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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.

Headline News

 Sofa generation

'Sofa generation' causing epidemic of Type 2 diabetes 

University researchers lead new report into Type 2 diabetes.

News Highlights

Study finds accuracy of sexual assault testimonies is not affected by alcohol

Microbiologist honoured with bug named after him

Blown away: One Show feature on the marvels of scientific glassblowing


Bill Grant 


Victims of sexual assault who were intoxicated during the crime could still be interviewed by the police.

Bacterium 'Halarchaeum grantii' named after Professor Bill Grant.

University Glassblower talks to the BBC about the wonders of glass.

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Why porn doesn't empower women

In this podcast, Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans from the University of Leicester's Centre for Medical Humanities discusses her research into pornography.

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Killing the malaria parasite

The Jennifer Aniston neuron and forming memories

Students bounce back from exam stress

In this video, scientists from the MRC Toxicology Unit at the University describe new ways to treat malaria. In this video, Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga from our Centre for Systems Neuroscience explains a new discovery of how memories are formed in the brain. In this video, you can experience first hand a giant inflatable assault course at the University of Leicester to help students bounce back from exam stress.

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