University of Durham

Durham DH1, UK
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Location: Durham
Health - Sep 18
Our ground breaking research has never been so critical during the Covid-19 pandemic. Amongst other things, we're helping to detect the virus, support people suffering from the effects of lockdown and understand how we could be better prepared if there was another pandemic.
Environment - Sep 17

Have you ever thought about all the wasted heat that's released into our atmosphere from large factories and power stations? Engineering students and researchers at our Durham Energy Institute have, and they've highlighted the large amount of waste heat and potential ways of using it to heat our homes.

Research Management - Sep 7

Durham University has risen to fourth in The Guardian University Guide 2021. As well as the overall ranking, the University has 20 subjects ranked in the top ten (12 in the top five), with Music being ranked first in the UK for the second year in a row.

Environment - Aug 28

Evidence from Earth's past warming events should be built into forecasts showing how today's climate change could affect different species and ecosystems.

Environment - Aug 18

Changes in climate and habitat on the breeding and non-breeding grounds of migratory birds are both playing an important part in driving their long-term population changes. A new study led by the Department of Biosciences at Durham University, UK, is the first large-scale assessment of how recent changes in both climate and land cover have impacted populations of migrating birds.

Health - Sep 9

The Duchess of Cornwall today visited the training centre where trials will take place to determine whether dogs can sniff out Covid-19 in people. The research is a collaboration between Medical Detection Dogs, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Durham University.

Astronomy - Sep 2

Our cosmologists have zoomed in on the smallest clumps of dark matter in a virtual universe - which could help us find the real thing in space.

Life Sciences - Aug 26

With about 60 per cent of the world's primate species threatened with extinction, conservation efforts are now more important than ever. However, research by a team of world-renowned experts in 21 countries including one of our anthropology experts at Durham, has found that conservation measures are hardly ever evaluated, meaning we rarely know which ones work and which ones don't.

History - Aug 14

A team from our Archaeology Department have been helping to uncover the past of a rare Viking artefact. The origins of a corroded, damaged helmet, which was unearthed in Yarm, Stockton-on-Tees, UK, has caused much debate for many years and Dr Chris Caple and his team were asked to carry out research to find out more about it.

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