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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
New research reveals 25 signs your cat could be in pain
Cat owners the world over are familiar with their pets' individual personalities, habits and preferences, and are adept at spotting when their feline friends' behaviour differs from the norm. However, understanding what these changes mean can be a mu read more...
Published: 26th February 2016, 9:27am
Initiative is helping to save lives across the East Midlands
A ground-breaking project to reduce the risk of patients being prescribed the wrong medication is being rolled out across 150 East Midlands general practices - with plans to increase this to 500 by the end of 2016. read more...
Published: 2nd February 2016, 2:41pm
Lincoln welcomes leading medical scholars to School of Pharmacy
An organic chemist specialising in the development of new antibiotics and a neuroscientist who explores the causes of severe brain conditions will lead important new areas of research at the University of Lincoln, UK. read more...
Published: 22nd January 2016, 10:40am
A man's best friend: study shows dogs can recognise human emotions
Dogs can recognise emotions in humans by combining information from different senses - an ability that has never previously been observed outside of humans, a new study published today reveals.For the first time, researchers have s... read more...
Published: 13th January 2016, 8:38am
CSI Medieval: researchers to uncover forensic secrets of Britain's historic wax seals
Modern forensic analysis will be paired with detailed historical research to reveal new insights into medieval British society hidden within the wax seals of thousands of historic documents. read more...
Published: 5th January 2016, 11:35am
Smart key system brings national award for software engineer
An innovative electronic smart key system has secured a software system engineer a major national award following a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the University of Lincoln, UK, and Lincoln Security Ltd. read more...
Published: 15th December 2015, 4:21pm
Freemasons donate £50,000 to Diabetes UK for Type 1 'vaccine' research at University of Lincoln
The Freemasons' Grand Charity has donated £50,000 to fund Diabetes UK research at the University of Lincoln, which could help lead to a therapy to prevent Type 1 diabetes. read more...
Published: 3rd December 2015, 4:23pm
New research set to revolutionise ready meals
A collaborative research project involving major food sector businesses and the University of Lincoln, UK, aims to dramatically improve the quality and healthiness of ready meals, while also reducing current food waste levels and increasing the speed read more...
Published: 2nd December 2015, 1:32pm
New research targets efficient renewable chemical production
New research led by a biochemist from the University of Lincoln, UK, will aim to improve the production of an important renewable chemical used in many well-known products. read more...
Published: 1st December 2015, 11:55am
Scientists put final pieces into place for seeing cancer with protons
Scientists are currently in South Africa putting together a unique medical imaging platform which could improve treatment for millions of cancer sufferers by making proton therapy a viable option. read more...
Published: 1st December 2015, 10:41am
Computer scientists achieve breakthrough in pheromone-based swarm communications in robots
An innovative, effective and low-cost system which replicates in robots the pheromone-based communication of insect swarms is now being made available to robotics and artificial intelligence researchers after an important breakthrough at the Universi read more...
Published: 26th November 2015, 2:48pm
New research reveals extinction is key to terrestrial vertebrate diversity
Periods of high extinction on Earth, rather than evolutionary adaptations, may have been a key driver in the diversification of amniotes (today's dominant land vertebrates, including reptiles, birds, and mammals), according to new research published read more...
Published: 23rd November 2015, 4:04pm
Lincoln leads major new study into how students develop employability skills
The University of Lincoln, UK, will lead a major new study exploring how extra-curricular activities can contribute to students' academic success and employability skills. read more...
Published: 23rd November 2015, 3:13pm
Employers facing significant increase in wage bill for National Living Wage
The cost to employers of implementing the new National Living Wage will be significantly higher than official estimates with towns and cities outside of London and the South East disproportionately affected, according to new analysis. read more...
Published: 9th November 2015, 10:35am
New research demands rethink on Darwin's theory of 'fecundity selection'
A key concept in Darwin's theory of evolution which suggests nature favours larger females that can produce greater numbers of off-spring must be redefined according to scientists behind ground-breaking research published today (3rd November 2015). read more...
Published: 3rd November 2015, 2:27pm
How perfect is too perfect? Research reveals robot flaws are key to interacting with humans
Humans are less likely to form successful working relationships with interactive robots if they are programmed to be too perfect, new research reveals. read more...
Published: 13th October 2015, 2:54pm
More progress needed on collaboration between employers and universities to fill STEM skills gaps
Progress has been slow in achieving deeper collaboration between employers and universities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in the UK, a new report by University Alliance and the University of Lincoln reveals. read more...
Published: 13th October 2015, 10:05am
The true story of the suffragettes: historian reveals vital role of working class women
The battalion of working and middle-class women who helped secure British women's right to vote through the suffrage campaign should be as celebrated as the famous Pankhursts, according to the historical advisor to a major new movie. read more...
Published: 12th October 2015, 3:18pm
Flu jab reduces risk of stroke
The risk of suffering a stroke is significantly reduced for up to two months after receiving a flu vaccine, a major new study has shown. read more...
