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Step back in time with M&S

From miniskirts and flares to shoulder pads, the Marks & Spencer Company Archive on campus is going back in time to celebrate all things great about the swinging 60s, stylish 70s and eccentric 80s.

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Mimicking natural evolution with ‘promiscuous reactions’ to improve the diversity of drugs

A revolutionary new scientific method developed at the University of Leeds will improve the diversity of ‘biologically active molecules’, such as antibiotics and anti-cancer agents.

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Tickling your ear could be good for your heart

Stimulating nerves in your ear could improve the health of your heart, researchers have discovered.

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Research at the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering aims to improve the lives of patients everywhere. Frank the cycling skeleton helps to test the strength of new hip and knee replacements. Read about this research

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Radio: Wes Butters

Dr Victoria Honeyman (School of Politics and International Studies) comments on South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright’s refusal to resign in the wake of the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal.

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Dr Verity Hartill (Medicine and Health) is interviewed about children’s heart defects by this Bradford commercial station, to coincide with the launch of British Heart Foundation’s “Bag it. Beat it” fundraising campaign.

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Not another Eyjafjallajökull disaster for airlines

In light of the ongoing volcanic activity at the Bárðarbunga volcano in Iceland, Professor Andy Hooper (Earth and Environment) has written a blog post for The Guardian to explain why it is unlikely to repeat the travel chaos of 2010’s Eyjafjallajökull eruption.

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