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2012-01-16 11:04:01

Researchers highlight high levels of doctor-patient confidence and trust A leading cancer researcher has identified very high levels of doctor-patient trust and confidence within the NHS. University of Leicester researcher Professor Paul Symonds also highlights the risk of jeopardizing this record of success if measures to become more cost effective are not carefully thought through and implemented. In two papers published this month in the journal Clinical Oncology, Professor Paul...

2011-06-02 22:55:54

New research offers promise of medical intervention for this devastating disorder Medical researchers may have uncovered a novel approach to treat an incurable and ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disease that affects hundreds of thousands of people. Two international studies, one led by the University of Leicester, and the other a collaboration with Leicester led by scientists in the USA, hold out promise for slowing down the development of Huntington's disease "“ and potentially,...

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2011-03-25 07:45:53

525-million-year-old discovery of 'feathered helmet from beyond the clouds' Researchers from China, Leicester and Oxford have discovered a remarkable fossil which sheds new light on an important group of primitive sea creatures. The 525-million-year-old fossil belongs to a group of tentacle-bearing creatures which lived inside hard tubes. Previously only the tubes have been seen in detail but this new specimen clearly shows the soft parts of the body including tentacles for feeding....

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2010-11-12 10:57:15

Dramatic advance in understanding of how the body fights bacteria paves way for more effective vaccines A new breakthrough in the fight against pneumonia, meningitis and septicaemia has been announced today by scientists in Dublin and Leicester. The discovery will lead to a dramatic shift in our understanding of how the body's immune system responds to infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and pave the way for more effective vaccines. The collaborative research, jointly led by Dr Ed...

2010-10-25 02:00:00

LONDON, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The iconic story of Flashdance is set to dazzle the West End Theatre District this autumn when it hits the Shaftesbury Theatre in Covent Garden from the 24th September and Leicester Square Box Office have got discount theatre tickets and the inside information. Flashdance tells the story of Alex, an eighteen year old girl who works as a welder during the day, however, her real passion in life is dancing. She moonlights as a dancer in a local nightclub but...

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2010-10-12 23:05:00

Geographers at Leicester use forensic techniques to investigate untapped resourceScientists at the University of Leicester are using an unusual resource to investigate ancient climates"“ prehistoric animal urine.The animal in question is the rock hyrax, a common species in countries such as Namibia and Botswana. They look like large guinea pigs but are actually related to the elephant. Hyraxes use specific locations as communal toilets, some of which have been used by generations of...

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2009-01-19 15:32:04

Geographers from the University of Leicester are to use state-of-the-art technology to investigate how climate change is affecting the world famous Kruger National Park in South Africa. It is part of a wider project examining the impact of climate change of African savannas. The academics in the Department of Geography at the University of Leicester have been awarded Royal Society funding to establish a Science Network with South Africa. Professor Heiko Balzter and colleagues are going to...

2008-07-29 06:00:35

AN EVENT billed as the biggest Hindu procession ever held in the Midlands takes place in Leicester on Sunday. The Rathayatra chariot festival will feature three massive chariots, making the city just the second in Europe to host the festival on such a scale. Thousands of festivalgoers from all over the world will pull the three chariots from Leicester city centre clock tower to Cossington Park, accompanied by music, singing and dancing. (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.