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National commission commends Loughborough research as foundation for Living Wage

The Living Wage Commission has established a new, independent basis for setting the Living Wage across the UK, in which Loughborough research plays a central role.

26 September 2016

New report finds parents on minimum wage cannot meet basic family costs

Parents working on the ‘national living wage’ still can’t earn enough to provide an acceptable minimum living standard for their children, warns a new report by Loughborough University.

22 September 2016

Conversation analysts will be listening in at New Scientist Live

Loughborough University's Professor Liz Stokoe and colleagues from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will be analysing conversations at New Scientist Live in London’s Excel Centre this week.

20 September 2016

Loughborough researchers develop simple saliva test to diagnose asthma

A new test which can diagnose asthma from a patient’s saliva has been developed by Loughborough University.

15 September 2016

Loughborough University benefits from record-breaking investment in health research

Loughborough University is to receive a slice of the UK’s largest ever investment into health research announced today by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

14 September 2016

Loughborough University to exhibit at UK’s premier Low Carbon Vehicle industry event

Loughborough University will be exhibiting its Low Carbon Vehicle expertise at the country’s leading industry event next week.

6 September 2016

Research finds 4-year-olds are not physically ready to start school

New research from Loughborough University has revealed many four-year-olds are not physically ready to start school.

2 September 2016

Loughborough to be a key partner in new ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership

Loughborough University is part of a Midlands consortium to receive funding to train the next generation of world-leading social scientists.

23 August 2016

Lab-on-a-Stick: miniaturised clinical testing for fast detection of antibiotic resistance

A portable power-free test for the rapid detection of bacterial resistance to antibiotics has been developed by academics at Loughborough University and the University of Reading.

23 August 2016

University expertise in childhood inactivity helps guide new Government strategy

Recommendations on how to tackle childhood inactivity made by Loughborough University and the British Heart Foundation National Centre (BHFNC) have been included in the Government’s new obesity strategy – released today (August 18).

18 August 2016

Study to explore the scale of physical activity and nutritional health messaging at major sporting events

A new study examining the promotion of health messaging at major sporting events, such as the Olympics, will be led by Loughborough University.

18 August 2016

Poverty costs UK £78 billion per year, research reveals

Poverty costs UK £78 billion per year, research reveals

A new report – co-authored by Loughborough University – reveals that dealing with the effects of poverty costs the UK £78 billion a year, £1,200 for every person.

Issued on 1 August 2016

Participants wanted for study into the effects of being overweight on muscle growth

Participants wanted for study into the effects of being overweight on muscle growth

Scientists at Loughborough University are hoping to discover whether being overweight impacts on an individual’s ability to grow muscle.

Issued on 20 July 2016

High childcare costs hit working parents’ living standards, research reveals

High childcare costs hit working parents’ living standards, research reveals

New research from Loughborough University reveals that childcare costs are leaving working couples £2,600 a year short of a decent living standard.

Issued on 20 July 2016

EU Referendum campaign analysis book launched at Westminster

EU Referendum campaign analysis book launched at Westminster

An EU Referendum analysis and opinion book featuring contributions from Loughborough University academics has been officially launched at Westminster.

Issued on 19 July 2016

Loughborough University students compete to create new technology for the visually impaired

Loughborough University students compete to create new technology for the visually impaired

Students from the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence (CDT-EI) participated in an annual Summer School challenge to create aids for the visually impaired earlier this month.

Issued on 18 July 2016

Struggling families crave stability in uncertain times, study shows

Struggling families crave stability in uncertain times, study shows

Over a third of families (more than 2 million households) in the UK are earning below the minimum income needed for an acceptable living standard.

Issued on 15 July 2016

Scientists trial fingerprint development method for Britain’s new polymer banknotes

Scientists trial fingerprint development method for Britain’s new polymer banknotes

New research into the most effective way of lifting fingerprints from polymer banknotes has been led by scientists at Loughborough University.

Issued on 13 July 2016

Academic report provides early EU Referendum campaign analysis

Academic report provides early EU Referendum campaign analysis

One hundred of the UK’s leading political and media experts have contributed to a publication that captures early reflections on the 2016 EU Referendum.

Issued on 13 July 2016

LUSEP company receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise

LUSEP company receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise

CommAgility, the leading UK wireless technology company based on Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park, today received its second Queen's Award.

Issued on 12 July 2016

London Weighting not high enough to meet extra cost of living in the capital

London Weighting not high enough to meet extra cost of living in the capital

The average London worker is at least £2,000 worse off in pay supplements causing a drop in basic living standards, a new report reveals.

Issued on 12 July 2016

Loughborough University engineers selected to safeguard and develop China’s sustainable agriculture

Loughborough University engineers selected to safeguard and develop China’s sustainable agriculture

A £1 million project to boost sustainable agriculture in China is being led by aerospace engineers at Loughborough University.

Issued on 11 July 2016

New mobile cooling device will ease vaccine transportation in developing countries

New mobile cooling device will ease vaccine transportation in developing countries

Vaccine transportation in developing countries could be drastically improved thanks to an innovative mobile cooling device designed at Loughborough University.

Issued on 8 July 2016

Intelligent bee hive makes beekeeping easy

Intelligent bee hive makes beekeeping easy

A self-monitoring hive that takes the hard work out of beekeeping could help reinvigorate the country’s declining honey bee population.

Issued on 7 July 2016

Student’s solar powered livestock tag is first to remotely monitor flock welfare

Student’s solar powered livestock tag is first to remotely monitor flock welfare

An electronic tag that enables farmers to remotely manage livestock welfare via their smartphone could improve farming efficiency and reduce the number of deaths during birth.

Issued on 6 July 2016

Participants wanted for research into the effect of endurance running on bone health

Participants wanted for research into the effect of endurance running on bone health

Loughborough University is recruiting male and female participants to take part in study which explores the effect of endurance running on male bone health.

Issued on 30 June 2016

New collaborations and funding opportunities within Space sector

New collaborations and funding opportunities within Space sector

Having been awarded funds from the UK Space Agency to support local early-stage space sector companies, the iNet team in the Enterprise Office is keen to hear from academics whose work would be relevant to the UK Space Incubator.

Issued on 28 June 2016

Military and emergency service personnel needed for mental health study

Military and emergency service personnel needed for mental health study

Researchers at Loughborough University are looking for military personnel, veterans and members of the emergency services to take part in group discussions on mental health.

Issued on 16 June 2016

Loughborough University issues invitation to tender for the development of failsafe railway track switch

Loughborough University issues invitation to tender for the development of failsafe railway track switch

Loughborough University engineers have issued an invitation to engage the rail industry to help with the development of a prototype track switch.

Issued on 16 June 2016

Report finds Labour is almost invisible in EU Referendum coverage

Report finds Labour is almost invisible in EU Referendum coverage

The Labour Party is being practically ignored in media coverage of the EU Referendum according to a Loughborough University report released today.

Issued on 6 June 2016

Loughborough University study reveals the best way to improve muscle strength

Loughborough University study reveals the best way to improve muscle strength

Engaging in short, explosive leg contractions is the most effective way of strengthening muscles, Loughborough research reveals.

Issued on 6 June 2016

Volunteers wanted for study into the effects of exercise to the immune system

Volunteers wanted for study into the effects of exercise to the immune system

The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) is looking for volunteers to take part in a study which investigates the how exercise effects the immune system of kidney transplant patients.

