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News story: Dr Helen McCarthy wins award for International Affairs Book of the Year
30 January 2015

Women of the World: The Rise of the Female Diplomat, by QMUL Historian Dr Helen McCarthy, took the prize for International Affairs Book of the Year at the Political Book Awards 2015.

News story: ‘Nudge’ psychology is not based on robust evidence and conscious decision-making is more effective
28 January 2015

A new study says that the kind of instinctive decision-making advocated in best-selling popular psychology books like ‘Nudge’, ‘Thinking Fast and Slow’ and ‘Blink’ is not backed up by reliable evidence.

News story: Revolutionary device found to lower blood pressure
23 January 2015

A revolutionary device has been shown to significantly lower blood pressure among patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure, compared to those treated with usual drug measures – according to research from Queen Mary University of London and published in The Lancet.

News story: New ‘microcapsules’ have potential to repair damage caused by osteoarthritis
21 January 2015

A new ‘microcapsule’ treatment delivery method developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) could reduce inflammation in cartilage affected by osteoarthritis and reverse damage to tissue. The research was funded by Arthritis Research UK and the AO Foundation.

News story: Energy companies must repair relationship with society, says former CEO of BP
20 January 2015

Businesses and extractive industries should communicate openly and engage more effectively with society, according to the former CEO of British Petroleum (BP), who was speaking at the launch of QMUL’s Energy and Natural Resources Law Institute.

News story: Hope for muscular dystrophy patients: harnessing gene helps repair muscle damage
15 January 2015

Researchers have successfully improved the ability of muscle to repair itself – by artificially increasing levels of the BMI1 gene in the muscle-specific stem cells of mice with muscular dystrophy.

News story: QMUL backed model-building game Sodaconstructor launches Kickstarter
15 January 2015

BAFTA-winning physics-based model building game Sodaconstructor has launched a Kickstarter to bring the constructor experience to a new generation through mobile.

News story: Testing for Bovine Tuberculosis is more effective than badger culls at controlling the disease
14 January 2015

Modelling produced by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has found that the only effective potential Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) control strategies are badger culling, cattle testing, controlling cattle movement, and ceasing the practice of housing farm cattle together during winter.

News story: QMUL researchers awarded £1.4m from charity Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research
13 January 2015

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been awarded a Specialist Programme Grant of £1.4 million from the charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. The programme aims to uncover the cause(s) of familial leukaemia and myelodysplasia–blood disorders that cause a life threatening drop in the number of healthy blood cells – and will begin in April 2015.

Feature: Professor of Surgery knighted in New Year’s Honours
7 January 2015

Professor Norman Williams of Queen Mary University of London has been awarded a knighthood in the 2015 New Year’s Honours for services to surgery.

News story: Armed virus shows promise as treatment for pancreatic cancer
23 December 2014

A new combination of two different approaches – virotherapy and immunotherapy - is showing “great promise” as a treatment for pancreatic cancer, according to new research from QMUL.

News story: Mortimer the Drumming Robot features in Royal Institution Christmas Lectures
23 December 2014

Mortimer, the robot developed by PhD student Louis McCallum from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, has taken a key role in the prestigious Royal Institution (RI) Christmas Lectures.

News story: Queen Mary ranked in the UK’s top 10 for research quality
18 December 2014

The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), published today, confirm Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)’s place in the very top group of research-led universities.

News story: Professor Seán McConville awarded major grant for research into Irish political prisoners
17 December 2014

Violence and retribution, hunger and strip strikes, targeted assassinations, - and somewhere the seeds of a far off peace. These are amongst the many themes and events that will be explored by law professor and historian Seán McConville, in his third and final volume on Irish political prisoners.

News story: QMUL Mile End Institute announces speakers and events for 2015 programme
15 December 2014

The Mile End Institute (MEI) has announced a series of events and high-profile speakers for 2015, a year which promises to have a momentous effect on politics and public life in the United Kingdom.

News story: Special series with Open Democracy seeks to lift the veil on state crime
15 December 2014

Professor Penny Green, Director of the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Queen Mary University of London, will this week edit a special feature in Open Democracy on state crime and resistance.

News story: Do you speak cow? Researchers listen in on ‘conversations’ between calves and their mothers
12 December 2014

Researchers have been eavesdropping on ‘conversations’ between calves and their mothers — measuring the process of how cows communicate using detailed acoustic analysis for the first time.

News story: New evidence reveals tamoxifen reduces breast cancer rates by nearly a third for 20 years
11 December 2014

The preventive effect of breast cancer drug ‘tamoxifen’ remains virtually constant for at least 20 years – with rates reduced by around 30 per cent – new analysis published in The Lancet Oncology reveals.  

News story: QMUL awarded £5million to create new labs and expand science and engineering teaching
9 December 2014

Queen Mary has been awarded the maximum allocation of £5million of new funding by the government in order to create two new facilities on our Mile End campus.

News story: New league table suggests David Cameron is the Conservatives' most successful leader
4 December 2014

Prime Minister David Cameron is the Conservatives' most successful leader, according to a new league table, presented today at an event organised by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of East Anglia (UEA).

News story: Lewis Carroll's Alice and the emergence of a style icon
3 December 2014

She’s influenced Lizzie Jagger, inspired Gwen Stefani, and her iconic look has been adapted for everything from tattoos to the hijab. Few literary characters have influenced the way we dress quite so remarkably as Lewis Carroll’s Alice.

News story: Animal welfare could be improved by new understanding of their emotions
2 December 2014

A new study from researchers at Queen Mary University of London looking at how goats express subtle positive emotions could lead to greater understanding of animal welfare.

News story: Vitamin D reduces lung disease flare-ups by over 40%
2 December 2014

Vitamin D supplements can reduce COPD lung disease flare-ups by over 40% in patients with a vitamin D deficiency – according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.

News story: New anthology offers comprehensive insight into the life and works of Margaret Thatcher
27 November 2014

A new anthology, edited and introduced by Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London, provides one the most comprehensive and eclectic accounts to date of Margaret Thatcher’s extraordinary impact on politics and public life in the United Kingdom.

News story: Scientists discover treatment breakthrough for advanced bladder cancer
27 November 2014

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London's Barts Cancer Institute have made a breakthrough in developing a new therapy for advanced bladder cancer – for which there have been no major treatment advances in the past 30 years.

News story: QMUL hosts panel discussion on children and sport
25 November 2014

Public health experts, doctors, professional sports players and parents are gathering at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on 27-28 November to debate issues around children and sport, including managing injury and increasing participation.

News story: QMUL announces Professor Michael Kenny as Director of Mile End Institute
19 November 2014

Professor Michael Kenny has been appointed Director of the Mile End Institute, a major new policy centre at Queen Mary.

News story: QMUL helps launch crowd funded moon mission
19 November 2014

With the success of the Rosetta Mission comet landing still fresh in people’s minds Queen Mary have joined a consortium of British organisation to plan a crowd-funded mission to the moon.

News story: Professor Seán McConville calls for Royal Commission on the penal system
18 November 2014

Our penal system is dangerously dysfunctional and only a Royal Commission can fix it, according to a new report from from Professor Seán McConville and Sir Louis Blom-Cooper.

News story: Magic tricks created using artificial intelligence for the first time
17 November 2014

Researchers working on artificial intelligence at Queen Mary have taught a computer to create magic tricks.

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