British Society of Criminology conference Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Dilemmas and Diversity in Criminology at University of Leicester July 11-14 Professor Carol Hedderman will discuss Current government policy on women offenders in England and Wales at 11.15am on Wednesday 14 July. The female prison population for women has risen at a much sharper rate than men's, yet their offending is less serious and less frequent.
Visual Stress Could Be a Symptom of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Research Suggests
People suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) could experience higher levels of visual stress than those without the condition, according to new research from the University of Leicester. CFS, also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), is a condition that causes persistent exhaustion that affects everyday life and doesn't go away with sleep or rest. Diagnosis of the condition is difficult as its symptoms are similar to other illnesses.
Scientists 'See' Detailed Make-up of Deadly Toxin for the First Time
Scientists from the University of Leicester have for the first time created a detailed image of a toxin - called pneumolysin - associated with deadly infections such as bacterial pneumonia, meningitis and septicaemia.
Critical Gaps in Antenatal Care Identified in Cases of Term Stillbirths
A new study launched today (Thursday 19 November) has revealed key steps for hospitals to improve care for pregnant mums and babies. It follows an investigation by a team of experts into 133 cases of stillbirth in 2013 - and found that national guidance was not followed by hospitals in the majority of cases and identified 'missed opportunities' which could have potentially saved babies lives.
World First Blood Cancer Drug Trial Reveals Life-changing Results
'This drug has changed patients' lives; from desperate and tired they are now leading a normal and really active life. This is hugely rewarding and encouraging.' Dr Harriet Walter, University of Leicester Researchers from the University of Leicester and Leicester's Hospitals have announced a breakthrough advance in the results of the world-first clinical trial with actual patients of a new drug to treat particular blood cancers.
New Study Finds That Everyday Activities Empower Young People in Care
Simply going shopping, playing in the park or reading are the kind of everyday activities that give young people in care a better sense of value and well-being. That's the finding of a new study published today (30 October) from the University of Leicester into the participation experiences of young people growing up in care.
Oldest DNA Sequences May Reveal Secrets of Ancient Animal Ancestors
700 million year-old DNA sequences from ancient animals have been unearthed by researchers at the Universities of Leicester and Warwick, shedding new light on our earliest animal ancestors and how they influenced modern species - including the sponge.
Young Stars' Flickering Light Reveals Remarkable Link with Matter-eating Black Holes
An international team of astronomers, including Dr Simon Vaughan from the University of Leicester's Department of Physics and Astronomy, has discovered a previously unknown link between the way young stars grow and the way black holes and other exotic space objects feed from their surroundings.
New Research into Completers And Non-completers of Offending Behavior Programs
A University of Leicester study has highlighted the importance of ensuring high-risk and impulsive offenders complete rehabilitation programmes and that some offenders require extra support to engage with the programmes. The study by Dr Emma Palmer, a Reader in Forensic Psychology and the Course Director of the MSc in Forensic Psychology, and Lisa Humphries, who is on the DClinPsy training course at Leicester, has been published in the Journal Legal and Criminological Psychology.