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Richard III

New study gives blow-by-blow account of the injuries inflicted on King Richard III’s body

Scientists use modern forensic techniques to identify most likely cause of King Richard III’s death at the Battle of Bosworth Field on Aug 22, 1485.

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Rare pollen spotted in Leicester could signify further hayfever misery

Scientists use morphed images of celebrity faces to reveal how neurons work in the brain

DNA fingerprinting drama casts role of Sir Alec Jeffreys


Celebrity face

Alec Jeffreys

University researchers observe ragweed in air for the first time in forty years.

Study reveals individual neurons in the human brain are triggered by conscious perception.

John Simm cast as Sir Alec Jeffreys in forthcoming ITV drama, Code of a Killer.

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Friend or foe? Findings of widest-ranging study of hate crimes revealed

In this podcast, Dr Neil Chakraborti and Stevie-Jade Hardy from our Department of Criminology discuss the results of the widest-ranging study into hate crimes ever which reveals that many perpetrators of hate crimes are known to their victims.

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Rare type of pollen spotted

King Richard III’s death

Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys

Scientists have observed a rare type of pollen in the air at levels not seen for more than four decades which could bring further misery for hayfever sufferers.

Video piecing together last moments of King Richard III's life and injuries he sustained at the Battle of Bosworth Field on Aug 22, 1485.

Interview with Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys about the discovery of genetic fingerprinting at the University of Leicester marks 30th anniversary of monumental invention.

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