise birds by their song.

News story: QMUL joint first in London for student satisfaction
11 August 2015

Overall student satisfaction at Queen Mary University of London has climbed to 88 per cent, up from 86 per cent in 2014. The results of the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS) ranks QMUL as joint first in London and in the top ten of Russell Group universities for student satisfaction.

News story: Urine test for early stage pancreatic cancer now possible after biomarker discovery
3 August 2015

A combination of three proteins found at high levels in urine can accurately detect early-stage pancreatic cancer, researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found. The discovery could lead to a non-invasive, inexpensive test to screen people at high risk of developing the disease.

Dr Oussama Metatla accepting the award presented by the President of AT&T New York at the ADA 25th anniversary celebration event News story: Team of QMUL researchers win award for software designed to help visually impaired audio producers
31 July 2015

The Design Patterns for Inclusive Collaboration (DePIC) team has won the Award for Best Solution by a Large Organisation at the Connect Ability Challenge event, a software development competition focusing on developing technology that can help improve the lives of people living with physical, social, emotional and cognitive disabilities. The event was organised by AT&T and New York University to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 20 July 2015 News story: Initial results from Rosetta comet mission revealed
31 July 2015

Early results from the Rosetta spacecraft mission’s Philae lander, which successfully landed on a comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko last year, have been published in the journal Science.

The Blizard Building News story: QMUL ranks among best for its architecture, according to study
24 July 2015

QMUL has been revealed as one of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)’s top 21 architectural clients of the last decade, according to recent analysis published by Architects Journal.

News story: Professor Jack Cuzick presented ANZBCTG Award for Excellence in Translational Research
24 July 2015

Professor Jack Cuzick, Head of the Centre for Cancer Prevention at Queen Mary University of London, was today recognised for his longstanding achievements in breast cancer research during the Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group's (ANZBCTG) 37th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) in Perth, Western Australia.

News story: Public interest has ‘medicalised’ vitamin D yet benefits remain uncertain
21 July 2015

Persistent public interest in vitamin D, plus widespread testing of vitamin D status and prescribing by doctors, has led to a significant increase in people taking supplements despite limited evidence of any health benefits – according to new NIHR-funded research from Queen Mary University of London and published in BMJ Open.

The program could successfully identify a seagull, pigeon, flying bird and standing bird better than humans (Credit: Mathias Eitz, James Hays and Marc Alexa) News story: New computer program first to recognise sketches more accurately than a human
20 July 2015

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have built the first computer program that can recognise hand-drawn sketches better than humans.

News story: Common mental health drug could be used to treat arthritis
16 July 2015

Lithium chloride which is used as a mood stabiliser in the treatment of mental health problems, mainly bipolar disorder, could be used to treat arthritis according to a new study.

Assan Ali and Mohammed Nurull Islam News story: Science communicator Lucy Hawking, east London community media specialists and Tomorrow’s World icon awarded at QMUL graduation
16 July 2015

Five honorary awards were presented at QMUL’s Graduation, on July 15 and 16, to those who are outstanding in their field, command national recognition or have given exceptional service to the university.

Sir Sam Everington with Sir Nicholas Montagu, Professor Richard Trembath, and President and Principal Simon Gaskell News story: Honorary awards presented at QMUL Graduation
15 July 2015

Four Honorary awards – among the most significant accolades that can be offered by a university - were presented at QMUL’s Graduation ceremony on July 13 and 14.

L-R: Richard Le Vay, Dr Delphine Purves and Professor Nick Lemoine News story: Barts Cancer Institute marks 10 years of pioneering work with book launch
9 July 2015

Queen Mary University of London’s Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a two day showcase of its research past and present, and launched a commemorative book entitled ‘Every Rational Attempt: The Stories Behind Barts’ Contribution to the Fight Against Cancer’.

President and Principal Simon Gaskell with Professor Wang Jinsong, President of Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) News story: QMUL signs partnership agreement with Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi’an, China
7 July 2015

As part of Queen Mary University of London’s wider strategy of internationalisation, Professor Simon Gaskell, President and Principal, recently signed a landmark partnership agreement with Professor Wang Jinsong, President of Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) during a visit to Xi’an earlier this month.

News story: Major new appointment for QMUL’s School of Dentistry
7 July 2015

Professor Nikolaos Donos, an internationally renowned clinical academic consultant, has been appointed Head of Clinical Research and Professor of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London’s School of Dentistry.

News story: School of Physics and Astronomy commended for commitment to gender equality
6 July 2015

QMUL’s School of Physics and Astronomy has been awarded Juno Champion Status by the Institute of Physics (IOP) in recognition of action they have taken to address the under-representation of women in university physics.

News story: Students win hackathon by giving air passengers’ spare baggage capacity to charities
6 July 2015

A team of students from QMUL has won the £10,000 grand prize at the Sabre Destination Hack event by developing a prototype system that allows frequent flyers to fill their spare luggage capacity on planes with products that charities need.

Photo: News story: Most internet anonymity software leaks users’ details
29 June 2015

Services used by hundreds of thousands of people in the UK to protect their identity on the web are vulnerable to leaks, according to researchers at QMUL and others.

News story: Study finds pet owners reluctant to face up to their cats’ kill count
26 June 2015

Cat owners fail to realise the impact of their cat on wildlife according to new research, published today, from QMUL and the University of Exeter.

News story: Staff and alumni recognised in Queen's birthday honours list 2015
24 June 2015

Two academics and three alumni from Queen Mary University of London have been named in the 2015 Queen’s birthday honours. Sir Nicholas Macpherson GCB, Permanent Secretary to HM Treasury and Visiting Professor in the School of Economics and Finance, was appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Bath (GCB) for public service.

News story: Amrita Ahluwalia to become the next Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Pharmacology
22 June 2015

QMUL is pleased to announce that the next Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Pharmacology will be Professor Amrita Ahluwalia, Deputy Director of QMUL’s William Harvey Research Institute. 

News story: Adult craze for purchasing human breast milk online poses serious health risks
18 June 2015

The recent craze for human breast milk amongst certain fitness communities, fetishists and chronic disease sufferers is potentially dangerous – according to scientists from Queen Mary University of London and published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

News story: New approach to immunosuppression could avoid transplant organ rejection, study finds
16 June 2015

A new study has identified how blocking a special set of molecules on the surface of T cells can suppress the heart’s immune response – responsible for transplant rejection and autoimmune diseases such as myocarditis – whilst leaving rest of the body’s immune system intact.

President and Principal Simon Gaskell looking over the model of Whitechapel development News story: QMUL’s Life Sciences Initiative to play important role in Whitechapel rejuvenation
12 June 2015

The changing face of Whitechapel over the coming years was the focus of a Future of London event held at the Blizard Institute on 28 May.

News story: QMUL appoints new Vice Principal for Science and Engineering
10 June 2015

Professor Edmund Burke will be QMUL's new Vice Principal (Science and Engineering) from September 2015.

News story: Simple blood test identifies which patients are prone to serious illness after surgery
7 June 2015

A simple blood test can predict with 90 to 100 per cent accuracy whether a patient is likely to suffer life-threatening complications after major surgery, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London and published in the journal Annals of Surgery.

News story: ‘Massaging’ mice boosts immune system
5 June 2015

Massage-like stroking has a positive effect on the immune system of mice by reducing their level of stress.

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