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Health and ageing

Research projects to the fore on International Clinical Trials Day

For International Clinical Trials Day today, the University is highlighting two research projects which show the importance of clinical trials to public health.
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Research aims to improve access to music for people using hearing aids

Beethoven composed some of his most famous works after he became profoundly deaf.
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Hi-tech nanoknife treatment to kill kidney tumour

A pioneering procedure has been carried out by a University of Leeds specialist using a hi-tech ‘nanoknife’ technology to destroy cancer cells using pulses of high voltage electrical current.
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Hand washing vital in multi-bed hospital wards

Hospital room designs make a significant difference to the likelihood of bugs being spread through person-to-person contact between medics and patients, according to University of Leeds research.
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Culture

Students’ German journey to represent city at youth democracy event

Six students from the University of Leeds are representing the city at an international youth event marking the end of the Second World War, the liberation of Auschwitz and the defeat of Nazism.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Society

Legacies of War: Conscientious objectors’ records in digital memorial

A comprehensive record of those who did not want to fight in the First World War will from today be opened up to the public as part of Imperial War Museums’ permanent digital memorial.
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University teams up with M&S to offer acclaimed free online course

Businesses can benefit from access to leaders in commercial innovation, thanks to collaboration between the University of Leeds and Marks & Spencer.
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Students’ German journey to represent city at youth democracy event

Six students from the University of Leeds are representing the city at an international youth event marking the end of the Second World War, the liberation of Auschwitz and the defeat of Nazism.
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Government needs own Plan A to make sustainable clothing more fashionable

Growing alarm at environmentally unsustainable clothing consumption can only be addressed by more government support for retailers and their customers, a University of Leeds academic has argued.
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Science and technology

Research aims to improve access to music for people using hearing aids

Beethoven composed some of his most famous works after he became profoundly deaf.
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Volcanic ash found in Yorkshire could help to improve flight safety forecasts

Predictions of where planes can safely fly following volcanic eruptions could be improved, thanks to fresh discoveries about ash clouds.
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University teams up with M&S to offer acclaimed free online course

Businesses can benefit from access to leaders in commercial innovation, thanks to collaboration between the University of Leeds and Marks & Spencer.
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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.
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Sustainable environments

New project to develop ‘smart’ pesticides

University of Leeds researchers are playing a key role in a €7 million international collaboration, granted by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 fund, to develop new, eco-friendly pesticides.
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Government needs own Plan A to make sustainable clothing more fashionable

Growing alarm at environmentally unsustainable clothing consumption can only be addressed by more government support for retailers and their customers, a University of Leeds academic has argued.
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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.
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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.
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