scientists, based at St James's Hospital molecular medicine
unit, have discovered a new gene, which causes deafness
reported the Yorkshire Post. Senior research fellow
Tim Hutchin "It is like looking for a needle in a
haystack. There are at least 30 other genes," which
may cause deafness, he told the newspaper.
professor of leadership studies, Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe,
offered an interesting analysis of the presentational
style of US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, much interviewed
in the wake of the attack on New York. Damned by many
as a 'dove', Mr Powell came across as more reflective
and more collaborative than many other commentators, Professor
Alimo-Metcalfe, told the Independent. Perhaps as
a result of having to navigate a white elitest establishment
as an outsider, a black man, he could see the world from
different perspectives. "Powell is an example of
how one can have authority without posturing or macho
behaviour," she added.
and energy researcher Dr Paul Williams' imaginative refinement
of a process for recycling tyres, pyrolysis, described
in Reporter 463, was featured in as an exemplar of innovation
by the Times Higher Education Supplement.
main attraction for potential students is not its football
team, nor a club scene - or even a shopping scene - second
only to London, according to Allan Bolton, general manager
of Leeds University Business School. His department's
MBA students came north to escape from work pressures
and for 'quiet reflection' he told the Times. And
our facilities were every bit as state-of-the-art as anywhere
down south, he added. "The fact that City University
has a new building has been widely reported but our new
building - a redevelopment of the listed, nineteenth century
Leeds Grammar School - has received no attention save
in the local press."
Student once again featured in the Guardian's annual
media awards, being shortlisted for student newspaper
of the year and student campaign. Journalist, Clare Rudebeck,
has been nominated for the diversity award. The winners
are to be announced on 18 October.
interviewed on programmes including ITN, Sky News,
national and regional radio, chemical warfare expert and
chemical pathologist Professor Alastair Hay offered his
insight into the likelihood of chemical attack by terrorists,
and agents that might be used. Professor Hay reassured
members of the public that the chances of chemical attacks
were unlikely following the events in New York and Washington.
Unlike explosives, biological and chemical agents are
difficult and unpredictable to use. He described existing
stockpiles of agents as 'well inventoried' and that a
high level of expertise would be needed to carry out a
chemical attack. Interviewed on Calendar news, Professor
Hay said "gas masks are not a realistic proposition,"
he went on to suggest there had been a "bit too much
hype" about chemical warfare. He concluded that he
would not be buying a gas mask.