University of Leicester in the News: 28 February to 6 March 2011

Posted by pt91 at Mar 08, 2011 04:55 PM |
A regular review of coverage of the University in the media
University of Leicester in the News: 28 February to 6 March 2011

CT angiography scan, similar to the method used by Professor Rutty's team.

Medical news dominated international media coverage of the University following three press releases on Leicester research. The announcement of a new non-invasive technique for post-mortems developed by Leicester researchers in the Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine received international coverage. The research, led by Professor Guy Rutty, was prominently featured on BBC Online (2 March) and also achieved significant coverage in the Metro (3 March), websites Healthcare Today (3 March) and Mediplacements (2 March), international newspapers Right Vision News (6 March) and the Hindustan Times (2 March), amongst others.

A working group chaired by the Department of Health Sciences’ Professor Kamlesh Khunti published a report highlighting the number of people misdiagnosed with diabetes. The Press Association (1 March) first carried the story which was then followed up by Pulse magazine (2 March), GP magazine (4 March) and the Leicester Mercury (3 March)

Research co-led by Professor Nilesh Samani that has revealed 13 new genes linked to heart disease was made public late on 6 March, but Sky News (6 March) and the States News Service (6 March) managed to cover the story that day.  It also appeared on Central News (7 March) and was picked up by websites across the world (further news of the bumper media coverage of Prof Samani’s work in next week’s media update).

A recent volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society on the anthropocene, edited by geologists Dr Jan Zalasiewicz and Dr Mark Williams, was featured in the New York Times (27 February) opinion pages.

Finally, Paul Abel of the Department of Physics and Astronomy penned a feature for the Leicester Mercury (4 March) on the 700th episode of the Sky at Night that he co-presented; new Lecturer in Creative Writing Dr Harry Whitehead gave an interview for the Times Higher Education’s (4 March) appointments pages; and Professor Gordon Campbell was interviewed for BBC4's When God Spoke English: The Making of the King James Bible (7 March).

  • Online media coverage, February 2011
  • Online media coverage, March 2011
  • Print media coverage, 27 February - 6 March 2011 (PDF)