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News story: Sugar intake during pregnancy is associated with allergy and allergic asthma in children
6 July 2017

High maternal sugar intake during pregnancy may increase the risk of allergy and allergic asthma in the offspring, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) involving almost 9,000 mother-child pairs.

News story: New centre to transform treatment of mental illness and ethnic inequality
5 July 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and its partners have received £1.2 million from Lankelly Chase Foundation to establish a centre for transforming health services for ethnic minority people with severe mental illness.

News story: QMUL researcher wins £2m grant to improve internet management
5 July 2017

A researcher from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has secured a substantial grant of £2m to improve the hubs where independent internet networks can connect directly to one another.

News story: UK can lead the way in labour rights post-Brexit
4 July 2017

Leading academics have today published a set of proposals for the protection of workers’ rights in post-Brexit UK trade agreements.

News story: Academic to receive honour from the Queen
4 July 2017

Professor Parveen June Kumar from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE), in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

News story: Women may be failing to take breast cancer drug due to confusion over symptoms
30 June 2017

Women who are at high risk of developing breast cancer may be failing to take the preventive anti-cancer drug tamoxifen because they are confusing naturally-occurring symptoms with side effects, according to a study of nearly 4,000 women led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Barts and Queen Mary Science Festival returns for seventh year
28 June 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) celebrated a day of science research with a festival for London school kids.

News story: Study of the mouse genome reveals new gene functions and their role in human disease
26 June 2017

The first results from a functional genetic catalogue of the laboratory mouse have been shared with the research community, revealing new insights into a range of rare diseases and the possibility of accelerating development of new treatments and precision medicine.

News story: Simulated honeybees can use simple brain circuits for complex learning
23 June 2017

Bees lacking the insect equivalent of the cerebral cortex may still be able to learn smells, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

News story: Guided self-help approach to graded exercise programme is safe and may reduce fatigue for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome
23 June 2017

A self-help approach to a graded exercise programme, supervised by a specialist physiotherapist, is safe and may reduce fatigue for some people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), according to a new trial of 200 people published in The Lancet. The intervention, undertaken over 12 weeks, had a smaller effect on reducing physical disability.

News story: Brexit gives rise to new political identities, new report finds
23 June 2017

Two academics from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have contributed to a report on the challenges and implications of Brexit a year after the vote.

News story: QMUL receives Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework
22 June 2017

Teaching at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded Silver in the new government framework aiming to measure the teaching quality of higher education providers.

News story: HPV testing leads to earlier detection and treatment of cervical pre-cancer
22 June 2017

Women who receive human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, in addition to a pap smear, receive a faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer, according to a study of over 450,000 women by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of New Mexico (UNM) Comprehensive Cancer Center.

News story: QMUL launches new computing magazine for primary school children
20 June 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)’s award-winning outreach project, Computer Science for Fun (cs4fn) launches its free magazine ‘A Bit of cs4fn’, helping teachers teach computer science to primary school children.

News story: Joining the dots: Follow astronomers’ new hunt for Earth-like planets
19 June 2017

The astronomers who discovered the nearest potentially habitable planet to our Solar System are inviting the public to take part in their search for more Earth-like planets.

Metastasis - Invasion of cancer in the bloodstream News story: Blood cell discovery identifies patients with aggressive prostate cancer
15 June 2017

Patients who have aggressive prostate cancer could be identified by a highly accurate and simple blood test, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Sh!t Theatre News story: Theatre and performance podcast from QMUL's Department of Drama
15 June 2017

A new podcast series from the Department of Drama at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) explores contemporary theatre from the perspective of artists, creators, and performers.

Blue inhaler News story: Using inhalers can lead to mocking and social exclusion for teenagers
14 June 2017

Teenagers with asthma are embarrassed to use their inhalers even though they could prevent life-threatening asthma attacks, a new study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has found.

News story: Law in Practice students take the next steps with Reed Smith LLP
14 June 2017

All four students from the LLB Law in Practice programme at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been offered training contracts with global law firm Reed Smith LLP. The Law in Practice Programme is four years in duration and students spend year three on a professional placement at Reed Smith LLP.

Professor Rüdiger Görner at German Embassy News story: Professor Rüdiger Görner awarded Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
13 June 2017

Rüdiger Görner, Professor of German at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), has been awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

News story: Royal visit for official opening of new Graduate Centre
13 June 2017

HRH The Princess Royal, Chancellor of the University of London, officially opened the new Graduate Centre at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on Tuesday 13 June 2017.

News story: Previously unpublished trial data explain side effects of key MS drug
12 June 2017

Through a Freedom of Information request to the European Medicines Agency, researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have gained access to data from drug trials, revealing new information about a key drug for multiple sclerosis (MS).

News story: New research centre to improve health of women and unborn babies
10 June 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received £2m from Barts Charity to launch the Barts Research Centre for Women's Health, with the aim of tackling problems that affect mothers and their unborn and newborn children.

Alligator in the Rain by Samantha Arokiasamy News story: QMUL's Life Sciences Initiative hosts new image award competition for staff and students
9 June 2017

The cross-faculty Life Sciences Initiative (LSI) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) hosted its first Image Awards to celebrate well-being, health, technology and beauty in science.

News story: Mind the liquid gap: liquids are capable of supporting waves with short wavelengths only
9 June 2017

Flowing particles in liquids act as a filter to suppress long-wavelength waves but allow short-wavelength ones to be supported, according to physicists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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).