Tag : Louise Müller

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

4 months ago / 0 comments

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

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 is brewing in the Leeds laboratories?

12 months ago / 0 comments

Dedicated researchers and PhD students at the university spend hours daily trying to understand and improve on the world around us. The research at Leeds covers an enormous spectrum of topics between the faculties, from medicine to design, environment and more. Here, we shine light on a select few of … Read More

A cup of yoghurt a day, can help keep Cancer away

2 years ago / 0 comments

Did you know that half of the cells you carry around in your body are not actually your own human cells, but those belonging to various kinds of bacteria? Around 30-40 trillion bacteria (yes that’s right, I said trillion) lead a happy life in various locations around your body, predominantly … Read More

Making sense of the Scientific Method at The Tetley

2 years ago / 0 comments

The old Tetley brewery headquarters in Leeds, now converted into a contemporary art gallery and learning space, is currently hosting the exhibition “The Scientific Method”. Until January 22nd, they are showing the works of artists such as Yorkshire-based Amelia Crouch, Spanish video artist Patricia Esquivias, Edinburghian multi-talent Siân Robinson Davies … Read More

Exploiting viruses: from cold sores to cancer cures

2 years ago / 0 comments

Is it possible for us to exploit something that is potentially harmful to us, to alleviate something that might cause even greater harm? That is the big question for researchers in Leeds and around the world, currently working on oncolytic viruses. An oncolytic virus has certain characteristics that enable it … Read More

Scientists of the Year 2016: Guide to the Nobel Prize

2 years ago / 0 comments

When Swedish scientist Alfred Nobel died in 1896, his will declared that his entire fortune should be used to reward the scientists who contribute “the greatest benefit on mankind”. Thus the Nobel Prize Laureates are announced in October each year and outstanding scientists are rewarded for their significant contributions to … Read More