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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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Conservation theory gets mathematical treatment

Posted on Monday 1 June 2015

Theories used for the last four decades as a tool to guide the conservation of flora and fauna may have misinterpreted the biological reality, according to new research by mathematicians at the University of York.

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"Recombinant protein production 2020 – needs, challenges and route map for therapeutics and protein diagnostics".

1.00PM, M052

Alan Dickson, Professor of Biotechnology and Director of the Centre of Excellence in Biopharmaceuticals at University of Manchester


Solid-State Nanopores for Probing Individual Biomolecules

12.00PM, The Dianna Bowles Lecture Theatre (K018)

Professor Meni Wanunu, Departments of Physics and Chemistry/Chemical Biology, Northeastern University, Boston, USA