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 Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:06:12 +0000 Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:06:12 +0000 Children’s packed lunches lack nutritional quality http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4522/childrens_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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4522/childrens_packed_lunches_lack_nutritional_quality Tue, 14 Jan 2020 10:30:00 +0000 Quicker and cooler is best for clothes http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4524/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4524/quicker_and_cooler_is_best_for_clothes Tue, 14 Jan 2020 00:01:00 +0000 Cancer Research UK delegation visits Leeds http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4523/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4523/cancer_research_uk_delegation_visits_leeds Fri, 10 Jan 2020 14:40:00 +0000 Driving debate on UK agricultural trade policy http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4521/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4521/driving_debate_on_uk_agricultural_trade_policy Wed, 08 Jan 2020 07:05:00 +0000 Sweet success – sugar levels drop in UK yogurts http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4520/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4520/sweet_success__sugar_levels_drop_in_uk_yogurts Wed, 08 Jan 2020 00:01:00 +0000 PhD centre will nurture new leaders in Earth observation http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4493/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4493/phd_centre_will_nurture_new_leaders_in_earth_observation Tue, 31 Dec 2019 08:00:00 +0000 Deaf people at risk of being 'excluded from astronomy' http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4477/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4477/deaf_people_at_risk_of_being_excluded_from_astronomy Mon, 23 Dec 2019 13:00:00 +0000 Walking and cycling to work linked with fewer heart attacks http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4518/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4518/walking_and_cycling_to_work_linked_with_fewer_heart_attacks Thu, 19 Dec 2019 08:45:00 +0000 There is no ‘I’ in team – or is there? http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4519/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4519/there_is_no_i_in_team__or_is_there Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:07:00 +0000 Using ‘synthetic worlds’ to boost business efficiency http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4517/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4517/using_synthetic_worlds_to_boost_business_efficiency Tue, 17 Dec 2019 11:24:00 +0000 Research Spotlight - November 2019 http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4516/research_spotlight-november_2019 November's round-up of some of the latest research and education stories from the University. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4516/research_spotlight-november_2019 Mon, 16 Dec 2019 09:37:00 +0000 Prize challenge to artists and scientists http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4515/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4515/prize_challenge_to_artists_and_scientists Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:00:00 +0000 Breathing new life into Earth's oxygen debate http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4513/breathing_new_life_into_earths_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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4513/breathing_new_life_into_earths_oxygen_debate Tue, 10 Dec 2019 21:30:00 +0000 Greenland losing ice 'faster than expected' http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4514/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4514/greenland_losing_ice_faster_than_expected Tue, 10 Dec 2019 16:00:00 +0000 Leeds research could revolutionise vaccine development http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4512/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4512/leeds_research_could_revolutionise_vaccine_development Fri, 06 Dec 2019 12:50:00 +0000 Developing the next generation of anticoagulant http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4511/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4511/developing_the_next_generation_of_anticoagulant Thu, 05 Dec 2019 17:00:00 +0000 Most Black Friday purchases soon end up as waste http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4510/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4510/most_black_friday_purchases_soon_end_up_as_waste Fri, 29 Nov 2019 00:01:00 +0000 University opens National Pig Centre in Yorkshire http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4509/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4509/university_opens_national_pig_centre_in_yorkshire Thu, 28 Nov 2019 08:00:00 +0000 “Exceedingly rare” plant species face increased chances of extinction http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4508/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. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4508/exceedingly_rare_plant_species_face_increased_chances_of_extinction Wed, 27 Nov 2019 19:00:00 +0000 Drill or no drill - 'the end of the dentist's dilemma' http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4507/drill_or_no_drill-the_end_of_the_dentists_dilemma A dentist’s drill might not be the best way to tackle tooth decay in children’s teeth, a new study has concluded. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4507/drill_or_no_drill-the_end_of_the_dentists_dilemma Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:49:00 +0000