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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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Beagle 2 lander found on Mars

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.

News Highlights

Link between hibernation in animals and Alzheimer's prevention identified

New Exoplanet-hunting telescopes worked on by Leicester scientists

Academic OPINION: Air travel is safe and getting safer - whatever else you might have read

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Exoplanet  

Plane 

New research from scientists at the Medical Research Council's Toxicology Unit.

Space scientists at Leicester play a key role in cosmic search for transisting exoplanets.

Despite what other news stories might suggest, air travel is actually getting safer according to Dr Simon Bennett.

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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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