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How a protein ‘hunkers down’ to conserve energy

Published
Thursday 3rd December, 2020
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Science
Health

A visualisation made from nearly 100,000 electron microscope images has revealed the ingenious way a protein involved in muscle activity shuts itself down to conserve energy.

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Genetic study reveals pre-eclampsia risk factors

Published
Tuesday 1st December, 2020
Categories
Health
Science

A large international study has revealed that the genetic risk of pre-eclampsia, a potentially dangerous condition in pregnancy, is related to blood pressure and body mass index (BMI). 

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Major differences in palliative care provision across the globe

Published
Monday 30th November, 2020
Categories
Health
Global

A major review of palliative care services around the world has highlighted huge inconsistencies in provision, with patients in some countries receiving a fraction of the support provided elsewhere.

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Leeds offers asymptomatic COVID-19 testing for students

Published
Wednesday 25th November, 2020
Categories
University
Coronavirus

The University is offering free and fast asymptomatic coronavirus tests on campus for students who are leaving their university accommodation for the winter break.

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Ministers asked to intervene over rail research institute

Published
Tuesday 24th November, 2020
Categories
Working with Business
Technology
Society & Politics
Science

Rail industry and civic leaders are urging the Government to accelerate construction of an advanced rail Institute that would provide a “...game-changing opportunity for the UK”.

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Using research power to tackle global issues

Published
Monday 23rd November, 2020
Categories
University
Health
Science
Society & Politics

The University of Leeds has secured part of a new £147 million research initiative to work with developing nations on the world's biggest challenges.

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Policy Leeds launched to link academics with policymakers

Published
Monday 23rd November, 2020
Categories
University
Society & Politics
Global
Working with Business

A new policy institute has launched at the University of Leeds - aimed at strengthening the ties between the University’s world-renowned research community and policymakers around the globe.

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