Issued on 1 June 2016

Loughborough University supporting New Zealand’s Olympic dreams

Loughborough University supporting New Zealand’s Olympic dreams

Performance psychology and management research conducted in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences is being used to help New Zealand's Olympic athletes and teams prepare for the Rio Olympics.

Issued on 31 May 2016

Tories dominate opening weeks of EU Referendum coverage

Tories dominate opening weeks of EU Referendum coverage

A Tory dominance and poor representation from women and longstanding in-out campaigners are the main themes in week one of the Loughborough University EU Referendum media analysis.

Issued on 24 May 2016

EU Referendum: Discover what’s making the media headlines

EU Referendum: Discover what’s making the media headlines

A real time news audit of the EU Referendum by Loughborough University is lifting the lid on what media coverage the campaign groups, political parties and key arguments are securing each week.

Issued on 20 May 2016

Preventing physical and mental decline in older people

Preventing physical and mental decline in older people

Loughborough academics are developing a new digital tool that will enable risks to the physical and mental health of older people to be detected early, and targeted interventions put in place to prevent further decline

Issued on 20 May 2016

University to host Dementia Awareness Day

University to host Dementia Awareness Day

Loughborough University, in partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK, is hosting a Dementia Awareness Day on Saturday 21 May.

Issued on 17 May 2016

Funding grant success for international collaborative project

Funding grant success for international collaborative project

Professor Elaine Hobby, School of the Arts English and Drama, has been awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) grant for her project on Aphra Behn, entitled Editing Aphra Behn in the Digital Age.

Issued on 11 May 2016

Loughborough University tackles food waste with app concept

Loughborough University tackles food waste with app concept

A smartphone app concept devised by Loughborough University has the potential to prevent an estimated 1.5 million tonnes of food from being wasted each year in the UK.

Issued on 10 May 2016

Loughborough scientists crack the code for football fan excitement

Loughborough scientists crack the code for football fan excitement

Loughborough University has joined forces with Nissan to identify a formula that reveals what gets fans so excited about football.

Issued on 9 May 2016

Loughborough University invites you to join the debate at EU and You event

Loughborough University invites you to join the debate at EU and You event

Staff, students and members of the public are invited to take part in a campus-wide debate at Loughborough University, discussing the UK’s membership within the EU ahead of the referendum on 23 June.

Issued on 6 May 2016

Loughborough University announces collaboration on intelligent and versatile wireless technology

Loughborough University announces collaboration on intelligent and versatile wireless technology

Loughborough University engineers will develop unique wireless technology capable of measuring impacts to the body of both athletes and vulnerable patients.

Issued on 6 May 2016

Government investment of £30m needed in training to boost electric vehicle sales, report warns

Government investment of £30m needed in training to boost electric vehicle sales, report warns

Greater investment is needed in specialist electric and hybrid vehicle maintenance and repair training by 2020 or the UK economy could miss out on £51 billion a year.

Issued on 3 May 2016

Reducing heart disease risk among kidney transplant patients

Reducing heart disease risk among kidney transplant patients

Researchers at Loughborough University, the University of Leicester and Leicester’s Hospitals are to develop exercise programmes for kidney transplant patients in an effort to reduce their risk of heart disease.

Issued on 28 April 2016

 New £180m fund to accelerate energy research across the Midlands Engine

New £180m fund to accelerate energy research across the Midlands Engine

A major new fund designed to drive cutting-edge research, innovation and skills across the Midlands Engine has been officially launched with significant backing from Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne.

Issued on 27 April 2016

Unique head restraint and car seat system could reduce whiplash injuries

Unique head restraint and car seat system could reduce whiplash injuries

A reactive head restraint and car seat system designed to reduce whiplash in rear-end vehicle collisions has been unveiled by engineers at Loughborough University.

Issued on 26 April 2016

Revolutionary 3D printed fashion to be developed at Loughborough University

Revolutionary 3D printed fashion to be developed at Loughborough University

Personalised 3D printed fashion - manufactured within 24 hours - is the end goal of a new project led by Loughborough University that’s set to change the way we shop for clothes.

Issued on 18 April 2016

Graduate launches campaign to end wrap rage for good with handy new invention

Graduate launches campaign to end wrap rage for good with handy new invention

Loughborough graduate and founder of Version 22, Simon Lyons, is set to launch his Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds needed to push his product, Nimble, into mass manufacture.

Issued on 18 April 2016

Loughborough University invention could help prevent another Brussels style attack

Loughborough University invention could help prevent another Brussels style attack

As the world reels from the Brussels bombings, a device created at Loughborough University could provide the answer to safeguarding the travelling public.

Issued on 13 April 2016

Loughborough University selected to monitor natural driver behaviour in unique EU experiment

Loughborough University selected to monitor natural driver behaviour in unique EU experiment

The real behaviour of Europe’s road users will be revealed for the first time as part of a naturalistic driving study.

Issued on 5 April 2016

Loughborough researchers to evaluate the best way to get school children more active

Loughborough researchers to evaluate the best way to get school children more active

Loughborough University researchers are working with the national charity Kids Run Free and London Marathon to assess the best way to get school children more active.

Issued on 31 March 2016

Loughborough University awarded more than £750K to develop tomorrow’s low carbon vehicles

Loughborough University awarded more than £750K to develop tomorrow’s low carbon vehicles

Three Loughborough University research projects have received a slice of a £38m Government funding grant to design low carbon vehicles of the future.

Issued on 24 March 2016

University receives funding to help boost the UK space industry

University receives funding to help boost the UK space industry

Loughborough University has been announced as one of three East Midlands incubation hubs to receive funding from the UK Space Agency.

Issued on 23 March 2016

Community innovation at the heart of new Loughborough University research projects

Community innovation at the heart of new Loughborough University research projects

Harnessing the power of the community is at the heart of two new Loughborough University research projects set to get underway following the award of funding.

Issued on 17 March 2016

Security and visitor expectation must be balanced to protect museums for future generations

Security and visitor expectation must be balanced to protect museums for future generations

The museum visitor experience is under threat from theft and damage, putting collections at risk, new research reveals.

Issued on 16 March 2016

Loughborough research helps guide new adidas clothing for children

Loughborough research helps guide new adidas clothing for children

Loughborough researchers have been working with leading sports brand adidas to help develop sports tops specifically for children that help keep them cool during exercise.

Issued on 14 March 2016

Bus drivers’ health at risk due to sedentary behaviour, Loughborough research reveals

Bus drivers’ health at risk due to sedentary behaviour, Loughborough research reveals

Bus drivers are typically sitting for more than 12 hours a day due to the demands of the job – three hours longer than office workers.

Issued on 10 March 2016

Conference set to debate challenges of Global Food Security

Conference set to debate challenges of Global Food Security

The Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing and Recycling Technologies (SMART) at Loughborough University is set to host the annual Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Food conference on 23- 24 March.

Issued on 10 March 2016

Loughborough University’s breakthrough railway technology on track for prototype development

Loughborough University’s breakthrough railway technology on track for prototype development

Breakthrough railway technology masterminded by Loughborough University engineers has entered into the next stage of development with industry backing.

Issued on 8 March 2016

£3.8m investment to grow Loughborough’s research activity

£3.8m investment to grow Loughborough’s research activity

Loughborough University will receive £3.8m investment in its postgraduate research training as part of major investment in science and engineering research announced today by Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson.

