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Health and ageing

Ambulance ECGs save lives, study finds

People are more likely to survive a heart attack if they have an electrocardiogram (ECG) in the ambulance on the way to hospital, research by the University of Leeds has shown.
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Researchers uncover new forms of blindness

Scientists from the University of Leeds have discovered six new forms of inherited blindness, each one resulting from mutations in a different gene important in eye development and vision.
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When managers attack: Coaches who care about pundits’ opinions worse at controlling anger

The notoriously short fuses of some sports coaches could be explained by excessive concern with how they will be seen by others, according to new research.
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Genetic mutations warn of skin cancer risk

Researchers from the University of Leeds have discovered that mutations in a specific gene are responsible for a hereditary form of melanoma.
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Culture

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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A Valentine’s Day letter from the Western Front

A touching love letter from a young Frenchwoman to her sweetheart Tommy at the front has been unearthed by the University of Leeds.
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Legacies of the First World War

Exploring the impact of innovation in technology during the Great War and shedding light on how people resisted the war are just two of many insights offered by new University of Leeds research.
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Society

Early pregnancy alcohol linked to heightened premature and small baby risk

Research by the University of Leeds has linked drinking alcohol during the first three months of pregnancy to a higher risk of having a premature or unexpectedly small baby.
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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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Legacies of the First World War

Exploring the impact of innovation in technology during the Great War and shedding light on how people resisted the war are just two of many insights offered by new University of Leeds research.
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University of Leeds to be a leader in data analytics and research

Two multi-million pound grants will make the University of Leeds a major centre for ‘Big Data’ analysis – and a national resource that can be used by academics.
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Science and technology

New technique could transform low-energy light detection

Researchers have discovered a way to use standard semiconductors to detect light over a much broader range of wavelengths.
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New investment for medical imaging device

Quantum Imaging Ltd, a University of Leeds spin out, has secured a £1.6 million investment to develop its medical imaging technology.
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Leading the way in Earth observation research

The UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has awarded the University of Leeds £5 million to host and lead two national centres for studying the Earth from space.
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Research centre to develop next generation of advanced chemical products

A new £7 million centre at the University of Leeds will lead UK research in manufacturing advanced chemical products.
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Sustainable environments

Amazon rainforest survey could improve carbon offset schemes

Carbon offsetting initiatives could be improved with new insights into the make-up of tropical forests.
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Invasive species 'hitchhiking' on water sports kit

Foreign species that are devastating water ecosystems could be “hitchhiking” around Britain on canoeists’ and anglers’ kit, according to a new study.
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Amazon inhales more carbon than it emits

A new study led by NASA and the University of Leeds has confirmed that natural forests in the Amazon remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they emit.
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Climate change will reduce crop yields sooner than we thought

A study led by the University of Leeds has shown that global warming of only 2°C will be detrimental to crops in temperate and tropical regions, with reduced yields from the 2030s onwards.
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