Air pollution is not just a human problem – it’s also changing the gut of British bumblebees
A research team from the University of Leicester is investigating air pollution’s effect on the gut of British bees.
Biggest leap in identified lung health genes paves way for personalised risk score
New Nature Genetics study led by Universities of Leicester and Nottingham finds over 500 genes linked to lung health, providing new targets for...
First glimpse into a vital developmental milestone opens new healthcare possibilities
University of Leicester scientist develops first multiscale computer model that captures aspects of human gastrulation - the process that leads to...
Time of day matters for breast cancer treatment: new study
Risk of developing breast shrinkage (atrophy) after radiotherapy can be affected by the time of day the patient is treated and their genetics.
University of Leicester announced as British Science Festival 2022 principal partner
British Science Festival-goers will be treated to some incredible events courtesy of globally renowned experts from the University of Leicester.
Genetics expert solves family mysteries for new TV series
A leading genetics expert from the University of Leicester is part of team seeking to solve ‘DNA Family Secrets’ for a new primetime programme on...
Decoding gigantic insect genome could help tackle devastating locust crises
A ‘game changing’ study deciphering the genetic material of the desert locust by researchers at the University of Leicester, could help combat the...
Ancient skeleton provides the earliest evidence of a pet cat in Kazakhstan
Uncovered in an urban settlement in Dzhankent, Kazakhstan, the analysis of the ancient animal skeleton shows this to be the first domesticated cat...
35 years since we changed the world
The discovery of DNA genetic fingerprinting at the University of Leicester was a world-changing event and a Eureka moment for the scientist...
Genomic sequencing confirms breast cancer link between Leicester sisters
Two Leicester sisters who had their entire genomes sequenced in the hope of finding answers to their family history of breast cancer have learnt...