News incl. lifesciences, animal, wildlife & nature

from or mentioning Leeds, England

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Benefits of interval training for vascular health of older women

Research suggests that short bouts of interval exercise might be particularly beneficial for post-menopausal women. This group was studied because the risk of cardiovascular disease is thought to i...

07 Aug '17 | Interval Exercise | Leeds, England

Scientists to develop wearable technology incl. smart trousers

Bionic hands that transmit sensory data to the brain, smart socks that help you pick your feet up, smart trousers that support the wearer and assist with standing or even climbing stairs ... UK sci...

23 Feb '15 | Wearable Tech | Leeds

Electrocardiogram (ECG) in ambulances save lives

Research suggests that people are more likely to survive a heart attack if they have an electrocardiogram (ECG) in the ambulance while on the way to hospital. The number of patients who died within...

14 Apr '14 | Ambulance ECGs | England (UK)

Dietary fibre and risk of heart disease

Recent research (Dec 2013) indicates that greater dietary fibre intake is associated with lower risk of both cardiovascular disease (CVD) and coronary heart disease (CHD). This is yet another study...

20 Dec '13 | Nutrition

Research finds superbug resistance protein

Scientists have recently identified a resistance protein that allows acinetobacter baumannii bacteria to survive chlorhexidine, an antiseptic commonly used in wipes, cleansers and mouthwashes in ho...

28 Nov '13 | Infection Control

Mapping gannet fishing grounds

Colonies of northern gannets based at locations around the British Isles maintain vast exclusive fishing ranges despite doing nothing to defend their territory from rival colonies. The UK supports ...

06 Jun '13 | Gannets | British Isles

RNA aptamer new hope against Cervical Cancer

Medical researchers have synthesized a molecule, called an RNA aptamer, that latches onto an E7 protein, specifically the HPV16 E7 oncoprotein, that is produced early in the lifecycle of the human ...

30 May '13 | Cervical Cancer

Bat bridges over roads don't work

Bat bridges are not effective according to recent research - so don't cut down their hedgerows in the first place! Researchers monitored four wire bridges spanning major roads in the north of Engla...

14 Jun '12 | Wildlife & Animals

Patients to benefit from better advice on pain control

The (UK) National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence is launching a new clinical guideline on the safe use of opioids - a family of drugs derived from the opium poppy that have been ident...

23 May '12

Explain the different mechanisms of pain

Researchers have found a previously unknown mechanism through which nerve cells signal pain. This discovery could explain the limitations and inadequacies in the drug development process for painki...

14 May '12

Non-invasive diagnostic for Adenovirus

Recent research towards a diagnostic test for adenovirus has been successful. Biosenor technology has been developed to enable a technique that uses antibodies attached to an electrical sensor - th...

17 Feb '12

Silver found to be as effective as the leading chemotherapy drug

Some silver compounds are as toxic to cancer cells as Cisplatin, a leading cancer drug. However, silver is thought to be much less toxic to healthy human cells, and in some cases, can be beneficial...

02 Feb '12 | Cancer | England

Research into genetic causes of schizophrenia within families

Scientists are working towards identifying the genetic defects involved in the development of schizophrenia within families. They will work with families from the Pakistani community of West Yorksh...

17 Jan '12

How to stick to New Year Resolutions

Recent research from Leeds University (England, UK), suggests that while you are more likely to do something if you plan it in advance, working with someone else can really boost the likelihood of ...

05 Jan '12

Leeds Univ finds MRI scan for coronary heart disease beats alternatives

A recent five-year study at Leeds University (Yorkshire, England) involving 752 patients, has shown that an MRI scan is a reliable way of detecting signs of significant coronary heart disease (CHD)...

23 Dec '11

From the start of the Renaissance in Europe in the 14th century, artists and sculptors depicted angels in their religious work.

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