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Brazilian wasp venom kills cancer cells by opening them up

- The venom of a wasp native to Brazil could be used in the fight against cancer, according to new University of Leeds research.

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Molecular trick alters rules of attraction for non-magnetic metals

- Scientists have demonstrated for the first time how to generate magnetism in metals that are not naturally magnetic, which could end our reliance on some rare and toxic elements currently used.

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Eliminating ulcer germ may help prevent stomach cancer

- Targeting the strain of bacteria that causes ulcers may help prevent stomach cancer, according to research led by the University of Leeds.

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Cool summer of 2013 boosted Arctic sea ice

- The volume of Arctic sea ice increased by a third after the summer of 2013 as unusually cool air temperatures prevented the ice from melting, according to University of Leeds and UCL scientists.

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Non-invasive device could end daily finger pricking for people with diabetes

- A new laser sensor that monitors blood glucose levels without penetrating the skin could transform the lives of millions of people living with diabetes.

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New research aims to charge robots remotely

- Researchers at the University of Leeds are taking part in a project to develop ways to wirelessly “beam” power into robots and other digital systems.

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