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News story: Kremlin biography wins Pushkin House Russian Book Prize
2 May 2014

A “biography” of the Kremlin by a professor of contemporary history at Queen Mary, University of London, has won the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize 2014.

News story: Dentistry at Queen Mary awarded for gender equality
1 May 2014

Queen Mary University of London’s Institute of Dentistry has attained a Bronze award for the first time in the Athena SWAN scheme, which recognises excellence in recruiting and progressing women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Professor Allyson Pollock News story: Care Bill changes required to secure public trust and the availability of information for public health research
1 May 2014

Writing in The Lancet today (Friday 2 May 2014), Allyson Pollock, Professor of Public Health Research and Policy and Peter Roderick, Barrister and Senior Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, call for crucial new amendments to the Care Bill in order to restore public trust in the use of patients’ data and to secure the on-going availability of genuinely anonymised information for public health research, planning and audit.

A bumblebee is caught in the fangs of a crab spider while foraging for food. News story: Safe(bee) in numbers
30 April 2014

Bumblebees can distinguish between safe and dangerous environments, and are attracted to land on flowers popular with other bees when exposed to perilous situations, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Risk of caesarean delivery 12% lower with induced labour
29 April 2014

New research from Queen Mary University of London has found risk of caesarean delivery was 12% lower among women whose labour was induced, compared with women who were managed with a "wait-and-see" approach (expectant management). The findings are contrary to the popular view that inducing labour (starting labour artificially) increases risk of caesarean delivery.

Lois Weaver as Tammy Why Not. Image credit: Christa Holka News story: Guggenheim Fellowship for drama professor
28 April 2014

A professor of contemporary performance at Queen Mary University of London has been awarded a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage. Image credit: Euro Realist News story: Tory defectors could further tip balance in UKIP's favour
28 April 2014

More than a third of Conservative Party members are seriously considering voting for UKIP at the upcoming European elections.  What’s driving them is not just hostility to immigration and the EU, but their feelings about David Cameron, finds research from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Sussex.

News story: New book challenges the concept of ‘nudge’
25 April 2014

Buying houses one can’t afford, not saving for the future, failing to stick to one’s diet, the list of examples of bad decision-making is lengthy. Psychologists and behavioural economists tell us that our unconscious mind is the problem, but also the solution, at least if we use ‘nudge’, an approach developed by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein to shape the unconscious mind.

Close up of dwarf birch tree News story: Genetic legacy of rare dwarf trees is widespread
25 April 2014

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found genetic evidence that one of Britain’s native tree species, the dwarf birch found in the Scottish Highlands, was once common in England.

Professor David Sadler News story: Queen Mary University of London appoints new Vice Principal (International)
24 April 2014

Queen Mary University of London has appointed a new Vice Principal (International).

News story: Queen Mary University of London to host Genomics England on campus during delivery of 100,000 Genomes Project
22 April 2014

Genomics England – the company set up by the Department of Health to deliver the Government’s 100,000 Genomes Project – will move into newly refurbished headquarters on Queen Mary University of London’s Charterhouse Square campus from 21 April 2014.

News story: British scientists’ antenna lens could revolutionise design of aircraft and more
16 April 2014

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and BAE Systems have seemingly defied the laws of physics to create a new type of antenna lens which could revolutionise the design of aircraft, ships, radios and satellite dishes – potentially any product which uses an antenna.

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute News story: Saturn’s rings reveal how to make a moon
15 April 2014

Disturbances in the icy rings of Saturn have given scientists an insight into how moons are made.

Shahidha Bari News story: Shahidha Bari talks at biggest philosophy festival on earth
14 April 2014

Shahidha Bari, from the Department of English at Queen Mary University of London, will be speaking at the world’s largest philosophy and music festival this May.

News story: Jewish cemetery at Mile End listed by English Heritage
14 April 2014

The striking 19th century Jewish cemetery at the centre of Queen Mary University of London’s Mile End campus has been awarded a Grade II listing by English Heritage.

Sculptures on a theme of duality © Grenville Davey News story: Sculpting String Theory: Queen Mary physicist collaborates with Turner Prize winning artist for new exhibition
14 April 2014

A Queen Mary physicist and a Turner Prize winning artist have teamed up to create a new exhibition of sculptures and drawings inspired by String Theory research.

News story: Queen Mary University of London comments on Government handling of NHS Patient Data
8 April 2014

Today the House of Commons Health Select Committee will hold an evidence session on Handling of NHS Patient Data. This will include hearing evidence from Kingsley Manning, Chair of the Health and Social Care Information Centre, and Max Jones, its Director of Information and Data Services.

News story: New risk factors for avalanche trigger revealed
4 April 2014

The amount of snow needed to trigger an avalanche in the Himalayans can be up to four times smaller than in the Alps, according to a new model from a materials scientist at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Grant won to study New Zealand landslide
4 April 2014

A geographer from Queen Mary University of London is investigating a recent landslide that dammed the Dart River in New Zealand’s South Island, creating a three kilometre-wide lake.

News story: Students join east London start-ups in £120,000 internship scheme
3 April 2014

Dozens of start-up businesses in east London are being offered the support of talented students and graduates, thanks to a £120,000 work placement scheme run by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: New research unlocks how people learn languages
2 April 2014

Humans innately impose grammatical structure on to languages that they learn, suggests research co-authored by a linguist from Queen Mary University of London.

The river Itchen in Hampshire News story: Not so dirty: methane fuels life in pristine chalk rivers
1 April 2014

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found that naturally high concentrations of the greenhouse gas methane contributes to energy production in chalk rivers, in a new study published today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

News story: Student’s stand-up robot photo wins national competition
31 March 2014

A PhD student from Queen Mary University of London won the overall prize in a national photo competition with an image of robot that can tailor its stand-up comedy routine in response to the audience’s reaction.

News story: Queen Mary leads the way in widening participation
27 March 2014

The percentage of state school pupils studying at Queen Mary University of London has increased to almost 86 per cent, more than four per cent above the university’s benchmark, according to the latest figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

© Brian Squibb News story: Goats are far more clever than previously thought
26 March 2014

Goats learn how to solve complicated tasks quickly and can recall how to perform them for at least 10 months, which might explain their remarkable ability to adapt to harsh environments, say researchers at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: New research to help save UK trees from beetle threat
25 March 2014

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London are among seven UK teams to secure a share of £7m in funding for the fight against pests and diseases endangering Britain’s woodlands.

News story: Faulty gene can delay or block puberty
25 March 2014

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have identified a new gene that may influence the timing of puberty, according to new research presented at today at the Society for Endocrinology annual BES conference. Until now, very little has been known about the genetic control of puberty.

Barts Pathology Museum, West Smithfield News story: Barts Pathology Museum shortlisted for top culture award
25 March 2014

Barts Pathology Museum at Queen Mary University of London has reached the final of the prestigious Museums and Heritage Awards 2014.

Sofia Papadimitriou and Fang Mai News story: Queen Mary scientists take research to Parliament
25 March 2014

Two Queen Mary University of London researchers were shortlisted from hundreds of applicants to present their work to politicians and a panel of expert judges as part of a poster competition for the sciences earlier this month.

From left to right: Olivia Festy, Graeme Brown, Cath Lavery, Davidson Ateh and Bryony Frost. © Tim Gander News story: Queen Mary wins BBSRC Activating Impact award
25 March 2014

Queen Mary University of London is this year’s joint winner of a prestigious Activating Impact award from the BBSRC, the UK’s lead funding agency for academic research and training in the biosciences.

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