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University of Leicester in the Media - March 2011

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

You can access details of previous months' media as well as press coverage here .


Broadcast News

  • Alun Wyburn-Powell of the School of Historical Studies recorded an item on coalitions for BBC Radio 4's Westminster Hour, to be broadcast on 20 March.
  • Dr James Treadwell from the Department of Criminology commented on the murder of Jia Ashton for BBC East Midlands Today on 18 March.
  • BBC Radio 4's 'Making History' programme interviewed Professor Steve King of the School of Historical Studies as part on an item on Peter the Wild Boy. It was shown on 22 March and is available via the iPlayer by clicking here .
  • On 30 March, BBC Radio 4's 'Front Row' mentioned Embrace Arts at the RA Centre in it's round-up of the Arts Council's funding announcements. Click here to listen to the programme online.
  • Professor Malcolm Shaw of the School of Law gave several interviews on the UN resolution on Libya; they include the BBC World Service, the Today programme (28 March) and Sky News (28 March).
  • Students were filmed at the Percy Gee Building ahead of India and Pakistan's cricket match on 30 March, with fans of both teams being interviewed by Central News. Click here to see the footage online.
  • Dr James Treadwell also appeared on the LBC radio breakfast show on 25 March, talking about the Nightstalker case.

31 March 2011

PR Urgent - Stafford Associates Offering University Of Leicester MBA Course - Stafford Associates, an organization providing independent study to full-time professionals, is offering a University Of Leicester MBA Course. Knowledge Village, Dubai 31 March 2011:An organization providing independent study to full-time professionals ...

BeverageDaily.com - Spotting fake wine and spirits with a scan of the bottle - Researchers from the Space Research Centre at the University of Leicester are working with scientists at nearby De Montfort University to create a handheld device for detecting fakes just with a scan of the packaging. Originally developed to detect ...

24dash - Leicester leads the way on inclusivity among Britain's top universities - Performance indicators released today show that the University of Leicester has maintained its position as the most socially inclusive of Britain's top-15 leading universities. The University has exceeded its benchmarks for attracting entrants from ...

Insider Media - £12.6m research centre to be built in Leicester - The University of Leicester is to create a £12.6m Cardiovascular Research Centre (CRC), doubling the amount of space available for heart research in the city. Construction company Morgan Sindall has been awarded the contract to build the university's ...

30 March 2011

24dash - University of Leicester announces £12.6 million medical research centre - PHOTOCALL: Groundbreaking ceremony to be performed by Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester Professor Sir Robert Burgess on Wednesday April 6 at 12.45pm, Glenfield Hospital site. Location: Head towards the Clinical Education Centre. ...

BBC News - VIDEO: Boy, 8, gets A in A-level maths - The maths genius is also being tutored one day a week at Leicester University. Yasha will be taking a different A-level maths examination this summer and hopes a degree will follow. Yasha's teacher, Adam Spurr, from Folville Junior School, ...

24dash - Training a new generation of entrepreneurs - A new business venture, spearheaded by a University of Leicester student, has been launched with the support of the University. A 20-year-old MChem Pharmaceutical Chemistry student, Michael Allen, has established The Business Boot Camp to develop ...

Metro - Countryside is 'rife with racism' claims study - Residents believe the countryside is a haven from what they consider 'negative attributes' of cities, including noise, pollution, crime and multiculturalism, the study by senior lecturers in criminology at the University of Leicester found. ...

BBC News - Teach First moves into primaries - A new primary-focused training programme will be offered in partnership with three universities, the Institute of Education, the University of Leicester and the University of Warwick. Its development has been overseen by a group of primary teachers and ...

Vanguard - Nigeria needs skilled welders for Vision 20-2020 – edebiri - Edebiri, a recipient of the national honour, MON, began his professional welding career in the Petroleum Training Institute, Delta State, and recently, he obtained an MBA from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom. ...

29 March 2011

24dash - 400th anniversary of King James Bible gives University of Leicester expert a ... - This year celebrates the 400th anniversary of the King James, or Authorised, Version of the Bible and at the University of Leicester one of the country's leading experts in this translation of the Bible has found himself very much in demand both at ...

