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Smartwatch News story: Could your smart watch alert you to risk of sudden death?
9 June 2021

Researchers have developed an algorithm that could ultimately enable smart watches to alert wearers to potentially deadly changes in their heart rhythm. The research, presented at the British Cardiovascular Society conference, could help to identify people at risk of sudden death.

Stella Corradi completed a BA Film Studies and Hispanic Studies (2008) and MA Film Studies (2009) at Queen Mary University of London. News story: Queen Mary alumna wins BAFTA for Best Single Drama
7 June 2021

Stella Corradi has won a BAFTA for Best Single Drama for her film Sitting in Limbo, which was inspired by the Windrush scandal.

Blog: G7 summit - what to expect from Boris Johnson as Joe Biden visits the UK
7 June 2021

Professor Tim Bale, Professor of Politics, with the School of Politics and International Relations has written an opinion piece for The Conversation on the G7 summit, Joe Biden’s first trip to the UK as US President, and what we can expect from his meeting with Boris Johnson.

Renal denervation system News story: Procedure using ultrasound energy found to treat high blood pressure
7 June 2021

A minimally-invasive procedure that targets the nerves near the kidney has been found to significantly reduce blood pressure in hypertension patients, according to the results of a global multicentre clinical trial led in the UK by researchers at Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust.

Blog: COVID-19’s impacts on the brain and mind are varied and common – new research
4 June 2021

Dr Cameron Watson, Junior Doctor and Dementia Researcher, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for The Conversation on COVID-19’s impacts on the brain and mind.

Healthcare worker News story: More than 1 in 4 healthcare workers seek mental health support during Covid
3 June 2021

The harsh impact of the Covid pandemic on healthcare workers’ mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing has been laid bare in a study showing how the impact intensified the longer the pandemic dragged on.

World Environment Day. Credit: elenabs/ News story: World Environment Day – How Queen Mary research is helping to protect the planet
3 June 2021

For World Environment Day (5 June), we take a look at some of the groundbreaking research from across Queen Mary's Faculty of Science and Engineering that is helping to improve global understanding of environmental challenges, restore ecosystems and support sustainable development.

A report published by Queen Mary University of London reveals major racial disparities in police Stop and Scan practices News story: Arabic people nearly 50 times more likely to be stopped and scanned by police, according to new report
3 June 2021

A report published by Queen Mary University of London reveals major racial disparities in police Stop and Scan practices.

Current agreements relating to climate change are said to be ineffective since they are unenforceable News story: The trade system is key to tackling climate change, not environmental agreements, according to new book
2 June 2021

A new book authored by an academic from Queen Mary University of London provides a radical new insight into how climate change can be tackled by using the trade system.

Economics graph Blog: Inflation might well keep rising in 2021 - but what happens after that?
1 June 2021

Brigitte Granville, Professor of International Economics and Economic Policy at Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for The Conversation on the recent concerns about serious inflation damaging the global economy. 

Glass of water. Credit: taa22/ News story: Quark-gluon plasma flows like water, according to new study
27 May 2021

What does quark-gluon plasma – the hot soup of elementary particles formed a few microseconds after the Big Bang – have in common with tap water? Scientists say it’s the way it flows.

Green car. Credit: EduardHarkonen/ News story: Queen Mary launches new research project to tackle safety concerns with zero emission vehicles
27 May 2021

Queen Mary University of London researchers have been awarded funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to develop new, lightweight and low-cost materials for the manufacture of safer zero emission vehicles. 

Blog: To what extent are we ruled by unconscious forces?
27 May 2021

Dr Magda Osman, Reader in Experimental Psychology at Queen Mary University of London, provides her perspective on this question in an article for the Conversation's new series, Life’s Big Questions, co-published with BBC Future.  

Drone with transponder. Credit: Joe Woodgate News story: Radar tracking uncovers mystery of where honeybee drones have sex
20 May 2021

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and Rothamsted Research have used radar technology to track male honeybees, called drones, and reveal the secrets of their mating behaviours.  

Takum? Kuikuro is an award-winning indigenous filmmaker News story: Queen Mary researchers exhibit at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – The Venice Biennale
19 May 2021

Researchers from People's Palace Projects at Queen Mary University of London are set to exhibit their work at the Venice Biennale.

