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2013-08-26 11:46:58

University of Leicester experts discover glutathione peroxidase activity improves symptoms in models of the neurodegenerative disorder Leicester geneticists have discovered a potential defense against Huntington's disease – a fatal neurodegenerative disorder which currently has no cure. The team of University of Leicester researchers identified that glutathione peroxidase activity – a key antioxidant in cells – protects against symptoms of the disease in model organisms. They...

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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. The University of Leicester, which has backed the unearthing and analysis of the remains of Richard III, has claimed them as its own and is planning to rebury the remains in Leicester Cathedral later this year with the support of the government. The British public, however, want their say...

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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. The Cathedral is planning to spend about $1.5 million US on the re-interment, which will include alterations to the building, preparations...

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

AlphaGalileo Foundation Exploring the extreme Universe with a rich new resource Three years' research led by University of Leicester Department of Physics and Astronomy Team produces new catalogue with 531,261 detections of X-ray emitting objects - a new record 372,728 unique X-ray sources identified The total area covered on the sky by the combined observation fields is -1400 square degrees Scientists led by the University of Leicester have set a new record for cosmic X-ray...

2013-07-22 13:24:06

New research reveals that people who migrate to wealthier countries aren't any happier Do migrants from Eastern European countries become happier once they have settled in Western Europe? A University of Leicester sociologist has investigated this question -- and the answer might make potential migrants think twice before packing their bags. Most migrants were no happier after migration -- and migrants from Poland were significantly less happy. In a paper published in 'Migration...

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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. A public viewing platform was erected at the site on July 10, which allows all passersby a chance to stop and have a look at what is being unearthed at the excavation site. The site has been under excavation since the beginning...

3D Map Of Richard III's Grave Created Using LiDAR
2013-07-11 06:42:32

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Excavators are currently on a month-long dig at the site of the former Grey Friars church at a car park in Leicester, looking to uncover medieval artifacts and possibly the graves of three beheaded friars from the early 1400s. Meanwhile, one University of Leicester researcher is busy creating 3D models of the grave site of Richard III, who was hastily buried in an unmarked grave in 1485 and discovered last September. David...

Richard III Dig Site May Also Hold Beheaded Friars
2013-07-10 07:16:36

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As work continues at the Grey Friars church dig site where University of Leicester archaeologists earlier discovered the remains of King Richard III, excavators are hoping to uncover a more gruesome burial. A group of friars who were beheaded for treason by King Henry IV in 1402 may have been buried at the church site, some 80 years before Richard III was hastily buried with neither coffin nor shroud. While researchers were...

Leicester Interns Unearth Medieval Artifacts At Richard III Dig Site
2013-07-09 06:19:06

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just a few days into a month-long excavation of Grey Friars church in Leicester, where University of Leicester researchers uncovered the grave of King Richard III last September, university interns have already found some interesting artifacts. Year 12 intern Emma Link and archaeology undergraduate Claire Calver have just begun work at the dig site and have already unearthed some medieval remains. As part of their work at the...

Archaeologists Begin New Dig At Richard III Burial Site
2013-07-02 06:29:08

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nearly five months since remains found in a car park in Leicester, England were proven to be those of Richard III, a new study is being undertaken by researchers at University of Leicester to shed new light on the final resting place of the fallen king. Experts plan to spend the next several weeks carefully digging up the burial spot at the site of the once erect Grey Friars church in hopes of revealing much more about the...


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