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Microscope image of a nematode worm.

Researchers have mapped the physical organisation of the brain of a soil-living nematode worm, creating a new model for the architecture of the animal’s brain.

Professor Richard Hall from the School of Mechanical Engineering at Leeds

A £4 million research project will develop a new generation of artificial joints that last longer, produce fewer side effects and are better suited for younger people.


Research teams are developing small robots to work in underground pipe networks, in both clean water and sewers.


By using high resolution images and supercomputer simulations, scientists have shown for the first time how DNA adopts dance-like movements within cells.

Head of School of Physics and Astronomy Mark Thompson

The School of Physics and Astronomy will welcome a new Head of School when Professor Mark Thompson joins us on 12 April.