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The Hennessy Lecture 2017: Lord Kinnock article News story: The Hennessy Lecture 2017: Lord Kinnock
29 August 2017Each year, the Mile End Institute invites a distinguished politician to reflect on the issues of the day in honour of its patron, Peter Hennessy. The 2017 Hennessy Lecture will be delivered by Neil Kinnock.
Ethics and politics of media and technology tackled in week long programme of free events article News story: Ethics and politics of media and technology tackled in week long programme of free events
25 August 2017Inter/sections takes on the ethics and politics of media and technology through a free programme of workshops, talks, events and an art exhibition.
Pheromone genes could dictate colony structure of the red fire ant article News story: Pheromone genes could dictate colony structure of the red fire ant
24 August 2017Proteins involved in the production and perception of pheromones may determine if red fire ant colonies contain a single queen or multiple queens.
Illegal dumping during road construction in Ethiopia affects child mortality article News story: Illegal dumping during road construction in Ethiopia affects child mortality
24 August 2017Researchers have shown that living near newly built roads in Ethiopia is associated with higher rates of infant mortality. Proximity to new roads has negative health effects because of toxic waste dumped illegally during the construction phase, according to early research by economists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Trinity College Dublin (TCD).
People’s Palace Projects develop artistic exchange programme with Brazil’s indigenous Xingu community article News story: People’s Palace Projects develop artistic exchange programme with Brazil’s indigenous Xingu community
24 August 2017According to the indigenous Kuikuro people in Brazil, artists are itseke, powerful spirits of invisible knowledge.  As part of its commitment to explore the special way in which artists ‘know’ the world, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is building a unique research project with the Kuikuro which asks how we can measure the value of cultural exchange with Brazil’s indigenous cultures today.
QMUL student leaders celebrated for bringing communities together article News story: QMUL student leaders celebrated for bringing communities together
23 August 2017Two teams of students from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) were celebrated in the Houses of Parliament for their innovative projects developed as of part in the Three Faiths Forum (3FF) 2016 ParliaMentors programme
Major grants awarded to researchers at QMUL’s School of History article News story: Major grants awarded to researchers at QMUL’s School of History
23 August 2017Senior researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have secured major funding awards for projects about the history of western solitude, and the history of working motherhood in Britain.
Coding, computer languages and working life: QMUL students reflect on their Degree Apprenticeship Programme at Goldman Sachs article News story: Coding, computer languages and working life: QMUL students reflect on their Degree Apprenticeship Programme at Goldman Sachs
22 August 2017Students on the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) Degree Apprenticeship Programme in partnership with Goldman Sachs, talk about their experiences a year on.
Film festival showcases movies made from space sounds article News story: Film festival showcases movies made from space sounds
21 August 2017Alien may have told you “In space no one can hear you scream” but it was wrong!
Yemen’s Saudi-led coalition is responsible for the ‘worst cholera outbreak in the world’ article News story: Yemen’s Saudi-led coalition is responsible for the ‘worst cholera outbreak in the world’
19 August 2017The cholera outbreak in Yemen is overwhelmingly affecting rebel-controlled areas due to Saudi-led airstrikes and blockades, according to a letter by researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), published in The Lancet Global Health.
Data revealed under FOI shows benefits of MS drug currently blocked by regulators article News story: Data revealed under FOI shows benefits of MS drug currently blocked by regulators
18 August 2017A drug that is blocked by the EU regulatory system has now been found to improve the quality of life of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Collagen in cartilage tissues behaves like liquid crystals in a smart phone screen article News story: Collagen in cartilage tissues behaves like liquid crystals in a smart phone screen
17 August 2017Cartilage in our joints contains collagen which behaves a bit like the liquid crystals on a smart phone screen, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones article News story: Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones
16 August 2017Supercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current technologies are not usually flexible, have insufficient capacities, and for many their performance quickly degrades with charging cycles.
New web chat tool lets future students discover what’s special about Queen Mary University of London – without setting foot on campus article News story: New web chat tool lets future students discover what’s special about Queen Mary University of London – without setting foot on campus
15 August 2017Prospective students who want to know more about what it’s like to study at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) can get all their questions answered by talking to current students online, using a new digital interactive platform called Unibuddy.
What’s the magic word? Artificial intelligence uses internet searches to help create mind association trick article News story: What’s the magic word? Artificial intelligence uses internet searches to help create mind association trick
10 August 2017Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have created an artificial intelligence (AI) that uses internet searches to help co-design a word association magic trick.
Like father like son? How we balance work and family life may be learned from our parents article News story: Like father like son? How we balance work and family life may be learned from our parents
10 August 2017The extent to which we prioritise work versus family life may be shaped by our childhood experiences in the family home, according to a study co-authored by Dr Ioana Lupu from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Nine subjects at QMUL ranked first in London for student satisfaction article News story: Nine subjects at QMUL ranked first in London for student satisfaction
9 August 2017The latest results of a nationwide survey of final-year undergraduates measuring student satisfaction (National Student Survey) ranks Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) top in London for nine subjects.
State crime researchers uncover role of Western companies in Uzbek corruption scandal article News story: State crime researchers uncover role of Western companies in Uzbek corruption scandal
9 August 2017Evidence in a new research report published today shows that the government of Uzbekistan acted as an organised crime network, with state agencies conducting racketeering activity that benefited political heiress Gulnara Karimova, the elder daughter of Islam Karimov, the leader of Uzbekistan from 1989 to his death in 2016.
Why abseiling spiders don’t spin out of control – new research blog Blog: Why abseiling spiders don’t spin out of control – new research
9 August 2017Seeing an abseiling spider descend gracefully using its dragline silk instead of spinning unpredictably and uncontrollably is a magnificent sight. Professor David J Dunstan and Dr Dabiao Liu write for The Conversation, and try to understand the science behind it.
Bank of England ledgers reveal failure of World War One loan scheme article News story: Bank of England ledgers reveal failure of World War One loan scheme
8 August 2017The British government’s initial efforts to pay for World War One through loans from the public was a spectacular failure, according to a new study using restricted Bank of England ledgers. The research reveals that the War Loan scheme failed to such an extent that the Bank of England had to secretly fund half the shortfall.
Anonymous donors offer generous QMUL scholarship to Singaporean Law student article News story: Anonymous donors offer generous QMUL scholarship to Singaporean Law student
2 August 2017An anonymous donation has allowed a Singaporean student to study a prestigious LLB Law at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
GP-based testing for HIV is cost-effective and should be rolled out in 74 local authorities article News story: GP-based testing for HIV is cost-effective and should be rolled out in 74 local authorities
31 July 2017Offering HIV testing to people at health checks when they register at a new GP surgery in high-prevalence areas is cost-effective and will save lives, according to a study involving over 86,000 people from 40 GP surgeries, led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.