University of Leicester in the Media - May 2012

A monthly summary of online articles featuring the University of Leicester, with links to stories available online.

14 May 2012

Proud of our long links with space research - This is Leicestershire - I am proud to say the University of Leicester is a key partner. The spacecraft is scheduled to launch in 2022 and arrive in the Jupiter system in 2030. The University of Leicester has a long and proud association with space research.

Type 2 rate 'will reach 23000' - This is Leicestershire - Professor Kamlesh Khunti, a professor of diabetes and cardiovascular medicine at the University of Leicester, is a leading expert on diabetes. He and colleagues have helped develop two education programmes to help patients. Dafne – "dose adjustment for ...

My Mum's advice helped me to just get on with life - This is Leicestershire - Six years ago, Joanne attended an education course Dafne – an acronym for dose adjustment for normal eating – created by researchers at the University of Leicester. She said: "It was brilliant. It gave me more freedom as it teaches you to calculate how ...

Tinnitus treatment a step closer: Leicester researchers - BBC News - University of Leicester medical researchers think they have made a breakthrough that will help people suffering from tinnitus. The condition leaves people with a constant loud ringing in their ears, which is actually a phantom sound.

Health benefits of the good ol' British Curry - Your Local Guardian - Mr Ali said he supports a study launched recently by Cancer Research UK and the National Institute for Health Research Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC) at Leicester University which is investigating, through clinical trials, whether tablets ...

Tinnitus discovery leads to hope for drug treatment -Healthcare Global - It is all thanks to a discovery that has been made by a group of research scientists from the University of Leicester in the UK. They have identified a cellular mechanism that could underlie the development of tinnitus following exposure to loud noises ...

Breakthrough in causes of tinitus - OnMedica - University of Leicester researcher Dr Martine Hamann, who led the study published in the journal Hearing Research, said: "We need to know the implications of acoustic over exposure, not only in terms of hearing loss but also what's happening in the ...

A cure for tinnitus? Hope for millions tormented by ringing in ears as ... - Daily Mail - Researchers from the University Of Leicester have identified a key cellular mechanism that could underlie the development of ringing in the ears following exposure to loud noises. The discovery could lead to novel tinnitus treatments, ...

A jab for Alzheimer`s? - Zee News - A team at Leicester University says it has found that by injecting a protein into the brain, it could protect nerve cells in the brains of laboratory mice with prion disease, a condition which normally causes the brain to slowly die.

Pupils talk the talk, and walk the walk -South Yorkshire Times - The four pupils, Luke Rowley, Katherine Bostock, John D'Silva, and Cameron Price, triumphed at the Central Regional Final of the Institute of Ideas Debating Matters Competition at Leicester University. And it was a double celebration for 18-year-old ...

When Philip met Monica University of Leicester English Professor delivers ... - Loughborough News - Professor Martin Stannard from the University of Leicester School of English will deliver the annual GS Fraser Lecture for Leicester Poetry Society on Friday 11 May, taking as his subject one of the University of Leicester's most famous staff ...

Potential of Curry Spice Extract in Fight Against Colorectal Cancer - TestCountry.com (blog) - The planned study will be conducted by researchers from the Experimental Cancer Medicine Center (ECMC) at the University of Leicester. The scientists will look into whether tablets that contain curcumin, an extract of the spice turmeric, can be safely ...

Seeing where stars began - This is Leicestershire - Experts from the University of Leicester's Space Research Centre have spent the past 10 years developing the infrared camera, which should shed light on the very beginnings of our universe. The device will be fixed aboard Nasa's James Webb Space ...

Neurodegeneration 'Switched Off' in Mice - Science Daily (press release) - ScienceDaily (May 10, 2012) — Researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Toxicology Unit at the University of Leicester have identified a major pathway leading to brain cell death in mice with neurodegenerative disease.

Colorectal Cancer: New Study To Determine Potential Of Curry Spice Against Cancer - The Inquisitr - The study will be conducted by researchers from the Experimental Cancer Medicine Center (ECMC) at the University of Leicester in the UK their hope is that the spice, which can be taken in tablet form, will show a positive effect on the cancer, ...

Back to life? Scientists stop cells dying in mouse brains - offering hope to ... - Daily Mail - ... mechanism of brain cell death, across a range of different neurodegenerative disorders, activated by the different mis-folded proteins in each disease,' said Giovanna Mallucci, who led the research at the University of Leicester's toxicology unit.