28 March 2011

Loughborough News - Leading international cardiologist honoured - The winner of the University of Leicester inaugural Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award was revealed at the 2011 Alumni Black Tie Dinner on Thursday 17 February at the Mandarin Hotel in London. Professor Nilesh Samani holds a prestigious British Heart ...

Loughborough News - Female sports fans and Marx in the business school - The University of Leicester Graduate School celebrates the excellent work of PhD students with two free public lectures on Wednesday, 30 March. The Doctoral Inaugural Lectures showcase the work of PhD graduates who are both outstanding academically and ...

Loughborough News - Fault detection and fault tolerant control discussed at University of ... - An inaugural lecture on 'Safety, survivability and sliding modes' will be presented by Professor Christopher Edwards from the University of Leicester's Department of Engineering on Tuesday, 29 March. Any man-made system is susceptible to components ...

24dash - Rural racism rife, claim researchers - The rural idyll of the village as the last bastion of Englishness is in keeping with the beliefs, hopes and aspirations of many country people, claim researchers from the University of Leicester. In the wake of the Midsomer Murders furore about notions ...

25 March 2011

Vox - Finding out why African banks lend so little

The Economist - Rotten boroughs, revisited: Democracy in action - In everyday life, the winner, Viscount Hanworth, is known as Stephen Pollock and is an economics professor at Leicester University. He has sat on the Labour benches of the upper house before, from 1997 to 1999. In that year, most of the hereditary ...

Insider Media - The revolution begins in Leicester

Environmental Graffiti - 525 Million-Year-Old Fossil Discovered in China - Professor David Siveter, of the University of Leicester's Department of Geology, said: "Amazingly, it has exceptionally preserved soft tissues - including arms and tentacles used for feeding – giving unrivalled insight into the ancient biology of the ...

Sify - 525-mn-year-old fossil sheds new light on primitive sea creatures - A remarkable fossil, which sheds new light on an important group of primitive sea creatures, has been discovered by researchers from China, Leicester and Oxford. The 525-million-year-old fossil belongs to a group of tentacle-bearing creatures, ...

UPI.com - Ancient fossil 'remarkably' preserved - LEICESTER, England, March 25 (UPI) -- Researchers say a remarkably preserved fossil discovered in China sheds new light on an important group of primitive sea creatures. The 525 million-year-old fossil belongs to a group of tentacle-bearing marine ...

24 March 2011

Science Daily - Discovery of 'Feathered Helmet from ... - Researchers from China, Leicester and Oxford have discovered a remarkable fossil which sheds new light on an important group of primitive sea creatures. The 525-million-year-old fossil belongs to a group of ...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 525-million-year-old fossil of primitive sea creature found in China - "Amazingly, it has exceptionally preserved soft tissues--including arms and tentacles used for feeding --giving unrivalled insight into the ancient biology of the group," said David Siveter, a professor in the University of Leicester's department of ...

Lanark Today - Labour peer wins seat in Lords - Labour's Viscount Hanworth, a professor at Leicester University, will join the House of Lords after winning a by-election for hereditary peers, it has been announced. The professor of econometrics and computational statistics will replace fellow Labour ...

23 March 2011

Loughborough News - Guitar workshop to enhance performance skills - Classical guitar players with at least two years' playing experience will have the opportunity to boost their performance skills at a workshop at Embrace Arts, the University of Leicester's arts centre, on Sunday 27 March from 10am-3.30pm. ...

24dash - East Midlands Universities measure up to take the lead on carbon footprinting - Dr Emma Fieldhouse, Environmental Manager from University of Leicester says, “You can only manage what you can measure. Measuring your carbon footprint is the first step in learning how to reduce it”. The carbon footprint calculator – initially ...

22 March 2011

Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Cassini Finds Saturn Sends Mixed Signals - Image credit: NASA/ESA/STScI/University of Leicester Recent data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show that the variation in radio waves controlled by the planet's rotation is different in the northern and southern hemispheres. Moreover, the northern and ...

London Press Service - Robo-Op Is A New World First For Heart Procedure

24dash - Report indicates that 'new' welfare reforms hark back to Victorians - The UK coalition government's planned NHS and welfare reforms, and their use of 'nudge' theory, hark back to ideas on welfare and recession from the end of the nineteenth century, according to studies by a University of Leicester historian whose ...

