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Scientists win prestigious grant to pursue antibiotic research targeting £10m Longitude Prize
A team of scientists has won coveted research funding as part of an international competition which aims to conserve antibiotics for future generations and revolutionise the delivery of global healthcare. read more...
Published: 15th September 2017, 9:39am
Astrophysicist brings findings from far-away planets to Lincoln
As one of the most scientifically rich voyages ever undertaken in our solar system reaches its dramatic conclusion, an astrophysicist who examines data from NASA's pioneering Cassini mission joins the University of Lincoln, UK, to establish an exciti read more...
Published: 1st September 2017, 2:54pm
Children aged three to ten become latest 'Summer Scientists'
More than 240 children were given a taste of scientific research when they became 'Summer Scientists', helped by staff and students as part of a major public research event. read more...
Published: 29th August 2017, 11:08am
Chimpanzees have empathetic personalities, new research reveals
Scientists have shown that chimpanzees demonstrate empathetic tendencies - the ability to share and understand the emotions of others - but just like in humans these 'caring' personality traits vary significantly from one individual to another. read more...
Published: 18th August 2017, 11:47am
People who embrace the arts more likely to help others
People who embrace the arts are statistically more likely to help others by giving to charity or volunteering, regardless of income or social background, according to a major new research published today. read more...
Published: 3rd August 2017, 2:48pm
Gamblers more likely to have suffered childhood traumas, research shows
Men with problem and pathological gambling addictions are more likely to have suffered childhood traumas including physical abuse or witnessing violence in the home, according to new research. read more...
Published: 2nd August 2017, 3:05pm
From driving fast to making judgements in sports: scientists uncover why we find it so hard to judge speed
Football officials watching slow-motion clips or drivers changing from motorways to 30mph zones could be unconsciously mis-judging speed - and the person's motivations - because their perceptions of 'normal' have been altered. read more...
Published: 31st July 2017, 1:29pm
India must rethink infrastructure needs for 100 new 'smart' cities to be sustainable
Plans to create 100 new 'smart' cities in India to support the country's rapidly growing urban population could have a significant detrimental impact on the environment unless greater emphasis is placed on providing new supporting infrastruct read more...
Published: 21st July 2017, 11:19am
Lincoln mathematician honoured for contribution to international research collaborations
A mathematician from the University of Lincoln, UK, has been honoured in Brazil for his significant contribution to international research collaborations. read more...
Published: 13th July 2017, 3:50pm
Sleep scientists' latest book debunks 40 myths on getting a good night's sleep
A new book by leading sleep scientists debunks 40 popular and persistent myths on how to get a good night's sleep - from the efficacy of bed socks to the potentially negative consequences of sticking to 'the eight hour rule'. read more...
Published: 13th July 2017, 2:04pm
Touchscreen test reveals why some birds are quicker to explore than others - regardless of their species
Birds such as parrots and crows have been using touchscreen technology as part of an international research study examining whether the ways in which animals respond to new things influences how eager they are to explore. read more...
Published: 10th July 2017, 2:21pm
Scientists move closer to defeating 'superbugs' such as MRSA with simplified forms of teixobactin
Scientists have produced new, effective and simplified forms of teixobactin - a new generation antibiotic which defeats multi-drug resistant infections such as MRSA - as part of a pioneering research effort to tackle antimicrobial resistance. read more...
Published: 29th June 2017, 3:50pm
Could 'saline agriculture' be the future of coastal farming?
One of Europe's leading climate change experts detailed the extreme challenges facing farmers around the world at the latest in a series of industry briefings at the University of Lincoln, UK. read more...
Published: 20th June 2017, 10:10am
Scientists aim to stamp out new horticultural pest
Scientists will pursue cutting-edge microbiology and robotics research in a bid to stop a destructive and abundant pest which is now threatening fruit production around the world. read more...
Published: 7th June 2017, 12:00pm
Tourists risk animal bites by misreading aggression in wild monkeys as 'smiles' and 'kisses'
Wildlife tourists frequently fail to identify aggressive and distressed emotional states in wild monkeys - mistaking animals' warnings of aggression for 'smiles' and 'kisses'. read more...