Neurodegeneration 'Switched Off' in Mice -Science Daily (press release) - ScienceDaily (May 10, 2012) — Researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Toxicology Unit at the University of Leicester have identified a major pathway leading to brain cell death in mice with neurodegenerative disease.

University of Leicester study identifies key cellular mechanisms behind the ... - Science Codex - Researchers in the University of Leicester's Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology have identified a cellular mechanism that could underlie the development of tinnitus following exposure to loud noises. The discovery could lead to novel ...

Europe Delivers First James Webb Space Telescope Instrument - RedOrbit - ... France; Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland; University of Amsterdam, Netherlands; University of Cologne, Germany; University of Leicester, UK; University of Leiden, Netherlands; University of Leuven, Belgium; and University of Stockholm, Sweden.

Researchers identify cellular mechanism associated with tinnitus - News-Medical.net - Researchers in the University of Leicester's Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology have identified a cellular mechanism that could underlie the development of tinnitus following exposure to loud noises. The discovery could lead to novel ...

Olympic stadium firsts - Leicestershire students test out the London 2012 track - This is Leicestershire - The university also won the men's, women's and overall trophy. Men's team captain Mike Baker said: "It truly was a great weekend for Loughborough Students' Athletics Club on the grandest of stages in the Olympic Stadium." The University of Leicester ...

Eduserv asks the Big question: Is Big Data a Big Deal? - MarketWatch (press release) - Professor Anthony J Brookes, Department of Genetics at the University of Leicester -- Anthony will speak about the potential impact of Big Data on health-related research and clinical practice in the NHS. -- Guy Coates, Informatics Systems Group at The ...

Can curry fight cancer? - Healthcare Today - Researchers at Leicester University have said they will carry out a trial to find out if a chemical found in a spice used in curries could fight bowel cancer tumours. The spice turmeric contains a chemical called curcumin, which scientists have found ...

Trials Will Test Curry's Effect On Bowel Cancer Patients - RedOrbit - Scientists from the Experimental Cancer Medicine Center (ECMC) at the University of Leicester plan to study whether pills containing curcumin, a compound found in the yellow curry spice turmeric, can be safely added to the standard treatment for bowel ...

From chemotherapy to curry: Turmeric compound 'could help treat bowel cancer' - Mirror.co.uk - Leicester University's Prof William Steward said: “Once bowel cancer has spread it is very difficult to treat, partly because the side effects of chemotherapy can limit how long patients can have treatment. “The prospect that curcumin might increase ...

University of Leicester begins bowel cancer spice trial - BBC News - Scientists at the University of Leicester have started a trial on patients to test whether a spice could help treat bowel cancer. A team at the university have been interested in curcumin for years. It is found in the Indian spice turmeric, ...

Virtual lab gives students rare insight into genetics - 24dash (press release) - Academics at the University of Leicester's Department of Genetics are testing the effectiveness of virtual reality to improve undergraduate students' learning experiences. The GENIE virtual genetics labs allow students to complete complex and ...

Bike park is opened by BMX champ - This is Leicestershire - A BMX rider has officially opened a new underground bike park at the University of Leicester. Keelan Phillips, the UK's number one BMX flat land rider, was at the campus in University Road in the city yesterday for the unveiling of 300 extra spaces.

First instrument for the JWST is completed and handed over to NASA - EurekAlert (press release) - University of Leicester – responsible for integrated mechanical design and analysis; provision of instrument primary structure (in partnership with Danish National Space Centre); provision of mechanical ground support equipment.

'Dig deep to help amazing kids': Kendal man's plea after trip to Sierra Leone - The Westmorland Gazette - Harry Simpson said once he finished his law degree at the University of Leicester he was faced with a dilemma about what do. The former Kirkbie Kendal student decided he wanted to do something for charity and after learning about Educaid he soon found ...

Does Curcumin Have Cancer Treatment Benefits? - Medical News Today - New evidence, studied by researchers in the Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine, at the University of Leicester, reveals that curcumin, found in the curry ingredient turmeric, may significantly reduce side effects for bowel cancer ...

University of Leicester begins bowel cancer spice trial - BBC News - Scientists at the University of Leicester have started a trial on patients to test whether a spice could help treat bowel cancer. A team at the university have been interested in curcumin for years. It is found in the Indian spice turmeric, ...

Virtual lab gives students rare insight into genetics - 24dash (press release) - Academics at the University of Leicester's Department of Genetics are testing the effectiveness of virtual reality to improve undergraduate students' learning experiences. The GENIE virtual genetics labs allow students to complete complex and ...

