Tag Archive for 'University of Leicester'

Diabetes, heart disease risk doubles if you spend too long sitting

October 15th, 2012 by University of Leicester

A study led by the University of Leicester, in association with colleagues at Loughborough University, has discovered that sitting for long periods increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease and death. The study, which combined the results of 18 studies and included a total of 794,577 participants, was led by Dr. Emma Wilmot, a research […]

University of Leicester researching fast rechargeable batteries

July 25th, 2011 by University of Leicester

University of Leicester researchers are spearheading the development of a novel type of sustainable zinc-based rechargeable battery for electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid EVs. The €3.5 million research project, PolyZion, is funded under the EU Seventh Framework Programme and combines world-class research organisations in investigating ionic liquids, conducting plastics, zinc deposition, pulse charging and batteries. […]

Helping schoolchildren learn the ‘Sustainability Game’

January 21st, 2011 by University of Leicester

An African field trip has inspired students and academics from the University of Leicester to develop a unique game for schools, to help children learn about sustainable living. The Sustainability Game, which has already proved a hit with youngsters in Kenya, is now being made available to UK schools at a time of growing awareness […]