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Viruses turbo-charge bacterial evolution

Posted on Tuesday 5 July 2016

Scientists at the University of York have found new evidence that tiny viruses called bacteriophages turbo-charge the evolution of bacteria that cause lung infections in Cystic Fibrosis patients.

Rare moth
Rare moth in severe decline

Posted on Tuesday 28 June 2016

Numbers of a rare species of moth - found only in York in England – have tumbled in recent years, a team including researchers from the University of York have discovered.

Playing the numbers game - why Jellicoe got his maths right at the Battle of Jutland

Posted on Monday 23 May 2016

Researchers have used mathematical modelling to re-analyse the Battle of Jutland and help shed new light on the biggest naval engagement of World War One.

Phage therapy
War against antibiotic resistance

Posted on Tuesday 26 April 2016

Soviet-era treatment could be the new weapon in the war against antibiotic resistance.

New effects of ketamine abuse uncovered

Posted on Monday 21 March 2016

Research conducted by scientists at the University of York has revealed how recreational ketamine abuse damages the bladder.

Antibiotic resistance
Antibiotic resistance: it's a social thing

Posted on Tuesday 15 March 2016

Trace concentrations of antibiotic, such as those found in sewage outfalls, are enough to enable bacteria to keep antibiotic resistance, new research from the University of York has found. The concentrations are much lower than previously anticipated, and help to explain why antibiotic resistance is so persistent in the environment.

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