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Chromosome buffers hold key to better melanoma understanding

- Buffers that guard against damage to the ends of chromosomes could hold the key to a better understanding of malignant melanoma, according to new research from the University of Leeds.

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Global importance of pollinators underestimated

- Declines in populations of pollinators, such as bees and wasps, may be a key threat to nutrition in some of the most poorly fed parts of the globe, according to new research.

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One care lapse can be fatal for heart attack patients

- University of Leeds research has revealed that heart attack patients have a 46% increased chance of death within a month of discharge if they miss any one of nine types of care.

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Research may have identified Jack the Ripper

- Crucial DNA testing of a Victorian shawl, undertaken by a University of Leeds expert, may have helped solve the enduring riddle of the identity of Victorian serial killer Jack the Ripper.

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The University of Leeds hosts Universities UK annual conference

- The University of Leeds hosts the Universities UK members’ annual conference this week, welcoming more than a hundred vice-chancellors to campus.

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University of Leeds to host Q-Step Centre as part of £19.5 million funding programme

- The University of Leeds is delivering a step-change in its social science teaching as part of an ambitious intervention to address the critical shortage of quantitatively skilled social scientists.

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