Issued on 1 March 2016

More than 75 postgraduate research studentships available at Loughborough

More than 75 postgraduate research studentships available at Loughborough

Loughborough University is offering more than 75 studentships to postgraduate research students who begin their programmes in 2016.

Issued on 25 February 2016

Tongan children given a voice in landmark study

Tongan children given a voice in landmark study

A Loughborough professor is leading an international study to support Tonga in developing its first ever safeguarding policies for children and young people.

Issued on 23 February 2016

First British snowboarding and ski brand made for women by women seeks to break gender stereotypes

First British snowboarding and ski brand made for women by women seeks to break gender stereotypes

Loughborough University graduates Susie Beere and Sophie Kelly have officially launched the first British snowboarding and ski brand designed specifically for women.

Issued on 23 February 2016

Risk of falling below decent living standard continues to rise, despite record employment, research reveals

Risk of falling below decent living standard continues to rise, despite record employment, research reveals

Six in 10 households (2.6 million) are struggling to make ends meet, despite having someone in work.

Issued on 15 February 2016

New technology could signal the end of laser attacks

New technology could signal the end of laser attacks

A protective eye strip developed at Loughborough University to protect police from laser attacks has significantly reduced the use of lasers during riots in Northern Ireland where it is used.

Issued on 15 February 2016

 First International Conference on Geographies of Migration and Mobility set to take place at Loughborough University

First International Conference on Geographies of Migration and Mobility set to take place at Loughborough University

With migration continuing to dominate the national media headlines and the agenda of politicians, Loughborough University is set to host an international conference to examine the issues around the subject from an academic perspective.

Issued on 5 February 2016

New centre places Loughborough at heart of UK aerospace engineering and technology development

New centre places Loughborough at heart of UK aerospace engineering and technology development

The Business Minister, Anna Soubry MP, has today announced £9.8 million of funding towards the establishment of a new facility that will position Loughborough University as a primary UK hub for aerospace engineering and technology.

Issued on 5 February 2016

LU Arts to host seminar on the impact of the digital economy on communities

LU Arts to host seminar on the impact of the digital economy on communities

Loughborough University Arts is hosting a seminar which examines the positive impact of the digital economy on communities.

Issued on 4 February 2016

PhD graduate encourages us to grow, connect and share with new venture

PhD graduate encourages us to grow, connect and share with new venture

Loughborough Design School graduate, Dr Rose Deakin is on a mission to reconnect communities through the joy of growing with her new venture, The Crop Club.

Issued on 1 February 2016

Loughborough University to help shape the future of higher education sport

Loughborough University to help shape the future of higher education sport

Loughborough University has kicked off 2016 by embarking on a Sport England funded project looking at how sports participation can be increased.

Issued on 27 January 2016

2°C global warming target will mean much higher temperatures in many regions

2°C global warming target will mean much higher temperatures in many regions

Global temperature targets need to be renegotiated if significant regional climate impacts are to be avoided.

Issued on 26 January 2016

Study to track students' digital research journey

Study to track students' digital research journey

Discovering and navigating digital information is part of the everyday work of today’s researcher, but what is that user experience and how could it be improved?

Issued on 21 January 2016

Loughborough University to help develop new life changing haemophilia A therapy

Loughborough University to help develop new life changing haemophilia A therapy

Loughborough University is working with a team of international partners on a new €5.6 million project to develop a cell based haemophilia A therapy.

Issued on 15 January 2016

Dedicated training centre for BIM and pipework to launch in the New Year

Dedicated training centre for BIM and pipework to launch in the New Year

A dedicated training centre will open next year to support the building and industrial services industry in tackling the challenges of pipework innovation and energy efficiency installation.

Issued on 15 December 2015

New book offers a “Very Alternative” way of dealing with sudden paralysis

New book offers a “Very Alternative” way of dealing with sudden paralysis

Loughborough University has helped to launch a new book that uses humour and graphic design to communicate vital information to people dealing with sudden paralysis.

Issued on 8 December 2015

Loughborough University part of £276m UK infrastructure and cities project

Loughborough University part of £276m UK infrastructure and cities project

Loughborough University has been announced as a partner in a new £276 million research project aimed at ensuring the long-term functioning of the UK’s infrastructure and cities.

Issued on 3 December 2015

Intelligent Energy enters into agreement to develop embedded fuel cell technology for smartphones

Intelligent Energy enters into agreement to develop embedded fuel cell technology for smartphones

Intelligent Energy, the fuel cell technology company originating from Loughborough University research and headquartered at its Science and Enterprise Park, has entered into an agreement with an emerging smartphone OEM to create a tailored development and integration programme for a specific smartphone application.

Issued on 1 December 2015

New Professor of Social Policy makes mark in Living Wage and tax credit policy

New Professor of Social Policy makes mark in Living Wage and tax credit policy

Donald Hirsch, Director of the Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP) at Loughborough, has been promoted to Professor of Social Policy.

Issued on 27 November 2015

Research shows remote lakes are affected by warming climate

Research shows remote lakes are affected by warming climate

The rate of carbon burial in remote lakes has doubled over the last 100 years, suggesting even isolated ecosystems are feeling the effects of our changing climate.

Issued on 26 November 2015

Energy research at Loughborough set to accelerate following £180m investment

Energy research at Loughborough set to accelerate following £180m investment

Loughborough University is set to play a crucial role in the next step towards the transformation of the UK’s energy sector.

Issued on 25 November 2015

Loughborough University partners with Causeway to enhance students’ transferable skills

Loughborough University partners with Causeway to enhance students’ transferable skills

The School of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University has announced a partnership with Causeway, a global technology leader in 5D BIM (Building Information Modelling), as the latest development in its pioneering strategy to embed BIM into undergraduate degree and postgraduate programmes.

Issued on 20 November 2015

Loughborough-led Manifesto calls for more ethical sourcing in construction

Loughborough-led Manifesto calls for more ethical sourcing in construction

Loughborough University professor is leading a national call for more ethical sourcing within the construction industry.

Issued on 20 November 2015

Study to tackle ‘transient loneliness’

Study to tackle ‘transient loneliness’

Academics hope new research will raise awareness of the issue of ‘transient loneliness’ which affects increasing numbers of people from migrants and carers to students and lone workers.

Issued on 17 November 2015

Work begins on STEMLab at Loughborough University

Work begins on STEMLab at Loughborough University

Work officially began today (16 November) on the new STEMLab building at Loughborough University, with Professor Rachel Thomson, the academic lead for the development, turning the first turf on site.

Issued on 16 November 2015

Loughborough IP named most innovative product by LIFTEX2015

Loughborough IP named most innovative product by LIFTEX2015

Aero-Beam, a breakthrough in crane operation technology, has won the Most Innovative Product Award at the LEEA LIFTEX 2015 exhibition and conference.

Issued on 13 November 2015

Loughborough study explores the effect of sit-to-stand workstations on sedentary behaviour outside of office hours

Loughborough study explores the effect of sit-to-stand workstations on sedentary behaviour outside of office hours

Introducing sit-to-stand workstations in the office significantly reduces sitting at work but can result in slight increases in sitting outside of working hours.

Issued on 6 November 2015

Loughborough hosts visit from the Government’s Science and Innovation Network

Loughborough hosts visit from the Government’s Science and Innovation Network

On 5 November Loughborough University welcomed a group of international visitors from the Government's Science and Innovation Network.

