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Leading synchrotron scientist appointed to Bragg Centenary Chair

- Professor Sven Schroeder has been appointed to a new chair set up to lead research into the atomic structure of materials.

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Breakthrough allows researchers to watch molecules “wiggle”

- A new crystallographic technique developed at the University of Leeds is set to transform scientists’ ability to observe how molecules work.

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£11 million funding for doctoral training partnership for biological scientists

- A consortium of Yorkshire universities has been chosen to help spearhead the training of the next generation of biological scientists.

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Flying fish – from Africa to the Amazon

- Scientists have uncovered the natural fertiliser contained within Saharan dust that plays an important role in the health of the Amazon rainforest when it is blown across the Atlantic: fish bone.

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Peacock’s train is not such a drag

- The magnificent plumage of the peacock may not be quite the sacrifice to love that it appears to be, University of Leeds researchers have discovered.

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Research may have identified Jack the Ripper

- Crucial DNA testing of a Victorian shawl, undertaken by a University of Leeds expert, may have helped solve the enduring riddle of the identity of Victorian serial killer Jack the Ripper.

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