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National facility for innovative robotics opens

A new Government-backed centre is set to put Leeds at the forefront of UK robot design and construction.

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Graduate takes joy of music to Indian children

A talented graduate from the University of Leeds has started a musical education project to enrich the lives of disadvantaged children in India.

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'Bench to bedside' research to be transformed by new funding

A new £6.8 million research centre based across two Yorkshire universities will aim to transform diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from cancer, heart disease and musculoskeletal diseases.

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Researchers in region win slice of £230m

A grant from the Medical Research Council worth £6.8m will fund a research centre that will be based between the Universities of Leeds and York and will aim to change diagnosis and treatment of patients with heart disease, cancer and musculoskeletal diseases. The University will also receive a further £1.1m grant to explore how single cells in the body operate and how they evolve as a result of disease.

Yorkshire Post
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Have we missed mass extinction?

New evidence uncovered by the Universities of Hull and Leeds shows that there may have been a major marine extinction in the Arctic 260 million years ago, in addition to Earth’s known five mass extinctions. Professor Paul Wignall (School of Earth and Environment) is mentioned.

Daily Mail online
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How arts and humanities postgrads get funding

In this look at funding sources for masters and PhD students, former Institute of Medieval Studies masters student Kathryn Maude talks about the difficulties of supporting herself through a PhD in London.

Guardian
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