University of Leeds: Latest News University of Leeds: Latest News Jadu CMS Tue, 10 Nov 2020 14:57:17 +0000 Tue, 10 Nov 2020 14:57:17 +0000 '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. Tue, 10 Nov 2020 11:17:00 +0000 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. Mon, 09 Nov 2020 15:06:00 +0000 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. Thu, 05 Nov 2020 19:00:00 +0000 The burning question of Bonfire Night pollution Bonfire Night celebrations contaminate our air with hugely elevated amounts of soot, scientists have discovered. Thu, 05 Nov 2020 14:00:00 +0000 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. Thu, 05 Nov 2020 09:10:00 +0000 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. Tue, 03 Nov 2020 09:08:00 +0000 National Care Leavers Week: Gerard's 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. Fri, 30 Oct 2020 15:30:00 +0000 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. Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:07:00 +0000 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. Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:50:00 +0000 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. Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:30:00 +0000 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. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 15:30:00 +0100 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. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:45:00 +0100 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. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:15:00 +0100 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. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:48:00 +0100 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. Thu, 15 Oct 2020 11:10:00 +0100 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. Wed, 14 Oct 2020 21:09:00 +0100 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. Tue, 13 Oct 2020 10:55:00 +0100 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. Mon, 12 Oct 2020 16:26:00 +0100 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. Mon, 12 Oct 2020 14:56:00 +0100 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. Fri, 09 Oct 2020 15:10:00 +0100