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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).

2013-09-19 23:01:32

Stafford, functioning as a resource centre of University of Leicester in the Middle East, is offering the MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice programme.

New Study Shows How 'Technovigilance' Can Help Save Lives In Hospitals
2013-09-16 13:33:03

Electronic data routinely gathered in hospitals can be used as a warning system for missed doses of prescribed medicine and making improvements to patient safety, says a new study.

2013-09-03 23:28:56

Stafford is offering a distance learning Foundation Degree in Security and Risk Management in collaboration with the University of Leicester.

2013-08-26 11:46:58

Leicester geneticists have discovered a potential defense against Huntington's disease – a fatal neurodegenerative disorder which currently has no cure.

British Judge Opens Judicial Review On Richard III Reburial Location
2013-08-17 06:49:00

A British high court has allowed a judicial review of a decision to rebury the remains of King Richard III at either of two distinct locations: Leicester Cathedral and York.

King Richard III To Be Honored With Burial In Raised Tomb
2013-07-29 09:46:29

The remains of King Richard III, which were unearthed in a car park in Leicester, UK last September, and found to be hastily buried in an unmarked grave with neither shroud nor coffin, will be reburied with honor beneath a raised tomb within a specially-created area in the Leicester Cathedral.

New Record Set By Team From University of Leicester For Cosmic X-ray Sightings
2013-07-23 12:03:43

Scientists led by the University of Leicester have set a new record for cosmic X-ray sources ever sighted -- creating an unprecedented cosmic X-ray catalogue that will provide a valuable resource allowing astronomers to explore the extreme Universe.

2013-07-22 13:24:06

Do migrants from Eastern European countries become happier once they have settled in Western Europe?

Viewing Platform Erected At Richard III, Grey Friars Dig Site
2013-07-12 06:29:39

As archaeologists continue to find pieces of medieval artifacts at the Richard III/Grey Friars dig site under a car park in Leicester, team officials are inviting the public to watch workers do their thing.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.