University of Leeds: Latest News http://www.leeds.ac.uk/rss/news University of Leeds: Latest News Jadu CMS http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Sun, 29 Mar 2020 11:11:52 +0000 Sun, 29 Mar 2020 11:11:52 +0000 University steps up to help tackle coronavirus crisis http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4566/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4566/university_steps_up_to_help_tackle_coronavirus_crisis Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:00:00 +0000 Leeds jointly launches first cancer coronavirus registry http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4567/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4567/leeds_jointly_launches_first_cancer_coronavirus_registry Fri, 27 Mar 2020 14:56:00 +0000 Longer lives not dependent on increased energy use http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4565/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4565/longer_lives_not_dependent_on_increased_energy_use Fri, 27 Mar 2020 09:52:00 +0000 Assessing the problem of poor sanitation http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4564/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4564/assessing_the_problem_of_poor_sanitation Wed, 25 Mar 2020 13:18:00 +0000 Driving forward energy-efficient electronics http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4563/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4563/driving_forward_energy-efficient_electronics Mon, 23 Mar 2020 12:54:00 +0000 Shining a light on international energy inequality http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4562/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4562/shining_a_light_on_international_energy_inequality Mon, 16 Mar 2020 16:01:00 +0000 Six-fold increase in polar ice losses since the 1990s http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4561/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4561/six-fold_increase_in_polar_ice_losses_since_the_1990s Wed, 11 Mar 2020 16:00:00 +0000 Scientists identify new target for Parkinson’s therapies http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4559/scientists_identify_new_target_for_parkinsons_therapies A master control region of a protein linked to Parkinson’s disease has been identified for the first time. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4559/scientists_identify_new_target_for_parkinsons_therapies Mon, 09 Mar 2020 16:00:00 +0000 Tickling an atom to investigate the behaviour of materials http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4558/tickling_an_atom_to_investigate_the_behaviour_of_materials Scientists working at the frontier of nanotechnology face huge challenges. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4558/tickling_an_atom_to_investigate_the_behaviour_of_materials Fri, 06 Mar 2020 11:48:00 +0000 Art historian Griselda Pollock wins Holberg Prize http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4556/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4556/art_historian_griselda_pollock_wins_holberg_prize Thu, 05 Mar 2020 08:30:00 +0000 Tropical forests’ carbon sink 'already rapidly weakening' http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4555/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4555/tropical_forests_carbon_sink_already_rapidly_weakening Wed, 04 Mar 2020 16:00:00 +0000 Changing the debate around obesity http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4554/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4554/changing_the_debate_around_obesity Wed, 04 Mar 2020 11:09:00 +0000 Genetic ‘fingerprints’ implicate gut bacterium in bowel cancer http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4553/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4553/genetic_fingerprints_implicate_gut_bacterium_in_bowel_cancer Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:01:00 +0000 Ambitious plans for National Poetry Centre in Leeds revealed http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4552/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4552/ambitious_plans_for_national_poetry_centre_in_leeds_revealed Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:29:00 +0000 Global species loss could be halved http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4551/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4551/global_species_loss_could_be_halved Wed, 26 Feb 2020 09:30:00 +0000 Lights, camera, action… the super-fast world of droplet dynamics http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4550/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4550/lights_camera_action_the_super-fast_world_of_droplet_dynamics Tue, 25 Feb 2020 12:54:00 +0000 EPSRC delegation meets engineering researchers at Leeds http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4549/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4549/epsrc_delegation_meets_engineering_researchers_at_leeds Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:00:00 +0000 The robot opening a window on an ancient civilisation http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4548/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4548/the_robot_opening_a_window_on_an_ancient_civilisation Thu, 20 Feb 2020 09:34:00 +0000 High-performance computing to aid scientific discovery http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4547/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4547/high-performance_computing_to_aid_scientific_discovery Mon, 17 Feb 2020 16:31:00 +0000 Showcasing the breadth of health research at Leeds http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4546/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4546/showcasing_the_breadth_of_health_research_at_leeds Fri, 14 Feb 2020 14:30:00 +0000