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Health and ageing

Leeds academic wins top prize as Most Innovative Teacher

Dr James Pickering of the University of Leeds has been named Most Innovative Teacher of the Year at this year’s Times Higher Education Awards.
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Stroke damage mechanism identified

Researchers have discovered a mechanism linked to the brain damage often suffered by stroke victims—and are now searching for drugs to block it.
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Missing gene linked to autism

Researchers at the University of Leeds have shed light on a gene mutation linked to autistic traits.
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Hand dryers can spread bacteria in public toilets, research finds

Modern hand dryers are much worse than paper towels when it comes to spreading germs, according to new University of Leeds research.
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Culture

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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School of Music head wins British Composer Award

Professor Martin Iddon, who leads the School of Music, won the Chamber category in the British Composer Awards for his composition, Danaë.
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Reframing disaster: revisiting global disasters

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Bhopal gas disaster in India, the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and the 10th anniversary of the South Asian tsunami on Boxing Day 2004.
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Four year labour of love creates a definitive study of Opera North

A new book detailing the history of Opera North has been written by a University of Leeds lecturer.
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Society

Rejection of American culture rather than US foreign policies shapes Muslim support for attacks on US civilians

Research finds support for attacks on civilians in the United States among people in some Muslim countries is linked to negative views of American culture rather than perceptions of its foreign policy
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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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Reframing disaster: revisiting global disasters

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Bhopal gas disaster in India, the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and the 10th anniversary of the South Asian tsunami on Boxing Day 2004.
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Climate change was not to blame for the collapse of the Bronze Age

Scientists have proven definitively that climate change could not have been responsible for a huge population collapse in Europe at the end of the Bronze Age.
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Science and technology

Manufacturing project aims to take IT beyond the electronic age

A £5.2 million project led by the University of Leeds is aiming to transform data communications with a new generation of photonic microchips.
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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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Migrating ‘supraglacial’ lakes could trigger future Greenland ice loss

Predictions of Greenland ice loss and its impact on rising sea levels may have been greatly underestimated, according to scientists at the University of Leeds.
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Scientists observe the Earth grow a new layer under an Icelandic volcano

New research into an Icelandic eruption has shed light on how the Earth’s crust forms, according to a paper published today in Nature.
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Sustainable environments

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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Migrating ‘supraglacial’ lakes could trigger future Greenland ice loss

Predictions of Greenland ice loss and its impact on rising sea levels may have been greatly underestimated, according to scientists at the University of Leeds.
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Geoengineering our climate is not a ‘quick fix’

The deliberate, large-scale intervention in the Earth’s climate system is not a “quick fix” for global warming, according to the findings of the UK’s first publicly funded studies on geoengineering.
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Climate change was not to blame for the collapse of the Bronze Age

Scientists have proven definitively that climate change could not have been responsible for a huge population collapse in Europe at the end of the Bronze Age.
read more

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