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York scientist is Innovator of the Year finalist

Posted on Thursday 26 March 2015

An expert in plant genomics at the University of York is among the shortlisted finalists for the 2015 Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Innovator of the Year competition.


York to host multi-million pound food security research programme

Posted on Wednesday 25 March 2015

The University of York is to host a new multi-million pound N8 Research Partnership programme which is set to transform UK food security research.


Photo credit: Francois Schnell (CC-BY-2.0)
(edu)roam even further: University and Council roll out free wifi network

Posted on Tuesday 24 March 2015

Historic city it may be, but communications technology in York is firmly in the 21st century thanks to a pioneering ‘town and gown’ partnership.


Phacelia tanacetifolia is native to California, and a neophyte in Britain. Photo credit: Kevin Walker
Non-native plants are ‘not a threat’ to floral diversity

Posted on Tuesday 24 March 2015

New research by scientists at the University of York has shown that non-native plants are not a threat to floral diversity in Britain.


The frontotemporal-dementia-causing mutation CHMP2BIntron5 causes neurons to overgrow in fruit flies
Research identifies novel steps in Dementia progression

Posted on Monday 23 March 2015

Research by biologists at the University of York has identified new mechanisms potentially driving progression of an aggressive form of dementia.


Star formation in the Large Magellanic Cloud. ESO/Manu Mejias: Reproduced under Creative Commons (CC BY 3.0).
Have researchers discovered the sound of the stars?

Posted on Monday 23 March 2015

A chance discovery by a team of researchers, including a University of York scientist, has provided experimental evidence that stars may generate sound.


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