University of Leeds: Latest News University of Leeds: Latest News Jadu CMS Sun, 29 Mar 2020 11:11:52 +0000 Sun, 29 Mar 2020 11:11:52 +0000 University steps up to help tackle coronavirus crisis The University is playing its part in helping to reduce the burden of coronavirus (covid-19), both at a regional and national level. Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:00:00 +0000 Leeds jointly launches first cancer coronavirus registry Oncologists from the Universities of Leeds, Birmingham and Oxford have launched the first cancer coronavirus registry in the world. Fri, 27 Mar 2020 14:56:00 +0000 Longer lives not dependent on increased energy use Growing consumption of energy and fossil fuels over four decades did not play a significant role in increasing life expectancy across 70 countries. Fri, 27 Mar 2020 09:52:00 +0000 Assessing the problem of poor sanitation Experts are investigating a better way of measuring the number of people exposed to the health risks of poorly-managed sanitation systems. Wed, 25 Mar 2020 13:18:00 +0000 Driving forward energy-efficient electronics Scientists have made a breakthrough in the development of a new generation of electronics that will require less power and generate less heat. Mon, 23 Mar 2020 12:54:00 +0000 Shining a light on international energy inequality A new study has found extreme disparity in the use of energy among richer and poorer people - both within countries and between them. Mon, 16 Mar 2020 16:01:00 +0000 Six-fold increase in polar ice losses since the 1990s Greenland and Antarctica are losing ice faster than in the 1990s and are both tracking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s worst-case climate warming scenario. Wed, 11 Mar 2020 16:00:00 +0000 Scientists identify new target for Parkinson’s therapies A master control region of a protein linked to Parkinson’s disease has been identified for the first time. Mon, 09 Mar 2020 16:00:00 +0000 Tickling an atom to investigate the behaviour of materials Scientists working at the frontier of nanotechnology face huge challenges. Fri, 06 Mar 2020 11:48:00 +0000 Art historian Griselda Pollock wins Holberg Prize Griselda Pollock, Leeds' Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art, was announced this morning as the recipient of this year’s Holberg Prize. Thu, 05 Mar 2020 08:30:00 +0000 Tropical forests’ carbon sink 'already rapidly weakening' The ability of the world’s tropical forests to remove carbon from the atmosphere is decreasing, according to a study tracking 300,000 trees over 30 years, published today in Nature. Wed, 04 Mar 2020 16:00:00 +0000 Changing the debate around obesity The NHS needs to do more to address the ingrained stigma and discrimination faced by people with obesity, a leading health psychologist says. Wed, 04 Mar 2020 11:09:00 +0000 Genetic ‘fingerprints’ implicate gut bacterium in bowel cancer A common type of bacteria found in our guts could contribute to bowel cancer, according to new research. Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:01:00 +0000 Ambitious plans for National Poetry Centre in Leeds revealed Poet Laureate and Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage has today announced ambitious plans for a National Poetry Centre in Leeds. Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:29:00 +0000 Global species loss could be halved Extinction risk could decrease by more than 50% if at least 30% of land were to be conserved across the tropics, a new study reveals. Wed, 26 Feb 2020 09:30:00 +0000 Lights, camera, action… the super-fast world of droplet dynamics Cameras shooting up to 25,000 frames a second have been used to capture the moment two droplets of liquid come together, opening up research into new applications for 3D printing. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 12:54:00 +0000 EPSRC delegation meets engineering researchers at Leeds Engineering leaders from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) visited the University this week to find out more about the breadth of engineering research taking place here. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:00:00 +0000 The robot opening a window on an ancient civilisation Engineers have developed a robot that has successfully navigated one of the narrow shafts of the Great Pyramid - in an attempt to solve one of the big mysteries in Egyptian archaeology. Thu, 20 Feb 2020 09:34:00 +0000 High-performance computing to aid scientific discovery The University is to be part of two supercomputing centres - to boost the ability of researchers to make major scientific breaththroughs. Mon, 17 Feb 2020 16:31:00 +0000 Showcasing the breadth of health research at Leeds Senior leaders from the Medical Research Council (MRC) visited the University today to find out more about the interdisciplinary health research taking place here. Fri, 14 Feb 2020 14:30:00 +0000