Bike park is opened by BMX champ - This is Leicestershire - A BMX rider has officially opened a new underground bike park at the University of Leicester. Keelan Phillips, the UK's number one BMX flat land rider, was at the campus in University Road in the city yesterday for the unveiling of 300 extra spaces.

Leicester cancer scientists receive 11 million grant to continue testing ... - Loughborough News - The University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust has received a £1.1 million grant to continue working with local patients to develop innovative new cancer treatments. Leicester Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC) has ...

Researchers switch off neurodegeneration in mice -Loughborough News - Researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Toxicology Unit at the University of Leicester have identified a major pathway leading to brain cell death in mice with neurodegenerative disease. The team was able to block the pathway, ...

Researchers 'switch off' neurodegeneration in mice - Medical Xpress - Researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Toxicology Unit at the University of Leicester have identified a major pathway leading to brain cell death in mice with neurodegenerative disease. The team was able to block the pathway, ...

Casualties of war: Ex-armed forces service personnel in prison - Science Codex - Dr James Treadwell from the Department of Criminology at the University of Leicester will present his research before his peers at a research seminar. The seminar will draw on 29 interviews with serving male prisoners, who were previously employed in ...

Curry's ability to fight cancer put to the test - BBC News - Prof William Steward, from Leicester University, who is leading the study, said animal tests combining the two were "100 times better" than either on their own and that had been the "major justification for cracking on" with the trial.

Casualties of war: Ex-armed forces service personnel in prison - EurekAlert (press release) - Dr James Treadwell from the Department of Criminology at the University of Leicester will present his research before his peers at a research seminar. The seminar will draw on 29 interviews with serving male prisoners, who were previously employed in ...

Trial launched into curry chemical's cancer-fighting properties - 24dash (press release) - Chief investigator Professor William Steward, ECMC director at the University of Leicester, said: “Once bowel cancer has spread it is very difficult to treat, partly because the side effects of chemotherapy can limit how long patients can have ...

Trials Will Test Curry's Effect On Bowel Cancer Patients - RedOrbit - Scientists from the Experimental Cancer Medicine Center (ECMC) at the University of Leicester plan to study whether pills containing curcumin, a compound found in the yellow curry spice turmeric, can be safely added to the standard treatment for bowel ...

Biologist was key to researching Van Gogh's flowers - Biggleswade Today - After leaving Stratton Mark studied biology at Leicester University. He then gained a PHD at St Andrew's before travelling to Nashville to continue his research and on to Georgia. He is now researching plant genetics at Oxford University.

Capital, capital: the Arts Council and the art of economic rebalancing - The Guardian (blog) - The Midlands has virtually become an ACE investment-free area, with just one £600000 (ie, 0.5%) award to the University of Leicester Arts Centre, while, of the eight "core cities", only Newcastle (through Gateshead), Manchester and Bristol receive ...

Curry may help in fight against bowel cancer, study finds - Fox News - Now a two-year trial by scientists from Cancer Research UK and the University of Leicester aims to recruit for further tests about 40 patients with bowel cancer that has spread to the liver. "We are very hopeful. You don't often see results like the ...

Capital, capital: the Arts Council and the art of economic rebalancing - The Guardian (blog) - The Midlands has virtually become an ACE investment-free area, with just one £600000 (ie, 0.5%) award to the University of Leicester Arts Centre, while, of the eight "core cities", only Newcastle (through Gateshead), Manchester and Bristol receive ...

What's on this week in Leicestershire - This is Leicestershire - The talk, about medieval literature, will be delivered by Dr Carolyne Larrington, from 6pm in the Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 3, on the University of Leicester campus. 1. McCanns devastated by holiday website photo of missing Madeleine 4.

UK scientists stop brain cell death in mice - Pharma Times - Researchers from the University of Leicester have, by tackling a new pathway, managed to stop brain cell death in mice with prion disease, a progressive condition that affects the nervous system in humans (Creutzfeld-Jakob disease) and animals and ...

What's on this week in Leicestershire - This is Leicestershire - The talk, about medieval literature, will be delivered by Dr Carolyne Larrington, from 6pm in the Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 3, on the University of Leicester campus. 1. McCanns devastated by holiday website photo of missing Madeleine 4.

Why Diamond Jubilee is set to be a sparkling occasion - This is Leicestershire - University of Leicester vice-chancellor Sir Robert Burgess is throwing open the grounds of his home, Knighton Hall, for a fete on Saturday, June 2 from 11am-4pm. Michael Kirk, one of the fete's organisers, said: "We have a marvellous location and it is ...