Published: 6th October 2015, 12:22pm
Why 'respect' for sporting greats provides fast-track up coaching ladder
A study of senior decision-makers in some of England and Wales' top professional football and rugby union clubs suggests that former top-class players are being fast-tracked up the coaching ladder because of a belief in the boardroom that they are be read more...
Published: 1st October 2015, 9:39am
Mobile robots could help the elderly live fuller lives
Mobile service robots developed by computer scientists at the University of Lincoln, UK, could soon be helping elderly people stay independent and active for longer. read more...
Published: 28th September 2015, 2:25pm
Scientists publish first complete record of genetic mutations behind rare vascular disease
The genetic architecture of a debilitating and potentially fatal vascular disease has for the first time been detailed in its entirety, providing clinicians with the comprehensive data needed to improve diagnosis and deliver more personalised patient read more...
Published: 25th September 2015, 9:57am
Know your Chardonnay from your Chablis? Scientists reveal new secrets to regional wine variation
New research has shown for the first time how tiny genetic differences in a single microbe help to produce the distinctive variations in taste and odour between wines from different regions. read more...
Published: 24th September 2015, 3:10pm
'Cancer seeing' technology is one in a hundred innovations to change our world
A groundbreaking piece of medical imaging technology that could revolutionise cancer treatment will be featured as part of a showcase of 100 engineering ideas that have changed our world. read more...
Published: 21st September 2015, 10:06am
Scientists to examine link between drug therapy and kidney failure in transplant patients
New research will help scientists and medical professionals to better understand the long-term complications caused by an immunosuppressant drug used to treat thousands of kidney transplant patients. read more...
Published: 11th September 2015, 9:54am
Standing on their own four feet: New research shows why cats are more independent than dogs
Domestic cats do not generally see their owners as a focus of safety and security in the same way that dogs do, according to new research published today. read more...
Published: 3rd September 2015, 2:33pm
New research institute to improve productivity in agri-food sectors
Seeking to support and enhance productivity in the agri-food sectors, the University of Lincoln has today announced the creation of the Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology. read more...
Published: 24th August 2015, 11:32am
"I keep thinking it's Wednesday" - why do we find it hard to keep track of days of the week?
Mondays really do make us blue, Fridays are the happiest day of the working week and 'dull' midweek days are easily muddled up - and it's all due to how the artificial seven-day cycle we live by shapes the way we think, new research has sh read more...
Published: 20th August 2015, 3:47pm
Unequal healthcare funding provokes 'moral disgust', pioneering brain scan research shows
Areas of the brain associated with social and moral disgust are triggered when healthcare funding is split unequally, researchers from the UK and Australia have found. read more...
Published: 18th August 2015, 12:07pm
Re-thinking 'adaptive radiation' - one of biology's most important concepts
A lizard lineage which has evolved over the last 19 million years has helped scientists to re-think one of the most important concepts of modern biology. read more...
Published: 10th August 2015, 9:48am
New database could make airport ground movements quicker, greener and cheaper
A new system for calculating the quickest and most fuel efficient routes for moving aircraft on the ground could transform the way our airports operate, according to new research. read more...
Published: 29th July 2015, 1:55pm
"Don't talk about golf" - how caddies help elite golfers stay in the zone
The support offered by caddies can help elite golfers stay 'in the zone' even under the pressure of major championships, new research has revealed. read more...
Published: 15th July 2015, 5:02pm
Wildlife in built-up areas: an undervalued part of our urban ecosystems
Urban wildlife such as deer, foxes and badgers should be cherished for the ecological benefits they bring to towns and cities, rather than feared as potentially harmful pests, scientists argue in a new report. read more...
Published: 15th July 2015, 8:40am
Social computing experts help create bespoke social media analytics service
Social computing researchers have teamed up with a top London creative marketing and communications agency to create a new social media analytics programme. read more...
Published: 14th July 2015, 8:40am
Research will help inform pre-flood planning
A team of researchers from the University of Lincoln, UK, are working with the residents of Canvey Island in Essex to record the unique history of those families affected by the North Sea Flood of 1953. read more...
Published: 8th July 2015, 9:47am
World-first in showing clinical-quality Proton CT for treatment of cancer
An international team of researchers will for the first time be able to demonstrate clinical-quality Proton CT to improve Proton Therapy in the treatment of cancer - moving a step closer to this improved treatment method being used to help those suff read more...
Published: 7th July 2015, 1:17pm
New research outlines more effective diagnosis for people with heart conditions
Research detailing more effective electrocardiogram (ECG) diagnosis has won an award at the International Conference on Medical and Health Science. read more...
Published: 2nd July 2015, 8:34am
HMS Victory to be re-painted in Battle of Trafalgar colours after 210 years
The UK's National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) has announced a historically accurate re-painting of HMS Victory, the most celebrated ship in naval history, in collaboration with the University of Lincoln's expert conservators Crick Smith. read more...
Published: 1st July 2015, 8:48am
Computer vision and mobile technology could help blind people 'see'
Computer scientists are developing new adaptive mobile technology which could enable blind and visually-impaired people to 'see' through their smartphone or tablet. read more...
Published: 25th June 2015, 8:47am


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