Research news

All news archive

View all news

Health and ageing

Older people at higher risk of emergency cancer diagnosis

People over 60 are at higher risk of being diagnosed with lung or bowel cancer as an emergency in hospital than younger people, according to a new report, led by the University of Leeds.
read more

New funding to transform food security research

The University of Leeds will be driving innovation in food security after a new multi-million pound research grant was awarded by government.
read more

Chancellor commits £20m ‘big picture’ data projects to tackle major health and social care challenges

The Chancellor has announced £20m in the Budget to fund new health and social care information projects, aimed at tackling major health challenges by using ‘big picture’ data.
read more

Rare African bush may help kidney cancer treatment

New University of Leeds research has shown why a bush that is only found in some African countries could hold a key to killing renal (kidney) cancer cells.
read more

Read more health and ageing news

Culture

University appoints a champion for public art

The University of Leeds has signalled a commitment to public art with a new key role aimed at highlighting its extensive collection.
read more

Balancing prosperity and sustainability: a role for arts and culture

Researchers from the University of Leeds are to play a key role in exploring how arts and culture contributes to sustainable prosperity.
read more

Collection highlights JRR Tolkien’s time at the University of Leeds

A collection of letters, poems and prose by The Hobbit creator JRR Tolkien has been acquired by the University of Leeds, where he taught in the 1920s.
read more

University backs Leeds 2023 European Capital of Culture bid

The University is backing a bid for Leeds to be the 2023 European Capital of Culture. The city will have to declare its intention to bid by December 2016, with the successful city announced in 2018.
read more

Read more culture news

Society

University appoints a champion for public art

The University of Leeds has signalled a commitment to public art with a new key role aimed at highlighting its extensive collection.
read more

Balancing prosperity and sustainability: a role for arts and culture

Researchers from the University of Leeds are to play a key role in exploring how arts and culture contributes to sustainable prosperity.
read more

Chancellor commits £20m ‘big picture’ data projects to tackle major health and social care challenges

The Chancellor has announced £20m in the Budget to fund new health and social care information projects, aimed at tackling major health challenges by using ‘big picture’ data.
read more

Collection highlights JRR Tolkien’s time at the University of Leeds

A collection of letters, poems and prose by The Hobbit creator JRR Tolkien has been acquired by the University of Leeds, where he taught in the 1920s.
read more

Read more society news

Science and technology

Top entrepreneurship prize for glass security technology

A University of Leeds researcher has won a national entrepreneurship prize for his work in developing a new method of counterfeit-proofing glass.
read more

New funding to transform food security research

The University of Leeds will be driving innovation in food security after a new multi-million pound research grant was awarded by government.
read more

Amazon’s carbon uptake declines as trees die faster

The most extensive land-based study of the Amazon to date reveals it is losing its capacity to absorb carbon from the atmosphere.
read more

Parasite turns shrimp into voracious cannibals

Parasites can play an important role in driving cannibalism, according to a new research which looked at cannibalism among freshwater shrimp in Northern Ireland.
read more

Read more science and technology news

Sustainable environments

Getting into hot water: Preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species

Hot water could be the answer to stopping aquatic invasive species from “hitchhiking” around Britain on anglers’ and canoeists’ kit, according to a new study.
read more

New funding to transform food security research

The University of Leeds will be driving innovation in food security after a new multi-million pound research grant was awarded by government.
read more

Amazon’s carbon uptake declines as trees die faster

The most extensive land-based study of the Amazon to date reveals it is losing its capacity to absorb carbon from the atmosphere.
read more

Epoch-defining study pinpoints when humans came to dominate planet Earth

The human-dominated geological epoch known as the Anthropocene probably began around the year 1610, according to new research published today in Nature.
read more

Read more sustainable environments news