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Robotic therapy helps children’s coordination

- Researchers from the University of Leeds are developing an innovative new robotic device that helps children to practise and improve their hand coordination.

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Breakfast excellent fuel for learning

- As children head back to school this week, new research by the University of Leeds has shown that children who eat breakfast are more likely to have higher school grades.

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Level playing field for Clostridium difficile diagnosis

- The largest study of its kind, carried out by experts at the University of Leeds, has shown the most effective test for the diagnosis of Clostridium difficile (C-Diff).

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Study allays out-of-hours admissions fears

- Children admitted to UK intensive care units in out-of-hours emergencies are at no greater risk of dying than children arriving during normal working hours, according to new research.

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Energy efficiency could increase hospital risks

- The chance of infection in some NHS wards varies dramatically according to whether the nurses leave the windows open.

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Environmental change triggers rapid evolution

- Environmental change can drive hard-wired evolutionary changes in animal species in a matter of generations.

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