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Health and ageing

Aspirin reduces obesity cancer risk

Research has shown that a regular dose of aspirin reduces the long-term risk of cancer in those who are overweight.
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“Brainy” mice raise hope of better treatments for cognitive disorders

Researchers have created unusually intelligent mice by altering a single gene and as a result the mice were also less likely to feel anxiety or recall fear.
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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.
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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.
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Culture

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Society

Remembering the POWs who suffered building the 'other' Death Railway

The suffering of prisoners of war and slave labourers forced to build the Thailand-Burma “Death” Railway amid appalling conditions was immortalised in The Bridge Over the River Kwai.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Science and technology

Molecular trick alters rules of attraction for non-magnetic metals

Scientists have demonstrated for the first time how to generate magnetism in metals that are not naturally magnetic, which could end our reliance on some rare and toxic elements currently used.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Sustainable environments

Scientists warn of the risk from air pollution over the megacities of West Africa

A new study warns of the risks posed by the increasing air pollution over the cities of West Africa - amid fears it could have an impact on human health, meteorology and regional climate.
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Mass extinction survival is more than just a numbers game

Widespread species are at just as high risk of being wiped out as rare ones after global mass extinction events, says new research by University of Leeds scientists.
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Molecular trick alters rules of attraction for non-magnetic metals

Scientists have demonstrated for the first time how to generate magnetism in metals that are not naturally magnetic, which could end our reliance on some rare and toxic elements currently used.
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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.
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