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Latest University of Leicester Stories

Parental Care From 450 Million Years Ago
2014-03-14 11:27:40

A portrait of prehistoric parenthood captured deep in the fossil record has been uncovered by an international team of scientists led by University of Leicester geologist Professor David Siveter.

2014-01-16 14:22:49

A team of scientists from the University of Leicester has demonstrated a novel treatment for Hairy Cell Leukaemia (HCL), a rare type of blood cancer, using a drug administered to combat skin cancer.

80 Year Murder Mystery Solved DNA
2014-01-14 11:46:25

Two researchers were able to use genetic techniques to identify the victim of a homicide from 1930 that took place in the British town of Hardingstone.

Sounds Of Space
2013-12-20 16:31:24

A scientist from the University of Leicester is helping to reveal the sounds of space by using satellite data.

New Insights Into Cosmic Phenomena Provided By Swift Satellite
2013-12-17 05:07:02

By analyzing data collected by NASA’s Swift robotic spacecraft, astronomers from the University of Leicester have reportedly discovered the location of nearly 100,000 previously unknown cosmic X-ray sources.

Research Into Desert Locusts Discovers How Your Environment Shapes Your Thinking
2013-11-21 13:12:19

A team of scientists has shown how the environment shapes learning and memory by training locusts like Pavlov's dog to associate different smells with reward or punishment.

Researchers Exploit Power Of Evolution To Create Designer Proteins
2013-11-15 10:18:45

An international team of researchers led by the University of Leicester has "harnessed the power of evolution" to create a new drug for possible use against heart disease, inflammation and other illnesses.

2013-11-04 16:25:42

Leicester scientists have mapped the "bouquet-like" structure of a key part of the body's immune system responsible for neutralizing bacteria and viruses.

2013-11-04 13:44:53

An international team of researchers has used pioneering electron microscopy techniques to discover an important mechanism behind the reaction of metallic nanoparticles with the environment.

Bacteria-eating Viruses Are 'Magic Bullets' In The War On Superbugs
2013-10-17 06:48:18

A specialist team of scientists from the University of Leicester has isolated viruses that eat bacteria -- called phages -- to specifically target the highly infectious hospital superbug Clostridium difficile (C. diff).


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.