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A bundle of giant sperm of the present-day ostracod crustacean Cyclocypris serena. Photo credit: R. Matzke-Karasz. News story: World’s oldest animal sperm found in Myanmar amber
16 September 2020

The tiny crustaceans had sex just before their entrapment in a blob of tree resin.

Tortoise hatchling next to face-like stimuli used in the study. Credit:Gionata Stancher News story: Tortoise hatchlings are attracted to faces from birth
14 September 2020

Tortoises are born with a natural preference for faces, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary University of London, the University of Trento and the Fondazione Museo Civico Rovereto. 

Data-Centric Enginering programme. Credit:Queen Mary University of London News story: Queen Mary opens applications for new programme to help promising individuals return to research
14 September 2020

Applications are now open for Queen Mary University of London’s innovative Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Data-Centric Engineering, which aims to increase mobility between industry and academia.

Professor Greg Slabaugh News story: Queen Mary appoints Director for new Digital Environment Research Institute
14 September 2020

Queen Mary University of London has announced the appointment of Professor Greg Slabaugh as the Director of the University’s new Digital Environment Research Institute (DERI).

Waves of connected particles. Credit: piranka/ News story: Molecular ‘dances’ determine how liquids take up heat
9 September 2020

Scientists have uncovered a link between the microscopic movements of particles in a liquid and its ability to absorb heat.

Photograph of Queen Mary's Degree Apprentices and academics News story: Queen Mary students launch auction to counter impact of Covid-19 on charity sector
8 September 2020

Students undertaking a Degree Apprenticeship programme at Queen Mary University of London have launched a special auction to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the charity sector.

Research in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks to enhance understanding of the world in which we live News story: Queen Mary continues celebrated studentship programme
8 September 2020

Queen Mary’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will continue to offer two fully-funded arts and humanities studentships for talented UK applicants from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

Stethoscope News story: COVID-19 data from GPs shows triple the number of suspected cases and twice the risk for ethnic minorities
8 September 2020

There were three times as many suspected COVID-19 cases presented to GPs during the peak of the pandemic than shown in official COVID-19 test results, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.

St Bartholomew’s Hospital News story: Specialist centres hold key to keeping heart attack victims alive, major study shows
4 September 2020

A trial led by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health researchers looking at the effect of stem cell therapy in treating heart attack patients has revealed the importance of specialist centres to extending life.

A stock photograph of a woman working in tech News story: Students show resilience when it comes to advancing inclusion and equality in tech
3 September 2020

Students from Queen Mary University of London have taken part in a ground-breaking programme to advance inclusion and equality in tech.

Dr Musa Abdulkareem News story: Staff profile: Using AI to improve heart scans
3 September 2020

Dr Musa Abdulkareem is an Honorary Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London and Principal Research Scientist on the Barts Life Sciences CAP-AI programme, where he has been working with Professor Steffen Petersen to use Artificial Intelligence in analysing cardiac MRI scans. In this Q&A, Dr Abdulkareem reflects on the progress of the project over the last 15 months and talks about his future ambitions of maximising AI’s huge potential in healthcare.

ERC logo. These projects have received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. News story: Queen Mary researchers receive prestigious early-career awards
3 September 2020

Three researchers from Queen Mary University of London have been awarded highly competitive European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants to support ground-breaking scientific research.

A photograph of author Gabriel Krauze (Credit: The Booker Prize) News story: Queen Mary graduate nominated for 2020 Booker Prize
3 September 2020

Gabriel Krauze studied English Literature at Queen Mary University of London and has been longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize for his debut novel Who They Was.

Knee x-ray. Image by Dr. Manuel González Reyesa from pixabay News story: New molecule repairs cartilage and relieves symptoms of osteoarthritis
2 September 2020

A newly discovered molecule has been found to provide long-lasting regeneration of bone and cartilage defects, as well as symptom relief, and could potentially play a role in treating osteoarthritis, according to early research in animals led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Beekeeping and Volunteering at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
2 September 2020

Since lockdown we have caught up with staff from across the University to hear more about their different volunteering efforts over the last six months. Martin Donkin, Immigration and Compliance Officer at Queen Mary, has been volunteering at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, where he also helps out as a beekeeper and has explained to us how it’s changed throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. 

