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 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: flic.kr/p/mjhubJ 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.

News story: QMUL awarded £500k to develop novel dental implant material
5 June 2015

Researchers from the School of Dentistry within Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have received nearly £500k in MRC funding to assess the effectiveness of a new injectable bone graft material used to replace missing bone in implant dentistry.

News story: Attending breast cancer screening reduces risk of death by 40 per cent
3 June 2015

Women aged 50-69 years who attend mammography screening reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer by 40 per cent compared to women who are not screened – according to a major international review of the latest evidence on breast cancer screening.

News story: Synthetic spider silk could be altered to be stronger or stretchier
28 May 2015

After years of research decoding the complex structure and production of spider silk, researchers have now succeeded in producing samples of this exceptionally strong and resilient material in the laboratory. The new development could lead to a variety of biomedical materials — from sutures to scaffolding for organ replacements — made from synthesized silk with properties specifically tuned for their intended uses.

© The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London News story: Fancy a 300-year old cuppa? Researchers uncover the oldest tea in Britain
27 May 2015

Researchers have found what they believe to be the oldest tea in Britain. The dried green tea was acquired in China, around the year 1700, by ship’s surgeon James Cuninghame, who subsequently gave it as a gift to the famous physician and collector of curiosities, Hans Sloane.

News story: QMUL PhD student to compete with dance troupe on Britain’s Got Talent
26 May 2015

Bret Jones, a PhD student in the Department of Drama, will be competing tonight (26 May) in the Britain’s Got Talent live semi-finals with his team’s dance act, Old Men Grooving.

News story: Brain tumour scientists come together to speed up translation of research from lab to clinic
21 May 2015

For the first time, leading experts on brain tumours including Professor Silvia Marino from Queen Mary University of London, will share their insights and identify areas of prospective collaboration to speed up the process of translating research findings from laboratory to clinic.

News story: Centre of the Cell is a ‘wonderful emblem of public engagement’ as it celebrates its fifth birthday
20 May 2015

The Centre of the Cell “is a wonderful emblem of how public engagement is embedded in what this university does,” said QMUL’s Principal, Professor Simon Gaskell, during the science centre’s fifth birthday celebrations.

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