University of Leicester

The University of Leicester was founded as Leicester and Rutledge College in 1918 in Leicester, England. In 1957, the University of Leicester was given its Royal Charter. Today, the University of Leicester has nearly 15,500 undergraduate and graduate students. The six faculties of the university are: Medicine and Biological Studies, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science Faculty of Social Science and Education, and Faculty of Engineering. The University of Leicester is noted for its high level of complex research, including astrophysics, biochemistry and genetics. The School of Engineering is ranked exceptionally high throughout Europe.

Address
University Road Leicester LE1 7RH, UK
Website
http://www.le.ac.uk/external/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Leicester

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Biomedical technology

F1 tech put to use in Leicester's hospitals

A pioneeing new device to help doctors and nurses communicate clearly whilst wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) has been developed and sucessfully trialed by Leicester academics in collaboration with Formula One ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cycling study transforms heart health of dialysis patients

Cycling at moderate intensity during dialysis could drastically improve the heart health of patients with kidney failure and result in significant savings for the NHS, according to new research by the University of Leicester ...

Oncology & Cancer

AI used in battle against asbestos-linked cancer

International genomics research led by the University of Leicester has used artificial intelligence (AI) to study an aggressive form of cancer, which could improve patient outcomes.

Pediatrics

Research identifies impact of teenage screen use

Two thirds of children use more than one screen at the same time after school, in the evenings and at weekends as part of increasingly sedentary lifestyles, according to new research at the University of Leicester.

Diabetes

Weight loss drug hope for patients with type 2 diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes that were treated with a weekly injection of the breakthrough drug Semaglutide were able to achieve an average weight loss of nearly 10 kg, according to a new study published in The Lancet today.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Human intelligence just got less mysterious, neuroscientist says

Neuroscience experts from the University of Leicester have released research that breaks with the past 50 years of neuroscientific opinion, arguing that the way we store memories is key to making human intelligence superior ...

Oncology & Cancer

Genomic sequencing confirms breast cancer link between sisters

Two Leicester sisters who had their entire genomes sequenced in the hope of finding answers to their family history of breast cancer have learned they both carry a genetic variant that significantly increases their risk of ...

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