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Gin and Tonic. Credit: Pixabay News story: Call for ‘ready to drink’ alcoholic beverages to be reduced in sugar and calories
21 January 2020

Popular ‘ready to drink’ pre-mixed spirits sold in major UK retailers are unnecessarily high in hidden sugar and calories[1] and should be forced to reformulate immediately to the agreed criterion set by government in the Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) or pay the fine[2] – according to a NEW product survey by Action on Sugar at Queen Mary University of London to mark Sugar Awareness Week (20th-26th January 2020).

News story: Political misinformation found to be related to support for right-wing populism in Europe
17 January 2020

A study led by Queen Mary University of London has shown that supporters of right-wing populist parties are prone to showing higher levels of political misinformation.

Strengths for the Journey News story: Psychology program for refugee children improves wellbeing
17 January 2020

A positive psychology program created by researchers at Queen Mary University of London focuses on promoting wellbeing in refugee children. It is unusual in that it focuses on promoting positive outcomes, rather than addressing war trauma exposure.

Emulate's organs-on-chips technology News story: Queen Mary opens Organs-on-Chips Centre for advancements in medical research and drug development
16 January 2020

A new research centre which aims to revolutionise medical research and drug development using microengineered Organs-on-Chips has opened at Queen Mary University of London.

Queen Mary Dentistry Professor finds a low-cost, non-intrusive solution to save children’s teeth News story: Queen Mary Dentistry Professor finds a low-cost, non-intrusive solution to save children’s teeth
16 January 2020

A study led by Queen Mary’s Professor of Dental Public Health, Professor Cynthia Pine, has identified a low-cost and low-intensity intervention technique that could prevent tooth decay for thousands of children across the UK.

Submissions are now open for the 2020 Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize News story: Submissions are now open for the 2020 Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize
15 January 2020

An all-star literary line-up will feature on the 2020 Wasifiri New Writing Prize judging panel, tasked with awarding £1,000 each to the best new writers of fiction, life writing, and poetry.

Good connections key to startup success. Credit dem10/iStock.com News story: Good connections key to startup success
15 January 2020

The future potential of early stage startups can be assessed by their existing professional relationships, research led by a team at Queen Mary University of London suggests. 

Deep-sea ecosystems are potentially at risk from deep-sea mining according to Queen Mary University of London research. News story: Scientists fear impact of deep-sea mining on microbial ecosystems
14 January 2020

Deep-sea ecosystems are potentially at risk from the impacts of deep-sea mining according to a new paper co-authored by an academic at Queen Mary University of London.

A drug resistant melanoma cell that has altered its cytoskeleton News story: Queen Mary research team identifies new route for tackling drug resistance in skin cancer cells
13 January 2020

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have found that melanoma cells fight anti-cancer drugs by changing their internal skeleton (cytoskeleton) – opening up a new therapeutic route for combatting skin and other cancers that develop resistance to treatment.

A new book co-edited by an academic from Queen Mary University of London provides an interdisciplinary academic analysis of the 2018 referendum which overturned Ireland’s near-total abortion ban. News story: Re-thinking abortion politics
10 January 2020

A new book co-edited by an academic from Queen Mary University of London provides an interdisciplinary academic analysis of the 2018 referendum which overturned Ireland’s near-total abortion ban.

Oscar-nominated actor David Strathairn to perform Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski, at Queen Mary University of London News story: Queen Mary hosts play that brings the story of Holocaust witness to life
9 January 2020

As part of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Queen Mary University of London will host a virtuoso performance by the Oscar-nominated actor David Strathairn in collaboration with the international charity Human Rights Watch and Georgetown University.

 Dr Daniel Lee of Queen Mary University of London's School of History News story: Queen Mary historian secures major funding award for collaborative UK-German research
9 January 2020

Dr Daniel Lee, Lecturer in Modern French History in Queen Mary’s School of History has successfully secured a collaborative research award under the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Research on the salt content of bacon and implications by Queen Mary University of London News story: Bacon – the salt mine on your breakfast table
9 January 2020

Survey results published today by Action on Salt (based at Queen Mary University of London) have confirmed bacon’s unwelcome status as the second biggest contributor to salt in the UK diet.

Sketch of the syndecan-4 molecule connecting the cell inside with the space outside. Credit: 3DforScience/ 3DforScience.com News story: Study sheds new light on how cells interact with their surroundings
6 January 2020

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London identify novel pathway behind how cells sense and respond to their environment.

