A new £6 million project led by the University of Leeds is predicted to bring a £50 million benefit to the Yorkshire economy by reducing the costs and impact of water-related threats to the region.

In the last 60 years mankind has come to rely on the wonder-cure of antibiotics to solve a multitude of ills by inhibiting disease-causing bacteria and curing potentially fatal infections.

A new approach has been developed to combat diseases caused by herpesvirus infections, including everything from cold sores to cancer.

Improved understanding of the way hundreds of different types of disease-causing bacteria operate could help pave the way to tackling their effects, according to leading scientists.

Three University of Leeds professors have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering, in recognition of their significant contribution to the field.