Researchers at the University of Leeds are to receive a share of £5m in funding from Cancer Research UK to improve early cancer detection in GP surgeries.

Remains of microorganisms at least 3,770 million years old have been discovered – providing direct evidence of one of the oldest life forms on Earth.

Professor Paul Stewart, Executive Dean of Medicine and Health at the University of Leeds, has been elected Vice President (Clinical) of the Academy of Medical Sciences, following a competitive ballot.

Concerns about the way non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is being sold by private companies are expressed in a new report published by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics today.

The University is taking part in an initiative aimed at encouraging students to stay on in Leeds after graduation, to help shape its future.