University of Leeds: Latest News University of Leeds: Latest News Jadu CMS Fri, 24 Jul 2020 09:34:28 +0000 Fri, 24 Jul 2020 09:34:28 +0000 International analysis narrows range of climate’s CO2 sensitivity The most advanced and comprehensive analysis of climate sensitivity ever undertaken has revealed with more confidence than ever before how sensitive the Earth’s climate is to carbon dioxide. Wed, 22 Jul 2020 16:00:00 +0100 Robots join the frontline fight against coronavirus Field tests have begun using intelligent robots to prevent the spread of coronavirus in busy public spaces. Tue, 21 Jul 2020 10:50:00 +0100 Formation of quadruple helix DNA tracked in live human cells for first time The formation of four-stranded DNA has been tracked in living human cells, allowing scientists to see how it works and its possible role in cancer. Mon, 20 Jul 2020 15:45:00 +0100 Key research areas for coronavirus recovery identified Seven key areas of research to support society’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic have been identified by leading psychologists. Mon, 20 Jul 2020 11:22:00 +0100 Predicting crime patterns as UK emerges from lockdown Police may be able to predict changes in crime patterns as coronavirus lockdown rules get relaxed. Fri, 17 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0100 Tackling climate change through local investment A nationwide scheme has been launched to help tackle climate change by encouraging residents to invest in their local councils. Thu, 16 Jul 2020 09:27:00 +0100 Leeds in top five for teaching in National Student Survey National Student Survey results reveal that Leeds has retained its position in the top five for teaching among the Russell Group. Wed, 15 Jul 2020 10:57:00 +0100 Thousands missed heart attack treatment during pandemic A third of people with heart attacks may not have gone to hospital at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tue, 14 Jul 2020 23:30:00 +0100 Strengthening research ties with Africa The University is to be part of a new Africa-UK research collaboration, to identify ways the continent can produce enough food to feed its growing population. Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:00:00 +0100 Life from vents UK researchers explore hydrothermal vents for potential clues about the evolution of animal life in extreme environments. Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:45:00 +0100 Rock dust on croplands could draw two billion tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere A major new study shows adding rock dust to farmland could remove the carbon dioxide equivalent of more than the current total emissions from global aviation and shipping combined. Wed, 08 Jul 2020 16:00:00 +0100 Aerosol transmission may spread COVID-19 The World Health Organisation needs to recognise that coronavirus might be spread by tiny respiratory droplets that remain in the air for prolonged periods, say leading academics. Wed, 08 Jul 2020 09:00:00 +0100 The global abundance of palm trees A major study has conducted the first global assessment of palm tree numbers to better understand tropical forest diversity and reduce uncertainty about carbon balance in these ecosystems. Mon, 06 Jul 2020 14:55:00 +0100 Booting up a virtual International Medieval Congress The International Medieval Congress (IMC) – the biggest academic event of its kind in Europe – starts today. And for the first time it will be entirely online. Mon, 06 Jul 2020 10:54:00 +0100 Earth's magnetic field changes faster than previously thought A new study reveals that changes in the direction of the Earth’s magnetic field may take place 10 times faster than previously thought. Mon, 06 Jul 2020 10:00:00 +0100 Leaders appointed for new cancer research centre A major new interdisciplinary research centre has been launched with the aim of putting Leeds at the forefront of global efforts to tackle cancer. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:01:00 +0100 Research suggests drugs could reverse diabetes damage Drugs developed to treat Alzheimer’s Disease could be repurposed to prevent - or even reverse - damage done to the blood vessels of people who are obese or have type 2 diabetes, according to research. Tue, 30 Jun 2020 09:25:00 +0100 Gold mining restricts Amazon rainforest recovery Gold mining significantly limits the regrowth of Amazon forests, greatly reducing their ability to accumulate carbon, according to a new study. Mon, 29 Jun 2020 05:01:00 +0100 Space weather monitoring boost The UK’s ability to predict solar superstorms and other severe space weather events is to get a significant boost with the launch of a major research project involving Leeds expertise. Sat, 27 Jun 2020 00:01:00 +0100 Vital study into coronavirus transmission Scientists from the University of Leeds are to study live virus excretion in faeces to understand more about the spread of SARS-CoV-2 – the coronavirus responsible for the pandemic. Fri, 26 Jun 2020 13:43:00 +0100