University of Leeds: Latest News http://www.leeds.ac.uk/rss/news University of Leeds: Latest News Jadu CMS http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Tue, 10 Nov 2020 14:57:17 +0000 Tue, 10 Nov 2020 14:57:17 +0000 'First of its kind' lung cancer trial http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4707/first_of_its_kind_lung_cancer_trial Scientists have been awarded £900,000 from Cancer Research UK to launch a groundbreaking clinical trial for people with lung cancer. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4707/first_of_its_kind_lung_cancer_trial Tue, 10 Nov 2020 11:17:00 +0000 Prestigious Fellowship award for leading academic http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4706/prestigious_fellowship_award_for_leading_academic One of the leading figures at Leeds University Business School (LUBS) has been made a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4706/prestigious_fellowship_award_for_leading_academic Mon, 09 Nov 2020 15:06:00 +0000 Past is key to predicting future climate http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4705/past_is_key_to_predicting_future_climate According to a new study, including paleoclimate data in the development of climate models could help scientists predict scenarios for future climate and propose strategies for mitigation. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4705/past_is_key_to_predicting_future_climate Thu, 05 Nov 2020 19:00:00 +0000 The burning question of Bonfire Night pollution http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4703/the_burning_question_of_bonfire_night_pollution Bonfire Night celebrations contaminate our air with hugely elevated amounts of soot, scientists have discovered. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4703/the_burning_question_of_bonfire_night_pollution Thu, 05 Nov 2020 14:00:00 +0000 Powering the next generation of rail travel http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4704/powering_the_next_generation_of_rail_travel An outline £10 million co-investment agreement has been signed by the University of Leeds and the companies involved in the power supply upgrade of the East Coast Main Line. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4704/powering_the_next_generation_of_rail_travel Thu, 05 Nov 2020 09:10:00 +0000 New report showcases civic links between University and Council http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4702/new_report_showcases_civic_links_between_university_and_council The power of research at the University of Leeds in supporting the important work of Leeds City Council has been highlighted, thanks to a new report. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4702/new_report_showcases_civic_links_between_university_and_council Tue, 03 Nov 2020 09:08:00 +0000 National Care Leavers Week: Gerard's story http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4701/national_care_leavers_week_gerards_story Care leavers may need extra support when accessing university and during their time studying. Leeds offers a wide range of help, from bursaries to bedding. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4701/national_care_leavers_week_gerards_story Fri, 30 Oct 2020 15:30:00 +0000 Effective stroke drugs are saving the NHS millions http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4700/effective_stroke_drugs_are_saving_the_nhs_millions Drugs prescribed to high-risk stroke patients are costing the NHS hundreds of millions each year – but they are so effective, the service is actually saving money. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4700/effective_stroke_drugs_are_saving_the_nhs_millions Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:07:00 +0000 Tiny golden bullets could help tackle asbestos-related cancers http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4699/tiny_golden_bullets_could_help_tackle_asbestos-related_cancers Gold nanotubes – tiny hollow cylinders one thousandth the width of a human hair – could be used to treat mesothelioma, a type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos fibres, say researchers. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4699/tiny_golden_bullets_could_help_tackle_asbestos-related_cancers Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:50:00 +0000 3D printing the first ever biomimetic tongue surface http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4698/3d_printing_the_first_ever_biomimetic_tongue_surface Scientists have created synthetic soft surfaces with tongue-like textures for the first time using 3D printing. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4698/3d_printing_the_first_ever_biomimetic_tongue_surface Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:30:00 +0000 New Deputy Vice-Chancellor to head research and innovation http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4697/new_deputy_vice-chancellor_to_head_research_and_innovation The University has appointed Professor Nick Plant as its new Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4697/new_deputy_vice-chancellor_to_head_research_and_innovation Thu, 22 Oct 2020 15:30:00 +0100 Learning lessons from lockdown school closures http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4696/learning_lessons_from_lockdown_school_closures Schools are being urged to support a study to help determine the effect of the national lockdown on children’s learning. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4696/learning_lessons_from_lockdown_school_closures Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:45:00 +0100 Predicting tornadoes on UK cold fronts for the first time http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4695/predicting_tornadoes_on_uk_cold_fronts_for_the_first_time Weather forecasters can more accurately predict when a tornado is likely to hit the UK thanks to a new tool devised in a partnership between the University of Leeds and the Met Office. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4695/predicting_tornadoes_on_uk_cold_fronts_for_the_first_time Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:15:00 +0100 Research to understand COVID-19 spread on public transport http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4694/research_to_understand_covid-19_spread_on_public_transport A major scientific study has been launched to understand the risks of COVID-19 transmission on buses and trains - and to identify the best measures to control it. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4694/research_to_understand_covid-19_spread_on_public_transport Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:48:00 +0100 Pioneering Leeds researchers accepted into leading programme http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4692/pioneering_leeds_researchers_accepted_into_leading_programme Two Leeds researchers have been accepted into a prestigious scheme to further their work in climate change and searching for habitable worlds in space. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4692/pioneering_leeds_researchers_accepted_into_leading_programme Thu, 15 Oct 2020 11:10:00 +0100 COVID-19 vaccine trial begins in Leeds http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4693/covid-19_vaccine_trial_begins_in_leeds Hundreds of volunteers from the region are taking part in a study to test the effectiveness of a COVID-19 vaccine. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4693/covid-19_vaccine_trial_begins_in_leeds Wed, 14 Oct 2020 21:09:00 +0100 Faster footballs result in harder headers http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4673/faster_footballs_result_in_harder_headers Scientists have discovered the severity of the impact on a player’s head while heading a football is influenced much more by the speed of the ball than its mass and stiffness. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4673/faster_footballs_result_in_harder_headers Tue, 13 Oct 2020 10:55:00 +0100 Modelling temperature variation on distant stars http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4691/modelling_temperature_variation_on_distant_stars New research is helping to explain one of the big questions that has perplexed astrophysicists for the past 30 years - what causes the changing brightness of distant stars called magnetars. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4691/modelling_temperature_variation_on_distant_stars Mon, 12 Oct 2020 16:26:00 +0100 Using robotic assistance to make colonoscopy kinder and easier http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4690/using_robotic_assistance_to_make_colonoscopy_kinder_and_easier Scientists have made a breakthrough in their work to develop semi-autonomous colonoscopy, using a robot to guide a medical device into the body. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4690/using_robotic_assistance_to_make_colonoscopy_kinder_and_easier Mon, 12 Oct 2020 14:56:00 +0100 Can wearable technology help care homes save lives? http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4686/can_wearable_technology_help_care_homes_save_lives Wearable digital devices are to be trialled in care homes to establish whether the technology can help reduce covid-19 infections and prevent deaths. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4686/can_wearable_technology_help_care_homes_save_lives Fri, 09 Oct 2020 15:10:00 +0100