Heart News story: Having a healthier heart is associated with better problem-solving and reaction time
14 May 2021

People with healthier heart structure and function appear to have better cognitive abilities, including increased capacity to solve logic problems and faster reaction times, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London and the Radcliffe Department of Medicine at University of Oxford.

Whatsapp Logo Blog: WhatsApp’s controversial privacy update may be banned in the EU – but the app’s sights are fixed on India
13 May 2021

Dr Philippa Williams, Reader in Human Geography at Queen Mary University of London has co-written an opinion piece for The Conversation about the roll out of WhatsApp’s new privacy policy, which critics warn will lead to more data sharing with its parent company Facebook. The piece was co-written with Dr Lipika Kamra from O.P. Jindal Global University.

Vaccine Blog: TRIPS waiver - US support is a major step but no guarantee of COVID-19 vaccine equity
13 May 2021

This piece by Dr Sophie Harman, Professor of International Politics at Queen Mary, was originally published in The Conversation and discusses the US agreement to support a waiver of the Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs). 

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 10 to 16 May 2021. News story: #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek: Improving our understanding of mental health, resilience and well-being
13 May 2021

For Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re taking a closer look at how researchers at Queen Mary University of London are undertaking to better understand mental health and potentially find new ways to treat mental health conditions.

Queen Mary Building News story: Schools of History and Law receive gender equality awards
13 May 2021

Queen Mary University of London’s School of History and School of Law have both been awarded the prestigious Athena Swan Bronze Award by Advance HE.

The public want the government to prioritise the NHS News story: New poll reveals that the NHS, jobs and mental health are the public’s top priorities for rebuilding after Covid-19
12 May 2021

A study from academics at Queen Mary University of London's Mile End Institute examines public opinion and the commitment to ‘build back better’.

Sadiq Khan Blog: Sadiq Khan re-elected: What London mayor’s priorities should be for second term
12 May 2021

Farah Hussain, a PhD Researcher from Queen Mary's School of Politics and International Relations, has written an opinion piece for The Conversation about Sadiq Khan's re-election and his plans for the next three years.

Academy of Medical Sciences News story: Three Queen Mary scientists elected to prestigious fellowship
12 May 2021

Three scientists from Queen Mary University of London have today been elected to the highly prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship.

Keir Starmer is the leader of the Labour Party News story: Exploring Keir Starmer’s leadership of Labour one year on
11 May 2021

The Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London has brought together a panel of experts to discuss Keir Starmer’s first year as Leader of the Opposition in the aftermath of the major elections that took place in Scotland, Wales and other parts of the UK.

Dr Mark Freestone Audio: In conversation with Dr Mark Freestone - Post-Lockdown Anxiety
11 May 2021

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, Communications Manager Joel Winston speaks to Dr Mark Freestone, Reader in Mental Health at Queen Mary University of London, about 'post-lockdown anxiety' and how people can manage their worries about socialising and returning to work.

News story: Scientists catch exciting magnetic waves in action
10 May 2021

Researchers have confirmed the existence of magnetic plasma waves, known as Alfvén waves, in the Sun’s photosphere.

The Tempest was adapted to a digital format in response to the Covid-19 pandemic News story: People’s Palace Projects hosts groundbreaking digital performance of The Tempest
7 May 2021

The online performance of the Shakespeare play was an adapted production in response to Covid-19, featuring young Peruvian people with autism.

A child being vaccinated News story: Queen Mary researchers help to tackle vaccine hesitancy in schools
7 May 2021

Queen Mary researchers have been working with schools to design resources to help young people better understand immunisation programmes.

Prison protests were taken to the extreme in the 1970s and 1980s Blog: Dirty protests - why Irish republican prisoners smeared their cells with faeces to make a political statement during the Troubles
6 May 2021

Professor Seán McConville from Queen Mary's School of Law has written an opinion piece for The Conversation on the history of the so-called dirty protests which took place in some prisons in Northern Ireland during the Troubles.

Arbitration is viewed as the favoured form of international dispute resolution News story: Arbitration still seen as the best process for resolving international disputes, even in times of pandemic
6 May 2021

International arbitration is overwhelmingly the favoured option for dispute resolution, according to the International Arbitration Survey published by Queen Mary University of London.