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Lung screening trial launched in Leeds

People at high risk of developing lung cancer have the chance to take part in a pioneering new screening trial launched in Leeds.



Our pledge: 2023PlasticFree

The University and Leeds University Union have together pledged to become single-use plastic-free by 2023. Single Out: 2023PlasticFree commits both organisations to phase out single-use plastic across the board, not just in catering and office spaces.



Obituary: Professor Ian Ward, FRS

Emeritus Professor Ian Ward, former Cavendish Professor in the School of Physics, passed away on 5 November 2018. 



Leeds win Varsity

For the first time in the competition's history, the Leeds Gryphons sports teams beat Leeds Beckett University in the overall scores of Leeds Varsity, winning by a one-point margin to seal a 30 - 29 victory. Leeds clinched the overall win after several close-cut games including the women's basketball, netball and men's swimming fixtures. Check out the Varsity website, including a full breakdown of scores.



Alumnus recognised for diversity work

Leeds graduate Joe Williams has been recognised by the Prime Minister for his work celebrating African history and diversity in Leeds. Joe is the founder and director of Leeds Black History Walk which shares otherwise untold African narratives in the city.



Many gluten free products lack essential nutrients

The lack of fortification in gluten free food may increase the risk of micronutrient deficiencies for consumers who depend on these products, a new study from Leeds warns.



Harnessing genetics to tackle TB

An international consortium, which includes the University of Leeds, has shown how our understanding of TB’s genetic code is now so detailed that we can predict which commonly used anti-TB drugs are best for treating a patient’s infection and which are not.



Sugar in yogurt leaves a sour taste

Scientists from the Universities of Leeds and Surrey have analysed the product information for 921 yogurts available in major UK supermarkets and found that many contain high sugar levels - particularly organic yogurts and those marketed towards children.



Honorary degree for one of world’s most famous musicians

Lang Lang, the globally-renowned Chinese pianist, educator and philanthropist, has received an honorary degree from Leeds. The degree was conferred during the final event of the Leeds International Piano Competition, for which Lang Lang is the Global Ambassador, on Saturday 15 September at Leeds Town Hall.



Networks of underground faults may pre-determine earthquakes

The timing and size of three deadly earthquakes that struck Italy in 2016 may have been pre-determined, according to new research from Leeds that could improve earthquake forecasting.



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