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parasite shrimp cannibals
2015-03-18 18:45:11

Researchers at the University of Leeds, Queen's University Belfast and Stellenbosch University in South Africa looked at cannibalism among freshwater shrimp in Northern Ireland. They found a tiny parasite, Pleistophora mulleri, not only significantly increased cannibalism among the indigenous shrimp Gammarus duebeni celticus but made infected shrimp more voracious, taking much less time to consume their victims.

bathroom hand dryer germs
2014-11-24 03:00:41

Modern hand dryers are much worse than paper towels when it comes to spreading germs, according to new University of Leeds research.

Mimicking natural evolution
2014-08-25 03:30:03

A revolutionary new scientific method developed at the University of Leeds will improve the diversity of ‘biologically active molecules’, such as antibiotics and anti-cancer agents.

TENS machine being used to simulate the vagus nerve
2014-08-22 03:30:52

Stimulating nerves in your ear could improve the health of your heart, researchers have discovered.

2014-07-28 13:14:57

Giving parents access to a website containing information about the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is the most cost-effective way of increasing its uptake.

snow microbes
2014-06-14 03:00:01

The first ecological study of an entire glacier has found that microbes drastically reduce surface reflectivity and have a non-negligible impact on the amount of sunlight that is reflected into space.

2014-04-10 11:20:32

Foreign species that are devastating water ecosystems could be "hitchhiking" around Britain on canoeists' and anglers' kit.

Leeds Researchers Build Most Powerful Terahertz Laser Chip In The World
2014-02-18 10:36:09

University of Leeds researchers have taken the lead in the race to build the world’s most powerful terahertz laser chip.

2013-12-18 13:34:23

A new gene mutation which will help doctors give a more accurate diagnosis of a particular type of brain and muscle disease in children has been discovered for the first time by University of Leeds experts.


Word of the Day
chickabiddy
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.
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