Credit: Shaun Jeffers / Shutterstock.com News story: Queen Mary academics receive honours from the Queen
28 December 2019

Academics from Queen Mary University of London have been recognised in the New Year Honours list for 2020.

Astrin protein (green) secures microtubule-chromosome attachments. News story: Scientists discover molecular ‘lock’ that prevents genetic mistakes when cells divide
24 December 2019

Research from Queen Mary University of London has provided new insight into how dividing cells control the separation of their DNA. 

Credit:TheaDesign/ iStockphoto.com News story: People think marketing and political campaigns use psychology to influence their behaviours- but don’t believe it works
23 December 2019

A new study has shown that whilst people think advertising and political campaigns exploit psychological research to control their unconscious behaviours, ultimately they feel the choices they make are still their own.

A photograph of a cinema projector News story: A philosophical approach to film history
20 December 2019

A new book written by an academic at Queen Mary University of London sheds fresh light on the way in which early cinema is understood.

Credit: Robert Kneschke/Shutterstock.com News story: Study identifies ‘triggers’ that shape stroke survivors’ emotional adaptability
20 December 2019

Participation in an online community can help stroke survivors move forward and adapt to their new circumstances, research led by a Queen Mary lecturer suggests.

A Physician Response Unit car. Credit: London's Air Ambulance Charity. News story: Queen Mary and local NHS blazing trail in pre-hospital care
20 December 2019

A specialist emergency service, which takes senior doctors and state-of-the-art medical equipment on the road, is successfully treating many patients at the scene, potentially avoiding almost 1,000 ambulance trips to hospital and saving over £500,000 a year.

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have identified a possible link between cannabis use and structural changes to heart. Credit: KG Design/Shutterstock.com News story: Researchers identify possible link between cannabis use and structural changes to heart
18 December 2019

Regular cannabis use could affect the structure and function of the heart, research led by a team at Queen Mary University of London suggests.

Professor Stephanie Marshall at the Future of Teaching, Learning and Leadership event at Queen Mary. Credit: Queen Mary News story: Queen Mary hosts conference on the future of teaching, learning and leadership
18 December 2019

Queen Mary hosted The Future of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership in Higher Education, a panel event discussing how we respond to and provoke change to thrive in the new environment being created around Higher Education.

How thermoelectric materials generate electricity News story: Fine-tuning thermoelectric materials for cheaper renewable energy
17 December 2019

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed new thermoelectric materials, which could provide a low-cost option for converting heat energy into electricity. 

Cigarette and an e-cigarette. Credit: Andrey_Popov News story: Queen Mary e-cigarettes paper the talk of the global village in 2019
17 December 2019

Research around e-cigarettes led by Professor Peter Hajek from Queen Mary is among the year’s 20 most discussed papers around the world, independent analysis suggests.

Illustration of a fish News story: Researchers look behind the biological curtain on how fish oil might fight inflammatory disease
13 December 2019

The debate about the potential for exploiting omega-3 fatty acids to improve health has raged for years.

Illustration of breast cancer cells News story: IBIS-II study finds anastrozole reduces breast cancer rates long term for high risk postmenopausal women
12 December 2019

The Queen Mary University of London professor leading an international breast cancer study says anastrozole – rather than tamoxifen – should be the preventive drug-of-choice for post-menopausal women at increased risk of developing the disease.

A parakeet sitting on a fence News story: Parakeet ‘crime map’ busts Bogart and Hendrix myths
12 December 2019

Queen Mary researchers have used geographic profiling to uncover the truth behind how the non-native birds arrived and spread in Britain.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus News story: Queen Mary Professor to deliver oration at cancer genetics conference
12 December 2019

Queen Mary University of London’s Professor Ranjit Manchanda has been awarded a prestigious oration at a major cancer genetics conference in Mumbai next week.

News story: The role of tactical voting in the 2019 General Election
11 December 2019

As the 2019 General Election approaches, Professor Tim Bale from Queen Mary’s School of Politics and International Relations shared his expert insights on possible tactical voting in what is one of the most unpredictable elections of recent times.

Houses of Parliament 150 News story: Exploring what is next for British democracy
10 December 2019

Brexit has unlocked a new set of challenges which go beyond traditional party-lines, entrenched political categories and existing nationals’ borders. The British political party system has been hugely impacted, as polarisation, fragmentation and the generational gap on the future of the UK politics has significantly widened. This was the subject of a panel debate hosted at Westminster by Queen Mary’s Centre for European Research.