The Reporter
ssue 492, 29 September 2003
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Mamadou Diallo who collaborates with Chris Wild talks with local mothers and their children at a market in Guinea, West Africa

Leeds researchers believe they may have found a way to cut child
mortality rates in West Africa.
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Helping farmers fight toxic 'killer' harvests

Basic changes in farming methods could prevent large numbers of childhood deaths in the developing world from diseases like malaria, diarrhoea, hepatitis B and liver cancer, a Leeds researcher has found.

SRIF make LIGHT work and gives go ahead for Dales centre
The Yorkshire Dales is to become home to a major environmental research station, in a project led by ecologists and geographers from the University.
Searching for ancient Irish gold
Leeds researchers are working to shed light on the mystery of where the people of Bronze Age Ireland found gold to produce large and intricate artefacts.
A revolution in polythene
Polythene could be made into over a thousand different materials, a major research collaboration led by Leeds has found.
Remembering Leeds Nobel prizewinners
The pioneering research at Leeds into X-ray crystal structure analysis by William and Laurence Bragg, which led to their Nobel Prize in 1915, was celebrated at a Royal Society of Chemistry event at the University.
Diet, exercise, genes, culture or reflexes? Leeds research into why we're putting on the pounds
Research at Leeds is brining together dieticians, psychologists, health professionals, neuroscientists and nutritionists to improve the prevention and treatment of obesity.
Not just a load of old rubbish
A pilot recycling scheme due to begin this month could make the bin beneath your desk a thing of the past.
New structure for a new academic year
The University's faculty-based structure was formally introduced on August 1.
How much might a cuppa cost?
Leeds researchers are to investigate whether women who consume large amounts of caffeine during pregnancy are more likely to have children with a lower birth weight.
Positive response to conference first

Over 50 abstracts have been received for the first learning and teaching conference 'Sharing good practice' to be held at the University on 8 January 2004.


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