Scientists have conducted a ‘molecular dissection’ of a part of the virus that causes foot-and-mouth disease, to try and understand why the pathogen is so infectious.

Rail industry and civic leaders are urging the Government to accelerate construction of an advanced rail Institute that would provide a “...game-changing opportunity for the UK”.

The University of Leeds has secured part of a new £147 million research initiative to work with developing nations on the world's biggest challenges.

The University has announced a research agreement with the West Coast Partnership, the franchise that runs rail services on the West Coast Main Line and selected as the operator of phase one of HS2.

The benefits of giving chemotherapy before surgery to bowel cancer patients will be further explored in a new £3.4 million trial, one of three awarded regional funding.