University of Leeds

Acidic clouds nourish world's oceans

Scientists at the University of Leeds have proved that acid in the atmosphere breaks down large particles of iron found in dust into small and extremely soluble iron nanoparticles, which are more readily used by plankton.

Oct 05, 2009
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Sex life may hold key to honeybee survival

The number and diversity of male partners a queen honeybee has could help to protect her children from disease, say University of Leeds scientists, who are investigating possible causes of the widespread increase ...

Sep 14, 2009
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The tourist trap: Galapagos victim of its own success

(PhysOrg.com) -- Mosquitoes with the potential to carry diseases lethal to many unique species of Galapagos wildlife are being regularly introduced to the islands via aircraft, according to new research published ...

Aug 12, 2009
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Epilepsy halted in mice

Scientists at Leeds have prevented epilepsy caused by a gene defect from being passed on to mice offspring - an achievement which may herald new therapies for people suffering from the condition.

Aug 03, 2009
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