News

Can you feel the force?

Published
Monday 15th August, 2011
Categories
Health
Science
Technology

Engineering students from the University of Leeds have found a way to let surgeons keep their sense of touch when operating at a distance with 'keyhole' techniques.

First Paralympic training camp at the University of Leeds

Published
Thursday 11th August, 2011
Categories
University

One of the fastest and most brutal Paralympic sports comes to the University of Leeds this week, when Beijing bronze medal holders Canada take on the Great Britain team at wheelchair rugby.

Herbal remedies escape EU law

Published
Tuesday 9th August, 2011
Categories
Health

Many herbal remedies available over-the-counter in pharmacies and health food shops are still lacking important information needed for safe use, according to University of Leeds researchers.

Leeds student to represent UK youth at UN climate talks

Published
Wednesday 3rd August, 2011
Categories
University
Environment

Leeds student Kristina Diprose has been selected as one of ten young people to represent UK youth at UN climate negotiations in South Africa this November.

Busy bees at work

Published
Tuesday 2nd August, 2011
Categories
Environment

A team of researchers including Leeds' Professor Bill Kunin will be working in Headingley and Meanwood for the next two years, looking at how bees and other pollinating insects respond to urban areas.

Heavy metal hardens battle

Published
Wednesday 20th July, 2011
Categories
Arts & Culture
Society & Politics

The French may have had a better chance at the Battle of Agincourt had they not been weighed down by heavy body armour, say researchers.

Forests absorb one-third of global fossil fuel emissions

Published
Friday 15th July, 2011
Categories
Environment

The world's established forests remove 8.8bn tonnes of CO2 per year from the atmosphere - equivalent to nearly a third of annual fossil fuel emissions - according to new research published in Science.

Businesses failing to exploit low carbon options

Published
Thursday 14th July, 2011
Categories
Environment

A new business survey shows that even the leading businesses will fail to exploit many of the low carbon options open to them and that radical business transformation is unlikely before 2020.