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Mammal tree of life. Credit: Mario dos Reis Barros and Sandra Alvarez-Carretero. News story: Study offers new insights into the timeline of mammal evolution
22 December 2021

A new study, published today in the journal Nature, has provided the most detailed timeline of mammal evolution to date.

Radiomics analysis of cardiac MRI scans. News story: Risk factors for heart disease change heart structure and appearance
22 December 2021

A new study led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London suggests that certain risk factors for heart disease are linked to common changes in the structure and appearance of the heart.

News story: Queen Mary professor awarded Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust
17 December 2021

The Fellowships are given to well-established, distinguished researchers in the humanities and social sciences to support them to complete original programmes of research.

Solar energy and wind power stations. Credit: iStock.com News story: Scientists create stable materials for more efficient solar cells
15 December 2021

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed a new process for producing stable perovskite materials to create more efficient solar cells.  

News story: Queen Mary announces winners of Education Excellence Awards
15 December 2021

Queen Mary has recognised and celebrated inspired teaching and support for students across the University at its annual Education Excellence Awards and President and Principal’s Prizes.

Woman holds Covid-19 vaccine in hands. Credit: scaliger/iStock.com News story: New insights into impact of multiple sclerosis treatments on Covid-19 vaccine effectiveness
15 December 2021

Treatments used to help people with multiple sclerosis (MS) manage their condition can reduce the effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines, according to research from Cardiff University and Queen Mary University of London 

News story: Queen Mary academic wins American Association of Geographers’ Creativity Award
15 December 2021

Professor Kathryn Yusoff from Queen Mary’s School of Geography has been awarded the 2022 Brunn Creativity Award by the American Association of Geographers.

GP baby clinic in East London. News story: Queen Mary's Clinical Effectiveness Group receives funding to tackle falling pre-school immunisation rates
14 December 2021

Four projects tackling some of London’s key health challenges have been awarded a total of £1 million to demonstrate how the use of data at scale can improve health outcomes, supporting delivery of the London Health Data Strategy.

Vials containing blood. Credit: Centre for Trauma Sciences. News story: New online training platform builds global expertise in trauma research
14 December 2021

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London are helping to develop trauma frontline professionals as part of an international collaboration with Thailand’s Thai Siriraj Medical School and Mahidol University.

News story: Queen Mary climbs 47 places in sustainability league table
14 December 2021

Queen Mary University of London has risen 47 places, from number 83 to 36 in the 2021 People & Planet University League.

News story: Queen Mary academic wins major prize for Black British playwriting
10 December 2021

Dr Mojisola Adebayo from the School of English and Drama was awarded the Alfred Fagon Award for her play Family Tree.

Group of people. Credit:iStock.com News story: More diversity improves genetic research into cardiovascular disease, according to new study
8 December 2021

A new study, co-led by Queen Mary University of London, has made the case for more diversity in genetic research.

Discoveries in Distanced Arts: The work, wonder, and wear of remote creative programmes research was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), part of UK Research and Innovation. Credit:Roswitha Chesher News story: Entelechy Arts and Queen Mary University of London launch a new report on how to deliver remote arts programmes for older adults
8 December 2021

A new report based on research led by Entelechy Arts and Queen Mary University of London will provide insights into how arts organisations can design and deliver remote programmes, based on experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic.

News story: Queen Mary and Newham College to launch new Institute of Technology
8 December 2021

Queen Mary University of London and Newham College have announced the launch of the London City Institute of Technology (LCIoT) - a partnership involving a range of leading names from the world of business that will offer world-class training and education and provide the skills that employers need to keep London moving forward as a leading global city.

MRI Scan. Credit:iStock.com News story: Molecule found in seafood plays role in protecting and improving cognitive function, researchers find
7 December 2021

A molecule found in high quantities in fish and other seafood could play a role in protecting and improving cognitive function in the brain, a new study suggests.

SARS-CoV-2 virus particle surrounded by antibodies. Credit: koto_feja/ iStock.com News story: Immune imprinting causes varied patterns of protection against COVID-19 variants
3 December 2021

New research shows that the first SARS-CoV-2 spike protein a person encounters, be it by vaccination or infection, shapes their subsequent immune response against current and future variants.

