Research news

article News story: Impact of COVID-19 infection in blood cancer patients
2 June 2020

One of the first studies to investigate the outcome of COVID-19 infection in patients with blood cancer has been conducted by clinical researchers from Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust.

article News story: People more likely to accept nudges if they know how they work and how effective they are
1 June 2020

The more people know about when and why behavioural interventions are being used and their effectiveness, the more likely they are to accept their use to change their behaviour, according to recent research from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Oxford.

article News story: Immunotherapy improves survival in patients with advanced bladder cancer
28 May 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 Professor Tom Powles from Queen Mary's Barts Cancer Institute, and Barts Cancer Centre.

article News story: Mobility in immobility: Latin American migrants trapped amid COVID-19
27 May 2020

In an opinion piece for Open Democracy Dr Marcia Vera Espinoza from Queen Mary's School of Geography argues that states urgently need to rethink their individual responses to COVID-19 and coordinate a collective approach to include and protect all people living in their territories.

article News story: Scientists find genes to save ash trees from deadly beetle
25 May 2020

An international team of scientists have identified candidate resistance genes that could protect ash trees from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a deadly pest that is expected to kill billions of trees worldwide.

article News story: Institutional cultures must be inclusive and built on trust
22 May 2020

Sheila Gupta, Vice-Principal (People, Culture and Inclusion), has written an opinion piece for University Business in which she explains how diversity and inclusivity are crucial for universities and their role in society.

article News story: A change of scenery for a Dentistry student
22 May 2020

Tallulah Hall is a fourth year Dentistry BDS student at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. In this blog, she talks about her experience volunteering at her local hospital to help on COVID-19 wards, getting to know the patients, and learning from her inspiring colleagues.

article News story: International Day for Biological Diversity: How Queen Mary research is helping to conserve species worldwide
22 May 2020

Biodiversity is used to describe the wide variety of plants, animals and microorganisms found in the world, and the interactions between them.

article News story: Scientists discover more than 200 genetic factors causing heart arrhythmias
21 May 2020

Hundreds of new links have been found between people’s DNA and the heart’s electrical activity, according to a study of almost 300,000 people led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

article News story: Queen Mary launches Arts and Culture Support Centre
20 May 2020

Queen Mary University of London has launched a brand new centre dedicated to supporting people working in the arts.

article News story: More than 1,500 people recruited to COVID-19 research projects
20 May 2020

To mark International Clinical Trials Day, Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust have released a range of new resources to encourage people to get involved in COVID-19 research projects.