Issued on 6 November 2015

New system will help police forces find the optimum location for its officers

New system will help police forces find the optimum location for its officers

A new computer modelling tool which could help police forces to position their officers to provide the optimum response time is being developed at Loughborough University.

Issued on 5 November 2015

New study aims to improve the health of NHS office workers

New study aims to improve the health of NHS office workers

A new study by Loughborough University will be looking at the impact of standing desks on the health of NHS office workers at Leicester’s three hospitals.

Issued on 5 November 2015

New research project into blood test for early diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders

New research project into blood test for early diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders

Loughborough University scientists have begun a research project with Peterborough City Hospital into a new blood test for the early diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders.

Issued on 4 November 2015

Loughborough secures funding to help fight the global health threat of antimicrobial resistance

Loughborough secures funding to help fight the global health threat of antimicrobial resistance

Researchers at Loughborough University have secured £545,000 to help tackle growing resistance to antibiotics.

Issued on 2 November 2015

UK Living Wage Rate calculated by Loughborough University rises by 40p

UK Living Wage Rate calculated by Loughborough University rises by 40p

The UK Living Wage rate has risen to £8.25 per hour, an increase of 40p on the 2014 rate, it has been announced today (Monday 2 November).

Issued on 2 November 2015

Loughborough University unveils world’s first lab-in-a-briefcase

Loughborough University unveils world’s first lab-in-a-briefcase

Academics at Loughborough University hope to boost early detection rates of cancer in developing countries with their portable lab-in-a-briefcase that can operate even at high temperatures.

Issued on 30 October 2015

Study shows links between major weather events

Study shows links between major weather events

New research has found the UK's most costly weather events are very likely linked rather than independent as previously thought.

Issued on 20 October 2015

New study to look at factors affecting child growth and development

New study to look at factors affecting child growth and development

Loughborough University has been awarded a major grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to investigate the impact of ethnicity, social standing and economic situation on the growth and development of children and adolescents.

Issued on 16 October 2015

Loughborough University awarded £3.9 million to revolutionise electronic communications circuitry

Loughborough University awarded £3.9 million to revolutionise electronic communications circuitry

Loughborough University has been awarded £3.9 million to develop a totally new way of designing and fabricating high frequency communications circuitry.

Issued on 16 October 2015

Loughborough plays its part in innovative new running garment

Loughborough plays its part in innovative new running garment

Loughborough University has played a major role in the latest wearable technology development, which aims to help recreational runners improve their performance.

Issued on 7 October 2015

Immersive 3D training experience unveiled with potential to transform the chemical engineering industry

Immersive 3D training experience unveiled with potential to transform the chemical engineering industry

A Loughborough University computer science expert has collaborated with BP on an immersive training experience that enables safety-critical tasks to be rehearsed in a simulated environment.

Issued on 23 September 2015

Turning breath into words – new device unveiled to give paralysis sufferers a voice

Turning breath into words – new device unveiled to give paralysis sufferers a voice

A new device which transforms paralysis sufferers’ breath into words – believed to be the first invention of its kind – has been developed by academics from Loughborough University.

Issued on 28 August 2015

Loughborough University research a life saver on Europe's roads

Loughborough University research a life saver on Europe's roads

Research by Loughborough University aimed at reducing blind spots for HGV drivers has led to a change in European legislation on vehicle mirrors and could save hundreds of lives.

Issued on 6 August 2015

Loughborough scientists’ new chemical blueprint could be the answer to tackling stone theft

Loughborough scientists’ new chemical blueprint could be the answer to tackling stone theft

Scientists at Loughborough University hope their early trials of a new chemical blueprint technique could assist a crackdown on stone theft.

Issued on 27 July 2015

Is there room for being both a sports fan and an employee? New research reveals impact of fandom on those who work in sport

Is there room for being both a sports fan and an employee? New research reveals impact of fandom on those who work in sport

Being a fan of a sports team can boost the commitment of employees working in the professional sport industry, and significantly influence their attitude at work.

Issued on 20 July 2015

Loughborough study reveals standing desks in schools could help tackle sedentary behaviour

Loughborough study reveals standing desks in schools could help tackle sedentary behaviour

How best to combat sedentary behaviour in primary schools and encourage children to become more active has formed the basis of two new pilot studies.

Issued on 17 July 2015

Counter-terrorism measures must account for attackers’ emotions, says new study

Counter-terrorism measures must account for attackers’ emotions, says new study

Counter-terrorism officials must acknowledge that terrorists are not fully rational if future attacks are to be prevented, say the authors of a study on counter-terrorism modelling published this month.

Issued on 1 July 2015

Gap widens between income and the cost of living, new research reveals

Gap widens between income and the cost of living, new research reveals

New research from Loughborough University published today reveals that the gap between people’s incomes and the amount they need to cover their essential costs has widened dramatically since 2008.

Issued on 1 July 2015

Loughborough University joins forces with researchers as part of a study encouraging adolescent girls to embrace physical activity

Loughborough University joins forces with researchers as part of a study encouraging adolescent girls to embrace physical activity

Researchers will measure adolescent girls’ physical activity levels as part of a £600,000 investigation into the effectiveness of a dedicated school-based programme.

Issued on 26 June 2015

Loughborough University research finds childcare costs push 130,000 children into poverty

Loughborough University research finds childcare costs push 130,000 children into poverty

130,000 UK children are pushed into poverty as working parents struggle to pay rising childcare costs, finds new research by Loughborough University.

Issued on 19 June 2015

Research collaboration seeks to improve flowmeters

Research collaboration seeks to improve flowmeters

Loughborough University is working with materials engineering company Morgan Advanced Materials in a project which seeks to increase the accuracy and reliability of ultrasonic flow meters.

Issued on 16 June 2015

Reconstructing notions of military masculinity can benefit veterans’ mental health and wellbeing, new research reveals

Reconstructing notions of military masculinity can benefit veterans’ mental health and wellbeing, new research reveals

Breaking down the barriers associated with stoic military masculinity can help boost the health and wellbeing of combat veterans.

Issued on 3 June 2015

Loughborough spearheads €5.8m project to help halve European road deaths

Loughborough spearheads €5.8m project to help halve European road deaths

Road safety experts at Loughborough University are leading a €5.8m European project designed to help halve road deaths in Europe by 2020.

Issued on 2 June 2015

Healthcare emergency planning needs to be more resilient to cope with major hazards, new research reveals

Healthcare emergency planning needs to be more resilient to cope with major hazards, new research reveals

Healthcare emergency planning in the UK must be tougher if it is to withstand extreme situations such as floods and heavy snowfall.

Issued on 26 May 2015

Loughborough researcher to highlight threat of an ‘invisible killer’ as part of pioneering study on two wheels

Loughborough researcher to highlight threat of an ‘invisible killer’ as part of pioneering study on two wheels

A researcher at Loughborough University will become the first person on a motorcycle to measure pollution levels using mobile air sensors.

Issued on 20 May 2015

A third of Londoners unable to afford a decent standard of living, research from Loughborough University reveals

A third of Londoners unable to afford a decent standard of living, research from Loughborough University reveals

New research from Loughborough University shows 1 in 3 Londoners are struggling to afford basic needs and achieve a decent standard of living.

