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Geoengineering our climate is not a ‘quick fix’

- The deliberate, large-scale intervention in the Earth’s climate system is not a “quick fix” for global warming, according to the findings of the UK’s first publicly funded studies on geoengineering.

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Missing gene linked to autism

- Researchers at the University of Leeds have shed light on a gene mutation linked to autistic traits.

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Hand dryers can spread bacteria in public toilets, research finds

- Modern hand dryers are much worse than paper towels when it comes to spreading germs, according to new University of Leeds research.

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Climate change was not to blame for the collapse of the Bronze Age

- Scientists have proven definitively that climate change could not have been responsible for a huge population collapse in Europe at the end of the Bronze Age.

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National award for transforming data into knowledge

- A collaboration between Leeds-based The Phoenix Partnership (TPP) and the University of Leeds has won a national Research Council UK impact award from Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.

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Molecule fights cancer on two fronts

- Researchers at the University of Leeds have made a new synthetic anti-cancer molecule that targets two key mechanisms in the spread of malignant tumours through the body.

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