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Social networks accelerate cultural evolution in hunter-gatherers News story: Social networks accelerate cultural evolution in hunter-gatherers
28 February 2020

A new study, involving researchers from Queen Mary University of London, has shown that the unique social structure of real-life hunter-gatherers increases the rate at which culture evolves.

News story: Queen Mary wins award for commitment to No Place for Hate campaign
28 February 2020

Tower Hamlets Council has awarded Queen Mary University of London a trophy for signing up more than 100 people to the council’s No Place for Hate pledge during National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

Professor Jonathan Grigg News story: Professor of Pediatrics appointed as NIHR Senior Investigator
27 February 2020

Queen Mary’s Professor Grigg has been appointed as a Senior Investigator for 2020 by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) - the nation's largest funder of health and care research.

News story: Immune therapy reduces risk of recurrence in aggressive breast cancer
26 February 2020

An immune therapy for the most aggressive form of breast cancer can substantially reduce the risk of the disease returning, according to a clinical trial led by Professor Peter Schmid of Queen Mary University of London.

Diabetes drug reduces complications of long-term steroid therapy. Credit: mrtom-uk/ iStock.com News story: Diabetes drug reduces complications of long-term steroid therapy
26 February 2020

A drug used to treat type 2 diabetes could offer a simple and cheap solution to reduce harmful side effects of steroid treatment, new research from Queen Mary University of London suggests.

The Queens' Building at Queen Mary University of London News story: Queen Mary becomes first London University to host ‘Project SEARCH’ workplace immersion programme
24 February 2020

Queen Mary University of London is the first university in the capital to host a Project SEARCH programme. Project SEARCH is aimed at enabling young adults with learning difficulties and/or autism to earn valuable work experience.

A bee solving the task of recognising the same shape (a sphere) in darkness when it could feel but not see the shapes. Credit - Lars Chittka News story: Bumblebees can experience an object using one sense and later recognise it using another
20 February 2020

How are we able to find things in the dark? And how can we imagine how something feels just by looking at it?

Psychologists discover secret to achieving goals. Credit: solidcolours/iStock News story: Psychologists discover secret to achieving goals
20 February 2020

Research led by scientists at Queen Mary University of London has provided new insights into why people often make unrealistic plans that are doomed to fail. 

Artificial intelligence has been used for the first time to instantly and accurately measure blood flow, in a new study involving researchers from Queen Mary University of London. News story: World first in AI helps predict heart attacks and stroke
14 February 2020

Artificial intelligence has been used for the first time to instantly and accurately measure blood flow, in a new study involving researchers from Queen Mary University of London.

Queens' Building News story: Queen Mary ranks in the top 20 for universities targeted by employers
13 February 2020

Queen Mary University of London ranks 19th for universities targeted by the largest number of top employers in 2019-2020 according to a new report.

A new book authored by an academic from Queen Mary University of London has shed new light on recent EU reforms which, according to the research, are undermining the stability of the Eurozone. News story: The European Union is creating its own downfall according to new book by Queen Mary academic
12 February 2020

A new book authored by an academic from Queen Mary University of London has shed new light on recent EU reforms which, according to the research, are undermining the stability of the Eurozone.

A new study led by academics from the Cloud Legal Project at Queen Mary University of London has found that current cyber-security standards set by the European Union, known as the NIS Directive, do not go far enough and could potentially be undermined. News story: Cyber-security regulations for air transport may prove ineffective
12 February 2020

A new study led by academics from the Cloud Legal Project at Queen Mary University of London has found that current cyber-security standards set by the European Union, known as the NIS Directive, do not go far enough and could potentially be undermined.

Model of a foot and mouth disease virus capsid. Credit: theasis/ iStock.com News story: Foot-and-mouth-disease virus could help target the deadliest cancer
12 February 2020

The foot-and-mouth-disease virus is helping scientists at Queen Mary to tackle a common cancer with the worst survival rate – pancreatic cancer.

Queen Mary awarded over £3 million for astronomy research News story: Queen Mary awarded over £3 million for astronomy research
7 February 2020

Researchers from the School of Physics and Astronomy have received funding from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), part of UK Research and Innovation, to support new research projects aimed at improving our understanding of the universe.

Plastic pollution on the Upper Lea. Credit: James Pretty News story: Queen Mary lead European project to tackle plastic pollution
7 February 2020

A €14m joint project involving key partners across England and France has launched this week in a bid to prevent plastic hotspots in the Channel.

Accumulation of FHR-4 protein (yellow) within the macula News story: International team delivers research breakthrough for leading cause of blindness
7 February 2020

Research from Queen Mary University of London has identified a new protein linked to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) that could offer new hope for the diagnosis and treatment of the disease, which affects over 1.5 million people in the UK alone.

