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Issue 470, 8 October 2001

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  • Smiles all round for perfect colour match
    An ingenious solution to the problem of colour matching teeth has been discovered by colour chemist Professor Stephen Burkinshaw and dentistry consultant Dr Brian Nattress.
  • Leeds partnership for cleaner air
    A new partnership between Leeds City Council and the University will dramatically improve the way the city’s air quality is measured and analysed, and help combat air pollution through better management of urban traffic.
  • Support and praise for Leeds' knowledge transfer success
    "Universities are embracing the culture of knowledge transfer, and the University of Leeds has played a leading role in taking this agenda forward," said Science and Innovation Minister Lord Sainsbury at the official opening of the University’s £2.4m Innovation Centre on Clarendon Road, opposite the Business Schools.
  • Ships logs take Leeds researcher on journey to the centre of the earth
    Trawling through a mass of historical documents is not the usual way that geophysicist Dr Andrew Jackson conducts his research. But his recent work looking at changes in the earth's magnetic field sent him and his colleagues all over Europe, examining the maritime records of trading vessels, naval ships and scientific expeditions as far back as 1590.
  • From student to top teacher - all at Leeds
    University professor Ian Hughes has been named as one of the best higher education lecturers in the country, as part of the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme competition.
  • Gene holds the key to how plants cope with stress
    Scientists at Leeds believe they have found the key to making agriculture more productive in harsh conditions, through research into how plants deal with stress.

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