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Health and ageing

Researchers to build smart trousers and sensitive bionic hand

University of Leeds researchers will play key roles in two innovative projects using futuristic engineering to assist the human body.
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Gold nanotubes launch a three-pronged attack on cancer cells

Scientists have shown that gold nanotubes have many applications in fighting cancer: internal nanoprobes for high-resolution imaging; drug delivery vehicles; and agents for destroying cancer cells.
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Researchers discover viral "Enigma machine"

Researchers have cracked a code that governs infections by a major group of viruses including the common cold and polio.
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New project looks to end lupus 'trial and error'

The University of Leeds is to be a key partner in a new £5.1 m project aimed at eliminating the ‘trial and error’ approach to the treatment of lupus.
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Culture

The South Bank Show Archive finds a new home

A major archive comprising hundreds of hours of unseen interviews with many of the world’s leading artistic figures has been established at the University of Leeds.
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What can the world learn from the way Germany confronted its past?

As the world prepares to mark 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, an international exhibition looking at how Germany confronted the Holocaust is unveiled.
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Research shows how the hands-on dad isn’t a new phenomenon

The 21st Century dad – as defined by celebrity fathers such as David Beckham, Brad Pitt and Jamie Oliver – isn’t a new phenomenon, according to new research.
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Injured soldier’s own thigh bone used for First World War ‘trench art’

A brooch crafted from a piece of human thigh bone is among the items selected for an exhibition about the First World War at the University of Leeds.
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Society

New research partnership to inform policing policy and practice

A new programme of research and knowledge sharing is to play a key role in informing future policing policy, following funding for a major new collaboration in the north of England.
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Addressing challenges for cities of the future

Experts will be laying out their visions of the cities of the future at a conference at the University of Leeds today.
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What can the world learn from the way Germany confronted its past?

As the world prepares to mark 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, an international exhibition looking at how Germany confronted the Holocaust is unveiled.
read more

Research shows how the hands-on dad isn’t a new phenomenon

The 21st Century dad – as defined by celebrity fathers such as David Beckham, Brad Pitt and Jamie Oliver – isn’t a new phenomenon, according to new research.
read more

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Science and technology

Researchers to build smart trousers and sensitive bionic hand

University of Leeds researchers will play key roles in two innovative projects using futuristic engineering to assist the human body.
read more

New ozone-destroying gases on the rise

Scientists report that chemicals that are not controlled by a United Nations treaty designed to protect the Ozone Layer are contributing to ozone depletion.
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Gold nanotubes launch a three-pronged attack on cancer cells

Scientists have shown that gold nanotubes have many applications in fighting cancer: internal nanoprobes for high-resolution imaging; drug delivery vehicles; and agents for destroying cancer cells.
read more

Researchers discover viral "Enigma machine"

Researchers have cracked a code that governs infections by a major group of viruses including the common cold and polio.
read more

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Sustainable environments

New ozone-destroying gases on the rise

Scientists report that chemicals that are not controlled by a United Nations treaty designed to protect the Ozone Layer are contributing to ozone depletion.
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Arctic ice cap slides into the Ocean

Satellite images have revealed that a remote Arctic ice cap has thinned by more than 50 metres since 2012 – about one sixth of its original thickness – and that it is now flowing 25 times faster.
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Pouring good water after bad: China’s water stress set to worsen with transfer initiatives

New research paints a grim picture for the future of China’s water supply, as its booming economy continues to heap pressure on its natural resources, according to new research.
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Most carbon-dense ecosystem in Amazonia mapped for first time

The highest concentration of carbon in parts of Amazonia is not stored in trees, but below the ground as peat, according to new University of Leeds research.
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