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New antibiotic for gonorrhoea

Posted on Wednesday 4 January 2017

Scientists at the University of York have harnessed the therapeutic effects of carbon monoxide-releasing molecules to develop a new antibiotic which could be used to treat the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea.


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Could disease 'tolerance' genes give new life to UK ash trees?

Posted on Tuesday 3 January 2017

Professor Ian Bancroft and Dr Andrea Harper have identified genetic markers for disease tolerance that suggest UK ash trees may have a fighting chance against a lethal fungal infection.


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Movement of rainforest butterflies restricted by oil palm plantations

Posted on Tuesday 20 December 2016

Scientists at the University of York have found that oil palm plantations, which produce oil for commercial use in cooking, food products, and cosmetics, may act as a barrier to the movement of butterflies across tropical landscapes.


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Global Challenges funding to tackle parasitic disease

Posted on Friday 16 December 2016

Professors Jeremy Mottram and Paul Kaye have been awarded two new grants to tackle the parasitic disease leishmaniasis, as part of the new £1.5bn Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).


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Fighting contaminated land with help from the humble fruit fly

Posted on Wednesday 7 December 2016

Scientists have discovered that a gene found in the common fruit fly can be successfully expressed in a plant and used to detoxify land contaminated with TNT.


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Plant 'chemical factory' could produce variety of commercial products

Posted on Tuesday 6 December 2016

A 'chemical factory' on the surface of plant leaves could help produce more commercially useful products, researchers at the University of York have discovered.


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Mon
23
Jan

Structural insights into proton coupled transport across cellular membranes

1.00PM, The Dianna Bowles Lecture Theatre (K018)

Professor Simon Newstead, Dept of Biochemistry, University of Oxford

Thu
26
Jan

The evolution of prolonged post-reproductive lifespans

1.00PM, The Dianna Bowles lecture theatre (K018)

Dr Dan Franks, Dept of Biology, University of York

Fri
27
Jan

Innate lymphoid cells in the control of organ homeostasis

1.00PM, K/018

Professor Andreas Diefenbach, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Mainz Medical Centre, Germany

Mon
30
Jan

Human stem cell models of dementia

1.00PM, The Dianna Bowles Lecture Theatre (K018)

Dr Selina Wray, University College London

Tue
31
Jan

Circadian and environmental regulation of chloroplasts

1.00PM, The Dianna Bowles Lecture Theatre (K018)

Dr. Antony Dodd, University of Bristol

Thu
2
Feb

Genomic changes and ecological contexts associated with emerging bacterial infections

1.00PM, The Dianna Bowles lecture theatre (K018)

Dr Lucy Weinert, Dept of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge

Fri
3
Feb

Parallels Between The Inflammatory Response In Wound Healing and Cancer

1.00PM, K/018

Professor Paul Martin, Departments of Physiology & Biochemistry,School of Medical Sciences, University of Bristol

Mon
6
Feb

Single-subunit relative of multi-subunit RNA polymerase

1.00PM, The Dianna Bowles Lecture Theatre (K018)

Professor Nikolay Zenkin, University of Newcastle

Thu
9
Feb

Managing bees in agriculture: providing pollination services in a hostile environment

1.00PM, The Dianna Bowles lecture theatre (K018)

Dr Ben Woodcock, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

Fri
10
Feb

(Towards) Single Cell Genomics Of Leishmania Amastigotes

1.00PM, K/018

Professor Dr Jean-Claude Dujardin, Molecular Parasitology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium