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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
New mobile robot to support agri-tech experiments in the field
Scientists at the University of Lincoln, UK, have taken delivery of an advanced new mobile robot to support agri-tech experiments at the University's agricultural field station. read more...
Published: 19th October 2016, 8:59am
LiGHTING the way for research: hundreds turn out for science showcase
Scientific research which is changing the world we live in today has been opened up to the public as part of a showcase celebrating developments across all areas of science. read more...
Published: 4th October 2016, 9:08am
Hearing the same sound twice in each ear helps insects locate their mates, new research reveals
An incredibly advanced hearing system which enables a group of insects to listen to the same sound twice with each ear, helping them to locate the sound's origin with pinpoint accuracy, has been discovered by scientists at the University of Lincoln, read more...
Published: 30th September 2016, 10:29am
New research to offer blueprint for oral drug delivery
Scientists are working to develop a blueprint for a new generation of nanomedicines that could soon make it possible for patients to take medicines such as insulin orally rather than via injections. read more...
Published: 29th September 2016, 1:26pm
Lincoln scientists celebrate the genius of Sir Isaac Newton
Scientists and mathematicians from the University of Lincoln, UK, will be among the speakers at a unique festival celebrating the genius of Sir Isaac Newton. read more...
Published: 19th September 2016, 4:33pm
Diabetes UK to fund major new study aiming to prevent kidney disease
Charity funding has been awarded for a major new study which will aim to prevent glucose-induced damage to kidney function in people with diabetes. read more...
Published: 12th September 2016, 9:57am
Men's hidden body fat fears fuelling gym attendance
Men's hidden fears about body fat are fuelling gym attendance motivated by feelings of guilt and shame rather than a desire to build muscle, new research has shown. read more...
Published: 9th September 2016, 12:31pm
No evidence of long-term welfare problems with electronic containment of cats
A study by animal welfare specialists has provided new evidence that using electronic containment systems to restrict where pet cats venture does not result in long-term wellbeing problems. read more...
Published: 9th September 2016, 11:05am
One-day science extravaganza illuminates world-changing research
Skeletons, robots and life-size terracotta warriors will be among the fascinating figures greeting visitors at an extraordinary one-day science showcase hosted by the University of Lincoln, UK, this September. read more...
Published: 7th September 2016, 4:07pm
Gamblers more prone to violent behaviour, research shows
Men who gamble are more likely to act violently towards others, with the most addicted gamblers the most prone to serious violence, new research has shown. read more...
Published: 7th September 2016, 3:54pm
Multi-million pound research project to examine the resilience of the UK pig industry
More than £2 million has been awarded to scientists at the University of Lincoln, UK, to lead the most comprehensive study of the British pig industry ever conducted. read more...
Published: 5th September 2016, 11:24am
Networking in a virtual world: unlocking the potential of video conferencing
The key to unlocking the true potential of video conferencing lies in recognising its limitations, according to new research. read more...
Published: 2nd September 2016, 2:09pm
3.7 million Euros for European innovation research
Universities from seven European countries will help businesses embrace innovation as part of a 3.7 million Euro project to support regional development across Europe. read more...
Published: 1st September 2016, 8:45am
Children aged three to ten become latest "Summer Scientists"
Around 260 children have been given a taste of scientific research when they became 'summer scientists' this week, helped by staff and students as part of a major public research event. read more...
Published: 26th August 2016, 9:55am
"Where do I sign?": better e-petition systems could boost digital democracy at local level
E-petition systems used in local government across the UK could help to improve political participation and debate - but only if current systems are overhauled, according to new research by leading public policy scholars. read more...
Published: 24th August 2016, 11:40am
The rights of men: medieval charter from King Edward I authenticated
Medieval scholars at the University of Lincoln, UK, have authenticated a 700-year-old king's charter that put an end to a tax scandal blighting the historic city. read more...
Published: 12th August 2016, 9:15am
Presenting the future of proton therapy
A leading scientist making major strides in medical imaging, which could make proton therapy a viable treatment for many more cancer sufferers, will present his latest findings - including a new type of proton imaging - at a prestigious conference ne read more...
Published: 9th August 2016, 2:04pm
"Us versus them" social traits may have evolved in monkeys before humans
Our closest primate relatives may have evolved "us versus them" social traits as a means to cope with competition from rival groups of monkeys long before this behaviour first occurred in humans, new research suggests. read more...
Published: 21st July 2016, 10:36am
Smuggled diplomatic diaries from dawn of Cold War to be made freely available online 70 years on
An extraordinary collection of diplomatic diaries smuggled from Moscow to Paris as Communism swept across the East almost 70 years ago will be digitized and made freely available online for the first time. read more...
Published: 20th July 2016, 12:26pm
Dogs de-stress families with autistic children, new research shows
Owning a pet dog reduces stress and significantly improves functioning in families who have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), new research has shown. read more...
Published: 20th July 2016, 10:51am
Howzat! New website delivers stories from cricket's rich history in Lincolnshire
Historical records, photographs and recollections capturing stories from two centuries of cricket in the county of Lincolnshire are brought together in a new local heritage website launched this summer. read more...
Published: 18th July 2016, 2:52pm
It's all in the genes: New research reveals why some chickens are resistant to bird flu
The genes of some chickens make them almost completely resistant to a serious strain of bird flu, new research has revealed. read more...