A photograph of Simon Case News story: Queen Mary alumnus confirmed as UK’s top civil servant
1 September 2020

Simon Case, who holds a PhD from Queen Mary’s School of History, has been named as Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service from 9 September 2020, succeeding Sir Mark Sedwill.

Heart News story: Architecture of the heart different between women and men and with age
1 September 2020

Differences in the shape and texture of men and women’s hearts could potentially explain why their risk of heart disease differs, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.

ACACIA team photo from 2019 launch News story: New study into air pollution exposure in African children
27 August 2020

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have received funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to conduct research into air pollution exposure affecting children in Africa.

Neurons News story: Childhood obesity could increase the risk of multiple sclerosis
26 August 2020

Childhood and adolescent obesity is projected to contribute up to 14 per cent of overall risk of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2035, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary makes statement of support for trans and gender diverse staff and students
25 August 2020

In light of an intensification of transphobia and in particular transmisogyny in our culture, we would like to reiterate our support for all our trans and gender diverse staff and students at Queen Mary. We recognise that trans women are women, trans men are men and non-binary people exist; arguing otherwise denies trans people’s identities and causes significant harm to an already marginalised community. 

Workers of the red fire ant on a sequencing chip. Credit: Yannick Wurm & Emeline Favreau. News story: New study shows evolutionary breakdown of ‘social’ chromosome in ants
25 August 2020

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found that harmful mutations accumulating in the fire ant social chromosome are causing its breakdown.

Woman about to undergo surgery News story: New surgical approach for women at risk of ovarian cancer
23 August 2020

A new two-stage surgical approach for cancer prevention is highly acceptable among premenopausal women at high risk of ovarian cancer, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.

Hands holding a smartphone displaying the WhatsApp messaging application. News story: WhatsApp groups for new mums are more effective at providing support than NHS services, according to new research
20 August 2020

New research from Queen Mary University of London shows that WhatsApp groups can play a vital role in helping new mums negotiate their knowledge and expertise when transitioning to their new parenting roles.

Queens' Building News story: Queen Mary offers guarantee of course places to offer holders affected by grade assessment change
17 August 2020

Queen Mary University of London has responded to the news that that A-levels and GCSEs in England are to be re-awarded based on the assessment grades from schools.

A stock image of a man reading a report on his mobile device News story: Queen Mary’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies contributes towards legal innovation
13 August 2020

Research from the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London has contributed to the development of arbitration intelligence reports. These reports provide lawyers with specialist data about arbitrators for the first time.

Queens' Building News story: Our plan to ensure that prospective students are not disadvantaged by this year's grading system
13 August 2020

On the eve of students across England and Wales receiving their A Level results, one of the UK’s most prestigious Universities has made an unprecedented commitment to tackle social inequalities exacerbated by the Covid 19 pandemic. Russell Group member Queen Mary University of London has announced a series of measures to ensure that prospective students are not disadvantaged as a result of the disruption caused this year.  

Breast screening News story: Breast screening women in their forties could save lives
13 August 2020

Breast screening women aged 40-49 reduces breast cancer mortality, with minimal increased overdiagnosis, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London that looked at data from 160,000 women.

View of east London and the Royal London Hospital News story: Funding awarded for data-driven healthcare in East London
12 August 2020

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has awarded funding to Queen Mary University of London, as part of the Barts Life Sciences partnership, to develop a proposal for data-driven next generation healthcare in Whitechapel.

Undergraduate students at Queen Mary. Credit: Queen Mary. News story: Tata Consultancy Services launches new bursary scheme to support the next generation of computer scientists at Queen Mary
12 August 2020

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, have provided a significant donation in support of undergraduate Computer Science students at Queen Mary University of London.

Nina at the European Space Agency's Columbus Control Centre News story: Queen Mary student wins award for space medicine research
7 August 2020

A fourth year medical student at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, has won an award for presentation of her intercalated MSc project at the Physiological Society's annual Future Physiology conference.