Welcome to the News Centre

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


Research shows pollution dispersion in cities is improved by trees 

Scientists show how trees benefit pedestrians in city environments.

News Highlights

Professor Kamlesh Khunti ranked as one of UK's 'most influential GPs'

Preterm birth linked with lower mathematics abilities and less wealth

New surgical training resource for junior doctors developed by medical students

 Kamlesh Khunti

Preterm baby 


Pulse's Power 50 list showcases professionals achieving great things in general practice.

Dr Samantha Johnson involved in study how premature birth can affect children's learning.

Medical School project will help members of the public get 'the best care possible'

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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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More podcasts...


Air quality research

Killing the malaria parasite

The Jennifer Aniston neuron and forming memories

In this video, scientists our air quality research group discuss their pioneering research to improve the quality of the air we breathe. 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.

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