News story: Queen Mary student wins ‘Best doctoral or early career film of the year’ at the AHRC Research in Film Awards
3 December 2021

Alex Widdowson, a Doctoral Researcher within the Department of Film, received the award yesterday for his investigation into the ethical issues associated with the representation of autism in film.

A screenshot of the workshop between Queen Mary and IPNJoint Queen Mary-National Polytechnic Institute ‘SAPIENS’ workshop focuses on smart air pollution forecasting system
3 December 2021

A research project developing a proof-of-concept air quality prediction system to provide hyper-local, dynamic air quality forecasts for Mexico City was the focus of the SAPIENS Queen Mary-National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico (IPN) international workshop held on 22 November 2021.

News story: Queen Mary academics secure major funding from the National Institute for Health Research
3 December 2021

A team of academics from Queen Mary University of London have successfully secured funding for a major research project led by Professor Andrew Prendergast from Queen Mary’s Blizard Institute and Dr Bwakura-Dangarembizi from the University of Zimbabwe.

News story: Queen Mary wins first-ever Platinum award for Public Engagement
2 December 2021

Queen Mary University of London has become the first university to be awarded the Platinum-level Engage Watermark in recognition of its sector-leading support for public engagement and commitment to excellence. This is the first award of its kind in the UK and attests to the University’s reputation for excellence in its public engagement work. Queen Mary was also the first university to be awarded a Gold Engage Watermark in 2016.

News story: Queen Mary academic wins best business book proposal prize
2 December 2021

Dr Eileen Tipoe, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics and Finance was announced as the winner of the Financial Times and McKinsey’s 2021 Bracken Bower Prize. The Prize is awarded to the best business book proposal by an author aged under 35.

Nurse holds swab for coronavirus test. Credit: sonreir es gratis/iStock.com News story: Allergic conditions linked to lower Covid-19 infection risk
2 December 2021

New research from Queen Mary University of London sheds new light on the risk factors for developing Covid-19.

Salt shaker and pot on wooden table.Credit:iStock.com. News story: Reducing sodium and increasing potassium may lower risk of strokes and heart disease
30 November 2021

A recent study, involving researchers from Queen Mary University of London, provides further evidence that lower salt consumption and higher potassium intake is linked with lower risk of strokes and heart disease.

Woman holding up a red ribbon, the universal symbol of awareness and support for people living with HIV. Credit: katleho Seisa/iStock.com News story: World Aids Day – Improving the lives of everyone affected by HIV
30 November 2021

As we mark 40 years since the first reported cases of HIV-related illnesses and deaths, we can see that HIV treatment and care has come a long way since the times when being diagnosed with HIV was a death sentence.

News story: New book explores key issues around intellectual property rights
30 November 2021

A new book co-edited by an academic from Queen Mary University of London brings together international experts to discuss the framework within which intellectual property (IP) laws are made around the globe.

Some attendees at Materials50 including 20 of the first cohort of Materials graduates from the Queen Mary Engineering School, China. News story: Queen Mary celebrates 50 years of Materials
29 November 2021

On Friday 5 November, Queen Mary University of London celebrated 50 years of Materials graduates in London and the first cohort from Queen Mary Engineering School at Northwestern Polytechnic University (NPU) in China.

Crowd of people. Credit: PeterPencil/iStock.com News story: New £11.6 million PhD Programme for health research in underrepresented populations
29 November 2021

The Health Advances in Underrepresented Populations and Diseases (HARP) PhD Programme focuses research towards people and diseases that have traditionally been underrepresented in healthcare studies.

Bumblebee on artificial flower. Credit: Tom Ings News story: Scientists discover gut bacteria that improve memory in bees
25 November 2021

An international research team have discovered a specific type of gut bacteria in bees that can improve memory.

News story: Building inclusion through flexible and resilient education systems
24 November 2021

Following receipt of a major award from Advance HE’s Collaborative Development Fund, Queen Mary Academy is now publishing its final report into developing agile and responsive education and training across the Higher Education (HE) sector.

News story: Queen Mary named best university in the country for social mobility
23 November 2021

Queen Mary University of London has been ranked as the country’s top university for social mobility, according to a new report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies in partnership with the Sutton Trust and Department for Education.