A doctor studies mammograms on a tablet computer News story: 'Sandpit’ workshop in Mexico results in research project to prove the diagnostic potential of saliva for breast cancer
5 February 2020

15% of women worldwide suffer from breast cancer, with over 55,000 and 1.6 million cases diagnosed in the UK and Mexico per annum respectively, and existing diagnostic standards are invasive, costly and painful. But an intensive ‘sandpit’ joint multidisciplinary research workshop between Queen Mary University of London, the University of the Americas Puebla and the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico has resulted in funding for a collaborative research project which aims to take the first steps towards diagnosis of the disease using saliva.

Students outside Stepney Greencoat Church of England Primary School. Credit - Huda Yusuf News story: Dental students teach local pupils all about staying healthy with SUGAR SMART Tower Hamlets
4 February 2020

Students from Queen Mary’s Institute of Dentistry and Barts Health NHS Trust have been teaching primary school pupils from Tower Hamlets all about the benefits of healthy living as part of delivering a national campaign – SUGAR SMART.

Artist’s concept of the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft approaching the sun. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben News story: Researchers uncover intense chaotic motions of the solar wind
3 February 2020

New research from Queen Mary University of London has observed the chaotic behaviour of the solar wind at distances closer to the Sun than ever before.

Pinpointing rare disease mutations. Credit: Tetiana Lazunova/ iStock.com News story: Pinpointing rare disease mutations
31 January 2020

A new study from Queen Mary University of London and EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute has uncovered the genes essential for supporting life, which could help researchers to identify mutations responsible for rare childhood diseases.

News story: The Brexit referendum did not lead to more radical Euroscepticism elsewhere, according to new study
30 January 2020

A new paper co-authored by academics from Queen Mary University of London sheds new light on populist radical right parties’ responses to the UK’s Brexit vote.

A photograph of a democratic protest News story: Exploring the challenges and pitfalls of democratic politics
30 January 2020

In the first of a new series of In Conversation events, Queen Mary’s Global Policy Institute (GPI) and the Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IHSS) hosted a discussion concerning the challenges and pitfalls of democratic politics today.

Students testing their robots at the event. Credit: Ray Crundwell Photography. News story: Queen Mary hosts Lego engineering challenge for local school students
29 January 2020

On 25 January, Queen Mary University of London opened their doors to local schoolchildren for the 2020 FIRST® LEGO® League tournament.

Sir Peter Ratcliffe News story: Nobel prize winning alumnus Sir Peter Ratcliffe to speak at Queen Mary
29 January 2020

Nobel Prize winning alumnus Sir Peter Ratcliffe is coming to Queen Mary to speak about his award and his time at St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College.

Solitary female bee selecting their nest site. Credit: Olli Loukola News story: Smart single mother bees learn from their neighbours
29 January 2020

Solitary female bees inspect other nests for signs of danger before making decisions on where to build their own, a new London-based study suggests.

A photograph of the entrance to the Auschwitz concentration camp News story: Queen Mary marks Holocaust Memorial Day
28 January 2020

As part of Holocaust Memorial Day, Queen Mary University of London hosted an original theatre production in collaboration with the international charity Human Rights Watch and Georgetown University. It featured a performance by the Oscar-nominated actor David Strathairn.

A person working in an office. Credit: Pixabay News story: Better primary care needed to help young stroke survivors return to work
28 January 2020

The role of primary care needs to be improved to help young stroke survivors return to work, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Cambridge.

A new exhibition at the Royal College of Nursing, in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London, explores how the emotions attached to nursing, and the assumptions attached to these feelings have changed throughout history. News story: Exploring the history of emotions in nursing
24 January 2020

A new exhibition at the Royal College of Nursing, in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London, explores how the emotions attached to nursing, and the assumptions attached to these feelings have changed throughout history.

I Stung Gwyneth Paltrow screenshot. Credit: John Clay. News story: Rock n roll biologist’s new music video exposes Gwyneth Paltrow’s alternative ‘health treatments’
22 January 2020

Rock n roll biologist Professor Lars Chittka has released a new music video which takes aim at the alternative ‘health treatments’ of Gwyneth Paltrow. 

Picture of Jeremy Corbyn who is due to stand down as leader of the Labour Party News story: Exploring the future of the Labour Party at the Mile End Institute
21 January 2020

In the run-up to the Labour leadership election, Queen Mary University of London’s Mile End Institute organised a one-day conference on the future of the party. The event attracted a diverse range of politicians, journalists and activists.