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Classical guitarist Michael Poll tries out the experimental digital music cube News story: Digital music gets a cubist makeover
6 February 2014

An eight-inch wooden cube may be an unlikely spark for a musical revolution – but that’s the hope of a collaboration of electronic engineers at Queen Mary University of London and musicians working towards hackable electronic instruments that performers can easily modify to produce sounds in surprising new ways.

News story: Detection of Down syndrome during pregnancy improves for younger women
5 February 2014

New figures from the National Down Syndrome Cytogenetic Register (NDSCR) based at Queen Mary University of London, reveal the proportion of Down syndrome cases diagnosed antenatally has increased in younger women.  Furthermore, Down syndrome diagnoses are occurring earlier in pregnancy for women of all ages. 

News story: East London teenagers present 100 years of medical history
4 February 2014

Young Londoners have travelled back in time some 100 years to discover how people lived, worked and died in the East End and what impact the area’s medical history has on the current generation.

News story: Queen Mary’s Pathology Museum to host international mortality and mourning event
3 February 2014

A three day discussion on mortality, mourning, death and dying, and their resonating effect on culture and history is set to take place at Barts Pathology Museum this April.

News story: New programme to support computing teaching launched
31 January 2014

A new set of free workshops and resources to support those who teach computing in London will be debuted at Queen Mary University of London on Monday 3 February.

News story: Year on year rise in undergraduate student applications repeated for 2014
29 January 2014

Applications to study at undergraduate level at Queen Mary University of London are up almost 15 per cent this year, according to statistics released by Ucas after their undergraduate application deadline in January*.

News story: Schizophrenia in the limelight: film-industry technology provides insights into social exclusion
20 January 2014The first 30 seconds of a social encounter is crucial for people with symptoms of schizophrenia for establishing contact with people, according to new research carried out at Queen Mary University of London.
Inside Centre of the Cell News story: Sense-ational school break science fun at Centre of the Cell
20 January 2014

How can astronauts have secret conversations in space? Why do your feet go numb in cold water? And why does spicy food set your tongue on fire? Centre of the Cell will be answering these questions and more this half-term.

News story: New discovery on Giant Cell Arteritis sheds light on cause
17 January 2014

New research from Queen Mary University of London has revealed – for the first time – how the condition Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) may be caused by a certain group of white blood cells called ‘neutrophils’. GCA (also known as temporal arteritis) is a condition which causes severe inflammation in the blood vessels and primarily affects the elderly.

News story: From Westminster to Whitechapel: Queen Mary takes part in Royal Society Pairing scheme
17 January 2014

Professor Lord Winston – the distinguished medical scientist, television presenter and life peer – will be visiting Queen Mary University of London on January 17 2014 as part of a unique ‘pairing’ scheme run by the Royal Society, the UK national academy of science.

News story: Economics and Finance partners with top European consultancy
16 January 2014

Paid work placements with one of Europe’s leading economic consultancies will be open to Economics postgraduates at Queen Mary University of London, thanks to a new partnership.

News story: Screening helps prevent cervical cancer in older women
15 January 2014

New research from Queen Mary University of London reveals women over the age of 50 who don’t attend cervical screening are six times more likely to be diagnosed with cervical cancer in later life.

News story: Alternative Valentine's at Barts Pathology Museum
14 January 2014

Lovesick hysterics, plundered hearts and the history of sexually transmitted diseases will be discussed in a series of February lectures at Barts Pathology Museum, part of Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Student-led legal service for Tech City entrepreneurs launches
13 January 2014

Google Campus will host the launch of a free legal advice service for digital start-ups based in east London on Wednesday 22 January. 

Guest lecturer Professor Graham Gibbs News story: Register now for Drapers’ Lecture: Does student choice improve the quality of education?
8 January 2014

A public lecture at Queen Mary University of London will explore how higher education is now alleged to be a market in which student choice ‘drives up quality’.

News story: Scientific journals show little enforcement of animal research reporting guidelines
8 January 2014

New findings from Queen Mary University of London reveal experimental flaws and a lack of transparent reporting is compromising the quality of animal studies and their potential to translate into the clinic.

News story: Students kick off 2014 World Cup journey
7 January 2014

Sporty students at Queen Mary University of London are taking part in the launch of a football relay from London to Rio – host city of the 2014 World Cup.

News story: Discovery brings scientists one step closer to understanding tendon injury
7 January 2014

Research led by Queen Mary University of London has discovered a specific mechanism that is crucial to effective tendon function, which could reveal why older people are more prone to tendon injury.   

Professor Tilli Tansey - ©Wellcome Trust News story: Medical historian recognised in New Year Honours list
2 January 2014

Professor Tilli Tansey of Queen Mary University of London has been recognised with an OBE in the 2014 New Year Honours list, for services to Research in the Medical Sciences and to the Public Understanding of Science.

News story: Year on year rise in student applications repeated for 2014
23 December 2013

Applications to study at Queen Mary University of London are up almost 14 per cent this year, according to the latest statistics released by Ucas.

News story: Queen Mary student top 3 ‘brightest and best’ in the UK
20 December 2013

A second year English and European Law undergraduate from Queen Mary University of London reached the final of a competition to find the UK’s best and brightest students.

Computer simulation of pterosaurs News story: Analysis of extinct fossils reveals flying reptiles did not float like birds
20 December 2013

The extinct flying reptiles, pterosaurs, likely spent little time on water, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.

The primary cilia were grown on micro-grooves 10 micrometres in size. News story: Scientists find a groovy way to influence specialisation of stem cells
18 December 2013

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have shown for the first time that the specialised role stem cells go on to perform is controlled by primary cilia –tiny hair-like structures protruding from a cell.

Ben Burns and Prof Jonathan Pitts (centre left and right) from Actual Experience accepting the award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the UK IT Industry Awards. News story: Double success for Queen Mary spinout making the Internet better for everyone
17 December 2013

Technology company, Actual Experience, which  works with consumers and business to improve the experience of their IT, has achieved a double success, completing a £4m financing round with one of Europe's largest investment managers and winning another prestigious industry award for innovation.

Credit: Aldebaran Robotics News story: Using robots to reach out to isolated people
17 December 2013

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London are taking part in a major new project looking at how cutting-edge robotics can enable people to participate in public spaces, as a place to meet and share ideas without being there in person.

News story: Call for children’s charities, ISPs and the adult industry to work together to protect kids from online porn
13 December 2013

Children’s charities, parental support organisations, members of the UK’s and US adult industry and major internet service providers  (ISPs) have committed to work together to ensure that better measures are introduced to help prevent youngsters being able to access hardcore pornography online.

News story: Drug cuts breast cancer cases by more than 50 per cent in high risk women
12 December 2013

Taking the breast cancer drug anastrozole for five years reduced the chances of post-menopausal women at high risk of breast cancer developing the disease by 53 per cent compared with women who took a placebo, according to a study published in the Lancet today.

copyright Dr Elizabeth Clare News story: Stealth manoeuvre allows nectar bats to target insect prey
12 December 2013

A nectar-feeding bat that was thought to eat insects in passing has been discovered to target its moving prey with stealth precision, according to new research by a scientist at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Guardian University Awards shortlists student work experience project
11 December 2013

A Queen Mary University of London work experience scheme that supports its students and East End charities has been shortlisted in the Guardian University Awards 2014.

News story: £1.1m grant to boost English language skills among refugees and asylum seekers
10 December 2013

A project spearheaded by a Queen Mary University of London Phd student has been awarded a £1.1m grant to work with refugees, migrants and asylum seekers to learn English and integrate within their new homes.

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