News story: Pheromone genes could dictate colony structure of the red fire ant
24 August 2017

Proteins involved in the production and perception of pheromones may determine if red fire ant colonies contain a single queen or multiple queens.

News story: Illegal dumping during road construction in Ethiopia affects child mortality
24 August 2017

Researchers have shown that living near newly built roads in Ethiopia is associated with higher rates of infant mortality. Proximity to new roads has negative health effects because of toxic waste dumped illegally during the construction phase, according to early research by economists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Trinity College Dublin (TCD).

News story: People’s Palace Projects develop artistic exchange programme with Brazil’s indigenous Xingu community
24 August 2017

According to the indigenous Kuikuro people in Brazil, artists are itseke, powerful spirits of invisible knowledge.  As part of its commitment to explore the special way in which artists ‘know’ the world, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is building a unique research project with the Kuikuro which asks how we can measure the value of cultural exchange with Brazil’s indigenous cultures today.

News story: QMUL student leaders celebrated for bringing communities together
23 August 2017

Two teams of students from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) were celebrated in the Houses of Parliament for their innovative projects developed as of part in the Three Faiths Forum (3FF) 2016 ParliaMentors programme

News story: Coding, computer languages and working life: QMUL students reflect on their Degree Apprenticeship Programme at Goldman Sachs
22 August 2017

Students on the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) Degree Apprenticeship Programme in partnership with Goldman Sachs, talk about their experiences a year on.

News story: Film festival showcases movies made from space sounds
21 August 2017


Alien may have told you “In space no one can hear you scream” but it was wrong!


News story: Yemen’s Saudi-led coalition is responsible for the ‘worst cholera outbreak in the world’
19 August 2017

The cholera outbreak in Yemen is overwhelmingly affecting rebel-controlled areas due to Saudi-led airstrikes and blockades, according to a letter by researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), published in The Lancet Global Health.

News story: Data revealed under FOI shows benefits of MS drug currently blocked by regulators
18 August 2017

A drug that is blocked by the EU regulatory system has now been found to improve the quality of life of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Collagen in cartilage tissues behaves like liquid crystals in a smart phone screen
17 August 2017

Cartilage in our joints contains collagen which behaves a bit like the liquid crystals on a smart phone screen, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: New web chat tool lets future students discover what’s special about Queen Mary University of London – without setting foot on campus
15 August 2017

Prospective students who want to know more about what it’s like to study at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) can get all their questions answered by talking to current students online, using a new digital interactive platform called Unibuddy.    

News story: What’s the magic word? Artificial intelligence uses internet searches to help create mind association trick
10 August 2017

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have created an artificial intelligence (AI) that uses internet searches to help co-design a word association magic trick.

News story: Like father like son? How we balance work and family life may be learned from our parents
10 August 2017

The extent to which we prioritise work versus family life may be shaped by our childhood experiences in the family home, according to a study co-authored by Dr Ioana Lupu from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Nine subjects at QMUL ranked first in London for student satisfaction
9 August 2017

The latest results of a nationwide survey of final-year undergraduates measuring student satisfaction (National Student Survey) ranks Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) top in London for nine subjects.

News story: State crime researchers uncover role of Western companies in Uzbek corruption scandal
9 August 2017

Evidence in a new research report published today shows that the government of Uzbekistan acted as an organised crime network, with state agencies conducting racketeering activity that benefited political heiress Gulnara Karimova, the elder daughter of Islam Karimov, the leader of Uzbekistan from 1989 to his death in 2016.

News story: Bank of England ledgers reveal failure of World War One loan scheme
8 August 2017

The British government’s initial efforts to pay for World War One through loans from the public was a spectacular failure, according to a new study using restricted Bank of England ledgers. The research reveals that the War Loan scheme failed to such an extent that the Bank of England had to secretly fund half the shortfall.

News story: Secret donors offer generous QMUL scholarship to Singaporean Law student
2 August 2017

An anonymous donation has allowed a Singaporean student to study a prestigious LLB Law at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: GP-based testing for HIV is cost-effective and should be rolled out in 74 local authorities
31 July 2017

Offering HIV testing to people at health checks when they register at a new GP surgery in high-prevalence areas is cost-effective and will save lives, according to a study involving over 86,000 people from 40 GP surgeries, led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. 

News story: Researchers discover how human cells maintain the correct number of chromosomes
28 July 2017

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered an important part of the mechanism involved in how chromosomes are pulled apart during cell division, so that one complete set goes into each of the new cells.

News story: Honorary awards presented at QMUL Graduation week
26 July 2017

Three honorary degrees were awarded during QMUL’s summer graduation week 2017, celebrating feminism, space education and computer science. Those awarded include:

News story: Fellowships awarded at QMUL summer graduation 2017
26 July 2017

Four people have been made fellows of Queen Mary University of London during the 2017 summer graduation.

News story: From War Crime Trials to Clinical Trials – Event commemorates the Holocaust’s lasting influence on medical research
25 July 2017

On the 70th anniversary of the Nazi Doctors trial, a commemorative event in London will explore how human experimentation during the Holocaust led to the code of ethics used in clinical trials today. This will be illustrated by witnesses from both the camps and the Nuremberg Trials.

News story: David Davis favourite to succeed Theresa May, finds survey of Conservative members
24 July 2017

The Brexit Secretary David Davis is the narrow favourite among party members to succeed Theresa May, according to a major survey led by academics at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Sexual health clinics should ask about abuse
21 July 2017

Training clinicians to proactively ask patients about domestic violence is feasible for sexual health clinics to implement and could increase referrals to specialist services, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of Bristol involving over 4,300 women.

News story: Moderate exercise and dieting reduces risk of caesarean section and diabetes in pregnancy
20 July 2017

Pregnant women who have a healthy diet and regular moderate exercise are less likely to have a caesarean section, gain excessive weight, or develop diabetes in pregnancy, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) using data from over 12,000 women.

News story: Study finds top British companies unable or unwilling to publicise ethnic makeup of management
19 July 2017

British businesses must break their “silence” on the under-representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic groups (BAME) in key roles, according to new research commissioned by the British Academy of Management and Chartered Management Institute and co-authored by researchers at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Research in the emergency room helps predict organ failure in critically injured patients
18 July 2017

Testing blood samples within the first two hours of injury could help predict which critically injured patients are more likely to develop multiple organ failure, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). 

News story: QMUL shortlisted for two sustainability awards
17 July 2017

The sustainability team at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been nominated for two Green Gown Awards

News story: Professor Green launches 'Transform Trauma' fundraising appeal for QMUL research
17 July 2017

The rapper Professor Green is helping to raise funds for trauma research at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in a major appeal led by Barts Charity.

News story: £8.6m awarded for global health research
14 July 2017

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have secured new awards totalling £8.6m to deliver medical research that will benefit people in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).

News story: Historian publishes first biography of the ‘most-wanted’ revolutionary in Tsarist Russia
11 July 2017

A historian at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has published the first biography of Vladimir Burtsev, the ‘most-wanted’ revolutionary in Tsarist Russia.