Researchers have developed a new approach to simulating the energetic processes that may have led to the emergence of cell metabolism on Earth - a crucial biological function for all living organisms.
The first animals may have oxygenated the Earth's oceans - contrary to the traditional view that a rise in oxygen triggered their development, according to a study published in Nature Geoscience.
Leeds Festival of Science (14 March - 4 April) marks its 8th birthday this year with a packed programme of events for the general public.
Research by the University of Leeds has linked drinking alcohol during the first three months of pregnancy to a higher risk of having a premature or unexpectedly small baby.
Music by a Jewish victim of the Nazis feared lost forever is being performed for the first time since the Holocaust after being uncovered by a University of Leeds researcher.
A simple blood test could pinpoint children who are unlikely to respond to treatment for a particularly aggressive form of childhood cancer, says research led by the University of Leeds.
Researchers at the University of Leeds are aiming to develop practical ways to help people suffering from painful osteoarthritis, following the establishment of a new experimental treatment centre.
The University of Leeds is working with Marks & Spencer on new research into innovation in international business models, which aims to drive opportunities for economic growth and expansion in retail.
A spin-out company from the University of Leeds is set to transform industry's ability to electronically monitor and interact with extreme environments.
University of Leeds researchers have taken the lead in the race to build the world's most powerful terahertz laser chip.