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, 17 Apr 2020 20:42:29 +0000 Fri, 17 Apr 2020 20:42:29 +0000 Coral reefs struggling in a human dominated world http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4577/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4577/coral_reefs_struggling_in_a_human_dominated_world Fri, 17 Apr 2020 10:01:00 +0100 LIDA joins powerful new covid-19 data alliance http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4575/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4575/lida_joins_powerful_new_covid-19_data_alliance Thu, 16 Apr 2020 09:00:00 +0100 Nearly half UK carbon footprint is from overseas emissions http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4576/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4576/nearly_half_uk_carbon_footprint_is_from_overseas_emissions Thu, 16 Apr 2020 09:00:00 +0100 ‘Directing’ evolution to identify potential drugs http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4574/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4574/directing_evolution_to_identify_potential_drugs Tue, 14 Apr 2020 10:00:00 +0100 Simple fix creates coronavirus breathing aids http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4573/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.   http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4573/simple_fix_creates_coronavirus_breathing_aids Tue, 07 Apr 2020 16:23:00 +0100 Playing video games linked to higher BMI in kids http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4571/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4571/playing_video_games_linked_to_higher_bmi_in_kids Mon, 06 Apr 2020 16:00:00 +0100 Treating bowel cancer during the covid-19 epidemic http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4572/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.  http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4572/treating_bowel_cancer_during_the_covid-19_epidemic Mon, 06 Apr 2020 13:05:00 +0100 Analysing student eating habits http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4570/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4570/analysing_student_eating_habits Mon, 06 Apr 2020 10:24:00 +0100 Nature's lethal shape-shifter http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4569/natures_lethal_shape-shifter Every picture tells a story… none more so than this detailed visualisation of a strain of the norovirus. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4569/natures_lethal_shape-shifter Wed, 01 Apr 2020 09:00:00 +0100 Communicating the effectiveness of flood-mitigation schemes http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4568/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4568/communicating_the_effectiveness_of_flood-mitigation_schemes Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:30:00 +0100 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