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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.

Genetic discovery reveals whose skin will burn in the sun

Ten new genetic regions that may dictate whether a person’s skin will tan or burn when exposed to the sun have been identified by Leeds scientists.

Leeds professors shortlisted in international inventor prize

Two inventors of a technique to wash cells and DNA out of tissue so it is not rejected when transplanted into human bodies, have been shortlisted for the 2018 European Inventor of the Year award. Now the Leeds is calling on you to vote for the invention, to help recognise and celebrate the pioneering technique. 

Synap revision app helps students revise

Medical students James Gupta and Omair Vaiyani have created a revision aid called Synap to help students learn more in less time. The app, which includes practice tests for A level and GCSE, is being used by students at all stages to prepare for their exams.

Cycling website wins award
27/03/2018 is the brain child of avid cyclist Julian Pearce (Creative Writing 2006). The site showcases the best independent brands from around the world and has been awarded the Best Innovation from a Newcomer at the recent Bike Biz awards. 

Students vote Leeds top three

The University of Leeds has come third in the UK in a major survey that asks students about their experience while studying. Leeds is also the highest ranked among the Russell Group of research-intensive universities and scores particularly highly for its campus environment, facilities and extra-curricular activities.

Top prize for breast cancer researcher

Breast cancer scientist V.Craig Jordan (BSc Pharmacy and Pharmacology 1969, DSc 1985, PhD Pharmacology 1973, Honorary DMed 2001) was awarded the Gerald D. Aurbach Award for Outstanding Translational Research by the Endocrine Society at its annual meeting.

Leeds among the world’s top 50 most international universities

Leeds has been recognised as one of the most international universities in a new ranking, which places the institution among the top 50 in the world.

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