Issued on 20 May 2015

UK’s largest sustainable energy research centre receives funding boost of more than £600,000

UK’s largest sustainable energy research centre receives funding boost of more than £600,000

Loughborough University’s Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST) has received a cash injection of more than £600,000 to further develop its research in next generation photovoltaics.

Issued on 5 May 2015

Leading social scientists join forces to examine the drop in stranger and acquaintance violence

Leading social scientists join forces to examine the drop in stranger and acquaintance violence

Determining why there has been a decline in stranger and acquaintance violence in England, Wales and the EU over the last two decades will be the focus of a new research project led by Loughborough University.

Issued on 5 May 2015

Study to reveal the secret of how to become the ‘ideal’ endurance runner

Study to reveal the secret of how to become the ‘ideal’ endurance runner

Researchers at Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences are exploring the science behind the ‘ideal’ running technique for endurance competitors as part of a new study.

Issued on 24 April 2015

Women lose out again in election media coverage

Women lose out again in election media coverage

Even with female party leaders women have featured in barely a fifth of media coverage of the 2015 General Election so far, researchers at Loughborough University have found.

Issued on 20 April 2015

Loughborough University study harnesses the power of smartphone technology in the fight against cancer

Loughborough University study harnesses the power of smartphone technology in the fight against cancer

A Loughborough academic has developed what is believed to be the first in a new generation of rapid detection tests for prostate cancer – with the help of smartphone technology.

Issued on 15 April 2015

Research calls for greater flexibility in working hours to protect national wellbeing

Research calls for greater flexibility in working hours to protect national wellbeing

Government and employer policies that give people greater flexibility to choose the hours they want to work would help to protect our national wellbeing levels, claims new research from Loughborough University.

Issued on 27 March 2015

Business people prefer working in their cars instead of noisy and cramped trains, planes and airports, research shows

Business people prefer working in their cars instead of noisy and cramped trains, planes and airports, research shows

Noisy and cramped conditions in trains, planes and airports are discouraging many commuters and business people from working while travelling, new research shows.

Issued on 25 March 2015

Loughborough to help shape aircraft of the future with £16 million project

Loughborough to help shape aircraft of the future with £16 million project

Loughborough University is part of a major £16 million Government funded project that will transform air travel and lead to the creation of ground breaking new aircraft.

Issued on 19 March 2015

Loughborough University to investigate link between obesity gene and weight gain

Loughborough University to investigate link between obesity gene and weight gain

Researchers at Loughborough University will join forces with a group of academics specialising in fitness genetics to explore whether weight gain is accelerated by the obesity gene FTO.

Issued on 16 March 2015

Loughborough experts to develop robotic clothing for the elderly and disabled

Loughborough experts to develop robotic clothing for the elderly and disabled

Loughborough University experts are helping to develop robotic clothing that will enable disabled and elderly people to live independent lives.

Issued on 12 March 2015

Loughborough researchers support development of Umbro’s ‘lightest ever’ football boots

Loughborough researchers support development of Umbro’s ‘lightest ever’ football boots

Academics at the Sports Technology Institute at Loughborough University have supported the development of one of the lightest ever football boots.

Issued on 18 February 2015

New study finds public health advice on heat waves needs updating

New study finds public health advice on heat waves needs updating

A new study involving Loughborough University researchers has revealed electric fans can help prevent heat related illness during heat waves.

Issued on 17 February 2015

Loughborough University expert wins funding for research into personalised medicines

Loughborough University expert wins funding for research into personalised medicines

Loughborough University academic Professor Nick Medcalf is part of a new link-up between academia, clinicians and industry to improve the efficiency of healthcare product manufacturing.

Issued on 6 February 2015

Loughborough study demonstrates link between gut bacteria, probiotics and insulin sensitivity

Loughborough study demonstrates link between gut bacteria, probiotics and insulin sensitivity

Research by Loughborough University academics has shown that a probiotic drink could be a solution in controlling insulin resistance, a major characteristic of diet-induced diseases such as type II diabetes.

Issued on 3 February 2015

Loughborough University partners with IDS on £2million project in Sub-Saharan Africa

Loughborough University partners with IDS on £2million project in Sub-Saharan Africa

Dr Mark Hepworth of the Centre for Information Management is part of a new £2 million project looking at research and teaching in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Issued on 30 January 2015

The emotional attachment of owning a smartphone

The emotional attachment of owning a smartphone

People are growing increasingly emotionally attached to their smartphones, claim researchers from Loughborough University and the University of Iceland in Reykjavik.

Issued on 28 January 2015

Research reveals the best way to burglar-proof your home

Research reveals the best way to burglar-proof your home

Research undertaken by criminologists from Loughborough University has revealed the most effective combination of security devices to beat the burglar.

Issued on 21 January 2015

Loughborough academic helps produce simple toolkit to support GPs in identifying dementia sufferers

Loughborough academic helps produce simple toolkit to support GPs in identifying dementia sufferers

A Loughborough University academic has helped to develop a new system which will aid GPs in deciding whether a patient is suffering from early stage dementia or memory failures that are unlikely to develop into dementia.

Issued on 9 January 2015

REF 2014: Updated methodology positions Loughborough as a top-10 university in England

REF 2014: Updated methodology positions Loughborough as a top-10 university in England

The Times Higher Education has ranked Loughborough University 14th in the UK and 9th amongst English universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) for research intensity.

Issued on 19 December 2014

Large increase in research judged to be ‘world-leading’ at Loughborough University

Large increase in research judged to be ‘world-leading’ at Loughborough University

Two-thirds of Loughborough academics deliver internationally leading research – 17th highest proportion in the sector, out of 154 universities

Issued on 18 December 2014

Better heat storage could help households stay warmer for less, say researchers

Better heat storage could help households stay warmer for less, say researchers

Research led by Loughborough University for the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) has shown how householders could stay warm for less simply by storing heat better.

Issued on 25 November 2014

Loughborough study finds inequality still rife in South Africa post-Apartheid

Loughborough study finds inequality still rife in South Africa post-Apartheid

Teenage inequality in South Africa is still rife nearly 20 years after the end of Apartheid, a new study by Loughborough University has found.

Issued on 25 November 2014

Partnership aims to develop 3D concrete printing in construction

Partnership aims to develop 3D concrete printing in construction

Skanska and Loughborough University have signed a collaboration agreement to develop the use of 3D printing in construction.

Issued on 24 November 2014

Can exercise make us less hungry?

Can exercise make us less hungry?

Scientists at Loughborough University are investigating whether exercise can make us less hungry as well as helping to burn fat.

Issued on 19 November 2014

University research supports new group challenging the lack of BME football coaches

University research supports new group challenging the lack of BME football coaches

A Loughborough University academic is supporting the launch of a new pressure group that aims to address the lack of coaches from black and minority ethnic (BME) groups working for professional football clubs in England.

Issued on 10 November 2014

Research could help London become a haven for cyclists

Research could help London become a haven for cyclists

Changing London’s cycling infrastructure will further improve safety and transform the city into a haven for cyclists, finds a study by researchers from Loughborough University and UCL.

Issued on 7 November 2014

Research from Loughborough University results guides Living Wage Rate rise

Research from Loughborough University results guides Living Wage Rate rise

Research from Loughborough University is behind the announcement today (Monday 3rd November) that the UK Living Wage rate has been set at £7.85 per hour, an increase of 20p on the 2013 rate.