Why shorten the name to Kate? - This is Leicestershire - Like Leicester University's vice-chancellor in his recent article, I have very much valued the way the paper has sought to reflect all aspects of the community. On present evidence, that seems to be a thing of the past and sadly we appear to face an ...

Curry spice used to fight bowel cancer - ABC Online - Professor Will Stewart from England's University of Leicester first became aware of the medicinal properties of curry when he found Indian and Pakistani communities in Leicester had 70 per cent less chance of contracting bowel or colon cancer.

Curry's ability to fight bowel cancer will be put to the test in rigorous trial - Daily Mail - The two-year trial, conducted by scientists from Cancer Research UK and the University of Leicester, aims to recruit about 40 patients with bowel cancer that has spread to the liver. Patients with advanced bowel cancer are normally given a treatment ...

7 May 2012

WHAT'S ON GUIDE - This is Leicestershire - The next lecture in a series exploring the world of the Middle Ages is on Thursday. The talk, about medieval literature, will be delivered by Dr Carolyne Larrington, from 6pm in the Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 3, on the University of Leicester campus.

UK study to probe if curry spice can fight cancer - AFP - Scientists from the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre at the University of Leicester will study whether tablets containing curcumin -- found in the spice turmeric -- can be safely added to the standard treatment for bowel cancer .

New Technology Will Be Used to Measure Impact of Extra Traffic on Pollution Levels - Product Design & Development - By University of Leicester University of Leicester researchers are set to use new technology they have developed to monitor the impact of increased traffic on pollution levels in London during the Olympics. The announcement has been made during the ...

Potential to treat range of brain diseases with one drug - Fox News - Researchers from the University of Leicester discovered how a build-up of proteins caused brain cells to die. According to the BBC, many neuro-degenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's, can lead to a similar build-up of ...

6 May 2012

Scientists "switch off" brain cell death in mice -Chicago Tribune - ... mechanism of brain cell death, across a range of different neurodegenerative disorders, activated by the different mis-folded proteins in each disease," said Giovanna Mallucci, who led the research at the University of Leicester's toxicology unit.

Leicester scientists get £1.1m to test curry cancer treatments - This is Leicestershire - Professor Will Steward, who leads the centre and is head of the University of Leicester's Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine, said: “The renewal of funding keeps Leicester at the forefront of cancer drug development.

Curry ingredient in cancer research - The Press Association - The two-year trial, conducted by scientists from Cancer Research UK and the University of Leicester, aims to recruit about 40 patients with bowel cancer that has spread to the liver. Patients with advanced bowel cancer are normally given a treatment ...

Curry ingredient curcumin 'could help treat bowel cancer' - Metro - (Picture: PA) A joint Cancer Research UK and University of Leicester team is hoping to discover whether pills containing curcumin - a compound found in yellow spice turmeric - can be an effective supplement to chemotherapy. Cucurmin, which acts as an ...

Range of brain diseases could be treated by single drug - BBC News - Researchers at the University of Leicester uncovered how the build-up of proteins in mice with prion disease resulted in brain cells dying. They showed that as misfolded protein levels rise in the brain, cells respond by trying to shut down the ...

5 May 2012

High-powered microscopes reveal workings of yeast cells - PressZoom (press release) - The study led by Dr Kayoko Tanaka from the University of Leicester, focused on microtubules - fibrous structures that play essential roles in a cell. Looking at yeast cells, the researchers discovered for the first time the precise structure adopted by ...

Leadercast honours three Grand Bahamians - The Freeport News - Russell attended Leicester University, Leicester, England in 2004 where he obtained the Post Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice and Police Management. He also attended Bramshill College, Hampshire, England, obtaining the Certified ...

University of Leicester students race in the Olympic Stadium this weekend - Loughborough News - The University of Leicester is making its largest entry ever to Athletic Championships taking place at the Olympic Stadium. As the culmination of this year's Olympic-themed Universities Week, the BUCS Visa Outdoor Athletics Championships take place ...

4 May 2012

Origins of Acetylsalicylic Acid, ASA - Canada Free Press - According to expert CA Stace of the University of Leicester, it has also been utilized for boxes, poles, steamer paddles, tool handles, and the brake blocks of railway stock. Seven decades passed before Felix Hoffman in Germany created acetylsalicylic ...

City team in cancer study - This is Leicestershire - Scientists from Leicester University have helped identify new findings which could help in the fight against cancer and other conditions. Staff led by Dr Kayoko Tanaka at the department of biochemistry teamed up with the European Molecular Biology ...

