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Liverpool to lead on £1.6m vital Bronchiolitis research

19 December

A pioneering research project led by the University of Liverpool and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital has been awarded over £1.6m by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme (EME) to test a new treatment for babies with bronchiolitis. Bronchiolitis is a winter viral disease that causes breathing problems and feeding […]

Research collaboration seeks to address deaths in newborns from sepsis

18 December

The University of Liverpool has signed a collaborative research agreement with the Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP) in a bid to develop new treatment options for newborns with sepsis. The research seeks to explore the correct dose and frequency of potential antibiotic combinations that could improve treatment outcomes in this vulnerable population. Antimicrobial […]

Blog: Best ways to spend Christmas in Liverpool


Written by Chloe Hallett, 3rd year Physical Geography student. Visit Liverpool One’s Christmas Lights Liverpool One’s iconic multi-coloured Christmas tree on Paradise street, is not only a well-known symbol that Christmas is on its way, but is a wonderful excuse to walk the streets and wonder at the magic of Christmas. With the Christmas light […]

Review of the Year 2018

17 December

As we head towards the New Year, we look back at some of our highlights from across University News over the past twelve months… Professor Dame Janet Beer received her Damehood at an Investiture held at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Dame Janet was recognised in the New Year’s Honours for her services to higher education […]

World-class eye cancer research experts come together in Liverpool

14 December

Eye cancer researchers gathered in Liverpool last month together with eye cancer patients, as part of a research consortium conference, which aims to improve outcomes for patients with metastatic uveal melanoma (UM). Around 50 – 60 people from across the UK attended the Uveal Melanoma Patients Symposium as part of the UMCure 2020 project annual […]

Postcard: Investigating Volcan de Fuego eruption

13 December

Scientists from the University of Liverpool have been collecting data from Volcan de Fuego, Guatemala, to help investigate its complex eruption dynamics. Dr Silvio De Angelis, Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool, and Postdoctoral Research Associates Dr Alejandro Diaz-Moreno  and Dr Tehnuka Ilanko, from the University of Sheffield were collecting acoustic infrasound data, thermal […]

Blog: 5 ways to do a good deed this Christmas


Written by Erin Burns, 3rd year English Literature student. Christmas is fast approaching, festivities are abound, and tinsel is everywhere in sight, and like most people, I am getting pretty excited about it all. But for some, Christmas isn’t quite as exciting a time, instead it can be a lonely and filled with uncertainty through […]

Calories in popular restaurant chain meals ‘excessive’ warn experts


The calorie content of popular main meals served in UK and international restaurant chains is excessive and only a minority meet public health recommendations, finds a University of Liverpool study published in the Christmas issue of The BMJ. University of Liverpool researchers call for the food industry to reduce the number of calories in food […]

Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed

NHS England welcomes University Professor to its board

12 December

NHS England’s Chair, Lord David Prior, has welcomed the appointment of one of the country’s leading experts in genetics and personalised medicine, based at the University of Liverpool, to the organisation’s board. Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed, who is based at the University’s Institute of Translational Medicine, has been appointed by the Secretary of State as […]

£2.17m boost for pancreatic cancer research


Scientists in Liverpool have been awarded £2.17 million by Cancer Research UK to develop ways to spot pancreatic cancer earlier. Pancreatic cancer survival remains very low, with only 5 to 7 out of every hundred patients surviving the disease for more than five years. Around 8,700 people die from pancreatic cancer each year in the […]

Obituary: Professor Sir David John Weatherall

11 December

The University is saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Sir David John Weatherall GBE MD FRCP FRS, alumnus and Honorary Graduate of the University, on Saturday, 8 December 2018. Sir David John Weatherall was born in Birkenhead on 9 March, 1933. He was educated at Calday Grange Grammar School and then graduated from […]

Liverpool glaciologist contributes to Select Committee’s Arctic report

10 December

  Written evidence provided by University Lecturer in Glaciology, Dr James Lea, features in a new report about the UK’s role in the Arctic published by the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee. ‘The Changing Arctic’ report is the result of an eight-month inquiry examining the rapid changes in the Arctic environment and the Government’s […]

South African skeleton shows we learnt to walk upright in the trees


The analysis of the world’s most complete skeleton of an early human ancestor, conducted by a research collaboration involving the University of Liverpool, offers conclusive evidence that human ancestors became efficient upright walkers while they were still substantially tree dwelling animals. The first bones of the 3.67 million old skeleton, specimen StW 573 nicknamed ‘Little […]

Major communications professionals deliver open talks as part of London MSc Strategic Communication


High profile public and private sector communications professionals will deliver public seminars at the University of Liverpool’s London campus, as part of the MSc Strategic Communication programme. With diverse specialisms, each of the speakers will give an insight into the practice of strategic communication. This series of five talks is part of a larger module in which […]

Rotavirus research recognised in UK’s Best Breakthroughs list

6 December

Life-saving research from the University of Liverpool into rotavirus, the leading cause of severe childhood diarrhoea, is today being celebrated as one of the UK’s 100 best breakthroughs for its transformational impact on child health across the world. Work led by Professor Nigel Cunliffe at the Institute of Infection and Global Health has played a […]

Panel discussion and exhibition marking 50 years of Civil Rights in Northern Ireland

5 December

The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Irish Studies is hosting an exhibition and a Panel Discussion to mark the 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights 1968-2018. The events are part of the Institute’s yearlong commemoration of the people’s peace process, which has already seen the  Agreement: A People’s Process exhibition at the University’s Victoria Gallery & Museum (VG&M) in […]

Investment in poorer areas helping to reduce health inequalities


New research published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health shows that health investment in poorer areas has had a significant impact on health inequalities. Since 2010 the National Health Service (NHS) in England has faced significant funding pressures in an apparent effort to reduce deficits following the economic crisis. Following prior record investment, […]

ARION4’s record-breaking success featured on CNN

4 December

The record breaking achievements of the University’s Engineering students, their recumbent hand cycle ARION4, and their riders, Karen Darke MBE and Ken Talbot, are part of a special feature broadcast on CNN. WATCH >>>> https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/17/health/fastest-human-powered-bike-fit-nation/index.html?no-st=1543588731 the ULV Team were filmed in September when they competed in the World Human Powered Speed Challenge which takes place every year on […]

Prescribed burning not as damaging as previously thought

3 December

New research by the University has found that prescribed burning, a controversial technique where fires are intentionally used to manage vegetation, is not as damaging to peat growth as previously thought if carried out on a sensible rotation, and can produce several positive outcomes. In a study published in Nature Geoscience, scientists analysed data from […]

LCR 4.0 listed in Financial Times Top 100

30 November

LCR4.0, the regional business support programme to help businesses take advantage of Industry4.0, has been listed in the Financial Times ‘Top 100 European digital champions. The University’s Virtual Engineering Centre is a partner in the delivery of the LCR4.0 programme which aims to help manufactures better understand what new digital technologies can mean for their own businesses. Part-funded by […]