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Issue 471, 22 October 2001

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  • Researchers hope new theory will hit the spot
    A vaccination against acne might become a reality, according to a new theory now being tested by researchers at Leeds.
  • Leeds begins its biggest build
    The University is set to begin its biggest ever development programme, following the success of a £20.3m bid for funding.
  • Plays, politics and the 'pinter-net'.
    English lecturer Dr Mark Batty has played a leading role in a new website dedicated to the life and work of Harold Pinter.
  • Cosmic collaborations
    The University of Leeds is taking part in a worldwide collaboration project to provide the most detailed three-dimensional map ever of the Universe
  • Sex change parasites help the invaders win battle of survival
    When native species are pitted against invaders, parasites can play a decisive role in determining who survives and who does not. Researchers in Leeds have discovered parasites with radical methods of spreading themselves among their host species.
  • Fertility hope for cancer patients
    Infertility in women following drug or radiation treatment for cancer could be safely reversed, according to a study carried out by the University of Leeds and centres in Manchester.
  • Superb drinks and incredible edibles
    "It's the best meal I've ever tasted here,"said Rachel Airey from maths, tucking into her lunch at the newly opened senior common room.
  • Irresistible sound cuts crime
    New applications are in the pipeline for the Localizer, the sound technology patented by Professor Withington.


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