Knowledge for a sustainable world

Research carried out by a team from the Natural Resources Institute has been named as one of the ten most important discoveries to be made in a UK university over the past 60 years. A poll of UK academics released yesterday recognised the Institute's work on controlling tsetse which spreads the fatal disease sleeping sickness in Africa. A team, which included Professors David Hall, Glyn Vale and Steve Torr, invented a novel artificial cow which attracts and kills tsetse. It was voted the eighth most important breakthrough in a list of innovations, theories and technologies pioneered in UK higher education.