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Issue no 485 | 28 October 2002
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Dance students

Dance students Rachel Partridge, Elizabeth Collier and graduate Jonny Hate may appear to be rehearsing alone in a Bretton studio, but they are actually working with twenty other dancers from seven European countries, preparing for a final performance in Dublin this month. It’s all done through the internet, and they will have just five days from first meeting face to face until their live performance.
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Log on to lose it – the weight-loss website
The first professional, unbiased and fully monitored weight-loss website is to go on trial across Leeds.
Wrap-around blanket helps keep the beat
Researchers at Leeds are developing an ultrasonic blanket, to help weak hearts carry on beating.
Lies, damned lies and Labour party websites
The Labour Party has been systematically manipulating statistics to show that things are 'getting better'.
Children to 'wotchit'
From January, overweight children, teenagers and their families will have help through new obesity clinics.
Enterprise and education – something to get your teeth into
Leeds spin-off Telsol Ltd was among over 40 exhibitors at a successful enterprise networking event
Soaking up carbon
Leeds is coordinating an international collaboration to improve research on the Amazon rainforests.
Serving students or selling newspapers – the rights, wrongs and future of University league tables
When newspapers compile league tables, are they performing a public service to students and their parents, or damaging the reputation and fabric of higher education?
Computing on the overground
Computer scientist Professor Roger Boyle is on a mission to prove how computer science shapes our everyday lives.
Don't burn the chips
Researchers at Leeds and Reading have discovered how ordinary foods come to contain a carcinogen and nerve poison.
Teaching medics to have open minds
A ground-breaking programme helping student medics explore their attitudes and prejudices has won an award for medical communication.
Getting the right moves online
Dance students Rachel Partridge and Elizabeth Collier and graduate Jonny Hate may appear to rehearse alone, but they are working through the internet with twenty other dancers across Europe.
New dean appointed
Professor Roger Pollard has been appointed dean of the faculty of engineering, the first under new proposals for reforming the University's structure.
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