Professor Brian Cantor: Harnessing power of our universities

THE challenges facing the world are complex. Solutions are required urgently. Ill-health, poverty, climate change, energy and water supply, food security, industrial development, conflict, migration and terrorism: the 21st century’s problems are difficult and threatening to us all.

Police advice has been issued to relatives of dementia sufferers

Landmark study could offer hope of early diagnosis for Alzheimer’s patients in Yorkshire

A landmark study could lead to thousands of people with Alzheimer’s disease in Yorkshire being diagnosed and treated earlier.

Paleontologists with Seattle's Burke Museum have unearthed the bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex that lived more than 66 million years ago, including a rare nearly complete 4-foot long skull, which was unloaded at the Burke Museum. The skull excavated in Montana in 2016 is not the same as the one pictured. Image: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File.

Rare Tyrannosaurus rex skull puts Seattle Museum a-head of the game

EXPERTS at an American museum have unearthed bones from a Tyrannosaurus rex that lived more than 66 million years ago, including the rare nearly-complete skull.

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South Yorkshire Police is highlighting the dangers of distractions to young drivers.
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Mobile phone ‘drive-safe’ mode could limit fatal distractions

“DRIVE-SAFE” modes similar to flight-safe options should be introduced to smartphones to stop potentially fatal distractions, a motoring charity has warned.


New Alzheimer’s drug slows brain deterioration for the first time

SCIENTISTS trialling a new drug for Alzheimer’s have delayed brain deterioration caused by the disease for the first time.


Hakim Yadi: Right medicine for economy after Brexit

FOLLOWING the referendum vote for Brexit we cannot afford to sit back in shock. Instead we must unite across the country, working together to strengthen the UK’s global position, and fundamental to that is addressing economic issues in the North.

Professor Tim Bishop.

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Red-hair gene linked to increased cancer risk by Leeds researchers

GENE variations seen in people with red hair, pale skin and freckles, can boost the risk of skin cancer by the equivalent of 21 extra years of sun exposure, researchers in Leeds have found.

Born in Bradford director Professor John Wright.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Born in Bradford: Landmark research study to expand thanks to £3m grant

IT is one of the largest medical studies in the world, tracking the lives and health of more than 9.000 children in a West Yorkshire city. Now the landmark Born in Bradford project has been awarded a £3m grant to expand its research.



IT was the end of a 1.8 billion-mile historic journey - but even then the work has only just begun.

Roundhay Park in 1911.
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‘Lungs of Leeds’: How they’re saving our parks for the future

They were once referred to as the “lungs of Leeds”, the perfect place for the mixing of different social classes and the venue for everything from political hustings to a visit from Queen Victoria.

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The hole in the ozone layer is showing signs of healing. Picture: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

The planet responds: Hole in the Antarctic ozone layer is healing says Leeds scientists

YORKSHIRE scientists have been part of team that observed the first signs of healing in the hole in the Antarctic ozone layer.

Researchers have received a grant of �869,000

Hull researchers receive £869,000 grant for fat in blood research

RESEARCHERS in Hull have been given £869,721 by the British Heart Foundation to exploe how fat in the blood affects clotting.

Tim Peake returns to earth after his time on the International Space Station.

Tim Peake recalls sparks and flames of capsule re-entry and dreams of moon trip

British astronaut Tim Peake has spoken of his "really exciting" fiery ride back to Earth surrounded by sparks and flame and his dream of journeying to the moon.

THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE: Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully in sci-fi favourite The X-Files.

The X-Files DNA mystery unlocked by University of Sheffield researchers

Scientists have unlocked a crucial part of the mystery surrounding the way our DNA can replicate and repair itself.


York archaeologists shine a light on 8,000 years of human history in the French Alps

PIONEERING laser scans are being used to help unlock the secrets of prehistoric paintings - and reveal how the shelter they are painted on has been used over the last 8.000 years.

Pictured, from left, are: chair of the Corporate Board for the National College for High Speed Rail Terry Morgan, Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones, Minister of State for Transport Robert Goodwill, Rosie Winterton MP, and Caroline Flint MP.

‘Landmark moment’ as construction begins at rail college

CONSTRUCTION has begun on the National College for High Speed Rail, which is on track to open to students in Doncaster in September 2017.

Obese people are less likely to be employed because of their weight, Sheffield Hallam researchers found.

‘Concerning’ study finds obese men and women less likely to be employed

OBESE men and women are less likely to be employed because of their weight, researchers from Sheffield Hallam University have found.

Researchers found listening to music could trigger happy memories and alleviate feelings of loneliness.
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York researchers find music, television and tablet computers can help alleviate loneliness

Music, television, tablet computers and radio can provide a “comforting friendly face” for those who spend a lot of time alone - especially the recently bereaved or those isolated through illness or disability, a new report has found.

The Milky Way.

Entire Milky Way captured in one stunning picture

A picture taken in the outskirts of a desert captured the incredible moment that dawn meets the Milky Way.

Michael Peeters

Yorkshire should be ‘screaming from rooftops’ about fin-tech and health-tech companies

A LEADING IT lawyer said Yorkshire should be “screaming from the rooftops” about its strengths in emerging technologies.

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