Issued on 3 November 2014

All sports need to be concerned about eating disorders – warns Loughborough academic

All sports need to be concerned about eating disorders – warns Loughborough academic

A Loughborough academic has warned coaches that athletes in power sports, such as basketball, football and rugby, can also experience eating disorders.

Issued on 3 November 2014

Report calls on the Airports Commission to adequately consider surface access

Report calls on the Airports Commission to adequately consider surface access

A report undertaken by Loughborough University for the Independent Transport Commission (ITC) is released today (Wednesday 29 October).

Issued on 29 October 2014

Hydrogen powered cars are coming, says Loughborough University researcher

Hydrogen powered cars are coming, says Loughborough University researcher

Cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells will challenge the dominance of petrol and diesel cars in Britain in the near future, according to a Loughborough University researcher.

Issued on 20 October 2014

Loughborough University research reveals variation in child poverty across UK

Loughborough University research reveals variation in child poverty across UK

Research undertaken by Loughborough University for The Campaign to End Child Poverty published today (Wednesday 15 October) shows big variations in child poverty across the UK.

Issued on 14 October 2014

Surfing can prevent suicidal feelings in combat veterans with PTSD, says Loughborough researcher

Surfing can prevent suicidal feelings in combat veterans with PTSD, says Loughborough researcher

Surfing can help improve well-being in combat veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder and even avert suicidal feelings, according to a Loughborough University researcher.

Issued on 6 October 2014

Loughborough academic set to investigate David Cameron’s flagship volunteer scheme

Loughborough academic set to investigate David Cameron’s flagship volunteer scheme

A Loughborough University academic is set to investigate the impact one of Prime Minister David Cameron’s flagship Big Society projects is having on society and young people.

Issued on 1 October 2014

Children’s after-school activities leaving middle class mums worn out, says Loughborough study

Children’s after-school activities leaving middle class mums worn out, says Loughborough study

Many middle class mums are exhausted because of their children’s after-school activities, according to a Loughborough University academic.

Issued on 26 September 2014

Loughborough engineer aiming to make powdered milk taste like the real thing

Loughborough engineer aiming to make powdered milk taste like the real thing

Powdered milk could taste more like the real thing in the near future thanks to a project involving a Loughborough University chemical engineer.

Issued on 25 September 2014

Direct Vision lorries would save hundreds of lives, says Loughborough study

Direct Vision lorries would save hundreds of lives, says Loughborough study

A longer, more aerodynamic cab with better vision for lorry drivers could save the lives of hundreds of cyclists and pedestrians, according to a new study by academics at Loughborough University’s Design School.

Issued on 23 September 2014

Driverless cars feature of £600,000 integrated transport project led by Loughborough University

Driverless cars feature of £600,000 integrated transport project led by Loughborough University

New research undertaken by Loughborough University for the NSPCC shows that the Government is spending £300 million a year as a result of the breakdown of children’s return home from care.

Issued on 17 September 2014

Lack of support for children returning home from care urgently needs addressing

Lack of support for children returning home from care urgently needs addressing

New research undertaken by Loughborough University for the NSPCC shows that the Government is spending £300 million a year as a result of the breakdown of children’s return home from care.

Issued on 15 September 2014

Study aims to explore benefits of standing desks in Leicestershire hospitals

Study aims to explore benefits of standing desks in Leicestershire hospitals

A Loughborough University academic expects workers in Leicestershire’s hospitals to feel ‘more energised and better psychologically” after using sit-stand desks during a £500,000 study.

Issued on 12 September 2014

New weapon will help fight against metal theft from historic buildings

New weapon will help fight against metal theft from historic buildings

Light-fingered thieves who steal from Britain’s oldest and most treasured buildings are to be caught red-handed - and brown and black - thanks to a forensic detection system developed by Loughborough scientists.

Issued on 10 September 2014

Loughborough leads £3m drive to improve Low Carbon Vehicle technologies

Loughborough leads £3m drive to improve Low Carbon Vehicle technologies

Loughborough University is set to lead a £3.3m research project aimed at improving the technologies that will propel the next generation of low carbon vehicles.

Issued on 8 September 2014

Families continue to struggle as cost of a child increases

Families continue to struggle as cost of a child increases

Research carried out by Loughborough University shows that families are 18 per cent short of the amount needed to provide a minimum standard of living.

Issued on 12 August 2014

Loughborough researchers develop infant feeding manual for teen mums-to-be

Loughborough researchers develop infant feeding manual for teen mums-to-be

Researchers from Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences have developed an infant feeding manual to educate young mums-to-be about the benefits of breastfeeding.

Issued on 1 August 2014

£850k funding to enhance facilities at pioneering research centres

£850k funding to enhance facilities at pioneering research centres

Loughborough has been awarded £850,000 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to increase its state-of-the-art equipment at its Centres for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence and Regenerative Medicine.

Issued on 25 July 2014

Smoking linked to working hours, according to Loughborough research

Smoking linked to working hours, according to Loughborough research

People who work long hours find it harder to quit smoking, and those who have given up are more at risk of starting again, according to Loughborough University research.

Issued on 23 July 2014

Good caddie can improve a golfer’s performance by 30-per-cent, according to Loughborough researcher

Good caddie can improve a golfer’s performance by 30-per-cent, according to Loughborough researcher

A good quality caddie relationship can improve a golfer’s performance by 30%, according to new research published today by Loughborough University.

Issued on 15 July 2014

Research from Loughborough University underpins climate adaptation report

Research from Loughborough University underpins climate adaptation report

Research by Loughborough University has provided the foundations of a new report from Government advisors on climate change.

Issued on 11 July 2014

Study shows sedentary workers most likely to lead inactive lifestyles

Study shows sedentary workers most likely to lead inactive lifestyles

People in the most sedentary jobs are the least likely to be active outside of work, according to a new study from Loughborough University.

Issued on 10 July 2014

Industries from auto to beauty could benefit from new ‘quality control’ system

Industries from auto to beauty could benefit from new ‘quality control’ system

A Loughborough University researcher has developed a computer software system that can be used in quality control in virtually any industry - from car and aerospace to beauty treatments.

Issued on 4 July 2014

Loughborough’s revolutionary device makes machining composites as easy as ‘cutting through butter’

Loughborough’s revolutionary device makes machining composites as easy as ‘cutting through butter’

Loughborough University researchers have developed a device which could revolutionise the way cutting, drilling and milling is done in manufacturing.

Issued on 2 July 2014

Research from Loughborough University confirms Minimum Income Standard for 2014

Research from Loughborough University confirms Minimum Income Standard for 2014

Authoritative new research shows the cost of what the public think is essential has risen.

Issued on 30 June 2014

Research on 3-D printed wrist splints boost for arthritis sufferers

Research on 3-D printed wrist splints boost for arthritis sufferers

A Loughborough University lecturer has developed a computer software concept that will enable clinicians with no experience in Computer Aided Design (CAD) to design and make custom-made 3D printed wrist splints for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers.

Issued on 27 June 2014

Researchers call for rethink on way alcohol duty is levied

Researchers call for rethink on way alcohol duty is levied

UK supermarkets could be hindering government efforts to reduce the negative impacts of alcohol consumption, by not fully passing tax increases onto the price of the cheapest beers and spirits, researchers say.

Issued on 26 June 2014

Award winning research could influence sportswear company

Award winning research could influence sportswear company

Loughborough student’s research into the body’s sensitivity to skin wetness could influence the design of a major international retailer’s sports clothing.

