University of Leeds: Latest News University of Leeds: Latest News Jadu CMS Fri, 17 Apr 2020 20:42:29 +0000 Fri, 17 Apr 2020 20:42:29 +0000 Coral reefs struggling in a human dominated world A new study reveals that proper management of coral reefs can help achieve the multiple goals needed to sustain these ecosystems but management effectiveness is dependant on the reef’s location. Fri, 17 Apr 2020 10:01:00 +0100 LIDA joins powerful new covid-19 data alliance Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) is providing a powerful new covid-19 data alliance with secure infrastructure, scientific expertise and access to global academic research networks. Thu, 16 Apr 2020 09:00:00 +0100 Nearly half UK carbon footprint is from overseas emissions Nearly half the UK’s carbon footprint comes from emissions released overseas to satisfy UK-based consumption, according to a new report. Thu, 16 Apr 2020 09:00:00 +0100 ‘Directing’ evolution to identify potential drugs Scientists have developed a technique that could significantly reduce the time to discover potential new antibody-based drugs to treat disease. Tue, 14 Apr 2020 10:00:00 +0100 Simple fix creates coronavirus breathing aids Engineers and scientists have developed a way to convert a sleep apnoea machine into a ventilator to treat people with covid-19. Tue, 07 Apr 2020 16:23:00 +0100 Playing video games linked to higher BMI in kids Playing video games as a young child has been linked to an increased body mass index (BMI) as a teenager. Mon, 06 Apr 2020 16:00:00 +0100 Treating bowel cancer during the covid-19 epidemic Leading cancer experts have  recommended a one-week course of radiotherapy and delaying surgery as the best way to treat patients with bowel cancer during the covid-19 pandemic. Mon, 06 Apr 2020 13:05:00 +0100 Analysing student eating habits Scientists have for the first time used anonymous data from pre-payment food cards to get a unique insight into the eating habits of first year university students. Mon, 06 Apr 2020 10:24:00 +0100 Nature's lethal shape-shifter Every picture tells a story… none more so than this detailed visualisation of a strain of the norovirus. Wed, 01 Apr 2020 09:00:00 +0100 Communicating the effectiveness of flood-mitigation schemes A team of Leeds mathematicians and French civil engineers has developed a new way of visualising and analysing complex flood-protection schemes. Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:30:00 +0100 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