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News story: Type 2 diabetes linked to higher rate of Parkinson’s
13 June 2018

People with type 2 diabetes are 32 per cent more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than those without diabetes, finds a new study by Queen Mary University of London, UCL and University of Oxford.

News story: One in five British mammals face extinction
13 June 2018

Almost one in five of British mammal species face a high risk of extinction, according to the first comprehensive review of their populations for more than 20 years launched by The Mammal Society and Natural England, and involving Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Clever bees can identify different flowers by patterns of scent
13 June 2018

Bumblebees can tell flowers apart by patterns of scent, according to new research involving Queen Mary University of London and led by the University of Bristol.

News story: Inaugural Arts and Culture Lecture takes place at Queen Mary
11 June 2018

Lecture marked the start of Dr Maria Balshaw’s honorary professorship at Queen Mary University of London.

Queen Mary is expanding is LLM offering in Paris News story: Queen Mary launches new technology programme in Paris
11 June 2018

Queen Mary University of London will be the first UK institution to launch a Master of Laws (LLM) programme in Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law in Paris.

News story: Expert evidence from Queen Mary lawyer used in two landmark legal rulings by the European Court of Human Rights
8 June 2018

Evidence from Dr Crofton Black, a visiting lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, was influential in two legal judgements ruling that Lithuania and Romania were complicit in CIA torture programmes.

News story: Schools join research into the effect of air pollution on children’s health
8 June 2018

Over 3,000 primary school children in polluted areas of London and Luton will have their lung health monitored over a four-year period in a new international study led by Queen Mary University of London, launched today by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan at Netley Primary School.

News story: David Cameron failed to convince European leaders that the UK could vote Leave
6 June 2018

Speaking at the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London last night, Andrew Cooper, former pollster to the Remain campaign during the EU referendum, said that David Cameron had struggled in negotiations to persuade other EU leaders that he might lose the 2016 referendum.

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.