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Our Research Highways bring this ethos to life. Combining expertise across disciplines, this is research designed to tackle some of society’s biggest challenges, grasp new opportunities and transform lives across the globe by:
Diverse perspectives, unique expertise: Queen Mary’s research delivers real-world impact and changes lives. Explore our Research Highways.
In the southern eastern country of Zimbabwe, a staggering 90 per cent of children aged six months to two years are not getting enough to eat.
Researchers at Queen Mary have developed an easy-to-use urine test to detect pancreatic cancer. This, in combination with an algorithm-based risk score, may offer earlier detection of the cancer, and offer a significantly better prognosis.
Who joins or leaves a political party and why? What do parties think of their members and how does this impact their policies? And how does all of this play out in the media?
Street art, murals and graffiti can be seen all over urban areas in Nepal. Researcher Charlotta Salmi has considered how activists and agencies in Nepal use these media to raise awareness of gender-based violence (GBV) in the country.
Queen Mary researchers have been instrumental in setting up two national tissue banks to study breast and pancreatic cancer.
Medication abortion pills allow people to safely self-manage an abortion. Dr Sydney Calkin’s research examines how access to these drugs in countries with restrictive abortion laws has affected law and policy.
A cancer diagnosis is never good news – and a diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma may be the worst news of all. However, an innovative therapy, developed by Professor Peter Szlosarek and his team in partnership with Polaris Pharmaceuticals, Inc., offers new hope for patients.
What does the size of a plant genome tell us about its chances of survival? As land use, climate and other anthropogenic changes alter the distribution of plants across the British Isles, can scientists predict future patterns?
Dr Caroline Roney’s pioneering research using digital twins – a virtual representation of a real-life object – has earned her a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship.
Dr Joe Briscoe and his team are exploring innovative manufacturing techniques to make perovskite solar cells more efficient and stable.
Yang Hao’s research is looking at the future possibilities of antenna performance, using emerging tuneable materials such as ferroelectrics or nanomaterials like graphene.
South Asian people are more likely than other population groups to develop certain health problems, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Around the world, trust in the police has plummeted. How can we hold those who have sworn to protect us accountable?