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News story: Exploring the opportunities and challenges of China-UK trade and investment
29 January 2019

What are the future opportunities of China-UK trade and investment? The Confucius Institute at Queen Mary University of London hosted a panel discussion on 28 January at the House of Commons which explored this topic.

News story: Malnutrition is a ‘super underinvested’ global issue according to Bill Gates
29 January 2019

Malnutrition and obesity will be the major global public health issues in the next 20 to 30 years, according to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates who was speaking at an event at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Scientists seek volunteers to trial new ‘fat pill’ to beat obesity
28 January 2019

Human clinical trials are set to begin to test a new ‘fat pill’, packed with a mix of natural oils, and believed to trick the gut into thinking it’s full in order to suppress appetite. 

News story: Astronomers find star material could be building block of life
24 January 2019

An organic molecule detected in the material from which a star forms could shed light on how life emerged on Earth, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Grenfell, Austerity and ‘Right to Buy’ - Exploring the state of social housing
23 January 2019

In the wake of Grenfell, housing rose to the top of the British political agenda for the first time in a generation. The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Queen Mary University of London hosted a special film screening and panel discussion which explored the state of social housing in the UK today.

News story: Queen Mary alumna named as one of the country's top 100 change makers
23 January 2019

The East End Trades Guild (EETG), co-founded by Queen Mary University of London alumna Krissie Nicolson, has been named as one of the country's top 100 ‘Changemakers’ by The Big Issue.

News story: Research team awarded £20m to tackle cancer’s biggest questions
23 January 2019

A global research team involving scientists from Queen Mary University of London have been awarded £20 million by Cancer Research UK in an initiative that aims to answer some of the biggest questions facing cancer research.

News story: New thinking needed when it comes to the economy, according to new report
22 January 2019

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has released a report, Prosperity and Justice, which calls for a paradigm shift when it comes to economics in the UK.

News story: London leads the way in advanced prostate cancer research
22 January 2019

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have received a grant from leading men’s health charity, Prostate Cancer UK, as the city continues to lead the way in advanced prostate cancer research.

News story: Professor Stephanie Marshall to chair prestigious Norwegian Centre for Excellence Initiative judging panel
22 January 2019

Queen Mary University of London’s Vice-Principal for Education, Professor Stephanie Marshall, has been reappointed as chair of the judging panel for the Norwegian Centre for Excellence Initiative.

News story: Tackling the gender pay gap in the financial sector
21 January 2019

A threat of financial sanctions is needed to accelerate progress on the financial sector’s gender pay gap.

News story: Properties of ‘wonder material’ graphene change in humid conditions
21 January 2019

Graphene exhibits very different properties in humid conditions, according to researchers from Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Professor Paul Coulthard joins Queen Mary as Dean for Dentistry
15 January 2019

Professor Paul Coulthard has started his role as Dean for Dentistry and Director of the Institute of Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

News story: £1.5 million for clinical research brings new hope in the fight against brain tumours
11 January 2019

£1.5 million from Barts Charity has been awarded to brain tumour researchers at Queen Mary University of London to extend their successful lab-based research into clinical trials with patients.

Students participating in the Music Junction programme. Credit: Marc Gascoigne News story: The London Chamber Orchestra finds a new home at Queen Mary University of London
9 January 2019

Queen Mary University of London has entered into a partnership with the UK’s oldest professional chamber orchestra, the London Chamber Orchestra (LCO).

The Palace of Westminster News story: Nearly three quarters of MPs think Theresa May has done a poor job of negotiating Brexit
9 January 2019

The latest survey shows that the House of Commons has become even more polarised on Brexit. Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary, believes this will make the Prime Minister’s job even more difficult.

News story: New poll shows that most members of the Conservative Party would choose no deal over Theresa May’s Brexit plan
4 January 2019

The survey of political party members, led by Professor Tim Bale from Queen Mary University of London, has shed new light on grassroots views on Brexit.

News story: Trying to quit smoking? New research suggests higher levels of nicotine may help
2 January 2019

Allowing smokers to determine their nicotine intake while they are trying to quit is likely to help them kick the habit, according to an early study in 50 people led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary academic awarded prestigious prize to conduct research on the cultural history of sleep
28 December 2018

Dr Tiffany Watt Smith from Queen Mary’s School of English and Drama has been awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize to begin work on a new project exploring the cultural history of sleep.

News story: Bees can count with just four nerve cells in their brains
21 December 2018

Bees can solve seemingly clever counting tasks with very small numbers of nerve cells in their brains, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: How can digital technologies help us to improve the way we communicate?
21 December 2018

Today’s interconnected world presents communications challenges that overwhelm even the experts. Professor Annelise Riles shed light on this when she gave the 2018 Cotterrell Lecture in Sociological Jurisprudence at Queen Mary University of London where she discussed Meridian 180, a platform for policy solutions and experimentation.

News story: Queen Mary and A*STAR launch collaborative PhD projects
20 December 2018

A set of new collaborative PhD projects has been launched by Queen Mary University of London and A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) Singapore.

News story: Prime Minister of Malta inaugurates Anatomy Centre
19 December 2018

Maltese Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, today officially inaugurated the Barts Anatomy Centre at Queen Mary’s Malta campus, marking a significant milestone in plans to improve the educational and health care offering in Gozo.

News story: Analysing history using Artificial Intelligence
19 December 2018

Queen Mary University of London is leading a major new research project, Living with Machines, which is set to be one of the biggest and most ambitious humanities and science research initiatives ever to launch in the UK.

News story: Humanitarian visa campaign led by Queen Mary academic is approved by the European Parliament
17 December 2018

Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax, Senior Lecturer in Law at Queen Mary University of London has successfully campaigned to the European Parliament to adopt a Humanitarian Visa Resolution. According to Dr Moreno-Lax, humanitarian visas have the potential to contribute to a solution to the refugee crisis.

A cytologic smear under the microscope News story: New cervical cancer test has 100 per cent detection rate
14 December 2018

A new test for cervical cancer was found to detect all of the cancers in a randomised clinical screening trial of 15,744 women, outperforming both the current Pap smear and human papillomavirus (HPV) test at a reduced cost, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary experts contribute to legal reform in Bahrain
14 December 2018

Expert legal advice from two Queen Mary academics has been incorporated into two data laws which have just been enacted in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

News story: The pollution problem of coastal erosion at historic landfill sites
13 December 2018

Dr Kate Spencer from Queen Mary’s School of Geography was interviewed for the BBC’s Countryfile programme where she discussed the growing problem of coastal erosion at historical landfill sites.

News story: Ethnic inequalities persist for severe mental illness in England
12 December 2018

There are persisting inequalities in health service use for severe mental illness, with negative effects for patients from ethnic minority backgrounds, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Labour remain popular in the capital whilst nearly a third of Londoners state that they would never vote Conservative, according to new poll
11 December 2018

Nearly half of Londoners would vote Labour in a future general election according to a new poll conducted for the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London.