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Coronavirus live news: Melbourne locks down as global cases pass 12m

Trump’s Tulsa rally ‘likely contributed’ to city’s surge in cases; infections worldwide pass 12m; nearly 3,000 miners infected in Chile. Follow the latest updates‘This lockdown seems different’: second time around, Melbourne is on edgeUS cases rise by world record 60,000 in one dayTrump criticises Fauci and says US in a ‘good place’ as cases top 3mPence pushes to reopen schools amid fears CDC is bowing to Trump’s demandsScientists join forces to investigate airborne risk of coronavirus 3.23am ...
Tags: Science, Cdc, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Chile, Guardian, Leicester, Melbourne, Trump, Tulsa, Fauci, Archie Bland

Obese BME people at 'higher-risk' of contracting COVID-19

Obese people among black and minority ethnic communities (BME) are at around two times higher the risk of contracting COVID-19 than white Europeans, a study conducted by a team of Leicester researchers has found.
Tags: Science, Leicester, BME

'It will be devastating': Bradford fears a new lockdown

City is second only to Leicester for rate of new Covid-19 infections and speculation on fresh restrictions is rifeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs residents trickled into an ominous new coronavirus testing marquee in Bradford’s city centre on Thursday, there was apprehension about what to expect following news about high infection rates in the city.“It’s very, very worrying,” said taxi driver Mohammed Rashid, 68. “For the last nearly three months I’ve been at home, ...
Tags: Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Bradford, Leicester, Mohammed Rashid, Coronavirus outbreak

Failings in Leicester are doomed to be repeated | Letters

Readers respond to the reimposition of lockdown in the city after a surge in Covid-19 casesLiving and working in Leicester city centre we find ourselves in a new social experiment (Leicester forced into local lockdown to combat surge in Covid-19 cases, 30 June). We were all surprised to learn from Matt Hancock of an increased infection rate in a daily briefing on 19 June. Since then we’ve been the focus of speculation, and now of action. Our store opened two weeks ago, a Monday morning that saw ...
Tags: Politics, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Local Government, Leicester, Leicester Continue, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak, James HempsallDirector Hempsall

Coronavirus live news: more than 160,000 new cases reported every day in past week, says WHO

Global tourism stands to lose up to $3.3tn, says UN; Ryanair pilots take pay cut to avoid job losses; tourist flights to Greece resume; global cases pass 10.5mAustralia locks down 300,000 in 36 Melbourne suburbsGlobal report: US sees another record increase in coronavirus casesUS buys up world stock of key Covid-19 drug remdesivirUK coronavirus updates – liveWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths? 5.24pm BST Textile factories that operated normally at the height of the cor...
Tags: England, Science, Greece, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Ryanair, World Health Organization, Un, Leicester, Melbourne

Coronavirus live updates: New Zealand PM dismisses calls to open borders; UK locks down city of Leicester

Broadway theatres to stay closed until January 2021; Iran reports record daily deathsGlobal report: WHO to send team to China to investigate Covid-19 originsLeicester lockdown: what are the new Covid-19 restrictions?Jacinda Ardern decries ‘dangerous’ calls to reopen New Zealand bordersSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.24am BST A coordinated response to the Covid-19 crisis in the Americas, India and Africa must be led by countries that have suppressed it, writes Adam Tooze, urging us to stay...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, Science, Greece, China, Africa, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Iran, Infectious Diseases, Athens, Broadway, New Zealand

Coronavirus live updates: UK locks down city of Leicester as New Zealand PM dismisses calls to open borders

UK locks down city of Leicester; Broadway theatres to stay closed until January 2021; Iran reports record daily deaths. Follow the latest newsLeicester lockdown: what are the new Covid-19 restrictions?Jacinda Ardern decries ‘dangerous’ calls to reopen New Zealand bordersBattleground states becoming Covid-19 hotspots as Trump trails Biden See all our coronavirus coverage 5.18am BST The total number of coronavirus cases in Victoria is 2,159 with 64 new cases reported yesterday. The state has b...
Tags: UK, Science, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Iran, Infectious Diseases, Broadway, New Zealand, Victoria, Leicester, Biden, Trump, Jacinda Ardern, Coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus live updates: WHO team to search for Covid-19 origin in China as chief says he fears 'worst to come'

UK locks down city of Leicester; wearing masks to be mandatory in New York and Kansas; Iran reports record daily deaths. Follow the latest newsGlobal report: Covid-19 deaths pass half a millionCovid-19 turns battleground states into hotspots as Trump trails Biden in pollsSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.29am BST Hello and welcome to today’s live global coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Helen Sullivan and I’ll be bringing you the latest for the next few hours. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, New York, Science, China, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Iran, Infectious Diseases, Kansas, Leicester, Biden, Trump, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus outbreak

Exercise training better than weight loss for improving heart function in type 2 diabetes

Researchers in Leicester have shown that the function of the heart can be significantly improved in patients with type 2 diabetes through exercise.
Tags: Science, Leicester

Scientists discover three genes associated with fatal lung disease

Researchers at the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham have discovered parts of the DNA that put some people at higher risk of an incurable lung disease called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The findings are published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine today.
Tags: Science, Nottingham, Leicester

'Unique' Iron Age shield discovered in Leicester

The British Museum, which will store the shield, described it as a "absolutely phenomenal object".
Tags: Science, Leicester

Radiotherapy should be given at different times of day to reduce side effects, Leicester Uni study suggests

Radiotherapy should be given at different times of day to reduce terrible side effects according to a new study from Leicester University. A breakthrough study by genetic scientists at the University of Leicester shows that radiotherapy toxicity - the side effects from radiotherapy - can be reduced by scheduling treatment according to the body’s circadian rhythm. They found that 24 percent of patients treated in the morning had bright red skin after radiotherapy compared to 11 percent of those t...
Tags: Science, NHS, Leicester, University of Leicester, Talbot, Leicester University, Paul Symonds, Christopher Talbot

