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Health and ageing

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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Psoriatic arthritis patients need better screening, warns panel of experts

Leading experts have joined together for the first time to call for better screening of psoriatic arthritis to help millions of people suffering from the condition.
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Treating oxygen-deprived newborns with cooling improves survival without brain damage

Cooling newborns suffering from a lack of oxygen at birth significantly increases their chance of survival without brain damage to 6-7 years, according to research involving the University of Leeds.
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Big data technique improves monitoring of kidney transplant patients

A new data analysis technique radically improves monitoring of kidney patients, according to a University of Leeds-led study, and could lead to profound changes in the way we understand our health.
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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

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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Reality of living on benefits laid bare by research

A life on benefits is not a lifestyle choice, but rather, a desperate way of living for those with no alternative, new University of Leeds research has suggested.
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Science and technology

Supercomputer to boost health research

A new supercomputer hosted at the University of Leeds is set to transform health research in the North of England.
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Terahertz researchers win Faraday Medal

Two University of Leeds professors have won the 2014 Faraday Medal for outstanding contributions to experimental physics.
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Big data technique improves monitoring of kidney transplant patients

A new data analysis technique radically improves monitoring of kidney patients, according to a University of Leeds-led study, and could lead to profound changes in the way we understand our health.
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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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Sustainable environments

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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Antarctica’s ice losses on the rise

Three years of observations show that the Antarctic ice sheet is now losing 159 billion tonnes of ice each year – twice as much as when it was last surveyed.
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