From Pottermore to Frankenstein, a new kind of monster is being created - The Guardian - It quoted Kate Garland, a psychology lecturer at Leicester University, whose studies on memory and digital reading appeared to show that the human brain doesn't navigate digital texts as efficiently as paper ones. Her findings suggested that computer ...

May the Fourth Be With You: The Science of the Millennium Falcon - Smithsonian (blog) - Last year, it turns out, a team of physicists from the University of Leicester in Britain took a closer look at many fans' favorite spacecraft: Han Solo and Chewbacca's hyperspace-traveling Millennium Falcon (which made the Kessel Run in less than 12 ...

Prolonged sitting increase's women's diabetes risk - Fox News - Thomas Yates, of the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, and colleagues analyzed information from about 500 people living in the UK who attended a diabetes screening program. Participants reported how much time they spent sitting on a ...

Prolonged Sitting Increase's Women's Diabetes Risk - MyHealthNewsDaily - Thomas Yates, of the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, and colleagues analyzed information from about 500 people living in the UK who attended a diabetes screening program. Participants reported how much time they spent sitting on a ...

3 May 2012

Nurses were unprepared to deal with twins, inquest told - expressandstar.com - Professor David Field, an independent witness brought in as an expert in neonatal medicine, from Leicester University, said the hospital was not best suited to deal which such an emergency but had ambulance staff taken the mother to the better equipped ...

Billion Euro ESA Mission to Explore Icy Worlds of Jupiter - eNews Park Forest - The proposal was led by a UK scientist and UK scientists make up four of the 15 members of the ESA Science Study Team for JUICE with the team including researchers from Imperial College London, Oxford University, University of Leicester, ...

Self-care course 'has little effect on diabetes outcomes' - Pulse - Study leader Professor Khamlesh Khunti, a GP in Leicester and professor of primary care diabetes and vascular medicine at the University of Leicester, said the study showed some improvement in illness beliefs, but that regular advice was needed rather ...

BMW Drives London Olympics With Electric Cars, Hybrids - Environment News Service - University of Leicester scientists say new technology they have developed will be monitoring the impact of increased traffic on pollution levels in London during the Olympics. The team of researchers will use their CityScan technology, which gathers ...

Newborn twins given fatal overdose of morphine by Staffordshire hospital - Telegraph.co.uk - David Field, professor of neo-natal medicine at Leicester University, said: "It seems as clear as one can be from the notes that the babies were quite stable, and then there is evidence of instability in both twins. "Their heart rates slowed and there ...

Leicester scientists join Jupiter mission - This is Leicestershire - Scientists from the University of Leicester are to play a key role in a £812 million (one billion euro) space mission to explore the icy moons of Jupiter. The Juice (Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer) mission will investigate the possibility of “waterworlds” ...

Twin boys die after morphine overdose - This is Staffordshire - However, Professor David Field, professor of neo-natal medicine at Leicester University, said it could not be directly linked to their deaths, due to the prematurity of their births and associated health risks. He said: "It seems as clear as one can be ...

Tat's a unique way to help - This is Leicestershire - Prof Dyer, professor of blood cancers at the University of Leicester and a consultant at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, said: "This is absolutely crazy. "I have not had a tattoo but I am doing it to raise money for young cancer patients.

2 May 2012

Resveratrol2012 Set for Early December - Natural Products INSIDER - LEICESTER, England—Resveratrol2012, the second International Conference of Resveratrol and Health, will take place at the University of Leicester in Leicester, England, from Dec. 5 to 7, 2012. Around 200 globally leading stakeholders in the area of ...

University digs deep for cyclists - This is Leicestershire - Hundreds of cycle spaces have been created at a university as part of a £1 million redevelopment. A new bike park below the David Wilson Library has more than doubled the number of spaces on the University of Leicester campus, from 284 to 588.

Ideal blood-pressure goals? "We have no idea" - TheHeart.Org - Dr Bryan Williams (University of Leicester, UK), who outlined for meeting attendees the latest UK NICE guidance on hypertension, issued last summer, concurred: "We have no idea what to lower BP to," he admitted. However, in terms of improving the ...

People Watch - letsrecycle.com - Our large investment will see the construction of a 2700 sq m recycling plant better able to serve existing clients including the University of Leicester and East Midlands Airport, two organisations with exceptionally high recycling credentials, ...

SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. Appoints Mr. Xin Ma as Chief Financial Officer - MarketWatch (press release) - Mr. Ma received a MSc. in Management in 2005 and a MSc. in Finance in 2006 from the University of Leicester in England. There is no family relationship between Mr. Ma and any of the Company's directors and officers. Ms. Cunxia Xie's resignation is not ...