Issued on 26 June 2014

Inaccessible leisure facilities are a barrier to fitness, fun and independence for older people with sight loss

Inaccessible leisure facilities are a barrier to fitness, fun and independence for older people with sight loss

Researchers from Loughborough University have been involved in a ground-breaking research project.

Issued on 25 June 2014

More ‘awareness’ over kitchen design for older people vital, say Loughborough researchers

More ‘awareness’ over kitchen design for older people vital, say Loughborough researchers

Kitchen manufacturers and suppliers need to be more aware of the needs of older people, according to research by Loughborough academics.

Issued on 16 June 2014

Scientists set out to develop first ever Hydration Index

Scientists set out to develop first ever Hydration Index

Scientists at Loughborough University are developing an index to identify which drinks provide the most hydration.

Issued on 13 June 2014

Parties’ plans for £11 billion tax cuts will miss out poorer working families new research shows

Parties’ plans for £11 billion tax cuts will miss out poorer working families new research shows

Research undertaken by Loughborough University shows tax cuts proposed by Labour, Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives at the next election are not a cost effective way of helping low income working families.

Issued on 12 June 2014

Study to measure health benefits of group cycling classes

Study to measure health benefits of group cycling classes

A new study aims to identify the health and fitness benefits of group studio cycling classes for overweight adults.

Issued on 11 June 2014

Is exercise less effective if you’re overweight?

Is exercise less effective if you’re overweight?

Health experts at Loughborough University want to find out whether overweight and lean people respond to exercise in the same way.

Issued on 5 June 2014

Loughborough engineers help design new water-birth mirror

Loughborough engineers help design new water-birth mirror

Loughborough University engineers have helped design a new tool to make water births safer and easier for both mums-to-be and midwives.

Issued on 4 June 2014

Universities and police to work together in new research partnership

Universities and police to work together in new research partnership

A regional partnership to explore how academic research can help inform police practice and policies has been launched at Loughborough University today (Tuesday 3 June).

Issued on 3 June 2014

Can exercise make us less hungry?

Can exercise make us less hungry?

Scientists at Loughborough University are investigating whether exercise can make us less hungry as well as helping to burn fat.

Issued on 29 May 2014

Survey shows Brits are pessimistic about England’s World Cup chances

Survey shows Brits are pessimistic about England’s World Cup chances

Just one in 10 Britons think England can win the World Cup according to figures from a European-wide survey released this week.

Issued on 29 May 2014

New plastic will help stop mobile phones overheating, says Loughborough scientist

New plastic will help stop mobile phones overheating, says Loughborough scientist

Problems with overheating mobile phones could be reduced significantly thanks to a plastic being developed by Loughborough University scientists.

Issued on 21 May 2014

University invests £1.5M in advanced propulsion research to advance zero emissions vehicles challenge

University invests £1.5M in advanced propulsion research to advance zero emissions vehicles challenge

£1.5M will be invested over five years in strategic research appointments, including a Chair in Advanced Propulsion Systems.

Issued on 20 May 2014

Charter for women a success, says Loughborough research team

Charter for women a success, says Loughborough research team

Success for national awards scheme aimed at improving the careers of women in science, technology, medicine and maths (STEMM) in universities and colleges.

Issued on 19 May 2014

Images show everyday exercise experiences of spinal cord injured

Images show everyday exercise experiences of spinal cord injured

A collection of striking images portraying experiences of people with a spinal cord injury have been unveiled today by researchers at Loughborough University.

Issued on 15 May 2014

Construction workers fear consequences of fewer apprentices, says Loughborough researcher

Construction workers fear consequences of fewer apprentices, says Loughborough researcher

Many older workers in the construction industry fear their knowledge, know-how and tricks of the trade will be lost forever.

Issued on 12 May 2014

Loughborough researcher in appeal over electronic devices recycling conference

Loughborough researcher in appeal over electronic devices recycling conference

Researcher appeals for people interested in moving away from the ‘throw-away’ society to attend a symposium.

Issued on 8 May 2014

Resource helps young mums feed their babies

Resource helps young mums feed their babies

Authors of a new booklet to support young mums-to-be in feeding their babies are calling on pregnant teens to provide valuable feedback on the resource.

Issued on 8 May 2014

Innovative study introduces standing desks in schools

Innovative study introduces standing desks in schools

Can standing desks in schools reduce Britain’s increasingly sedentary behaviour and help curb the country’s rising obesity epidemic?

Issued on 7 May 2014

UK-Indonesia Researcher Network (UKIREN) launched

UK-Indonesia Researcher Network (UKIREN) launched

Academics from Loughborough University’s School of Civil and Building Engineering are behind the launch of a new research network designed to promote links between UK and Indonesian researchers.

Issued on 30 April 2014

Academic’s mobile app for designers attracts world-wide interest

Academic’s mobile app for designers attracts world-wide interest

A mobile app designed by a Loughborough University academic has earned international recognition for its contribution to new product development.

Issued on 30 April 2014

Report shows role of trade union reps strong in face of recession

Report shows role of trade union reps strong in face of recession

A new report looking at trade union representation in both union and non union British workplaces has found that the number of representatives have remained broadly stable over the recent recession.

Issued on 25 April 2014

Colour isn’t key for carnivorous plants

Colour isn’t key for carnivorous plants

The widespread belief that carnivorous plants are brightly coloured to attract prey could be wrong, according to the latest research published by scientists at Loughborough University.

Issued on 16 April 2014

Loughborough scientists come up with method of reducing solar panel glare

Loughborough scientists come up with method of reducing solar panel glare

The glare from solar farms could be a thing of the past, thanks to scientists at Loughborough University.

Issued on 14 April 2014

Small amount of exercise can help kidney disease patients, says study

Small amount of exercise can help kidney disease patients, says study

A modest amount of exercise may help reduce kidney disease patients’ risks of developing heart disease and infections, according to a study led by Loughborough University scientists.

Issued on 7 April 2014

Loughborough academics to develop children’s Cost Calculator for Scotland

Loughborough academics to develop children’s Cost Calculator for Scotland

Loughborough University’s Centre for Child and Family Research (CCFR) has been commissioned by the Scottish Government to develop the Cost Calculator for Children’s Services (CCfCS) in Scotland.

Issued on 2 April 2014

Is hunger determined by our DNA?

Is hunger determined by our DNA?

Researchers at Loughborough University and University College London are establishing a database to understand whether some people are genetically hungrier than others.

Issued on 2 April 2014

Loughborough academics aiming to reduce road deaths in Belarus

Loughborough academics aiming to reduce road deaths in Belarus

Loughborough University academics are set to work on a 1.4 million (£1.15m) euros project aimed at reducing the number of road deaths in the Republic of Belarus.

Issued on 1 April 2014

£3.5 million boost for Regenerative Medicine research programmes

£3.5 million boost for Regenerative Medicine research programmes

The Loughborough University-led Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Regenerative Medicine has been awarded £3.5 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Medical Research Council to further its research programmes.

Issued on 28 March 2014

UK consumers still loyal to the high street, Loughborough University research reveals

UK consumers still loyal to the high street, Loughborough University research reveals

A study into consumer behaviour has revealed that despite increasing competition, town centres are still the preferred shopping destination.

Issued on 14 March 2014

Prenatal growth could play key role in South Asians’ predisposition to non-communicable diseases

Prenatal growth could play key role in South Asians’ predisposition to non-communicable diseases

A new study in mothers and children of Pakistani origin suggests non-communicable diseases could be programmed prior to birth.

