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Researchers find potential anti-cancer use for anti-epilepsy drug

Posted on Tuesday 27 January 2015

Scientists at the University of York have discovered that a drug used widely to combat epilepsy has the potential to reduce the growth and spread of breast cancer.

York retains HR Excellence in Research Award

Posted on Tuesday 27 January 2015

The University of York is one of ten UK universities to retain the HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission.

Bayterek Tower cityscape, Astana, Kazakhstan (credit: Mariusz Kluzniak, Flickr)
Meeting the challenges of the world’s expanding cities

Posted on Tuesday 27 January 2015

One of the world’s newest and fastest growing capital cities is the location for a workshop led by University of York academics into the environmental and social impacts of rapid urbanization.

Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire (credit: Eye Steel Film, Flickr)
Leading humanitarian to speak at York

Posted on Monday 26 January 2015

Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire will deliver the annual El Hassan bin Talal Lecture at the University of York on 18 February.

International Space Station (NASA, 09/08/09) credit: NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Flickr
Does space flight inspire school students to take STEM subjects?

Posted on Monday 26 January 2015

Science Education researchers at University of York are to work with leading space scientist and The Sky at Night presenter Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock to investigate if human spaceflight inspires school students to take science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.

Potatoes (Credit: United Soybean Board)
York scientists shed further new light on biomass breakdown

Posted on Friday 23 January 2015

Scientists at the University of York are part of a research team which has found that a recently discovered family of enzymes can degrade resistant forms of starch.

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