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News story: Genes drive ageing, making normal processes damaging
9 August 2018

Ageing in worms mainly results from the direct action of genes and not from random wear and tear or loss of function, and the same is likely to be true in humans, according to research by UCL, Lancaster University and Queen Mary University of London scientists.

News story: Scientists design material that can store energy like an eagle’s grip
9 August 2018

What do a flea and an eagle have in common? They can store energy in their feet without having to continuously contract their muscles to then jump high or hold on to prey. Now scientists at Queen Mary University of London and University of Cambridge have created materials that can store energy this way, be squeezed repeatedly without damage, and even change shape if necessary.  

News story: Queen Mary student runs the coastline to raise money for refugees
8 August 2018

A student from Queen Mary University of London has run 25 miles of coastline in the British Isles to raise money for refugees.

News story: Stem cell transplants to be used in treating Crohn’s disease
6 August 2018

A clinical trial has begun which will use stem cell transplants to grow a new immune system for people with untreatable Crohn’s disease – a painful and chronic intestinal disease which affects at least 115,000 people in the UK.

News story: Study identifies how social norms change
3 August 2018

Social conventions, such as shaking hands or dressing formally, allow us to coordinate smoothly and, once established, appear to be natural. Yet they evolve in time, for example today we do not accept a duel as a way to settle a dispute. But what happens when a new convention replaces an old one? This question has remained largely unanswered so far, due to the lack of suitable data.

News story: New research links low levels of air pollution with serious changes in the heart
3 August 2018

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found that people exposed to air pollution levels well within UK guidelines have changes in the structure of the heart, similar to those seen in the early stages of heart failure.

News story: Virtual currencies pose a risk to financial stability according to new study
1 August 2018

The study for the European Parliament sets out the problems with unregulated virtual currencies and the potential threat this poses to the international financial system.

News story: Cannabinoid improves survival rates of mice with pancreatic cancer
31 July 2018

A new study led by Queen Mary University of London and Curtin University, Australia found that Cannabinoid improves survival rates of mice with pancreatic cancer.

News story: Queen Mary researchers contribute to the future of dental research
28 July 2018

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London presented several new studies at the 2018 General Session of the International Association of Dental Research in London from 25-28 July.

News story: Queen Mary researcher recognised for influential contributions to dental research
26 July 2018

The largest scientific association that focuses on research in the field of dentistry has recognised a researcher from Queen Mary University of London for advances in research to improve oral health in children.

News story: New study shows manufacturers are failing to reduce the amount of sugar sold in their products
26 July 2018

A study by Action on Sugar at Queen Mary University of London, found a wide variation of sugar and calorie content between the same types of cakes and biscuits sold in the UK in 2016. This reiterates the accusation that the industry is not complying in reducing the amount of sugar sold in their products.

Queen Mary launches an undergraduate law programme with the Sorbonne News story: Queen Mary strengthens European links with Sorbonne law degree
25 July 2018

Future lawyers will have the chance to study law in London and Paris, thanks to a new Double Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme launched by Queen Mary University of London and the Sorbonne (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne).

News story: Queen Mary academics recognised as world-leading scholars and researchers
24 July 2018

Three academics from Queen Mary University of London have been elected into the prestigious Fellowship of the British Academy for the humanities and social sciences.

News story: New study to examine the brain health of former footballers
18 July 2018

Former players will be recruited through the Professional Footballers’ Association for a study examining the link between heading the ball or concussions and long-term brain function.

Professor Christina Hodenberg (blue dress front row) met with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier News story: Academic meets German president to call for ‘female 1968’
17 July 2018

A historian from Queen Mary University of London recently met with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to discuss her book on the ‘1968 movement’ in Germany.

News story: Researchers develop new technique to analyse rivers
13 July 2018

Habitat alteration from climate change will be easier to detect thanks to a new approach using satellite imagery in analysing a network of waterways known as braided rivers.

News story: People trust scientific experts more than the government even when the evidence is outlandish
12 July 2018

Members of the public in the UK and US have far greater trust in scientific experts than the government, according to a new study by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Public shapes new research around ethnic inequalities and severe mental illness
11 July 2018

A national online survey was launched today to give members of the public the opportunity to set the research priorities in the field of ethnic inequalities and severe mental illness.

News story: Queen Mary students gear up for racing car event
10 July 2018

Students from Queen Mary University of London will be competing at Silverstone this week in the 2018 Formula Student, Europe's most established educational engineering competition.

News story: Project aims to improve asthma control in African schoolchildren
9 July 2018

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have been awarded £2 million to study how to improve asthma in African children.

News story: Research funding awarded to improve cancer awareness and screening
6 July 2018

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) have renewed Queen Mary University of London’s NIHR Policy Research Unit in Cancer Awareness, Screening and Early Diagnosis, with a grant of £5 million.

News story: Ancient American dogs almost completely wiped out by arrival of European breeds
6 July 2018

The arrival of Europeans to the Americas, beginning in the 15th century, all but wiped out the dogs that had lived alongside native people on the continent for thousands of years, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary project to reduce aircraft noise awarded funding
5 July 2018

A new project led by engineers at Queen Mary University of London that aims to reduce aircraft noise has won significant funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Photo: Roger Askew/The Oxford Union News story: What the rise and fall of the Kingdom of The Hijaz tells us about a crisis in Islam
5 July 2018

A new book by a Professor at Queen Mary University of London offers a fresh vision on Islamic governance.

News story: Innovating surgeon wins NHS70 Parliamentary Award
4 July 2018

Professor Shafi Ahmed from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, and The Royal London Hospital has won a prestigious award to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday.

News story: The more MPs are paid for outside interests the less popular they are, according to new research
4 July 2018

The research, co-funded by the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London, has shed new light on public attitudes towards the outside interests of MPs.

Students from Nanchang University graduating from the Joint Programme in Biomedical Sciences and Clinical Biomedicine News story: Queen Mary celebrates its graduation ceremonies in China
2 July 2018

Over 700 students graduated from Queen Mary’s joint programmes at Nanchang University (NCU) and the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) on 26 and 28 June.

News story: NHS70: Q & A with Professor Steve Thornton
2 July 2018

Professor Steve Thornton is Vice Principal (Health) at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. In celebration of the NHS’s 70th birthday this week, Professor Thornton has taken part in a Q & A to explain how we work alongside the NHS and help support the organisation’s work through education and research.

News story: Queen Mary neutrino research on show at Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition
30 June 2018

One of the big unsolved mysteries in physics is what happened to all the antimatter after the Big Bang - the answer may lie in neutrinos.

News story: Queen Mary welcomes university staff from 16 countries across the globe
29 June 2018

Queen Mary University of London hosted its first Erasmus+ Staff Training Week at the Mile End Campus last week, which was attended by participants from 24 higher education institutions in 16 different countries.