Published: 1st June 2017, 12:54pm
From blue and black dresses to turbine blades - researchers reveal science of "fake fake" photograph
Whether it's a blue and black dress - or white and gold depending on your take - or a pair of legs streaked with white paint, eagle-eyed viewers are always keen to debate a visual illusion when these puzzling images appear online. read more...
Published: 25th May 2017, 1:54pm
World-first Proton CT images create a new vision for cancer treatment
An international team of scientists has produced the world's first computerised tomography (CT) images of biological tissue using protons - a momentous step towards improving the quality and feasibility of Proton Therapy for cancer sufferers around t read more...
Published: 11th May 2017, 10:29am
Computer scientists to contest 'World Cup' of robotics this summer
Computer scientists leading pioneering robotics research in the UK have been selected to take part in the 'World Cup' of robotics, which will be held in Japan this summer. read more...
Published: 4th May 2017, 10:11am
Arable Horizons: agri-tech experts explore tomorrow's farming technologies
Experts in agricultural robotics will lead an interactive industry event exploring tomorrow's farming technologies as part of a new series examining some of the UK's most exciting and innovative research fields. read more...
Published: 24th April 2017, 10:52am
Understanding the science of asthma
A free public lecture will examine the underlying science behind asthma - a condition that affects one in 11 people in the UK and costs the NHS billions of pounds every year but which largely remains a mystery to scientists, doctors and sufferers. read more...
Published: 21st April 2017, 12:15pm
Academia and industry combine to develop cutting-edge radar system for space travel
A new research partnership has been launched which will see university engineers working alongside a leading satellite technology company to develop a pioneering new radar system. read more...
Published: 20th April 2017, 1:24pm
Eye movement research could hold the key to early Parkinson's diagnosis
The way people with Parkinson's use their eyes to complete simple tasks in both the real world and working at computers is being investigated by neuroscientists - and the findings could help early diagnosis and improve their quality of life. read more...
Published: 12th April 2017, 12:14pm
Improving healthcare commissioning for probation: mapping the landscape
Healthcare services available to people on probation and how they access them will be examined as part of a new research project. read more...
Published: 4th April 2017, 2:53pm
Discovery that 'size matters' in cell-to-cell communication could unlock new methods for disease diagnosis and treatment
Size really does matter when it comes to the mechanisms that cells use to communicate with each other, according to pioneering new nanobiotechnology research which has important implications for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. read more...
Published: 27th March 2017, 12:00pm
Rare cricket family sheds light on how extinct Jurassic species evolved into the modern acoustic insects we know today
World-first research into a rare family of insects will help scientists understand how the common bush-crickets we are familiar with today developed their highly specialised acoustic functions. read more...
Published: 17th March 2017, 8:43am
New project to help students overcome barriers to academic success
The University of Lincoln, UK, is contributing to a major new £485,000 project designed to ensure that students confronted by challenging circumstances during their time at university can get the most from their studies. read more...
Published: 13th March 2017, 10:07am
Could your pet contribute to pioneering animal research?
Pet owners are being invited to sign up to an academic database which is used to recruit participants for pioneering pet-friendly animal behaviour research. read more...
Published: 6th March 2017, 9:46am
New briefing series looks ahead to the future of farming
A new series of breakfast briefings detailing the latest agri-tech research and how it will impact on farming in the future has commenced in Lincolnshire. read more...
Published: 23rd February 2017, 2:07pm
It takes two to tango: beetles are equal partners in mating behaviour
Beetles that copulate with the same mate as opposed to different partners will repeat the same behaviour, debunking previous suggestions that one sex exerts control over the other in copulation, new research has found. read more...
Published: 22nd February 2017, 1:52pm
Leading nanoscientist joins Physics team at Lincoln
A leading nanoscientist, whose pioneering work has major implications in a range of industries from dentistry to engineering, has joined the University of Lincoln as Deputy Head for the School of Mathemati... read more...
Published: 22nd February 2017, 8:53am
Geography professor to lead international climate change research at Lincoln
An internationally-renowned expert in climate science and meteorology has joined the University of Lincoln, UK, where he will lead multi-national research projects examining the effects of climate change on our weather systems and global landscapes. read more...
Published: 6th February 2017, 1:48pm
Animals retain long-term memory of the biggest and best sources of food
New research shows that red-footed tortoises can remember the location of their favourite food sources and the biggest stashes for at least 18 months. read more...
