News

Calculating the carbon cost of food

Published
Tuesday 4th October, 2022
Categories
Environment
Science

A calculator which could reduce the level of carbon emissions generated by food production and consumption has been developed by data scientists at the University of Leeds.

A selection of healthy food, including chicken, fish and vegetables

Molecules could target cardio-metabolic diseases

Published
Friday 30th September, 2022
Categories
Health

Research over the past two decades has culminated in a “new and promising” approach to developing drugs to treat cardio-metabolic diseases.

Blue X-ray style image of a human torso, with the heart highlighted in red.

How fish survive extreme pressures of ocean life

Published
Wednesday 28th September, 2022
Categories
Science
Environment

Scientists have discovered how a chemical in the cells of marine organisms enables them to survive the high pressures found in the deep oceans.

Schools of fish in rays of sunlight

Using Leeds knowledge to save lives

Published
Monday 26th September, 2022
Categories
News

Poison Information Coordinator Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh (MPh Public Health 2016) has received international recognition for her work to prevent lead poisoning in children across Jamaica.

Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh poses for profile photo

Virtual worlds addressing real-life issues

Published
Monday 26th September, 2022
Categories
Working with business
Technology
Global

From space exploration to protecting the world’s rainforests, the benefits of creating virtual models of real-life scenarios are limitless.

Birds-eye view of part of a city. On the left side is the real-life representation, and on the right side a digital representation.

Mary Beard to give 2022 Alice Bacon Lecture 

Published
Monday 26th September, 2022
Categories
Events

Renowned scholar Professor Mary Beard is to give the latest public lecture in a University of Leeds series celebrating strong women. 

Professor Mary Beard sitting on an outdoor staircase and smiling at the camera

Tropical soils 'highly sensitive' to global warming

Published
Wednesday 21st September, 2022
Categories
Science
Environment

Global warming is likely to cause a decline in the number of species of microbes that live in tropical soils - and that could threaten the biodiversity of rainforests and increase carbon emissions.

Rainforest in Panama