News story: At least three out of five people who try a cigarette become daily smokers
10 January 2018

At least 61 per cent of people who try their first cigarette become, at least temporarily, daily smokers, suggests an analysis of survey data by Queen Mary University of London.

Kavita Datta SM News story: Queen Mary researcher appointed to Migration Leadership Team
9 January 2018

Kavita Datta, Professor of Development Geography at Queen Mary University of London, has been appointed to the London International Development Centre (LIDC) Migration Leadership Team.

Party activists (SM) News story: Survey of Britain's party members reveals glaring contrasts between Tories and other parties
4 January 2018

A survey of the country’s party members has revealed glaring contrasts between rank and file Tories and their Labour, Lib Dem and SNP counterparts.

News story: Computational study of world music outliers reveals countries with distinct recordings
21 December 2017

Botswana is the country with the most distinct musical recordings around the world while China has the most distinct recordings in relation to its neighbours, according to research by Queen Mary University of London.

Professor David McCoy, Krishen Samuel and Miranda Liang in Oslo, Norway News story: Queen Mary representatives report from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony
21 December 2017

Queen Mary University of London sponsored two of its Global Health alumni to travel and attend this year’s Nobel Peace Prize celebrations in Oslo, Norway.

Yoda News story: A bit like Hawaiian, Yoda’s language is
21 December 2017

He’s cute, he’s fierce, he’s green – but Yoda remains one of Star Wars’ most mysterious characters. Now, a linguist from Queen Mary University of London has revealed an important part of Yoda’s past – and he’s connected it to tropical Hawaii.

Huawei's UK ICT Academy advisory board launch News story: QMUL partners with Huawei to launch UK ICT Academy advisory board
20 December 2017

Queen Mary University of London has partnered with Huawei, a leading global telecommunications firm, to help students become employment ready.

Professor Colin Bailey with Honorary Professor Wang Jinsong News story: Queen Mary cements Chinese partnership with a new Joint Research Institute
20 December 2017

On 12 December, Queen Mary University of London hosted an awards ceremony with Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) to mark progress in establishing a Joint Research Institute (JRI) in the fields of Advanced Materials and Structures.

News story: Robot drummer posts pictures of jamming sessions on Facebook
20 December 2017

Scientists have developed a drumming robot that plays along with human keyboard players and posts pictures of the sessions on Facebook.

News story: The history of Human Emotions
20 December 2017

Dr Tiffany Watt Smith, a cultural historian from Queen Mary University of London, has delivered a TED talk about the hidden cultural forces which shape our emotions. The video was watched by more than a quarter of a million people during its first few hours on the TED website.

News story: New molecular printing technology could recreate complex chemical environments that resemble the human body
19 December 2017

New patterning technology which could open opportunities to recreate complex biological environments has been developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London.

A cytologic smear under the microscope News story: Cervical cancer diagnoses and deaths to rocket in older women
18 December 2017

Incidence of cervical cancer in young women is set to decline 75 per cent by 2040 with deaths close to eradicated, however older women will face greater risk according to research led by Queen Mary University of London, published today in The Lancet Public Health.


Jake Omer and family News story: Groundbreaking gene therapy trial set to cure haemophilia
14 December 2017

A 'cure' for haemophilia is one step closer, following results of a groundbreaking gene therapy trial led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary scientists win bid for starfish genome sequencing
13 December 2017

It can lose and re-grow its arms and is capable of prising open a mussel despite not having a brain, and soon we may be able to understand how.

News story: Combination of two classes of drugs could be better at preventing blood clots, stroke and heart attacks
12 December 2017

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London believe they have found the first indications that a combination of two types of drugs could protect against clots that cause heart attacks and strokes, but at lower doses than when the drugs are prescribed separately.

News story: Radar tracking reveals how bees develop a route between flowers
11 December 2017

As bees gain foraging experience they continually refine both the order in which they visit flowers and the flight paths they take between flowers to generate better and better routes, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Researchers discover process of creating ‘tempered optical lenses’ underwater
8 December 2017

A researcher from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) was part of a team, led by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, that has figured out the unique protective mechanism of highly resistant lenses located on the arms of a species of brittle star called Ophiocoma wendtii.

International Scholars' Reception (small) News story: QMUL recognises its international scholars in prestigious event
7 December 2017

Queen Mary University of London celebrated the achievements of its international scholars at an annual reception that brought together students, embassy officials and scholarship body representatives from across the world. 

People's Palace Projects 20th anniversary News story: Free tickets for People’s Palace Projects’ 20th anniversary celebration
6 December 2017

To mark People’s Palace Projects’ 20th anniversary, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is hosting a special talk tomorrow (7 December) on the digital conservation of Brazilian indigenous cultures. 


Microscope image of medulloblastoma News story: New weakness found in most common childhood malignant brain tumour
5 December 2017

A new weakness found in medulloblastoma, the most common form of childhood brain tumour, could lead to more personalised medicine and improved treatment for some patients, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Ultrasound imaging needle to transform heart surgery
1 December 2017

Heart tissue can be imaged in real-time during keyhole procedures using a new optical ultrasound needle developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and UCL.

News story: The story of Joseph Merrick re-told in an immersive Whitechapel tour app
1 December 2017

The story of Joseph Merrick, the so-called ‘Elephant Man’, takes centre stage in a new audio tour of Whitechapel, offering an immersive history of The Royal London Hospital and Medical College through a free smartphone app.

People's Palace News story: 130 years of the People's Palace [Podcast]
29 November 2017

The heritage of Queen Mary University of London can be traced back to the late 19th century with the establishment of the People’s Palace, a philanthropic organisation designed to bring culture, recreation and education to the East End. 

News story: Trophy hunting may cause extinction in a changing environment
29 November 2017

Trophy hunting and other activities involving the targeting of high-quality male animals could lead to the extinction of certain species faced with changing environmental conditions, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: QMUL academic receives China’s highest award for foreign experts
29 November 2017

Professor Nick Lemoine from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded the China Friendship Award - the country’s highest award for ‘foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions to the country's economic and social progress’.

Chilean flag. Credit: Ryan Bjorkquist News story: QMUL announces joint scholarships for Chilean postgraduates
28 November 2017

Students from Chile will be eligible for fully funded scholarships to study at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), thanks to a new partnership with the Chilean government.

News story: UK obesity levels among the worst in Europe
27 November 2017

A decline in deaths from heart attack and stroke in high income countries could be threatened by rising rates of obesity and diabetes, according to a study led by Barts Heart Centre, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

David Lammy MP News story: New initiative calls for collaboration and change in mental health science
24 November 2017

David Lammy MP has welcomed a new initiative to transform ethnic inequalities in mental health services, led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Second open call launched for €2.4m competition to create sustainable and ethical wearable technologies
24 November 2017

WEAR Sustain is launching its second and final competition call out, offering a total of €2.4 million in funding for teams of creatives and technologists to co-develop the next generation of wearables, smart or electronic textiles that are both ethical and sustainable.

News story: Drug could cut transplant rejection
21 November 2017

A diabetes drug currently undergoing development could be repurposed to help end transplant rejection, without the side-effects of current immunosuppressive drugs, according to new research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).