University of Leeds: Latest News University of Leeds: Latest News Jadu CMS 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 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. Fri, 05 Feb 2021 11:22:00 +0000 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. Tue, 02 Feb 2021 09:07:00 +0000 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. Fri, 29 Jan 2021 09:02:00 +0000 University joins ambitious regional climate partnership Key institutions across Yorkshire including the University of Leeds are joining forces to help tackle climate change. Wed, 27 Jan 2021 10:25:00 +0000 Vice-Chancellor’s 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. Mon, 25 Jan 2021 14:00:00 +0000 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. Mon, 25 Jan 2021 10:00:00 +0000 Global ice loss increases at record rate The rate at which ice is disappearing across the planet is speeding up, according to new research. Mon, 25 Jan 2021 09:00:00 +0000 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. Fri, 22 Jan 2021 23:30:00 +0000 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. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 11:04:00 +0000 LIDA announces partnership with Sainsbury’s 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. Tue, 19 Jan 2021 12:04:00 +0000 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. Fri, 15 Jan 2021 09:03:00 +0000 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. Fri, 15 Jan 2021 09:00:00 +0000 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. Tue, 12 Jan 2021 15:05:00 +0000 '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. Mon, 11 Jan 2021 18:30:00 +0000 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. Fri, 08 Jan 2021 21:00:00 +0000 New University Librarian announced The University is pleased to announce that Masud Khokhar has been appointed University Librarian and Keeper of the Brotherton Collection. Fri, 08 Jan 2021 10:24:00 +0000 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. Thu, 07 Jan 2021 12:49:00 +0000 A robotic revolution for urban nature Drones, robots and autonomous systems can transform the natural world in and around cities for people and wildlife. Tue, 05 Jan 2021 09:20:00 +0000 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. Mon, 04 Jan 2021 16:27:00 +0000 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. Mon, 21 Dec 2020 16:00:00 +0000