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News archive: Research press releases 2017

Handwriting provides window into health, new documentary reveals

Posted on Wednesday 18 January 2017

A new online documentary investigating how the study of handwriting could help improve the lives of people with movement disorders has been launched by a University of York historian.


Employee wages not just linked to skills, but quality of co-workers

Posted on Wednesday 18 January 2017

The presence of high-performing co-workers can improve an individual’s earnings, research at the University of York has shown.


70 per cent of heart attack programmes failing to meet minimum standards for patient care

Posted on Tuesday 10 January 2017

More than two-thirds (70 per cent) of heart attack programmes are failing to meet the minimum requirements for patient care, research at the University of York has shown.


Review shows limited progress in digitising NHS records

Posted on Tuesday 10 January 2017

Health scientists at the University of York have shown that in the 25 years since the NHS was tasked with digitising patient records there has been limited progress made.


Martin House Research Centre
York collaborates with children’s hospice for major new venture

Posted on Monday 9 January 2017

The University of York and Martin House Children’s Hospice is to launch a revolutionary new multi-disciplinary centre committed to leading research on the management, care and support of children with life-limiting conditions and their families.


Travel challenges of older people depicted in poetry on buses

Posted on Monday 9 January 2017

A collaboration between researchers at the University of York and award-winning poet, Anna Woodford, has resulted in city buses displaying poems that depict the travel challenges of older and disabled people.


Scientists at York explore ways of reducing food waste

Posted on Thursday 5 January 2017

The University of York is to lead a new research project examining how food manufacturing systems can be improved to reduce waste.


Study confirms steady warming of oceans for past 75 years

Posted on Wednesday 4 January 2017

Scientists have solved a puzzling break in continuity of ocean warming records that sparked much controversy after climate data was published in the journal Science in 2015.


Scientists develop 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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