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3D barcodes target counterfeit drugs and devices

Thursday 10 September 2015

A UK team has developed 3D barcodes that could help tackle counterfeiting of drugs, watches and other devices

Neolithic skeleton is UK's oldest case of rickets, experts say

Thursday 10 September 2015

Remains of woman buried in the Hebrides 5,000 years ago show signs of disease caused by malnutrition and lack of sunlight

Parents 'making students feel worse about Results Day'

Monday 10 August 2015

As A-level Results Day approaches, parents are making students feel worse about the day, and most are not clear about their alternative options

Milk teeth of Irish famine's youngest victims reveal secrets of malnutrition

Wednesday 15 April

Analysis of baby skeletons could help predict medical problems among contemporary children, says archaeologist Dr Julia Beaumont

Scientists in brain tumour treatment discovery

Wednesday 14 January 2015

Scientists in Yorkshire have taken major strides to overcome resistance to drugs of one of the most common brain tumours to affect adults.

Sweet discovery: frankincense found in Roman burial sites across the UK

Thursday 4 December 2014

A team of archaeologists, led by Rhea Brettell from the University of Bradford, has found tantalising hints that frankincense, mentioned in ancient texts on burial rites, may have been used far earlier in Britain.

Romania has avoided a Ponta presidency, but 'the stranger' is about to feel the heat

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Tom Gallagher, Professor Emeritus of Politics at the University of Bradford speaks about Romania and the Elections

Professor Whitaker honoured

Wednesday 29 October 2014

Professor David Whitaker has been awarded an honorary life membership of the AOP.

Could incapacitating chemical weapons start an arms race?

Friday 24 October 2014

A new report by the universities of Bradford and Bath documents evidence of continued Russian research into these chemical agents

Russia's borders: Romania strengthens ties with NATO as old anxieties return

Friday 17 October 2014

In this fifth part of our series on the countries along Russia's borders, we turn to south-east Europe. As Romanian specialist Tom Gallagher explains, the Ukraine affair has made Bucharest distinctly uneasy.

How technology, not spades, revealed what lies beneath Stonehenge

Monday 15 September

The recent discoveries at Stonehenge, including ritual monuments, burial mounds and a long barrow, are wonderful examples of how archaeological geophysics can be used in areas where excavation is hard to justify.

Boots already on the ground as US mission in Iraq accelerates

Friday 12 September 2014

President Obama's address, on the eve of the 9/11 anniversary, was uncompromising.

Bradford University's archaeology team helps dig up new information about Stonehenge

Wednesday 10 September 2014

Archaeologists from the University of Bradford have helped carry out a ground-breaking survey of Britain's most famous monument, which could forever change how people view the site.

Second execution video shows that Islamic State has a grim strategic plan

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Islamic State's brutal killing of Steven Sotloff, coming on the heels of James Foley's execution, is intended to shock and appal. It has done just that.

Killing of US general in Kabul raises fears of Taliban resurgence.

Wednesday 6 August 2014

The US major-general killed in an insider attack at a military academy near Kabul is the highest-ranked US casualty since 9/11 and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Another 15 officers were wounded, including a German brigadier-general, in the attack during a high-level meeting at a new defence academy that was modelled on the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst.

Cancer blood test moves closer after promising results

Saturday 26 July 2014

A British team of researchers has developed what might be a simple blood test that can detect all cancers.

ISIS at Jordan border, but West taking military action would only help Islamists

Monday 23 June 2014

The Sunni rebels in Iraq have made further gains, taking control of important border crossings with Syria and Jordan, the Rutba truck-stop on the main road from Baghdad to the Jordan border and two towns on the Euphrates. They may even have taken the key hydroelectric power station at the Haditha Dam and have certainly got control of the strategic airport at Tal Afar in the north. Meanwhile the fight for Iraq's largest oil refinery at Baiji continues.

Depression in older people zaps stress hormone that helps us cope with the day

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Good things happen as we get older. We start to have grandchildren and great grandchildren. We celebrate our 80th birthdays and 60th wedding anniversaries. Growing old does not mean inevitable depression from the events we might associate with hitting our 80s: ill health, isolation, or widowhood.

Stirling Castle skeletons date from independence wars

Friday 16 May 2014

Skeletons uncovered at Stirling Castle reveal the individuals were likely to have died during sieges of the castle during the Scottish wars of independence, experts believe.

Paul Rogers: Nigerian girls' ordeal needs a political solution

Wednesday 14 May 2014

THE kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls in Northern Nigeria has brought the Boko Haram movement to world attention in a manner quite different to all its other atrocities, including suicide bombs in Nigeria's capital Abuja.

Ever thought about plastering the skulls of your dead loved ones?

