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News story: Major research project launched to crack aspirin’s anti-cancer properties
6 February 2018

An international study, led by Queen Mary University of London and funded with a £5 million grant from Cancer Research UK, has been launched to answer the final questions before aspirin is recommended to reduce cancer risk.

News story: Students teach robots football tricks in annual hack
5 February 2018

Teams of students from Queen Mary University of London and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) took part in a challenge to hack robots and teach them a range of football skills.


News story: Multinational companies continue to produce unregulated antibiotics in India
5 February 2018

Millions of unapproved antibiotics are being sold in India, according to a new study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London and Newcastle University.

Jacob Rees Mogg MP News story: Brexiteer defends questioning Treasury’s forecasts
2 February 2018

Speaking at the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London last night, Jacob Rees-Mogg, North East Somerset MP and leading Brexiteer, defended raising claims that Treasury officials are trying to influence policy around Brexit. 

An excerpt of the letter, copyright National Archives [SM] News story: Uncovered letters reveal how Gaitskell’s grieving widow was left ‘shocked’ and ‘deeply hurt’ by PM Macmillan’s speech
1 February 2018

Conservative Prime Minister Harold Macmillan deeply offended the widow of the deceased Labour leader Hugh Gaitskell just days after the politician’s untimely death 55 years ago. A letter in which Mrs Gaitskell describes herself as “deeply hurt” has been discovered in the National Archives and is being published for the first time.

Brexit News story: New report on Brexit and public opinion reveals divisions both between and within parties
31 January 2018

A values divide is emerging which could dramatically impact on politics in the years to come, a comprehensive report on Brexit and public opinion reveals.

News story: Government urged to fortify flour with folic acid to prevent birth defects
31 January 2018

There is no need for an upper limit of folate intake, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London and the School of Advanced Study, University of London.

News story: Cells in the heart sense stiffness by measuring contraction forces and resting tension simultaneously
26 January 2018

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have identified a new mechanism in which adhesive structures within the cells of the heart sense stiffness through muscle contractions and resting tension at the same time.

Graduate Centre, Mile End Campus [SM] News story: Queen Mary announces major PhD programme with the Leverhulme Trust
25 January 2018

Queen Mary University of London has announced a new Doctoral Scholarship Programme, supported by the Leverhulme Trust, beginning in 2018 and worth £1,050,000.

News story: Nationwide institute to plug digital skills gap
25 January 2018

Queen Mary University of London is part of a £40 million initiative to create the next generation of digital specialists, announced today in a speech by the UK’s Prime Minister in Davos. Known as the Institute of Coding (IoC), Queen Mary will spearhead the theme of boosting equality and diversity in technology-related education and careers.

News story: Researchers use flu-like virus to attack pancreatic cancer
25 January 2018

A flu-like virus has now been used in experiments to successfully inhibit the growth of pancreatic cancer, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Mathematicians develop model for how new ideas emerge
24 January 2018

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed a mathematical model for the emergence of innovations.   

Queen Mary welcomes its first Erasmus+ students News story: Queen Mary welcomes its first Erasmus+ exchange students from India
23 January 2018

The first five students from Queen Mary’s new Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) Programme have arrived for the spring semester.

The Palace of Westminster [SM] News story: Survey of MPs reveals Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn face significant political challenges over Brexit
22 January 2018

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn face significant challenges within their own parliamentary parties over Brexit, a new survey of MPs has found.


Sam Gyimah MP  [sm] News story: Universities Minister Sam Gyimah backs review of tuition fees
19 January 2018

The new Universities Minister Sam Gyimah has said that a review of student tuition fees is on the way. He was speaking at the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London, in his first public appearance since his appointment to the role.

News story: Whole-population testing for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations is cost-effective
18 January 2018

Screening the entire population for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations, as opposed to just those at high-risk of carrying this mutation, is cost effective and could prevent more ovarian and breast cancers than the current approach, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Professor Richard Bourke awarded prestigious accolade from the Nanovic Institute for European Studies
17 January 2018

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame has awarded the Honourable Mention in the 2018 Laura Shannon Prize to Professor Richard Bourke for his book Empire & Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke.

News story: Queen Mary alumna among ‘most influential’ UK voices on LinkedIn
16 January 2018

A Queen Mary alumna has been listed as one of LinkedIn’s 12 ‘top voices’ in the UK. Alexandra Galviz, who graduated with a BA in French in 2013, was praised for writing “openly and honestly about issues that many are too afraid to speak or write about publicly”.

Silvana sm News story: UK productivity may beat forecasts, says Bank of England’s Silvana Tenreyro
16 January 2018

Just two sectors of the economy – financial services and manufacturing – are responsible for sluggish productivity growth in the UK economy, according to Silvana Tenreyro, the newest member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee.

News story: Long term health conditions drive A&E visits, not lack of GP services
16 January 2018

Rising accident and emergency attendance rates are driven by patients’ long term health conditions, and are not related to lack of GP provision, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London of more than 800,000 patients in east London.

News story: Diabetes gene found that causes low and high blood sugar levels in the same family
15 January 2018

A study of families with rare blood sugar conditions has revealed a new gene thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin, the key hormone in diabetes.

News story: Intervention reduces ‘stress hormone’ in war-affected youth
12 January 2018

A new study shows that a humanitarian program to improve the mental health of adolescents affected by the Syrian war has decreased levels of cortisol (a hormone associated with stress) in participants by a third.

Colin Grant News story: Queen Mary University of London appoints Professor Colin Grant as new Vice-Principal (International)
12 January 2018

Queen Mary University of London has appointed a new Vice-Principal (International). Professor Colin Grant, currently Vice-President (International) at the University of Southampton and Chair of the Russell Group International Forum, will take up the post on 16 April 2018.

News story: Some leukaemia patients may be missing out on new treatments
11 January 2018

Patients with an aggressive form of leukaemia, currently ineligible for any type of targeted therapy, may in fact benefit from new drugs, according to new research by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Impact of renewables and trading on power grid frequency fluctuations
10 January 2018

The effect of energy trading is strong and comparable in size to the effect of renewables on the frequency fluctuations of a power grid, according to a new study published in Nature Energy.

News story: At least three out of five people who try a cigarette become daily smokers
10 January 2018

At least 61 per cent of people who try their first cigarette become, at least temporarily, daily smokers, suggests an analysis of survey data by Queen Mary University of London.

Kavita Datta SM News story: Queen Mary researcher appointed to Migration Leadership Team
9 January 2018

Kavita Datta, Professor of Development Geography at Queen Mary University of London, has been appointed to the London International Development Centre (LIDC) Migration Leadership Team.

Party activists (SM) News story: Survey of Britain's party members reveals glaring contrasts between Tories and other parties
4 January 2018

A survey of the country’s party members has revealed glaring contrasts between rank and file Tories and their Labour, Lib Dem and SNP counterparts.

News story: Computational study of world music outliers reveals countries with distinct recordings
21 December 2017

Botswana is the country with the most distinct musical recordings around the world while China has the most distinct recordings in relation to its neighbours, according to research by Queen Mary University of London.

Professor David McCoy, Krishen Samuel and Miranda Liang in Oslo, Norway News story: Queen Mary representatives report from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony
21 December 2017

Queen Mary University of London sponsored two of its Global Health alumni to travel and attend this year’s Nobel Peace Prize celebrations in Oslo, Norway.

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