Tag Archives: University of Leeds

University of Leeds Professor Lisa Roberts: Leeds to create a research environment few other universities can match

LEEDS, 25-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Two significant research projects have been awarded £16million to build resilience in African businesses and communities as part of the University’s commitment to tackling the world’s greatest issues. The funding is from the Global Challenges … Read the full press release

University of Leeds nutritionists review the intervention programmes aimed at reducing sugary drinks consumption

LEEDS, 25-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — n evaluation of efforts designed to reduce how many sugary drinks we consume shows some success in changing younger people’s habits but warns they cannot be the only way to cut consumption. Nutritionists at the University … Read the full press release

University of Leeds hosts 25th Eye on Asia competition, 13 to 23 March

LEEDS, 14-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A lens-eye view of Asia is presented at an exhibition of photography launched today at the University of Leeds. Now in its 25th year, the Eye on Asia competition runs in Parkinson Court from Monday … Read the full press release

University of Leeds to name its new sports facility after Olympic heroes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee

LEEDS, 16-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new £5m University of Leeds sports facility is to be named after its most successful alumni athletes, Olympic heroes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee. The Brownlee Centre sits alongside a new 1 mile (1.6km) cycle circuit … Read the full press release

University of Leeds and Cancer Research UK report: GPs want more support when offering drugs that lower the risk of certain cancers

LEEDS, 16-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — GPs want more support when offering drugs that lower the risk of certain cancers, a new report by the University of Leeds and Cancer Research UK reveals. The report explores how much GPs know about … Read the full press release

University of Leeds: Times Higher Education award for a tool simulating field trips

LEEDS, 29-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A tool that uses computer gaming to simulate field trips has won a prestigious Times Higher Education award. Students on courses with a Geology element can use the tool developed by the Virtual Landscapes team at … Read the full press release

University of Leeds research discovers important step forward in mimicking nature’s prowess at protecting cells from deep-freeze conditions

LEEDS, 24-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Leeds have taken an important step forward in mimicking nature’s prowess at protecting cells from deep-freeze conditions. The new research, published today in the print edition of the Journal of … Read the full press release

University of Leeds research identified gene that assisted transition of plants from water to land 500 million years ago

LEEDS, 24-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Research at the University of Leeds has identified a key gene that assisted the transition of plants from water to the land around 500 million years ago. The ANR gene is required to tolerate ‘extreme … Read the full press release

University of Leeds and UCL led researchers suggest that the movements involved in fidgeting may counteract the adverse health impacts of sitting for long periods

LEEDS, 23-9-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — New research suggests that the movements involved in fidgeting may counteract the adverse health impacts of sitting for long periods. In a study published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, a team of … Read the full press release

University of Leeds: regular dose of aspirin reduces the long-term risk of cancer in those who are obese

Research has shown that a regular dose of aspirin reduces the long-term risk of cancer in those who are overweight. LEEDS, 19-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers found that being overweight more than doubled the risk of bowel cancer in people … Read the full press release

University of Leeds researchers secured £5 million funding award from Yorkshire Cancer Research to tackle the North-South cancer divide

LEEDS, 6-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Leeds have secured a £5 million pound investment aimed at tackling the North-South cancer divide, thanks to a funding award from Yorkshire Cancer Research. University experts will be working in … Read the full press release

Leeds Festival of Science celebrates its 10th birthday in 2015

LEEDS, 16-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Have you ever looked through a telescope? Do you know what to do in the event of a zombie outbreak? Have you ever been to a science slam or a science ceilidh? The interactive, educational … Read the full press release

University of Leeds research sheds light on how the Earth’s crust forms

LEEDS, 16-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — New research into an Icelandic eruption has shed light on how the Earth’s crust forms, according to a paper published today in Nature. When the Bárðarbunga volcano, which is buried beneath Iceland’s Vatnajökull ice cap, … Read the full press release

University of Leeds scientists: Predictions of Greenland ice loss and its impact on rising sea levels may have been greatly underestimated

LEEDS, 16-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Predictions of Greenland ice loss and its impact on rising sea levels may have been greatly underestimated, according to scientists at the University of Leeds. The finding follows a new study, which is published today (15 … Read the full press release

University of Leeds research: Modern hand dryers can spread bacteria in public toilets

LEEDS, 21-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Modern hand dryers are much worse than paper towels when it comes to spreading germs, according to new University of Leeds research. Scientists from the University of Leeds have found that high-powered ‘jet-air’ and warm … Read the full press release

The £4.3 million Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council National Facility for Innovative Robotic Systems opens in the University of Leeds

LEEDS, 24-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — A new Government-backed centre is set to put Leeds at the forefront of UK robot design and construction. The £4.3 million Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) National Facility for Innovative Robotic Systems opens … Read the full press release

University of Leeds developed new scientific method to improve the diversity of ‘biologically active molecules’ such as antibiotics and anti-cancer agents

LEEDS, 26-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — A revolutionary new scientific method developed at the University of Leeds will improve the diversity of ‘biologically active molecules’, such as antibiotics and anti-cancer agents. The researchers, who report their findings online today in the journal Nature Chemistry, took … Read the full press release

University of East Anglia and the University of Leeds: Informing parents about the measles mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is the most cost-effective way of increasing its uptake

Norwich, UK, 28-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Giving parents access to online information about the MMR vaccine is the most cost-effective way of increasing its uptake according to research from the University of East Anglia and the University of Leeds. A new report … Read the full press release

University of Leeds database helps match patients with certain types of blood cancers to the best treatments

LEEDS, 20-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — A pioneering database at the University of Leeds will help match patients with certain types of blood cancers to the best treatments. The new resource, funded by the charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research,  will store cancer … Read the full press release

Research led by the University of Leeds produced the first complete assessment of Antarctic ice sheet elevation change

LEEDS, 19-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Three years of observations show that the Antarctic ice sheet is now losing 159 billion tonnes of ice each year – twice as much as when it was last surveyed. A team of scientists from the … Read the full press release

University of Leeds scientists discovered six new forms of inherited blindness

LEEDS, 9-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists from the University of Leeds have discovered six new forms of inherited blindness, each one resulting from mutations in a different gene important in eye development and vision. The research, carried out by experts from the University’s … Read the full press release

University of Leeds spin out Quantum Imaging Ltd secured £1.6 million funding to develop its medical imaging technology

LEEDS, 9-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Quantum Imaging Ltd, a University of Leeds spin out, has secured a £1.6 million investment to develop its medical imaging technology. The investment, announced today by IP Group plc and the University of Leeds, will enable the company … Read the full press release

UK study: Declines in the biodiversity of pollinating insects and wild plants have slowed in recent years

6-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Declines in the biodiversity of pollinating insects and wild plants have slowed in recent years, according to a new study. Researchers led by the University of Leeds and the Naturalis Biodiversity Centre in the Netherlands found evidence … Read the full press release

UK study: big business could learn survival lessons from family businesses

5-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Family businesses are less likely to fail than big business because they are usually made up of a well functioning and diverse board of directors who are able to advise effectively. A report published today by researchers … Read the full press release

University of Leeds Scientists discovered new way to fight against cervical cancer

4-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Scientists at the University of Leeds have found a way to target and destroy a key protein associated with the development of cervical and other cancers. The E7 protein is produced early in the lifecycle of the … Read the full press release