Issued on 13 March 2014

New index reveals recent floods could signal climate change

New index reveals recent floods could signal climate change

Long-term records suggest that recent flooding in the south of England could indeed signal the onset of climate change.

Issued on 6 March 2014

Academic takes Maya research to Madrid’s Museum of the Americas

Academic takes Maya research to Madrid’s Museum of the Americas

An exhibition showcasing Loughborough University research into the Maya population opens at the Museum of the Americas in Madrid this week.

Issued on 4 March 2014

Water shortages still likely to affect UK food security

Water shortages still likely to affect UK food security

Following the wettest winter for 250 years, it would be fair to assume that water shortages are unlikely to be a problem in Britain for some time.

Issued on 19 February 2014

Study provides guidance to help Charnwood tackle obesity in young girls

Study provides guidance to help Charnwood tackle obesity in young girls

A study into overweight and obesity prevention in Charnwood has found community resources and knowledge needs to be strengthened for future interventions to have a positive impact.

Issued on 13 February 2014

Loughborough helping to find safer, more sustainable materials for manufacturing

Loughborough helping to find safer, more sustainable materials for manufacturing

Loughborough University is set to be involved in major projects aimed at helping British manufacturers find safer, more sustainable alternatives to raw materials that are rare, expensive and difficult to source.

Issued on 12 February 2014

International study sets out to improve medical care offered at endurance events

International study sets out to improve medical care offered at endurance events

A study that aims to develop best practice advice at endurance running races worldwide is calling on race organisers and runners to help by completing a short questionnaire.

Issued on 11 February 2014

Chief scientist gets a taste of Loughborough’s health research

Chief scientist gets a taste of Loughborough’s health research

Professor Sue Hill visited campus and found out first-hand the work being done in the field of health and prevention and treatment of chronic disease.

Issued on 6 February 2014

Research project seeks to examine health and safety considerations of nanotechnology

Research project seeks to examine health and safety considerations of nanotechnology

A Loughborough University research team has won research funding to examine the health and safety considerations of nanotechnology.

Issued on 30 January 2014

Conference will examine the complex issues surrounding the welfare of children

Conference will examine the complex issues surrounding the welfare of children

A major new conference being organised by Loughborough University will examine the complex issues surrounding the welfare of children.

Issued on 29 January 2014

Households on inadequate incomes increases by a fifth

Households on inadequate incomes increases by a fifth

New research by Loughborough University published today shows the number of households living on an inadequate income has increased by a fifth (900,000) in three years.

Issued on 24 January 2014

Nuclear waste the focus of new £8m project

Nuclear waste the focus of new £8m project

Academics at Loughborough University are part of an £8 million research programme looking at ways of dealing with Britain’s nuclear waste.

Issued on 13 January 2014

Local authorities say placing children in residential care far from home can help stop risky behaviour but more needs to be done

Local authorities say placing children in residential care far from home can help stop risky behaviour but more needs to be done

New research by the Thomas Coram Research Unit (TCRU) at the Institute of Education with the Centre for Child and Family Research (CCFR) at Loughborough University has found that whilst costs are a key consideration in deciding where to place children, finding a placement to meet the child’s assessed needs is of greater concern.

Issued on 10 January 2014

New Centres aim to develop enterprising researchers to tackle today’s evolving issues

New Centres aim to develop enterprising researchers to tackle today’s evolving issues

Loughborough University is to lead a new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Embedded Intelligence and will be a partner in a second focusing on Carbon Capture and Storage and Cleaner Fossil Energy.

Issued on 10 January 2014

Will Workplace Challenge make staff fit for business?

Will Workplace Challenge make staff fit for business?

Loughborough researchers have been enlisted to evaluate the impact of a national workplace physical activity and sport challenge that kicked off this week.

Issued on 8 January 2014

Stats show young pedigree dogs most at risk of theft

Stats show young pedigree dogs most at risk of theft

Owners of young pedigree dogs should take extra vigilance this Christmas in light of new findings that show this group of canines are most at risk of theft.

Issued on 23 December 2013

Loughborough University-led research team wins global road safety award

Loughborough University-led research team wins global road safety award

Loughborough University’s Transport Safety Research Centre (TSRC) has been presented with the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in recognition of its ground breaking work in improving road safety.

Issued on 11 December 2013

Loughborough academics support research into the viability of solar energy

Loughborough academics support research into the viability of solar energy

Academics at Loughborough University are embarking on a million pound research project into the potential costs and benefits of solar energy in the UK.

Issued on 5 December 2013

Loughborough Research helps shape new Government policy on foster care

Loughborough Research helps shape new Government policy on foster care

Research from Loughborough University’s Centre for Child and Family Research (CCFR) has helped shape a new national policy for young people in foster care.

Issued on 5 December 2013

From Loughborough to Westminster, and back again

From Loughborough to Westminster, and back again

A Loughborough University Research Associate has been invited by The Royal Society to talk about her experiences on the Pairing Scheme in 2012, when she was partnered with Nicky Morgan, MP for Loughborough.

Issued on 2 December 2013

Loughborough University to help train tomorrow’s engineers and scientists

Loughborough University to help train tomorrow’s engineers and scientists

Loughborough University is to be a partner in five new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs), which will help to train the next generation of scientists and engineers.

Issued on 22 November 2013

High Value Manufacturing research wins Loughborough University its seventh Queen’s Anniversary Prize

High Value Manufacturing research wins Loughborough University its seventh Queen’s Anniversary Prize

Loughborough University has been awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. The award, announced today (21 November), recognises the University’s impact through research and skills development in High Value Manufacturing (HVM) to create economic growth.

Issued on 21 November 2013

University experts providing support to storm hit Philippines

University experts providing support to storm hit Philippines

Expert advice developed by Loughborough University on how to provide safe drinking water and sanitation services in emergency situations is being distributed across the Philippines.

Issued on 20 November 2013

Study shows sport improves quality of life of players with a disability

Study shows sport improves quality of life of players with a disability

A unique study into wheelchair tennis in developing countries has highlighted the role sport plays in improving players’ quality of life.

Issued on 19 November 2013

Loughborough academic leads team that secures prestigious defence research funding

Loughborough academic leads team that secures prestigious defence research funding

A Loughborough University academic and his team have secured a prestigious £4.4 million grant for a project focusing on improving and developing signal processing in a military environment.

Issued on 11 November 2013

Football fans wanted for European research project

Football fans wanted for European research project

Researchers at Loughborough University are looking for passionate football fans to share their experiences and opinions of the sport’s governance.

Issued on 6 November 2013

Loughborough University Research sets revised Living Wage

Loughborough University Research sets revised Living Wage

Tens of thousands of low-paid workers will receive a pay rise of around £400 a year after a rise in the Living Wage announced today (Monday 4 November).

Issued on 4 November 2013

A quarter of gamblers prefer a punt to a pint

A quarter of gamblers prefer a punt to a pint

Almost one in four people would rather place a bet than go to the pub, according to a new study on sports gambling from Loughborough and Staffordshire Universities.

Issued on 29 October 2013

Award recognises talented graduate designer

Award recognises talented graduate designer

Loughborough University graduate Suzy Shelley is to receive a Special Recognition Award at the EUWIIN International 2013 Awards in Stockholm next month.

Issued on 28 October 2013