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Health and ageing

Tickling your ear could be good for your heart

Stimulating nerves in your ear could improve the health of your heart, researchers have discovered.
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University of Leeds researchers lead £20 million fight against cardiovascular diseases

Researchers from the University of Leeds are leading the fight against heart diseases thanks to more than £20 million of funding from the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
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Scientists unlock key to blood vessel formation

Scientists from the University of Leeds have discovered a gene that plays a vital role in blood vessel formation, research which adds to our knowledge of how early life develops.
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Online information most cost-effective means of increasing MMR uptake, research finds

Giving parents access to a website containing information about the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine is the most cost-effective way of increasing its uptake, University of Leeds research has shown.
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Culture

Changing Faces of Heroism since the First World War

A new online course about how the First World War changed traditional views of heroism is launched today by the University of Leeds, in partnership with the BBC.
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‘Creative accounting’ in Lancashire’s 19th Century cotton mills

It was a debate which divided Victorian Britain and saw the interests of big business pitted against the health and wellbeing of thousands of children.
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A library's labour of love for the Bard's birthday

A priceless First Folio of Shakespeare’s plays is now available online, following months of painstaking digitization work at the University of Leeds.
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Lost voices of the Holocaust: rediscovering music from a forgotten world

Music by a Jewish victim of the Nazis feared lost forever is being performed for the first time since the Holocaust after being uncovered by a University of Leeds researcher.
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Society

Twenty-five names added to University’s First World War roll of honour

The names of twenty-five men from Leeds who served in the Great War are being added to the University of Leeds’ Brotherton War Memorial.
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Changing Faces of Heroism since the First World War

A new online course about how the First World War changed traditional views of heroism is launched today by the University of Leeds, in partnership with the BBC.
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Medieval dishes on the menu

Over 2,000 medievalists from nearly 60 different countries arrive on campus this week, to share their passion for history, as well as the extravagant medieval feast which is a focal point of the IMC.
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Get a taste of history with the Leeds International Medieval Congress

Two thousand of the world’s most knowledgeable medievalists, including historian and TV broadcaster Michael Wood, are set to descend on the University for this year’s International Medieval Congress.
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Science and technology

New satellite maps out Napa Valley earthquake

Scientists have used a new Earth-observation satellite called Sentinel-1A to map the ground movements caused by the earthquake that shook up California’s wine-producing Napa Valley on 24 August 2014.
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Mimicking natural evolution with ‘promiscuous reactions’ to improve the diversity of drugs

A revolutionary new scientific method developed at the University of Leeds will improve the diversity of ‘biologically active molecules’, such as antibiotics and anti-cancer agents.
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Tickling your ear could be good for your heart

Stimulating nerves in your ear could improve the health of your heart, researchers have discovered.
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New school to boost engineering education

The University has joined with local organisations and businesses to set up a Leeds school aimed at 14 to 18 year olds interested in engineering and advanced manufacturing.
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Sustainable environments

Microscopic ‘Saturn of the Moors’ discovered

A species of alga that resembles the planet Saturn has been discovered for the first time in the British Isles.
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Sustainable skincare range created from waste products of grapes

University of Leeds spin-out Keracol Limited has teamed up with Marks & Spencer to produce a natural skin care range using the waste products of grapes.
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The ‘microbial garden’ taking the shine off glaciers

The first ecological study of an entire glacier has found that microbes drastically reduce surface reflectivity and therefore have an impact on the amount of sunlight that is reflected into space.
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Saving trees in tropics could cut emissions by a fifth, study shows

Reducing deforestation in the tropics would significantly cut the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere – by as much as one-fifth – research shows.
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