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Brazilian wasp venom kills cancer cells by opening them up

The venom of a wasp native to Brazil could be used in the fight against cancer, according to new University of Leeds research.

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Bats wake up and smell the coffee

Intensive agriculture is taking a toll on bats in the Western Ghats of India, but shade-grown coffee, remnant rainforest patches and riverine vegetation strips may help struggling species hang on.

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Scientists warn of the risk from air pollution over the megacities of West Africa

A new study warns of the risks posed by the increasing air pollution over the cities of West Africa - amid fears it could have an impact on human health, meteorology and regional climate.

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Venom from a Brazilian wasp could help in battle to fight cancer

Dr Paul Beales (School of Chemistry) is the co- researcher in a study suggesting the venom could be a ‘new class of anti-cancer drugs’.

International Business Times
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Rewilding Britain

Dr Steve Carver (School of Geography) is on Breakfast discussing the future of the countryside and his involvement with Rewilding Britain, a new charity seeking to restore nature and reintroduce missing species such as wild boar, lynx, pelicans and other species.

BBC Breakfast
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Study finds most commuters cannot travel without motorised transport

A study by Dr Ian Philips (Institute for Transport Studies) suggests that only 44% of commuters travel by walking or cycling.

Yorkshire Evening Post
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