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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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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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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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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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