Loughborough News - Leicester researcher takes Bronze for research on rotting ancestors in Parliament - Robert Sansom, 29, a researcher at the University of Leicester, hailing from Ringwood in Hampshire, won Bronze at a competition in the House of Commons, for the excellence of his scientific research this week. Robert, from the Department of Geology, ...

Leicester Mercury - Talking our language

21 March 2011

BBC News - Origami fundraiser for Japan earthquake victims - A student from a Leicester university has made hundreds of origami cranes to raise money for earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan. Yoshihiro Kawamura, whose family live in the Niigata prefecture and have been affected by the disaster, ...

24dash - Full scholarships announced in disaster management - The University of Leicester has announced a series of international scholarships in the fields of risk and disaster management. Five Commonwealth Scholarships are being made available to individuals from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, ... See all stories on this topic »

24dash - Prison reform issues to be explored in first of new public policy forums - Experts on crime and punishment will be arguing the pros and cons of prison reform in the first live event of a new series of national policymaking debates being run by the University of Leicester. The Leicester Exchanges conference being held at the ...

Packaging Europe - Crack down on counterfeit whisky gets support for the Food and Drink iNet

Off-Licence News - Funding for fake whisky detector

Wine Press - Vinoenology: New Technologies To Crack Down On Counterfeit Whiskey

Leftover Queen - New Technologies to Crack Down on Counterfeit Whisky

Eating Out - A research project to crack down on counterfeit whisky and wine is being supported by The Food and Drink iNet.

International Business - Leicester researchers develop technologies to crack down on counterfeit whisky

Single Malt.com - Handheld device can detect counterfeit whisky and wine

United Nations University - How to spot a fake whisky using its signature

MSN News - Now, a technology to spot fake whisky

Wikileaks News - Now, a technology to spot fake whisky

Punjab Mail - NOW, A TECHNOLOGY TO SPOT FAKE WHISKY

Wich News - Now, a technology to spot fake whisky

Whisky Stuff - How to spot a fake whisky using its signature

Press Text Austria - Handscanner gegen falschen Fusel

Elelmiszer - Hogyan különböztethető meg a hamis whisky az eredetitől?

Szabolcs - Űrtechnológiával a hamis whisky ellen

Wall Street Online - Handscanner gegen falschen Fusel

TVP - Astronomiczny sprzęt do wykrywania fałszywej whisky

Boon - Űrtechnológiával a hamis whisky ellen

Welingelichte Kringen - Licht spoort namaakwhisky op

Kulturpart - Űrtechnológiával szűrik ki a hamis alkoholt

Nokamu - Fénytörés alapján szűrnék ki a hamis whiskyt

Muszakiforum - Fénytörés alapján szűrnék ki a hamis whiskyt

20 March 2011

International Business Times - Space Tech to Help Test Fake Liquor Without Opening Bottle - Now researchers at the University of Leicester's Space Research Centre and De Montfort University are adapting the technology so that a handheld device can be created to analyze liquids in bottles. "Being able to test a liquid such as whisky or wine ...

18 March 2011

Product Design and Development - New Technologies to Crack Down on Counterfeit Whisky

Food Processing Technology - New Technology to Detect Fake Whisky

Micro-nanonews - Researchers develop technologies to crack down on counterfeit alcohol

De Montfort University - DMU helps crack down on counterfeit whisky

Leicester Mercury - Spotting fakes

People Forum - Now, a technology to spot fake whisky

Chem info - New Technologies to Crack Down on Counterfeit Whisky

Manorama Online - Now, a technology to spot fake whisky

World News - Now, a technology to spot fake whisky

The Asian Age - New technology to spot fake whisky

The Twenty-First Floor - Bite Sized Science: Whisky Galore

FoodBev.com - Crackdown on counterfeit whisky gets grant support

Feed my Science - Leicester researchers develop technologies to crack down on counterfeit whisky

Indian Express - Now, a technology to spot fake whisky

Deccan Herald - Now, a technology to spot fake whiskey

Zee News - Now, a technology to spot fake whisky

Inetinfo - Handscanner gegen falschen Fusel

Samaylive - Technology to spot fake whisky

R&D - Researchers develop technologies to crack down on counterfeit alcohol

Plentyonyourplate - What’s Your Poison?

