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QS World University Rankings logo News story: QMUL maintains top 20 UK position in QS World University Rankings
8 June 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has maintained its place as a top 20 institution in the UK according to the QS Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings 2018

News story: Organic compound found in early stages of star formation
8 June 2017

Scientists seeking to understand the origins of life have found a new organic compound in the material from which a star like the Sun is forming.

Person in dark room and computer screen News story: Fake online profiles easier to fish out with new software tool
8 June 2017

People who use fake profiles online could be more easily identified, thanks to a new tool co-developed by a computer scientist at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Electrical brain stimulation News story: Scientists improve people's creativity through electrical brain stimulation
7 June 2017

Scientists have found a way to improve creativity through brain stimulation, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Goldsmiths University of London.

Food bank News story: Report reveals a rise in the demand for food banks in the UK
5 June 2017

New research has found that there are at least 2000 food banks in the UK, a higher number than previously thought. The research is published by the Independent Food Aid Network (Ifan), Chaired by Jon May, Professor at the School of Geography, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Labour soars ahead in London with 17-point lead over Conservatives
1 June 2017

The Labour Party is polling at 50 per cent in London and is on course for its best performance in the capital since Tony Blair led the party to victory in 1997.

News story: Polling London release date: Thursday 1 June
30 May 2017

On Thursday 1 June the Mile End Institute will release the results of its latest Polling London survey.

UK parties News story: Who should get your vote? QMUL app matches voters with parties
26 May 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has launched a new voting advice application to help people make an informed choice on polling day. The app, WhoGetsMyVoteUK is a collaborative project with Oxford Brookes and the University of Bristol.

Microscope image of abnormal cells within the anus News story: Genetic test for anal cancer could identify those at high risk
26 May 2017

A new genetic test could be an accurate and inexpensive way to find and treat those at highest risk of anal cancer - a disease with growing incidence in women, men who have sex with men (MSM) and people with HIV.

Lady Justice, Old Bailey News story: What will happen to European criminal law after Brexit?
24 May 2017

The UK will not be able to select which sections of the European Union criminal law system it abides by post-Brexit, according to Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: QMUL to hold joint training programmes with Qatar's Ministry of Justice
24 May 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is due to hold joint legal training with Qatar's Ministry of Justice.

News story: QMUL hosts conference on mental health and military
24 May 2017

Clinicians, policy makers, military charities and the media attended the third Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) conference held at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on 16 May, exploring mental illness in UK armed forces and efforts towards changing public understanding.

Soomi Park News story: QMUL PhD designer joins the prestigious residency programme at the Design Museum
17 May 2017

A digital artist PhD student at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), has been awarded the 2017 Designers in Residence which will feature her work at the newly opened Design Museum.

Robert Peston News story: UK faces catastrophe without a Brexit deal, says Robert Peston
17 May 2017

It is hard to imagine how even a bad Brexit deal could be worse than no deal, said Robert Peston at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). He said that he expects  the UK and the EU to come to a compromise deal, given that failure to reach an agreement would be a disaster for the UK economy.

QMUL medical students News story: The Guardian ranks QMUL best in London for Medicine, Dentistry, Law and Film
16 May 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is 2nd in the UK for Dentistry, 3rd for Medicine and Law, and 4th for Film, as published today in the Guardian University Guide for 2018.

News story: Nicotine enhances bees’ activity
16 May 2017

Nicotine-laced nectar can speed up a bumblebee's ability to learn flower colours, according to scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Clinics should choose women’s breast screening appointment times to improve attendance
16 May 2017

For women who miss a breast screening appointment, giving a fixed date and time for a new appointment could improve poor attendance and be a cost-effective way to shift national participation trends, according to an analysis led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: QMUL celebrates 130th anniversary with launch of new scholarships
15 May 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is celebrating its historic commitment to public good with three new scholarships to mark the institution's 130th birthday.

News story: Black and ethnic minority voters say the Conservative party is only for the rich
15 May 2017

Black and ethnic minority voters say the Conservative party is only for “rich, white people”, according to a London-based focus group from QMUL’s Mile End Institute, HuffPost UK, and Edelman

Minecrafting the Law News story: Using the game Minecraft to teach young people about our legal system
12 May 2017

From virtual building blocks to robotic lawyers, Minecrafting the Law is a novel way children and young people to explore the complexities of our legal system.

News story: Scans of brains and spinal cords reveal new insights into MS
12 May 2017

Some common assumptions about the nature of multiple sclerosis (MS) are being challenged in two new studies led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) that analyse the brains and spinal cords of patients.

News story: QMUL academics hold E-textiles and 'Machine folk' music workshops in Manila
10 May 2017

Academics from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have held digital music workshops in the Philippine capital Manila.

The globe News story: Screening of ‘Here Be Dragons’ by QMUL artist in residence
9 May 2017

‘Here be Dragons’, a film about home, belonging, and migration will be screened at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on Wednesday 31 May 2017.

The SPARK Resilience Programme teaches pupils to control negative behavioural reactions News story: Pupils' mental health improved through school-based programme, study shows
9 May 2017

School-aged children can be taught to better their mental health through intervention programmes delivered at school, suggests a new study carried out in east London and led by an academic at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: QMUL bug-hunting tool wins international software verification competition
8 May 2017

A bug hunting tool co-developed by a QMUL researcher has won a prestigious award.

News story: QMUL recognised for improving gender equality
8 May 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received a Silver Athena SWAN award for the first time, in recognition of commitment to the advancement of gender equality in academia.

Image credit: This is living? by Michael B. flickr.com News story: New study will tackle challenge of treating multiple medical conditions
5 May 2017

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have launched a new study to look at how older patients manage when they are prescribed multiple medications.

Festival of Communities 2016 News story: Festival of Communities returns to East London with two days of family fun
4 May 2017

Festival of Communities returns for a packed weekend of family fun, with activities, demonstrations and stalls to showcase and celebrate ‘life’, and explore living and learning together in Tower Hamlets.

The Pint of Science festival brings a unique line up of talks, demonstrations and live experiments to the nation’s favourite pubs. Credit: Pint of Science News story: Festival to take science breakthroughs to London pubs
3 May 2017

More than 30 scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will explain their research in London’s pubs as the world's largest festival of public science arrives in town.