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Injured soldier’s own thigh bone used for First World War ‘trench art’

- A brooch crafted from a piece of human thigh bone is among the items selected for an exhibition about the First World War at the University of Leeds.

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Report calls for better work experience opportunities for doctors of the future

- More work experience opportunities and better outreach activities are key in addressing the shortage of students from disadvantaged backgrounds considering a career in medicine, says a report today.

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Chancellor unveils £235m for new materials science institute

- Leeds is to contribute to a new £235m science research centre, as announced in the government’s Autumn Statement – part of a new package of measures to boost science in the UK.

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Research could improve nuclear power plant safety – and stop your kettle furring up

- Taking inspiration from nature, researchers have created a versatile model to predict how stalagmite-like structures form in nuclear processing plants – as well as how lime scale builds up in kettles.

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School of Music head wins British Composer Award

- Professor Martin Iddon, who leads the School of Music, won the Chamber category in the British Composer Awards for his composition, Danaë.

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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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