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Health and ageing

‘Office life’ of bacteria may be their weak spot

Scientists at the University of Leeds think we may be able to drown deadly bacteria in their own paperwork.
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Chromosome buffers hold key to better melanoma understanding

Buffers that guard against damage to the ends of chromosomes could hold the key to a better understanding of malignant melanoma, according to new research from the University of Leeds.
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Global importance of pollinators underestimated

Declines in populations of pollinators, such as bees and wasps, may be a key threat to nutrition in some of the most poorly fed parts of the globe, according to new research.
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One care lapse can be fatal for heart attack patients

University of Leeds research has revealed that heart attack patients have a 46% increased chance of death within a month of discharge if they miss any one of nine types of care.
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Culture

Thinking forward through the past

A major international research project led by the University of Leeds has attracted significant funding from the AHRC to shine new light on forgotten works by Jewish artists.
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Exploring Leeds and Yorkshire in the First World War

University of Leeds academics are taking part in a major public event examining the role of Leeds and the wider region in the First World War.
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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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‘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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Society

Thinking forward through the past

A major international research project led by the University of Leeds has attracted significant funding from the AHRC to shine new light on forgotten works by Jewish artists.
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Exploring Leeds and Yorkshire in the First World War

University of Leeds academics are taking part in a major public event examining the role of Leeds and the wider region in the First World War.
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University of Leeds to host Q-Step Centre as part of £19.5 million funding programme

The University of Leeds is delivering a step-change in its social science teaching as part of an ambitious intervention to address the critical shortage of quantitatively skilled social scientists.
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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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Science and technology

Peacock’s train is not such a drag

The magnificent plumage of the peacock may not be quite the sacrifice to love that it appears to be, University of Leeds researchers have discovered.
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Research may have identified Jack the Ripper

Crucial DNA testing of a Victorian shawl, undertaken by a University of Leeds expert, may have helped solve the enduring riddle of the identity of Victorian serial killer Jack the Ripper.
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University of Leeds teams up with M&S for new free online course in business innovation

World class innovation by leading retailer Marks & Spencer is featured in a new University of Leeds free online course starting 15 September.
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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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Sustainable environments

Global importance of pollinators underestimated

Declines in populations of pollinators, such as bees and wasps, may be a key threat to nutrition in some of the most poorly fed parts of the globe, according to new research.
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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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