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Speeding up development of health technologies

Published
Thursday 16th September, 2021
Categories
Health
Technology
Working with Business

A centre to support the development of health technology has been launched by the University in partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

A researcher looks at a large screen showing how components in a device fit together

Showcasing digital expertise

Published
Wednesday 15th September, 2021
Categories
Technology
Working with Business

Researchers across the University are preparing to showcase their digital expertise as part of a packed programme for the largest tech event in the UK.

A person holds their hand up to the Leeds Digital Festival logo, whilst wearing a virtual reality headset

The 'hidden' science critical to economic success

Published
Wednesday 15th September, 2021
Categories
Science
Working with Business
Technology

Leading scientists say the UK risks being overtaken as a world leader in a key area of science and technology unless there is greater investment in research facilities and training.

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How planets may be seeded with the chemicals necessary for life

Published
Wednesday 15th September, 2021
Categories
Science
Technology

Analysis of unique "fingerprints" in light emitted from material surrounding young stars has revealed “significant reservoirs” of large organic molecules necessary to form the basis of life.

Graphic of a dust and gas cloud around a forming planet

Learning from those who live with wolves

Published
Friday 10th September, 2021
Categories
Society & Politics
Environment

Large carnivore populations are expanding across Europe and experts are calling for increased support for communities to encourage harmonious relationships with their new neighbours.

A grey coated wolf looks over its shoulder amongst some green scrub

Why social stress is fatal for fruit flies 

Published
Friday 10th September, 2021
Categories
Science

Stressed out fruit flies could be dying sooner because their social lives affect their biology, new research shows. 

A fruit fly on a human fingertip

Transforming marine biodiversity discovery and monitoring

Published
Friday 10th September, 2021
Categories
Environment
Global

A new system for sampling fragments of DNA from marine organisms drifting in the ocean is set to create new opportunities for research into biodiversity and ways of supporting conservation activities.

Dolphin underwater with sea fish in background.