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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.

News story: Queen Mary Professor elected to UN International Law Commission
22 November 2021

Professor Phoebe Okowa has been successfully elected to the International Law Commission, following her nomination by the Government of Kenya earlier this year. She was also jointly nominated by the Government of the United Kingdom. She obtained 162 votes in the General Assembly.

News story: Sadiq Khan delivers 9th George Lansbury Memorial Lecture
19 November 2021

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, delivered this year’s Memorial Lecture, organised by the George Lansbury Memorial Trust, in honour of the former Labour leader at Queen Mary University of London on Wednesday 18 November.

News story: Queen Mary researcher discovers rare manuscript fragments hidden in library
18 November 2021

Dr Tamara Atkin, an English literature specialist and book historian from Queen Mary University of London, has discovered two rare manuscript fragments hidden away in a 16th-century book in the Bodleian Library in Oxford. One tells part of the story of Tristan and Iseult, among the most famous star-crossed lovers of Middle Ages. The other is a fragment of a long-lost poem that scholars had thought to exist but had yet to find anywhere.

Fresh fruit and vegetables. Credit:iStock.com/AlexRaths News story: Brief 5:2 diet advice is as effective as traditional GP advice, but people like it better
17 November 2021

A clinical trial has found people prefer receiving information on the 5:2 diet than standard GP weight management advice despite both interventions achieving similar modest weight loss results.

News story: Queen Mary joins Tower Hamlets partnership towards a Net Zero Carbon borough
12 November 2021

Together, Queen Mary, Tower Hamlets Council and other partners including the Canary Wharf Group and New City College are joining forces to achieve net zero carbon by 2045 or sooner through the Net Zero Carbon Partnership Action Plan.

News story: Queen Mary’s Isabel Waidner wins Goldsmiths Prize
12 November 2021

Dr Isabel Waidner, author and Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing/Performance at Queen Mary University of London, won the award for their novel Sterling Karat Gold at a ceremony on Wednesday 10 November.

News story: Queen Mary University of London expands partnership with leading law firm Mishcon de Reya
12 November 2021

Queen Mary’s School of Law has strengthened its longstanding partnership with leading law firm Mishcon de Reya LLP, which has generously pledged a donation of £100,000 spread over four years to sponsor ‘The Mishcon de Reya LLM Scholarship’ at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS).

Blood samples in a laboratory. Credit: solarseven/iStock.com News story: Blood test predicts which prostate cancer patients are resistant to chemotherapy drug
11 November 2021

Research conducted at Queen Mary University of London, indicates that regular blood tests before and during chemotherapy for prostate cancer can detect whether or not a patient is resistant or developing resistance to treatment with a drug called docetaxel.

News story: Queen Mary invests in Humanities and Social Sciences with 25 new academic posts
11 November 2021

Queen Mary University of London marks a major investment in Humanities and Social Sciences with a set of new lecturer and senior lecturer roles.

Image of DNA. Credit: ktsimage/iStock.com News story: Whole genome sequencing improves diagnosis of rare diseases and shortens diagnostic journeys for patients
10 November 2021

A world-first scientific study, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, has shown that whole genome sequencing (WGS) can uncover new diagnoses for people across the broadest range of rare diseases investigated to date and could deliver enormous benefits across the NHS.

Woman holds Covid-19 vaccine in hands. Credit: scaliger/iStock.com News story: New target for Covid-19 vaccines identified
10 November 2021

Next generation vaccines for Covid-19 should aim to induce an immune response against ‘replication proteins’, essential for the very earliest stages of the viral cycle, according to a new study involving Queen Mary University of London researchers, Professor Aine McKnight, Dr Corinna Pade and Joseph Gibbons.

News story: Call for Removal of Misleading Sugar Claims on Baby & Toddler Sweet Snacks such as Biscuits and Rusks
10 November 2021

A new product survey by Action on Sugar - based at Queen Mary University of London - has exposed the alarming amounts of sugars found in many baby & toddler sweet snacks such as biscuits, rusks, oat bars and puffs. With some products containing a massive two teaspoons of sugar per serve, this is of deep concern considering babies and toddlers should not be eating any free sugars at all. In fact, children aged between the ages of 1.5 and 3 years are exceeding 27.9g (equivalent of 7 teaspoons) of free sugars per day, according to the National Diet and Nutrition Survey.

 

News story: Queen Mary at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP26)
9 November 2021

Queen Mary University of London’s engagement and expertise has been on show in Glasgow as world leaders, non-government organisations and activists gathered for the UN Climate Conference known as COP26.

News story: Queen Mary academic nominated for best business book proposal prize
9 November 2021

Dr Eileen Tipoe, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics and Finance has been shortlisted for 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.