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Research projects to the fore on International Clinical Trials Day

For International Clinical Trials Day today, the University is highlighting two research projects which show the importance of clinical trials to public health.

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Research aims to improve access to music for people using hearing aids

Beethoven composed some of his most famous works after he became profoundly deaf.

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Volcanic ash found in Yorkshire could help to improve flight safety forecasts

Predictions of where planes can safely fly following volcanic eruptions could be improved, thanks to fresh discoveries about ash clouds.

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Anti-extremism laws risk allowing jihadism to flourish

Professor Clive Walker (School of Law) comments on anti-extremism measures in the Queen’s speech.

International Business Times
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Why carbon is a good marker for the start of the New Human Epoch

Researchers from the University of Leeds say that residue from oil and carbon burned to power modern civilisation could be the best marker for the Anthropocene.

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Scientists report that viruses can combat cancer

Professor Alan Melcher (Leeds of Institute of Cancer and Pathology) comments on using genetically modified viruses to attack cancerous cells.

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