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Crowd wearing masks News story: New risk model estimates likelihood of death or hospitalisation from COVID-19
21 October 2020

A model that can calculate a person’s risk of becoming infected and then seriously ill due to COVID-19 has been shown to accurately estimate risk during the first wave of the pandemic in England, in new research involving Queen Mary University of London.

A new report recommends a localised approach to empowering communities in a post-Covid age. News story: Localism is the key to levelling up, according to new report
15 October 2020

A new report published by the Queen Mary’s Mile End Institute and the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) recommends a localised approach to empowering communities in a post-Covid age.

Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido News story: Queen Mary researcher awarded UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship
15 October 2020

Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido from Queen Mary University of London has today been named as one of UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Future Leaders Fellows for her work to develop innovative energy storage systems.

News story: Herd immunity in COVID-19 control is a ‘dangerous fallacy’, say authors of open letter
15 October 2020

A group of 80 researchers say that a so-called ‘herd immunity’ approach to managing COVID-19 by allowing immunity to develop in low-risk populations is “a dangerous fallacy unsupported by the scientific evidence”.

Dr Mark Freestone News story: Queen Mary researcher releases book on ‘Making a Psychopath’
15 October 2020

Mark Freestone, Reader in Mental Health at Queen Mary’s Wolfson Institute, today releases his new book, Making a Psychopath.

Political parties in the UK overwhelmingly view their members as assets rather than liabilities News story: How the Conservative Party won the 2019 general election
14 October 2020

New research co-authored by Professor Tim Bale from Queen Mary’s School of Politics and International relations sheds fresh light on how the Conservative Party won the 2019 general election.

A group of migrants travelling News story: EU failing to comply with obligations on migration, according to new report
13 October 2020

Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax from Queen Mary’s School of Law has written a report for the European Parliament on the EU’s External Migration Policy and the Protection of Human Rights.

Vitamin D News story: Clinical trial to investigate whether vitamin D protects against COVID-19
13 October 2020

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London, funded by Barts Charity, have launched a new clinical trial to investigate whether taking vitamin D could protect people from COVID-19.

Premature baby in an incubator. Credit: CatEyePerspective/iStock.com News story: New bioengineering approach to fix fetal membranes
13 October 2020

New research led by Queen Mary University of London and UCL has shown that small bioengineered molecules can be used to repair defects in the fetal membranes that surround and protect babies developing in the womb. 

Professor Charles Knight News story: Queen Mary researcher recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours
12 October 2020

Charles Knight, Professor of Cardiology at Queen Mary University of London and Chief Executive of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, has received an OBE for services to the NHS and people with heart disease in the Queen’s birthday honours.

Image of a soundwave. Credit: Ali Kahfi/iStock.com News story: Scientists find upper limit for the speed of sound
9 October 2020

A research collaboration between Queen Mary University of London, the University of Cambridge and the Institute for High Pressure Physics in Troitsk has discovered the fastest possible speed of sound.

News story: Queen Mary joins alliance offering 20,500 extra COVID-19 tests a day
8 October 2020

London’s leading life science and academic institutions have united to respond in an unprecedented way to the coronavirus pandemic by ramping up diagnostic testing capacity for the UK.

Being Human is a national forum for public engagement with humanities research. News story: Being Human ready to explore New Worlds in 2020
6 October 2020

Queen Mary University of London is set to participate once again in Being Human, the festival which promotes public engagement with humanities research. The 2020 edition kicks off on 12 November.

 Dr Daniel Lee of Queen Mary University of London's School of History News story: Queen Mary Historian publishes book to critical acclaim
5 October 2020

Dr Daniel Lee from Queen Mary University of London’s School of History has received critical acclaim for his book about little-known SS officer Dr Robert Griesinger.

3 October 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the reunification of Germany News story: New insights into the impact of German reunification 30 years on
2 October 2020

Thirty years on from German reunification, Dr Anna Raute, an academic from Queen Mary University of London, has published a working paper which sheds new light on the impact it had on women.

Chromosol logo News story: Queen Mary spinout Chromosol wins Royal Society of Chemistry competition
30 September 2020

Chromosol, a spinout company from Queen Mary University of London has been announced as a winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry Emerging Technologies Competition.

