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Leeds academic wins top prize as Most Innovative Teacher

- Dr James Pickering of the University of Leeds has been named Most Innovative Teacher of the Year at this year’s Times Higher Education Awards.

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Reframing disaster: revisiting global disasters

- This year marks the 30th anniversary of Bhopal gas disaster in India, the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and the 10th anniversary of the South Asian tsunami on Boxing Day 2004.

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Stroke damage mechanism identified

- Researchers have discovered a mechanism linked to the brain damage often suffered by stroke victims—and are now searching for drugs to block it.

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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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