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Unravelling a mystery around type-2 diabetes

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For 30 years, scientists have been trying to understand how a biological molecule self-assembles into a rogue protein-like substance, which is thought to play a key role in type-2 diabetes. A team of scientists at the University of Leeds has, for the first time, been able to identify the step-by-step changes that take place in...

Unravelling a mystery around type-2 diabetes

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For 30 years, scientists have been trying to understand how a biological molecule self-assembles into a rogue protein-like substance, which is thought to play a key role in type-2 diabetes. A team of scientists at the University of Leeds has, for the first time, been able to identify the step-by-step changes that take place in...

Going for gold to reduce antibiotic resistance

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New research has identified a way of using nanoclusters to bolster waning antibiotics. Tiny particles of gold could be the new weapon in the fight against bacterial antibiotic resistance, according to research just published. Scientists have been investigating the use of gold nanoclusters - each made up of about 25 atoms of gold - to...

Dr Qian Wu wins 2021 Rising Talent fellowship

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Congratulations to Dr. Qian Wu who has been announced as a L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland for Women in Science 2021 Rising Talent Fellow. The programme, a partnership between L'Oréal UK & Ireland, the UK National Commission for UNESCO and the Irish National Commission for UNESCO, with the support of the Royal Society, offers grants to...

Leeds researchers chosen for prominent funding programme

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Dr Viktoria Spaiser, Dr Tim Thurston and Dr Rene Frank have today been awarded Future Leaders Fellowships from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Created in 2018, the Government-backed scheme is designed to promote ambitious and challenging research and innovative work by some of the UK’s brightest academic and business minds. Dr Frank is leading the...

Congratulations to Dr Christos Pliotas for successful achievement of the HEA Fellowship

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Congratulations to Dr Christos Pliotas for successful achievement of the HEA Fellowship. Gaining HEA Fellowship evidences commitment to and contributions to student education and thus serves to enhance our development of excellence in learning and teaching. Christos has an excellent research profile and this Fellowship not only enhances his CV, but shows his commitment to...

Developing new techniques to build biomaterials

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Scientists have developed an approach that could help in the design of a new generation of synthetic biomaterials made from proteins. The biomaterials could eventually have applications in joint repair or wound healing as well as other fields of healthcare and food production. But one of the fundamental challenges is to control and fine tune...

Recreating a step in the evolution of viruses

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An international team of researchers has shed new light on the way viruses evolved highly effective ways of spreading disease. The scientists, involving a team from the universities of Leeds and York, believe understanding that key moment in the natural history of viruses may eventually help with the design of novel delivery mechanisms for gene...

Senior Fellowship to explore immune signalling in inflammatory disease

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Elton Zeqiraj has been awarded a Wellcome Senior Fellowship. The UK’s leading medical research charity – the Wellcome Trust – has announced that Dr Elton Zeqiraj is to receive a prestigious Senior Research Fellowship. Elton, who is currently a Wellcome/Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellow in the Astbury Centre, will now lead a multi-disciplinary programme that aims...