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Growing a dinosaur’s dinner

Leeds scientists have measured the nutritional value of herbivore dinosaurs’ diet by growing their food in atmospheric conditions similar to those found roughly 150 million years ago.

Japanese knotweed - not such a knotty problem?

Leeds ecologists can find no evidence that Japanese knotweed causes significant structural damage. Their research shows that the custom of automatically refusing mortgages on properties where Japanese knotweed is found is out of proportion to the risk posed by the species.

Dance can help young people's health

The impact of dance on the health, well-being and sense of empowerment of young people is the focus of a new report by scientists at the University and partners at Yorkshire Dance.

Leeds welcomes new Chancellor

On Monday 9 July, Professor Dame Jane Francis will be officially installed as Chancellor of the University of Leeds. Dame Jane is a prominent polar scientist, who worked at Leeds for two decades until 2013, when she was appointed as Director of the British Antarctic Survey.

New app makes mornings easier

Marketing graduate Phil Neale (2012) is making it easier to wake up, with his new app Snoozle. The app swaps the traditional beep with content chosen by the user

Virus could help treat advanced cancers

Early results from a small-scale clinical trial have revealed the potential of a virus to treat some advanced cancers. The findings from Leeds scientists revealed that the specifically-engineered virus was able to infiltrate tumour cells, begin to destroy them and also to boost the body’s immune system.

Leeds academics discuss North Korea

Two Leeds staff, History lecturer Dr Adam Cathcart and Sociology and Social Policy's honorary senior research fellow Aidan Foster-Carter, are making frequent appearances in the world's press with their insights on relations between the USA and North Korea. As events develop, keep watch for their commentary.

Blackcurrants could help end bad hair days

Natural dyes extracted from blackcurrant waste created during Ribena manufacture have for the first time been used in an effective new hair dyeing technology, developed at the University of Leeds.

Top ten place for Leeds in Guardian University Guide

The University of Leeds has moved into the Guardian University Guide top ten for the first time, jumping four places and rising for the fourth consecutive year.

A low energy diet leaves people feeling full and eating fewer calories

People who followed a diet of low energy density food such as vegetables, lean meat and rice were more likely to feel full than those who tried to restrict their calorie intake, according to research from Leeds.

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