University of Leicester in the Media - October 2012

Monthly summary of stories with web links citing the University of Leicester

Broadcast News

  • Dr David Harper gave a live interview from Welland River in Market Harborough for BBC Leicester's breakfast show at 7.30 am on 1 November.

9 October

New Joint University Employment Agency to Help Students Gain ... - 24dash (press release) - The University of Leicester and De Montfort University (DMU) are collaborating to help their students find part-time work during their degrees. The new Unitemps ...

Leicester leads the way in most comprehensive ever hate-crime study - 24dash (press release) - Britain's most comprehensive study of hate crime is being launched this month in Leicester by a specialist research team at the University of Leicester.

8 October

Guest lecture to discuss urgent action needed to address lung ... You +1'd this publicly. Undo- Loughborough News - Urgent action is needed to improve outcomes for lung cancer patients, a leading lung cancer expert will explain in a public lecture at the University of Leicester.

The whole world in your hands how businesses can benefit from ... You +1'd this publicly. Undo- Loughborough News - University of Leicester scientists are inviting businesses - particularly East Midlands-based small and medium enterprises - to attend an event designed to ...

University to conduct major hate crime study You +1'd this publicly. Undo- Asian Image - Dr Neil Chakraborti and Jon Garland from the Department of Criminology at the University of Leicester said the research will broaden the scope of all previous ...

6 October

Scientists use turmeric extract on bowel cancer tumours You +1'd this publicly. Undo- domain-B -  Scientists at the University of Leicester, funded by Hope Against Cancer, are pioneering the use of a common curry-cooking ingredient to target cancer cells.

5 October

Urgent action needed to improve outcomes for lung cancer patients ... - News-Medical.net - Urgent action is needed to improve outcomes for lung cancer patients, a leading lung cancer expert will explain in a public lecture at the University of Leicester.

Space bound equipment set for shake, rattle and roll- domain-B - Satellite equipment developed with the help of space engineers and technicians at the University of Leicester is about to receive its first taste of the harsh ...

James Bond A Key Part of 'Brand Britain,' Author Says - WFMY News 2 - Interview with James Chapman, professor of film studies at the University of Leicester and auth James Bond newslook United Kingdom London James ...

4 October

Record of achievements that could give students the edge - This is Leicestershire - A report by a steering group led by the vice-chancellor of the University of Leicester has recommended the introduction of a new system for recording students’ achievements.

Blood test could detect breast cancer in the future - Cordis News - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and scientists from the University of Leicester and Imperial College London in the United Kingdom have announced ...

James Bond expert reveals what we can expect from Skyfall - 24dash (press release) - Professor James Chapman, Professor of Film Studies at the University of Leicester's Department of the History of Art and Film and a lifelong Bond fan, talked ...

Science: One day a blood test could very well be used to screen for ... - Balkans.com Business News - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and scientists from the University of Leicester and Imperial College London in the United Kingdom have announced ...

3 October

Olympic hopeful receives sporting boost from University of Leicester - Loughborough News - An Olympic archery hopeful has received one of the University of Leicester's first sports scholarships. Kieran Slater, who is due to start his degree in Physics with ...

DNA Blood Test Developed To Predict Breast Cancer - RedOrbit - Researchers from the University of Leicester and Imperial College London recently revealed that, with a simple blood test, they could identify DNA in blood that ...

2 October

Blood Test Results Can Reveal Breast Cancer, Say UK Doctors -Tell Me News - According to Dr. Jacqui Shaw of the University of Leicester, the research could prove that annual blood tests would be more accurate in detecting the early signs of breast cancer

A simple blood test could be used to detect breast cancer - 24dash (press release) - This pioneering new clinical study – funded by Cancer Research UK in collaboration with the University of Leicester and Imperial College London – is about to start in the uks largest breast screening clinic at the Charing Cross Hospital, London.

Lecture explores window of opportunity for preventing brain ... - Loughborough News - of her research at the 2012 Frank May Prize Lecture, entitled 'Degenerating Brains: from Molecules to Medicines' on 3 October at the University of Leicester.

University of Leicester animal research centre opens - BBC News - Bosses from the University of Leicester's £16m Central Research Facility said they respected the views of those opposed to experiments on animals but …

Prehistoric builders reveal trade secrets - Eureka! Science News - A fossil which has lain in a museum drawer for over a century has been recognized by a University of Leicester geologist as a unique clue to the long-lost skills ...

New Blood Test Helps Spot Early Signs Of Breast Cancer - Daily Gossip - A recent study performed by the University of Leicester and Imperial College ... Researchers at the University of Leicester told the press that a simple blood test could …

Leicester University experts in study to spot early signs of breast ... - This is Leicestershire Leicester University experts in study to spot early signs of breast cancer ... Experts at the University of Leicester are working with colleagues at Imperial College ...

1 October

Lecture explores 'window of opportunity' for preventing brain ... - 24dash - ... of her research at the 2012 Frank May Prize Lecture, entitled 'Degenerating Brains: from Molecules to Medicines' on 3 October at the University of Leicester

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