Order from disorder - Phys.Org - NPL and University of Leicester scientists have explored a new way of ordering proteins for materials engineering at the nanoscale, using natural biological phenomena as a guide. The researchers looked at alpha-synuclein, a protein associated with ...

University of Leicester economist appointed Governor of the Central Bank of ... - Loughborough News - Panicos Demetriades, Professor of Financial Economics at the University of Leicester since March 2000 and Head of the Economics Department during 2002-2005, will take leave from the University to fulfil his new role. Professor Demetriades is among the ...

University Researchers Develop CityScan Technology to Monitor Pollution During ... - AZoSensors - By Andy Choi Researchers from the University of Leicester have developed announced the development of a new technology for monitoring the effect of high traffic on London's pollution levels during the 2012 Olympics. This shows a CityScan instrument in ...

Professor given key role to help save Cyprus economy - This is Leicestershire - An economics professor is to leave his teaching position at the University of Leicester to try to help save his homeland from financial collapse. Professor Panicos Demetriades, who has taught at the university for 12 years, has been given a key role ...

Diabetes group boosts research work - Lutterworth Mail - Prof Nigel Brunskill of the University of Leicester during the presentation from Jim Knights chairman of Market Harborough branch of Diabetes UK. (Picture: Andrew Carpenter/001401-93) A £3000 donation has been handed over by the Market Harborough and ...

1 May 2012

New ECB Council Member Will Have Little Time to Learn Ropes - New York Times - People who know Mr. Demetriades, a professor at the University of Leicester in Britain, say he will push for more transparency at Cypriot banks while trying to get the ECB to take a more active role in rescuing ailing banks in the euro zone.

Scientists make stunning inner space observations - Phys.Org - Credit: European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg/University of Leicester Scientists using high-powered microscopes have made a stunning observation of the architecture within a cell – and identified for the first time how the architecture ...

Festival will showcase top researchers' work - This is Leicestershire - Dozens of top university researchers will be presenting their cutting edge work at a festival. More than 50 of the University of Leicester's best postgraduate researchers, selected from a total of 1300, will showcase their work to academics, ...

Scientists make stunning inner space observations - 24dash (press release) - The findings by the international team led by the University of Leicester could impact on the treatment of disorders caused by a misregulation of cellular structures called microtubules. These disorders include Down's Syndrome, lissencephaly (a brain ...

Olympic pollution to be monitored - RAC - Pollution levels in London throughout the duration of the Olympics are set to be monitored by new technology developed by researchers at the University of Leicester. Organisers expect this year's Olympic and Paralympic Games to attract around 11 ...

London to have first 360° monitor to measure air quality - AirQualityNews - Technology to monitor nitrogen dioxide emissions developed by Leicester University is believed to be a world first, writes Steve Eminton. Scientists at the University of Leicester have released details of what they believe is the first instrument of ...

Sensors to create 3D map of Olympic pollution levels - Evening Standard - The University of Leicester scientists aim to have sensors in place for the Games to monitor the impact of an estimated extra 11 million visitors and up to three million extra car journeys on London's already high pollution levels.

Stress levels and smoking: Why your dad's bad habits may have wrecked your genes - Daily Mail - Scientists at Leicester University who analysed samples from more than 3000 men found that those with a common group of genetic traits (called haplogroup I) had a 50 per cent higher risk of coronary artery disease than men in other genetic groups.

Olympics air pollution to be viewed in 3D - edie.net - Air pollution during the London 2012 Olympic Games is set to be monitored using pioneering 3D technology developed by the University of Leicester (UoL). The technology, developed by a team of researchers from UoL gathers scattered sunlight to scan ...

University of Leicester technology will monitor pollution during the Olympics - ITV News - The University of Leicester has developed new technology to monitor pollution levels in London During the Olympics. CityScan gathers information from sunlight readings and air quality. It is used to measure the impact that the increased amount of ...

Ask the doctor: Shingles on my face has left me in agony - Daily Mail - Now research from the University of Leicester has confirmed the value of continuity of care, showing that even a small increase in the proportion of patients able to see their chosen GP cuts elective admissions to hospital.

President has appointed new Central Bank Governor - Famagusta Gazette - Professor of financial economics at the University of Leicester in Britain Panicos Demetriades is the new Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus. Government Spokesman Stephanos Stephanou announced on Saturday that President of the Republic Demetris ...

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