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Issue 496, 23 February 2004
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Dr Paul Millner

Antibodies recognise invaders in the body and attack them. A new generation of biosensors
being developed at Leeds aims to harness them to identify disease
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Leeds marks centenary with a week of events
A centenary opening ceremony in the Parkinson Court on April 22 heralds a week of events marking the University's 100 years, culminating in a centenary celebration ceremony on April 29 in the Great Hall.
Leeds academic goes searching for Martians

Biogeochemist Liane Benning is the only European scientist chosen to work on NASA's 2013 Mars probe which will seek life on the red planet

Virtual womb will help prevent premature births

Almost one in ten babies are born prematurely in the UK but virtual-reality organs can help find out why

Up to three years off with new flexible HR policy
A new HR policy will allow up to three years unpaid career break and provide flexible working
Redressing the ethnic imbalance in the classroom
A Leeds scheme aims to help more ethnic minority applicants succeed in becoming teachers
Neonatal trials – getting the questions right
Researchers often ask the wrong questions and get the wrong answers when recruiting for medical trials with newly-born ill babies. A Leeds study aims to set a new standard
Flood-plagued York threatened by drying out
Flood defences and building in York are causing the city to dry out more quickly than in the past. This could imperil its world-renowned archaeological remains, buckle roads and free subterranean gases into the air
Spinout company gets inside particle-based structures
Structure Vision has developed software to model the behaviour of materials made of particles, including powders and tablets
New generation of biosensors will use the power of antibodies
Biosensors are used to recognise diseases. A new breed of sensors based on the action of antibodies being developed at Leeds will make them much cheaper and easier to make
World's biggest observatory looks for mystery rays
A Leeds-led observatory hopes to find the source of mystery rays which could give clues to the origins of the universe
Molecular-scale trains on track at new biotechnology institute

Nano-scale trains and submarines are proejcts planned at a new biotech institute at Leeds

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