The Nation Newspaper - They want to learn from what we offer at the University of Leicester, and they want to work. They seem to be very busy people. They take their time to learn from the University of Leicester. They seem to be able to do it very well. ...

Offlicence News - Funding for fake whisky detector - Researchers at the University of Leicester are working on a hand held device to detect fake wine and whisky through the bottle. A team from the university's Space Research Centre are working with colleagues at De Montfort University to transfer ...

Insider Media - Whiskey fraud investigation given funding boost - Experts at The University of Leicester's Space Research Centre and De Montfort University will use the finance to create a handheld device which will detect fake whisky and wine through the bottle. The technology has been developed by the University of ...

24dash - Our past in bite-size: the benefits of 'micro-history' - Professor Gail Marshall, Director of the Victorian Studies Centre at the University of Leicester, will explore the 'Victorian era' in her inaugural lecture entitled '1859: Customs and Curating' on 24 March at 5.30pm in the Lecture Theatre 1 of the Ken ...

24dash - Acclaimed film director to give Holocaust lecture - 'Confronting the Holocaust', a public lecture by the documentary film director Rex Bloomenstein, will take place at the University of Leicester on Wednesday 23 March at 5pm in the Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building, ...

17 March 2011

Loughborough News - Global cyclists tribute to backers - The University of Leicester http://www2.le.ac.uk/ – “My employer, the University of Leicester, have been incredibly supportive of the ride and have offered their help in many different areas, from sponsorship to printing. ...

Times of India - Now, a technology to spot fake whisky - The technique, developed by a team from the University of Leicester, relies on detecting the differences between the characteristics of light reflected from the liquid inside the bottle or its label. A white light is shone through the liquid and the ...

Food Ingredients First - Leicester Researchers Develop Technologies to Crack Down on Counterfeit Whisky - Summary:The technology has already been developed by the University of Leicester team to spot counterfeit medicines by scrutinising the packaging. Now the experts are working to transfer the technology to analyse liquids in bottles. ...

24dash - Talk by Holocaust survivor - 'A survivor's Angle on Holocaust and Genocide Studies', a talk by Martin Stern, will take place on Tuesday 22 March at 4.30pm in the Bennett Lecture Theatre 8 on the main University of Leicester campus, hosted by the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust ...

Scientific Computing - Leicester researchers develop technologies to crack down on counterfeit whisky

Science News Daily - Leicester researchers develop technologies to crack down on counterfeit whisky

Technology Blog - Leicester researchers develop technologies to crack down on counterfeit whisky

E! Science News - Leicester researchers develop technologies to crack down on counterfeit whisky

New Scientist One Percent - How to spot a fake whisky using its signature

E&T - New technologies developed to crack down on fake whisky

Ping Pond - Leicester researchers develop technologies to crack down on counterfeit whisky

ScienceDaily - New Technologies to Crack Down on Counterfeit Whisky

Press Release Point - Crack down on counterfeit whisky gets support for the Food and Drink iNet

Scotch Whisky - Handheld device can detect counterfeit whisky and wine

Friend Feed - Leicester researchers develop technologies to crack down on counterfeit whisky

Working Place - New technologies to crack down on counterfeit whisky

16 March 2011

EMDA - Crack down on counterfeit whisky gets support for the Food and Drink iNet

PhysOrg.com - Leicester researchers develop technologies to crack down on counterfeit whisky

Midlands Business News - Crack down on counterfeit whisky gets support for the Food and Drink iNet

Food and Drink International - Crackdown on counterfeit whisky

The Engineer - Handheld device can detect counterfeit whisky and wine

Treehugger - Leicester researchers develop technologies to crack down on counterfeit whisky

Topix - Leicester researchers develop technologies to crack down on counterfeit whisky

Compute Scotland - Whisky and acquaculture fortunes

24dash - Leicester researchers develop technologies to crack down on counterfeit whisky - Experts at the University of Leicester's Space Research Centre are working with colleagues at De Montfort University to create a handheld device which will detect fake whisky and wine – through the bottle. The exciting research project to crack down on ...

Loughborough News - Art installation on a budget best in region - An exhibition on the impact of deforestation, created by the University of Leicester student Katie Boyce, has won an award for excellence. Boyce's project Roots, at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in Coventry, won in the Best Exhibition on a ...

