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, 05 Feb 2021 18:22:19 +0000 Fri, 05 Feb 2021 18:22:19 +0000 Screen industry professionals reveal how discrimination held back their careers http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4761/screen_industry_professionals_reveal_how_discrimination_held_back_their_careers TV presenter Sideman and Channel 4 commissioning editor Fozia Khan are among 11 screen industry professionals to appear in short films describing how discrimination held them back in their careers. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4761/screen_industry_professionals_reveal_how_discrimination_held_back_their_careers Fri, 05 Feb 2021 11:22:00 +0000 Out of this world development of a new catalytic converter http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4760/out_of_this_world_development_of_a_new_catalytic_converter Scientists are using an analysis of gases in the atmosphere of Venus to develop a new generation of lower-cost and more effective catalytic converters. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4760/out_of_this_world_development_of_a_new_catalytic_converter Tue, 02 Feb 2021 09:07:00 +0000 Protecting UK insect populations post-Brexit http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4759/protecting_uk_insect_populations_post-brexit The health of the UK’s insect populations is to be assessed by a new project, which aims to advise on policies to help protect them more effectively post-Brexit. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4759/protecting_uk_insect_populations_post-brexit Fri, 29 Jan 2021 09:02:00 +0000 University joins ambitious regional climate partnership http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4758/university_joins_ambitious_regional_climate_partnership Key institutions across Yorkshire including the University of Leeds are joining forces to help tackle climate change. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4758/university_joins_ambitious_regional_climate_partnership Wed, 27 Jan 2021 10:25:00 +0000 Vice-Chancellor’s Latest Blog: Leading beyond crisis http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4746/vice-chancellors_latest_blog_leading_beyond_crisis Vice-Chancellor Professor Simone Buitendijk's latest blog argues for the importance of universities taking a values-based approach to their work to help tackle global issues. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4746/vice-chancellors_latest_blog_leading_beyond_crisis Mon, 25 Jan 2021 14:00:00 +0000 Blowin' in the wind: the mineral dust linked to ice melt http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4757/blowin_in_the_wind_the_mineral_dust_linked_to_ice_melt Scientists believe a key nutrient transported by the wind is contributing to the growth of algal blooms on melting ice sheets. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4757/blowin_in_the_wind_the_mineral_dust_linked_to_ice_melt Mon, 25 Jan 2021 10:00:00 +0000 Global ice loss increases at record rate http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4756/global_ice_loss_increases_at_record_rate The rate at which ice is disappearing across the planet is speeding up, according to new research. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4756/global_ice_loss_increases_at_record_rate Mon, 25 Jan 2021 09:00:00 +0000 Dramatic changes to radiotherapy treatments due to COVID-19 http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4755/dramatic_changes_to_radiotherapy_treatments_due_to_covid-19 Dramatic changes were seen in the delivery of radiotherapy treatments for cancer during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic in England. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4755/dramatic_changes_to_radiotherapy_treatments_due_to_covid-19 Fri, 22 Jan 2021 23:30:00 +0000 Heart patients ‘fearful’ of seeking medical help amid COVID crisis http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4753/heart_patients_fearful_of_seeking_medical_help_amid_covid_crisis Data analysis by researchers at the University of Leeds is revealing a second sharp drop in the number of people admitted to hospital in England with acute heart failure or a heart attack. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4753/heart_patients_fearful_of_seeking_medical_help_amid_covid_crisis Wed, 20 Jan 2021 11:04:00 +0000 LIDA announces partnership with Sainsbury’s http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4754/lida_announces_partnership_with_sainsburys Leeds Institute for Data Analytics and Sainsbury’s have formalised a partnership to deliver data intensive research projects in nutrition and health, property and location analytics, and e-commerce. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4754/lida_announces_partnership_with_sainsburys Tue, 19 Jan 2021 12:04:00 +0000 Thousands may have undiagnosed bowel cancer http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4752/thousands_may_have_undiagnosed_bowel_cancer A new study involving the University has found that since the first coronavirus lockdown the number of people diagnosed with bowel cancer in England has fallen sharply. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4752/thousands_may_have_undiagnosed_bowel_cancer Fri, 15 Jan 2021 09:03:00 +0000 Brief encounters: how fleeting protein interactions shape health http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4751/brief_encounters_how_fleeting_protein_interactions_shape_health The UK's leading scientific academy – the Royal Society – has announced that Professor Sheena Radford is to receive one of its most prestigious research awards. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4751/brief_encounters_how_fleeting_protein_interactions_shape_health Fri, 15 Jan 2021 09:00:00 +0000 New technology helps cancer patients manage symptoms http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4750/new_technology_helps_cancer_patients_manage_symptoms Hundreds of cancer patients have benefitted from using computer algorithms to manage their symptoms and improve their wellbeing in a unique UK trial. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4750/new_technology_helps_cancer_patients_manage_symptoms Tue, 12 Jan 2021 15:05:00 +0000 'Compelling case' to level up economy through rail innovation http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4742/compelling_case_to_level_up_economy_through_rail_innovation Greater investment in rail research could be used to help level up the economy in the north of England, according to a report by economics and policy analysts Perspective Economics. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4742/compelling_case_to_level_up_economy_through_rail_innovation Mon, 11 Jan 2021 18:30:00 +0000 Unravelling the process that makes viruses infectious http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4749/unravelling_the_process_that_makes_viruses_infectious Researchers have for the first time identified the way viruses like the poliovirus and the common cold virus ‘package up’ their genetic code, allowing them to infect cells. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4749/unravelling_the_process_that_makes_viruses_infectious Fri, 08 Jan 2021 21:00:00 +0000 New University Librarian announced http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4748/new_university_librarian_announced The University is pleased to announce that Masud Khokhar has been appointed University Librarian and Keeper of the Brotherton Collection. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4748/new_university_librarian_announced Fri, 08 Jan 2021 10:24:00 +0000 The burning question at the heart of global waste http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4747/the_burning_question_at_the_heart_of_global_waste Up to one billion tonnes of solid waste is being openly burned worldwide each year and risks the health of “tens of millions of people”, according to a review of the latest scientific evidence. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4747/the_burning_question_at_the_heart_of_global_waste Thu, 07 Jan 2021 12:49:00 +0000 A robotic revolution for urban nature http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4744/a_robotic_revolution_for_urban_nature Drones, robots and autonomous systems can transform the natural world in and around cities for people and wildlife. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4744/a_robotic_revolution_for_urban_nature Tue, 05 Jan 2021 09:20:00 +0000 Dame Fanny Waterman: ‘We salute her remarkable achievement’ http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4745/dame_fanny_waterman_we_salute_her_remarkable_achievement The University was saddened to hear of the death of Dame Fanny Waterman, founder and President Emeritus of Leeds International Piano Competition, on 20 December. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4745/dame_fanny_waterman_we_salute_her_remarkable_achievement Mon, 04 Jan 2021 16:27:00 +0000 Current food production systems could mean far-reaching habitat loss http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4741/current_food_production_systems_could_mean_far-reaching_habitat_loss The global food system could drive rapid and widespread biodiversity loss if not changed, new research has found. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4741/current_food_production_systems_could_mean_far-reaching_habitat_loss Mon, 21 Dec 2020 16:00:00 +0000