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Prostate cancer - why some tumours are resistant to radiotherapy

Posted on Friday 24 July 2015

Scientists believe they have identified how some tiny regulatory molecules in cells can make prostate cancers resistant to radiotherapy.

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Genetic discovery uncovers key tool for morphine production in poppies

Posted on Monday 29 June 2015

Scientists at the University of York and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Australia have made a key genetic discovery in poppies, paving the way for more effective painkillers.

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Ecologists suggest African vultures heading towards extinction

Posted on Thursday 25 June 2015

An international team of researchers, including scientists from the University of York, the University of St Andrews and the Hawk Conservancy Trust, say African vultures are likely to qualify as 'Critically Endangered' under the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) global threat criteria.

All change for bacterial outer membrane proteins

Posted on Thursday 11 June 2015

The discovery of how a group of bacteria rapidly adapts to changing growth conditions could have implications for future antibiotic development, according to research at the University of Oxford and the University of York.

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Stem cell discovery paves way for targeted treatment for osteoarthritis

Posted on Wednesday 10 June 2015

Scientists at the University of York have made a significant advance that could make cell-based treatments for arthritis less of a lottery.

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'Vampire' plants can have positive impacts up the food chain

Posted on Friday 5 June 2015

New research has revealed that parasitic 'vampire' plants that attach onto and derive nutrients from another living plant may benefit the abundance and diversity of surrounding vegetation and animal life.

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