Research news

All news archive

View all news

Health and ageing

North-South cancer divide tackled with multi-million pound investment

Researchers from the University of Leeds have secured a £5 million pound investment aimed at tackling the North-South cancer divide, thanks to a funding award from Yorkshire Cancer Research.
read more

Further evidence of genetic key to deadliest form of skin cancer

University of Leeds experts have uncovered further evidence that protective buffers at the ends of chromosomes - telomeres - are fundamental to the understanding of the deadliest form of skin cancer.
read more

Boost for UK medical technology innovation

The University of Leeds Medical Technologies Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC) has won £3 million to continue bringing the best of the UK’s medical technology research to patients.
read more

Study finds non-genetic cancer mechanism

Cancer can be caused solely by protein imbalances within cells, a study of ovarian cancer has found.
read more

Read more health and ageing news


Key role for campus in piano contest’s art installation

The University is taking part in a fun and colourful public art project organised as part of The Leeds International Piano Competition.
read more

Research project will shed light on overshadowed Shakespeare contemporary

A University of Leeds literary historian is embarking on a major project to shed light on an influential but neglected contemporary of Shakespeare.
read more

Artistic Leeds partnership in the running for prestigious art prize

The University of Leeds has been shortlisted for one of the country’s most valuable contemporary art awards.
read more

Father of Cinematography’s archive comes to Leeds

An archive of material from a pioneer of cinematography has made a transatlantic journey to the University of Leeds.
read more

Read more culture news


Historian’s tailor-made museum partnership

A research collaboration between the University of Leeds and the city’s museum has helped produce a fascinating new exhibition examining the history of tailoring.
read more

Exhibition draws on University’s First World War archive for inspiration

A new exhibition at the University of Leeds demonstrates the First World War’s continuing influence on 21st century creativity.
read more

Unique project maps the history of the British antiques trade

It is worth billions each year to the British economy and inspires endless hours of television programming. But the British antiques trade has been somewhat neglected by academics – until now.
read more

Legacies of War: Conscientious objectors’ records in digital memorial

A comprehensive record of those who did not want to fight in the First World War will from today be opened up to the public as part of Imperial War Museums’ permanent digital memorial.
read more

Read more society news

Science and technology

Eliminating ulcer germ may help prevent stomach cancer

Targeting the strain of bacteria that causes ulcers may help prevent stomach cancer, according to research led by the University of Leeds.
read more

Cool summer of 2013 boosted Arctic sea ice

The volume of Arctic sea ice increased by a third after the summer of 2013 as unusually cool air temperatures prevented the ice from melting, according to University of Leeds and UCL scientists.
read more

Non-invasive device could end daily finger pricking for people with diabetes

A new laser sensor that monitors blood glucose levels without penetrating the skin could transform the lives of millions of people living with diabetes.
read more

New research aims to charge robots remotely

Researchers at the University of Leeds are taking part in a project to develop ways to wirelessly “beam” power into robots and other digital systems.
read more

Read more science and technology news

Sustainable environments

Climate change threatens precious UK ecosystem

An entire ecosystem is at risk from the effects of climate change on the UK’s blanket bogs, scientists at the University of Leeds have warned.
read more

Age doesn’t dull damselflies' love lives

Aging damselflies never lose their libidos and are just as likely as younger competitors to mate.
read more

Severe ozone depletion avoided

We are already reaping the rewards of the Montreal Protocol, with the ozone layer in much better shape than it would have been without the UN treaty, according to a new study in Nature Communications.
read more

New project to develop ‘smart’ pesticides

University of Leeds researchers are playing a key role in a €7 million international collaboration, granted by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 fund, to develop new, eco-friendly pesticides.
read more

Read more sustainable environments news