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Health and ageing

Researchers supported to take next career steps

Developing the next generation of researchers is the focus of a new £2m investment by the Wellcome Trust and the University of Leeds.
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“Abandoned” stroke survivors need better longer-term care

Stroke patients need better long-term support to ensure their health and social care needs are met and prevent them feeling “abandoned”, a University of Leeds expert says.
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'Bench to bedside' research to be transformed by new funding

A new £6.8 million research centre based across two Yorkshire universities will aim to transform diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from cancer, heart disease and musculoskeletal diseases.
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Ten year trends reveal more children admitted to intensive care but with lower staffing ratios

More children than ever are being admitted to intensive care units in England and Wales but there are fewer staff per bed available to cope with the increase.
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Culture

Four year labour of love creates a definitive study of Opera North

A new book detailing the history of Opera North has been written by a University of Leeds lecturer.
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Masterpieces ‘marooned’ by the Russian Revolution finally go on show

Lost Russian masterpieces from an art exhibition interrupted by the First World War are being revisited a century on with the help of expertise from the University of Leeds.
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Poignant service honours war dead a century on

A service of remembrance has been held to rededicate a war memorial 100 years after the start of the First World War.
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Poetry and music performances mark First World War centenary

The University of Leeds will welcome former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion today for a poignant concert marking the centenary of the First World War.
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Society

Masterpieces ‘marooned’ by the Russian Revolution finally go on show

Lost Russian masterpieces from an art exhibition interrupted by the First World War are being revisited a century on with the help of expertise from the University of Leeds.
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Poignant service honours war dead a century on

A service of remembrance has been held to rededicate a war memorial 100 years after the start of the First World War.
read more

Poetry and music performances mark First World War centenary

The University of Leeds will welcome former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion today for a poignant concert marking the centenary of the First World War.
read more

Innovation and investment in policing with new ESRC funding

A new University of Leeds project is set to bring innovation to policing across West Yorkshire.
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Science and technology

National facility for innovative robotics opens

A new Government-backed centre is set to put Leeds at the forefront of UK robot design and construction.
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‘Endless possibilities’ for bio-nanotechnology

Scientists from the University of Leeds have taken a crucial step forward in bio-nanotechnology, a field that uses biology to develop new tools for science, technology and medicine.
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Leading synchrotron scientist appointed to Bragg Centenary Chair

Professor Sven Schroeder has been appointed to a new chair set up to lead research into the atomic structure of materials.
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Breakthrough allows researchers to watch molecules “wiggle”

A new crystallographic technique developed at the University of Leeds is set to transform scientists’ ability to observe how molecules work.
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Sustainable environments

Grouse moor burning causes widespread environmental changes

Evidence of the environmental impact of heather burning is published today in the first authoritative study on the subject, to help relieve tensions on both sides of the grouse moor management debate.
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Flying fish – from Africa to the Amazon

Scientists have uncovered the natural fertiliser contained within Saharan dust that plays an important role in the health of the Amazon rainforest when it is blown across the Atlantic: fish bone.
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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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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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