Insider Media - Students' Union £17m makeover revealed - The University of Leicester's Students' Union building, which has undergone a £17m redesign, is to be formally unveiled tomorrow (17 March). The project was designed by architect Shepheard Epstein Hunter and constructed by Morgan Sindall. ...

BBC - Mark Easton's UK: Midsomer race row - The Leicester University academics Jon Garland and Neil Chakraborti recently put it like this: "Rural villages are often portrayed as problem-free, idyllic environments characterized by neighbourliness and cultural homogeneity." ...

15 March 2011

24dash - University of Leicester's £17 million new Students' Union redevelopment to be ... - The University of Leicester's award-winning Percy Gee Students' Union Building, which has undergone a £17million redesign, is to be formally unveiled on 17 March. President of the National Union of Students Aaron Porter, a Leicester graduate, ...

Your Career Guide - Discovery of a new cosmic explosion

24dash - New treatment hope for irregular heartbeat presented in Parliament - João Loures Salinet Junior from the University of Leicester joined the next generation of researchers invited to present their work at SET for Britain Awards at the House of Commons on 14 March. The national poster competition showcases the ...

GoStudyUK.com - Award seeks to uncover writing talent in Leicestershire

24dash - Award seeks to uncover writing talent in Leicestershire - The University of Leicester is involved in a Contemporary Leicestershire Writing Project, Grassroutes, supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, which aims to promote public knowledge of Leicestershire's diverse literary cultures. ...

14 March 2011

The Guardian - Social media savvy: the universities and academics leading the way

The Guardian - Communication, reputation and fees: Q&A with Leicester's Richard Taylor - The only national market that is more competitive than higher education is canned beer, says University of Leicester's Richard Taylor. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Fee pricing is a knotty subject. Can you assess the challenges facing ...

24dash - Philharmonia Orchestra and University of Leicester run pilot training project - As part of a pioneering collaboration with the University of Leicester's newly formed Music Association, the Philharmonia Orchestra has run a workshop skills training session for the University's music scholars and all students in the Music Association ...

Independent Online - Found: the rogue genes behind heart disease - Professor Nilesh Samani, of the University of Leicester, who co-led the largest of the studies, said: “Understanding how these genes work, which is the next step, will vastly improve our knowledge of how the disease develops, and could lead to new ...

11 March 2011

LiveScience.com - Record of Japanese Earthquake Made in England - The team of researchers, lead by Richard England of the University of Leicester, recorded the shaking of the earth on a seismometer, an instrument that records motion of the ground, including the seismic waves produced by earthquakes. ...

NERC - Japan earthquake - what the experts are saying

24dash - University of Leicester geologists trace readings from Japan earthquake - The Magnitude 8.9 Earthquake East of Honshu on 11/3/11 as recorded on a SEIS-UK seismometer in the University of Leicester's Department of Geology. The three traces measure movement of the Earth's surface in the vertical, north-south and east-west dir ...

24dash - Speaking your language - A renowned authority on translation and interpreting is to deliver a free public lecture at the University of Leicester on Tuesday 15 March. The University of Leicester's School of Modern Languages is hosting the inaugural lecture by Professor Kirsten ...

Compute Scotland - Robodog in simulated Mars trials

Loughborough News - Cosmic Quest - a history of astronomy - Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest are this year's speakers at the 2011 University of Leicester Alumni Association Annual Lecture on Thursday 24 March at 6pm at Embrace Arts, Lancaster Road, Leicester. Over the millennia astronomy has flourished into the ...

Loughborough News - Solo challenge boosted by team spirit - But a good team back home can make the difference between triumph and disaster at the preparation stage and Ian, now an archaeological technician working at the University of Leicester, has every confidence in his support team. ...

10 March 2011

Scientific Computing - Cosmic Explosion a Remarkable Dual Discovery - Dr. Rhaana Starling, of the University of Leicester Department of Physics and Astronomy, presents her research findings in a paper published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are the most powerful blasts in ...

PhysOrg.com - Robo-dog set for Mars mission: Students to simulate 'rover' expedition - Physics undergraduates from the University of Leicester are taking a dog on its toughest walkies yet: to the barren surface of Mars. However, this particular dog is the robotic kind and to reach the Martian surface they'll only need to travel as far as ...

