University of Leeds: Latest News University of Leeds: Latest News Jadu CMS Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:06:12 +0000 Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:06:12 +0000 Children’s packed lunches lack nutritional quality Fewer than two in every 100 packed lunches eaten by children in English primary schools meet nutritional standards, according to a major survey. Tue, 14 Jan 2020 10:30:00 +0000 Quicker and cooler is best for clothes Groundbreaking research into the impact washing machines have on clothes and the environment shows that shorter, cooler washes help clothes look better for longer and release fewer microfibres. Tue, 14 Jan 2020 00:01:00 +0000 Cancer Research UK delegation visits Leeds Senior leaders from Cancer Research UK visited the University today to find out how Leeds researchers are working together in the battle against the disease. Fri, 10 Jan 2020 14:40:00 +0000 Driving debate on UK agricultural trade policy Politicians and stakeholders from the farming sector will today hear from a leading Leeds professor on the future of trade regulation and how Brexit will impact future UK agricultural policy. Wed, 08 Jan 2020 07:05:00 +0000 Sweet success – sugar levels drop in UK yogurts A survey of yogurt ingredients show that sugar levels have significantly decreased in the last two years, but concerns about overall nutritional content remain. Wed, 08 Jan 2020 00:01:00 +0000 PhD centre will nurture new leaders in Earth observation A new centre will enable 50 fully-funded PhD researchers to harness satellite data to tackle global environmental challenges. Tue, 31 Dec 2019 08:00:00 +0000 Deaf people at risk of being 'excluded from astronomy' The deaf community risks being excluded from aspects of modern science because the number of new advances is outpacing the development of sign language to explain them, a leading researcher says. Mon, 23 Dec 2019 13:00:00 +0000 Walking and cycling to work linked with fewer heart attacks Walking and cycling to work were associated with fewer heart attacks across 43 million adults in England, according to a new national study. Thu, 19 Dec 2019 08:45:00 +0000 There is no ‘I’ in team – or is there? There is no ‘I’ in team - as the saying goes. But new research suggests it is important for individuals to feel personal ownership towards a team project in order to be more creative. Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:07:00 +0000 Using ‘synthetic worlds’ to boost business efficiency A spin-out company that uses advanced computer simulation to help organisations devise more efficient ways of working, has secured £750,000 in scale-up funding. Tue, 17 Dec 2019 11:24:00 +0000 Research Spotlight - November 2019 November's round-up of some of the latest research and education stories from the University. Mon, 16 Dec 2019 09:37:00 +0000 Prize challenge to artists and scientists Challenging artists and scientists to collaborate on new approaches to the creative process, the £15,000 DARE Art Prize is open for applications. Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:00:00 +0000 Breathing new life into Earth's oxygen debate New research strongly suggests the distinct "oxygenation events" which created Earth’s breathable atmosphere happened spontaneously, rather than as a consequence of biological or tectonic revolutions. Tue, 10 Dec 2019 21:30:00 +0000 Greenland losing ice 'faster than expected' Greenland is losing ice faster than in the 1990s and is tracking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s high-end climate scenario. Tue, 10 Dec 2019 16:00:00 +0000 Leeds research could revolutionise vaccine development Research which has identified a way of making a safer and cheaper polio vaccine is to be scaled-up – to see if it could be used in commercial vaccine production. Fri, 06 Dec 2019 12:50:00 +0000 Developing the next generation of anticoagulant A University of Leeds spin-out company has secured £3.14m to develop a next generation drug that aims to prevent blood clots forming, without the risk of bleeding present in currently available drugs. Thu, 05 Dec 2019 17:00:00 +0000 Most Black Friday purchases soon end up as waste The retail bonanza set to begin today, Black Friday, is expected to see more than half of shoppers buying electronic goods and almost a third purchasing clothes. Fri, 29 Nov 2019 00:01:00 +0000 University opens National Pig Centre in Yorkshire Precision nutrition and 24-hour monitoring will enable scientists to provide new insights for the pig industry, as the University of Leeds opens the National Pig Centre today. Thu, 28 Nov 2019 08:00:00 +0000 “Exceedingly rare” plant species face increased chances of extinction According to new research nearly 40 percent of global land plant species can be categorized as very rare, and these species are most at risk of extinction as climate and land use continues to change. Wed, 27 Nov 2019 19:00:00 +0000 Drill or no drill - 'the end of the dentist's dilemma' A dentist’s drill might not be the best way to tackle tooth decay in children’s teeth, a new study has concluded. Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:49:00 +0000