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  • Two Spoonbill chicks (credit Pavel Tomkovich)

    Climate change could be responsible for a substantial decline in populations of shorebirds, say researchers at the University of Sheffield, following a study published in Science analysing population data over a period of 70 years.

    Categorised under: Sustainability

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

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    A system proposed by world war two codebreaker Alan Turing more than 60 years ago can explain the patterning of tooth-like scales possessed by sharks, according to new research.

    Categorised under: Society

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

  • heart infection

    New research has revealed the impact a change in US guidelines had on the prescribing of antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) to prevent a life-threatening heart condition infective endocarditis (IE) in patients before undergoing invasive dental treatment.

    Categorised under: Health and wellbeing

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

  • Proposal by Save the Children for ‘Special Immunity Zones’ for children in war, 1939

    Sheffield historian Dr Emily Baughan is working as historical advisor to a new inquiry that calls for urgent reforms to protect children trapped in war zones.

    Categorised under: Society

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

  • Hairdresser 1800

    Dr Seán Williams explores the historical emergence of the hairdresser around 1800, along with the hairdresser's representation in literature, opera, and film.

    Categorised under: Culture and Society

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

  • children's chances

    Major reports tackling the challenges faced by children and ensuring they have the best chances in life, produced by emerging leaders in policy with academics from the University of Sheffield, have been launched at an event in London.

    Categorised under: Society

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

  • 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.

  • Tractor

    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

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

  • 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

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

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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.

    Categorised under: Sustainability

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

  • 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

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

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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

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

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

    Categorised under: Culture and Society

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

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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.