24dash - International Law and Feminist Futures - Delegates from the UK, Europe, Australia and Iran will be attending a one-day workshop at the University of Leicester on Feminism and International Law on Thursday 28th April. The workshop will celebrate the launch of the European Society of ...

SecEd - Lack of SEN training drives teachers to quit

PRSD - UKIP poses a challenge to traditional triumvirate

09 March 2011

TheHeart.Org - Another 18 coronary artery disease gene loci discovered - Dr Nilesh Samani (University of Leicester, UK), coleader of one of the studies, told heartwire: "We have more than doubled the amount of information known about the genetic risk of coronary artery disease. The 30 loci now discovered are thought to ... See all stories on this topic »

stv.tv - Moray is 'ideal' location for spaceport, says expert - Moray born Professor George Fraser, Director of the University of Leicester's Space Research Centre, told delegates at a conference in Elgin that space tourism was likely to be a growth industry, and a catalyst for economic development. ...

24dash - Teamwork training to save lives in tomorrow's hospitals - The University of Leicester, De Montfort University and University of Northampton are celebrating a major milestone in innovative interprofessional training for health and social care students, which will lead to improved healthcare for patients. ...

24dash - Cosmic Quest - a history of astronomy - Two of the country's most respected astronomers, both graduates of the University of Leicester, will take a look at some of the inspirational characters and outright mavericks who have expanded the boundaries of astronomy. Heather Couper and Nigel ...

The Guardian - The future of distance learning is calling

Leicester Mercury - Thinking the unthinkable - Why Asian leader spoke out on immigration - Those figures were greeted with raised eyebrows, but they weren't altogether surprising, says John Benyon, a professor of political studies at the University of Leicester. We tie the label "immigrant" to all new arrivals. Yet what do Somali refugees ...

08 March 2011

Reuters Blogs - UKIP: Replacing the Lib Dems or taking on the Tories? - University of Leicester research shows that UKIP is largely a party of the centre right and that, in the medium-term, it is well-placed to pick up votes from disgruntled supporters of David Cameron's Conservatives. Using the first academic survey of ...

TheMedGuru - Cardiac breakthrough: Scientists find genetic clues to heart disease - by Silky Chandvani - March 7, 2011 In a landmark research at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom and University of Lubeck in Germany, researchers have discovered 13 new gene variants associated with the risk of coronary heart disease ...

Insider Media - Leicester Conferences takes silver - The University of Leicester's conference division has scooped a silver award at the Meetings and Incentives Travel Awards. Leicester Conferences took the award in the category of 'Best Value for Money Conference Venue'. The awards ceremony was held in ...

07 March 2011

Isaude.net - Estudo com 167 médicos descobre 13 genes envolvidos no risco de ataque cardíaco

TopNews New Zealand - Cardiac Health Research Crosses a New Milestone - The study was led by researchers at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom and the University of Lubeck in Germany; it involved the participation of 150 distinguished scientists from North America and Europe. For the research, they had ...

24dash - Behind the scenes of Olympic coverage - The University of Leicester's Sports and Recreation Service has organised a series of public lectures celebrating the Olympic and Paralympic Games during academic year 2010/11. As recognition for engagement with the Olympics through delivering events ...

Leicester Mercury - Scientists in Leicester have discovered 13 new genes that increase people's ... - The study, the largest of its type ever carried out, was led by Professor Nilesh Samani, British Heart Foundation professor of cardiology at the University of Leicester, based at Glenfield hospital. It involved 167 international doctors and scientists, ...

Live-PR.com - New Market Report: University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust - Developmental ... - (live-PR.com) - Global Market Direct's pharmaceuticals report, "University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust - Developmental Therapeutics Review - Q4 2010" provides data on the institute's research and development focus. The report includes information ...

06 March 2011

Inventorspot - New Autopsy Technique Helps Put The Knives Away - by Doug Bonderud Thinking about an autopsy isn't something most of us do on a regular basis, but for Guy Rutty and his team at the University of Leicester, finding a better way to analyze the recently deceased has led to a new, non-invasive ...

EurekAlert - Leicester leads on heart attack genetic link discovery - The largest-ever study of its type into coronary heart disease, involving scientists from the University of Leicester, has uncovered 13 new genes that increase risk of heart attacks. Professor Nilesh Samani, British Heart Foundation Professor of ...

