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 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 http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4637/international_analysis_narrows_range_of_climates_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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4637/international_analysis_narrows_range_of_climates_co2_sensitivity Wed, 22 Jul 2020 16:00:00 +0100 Robots join the frontline fight against coronavirus http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4634/robots_join_the_frontline_fight_against_coronavirus Field tests have begun using intelligent robots to prevent the spread of coronavirus in busy public spaces. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4634/robots_join_the_frontline_fight_against_coronavirus Tue, 21 Jul 2020 10:50:00 +0100 Formation of quadruple helix DNA tracked in live human cells for first time http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4636/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4636/formation_of_quadruple_helix_dna_tracked_in_live_human_cells_for_first_time Mon, 20 Jul 2020 15:45:00 +0100 Key research areas for coronavirus recovery identified http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4635/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4635/key_research_areas_for_coronavirus_recovery_identified Mon, 20 Jul 2020 11:22:00 +0100 Predicting crime patterns as UK emerges from lockdown http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4630/predicting_crime_patterns_as_uk_emerges_from_lockdown Police may be able to predict changes in crime patterns as coronavirus lockdown rules get relaxed. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4630/predicting_crime_patterns_as_uk_emerges_from_lockdown Fri, 17 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0100 Tackling climate change through local investment http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4633/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4633/tackling_climate_change_through_local_investment Thu, 16 Jul 2020 09:27:00 +0100 Leeds in top five for teaching in National Student Survey http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4632/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4632/leeds_in_top_five_for_teaching_in_national_student_survey Wed, 15 Jul 2020 10:57:00 +0100 Thousands missed heart attack treatment during pandemic http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4631/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4631/thousands_missed_heart_attack_treatment_during_pandemic Tue, 14 Jul 2020 23:30:00 +0100 Strengthening research ties with Africa http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4629/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4629/strengthening_research_ties_with_africa Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:00:00 +0100 Life from vents http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4628/life_from_vents UK researchers explore hydrothermal vents for potential clues about the evolution of animal life in extreme environments. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4628/life_from_vents Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:45:00 +0100 Rock dust on croplands could draw two billion tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4627/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4627/rock_dust_on_croplands_could_draw_two_billion_tonnes_of_co2_from_the_atmosphere Wed, 08 Jul 2020 16:00:00 +0100 Aerosol transmission may spread COVID-19 http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4626/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4626/aerosol_transmission_may_spread_covid-19 Wed, 08 Jul 2020 09:00:00 +0100 The global abundance of palm trees http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4625/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4625/the_global_abundance_of_palm_trees Mon, 06 Jul 2020 14:55:00 +0100 Booting up a virtual International Medieval Congress   http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4624/booting_upavirtual_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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4624/booting_upavirtual_international_medieval_congress Mon, 06 Jul 2020 10:54:00 +0100 Earth's magnetic field changes faster than previously thought http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4623/earths_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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4623/earths_magnetic_field_changes_faster_than_previously_thought Mon, 06 Jul 2020 10:00:00 +0100 Leaders appointed for new cancer research centre http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4621/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4621/leaders_appointed_for_new_cancer_research_centre Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:01:00 +0100 Research suggests drugs could reverse diabetes damage http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4620/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4620/research_suggests_drugs_could_reverse_diabetes_damage Tue, 30 Jun 2020 09:25:00 +0100 Gold mining restricts Amazon rainforest recovery http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4619/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4619/gold_mining_restricts_amazon_rainforest_recovery Mon, 29 Jun 2020 05:01:00 +0100 Space weather monitoring boost http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4618/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4618/space_weather_monitoring_boost Sat, 27 Jun 2020 00:01:00 +0100 Vital study into coronavirus transmission http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4617/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4617/vital_study_into_coronavirus_transmission Fri, 26 Jun 2020 13:43:00 +0100