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Lead found in rural drinking water supplies

Published
Tuesday 4th May, 2021
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Health
Be Curious
Working with Business

Scientists are warning that drinking water supplies in parts of rural West Africa are being contaminated by lead-containing materials used in small community water systems.

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Refining guidance to help new mums in need

Published
Tuesday 4th May, 2021
Categories
Health

A good practice guide for caring for new and expectant mothers and the people close to them has been produced by Leeds and other university partners.

A close up of a pregnant woman holding a partner's hand

New senior leadership appointments

Published
Thursday 29th April, 2021
Categories
University
University

Appointments have been announced for two senior leadership roles supporting the University’s strategic ambitions.

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Lost story of POW camp uncovered in new book

Published
Thursday 29th April, 2021
Categories
Arts & Culture
Society & Politics

The forgotten story of a First World War prisoner-of-war camp in North Yorkshire has been brought to life through new research.

A group of German First World War prisoners posed for a picture at a POW camp in Skipton, North Yorkshire

Upgrade will lead to greater research impact

Published
Tuesday 27th April, 2021
Categories
University
Science

A major refurbishment to enhance world-class research facilities for the Faculty of Biological Sciences is complete.

The new open-plan laboratories on level 9 of the Garstang Building.

Leeds signs up to tackle waste in fashion

Published
Monday 26th April, 2021
Categories
Business & Economy
Environment
Working with Business
Arts & Culture

Leeds is the first university to sign up to a voluntary agreement to slash the impact of the UK clothing and home fabrics industries on the environment.

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Northern universities launch new investment company

Published
Sunday 25th April, 2021
Categories
Working with Business
Business & Economy
University

The Universities of Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield are launching a new investment company to help boost the commercialisation of university spinouts and start-ups in the North of England.

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Wellcome funding for medical humanities

Published
Thursday 22nd April, 2021
Categories
Arts & Culture

A team from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures has secured £1 million in funding from global charitable foundation Wellcome to develop medical humanities research.

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