Published: 1st February 2017, 10:11am
Scientists move step closer to developing major new drug in fight against antimicrobial resistance
Scientists have for the first time determined the molecular structure of a new antibiotic which could hold the key to tackling drug resistant bacteria. read more...
Published: 31st January 2017, 11:25am
Agri-tech goes intergalactic at Riseholme
The Riseholme Campus of the University of Lincoln has joined the UK's national network of monitoring stations measuring intergalactic cosmic rays to provide farmers and agri-tech researchers with near real-time data on soil moisture levels. read more...
Published: 26th January 2017, 9:24am
New research explores the effect of winter dormancy on cold-blooded cognition
Unlike mammals, amphibians who rest up during the winter do not forget the memories they made beforehand - this is the surprising discovery of new scientific research. read more...
Published: 12th January 2017, 10:16am
New research sheds light on why plants change sex
Plants with a particular breeding system change their sex depending on how much light they receive, new scientific research has revealed. read more...
Published: 10th January 2017, 11:11am
Out in the cold: why are the oldest people the most excluded?
People over the age of 85 are significantly more likely to suffer social exclusion than those in the 65 to 84-year-old bracket, according to new research. read more...
Published: 4th January 2017, 12:45pm
Evolution of ideas: scientists to decode genetic story of Newton's apple
Scientists will connect two of the most important scientific theories of all time - the law of universal gravitation and the theory of evolution - by unravelling the genetic code of the apple which inspired Isaac Newton's greatest discovery 350 years read more...
Published: 22nd December 2016, 9:34am
Variation in butterfly eggs is driven by female promiscuity
The eggs of some butterfly and moth species vary to give females control over the paternity of their offspring, according to new research published today. read more...
Published: 21st December 2016, 10:29am
A social network for fish: improving understanding of welfare in scientific studies
Researchers have won a major new grant award for a study that will help to improve the welfare of live fish used in scientific tests. read more...
Published: 20th December 2016, 10:48am
Geomorphological science roadmap can help mitigate severe storm and flood damage
A group of world-leading geomorphologists have laid out how their discipline can help policymakers and practitioners develop more effective storm and flood-damage limitation and mitigation strategies. read more...
Published: 14th December 2016, 9:25am
Research aims to support farmers to bring back saltwater-damaged land after coastal flooding
Researchers from the University of Lincoln are embarking on a major new study to work out the true economic cost of coastal flooding and how farmland damaged by saltwater can best be brought back into use to support Lincolnshire's agricultural indust read more...
Published: 13th December 2016, 11:51am
Pets could save NHS up to £2.45 billion a year: new report quantifies economic benefits of UK pets
Pets account for millions of pounds worth of economic activity in the UK and may reduce NHS costs by nearly two and a half billion pounds, according to a new report published today. read more...
Published: 6th December 2016, 10:38am
Making art accessible to visually impaired people
An innovative new project will explore the best ways to curate and design exhibitions to make them more accessible to blind and visually impaired people. read more...
Published: 30th November 2016, 4:06pm
New research to explore public's role in Parliamentary decision-making
A social scientist from the University of Lincoln, UK, will have rare access to Parliament to examine the relationship between the British public and the processes which shape political decision-making. read more...
Published: 29th November 2016, 3:28pm
Showcasing the future of farming
Scientists from the University of Lincoln, UK, have been showcasing their research on the future of farming at some of the world's biggest agri-tech events this month. read more...
Published: 25th November 2016, 2:28pm
Reshaping our ideas of bacterial evolution
The shape of bacteria does not influence how well they can move - this is the surprising finding of new research which could have major implications for the future of the scientific and medical industries. read more...
Published: 22nd November 2016, 11:20am
A pig's life: how mood and personality affect the decisions of domestic pigs
The judgements and decisions a pig makes are governed by their mood - whether good or bad - and their personality type, according to new research published today. read more...
Published: 16th November 2016, 9:36am
New School of Geography to help map out future for a safe and healthy inhabited Earth
The UK's newest academic department for teaching and research in Geography will lead the way in advancing knowledge of the inhabited Earth, environmental health, water and climate change. read more...
Published: 20th October 2016, 3:20pm


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