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 Sun, 25 Aug 2019 11:56:01 +0000 Sun, 25 Aug 2019 11:56:01 +0000 New chapter in Ilkley Literary Festival partnership http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4464/new_chapter_in_ilkley_literary_festival_partnership The University is an official partner of Ilkley Literature Festival (ILF) for the second year running. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4464/new_chapter_in_ilkley_literary_festival_partnership Fri, 23 Aug 2019 16:18:00 +0100 Technology to toughen mobile phone screens http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4463/technology_to_toughen_mobile_phone_screens A University of Leeds spin-out which is pioneering a new way to make toughened glass for mobile phone screens and wearable devices has secured £600,000 to prove the benefits of its technology. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4463/technology_to_toughen_mobile_phone_screens Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:56:00 +0100 Busting the myth of the 'white working class' http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4462/busting_the_myth_of_the_white_working_class New research led by University of Leeds academics and UK’s leading race equality think tank has highlighted growing racial and ethnic diversity in Northern towns and cities. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4462/busting_the_myth_of_the_white_working_class Thu, 15 Aug 2019 10:53:00 +0100 Early education setback for summer premature births http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4459/early_education_setback_for_summer_premature_births Children born as little as three weeks premature, who consequently fall into an earlier school year are at increased risk of experiencing setbacks in their education after their first year of school. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4459/early_education_setback_for_summer_premature_births Wed, 14 Aug 2019 08:35:00 +0100 Antiseptic resistance in bacteria could lead to next-gen plastics http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4460/antiseptic_resistance_in_bacteria_could_lead_to_next-gen_plastics The molecular machinery used by ‘superbugs’ to resist chemicals designed to kill them could also help produce precursors for a new generation of nylon and other polymers, according to new research. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4460/antiseptic_resistance_in_bacteria_could_lead_to_next-gen_plastics Tue, 13 Aug 2019 14:55:00 +0100 Better tests needed for urinary tract infections http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4461/better_tests_needed_for_urinary_tract_infections Doctors urgently need a fast and accurate test for diagnosing urinary tract infections (UTIs) to reduce overprescribing of antibiotics, according to health researchers. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4461/better_tests_needed_for_urinary_tract_infections Tue, 13 Aug 2019 08:35:00 +0100 Boosting health technology innovation http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4458/boosting_health_technology_innovation More than three million citizens across the Leeds City Region are set to benefit as senior leaders from the healthtech industry - including the University of Leeds - announce a new partnership. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4458/boosting_health_technology_innovation Mon, 12 Aug 2019 10:47:00 +0100 First independent report into UK Hajj industry http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4457/first_independent_report_into_uk_hajj_industry The first independent report into the UK Hajj industry reveals a sector that is rapidly expanding and changing – and becoming increasingly expensive for British Muslims. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4457/first_independent_report_into_uk_hajj_industry Fri, 09 Aug 2019 15:40:00 +0100 Scientists create the world's thinnest gold http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4456/scientists_create_the_worlds_thinnest_gold Scientists at the University of Leeds have created a new form of gold which is just two atoms thick – the thinnest unsupported gold ever created. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4456/scientists_create_the_worlds_thinnest_gold Tue, 06 Aug 2019 09:17:00 +0100 Research Spotlight - July 2019 http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4455/research_spotlight-july_2019 July's round-up of some of the latest research and education stories from the University. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4455/research_spotlight-july_2019 Fri, 02 Aug 2019 10:36:00 +0100 Leeds to host major international MIT innovation programme http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4454/leeds_to_host_major_international_mit_innovation_programme Leeds and the City Region has been chosen to host a prestigious international programme, in partnership with one of the world’s most famous universities, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4454/leeds_to_host_major_international_mit_innovation_programme Thu, 01 Aug 2019 11:07:00 +0100 ‘Tickle’ therapy could help slow ageing http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4453/tickle_therapy_could_help_slow_ageing 'Tickling' the ear with a small electrical current appears to rebalance the autonomic nervous system for over-55s, potentially slowing down one of the effects of ageing, according to new research. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4453/tickle_therapy_could_help_slow_ageing Tue, 30 Jul 2019 08:45:00 +0100 Engineering stronger ethics http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4452/engineering_stronger_ethics Engineers in the UK are being asked to comment on a plan to strengthen ethical thinking in their profession. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4452/engineering_stronger_ethics Fri, 26 Jul 2019 10:07:00 +0100 Using weather radar to monitor insects http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4451/using_weather_radar_to_monitor_insects Scientists are developing a pioneering technique that allows them to monitor insects in the air using weather radars, as part of a research project called BioDAR. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4451/using_weather_radar_to_monitor_insects Thu, 25 Jul 2019 09:01:00 +0100 Animals adapting too slowly to changing climate http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4450/animals_adapting_too_slowly_to_changing_climate Animals are not adapting fast enough in response to the changing climate, according to new research published today in Nature Communications. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4450/animals_adapting_too_slowly_to_changing_climate Tue, 23 Jul 2019 16:01:00 +0100 Who should pay for our parks? http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4448/who_should_pay_for_our_parks A new report has called for a national debate on who should pay for the UK’s much-loved public parks and green spaces. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4448/who_should_pay_for_our_parks Thu, 18 Jul 2019 00:01:00 +0100 Budgeting for our future climate http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4447/budgeting_for_our_future_climate A new framework provides a robust scientific tool for researchers, policymakers and industry to calculate remaining global carbon budgets. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4447/budgeting_for_our_future_climate Wed, 17 Jul 2019 18:00:00 +0100 An ‘atomic dance’ offers a new look at quantum computing challenges http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4446/an_atomic_dance_offers_a_new_look_at_quantum_computing_challenges Researchers have come up with a theory to explain one of the mysteries at the heart of quantum physics. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4446/an_atomic_dance_offers_a_new_look_at_quantum_computing_challenges Wed, 17 Jul 2019 16:30:00 +0100 Improving the nutritional quality of baby food http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4445/improving_the_nutritional_quality_of_baby_food A nutritional survey of baby food on sale in Europe has shown that a significant number of products contain high sugar levels that contradict World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4445/improving_the_nutritional_quality_of_baby_food Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:00:00 +0100 Fossil fuels offer a poor return on energy investment http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4444/fossil_fuels_offer_a_poor_return_on_energy_investment An evaluation of the global energy return on investment for fossil fuels and renewable sources reveals a much more level playing field than previously believed. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4444/fossil_fuels_offer_a_poor_return_on_energy_investment Thu, 11 Jul 2019 16:00:00 +0100