Monday 12 May 2014

Death can be a problematic topic. Although not taboo, we're simply not encouraged to talk about it normally. We'll happily discuss it in an abstract sort of way, ponder over the death of others (as long as they're sufficiently distant to us), and it's on our screens every

Couples who live apart really want a traditional marriage

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Couples who insist their relationship is better by living apart are more likely to be unhappy and actually pine for a traditional marriage, research has suggested

Higher education brings £5 billion a year to Bradford

Thursday 3 April 2014

Higher education institutions in the region, including Bradford University, generated more than £5 billion in economic impact during a one-year period, according to figures published today.

Novel opportunity for book character naming in aid of Crocus Appeal

Tuesday 1 April 2014

People are being offered a unique chance to feature in a famous detective series as part of the Telegraph & Argus Crocus Cancer Appeal.

Cameron's Israel trip trumped by regional insecurities

Thursday 13 March

Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford looks at Israel's perception of its regional position.

How Harry Potter magic turned Gravity into Oscar gold

Tuesday 4 March

Mark Goodliff, Senior Lecturer in Creative Technology at the University of Bradford looks at Visual Effects in the film industry.

Professor Laurence Patterson explains why the Bradford Crocus Cancer Appeal is so important

Thursday 27 January

The importance of the Telegraph & Argus Crocus Cancer Appeal was set out in a lecture to students at the University of Bradford this week.

University of Bradford campus is one of world's greenest

Wednesday 29 January 2014

The University of Bradford has been named one of the most environmentally-friendly universities in the world

University of Bradford students to bag pack for Crocus Cancer Appeal

Tuesday 21 January 2014

Students from the University of Bradford will be at the checkouts ready to help customers fill their shopping bags at Asda Cemetery Road and Asda Keighley to raise money for the Crocus Cancer Appeal

University of Bradford graduates win prestigious award

Friday 22 November 2013

Five University of Bradford graduates have won an entertainment accolade at the Royal Television Society's Yorkshire Centre Student Television Awards.

University of Bradford cyclists back Crocus Appeal

Friday 22 November 2013

A group for disabled cyclists completed a 24-hour hand-bike challenge to raise money for two charities, including the Bradford Crocus Cancer Appeal.

Barrie Rhodes: Open innovation

Thursday 21 November 2013

Barrie Rhodes is the director of technology development at Aesica Pharmaceuticals in the UK. Under his guidance, Aesica has successfully introduced new technologies to the organisation such as hot-melt extrusion with the University of Bradford and amide-bond formation technology with the University of Nottingham.

University of Bradford students and Morrisons join Crocus Appeal fundraising

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Around 70 student volunteers will pack bags between 10am and 7pm at three stores: Westgate, Mayo Avenue and Thornbury. The students are all members of the university's sports clubs and societies.

Prospects Postgraduate Awards 2013 Winners

Wednesday 20 November 2013

The best universities and businesses supporting postgraduate education have been recognised as the winners of the first ever Prospects Postgraduate Awards are unveiled.

Masters at work

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Specialist breast care nurses Joyce Graham and Julie Bottomley have gained their Masters degrees in Advanced Clinical Practice in Nursing

Former Apprentice candidate helps launch Bradford start-ups project

Tuesday 19th November 2013

Former Apprentice contestant Azhar Siddique has helped launch a new project to help young entrepreneurs move into the mainstream business sector.

Uni centre bags Yorkshire Innovation Fund cash

Tuesday 19 November 2013

Businesses in Yorkshire are set to benefit from a funding award secured by the University of Bradford's Centre for Pharmaceutical Engineering Science (CPES).

Bradford University Romanian students win cookery contest

Tuesday 19 November 2013

Students at Bradford University served up a treat in a cook-off challenge. They were invited to bake or cook bite-sized portions of their favourite national dish for the chance to become the Team Bradford International Cook Off champion.

No More Page 3 protests erupt nationally

Friday 15 November 2013

Campaigners call for weekend protests across the country to "celebrate women" on the 43rd anniversary of Page 3

University wins top green prize

Friday 15 November 2013

The 'green excellence' and sustainability efforts of the University of Bradford have taken first prize at the Green Gown Awards thanks to the success of its GLEE project.

College awards Neil Charman Medal at ceremony

Friday 15 November 2013

Dr Peter Allen of Anglia Ruskin University received the Neil Charman Medal for Research from Professor Edward Mallen, University of Bradford, (left) at The College of Optometrists¿ annual diploma ceremony last week.

Cash for contract killing: The economics behind hiring a hitman

Thursday 14 November

Crime doesn't pay, according to a new study published by Samuel Cameron, an economics professor at the University of Bradford. His study, Killing for Money and the Economic Theory of Crime, published in the Taylor & Francis journal Review of Social Economy, finds that relatively low sums exchange hands when someone hires another to kill, particularly given the risks and implications involved.