Knee x-ray. Image by Dr. Manuel González Reyesa from pixabay News story: Poor bone quality is linked to poor heart health
25 September 2020

New research by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Southampton’s Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (MRC LEU) has found associations between lower bone mineral density and worse cardiovascular health in both men and women.

Professor Ginestra Bianconi News story: Queen Mary mathematician wins prestigious award for network science contributions
24 September 2020

Professor Ginestra Bianconi, Professor of Applied Mathematics at Queen Mary’s School of Mathematical Sciences, has been elected a Fellow of the Network Science Society.

Pancreatic cancer cells grown in culture, SEM. Credit: Anne Weston, Francis Crick Institute. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) News story: Clinical trial shows combination therapy with vitamin A is safe for patients with pancreatic cancer
24 September 2020

A treatment combination involving the addition of a form of vitamin A to the current standard treatment regimen for pancreatic cancer is safe for patients, according to an early phase clinical trial led by Queen Mary University of London.

Research shows that organisations need to address diversity News story: Targets bring more women on boards, but they still don’t reach the top according to new report
24 September 2020

An academic from Queen Mary University of London has contributed to a major new report published by Cranfield University which shows that there are only five female CEOs in the FTSE 100.

Students at Queen Mary University of London News story: Students with BTEC qualifications get a Step Ahead at the School of Business and Management
23 September 2020

The School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London has piloted a transition programme for students starting undergraduate degrees who have BTEC qualifications.

Black inclusions in placental cells resembling inhaled particulate matter News story: Air pollution particles and metals found in the placenta
23 September 2020

Pollution particles, including metals, have been found in the placentas of fifteen women in London, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.

Alarm clock with the colours of the EU flag and one UK star representing the countdown to Brexit. News story: No deal Brexit risks queues at the border and food shortages, new academic report finds
22 September 2020

Professor Tim Bale from Queen Mary University of London has contributed to a new report by academic think tank UK in a Changing Europe. It finds that the most immediate and visible impact of the UK failing to get a deal with the EU will be seen at the border, with risks of queues and shortages of food.

News story: Researcher awarded prestigious cardiology prize for MRI discovery
22 September 2020

Dr Nay Aung, an academic clinical lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, has been awarded the Royal Society of Medicine President’s prize for best cardiology PhD project.

Professor James Busfield and Professor Yang Hao were elected as fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering News story: Queen Mary professors elected as fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering
22 September 2020

The Royal Academy of Engineering have elected two Queen Mary engineers, Professor James Busfield and Professor Yang Hao, as fellows.

Medication world map News story: The impact of COVID-19 on access to Parkinson’s disease medication
22 September 2020

A global survey of health professionals, led by Queen Mary University of London, has shown that during the COVID-19 pandemic, patients with Parkinson’s disease in large parts of Asia, Africa, and Latin and South America experienced difficulty in accessing their medication, which is likely to have led to deterioration of symptom control.

Dr Khai D Q Nguyen speaking at the Innovations in Elastomeric Materials and Products event in 2019 News story: Queen Mary researcher named ‘Future Innovator’ at National Awards
21 September 2020

Dr Khai D. Q. Nguyen, a postdoctoral researcher at Queen Mary University of London has been announced as an award winner at the 2020 Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) Best of the Best Awards.

A researcher in Queen Mary's BCI laboratories News story: Immunotherapy improves survival in patients with advanced bladder cancer
18 September 2020

An immunotherapy drug called ‘avelumab’ has been shown to significantly improve survival in patients with the most common type of bladder cancer, according to results from a phase III clinical trial led by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Cancer Centre, UK.

Queen Mary's students aspire to tackle major societal challenges. News story: Queen Mary University of London launches a ground-breaking social venture fund to empower students
17 September 2020

The School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London is launching a student-led social venture fund aiming to support long-term social change.

Scrabble tiles showing 'Predict Parkinson's Disease' News story: Improving the prediction of Parkinson’s Disease
16 September 2020

Including genetic markers in addition to well known risk factors improves tests to predict Parkinson’s disease, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.