Published: 14th July 2016, 3:52pm
Lincoln secures share of £16 million to address global agricultural challenges
Scientists at the University of Lincoln, UK, will lead three pioneering research projects as part of a new wave of government funding aimed at solving some of the world's greatest agricultural challenges. read more...
Published: 13th July 2016, 10:38am
New study to examine cell communication in the diabetic kidney
A scientist from the University of Lincoln, UK, has won a prestigious funding award from the national Physiological Society to launch new research examining cell-to-cell communication in the diabetic kidney. read more...
Published: 7th July 2016, 12:38pm
TRANSIT: a new airport system to save time, money and carbon emissions
Aviation engineering specialists have secured a £1 million research grant to develop a pioneering new aircraft routing and scheduling system that could see operations increase by 50% at some of the world's busiest airports. read more...
Published: 6th July 2016, 9:10am
It's not just a grunt: pigs really do have something to say
The grunts made by pigs vary depending on the pig's personality and can convey important information about the welfare of this highly social species, new research has found. read more...
Published: 29th June 2016, 10:13am
New tool to track impact of climate change on heritage sites
A new tool will enable conservation experts to monitor the impact of climate change on the fabric of historic buildings and other heritage sites for up to a century at a time. read more...
Published: 9th June 2016, 1:13pm
Higher wages for UK's lowest paid improve productivity
A far-reaching new study has provided the most compelling evidence yet that the introduction of the National Minimum Wage significantly increased productivity in tens of thousands of UK companies over the decade since it became law. read more...
Published: 26th May 2016, 12:39pm
Don't feed the monkeys: why your generosity is harming their health
Tourists who feed wild monkeys in Morocco are risking the health of an endangered species by making them larger, more susceptible to disease, and more stressed, according to new research. read more...
Published: 24th May 2016, 11:46am
New research maps in unique detail the devastation of the Black Death on medieval England
An innovative new archaeological study has revealed in detail for the first time how individual towns, villages and hamlets across swathes of medieval England were decimated by the Black Death. read more...
Published: 23rd May 2016, 4:51pm
New research points the finger at old assumptions on how children learn to direct attention
The old adage that 'it's rude to point' might need a rethink after new research showed that young children struggle to make sense of common symbols like arrows, and respond best to a pointing finger to direct their gaze. read more...
Published: 18th May 2016, 10:43am
New insights into motion-based video game design for young disabled players
Computer games controlled through wheelchair movements have the potential to improve quality of life for young people with severe mobility impairments but more needs to be done to to meet their needs in game design, new research shows. read more...
Published: 9th May 2016, 9:05am
Scientists pioneer synthetic derivatives of 'game-changing' new antibiotic which could hold key to tackling drug resistant bacteria
Scientists at the University of Lincoln, UK, have successfully produced two synthetic derivatives of Teixobactin - the world's first known antibiotic capable of destroying 'drug resistant' bacteria. read more...
Published: 27th April 2016, 11:26am
Scientists solve immune system mystery for Type 1 diabetes
Scientists have solved a decades-old medical mystery by finally identifying a previously unknown molecule which is attacked by the immune system in people with Type 1 diabetes. read more...
Published: 25th April 2016, 9:57am
Drive to reduce 999 diabetes calls in East Midlands starts
Over 400 potentially avoidable 999 calls related to a diabetes complication are made every month across the East Midlands, according to figures. read more...
Published: 31st March 2016, 11:23am
Fish bond when they eat the same food
Similar-smelling chemical cues could explain why some animals choose to live together with other species, according to new research from scientists at the University of Lincoln, UK. read more...
Published: 22nd March 2016, 11:52am
Pioneering mapping methods aid our understanding of breast cancer cells
Scientists have produced some of the most detailed mapping imagery of breast cancer cells ever seen as part of new research at the University of Lincoln, UK, aimed at improving understanding of the biological properties that drive the disease. read more...
Published: 21st March 2016, 11:33am
Want to curate an exhibition? There's an app for that
Budding exhibition curators can create their own top ten collection of ancient and modern artefacts from across Lincolnshire thanks to a new web app. read more...
Published: 17th March 2016, 1:09pm
Introducing Alfie - the prototype robot helping elderly people stay independent for longer
A robot being developed to help elderly people stay independent and active for longer has been named by residents of three local 'housing with extra care' schemes where it is going to be tested. read more...
Published: 17th March 2016, 12:33pm
Evolutionary leap from fins to legs was surprisingly simple
New research reveals that the limbs of the earliest four-legged vertebrates, dating back more than 360 million years ago, were no more structurally diverse than the fins of their aquatic ancestors. read more...
Published: 8th March 2016, 10:59am
Seven-day GP service not most important to patients
Access to GP services seven days a week is not the factor considered most important by patients when assessing their doctor's surgery, a new study of more than 170 practices in the UK has found. read more...
Published: 7th March 2016, 3:43pm
University welcomes scientist behind first of its kind pancreas transplant study
A scientist leading a study into the largest collection of DNA from pancreas transplant donors and recipients ever collated will continue his world-first research at the University of Lincoln, UK. read more...
Published: 7th March 2016, 10:50am


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