University of Leeds: Latest News University of Leeds: Latest News Jadu CMS Wed, 11 Sep 2019 05:02:57 +0000 Wed, 11 Sep 2019 05:02:57 +0000 Finding an effective way to reduce pressure ulcers Expensive high-tech air mattresses are only marginally better at preventing pressure sores and ulcers than a specialist foam mattress, according to the results of a major study. Wed, 04 Sep 2019 08:45:00 +0100 New Executive Dean for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures Professor Andrew Thorpe has been appointed as the next Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures, and Professor of Modern History. Tue, 03 Sep 2019 10:00:00 +0100 Scientists identify potential cause of statin-related muscle pain Researchers may have discovered why some people experience muscle pain after taking statins. Wed, 28 Aug 2019 09:20:00 +0100 New chapter in Ilkley Literary Festival partnership The University is an official partner of Ilkley Literature Festival (ILF) for the second year running. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 16:18:00 +0100 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. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:56:00 +0100 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. Thu, 15 Aug 2019 10:53:00 +0100 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. Wed, 14 Aug 2019 08:35:00 +0100 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. Tue, 13 Aug 2019 14:55:00 +0100 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. Tue, 13 Aug 2019 08:35:00 +0100 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. Mon, 12 Aug 2019 10:47:00 +0100 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. Fri, 09 Aug 2019 15:40:00 +0100 Scientists create the world's 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. Tue, 06 Aug 2019 09:17:00 +0100 Research Spotlight - July 2019 July's round-up of some of the latest research and education stories from the University. Fri, 02 Aug 2019 10:36:00 +0100 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. Thu, 01 Aug 2019 11:07:00 +0100 ‘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. Tue, 30 Jul 2019 08:45:00 +0100 Engineering stronger ethics Engineers in the UK are being asked to comment on a plan to strengthen ethical thinking in their profession. Fri, 26 Jul 2019 10:07:00 +0100 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. Thu, 25 Jul 2019 09:01:00 +0100 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. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 16:01:00 +0100 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. Thu, 18 Jul 2019 00:01:00 +0100 Budgeting for our future climate A new framework provides a robust scientific tool for researchers, policymakers and industry to calculate remaining global carbon budgets. Wed, 17 Jul 2019 18:00:00 +0100