University of Bradford group is getting wheels in motion for disabled riders

Thursday 14 November 2013

Disability support worker at the university Adam Tasker set up the project two years ago with student Neil Patel. A Bradford-born genetics graduate, Adam was helping disabled students in lectures when he took up cycling to get fit.

Management school's 50th

Thursday 14 November 2013

Bradford University School of Management, one of the world's oldest and most prestigious business schools, has launched its year of 50th anniversary celebrations with a Founder's Dinner at the school.

An old school gathering for luminaries

Thursday 14 November 2013

Bradford University School of Management, one of the world's oldest business schools, has launched its year of 50th anniversary celebrations with a founders dinner at the school.

Bradford University Event: Employee Engagement

Wednesday 13 November 2013

Anj Handa, HR Correspondent attended an event on engaging talent. One of the presenters was Dr George Madine, a leading expert in the UK on employee engagement and an Associate Lecturer at Bradford School of Management.

LSBF offers scholarship as Canadian legal ruling looms

Monday 11 November 2013

LSBF offers a range of business, vocational and English language courses at campuses in the UK and Asia as well as Canada. A number of British universities validate its courses, including the University of Bradford and the University of Central Lancashire.

Support growing for a Telemedicine revolution in home care

Monday 11 November 2013

Virtual doctors¿ offices are predicted to become the norm in the US over the next few years, while in the UK professionals at Airedale General Hospital have been working closely with the University of Bradford in order to pioneer similar breakthroughs.

University of Bradford students back T&A Crocus Cancer Appeal

Monday 11 November 2013

Students at the University of Bradford are backing the Telegraph & Argus Bradford Crocus Cancer Appeal by creating a crocus garden on campus.

University of Bradford students back Crocus Cancer Appeal

Monday 11 November 2013

Students at the University of Bradford are backing the Bradford Crocus Cancer Appeal by creating a crocus garden on campus. Team Bradford, the banner under which sports teams and societies at the University meet and compete, has nominated our £1 million appeal as its RAG (Raise and Give Week) charity for 2014.

Bradford Quakers hold 'Christmas Truce' football match

Sunday 10 November 2013

A 'peace and harmony' football match to commemorate World War One and to honour the 1914 Christmas Truce has been held in West Yorkshire.

Bradford University holds China event

Saturday 9 November 2013

Bradford University hosted a medicine workshop in China, which brought together Chinese companies and scientists with European researchers and entrepreneurs in an effort to ensure that medicines perform better in patients suffering from cardiovascular and metabolic diseases and cancer.

Men's Health Briefs: Skin deep concern

Wednesday 6 November 2013

Friends of the Earth's Nanotechnology Project says there is a regulatory hole regarding tattoo ink in Australia and a need for mandatory labelling with chemical safety sheets providing information about the ink. The project quotes evidence from England's Bradford University showing particles in the ink can leave the skin, via blood and lymphatic vessels, and travel to other organs.

St John joins university business innovation fund

Monday 4 November 2013

A new £8.2 million fund has been set up to help York businesses grow by tapping into the skills and knowledge of local universities.

Lay the right foundations for your future

Saturday 30 October 2013

A specialist MBA may be a good way of getting into an individual industry, but for those aiming at a specific role within that sector, a master's may be more useful, says Nick Morrison.

Grangemouth analysis: A basis from which union can work

Friday 25 October 2013

Gregor Gall, Professor of industrial relations at the University of Bradford, discusses the Grangemouth plant, Len McCluskey and Unite.

Public leaders need empathy and humility not heroism

Thursday 24 October 2013

Experts debated what skills and character traits leaders need to be anti-heroes and address today's biggest issues; including Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe, Professor of Leadership at the University of Bradford's School of Management.

University link-ups get funds boost

Wednesday 23 October 2013

The Yorkshire Innovation Fund (YIF) has been established to help SMEs across Yorkshire and the Humber grow their business through research, development and innovation. The project, which is being led by the University of Bradford, aims to help business people with great ideas.

University team join in world's biggest coffee morning for cancer support

Wednesday 16 October 2013

More than £400 has been raised for Macmillan Cancer Support by staff, researchers and helpers who organised a coffee morning at the University of Bradford.

International students welcomed into the City

Wednesday 16 October 2013

International students preparing to study at the University of Bradford have been welcomed to the City in a special event held at City Hall. Over 200 students congregated at the iconic building where they were greeted by the Lord Mayor Cllr Khadim Hussain and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Bradford University Sue Kershaw.

The 10 ways sustainability professionals can scale up the circular economy

Tuesday 15 October 2013

The director of Marks & Spencer's Plan A shares his vision of how sustainability professionals can make a difference.

Dr Claire Surr: Dementia sufferers still need help as we wait for cure

Monday 14 October 2013

Over recent years, we have seen a swell of interest in the issue of dementia and how the country is going to be able to meet the needs of a growing population living with the condition.