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Impact of lead in children of Roman Empire

Researchers from our Department of Archaeology have found for the first time that widespread use of lead in Roman culture was one of the main contributing factors to childhood death and illness throughout the Roman Empire.
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Introducing the handheld sensors that can ‘smell’ Covid-19

Research involving Durham has found that electronic sensors can detect the distinct odour of Covid-19 with almost 100 per cent accuracy.
Introducing the handheld sensors that can smell Covid-19

Durham Professors win prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry awards

Professor Jan Verlet and Professor Jonathan Steed from our Department of Chemistry have been named the winners of Royal Society of Chemistry’s highly-admired Corday-Morgan Prize and Tilden Prize, respectively.
Durham Professors win prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry awards

Headaches: three tips from a neuroscientist on how to get rid of them

Professor Amanda Ellison from our Department of Psychology provides helpful tips on how to get rid of headaches.
Headaches and how to get rid of them

Nigeria: a deleted tweet, a Twitter ban and Biafran wounds that have never healed

In this article, Dr Benjamin Maiangwa from our School of Government and International Affairs and PhD candidate Oluchi Gloria Ogbu from the University of Manitoba discuss the Nigerian-Biafran war.
Nigeria, a deleted tweet, a Twitter ban and Biafran wounds that never healed

Does a mother’s stress and depression affect how her unborn baby moves?

New research from our Psychology and Mathematical Sciences departments found that stress and/or depression during pregnancy, affects how much unborn babies touch and engage in the womb.
Does a mother’s stress and depression affect how her unborn baby moves?

Stephenson College celebrates the birth of its namesake

Stephenson College marked the 240th anniversary of the birth of its namesake, famed Victorian Engineer, George Stephenson, by unveiling a restored statue of the man known as the ‘Father of the Railway’.
George Stephenson Statue unveiled by Jeremy Cook PVC for Colleges and Student Experience

Durham moves up in QS World University Rankings

Durham University has once again been named in the world’s top 100 universities.
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Astronomers apply their skills to cancer research

You might not think that studying the universe could benefit research into serious illnesses like cancer, but Durham’s astronomers have joined forces with cancer researchers to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
Astronomy cancer research homepage

Game Changer

A fast-paced, extra-curricular innovation programme using Design Thinking to find solutions to challenges presented by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): This is Game Changer.
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Developed in Durham: Magnitude Biosciences

Magnitude Biosciences is a specialist Contract Research Organisation (CRO) founded in 2018 as a Durham university spin out by life sciences expert Dr David Weinkove and physicist Dr Christopher Saunter.
Magnitude BioSciences team

Counting down to the COP26 climate change summit

Welcome to the first in our monthly ‘Countdown to COP’ series, where we will be exploring climate change research, events and expertise across our University ahead of the next COP climate change summit in November.
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