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Species invasions can teach us about COVID-19

Published
Tuesday 18th May, 2021
Categories
Health
Science

Invasions by alien insect and animal species have much in common with outbreaks of infectious diseases and can tell us a lot about how pandemics spread, according to new research.

A tiger mosquito, which has been responsible for the spread of dengue fever and yellow fever

African rainforests can resist severe heat and drought

Published
Monday 17th May, 2021
Categories
Environment
Global
Science

Scientists studying the impact of record heat and drought on intact African tropical rainforests were surprised by how resilient they were to extreme conditions during the last major El Niño event.

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Leeds chosen by WHO to help create global health strategy

Published
Friday 14th May, 2021
Categories
Global
Health
Coronavirus

The University has partnered with the World Health Organisation to create a global strategy to protect populations against future threats such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

'Boost air quality in buildings to reduce respiratory infections'

Published
Thursday 13th May, 2021
Categories
Be Curious
Health
Science
Coronavirus

Leading experts in the transmission of airborne pathogens are calling for tighter regulations to control air quality in buildings – as a way of reducing the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses.

Personalised pacemakers could help heart patients keep fit

Published
Wednesday 12th May, 2021
Categories
Health
Science

People living with heart failure could benefit from personalised pacemakers to help them exercise safely, thanks to a trial being carried out by a team in the School of Medicine.

Royal Society Fellowship honours

Published
Friday 7th May, 2021
Categories
University

Two prominent Leeds figures have been elected as Fellows of the prestigious Royal Society.

Professor Dame Jane Francis and Gregory Houseman