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Engineering longer-lasting artificial joints

Published
Monday 22nd February, 2021
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Be Curious
Health
Working with Business

A £4 million research project will develop a new generation of artificial joints that last longer, produce fewer side effects and are better suited for younger people.

Professor Richard Hall from the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leeds, sitting in his lab, in front of a machine that physically tests artificial joints.

Benefits system needs to be made simpler and fairer

Published
Monday 22nd February, 2021
Categories
Society & Politics
Business & Economy
Coronavirus

The benefits system needs to change in order to properly support claimants during and after COVID-19, a major national research project has concluded.

A pile of British coins

Pore-like proteins designed from scratch

Published
Thursday 18th February, 2021
Categories
Science
Technology

Scientists at Leeds are part of an international collaboration that has designed a protein that self-assembles into an artificial pore.

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Visualisation of 'dancing DNA'

Published
Tuesday 16th February, 2021
Categories
Science

Videos showing for the first time how small circles of DNA adopt dance-like movements inside a cell have been developed by researchers in Yorkshire.

Circular strands of DNA. Superimposed on them is the double helix structure of the molecule.

'Amazing progress' in childhood cancer treatment

Published
Monday 15th February, 2021
Categories
Science
Health

The childhood cancer survival rate in Yorkshire is among the best in the world, with 86 out of every 100 children diagnosed with the disease before their 15th birthday living for at least five years.

Four children lying on wooden decking looking into a river. They all have their backs to the camera.

New £10m research centre for greener global finance

Published
Monday 15th February, 2021
Categories
Business & Economy
Policy Leeds
Working with Business

The UK is investing £10 million in a new national green finance research centre that will advise lenders, investors and insurers.

A detail from a computer screen showing financial market data

Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on BAME groups

Published
Tuesday 9th February, 2021
Categories
Society & Politics
Coronavirus

The ways in which discrimination is worsening the impact of COVID-19 on people in Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups in the UK will be explored in a new research project.

A man wearing a mask that says 'Racism is a Virus'.

Giving back: students volunteer throughout the pandemic

Published
Tuesday 9th February, 2021
Categories
Coronavirus

As Student Volunteering Week kicks off around the UK, we celebrate the huge contribution that University of Leeds students make locally, nationally and internationally.

Students at the University of Leeds in pre-coronavirus times