University of Durham

University of Durham  
Life Sciences - May 17
We all know that metals like iron and calcium are essential for a healthy body - but our pioneering scientists estimate that almost half of life's processes depend upon various metals interacting with living cells.
Electroengineering - May 13

Our scientists have helped to solve a puzzle that could lead to cheaper and more efficient solar power. A team of researchers, including physicists at Durham University, looked at why a certain type of solar panel is much more efficient than others.

Astronomy - May 7

A Durham astrophysicist has been named as a rising star of research and innovation for her work on the mysterious substance that makes up a large part of the universe. Dr Mathilde Jauzac has been appointed as a Future Leader Fellow by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) for her research into dark matter.

History - Apr 23

Durham University is launching an online archaeology course to give people around the world the chance to study one of its most captivating research projects, relating to the fate of the prisoners from the Battle of Dunbar in 1650.

Astronomy - Apr 2

It is well known that the bones of astronauts can become weak from being in space. But did you know that elite cyclists can lose a similar amount of bone density during a racing season? A new study by our sports science experts has found that something called Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports (RED-S) is the main culprit.

Religions - May 9

University chaplains play an important role in the lives of students of many different faiths and are believed to contribute around 4.5 million per year of volunteer labour to the UK Higher Education sector.

Health - Apr 25

Think you should slow down as you get older? Think again! Weight-bearing and muscle strengthening exercises are important for building bone strength and preventing osteoporosis, however, new research shows that even just getting your 10,000 steps a day can be important for keeping your bones strong.

Career - Apr 18

Privately educated, white, male graduates are more likely to be recruited to senior roles and be paid higher wages by elite multinational firms, new research shows. Those educated privately are twice as likely to earn higher starting wages than state educated graduates, according to the study involving Durham University.

Health - Mar 29

We drink two billion cups of coffee every day - 95 million cups in the UK alone. But did you know that your latte or mocha is under threat from a devastating fungal disease called coffee leaf rust? The disease, which is found worldwide, can destroy coffee plants and has the potential to wipe out vast areas of crops or even entire plantations.

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