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Research shows how hungry bacteria sense nutrients in their environment

University of Leicester researchers have shed new light on how bacteria sense nutrients in their environment - which could provide important knowledge in the...

Booster makes immune system far more effective in fighting pneumonia, meningitis

Researchers at the University of Leicester have produced an artificial version of a naturally occurring protein, properdin, which has been found to successfully combat...

Scientists solve riddle of celestial archaeology

A decades old space mystery has been solved by an international team of astronomers led by Professor Martin Barstow of the University of Leicester...

Tinnitus study advances link between loud sounds, hearing loss

A research team investigating tinnitus, from the University of Leicester, has revealed new insights into the link between the exposure to loud sounds and...

NASA’s moon landing remembered today as a promise of a ‘future...

NASA's footage of the first moon landing promised a future of sci-fi heroism that never came to pass, according to a new study. The paper,...

Mystery deepens in coffin-within-a-coffin found at Richard III site

Archaeologists have unearthed a mysterious coffin-within-a-coffin near the final resting place of Richard III. The University of Leicester team lifted the lid of a medieval...

Migration for more money does not bring more happiness

Do migrants from Eastern European countries become happier once they have settled in Western Europe? A University of Leicester sociologist has investigated this question --...

Global warming worms dooming fish?

Parasitic worms that infect fish, and have a devastating effect on fish reproduction, grow four times faster at higher temperatures -- providing some of the first evidence that global warming affects the interactions between parasites and their hosts...

New non-surgical autopsy technique set to revolutionize post-mortem practice

A new non-surgical post-mortem technique that has the potential to revolutionise the way autopsies are conducted around the world has been pioneered by forensic pathologists and radiologists at the University of Leicester in collaboration with the U...

Scientists discover new mechanism for controlling blood sugar level

Medical scientists at the University of Leicester have identified for the first time a new way in which our body controls the levels of sugar in our blood following a meal. They have discovered the part played by a particular protein in helpi...

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