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LIDA announces partnership with Sainsbury’s

Published
Tuesday 19th January, 2021
Categories
University

Leeds Institute for Data Analytics and Sainsbury’s have formalised a partnership to deliver data intensive research projects in nutrition and health, property and location analytics, and e-commerce.

LIDA, Leeds Data Analytics Institute

Thousands may have undiagnosed bowel cancer

Published
Friday 15th January, 2021
Categories
Health
Science

A new study involving the University has found that since the first coronavirus lockdown the number of people diagnosed with bowel cancer in England has fallen sharply.

A female health professional in a white coat and blue gloves holds a colonoscopy device.

New technology helps cancer patients manage symptoms

Published
Tuesday 12th January, 2021
Categories
Health
Technology

Hundreds of cancer patients have benefitted from using computer algorithms to manage their symptoms and improve their wellbeing in a unique UK trial.

hands typing on a laptop keyboard

'Compelling case' to level up economy through rail innovation

Published
Monday 11th January, 2021
Categories
Working with Business
Technology
Society & Politics

Greater investment in rail research could be used to help level up the economy in the north of England, according to a report by economics and policy analysts Perspective Economics.

The image shows a set of train wheels on an indoor testring rig at the University of Huddersfield

New University Librarian announced

Published
Friday 8th January, 2021
Categories
University

The University is pleased to announce that Masud Khokhar has been appointed University Librarian and Keeper of the Brotherton Collection.

Masud Khokhar, University Librarian and Keeper of the Brotherton Collection

Unravelling the process that makes viruses infectious

Published
Friday 8th January, 2021
Categories
Science
Health

Researchers have for the first time identified the way viruses like the poliovirus and the common cold virus ‘package up’ their genetic code, allowing them to infect cells.

The image shows a visualisation of a virion assembling. The process involves packaging signals interacting with proteins on the casing of the virion.

The burning question at the heart of global waste

Published
Thursday 7th January, 2021
Categories
Global
Environment
Science
Working with Business

Up to one billion tonnes of solid waste is being openly burned worldwide each year and risks the health of “tens of millions of people”, according to a review of the latest scientific evidence.

Picture shows a smouldering fire by the side of a road in Africa. People are having to walk through a cloud of blue smoke

A robotic revolution for urban nature

Published
Tuesday 5th January, 2021
Categories
Environment
Global

Drones, robots and autonomous systems can transform the natural world in and around cities for people and wildlife.

A silver drone flies above a road lined by trees on a foggy day