Leicester car park where Richard III was buried given protected status

Heritage minister says protecting site as a scheduled monument will ensure its preservation for future generationsThe scruffy council car park in Leicester that was revealed in 2012 to an astonished world as the site where Richard III was buried in 1485 is being given scheduled monument status by the government. The listing is to protect “one of the most important sites in our national history”, the remains of the medieval friary where the battered, naked body of the last Plantagenet king was bu...
Tags: Science, UK News, Culture, Heritage, Monarchy, Archaeology, Leicester, Richard III, Bosworth, Henry Tudor

University of Leicester develops pioneering X-ray technique to analyze ancient artifacts

Leicester leads an international team to develop new method for conducting materials analysis on historical objects.
Tags: Science, Leicester, University of Leicester

Satellite data to map endangered monkey populations on Earth

Universities of Leicester and East Anglia lead research to identify biodiversity through satellite data.
Tags: Science, Earth, East Anglia, Leicester

Leicester academics argue sexualised drinks advertising undermines anti-rape campaigns

Academics examined the effectiveness of a rape prevention campaign in bars and nightclubs in Liverpool.
Tags: Science, Leicester

Discovery of new fossil from half billion years ago sheds light on life on Earth

Scientists from universities of Leicester and Cambridge find an 'unfossilizable' creature.
Tags: Science, Earth, Cambridge, Leicester

Researchers use novel analysis technique to help solve Beagle 2 mystery

Scientists in Leicester have moved one step closer to understanding exactly what happened to the ill-fated Mars Lander Beagle 2, thanks to an innovative research technique.
Tags: Science, Space Exploration, Leicester, Beagle

Asthma pill could reduce symptoms in severe sufferers

"This new drug could be a game changer for future treatment of asthma" - Professor Chris Brightling, NIHR Senior Research Fellow at the University of LeicesterThe first new asthma pill for nearly 20 years has the power to significantly reduce the severity of the condition, a study led by the University of Leicester has found.The research was funded by Novartis Pharmaceuticals, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the EU (AirPROM), and is described by the lead researcher as "a game c...
Tags: Europe, Science, Medicine, Eu, NHS, Innovation, Disease, Leicester, Lincolnshire, Grantham, Lancet Respiratory Medicine, University of Leicester, Gaye, Glenfield Hospital, NIHR

Ancient Roman Soldier with Ornate Belt Discovered in UK Grave

The 1,600-year-old remains of a middle-age man buried alongside an ornate belt decorated with images of dolphins and dogs have been found in a grave in Leicester, England, archaeologists report. The belt's style suggests that its owner worked as a solider or civil servant during the Late Roman period, during the second half of the fourth century A.D or the early fifth century A.D., the archaeologists, from the University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS), said on July 7. The team m...
Tags: UK, Science, Leicester, Leicester England

Rare discovery of Late Roman official buried in Leicester

Archaeologists from University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) have recently excavated a Late Roman cemetery at Western Road in Leicester's West End. Amongst the 83 skeletons recorded by the team, one burial is proving to be very exciting.
Tags: Science, Leicester, Archaeology & Fossils, Western Road

'Elephant Man' skeleton deserves Christian burial, say campaigners

Victorian celebrity’s remains should be returned to home town of Leicester, says descendant of one of his managersJoseph Merrick, who was better known as the “Elephant Man” in the late 1800s, should be given a Christian burial in his home town of Leicester, campaigners have said.His remains are stored in a glass case in a private room at Queen Mary, University of London, and can be viewed by medical students and professionals by appointment. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Education, UK News, Medical Research, Higher Education, Leicester, Queen Mary, Queen Mary University of London, University of London

Armchair archaeologists can explore Richard III's grave in online model

An interactive model of King Richard III’s grave, gives an archaeologist’s-eye view of the skeleton of one of England’s most vilified monarchsAt last, an archaeological dig you can explore from your sofa: Leicester university have launched an interactive digital reconstruction of the hasty grave and the distorted skeleton of one of England’s most vilified monarchs.King Richard III claimed the throne of England in June 1483. By 22 August 1485, at just 32 years of age, he lay dead on a battlefield...
Tags: England, Science, UK News, Monarchy, Archaeology, Leicester, Shakespeare, Richard III, Bosworth, Richard Crookback

Striking a pose with Instayoga

Is Instayoga all about self-reflection or self-promotion? Megan Carnegie Brown on a new incarnation of yogaAnne-Marie Newland’s students wouldn’t dare use their mobile phones in her yoga class, let alone take a surreptitious snap of their sphinx pose. However Newland, founder of the Sun Power Yoga School, is reluctant to criticise the growing presence of yoga selfies on the internet. The Instayoga trend now extends far beyond the usual celebrities – searching #yogaeverydamnday on Instagram gener...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Instagram, Life and style, Yoga, Leicester, Instayoga, Megan Carnegie Brown, Marie Newland, Newland, Sun Power Yoga School

King Henry I, like Richard III, could be buried in a car park, say archaeologists

After the 2015 reburial of King Richard III, experts are suggesting the remains of William the Conqueror’s son, who died in 1135, lie in ReadingThe remains of another historical English king could be lurking underneath a 21st-century car park, archaeologists and historians have said. After the well-publicised exhumation in 2012 of Richard III from beneath a council lot in Leicester, attention has shifted to the possibility that Henry I, the youngest son of William the Conqueror, could be lying i...
Tags: England, Science, UK News, History, Monarchy, Archaeology, Leicester, William, Richard III, Henry, William the Conqueror

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