News

Deforestation reduces rainfall in Africa

Published
Monday 19th September, 2011
Categories
Environment

Deforestation in the rainforests of West Africa reduces rainfall over the rest of the forest, according to new University of Leeds research published in Geophysical Research Letters.

All points North

Published
Friday 16th September, 2011
Categories
Environment

A growing, ageing and more ethnically diverse population could provide the north of England with opportunities for economic growth, according to a new report.

Leeds shortlisted for University of the Year

Published
Monday 12th September, 2011
Categories
University

Leeds has enjoyed double success in the latest Sunday Times University Guide after being shortlisted for the University of the Year award.

Polymer gel batteries

Published
Friday 9th September, 2011
Categories
Technology
Science

University of Leeds scientists have invented a new type of polymer gel that can be used to make safer, smaller and cheaper lithium batteries.

Researchers probe genetic link to blindness

Published
Thursday 8th September, 2011
Categories
Health

University of Leeds researchers have used next-generation DNA sequencing techniques to discover what causes a rare form of inherited eye disorders, including cataracts and glaucoma, in young children.

Crystal clear research

Published
Monday 5th September, 2011
Categories
Science
Technology

Scientists have successfully created synthetic crystals whose structures and properties mimic those of naturally occurring biominerals such as seashells.