December

New cancer treatment study wins international accolade

New cancer treatment study wins international accolade

Dr Simon Wagner Wins GSK’s Discovery Fast Track Challenge to Investigate Potential New Cancer Treatments

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Academic wins prestigious early career researcher award

Academic wins prestigious early career researcher award

Dr Deborah Toner from the School of History wins award under Care for the Future theme

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Mental health inequalities in breast cancer detection

Mental health inequalities in breast cancer detection

Women with a mental illness are less likely to be screened for breast cancer, according to University psychiatrist

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King Richard III – case closed after 529 years

King Richard III – case closed after 529 years

DNA and genealogical study led by University of Leicester confirms identity of remains- and uncovers new truths

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"We should be paying more Tax, Not Less!"

"We should be paying more Tax, Not Less!"

On the day of 2014’s Autumn Statement, Richard Courtney, Lecturer in Employment Studies at the University of Leicester School of Management opposes the ideology of minimum taxation

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Public ballot for invitations to King Richard lll Services

Public ballot for invitations to King Richard lll Services

Ballot open on Friday 12 December to enter random selection to attend reinterment services in March 2015

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Talking points: a roundup of latest opinion pieces from Leicester experts

Talking points: a roundup of latest opinion pieces from Leicester experts

From the next installment in the 007 franchise to shortages in people training to be teachers in the UK, Leicester experts give their thoughts on topical issues

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Study offers hope for tackling signs of ageing in the future

Study offers hope for tackling signs of ageing in the future

Team identifies ‘markers’ to spot old cells in the body – offering hope in the fight against cancer and ageing

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Leicestershire & Rutland remember WW1

Leicestershire & Rutland remember WW1

Over 2 hours of audio recorded with people who lived through the First World War made available by East Midlands Oral History Archive

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Leicester students offer healthcare support to the homeless

Leicester students offer healthcare support to the homeless

Volunteer programme building on North American model to offer medical care for those most in need in the city

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Challenging the big killers

Challenging the big killers

Researchers present advances in fight against TB and sudden cardiac death at free public lectures on 10 December

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Talking points: a roundup of latest opinion pieces from Leicester experts

Talking points: a roundup of latest opinion pieces from Leicester experts

From 'shambolic' reforms to A Levels to politicians 'fiddling the books', Leicester experts give their thoughts on topical issues

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New insights into aggression revealed

New insights into aggression revealed

University biologist analyses fish to understand human aggression

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Scientists welcome Mars mission boost

Scientists welcome Mars mission boost

University has a strong involvement with 2018 ExoMars mission through the development of a key payload

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Christmas Crackers

Christmas Crackers

Credit: Wikipedia; Christmas crackers

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The origin of Christmas crackers and other festive words

The origin of Christmas crackers and other festive words

Professor Julie Coleman examines how baubles, mince pies and more have been viewed and enjoyed throughout the centuries

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Community joins together in support of heart research

Community joins together in support of heart research

Christmas Carol Concert raises funds for the University of Leicester British Heart Foundation Cardiovascular Research Centre

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‘Let my people go!’

‘Let my people go!’

Professor John Coffey discusses how the real story of Exodus incited social revolution

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Biologists identify nerve cells that make locusts form gangs

Biologists identify nerve cells that make locusts form gangs

Biologists from Universities of Leicester and Sydney reveal behavioural changes in locusts through serotonin-producing cells

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NASA’s Curiosity rover records significant spikes in methane levels on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover records significant spikes in methane levels on Mars

University of Leicester involved in data analysis of study which could shed light on the possibility of life existing on the planet

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Space scientists celebrate 15 years in space for ESA’s XMM-Newton satellite

Space scientists celebrate 15 years in space for ESA’s XMM-Newton satellite

‘XMM-Newton has been an outstanding success, exceeding all expectations’ - Dr Steve Sembay, University of Leicester

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REF results for University of Leicester

REF results for University of Leicester

Rankings and successes from the first Research Excellence Framework results

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Christmas 'mega-jams' have been caused by shopping sprees for decades

Christmas 'mega-jams' have been caused by shopping sprees for decades

Professor Simon Gunn discusses how the desperate scramble for presents has changed very little since the 1950s

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Licence to Swill: James Bond's drinking habits exposed

Licence to Swill: James Bond's drinking habits exposed

Resident 007 expert Professor James Chapman explains the significance of Bond’s return to vodka martinis in new movie Spectre

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New visitor Wifi provider for Leicester

New visitor Wifi provider for Leicester

All University visitors will be able to access free wifi on campus

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University of Leicester Professor is Knighted in New Year's Honours

University of Leicester Professor is Knighted in New Year's Honours

British Heart Foundation Chair of Cardiology at the University and consultant cardiologist at Leicester's Hospitals is recognised for services to medicine and medical research

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