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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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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.

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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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University Innovation and Enterprise Centre receives £3m boost

- The University of Leeds has welcomed significant investment from the Government’s Local Growth Deals programme for its planned University Innovation and Enterprise Centre (UIEC) in the city.

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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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