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When The Drugs Don’t Work: Future of Antibiotics is in Our Hands

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Two years ago Leeds was among three universities to share a £9.5 million award from the Medical Research Council. The aim was to advance research into diagnostic tools and prevent the unnecessary use of antibiotics, as part of a larger initiative drawing attention to the global spread of antibiotic resistance. … Read More

Reptile Dysfuntion: Rising Temperature Turn Turtles Female

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Rising temperatures are leading to an increase in the proportion of female Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas), recent studies show. Studies carried out on beaches of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia show that a striking 99% of a total 200,000 infant turtles on northern beaches are female. This is … Read More

Gene Genie: Biohacking For Better Health

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Play David Bowie – Jean Genie When former NASA scientist Josiah Zayner pulled out a syringe during a genetic engineering workshop last October and injected himself with a gene editing enzyme, he became the first person to try to hack his own genome – and a pioneer in the biohacking … Read More

What SUP: How Can We Limit Single Use Plastics Pollution

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Single use plastics (SUPs) are plastics that are used once and then disposed of, which includes plastic bags, drinks bottles, take-out coffee cups, and plastic straws. However, rather than being recycled, a significant proportion of this plastic ends up polluting our oceans. The issue was emphasised in BBC’s Blue Planet … Read More

Old Before His Time: The Man Researching His Own Premature Ageing Condition

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English and French student Stephanie Green is currently doing an internship with the charity EURORDIS – Rare Diseases Europe in Paris. In time for Rare Disease Day 2018, she had the opportunity to speak to Sammy Basso, the world’s eldest person living with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria. “Happiness is often a choice … Read More

University to offer therapy porcupines to students

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Leeds University is to offer therapy porcupines for students, in an apparent wellbeing exercise, designed to ease student’s stress. Prickly creatures not known for their affection, University administrators have arranged for the hedgehog-type creatures to be brought to campus next week. Easily accessible in the locked toilet of the Laidlaw … Read More

Shock as students realise posting photos of revision on social media has no effect on overall exam grade

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As exam season ends and results are released, Leeds students are finding themselves shocked and upset as their grades fall short of their expectations. A whopping majority of the student body has found itself surprised, angry, and confused that their most ruthlessly deployed revision tactic has failed them in their … Read More

Fresher spends loan on Depop in attempt to look ‘different’: ends up looking like everyone else

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A student at Leeds University has reportedly spent all of her student loan on the clothing app ‘Depop’, in a bid to look ‘unique’ and ‘different’. She has since expressed regret at the fact that many of her peers appear to have the same ‘edgy garms’. “I just don’t know … Read More

White male activist group demand safe spaces

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Reports of white men wanting safe spaces are on the rise. In the last year studies suggest that 73% of white, heterosexual cis-gender men take offense at being called privileged and demand safe spaces to discuss their ill-treatment. Terry from Swindon explains, “I just feel quite left out these days. … Read More

LUU resolution to ban vaping on campus

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A resolution has been put forward to ban vaping on campus following numerous complaints of damage to the student populaces reputation as ‘edgy Leeds’. Despite the published health benefits of switching the smoke to the vape cultural concerns have been raised. The proponent of the bill, Xavier Gap-Yah, said “when … Read More