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The News Centre, which consists of the Press Office and Corporate Communications, welcomes news and event information from across the University and provides a central source for media enquiries, both proactively by contacting journalists about our latest research and events, and also reactively by providing expert commentators on a daily basis.

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Device found to lower blood pressure

A revolutionary device has been shown to significantly lower blood pressure among patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure, compared to those treated with usual drug measures – according to research involving the University and published in The Lancet.

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University honours distinguished figures in the arts

Beneath the feathers: how bones reveal the beauty of bird anatomy

Report shows top employers target Leicester graduates

Honorary degree 2014 

Bird bones  

Employers 

Actor and a former editor of the Oxford English Dictionary to receive honorary degrees on Friday 23 January.

Artist and educator Katrina van Grouw to discuss new publication at University of Leicester on 12 February.

Leicester placed among 25 universities most targeted by Times Top 100 recruiters.

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Richard III - The DNA analysis and conclusion

 

Dr Turi King and Professor Kevin Schϋrer discuss the findings of the genetic and genealogical analysis in the King Richard III case. This includes coverage of all the genealogical research, and the results of the mitochondrial and Y chromosome analysis.

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Beagle 2 Found on Mars

Richard III - DNA analysis and conclusion

Swift detector 10th anniversary - Professor Alan Wells

The UK-led Beagle 2 was due to land on Mars on 25 December 2003. The spacecraft was ejected from Mars Express on 19 December 2003. Nothing had been heard from Beagle 2 and the mission was presumed lost. Until now.

Dr Turi King and Professor Kevin Schϋrer discuss the findings of the genetic and genealogical analysis in the King Richard III case. This includes coverage of all the genealogical research, and the results of the mitochondrial and Y chromosome analysis.

Launched in 2004 Swift is rapid-response satellite with a wide-field of view Gamma-Ray Burst Detector and narrow field X-ray and optical telescopes. Professor Alan Wells reflects on Swift's 10 years in space.

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