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  • Millicent Fawcett statue

    When the statue of suffragist Millicent Fawcett was unveiled earlier this year it broke Parliament Square’s granite ceiling to become the first representation of a woman in the city’s seat of power. Historical consultant Dr Julie Gottlieb’s advice and collaboration helped carve a place in history and in the public consciousness for women who fought for the right to vote.

    Categorised under: Culture and Society

    This article is located in a different section of the University of Sheffield website.

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    Pesticides are a key part of modern agriculture, but with often unpredictable effects damaging crucial elements of our ecosystem, where does regulation draw the line? Professor Lorraine Maltby explains how we can mitigate ecological harm by changing the way we think about our environment.

    Categorised under: Sustainability

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  • Fan on wall

    The energy we dedicate to powering our air conditioning units in the UK has reached alarming levels, accounting for up to a tenth of our total electricity consumption. With energy prices creeping up and summer temperatures soaring, might there be a better way of keeping ourselves cool?

    Categorised under: Sustainability and Society

    This article is located in a different section of the University of Sheffield website.

  • Tea trade

    Our international study reveals that forced labour is widespread in global tea and cocoa supply chains. Professor Genevieve LeBaron explores why it is prevalent and how we can all help to put a stop to it.

    Categorised under: Society

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    Rice plants engineered to have fewer stomata – tiny openings used for gas exchange - are more tolerant to drought and resilient to future climate change, a new study has revealed.

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  • Graphene atomic structure, computer illustration.

    A revolutionary microscope that has produced images in the highest resolution ever obtained has been developed by researchers using microscopic techniques pioneered by scientists at the University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Advanced manufacturing and Society

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    Antimicrobial resistant pathogens crowdsource friendly bacteria to survive in immune cells and cause disease, a new study by the University of Sheffield has revealed.

    Categorised under: Health and wellbeing

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    Sheffield researchers have solved a key puzzle in quantum physics that could help to make data transfer totally secure.

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    A pioneering study examining the nutritional management of people with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) will help to improve care and treatment for patients.

    Categorised under: Health and wellbeing

    This article is located in a different section of the University of Sheffield website.

  • A boy sitting with his head down against a brick wall

    A major new report highlighting how social care has become a postcode lottery for children across the UK has been published following research conducted by the University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Society and Health and wellbeing

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  • Notations in the new system

    A new universal music notation system designed to notate any type of music from around the world has been developed by a researcher at the University of Sheffield.

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    A new study has revealed sensitive regions of the world are still at risk from the dangerous and potentially irreversible effects of climate change; even if we meet the target of not increasing global temperature above 1.5°C over the next 100 years.

    Categorised under: Sustainability

    This article is located in a different section of the University of Sheffield website.

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    A plaster which sticks to the inside of your mouth is revolutionising the treatment of painful recurring ulcers.

    Categorised under: Health and wellbeing

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    Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) – the relaxing ‘brain tingles’ experienced by some people in response to specific triggers, such as whispering, tapping and slow hand movements – may have benefits for both mental and physical health, according to new research.

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    Children’s immune systems could hold the key to preventing life-threatening infections and sepsis, a new study has revealed.

    Categorised under: Health and wellbeing

    This article is located in a different section of the University of Sheffield website.