05 March 2011

ArtsCulture - How do we see art? Leicester Uni scientists investigate

Leicester Mercury - Two students have entered the race to become the city's first elected mayor - Lee Sowden, 35, a mature student at the University of Leicester, will run as an independent candidate in the mayoral elections on May 5. He will stand alongside 18-year-old A-level student Mu-Hamid Pathan in the contest, alongside representatives of ...

04 March 2011

Post Chronicle - Non-Surgical Scanning Autopsies Developed - The new technique, developed at the University of Leicester, involves a scanner and a small incision in the neck. So far, it has proven to be 80 percent accurate in determining the cause of death, the BBC reported Wednesday. ...

03 March 2011

Metro - 3D body scans may spell end of autopsies - Dr Sarah Saunders, who led the research at the University of Leicester, said: 'This is a very, very, different approach to autopsy. 'The first thing we need is a significant evidence base to convince our pathology colleagues and coroners that CT ...

24dash - London olympics take the spotlight at Leicester Lit & Phil's 2011 Harry Hardy ... - Alison Nimmo's lecture, 'Design for the London Olympics 2012' will take place at 5.30pm on Monday 7th March in the Ken Edwards lecture Theatre 1 on the University of Leicester Main Campus. (Regular Lit & Phil-goers please note change of time and venue. ...

24dash - Fishing for complement - ... which was cancelled in December due to the weather conditions, will now take place on Monday 28th March 2011 at 5.30pm in the Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building (Lancaster Road), University of Leicester. ...

Mediplacements - Non-surgical procedure 'could revolutionise autopsies' - Research from the University of Leicester, published in the International Journal of Legal Medicine, demonstrated the potential the minimally-invasive technique has to revolutionise the post mortem procedure. Professor Guy Rutty, chief forensic ...

Mail & Guardian Online - Take Five: Of iPads, HPV and natural user interface - The BBC reports that a team of scientists at the University of Leicester have developed a technique to carry out non-surgical autopsies. Autopsies are carried out to confirm the cause of death and involve making a large Y-shaped incision in the torso ...

UPI.com - Non-surgical scanning autopsies developed - LEICESTER, England, March 2 (UPI) -- British scientists say a newly developed, non-surgical autopsy technique could remove the need to open up the body to determine a cause of death. The new technique, developed at the University of Leicester, ...

Healthcare Today - Non-surgical autopsy technique developed - A team from the University of Leicester has developed a non-surgical autopsy technique which could remove the need to open up the body to determine a cause of death. While a conventional post-mortem examination means the body has to be cut open to ...

02 March 2011

24dash - Leicester Marrowthon - The University of Leicester Marrow Group are seeking runners for the 'Leicester Marrowthon' on June 5. The event is in aid of the Anthony Nolan Trust, which is the most successful stem cell register in the UK The run will take place in Abbey Park; ...

Sify - Improved autopsy techniques 'could make faith groups happy too' - The method, developed by forensic pathologists and radiologists at the University of Leicester, involves a full body CT scanner and a small incision in the neck and has so far been able to determine the cause of death in up to 80 percent of cases. ...

24dash - Turn left at Paris and keep going - University of Leicester archaeological technician and former racing cyclist to set off from the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Saturday 2 April 2011 at 10am local time on a 180-day cycle challenge, crossing 20 countries and raising £100000 for charity. ...

BBC News - New post-mortem method developed - The method has been developed by the University of Leicester. The conventional autopsy process can be distressing for the family and is opposed by some communities on religious grounds. The University of Leicester team use a Computed Tomography or CT ...

01 March 2011

MD News - Blood Pressure Management Receives Facelift - Invented by scientists at the University of Leicester and in collaboration with the Singapore-based medical device company HealthSTATS International, the CASPro device provides more accurate readings because it measures the pressure closest to the ...

Research Magazine - Ex-Hall & Partners innovation chief goes mobile with new venture - Owen (pictured) has started Crowdlab with partners Mat Mabe and Jim Willis of Leicester-based Bulb Studios, which develops websites and mobile apps. Will Green of the University of Leicester is also working with the company to help design user-friendly ...

24dash - New non-surgical autopsy technique set to revolutionise 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 ...

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