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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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Lady in lead

Lady in lead coffin revealed

A mysterious lead coffin found close to the site of Richard III's hastily dug grave at the Grey Friars friary has been opened and studied by experts from the University of Leicester's Archaeological Services (ULAS).

News Highlights

'Superhero vision' measures water quality of lakes from space

15 cigarettes in 75 minutes in a car could render you unconscious

University launches new Centre for Medicine Appeal video

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Centre for Medicine 

New research shows how water quality can be checked from satellite images.

Physics students suggest that smoking for over an hour in a closed car could cause loss of consciousness.

Moving video demonstrates impact of new state-of-the-art facility set to transform medical education.

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Scientists trial system to improve safety at sea

In this podcast, Dr Nigel Bannister from of Department of Physics and Astronomy discusses a new concept he his proposing that could significantly reduce the search areas for missing boats and planes.

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The Medieval stone coffin found at the Richard III burial site

Training tomorrow's doctors - Centre for Medicine

Working conditions in UK garment manufacturing

In this video, University of Leicester Archaeologists open the mysterious lead coffin found buried just feet from the former grave of King Richard III.

In this video, breast cancer patient Nicola O’Brien talks about the transformative influence of well-trained doctors as she backs the Centre for Medicine Appeal.

In this video, Dr Nikolaus Hammer from the School of Management discusses the findings of his report into the UK clothing manufacturing industry.

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