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Remains from a 2,000-year-old Iron Age chariot have been discovered in Leicestershire.
Archaeology students from the University of Leicester found the decorative bronze attachments while digging at Burrough Hill Fort near Melton Mowbray.
Nora Batterman was one of the students who made the discovery:
Realising that I was actually uncovering a hoard that was carefully placed there hundreds of years ago made it the find of a lifetime.
Looking at the objects now they have been cleaned makes me even more proud, and I can't wait for them to go on display.
Scientists at the University of Leicester hope a major breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer's and cancer may also lead to the development of a new painkiller, using a toxin produced by a sea snail.
We are very proud of this research. It has taken several years of hard work to master the chemistry techniques to create these new building blocks but now that we have conquered it we have access to new building blocks that people have only ever dreamed of before!
Amino acids are Mother Nature’s building blocks. They are used to make all proteins and so are essential for life, however Mother Nature only uses twenty of these building blocks. The Leicester research involves the chemical synthesis of unnatural amino acids that can be used to make unnatural mini-proteins with new 3D structures and importantly new functions.
We are actively using these building blocks to develop new treatments for cancer and Alzheimer's disease. We have also had a summer student use the building blocks to synthesise a toxin produced by a sea snail, and hope to develop this as a new painkiller.
Scientists at the University of Leicester have made a "breakthrough" in the fight against Alzheimer's and cancer, which they have described as "the stuff of dreams."
Researchers have developed a new way to make "designer proteins" that can be used to make more effective drugs with fewer side effects.
The advance is announced by the Jamieson Research Group in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Leicester.
Their work, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), is published in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry.
New research has uncovered harrowing examples of hate crimes. They include people being tipped out of their wheelchairs and guide dogs being attacked in the street.
Even more worrying is that one in three hate crimes are committed by people the victim knows. It comes as a new helpline is being launched for victims of this kind of crime in Birmingham.
The latest findings were part of a two year study at the University of Leicester - the widest ranging research on the subject ever undertaken.
Our reporter Rajiv Popat has been speaking to one woman whose house was set fire on fire as part of a campaign of hate.
A 'devastating' number of hate crimes are committed by people closer to home than many would like to believe, according to researchers at the University of Leicester.
Harrowing examples of these crimes include disabled individuals being tipped from wheelchairs, human excrement being posted through letterboxes at homes and guide dogs being attacked in the street.
These findings are the result of a two-year Leicester Hate Crime Project, the widest-ranging study of hate crime ever untaken. It found that in over a third of cases offenders are known to the victim, either as acquaintances, neighbours, friends, work colleagues, family members or carers.
New research by the University of Leicester has revealed the injuries inflicted on King Richard III during the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.
According to the findings, three of his injuries had the potential to cause death quickly - a blow to the skull and one to the pelvis.
The remains of King Richard were found under a car park in Leicester.
CT scans were used in the process of analysing the bones.
Scientists have revealed previously unknown details about King Richard III's lifestyle after cutting edge research into his bones.
The joint work by the British Geological Survey in Keyworth in Nottingham and the University of Leicester, used a process called Isotope analysis, testing for chemical structures to give clues about where Richard III lived at certain times of his life, and the food he was eating at the time.
By looking at the teeth, a femur and a rib, the scientists saw a change in the king's diet from childhood, to when he would have eaten lavishly in later life after being crowned king..
Dr Angela Lamb, Isotope Geochemist and lead author of the paper said:
"The chemistry of Richard III's teeth and bones reveal changes in his geographical movements, diet and social status throughout his life."
The finding from the research will feature in a Channel 4 documentary tonight at 9pm.